Find Funding for your Business!

Dr. Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance Consulting discusses grant writing, services BPC offers, and how to get grants. She suggests diversifying your services, and communicating them well. Visit her website for a list of grants available for for-profit businesses.

Grants and Loans for Businesses through Non-Profits  http://bpcwi.com/grants-and-loans-for-businesses-through-non-profits/

Federal Funding Sources for Entrepreneurs  http://bpcwi.com/federal-funding-sources-for-entrepreneurs/

Wisconsin State Sources of Funding for Entrepreneurs  http://bpcwi.com/wisconsin-state-sources-of-funding-for-entrepreneurs/

American Indian Business Resources  http://bpcwi.com/american-indian-business-resources/

View our Client List

view our client listSelected Clients and Partners

Public Sector (Government & Education)

  1. Administration for Children & Families, Tribal Home Visiting,
  2. Arizona State University, AZ
  3. Bowler School District, WI
  4. California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA
  5. California State University, CA
  6. Cardinal Stritch University, WI
  7. College of St. Scholastica, MN
  8. Congressman Steve Kegan’s Planning Committee, WI
  9. Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) #6, WI
  10. Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) #12, WI
  11. DC Everest School District, Education Technology, WI
  12. Fox Valley Technical College, WI
  13. Green Bay Public Schools, WI
  14. Green Bay Public Schools, Title VII Indian Advisory Group, WI
  15. Gresham School District, WI
  16. Howard University, Washington DC
  17. Kansas State University, KS
  18. Lakeland Union High School, WI
  19. Lakeshore Technical College, WI
  20. Mid State Technical College, WI
  21. Milwaukee County, Health & Human Services, WI
  22. Milwaukee Public Schools, WI
  23. Minority Business Opportunity Council, WI
  24. Mississippi State, MS
  25. Nicolet Area Technical College, WI
  26. North Central Technical College, Wausau, WI
  27. Northeast WI Technical College, Board Member, Presidential Advisory Committee for Diversity, WI
  28. Northern Arizona University, AZ
  29. Northern Michigan University, MI
  30. Northwestern University, IL
  31. Oklahoma University, OK
  32. Pennsylvania State University, PA
  33. Norbert College, WI
  34. Shawano School District, Title VII Parent Committee, WI
  35. State of MT, Systems of Care, MT
  36. State of WI, Birth to 3 Interagency Coordinating Council, WI
  37. State of WI, Governor’s Interagency Collaborative Council, Quality Assurance Chair, WI
  38. State of WI, Governor’s WI Women’s Council, Appointee, WI
  39. State of WI, Lieutenant Governor’s Educational Achievement Task Force Member, WI
  40. State of WI, Office of Justice Assistance, WI
  41. Tennessee Tech University, TN
  42. University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Board of Regents, WI
  43. S. Administration for Native American Department, Washington DC
  44. S. Center for Disease Control, GA
  45. S. Department of Education, Washington DC
  46. S. Department of Commerce, WI Minority Business Opportunity Council, Advisor, WI
  47. S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Washington DC
  48. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Washington DC
  49. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington DC
  50. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education, Washington DC
  51. S. Office of Juvenile Justice, Washington DC
  52. Unity School District, WI
  53. University of Alaska, AK
  54. University of Illinois, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment, IL
  55. University of Kansas Center for Indigenous Nations Studies, Project Advisor, Book Reviewer, KS
  56. University of Maine, ME
  57. University of Minnesota, MN
  58. University of New Mexico, NM
  59. University of Oklahoma, Native American Studies, OK
  60. University of WI-Eau Claire, WI
  61. University of WI-Extension, WI
  62. University of WI-Green Bay, WI
  63. University of WI-Madison, WI
  64. University of WI-Milwaukee, WI
  65. University of WI-Oshkosh, WI
  66. University of WI-Stevens Point, WI
  67. University of WI-System, WI
  68. University of WI-Whitewater, WI
  69. Village of Gresham, WI
  70. Viterbo University, WI
  71. Wausaukee School District, WI
  72. Winter School District, WI
  73. WI Center for Education Research, WI
  74. WI Department of Administration, WI
  75. WI Department of Public Instruction, WI
  76. WI Department of Transportation, 41 Project Advisory Committee, Member, WI
  77. WI Interagency Collaborative Council, Quality Assurance, Chair, WI
  78. WI Office of Justice Assistance, WI

