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Financial Health: What It Is and How to Achieve It

Extension educators are in a position to help consumers build financial health. This post describes what financial health is, how to assess it, and twelve steps to achieve it. What Is Financial Health? Financial health is the current state of someone’s finances. It includes both daily financial functioning (e.g., paying bills) and long-term resilience and opportunity. Like physical health, financial health can change over time and needs to be assessed regularly. According to the Financial...

7/26 NASEM Workshop on Pathways to an Equitable and Just Energy Transition

From the NASEM Event Page: As the United States embarks on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions, how can new policies promote a just and equitable energy transition? Join the National Academies for a one-day workshop on equity and justice in the energy transition on July 26, 2022 from 9am-5:15pm ET . During the workshop, speakers will discuss principles and best practices for an inclusive energy transition where low-income groups and communities of color take the lead. Session topics...

Understanding if Special Needs Trusts & ABLE Accounts are Right for Your Family

Join OneOp Military Caregiving and Personal Finance concentration areas as they host a professional development webinar on August 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET on ‘ Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts .’ If you or someone you know is caring for an individual with special healthcare needs and thinking about long-term planning, it may be helpful to RSVP for this upcoming event to learn which disability program is right for your family. Special needs trusts are used to purchase goods and services...

Catch-up on Program Center Stage Webinars!

In an effort to highlight the innovative and impactful work Cooperative Extension programming is doing across the system Extension Foundation created a new series, Program Center Stage. Program Center Stage invites a program from across the system to present and spotlight their impacts. These webinars provide an excellent opportunity for Extension professionals and other partners to meet the program team, ask them questions and learn how you could collaborate or adopt their program at your...

Getting Started with the Extension Foundation

At the request of Cooperative Extension professionals, the Extension Foundation has developed an interactive tool to help Land-grant university professionals get familiarized with the Extension Foundation, its tools, national funded programs, services, and learn how the Foundation can be a partner in making a greater impact on local issues. The Extension Foundation serves all 112 Land-grant universities in the United States regardless of membership. Extension Foundation members receive...

Using Digital Technology in Extension Education now available in flipping book format

Using Digital Technology in Extension Education has been reissued as a flipping book. First published in September 2020 as a website, the publication provides timely content that aims to help Cooperative Extension professionals consider the role of technology in their work, and perhaps increase the adoption of technology, particularly social media. The information in the publication provides both food for thought and practical information that will enable readers to apply what they’ve...

2022 OneOp Military Family Readiness Academy Series- Family Development and Social Justice Issues

The 2022 OneOp Military Family Readiness Academy Series is already underway! The 2022 MFRA Series focuses on individuals’ understanding of social justice and equity, including their own understanding of privilege and oppression. The content presented in the three asynchronous courses that make up the 2022 MFRA Series is robust and provides deep-level considerations for clinicians working with families and navigating issues of social justice and equity with their clients. This year’s series...

Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities Report Available

Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities , a report published in 2020, is now available in a flipping book format. This report - produced in response to an Extension Foundation RFP - contains a national inventory of Cooperative Extension programs and practices in climate and extreme weather. The report and included database provide insight into the successes, challenges, and opportunities for programming in this area and offer conclusions...

Now Open: WCMER 2023 Fellowship Application Period

Application Period Open - WCMER Urban Extension Fellowships! Deep Dives, Urban Sabbaticals, and Urban Graduate Fellowships are designed to enhance the impact of Extension, and the broader land-grant university system, in metropolitan communities. Learn more or meet our past fellows at https://metroextension.wsu.edu/fellows/. Application deadline (11:59 PDT): July 31, 2022

Job Opening: Associate Dean and Associate Director of Cooperative Extension at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Associate Dean and Associate Director for Cooperative Extension in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) must be a visionary leader for the Cooperative Extension programs. The Associate Dean of Extension serves with the CTAHR Dean, Associate Dean and Associate Director for Research, and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the daily operations of CTAHR. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a discipline encompassed within CTAHR.

Summer Self-Care Webinar Series

The Community Seminar Series: Summer Self-Care What topics are covered in the series? Summer is busy, and it's easy to forget to take care of ourselves while we try to juggle what everyone else needs. Researchers from University of Illinois can help guide your summer health choices. Find a session that's perfect for you, or participate in all of them. Summer Self-Care is a collaboration between University of Illinois Extension and the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute as part of...

Application for New Technologies for Ag Extension Extended to July 1st, 2022

The application due date for New Technologies for Ag Extension has been extended to July 1st, 2022. New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) is a grant from USDA-NIFA in partnership with Oklahoma State University and it will begin its fourth year starting on September 1st, 2022. The Foundation is inviting your project and program teams aligned with USDA and ECOP strategic goals/priority program areas to apply and receive some funding and support from the Extension Foundation for one full...

Special Urban Extension Issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

The latest issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is now available online (Volume 10, Number 2). To access it, visit JHSE’s website at https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/jhse__;!!HXCxUKc!2ypZsaz8XiuP9gBZ8mn2Khf_UYugRvwt7I9tENrw0SWKXnCvEZ8l3K4OHdu1i4hH__QFARH7gv0fP4s$ . This special issue of JHSE focuses on Extension engagement in urban communities. The 35 authors who contributed to this issue represent a range of geographic and programmatic...

Funding Opportunity: EPA Let's Talk About Heat Challenge Grants

Extreme heat is affecting the Central and Eastern US right now (June 2022). Extreme heat is likely to be one of the greatest challenges brought on by climate change - and one of the highest causes of illness and death. These effects are exacerbated by the frailty of our electrical grid, and are felt most strongly among low-income communities of color. The EPA is currently offering a community challenge grant program to promote communication and public engagement around the impacts of extreme...

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Agriculture Extension grant no. 2020-41595-30123 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and membership funding. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, please visit extension.org. You can view the terms of useat extension.org/terms.

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