FEDERAL GRANTS AND RULES: WEEK ENDING JANUARY 20, 2017

Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Special Research Grants Program, Potato Breeding Research

Deadline: Mar 10, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $1,850,000

with cost sharing

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: Applications may only be submitted by State agricultural experiment stations, land-grant colleges and universities, research foundations established by land-grant colleges and universities, colleges and universities receiving funds under the Act of October 10, 1962, and accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine. The purpose of this grant program is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production.

 

Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Hispanic Serving Institutions — Education Grants Program

Deadline: Mar 22, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $9,200,000

with cost share

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: Applications may only be submitted by HSIs. This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation’s food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.

 

Department of Energy – Office of Science

Plasma Science Facilities

Deadline: May 05, 2017

Award Size: 4 Awards

Program Funding: $24,000,000

Award Ceiling: $4,800,000

Award Floor: $300,000

Publication Date: 1/19

Summary: The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) program in the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving cooperative agreement proposals for research and operation of, and/or construction of, intermediate-scale facilities for frontier plasma science research.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Health and Function (Research)

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: The purpose is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Health and Function (Development)

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: The purpose is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

Identify and Characterize Potential Environmental Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Evaluate Their Impact on ALS Disease Incidence and Progression

Deadline: Apr 21, 2017

Award Size: 15 Awards

Program Funding: $7,500,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $350,000

Publication Date: 1/20

Summary: Eligible Applicants: Small businesses. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will identify and characterize environmental toxicants in human biological samples that may be potential environmental risk factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Poison Center Network Service Area Competition

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards

Program Funding: $200,660

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: Awards under this grant program are limited to U.S. accredited PCCs. The grant is to support PCC efforts to 1) prevent, and provide treatment recommendations for, poisonings; 2) comply with operational requirements needed to sustain accreditation and or achieve accreditation; and/or 3) improve and enhance communications and response capability and capacity.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Optimizing Family Support for Families of Children with or at-risk for Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Deadline: Mar 02, 2017

Award Size: 5 Awards

Program Funding: $750,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: The purpose of this program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and support to families of children in United States territories and jurisdictions outside the continental United States with or at-risk for congenital ZIKV infection, and professionals who serve such families, so that they can more effectively navigate the services and resources available to them.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Health Information Technology Capacity Building for the Integration of Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Data

Deadline: Mar 22, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards

Program Funding: $1,900,000

Publication Date: 1/19

Summary: Eligible applicants include current recipients of record funded under RWHAP Part B Grants to States and Territories, and non-profit entities. The purpose of this program is to support two (2) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part B recipients to promote the statewide exchange of health information between RWHAP data systems and Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS).

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Deadline: Apr 04, 2017

Award Size: 45 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $9,000,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Tribal Justice Systems Infrastructure Training and Technical Assistance Program

Deadline: Mar 21, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: Applications are solicited for the Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program Training and Technical Assistance (TJSIP TTA) Initiative, designed to assist tribes with the planning and implementation process for renovating and/or expanding correctional facilities, multi-purpose justice centers (including courts, police departments, and/or corrections), alternatives to incarceration facilities, and transitional living facilities.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 National Initiatives: Law Enforcement

Deadline: Mar 07, 2017

Award Size: 3 Awards

Program Funding: $7,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,300,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: This solicitation will focus on the delivery of national training, technical assistance, and programming on a variety of topics to law enforcement to improve and develop practice.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Swift, Certain, and Fair Sanctions (SCF)/ Replicating the Concepts Behind Project HOPE

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 7 Awards

Program Funding: $2,800,000

Award Ceiling: $600,000

Publication Date: 1/19

Summary: BJA will select multiple applicants to implement or enhance a HOPE model using SCF.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 National Initiatives: Officer Safety and Wellness (VALOR)

Deadline: Mar 07, 2017

Award Size: 3 Awards

Program Funding: $13,431,507

Award Ceiling: $2,500,000

Publication Date: 1/19

Summary: VALOR provides all levels of law enforcement with tools to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and enhance officer resilience, wellness, and survivability.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics

FY 2017 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Deadline: Apr 05, 2017

Award Size: 43 Awards

Program Funding: $42,500,000

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: Eligible applicants are limited to the agency designated by the governor in each state to administer the NCHIP program and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. This program is intended to improve the nation’s safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by ensuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics

FY 2017 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

Deadline: Apr 19, 2017

Award Size: 28 Awards

Program Funding: $22,500,000

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: The NIAA seeks to address the gap in information available to NICS about such prohibiting mental health adjudications and commitments, and other prohibiting factors.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 10 Awards

Program Funding: $5,000,000

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Publication Date: 1/17

Summary: NIJ seeks proposals for research and evaluation of violence against women on the following topics (1) teen dating violence, (2) sexual violence, and (3) intimate partner violence. Specific areas of interest to NIJ are provided under each topic area, however, other areas of interest that offer important insights into teen dating violence, sexual violence, or intimate partner violence may receive equal attention.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research, Development, and Evaluation of Technologies to Improve School Safety

Deadline: Mar 30, 2017

Award Size: 6 Awards

Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award Ceiling: $6,000,000

Publication Date: 1/17

Summary: This solicitation will support projects that (1) demonstrate and evaluate existing technologies, or that (2) develop, demonstrate, and evaluate innovative technologies. Potential applicants will be directed to NIJ-funded reports published in 2016 that describe current uses of and identified needs for school safety technology.

 

Department of Justice

Office for Victims of Crime

OVC FY 17 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Service Providers

Deadline: Mar 16, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $850,000

Publication Date: 1/17

Summary: This solicitation will seek applicants to provide intensive training and technical assistance in one of two focus areas: housing and employment. One award in each purpose area will be funded. Eligible applicants will include both for-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who can demonstrate extensive experience and expertise in housing for victims of crime or employment for marginalized populations.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Domestic Violence Mentor Court Technical Assistance Initiative

Deadline: Mar 08, 2017

Award Size: 12 Awards

Program Funding: $800,000

Award Ceiling: $75,000

Award Floor: $50,000

Publication Date: 1/18

Summary: State, tribal, territorial, or local courts are eligible. The OVW Domestic Violence Mentor Court Technical Assistance Initiative (Mentor Court Initiative) creates a unique opportunity to recognize well-established specialized courts and enable them to guide other courts and court-based programs that wish to significantly improve their court responses to domestic violence cases and ensure victim safety and offender accountability.

 

Department of the Interior

Bureau of Land Management

BLM NV 2017 Round 10 Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative Ely District Office

Deadline: Mar 17, 2017

Award Size: 5 Awards

Program Funding: $1,000,000

Award Ceiling: $250,000

Award Floor: $100,000

Publication Date: 1/17

Summary: This financial assistance opportunity is also open to all partners under any Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program. Each year the Archaeological Resources Team with oversight by the Partners Working Group and the Executive Committee establishes priorities for LCAI archaeological projects and solicits proposals from the public, universities and non-governmental entities that address these priorities. Proposals must be for projects located on public lands within Lincoln County, Nevada and meet all guidelines in the Lincoln County Implementation Agreement.

 

Department of Transportation

DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Tribal Transit Program 2017

Deadline: Mar 20, 2017

Award Size: 45 Awards with cost sharing

Program Funding: $5,000,000

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Award Floor: $25,000

Publication Date: 1/19

Summary: Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized). The primary purpose of these competitively selected grants is to support planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services.