Thank you for visiting our archive for all Funding Opportunities from Q1 of 2020. Here you will find notices of previously released white papers, press releases, and other resources offered by state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies. Please note that because the archived notice is for an expired resource, links to the parent site may no longer work. We apologize for this inconvenience.
WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects – Deadline: March 4
Through Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects, Reclamation provides assistance to states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other entities with water or power delivery authority to undertake small-scale water efficiency projects that have been prioritized through planning efforts led by the applicant. These projects conserve and use water more efficiently; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students – Deadline: March 3
This program promotes diversity among the health professions by providing awards and scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicant eligibility: Public and non-profit schools, for-profit nursing, domestic faith-based, community-based organizations, and tribes and tribal organizations; see website for more.
BJA’s Stop School Violence Grant – Deadline: March 3
BJA’s STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence.
Tribal Resilience Program – Deadline: March 2
The Tribal Resilience Program supports tribes preparing for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety.
Faculty Exchange Program – African Veterinary Science – Deadline: March 2
The purpose of the Faculty Exchange Program is to assist developing countries to improve their university agricultural education, research, and extension programs by providing a one semester
training program at U.S. Land Grant Agricultural Universities. Participants are able to upgrade their technical knowledge in their subject area, but they also learn new teaching methods through class observation, and they will learn new research methods though experience in the lab or through short courses or one-on-one instruction. Each participant revises and modernizes their class outlines for introduction at their home university after they return.
Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities – Deadline: March 05
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program. The purpose of this program is to support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.
Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology – Deadline: March 6
The objective of the grant is to encourage the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing. Veterans Affairs acknowledges there are many emerging technologies that could improve home adaptations or otherwise enhance a Veteran’s or Servicemember’s ability to live independently. Therefore, VA has defined ‘‘new assistive technology’’ as an advancement the Secretary determines could aid or enhance the ability of a Veteran or Servicemember to live in an adapted home.
Tribal Heritage Grant Program – Deadline: March 6
Through the National Park Service, grants assisting Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Eligible applicants include Native American tribal governments (Federally and other than federally-recognized tribal).
Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants – Deadline: March 12
Through funding of national intermediaries, the Section 4 Capacity Building program (Section 4) enhances the capacity and ability of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out affordable housing and community development activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons.
COPS-CHP-Application – Deadline: March 11
CHP provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. 2019 CHP grants will cover up to 75 percent of the approved entry-level salary and fringe benefits of each newly-hired and/or rehired, full-time sworn career law enforcement officer over the three-year (36 months) grant period, with a minimum 25 percent local cash match requirement and a maximum federal share of $125,000 per officer position.
Grant – Accelerate R2 Network Challenge – Deadline: March 11
EDA, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), is seeking applications from eligible parties to create a strategic nationwide network of organizations working to address disaster response and resiliency (R2) challenges with innovative technologies. The Accelerate R2 Network Challenge seeks to create a nationwide network or networks that will enable and support innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors to bring transformative technologies into the response and resiliency markets.
Rural Health Care Coordination Program – Deadline: March 12
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Care Coordination Program (Care Coordination Program). The purpose of this program is to support rural health consortium/networks aiming to achieving the overall goals of improving access, delivery, and quality of care through the application of care coordination1 strategies in rural communities.
Small Business Transportation Resource Center – Deadline: March 13
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization utilizes Cooperative Agreements with trade organizations, educational institutions, and business-centered community based organization (with IRS 501 (c)(3) status) to establish Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) to provide business training, technical assistance, and information to DOT grantees and recipients, prime contractors, and subcontractors. This opportunity is to establish an SBTRC in the Gulf Region to provided assistance in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
American Indian Air Quality Training Program – Deadline: March 13
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to provide comprehensive air quality policy and regulatory analysis including support and national coordination activities to assist tribes in understanding, participating in, and responding to EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation’s policy and regulatory activities.
Coastal Community Resilience Challenges – Deadline: March 16
The Challenges seek innovative products and approaches that enhance resilience of coastal communities, create substantial new value, can be demonstrated in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia, are scalable to other communities, and can be built into sustainable businesses.
