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States to Use Funds to Uncover Nutrition Innovations
The funding encourages innovative and creative projects to improve the delivery of WIC nutrition services. States use these funds to develop, implement and evaluate new or innovative methods of service to meet the changing needs of WIC participants.
posted 7/22/14 10:03 AM read complete story
Vocational Education Funding Targets Disabled
The program provides vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near federal or state reservations.
posted 7/22/14 08:01 AM read complete story
Millions Go for Rail Improvements
These funds will improve the nationís railroad infrastructure. Grantees can seek funding for intercity passenger rail grade crossing improvement projects, positive train control implementation projects and Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan projects. PRCIP projects generally seek to link major metropolitan areas via train.
posted 7/21/14 3:39 PM read complete story
Grantee to Assess Interagency Cooperation
Nonprofits can apply for the funding. The grantee will assess the shortfalls in state interagency cooperation in prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery planning.
posted 7/21/14 1:36 PM read complete story
Strong Partnerships to Produce Innovations
These centers will focus on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs are backed by strong partnerships that will help produce transformative research leading to chemical innovations. Partners from industry, government laboratories and international organizations are encouraged.
posted 7/21/14 11:34 AM read complete story
Mathematics Groups Strengthen Nationís Competitiveness
The program seeks to strengthen the nationís scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences. The funding supports efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associate, and faculty members in structured research groups centered on a common research theme.
posted 7/21/14 09:32 AM read complete story
Centers to Enhance Health Care Research
These centers will support collaborative research projects linking human and animal research to improve the nationís health care system. Centers will establish demonstration pipelines for pre-clinical scientific discovery, disease modeling and development of interventions based on innovative models produced by this research.
posted 7/21/14 07:30 AM read complete story
Nonprofits to Oversee Sweat Equity Funding
The program provides funds for eligible national and regional nonprofits to purchase home sites and develop or improve infrastructure needed to set the stage for sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs for low-income persons and families.
posted 7/18/14 4:19 PM read complete story
Centers of Excellence to Offer Nutrition Education
These centers will: (1) build the evidence-base for nutrition education and obesity prevention strategies and interventions that produce measurable improvements in health, obesity, nutrition (food behavior) and physical activity-related outcomes of interest to USDA; and (2) develop effective education/extension, environmental, systems, and policy translational activities that promote health and prevent/reduce obesity in disadvantaged low-income families and children.
posted 7/18/14 3:36 PM read complete story
Centers to Improve Engineering Workforce
These funds support collaborative research centers to improve the engineering and science workforce. Proposals involving several colleges and universities receive preference.
posted 7/18/14 12:11 PM read complete story
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