 

Native American (Tribal Government, Non-Profit, & For Profit)

  1. All Mission Indian Housing Authority, CA
  2. American Educational Research Association, Indigenous People of the Americas, Secretary, Washington DC
  3. American Evaluation Association’s Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation, Special Interest Group, Secretary, MA
  4. American Indian Alaska Native Crime & Justice Research & Criminal Justice Technology Assessment Project, Peer Reviewer, Washington DC
  5. American Indian Chamber of Commerce, Indigenous Education Committee Board Member & Chair, WI
  6. American Indian Chamber of Commerce, First American Capital Corp, WI
  7. American Indian Chamber of Fox Valley, WI
  8. American Indian Science & Engineering Society, NM
  9. College of Menominee Nation, WI
  10. Dennis Hipsher Trucking, Inc, WI
  11. East-West University, Leadership Advisory Board, WI
  12. Forest County Potawatomi, WI
  13. Gedakina Advisory Board, Member, NH
  14. Great Lakes Intertribal Council Inc., WI
  15. Ho-Chunk Nation, WI
  16. Hoopa Valley, CA
  17. Indian Summer Festival, Art/Media Reviewer, WI
  18. Intercultural Leadership Initiative, WI
  19. Journal of American Indian Education, Journal Review Board Member, Editorial Board, AZ
  20. Karuk Tribe, CA
  21. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, MI
  22. Lac Courte Oreilles, WI
  23. Lac du Flambeau School, WI
  24. Lac du Flambeau Tribal Labor Advisory Committee, WI
  25. Lower Sioux Indian Community, MN
  26. Marlow Martin Logging, WI
  27. Menominee Indian Business Center, WI
  28. Menominee Indian Chamber, WI
  29. Menominee Indian School District, WI
  30. Menominee Indian Tribe, WI
  31. Mohican Family Center, WI
  32. Mooretown Rancheria, CA
  33. National Congress of American Indians: Policy Research Center, Washington DC
  34. National Indian Child Welfare Association, OR
  35. National Indian Education Association, Washington DC
  36. Native American Journalists Association, OK
  37. Native American Management Services, VA
  38. Native Americans in Philanthropy, MN
  39. Native Research Network, UT
  40. Northwoods NiiJii, WI
  41. Oneida Tribe, WI
  42. Pawnee Nation, OK
  43. Sac & Fox Tribe, IA
  44. Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, MI
  45. Seminole Tribe, Native Learning Center, FL
  46. Spotted Eagle Inc., WI
  47. Stockbridge Munsee Tribal Community, WI
  48. Stockbridge Munsee Historical Committee, WI
  49. Susanville Indian Rancheria, CA
  50. Tribal College Journal, CO
  51. Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, CO
  52. Tribal Law & Policy Institute, CA
  53. United South & East Tribes, TN
  54. Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Charter School, WI
  55. Winds of Change Magazine, CO
  56. Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance, WI
  57. Wisconsin Indian Education Association, WI
  58. Yurok Tribe, CA

 

