Funding and Workshop Opportunities

Here are a few funding and  workshop opportunities that were recently brought to our attention from the VISTA state office.

1) IRS Exempt Organization’s day-long interactive workshops

  • Designed to cover the nuts and bolts of tax exemption for small- and medium-sized charities and nonprofit organizations. Hosted by universities and academic centers, and written and produced by the IRS Office of Exempt Organizations, these workshops are designed for administrators, volunteers, and staff members who are responsible for the tax compliance of their organization.
  • Twenty workshops are scheduled for the remainder of the fiscal year.  For dates and locations, visit EO’s Calendar of Events on
  • For more information, please contact: Pilar Jarrin, or at (202) 283-8946.

2) US Department of Health 

Promise Neighborhoods Program Planning Grant Competition CDFA 84.215P

  • Description: The purpose of this award is to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth by increasing the number of organizations involved in child and youth issues, building continuum of cradle-through-college-to-career solutions, integrating programs, developing local infrastructure, and learning further about the Promise Neighborhoods program.
  • Link to Full Announcement: Link to Full Announcement
  • Last Day to Apply: Last day to submit Notice of Intent to Apply is July 27, 2012.

3) Title: Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures

  • Description: The overarching goal is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans. This grant opportunity encourages applicants to:  (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related natural experiments (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level).
  • Eligibility: Non-profit organizations with or without 501(c)(3) status are encouraged to apply. The opportunity is also available to various governmental entities, local organizations, for-profit groups and small businesses.
  • Link to Full Announcement: Link to Full Announcement
  • Last Day to Apply: February 7, 2013

4) MLK Day of Service Grant Opportunities

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