First Academic Partner of The Global Special Operations Forces Foundation
The Global SOF Foundation has announced that Fayetteville State University (FSU) has joined the Foundation as its first academic partner. The Global SOF Foundation (GSF) is the only association for the special operations community with members from over 50 countries. GSF advocates for all aspects of Special Operations Forces development, employment, and sustainment in the fight to defeat globally networked threats. The GSF leads an international effort to increase understanding of Special Operations; advance SOF capabilities; and responsibly promote the role of Special Operations by strategically linking public and private sector initiatives. Through this partnership with GSF, Fayetteville State University has an opportunity to contribute uniquely to America’s safety and well-being.
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The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) has been hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and resources available to them throughout the federal government.
On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the initiative will co-host a webinar with the FBl’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) and DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs. OPE builds bridges, creates new partnerships, and strengthens and supports relationships with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement. OPE serves as the FBl’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OPE also manages outreach programs, including FBI support to state and local Fusion Centers, along with the Countering Violent Extremism, Active Shooter, and Police Executive Fellowship programs. The office implements national-level initiatives and strategies which support engagement, communication, coordination, and cooperation efforts with law enforcement, intelligence, and public agencies and partners in a continuous effort to enhance the FBl’s capabilities.
The FBI plays a critical role in enforcing campus safety, public safety and providing other resources to HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. This webinar will highlight the FBl’s resources and support they provide for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work, needs and research match available FBI opportunities.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a Center for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis (CHSQA). The deadline for submission is November 1, 2016. To learn more, sign up for the informational webinar on August 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. EDT or visit go.usa.gov/x2gNG.
It is essential to employ an asset framework when thinking about ways to support Black males. To accomplish this we must first disrupt and supplant the tendency to describe everything we think is wrong with Black males and the communities we imagine them to come from. For example, often, when asking people who work with Black males in educational settings to describe their students’ neighborhoods, phrases like “crime-ridden,” “broken homes,” and “drug-infested” are used. Beyond serving as examples of how popular narratives overessentialize and misrepresent the experiences of many, this approach yields very little useful data. A more meaningful strategy for capturing the complexity of the experiences of Black males and to understanding resilience is to ask successful Black men, “How did you grow up under what most consider to be difficult circumstances and become successful?” This question will spur a more meaningful dialogue that properly celebrates community assets, hope, and resilience.
Young Black males are keenly aware of the challenges and opportunities they face (Johns 2007). Often, they are less clear about how to capitalize on unique opportunities for character building, leadership, and civic engagement. It is important for caring adults, especially those in spaces young Black men are likely to traverse, to be aware of and find ways to increase access to opportunities that allow the young men to learn and develop. This must occur with special sensitivity to supplanting negative notions of what Black men are capable of accomplishing (or not).
EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the external EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. Please pass along the following information to any recipients or potential applicants that you think may be interested. Thank you.
EPA Grants Award Process Webinar
EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment periodically hosts webinars for the EPA grants community. If you are interested in applying for EPA grants or are currently managing an EPA grant, please consider attending the upcoming webinar listed below. Also see https://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-award-process-webinars for current information and materials.
How to Register:
You do not need to register. If you wish to attend, just go to the following link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Grant Award Process Webinar. There is no call in number – audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones.
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar.
EPA is announcing the fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge prize competition that asks student teams to design green infrastructure for their campus. This year, teams will incorporate climate resiliency and consider community engagement in their stormwater management designs. EPA is calling for college and university students to form teams with a faculty advisor to participate in the competition. EPA encourages teams to be multidisciplinary (comprised of planners, engineers, designers, scientists, and more). Teams will be able to submit in either the master plan or demonstration project categories.
Registration for this year’s competition will be open from September 1-30, 2016. Submissions for this year’s competition will be due December 16, 2016 and winners will be announced in Spring 2017.
EPA will offer faculty and student prizes. Faculty advisors will receive $3,000 for first-place teams and $2,000 for second-place teams. Student team members will receive $2,000 for first-place teams and $1,000 for second-place teams.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA)); the U.S. Department of State-Permanent Mission of the United States to the OAS; the Government of Mexico, as Chair Pro Tempore of RIAC 2016-2018 and the Organization of American States (OAS) as the RIAC Technical Secretariat, and the Government of Canada, we would like to invite you to apply to be part of the US Delegation to participate on the 6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) which will be held in Toronto, Canada on Sept. 25 – Oct 1.
ACE is designed to establish long-term global partnerships to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that will increase the prospect of advancing commerce and trade between participating economies and accelerate business opportunities for all stakeholders.
ACE plays a critical role in strengthening our hemispheric ties and building on ideas and models that work. President Obama, Secretary Pritzker, and all of us at the Department of Commerce and EDA understand this, and we strongly believe that when the right partners come together and increase their level of interaction great things happen for job creation, increased investment, and improved prosperity. We are constantly working to be a more effective partner in driving effective economic development in the 21st century ‒ working to advance job creation and economic growth by investing in American innovation at home and increasing our competiveness abroad.
Federal Funding Opportunities at the U.S. Economic Development Administration Tuesday, June 28 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in fostering regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States. This webinar will highlight EDA’s funding and grant opportunities available for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available EDA opportunities.
June 28-29, 2016 9:00 AM-5:00 PM J. GARRICK HARDY STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM B
Alabama State University – Montgomery, AL
University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) technical writing workshops focusing on resource development and grant writing at colleges, universities and schools of higher education; first come first serve basis with only 35 slots available.
The purpose of the U-VDC curriculum is to provide a systematic, standardized and meaningful guide to assist in the preparation and delivery of basic grant writing workshops and/or trainings for faculty in US colleges, universities and schools of higher education utilizing the VDC method. The U-VDC grant writing course is comprised of 14 modules meant to support faculty, researchers, public health professionals and anyone else interested in improving their knowledge of grant writing basics and discovering the expectations of funders from public and private sectors.
The curriculum includes 16-hours (1.6 CEU credits) of classroom instruction and is constructed using general principles of adult learning theory such as the interactive, practice sessions and sequenced approaches to boost retention of the material.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Certificates of participation will be awarded at the conclusion of the workshop.
If you have any questions, please contact Alice Z. McClain (334-229-4379).
Persons interested in applying for a TIF grant are encouraged to review the entire TIF NIA as well as the entire TIF program website for additional information about the FY16 grant competition. Additional information regarding the competition, including details regarding registration for the pre-application webinar, will be added to the program website shortly. Please be sure to check the program website for updates.
We encourage you to pass this information along to others that may be interested in this opportunity. Please direct any questions you may have to TIF5@ed.gov.