Federal Grants & Rules: Week Ending September 25, 2015

Department of Commerce

FY 2015-2016 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program

Deadline: Nov 24, 2015

Award Size: 11 Awards

Program Funding: $12,500,000

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Publication Date: 9/25

Summary: TAAF provides cost shared technical assistance to help strengthen the competitiveness of American companies that have been negatively impacted by increasing imports (defined as having lost domestic sales and employment because of increased imports of similar goods and services). Through this competition, EDA aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.


National Council on Disability

2016 National Council on Disability Progress Report

Deadline: Oct 9, 2015

Award Size: 1 Award

$150,000

Publication Date: 9/25

Summary: This research will examine the barriers preventing the development and/or implementation of current or emerging technology that could serve to improve outcomes for people with disabilities, and determine what policy changes are needed so that people with disabilities fully benefit from the technology revolution.


Environmental Protection Agency

Urban Waters Small Grants

Deadline: Nov 20, 2015

Award Size: 30 Awards with cost sharing

 Program Funding: $1,600,000

Award Ceiling: $60,000

Publication Date: 9/22

Summary: Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved communities. Must take place entirely within one of these areas http://geoplatform3.epa.gov/UW_SmallGrantsMap/index.html


Department of Agriculture

Farm Service Agency

Outreach and Education, Technical Assistance, and Financial Education for FSA Programs, Functions, and Activities

Deadline: May 27, 2016

Award Size: 125 Awards

Program Funding: $2,500,000

Award Ceiling: $99,999

Award Floor: $20,000

Publication Date: 9/22

Summary: This RFA seeks proposals to further support and expand FSA’s existing outreach and education efforts. The additional outreach and education could, for example, be public meetings, training sessions, and/or workshops for producers including new and beginning farmers, veterans, underserved communities, and/or established producers.

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Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

Reclamation Youth Conservation Master Cooperative Agreements

Deadline: Nov 6, 2015

Award Size: 10-15 Awards with at least 25% cost sharing. Total funding variable based on awards.

Publication Date: 9/22

Summary: The objective of this FOA is to invite qualified youth or conservation corps to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing employment, education and engagement opportunities for youth ages 16 to 25 to perform, in a cost effective manner, appropriate conservation projects on Reclamation lands where such projects will not or cannot be performed by existing employees.


Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

Youth Intern Master Cooperative Agreements

Deadline: Nov 6, 2015

Award Size: 10-15 Awards with at least 25% cost sharing. Total funding variable based on awards.

Publication Date: 9/22

Summary: The objective of this FOA is to invite non-profit organizations to leverage their

money and resources by cost-sharing the recruitment and placement of Youth

Interns to: 1) build understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural

resources; 2) further the development and maintenance of these resources by

America’s youth; 3) prepare the next generation for the ultimate responsibility of

maintaining and managing these resources for the American people; and provide

relevant work experience in Reclamation’s mission-critical occupations.


Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Organ Donation

Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

Award Size: 11 Awards

Program Funding: $2,950,000

Publication Date: 9/23

Summary: Applications may propose pilot or extension projects. A pilot project tests an intervention that has not before been tested for its utility and effectiveness in the donation field. An extension project builds on results of a pilot project by adjusting or adding some new dimension to the original intervention in attempts to strengthen the intervention.


Department of Agriculture

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Changes to Requirements for Field Testing Regulated Genetically Engineered Wheat

 

Type of Notice: Proposed Rule

Deadline: Comments by Oct 26, 2015

Publication Date: 9/25

Summary: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking public comment regarding plans to require the authorization of field testing of regulated genetically engineered (GE) wheat under permit.


Department of the Interior

Fish and Wildlife Service

Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds

Type of Notice: Rule

Deadline: Effective Sept 26, 2015

Publication Date: 9/25

Summary: This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those early seasons for which States previously deferred selection.


Department of Agriculture

Forest Service

Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and Approved Land Management Plan Amendments for the Great Basin Region Greater Sage-Grouse Sub-Regions of Idaho and Southwestern Montana; Nevada and Utah

Type of Notice: Notice

Deadline: Effective 9/16/2015

Publication Date: 9/23

Summary: Interested persons may review the ROD and Approved LMP Amendments at http://www.fs.usda.gov/r4/


Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

Board Meeting

Type of Notice: Meeting

Deadline: 10/20/2015 and 10/21/2015 in Washington DC

Publication Date: 9/23

Summary: The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will hold an international technical workshop on the potential deep borehole disposal of high-level radioactive waste.


Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), October 7, 2015

Type of Notice: Meeting

Deadline: Oct 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET in DC

Register by  Sept 30, 2015

Publication Date: 9/24

Summary: The Panel advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This meeting is open to the public.


Department of the Interior

Fish and Wildlife Service

Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations

Type of Notice: Rule

Deadline: Effect on Sept 24, 2015.

Publication Date: 9/24

Summary: The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the States’ selection of hunting seasons and to further the annual establishment of the late-season migratory bird hunting regulations.


Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management

Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments for the Great Basin Region Greater Sage-Grouse Sub-Regions of Idaho and Southwestern Montana; Nevada and Northeastern California; Oregon; and Utah

Type of Notice: Notice

Deadline: N/A

Publication Date: 9/24

Summary: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments (ARMPAs) for the Great Basin Region Greater Sage-Grouse.


Department of Energy

Golden Field Office

Inter-tribal Techncial Assistance Energy Providers Network

Type of Notice: RFI

Deadline: Respond by Oct 29, 2015

Publication Date: 9/24

Summary: The (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain input from Inter-tribal Organizations, Indian tribes (including Alaska Native regional corporations and village corporations) and other interested stakeholders on its efforts to develop an Inter-tribal Technical Assistance Energy Provider Network.