FEDERAL GRANTS AND RULES: WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 18, 2016

Department of Agriculture

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Swine Composting Training for USDA Veterinary Services Employees

Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $48,000

Publication Date: 11/16

Summary: Land-Grant Universities, Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture, Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, or State entities are eligible. Veterinary Services hopes to partner with an academic institution or state government to provide Swine Composting Training for select VS personnel.

 

Department of Commerce

FY 2017 Joint Technology Transfer Initiative

Deadline: Feb 09, 2017

Award Size: 13 Awards

Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Award Floor: $150,000

Publication Date: 11/15

Summary: Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education; other nonprofit organizations; and commercial organizations. Through the Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI) Program, OAR’s Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) is soliciting proposals to conduct research and development activities related to advancing the convective scale modeling and water prediction over the coming 1 to 2 years.

 

Department of Energy

Golden Field Office

DE-FOA-0001660: Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands – 2017

Deadline: Feb 07, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: Native American governments and organizations are eligible to apply. (1) Install energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems on tribal buildings (Topic Area 1) through: a. Deep energy retrofits (Topic Area 1.a.), or b. Energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems (Topic Area 1.b.), and/or, (2) Deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale.

 

Department of Energy

Golden Field Office

Solar Forecasting II Funding Opportunity Announcement

Deadline: Mar 24, 2017

Award Size: 6-8 Awards

Program Funding: $10,000,000

Individual awards may vary between $750,000 and $2,000,000.

Publication Date: 11/13

Summary: Topic Area 1 Test Framework: Development of a test framework to systematically validate solar irradiance and power forecasting models across the US while leveraging existing weather stations and databases.

Topic Area 2 Irradiance Forecasts: Development of irradiance forecasts that significantly improve on smart persistence forecasts across all locations in the test framework in day-ahead and intra-day horizons.

Topic Area 3 Power Forecasts and Operational Integration: Development of solutions that successfully integrate probabilistic solar power forecasts with ISO and utility energy management systems. All these solutions will assist in lowering the cost of integrating increasingly large capacities of solar power in the electric grids.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program – Community Living and Participation

Deadline: Jan 13, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $150,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: Instituions of Higher Education, only Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.  ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program – Health and Function

Deadline: Jan 13, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $150,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: Instituions of Higher Education, only Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.  ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program – Employment

Deadline: Jan 13, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $150,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: Instituions of Higher Education, only Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.  ARRT projects train rehabilitation researchers, including researchers with disabilities, with particular attention to research areas that support the implementation and objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, and that improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Development and Evaluation of Sports Concussion Prevention Strategies

Deadline: Feb 16, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards

Program Funding: $3,300,000

Award Ceiling: $550,000

Award Floor: $200,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: The purpose of this research is to either (a) develop and pilot test a new intervention OR (b) rigorously evaluate an existing intervention that targets young athletes participating in sports programs. Interventions should be social and behavioral in nature and can represent either primary prevention or secondary prevention of sports-related concussion.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Evaluation of Models of PrEP Service Delivery at Title X and STD Clinics

Deadline: Jan 17, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $11,000,000

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Award Floor: $1,500,000

Publication Date: 11/15

Summary: We propose to compare three health services models of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery at STD and family planning clinics for patients at substantial risk for HIV acquisition. Model 1: Direct PrEP provision in STD and family planning clinics. Model 2: Passive referral to another PrEP service provider in the community. Model 3: Active linkage with patient navigators to another PrEP service provider in the community.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Improving HPV Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial of AFIX and Remote Physician-to-Physician Engagement Strategies

Deadline: Feb 07, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $1,500,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $350,000

Publication Date: 11/16

Summary: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support a factorial design randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, eXchange (AFIX) and remote Physician-to-Physician (P2P) vaccine provider engagement strategies.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Household Transmission of Influenza Viruses in the Community

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Award Size: 3 Awards

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $333,000

Publication Date: 11/16

Summary: The purpose of this project is to enroll households with confirmed influenza and follow household contacts for up to two weeks to estimate the secondary infection risk and factors associated with risk of infection. This study will also estimate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in preventing influenza infection from close contacts.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Rapid-Cycle Survey Collaborative for Provider Input on Immunization Issues

Deadline: Feb 07, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $1,350,000

Award Ceiling: $450,000

Award Floor: $300,000

Publication Date: 11/18

Summary: The objectives of this FOA are: (1) to conduct multiple inquiries of providers during each year of the project in order to collect immunization-related data, using scientifically sound methods, with adequate response rates that produce generalizable results, and (2) to disseminate those results broadly to assist in informing recommendations for new vaccines, developing strategies to improve immunization coverage, and instituting contingency plans to address urgent problems (e.g., vaccine supply shortages).

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act

Deadline: Jan 17, 2017

Award Size: 12 Awards

Program Funding: $4,000,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $250,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: Indian Health Service Providers are eligible. Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements Focused on Increasing Health Care Enrollment of American Indian and Alaska Native Children.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Predoctoral Pediatric Training in General Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

Deadline: Jan 30, 2017

Award Size: 5 Awards

Program Funding: $1,500,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: The goal of this announcement is to enhance clinical pediatric predoctoral dental and dental hygiene training focusing on children ages 0-5 to improve the oral health of vulnerable, underserved, and rural pediatric populations.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Implementation Center for HIV Clinical Quality Improvement

Deadline: Jan 17, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $1,500,000

Publication Date: 11/16

Summary: Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit private entities including institutions of higher education and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV related issues on a national scope.  Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations also are eligible to apply.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

Award Size: 50 Awards

Program Funding: $20,000,000

Award Ceiling: $20,000,000

Publication Date: 11/18

Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for basic or applied research and development projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice or (2) lead to the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application.

