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Hi FNAME,
Thanks for taking a moment to review our bi-weekly newsletter where we will provide regular progress updates, alert the group to relevant grant opportunities, and profile AWC/PPP cohort members.
$1.2 MM 2019 Funding Goal
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Our goal is to secure $1.2MM in grant funding across ten cohort members by December 31, 2019. To date, we have submitted over $8.5MM in pending applications. We will continue to update the group on progress towards our goal.
cohort member spotlight
Alabama Possible
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Alabama Possible manages the Cash for College Alabama campaign, which teams up with educators at high schools across the state to promote completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). During its 2017-18 campaign, Cash for College worked with students and families at more than 300 schools to complete approximately 28,000 FAFSAs and leverage $63 million in Pell Grants. Cash for College Alabama is a partnership of
 
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Alabama Possible, the Alabama State Department of Education, Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama, and the Alabama Media Group.
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GRANT ALERTS
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Below are upcoming grant opportunities relevant to cohort members.
Don't forget to apply for grant technical assistance, if needed.
Administration for Children & Families, Community Economic Development Projects Grant
Estimated Total Funding: $13,100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 17
Application Deadline: June 3, 2019
Award Ceiling: $800,000 Per Project Period
Award Floor: $100,000 Per Project Period
Average Projected Award Amount: $781,818 Per Project Period
Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2019
 
Funding Focus: Well-planned, financially viable, and innovative projects to enhance job creation and business development for individuals with low income. Furthermore, OCS is encouraging projects that align with the Promise Zones Initiative or Choice Neighborhoods Program and Opportunity Zones.
 
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National Dislocated Worker Reserve:
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Grants
Funding Estimate: Approximately $28.5 million
Awards Made: September 2019
Estimated Total Funding: $29,200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 35
Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
Award Floor: $150,000
 
Funding Focus: Alignment of workforce development with existing strategies and plans for economic development and diversification in rural communities in the Appalachian and Delta regions—those hardest hit by economic transition and which have recovered slowly.
 
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US Department of Education Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) State Grants
Please note: 2019 Information has not been released yet. Below is information regarding last year’s grant.
Applications Available: June 7, 2018 (2019 date TBD)
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 13, 2018 (2019 date TBD)
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 11, 2018 (2019 dates TBD)
Estimated Funding available: $54,833,000
Estimated Range of Awards: $2,500,000–$3,500,000
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $3,000,000
 
Maximum Award: Will not fund any application for a State grant above the maximum award of $3,500,000 for a single budget period of 12 months.
Program Purpose: Support eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.
 
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Partnership Grants
Please note: 2019 Information has not been released yet. Below is information regarding last year’s grant.
Applications Available: June 7, 2018 (2019 date TBD)
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 13, 2018 (2019 date TBD)
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 11, 2018 (2019 date TBD)
Estimated funding: $64,833,000
Estimated Range of Awards: $100,000–$7,000,000
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $1,200,000
 
Maximum Award: Will not fund any application for a partnership grant above the maximum award of $800 per student for a single budget period of 12 months
Program Purpose: Support eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, in obtaining a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.
 
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Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Estimated Total Funding: $30,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Application Deadline: August 19, 2019
Award Ceiling: $4,000,000
Award Floor: $100,000
 
Program Purpose: Provides direct student learning opportunities in pre-kindergarten through high school (PreK-12) based on innovative use of technology to strengthen knowledge and interest in STEM and ICT careers.
 
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Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (FAST)
Estimated Total Funding: $2,948,798
Expected Number of Awards: 24
Application Deadline: July 28, 2019
Award Ceiling: $125,000
Award Floor: $0
 
Program Purpose: Provides one-year funding to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of SBIR/STTR proposals leading to an increase in the number of SBIR/STTR awards.
 
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Finally, a quick reminder to all cohort members: to apply for grant technical assistance, please visit the link below to complete a brief form:
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Once your request is received, you will receive a decision within one week.
We look forward to receiving your assistance requests and working together to reach our goals.
Please let us know if you would like us to copy a member of your team on future communications.
Thank you,
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Myla Calhoun
President
Alabama Power Foundation
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