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  • findfundsblogger 9:47 am on July 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 2015 

    Hi Funds Fans, it’s always a good day to be Canadian.  Can I get an ‘amen’?

    For your reading pleasure, here’s a handy list of upcoming funding deadlines.

    July 2nd, 2015. The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting EOIs for shovel-ready projects that can deliver significant and sustainable near-term greenhouse gas reductions in Alberta. Only projects that can reduce GHG emissions by greater than 50,000 tonnes CO2e annually and be fully implemented before 2020 will be considered. GHG reductions must be quantifiable, and verifiable.

    July 2nd, 2015. Grants range from $20,000 – $30,000.    BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability. The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 2nd, 2015.  Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Innovations. Innovations supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works across the province by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.

    July 10th, 2015.  Up to $25,000/year. New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) community-based project stream.  This program is intended to enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.  Deadline: July 10th, 2015.

    July 15th, 2015. Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

    July 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000.  TD FEF Leadership Grants: Building Capacity in Canada’s Environmental Sector.  The TD FEF Leadership Grant program aims to enhance the organizational capacity of environmental charities by providing funding for both formal and informal training and development opportunities for leaders within these organizations.  Fourteen Leadership Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded annually,  two for each of TD FEF’s seven regions – Pacific, Prairie, Ontario North and East, Western Ontario, Greater Toronto Region, Quebec and Atlantic.

    July 15th, 2015.  Up to $2,500+.  Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.  Eligible projects include: Community Gardens, Environmental Education Projects, Outdoor Classrooms, Protection of Endangered Species/Wildlife, Recycling/Composting Programs, Tree Planting and Urban Naturalization Projects, Energy Conservation/Renewable Energy, Research Projects, Habitat restoration.  The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups.

    NEW!!  July 15th, 2015 (Minor Infrastructure, Step 1) and July 30th, 2015.  (Cyber-infrastructure)  Grants support up to 40% of eligible costs.  BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) This funding is leveraged to attract the remaining investment from partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  Public post-secondary institutions based in British Columbia are eligible to apply for funding from BCKDF. Affiliated non-profit research agencies and research hospitals must submit proposals through the public post-secondary institution with which they are affiliated.

    July 17th, 2015.  British Columbia’s Small Business Roundtable invites First Nations communities and local governments to compete for the 2015 Open for Business Awards.  As an incentive, the Province is providing awards of $10,000 each to communities who best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the BC Small Business Accord (Accord) principles.  The financial reward must be used to assist in funding a proposed small business friendly initiative that supports the growth and success of small businesses in your community.

    July 25th, 2015. $25,000+ (estimate)  The Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Program is designed to support education, research, or conservation projects on snow leopards that meet the needs identified in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (SLSS) . Applicants are researchers, educators, or conservationists from a snow leopard range country, international professionals working closely with, or hosted by, range-country counterparts, and post-graduates of any nationality pursuing a higher degree and whose proposals are compatible with needs identified in the SLSS document. Proposals focusing on grassroots conservation or applied research will be viewed preferentially.

    July 31st, 2015.  $25,000 – $100,000. The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World. The annual prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities. The prize’s prime objective is to: • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people. • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance. • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.

    July 31st, 2015.  Up to $10,000.  The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program offers grants to support local government in projects related to the development of sustainable community infrastructure.  Grants are available to help improve or develop long-term comprehensive plans that include, but are not limited to: capital asset management plans, community energy plans, integrated stormwater management plans, water master plans and liquid waste management plans.  Grants can be used for a range of activities related to assessing the technical, environmental and/or economic feasibility of municipal infrastructure projects.

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  • findfundsblogger 12:59 pm on June 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $15,000 to $25,000+ for multicultural projects 

    NOW OPEN: Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) Events and Projects Call for Proposals.  Funding from CIC will be available for up to 3 years, for projects beginning on or after April 1, 2016.  Deadline: August 10th, 2015 .

    Two funding streams are available:

    Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP).  Grants up to $25,000+.  This funding stream provides support for long-term, multi-year community development and engagement projects, with the aim of fostering an integrated, socially-cohesive society.

    Inter-Action Events: Funding will be in the form of a grant of up to 50% of the total cash expenses of the event, but will not  exceed $15,000.  The primary intention is to create concrete opportunities for interaction among cultural and faith communities. Events should be intended for and open to all Canadians.

