Relief Fund To Help Address The Humanitarian Needs Of Unaccompanied Minors

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Group Of Los Angeles County Foundations And Mayor Eric Garcetti Announce Relief Fund To Help Address The Humanitarian Needs Of Unaccompanied Minors Our Children Relief Fund to Assist Nonprofit Organizations Dedicated to Serving Refugee Youth

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In partnership with leading philanthropic organizations in the region, the California Community Foundation has created a relief fund to assist nonprofits that are impacted by the refugee youth humanitarian crisis. The Our Children Relief Fund is dedicated to helping these organizations in the areas of shelter, health services, social services and legal representation.

Fleeing a life of violence, thousands of children from Central America are seeking refuge in the United States. Home to the largest concentration of Hondurans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans in the U.S., Los Angeles County is the primary region receiving refugee youth in California. All children deserve to be protected from violence, illness and injury.  Emergency relief is needed.  The following foundations have contributed to creating the Our Children Relief Fund:

• Weingart Foundation

• The California Wellness Foundation

• The California Endowment

• California Healthcare Foundation

“This is a humanitarian issue, and the health and safety of these children is of utmost importance,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  “I’m happy to partner with the philanthropic community to establish this fund that will help serve these children, and I encourage all Angelenos to contribute if they can.”

“This is about humanity, not politics,” said Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO for the California Community Foundation. “As Angelenos – as humanitarians – we should ensure that all vulnerable children can access safe and humane shelter, food, health care and legal counsel.  They are our children.”

2014-09-11: Digital Humanities Start-up Grants

Funding Opportunity Number: 20140911-HD
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Public and State controlled 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 | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2014-09-11
Award Ceiling: $60,000

Description: The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.
Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.  Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve
• research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities;
• planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries? and museums? digital assets;
• scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society;
• scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines;
• innovative uses of technology for public programming and education incorporating both traditional and new media; and
• new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels.
Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates the ?high risk/high reward? paradigm often used by funding agencies in the sciences.  NEH is requesting proposals for projects that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-08-21: BLM New Mexico Public Lands Information and Education Project

Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00232
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development | Education
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.  e.  , open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Agency Name: DOI-BLM
Closing Date: 2014-08-21
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The project is designed to promote the authorized uses of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands, as well as other public and Federal lands, in New Mexico through a public information center located at the BLM State Office in New Mexico, a toll-free phone number, and the publiclands.  org website; provide a point of contact for the public to receive timely and accurate interagency recreation and resource information; provide a one-stop shop for public lands information; and offer expertise in the development of displays, brochures, new media applications, and other products that foster an understanding of public lands and their management within New Mexico.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-09-11: Enduring Questions (NEH)

Funding Opportunity Number: 20140911-AQ
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2014-09-11
Award Ceiling: $38,000

Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities.  This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries.
What is an enduring question? The following list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive but serves to illustrate.
• Are there universals in human nature?
• What is the source of moral authority?
• What is evil?
• Can war be just?
• How do we differ from other animals?
• Is peace possible?
• What is worth dying for?
• What is the value of education?
• Can greed be good?
• What is good government?
• What is progress?
• Am I my brother?s keeper?
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-08-18: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities

2014-08-18: OSERS/OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-070214-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2014-08-18
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.access.gpo.gov…. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.326E.
Applications for grants under the National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities competition,
You may access the electronic grant application for the National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities competition at www.Grants.gov…. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-08-18: OSERS/OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities

2014-08-18: OSERS/OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Center for Systemic Improvement CFDA Number 84.326R
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-061714-002
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2014-08-18
Award Ceiling: $8,771,748
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.access.gpo.gov…. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.326R.
Applications for grants under the Center for Systemic Improvement competition,
You may access the electronic grant application for the Center for Systemic Improvement competition at ww.Grants.gov…. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-08-08: FA- BLM New Mexico SHPO Site Watch Program-Challenge Cost Share

Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00204
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.  e.  , open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Agency Name: DOI-BLM
Closing Date: 2014-08-08
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The purpose of the New Mexico (NM) SHPO SiteWatch Program (Challenge Cost Share) agreement is for the NM BLM to continue the effective goals of our land managing agency in continued monitoring, recording and protection and preservation of significant archaeological and historic cultural resources on BLM managed lands.  The training for volunteer site monitors and production of products which promote the public awareness of the importance of these resources in NM
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-08-08: Military Families Learning Network

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-EXCA-004573
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: USDA-NIFA
Closing Date: 2014-08-08

Description: The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Competitive Grant Program will develop an efficient and effective platform to 1) accomplish workforce development including professional development and 2) build capacity at the local level to meet the needs of military families and the individuals who serve them.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-08-04: Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics

Funding Opportunity Number: L14AS00229
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOI-BLM
Closing Date: 2014-08-04
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: The traveling trainers will promote respomsible recreation, leave no trace outdoor ethics and environmental stewardship at specific BLM sites.  Throught the team’s work, millions of BLM visitor will be exposed to a new way of recreating and behaving in the outdoors–one that supports the long-term integrity of the BLM lands and resources and builds stewardship of public lands.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-07-25: Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-TCRGP-004555
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: USDA-NIFA
Closing Date: 2014-07-25
Award Ceiling: $200,000

Description: This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems.  Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process.  Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement.  Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food and agricultural sciences.
Link: www.grants.gov…