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Delta Region to See Improved Health Care

The program provides financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education and research institutions. The Delta Region is located adjacent to the Mississippi River as it passes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

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Car Company to Start Grantmaking May 1

The foundation has five funding categories: (1) education and literacy; (2) environmental conservation; (3) cross-cultural understanding; (4) social welfare; and (5) scientific research.

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Bereavement Centers Can Receive Funding

The program funds bereavement support services and grief counseling for children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one. The foundation gives strong preference to independent bereavement centers and camps that: are not affiliated with a hospice or hospital; demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers; and have multicultural competence in addressing children and adolescent’s bereavement needs.

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Popular Programs May See Funding Increases in FY 2016

The Administration for Children & Families (HHS) provides an update on the FY 2016 solicitations for its popular Basic Center Program and Street Outreach Program, including potential funding increases.

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(COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT) Common Counsel Foundation Offers Range of Funding

Private Funder: Common Counsel Foundation; Opportunity: 2011 funding programs; Funding Focus: Community development; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Varies. Summary:  The Common Counsel Foundation administers a number of funding programs for a ra...

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(NUTRITION) Jewel-Osco Focuses on Nutrition

(Deadline: Rolling) Grocery chain Jewel-Osco provides funding for the following three types of endeavors through its corporate giving program: hunger relief, nutritional education and environmental stewardship. Nonprofits in Illinois and Indiana with Jewel-Osco stores in their communities can apply ...

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(ENVIRONMENT) EPA Offers Conservation Grants in Six States

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Program: Resource Conservation Challenge Program (Region 5) (CFDA Number: 66.808) (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R5-LCD-2010); Eligibility: Governments and institutions of higher education in Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and...

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(EDUCATION) Duncan Urges Schools to Direct IDEA Funding Toward Students With Disabilities

Education Secy. Arne Duncan urges states and school districts to direct the $10 billion in extra Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding toward services for students with disabilities and not use the money to merely plug school budget holes. Duncan notes the American Recovery and...

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(MINORITIES) Spencer Focuses on Education

(Deadline: Rolling) The Chicago-based Spencer Foundation provides funding for research and programs that offer new insights into education, how classroom instruction is conducted and ways to close the achievement gap for minority students. The foundation funds grants that range from $5,000 to sligh...

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(EARLY EDUCATION) Most States Hold Line against Pre-K Funding Cuts

Facing massive budget cuts, most states decided to protect funding for early childhood education, 29 states and the District of Columbia chose to increase or hold steady funding for pre-kindergarten education, according to an analysis the Pew Center on the States. Legislators added dollars for exis...

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