    The Inter-Action Events stream provides funding to community-based events that foster one or more of the following:

    • Intercultural/interfaith understanding
    • Civic memory and pride
    • Respect for core democratic values

    The following groups and institutions are eligible for funding:

    • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, associations and unincorporated groups of individuals
    • Canadian incorporated and unincorporated municipalities and townships with a population of up to 10,000
    • Canadian Aboriginal organizations

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  • findfundsblogger 7:13 am on June 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Attn: B.C. Researchers, Grads and Innovative Industries 

    Climate Change GHG reductionOpen Call for Expressions of Interest: Shovel-Ready Projects

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting EOIs for shovel-ready projects that can deliver significant and sustainable near-term greenhouse gas reductions in Alberta. Only projects that can reduce GHG emissions by greater than 50,000 tonnes CO2e annually and be fully implemented before 2020 will be considered. GHG reductions must be quantifiable, and verifiable.  Submission due: July 2, 2015 at 16:30 MT

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  • findfundsblogger 10:23 am on June 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: New Horizons for Seniors funding – up to $25,000 

    Funding for Seniors ProjectsA super-duper day to you, Funds Fans!  Looky here for some great funding news :)

    Now accepting applications is the community-based project stream under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).  This program is intended to enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others, and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.  Deadline: July 10th, 2015.

    Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

    1. promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
    2. engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
    3. expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
    4. supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
    5. providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it :)

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  • findfundsblogger 10:40 am on May 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: June 2015 

    Deadline Alert!Meep, meep, Funds Fans!  I’m racing against the clock to get this Deadline Alert out the door in time.

    Enjoy… Apply… Win funds with your awesome proposals…Call on a Professional Writer for help :)

    June 1st, 2015.  Breakfast for Learning (BFL) is committed to helping start and sustain child nutrition programs, ensuring that students are well nourished and ready to learn.

    June 1st, 2015. Grants from $25,000 to $50,000 (estimate). Established by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, the Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF) supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.

    June 5th, 2015 ViaSport Local Sport Program Development: The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by local sport organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal communities. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding of up to $2,000 for new and expanded programs that directly lead to new sport participation opportunities in their communities.

    June 5th, 2015.  ViaSport Girls Only:  The Girls Only grant category was developed to provide opportunities for girls and women in all regions of BC to participate in sport and integrate regular activity into their lives. Organizations can apply for the Girls Only grant to support the development and delivery of sport programs that benefit girls and women of all ages.  Maximum grant: $2,000. 

    June 5th, 2015. ViaSport Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+:  The FAB 55+ grant was developed to provide opportunities specific to women aged 55 and older in all regions of BC to help target an audience that does not receive the same level of opportunity and access to sport that their younger counterparts now have.  FAB 55+ provides funding for programs specifically geared towards getting senior women active and participating in sport programming that overcomes barriers and stigmas surrounding women in sport.  Maximum grant: $2,000.

    June 9th, 2015 ViaSport Hosting BC:   The Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development invests in event hosting and the Hosting BC program to facilitate sport, economic, and community development. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for Hosting BC funding of up to $35,000 depending on the type of event.  Note: For events taking place between July 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016.

    June 9th, 2015.  The Minerva Education Awards support women from a variety of backgrounds achieve their dreams of furthering their education in schools and programs throughout BC.   For all Education Awards, preference is given to women who meet one or more of the following: Single mothers, immigrant women, Aboriginal women, and women with disabilities obtaining further education; Mature women who want to upgrade their skills when returning to the workforce after an absence; Women in non-traditional fields of study.

    June 10th, 2015.  The Language Revitalization Planning Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Revitalization Planning Program supports communities that share the same language to collaboratively develop strategic language plans.

    June 12th, 2015. The Children’s Prize is an open web-based competition focused on under-five child survival with eligibility extending to everyone, individuals and organizations, across the world. Through our entrepreneurial and scientific approaches we are ensuring that more children under the age of five survive and thrive.  The 2015 Children’s Prize seeks the best and most effective project that proposes to save the greatest number of children’s lives. One winner will be awarded the $250,000 prize to directly execute their proposed project, within two years. Think you have the best project idea to save the most children under-five? Apply now!

    June 15th, 2015. BC Arts Council The Early Career Development Program will help bridge the gap for emerging and early career arts practitioners, supporting their career development and ability to work as artists and arts and culture workers. The program will support early career practitioners to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency, and mentorship opportunities.

    June 17th, 2015.  Up to $250,000 – $500,000.  As of May 19th, 2015, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is accepting applications for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.  This funding is intended to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for community use. In Western Canada, strong preference will be given to projects that are undertaking meaningful upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, including, but not limited to, community centres, libraries and recreational facilities.

