Monthly Archives: March 2014

May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

The Trust supports organizations that offer opportunities to children and youth; adults and families; elders; and people with disabilities that enrich the quality of life, promote self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in achieving their highest potential.

Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a continuous basis. Applications are accepted from organizations meeting the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust’s Program Area priorities and serving individuals living in the Western United States, including New Mexico.

More: www.adminitrustllc.com…

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2014-06-02: Tax Counseling for the Elderly

Funding Opportunity Number: TCE-2015-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Agency Name: USDOT-IRS-TCE
Closing Date: 2014-06-02
Expected Number of Awards: 100

Description: The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program offers FREE tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older.  Section 163 of the Revenue Act of 1978, Public Law No.  95-600, 92 Stat.  2810, November 6, 1978, authorizes this cooperative agreement.  The Act authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to enter into agreements with private or public nonprofit agencies and organizations, which will provide training and technical assistance to volunteers who provide FREE tax counseling and assistance to elderly individuals in the preparation of their federal income tax returns.
This Act authorizes an appropriation of special funds, in the form of grants, to provide tax assistance to persons age 60 years of age or older.  The IRS receives the funds as a line item in the budget appropriation.
Eligible agencies and organizations compete for acceptance as a TCE grant recipient in compliance with the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977, Public Law No.  95-224, 92 Stat.  3, February 3, 1978, codified at 31 USC Chapter 63.  Applicants must be experienced in coordinating volunteer programs, with experience in income tax return preparation.  Eligible agencies and organizations receive grants to conduct local TCE Programs.  Tax return preparation assistance is provided to elderly taxpayers during the usual period for filing federal income tax returns, which is from January 1 to April 15 each year.  However, the program activities required to ensure that elderly taxpayers receive efficient and quality tax assistance can be conducted year-round.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-05-30: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): Braille Training Program CFDA Number 84.235E

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-041514-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | Independent school districts | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | 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 | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2014-05-30
Award Ceiling: $110,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3

Description: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: www.access.gpo.gov…. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program: The Braille Training Program offers financial assistance to projects that will provide training in the use of braille for personnel providing vocational rehabilitation services or educational services to youth and adults who are blind.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.235E.
Applications for grants under the Braille Training Program competition,
You may access the electronic grant application for the Braille Training competition at www.Grants.gov…. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-05-28: National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACL-AOA-NU-0075
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Food and Nutrition
Eligible Applicants: State governments | County governments | Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | 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-ACL
Closing Date: 2014-05-28
Award Ceiling: $225,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1

Description: ACL/AoA will hold a competition for a cooperative agreement to operate a National Nutrition and Aging Resource Center (NRC).  The successful awardee will provide for training, technical assistance and support to the States' Units on Aging, Area agencies on Aging and Nutrition Program providers in every State, Territory and the District of Columbia.
ACL/AoA's objectives for the new cooperative agreement cycle include but are not limited to the following:
1.  enhance the skills, knowledge, business acumen and sustainability of the nutrition and aging network and
2.  increase the availability of information on programs and practices showing promise of successful integration of the nutrition network into the home and community based services network.
ACL/AoA anticipates a three-year project period, with three one-year budget periods, subject to availability of funds.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-05-22: BJA FY 14 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms

Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2014-3856
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants: State governments | Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: USDOJ-OJP-BJA
Closing Date: 2014-05-22
Award Ceiling: $1,750,000

Description: Approximately 2.  2 million people were incarcerated in federal, state, and local prisons and jails in 2012, a rate of 1 out of every 108 adults.  The population declined for the fourth consecutive year, yet many state prison populations remain near all-time high levels.  And despite the decline in population, state spending on corrections has remained high.  Over the last 25 years, state corrections expenditures have increased exponentially?from $12 billion in 1988 to more than $53 billion estimated in 2013.  2
Justice reinvestment emerged as a way to address these issues through a targeted, data-driven policymaking process.  BJA, in a public/private partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts, launched the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) in 2010 as a multistaged process in which a jurisdiction increases the cost-effectiveness of its criminal justice system and reinvests savings into high-performing public safety strategies.
Under the JRI model, a governmental working group with bipartisan and interbranch representation analyzes the correctional population and its costs, develops cost-effective policy options, and implements reforms to manage correctional populations while enhancing public safety.  JRI jurisdictions reinvest these cost savings into high-performing initiatives that make communities safer.  In addition to reducing prison populations, justice reinvestment encourages states to embrace a culture of greater collaboration, data-driven decisionmaking, and increased use of evidence-based practices.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-05-19: PPHF-2014 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (PPHF-2014)

Funding Opportunity Number: SM-14-008
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-SAMHS
Closing Date: 2014-05-19
Award Ceiling: $736,000
Expected Number of Awards: 24

Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) PPHF- 2014 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements) (PPHF-2014).  The purpose of this program is to support states and tribes (including Alaska Villages and urban Indian organizations) in developing and implementing statewide or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration.  Such efforts must involve public/private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies and should include schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations.
As a result of the State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements, states, tribes, and communities will:
• Increase the number of persons in youth-serving organizations such as schools, foster care systems, and juvenile justice programs, trained to identify and refer youth at risk for suicide.
• Increase the number of clinical service providers (including those working in health, mental health, and substance abuse) trained to assess, manage, and treat youth at risk for suicide.
• Improve continuity of care and follow-up of youth identified at risk for suicide discharged from emergency department and inpatient psychiatric units.
• Increase the identification of risk, referral and utilization of behavioral health care services.
• Increase the promotion and utilization of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
• Comprehensively implement applicable sections of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention to reduce rates of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide deaths in their communities.
SAMHSA has demonstrated that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders.  Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society.  Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the nation?s health.  To continue to improve the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services, SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency?s work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.  The State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention grants closely align with SAMHSA?s Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Strategic Initiative.  More information is available at the SAMHSA website: beta.samhsa.gov… The State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant program will address the prevention of suicides and attempted suicides among populations at high risk, especially military families, youth, and AI/AN, as well as the expected impact on behavioral health disparities.  (See Appendix J: Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities).
The Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants are authorized under Section 520E of the Public Health Service Act, as amended and are financed in part by 2014 Prevention and Public Health funds (PPHF-2014).  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD.
The State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements Program is one of SAMHSA?s services grant programs.  SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award.  Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest.  SAMHSA expects grantees to work collaboratively with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-05-27: Refugee Health Promotion

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACF-ORR-RX-0787
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: State governments | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-ORR
Closing Date: 2014-05-27
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40

Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of funds and award procedures for fiscal year 2014 Refugee Health Promotion (RHP) discretionary grant program.  The central purpose of this grant program is to promote health and mental health among newly arriving and vulnerable refugees.  The RHP program is designed to streamline health promotion activities into refugee resettlement processes from arrival to self-sufficiency, as well as coordinate and support community-based outreach, education, and orientation around health and mental health services.  The funding is intended to enhance access to health care services and complement existing medical assistance programs such as Medicaid and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), which includes refugee medical screenings (RMS).  The RHP program is also designed to encourage partnership with community-based organizations.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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ESA Foundation Grant Application Information

"The Entertainment Software Association Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities. We support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions."

Deadline for 2014 Application Submissions: May 28, 2014
Amounts: Up to $50,000

Note: Grants to non-profit organizations, although you may be able have the UNM Foundation serve as the sponsor. See Joseph for details if you're interested.

More: www.esafoundation.org…

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2014-05-30: FY 2014 Youth Leadership Program with Japan and South Korea

Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-14-054
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-ECA
Closing Date: 2014-05-30
Award Ceiling: $250,000

Description: The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the FY 2014 Youth Leadership Program with Japan and South Korea.  Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to provide a three- to four-week U.  S.  -based exchange in 2015 that explores the primary themes of civic rights and responsibilities, leadership development, and community engagement and the sub-theme of entrepreneurship and innovation.  The group of approximately 18-24 exchange participants will be English-speaking teenage girls and female educators from Japan and South Korea; they will be joined by American students for some of the U.  S.  -based activities.  The program will conclude with follow-on activities in the participantsâ?? home communities in which they apply the knowledge and skills ac
quired during the exchange experience.  Applicant organizations must have their own overseas partner organizations, branch offices, or other affiliates in each country that can directly manage the recruitment, selection, and orientation of participants as well as alumni follow-on activities.  ECA intends to award one cooperative agreement for $250,000.
Link: www.grants.gov…

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2014-05-29: FY 2014 Creative Arts Exchanges

Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-14-053
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-ECA
Closing Date: 2014-05-29
Award Ceiling: $4,300,000

Description: The Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition, for three projects under the FY2014 Creative Arts Exchange (CAE).  The Bureauâ??s CAE initiatives are arts-based international people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.  S.  Department of State foreign policy objectives.  Cultural diplomacy, an essential facet of Americaâ??s foreign policy, enhances cross-cultural understanding and opens new avenues of dialogue and collaboration between individuals and nations.  In support of U.  S.  foreign policy objectives, Creative Arts Exchange (CAE) initiatives create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development opportunities that foster mutual understanding between American and international participants.  Under the 2014 Creative Arts Exchange, the ECA Bureau will award one Cooperative Agreement under each
theme, not to exceed the given amount for each of the following programs: American Music Abroad ($1,500,000); American Film Showcase ($1,500,000; and DanceMotion USA ($1,300,000).
Link: www.grants.gov…

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