ReConnect Program – Deadline: March 16
The ReConnect Program offers unique federal financing and funding options in the form of loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America that don’t currently have sufficient access to broadband, defined by the law as 10 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.
Public Safety Officers’ Benefits National Law Enforcement Survivor Support and National Firefighter and First Responder Survivor Support – Deadline: March 17
In FY 2018, the PSOB Office determined 423 death claims, 131 disability claims, and 642 education claims. The PSOB Office requires the assistance of demonstrated national leaders in the field of peer support and counseling services to provide vital and expert resources to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, volunteer firefighters, and first responders. Leveraging the experience and resources of national organizations will serve to increase awareness of PSOB benefits, and the submission of PSOB application and claim documentation.
Community Safety Grant – Deadline: March 19
The purpose of this grant is to enhance communities’ capability to respond to hazardous materials incidents and to assist in ensuring that state and local enforcement personnel are adequately trained in the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program – Deadline: March 19
The eligible applicants with established training programs provide entrepreneurship training to female veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs, to female transitioning service members and to spouses of veterans with outcomes that reflect new business starts, job creation/retention, and income generation that results in the establishment of and expansion of existing small firms owned by female veterans and spouses of veterans.
State Damage Prevention Grant – Deadline: March 19
Pipeline safety is a shared responsibility, and the purpose of the State Damage Prevention (SDP) Program grant is to establish or improve state programs and to protect underground pipeline facilities from excavation damage. The SDP grants provide funding to help eligible states establish a comprehensive program to prevent damage to underground pipelines in states that do not have such programs, and to improve damage prevention programs in states that do.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Tribal Grants – Deadline: March 19
PHMSA, through the DOT, requests applications from federally recognized tribes and tribal nonprofit organizations representing federally recognized tribes to provide assistance to public sector employees through training and planning grants for emergency response. The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is to increase State, Territorial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations.
Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program – Deadline: March 19
Section 104g of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 requires that this competitive grant program focus on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single State and which relate to specific program priorities identified jointly by the Secretary of the Interior and the water resources research institutes.
Grant – Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program – Deadline: March 20
The primary objective of the program is to provide grants to Agriculture Innovation Centers that will provide technical assistance to agricultural producers to market value-added agricultural products.
NOAA Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grants – Deadline: March 20
The Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grants is a tribute to the work and life of Dr. Ruth Gates and aims to build on her efforts to address the decline in coral reefs through innovative science and research. The work funded through this program is aimed at promoting long-term survival of corals by supporting the science needed to incorporate resilient corals into restoration activities and to enhance the efficiency of asexual and sexual coral restoration. The principal objectives of this grant program are to support innovative coral restoration research, to apply these innovative techniques to create resilient, genetically diverse, and reproductively viable populations of coral species, and to support the development of creative methods to improve coral outplanting efficiency and build resilient coral reef ecosystems.
Projects for Translating the Findings and Products of Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Development into Practice – Deadline: March 23
The purpose of NIDILRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by generating new knowledge, or developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of health and function, independent living, and employment outcomes among individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most significant disabilities. Under this particular DRRP priority, grantees must promote the use or adoption of findings or products from NIDILRR-sponsored research or development projects.
Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance – Deadline: March 23
The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program (Prescott Grant Program) provides financial assistance to eligible marine mammal stranding participants to support all aspects of response (i.e., retrieval, care, treatment, rehabilitation, and release, as appropriate) to the stranding of certain marine mammals and for related scientific research. Successful applications will be those aimed at helping support these actions.
Build to Scale Program – Deadline: March 24
EDA’s Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is committed to furthering technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high quality job growth, create more economic opportunities, and support the future of the next generation of industry leading companies. To advance these goals, EDA awards grants through the Build to Scale Program (formerly the Regional Innovation Strategies Program) for activities designed to develop and support regional innovation initiatives. EDA thereby advances the growth of connected, innovation-centric economies that increase job growth, enable the workforce of tomorrow, enhance global competitiveness, and foster global competitiveness through technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Day of Service Grants – Deadline: March 25
The Day of Service grant competition includes funding for both September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11th) and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK). Applicant organizations may apply for either September 11th, MLK, or both. Applicants may not submit more than one application for each Day of Service.
