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Company Promotes Financial Literacy

Grant seekers looking for K-12 education and financial literacy funding can investigate grants opportunities offered by a financial company and its foundation.

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Popular Competition Starts Feb. 1

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.

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Partners Continue ‘Acres’ Initiative

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.

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Session to Start FY 2018 Solicitation Drafting

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.

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Program to Enhance Hispanic Higher Education

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.

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Final Regulations Provide More Flexibility

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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New $7.5M Program to Fund Medical Research

Stand Up to Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research join forces to launch the $7.5 million SU2C Innovative Research Grants Program to support early-career scientists pursuing innovative research focused on immuno-oncology.

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Foundation Getting Ready for 2017 Giving

Each year applications are accepted during designated periods or cycles only. All states have two application cycles annually. Each state is assigned to either application cycles 1 and 3 or application cycles 2 and 4. Organizations may only apply for funding in the designated cycles assigned to their state.

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Training to Improve Worker Safety

Grantees will provide training and education programs for workers and employers on safety and health hazards in the workplace and inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under federal law. Applicants may apply for pilot and developmental awards.

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McNair Competition to Start Soon

The Office of Postsecondary Education is preparing the FY 2017 solicitation for its Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaurate Achievement program (CFDA Number: 84.217A), seeking insights from stakeholders on proposed changes through an Oct. 21 Federal Register notice. The program provides about $35 million each year to approximately 150 grantees.

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