Monthly Archives: May 2014

School Climate Transformation Grant Program

2014-06-23: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): School Climate Transformation Grant Program: Local Educational Agency Grants CFDA Number 84.184G
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-050714-002
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: 2014-06-23
Award Ceiling: $750,000
Expected Number of Awards: 118

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 School Climate Transformation Grant Program–Local Educational Agency Grants provides competitive grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for, and technical assistance to, schools implementing an evidence-based multi-tiered behavioral framework for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184G.
Grant Program–Local Educational Agency Grants,
You may access the electronic grant application for the School Climate Transformation Grant Program_Local Educational Agency Grants at www.Grants.gov…. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the
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2014-10-03: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-567
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: NSF
Closing Date: 2014-10-03
Expected Number of Awards: 16

Description: The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House in 1995.  The PAESMEM program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers.  Historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields include African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskans.  These are groups who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM education or careers.  Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for "Individual" and "Organizational" PAESMEM awards.  Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations.  Nominations are encouraged from all geographical regions in the U.  S.  including, its territories and particularly jurisdictions designated by Congress under NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).  NSF EPSCoR-designated jurisdictions are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Each "Individual" or "Organizational" PAESMEM awardee will receive a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate.  Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognition ceremony in Washington, DC which includes meetings with STEM educators, researchers and policy leaders.  Up to 16 awards may be made from the nominations received on or before October 3, 2014.
PAESMEM awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM.
Link: www.grants.gov…

2014-07-22: Family Strengthening Scholars

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PD-0804
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: HHS-ACF-OPRE
Closing Date: 2014-07-22
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3

Description: NOTICE: The original Funding Opportunity Number for this announcement, HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PA-0804, has been revised to HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PD-0804.
The Administration for Child and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit applications for the Family Strengthening Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF).  These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research. For further information about the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, see www.acf.hhs.gov….
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