National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program – Deadline: March 25
A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Local Competition at Designated Institutions of Higher Education – Deadline: March 27
The purpose of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition is to stimulate interest among students attending an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) that is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) or community college to: conduct transportation-related research, pursue transportation-related degrees, enter the transportation workforce, and enhance the breadth, scope and diversity of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States.
Regional Vulnerability Assessments for Ocean Acidification – Deadline: March 27
The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/OAR/Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is soliciting proposals for collaborative projects of up to 3 years in duration that synthesize ocean acidification information at a regional scale (e.g. Large Marine Ecosystem, large estuary or collection of small estuaries, and state or collection of states in US waters) to determine where societal vulnerabilities to ocean acidification exist or are emerging, in order to provide actionable information for marine resource decision makers and/or bolster the resilience of the nation’s Blue Economy. This funding opportunity will not support the collection of new chemical or ecological observations or species response data. Social science data collection is permitted.
Cooperative Marketing for Recreation Opportunities on the NWRS-15.654 National Wildlife Refuge System Enhancements – Deadline: March 28
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (Service) National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) is accepting proposals from organizations with an interest and capacity to work cooperatively with the USFWS, our Friends Groups and a pre-determined advertising partner to deploy a `high-profile, high-impact” integrated marketing campaign. The goal of the campaign aims to increase broad awareness of the recreational benefits of the NWRS public lands and waters, recruit new users to nearby outdoor recreation, work to ensure welcoming and inviting visitor experiences, and attract new industry and community partnerships.
Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grants – Deadline: March 30
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (Short Title: EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country.
Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program – Deadline: March 30
To better equip our communities in preventing and responding to these threats, the U&CF program requests innovative proposals that strengthen urban and community forest resiliency and align with the goals in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). Collaborative solutions may include but are not limited to: research; prevention; planning; policy; preparedness; implementation; best management practices; recovery; and reforestation that promotes the resilience of our Nation’s urban & community forests.
USDA-FNS-FDD-FDPNE-FY20 – Deadline: March 30
The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended through Public Law 115-334, authorizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and provides for the provision of funds to State Agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) to conduct nutrition education activities. Since 2008, annual appropriations acts have provided funding for nutrition education services to State Agencies and ITOs participating in FDPIR. The need for FDPNE is determined annually by Congress. The “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020” (Public Law 116-94) specifically funds FDPNE in FY20.
Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program – Deadline: March 30
The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.
COPS-Tribal-Resources-Grant-Program-Technical-Assistance – Deadline: March 31
The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the TRGP-TA solicitation to address tribal law enforcement training and technical assistance efforts. The 2020 TRGP-TA program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas: (1) Cold Cases and Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons; and (2) Developing an Alaskan Law Enforcement Recruitment Strategy. Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the application guide.
COPS-Preparing-for-Active-Shooter-Situations – Deadline: March 31
Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) program funds that are used to provide scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats. The 2020 PASS program will fund an applicant to train at least 20,000 first responders through scenario-based, multi-disciplinary training classes. Detailed descriptions are available in the application guide.
INFRA Grants – Deadline: Feb. 25
The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. This notice solicits applications for awards under the program’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The Department is focusing the competition on transportation infrastructure projects that support four key objectives, each of which is discussed in greater detail in the Notice of Funding Opportunity: (1) Supporting economic vitality at the national and regional level; (2) Leveraging Federal funding to attract non-Federal sources of infrastructure investment; (3) Deploying innovative technology, encouraging innovative approaches to project delivery, and incentivizing the use of innovative financing; and (4) Holding grant recipients accountable for their performance.
Preservation Technology and Training Grants – Deadline: Feb. 24
The competitive grants program will provide funding to federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. PTT grants will support the following activities: Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources; specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs; how-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant Program – Deadline: Feb. 24
The purpose is to expand the number of commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving CMVs. Additionally, this grant seeks to assist current or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including National Guard and Reservists, obtain a CDL.
