DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribes to Advance Clean Energy Development on Tribal Lands

20 07 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy has posted a Notice of Intent to Issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016” in August or September.
Through the planned FOA, the Office of Indian Energy intends to solicit applications from Indian tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:
• Conduct energy options analyses
• Benchmark baseline energy use and efficiency options
• Develop energy organizations
• Conduct climate resiliency planning
• Establish policy, regulations, and codes to reduce energy use or promote energy develop
• Obtain skills and training related to energy use and development.
Part of a comprehensive strategy for maximizing the development and deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of American Indians and Alaska Natives, the planned FOA will complement the technical assistance the Office offers by providing funding to help tribal communities develop and sustain strategic energy solutions.
Read more in Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene’s new blog post.
Download the Notice of Intent.

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ENHANCED GRANTWRITING AND FUNDRAISING at THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE FIRST SESSION-SUMMER SESSION 2016

2 06 2016

Don Chalmers, Adjunct Member of the Faculty

This course helps students understand and appreciate United States philanthropy especially  non-profit organizations and what they must do to seek and secure outside funding.  We’ll define and discuss key components of developmental readiness like board development and strategic planning that funders view as important to organizational sustainability.  We’ll learn how to research funding sources.  A primary focus of the course is grant writing, specifically how to prepare a competitive grant application to a corporate, foundation or federal source.  The course also shares keys to successful grant administration and other resource development activities.  These activities include annual funds, special events, contracting, planned giving, in-kind contributions and more.

Sample student evaluations:

“I would highly recommend this class to others. Don is a thorough and thoughtful instructor. The book was affordable, and the perfect complement to his knowledge and experience in grant writing and fundraising. Lectures were highly informative. All subject matter and coursework was in line with the syllabus. My work was fairly evaluated with appropriate and meaningful suggestions for development and improvement. All students were encouraged to participate with group work and the expectations were clear and concise. Don is a wealth of information and I feel privileged to have taken his class this summer.”

“Don is very helpful and has a wealth of information for those interested in writing grants for existing non-profits and those with interests in grant-writing. I enjoyed learning from him and he is a great resource for Evergreen. Don has a special talent of engaging the students in ways that will make them critically think about what is required to write a successful grant proposal.”

TO REGISTER GO TO: www.evergreen.edu or contact Don at tescgrantwriting@gmail.com for more information





Don’t Miss Our Presentation at the Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising

2 06 2016

“Lessons Learned From Tribal Capital Campaigns-Tribal Philanthropy in Action”

First Annual Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising June 16-17, 2016

Join us June 17th for a lively and engaging session in which we explore Tribal capital campaigns to fund culturally-appropriate buildings like a longhouse, education center, library or museum.  These first-time capital efforts received generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norcliffe Foundation among many others as well as a $1 million earmark from the state of Washington and $1 million in Heritage Resource Center funds.  As the very first capital campaign for these Tribes we learned a lot about how to make these efforts successful and would like to share those lessons with you!  For example how to create patron lists for your special event when you’ve never held a special event or how to translate your case in a way the funder will not only appreciate it, but fund it.  We’ll also explore how to create and support an active and committed volunteer base that can make a big difference in a campaign’s success. We’ll also talk about some Tribe’s giving programs and how best to seek funding for your program.  See you there!

Presenters: Don Chalmers, SparrowHawk Consulting and Nicole Sieminski, Executive Director, The Tulalip Foundation

For a link to the conference:

First Annual Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising

For a copy of the PowerPoint or more information: info@sparrowhawkco.com

 

 





YouthBuild Grants Announced-Due July 6

17 05 2016

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, homeless youth, and other disconnected youth populations.

The period of performance is forty (40) months with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2016.

There will be availability of approximately $80,000,000 to fund approximately 80 grants. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1.1 million.

Eligible applicants for these grants are public or private non-profit agencies or organizations including rural, urban, or Native American agencies that have previously served disadvantaged youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program. These agencies or organizations include, but are not limited to:
• a community-based organization;
• a faith-based organization;
• an entity carrying out activities under the WIOA, such as a local workforce development board;
• a community action agency;
• a state or local housing development agency;
• an Indian tribe or other agency primarily serving Native Americans (including those living on reservations), Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives;
• a community development corporation;
• a state or local youth service or conservation corps;
• any other entity eligible to provide education or employment training under a federal program; or
• an entity in an area designated as a Promise Zone or member of a Promise Zone collaboration, if applicable. For more information on about Promise Zones go to http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/economicdevelopment/programs/pz

For more information contact us at : info@sparrowhawkco.com





Congratulations to Shelton School District on their Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Grant

19 04 2016

SparrowHawk Consulting client, Shelton School District, was one of 93 out of 150 district applicants to receive funding under this new program.  The District’s nearly $79,000 grant will fund water bottle filling stations at 7 schools and playground equipment at Evergreen Elementary.  We appreciate the opportunity to serve as the grant writing consultant joining a dedicated team from the District!

For further information on this program:  http://www.k12.wa.us/SchFacilities/HealthyKids-HealthySchools/

For more information on how we can help you prepare a competitive grant for your organization contact us at: info@sparrowhawkco.com





New SAMHSA Grants Due in June!

11 04 2016

New Grant Opportunities

Minority AIDS Initiative Continuum of Care Pilot (MAI-CoC) Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)

Application Due Date: Friday, June 10, 2016

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $82,500 per year

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), announce the availability of supplemental funding to enable grantees funded under the Minority AIDS Initiative Continuum of Care (MAI-CoC) program to expand/enhance grant activities required under the Request for Application (RFA), TI-14-013.

Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma

Application Due Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,000,000

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs.

For assistance in applying for these and other grant opportunities contact us at SparrowHawk Consulting: info@sparrowhawkco.com

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New SAMHSA Grant due April 12!-Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS)

9 02 2016

Application Due Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

Anticipated Award Amount: From $318,543 to $1,230,000 per year

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grants. The purpose of this grant program is to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse among persons aged 12 to 25.
Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to states and tribal entities that have completed a SPF SIG grant and are not currently receiving funds through SAMHSA’s SPF-PFS grant.  SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to these entities because they have the greatest likelihood of achieving success through the SPF-PFS grant program.  Current SPF-PFS and SPF SIG grantees (with the exception of eligible SPF-PFS and SPF SIG grantees that are in a No Cost Extension) are excluded from applying for the SPF-PFS grant because they already have the resources in place to support the SPF infrastructure and address their areas of highest need, which can include underage drinking or prescription drug misuse.

for further information:  http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sp-16-003

for assistance preparing a competitive application:  don@sparrowhawkco.com, SparrowHawk Consulting