    June 25th, 2015. Up to $10,000.  For non-profit organizations in B.C.,  the enp program supports planning and/or research activities along the entire development path from opportunity identification and organizational readiness activities (in-kind up to $5000) to feasibility studies, marketing plans or business plans or any portion of these activities (up to $10,000).

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  • findfundsblogger 8:50 am on May 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Big funds for communities! 

    canada150logoHi Funds Fans!  Great news :)

    As of May 19th, 2015, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is accepting applications for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.  This funding is intended to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for community use. In Western Canada, strong preference will be given to projects that are undertaking meaningful upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, including, but not limited to, community centres, libraries and recreational facilities.  Granting streams: 1) up to $250,000 and 2) up to $500,000.  Deadline: June 17th, 2015.

    Eligible applicants include:

    • A local or regional government established under provincial or territorial statute;
    • A public sector body that is wholly owned by an eligible applicants listed above;
    • A not-for-profit entity;
    • A provincial or territorial entity that provides municipal-type services to communities, as defined by provincial or territorial statute (including school boards); and,
    • A First Nation government, including a Band or Tribal Council or its agent (including wholly-owned corporation) on the condition that the First Nation has indicated support for the project and for the legally-designated representative to seek funding through a formal Band or Tribal Council resolution, or other documentation from Self-governing First Nations.

    In addition, eligible applicants must:

    • Directly own the infrastructure assets, facility or land which are being renovated or have a long-term lease in place (with permission from the owner to undertake renovations); and,
    • If you have a long-term lease in place please attach to your application proof that you have permission from the owner to undertake renovations.
    • Be Incorporated.

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  • findfundsblogger 7:06 pm on May 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Help for proposal writers is here! 

    typewriterHey Fraser Valley Funds Fans!  Check this out :)

    Writing workshops created especially for small business people, non-profit organizations, and the solo-preneur … Writing workshops that are stuffed with tons of great information and tucked into a one-day event so you can leave with both the information and energy you need to put your new skills, tips, and tactics into practice.

    Sometimes all you need is a kick in the pants!

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:06 am on April 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: April 30th to May 31st, 2015 

    Deadline Alert!Hello Funds Fans!  Another stellar list of funding opportunities coming your way for May :)

    April 30th, 2015.  The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices provides Aboriginal people with professional and technical training in museum practices as well as internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The annual application deadline is April 30th.  The program provides a small stipend, travel, training and facilities for the Program. Participants are encouraged to seek additional sources of financial support to cover living expenses.

    Grand Challenges Explorations Round 15 is now open for applications.  The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.  Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-up grant of up to $1 million.

    May 1st, 2015.  LOI’s due for funding requests over $10,000Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

    May 4th 2015.  Grants range from $20,000 to $80,000.  The Ministry of Energy and Mines has posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP). Communities will be eligible for funding if they undertake either: 1. One of a range of renewable energy capital projects that the local government or First Nation has part (e.g., IPP equity stake) or full ownership of; or 2. A major energy efficiency initiative applied specifically to the local government’s or First Nation’s own infrastructure.

    May 6th, 2015. Grants up to $5,000+ (estimate)   The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides leadership for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, culture and arts in British Columbia. Their Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Nest Program provides grants to support language immersion programming for children from 0 – 5 years of age.

    May 10th, 2015Buy Local Application Deadline.  Projects must meet the following objectives: Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace; and Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province.

    May 10th, 2015. Up to $25,000+.  BC Agrifood & Seafood Export Program – 2015/16.  Up to $1.4 million in federal and provincial government funding is available through this program for projects that take place between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 (FY2015/16). Eligible projects should enable BC’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors to increase export sales and expand international market access through participation in international market development activities.

    May 11th, 2015.  Chilliwack Foundation. The Chilliwack Foundation provides grants for projects in and around Chilliwack, B.C.  Applicants must be registered as charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and must be capable of issuing a tax receipt for Grant funds received from the Chilliwack Foundation.

    May 15th, 2015Bike BC will provide local governments up to 50% of a project’s eligible costs. The types of projects eligible for cost-sharing has not changed and includes separated bike paths, bike lanes, shared roadways and shoulder bikeways.

    May 15th, 2015.  Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.  BCRehab  is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.  They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.  Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.

    May 15th, 2015.  Up to $5,000. Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation PCAF Applications.  The Public Conservation Assistance Fund provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.  To assist as many groups as possible throughout the province each year, grants are modest, averaging about $2,500 each. There is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project.