High Priority Program – Innovative technology Deployment – Deadline: Feb. 24
These activities are supported in alignment with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s strategic goals of: • SAFETY: Reduce transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries across the transportation system. • INFRASTRUCTURE: Invest in infrastructure to ensure safety, mobility and accessibility and to stimulate economic growth, productivity and competitiveness for American workers and businesses. • INNOVATION: Lead in the development and deployment of innovative practices and technologies that improve the safety and performance of the Nation’s transportation system. • ACCOUNTABILITY:the Nation with reduced regulatory burden and greater efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2021 – Feb. 21
The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible. This program supports the DOI and FWS mission of protecting and managing the nation’s natural resources by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to conserve land and water and to expand outdoor recreation and access.
Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation – Deadline: Feb. 21
The goal of the National CDL Program supports the Department’s strategic goals and FMCSA’s mission by ensuring that only qualified drivers are eligible to receive and retain a CDL and focuses on maintaining the concept that each driver has only one driving record and only one licensing document, commonly referred to as “One Driver – One License – One Record.” Further, States are required to conduct knowledge and skills testing before issuing a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) and/or CDL; to maintain a complete and accurate driver history record for anyone who obtains a CLP and/or CDL; and to impose driver disqualifications as appropriate.
High Priority – Commercial Motor Vehicle Grant Program – Deadline: Feb. 21
FMCSA may award HP-CMV funds to support innovative and impactful projects that advance its mission to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. Funding is available for the support of enforcement projects that improve safety and compliance with FMCSA’s regulations for projects that are national in scope, increase public awareness and education, demonstrate new technologies, and reduce the number/rate of CMV crashes.
Bioenergy Technologies Office Multi-Topic Funding Opportunity Announcement – Deadline: Feb. 21
BETO develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production. The activities funded through this opportunity will be a component of the comprehensive U.S. energy strategy to enhance energy supply, create domestic jobs, secure the nation’s global leadership in bioenergy technologies and improve U.S. energy security. This FOA will support high-impact technology research and development (R&D) to enable growth and innovation of the Bioeconomy.
Novel Concepts for the Utilization of Carbon Dioxide from Utility and Industrial Sources – Deadline: Feb. 20
This funding opportunity announcement seeks to develop novel marketable products using CO2 as a feedstock. Technologies that convert CO2 must show a net decrease in CO2 emissions through life cycle analysis, show a potential to generate a marketable product, and show that the product displays beneficial aspects when compared to commercially available products produced with fossil fuel feedstocks.
WaterSMART: Congressionally Authorized Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects – Deadline: Feb. 19
The objective of this FOA is to invite sponsors of congressionally authorized water reclamation and reuse projects to request cost-shared funding for the planning, design, and/or construction of those projects.
Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge – Deadline: Feb. 19
A collaboration presented by Enterprise Community Partners with generous financial support from Wells Fargo, the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge invites innovators to participate in a competitive application process with an opportunity to receive a grant and technical assistance to advance scalable housing affordability solutions that specifically address up to two of the challenge’s three focus areas:
- Housing Construction
- Housing Financing
- Resident Services and Support
Resilient Communities Pre-Proposal Deadline: Feb. 18
Wells Fargo and NFWF have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. This $3 million per year program aims to help communities in the United States and territories, prepare, strengthen and bounce back more quickly after a disaster. Through preparedness and by taking advantage of natural and nature-based features like wetlands, resilient shorelines, urban tree canopies, natural forests and healthy upstream watersheds, communities can accrue quality of life benefits today. In addition, these projects enhance fish and wildlife resources and avoid or reduce risk to life, and costly and devastating impacts from events such as sea-level risk, floods, droughts, fires and more.
Funding Opportunity for Small Shipyard Grants – Deadline: Feb. 18
This notice announces the intention of the Maritime Administration to provide grants to small shipyards. Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is currently $19,600,000 available for grants for capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration. Hard copies must be mailed to the Maritime Administration by 5 p.m. on the closing date.
AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant – Deadline: Feb. 17
A planning grant provides financial support to organizations that will be developing an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. Grant recipients are awarded up to $75,000 for a 12-month planning period to start no earlier than September 1, 2020 and are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle, 2021-2022.
