FEDERAL GRANTS AND RULES: WEEK ENDING JANUARY 13, 2017

Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Marketing Service

Local Food Promotion Program

Deadline: Mar 27, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $13,000,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $25,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: LFPP offers grant funds with a 25% match to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, by: developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to Local and Regional Food Business Enterprises, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of Local and Regional Food Business Enterprises.

 

Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Marketing Service

Farmers Market Promotion Program

Deadline: Mar 27, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $13,000,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.

 

Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Marketing Service

Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

Deadline: Mar 27, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards with cost sharing

 Program Funding: $1,000,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: Institutes of higher education are eligible. FSMIP provides matching funds on a competitive basis to assist eligible entities explore new market opportunities and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system.

 

Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

SAECP � Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program

Deadline: Mar 10, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $858,500

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: Applications may only be submitted by: (1) public secondary schools, (2) public or private nonprofit junior and community colleges, (3) institutions of higher education, or (4) nonprofit organizations. (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences.

 

Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

 

AgrAbility – Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities

Deadline: Feb 15, 2017

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

Award Ceiling: $180,000

Award Floor: $150,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: 1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities are eligible. AgrAbility provides education, assistance, and support to farmers with disabilities engaged in production agriculture, helping them and their families maintain optimal production and experience enhanced quality of life.

 

Department of Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Deadline: Apr 21, 2017

Closing date is for submission of “Pre-applications” only.

Award Size: 100 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $252,600,000

Award Ceiling: $10,000,000

Publication Date: 1/12

Summary: Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching, and forest operations, local economies, and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area.

 

Department of Agriculture

Utilities Programs

Revolving Fund Program

Deadline: Feb 06, 2017

Award Size: 3 Awards

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: This program helps qualified non-profits create a revolving loan fund (RLF) that can provide financing for the extension and improvement of water and waste disposal systems in rural areas.

 

Department of Agriculture

Utilities Programs

Household Water Well Grant Program

Deadline: Feb 06, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards

Program Funding: $1,192,081

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: The HWWS Grant Program has been established to help individuals with low to moderate incomes finance the costs of household water wells that they own or will own.

 

Department of Agriculture

Utilities Programs

Community Connect Grant Program

Deadline: Mar 13, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $10,000,000

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Award Floor: $100,000

Publication Date: 1/12

Summary: Grant funds may be used to: (1) deploy service at the Broadband Grant Speed to critical community facilities, rural residents, and rural businesses, (2) construct, acquire, or expand a community center, and (3) equip a community center that provides free access to service at the Broadband Grant Speed to community residents for at least two years.

 

Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology

FY 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Deadline: Mar 30, 2017

Award Size: 12 Awards

no more than $100,000 each

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites small businesses to submit Phase I research applications under relevant subtopics.

 

Department of Education

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): High School Equivalency Program (HEP) CFDA Number 84.141A

Deadline: Mar 10, 2017

Award Size: 3 Awards

Program Funding: $1,393,360

Award Ceiling: $475,000

Award Floor: $180,000

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: The purposes of HEP are to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family: (1) Obtain a general education diploma that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency (HSE) established by the State in which the HEP project is conducted; and (2) gain employment or be placed in an institution of higher education (IHE) or other postsecondary education or training.

 

Department of Education

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP): Grants to Charter Management Organization for the Replication and expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools CFDA Number 84.282M

Deadline: Feb 27, 2017

Date of Pre-Application Webinar: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Washington, DC time.

Award Size: 10 Awards

Program Funding: $57,000,000

Award Ceiling: $900,000

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: Eligible Applicants: Charter management organizations. The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly traditionally underserved students, to attend charter schools and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of public charter schools; increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the United States; evaluate the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families, and communities; share best practices between charter schools and other public schools; encourage States to provide facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter school authorizing process.

 

Department of Education

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program CFDA Number 84.022A

Deadline: Mar 14, 2017

Award Size: 98 Awards

 Program Funding: $3,477,151

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: Eligible Applicants: IHEs. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

 

Department of Energy

Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semi Conductors (CIRCUITS)

Deadline: Feb 20, 2017

Concept Papers 48 Hours in advance of the due date.

