Funding Alert Vol. 28 No. 12 Alert # 2 - December 12, 2017

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Funding News and Grant Tips

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
The Funding Information Center will not publish a Funding Alert on December 26 and January 2 due to the holidays. 
We will return to our normal distribution schedule the following week with the January 9, 2018 issue.
Happy Holidays from the Funding Information Center staff!
From the Funding Information Center, 12/1/17icon

Giving Circles Engaging Diverse Donors
Giving circles are becoming an increasingly popular way for diverse groups of individual donors to support charities or projects of shared interest, a report from the Collective Giving Research Group and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Women's Philanthropy Institute finds.
Released in conjunction with the first-ever summit for giving circle networks, the report, The Landscape of Giving Circles/Collective Giving Groups in the U.S. — 2016, found that the number of giving circles in the U.S. has more than tripled since 2007 — including more than a thousand independently run groups and more than five hundred chapters that are part of giving circle networks and programs. The report also found that of the 759 giving circles for which a start date could be determined, 46.1 percent were launched in 2010 or later, that the average membership size for giving circles in the U.S. was 116, and that, overall, giving circles were responsible for having donated nearly $1.3 billion to date.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation via the Women's Philanthropy Institute and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the report found that about 60 percent of the giving circles identified in the study were formed around a particular identity, with women's giving circles accounting for 48.5 percent of the total, followed by Jewish, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and African-American groups. The report also found that women accounted for about 50 percent of the members of about 70 percent of all giving circles, and that the numbers of men's circles and LGBTQ circles had increased over the last decade.
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 11/21/17icon
 
Millennial Parents More Likely to Research Before Giving
Millennial parents are more likely than Gen X, boomer, or Silent generation parents to research charities before making a donation and to discuss giving with their children, a survey by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance finds.
Based on a poll of more than a thousand American parents, the Give.org survey found that 50 percent of millennials (born between 1981 and 1998) said they always researched charitable organizations before making a donation, compared with 37 percent of Gen Xers (1965-80), 37 percent of boomers (1946-64), and 29 percent of Silents (1928-45). Millennial respondents (60 percent) also were more likely to have made a donation in support of relief efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria than were Gen Xers (54 percent), boomers (52 percent), or Silents (49 percent). In addition, the survey found that men were more likely than women to research a charity before giving (46 percent vs. 36 percent), to have donated in support of hurricane relief, and to talk with their children about giving and/or volunteering (66 percent vs. 58 percent).
The survey also found that while almost a fifth (18 percent) of millennial respondents said their children were too young to engage in a discussion of charity and charitable giving, almost two-thirds (61 percent) of millennials said they had talked to their children in the past year about giving to or volunteering with a charity working in areas such as the environment (38 percent), health (47 percent), animal protection (55 percent), disaster relief (64 percent), and human services (65 percent). Unsurprisingly, 49 percent of such conversations among millennials were prompted by social media, compared with 29 percent, 23 percent, and 11 percent among Gen Xers, boomers, and Silents.
"Millennials are lazy, selfish, participation-trophy-hoarding, basement dwellers — or so say the headlines," said Art Taylor, president and CEO of BBB's Give.org. "Our survey begs to differ: Research-savvy millennials are raising the most charity-conscious generation in history. With American generosity reportedly in decline, charities can only hope millennials’ children will take engagement and transparency to new heights."
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 11/21/17icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-18-286 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/11/18 and 4/11/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.279, 93.273 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-286.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 12/6/17icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research, minority health

NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1, Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-18-019
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 8/14/18, 8/14/19, 8/14/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in each fiscal year to fund two to three awards each year.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research relevant to drug abuse and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-18-019.html
From NIH web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research 

NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3 UH3 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-18-020 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 7/25/18, 7/25/19, 7/25/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in FY17, FY18 and FY19 to fund up to two awards each year.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this award is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use. Eligible applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop molecules with the potential to treat SUDs and advance them in the drug development continuum. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-18-020.html
From NIH web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) substance abuse research 

Planning Grant to Develop Phase III Clinical Trials for Lewy Body Dementia (R34 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-NS-18-017
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/20/18. Application: 3/20/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit up to $750,000 in FY 2018 to fund up to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this announcement is to provide one year of support for planning activities necessary for initiating a Phase III clinical trial designed to treat patients with Lewy Body Dementias (LBD), which include Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia. Such activities may include identifying trial sites/collaborators, designing trial protocols and procedures, and addressing regulatory approvals. 
CFDA: 93.853, 93.866 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-18-017.html
From NIH web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) medical research 

Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV/AIDS Disparities in Women in the US (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MD-18-004
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/28/18. Application: 2/28/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit $2 million in FY 2018 to fund three to four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this initiative is to support health services, intervention, and implementation research to understand and reduce racial/ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic HIV disparities in US women. Projects may address HIV prevention, screening and diagnosis, and/or treatment. Projects may involve primary data collection and/or secondary analysis of existing data.
CFDA: 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-004.html
From NIH web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, minority health, women's health 
 
Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention (R01-Clinical Trial Required): RFA-MD-18-005
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/25/18. Application: 5/25/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit $3.5 million in FY2018 to fund four to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies for one or more health disparity populations. The target age range includes middle school to high school-aged youth, corresponding to an approximate age range of 11 to 18. 
CFDA: 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-005.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 12/6/17icon 
Subject(s) adolescent health, medical research, prevention


Private Funding Opportunities

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Accepting LOIs for PLGA Tumor Research
SOURCE: A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: ongoing. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts will be based on the size, impact, and complexity of the project, while funding will be awarded over a one-, two-, or three-year period.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators from all over the world are invited to submit an LOI at any time during the year. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Investigators in the early portion of their career are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: A Kids Brain Tumor Cure is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 by a group of dedicated parents, physicians, and friends to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for children with brain tumors.
The number-one priority of the organization is to encourage investigators worldwide to turn their attention to the area of Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma (PLGA) brain tumor research and award research grants for the most promising programs and studies. It is hoped that the research will lead to a better understanding of the causes of PLGA, as well as the discovery of more effective treatments and a cure for the most common forms of pediatric brain tumors.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for basic and translational projects with potential to advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://akidsbraintumorcure.org/medical-research-on-childhood-brain-tumors/apply-for-a-plga-sponsored-grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

American Psychological Association Invites Nominations for 2018 Distinguished Contributions Award
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: The award includes an honorarium of $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, services should have been provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults, urban/rural/frontier populations, minority populations, and/or persons with serious mental illness.
All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice.
Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in any area of clinical specialization, health services provision, or consulting and services in an independent setting. Nominees are judged based on level of peer recognition, contribution to the public's recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, and other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.apa.org/about/awards/private-sector.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) medical research 

Columbia Medical Center Invites Applications for Summer Program for Underrepresented Students
SOURCE: Columbia University Medical Center
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/2/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Housing accommodations at Columbia's Morningside Heights campus can be arranged for a fee payable by the program participant. Financial support for housing accommodations is subject to funding availability. No meal plan is provided. A $4,000 stipend is provided for living expenses beyond the cost of housing.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average (or better) and be interested in an academic career in biomedical research.
PURPOSE: The Summer Program for Underrepresented Students (SPURS), a biomedical research program at Columbia University Medical Center, is accepting applications for the 2018 summer session.
The annual internship program is designed to expand the pool of medical and biomedical research applicants from diverse and economically disadvantaged groups whose members have been underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
The SPURS experience is intended to provide meaningful training in biomedical research and enhance students' ability to achieve a career in biomedical research and/or medicine through the pursuit of an advanced degree. Each student is matched with a mentor on the Columbia faculty who specializes in his or her field of interest. In addition to specific training in their research area of interest, students receive in-depth training in biomedical research methodology, including the design and analysis of experiments; critical reading of the scientific literature; presentation of scientific results at laboratory meetings; preparation of posters, abstracts, and manuscripts; and career counseling.
Interns also participate in weekly seminars and workshops, where they have regular opportunities to discuss their research projects. In addition, meetings with staff and mentors provide an informal setting for discussions of varied topics, including opportunities in academia and the nature and rewards of an academic career.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.spurs.columbia.edu/application.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) health internships, medical research

Community Access to Child Health Seeks Applications for Community Health Programs
SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE Section.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see PURPOSE Section.
PURPOSE: Community Access to Child Health (CATCH), a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides support to pediatricians eager to collaborate within their community so that all children have access to needed health services.
To that end, CATCH is accepting applications for its CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants program and CATCH Resident Grants program.
1) Planning and Implementation Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees for the planning of innovative community-based child health initiatives that ensure all children in the community have access to healthcare services not otherwise available. Priority will be given to projects that serve communities with the greatest health disparities. Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only, and all initiatives should incorporate screening for or connecting children to medical homes and available insurance programs.
All pediatricians are eligible to apply regardless of employment setting or retirement status.
2) Resident Grants: Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to pediatric residents for the planning and/or implementation of community-based child health initiatives. Projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/commpeds/Pages/Grants.aspx? 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) children's health, health care services