Targeted Airshed Grant Program – Deadline: Feb. 14
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to compete for financial assistance through the Targeted Airshed Grant Program. This program will assist local, state, and/or tribal air pollution control agencies to develop plans and conduct projects to reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas relative to ozone (O3), annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5), or 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The overall goal of the Targeted Airshed Grant Program is to reduce air pollution in the nation’s areas with the highest levels of ozone and PM2.5 ambient air concentrations.
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program – Deadline: Feb. 13
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill) reauthorized the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and provides mandatory funds for which supports education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers. The funding is $15 million a year for Fiscal Years (FY) 2019 and 2020, $17.5 million for FY 2021, $20 million for FY 2022, and $25 million for FY2023.
National Nonprofit Organization Recreational Boating Safety Grant Program – Deadline: Feb. 12
The purpose of the National RBS Program is to reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths on America’s waterways and to provide a safe enjoyable experience for the boating public. The program also encourages greater nonprofit organization participation and uniformity in boating safety efforts.
Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Population – Deadline: Feb. 12
The program was authorized to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Grant funds are used to provide victims services to underserved populations; build the capacity of both mainstream organizations and organizations serving underserved populations to provide population specific victim services; and training and outreach activities targeted at agencies and organizations to better serve victims in underserved communities.
Disaster Response Grant Program – School-Based Services – Deadline: Feb. 12
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Disaster Response Grant Program – School-Based Services. The purpose of this program is to provide mental and substance use disorder treatment, crisis counseling, and other related supports to children in school-based settings impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires and earthquakes occurring in calendar year 2018 and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019 in those areas for which a major disaster or emergency was declared under section 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
National Priorities Research on PFAS Impacts in Rural Communities and Agricultural Operations – Deadline: Feb. 11
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications to better understand the potential impacts of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on water quality and availability in rural communities and agricultural operations across the United States. The Agency is seeking new information on PFAS occurrence, fate, and transport in water sources used by rural communities and agricultural operations, and new or improved PFAS treatment methods appropriate for small drinking water and wastewater systems including influents, effluents, and biosolids/residuals.
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes – Deadline: Feb. 10
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to leverage data from existing basic, clinical, and intervention research on suicide risk and behaviors as well as social media and healthcare records data, by encouraging the integration of existing data sets for novel secondary analyses aimed at identifying potential biological, experiential, and other predictors and moderators of suicide risk. The use of dimensional variables and inclusion of multiple levels of analyses is particularly encouraged.
Grant – Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities – Deadline: Feb. 10
Program aims to expand the supply of integrated affordable housing by providing Capital Advance funding for the development of permanent supportive rental housing for very-low-income persons age 18 years or older. In addition to support for construction, Capital Advance awards provide operating subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (“PRAC”) to maintain ongoing affordability over the next forty years.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Land Acquisition and Construction Program – Deadline: Feb. 7
Each Reserve within the NERRS is chosen to represent a different bio-geographic region and to include a variety of ecosystem types in accordance with the classification scheme of the national program. By funding Reserve lead agencies and universities to conduct land acquisition and construction projects that support the NERRS mission, NOAA will strengthen protection of key land and water areas, enhance long-term protection of Reserve areas for research and education, and provide for facility and exhibit construction that meet the highest sustainable design standards possible.
Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant – Deadline: Feb. 6
The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in order to help ensure the existence of a workforce in the United States that’s qualified to serve the FANH sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the FANH sciences.
WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants – Deadline: Feb. 5
The objective of this funding opportunity is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing drought contingency planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this funding opportunity may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan.
New Earth Foundation Grant – Deadline: Feb. 1
The grants given by NEF support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities.
Educate Texas Census Coordination Grant – Deadline: Jan. 31
Grants ranging between $15,000 and $100,000 will be awarded to organizations engaged in collaborative get-out-the-count activities targeting hard-to-count populations in Texas that help ensure a complete and accurate count. Eligible applicants include Texas-based community organizations or collaboratives, complete count committees, state or local government entities, religious organizations, and public or educational institutions, including school districts, colleges, and universities. Applicants must be tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants – Jan. 31
The application period for FEMA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs is now open. Eligible applicants must apply for funding through the FEMA Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal. All applications must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 31, 2020.
