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New York State Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program Competitive Grant Application DEADLINE March 10

Pursuant to New York State Education Law §2814: Omnibus school violence prevention grant program, the primary purpose of the Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention (ESD/SVP) Program is to award competitive grants to provide support to students through extended school day activities and/or school safety programs which promote violence prevention.

Programs must demonstrate consistency with the school safety plans required by §2801-a of New York State Education Law and should not displace existing school district after-school funding.

School districts and not-for-profit organizations working in collaboration with a public school district(s) may submit an application to conduct either an ESD program, an SVP program, or a combination of both.

SOURCE: http://www.p12.nysed.gov

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Virtual: Herbalism: Beyond the Basics Class Beginning February 17

Take a deep dive into a hands-on approach to herbal medicine. We’ll cover the medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 local or easy-to-source healing plants, from nervines that calm to cardiotonics that stimulate circulation. Herbalist Karine Gordineer will show you how to properly infuse, blend, and decoct as you create your own herbal apothecary that will include teas, salves, tinctures, syrups, vinegars, compresses, and poultices.

SOURCE: https://www.nybg.org

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Virtual: In-Progress Art Portfolio Critique February 17

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We’ll pay special attention to your ability to convey the intricacy of your subject. Are your details complete? Are your tonal values correct? Works in colored pencil, graphite, or watercolor are welcome. This class is highly recommended for Portfolio candidates.

SOURCE: https://www.nybg.org

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Virtual: Introduction to Introduction to Horticultural Therapy Class Beginning February 16

Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for a variety of populations. Engage in activities for disability awareness and the development of therapeutic skills. Resources for professional development and the professional registration process are covered.

SOURCE: https://www.nybg.org

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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan DEADLINE April 28

The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan – United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The program aims to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S. – Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the United States.

Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S. – Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature.

Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States.

Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for Scholars (including Independent & Junior) in all Disciplines to Publish Articles, Translations, and Books DEADLINE April 14

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development.

NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and it encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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FDA: Proposed Rule for Food Traceability Comment Period DEADLINE February 22

The FDA is proposing to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements (beyond what is already required in existing regulations) for persons who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the Agency has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List. The proposed rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” (Food Traceability Proposed Rule) is a key component of the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint and would implement Section 204(d) of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The proposed requirements would help the FDA rapidly and effectively identify recipients of those foods to prevent or mitigate foodborne illness outbreaks and address credible threats of serious adverse health consequences or death. The comment periods for the proposed rule and information collection provisions have been extended and will now be available for public comment until February 22, 2021.

SOURCE: https://www.fda.gov

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New York State Charter School Technical Assistance Resource Provider RFP DEADLINE February 24

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Charter School Office (CSO) is seeking proposals to establish a charter school technical assistance resource provider (TARP) to work with charter schools across New York State. Technical assistance to charter schools will focus on improvement in four specific areas:

*Governance by charter school boards of trustees
*High-quality educational services and opportunities for students with disabilities, with a focus on charter schools outside New York City
*Financial operations
*Home to school connections

The TARP will work in collaboration with NYSED to provide professional development to charter school teachers, financial professionals, leaders, and boards of trustees. With the exception of the second item above, proposals must target all charter schools and charter applicant groups statewide. It is expected that in-person technical assistance activities or trainings will be a majority (more than 50 percent) of the proposed services. (If restrictions related to COVID-19 were to be in effect during the course of the contract, alternative means such as video-conferencing may be utilized in place of in-person activities.)

SOURCE: http://www.p12.nysed.gov

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Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative Land Trust Grants Protect Bird Habitats DEADLINE March 21

The Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative (LTBCI) has announced they are offering around $300,000 in grants for land trusts in 2021.

Through the Bissonette & Hemphill Habitat Preservation Program, the LTBCI will offer 1 to 3 grants of up to $50,000 each for the purchase of land or conservation easements in California that closed in 2020 or will close in 2021. Funds will support direct acquisition costs only, and applicants must clearly demonstrate the land’s importance to birds and/or bird conservation.

SOURCE: https://www.newyorkalmanack.com

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Livestock Tour & Grazing Fundamental Class February 20 ~Yorktown Heights, NY~

This 60-minute livestock tour offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hilltop Hanover Farm’s goats and cows with our Livestock Manager, Jess. Stroll through the pastures and barns while getting to know our livestock…

Following the tour, join Jess for a 30-minute class discussion to get a more in-depth look at livestock best practices. Topics covered include the benefits of good pasture management, types of grazing systems, grazing adapted plants and common pasture plants, pasture soil health, managing pasture with ruminant livestock, unique digestive ability of ruminants, ruminant nutrition needs, ruminant health concerns, humane stockmanship skills, and grazing system design and infrastructure.

SOURCE: https://hilltophanoverfarm.org

Location: Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY

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The Stamford Piano Art & Music Project CALL FOR ARTISTS Deadline February 16 ~Connecticut~

Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. Art in Public Places Outdoor Sculpture exhibit features artwork lining the sidewalks and parks of the Downtown.

The 2021 exhibit, The Piano Project, will bring both art & music to the streets of Stamford Downtown!

The fun and interactive exhibit will feature 20+ upright pianos designed and painted by local artists. The pianos will be on display all summer for the public to interact with and play!

