Federal Funding

$150M to Ensure Diverse Chemistry Workforce

CHE supports innovative research in chemical sciences to ensure a globally engaged U.S. chemistry workforce reflecting the diversity of America. The solicitation applies to nine CHE Disciplinary Chemistry Research Programs: (1) Chemical Catalysis (CAT); (2) Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI); (3) Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-A (CSDM-A); (4) Chemical Structure Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B); (5) Chemical Synthesis( SYN); (6) Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC); (7) Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP); (8) Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS); and (9) Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN).

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States, Tribes to Create Human Trafficking Strategies

The program supports states and tribes in addressing the greatest barriers to identifying and assisting child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking and investigating and prosecuting these cases. The ultimate goals are to devise a statewide or tribal jurisdiction-wide strategy to address these challenges.

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Training to Focus on Mental Health Crises

The program supports training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence and training school officials in responding to related mental health crises.

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Teams to Reduce School Violence

The program supports efforts by state, local and tribal governments to prevent and reduce school violence. Specifically, the BJA program will address: (1) training school personnel and students to prevent student violence; (2) development and operation of anonymous reporting systems against threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines and websites; and (3) development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams. In addition, the program may fund specialized training for school officials in intervening and responding to individuals with mental health issues that may impact school safety.

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Research to Uncover Connections Between Mental Health, Genetics

The program supports collaborative and coordinated research to characterize how rare genetic disorders impact mental health. Projects are encouraged to leverage existing resources, cohorts and collaborative networks in gathering genetic data.

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Grantees to Improve Human Interaction

The program supports research on human interaction with engineered systems. These projects should advance these types of interactions in various fields.

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$195M to Prepare Low-Income for Higher Education Success

The program increases the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. Grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. GEAR UP funds also are used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.

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Manufacturing Proposals Accepted Anytime

The program supports research on revitalizing American manufacturing to grow the national prosperity and workforce and reshape strategic industries. The funding accelerates advances in manufacturing technologies with emphasis on multidisciplinary research that fundamentally alters and transforms manufacturing capabilities, methods and practices. Advanced manufacturing research proposals should address issues related to national prosperity and security and advancing knowledge to sustain global leadership.

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Innovations to Focus on Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation

The program supports identifying and remedying elder financial exploitation through innovative collaborations between the financial industry and other entities to better detect and respond to victims. OVC is interested in supporting field-generated, trauma-informed projects to implement and evaluate services or responses to address the needs of victims of elder financial exploitation.

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Task Forces to Combat Trafficking

The program supports task forces to combat sex and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens of all sexes and ages. The task forces will offer victim-centered and coordinated approaches to identify victims of all types of human trafficking, address the individualized needs of victims through quality services and investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases at the local, state, tribal and federal levels.

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States to Devise, Enforce Mining Laws

The program supports states in devising and enforcing mining laws and regulations, including those to reduce unsafe conditions and protect workers. Those focusing on small mining operations receive preference.

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Community Teams to Receive Technical Assistance

A core provision is to fund training opportunities for PSN teams to implement approved PSN Strategic Action Plans. For this solicitation, BJA seeks training and technical assistance providers who will develop criminal justice-related curricula and deliver TTA to state, tribal and local law enforcement agencies, other justice system agencies and communities.

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Tribal Communities to Reduce Diesel Emissions

The program supports tribal projects to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in areas designated as having poor air quality. New technologies and controls are examples of ways to reduce diesel emissions.

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Programs to Strengthen International Studies

The program strengthens undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Minority-serving institutions receive preference in funding. The program has two competitive and two invitational priorities this year.

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Rural Veterans to Receive Transportation

The program assists veterans in highly rural areas in traveling to all types of VA medical care, including medical centers. The grantees provide transportation programs in counties with fewer than seven people per square mile. There is no cost to participate in the program for veterans who live in an area where a program is available.

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Grantees to Disseminate Charter School Best Practices

The program supports efforts to increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to the nation’s students by disseminating best practices. For this competition, applicants must focus on the following two topics: (1) Improving Charter School Access to Facilities and Facility Financing; and (2) Strengthening Charter School Authorizing and Oversight.

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Systems to Ease Crime Analysis

The program supports the collection of information on homicides, suicides, deaths from legal intervention, deaths of undetermined intent and unintentional firearm deaths in a targeted area for use in the NVDRS. The one-of-a kind system seeks to improve crime analysis by (1) providing detailed information on circumstances precipitating all types of violent deaths including brief narratives that summarize what happened in the violent death incident; (2) combining information across multiple data sources; and (3) linking multiple deaths that are related to one another.

