Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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(FAMILIES) $1.8M Focuses on Defense Dept. Social Services Delivery

Agency: Agriculture Dept. (USDA) (Nat'l Institute of Food & Agriculture, NIFA); Program: Military Family Readiness System (CFDA Number: 10.500) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-EXCA-003517); Eligibility: States, public and private colleges and nonprofits; Funding: A $1.8 million award; Dea...

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(ARTS) Chamber Music America

Private Funder: Chamber Music America; Opportunity: Presenting Jazz; Funding Focus: Music; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Ensembles and performers; Funding: Grants of $5,000 to $12,000 are available to presenters throughout the country; Deadline: Oct. 15. Summary: The Chamber Music Americ...

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(EDUCATION) DoEd Wants Feedback on $100B Recovery Act Spending

Anyone who questioned the efficacy of last year's $100 billion in Recovery Act education spending will now get a chance to shell out their two cents because the Education Dept. (DoEd) is seeking feedback on how well the money was spent. According to a Sept. 14 Federal Register notice, DoEd is seeki...

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(DISABILITIES) $1M Offered for Special Ed. Tech Assistance Center

 Agency: Education Dept. (Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services-OSEP); Program: Technology and Media Services for Individuals With Disabilities--Video Description Research and Development Center (CFDA Number: 84. 327J); Eligibility: State educational agencies (SEAs), local e...

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(K-12 EDUCATION) $17.5M in Impact Aid Construction Grants Offered

    Agency: Education Dept. (Office of Elementary and Secondary Education); Program: Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program (CFDA Number: 84.041C); Eligibility: Federally impacted school districts; Funding: $17.5 million for 10 awards of up to $5 million each; Deadli...

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(EDUCATION FUNDING) 35 States, DC Apply for Phase II Race to the Top Grants

The Education Dept. (DoEd) closes the second phase of its $3.4 billion Race to the Top grants competition, drawing applications from 35 states and the District of Columbia. The 36 applicants which applied is slightly down from the 41 which applied for the first round of grants, won by Delaware and...

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(ENVIRONMENT) Funds Focus on Healthy Efforts in AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Program: Healthy Indoor Environments Projects (Region 6) (CFDA Number: 66.034) (Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R6-IAQ-2010-01); Eligibility: Governments and institutions of higher education in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas; Fundin...

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(HEALTH IT) Recovery Act Funds Expand Electronic Health Records

As the Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS) dedicates nearly $30 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (PL 111-5) funding to community health systems across the country, one grantee details how his facilities will use the funds to save money and improve patient care.\r\nThe grants, ...

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(HOUSING) LA Habitat for Humanity Seeks $8.4M in NSP-2 Funds

Habitat for Humanity's Louisiana branch is hoping to attract $8.4 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP-2) stimulus money while becoming part of a separate state application that could provide an additional $2 million of separate work if HUD approves it.

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(STATES) 'Race' is On to Improve Chances for Education Dept. Stimulus Dollars

With the application process set to begin as early as next month for the new Race to the Top program, states are making changes to their education systems to better position themselves for success.

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