Federal Funding

Studies to Assess Sleep Disorders

Patients with many disabilities report problems sleeping, but specific sleep disorders are often not diagnosed. Sleep affects many physiological and behavioral parameters, including depression, anxiety, pain, cancer, cardiovascular changes, immune function. NIH, therefore, believes sleep disorders should be diagnosed and appropriately treated to maximize benefit of rehabilitation. This program will fund research on ways to best approach this complexity in the context of medical rehabilitation for a primary, non-sleep disorder.

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Systems to Prepare Personnel

These funds go to improve systems that prepare and maintain personnel to teach children with disabilities. Applicants must submit a State Personnel Development Plan that addresses the needs to develop personnel and to aid organizations that provide supportive services to these children.

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Letters of Intent Due March 13

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) seeks letters of intent for $4 million in grants for its Technology Initiative Grants (TIG). The program supports the development, testing and replication of innovative technologies that improve low-income persons’ access to high quality legal assistance through an integrated and well managed technology system.

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Agency Starts Another ‘Upward’ Competition

The UBMS program supports projects designed to prepare high school students for postsecondary education programs that lead to careers in the fields of math and science.

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$58M to Fund Scholarships

The program encourages talented STEM college students and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Colleges, universities and nonprofits receive the funding and use it to support scholarships, stipends and academic programs for undergraduate and graduate STEM students, who must commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.

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$50M to Fund Historic Preservation

States use these matching funds to identify, evaluate and protect historic properties and assist local governments, nonprofits and individuals in carrying out historic preservation activities.

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$100K Awards to Enhance Rehabilitation

The program supports research on medical rehabilitation techniques of interest to NCMRR. This includes rehabilitative strategies involving pharmaceutical and pediatric rehabilitation and developing orthotics, prosthetics and other assistive technologies and devices.

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New Processes to Manage Health Data

NIH’s National Library of Medicine seeks applications to help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A main goal is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.

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Program Sees $8M Increase

The program assists governments in creating programs to address lead-based paint hazards and make homes lead safe. Specifically, the program assists grantees in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations.

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Urban Areas to Address Lead Hazards

The program funds efforts in urban jurisdictions to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing. Applicants must implement comprehensive programs to identify and remediate lead based paint in this type of housing.

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Studies to Uncover Connections between Genetics, Substance Abuse

The program supports studies on genes and gene variants that may impact substance use disorders. Researchers will uncover the pathways and processes used by these genes in impacting the systems of those with substance abuse issues.

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Minority Faculty to Apply for Awards

The program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects. The funding can be used for a wide range of projects based on humanities research.

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Proposed Study to Gauge ‘Rapid’ Success

Through a Feb. 7 Federal Register notice, The Office of Policy Development and Research (HUD) seeks approval to conduct new research that will result in the Understanding Rapid Re-Housing Study.

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Research to Assess Housing Issues

The program funds three types of cooperative agreements: (1) research and evaluations; (2) demonstrations; and (3) data analysis and utilization activities. The applicants must focus these endeavors on issues important to HUD, such as homelessness, affordable housing and public housing.

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Final Rule to Mandate Equal Access

Through a Feb. 7 Federal Register notice, The Office of Community Planning and Development seeks insights on an affordable housing and community development final rule, “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual's Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs.”

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Studies to Uncover Disparity Factors

The program supports research on disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the United States. Researchers will uncover underlying social, cultural, clinical, environmental and biological factors responsible for the increase in chronic liver diseases and cancer and the mechanisms that explain the documented liver cancer disparities in the United States.

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Fellowships to Enhance Humanities

The National Endowment for Humanities seeks applications for two programs: Fellowships Program and NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. Both have the same CFDA Number of 45.160.

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Systems to Prepare for Emergencies

The program supports public health and healthcare systems in preparing for public health emergencies. The grantees will build and sustain their public health and healthcare preparedness capabilities, demonstrating measurable and sustainable progress toward achieving their preparedness capabilities over a five-year project period.

