FEDERAL GRANTS AND RULES: WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 16, 2016

Corporation for National and Community Service

2017 Day of Service Grants

Deadline: Feb 22, 2017

Award Size: 15 Awards with cost sharing

Award Ceiling: $150,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: The purpose of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. The purpose of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others.

 

Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRAG)

Deadline: Mar 30, 2017  Letter of Intent (LOI) should be received by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time on January 26, 2017.

Award Size: Program Funding: $4,000,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new information that will assist Federal regulatory agencies in making science based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms (GE), including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Investigations of effects on both managed and natural environments are relevant.

 

Department of Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS Georgia Conservation Innovation Grant

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

Award Size: 50 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $500,000

Award Ceiling: $75,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches.

 

Department of Education

Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) CFDA Number 84.165A

Deadline: Apr 11, 2017

Notice of Intent To Apply: January 9, 2017.

Award Size: 30 Awards

Program Funding: $90,582,483

Publication Date: 12/13

Summary: The MSAP, authorized under Title IV, Part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and consortia of LEAs to support magnet schools under an approved, required or voluntary, desegregation plan.

 

Department of Education

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Opening Doors, Expanding CFDA Number 84.377C

Deadline: Feb 13, 2017

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply (optional): January 13, 2017.

Award Size: 20 Awards

Program Funding: $12,000,000

Publication Date: 12/14

Summary: Eligible Applicants: (a) An LEA with at least one SIG School or SIG-Eligible School; and (b) a consortium of LEAs, each with at least one SIG School or SIG-Eligible School in each member LEA. In an effort to support the implementation of effective school improvement strategies, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is using a portion of its FY 2016 School Improvement Grants (SIG) national activities funds to initiate the FY 2017 grant competition for the Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities program.

 

Department of Education

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Education Innovation and Research Program–Early-phase Grants CFDA Number 84.411C

Deadline: Apr 13, 2017

Deadline for Notice of Intent To Apply: February 13, 2017

Award Size: 24–38 Awards with cost sharing.

Estimated Individual Funding: $700,000–

$800,000 per year

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: This program provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement (as defined in this notice) and attainment for high-need students (as defined in this notice); and rigorously evaluate such innovations.

 

Department of Education

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Education Innovation and Research Program–Expansion Grants CFDA Number 84.411A

Deadline: Apr 13, 2017

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: February 13, 2017.

Award Size: 3–5 Awards with cost sharing.

Estimated Individual Funding: $2,750,000-

$3,000,000 per year.

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: This program provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement (as defined in this notice) and attainment for high-need students (as defined in this notice); and rigorously evaluate such innovations.

 

Department of Education

 

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Education Innovation and Research Program–Mid-phase Grants CFDA Number 84.411B

Deadline: Apr 13, 2017

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: February 13, 2017.

Award Size: 15–20 Awards with cost sharing. Estimated Funding: $1,400,000–

$1,600,000 per year.

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: The Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program, established under section 4611 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement (as defined in this notice) and attainment for high-need students (as defined in this notice); and rigorously evaluate such innovations.

 

Department of Energy – Office of Science

Office of Science

Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing:

Deadline: Apr 05, 2017

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

Award Ceiling: $800,000

Award Floor: $250,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: This solicitation is part of the 2017 re-competition of the SciDAC Partnerships for jointly funded and managed collaborations between engineers or scientists sponsored by NE and applied mathematicians or computer scientists sponsored by ASCR.

 

Department of Energy

Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

MACROALGAE RESEARCH INSPIRING NOVEL ENERGY RESOURCES (MARINER)

Deadline: Feb 14, 2017

Award Size: 11 Awards with cost sharing

 Program Funding: $25,000,000

Award Ceiling: $10,000,000

Award Floor: $250,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: ARPA-E expects that the MARINER program will support development of technologies that will accelerate the deployment of advanced ocean farming systems capable of delivering renewable biomass feedstock at a cost competitive with terrestrial biomass feedstocks.

 

Department of Energy

Golden Field Office

Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager

Deadline: Feb 14, 2017

optional Letter of Intent is due 1/10/2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Award Floor: $4,000,000

Publication Date: 12/13

Summary: U.S. college or school of engineering that is an integral part of its institutional structure and that has at least one of its four year undergraduate programs accredited. IACs conduct assessments and provide site-specific recommendations to small manufacturers on opportunities to improve productivity, reduce waste, and save energy. The program also provides engineering students with invaluable hands-on experience in energy engineering and energy management.

 

Department of Energy

Golden Field Office

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0001628, “Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK)”

Deadline: Feb 22, 2017

Deadline for Concept Papers: 01/13/2017

Award Size: 6 Awards with cost sharing

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Award Floor: $1,500,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: Through this FOA, DOE will support multidisciplinary biological innovation to deliver strains, tools, data, and techniques to enhance algal biofuel potential and enable accelerated future innovation in algal biofuels and bioproducts.

 

Department of Energy

Golden Field Office

Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Award Size: 6 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $14,000,000

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Award Floor: $500,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that support research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources.

 

Department of Energy

National Energy Technology Laboratory

Fiscal Year 2017 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

Deadline: Mar 24, 2017

Award Size: 30 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $24,600,000

Award Ceiling: $7,500,000

Award Floor: $200,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework Goal 1 to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable transportation technologies.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families – OPRE

Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation Research and Evaluation Planning Grants: Phase I/Cohort 2

Deadline: Feb 10, 2017

Award Size: 8 Awards

Program Funding: $600,000

Award Ceiling: $75,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: These cooperative agreements would support CCDF Lead Agencies by developing rigorous high-quality research and evaluation plans of the implementation of policies in response to the goals of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014.  Provisions of interest include, but are not limited to, expanding the supply and access to family child care, infant/toddler care, and care during non-traditional hours; establishing a state system of support for career pathways and professional development for child care and family child care providers; and establishing policies and procedures that fully implement 12-month eligibility to support continuity of care.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Burn Model System (BMS) Centers Program

Deadline: FORECASTED: Apr 03, 2017

Award Size: 4 Awards

Program Funding: $1,500,000

Award Ceiling: $375,000

Award Floor: $375,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: Under this particular DRRP priority, applicants must propose research that contributes to the development of evidence-based burn rehabilitation practices through the advancement of science at any stage of research; and can be used to improve outcomes of individuals with burn injury in one or more domains identified.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Centers Program

Deadline: FORECASTED: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 16 Awards

Program Funding: $7,200,000

Award Ceiling: $450,000

Award Floor: $450,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: Under this particular DRRP priority, applicants must propose research that contributes to the development of evidence-based traumatic brain injury rehabilitation practices through the advancement of science at any stage of research; and can be used to improve outcomes of individuals with TBI in one or more domains identified.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)

Deadline: Jan 25, 2020

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $750,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R18 grant applications for research that demonstrates how health information technology (IT) can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings through the scale and spread of successful, health IT-enabled practice models that use patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures to achieve these objectives.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Community Characteristics Associated with Geographic Disparities in Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Health

Deadline: Feb 14, 2017

Award Size: 5 Awards

 Program Funding: $20,000,000

Award Ceiling: $800,000

Award Floor: $400,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: Component A supports applications aimed at examination of county-level disparities in type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions to enhance understanding of disease determinants. Component B of this FOA solicits applications for a study Coordinating Center (CC) to provide logistics, data management, and analysis support to the multi-center research study.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Using Evidence Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV – Evaluation

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $550,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: The goal of this four-year cooperative agreement is to evaluate the outcomes and impact of the evidence-informed interventions implemented through the companion initiative.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Using Evidence Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV –Technical Assistance

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $5,325,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: The goal of this four-year cooperative agreement is to identify and provide support for the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to reduce HIV-related health disparities and improve health outcomes, including increasing retention in care, improving treatment adherence, and improving viral suppression for PLWH.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis

State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Short Title: Opioid STR)

Deadline: Feb 17, 2017

Award Size: 59 Awards

Program Funding: $485,000,000

Award Ceiling: $44,749,771

Publication Date: 12/14

Summary: Eligible applicants are the Single State Agencies (SSAs).  The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD) (including prescription opioids as well as illicit drugs such as heroin).

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms

Deadline: Feb 07, 2017

Award Size: 3 Awards

Program Funding: $3,500,000

Award Ceiling: $1,750,000

Publication Date: 12/13

Summary: The FY 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Maximizing State Reforms challenges states to

achieve the full impact of their JRI reforms. BJA expects that a committee, task force, or working group tasked with oversight of the state’s

justice reinvestment efforts will designate an agency to act as the legal applicant for this grant

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program

Deadline: Feb 16, 2017

Award Size: 63 Awards

Program Funding: $17,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 12/13

Summary: The FY2017 Body Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program will support the implementation, including the purchase, deployment, maintenance, data storage, and policy development of a body-worn camera program, and the necessary policies for law enforcement agencies.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 The Intellectual Property Enforcement Program:Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy

Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

Award Size: 6 Awards

Award Ceiling: $400,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: The Intellectual Property Enforcement Program (IPEP), administered by BJA, is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems to address IP criminal enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics

FY 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics

Deadline: Feb 24, 2017

Award Size: 4 Awards

Program Funding: $180,000

Award Ceiling: $180,000

Award Floor: $45,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: Eligible applicants are limited to degree-granting educational institutions in the United States. This program provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Corrections

RESTRICTIVE HOUSING TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Deadline: Feb 16, 2017

Award Size: Not Listed

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: NIC will expect the provider selected under this program to deliver training and technical assistance focused on implementing the DOJ’s Guiding Principles concerning the use of restrictive housing.

 

Department of Justice

Office for Victims of Crime

OVC FY 17 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking: A Statewide Approach

Deadline: Feb 13, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: The purpose of this grant is to identify a state’s greatest challenges in addressing trafficking of children and youth, and to encourage the development of a state-wide strategy.

 

Department of Justice

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP FY 17 Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance

Deadline: Feb 13, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $1,800,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: The Missing and Exploited Children’s Training and Technical Assistance (MEC TTA) Program provides assistance to prosecutors, state and local law enforcement and child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals to strengthen multidisciplinary responses to and improve prosecution of child victimization cases.

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation

WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II Grants for Fiscal Year 2017

Deadline: Feb 15, 2017

Award Size: 12 Awards with cost sharing

Award Ceiling: $100,000

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: Through the Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWMP), Reclamation provides financial assistance to locally led watershed groups to encourage diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to water management needs.

 

Department of the Interior

Fish and Wildlife Service

Fiscal Year 2017 Candidate Conservation Action Funds

Deadline: Jul 31, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 12/12

Summary: Applicants must have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the biology of the involved candidate or at-risk species in the United States and their ecosystem, including preferably having worked with the species in the field. The purpose is to provide a means by which the ecosystems upon which candidate and at-risk species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of these species.

 

Department of the Interior

Fish and Wildlife Service

FY17 Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program -Open to State Fish and Game agency only

Deadline: Aug 31, 2018

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $17,000,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: State governments are eligible. SFR provides funding to restore, conserve, manage, or enhance sport fish populations and the public use and benefits from these resources; to educate the public about aquatic resources; and to provide boating access to public waters.

 

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Art Works I, FY 2018

Deadline: Feb 16, 2017

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $100,000

Award Floor: $10,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2018 categories: Art Works or Challenge America. An organization may submit one additional application under the FY 2018 Art Works category for a Creativity Connects project.

 

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Challenge America, FY2018

Deadline: Apr 13, 2017

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $10,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2018 categories: Art Works or Challenge America. An organization may submit one additional application under the FY 2018 Art Works category for a Creativity Connects project.

 

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Art Works Creativity Connects, FY2018

Deadline: May 04, 2017

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $100,000

Award Floor: $20,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 12/15

Summary: An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2018 categories: Art Works or Challenge America. An organization may submit one additional application under the FY 2018 Art Works category for a Creativity Connects project.

 

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA FY2018 Literature Fellowships: Prose

Deadline: Mar 08, 2017

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $25,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: Eligible Applicants: Individuals. The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Summer Seminars and Institutes

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $225,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes grants support professional development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university faculty.

 

National Science Foundation

Innovation Corps – Nodes Program

Deadline: Mar 14, 2017

Award Size: 7 Awards

Program Funding: $8,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,200,000

Award Floor: $900,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: The goal of the program is to dramatically reduce the period of time necessary to bring a promising idea from its inception to widespread implementation. Through this solicitation, NSF is seeking to expand and sustain the network of Innovation Corps Nodes that work cooperatively to support the development of innovations that will benefit society.

 

National Science Foundation

Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education

Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $2,500,000

Award Floor: $500,000

Publication Date: 12/16

Summary: As part of NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for areas of research covered by EHR programs.