Award Size: 12 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $20,000,000

Award Ceiling: $10,000,000

Award Floor: $250,000

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: The CIRCUITS (Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors) program seeks to accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters based on wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors through transformational system-level advances that enable effective operation at high switching frequency, high temperature, and low loss.

 

Department of Energy

Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy

CIRCUITS – SBIR

Deadline: Feb 20, 2017

Award Size: 12 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $10,000,000

Award Ceiling: $3,225,000

Award Floor: $225,000

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: The CIRCUITS (Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors) program seeks to accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters based on wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors through transformational system-level advances that enable effective operation at high switching frequency, high temperature, and low loss.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control – NCHHSTP

Integrated National HIV Surveillance System and HIV Prevention Programs for Health Department

Deadline: FORECASTED:  Jul 31, 2017

Award Size: 60 Awards

Program Funding: $1,978,759,795

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: Eligible Applicants: State, local, and/or territorial health departments currently funded under funding opportunity announcements PS12-1201:Comprehensive Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Programs for Health Departments and PS13-1302: National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS).

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control – NCHHSTP

Use of molecular HIV surveillance to identify active HIV transmission networks and implement HIV interventions for Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men.

Deadline: FORECASTED: Jun 09, 2017

Award Size: 11 Awards

Program Funding: $21,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,410,008

Award Floor: $259,604

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: This FOA is limited to state and local health departments that are directly funded by CDC to conduct HIV surveillance, reported at least 500 diagnoses of HIV infection among Hispanic/Latino MSM during 2013-2015, and reported HIV sequence data for at least 20% of all HIV diagnoses during 2013-2015.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control – NCHHSTP

Telemedicine to Improve HIV Care among Minority Persons Living with HIV in Urban Areas

Deadline: FORECASTED: Jun 09, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $834,000

Award Floor: $166,000

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: This demonstration project will tailor an existing telemedicine program for racial and ethnic minority PLWH in urban areas with increased HIV burden, to improve servicedelivery and retention in care. The tailored telemedicine program will increase efficiency of care delivery and accessibility to care and case management services by reducing barriers associated with retention.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center

Deadline: Mar 10, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: Eligible applicants include state governments and accredited schools of medicine except current EMSC award recipients with more than two EMSC grant awards.  This announcement solicits applications for a cooperative agreement demonstration project with respect to an Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Data Center to demonstrate the value of quality improvement strategies to support sustainability and integration of pediatric elements into state operations, as well as EMS and hospital based research along the continuum of acute emergency care.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR)

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards

Program Funding: $150,000

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: Public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning are eligible.  The purpose of this program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of community-based, primary care providers in addressing the mental/behavioral health conditions of their patients.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Maternal and Child Health Research Network Program Children with Special Health Care Needs Research Network (CSHCN-RN)

Deadline: Mar 16, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: Eligible applicants include only public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs. The Network will lead, promote, and coordinate national research activities to advance and strengthen the evidence base related to key components of a comprehensive, high quality system of care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN).

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program

Deadline: Mar 09, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: The Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement Task Forces Program, administered by BJA, is designed to provide national TTA resources that are critical to improving the capacity of state, local and tribal criminal justice systems to develop and implement anti-human trafficking task forces using the Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM).

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Smart Reentry: Focus on Evidence-Based Strategies for Successful Reentry from Incarceration to Community

Deadline: Mar 14, 2017

Award Size: 6 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: The goal of this program is to support jurisdictions to develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry to increase public safety and reduce recidivism for individuals reentering communities from incarceration who are at medium to risk for recidivating.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders

Deadline: Mar 14, 2017

Award Size: 9 Awards

Program Funding: $9,000,000

Award Ceiling: $650,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: The Second Chance Act helps to ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Violent Gang And Gun Crime Reduction Program (PSN)

Deadline: Mar 28, 2017

Award Size: 20 Awards

Program Funding: $8,500,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: Eligible applicants are PSN team fiscal agents for the United States Attorney Office districts and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. The USA is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN task force of federal, state, and local law enforcement and other community members to implement gang and gun crime enforcement, intervention and prevention initiatives within the district.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics

