SAMHSA Announces the Availability of up to $37.5 Million for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program

10 05 2018

Application Due Date: Monday, June 22, 2018

SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Short Title: Native Connections) totaling up to $37.5 million over the next 5 years. The program aims to help American Indian/Alaska Native youth through the age of 24 years by:

  • Preventing and reducing suicidal behavior and substance use
  • Reducing the impact of trauma
  • Promoting mental health

For more information: https://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/press-announcements/201805021200

For assistance: info@sparrowhawkco.com

 

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USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees

18 04 2018

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 30, 2018

For more information: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-broadband-access-loan-and-loan-guarantee

At SparrowHawk Consulting we have lots of successful experience helping bring broadband to communities. Contact us at info@sparrowhawkco.com





New Non-profit Class Offered at Evergreen and Grays Harbor College

9 03 2018

I will be offering a 4-credit class at The Evergreen State College this coming Spring Term called “Doing the Business of Non Profits-Ideas to Realities”.  It’s a part of the College’s Evening and Weekend Studies Program and Grays Harbor College offerings.  The course will meet Mondays from 6-9:30 PM on the main campus just west of Olympia and at the Grays Harbor College campus in Aberdeen on Thursday evenings also 6-9:30 PM. Here’s the course description:

Students in this class will learn a lot about philanthropy in the United States and the role of nonprofits in contributing to healthy, sustainable communities. We’ll look at the historical role of charitable giving before and after contact and the evolving role nonprofits have played and are playing in the U.S.  As a part of this inquiry, we’ll consider what it takes to create a nonprofit and grow and sustain existing organizations.  We’ll also focus on Development Readiness tm  for these organizations and how using this approach helps ensure a sustainable organization that benefits, for example, from an empowered and engaged board and staff as well as contemporary and ongoing strategic planning. The ethics of nonprofit organizations will also be considered as will professional development and volunteer recruitment and management. We’ll learn about grant writing and fundraising for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. This portion of the course will also include effectively finding funding sources for organizations and their programs. Each student will be asked to identify and develop an organization and a project over the course of the quarter. The organization and project can be based on an existing nonprofit or one that is created for the purposes of the class.

Go to http://www.evergreen.edu for further information or to register.

Don Chalmers





USDA is Accepting Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

17 05 2017

USDA is Accepting Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program, which provides increased access to education, training, and healthcare resources in rural areas.

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program finances telecommunications equipment, computer networks, and advanced technologies for use by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Grant amounts range from $50,000 to $500,000. Of the funds made available this year, $1.6 million will be prioritized for communication upgrades between emergency transportation vehicles and medical facilities.

Applications are due by Monday, July 17, 2017. Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to review the 2017 Application Guide.

For more details about DLT grants and the application process, see page 22477 of the May 16, 2017, Federal Register.

For assistance in preparing a competitive application please contact me at: don@sparrowhawkco.com

Don Chalmers





$6 million available for tribal energy efficiency and clean energy projects

14 12 2016

http://energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/energy-department-makes-6-million-available-deploy-energy-efficiency-and-clean

Click the link for more information.  Contact us at: info@sparrowhawkco.com for assistance in preparing a competitive application.

 





Special Events Evaluation Tool

13 10 2016

With so many special events happening this time of year we thought it would be a good idea to share a special events evaluation tool. Just click the link below! It can be used to help evaluate a recent event or plan for the next one.  We’re happy to offer this copyrighted tool for your use.  If you duplicate it please attribute it in a good way by leaving the footer in place.  Thanks and good luck with your special events as an important part of your overall fundraising strategy.

Don Chalmers, SparrowHawk Consulting

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Trainers needed to present 4 course offerings

5 09 2016

Hello, we have a contract pending with WSDOT OEO DBE Support Services to provide trainings this fall. I am recruiting Subject Matter Experts to teach one or more of the 4 initial, six-hour course offerings listed below:

“3. Develop and deliver curriculum, one class per month beginning as soon as possible. Training delivery should be done by a subject matter expert secured by the consultant.

a. Class 1: General Estimating
i. Determine if project includes company work classifications
ii. Where to find info related to company expertise
iii. Quantifying deliverables, identifying estimating coefficients

b. Class 2: Overview of Project Labor Agreements
i. Considerations to include in a proposal
ii. Added steps to address  iii. Prevailing wage rates

c. Class 3: High-level view of scheduling and workflow
i. When to mobilize and cost of [doing so]
ii. How to keep work packages on schedule
iii. How to plan materials deliveries

d. Class 4: Administrative considerations for bidding
i. Understanding contract language
ii. What to include in a proposal
iii. How to protect yourself, reasonable exclusions”

Would you or a member of your staff be interested in teaching one of these programs? They will be offered in Bellingham, Vancouver, Spokane and Tri-Cities and video-recorded.

SparrowHawk and Associates is a multi-firm team that provides outstanding communication and public involvement services to clients including the Washington State Department of Transportation.  SparrowHawk Consulting Company, Inc. serves as the prime contractor on this project.

If interested please email us at don@sparrowhawkco.com.  Include a brief statement of qualifications and experience for each course you propose to present.  Thanks for your consideration.