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The program will have two funding categories: (1) Building Vibrant Communities; and (2) Expanding Access to Housing Opportunities. The Building Vibrant Communities category will support local and regional revitalization efforts, including economic drivers such as arts and cultural institutions that contribute to the overall vitality of the community.
Through its three funding programs, the foundation fosters sustainable communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures. The programs seek to dismantle the structural barriers that limit opportunity for many, helping to create communities that are prosperous, culturally enriching and sustainable.
The foundation focuses its giving in two key areas: (1) technology and engineering education and (2) public safety education. Programs that effectively blend these two content areas will be prioritized. Other priorities will include: reaching females and other underrepresented populations; Motorola Solutions employee engagement; robust partnerships between nonprofits and institutions in their communities; strong financial organizational health; and the ability to evaluate program impact and outcomes.
The National Institute of Justice (DOJ) is in the midst of releasing the bulk of its FY 2017 funding opportunities, which will provide millions of dollars in grants to improve the nationís criminal justice system. NIJ, DOJís research, development and evaluation agency, is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.
Grant seekers looking for K-12 education and financial literacy funding can investigate grants opportunities offered by a financial company and its foundation.
Fisher House Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation and Military Times plan to open 2017 Newman's Own Awards competition on Feb. 1. Once again, nonprofits will vie for a portion of $200,000 in funding.
Walmart and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are continuing to collaborate on the popular Acres for America program that funds the purchasing and preservation of one acre of wildlife habitat in the United States for every acre developed by the company.
The program provides food safety education, training, education and technical assistance to nutrition organizations, including food hubs and farm cooperatives. Successful awardees are required to closely interact with Food Safety Modernization Act Regional Centers.
The program provides grants to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students. Grantees also may use funds to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability.
The Education Dept. offers the final regulations to implement the accountability, school support and improvement, data reporting and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (PL 114-95). DoEd Secretary John B. King Jr. said the regulations support states in using their flexibility to provide a high-quality, well-rounded education, and ensure equity remains at the core of implementation.
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