CED Matters – Funding Available

Community Economic Development (CED) Matters – Funding Available

1. THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies through the Our Town Program. Grants will support arts engagement, cultural planning and design projects. Deadline: 9/11/2017.

2. FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE is offering grants to nonprofits seeking to create programs that promote business development, community development, education or telecommunications in rural communities served by National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) members. Awards range from $250 to $5,000. Preference will be given to proposals that foster collaboration among and community engagement, and that can be fully funded by the grant or have 75 percent or more of the project currently funded. Deadline: 9/15/2017.

3. The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is offering grants throughout the United States, with a     particular focus in smaller communities and rural areas. The Foundation supports community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, or research.  Grants are provided to developing or established programs, with emphasis on those that provide direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests are reviewed two times per year. Deadlines: letter of inquiry 9/1/2017; invited grant applications will be due 9/22/2017.

4. Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Program

Grants to help schools and parent teacher groups with school improvement and to provide for the basic  needs of their students.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 29, 2017

Sponsor: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

5. Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions 
Funding and technical assistance to help minority serving institutions and community colleges advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100% tobacco-free college policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2017
Sponsor: Truth Initiative

6. Conservation Alliance Invites Nominations for Conservation Projects
Grants are awarded in support of projects designed to secure permanent and quantifiable protection of a specific wild land or waterway with clear habitat and recreational benefits.  

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017 (Nominations).

7. Centers for Agricultural Health and Safety (U54) Funding to operate a Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, which will conduct research and help  translate scientific discoveries focused on improving worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 29, 2017

Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

Sponsor: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

8. Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. For the purposes of this FOA, NIMH defines a family navigator model as a health care professional or paraprofessional whose role is to deploy a set of strategies designed to rapidly engage youth and families in needed treatment and services, work closely with the family and other involved treatment and service providers to optimize care and monitor the trajectory of mental health symptoms and outcomes over time.

Application Deadline: January 07, 2018.

9. SBA 7a Loans
Provides loans to small businesses (including small healthcare practices) for working capital;       equipment purchase; real estate purchase; building construction or renovation; business acquisition; and debt refinancing.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis 

Sponsor: Small Business Administration

10. Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants
One-time grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to artists in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking to provide assistance with a specific emergency, including fire, flood, or an unexpected medical issue.   Application Deadline: Open

11. Funding Opportunities Available from Ford Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation is accepting applications to two funding opportunities for small or rural communities with populations under 35,000. The Good Neighbor Grant offers funding to address unexpected needs or simple projects. Grants are available between $1,000 and $10,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Additionally, the Community Building Spaces Grant offers funding for the development of public spaces. Various uses of funding include land acquisition, purchasing buildings, construction and renovations, among other activities. Grants are available between $50,000 & $250,000 and accepted on a rolling basis. For more information on the Good Neighbor Grant, click here. More information on the Community Building Spaces Grant is available hereApplication Deadline: Due Rolling Basis.

12. Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program
Funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste   disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development

13. Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees
A loan guarantee program that helps private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development

14. BNSF Railway Foundation
Offers grants to organizations that operate near a BNSF railway line. Among others, priority areas include health and human service organizations, programs that address chemical dependency treatment and prevention, spouse and child abuse, women’s and children’s aid, transitional shelters, hospitals, medical programs, and youth development programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Sponsor: BNSF Railway Foundation

15. EDA announces funding for coal communities
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced approximately $30 million in funding for the Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC). As part of the FY 2017 appropriation for the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs, the ACC will assist communities severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development, and re-employment opportunities. The program was created pursuant with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017.

16. Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
Funding that provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and physical development projects, including improvements to increase resilience against natural disasters.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

17. National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide afterschool snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

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Dominion Energy Invites Applicants for $1 Million in Grants to Support Critical Community Needs

Dominion Energy Invites Applicants for $1 Million in Grants to Support Critical Community Needs
— Grants offered for programs providing shelter, access to health care and food security
— Online applications due by Oct. 13, 2017


RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to communities, Dominion Energy is inviting nonprofit organizations across the company’s footprint to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each for programs that provide essential community services in areas of housing, food security, medicine and medical services. For the third consecutive year, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical community needs across more than a dozen states.

