American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

The American Association of University Women strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization’s founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

AAUW is accepting applications for its Community Action Grants Program, an annual program that provides funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

The program offers one-year grants of up to $7,000 to support community-based projects and two-year grants of up to $10,000 to provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Project topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration will be given to projects focused on the achievements of K-12 girls and community college women in science, technology, engineering, or math.

To be eligible, individual applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the U.S., and grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the U.S. or its territories.

See the AAUW website for complete program guidelines and application procedures

Landing Native American Scholarships and Grants for Colleges

101 Tips for Landing Native American Scholarships and Grants for College

Whether you’re a freshmen or a senior, life after high school has probably crossed your mind once or twice. If it hasn’t that’s okay, there’s always time to think about it. Some of you probably knew you were going to college early on; for others, it could be a fresh thought. In this free guide Dr. Dean Chavers addresses the subject of college scholarships available to Native students while debunking a variety of myths and false assumptions about scholarship applications. Chavers co-founded Catching the Dream, a national scholarship program for Native American college applicants. He’s well familiar with the rules and best practices that every student should know when applying for grants, financial aid and scholarships, and understands the frustrations experienced by applicants and scholarship program administrators alike. For a brush up on grammar before filling out those scholarship applications, Chavers ends with a quick lesson that will help you write better.

Get a copy of the full report here.

Apply Now For The Access Group/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Grant!




Apply today to receive funding to conduct research on legal, graduate, or professional education with the Access Group/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program. The grant competition promotes scholarship on issues related to access, affordability, and the value of legal and professional education. Researchers may analyze pre-existing data or include construction of a new dataset in their proposal.

The application deadline is December 19, 2016!

Apply here:


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

Federal Funding Sources for Entrepreneurs

Wisconsin State Sources of Funding for Entrepreneurs

American Indian Business Resources

Few Slots Left for Grant Reviewer

There are a few slots left for grant reviewers with evaluation background to collaborate with the Office of Family Assistance at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ACF has solicited grant proposals for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood programs and each grant review panel must include some experts with background in program design, and some experts with program evaluation experience. Given your background in program evaluation, we are asking you to consider applying to participate in the grant review panels. If you know of any advanced graduate students, postdocs, or junior or mid-level faculty who may be interested as well, please forward this request to them.

The OFA Healthy Marriage grant reviews are scheduled during the dates of Monday, August 3rd – Friday, August 15th, 2015 and the OFA Responsible Fatherhood grant reviews are scheduled during the dates of Monday, August 17th – Friday, August 28th, 2015. Reviewers will be given an honorarium of $1,200 for each two-week cycle they participate in-if selected they will have a chance to indicate their interest in and availability for one or both of the reviews. During this timeframe, each panel will evaluate eight to ten applications.  Evaluation of each application will include scoring of applications and providing detailed narrative comments. The reviews will be conducted individually off-site, with telephone conferences of four-person review panels held at the end of each cycle.

We ask that you forward this information broadly to relevant students and colleagues.  Individuals interested in serving on review panels are asked to submit their CV – and it is recommended that the CV include a one paragraph statement describing their training and experience using experimental and quasi-experimental program evaluation methods – to Emily Snoek at Mathematica Policy Research at<> as soon as possible.  Individuals will be screened and, if appropriate, asked to complete an on-line application for joining a review panel. Please note that individuals serving as grant reviewers cannot be proposed for any role in a grant application for a Healthy Marriage or Responsible Fatherhood program.

If you or a colleague is interested, please act quickly, as this opportunity will be closing soon.

Which Grant Is For You?

Nicole Bowman presents an overview of which grant types are available.


Lunch and Learn 2015

Very successful Lunch and Learn on “Grant Writing at  a Glance: An Overview and Beginning a Conversation About Grants for Non-Profits”

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


1.23.15 Dept – Program Mgmt Grant Training Flyer

Tribal Funding Sources


  1. Tribal:
    1. Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country Grant Program,

i.      Offers financial and technical assistance to Indian Tribes for the evaluation and development of renewable energy resources and implementation of energy efficiency on tribal lands. Since 2002, the Tribal Energy Program has invested $48.1 million in 175 tribal energy projects across the Nation.

  1. First American Capital Corporations Revolving Loan Fund,

i.      The criteria for funding projects and providing a loan will be based on the merit of the proposed project, financial need of the applicant, availability of funds and ability to meet FACC’s program guidelines. FACC has a limited amount of funds to lend and therefore the staff has to underwrite the loans that create the most impact, both economically and socially.





  1. GLITC Economic Development Administration Business Loans,

i.      GLITC’s EDA program assists tribes in planning and implementing economic development strategies derived from their own comprehensive development planning. The GLITC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is approved by the Board of directors, consisting of priorities for development planning activity into which tribal public works projects can fall. EDA provides funds for public works projects that aid or enhance private economic development.

  1. Menominee Revolving Loan Fund,

i.      Provides a means for eligible applicants to obtain financing for business purposes.

  1. NiiJii Capital Partners Inc. Business Loans,

i.      Four different types of loans are offered by NiiCAP: 1. Super Micro Loan: Under $2,000. Loans in this category require minimal documentation; 2. Micro Loans: $2,000 – $50,000. Loans in this category – (The majority of NiiCaP’s lending activity) fall within this area, and requires projections, market analysis and a business plan; 3. Small Business Loans – Greater than $50,000. Loans in this category require more extensive financial information; 4. Community Organization Loans: These loans are strictly for not-for-profit (501c3) organizations.

Federal Funding Sources for Entrepreneurs

  1.  Federal:
    1. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Business Funding,

i.      Provides up to $1,050,000 in funding to small business firms and partners for the research and development (R&D) of commercially viable education technology products.

  1. The program accepts proposals through many different tracks:
    1. Agriculture,
    2. Defense,
    3. Education,
    4. Energy,
    5. Health & Human Services,
    6. Homeland Security,
    7. Science & Technology,
    8. Transportation,
  2. SBA Small Business Loans,

i.      The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs designed to meet the needs of small businesses. SBA does not make direct loans to small businesses. Rather, SBA sets the guidelines for loans, and the loans are then made by its partners (lenders, community development organizations and micro lending institutions). The SBA guarantees that these loans will be repaid, thus eliminating some of the risk to the lending partners.