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Second-round Presidential Youth Fitness Program Funding Opportunities
Get on the fast track to a fit school. Apply to receive the supplemental resources of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
Public and private schools employing a full- or part-time certified physical education teacher are eligible to apply.
Second-round Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) funding opportunities have the following deadlines:
Applications will be accepted online from Jan. 1 through Jan. 31, 2014. (Paper applications are not accepted.)
Awards will be announced April 1, 2014.
Funding covers selected schools through the 2014–2015, 2015–2016, and 2016–2017 school years.
What Is the Presidential Youth Fitness Program Funding Opportunity?
A generous donation of $10 million from the General Mills Foundation (the largest donation in the foundation’s history) has been committed over six years to help implement the Presidential Youth Fitness Program in schools nationwide.
This is a private funding program administered by the AAU, AAHPERD, NFFSN, and The Cooper Institute, co-sponsors of the PYFP. This is not a government grant program. The availability and administration of this funding opportunity, including the selection of recipients and all other decisions of the funding program, are not endorsed by any federal agency or office. No federal funds are being used in or for the administration or awarding of this private funding opportunity.
Are You Interested?
Do you represent a district interested in program funding? Please send a message indicating your interest to email@example.com.
American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant Program
The deadline for submissions is Saturday, February 1, 2014, 11:30pm (CST).
The American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.
Each shade structure grant is valued at a maximum of $8,000, which includes the cost for a shade structure and installation. The number of grants depends on the availability of funding each year.
In addition to the grant, the Academy also provides a permanent sign near the shade structure.
The Academy’s Shade Structure Grant Program is open to 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations that provide services, programs and curricula on sun-safety to children and teenagers who are 18 and younger. Examples of outdoor locations that are eligible for grant funds can include, but are not limited to, playgrounds, pool decks, ball field dugouts, eating areas, etc.
To be considered, applicants must:
• Be a non-profit organization or public school.
• Provide services for children ages 4-18 years old.
• Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sun-safety/skin cancer awareness within their organizations by teaching sun-safety in the classrooms, practicing healthy sun habits while outside and making a commitment to educating the youth on the dangers of UV rays and prevention of skin cancer.
• This awareness program can be repurposed with materials available from other organizations (such as the
American Cancer Society, EPA SunWise Program, CDC Sun Safety for America’s Youth Toolkit, or Cancer Control PLANET) or can be original content developed specifically for your audience.
• Sun-safety/Skin cancer awareness program must be in place for at least one year prior to grant application.
• Be recommended by an Academy member dermatologist. (Locate an Academy member dermatologist by using the Find a Dermatologist link on the Academy’s website, www.aad.org.)
• Be considering a shade structure that meets the stringent shade requirements of the Academy.
SHADE STRUCTURE CRITERIA
A shade structure is defined by the Academy as being a permanent structure with a roof made of protective materials, such as textile, fabric, metal or wood, and supported by permanent columns or posts. Grant recipients are able to select the size and type of the structure that best fits their outdoor location and meets the Academy’s shade structure criteria.
The manufacturer or contractor must design and install a shade structure that meets the following criteria:
• The shade structure must be a permanent structure with a roof constructed of shade cloth, metal or wood and provide significant protection from ultraviolet radiation (UVR).
• Cloth/Textile roof structures
• Shade cloth or roof structures must include documentation about the percentage of UVR that will be blocked by the fabric or the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF).
• The Academy recommends fabric that provides a UPF of 30 or above, which is approximately 96.7% of UVR blocked.
• If a UPF value cannot be determined for the fabric style and color you have selected, you will be asked to choose a shade structure roof material which blocks a percentage of UVR closest to this recommended percentage.
• Grant recipients must provide the manufacturer’s specification documents showing the UVR-blocking properties and test method. The Academy recommends that shade cloth meet U.S. standards for UPF testing and labeling of UV–protective textiles (AATCC 183; ASTEM D6603).
