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USDA announces Community Connect Grant Program webinars

USDA announces Community Connect Grant Program webinars

USDA Webinars Regarding the Community Connect Grant Program

 

April 5, 1 pm EDT

April 10, 1 pm EDT

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host webinars focused on the Community Connect Grant Program. These webinars will inform participants about the major eligibility and regulatory requirements of the program and will provide detailed guidance on how to submit a successful application. There will also be time for participants to ask the speakers specific questions about putting together an application.

On March 15, the Community Connect Grant Program’s Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) was published in the Federal Register.  A copy can be found here.

You can register for the April 5 session here and the April 10 session here. We recommend you do this registration early and run a system check to ensure quick access on the day of the webinar.

If the above registration link does not work, please copy & paste https://cc.readytalk.com/r/5pj6gcnhk5hb&eom into your browser for the April 5th session or https://cc.readytalk.com/r/54s0o7ogdupz&eom for the April 10th session.

Questions? Please contact the RUS at deborah.anderson@wdc.usda.gov or gayle.buckner@wdc.usda.gov or call (202) 720-0800 with any questions about these events.

Further details can be found in the attached flyer.

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Emerging Leaders Fund seeks nonprofit organization nominations

Emerging Leaders Fund seeks nonprofit organization nominations

The Claneil Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fund cohort. We are looking for emerging, high-potential nonprofit organizations in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions led by executive directors who think outside of the box and have a thirst for learning.

Each grantee receives $240,000 in unrestricted funding over four years, and is eligible to request up to $10,000 in professional development funds to support its designated leader(s). Ultimately, 2-3 candidates will be selected for the 2019 cohort.

What we are looking for:
Organizations have typically been in existence between 3 – 5 years, and have budgets of less than $1 million. Organizations should be working on the “cutting edge” of one or more of the following issues: education, hunger & nutrition/food system, health & human services, environment.

It only takes a few minutes to nominate!
Simply email me (mwalker@claneil.org) the leader’s name, organization, location, and a few sentences explaining the reason for your 
nomination by March 15. If you happen to know the year the organization was founded and its current organizational budget, please include that as well. Self-nominations are not accepted.

 

About

Historically, the Claneil Foundation has believed in the power of innovation in the non-profit world as a catalyst for social change. The Emerging Leaders Fund was created to support the critical role that executive directors play in launching and growing early-stage organizations. The Foundation recognizes that these individuals and their organizations face unique internal and external challenges: they devote time and energy to the everyday demands of building an organization while developing new thinking, trying untested approaches and cultivating broader networks.

To provide critical support for these leaders and their organizations, the Foundation awards a four-year unrestricted general operating grant totaling $240,000 to each recipient’s organization and access to a thoughtful, close-knit support network of peers. In addition, each grantee organization has access to $10,000 in professional development funds to support its designated leader(s).

Recipients are selected based on their creative vision, leadership capacity, potential for impact, and commitment to innovation and learning in one or more of the following issue areas: education, hunger & nutrition/food system, health & human services, environment. This grant program is focused primarily on early stage organizations located in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. Grantees are selected based on nominations from a diverse pool of nominators who represent the foundation, nonprofit and business sectors. We typically receive 70 – 80 nominations each year.

How to nominate

We are accepting nominations for the 2019 cohort until March 15, 2018. 

If you have an organization that you would like to nominate, simply send an email to claneilfoundation@claneil.org, and include the name of the organization, its leader(s), location, budget (if known) and a few sentences explaining the reason for your nomination.

We do not accept self-nominations. We ask that all nominations remain confidential.

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