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Housing Counseling Agencies to Receive Funds

Grantees use these funds to deliver a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, renters and the homeless. A special focus will be on underserved populations, which tend to face bigger housing and economic challenges. These include minorities, the elderly, veterans, persons with disabilities and rural residents.

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Governments to Identify Toxic Sources

These funds go to identify and profile air toxics sources, assess emerging measurement methods, characterize the degree and extent of local air toxics problems and track progress of air toxics reduction activities.

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Grantees to Provide Environmental Education

The program supports existing and new high-quality environmental education programs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Successful projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and goals of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan by providing hands-on environmental education on the watershed at K-12 schools.

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Tribes to Develop Comprehensive Plans

The programs tribal effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials incidents. Tribes will develop comprehensive approaches to emergency training and planning that addresses their unique challenges.

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Special Initiative to Assist Libraries, Museums

National Leadership grants support projects to address challenges faced by the library and museum fields and with the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful projects will generate results including new tools, research findings, models, services, practices or alliances.

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Grantees to Conduct Energy Research

Grantees will use these funds to conduct physical science and technology research in areas of interest to NNSA. The program provides the research experience necessary to maintain a cadre of trained scientists at U.S. universities to meet the nation’s current and future needs.

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$32M to Provide Technical Assistance

Awardees provide direct technical assistance to OVW applicants, grantees and subgrantees to enhance their efforts to successfully implement local projects with the agency's funding. Additionally, the grantees will build the capacity of criminal justice and victim services organizations to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, as well as foster partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address violence against women.

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Great Lakes to Protect Wetlands

The program funds conservation efforts that protect coastal wetland ecosystems. Coastal wetlands are valued, in part, because they protect against flooding, help maintain water quality, and provide habitat for wildlife. Coastal environments are also important economically, generating billions of dollars annually through such industries as commercial fishing and tourism.

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Research to Improve Services for Deaf

The program supports research to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders. The research will focus on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.

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Applicants Can Submit Proposals in June, December

The program helps alleviate the cost of respite care for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Grantees use the funds to provide scholarships to clients with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and/or their families with financial needs. The scholarships are for respite services, such as social model adult day programs, in-home aides, companion care or overnight respite, at the grantee’s own organization or another organization.

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Tribes to Maintain Injury Prevention Programs

The program promotes the capability of tribes and rural and urban Indian organizations to build and maintain sustainable, effective injury prevention programs. These programs: (a) increase the understanding of the injury problem by tribes/Indian organizations; (b) promote the implementation of effective strategies to prevent injuries in tribal communities; and (c) improve injury prevention partnerships.

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Centers to Focus on Debilitating Disease

The program supports the development of a network of centers to work collaboratively to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for ME/CFS. The disease is a severe systemic, acquired illness that can be debilitating. It manifests symptoms predominantly based on neurological, immunological and endocrinological dysfunction.

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Colleges, Universities to Enhance Standards Education

The program supports curricula development to integrate standards and standardization content into undergraduate and graduate courses at that nation’s colleges and universities. Grantees will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization.

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Studies to Pinpoint Targets

he program supports research on: (1) advancing understanding of how mental health affects HIV prevention and treatment to identify intervention targets; and (2) developing and pilot testing expanded interventions to improve both mental health and HIV outcomes along the entire HIV care continuum.

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Academia to Develop Professionals

The program supports initiatives to ensure public health, medical, baccalaureate and higher degree nursing students are properly trained to meet the demands of the nation’s healthcare system. The overall goal is to create the opportunities for academia to develop qualified, knowledgeable and experienced students and emerging health professionals suitably prepared to apply public health concepts in various healthcare settings.

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Non-Tenured Professors to Conduct Queries

The program supports non-tenured assistant professors in conducting research on crime and mental health. The primary areas of interest include: social science research on criminal justice systems; violence and victimization; and crime control and prevention.

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New Initiative Streamlines Opioid Battle

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (PL 114-198), signed into law last summer, is the first major federal substance use disorder treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery.

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