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Deadline: 09/12/2014
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA Native American non-profits, community groups, tribes, and tribal programs to develop strategies that will reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in their communities. Applications will be accepted from all States, with preference given to New Mexico, Arizona,...
Deadline: 09/15/2014
Grants to USA non-profit organizations that are working to provide innovative, effective, and high-quality programs, projects, and/or services focusing on the areas of: education; animal awareness; health; and individual, family, and community intervention. Highest priority will be given to...
Deadline: 09/15/2014
Grants and in-kind donations to USA non-profits, schools and government agencies for the establishment of gardens that facilitate education of local communities. Projects should promote principles of growing food, promoting biodiversity, health, and reducing waste, poverty and environmental...
Deadline: 09/15/2014
Grants are available to USA state and local agencies, and others for capital, safety, and technology projects related to intercity passenger railway services. Eligible projects include rail grade crossing improvements, train control implementation projects, rail corridor investment plans, and...

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: 09/05/2014
One award with a $5,000 honorarium to a USA individual grantmaker whose allocation of philanthropic dollars has had an impact on human health at any level. The award recipient's work should demonstrate responsiveness to the people in their communities, large or small, and particular responsiveness...
Deadline: 09/09/2014
Grants ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to USA secondary and higher education mathematics teachers to implement a student-driven mathematics teaching style in a summer, winter, or regular-term course. Secondary education teachers are advised to submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Applicants...
Deadline: 09/09/2014
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA college and university mathematics teachers to advance the use of a student-driven teaching style in a summer, winter, or regular-term course. Eligible activities include the development of course materials, organizing seminars, and other activities directly addressing...
Deadline: 09/09/2014
Grants of $2,500 to USA higher and secondary education mathematics teachers to make well-written and class tested Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) notes available for others to use. Please note that secondary education teachers may need to submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. The grant...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants of up to $90,000 to USA non-profit organizations that are seeking financial assistance to support public policy advocacy efforts that are focused on fighting childhood obesity. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign aimed at changing public policy in one state, local,...
Deadline: Ongoing
In-kind grants of donated new children's books and small libraries to USA non-profit organizations that work with kids in poor and underserved areas. Some of the libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, homeless shelters,...


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