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Task Forces to Receive Better Technologies

The program will increase technological investigative capacity and associated training to Internet Crimes Against Children task forces and affiliated federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. A major focus will be on supporting the development, refinement and advancement of widely used investigative tools, methods and technologies to address child pornography, exploitation and sex trafficking.

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Individuals to Conduct Humanities Research

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars and general audiences. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations and editions. Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

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States to Deliver Training

The grants support states in delivering training and education programs to fire and emergency services personnel. These grants provide for both monetary and technical assistance to help states bridge the gaps in their training programs, including delivery of courses and the associated marketing, administrative costs and electronic feedback of student data.

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Programs to Retain Dental Faculty

The program seeks to increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce by assisting dental and dental hygiene training programs to attract and retain dental and dental hygiene faculty through loan repayment. HRSA will award a preference to applicants providing loan repayment to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising residents at dental training institutions providing clinical services in dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals or community-based affiliated sites.

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Fellows to Pursue Transportation-Related Careers

The program supports students in pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in transportation-related disciplines. The program objectives are to: (1) to attract the brightest minds to the field of transportation; (2) enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees; and (3) retain top talent in the transportation industry.

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Governments to Address Public Safety Concerns

The program supports governments in addressing public safety concerns through intervention, prevention and diversion services for children, youth and families directly impacted by opioid addiction.

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Rural Disadvantaged to Receive Help

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 Advance Rural Economies

The program provides financial assistance to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. It funds state and regional rural centers focused on improving the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Specifically, the centers assist individuals or entities in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of rural businesses.

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Governments to Provide Low-Income HIV Care

These funds supplement federal formula funding to provide a continuum of care for people living with HIV disease who are primarily low income, underserved, uninsured and underinsured. Grantees must provide core medical services and supportive services.

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Grantees to Break Language Barriers

The program increases the capacity of community-based organizations and programs to break down the barriers that victims face in accessing services.

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Coordinators to Assess Needs of Public Housing Residents

ROSS-SC assists public and Indian housing residents in making progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency. To accomplish this goal, ROSS provides funding to eligible applicants to hire service coordinators to assess the needs of public and Indian housing residents and link them to supportive services to enable them to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance and make progress toward achieving economic dependence and housing self-sufficiency. For elderly and disabled residents, the services coordinators link participants to supportive services that enable them to age or remain in-place thereby avoiding costly forms of care.

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Flood Insurance Program to Be More Effective

The program strengthens and increases the effectiveness of the National Flood Insurance Program through fostering strong federal, state, tribal, regional and local partnerships for the purposes of reducing flood losses and promoting community resiliency. In addition to this solicitation, the agency is offering solicitations for awards in each FEMA region.

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Key Initiatives to Ensure Law Enforcement Safety

Through this competition, BJA seeks to improve law enforcement safety, wellness, and preparedness. The program is soliciting applications to implement innovative approaches to augment law enforcement safety in three key areas: (1) law enforcement suicide; (2) traffic safety, and (3) a national public awareness and education campaign.

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Institutions to Promote Healthy Nutrition

The program increases the knowledge of agriculture and improves the nutritional health of children. It brings together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system to increase the capacity for food, garden and nutrition education within host organizations or entities, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering higher levels of community engagement between farms and school systems.

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Models to Reduce Incidences of Abuse

The program supports testing community and home-based models for individuals with disabilities to reduce the incidence of abuse and neglect and supports empowerment, self-determination and self-advocacy. Grantees will document their systems change and policy change efforts throughout the project period.

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Children Impacted by Opioid Epidemic to Receive Services

The program supports existing and new programs to provide services to children and youth victimized by the opioid crisis. Service providers will expand their current scope and expertise to ensure these children and youth are supported as they heal from the impact of crime and substance abuse.

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Demonstrations to Expand Hospital-Based Services

The program supports eight demonstrations to expand hospital-based and affiliated programs for crime victims using evidence-based models and practices with victim-centered approaches. Additionally, the solicitation will fund an applicant to provide comprehensive technical assistance to the demonstration sites.

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Tribes to Address Housing Safety

The program assists tribal governments in identifying and remediating housing related health and safety hazards. Tribal governments will develop comprehensive programs to identify and remediate housing issues that contribute to health and safety issues in urban and tribal communities.

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