Monthly Archives: June 2015

2015-08-13: Rural Community Development Initiative

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2015
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Community Development
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 | Nonprofits having 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
Agency Name: USDA-RHS
Closing Date: 2015-08-13
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Description: Qualified private, nonprofit and public including tribal intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000 and $250,000. The Intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.
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2015-08-12: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations

Funding Opportunity Number: 20150812-GE
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Eligible Applicants State governments | County governments | City or township governments | Special district governments | 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: NEH
Closing Date: 2015-08-12
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Description: This grant program supports projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Many different formats are supported, including permanent and traveling exhibitions, book or film discussion programs, historic site or district interpretations, living history presentations, and other face-to-face programs in public venues. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive public audience. Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. NEH encourages projects that explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. Proposed projects might include complementary components that deepen an audience's understanding of a subject: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website, mobile app, or discussion programs. Planning grants are used to refine the content, format, and interpretive approach of a humanities project; develop the project's preliminary design; test project components; and conduct audience evaluation. Implementation grants are for projects in the final stages of preparation to "go live" before the public. Grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.
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2015-08-10: Coordinating Center for Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education (TPSID): ModelComprehensive Transition and Postsecondary

2015-08-10: Coordinating Center for Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education (TPSID): ModelComprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities CFDA Number 84.407B
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-062615-002
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2015-08-10
Expected Number of Awards: 1
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…. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to support a national coordinating center (Coordinating Center) charged with conducting and disseminating research on strategies to promote positive academic, social, employment, and independent living outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities. Applications for grants under the TPSID Coordinating Center Program,
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2015-08-10: Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Number: CMS-1I0-15-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-CMS
Closing Date: 2015-08-10
Award Ceiling: $215,000
Description: The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of funds under this grant program to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in conducting health services and health disparities research for 2015. The purpose of the grant program is to support researchers in implementing health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The goals of the grant program are to: 1) encourage HBCU health services researchers to pursue research issues which impact the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children Health Insurance Programs (CHIP); 2) assist CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and improvement for its beneficiaries; 3) assist HBCU researchers by supporting extramural research in health care capacity development activities for the African American communities; 4) increase the pool of HBCU researchers capable of implementing the research, demonstration, and evaluation activities of CMS; 5) promote research that will be aimed at developing a better understanding of health care services pertaining to African Americans; and 6) assist in fostering inter-university communication and collaboration regarding African American health disparity issues.
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2015-08-03: National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

2015-08-03: The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.116D2015-08-03: The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.116D
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-061915-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2015-08-03
Expected Number of Awards: 1
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 Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to support a National Center for Information and Technical Support for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities (the Center) to provide technical assistance and information on best and promising practices for students with disabilities as they transition to or attend postsecondary education. Institutions of higher education, as well as elementary and secondary schools, have legal obligations under two civil rights laws prohibiting disability discrimination, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (42 U.S.C. 12101-12213).at: www.access.gpo.gov…. Applications for grants under the Center program,
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2015-07-27: Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5900-N-04
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Housing
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HUD
Closing Date: 2015-07-27
Award Ceiling: $69,000
Expected Number of Awards: 730
Description: The purpose of the FSS program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the HCV and PH programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. PHAs ortribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) that administer FSS programs enter into five-year contracts with new families on an ongoing basis. The FSS contract spells out the terms and conditionsgoverning participation and the responsibilities of both the PHA (or tribe/TDHE) and the family. As required by the FSS statute and regulations, each FSS program reflects local needs and resources. PHAsare not permitted to limit FSS participation to those families most likely to succeed because of current education level or job history.
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2015-07-24: USAID Adolescent Health Skills Strengthening Activity

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-388-15-000004
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants Unrestricted (i. e. , open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Agency Name: USAID-BAN
Closing Date: 2015-07-24
Award Ceiling: $6,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID/Bangladesh) is seeking applications for a three year Cooperative Agreement from qualified U. S. and non-U. S. organizations to implement an activity entitled "USAID Adolescent Health Skills Strengthening Activity". This activity is expected to improve the health and well-being of Bangladeshi adolescents by improving community attitudes regarding the delay of early marriage and by improving access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and other health information and services. The goal of the activity is to empower female and male adolescents to advocate for their own needs and desires in order to delay marriage until at least ages 18 and 21, the legal marriage age for girls and boys respectively, and delay first birth until the age of 20 for girls. The expectation is that this will improve the health and well-being of girls and boys, especially girls as they develop into adults and prepare for motherhood; and ultimately, enable healthier babies to be born to healthier mothers. The activity will achieve two inter-related intermediate results (IRs): ? IR1: Increased skills capacity and community support for unmarried adolescents. ? IR2: Increased provision and utilization of SRH and other health information and services.
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2015-07-23: AmeriCorps State and National FY 2015 Partnership Challenge

Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-7-1-2015
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture | Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA) | Business and Commerce | Community Development | Disaster Prevention and Relief | Education | Employment, Labor and Training | Energy | Environment | Food and Nutrition | Health | Housing | Law, Justice and Legal Services | Natural Resources | Regional Development
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: CNCS
Closing Date: 2015-07-23
Description: Through the AmeriCorps Partnership Challenge, nonprofit organizations or public agencies – together with their funding partners – will develop proposals to address community needs by engaging AmeriCorps members. Upon approval, CNCS will provide Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for AmeriCorps members, while the sponsoring organization will cover full cost of operating the programs. AmeriCorps members who successfully complete terms of service will be eligible for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards, and will gain valuable skills and experiences to advance their career goals while they make a difference in communities.
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2015-07-23: PPHF 2015: Immunization- Strengthening Surveillance for Diseases Among Newly-Arrived Immigrants and Refugees

2015-07-23: PPHF 2015: Immunization- Strengthening Surveillance for Diseases Among Newly-Arrived Immigrants and Refugees – financed solely by 2015 Prevention and Public Health Funds
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-CK12-1205PPHFSUPP15
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-CDC
Closing Date: 2015-07-23
Award Ceiling: $140,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: The purpose of this FOA is to assist current, eligible grantees under CK12-1205, Strengthening Surveillance for Diseases Among Newly-Arrived Immigrants and Refugees, to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and/or quality of refugee immunization data practices by establishing or strengthening the capacity of grantees to submit data to, and retrieve data from, state Immunization Information Systems (IIS) in order to characterize and followup vaccination information of refugees at risk for vaccine preventable diseases.
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2015-07-20: Empowering Women in IT

Funding Opportunity Number: SCAPPD-15-AW-170-SCA-06192015
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 Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-SA
Closing Date: 2015-07-20
Award Ceiling: $175,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Office of Press and Public Diplomacy of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) of the U. S. Department of State announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to administer the Empowering Women in IT program. This program seeks to help young women in the countries of South and Central Asia to use their technical skills and abilities in the IT field to obtain employment or pursue entrepreneurial activities. The countries of South and Central Asia are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. This program reflects and supports the foreign policy goals of the United States. SCA seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations for the development and implementation of this program. Proposals can focus on helping young women gain employment at existing IT or technology firms, on helping young women establish their own IT or technology firms, or both of these areas. To this end, applicants are expected to help program participants gain soft or business skills, such as interviewing, networking, leadership, and/or business planning. This program is not intended to provide training in technical IT skills such as programming, coding, or network administration.
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