2018 On-Line Grant Training Classes

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Season’s greetings from the Illinois Department of Human Services! The Office of Grants Administration wishes you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Our goal here at IDHS is to help you meet your goal of securing resources for the programs and services you provide. For those who have completed the Office of Grants Administration Online Grant-Writing Training, we are happy to provide technical assistance in your grant application process. As this is the last ListServ of 2017, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy New Year and good fortune in all your endeavors.

                              

 

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration, has added or updated 4 links to Grant Opportunities. The alerts are funding opportunities in human services. This is provided as a service of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

 

Register below for 2018 On-Line Grant Training classes provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration.

 

 

Foundation Funding Opportunities  

 

  1. The Pollination Project: Seed Grants (Rolling Application; $1,000 for first-time grant applicants) The Pollination Project provides funding to grassroots organizations that would likely not qualify for funding from other foundations or institutions to support new projects in funding areas such as Animal Rights & Welfare, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, Health & Wellness, Human Rights & Dignity, Kindness & Generosity, Leadership Development, Schools & Education, and Youth. The Pollination Project is a vegan organization, and has restrictions concerning animal products and environmental sustainability.

  2. The Joyce Foundation: (Applications due April 11, 2018, Letter of Inquiry required 6-8 weeks prior to proposal deadline; No stated funding limitations) The Joyce Foundation provides funding to non-profit organizations in the Great Lakes region engaged in public policy advocacy. Program areas include Culture, Democracy, Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence Prevention, and the Joint Fund for Education and Employment

  3. Chicago Foundation for Women: Spring 2018 Primary Cycle (Letter of Inquiry due 1/18/2018; No stated funding limitations) The CFW supports nonprofit organizations within the Chicago metropolitan area that work to intentionally benefit women and girls in underserved communities. The Spring 2018 Primary Cycle is focused on Health and Freedom from Violence. The CFW requires that all funded organizations be accessible to persons with disabilities and inclusive and respectful of all expression of gender and/or sexuality. 
     

  4. American Psychological Foundation: Wayne F. Placek Grants (Applications due March 1, 2018; $10,000) The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Applicants must be either a doctoral‐level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

 

  

Follow this link to find available State Grant opportunities

 

 https://www.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Grants/SitePages/CSFA.aspx

 

Government Funding Opportunity

 

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts  

PROGRAM: NEA Art Works I, FY2019

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Award Ceiling: $100,000

Award Floor: $10,000

Application Due Date: 2/15/2018

Purpose of Program: Support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2019 categories: Art Works or Challenge America.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

City or township governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Independent school districts

Special district governments

County governments

Private institutions of higher education

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

State governments

Link for Additional Information: 2018NEA01AW1

 

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts  

PROGRAM: NEA Challenge America, FY 2019

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Award Amount: $10,000

Application Due Date: 4/12/2018

Purpose of Program: Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

Special district governments

State governments

City or township governments

Independent school districts

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

County governments

Private institutions of higher education

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Link for Additional Information: 2018NEA01CA

 

AGENCY: Institute of Museum and Library Services

PROGRAM: Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff - A Museums for America Special Initiative

Expected Number of Awards: 28

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $250,000

Award Floor: $5,000

Application Due Date: 3/01/2018

Purpose of Program: Support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.

Who is Eligible to Apply: Museums that fulfill the eligibility criteria for museums may apply.

Link for Additional Information: ME-FY18

 

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services

OFFICE: Health Resources and Services Administration

PROGRAM: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D -- Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY) Grants Supplemental Funding

Expected Number of Awards: 25

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000

Application Due Date: 1/30/2018

Purpose of Program: Strengthen organizational infrastructure to respond to the changing health care landscape and/or to increase capacity to develop, enhance, or expand access to high quality family-centered HIV primary health care services for low income, uninsured, and underserved WICY living with HIV.

Who is Eligible to Apply: Eligibility is limited to current RWHAP Part D WICY funded recipients.

Link for Additional Information: HRSA-18-044

 

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services

OFFICE: Health Resources and Services Administration

PROGRAM: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C -- Capacity Development Program

Expected Number of Awards: 15

Estimated Total Program Funding: $ 2,250,000

Application Due Date: 3/09/2018

Purpose of Program: Strengthen organizational infrastructure to respond to the changing health care landscape and to increase capacity to develop, enhance, or expand access to high quality HIV primary health care services for low income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH).

Who is Eligible to Apply: Public and nonprofit private entities, faith-based and community-based organizations, and Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

Link for Additional Information: HRSA-18-051

 

  

IDHS On-Line Training in Grant Writing

Overview

This three part series is being delivered as on-line training by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration.

This training shows you how to effectively, find, write and submit proposals for federal, state, local, non-governmental, and private sector grants. If you want to learn the essentials of writing and acquiring grants, this three part series will help your agency.

Who Should Attend?

For no cost, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration continues to provide grant writing training to not for profit agencies, all government agency staff, staff of agencies under contract with any state agency in Illinois, and interested individuals.

Registration

Registration is now open.  This is the season when funders are releasing funding announcements. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to register immediately as this training is on a first come first serve basis.

How to Register

Register NOW for the 2018 classes, to insure that you are enrolled in one of the upcoming cycles in 2018. The registration will remain open until classes are filled. You will be notified by email as to the dates and times of your training.

Training Dates and Times

Once registration is closed, all enrollees will be notified of their training dates and time. There are three parts to each class. Each part is for one hour and thirty minutes. Instructions on how to enter the virtual classroom are sent to each enrollee prior to each class along with the training materials. If technical assistance is required, enrollees are given instructions on whom to contact. No costs are incurred by the provider because the student can participate at the work site by simply logging onto a computer and entering the virtual classroom.

Technical Requirements

You will need a PC with the following minimum technical requirements:

•        Operating System: Windows 7

•        Software: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher

•        Internet Connection

Objectives

Upon completion of the entire 3 part series, staff will:

•        know how to research and find available grants;

•        have tools that will help them with the planning and organizing required prior to the actual writing of a grant application;

•        understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal; and,

•        learn how to prepare the narrative portion of the grant application including: 1) problem statement, 2) goals and objectives, 3) program design/methodology, 4) logic model, 5) staffing and management plan, 6) organizational capacity, 7) evaluation plan, 8) budget, 9) sustainability plan, 10) abstract, and 11) supplemental documents.

Special Accommodations

The registration form addresses special accommodations. If they are required, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs. It is imperative to immediately notify Denise.Eligan@illinois.gov if special accommodations are needed.

Questions

Please contact Denise Eligan, Bureau Chief, IDHS Office of Grants Administration at (312) 793-3599 or email at Denise.Eligan@illinois.gov .

 

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