Grant Alerts

New York Life Foundation – Aim High Grant Program (Deadline: January 26, 2018)

On behalf of the New York Life Foundation, the Afterschool Alliance invites out-of-school time programs to apply for a new competitive grant opportunity to support and bolster the ability of afterschool and summer learning programs help their middle school students make a successful transition from 8th to 9th grade. All applicants that receive Aim High grants will be required to describe how they support youth in the transition to the 9th grade. This competitive grant program includes both one and two-year grant opportunities. Applicants can only apply for one of these grants. One-year grants will begin in May 2018 and end in May 2019.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Understanding and Addressing the Disparity in Vaccination Coverage Among U.S Adolescents Living in Rural vs. Urban Areas (Deadline: February 13, 2018)

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to  obtain a better understanding of the factors contributing to disparities in vaccination coverage observed between adolescents living in rural areas compared to adolescents living in urban areas within the United States for all recommended vaccines, with a special emphasis on human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine; and implement and evaluate an intervention(s) to improve vaccination coverage among adolescents living in rural areas.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed K-12 Environmental Education Project Grants  (Deadline: March 09, 2018)

Chesapeake B-WET funds locally relevant, authentic experiential learning for K-12 audiences through Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. MWEEs involve learning both outdoors and in the classroom as students engage in issue definition, outdoor field experiences, synthesis and conclusions, and action projects. The goal is to increase understanding and stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay and its local watersheds, including the rivers, upland streams, and natural habitats found throughout the region. Projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and the NOAA Education Strategic Plan. This year’s funding announcement is focused on expanding the reach of NOAA B-WET into school districts that have never received funding for systemic programs.

National Institutes of Health – Youth Violence Prevention Interventions (Deadline: May 25, 2018)

The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies for one or more health disparity populations. The target age range includes middle school to high school-aged youth, corresponding to an approximate age range of 11 to 18.

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Save the Children – Child Protection Manager (Washington, DC)

This position will lead on child protection and psychosocial support programs for the Hurricane Maria Response in Puerto Rico. The position will lead the technical oversight of sub-grants and material support to partners engaged in child protection and will lead on designing and implementing large-scale psychosocial support programs for children across Puerto Rico who have been affected by Hurricane Maria. The position will manage day to day implementation, monitoring and reporting of SC’s child protection projects.  The Manager will lead assessments, recovery plans and high-profile collaborations.

Developmental Pathways – Early Intervention Program Manager (Aurora, CO) 

The Training Program Manager will oversee the administration of the Learning Management System, eLearning design and development functions, and instructor led training operations as it pertains to the promotion of competent EI staff. This position will oversee the development of new functional curricula including planning, preparation and conducting trainings for early intervention staff. In addition, our Training Program Manager will develop, execute, and evaluate customized interventions including; trainings, workshops, facilitation, and performance coaching.

Children’s National Medical Center – Community School Health Nurse, Children’s Services, Inc. (Washington, DC)

The Community School Health Nurse will provide services to school-age children in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions. Interpret students immunization needs. Continue to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. Rotate between assigned schools. Organize nursing activities for the day. These activities may involve: vision screening, hearing screening, assessment of conditions, and referrals. Appraise and address the needs of the general student population, students with chronic and acute health problems and special education students with multi-handicaps. Perform a variety of selective individual health assessment and initiate the referrals on identified health needs and perform subsequent follow-up.

Foxborough Regional Charter School – School Culture Liaison (Foxborough, MA)

The School Culture Liaison is responsible for implementing the school wide plan for creating a positive culture of behavior in the school, as well as be in charge of administering discipline in accordance with Foxborough Regional Charter Schools Code of Conduct.

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