February 19, 2021
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Grantee Spotlight
Borough of Audobon
Funder: New Jersey Health Initiatives
The cold weather hasn't stopped members of the Audobon High School Environmental Club, Legion of Murray Trout, and community volunteers. Work sessions involved planting rhododendrons, hanging a bird box, and clearing land to lay the cloth and crushed stone. Additionally, garden tables were assembled for the Victory Garden.


Grants and Funding
PPE Access Program
Source: New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Application Opens February 16
The New Jersey Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Access Program helps businesses and non-profits protect the health and safety of their employees and customers.​ All NJ-based businesses and non-profits are eligible for at least 10% discounts on PPE purchases made through approved online retailers. Organizations with 100 or fewer employees can apply for an additional 65% off products purchased through the approved online vendors.

Healthier Kids for Our Future
Funder: Cigna
Deadline: February 26, 2021
Programs will be funded that foster collaboration between stakeholders aimed at addressing mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children. Partners are encouraged to leverage one or more of the following evidence-based programs: Trauma-Informed Practices (TIPS); Social-Emotional Learning (SEL); or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Grants of between $50,000 and $125,000 a year for up to three years will be awarded through the program.

The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint
Host: GrantsMagic
March 1
Your step-by-step roadmap and build-it-yourself toolkit for crafting an A+ grant proposal - every time. Fee.

News and Media
National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine
Host: Centers for Disease Control
February 23-24
The Forum will facilitate information exchange on the most effective strategies to:

  • Build trust and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines
  • Use data to drive vaccine implementation
  • Provide practical information for optimizing and maximizing equitable vaccine access

The State of the Pandemic and US Strategy in 2021
Host: APHA
February 24
The webinar will discuss the current state of the pandemic in the U.S. and new and continuing federal-level initiatives to curb and control the virus.

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
Host: Feeding America and FRAC
March 16-18
Participants share information and learn how to strengthen the quality and reach of federal nutrition programs, learn best outreach and program practices from other states and localities, fill in the gaps in food service for millions of low-income children, and identify creative ideas for new and innovative approaches to ending hunger.

40 Under Forty in public health
Host: de Beaumont Foundation
Deadline: April 30
The de Beaumont Foundation is now accepting applications for the second class of 40 Under 40 in Public Health, a recognition program for rising leaders. 

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Training, Collaborations and Networking
Not for Profit Summit
Host: NJBIA
February 23-24
Bringing for- and not-for-profits together for a two-day exchange of ideas, resources, and networking.

Virtual Town Hall: Unlearning Systemic Racism
Host: YMCA African American CEOs
February 24, 12 pm ET
Dive deep into a conversation about health equity, hear young changemaker perspectives on the topic of systemic racism, and much more. The event is open to the public.
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Yusef Salaam
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Panel Discussion: Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Walk/Bike/Places
Host: Project for Public Spaces
June 15-18
Walk/Bike/Places strives to be the most informative and progressive active transportation conference in North America. The event consists of 50+ participant-led breakout sessions and locally-led workshops, as well as opportunities for experiential learning by walking and biking through the streets and other public spaces of the host city.