2015-04-15: Awards for Faculty

Funding Opportunity Number: 20150415-HB
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: NEH
Closing Date: 2015-04-15
Award Ceiling: $50,400

Description: This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences.  Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.
Awards can be used for a wide range of projects that are based on humanities research.  Eligible projects include pursuing research in primary and secondary materials; producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources; and conducting basic research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course or the achievement of institutional or community research goals.
Common to all applications¿regardless of their outcome¿must be humanities research supporting the goals of the project.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-04-13: Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Funding Opportunity Number: OAO-00008
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Education | Employment, Labor and Training | Food and Nutrition | Health | Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: USDA-DMOAO
Closing Date: 2015-04-13
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40

Description: The primary purpose of the Outreach Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program (2501 Program) is to enhance the coordination of outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts, to reach socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner and to improve their participation in the full range of USDA programs.  This program will assist eligible community-based and non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and tribal entities in providing outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-03-27: Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure FY 2015 (P2C)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HD-15-009
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health | Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | For profit organizations other than small businesses | Small businesses | Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: 2015-03-27

Description: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to advance the field of population dynamics research by increasing research productivity, develop junior scientists, and maximize the efficiency of research support.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-04-01: Native American Library Services Basic Grants Program

Funding Opportunity Number: NAG-BASIC-FY15
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA) | Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: IMLS
Closing Date: 2015-04-01
Award Ceiling: $7,000
Expected Number of Awards: 240

Description: The Native American Library Services Basic Grant is noncompetitive and distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants.  Basic Grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services.  The Education/Assessment Option is supplemental to the Basic Grants.  It is also noncompetitive and must be requested.  The purpose of the Education/Assessment Option is to provide funding for library staff to attend continuing education courses and training workshops on- or off-site, for library staff to attend or give presentations at conferences related to library services, and to hire a consultant for an on-site professional library assessment.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-03-25: Native Asset Building Initiative

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ANA-NO-0954
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-ANA
Closing Date: 2015-03-25
Award Ceiling: $1,250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8

Description: Asset building is an approach to overcoming poverty that emphasizes the value of sound family budgeting, money management, savings, and investment in long term assets.  The Office of Community Services (OCS) and the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) have partnered to increase access to and awareness of asset building opportunities in Native American communities.  OCS and ANA are program offices within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
OCS and ANA will accept applications to establish and administer asset building projects with a focus on Assets for Independence (AFI) projects.  The AFI focus of each project requires that eligible participants are given access to matched savings accounts, called Individual Development Accounts (IDA), in which participants save earned income for the purchase of a home, for business capitalization, or to attend higher education or training.
Grantees will provide an array of additonal supports and services to enable low-income individuals and families to become economically self-sufficient for the long term.  Additonal services offered to participants may include financial literacy education, credit counseling, coaching on money management and consumer issues, business support, home ownership support services, and other supportive services that enable them to become more financially secure.  The IDA portion of the project is funded by OCS.  ANA funds may be used to pay for costs associated with project administration and to provide other asset-building strategies.
Under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), applicants will submit 1 application that identifies a single work plan and 2 budgets, that is, a budget for each award.  Successful applicants will receive an OCS-AFI award and an ANA-SEDS award.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-03-20: Tribal Heritage Grants

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS1500001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: 2015-03-20
Award Ceiling: $55,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10

Description: The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects.  These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-03-27: Route 66 Grants

Funding Opportunity Number: NPSFOANTIR150001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: 2015-03-27
Award Ceiling: $30,000

Description: The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is dedicated to preserving the diverse history of U.  S.  Highway 66.  The program provides financial assistance in the form of competitive cost-share grants for buildings, structures, road segments, and cultural landscpes along the length of the Route 66 corridor, covering, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.  Cost-share grants are also available for planning, research, and educational initiatives related to the preservation of Route 66.  The legislation enabling this program is provided through the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-45; 111-11, Section 7304), which is administered by the National Park Service.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-03-19: Higher Education Challenge Grants Program

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CGP-004896
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: USDA-NIFA
Closing Date: 2015-03-19

Description: Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-04-10: Street Outreach Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-YO-0956
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities | Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-FYSB
Closing Date: 2015-04-10
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 38

Description: Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse.  Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit.  In addition, youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs.  Since 1996, SOP has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation.  These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2015-04-13: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-021015-002
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2015-04-13
Expected Number of Awards: 3

Purpose of Program: The SEED program provides funding for grants to National Not-for-Profit Organizations for projects that support teacher or principal training or professional enhancement activities and that are supported by at least Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of Highly Effective Teachers and Principals by developing or expanding the implementation of practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or Student Growth. These grants will allow eligible entities to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models of best practices that can be sustained and disseminated.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.367D
Link: www.grants.gov…