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Deadline: 10/22/2014
Awards of up to $10,000 to USA public high school music programs that promote quality music education despite budgets and school politics. Awards will be given to schools from every size city and town throughout the country based on excellence or need.
Deadline: 10/24/2014
Grants are available to USA States and Territories that provide medicine to persons with HIV/AIDS and need funding to reduce their waiting list or prevent one from occurring. Funds can also be used to support cost-saving strategies. States with a waiting list must use funds exclusively to reduce...
Deadline: 10/24/2014
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA non-profit organizations and individuals of any age for youth, environment, social, arts, education, health or other types of projects that help the community. Projects can be anything that help improve the community in any way. Participants can submit entries...
Deadline: 10/30/2014
Awards to USA non-profit chief financial officers who generally work behind the scenes as key supporters of the executive director and keep the organization moving forward. These awards recognize the often unsung leadership contributions made by CFOs of organizations of all sizes. The following...

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Libby Hikind is the founder of GrantWatch.com. Libby Hikind, first published NYC GrantWatch in 1999 as a weekly non-profit newsletter. She stopped publication in 2001, to run for City Council where she felt she could bring more funding dollars to NYC. After only winning the Democratic Primary election, she returned to teaching public school and continued her grant writing efforts on behalf of the non-profit community. Since retirement, Libby has worked to build GrantWatch.com. On a daily basis, Libby contacts grants' program managers, reviews numerous publications and adds new grants to the website.

Libby is also the president of PGWHC, Inc., a grant writing/development consulting firm that provides organizations with a means to develop new areas of funding in: education, disabilities, early childhood, special education, social services, employment, job training, youth, health, safety, entitlements, substance abuse, homelessness, environment, parenting, etc.

PGWHC, Inc, Professional Grant Writers & Health Consultants was first established in 1994, to provide the following services:

  • Locating available federal, state, local and foundation grants and contracts.
  • Completing needs assessments.
  • Researching literature for best practices.
  • Developing proposal plan.
  • Writing proposal narratives and developing budgets.
  • Negotiating budgets with grant officers.
  • Monitoring quality assurance, evaluating programs, preparing evaluation reports.
  • Broadening client base and increasing organizational capacity.
  • Representing organizations at significant meetings.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Professional development for organization staff.
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Libby Hikind has obtained more than 11 million in grant funding dollars. The most notable are:

Child Health Plus of Staten Island, NYS Early Intervention Center in Queens, Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Brooklyn, Parent to Parent Resource Center for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Caregiver Support for Family Members of Alzheimer's Patients, EDWAA, JTPA, and Community Youth Development.

PGWHC's clients includes hospitals, universities, schools, preschools, community based organizations and neighborhood coalitions.

Libby Hikind, has written both literacy and social studies NYC Department of Education school curriculum, scored the New York State English Language Arts and Math exams, participated in peer review committees for the United States Department of Education, authored four children's picture books, ran a successful primary election campaign for NYC City Council, served as a team leader for FEMA's Project Liberty and taught NYC Public School students for 29 1/2 years.

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Deadline: 10/16/2014
Grants are available to USA non-profits, businesses, universities, and other organizations engaged in education for research projects that develop new approaches for K-12 teachers to teach and enhance students' learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Eligible...
Deadline: 10/21/2014
Grants of up to $30,000 will be available to USA arts organizations, government agencies, universities, and others for research related to the significance of art on American life. Research projects use primary and secondary data, psychological studies, statistical data, and other resources...
Deadline: 10/22/2014
One grant is available to a USA or territories non-profit, business, university, or individual to assist a foreign wildlife service in their anti-poaching efforts. The grantee will assess the aviation and technology needs of the wildlife service, purchase and deliver aircraft to the agency,...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants of ranging from $500 to $25,000 to USA non-profit organizations to benefit communities where funding source employees live and work. Funds may be requested in the areas of healthy communities, disabilities, and education and advancement. Types of support include general operating support,...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants of up to $9,000 are available to Tennessee arts and non-arts organizations and artists in Giles, Johnson, Lake, Lauderdale, Marshall, Moore, Obion, Pickett, Polk, and Trousdale Counties for arts programming. Submit proposals at least 30 days before the project is due to begin.

The...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants of up to to $700 to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee non-profit or governmental performing and literary arts organizations to strengthen program design and organizational capacity through residency planning and...


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