Non-Profit/Philanthropic Sector

  1. Alliance for Community Peace, IL
  2. American Civil Liberties Union, NY
  3. American Evaluation Association, MA
  4. American Institute for Research, Washington DC
  5. American Journal of Evaluation, Journal Review Board Member, MA
  6. American Legion Post #117,WI
  7. American Vets, WI
  8. Annie E. Casey Foundation, MD
  9. Aspen Institute, Center for Native American Youth, DC
  10. Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, WI
  11. Great Lakes Industrial History Center, OH
  12. High Scope, MI
  13. Honor Inc.,FL
  14. Institute of Women’s Policy Research, Technical / Scientific Reviewer, WI
  15. Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation, Editorial Board, MI
  16. National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, STEM Equity Pipeline Project, Consultant, PA
  17. National At-Risk Education Network Wisconsin Chapter, WI
  18. National Science Foundation, Grant Reviewer-DRK12, VA
  19. National Small Business Association, Member, DC
  20. New Directions for Evaluation, Editorial Board Member, MA
  21. New North Small Business, WI
  22. Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, WI
  23. Northwest Area Foundation, MN
  24. MGT of America, FL
  25. Public Allies, Inc., WI
  26. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NJ
  27. Rural Health Initiative of Shawano, WI
  28. SEVA Foundation, CA
  29. Shawano Area Veterans, WI
  30. Shawano Chamber of Commerce, WI
  31. Shawano County Economic Progress Inc., WI
  32. Small Business Development Center, WI
  33. Space Education Initiatives, WI
  34. VFW,WI
  35. K. Kellogg Foundation, MI
  36. WestEd, CA
  37. WI Procurement Institute, WI
  38. Wisconsin Association of School Boards, WI
  39. WI Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, WI
  40. World Hope Foundation, CA

 

Private Sector

  1. About Learning, Inc., IL
  2. Avar Consulting, Inc., MD
  3. Best & Flanagan Law Office, MN
  4. Cable in the Classroom
  5. Caldwell & Associates, NC
  6. Capitol One, WI
  7. Communication Works, DC
  8. Danya International, MD
  9. Exceed Corporation, MD
  10. Fitnessology, WI
  11. IMPAQ International, Washington DC
  12. Kittleman & Associates LLC,IL
  13. Manhattan Strategy Group, MD
  14. Master Key Consulting, MD
  15. McRel International, CO
  16. National Institute for School Leadership, Washington DC
  17. OPUS International Consultants, Inc., MI
  18. Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation, Advisory Committee Member, MD
  19. Randy Hella & Associates, MN
  20. REAP Change Consultants, CA
  21. Robles-Schrader Consulting, IL
  22. Russell Research, NJ
  23. Sacred Heart School, WI
  24. Shawano Leader, WI
  25. Shope Performance Group, OH
  26. Space Explorers, WI
  27. WestAt, MD

 

Enjoy this video sample of BPC Projects and Partners.

News From Shawano Country Chamber: Great Mother’s Day Gift!

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NEW: Fund Raising Training & Technical Assistance Services: INTERACTIVE & CUSTOMIZED

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1.23.15 Dept – Program Mgmt Grant Training Flyer

Grant Writing Training

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What Can BPC Do for You?

Services BPC Can Provide for You:

  • Business and/or educational consulting services
  • Grant Evaluation
  • Leadership and staff training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical assistance to support school improvement efforts
  • Needs Assessments

Bridging Tribal and non-Tribal groups on policy, research, strategic planning, and evaluation topics
Assistance working with at risk and diverse communities

Certifications:

Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) WisDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
8A Certified

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Product Service Codes (PSC) and the Federal Supply Codes (FSC): (http://www.sider.com/fsc.htm)

AB11 – Crime Prevention and Control (Basic Research)
AB12 – Crime Prevention and Control (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AB31 – Rural Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB36 – Rural Services and Development (Management/Support of R&D)
AB41 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB91 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB92 – Urban Services and Development (Applied Research/Exploratory
Development)
AE21 – Product or Service Improvement (Basic Research)
AE91 – Economic Growth-Productivity (Basic Research)
AE92 – Economic Growth-Productivity (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AF10 – Educational (Unclassified)
AF11 – R&D – Education: Educational (Basic Research)
AF12 – R&D – Education: Educational (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AF13 – R&D – Education: Educational (Advanced Development)
AF14 – R&D – Education: Educational (Engineering Development)
AF15 – R&D – Education: Educational (Operational Systems Development)
AF16 – R&D – Education: Educational (Management/Support)
AF17 – R&D – Education: Educational (Commercialized)
B542 – Educational
G010 – Dir Aid Tribal Government-Di (PL 93-638)
R405 – Operations Research
R407 – Program Evaluation
R408 – Program Management Support
R410 – Program Review Development
R422 – Phone and Field Interview
R702 – Data Collection
U001 – Training Services – Lectures for Training
U002 – Training Services – Personnel Testing
U004 – Training Services – Scientific and Management Education
U006 – Training Services – Vocational – Technical Training
U008 – Training Services – Training/Curriculum Development
U010 – Training Services – Certifications and Accreditations
U099 – Training Services – Other Educational and Training Service

