Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Working from home. The History of Home PC's

My first portable pc\laptop in the 1980's. 

Before IAEM even thought of a certification.  I was there even in their beginning.  Business as usual then, business as usual now with a diversity & inclusion flavor as bait.

Before RadioShack TRS-80, before Apple, before Microsoft, before Facebook, memories of my hacking days.

I submitted a lot of college papers with the dot matrix printer.


Jobs at DHS...with MI State Rep Jewell Jones and Karinda Washington (DHS)

Join Michigan State Representative Jewell Jones and Karinda Washington, Chief of Staff DHS Office of Public Engagement on Friday at 12 pm EDT on Instagram Live for information on how to land a federal job, starting a job virtually, what state marijuana legalization means for federal job applicants, how I landed my first job at DHS HQ in Washington, DC nine years ago after a 10 year nonprofit career in my hometown, Detroit, and most importantly WE’RE HIRING!

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Are you a college senior?

Mid-Senior level professional looking for a career change?

Register for an upcoming DHS is Hiring Webinar: Wow, the April 14, 2020 Webinar is at capacity with 2000 registrants.

The next DHS is Hiring webinar is May 12, 2020; 2 pm -4 pm. Register today!!  

Monday, April 13, 2020

Funding Alert. What of your local opportunities. Corporate Social Responsibility within BEMA International

With HQ in Washington, D.C. Ward 8, one of the most vulnerable communities within the District of Columbia, we have a vital role as a stakeholder in the city to get actively involved in ‘our front and back yards’ as all BEMA International members should be

Getting involved locally.

The following list of funding opportunities within the District of Columbia may also pertain to funding opportunities in your community (LA, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, NYC, Atlanta, Houston, Austin, Denver, etc.).

Check the list.  Ask your local representatives in your community what is available for recovery from the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Office:   202-618-9097 

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For all current District Government agency grant opportunities, visit the District Grants Clearinghouse by clicking here.

Symbol Key:
🔔 - New Grant
🚨 - Closing Soon



COVID-19 Grant Funds

🔔 One Fair Wage Emergency Fund   
Deadline: Ongoing
Available Funds: varies, grant request
Apply Here One Fair Wage
🔔 No Kid Hungry: Coronavirus Grant
Deadline: Rolling
Available Funds: varies, grant request
Apply Here No Kid Hungry
🔔 Artist Relief Grants
Deadline: Cycle 1 - 4/23/2020
Available Funds: $5,000 per award
Apply Here Artist Relief
🔔 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
Deadline: Rolling
Available Funds: Up to $10,000

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 
Deadline: Rolling awards till 6/30/20
Available Funds: varies
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Available Funds: $2M
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Deadline: N/A
Available Funds: $100M
Arlington Community Foundation COVID-19 Prompt Response Fund
Deadline: Ongoing
Available Funds: varies
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Public Assistance Simplified Application
Deadline: Ongoing
Apply Here FEMA  
More Information:  Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

Funding Opportunities

🔔 (NOSI): NIA Availability of Administrative Supplements and Revision
Supplements on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 
Deadline: 5/1/2020
Available Funds: varies

Promoting Asthma Friendly Environments Through Partnerships and
Deadline: 4/30/2020
Available Funds: $200,000


Evaluation of Health Promotion and Prevention Programs for Blood Disorders 
Deadline: 4/30/2020
Available Funds: $500,000

Engaging Older Adults
Deadline: 5/29/2020
Available Funds: $150,000
Public Safety:

Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in Criminal
Justice System
Deadline: 4/29/2020
Available Funds: $4M
Social Justice:

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated
Veterans’ Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans’ with Families Program (HFVVWF) (referred to collectively as HVRP)
Deadline: 4/27/2020
Available Funds: $500,000
Apply Here Department of Labor
🔔 Spring 2020 DC Fund Grant Round
Deadline: 5/1/2020
Available Funds: $150,000
Apply Here Diverse City Fund
Sports and

Anti-doping in Sport 2020
Deadline: 4/20/2020
Available Funds: $10M
Arts and

🚨 Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network (Community Arts Engagement Subgranting), FY2020
Deadline: 4/15/2020
Available Funds: $275,000


🚨 Workforce Development in Emerging Fields  
Deadline: 4/13/2020
Available Funds: $20M
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions
 Deadline: 4/30/2020
 Available Funds: $3M
🚨 Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Emergency Food and Shelter National Board
Program (EFSP)
Deadline: 4/10/2020
Available Funds: $125M
Capacity Building:

Sisternomics Empowerment Grant
Deadline: 4/26/2020
Available Funds: $2,000 per award
Apply Here NCBWDC
Juvenile Justice:
🔔 OVSJG FY21 Consolidated Justice Grants
Deadline: 5/27/2020 Available Funds:  
Apply Here OVSJG
🔔 Advancing Economic Opportunity Among Older Adults
Deadline: 4/22/2020
 Available Funds: $150,000
Apply Here AARP
Job Training:

FY2020 Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment and
Recidivism Reduction Strategies (CAREERRS) Program
Deadline: 4/27/2020
Available Funds: $900,000
🔔 Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant Program
 Deadline: 5/6/2020
Available Funds: $5M  

Want to donate to an Emergency Response Fund?
DC Education Equity Fund
Funding: varies
Donate Here DC Education Equity
🔔 CDP COVID-19 Response Fund
Funding: varies
🔔 Emergency Fund for Tipped and Service Workers
Funding: varies
Donate Here One Fair Wage
LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund
Funding: $100M
COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Available Funds: varies
Groundswell Fund
Funding: varies
Donate Here Groundswell Fund
Emergent Fund: People's Bailout
Funding: over $500,000
Donate Here Emergent Fund

 Capacity Building Resources
More Information Here
More Information Here NPR
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
More Information Here
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
More Information Here Small Business Administration
Federal Grant:
More Information Here:
Google COVID-19 Small Business Response
More Information Here: Google Candid: Foundation Center + GuideStar
More Information Here: Candid
Pro Bono Center
More Information Here: DC Bar
The Charitable Sector: COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package Notice
 More Information Here The Charitable Sector

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