Society of Critical Care Medicine Invites Nominations for 2018 Grenvik Family Award for Ethics
SOURCE: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: The recipient receives $1,000 and complimentary registration to attend the Critical Care Congress (which does not include travel expenses).
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates are nominated for the award by an SCCM member or members of the Award Subcommittee. To be eligible, nominees must have made significant contributions to addressing ethical problems in critical care; be an SCCM member in good standing; and have demonstrated a commitment to SCCM through involvement in SCCM committees or other SCCM activities at the local, regional, national, or international level.
PURPOSE: The Grenvik Family Award for Ethics Award honors a Society of Critical Care Medicine member who has promoted the ethical and humane delivery of critical care. The award was established in memory of Dr. Christer Grenvik, who died very early in his medical career. During his last two years of life, Grenvik became deeply religious and concerned with the critically and terminally ill patient's autonomy when deciding on choice of treatment. He became particularly interested in the ethical problems in these situations and compassionate care of patients in the terminal stage. The Grenvik Family Award for Ethics Award memorializes Christer Grenvik's great interest in these issues.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.sccm.org/Member-Center/Awards/Pages/Grenvik-Family-Award-for-Ethics.aspx 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) ethics, health policy research

Thrasher Research Fund Invites Concept Papers for Early Career Grants
SOURCE: Thrasher Research Fund 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept papers must be received no later than 3/13/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 4/27/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program or who completed that program no more than one year before the date of submission of the concept paper, as well as postdoctoral researchers who received the doctoral level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the concept paper.
PURPOSE: The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children's diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications.
The fund is inviting concept papers for its Early Career Awards Grants program. Through the program, the fund awards small grants of up to $25,000 to new researchers to help them gain a foothold in the area of pediatric research. The program will consider a variety of research topics important to children's health but will give priority to applicants who show great potential to impact children's health through medical research. Both an applicant's aptitude and inclination toward research will be considered.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.thrasherresearch.org/SitePages/early-career-award.aspx?PageView=Shared&InitialTabId=Ribbon.WebPartPage&VisibilityContext=WSSWebPartPage
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 12/7/17icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research 


Events

Webinar - So, You Want Me to Write a Grant - Grant Writing 101 
SPONSOR: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education 
WHEN: January 18, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Covers grant-related definitions, key terms and acronyms; basic components of a grant proposal; proven techniques and tools for pulling a proposal together; review and edit process; and resources that aid in proposal planning, preparation and submission.
COST: $25 each in-county. $45 each out-of-county. To register go to http://wms.hcde-texas.org/ and search by session title.
CONTACT: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education, (713) 696.8293.
From Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education email, 12/7/17icon

Webinar - Find Funding to Support Your Programs 
SPONSOR: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education 
WHEN: February 21, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Covers characteristics of grantors; what prospective grantors want to know; factors to consider when applying for grants; characteristics of grant application processes; and research tools and sites.
COST: $25 each in-county. $45 each out-of-county. To register go to http://wms.hcde-texas.org/ and search by session title.
CONTACT: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education, (713) 696.8293.
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Webinar - Grant Writing Best Practices 
SPONSOR: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education 
WHEN: April 25, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Covers habits of successful grant specialists; mistakes proposal writers often make; proposal formatting at its best; budget considerations; reviewer’s likes and dislikes and general proposal writing tips.
COST: $25 each in-county. $45 each out-of-county. To register go to http://wms.hcde-texas.org/ and search by session title.
CONTACT: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education, (713) 696.8293.
From Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education email, 12/7/17icon

Webinar - The Grant Budget: It’s Not Just About the Math 
SPONSOR: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education 
WHEN: May 23, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Covers grant budget preparation and process; budget categories and items of cost; allowable & disallowable costs; leveraging of resources; line-item budgets; and budget narratives/ justifications.
COST: $25 each in-county. $45 each out-of-county. To register go to http://wms.hcde-texas.org/ and search by session title.
CONTACT: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education, (713) 696.8293. 
From Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education email, 12/7/17icon

Webinar - The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture
SPONSOR: The Foundation Center
WHEN: January 11, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule. The problem is that culture is usually thought of as being about high-level values and concepts, but in reality it’s made up of a complex network of behavior-focused cultural building blocks. Until we work on those, we won’t see the results we want - e.g. stronger capacity and sustainability - and the lack of attention on culture can even hold us back. Aligning fundraising efforts with cultural priorities is no different, but often overlooked. In this webinar, culture expert Jamie Notter will share his current research and practice on nonprofit workplace culture and share concrete tips for working on the key building blocks necessary for creating a real “culture of fundraising” inside your organization. 
COST: $49 before January 3. $69 after January 4. To register go to http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/The-Surprising-Connection-Between-Fundraising-and-Workplace-Culture-1-11-2018?utm_medium=marketing&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=FC+Training+12.7+-+1.11+webinar-Winner
CONTACT: For training-related questions, please contact us at fctraining@foundationcenter.org.
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