DOT Commodity Codes: (http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/business/purchase/vendoreg.htm)

906 64 – Planning, Urban (community, regional, area wide, and state)
924 10 – Training Services
948 21 – Consulting Services
952 60 – Job Search Workshop
952 90 – Training and Instruction (for clients, not staff)
961 32 – Environmental Impact Studies
961 34 – Feasibility Studies (all kinds)
956 70 – Research Services
961 03 – Analytical Studies and Survey Service

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Codes:

91800 – Consulting Services
91803 – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Consulting Services
91832 – Consulting Services (not otherwise classified)
91890 – Strategic Technology Planning and Consulting Services
92405 – Advisory Services, Educational
92416 – Course Development Services, Instructional/Training
92419 – Educational Research Services
92435 – In-Service Training (For Employees)
92460 – Not-For- Credit Classes, Seminars, Workshops, etc.
92464 – Partnering Workshop Facilitation Services 95277 – Research and Evaluation, Human Services 96129 – Economic Impact Studies
92132 – Environmental Impact Studies
96160 – Public Opinion Surveys

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes:

541611 – Administrative, Business and General Management Consulting Services
Business Start-Up Consulting Services Reorganizational Consulting Services Strategic Planning Consulting Services
541612 – Human Resources Consulting Services
Employee Assessment Consulting Services
541613 – Marketing Consulting Services
541618 – Other Management Consulting Services
541720 – Behavioral Research and Development Services

  • Business Research and Development Services
  • Cognitive Research and Development Services
  • Demographic Research and Development Services
  • Economic Research and Development Services
  • Humanities Research and Development Services
  • Learning Disabilities Research and Development Services
  • Psychology Research and Development Services
  • Social Science Research and Development Services
  • Sociological Research and Development Services
  • Sociology Research and Development Services

611110 – Elementary and Secondary Schools
611430 – Professional and Management Development Training
611710 – Educational Support Services

BOWMAN PERFORMANCE CONSULTING: Summary Capabilities Statement

WHO WE ARE:
Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research & evaluation company.
Located in Shawano, WI BPC (www.bpcwi.com) provides services to a national clientele from the public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors. BPC gathers measurable and meaningful data from clients and their stakeholders/customers so that individuals, programs, and organizations can use the data, improve performance, and build capacity from our value-added services in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term. BPC services fall under four main categories: research, development, implementation, and evaluation.
At BPC we envision a better world that serves the needs of all people in a culturally sensitive, appropriate, and academically rigorous way. When people are given the skills they need and have access to relevant information they remember and understand they are engaged and empowered through the services, processes, and deliverables that BPC facilitates with them. At BPC we help people, organizations, and systems build capacity with the goal of helping them to become self-sufficient.
Examples of services: feasibility studies, needs assessments, focus groups, surveying, No Child Left Behind support and compliance, program development, organizational improvement design, developing cultural/contextual relevance for programs and training, data analysis, program monitoring, organizational accreditation/certification, curriculum development for individualized materials and/or training, leadership training, customer service training, communication training, strategic planning, literature reviews, qualitative/quantitative (mixed method) research studies, and program, organizational, and systems evaluation.

