ACET staff would like you to know about two new grant opportunities in the realms of health care and education.
First, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation’s Toolbox for Education program is offering awards between $2,000 and $5,000 for K-12 public school improvement projects. These awards are geared towards helping schools or nonprofit parent groups (with 501(c)(3) status) improve or build up the facilities (outdoor and indoor) of a school, such as gardens, playgrounds, student art exhibits, tutoring centers, and more. Projects encouraging community spirit and parent involvement are especially encouraged. The deadline for requests is October 12, 2012. Interested parties can get more information at the Toolbox for Education web site.
The second opportunity comes from the Health Impact Project, who have announced grants for organizations that seek to conduct health impact assessments, or HIAs. Up to 5 demonstration projects, designed to inform tribal, state, or federal policy decisions, will be awarded up to $75,000 and must be completed within 18 months. Preference will be given to projects that do not deal with urban land use. In addition to these, the Health Impact Project will be funding up to three more demonstration projects in the state of Minnesota in cooperation of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. The Health Impact Project will also be funding up to 3 program grants for organizations that have performed at least 1 previous HIA. These grants will cover at least 2 HIAs, will be rewarded in amounts up to $250,000, and must be completed within 24 months. Organizations seeking program grant funds will be asked to supply a minimum of $100,000 in matching funds, either through outside funding sources or in-kind contributions of staff time.
Webinars will be hosted for potential applicants on August 1, August 7, and August 15, 2012. Proposals must be submitted online by September 28, 2012. For more information, please see the Health Impact Project’s Funding Opportunities page.