Writers Wanted (arts)

Just Cause Magazine is my labor of love. An all-digital magazine with distribution in the millions, my goal is to tell stories about individuals, organizations and businesses that are doing something to make the world a better place. Not syrupy sweet, but looking at solutions rather than problems. Our Nov./Dec. issue will be centered around holidays, of course, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to do many stories on Native culture. Mostly because I think that stupid "First Thanksgiving" stories we've all been told are probably utter bullshit, racist, and filled with 

I so greatly appreciate your help--I think this needs to happen!

With gratitude and enthusiasm,

Alyssa Royse


President & Editor In Chief JUST CAUSE Magazine


Reading Award Program (opportunity)


Albuquerque, September 15, 2009: Catching the Dream will make a total of 25 grants this school year for the Reading Award Program (RAP), the organization announced today. Each grant will be for $1,000, and must be used only as incentives to get Native American students to read books. Applicants are urged to consider providing students with a comprehensive bibliography of books to read as outlined in the CTD book “Reading for College.”

The deadline for application for the grants is October 30, 2009. Applications must be submitted on the form provided by CTD. To receive an application, schools and tribes must call, write, fax, or e-mail CTD (CTD4DeanChavers@aol.com) to request the appropriate form. Maximum length of proposals is one page. Applicants who request the forms by e-mail will receive them by e-mail.

Funding Notice (opportunity)


HHS is making available $16 million for 16 grants from $1 million to $2 million dollars per year for up to 6 years to fund community mental health programs for children and families.

Eligibility: State governments; local governments; tribal governments or organizations.

Deadline: Dec. 8.

Summary: The purpose of this program is to support governments in developing integrated home and community-based services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective systems of care.

A "system of care" involves collaboration across agencies and families to improve community-based, culturally and linguistically competent services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. 

Grantees will be expected to develop, implement, expand and disseminate broad, innovative system changes that improve outcomes for children, youth and families and create long-term positive change in services and supports.

For more details, including contact information on this and other new private and federal funding opportunities, just click on or cut and paste the following link into your Web browser to get free access to CD Publications' continually-updated online news service,Community Health Funding Report. Access to this article is only available until Oct. 13!


When you reach our site just scroll down the page and check off  Community Health Funding Report! The details are in the grant posted 10-1.