SOURCE: http://stamford-downtown.com

Location: Stamford Downtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut

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Virtual: Interactive Digital Media Class Beginning January 28

This course will teach how to apply the best practices of design thinking found in interactive digital media such as websites, applications and much more. Students learn how essential human-centered approaches are applied to a successful product design. Each student will participate in the iterative processes of design thinking to develop an effective UX/UI prototype. In a collaborative team environment, students resolve the complexities of a human-centered product design. Using hands-on examples and tutorials, students will understand how to facilitate and contribute to the design thinking processes that serve diverse end-users for commercial and public industries.

SOURCE: https://www.sunywcc.edu

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VIRTUAL: Social Media Strategies and Tactics Class Beginning January 21

Learn about setting Goals, Objectives, KPIs, and Tactics. Students will learn about creating content calendar for timing and key dates, and incorporating content marketing into a social context. In addition, students will look at several social media tools, including Hootsuite, content management systems, and other common tools used in a social media role. Plus, this course will cover how to build a brand advocacy program and look at ways to engage influencers.

SOURCE: https://www.sunywcc.edu

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VIRTUAL: Art Critique Sessions-A Professional Development Program for Emerging and Established Artists January 5, 19 & 20; February 2, 3, 16 & 17

Critique participants learn to be more confident in talking about their artwork and more aware how their artwork fits into the context of other artists in the current art market. Suggestions, encouragement and feedback are given to enable artists to grow and make progress in their chosen medium.

SOURCE: https://mamaroneckartistsguild.org

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Virtual: Improv Comedy Workshop January 27

Virtual pop up adult improv comedy class. Meet new friends, connect with old ones, and laugh out loud as you learn the basic skills of improv.

SOURCE: http://arcstages.org

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Two Line Poetry Contest PRIZE $100 DEADLINE January 30

Write an essence poem. This is a poem of two lines with six syllables per line, each containing an internal rhyme and an ending rhyme.

Example
Mysterious night dream
Elicits a fright scream

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize.

SOURCE: https://www.fanstory.com

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Virtual: Green Gardener Certificate Program Info Session January 27

Environmentally minded garden enthusiasts, from novice to well experienced, will learn how to keep their garden green and earth-friendly…

The Green Gardener Program is based on the latest science- based information from Cornell University, providing students with a practical approach to gardening and environmental stewardship.

The Green Gardener Program is a non- credit, adult education program offered to environmentally minded garden enthusiasts, from the novice to the well experienced gardener who is looking for a little review. Each class topic consists of two sessions. The first session primarily a lecture presentation with a home assignment and time for questions. The second session is a workshop for student assignment share and review. Taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and Master Gardeners, this series of lecture presentations and interactive assignments offers an in-depth, environmentally focused educational experience that will prepare students to create a healthy and thriving garden of their own.

SOURCE: http://rocklandcce.org

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National Center for Advancing Transnational Sciences Chemistry/Biology Opioid Overdose Reduction Challenge DEADLINE February 28

he National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is inviting novel solutions for the Reduction-to-Practice Challenge for the NCATS A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) Program. The overall goal of the NCATS ASPIRE Challenges is to reward and spur innovative and catalytic approaches towards solving the opioid crisis through development of: (1) novel chemistries; (2) data-mining and analysis tools and technologies; and (3) biological assays that will revolutionize discovery, development and pre-clinical testing of next generation, safer and non-addictive analgesics to treat pain, as well as new treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose.

SOURCE: https://ncats.nih.gov

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Innovations to Transform the Direct Support for Professionals Working with Individuals with Intellection & Developmental Disabilities PRIZE $310K DEADLINE February 22

When Americans with disabilities live independently, fully included in communities across our Nation – with the right supports in place – they are happier and healthier. Often, DSPs have a critical role to sustaining the independence of individuals with ID/DD. DSPs support individuals in making informed decisions, understanding risk, exercising their rights and choosing personal care support which facilitate the ability of individuals with ID/DD to pursue their individualized pathways to fully participate in the life of communities where we live.

To better balance the supply of qualified DSPs with the demand, innovations are needed that will stabilize the DSP workforce and overall quality of HCBS. This prize competition will support the rapid innovation and adoption of business models that that will better meet market demand, including any factors unique to specific markets, such as geographic location (e.g., be urban, suburban or rural). To bring supply and demand closer together, ACL seeks new approaches that will disrupt current business models which has been driving much of the industry.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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Navy STEM/AI Challenge: Efficiency & Effectiveness Afforded by Security Orchestration & Automated Response (SOAR) Capabilities PRIZES $750k DEADLINE February 12

The Navy’s Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Program Office (PMW 130) seeks to enhance the Security Operations Center (SOC) using automated artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) tools to automate the detection and prevention of advanced persistent threat (APT) and other cybersecurity campaign activity. Current SOC operations require a tremendous amount of time and effort to triage alerts, link related logs, perform incident response, and document investigations. Through this AI ATAC Prize Challenge, PMW 130 is soliciting Security Orchestration & Automated Response (SOAR) tools that use AI/ML to enhance their effectiveness for competitive evaluation. Submissions must be accompanied by a submission description white-paper plus an overview video and a demonstration video describing the SOAR tool and associated technologies.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov