Federal Funding

Tech Businesses to Receive Guidance

The grantees will provide technical assistance to technology-based small business owners. The program has a one-proposal-per-state limitation. Only one proposal from each state may be submitted, and it must be endorsed by the governor and have strong buy-in from the local SBA offices and workforce groups.

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Nonprofits to Conduct Technical Assistance

The grantees deliver technical assistance in the form of counseling and training to small business concerns and entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement.

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Partnerships to Benefit Wetlands

The program supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further NAWCA goals. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Research projects are eligible for this funding.

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Projects to Promote Humanities Collections

The program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of humanities materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology.

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Rural Residents to Improve Health

The program improves the quality of life in rural communities by addressing the relationship between rural prosperity and rural health and safety in the context of food, agriculture, natural resources and human sciences.

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Competition to Fund Civic Research

The Corporation for National and Community Service offers grants ranging from $20,000 to $150,000 each through its National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition (CFDA Number: 94.026) (Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-05-16-2017). Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent by June 9.

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People in Recovery to Oversee Programs

The program mobilizes the recovery community to improve long-term recovery support for those with substance abuse and addiction issues. These grants are intended to support recovery support services, as well as promotion of and education about recovery. Programs will be principally governed by people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction who reflect the community served.

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Veterans to Receive Assistance

The program will provide federal procurement training for veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to build the capacity to compete for, and win, federal contracts. The competition is open to eligible nonprofits and for-profits with a demonstrated history of providing quality entrepreneurship and business management training for veteran-run businesses.

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Pilot Tests to Treat Women

The program supports pilot tests to: (1) support family-based services for pregnant and postpartum women with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder, including opioid disorders; (2) help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care; and (3) promote a coordinated, effective and efficient state system managed by state substance abuse agencies by encouraging new approaches and models of service delivery.

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National Project to Promote Adoption

The Administration for Children and Families (HHS) offers $5.2 million to establish a multi-faceted national AdoptUSKids project (CFDA Number: 93.652) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CO-1237).

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Applications Due June 16

The program supports low-cost research using electronic clinical records to improve treatments for alcohol use disorders in routine clinical care settings. The records come from patient registries, electronic health records, data warehouses, billing data, pharmacy records and administrative records. Projects should address questions about improving clinical care for patients with AUD, while addressing barriers to using electronic health records in conducting this type of research.

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Technology Can Impact Outcomes

The program supports research that demonstrates how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings. The studies must scale and spread successful, health IT-enabled practice models that use patient-reported outcome measures.

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Investigators Can Purchase Equipment

The National Institute of Health (HHS) is still accepting proposals for its Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (CFDA Number: 93.351) (Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-17-074), with 75 awards to be made totaling $35 million. Public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits can apply.

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Evaluations to Focus on Mental Health Interventions

NIHís National Institute of Mental Health seeks applications for research projects to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic and service delivery interventions for the post-acute management of mental health conditions. The agency encourages clinical trials to establish the effectiveness and test hypotheses that are matched to the stage of illness.

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Native Americans to Maintain Language

The Education Dept. offers $1.1 million to preserve Native American languages.

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Researchers to Study Impact of E-Cigarettes

The program supports research on the effects of e-cigarettes on the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Studies may involve clinical populations, animal models and cell preparations. Researchers may examine the effects of the whole e-cigarette aerosol or of individual components or constituents.

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Translations, Editions to be Readily Accessible

These grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects must be undertaken by a team of at least one editor or translator and one other staff member. Prospective applicants may submit a draft of their proposal for staff review no later than Oct. 15.

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Studies to Characterize Aging Decisions

The program supports research to better characterize the decision making in both normal aging and Alzheimer's disease seniors. Research will investigate the influence of social factors on decision-making and the factors that render older adults vulnerable to financial exploitation and other forms of mistreatment and abuse.

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Clinics to Benefit Low-Income Individuals

The program supports low income taxpayer clinics. Clinics must serve low-income individuals who have a tax controversy with the IRS or provide outreach and education to taxpayers who speak English as a second language.

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Tribal Government to Assume Management Duties

These funds go for tribes to assume control of their health care programs. Grantees will receive assistance in program planning and evaluation, including the development of any management systems necessary for contract management and the development of cost allocation plans for indirect cost rates.

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Organizations to Expand Capacity

These funds go to increase the number of volunteers throughout the country. Specifically, the VGF grants will support efforts to expand the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit, manage, support and retain individuals to serve in high-quality volunteer assignments.

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Scholarships to Enhance Workforce

The program focuses on improving cybersecurity education and workforce development. The funding may be used for scholarships or for curriculum development. Scholars must agree to work in a governmental cybersecurity position in exchange for the award.

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Disadvantaged to Receive Assistance

These funds go to provide training and technical assistance to nonprofits and businesses that either serve or employ socially-disadvantaged groups or have a board of directors mostly comprised of individuals who are members of socially-disadvantaged groups. For this solicitation, a socially-disadvantaged group is a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities.

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Centers to Focus on Effectiveness

These funds will create research centers to transform the nationís mental health system. These centers will conduct studies to: (1) optimize the effectiveness of therapeutic or preventive interventions for mental disorders within well-defined target populations; (2) organize and delivering optimized mental health services within real world treatment settings; and (3) continuously improve the quality, impact, and durability of optimized interventions and service delivery within diverse care systems.

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Agency to Implement Cybersecurity Plan

Grantees will help the agency meet its cybersecurity strategic plans. The program will fund efforts: pinpointing the misuses of cyber technology; bolstering education and training in cybersecurity; establishing a science of cybersecurity; and transitioning promising research into practice.

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Collaborations to Combine Technology, Science

The program supports research that combines computer systems and physics to solve scientific problems. Both large and small research projects will be funded.

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Groups to Solve Challenges

The program supports collaborative groups in solving specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences. Groups may include statisticians, mathematicians and researchers from other science and engineering disciplines appropriate for the proposed research. Risky and interdisciplinary projects are welcome.

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HIV Persistence under Scrutiny

The program supports studies on HIV-1 persistence in the human bodyís central nervous system. Basic and translational studies in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborative alliances are encouraged but not required.

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Models to Promote Early Detection

The program supports research to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.

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States, Tribes Can Establish Veteran Cemeteries

The National Cemetery Administration (VA) is still accepting applications for its FY 2017 Veterans Cemetery Grants (CFDA Number: 64.203) (Funding Opportunity Number: VA-GRANTS-NCA-FY2017). State governments and federally-recognized tribes can compete for $45 million in awards, with 20 grants expected.

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Scientists to Take Active Role in Change

Grantees develop future leaders in the aging field. The funds support the development of a cadre of talented scientists prepared and willing to take an active leadership role in transformative change that will lead to improved health care outcomes for seniors.

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Native Businesses to Thrive

The program will fund projects promoting the development, success and long-term survival of Native American small businesses. The programs must target areas with a high population of Native Americans.

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IRS Starts Grantmaking

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeks applications for a popular program to help low-income individuals and couples and seniors through next yearís tax season.

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Workforce to Become More Diverse

The program supports educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. The primary focus will be on research experiences and courses for skills development.

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Scholars to Analyze Significant Themes

The program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines, such as history, literature, ethics, and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.

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