Grant – REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program – Deadline: Jan. 31
This program assists rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits and providing Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA).
Understanding and Appreciation of Natural Sounds/Night Skies through Youth Initiatives Based on Science, Service, and Recreation – Deadline: Jan. 30
The goals of this agreement are to engage approximately 20 youth in a park-based educational/recreational experience to learn and apply science, engineering, and best practices for protecting natural sounds and night skies in national parks, while fostering an awareness and appreciation of recreation opportunities in national parks.
2020 Water Use Data and Research Program – Deadline: Jan. 30
The Water Availability and Use Science Program (WAUSP) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a two-year cooperative agreement opportunity to State water resource agencies that collect water-use data to participate in the Water Use Data and Research (WUDR) program. This funding opportunity is to support State Water Resource agencies in the collection and reporting of water-use data for the WUDR program, and to address the Department of Interior’s Secretarial Priorities.
Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center – Deadline: Jan. 29
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Innovation and Improvement Center Program, hereinafter called the EIIC Program. The purpose of the EIIC Program is to demonstrate effective methods that improve the clinical care and management of pediatric patients within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system through such mechanisms as improved access to pediatric EMS expertise for EMSC recipients and stakeholders; implementation of Quality Improvement Collaboratives (QIC), addressing the unique needs of pediatric patients in rural health care systems; strengthened communication within the EMSC community; and creation of a central repository of pediatric evidence-based resources for prehospital and hospital emergency department (ED) professionals.
Economic Opportunity Challenge – Deadline: Jan. 28
In the United States, many families face extensive barriers to achieve success. The Economic Opportunity Challenge aims to build a more vibrant economic ecosystem by scaling an impactful, evidence-based solution that sustainably creates economic opportunity for low-income families. The Economic Opportunity Challenge is a public competition launched with the support of Lever for Change to award $10 million to the most scalable, transformative, and proven solution aimed to meaningfully expand economic opportunity for low-income individuals in the US. This opportunity is for nonprofits with annual budget of $1 million or more. Learn more.
Aim High Grant Webinar – Jan. 24
The Aim High program is part of the New York Life Foundation’s ongoing investment in middle school out-of-school time (OST) programs to help economically disadvantaged eighth-graders reach ninth grade on time and prepared to succeed in high school. The grant program will fund afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, based on a competitive application process.
Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program – Deadline: Jan. 17
The National Park Service provides matching grants to states and through states to local governments for the acquisition and development of lands and waters for outdoor recreation purposes.
Projects of Special Merit Competition – Deadline: Jan. 15
The intent of Projects of Special Merit (PSM) funding is to offer Coastal Management Programs the opportunity to develop innovative projects that further their approved enhancement area strategies and focus on the following national enhancement area priorities: Hazards, Ocean and Great Lakes Resources (with a focus on comprehensive planning), and Public Access (with a focus on underserved communities).
National Digital Newspaper Program – Deadline: Jan. 15
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the National Digital Newspaper Program. The purpose of this program is to create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. territories. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and will be freely accessible online.
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions – Deadline: Jan. 15
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program. The purpose of this program is to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant.
Southwest Border Resource Protection Program – Deadline: Jan. 13
Program funding is available for conducting scientific research and monitoring of species, interpretation and preservation projects designed to help protect and preserve natural and cultural resources located near or along our international border.
Grant – Job Corps Scholars Program – Deadline: Jan. 8
Approximately 20 successful applicants will receive awards of $1,186,900. Through this announcement, the Job Corps Scholars Program will serve Job Corps-eligible youth enrolled at selected community colleges, HBCUs and TCCUs. For students designated by the grantees as “Job Corps Scholars,” these educational institutions will provide free tuition for their first year in the Job Corps Scholars program, career technical training, and intensive personal and career counseling services to support and facilitate completion of the program.
Grant – Environmental Education Local Grants Program for Region 6 – Deadline: Jan. 6
The purpose of the EPA Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 6 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.