A collection of news items about grants, scholarships, proposal writing, and other topics compiled by Jon Harrison, Funding Center Supervisor, MSU Libraries. For more information, visit the Grants and Related Resources web page or contact Jon Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs approved 422 grants totaling $9.2 million at its meeting Friday.
The grants were divided among four programs: Arts in Education, Capital Improvements Program, Operational/Project Program, Regional Regranting Minigrant Program.
The largest grants, $100,000, were in the Capital Improvements Program and went to 19 of the 91 approved projects. The operational program had the largest number of grants at 363, but those grants maxed out at $60,000, given to four applicants.
The full list of grants is posted on the council's website.
The Health Endowment Fund Board announced its last round of grants for 2014 on Friday. The board approved $20.95 million to six organizations.
The Michigan Primary Care Association, the Michigan Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs and the Michigan Association of United Ways each received $5 million for care liaison worker training, youth obesity reduction efforts and Children's Healthcare Access Program integration into the 2-1-1 system respectively.
The State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs received $3.3 million, the Michigan Association for Local Public Health received $1.9 million and the Michigan Fitness Foundation received $750,000.
The Department of Environmental Quality will be offering $600,000 through the Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program to aid communities and non-profit organizations plan recycling efforts.
The department has also planned a Recycling Summit on May 5 in Kalamazoo. A webinar is scheduled for January 22 at 10 a.m. to assist those interested in applying for awards at the event.
The Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday it had awarded $930,700 in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to 10 projects around the state.
The largest grant, $200,000, went to the department for improvements at the Silver Lake State Park boating access site.
Four other projects received $100,000 grants: a kayak/canoe launch on the Kalamazoo River in Allegan, renovations to Pebble Creek Play Area in Southfield, lighting at Friendship Park Ball Field in Orion Township (Oakland County) and construction of 1.3 miles of trail at Grand River Ravines in Ottawa County.
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In 800 words or less, tell us why it is important to save money. How does saving money relate to social, political, or environmental challenges?
Deadline: Submission must be received by midnight on March 21, 2015.
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