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Now is the Time to Apply for Spring, Summer Sports Program Grants

Despite the winter season just beginning, local governments, school districts and nonprofits should be applying now for the plethora of funding offered by foundations and private funders to support outdoor sporting activities this spring, summer and fall.

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Private Philanthropy Can Fill ‘Shutdown’ Funding Void

With part of the federal government still shuttered, FAM subscribers can explore the many active private opportunities to fill the void of funding from agencies whose FY 2019 grantmaking is suspended, including the Agriculture, Justice and Housing and Urban Development Departments and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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New Law Reauthorizes $150M Annually for Recidivism Programs

President Trump signs the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act or FIRST STEP Act (HR 5682; public law number pending) to reform the federal prison system, including the authorization of $150 million annually in grant programs at the Justice Dept. to reduce prisoner recidivism. The recidivism funding comes from $50 million in new annual funding for vocational and rehabilitative programs and the reauthorization of the Second Chance Act (PL 110-199), which provides $100 million annually to promote successful prisoner reentry.

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Farm Bill Directs USDA Funding for Five Years

President Trump signs the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (HR 2), better known as the Farm Bill, authorizing numerous nutrition and rural development funding programs at the Agriculture Dept. for the next five years.

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Competitions Offering Millions to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The National Institutes of Health offers 47 solicitations through its Helping to End Addiction Long-Term or HEAL Initiative to combat the nation’s opioid dependence problems, with initial deadlines set for late winter and early spring. The initiative, launched in April, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

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Federal, Private Opportunities to Reduce VA Woes

Organizations serving veterans can explore the various federal and private funding opportunities, as the Veterans Affairs Dept. continues to experience numerous delays and significant backlogs in paying and reimbursing veterans for everything from health care services to education benefits. The Hou...

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Federal Government Provides Millions in Climate Change Funds

The Trump Administration may be disputing the findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and climate change, in general, but grantseekers shouldn’t assume federal funding isn’t available to combat the problem. The federal government is still appropriating millions each year, but ...

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SAMHSA Gets Underway with FY 2019 Grantmaking

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (HHS) starts its FY 2019 grantmaking, by releasing a batch of solicitations worth millions, including the $15.2 million Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education): State Education Agency Grants (CFDA Number: 93.243) (Funding Opportunity Number: SM-19-003).

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Domestic Violence Office Starts Releasing FY 2019 Solicitations

The Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ) starts its FY 2019 grantmaking, with the release of the solicitation for its Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program (CFDA Number: 16.528) (Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2019-15583) and Justice for Families Program (CFDA Number: 16.021) (Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2019-15529).

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Administration Making FY 2019 Grantmaking Plans

With its funding totals set through the “minibus” appropriations law (PL 115-245), the Administration for Children and Families (HHS) releases a few solicitations and offers details about many others, including those for the popular Street Outreach Program (CFDA Number: 93.557) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-YO-1554); and (3) Basic Center Program (CFDA Number: 93.623) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2019-ACF-ACYF-CY-1556).

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