GRO1000 Grassroots Grant Recipients Named!

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BRI is happy to announce that we were able to aid in securing a GRO1000 grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company for the Discovery Gardens in Onslow County, North Carolina!  This grant program is part of the Scotts Miracle-Gro® 150th anniversary celebration in 2018. The company is supporting the creation of more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces in the markets they serve.

While the grant deadline has passed for this year, Scotts Miracle-Gro will be updating their website with more information about next year’s grant opportunities!

Learn more about the garden grant project by visiting their website:

Or follow them on Twitter @Scotts_MGro


Makerspace – Makeover Challenge – US Dept of Ed

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Hurry – deadline April 1, 2016

The US Department of Education is calling on high schools to design makerspaces that strengthen next-generation career and technical skills.

Makerspaces provide students the materials and environment they need to create, invent, tinker, and explore, helping them build vital career skills, including critical thinking, planning, communication, and problem solving.  They will be giving 10 honorees $20,000 each to create their custom designed makerspace!

Read more on their website:


Personal Responsibility Education Program Grant Applications Available

Requests for Applications (RFA) to fund  Personal Responsibility Education Programs (PREP) are now available from the New York State Department of Health.

The Personal Responsibility Education Program  Initiative will support new programs that will:

“…replicate effective evidence-based program (EBP) models that have been proven on the basis of scientific research to change behavior, such as delaying sexual activity, increasing condom or contraceptive use for sexually active youth, or reducing pregnancy among youth; and activities to ensure access for youth to comprehensive reproductive health care and family planning services.”

Applications are due on May 11th.  Please visit the New York State Grants Gateway for information. BRI can help you apply. Contact us to find out how.




FIRST® STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) just announced the availability of  the 2016 FIRST STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant -to help underprivileged and underserved students.

“This grant is designed to help ensure that more of these students, and their communities, are exposed to creative problem solving and hands-on learning, and are educated about future career opportunities available to them.”

Available funding ranges from $5,000 to $50,000. Hurry and get your Letter of Intent in by March 11.

Need a hand?  BRI can help!  Contact us today.


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