WHAT WE SELL:

BPC services fall under four main categories: research, development, implementation, and evaluation.
1. Research services involves studies to document baseline information; test ideas, programs, or theories; and/or to find innovative solutions to problems. Examples: feasibility studies, policy studies, workforce studies, literature reviews, customer service studies, or market studies/analysis.
2. Development services include creation of new policies, programs, organizational, or systemic processes that support long-range efforts by the organization. Examples: professional development for staff; board or leadership training; policy and handbook development; creation of a strategic plan; or development of funding proposals.
3. Implementation services are better known as technical assistance and these services help the client to fully develop ideas, programming, or organizational structures. Examples include: implementation support for new grants or programs; monitoring and providing feedback on new policy/procedural implementation; working on certifications/accreditations; or providing support for implementation of a new strategic plan or workforce practice learned through trainings.
4. Evaluation services help the client understand the short and long-term impacts by developing common performance metrics and indicators so changes in the human, program, organizational, or systems are documented. Data is generated for intended changes to document baselines and so short-term impacts are noted and supports or hindrances for changes are known (process/implementation data). Trend data is gathered over a longer time frame to know the annual or longitudinal (multiple year) impacts of programs, policies, procedures, or other organizational/systemic strategies (outcome data). Examples include: needs assessments; external grant evaluations; setting up monitoring/performance systems; or data retreats using evaluation or research data generated by the client and/or BPC to make data-driven and strategic decisions about programming, workforce, or organizational initiatives.

WHO WE SELL TO:

BPC provides services to the public, private, non-profit, and Tribal sectors and our primary target markets are educational, academic, and Native American communities. We work in a “multi-jurisdictional” manner to support collaborative projects that enrich all who participate. Often these customers work together on joint projects but have lowered capacity, working knowledge, practical experiences, and/or sensitivity to the culture, context, or community needs that the projects are being implemented into. BPC serves to work “with” clients and not “on” them in order to build authentic partnerships and active participants in the project. Through grant funded projects (public and non-profit sources); government sponsored initiatives (Public and Tribal Governments); and private sector partnerships BPC provides services where these target markets all meet by building capacity, strengthening coalitions, and supporting effective and evidence or research based programming. BPC’s multijurisdictional projects and services have been carried out through projects in the disciplines of: health, education, human services, justice, economic development, transportation, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In summary, BPC’s value-added client services allow the greatest opportunity for success so positive changes can be institutionalized and sustained after the project ends.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY:

BPC generates revenue through services on a fee-per-client basis not contingency. Seeking long-term projects (3 to 5 years), BPC has had organizational stability since 2001 through multi-year grant evaluations, research projects, and technical assistance/development projects. Since 2001, annual organizational revenues have ranged from $350,000 to $800,000. BPC tracks how projects are garnered and over 80% are by repeat/word-of-mouth customers and/or due to minority/specialized certification procurement/contract award requirements. BPC is often hired as a subcontractor on large multi-million, multi-state, and/or multi-year government, non-profit, or educational projects. Beyond our strong educational training and solid work experience, BPC is also a state/nationally certified woman, minority, disadvantaged, scientific, and Native American firm. Consequently, strategic partnership building, professional services, on-or under budget deliverables, and marketing are important to BPC’s overall financial health. BPC’s collaborative partnerships and innovative marketing includes electronic, traditional, presentations, publications, and working pro bono with colleagues on task forces, committees, boards, and through presenting/publishing.

Nicole R. Bowman, Owner

Phone: 715-526-9240 Fax: 715-526-6028

Email: nicky@bpcwi.com www.bpcwi.com

Grant Writing Part III: Evaluation and Data Collection to Secure Funding

Starts April 10th

5-7 pm Shawano Community Middle School Room 103

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Grant Writing Part III:  Evaluation and Data Collection to Secure Funding

Wrap up this grant writing series with Evaluation 101, the essential fourth part of the Comprehensive Grant Writing Cycle. Understand the importance of evaluation and data collection for securing and sustaining funding, programming, and evidence based practices. Leave with an overview of key evaluation terms and strategies. Learn to document evidence and “tell your story” to funding agencies in order to keep funding streams coming in to sustain projects and programs for long-term success! Participants will learn how to develop a basic evaluation design that includes outcomes, performance measures, and data collection instruments which are both effective and easy to use. The class will provide evaluation examples, hands-on experiences, and resources (lists/templates) for collecting evaluation data throughout the implementation of the newly funded program.