    May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Governance Capacity Building.  NRT provides direct support to BC First Nations and their communities for capacity building initiatives. Support is provided according to communities’ unique capacity needs. NRT funding is offered in two streams: $25,000 for individual communities, and $50,000 for three or more collaborating communities.

    May 21st, 2015.  Up to $50,000.  New Relationship Trust Direct Support for Policy Development. NRT supports BC First Nation organizations with a provincial mandate to pursue policy development initiatives that directly benefit all First Nation citizens in BC.  NRT will support up to $50,000 or 75% of eligible project costs (proponents must contribute the other 25%) towards policy development projects for the benefit of BC First Nation communities and citizens.

    May 25th, 2015.  Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Youth Grants.  Youth Grant funding is available to First Nation youth groups and organizations in BC.  A maximum of $2,000 is available per project to assist BC First Nation youth in their communities. Priority is given to groups and projects that demonstrate capacity building, leadership or mentorship for First Nation youth.

    May 25th, 2015. Up to $2,000.  New Relationship Trust Elders Grants.  The NRT BC First Nation Elders Grant Initiative provides support for groups, communities and organizations representing First Nation Elders in British Columbia to develop and deliver community programs that benefit and build capacity for Elders.  Types of projects include storytelling, culture camps and participation in events and gatherings.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:48 am on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: April 2015 

    Deadline Alert!A good Saturday to you, Funds Fans!  There is a wide selection of funding opportunities coming due in April so have a looky-see and get those proposals in there :)

    April 3rd, 2015.  Grants up to $5,000Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund: Awarded to Aboriginal communities and organizations to support programs that increase sport, physical activity and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal youth. These grants can be used to purchase sports equipment and support a variety of programs, including sports clubs, hockey tournaments, basketball leagues, and fitness classes.

    April 3rd, 2015.  Up to $50,000USD.  Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Support freedom of information and independent media, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Promote accountability and transparency, Strengthen civil society organizations, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Promote civic education, Support democratic conflict resolution, Promote freedom of association, Strengthen a broad-based market economy.

    April 14th, 2015.  $50,000 for first place and $25,000 for second place. The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge is open to individuals or organisations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.  Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation, and include the following criteria:

    • Be replicable, scalable and sustainable and set a benchmark for innovation
    • Have practical applicability
    • Address non-discrimination/equity of access
    • Involve and impact a range of stakeholders
    • Have local/community-level engagement

    April 15th, 2015.  Up to 50% of project costs (max.)  Sustainable Development Technology Canada has two calls for proposals open: The SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil.  The SD Natural Gas Fund™, an offshoot of the SD Tech Fund, supports the development and demonstration of new downstream natural gas technology. It is the first of a series of Market Innovation Funds™, where funds from industry are matched by SD Tech Fund money, to foster sector-specific cleantech solutions.

    April 20th, 2015. Grants range from $2,000 to $4,000. The Endangered Language Fund has launched the 2015 Request for Proposals. Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs will be covered.

    April 24th, 2015.  Up to $10,000.  GoodLife Kids Foundation has changed their mandate for the 2015 funding cycle.  They will only be accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs.

    April 30th, 2015.  The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices provides Aboriginal people with professional and technical training in museum practices as well as internship opportunities at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The annual application deadline is April 30th.  The program provides a small stipend, travel, training and facilities for the Program. Participants are encouraged to seek additional sources of financial support to cover living expenses.

    April 30th, 2015 (LOI’s due).  Up to $5,000US.  The Child Health Foundation wishes to receive proposals from interested health workers, investigators, or community organizations for innovative research or innovative service projects directed at improving the health of infants, children, and pregnant women. Proposals may be submitted by individuals (with organizational support) or groups.  Areas of priority include:  development of sustainable biomedical and social technologies; and adaptation and implementation of technologies in local situations that may have widespread applications.  Highest priority will be to projects on malnutrition, enteric diseases (water and sanitation), and respiratory diseases.  Selected individuals or groups will be notified to further send a full proposal.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:16 pm on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Major Capital funding for FN childcare facilities 

    fnecdcHey FN Funds Fans!  Big money for capital upgrades to childcare spaces!!  Hey, I don’t make this stuff up, I just report it :)

    Major Capital Funding for the Creation of New Licensed Child Care SpacesDeadline: March 31st, 2015.

    Major Capital funding is available to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non – profit child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for:

    Building a new child care facility including the cost of buying land or a building; Assembly of a modular building and site development; Renovations to a building; and/or Buying eligible equipment and furnishings to support new child care spaces in an existing facility or as part of the above activities to create new spaces.

    Baby Boom?  Boom baby!

     
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