Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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New Law Funds Entire Government for Fiscal Year

With the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 (PL 116-6) by President Trump, the entire federal government is now operational through Sept. 30. The measure includes the seven remaining FY 2019 appropriations to fund federal agencies important to FAM subscribers, including the Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice and Transportation Departments.

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DOJ Competitions to Assist Recidivism Goals

With the federal government on course for a full-year continuing resolution, the Justice Department is starting to release solicitations to millions of dollars in grants with the agency’s National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance leading the way.

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$869M to Produce Crucial Opioid, Crime Data

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS) offers $869 million to address the opioid epidemic and reduce the crime rate through better data collection methods – priorities for the Trump administration.  The funding is available through two competitions: (1) the Overdose Data to...

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Some Agencies Faster than Others in Restarting Grantmaking

Federal agencies impacted by the government shutdown are moving at their own pace in releasing FY 2019 solicitations since the federal government reopened on Jan. 24 through two continuing resolutions (HJ Res 28 and HJ Res 31). The measures keep the government operational through Feb. 15 while a bipartisan team works on a border security proposal.

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Agencies Expedite New Childhood Cancer Regulations, Grants

Agencies Expedite New Childhood Cancer Regulations, Grants

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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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