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Deadline: 08/12/2014
Grants are available to USA municipalities, non-profits, and others to help distressed communities transform their neighborhoods. Funds will be used to help develop successful plans and build community support for housing, educational, and neighborhood goals. Community development will include...
Deadline: 08/13/2014
Grants starting at $50,000 are available to USA state and local agencies, non-profits, universities, libraries, museum, and other organizations that offer humanities programs to the public. Funds can be used to produce humanities based projects and initiatives such as exhibitions, book or film...
Deadline: 08/13/2014
Grants of up to $75,000 are available to USA state and local agencies, non-profits, universities, libraries, museum, and other organizations that offer humanities programs to the public. Funds can be used for planning humanities based initiatives such as exhibitions, book or film discussions,...
Deadline: 08/15/2014
Grants of up to $50,000 to USA non-profit organizations that are committed to animal protection, land and wildlife conservancy, agriculture and preservation of land in its natural state, and opera, symphony, or other similar civic activities. Applicants may request funds for capital acquisition...

About the Author: Libby Hikind

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.
  • Developing special projects and preparing special events.
  • Planning, organizing and facilitating conferences.
  • Marketing programs and developing organizational mail plan.
  • Developing text and graphic design for brochures and public relations materials.
  • Writing job postings and letters.
  • Preparing minutes from board meetings, writing board resolutions.
  • Preparing press releases and networking with the press for news coverage.

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.

To contact Libby, please go to our contact page


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Deadline: 08/08/2014
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA and Puerto Rico non-profits and for-profits that are working to: (a) provide local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism, (b) expand their capacity to effectively serve this growing community, and (c) increase the field of service providers...
Deadline: 08/08/2014
In-kind services to USA community organizations and advocacy groups that are working to address complex public policy issues, and that would benefit from a visual explanation where the lack of understanding of a specific issue is leading to social injustice. Grant recipients will benefit from...
Deadline: 08/11/2014
A grant is available to a USA or territories business, non-profit, state or local government agency, or other organization to provide training and technical assistance to agencies overseeing new early child care programs nationwide. The grantee will make sure that all early child care programs...
Deadline: 08/11/2014
Grants starting at $10,000 are available to qualified USA non-profits, universities, government entities and other organizations to provide sports programs, including paralympic training, for disabled veterans and disabled members of the armed forces. Applicants must have worked for the prior...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA volleyball associations, clubs, grassroots programs, or individuals to further training of coaches, players and/or parents through clinics or various beach volleyball programming. Funds will be allocated directly to the club, region or individual responsible for...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants generally ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Kentucky, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas non-profits to support programs that utilize education to build a better society and that employ innovative approaches for the use of testing and support materials for educational initiatives. The Foundation...


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