Monthly Archives: March 2015

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…

2015-07-21: NEA Our Town Technical Assistance Program

Funding Opportunity Number: NEAPS1501
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
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) | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education
Agency Name: NEA
Closing Date: 2015-07-21
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Description: This Cooperative Agreement will begin no earlier than February 1, 2016, and end on January 30, 2018. Scope of Work The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to implement the Our Town Technical Assistance Pilot Program activities as described below. In brief, the Cooperator will: ? Plan, coordinate, and implement a technical assistance program serving select Our Town grantees that will both assist these organizations in effectively executing their creative placemaking activities and educate the Arts Endowment in its understanding of the creative placemaking field. Projects must include these components: 1. Short-term, targeted technical assistance consultancies with selected organizations. 2. A barriers analysis across the selected organizations to identify impediments to successful creative placemaking. 3. Development and dissemination of project resource materials for participating organizations as well as other practitioners and general audiences. ? Present recommendations on the desirability and viability of a future technical assistance program for all Our Town grantees, including a cost analysis that ramps up from 50 to 200 grantees throughout the country.
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…