To register for the SCE Grant Writing classes call Shawano Community Education (715) 526-2192 ext. 3102 or register online!


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Starts March 6th

5-7 pm Shawano Community Middle School Room 103

1050 South Union Street,
Shawano, WI 54166

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

BPC Business Overview

Company/Vendor Overview

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is an award winning professional and scientific consulting business that serves a diverse national clientele as a teaming partner working “with” clients not “on” them.  BPC holds multiple scientific and business credentials including small, disadvantaged, woman, and minority (Native American) owned.  The four primary service areas of BPC are:  research, evaluation, development, and technical training/assistance.  Since 2001 BPC has served on hundreds of projects as a teaming partner or contracted service agency.  The sectors BPC serves are public governments, program offices, and agencies (55%); tribal governments, program offices, and agencies (30%); and the non-profit sector (15%) in the areas of economic, business, and workforce development.

 

SERVICE AREA

SAMPLE of SERVICES

1. Research
Feasibility studies, market research, business literature reviews, funding research, developing instruments (surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.), database development and analysis, and designing/collecting data for research studies
2. Evaluation
External evaluation of economic or business development grants or initiatives; policy studies, creating performance indicators for programs or the workforce; and documentation of evidence-based best practices
3. Development/Training
Community coalition development, strategic planning, professional development, policy or systems development, grant proposal development, executive leadership or board trainings, and parent/family or community advocacy trainings
4. Technical Assistance
Supporting a new project or grant implementation; providing technical guidance to regulatory, funding, or online reporting profile set up and use; and assisting minority, women, veteran owned, etc. businesses to become certified at the municipal, state, federal, or tribal government level
Content Area Expertise
Providing culturally and contextually (rural, urban, tribal) responsive services in the four service areas noted above related to diversity (racial/ethnic, gender, orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) and in particular, Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities.

 

You may a complete listing of BPC services by going to www.bpcwi.com and selecting the “BPC Company Capabilities Statement & Commodity Codes”.  Additional client references, project work samples, and free resources may be accessed on BPC’s website too or are available upon request.  To keep in touch about the latest events and free resources please follow BPC via:

  • BPC Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/BowmanPerformanceConsulting (like us!)
  • BPC Twitter Account:  @NBPC1 (follow us!)
  • BPC LinkedIn Page:  Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape)
  • BPC You Tube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/bpcwi
  • Nicole R. Bowman, President/Founder
  • E-Mail:  info@bpcwi.com
  • Office Phone:  715-526-9240 Office Fax:  715-526-6028
  • Mailing Address:  271 River Pine Drive Shawano, WI 54166
  • Physical Address:  715 East Green Bay Street Shawano, WI 54166

 

 

Custom Training and Consulting Upon RequestBowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

Native Health News Alliance Enhances Awareness in Native Communities

najaBowman Performance Consulting provides evaluation and technical assistance services to ensure Native American Journalists Association/Native Health News Alliance health information kiosks and social media outreach are culturally responsive in a virtual context. Project focus is specifically on oral health and breastfeeding. Funding provided through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

*More about the project from Native American Journalists Association.

NORMAN, Okla. — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), headquartered in Norman, Okla., announced a partnership with the Native Health News Alliance (NHNA), which aims to provide greater, improved coverage of health issues across Indian Country.

The project is funded by a $157,537 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation located in Battle Creek, Mich., June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.

Www.NativeHealthNews.com will serve as a health information cooperative for American Indian media. Any journalist covering Native health can create a username to login, contribute and share their stories.

The website was developed in February 2012 through collaboration between NAJA members Teresa Trumbly Lamsam (Osage) and Rhonda LeValdo (Acoma Pueblo), who recognized a need for enhanced coverage of health issues facing their own Native communities.