“Each year we offer these grants in support of the dedicated nonprofits that work day in and day out to provide essential services for those in need,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “From medical intervention to food security and safe shelter, these organizations are providing greater stability and a better life for many people in our communities.”
Last year’s Critical Community Needs grants helped 140 non-profits provide an array of services in 13 states. Grants helped to shelter flood victims and provided free transportation for kidney dialysis patients, dental care for the uninsured, nutritious food for homebound seniors, support services for the chronically homeless, counseling for children grieving from loss, and much more.
For this year’s grants, eligible organizations in targeted areas of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and other areas within Dominion Energy’s footprint are encouraged to apply. On-line applications will be accepted until Oct. 13, 2017.
Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the ability to serve communities through partnerships and have a proven track record of meeting basic human needs and preventing future need for assistance.
For more complete details or to apply, go to www.dominionenergy.com/communityneedsgrants.
Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.dominionenergy.com

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Rockland Industries Announces Expansion of Bamberg Facility


Rockland Industries Announces Expansion of Bamberg Facility

September 5, 2017

Rockland Industries is announcing a major expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in its Bamberg, South Carolina facility with the addition of a third fabric coating range, which will create 15 new jobs. The first of a series of manufacturing equipment additions totaling $10 million in new capital investment, Rockland anticipates completing the new coating range in the last quarter of 2017.

“We are pleased with our success here in Bamberg County, where we manufacture and ship drapery products to 140 countries around the world,” said President Mark Berman. “This expansion will bring new jobs and more opportunity to those who want to join a growing company with room for career advancement.”

Currently employing 170 at their Bamberg, South Carolina location, Rockland is the world’s largest producer of coated blackout window covering fabrics, including decorative blackout drapery fabrics and blackout drapery lining fabrics. These fabrics are used in hotels and motels around the world. Rockland makes these specialty technical textiles in the U.S. and sells them in the U.S. and in more than 140 foreign countries. Rockland has received both the President’s E and E-Star Awards for excellence in exporting.

“We appreciate Rockland’s long history of investing in our community and our people,” said Bamberg County Council Chairman Evert Comer.

“Every job created by Rockland creates a brighter future for a family in our region,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips. “We congratulate the Rockland team on their success.”

Rockland invented coated blackout fabrics in the mid-1960’s specifically for use by the hospitality industry in hotels and motels. More recently these fabrics are being used in homes, as a solution to eliminating sun glare on home theater and computer screens and as studies have shown that sleeping in totally dark rooms promotes good health.

In addition to coated blackout fabrics, Rockland manufactures a wide variety of drapery lining fabrics primarily for home use and window roller shade fabrics and is the leading supplier in the U.S. of the muslin category of home sewing and craft fabrics. Consumers can buy Rockland products at Walmart, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, in their retail stores and on-line and at Amazon.com and Fabrics.com, as well as many other dot-coms.

Rockland’s manufacturing runs around the clock. As a result of the expansion, Rockland has job openings for machine operators, warehousemen, fork lift operators, mechanics and electricians, on all shifts. Rockland will provide training for production operators.

Rockland Industries has immediate job openings. To apply, job candidates should contact Karon Boatwright at: kboatwright@ROC-LON.com.

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CDL Truck Driver Training Course to be Offered on Weekends

Palmetto Training, Inc.
Located at 1085 Thunderbolt Drive Walterboro, SC. Or please call us at (843) 538-2090
A division of South Carolina Technical Institute, Inc.
Weekend Classes
• Funding available through Santee Lynches WIOA , Eckerd and
Vocational Rehabilitation


Visa, Mastercard & Discover are accepted
Starts August 26th
Limited Seats! Call 843-538-2090

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