Climate Adaptation Fund

Climate Adaptation Fund Sponsor:          Wildlife Conservation Society   SYNOPSIS:  The Wildlife Conservation Societys North America Program is pleased to announce the fourth round of grantmaking through its Climate Adaptation Fund –a program to support projects that demonstrate effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change. With funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and…

Pew Distills Best Practices in Evaluating Economic Development Tax Incentives

Although every state delivers tax incentives for economic development, there are numerous inconsistencies in how these incentives are evaluated. Based on best practices developed by 10 states and the District of Columbia that passed legislation requiring regular evaluation of economic development tax credits from 2012 to 2014, researchers at The Pew Charitable Trust developed a…

Tracking Educational Outcomes, the Great Recession

The Signature Report, an annual report on college completion conducted by researchers at the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and Indiana University’s Project on Academic Success, identifies six-year student success outcomes and college completion rates by state for the cohort that began post-secondary education in fall 2008. Unlike typical measures of graduation rates that fail…

FCC Clears Way for Municipal Broadband

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to classify broadband as a public utility. Once rules have been put in place this summer, providers will no longer be able to selectively block access to legal content, throttle access based on content or services or offer paid prioritization of traffic. In addition, the FCC also voted…

Prevent Tobacco Use Among California Children!

Prevent Tobacco Use Among California Children! Tobacco-Use Prevention Education: Grades 6-12 POSTED: 2/20/2015 FUNDING SOURCE: California Department of Education ELIGIBILITY: LEAs in CA $ AVAILABLE: $9,500,000 GRANTS AVAILABLE: N.A. MAX GRANT SIZE: N.A. DEADLINE: 4/10/2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/tupefunding.asp DESCRIPTION: Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) funds health education efforts aimed at the prevention and reduction of tobacco…

Association for the Study of Animal Behavior

Association for the Study of Animal Behavior   SYNOPSIS:  The Association for the Study of Animal Behavior provides funding to help promising pilot research projects that are at too early a stage to attract funding from larger funding agencies such as the Research Councils, and small-scale projects, that, although worthwhile, are unlikely to attract funding…