ERC NEWSBRIEFS
1997 Series #10
October 31, 1997
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Attached is a listing of funding opportunities and other related items mentioned in the October 31, 1997 issue of ERC Newsbriefs. Items preceded by a "$" represent grant or loan opportunities; items preceded by a " -" indicate conferences, seminars, etc. Items preceded by a "+" are general news announcements.

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THE FUND RAISING PROSPECTUS


FRONT PAGE NEWS

  • + Gap Continues to Widen Between Rich and Poor
  • $ International Visitor Program - Deadline: December 1
  • $ NIS Training Program: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldava - Deadline: December 12
  • $ Research and Writing Projects Related to Global Security and Peace - Deadline: February 2, 1998
  • $ Planning Grants for Audience Development Projects - Deadline: February 6, 1998 (notice of intent)
  • $ Museum Assessment Program: Collections Management (MAP II) - Deadline: March 13, 1998
  • $ State Justice Grant Guideline - Deadline: Various dates
  • + Helping Elders to Live Independently As They Age
  • + Miscellaneous Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • + Report Shows Income Level Down for Young Families
  • + New Publication Tells Nonprofits How to Cope with Cutbacks


    AGING

  • $ Innovations in Independent Living - Deadline: December 15 (letter of interest)
  • $ Grants Available in Aging Researh - Deadline: December 15
  • - American Society on Aging Annual Meeting
  • + Is Your Home Age-Friendly?
  • + "Older Volunteers: A Guide to Research and Practice"


    ARTS AND HUMANITIES

  • + Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • $ Computer Arts Scholarships - Deadline: December 15
  • $ Career Advancement in Visual Arts - Deadline: February 1, 1998


    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • - How to Brighten Your Neighborhood's Future
  • - National Community Reinvestment Coalition Annual Conference
  • + Status of Community Development Today
  • + HUD's Economic Development Loan Fund


    DISABLED

  • $ Direct Grant Programs and Fellowship Programs
  • $ Information Dissemination Activities for Persons with Disabilities
  • $ Institutionalization of Experimental Projects for Persons with Disabilities
  • $ Research & Development Projects for Persons with Disabilities
  • + Making Decisions for Social Security Disability Benefits
  • + Helping Special Needs Children
  • + Easing Learning Challenges


    EDUCATION

  • + Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • $ Direct Grant Programs and Fellowship Programs
  • $ Advanced Coal Research at U.S. Colleges & Universities - Deadline: November 26
  • $ USIA-Bosnia Undergraduate Development Program - Deadline: December 4
  • $ Experimental Software Systems - Deadline: December 16
  • $ Visiting Scholars Fellowship Program - Deadline: January 5, 1998
  • $ Evaluating Technology in Education - Deadline: January 6, 1998 (letter of intent)
  • $ New Technologies Program - Deadline: March 14, 1998
  • $ Advanced Technological Education (Centers & Projects)
  • $ NSF Collaboratives for Excellence in Teacher Prepration - Deadline: May 1, 1998
  • $ College and University Affiliations Program - Deadline: January 16, 1998
  • $ Demonstration Projects for Persons with Disabilities - Deadline: July 15, 1998 (preliminary proposal)
  • + Proposed Priorities for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program


    ENVIRONMENT

  • $ Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Grants Program - Deadline: February 1, 1998
  • $ Pollution Prevention Grants
  • + Reviewing Children's Health Protection from Environmental Risks
  • + An Examination of EPA Initiatives
  • + Environmental Action Tips


    HEALTH

  • + Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • $ Health Resources and Services Administration Competitive Grants Preview
  • $ Basic Core Area Health Education Centers - Deadline: January 9, 1998
  • $ Health Research Scholars Program - Deadline: January 10, 1998
  • $ Health Careers Opportunity Program - Deadline: January 30, 1998
  • $ Occupational Safety and Health Research and Demonstration Grants
  • $ Postdoctoral Fellowships in Diabetes Research - Deadline: February 15, 1998 (preapplication)
  • $ Career Development Awards in Diabetes Research - Deadline: February 15, 1998 (preapplication)
  • $ Cell Biology of the Pancreatic Beta Cell - Deadline: February 19, 1998 (letter of intent)
  • + Resources for Arthritis sufferers
  • + Medicaid Managed Care/People Living with HIV
  • + Video Traing Series for Friends & Family of People with HIV
  • + Leaflet Offers Advice on How to Control Tinnitus


    MINORITY AFFAIRS

  • + Deadline Reminders for Grant Programs
  • $ Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Doctoral Degree
  • $ Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree
  • $ Financial Assistance for Native Americans - Deadline: Various Dates
  • $ Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program - Deadline: December 5
  • $ Bilingual Education: Comprehensive School Grants - Deadline: January 26, 1998
  • $ 1890 Teaching & Research Capacity Building Grants Program
  • $ CISE Institutional Infrastructure Program - Minority Institutions - Deadline: Febuary 10, 1998
  • $ Minority Faculty Fellowship Program (MFFP) - Deadline: March 27, 1998
  • $ Minority Institutions' Drug Abuse Research Development Program
  • + Announcement of Funding Awards for the Traditional Indian Housing Development Program
  • + Looking for Information about Filipino Americans?


    RURAL

  • $ Steward of the Land Award - Deadline: December 1
  • $ Rural Systemic Initiatives in Science, Mathematics, & Technology Education
  • $ Rural Outreach Grant Program - Deadline: March 16, 1998
  • $ Rural Network Development Grant Program - Deadline: March 6, 1998
  • + A Profile of Rural Older Americans


    WOMEN

  • $ Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEA) - Deadline: November 24
  • $ Implementation & Development Projects for Women/Girls (IDP)
  • + Older Women Workers Face Discrimination
  • + A Collection of Essays About Women's Studies
  • + Seven Autobiographies of Female Writers


    YOUTH

  • $ Youth Service Professional Development - Deadline: December 31
  • + Experiences of Today's Young People
  • + Raising Funds for At-Risk Youth Programs
  • + Tobacco Prevention Curriculum with Anti-Smoking Posters
  • + Taking a Look at Youth Organizations


    THE FUND RAISING PROSPECTUS
    by Ronald J. Meshanko, President, ERC

    The prospectus is the major fund raising tool used in presenting our case to a donor prospect in a face-to-face interview. It is a very brief and concise outline of the project you would like funded that answers the qustions: who, what, why, where, when, and how much? The goal of the interview is to determine (1) if the prospect is interested in the project, and, if so (2) determine how much you should request in the funding proposal, and (3) determine how to present the funding request (proposal format, supporting documentaiton, etc.).

    The prospectus is usually the only piece of paper that you will need to present to the prospect during the interview. It is a one-page, double-spaced document printed on letterhead. Hopefully, you will leave the interview knowing how much you should request in the funding proposal - which you will prepare for the funder according to the funder's specifications after the interview.

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