Reporting kiosks will be a primary NHNA feature, offering journalists reliable, pre-packaged background information on a health issue of particular concern to indigenous communities. Native journalists will be encouraged to localize the issue and then share their stories with the larger community through the NHNA cooperative.

NAJA will contract with freelance journalists to create the first news kiosks on breastfeeding and oral health. The kiosks will include a series of reports that include text, informational graphics, images and video reports as appropriate.

Lamsam, associate professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha, serves as NHNA board president and executive editor.

“When the tragedy of disease is so prominent within your own families and communities, you either give in to it or you find that spark of resiliency,” Lamsam said. “I chose to dig deep and find that spark and that’s when it happened. What I started seeing around me were the stories of wellness, even among those who were struggling the hardest with health.”

LeValdo and Lamsam initially recruited fellow American Indian journalists and launched a citizen wellness blog, Wellbound Storytellers (WBS), in May 2012 to share their unique fitness journeys.

“Our original idea was the WBS would be a blog for Native journalists to get real about their health and become role models in their communities,” Lamsam said. “But, we had such an interest from other Natives, that we opened it up to the non-journalists as well.”

Eventually, the idea for WBS served as the model for a web-based virtual reporting assistant for Native media outlets. NAJA members can now expand their Native health news content by utilizing NHNA resources as an information base and cooperative network for the coverage of shared American Indian health issues.

“Through the website, our goal is to not only provide assistance to resource-strapped Native media but also to provide the avenue for Native American journalists to become the national media leaders in setting the news agenda for health in Indian Country,” Lamsam said.

LeValdo, Haskell Indian Nations University media instructor and NAJA board president, said she hopes NHNA will have a positive impact on the welfare of Indian Country and Native media by providing another opportunity for members to tell their own stories.

“NAJA now has an opportunity to provide content for use by national media outlets while also helping tribal communities by sharing information beneficial to them.  We are excited to work with our NAJA members in this endeavor,” LeValdo said.

About NAJA:

NAJA serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures. NAJA recognizes Native Americans as distinct peoples based on tradition and culture. In this spirit, NAJA educates and unifies its membership through journalism programs that promote diversity and defends challenges to free press, speech and expression.

NAJA is committed to increasing the representation of Native journalists in mainstream media. NAJA encourages both mainstream and tribal media to attain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and responsibility.

For more information, visit www.nativehealthnews.com or www.NAJA.com.

About the W. K Kellogg Foundation:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.

About Bowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research & evaluation company.  Located in Shawano, WI BPC (www.bpcwi.com) provides services to a national clientele from the public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC gathers measurable and meaningful data from clients and their stakeholders/customers so that individuals, programs, and organizations can use the data, improve performance, and build capacity from our value-added services in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term.  BPC services fall under four main categories: * research, development, implementation, and evaluation*.

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

Commodity Codes

BPC has many commodity codes based on the level of government (State, Federal, Tribal, or Municipal), the certifying agency, and the registered website that BPC has a profile created on.  In this next section you will learn about all the various agencies and procurement websites that BPC is registered at and the relevant commodity codes associated with BPC’s service areas.  First, BPC is a certified business that is registered in the US Federal Government’s System for Award Management (SAM) which has replaced the Central Contract Registration (CCR).  The SAM (https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/) follows the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes.

