Around The South
October 2014 Vol. 10, No. 8
In This Issue

SRDC Items of Interest

CAPE Project: Community Behavioral Health Early Warning Systems

Call for Proposals
Deadline: November 19, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the Regional Rural Development Centers are partnering to implement a national program to explore options for community-implemented early warning systems with respect to community-level incidence of behavioral health issues (e.g. substance abuse, mental illness). Individuals may participate in both competitions, but the intent of the project is to distribute the projects across different communities.
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New Partners for Smart Growth Conference – Pre Conference Workshops

January 29 - 31, 2015

A significant factor in this event’s tremendous success is its appeal to so many different disciplines. The conference will draw a national audience of local elected officials and city and county staff; state and federal agency leaders; professionals in planning, transportation, public health, landscape architecture, architecture, public works, parks and recreation, and crime prevention; realtors, developers, builders and bankers; advocates for equity and environmental justice, youth, older adults, and walking and biking; labor representatives; school leaders and staff; environmentalists; and all others committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere. Early Bird rates will be available from October 6 – November 10. Regular rates will apply from November 12 through the January 5 registration deadline.
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The 2015 National Health Outreach Conference

Call for Proposals
Deadline: October 1 – October 31, 2014

A call for presentations from a wide variety of professionals that are doing work fostering health and wellness for individuals, families and communities is now open. The goal is to build a collaborative approach with organizations achieve a healthier and safer America. Professionals may include, but are not limited to: university faculty in medical and other academic institutions; public health professionals; local, state and federal agency partners; practitioners in the health care industry; students and Cooperative Extension professionals. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Atlanta, GA, on May 6 – 8, 2015.
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Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP): Public Issues Leadership Development Conference

Call for Proposals
Deadline: November 7, 2014

This year the Annual Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference will once again provide capacity building for Extension advocacy and Extension programs in the context of relevant public issues. This year's Planning Committee invites you to highlight your own contributions to Cooperative Extension that give insights into issues that are currently affecting our Extension programming, clientele and volunteers. The concurrent sessions should focus on the theme which is “Imagining Extension – Eyes on the Future.”
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Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor and Extension Economist - Community Economics and Business Development

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hiring an Assistant Professor, Extension Economist - Community Economics and a Business Development. This is a 100% Extension, full time, non-tenure track, appointment in the Department of Agricultural Economics on the TAMU main campus in College Station. The position is open until filled.

Qualifications: A PhD degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business, Regional Planning, or closely related field required.
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In-Service Training and Distance Education Coordinator

The In-Service Training and Distance Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, management, and administration of the LMS system, web-based employee training system (learn.uaex.edu) and the web-based training system for external clientele (courses.uaex.edu).

Qualifications: Masters Degree in a discipline appropriate for the assigned function is required. At least one year’s experience with learning management system administration responsibilities.
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Grant Connections

CAPE Project: Community Behavioral Health Early Warning Systems

Call for Proposals
Deadline: November 19, 2014

The Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation Phase II (CAPE 2) project will fund Land Grant Universities and their partners to implement locally-based early warning systems. This is a national competition; individuals and teams are welcome to submit proposals to join the CAPE 2 project in one of two categories, innovation communities and Barometer communities.
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$15M Solicitation for Regional Innovation Released- Applications must be submitted by November 3, 2014.

Under the RIS program, Commerce is soliciting applications for three separate Regional Innovation Strategy funding awards, including:

  • i6 Challenge grants;
  • Science and Research Park Development Grants; and,
  • Cluster Grants to support the development of seed capital funds.
These awards are intended to help develop regional innovation ecosystems that provide support and funding to startups engaged in the commercialization process that ultimately lead to high-growth companies – the drivers of regional economic prosperity and job creation. Eligibility requirements differ for the three award types. Space is limited and expected to fill very quickly.
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Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture

To increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The program will test strategies that could contribute to our understanding of how best to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants that would inform future efforts, and develop effective and efficient benefit redemption technologies
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Rural Community Development Initiative Department of Agriculture Utilities Programs

Qualified private, nonprofit and public (including tribal) intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per intermediary is $50,000 and $250,000. The intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to a private, nonprofit community-based housing and development organization, a low income rural community or a federally recognized tribe.
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WEBINARS SERIES

Webinar: HEARTH Act

October 30, 2014
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Keeping Your Financial Records Secure

October 30, 2014
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How to Use Images in Social Media Activities to Increase Engagement and Outreach

November 5, 2014
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How to select the best imagery for your remote sensing project

November 6, 2014
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CAPE Project: Technology-Assisted Care Interventions – Enhancing Treatment and Recovery Support Services, with Nancy Roget.

November 10, 2014
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Archived Webinars

Evaluating Social Media Activity in Extension Educational Programming

October 21, 2014

Is It Educating or Lobbying? — How to Communicate Programmatic Impact to Stakeholders

September 29, 2014

Easy as PIE Webinar: Grant writing as a collaborative process

September 17, 2014


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