FY 2017 BJS Faculty Research Fellowship Program in Criminal Justice Statistics

Deadline: Mar 02, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: Through this competitive solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking a professional or scholarly society to administer a BJS-sponsored Faculty Research Fellowship Program. This fellowship program aims to increase the pool of researchers who use criminal justice statistical data generated by BJS, thereby contributing solutions that better prevent and control crime and help ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 20 Awards

Program Funding: $4,000,000

Award Ceiling: $4,000,000

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: his program will address strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner system in two project areas: 1.) By increasing the number and quality of board-certified forensic pathologists who choose the forensic pathology sub-specialty, following the completion of an accredited pathology medical residency program. 2. Assisting ME and Coroner offices achieve accreditation through a recognized accreditation body (examples: NAME, IACME).

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (Competitive)

Deadline: Mar 10, 2017

Award Size: 54 Awards

Award Ceiling: $11,500,000

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: This program seeks to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by States and units of local government. Among other things, funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to train and employ forensic laboratory personnel, as needed, to eliminate such a backlog.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime 2017

Deadline: Mar 23, 2017

Award Size: 6 Awards

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Publication Date: 1/12

Summary: This FY2017 solicitation seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research on criminal justice activities including: 1) criminal investigation and prosecution; and 2) drug intelligence and community surveillance.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence

Deadline: Mar 24, 2017

Award Size: 4 Awards

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Publication Date: 1/12

Summary: NIJ seeks investigator-initiated applications for funding for research and evaluation related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence.

 

Department of Justice

Office for Victims of Crime

OVC FY 17 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Deadline: Mar 09, 2017

Award Size: 16 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $10,000,000

Award Ceiling: $600,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: This solicitation will provide funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing specialized services for victims of human trafficking. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply for funding to support the following types of services for victims of human trafficking: 1.) Housing/Shelter; 2.) Job Training, Education & Employment; 3.) Legal Assistance 4.) Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse Services.

 

Department of Justice

Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP FY 17 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth

Deadline: Mar 13, 2017

Award Size: 60 Awards

Program Funding: $75,000,000

Publication Date: 1/11

Summary: This solicitation supports applicant organizations as they strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities with active chapters or subawardees and/or other mentoring organizations. Mentoring activities include direct one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types of mentoring services for at-risk and underserved youth populations.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Research and Evaluation Solicitation

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards

Program Funding: $2,900,000

Award Ceiling: $400,000

Award Floor: $100,000

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: The purpose of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)’s Research and Evaluation (R&E) initiative is to research and evaluate approaches to combatting domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program

Deadline: Feb 23, 2017

Award Size: 35 Awards

Program Funding: $20,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: Institutes of Higher Education are eligible. The funding supports activities that develop and strengthen trauma informed victim services and strategies to prevent, investigate, respond and prosecute sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Restorative Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Dating Violence on Campus Demonstration Initiative Program

Deadline: Feb 24, 2017

Award Size: 1  Award

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Publication Date: 1/13

Summary: Eligible applicants: IHEs and Nonprofits. As colleges and universities continue to strengthen and improve their response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence, a number of survivors are seeking additional options to redress the harm they have experienced.

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

BOEM FY 2017 Environmental Studies Program

Deadline: Feb 09, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $12,040

Publication Date: 1/9

Summary: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education are eligible. Environmental Studies Program develops, funds, and manages rigorous scientific research which is then used to inform policy decisions.

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program

VA’s Grant and Per Diem Program FY 2017 NOFA

Deadline: Apr 04, 2017

Award Size: 600 Awards

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: In order to be eligible, an applicant must be a current operational VA GPD Transitional Housing or Service Center grant recipient (that is the grantee of record) as of the publication date of this NOFA whose grant is scheduled to be terminated as discussed in an accompanying Federal Register notice.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Deadline: Mar 14, 2017

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $250,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 1/10

Summary: The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities.