Thursday, January 16, 2020

Scholarship Application Deadline is Fast Approaching

WGU LogoThe College of Business at Western Governors University is proud to announce that it has formed a new relationship with the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce (formerly unknown as the Utah African American Chamber of Commerce or UAACC) to promote success through business, for members of the Utah African American community. 

The College of Business is proud to be one of the major sponsors of the Chambers Evening in Harlem funding raising event on February 7th, 2020 in Salt Lake City. Along with sponsoring the event, the College of Business will also be awarding several scholarships to attend WGU to deserving members of the African American community here in Utah with the recipients to announced at the event.

Scholarship Details:

The Utah Black Chamber Scholarship
Valued at up to $5,000
Apply by January 20, 2020

Apply here:

2020 Homeless Point in Time Count

2020 Homeless Point in Time Count

What is the Point in Time Count?
The Point in Time Count is an annual count of homeless persons that takes place during January of each year.

2020 Point in Time – January 22, 2020

Why we count:
  • Find homeless persons living on the streets and gather information in order to connect them with available services.
  • Help policymakers and program administrators set benchmarks to measure progress toward the goal of ending homelessness.
  • Help plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs, identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system.
  • Inform public opinion, increase public awareness, and attract resources.
  • Create the most reliable estimate of people experiencing homelessness throughout Utah.
Information regarding the Statewide count can be found here.

American Indian Alaska Native Public Health Data Summit

Questions? email

Monday, January 13, 2020

Census Bureau is Hiring!

January 2020
Media Advisory

For more information, contact:
Coralys M. Ruiz Jiménez, U.S. Census Bureau Media Representative for Utah
(801) 647-0590


Part-time applicants will be able to maintain SNAP while working for the Census in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — On January 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the selection process for various census positions in preparation for the 2020 Census. In December, pay rates increased, and all part-time applicants will be able to maintain their federal benefits and assistance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) while working for the census in Utah. Positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks.

After the selection process occurs in January, paid training will occur in March and April. Actual enumeration of non-responding households throughout the nation begins in May through early July. Please visit to apply for available Census jobs. Pay rates vary depending on where the job is located, with rates ranging in Utah from $16 to $20 per hour. To determine the estimated pay rate in an area, visit
The census is the largest peacetime deployment of civil servants across the country. The census officially begins on April 1, 2020, and for the first time ever, it will have an online option, as well as a phone option, which will make filling out the form easy, safe and secure. For more information on the 2020 Census, please visit


SAMHSA Funding Opportunity

Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships For Success

Application Due Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems, while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community and state levels. The program is intended to address one of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities. Recipients will identify the primary problematic substances in their jurisdictions, and develop and implement strategies to prevent the misuse of these substances among youth and adults.

SAMHSA plans to issue up to 92 grants of up to $1,000,000 per year for up to 5 years.

Learn More About This Grant

Friday, January 10, 2020

National Network of Libraries of Medicine funding opportunity

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine funds projects to advance the National Library of Medicine's mission to improve access to health information. Below is a list of funding categories for 2020-2021.
Application Deadlines
Posted Date: December 17, 2019
Application Due Date: March 20, 2020
Notification of Awards: On or before April 17, 2020
Award Start Date: May 1, 2020

Application Templates - Proposal

Application Template​s (please only use these for planning purposes. You will need to fill out the online application to be considered for an award)
Outreach - NNLM Subaward Application Template (use this for the Improvement, Data, and Outreach award types)
Professional Development​ - NNLM Subaward Application Template (use this for the Professional Development Award only)

More Information on Applying for Funding

2020-2021 Funding Webinar - PowerPoint - Recording
Overview of the Application System
Application Video Tutorial(link is external) (YouTube)
Grants & Proposal Writing Class from NNLM - webinar from NNLM (On-Demand class )
Proposal Writing Support
2017-2018 Funding Webinar(link is external) (detailed instructions and breakdown of putting together a proposal. Most info Applicable regardless of funding year)

Forms/Information Reporting

Find out more at

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