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The deadline to apply is May 15, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to use broadband technology to improve access to healthcare and educational services in rural communities.
Rural Development will award grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 through its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The grants can be used to finance telecommunication equipment, computer networks, and advanced technologies to support job training, academic instruction, or access to specialized medical care in rural areas.
Most state and local government entities, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, for-profit businesses, or a consorita of these are eligible to apply.
Proposals for projects whose primary purpose is either to provide opioid use disorder treatment and counseling services or to offer access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses will receive up to 10 priority points.
The application deadline is May 15, 2019. Grants are awarded through a national competition.
Each application must provide evidence of consultation with the Rural Development State Director. When requesting evidence of consultation, applicants should provide an executive summary of the project, as well as the proposed grant and match amounts. Applicants in Oregon should contact the state office as early as possible in the application process at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the following address:
USDA Rural Development
Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to review the 2019 Traditional Application Guide. For additional details about the program and how to apply, see Funding Opportunity Announcement No. RUS-19-02-DLT.
For more information…
Questions related to the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program in Oregon, Washington, and Idahomay be directed to Joe Bradley, (208) 401-8090.
For projects outside of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho…
Those with project proposals outside of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho should contact the General Field Representative serving their state.
The Mercy Corps Northwest VISTA Program is currently recruiting organizations that are interested in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the service year of August 2019- August 2020. VISTA members build the capacity of organizations, delivering new innovations to end poverty in Oregon. We hope to recruit between seven and nine organizations for this cohort.
Our RFP is now open for proposals (attached). We anticipate closing our RFP on Monday, April 15th and recruiting VISTA members from mid-May through mid-July. However, organizations are encouraged to apply early, as we will accept sites and recruit members for accepted sites’ positions on a rolling basis. You will find all application materials and instructions attached. Organizations are strongly encouraged to contact me prior to submitting a full application to discuss the potential project and determine its suitability.
We’re able to support projects that are focused on Economic Opportunity including:
Projects must meet the following criteria, at minimum:
Organizations must, at minimum:
If you have any interest in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member at your organization or questions about the process, please reach out. I’m happy to answer all questions and talk through project ideas. More information on our program can be found here:http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/community/vista/.
The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $9.9 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program. Two of these scholarship programs are targeted specifically to Native American students.
Eligible students include Native American residents of Oregon attending or planning to attend an accredited school in Oregon to study a career and technical (CTE) field (i.e., dental hygienist, nursing assistant, x-ray technician, etc.). The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.
Eligible students include Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties seeking post-secondary education or training in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at an accredited school in the United States. The awards are for $3,000 / year and are renewable for up to four years but students need to reapply each year.
Criteria for both scholarships
* Participation in school or community activities
* Personal accomplishments or achievements
* Preference given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to and involvement in the Native American community
* Open to students with a Certification of tribal enrollment or descendants of enrolled members
How to Apply: Applications and instructions are available on OCF’s website at http://www.oregoncf.org/receive/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities
Deadline: Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Questions: Call OCF scholarship staff, Oleya Pearsall, at 503.227.6846 or email email@example.com.
For additional scholarship opportunities, please check http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/.
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