BPC’s NAICS codes are as follows (http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/):

  • 541611 – Administrative, Business and General Management Consulting Services
    • Business Start-Up Consulting Services
    • Reorganizational Consulting Services
    • Strategic Planning Consulting Services
    • 541612 – Human Resources Consulting Services
      • Employee Assessment Consulting Services
    • 541613 – Marketing Consulting Services
    • 541618 – Other Management Consulting Services
    • 541720 – Behavioral Research and Development Services
      • Business Research and Development Services
      • Cognitive Research and Development Services
      • Demographic Research and Development Services
      • Economic Research and Development Services
      • Humanities Research and Development Services
        • Learning Disabilities Research and Development Services
        • Psychology Research and Development Services
        • Social Science Research and Development Services
        • Sociological Research and Development Services
        • Sociology Research and Development Services
  • 611110 – Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • 611430 – Professional and Management Development
  • 611710 – Educational Support Services

BPC’s Federal Product Service Codes (PSC) and Federal Supply Codes (FSC) are as follows (https://www.fsd.gov/app/home):

  • AB11 – Crime Prevention and Control (Basic Research)
  • AB12 – Crime Prevention and Control (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
  • AB31 – Rural Services and Development (Basic Research)
  • AB36 – Rural Services and Development (Management/Support of R&D)
  • AB41 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
  • AB91 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
  • AB92 – Urban Services and Development (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
  • AE21 – Product or Service Improvement  (Basic Research)
  • AE91 – Economic Growth-Productivity (Basic Research)
  • AE92 – Economic Growth-Productivity  (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
  • AF10 – Educational (Unclassified)
  • AF11 – R&D – Education: Educational (Basic Research)
  • AF12 – R&D – Education: Educational (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
  • AF13 – R&D – Education: Educational (Advanced Development)
  • AF14 – R&D – Education: Educational (Engineering Development)
  • AF15 – R&D – Education: Educational (Operational Systems Development)
  • AF16 – R&D – Education: Educational (Management/Support)
  • AF17 – R&D – Education: Educational (Commercialized)
  • B542 – Educational
  • G010 – Dir Aid Tribal Government-Di (PL93-638)
  • R405 – Operations Research
  • R407 – Program Evaluation
  • R408 – Program Management-Support
  • R410 – Program Review-Development
  • R422 – Phone and Field Interview
  • R702 – Data Collection
  • U001 – Training Services – Lectures for Training
  • U002 – Training Services – Personnel Testing
  • U004 – Training Services – Scientific and Management Education
  • U006 – Training Services – Vocational – Technical Training
  • U008 – Training Services – Training/Curriculum Development
  • U010 – Training Services – Certifications and Accreditations
  • U099 – Training Services – Other Educational and Training Services

BPC’s National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Codes are as follows (https://www.fsd.gov/app/home):

  • 91800 – Consulting Services
  • 91803 – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Consulting Services
  • 91832 – Consulting Services (not otherwise classified)
  • 91890 – Strategic Technology Planning and Consulting Services
  • 92405 – Advisory Services, Educational
  • 92416 – Course Development Services, Instructional/Training
  • 92419 – Educational Research Services
  • 92435 – In-Service Training (For Employees)
  • 92460 – Not-For- Credit Classes, Seminars, Workshops, etc.
  • 92464 – Partnering Workshop Facilitation Services
  • 95277 – Research and Evaluation, Human Services
  • 96129 – Economic Impact Studies
  • 92132 – Environmental Impact Studies
  • 96160 – Public Opinion Surveys

BPC’s State of WI Department of Transportation Commodity Codes are as follows: (http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/business/purchase/vendoreg.htm)

  • 906 64 – Planning, Urban (community, regional, area wide, and state)
  • 924 10 – Training Services
  • 948 21 – Consulting Services
  • 952 60 – Job Search Workshop
  • 952 90 – Training and Instruction (for clients, not staff)
  • 961 32 – Environmental Impact Studies
  • 961 34 – Feasibility Studies (all kinds)
  • 956 70 – Research Services
  • 961 03 – Analytical Studies and Survey Services

NOTE:  BPC is also registered with the WI Vendornet System (WI State Procurement Website), many Native American (TERO, Indian Preference) procurement databases, local or State Chambers of Commerce or Economic Development databases, and professional/academic service databases. For more information please contact Nicole Bowman, BPC President at nicky@bpcwi.com or 715-526-9240.

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Bowman Performance Consulting 271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI 54166 ♦ Phone: 715-526-9240 ♦ Fax: 715-526-6028