Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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Network to Improve Flu Forecasting

The program supports research to advance the accuracy and communication of seasonal and pandemic influenza forecasts. It will establish a network of Influenza Forecasting Centers of Excellence to conduct the studies and improve forecasts at the national, regional, and state levels.

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Ryan White Account Sees Funding Increase

The program expands the capacity and infrastructure of organizations providing high quality services to people with HIV infection or who are at risk of infection in underserved or rural communities. Funds may not be used for long-term activities. Instead, the activities should be of a short-term nature and completed by the end of the grant period.

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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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Foundation to Award Climate Change Funding

The program supports research to improve community health and well-being and advance health equity, while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation. Applicants can focus on one or more of a range of determinants of health including: air quality; energy sources; transportation or mobility design; food and water systems; housing; and health systems. Proposals should specify the determinants of health and the expected impact on health and well-being.

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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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Popular Literacy Competition Underway

The program funds projects encouraging reading for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read provides participating U.S. communities with grants and comprehensive resources to support their efforts to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet.

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Subgrants to Restore Historic Places

The program supports the rehabilitation of historic properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Applicants must make subgrants for physical preservation projects. Eligible subgrant recipients must be within the jurisdiction of the applicant and in communities defined as “rural” by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

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Field Offices to Oversee Environmental Projects

The program supports projects to provide fish and other aquatic organisms with passage through the nation’s waterways. Project examples include modernization of the country’s infrastructure, such as road culverts, bridges and water diversions. Fish friendly infrastructure provides a means for fish to be self-resilient and maintain or increase population’s providing for quality of fishing for many species. The NFPP is delivered through the Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Field Offices.

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Grantees to Adapt Research into Practices

DRRP, a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research program, improves the effectiveness of disability and rehabilitation services by generating new knowledge and developing technologies. Under this solicitation, grantees must promote the use or adoption of findings or products from NIDILRR-sponsored research or development projects.

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Transitional Housing Account Receives $15M Boost

These funds support transitional housing assistance for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Successful transitional housing programs will partner with other organizations to provide a wide range of supportive services, including counseling, support groups, child care, employment services and transportation vouchers.

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