Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

Exclusive in the Oct. 9 FAM Issue...

With various federal agencies working on FY 2010 funding solicitations, FAM is in regular contact with officials about release of grant guidance and deadlines.

Discussions with Education Dept. officials uncovers FAM-exclusive news on the new Investing in Innovation (i3) and Improving Literacy Through Libraries programs. To read the stories, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5558 (i3) and www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5567  (Literacy).

Additional FAM highlights for the week ending Oct. 9 include:

Best Practices: A community college project backed by two influential foundations seems like the type of program the White House wants to fund. To read the story, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5570.

Community Services: The Agriculture Dept. (USDA) offers guidance on the new Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. In other news, input from nonprofits is sought on efforts to improve disability employment funding. To read the stories, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5561 (USDA) and  www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5560 (disability employment).

Congress: A House bill (HR 3734) would provide funding for several new environmental grant programs. In other news, a bill making its way through both the House and Senate would provide $250 million for institutions of higher education. To read the stories, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5572 (environmental grants) and www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5578 ($250 million)

Federal Agencies: The Education Dept. (DoEd) wants its Ed-Tech grantees to submit two new reports. To read the stories, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5559.

Federal Funding: Information on various new funding opportunities, including the Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning & Implementation Grants and the We the People Bookshelf project. To read the stories, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5555 (Connecting to Collections) and www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5569 (We the People)

Foundation Funding: Insights on various opportunities, including the Public Welfare Foundation and the RGK Foundation. To read the stories, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5552 (Public Welfare) and www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5554 (RGK).

Funding News: An economic development effort in New York City to ensure arts and culture funding offers lessons for all nonprofits. To read the story, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5556.

Funding Tips: FAM Editor Ray Sweeney offers puts on his grant manager hat to provide insights on the new AmeriCorps grant guidance. To read the story, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5575.

Money for Main Street: A new Nat'l Governors Association report provides insights into what DoEd is looking to fund through its new Race to the Top funding program.. To read the story, please visit www.grantandfunding.net/fam/5557.  

State Funding News: Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) seeks $400 million for the new Governor's Performance Scholarship. To read the story, please visit www.grantsandfunding.net/fam/5564.

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The program supports the recruitment of minority students for careers in the behavioral health field to address substance use, mental and co-occurring disorders. The activities should emphasize education, awareness and preparation for careers in substance use, mental and co-occurring disorder treatment. This includes addressing opioid use disorder treatment, early serious mental illness and suicide prevention.
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