• Hard-top roof structures
• Hard-top roof structures, either wood or metal, will block 100% of direct UVR and do not require documentation about the UVR blockage.
If the shade structure that your organization is considering does not meet the criteria above, please do not complete an application. Examples of ineligible shade structures include: slat-roof structures, slat-roof/trellis gazebos, trellis roofs designed for future plant coverage, shade trees, small cap-roof structures designed for pieces of playground equipment.
Call for Applications: 2014 Project Orange Thumb Grant
It’s time for Fiskars Project Orange Thumb to begin another year of neighborhood beautification, and this is your chance to bring our community gardening initiative to your area. If you’re part of a community garden group or civic organization in the U.S. or Canada, simply apply to our grant program by December 31. Your organization could receive $5,000 in cash and garden tools to help you reach your goals of community change. Your group could even be the recipient of a complete garden makeover, in which the Project Orange Thumb team comes to your neighborhood and turns unused space into a beautiful community garden in just one day! Grant recipients will be announced March 31, 2014.
Why get involved?
Did you know about the community garden movement? People all over the country are turning to community gardens to help save money, eat healthier and build a sense of togetherness through gardening. As a leader in the lawn and garden industry, Fiskars believes in contributing to the growing community garden effort and all it represents — creative expression, beautiful outdoor spaces, civic and community collaboration, healthy hand-grown food and sustainable living.
To help support the community garden movement, we’ve created Project Orange Thumb. Since its inception, Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.3 million to 140 community groups and helped to complete fourteen garden makeovers in the U.S. and Canada
Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant
This grant provides support of up to $1,000 to defer the costs of registration, lodging and travel for student members of APA Division 16 to attend the APA Annual Convention. Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) is a student-led organization for doctoral and specialist students pursuing a career in school psychology. Individual student members as well as university chapters have access to the many benefits of SASP.
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
Grant monies may not be used for food, drink or any materials that are not included in the registration fee.
Student membership in APA Division 16.
Demonstrated commitment to pursuit of a school psychology career.
Those receiving any APA travel reimbursement for convention attendance are ineligible.
Completed application form.
500-word essay with reference to program goals and criteria.
Letter of recommendation.
How to Apply
Please submit application materials online.
Learning Disabilities Foundation of America Grant Program
Applications must be for projects which conform to the mission of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that fall within this philosophy:
Innovative research into the causes, the prevention and/or the alleviation of learning disabilities
Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities
Innovative programs to advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employers
Grants may be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of America or to any other organization within the United States or any of its possessions exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and contributions to which are tax deductible.
Grant applications are considered twice each year by the Foundation Board of Managers. Applications must be received no later than March 15 or September 15.
With the exception of certain funds restricted for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, grants will not be made for capital campaigns, routine organizational operations (e.g. newsletters, utilities, salaries, equipment considered normal for organizational operations), or for endowment funds.
Grants will not be made to individuals or for individual scholarships.
The Board of Managers of the Foundation may request an interview with the primary facilitator and/or site visit, in addition to the written grant application.
Projects of national impact and projects that may be replicated are given preference.
All conditional grants in which the conditions have not been met by the end of the Foundation’s fiscal year (March 31) shall expire as of that date unless otherwise specified in the grant. All conditional grant recipients shall be advised of this policy provision.
The following statement must be contained in all reports or manuscripts related to an LDFA grant: “Support has been received from the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America however, the opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.”
Recipients of grants are expected to adhere closely to the stipulated terms of the grant and to the program described in the application.
Full financial accounting of expenditures must be provided to the Foundation.
Funds from a Foundation grant may not be directed to other purposes and any unexpended funds must be returned to the Foundation within 60 days of completion of the project.
Progress reports must be submitted once per year by the due date for grant applications (March 15 or September 15).
Within three months of completion of the project, a detailed final written report outlining the results of the project and accounting for the funds shall be provided to the Foundation.
Grant recipients may not claim exclusive use of the results of the project.