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These awards recognize wireless-related technologies with the potential to solve critical social problems. The applicants propose an innovation in wireless-related technology that addresses a critical issue in education, health, access to communication, the environment and economic development. The project must demonstrate a significant advancement in wireless-related technology, potential for replication and large-scale impact and be at a stage of research where an advanced prototype or field/market test can occur during the award period. Proposals should include a business plan or demonstration of financial sustainability.
The program improves the response of all aspects of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The applicants must focus on four priority areas: (1) court-based and court-related programs; (2) supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training and technical assistance for people who work with families in the court system; (3) civil legal services; provision of resources in juvenile court matters; and (4) development or promotion of legislation, model codes, policies, and best practices.
Grantees provide teens (ages 13-18) with opportunities to develop 21st Century technology skills to inspire future education and career choices. Examples of program activities include: computer programming; digital imaging; music production; robotics; gaming; and mobile app development.
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. Grantees will conduct month-long, community-wide reads from September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation will focus its 2018 funding on HIV prevention and services for African American gay men and transgender individuals. The 2018 grantmaking will start on May 1.
The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS) is preparing two solicitations worth $3.4 million to improve the nationís health outcomes. The competitions are expected to begin early next year, with deadlines in the summer.
The specific funding categories focus on: (1) basic needs for those in poverty; (2) education and training for at-risk young people; and (3) safety from domestic violence.
The program supports centers in conducting high quality research and translating scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries and violence. The centers will be overseen by the CDCís National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. ICRCs are expected to reduce the number, risk, and public health impact of injury and violence in the United States.
The Office of Innovation and Improvement (DoEd) will start competitions for two new Charter Schools Programs (CFDA Number: 84.282) next month, with deadlines anticipated to be in mid-November.
CDCís National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases oversees this program to collect quality immunization data to improve public health. Data from the project have been increasingly used to monitor vaccine coverage, assess uptake of new vaccines, monitor vaccine shortages and assess compliance with national recommendations.
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