FEDERAL GRANTS AND RULES: WEEK ENDING JANUARY 6, 2017

Department of Agriculture

Farm Service Agency

Agricultural Management Assistance Cost Share Program

Deadline: Feb 17, 2017

Award Size: 16 Awards

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Publication Date: 1/3

Summary: The Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Organic Certification Cost Share Program is authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1524) to provide organic certification cost share assistance to certified organic operations (only producers).

 

Department of Agriculture

Farm Service Agency

National Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Deadline: Feb 17, 2017

Award Size: 56 Awards

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Award Floor: $5,000

Publication Date: 1/3

Summary: Purpose is to provide organic certification cost share assistance to certified organic operations (producers and handlers).

 

Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program WebNEERS

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

Award Size: Program Funding: $900,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: The purpose of the EFNEP-WebNEERS cooperative agreement is to: 1) fund the maintenance of security and ease of use of the current Web-based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System by all users: 2) improve functionality; and 3) further develop the Web-based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System for EFNEP (WebNEERS) to align with advances in program direction.

 

Department of Education

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program CDFA Number 84.021A

Deadline: Mar 07, 2017

Award Size: 20 Awards

Program Funding: $2,792,440

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program is to promote, improve, and develop modern foreign languages and area studies at varying levels of education. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct individual and group projects overseas to carry out research and study in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies.

 

Department of Education

 

OSERS: OSEP: Interdisciplinary Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services for Personnel Serving Children With Disabilities Who Have High-Intensity Needs CFDA Number 84.325K

Deadline: Mar 06, 2017

Award Size: 36 Awards

Program Funding: $9,000,000

Award Ceiling: $250,000

Publication Date: 1/3

Summary: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

 

Department of Energy

Golden Field Office

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0001689, Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

Deadline: Apr 03, 2017  Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 2/6/2017

Award Size: 5 Awards with cost sharing

Award Ceiling: $3,500,000

Award Floor: $300,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: The FOA will identify, evaluate, and select applications proposing projects to address challenges encountered with the successful scale-up and reliable continuous operation of IBRs for the manufacture of Advanced or Cellulosic Biofuels (see Definitions) and associated higher value bioproducts. The FOA seeks applications for projects focused on addressing these challenges, reducing risks, and providing resources to accelerate commercialization of biofuels and bioproducts.

 

Department of Energy

National Energy Technology Laboratory

Opportunity Notice for Parties Interested in Partnering with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under FOA No. DE-FOA-0001601

Deadline: Jan 25, 2017

Award Size: Cost sharing

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: Opportunity Notice for Parties Interested in Partnering with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under FOA No. DE-FOA-0001601

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families-IOAS-OTIP

National Human Trafficking Hotline Program

Deadline: FORECASTED

Jun 10, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Award Floor: $800,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: The NHTH program seeks to support the operation of a dedicated, toll-free, 24-hour, seven days a week, every day of the year U.S. national telephone and online communication system with trained and experienced human trafficking advocates that provide services and assistance to victims of severe forms of labor and sex trafficking in persons.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Using Robotics and Automation to Improve Accessible Transportation Options for Individuals with Disabilities

Deadline: Mar 21, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: The purpose of this DRRP is (a) to advance the application of automation and a robotics to enhance accessible transportation for travelers with disabilities and (b) to improve opportunities for a seamless travel chain that meets the diverse needs of travelers with disabilities, including but not limited to mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Black Lung Clinics Program

Deadline: Mar 06, 2017

Award Size: 15 Awards

Program Funding: $6,606,469

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: BLCP’s primary goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease (CMDLD)[1] through the provision of medical, outreach, educational, and benefits counseling services. [1] CMDLD is used here to refer to a spectrum of lung diseases caused by inhaling coal mine dust that includes coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, mixed dust pneumoconiosis, silicosis, dust-related diffuse fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Black Lung Center of Excellence

Deadline: Mar 06, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Program Funding: $150,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: This award is open to BLCP recipients awarded funding under the HRSA-17-023/Black Lung Clinics Program funding opportunity announcement and that are involved in the operation of fixed-site and or mobile clinic facilities for the analysis, examination and treatment of respiratory and pulmonary impairments in active and inactive coal miners.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program