 

Department of Justice

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP FY 17 National Gang Center

Deadline: Jan 25, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Publication Date: 11/18

Summary: The Center provides training and technical assistance to OJP-funded programs and communities across the country, tracks current research and trends on gangs, and maintains a database of comprehensive information on the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management

BLM FY2017 Bureau-wide National Conservation Lands Scientific Studies Support Program

Deadline: Jan 27, 2017

Award Size: 20 Awards

Program Funding: $397,000

Award Ceiling: $25,000

Publication Date: 11/16

Summary: The program seeks to engage the external scientific community in conducting scientific studies on the National Conservation Lands that can benefit management of the public lands.

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants for Fiscal Year 2017

Deadline: Feb 14, 2017

Award Size: 8 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Publication Date: 11/15

Summary: An eligible applicant is a state, tribe, irrigation district, water district, or other organization with water or power delivery authority. Applicants under this FOA may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan (collectively, Drought Contingency Plans). Applicants may also request technical assistance from Reclamation for the development of elements of the Drought Contingency Plan (Project).

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2017

Deadline: Feb 14, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Publication Date: 11/15

Summary: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supply; improve exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought.

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects for Fiscal Year 2017

Deadline: Apr 27, 2017

Award Size: 30 Awards with cost sharing

Award Ceiling: $75,000

Publication Date: 11/17

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports specific small-scale water efficiency projects that have been prioritized through planning efforts led by the applicant.

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2017

Deadline: Jan 18, 2017

Award Size: 55 Awards with cost sharing

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 11/17

Summary: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency, benefit endangered and threatened species, otherwise support water sustainability benefits, or carry out other activities to address climate-related impacts on water or prevent any water-related crisis or conflict.

 

Department of the Interior

Geological Survey

Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Basin CESU

Deadline: Dec 02, 2016

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $73,000

Publication Date: 11/17

Summary: Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Great Basin (CESU) Program. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on chemical ecology of invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) in southeastern Florida.

 

Department of Transportation

FASTLANE Grants

Deadline: Dec 15, 2016

Award Size: Program Funding: $850,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000,000

Award Floor: $5,000,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: See list of eligible applicants. The purpose of this grant is to provide Federal financial assistance to projects of national or regional significance

 

Department of Transportation

DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

FY 2017 High Priority Grant Program

Deadline: Jan 13, 2017

Award Size: 125 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $41,567,000

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Award Floor: $10,000

Publication Date: 11/18

Summary: The High Priority (HP) Grant Program is a discretionary (i.e., competitive) program which provides financial assistance to: 1)advance the technological capability and promote HP Innovative Technology Deployment

2)carry out HP-CMV Safety activities and projects that augment motor carrier safety activities and projects planned in accordance with the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Anticipating the Environmental Impacts and Behavioral Drivers of Deep Decarbonization

Deadline: Feb 10, 2017

Award Size: 5 Awards

Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award Ceiling: $900,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: Seeking applications proposing research that will contribute to an improved ability to understand and anticipate the public health and environmental impacts and behavioral drivers of significant changes in energy production and consumption in the United States, particularly those changes associated with advancing toward the deep decarbonization necessary to achieve national and international climate change mitigation objectives and avoid the most significant health, environmental, and economic impacts of climate change

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Early Career: Anticipating the Environmental Impacts and Behavioral Drivers of Deep Decarbonization

Deadline: Feb 10, 2017

Award Size: 5 Awards

Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Publication Date: 11/14

Summary: Seeking applications proposing research that will contribute to an improved ability to understand and anticipate the public health and environmental impacts and behavioral drivers of significant changes in energy production and consumption in the United States, particularly those changes associated with advancing toward the deep decarbonization necessary to achieve national and international climate change mitigation objectives and avoid the most significant health, environmental, and economic impacts of climate change.

 

Environmental Protection Agency

NON-CONSTRUCTION APPROACHES TO REDUCNG GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THROUGH ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS AND PRACTICES

Deadline: Jan 05, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $1,050,000

Publication Date: 11/16

Summary: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals that advance the energy efficiency of products through product- specific technical research, test procedure development, and education that drives consumer adoption of efficient products and practices.

 

National Science Foundation

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems

Deadline: Feb 13, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards

Program Funding: $1,200,000 

Award Floor: $300,000

Publication Date: 11/15

Summary: The Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid.

 

National Science Foundation

Dimensions of Biodiversity

Deadline: Feb 21, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards

Program Funding: $15,000,000

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Award Floor: $750,000

Publication Date: 11/17

Summary: The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity.

 

National Science Foundation

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science

Deadline: May 16, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $7,500,000

Award Floor: $300,000

Publication Date: 11/17

Summary: This initiativeseeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise.

 

Small Business Administration

7(j) Management and Technical Assistance

Deadline: Nov 21, 2016

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $150,000

Publication Date: 11/17

Summary: SBA provides management and technical assistance to: (1) firm that are owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; (2) low-income individuals; and, (3) firms and individuals located in areas of high unemployment and/or low income.

 

Small Business Administration

Boost 2 Business Statement of Interest

Deadline: Dec 18, 2016

Award Size: 100 Awards

Program Funding: $2,500,000

Award Ceiling: $2,500,000

Award Floor: $500,000

Publication Date: 11/18

Summary: Boots to Business (B2B) Program – an entrepreneurial development program that provides introductory and follow-on small business ownership education and training to U.S. military service members and spouses.