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.

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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/view-opportunity.html?opp…

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/nara/index.html. 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/view-opportunity.html?opp…

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/view-opportunity.html?opp…

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/view-opportunity.html?opp…