American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Shade Structure Program

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The program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure. Eligibility is open to non-profit organizations that provide services, programs, and curricula to children and teenagers who are 18 and younger. Applicants must be recommended by an Academy member dermatologist and demonstrate a commitment to sun safety within their organizations.
Deadline: 11-25-2017

Keen Footwear

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State: National
Deadline: September 30, 2017
KEEN Footwear is accepting applications for its KEEN Effect grant program. This grant cycle is designed to support organizations that are getting youth outside to responsibly enjoy the outdoors. The program will award grants to organizations that inspire responsible outdoor participation through nature-based play, scientific education, or stewardship programs.

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Target Youth Soccer Grants

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Deadline: 8-30-2017

The program provides support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Target will provide annual $1,000 grants on behalf of each Target store and distribution center in the U.S. to federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, accredited schools, or public agencies located in the U.S. or one of its protectorates that have soccer programs serving youth 5 to 18 years old. A preference will be given to programs serving in-need communities.  Note deadline!

Cliff Bar Family Foundation Small Grants

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The Clif Bar Family Foundation offers small grants with priority funding given to applicants that address the foundation’s funding priorities from a holistic perspective, and that propose to: (1) Protect earth’s beauty and bounty; (2) Create a robust, healthy food system; (3) Increase opportunities for outdoor activity; (4) Reduce environmental health hazards; and (5) Build stronger communities. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are eligible to apply. Award Ceiling: $7,000.
Deadline: 10-1-2017

Florida Beverage Association FBA Community Grant Program

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The grant program provides support to organizations and programs that promote nutrition, and health and wellness initiatives, as well as environmental sustainability programs. Most grants awarded through the FBA program will be for $25,000 or less; however, special programs and unique circumstances may justify a larger grant. Grant recipient will: use grant funds for a health and wellness or environmentally-based initiative or a program/initiative that reaches a significant number of individuals or significantly impacts a community with a documented problem or need. Recipients will create a communication plan to promote the benefits of the program within the local community. Some grant applications may also be eligible for a matching grant from the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) charity organizations or a state or local governmental entities that will use the grant funds for a charitable purpose.

HUD Grant for Working with Homeless Population

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Funding notice from Homeless Council of Marion County –

The 2017 Notice of Funding from HUD came out in July.  For any provider working with the homeless population, this is an invitation to review and apply for funding.

The application for funding must be completed in esnaps by Thursday August 24, 2017, emailed and hard copies delivered to the MCHC office by 3:00 pm.

The applications will be reviewed by an impartial committee made up of individuals in the community with no connection to any applicant.  It is anticipated that the community review and announcement of recommendations for funding will occur August 30.  This will also be a date in which applicants will be asked to meet with the committee and given an opportunity to present.

Copies of the Notice of Funding Availability document with links to HUD and esnaps, new and renewing applicant guide, policies as to how committee selected and ranking process, score cards showing what the committee will be looking for in the applications and the appeal process can be obtained from Angie Jurasick.

This year, we are strongly encouraging agencies to apply for 88,606.00 in bonus project funds.   The information on what projects are eligible can be found on pages 10 and 21 of the Notice.  

While HUD will review and provide contingency approval for funding in 2017, the grant funds will not be available until 2018.   Any questions, please call Angela Juaristic at 352-427-8655

We have just been advised of the availability of Susan Pourciau to meet with those interested in applying for the bonus dollars from HUD this year.

Susan works for the Florida Housing Coalition and facilitates trainings around the state as well as weekly peer to peer phone calls for the Continuum in navigating the HUD NOFA requirements.

She has agreed to come to our office on Wednesday (this Wednesday)  August 16 at 10:00 am and answer questions about applying for the bonus .

If you are interested in applying for HUD funding bonus project,  come or send a representative to hear from an expert.

Please feel free to pass this information on to any other organization or project that may be interested in applying.

If you plan to attend, please call Angie Juaristic at 352-427-8655.