Deadline: Mar 22, 2017

Award Size: 60 Awards

Program Funding: $9,200,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: Applicants are limited to accredited dental schools and other accredited dental education programs. This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) to improve access to HIV oral health services for low-income, underinsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH) and to support related education and training for the delivery of dental care to PLWH.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

FY17 American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative

Deadline: Apr 03, 2017

Award Size: 7 Awards

Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $350,000

Award Floor: $275,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: The AI/AN Health Equity program will support programs that demonstrate effective promising practices that increase resiliency and protective factors within AI/AN youth, as well as build capacity among AI//AN serving healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals about providing trauma-informed, culturally appropriate health care services and interventions to AI/AIN youth.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

FY17 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches

Deadline: Apr 04, 2017

Award Size: 11 Awards

Program Funding: $3,600,000

Award Ceiling: $425,000

Award Floor: $325,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: OMH announces the funding opportunity entitled MYVP II to support innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support project interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years at the start of the project).

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis

Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities, U.S. Territories, and Pacific Jurisdictions Cooperative Agreements (Short Title: Indigenous – Project LAUNCH)

Deadline: Mar 01, 2017

Award Size: 13 Awards

Program Funding: $7,600,000

Award Ceiling: $550,000

Publication Date: 1/4

Summary: Eligible applicants are: • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations. The purpose of this program is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to eight years within tribes, territories and Pacific Island jurisdictions by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis

Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program-New

Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Award Size: 70 Awards with cost sharing

 Program Funding: $8,750,000

Award Ceiling: $125,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant.   The DFC Support Program has two goals: 1. Establish and strengthen efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. 2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis

Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program-Competing Continuation

Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Award Size: 70 Awards

Program Funding: $8,750,000

Award Ceiling: $125,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have previously received a DFC grant but experienced a lapse in funding or have concluded the first five-year funding cycle and are applying for a second five-year funding cycle.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis

Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections)

Deadline: Mar 09, 2017

Award Size: 32 Awards

Program Funding: $6,400,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to and including age 24.

 

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security – FEMA

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Deadline: Feb 10, 2017

Award Size: 300 Awards

Program Funding: $345,000,000

Publication Date: 1/3

Summary: SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline firefighters, rehire firefighters that have been laid off, retain firefighters facing imminent layoffs, or filling of positions that were vacated through attrition.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities

Deadline: Mar 07, 2017

Award Size: 7 Awards

Program Funding: $5,250,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Publication Date: 1/3

Summary: The FY 2017 Smart Supervision Program seeks to improve supervision success rates and reduce crime, which would in turn reduce admissions to prisons and jails and save taxpayer dollars. Funds can be used to implement evidence-based supervision strategies and to develop innovative strategies to improve outcomes for probationers.

 

Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 17 Wrongful Conviction Review Program

Deadline: Mar 07, 2017

Award Size: 7 Awards

Program Funding: $1,250,000

Award Ceiling: $250,000

Publication Date: 1/4

Summary: The purpose of the Wrongful Conviction Review Program is to provide high-quality and efficient representation for defendants in post-conviction claims of innocence.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Corrections

Staffing Analysis Manual for Corrections and Technical Assistance

Deadline: Mar 06, 2017

Award Size: 1 Award

Award Ceiling: $192,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: This program furthers NIC’s mission by building the capacity of federal, state, local, and tribal correctional agencies to independently evaluate and assess staffing requirements, perform staffing calculations, develop a staffing plan, produce a comprehensive staffing report, and monitor and evaluate the implementation of recommendations from the staffing analysis.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research on Bias Crimes

Deadline: Apr 03, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards

Program Funding: $1,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Publication Date: 1/3

Summary: NIJ is interested in research that 1) explores the characteristics and motivations of offenders, including pathways to bias-motivated criminal behavior; and 2) evaluates interventions with victims of bias crimes or individuals who commit hate crimes. Other proposals that address gaps in our ability to identify, assess, and understand the behavior of bias crime offenders or experiences of bias crime victims will be considered.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research on Reducing Violence in Communities

Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards

Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Publication Date: 1/4

Summary: This solicitation will focus on supporting research designed to build knowledge on what it takes to produce sustained community-level reductions in violence. Proposed studies should examine multiple factors, including but not limited to explicit violence prevention initiatives, that may play a role in preventing or reducing violence in a community for an extended period of time.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System

Deadline: Mar 23, 2017

Award Size: 6 Awards

Program Funding: $4,500,000

Award Ceiling: $4,500,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: Category 1 seeks applicants using behavioral, psychological and physiological measures related to mental and physical health. Category 2 seek applicants to study the impact of the criminal justice system on families and child development. Category 3 seeks to address policy related to courts and the criminal justice system. Categories: 1) Causes and effects of stress and trauma on (a) law enforcement and corrections officers or (b) individuals in violent communities; 2) Impact of parental jail incarceration on children; and 3) The efficacy of services, strategies, policies and processes within the criminal or juvenile justice system that serve as responses to children exposed to violence

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Understanding the Impacts of Policing Strategies and Practices (Beyond Crime Reduction)

Deadline: Mar 23, 2017

Award Size: 2 Awards

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding research and/or evaluation projects to examine the impacts of policing strategies and practices using outcome measures that consider crime reduction as well as other possible positive and negative impacts on individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and the policing organizations.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 W.E.B. DuBois Program of Research on Race and Crime

Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

Award Size: 8 Awards

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: This solicitation seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research on topics linked to race and crime in violence and victimization, crime and prevention, and justice systems (policing, courts, community and institutional corrections).

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

Deadline: Mar 17, 2017

Award Size: 8 Awards

Program Funding: $4,000,000

Award Ceiling: $4,000,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: This solicitation seeks applications for funding for research and evaluation projects that will address the knowledge gaps related to trafficking in persons, with clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

 

Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice

NIJ FY17 Research to Improve Officer Decision-making

Deadline: Mar 23, 2017

Award Size: 4 Awards

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: This solicitation will support projects to develop and/or evaluate innovative training to improve officer decision-making and in turn outcomes in police-citizen interactions.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Consolidated Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Assault and Engage Men and Boys as Allies Solicitation

Deadline: Feb 16, 2017

Award Size: 15 Awards

Program Funding: $10,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Publication Date: 1/4

Summary: The Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program funds projects designed to provide coordinated community responses (CCR) that support child, youth and young adult victims through direct services, training, coordination and collaboration, effective intervention, treatment, response, and prevention strategies.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as the Arrest Program)

Deadline: Feb 16, 2017

Award Size: 55 Awards

Program Funding: $50,000,000

Award Ceiling: $900,000

Publication Date: 1/4

Summary: This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging partnerships between state, local, and tribal governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions and rape crisis centers, to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

Deadline: Feb 21, 2017

Award Size: 9 Awards

Program Funding: $3,000,000

Award Ceiling: $400,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program Solicitation

Deadline: Feb 16, 2017

Award Size: 20 Awards

Program Funding: $6,000,000

Award Ceiling: $300,000

Publication Date: 1/5

Summary: Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program supports community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

 

Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women

OVW FY 2017 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program Solicitation

Deadline: Feb 23, 2017

Award Size: 45 Awards

Program Funding: $33,000,000

Award Ceiling: $750,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions

Deadline: Dec 27, 2017

Award Size: Award Ceiling: $1,000

Award Floor: $1,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: The only eligible applicants are U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that have received a confirmed booking for an NEH on the Road exhibition through Mid-America Arts Alliance. Typical formats involve lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, Chautauqua presentations by scholars, family programs, exhibition tours, and other appropriate formats for reaching the general public.

 

National Science Foundation

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology

Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime

Award Size: 30 Awards

Program Funding: $7,400,000

Publication Date: 1/6

Summary: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports innovative research that addresses the deep-time sedimentary crust and advances our understanding of environmental and evolutionary change.