Federal Funding

Fire Departments to Maintain Workforce

SAFER grants help fire departments maintain an adequate workforce to provide 24-hour fire safety coverage for the nation’s communities. Funds may be used to hire and rehire firefighters.

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Tribes to Reduce Traffic Incidences

The program supports traffic safety programs and projects to reduce the number of traffic crashes, deaths, injuries and property damage on tribal lands. These projects are designed to reduce the high number of traffic crashes and their resulting fatalities, injuries and property damage within Indian communities.

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Database to Improve Farm Management

The program provides funds to: (1) improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and (2) establish and maintain a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.

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Kit Testing Competition to Maintain Funding

The program supports governments in the testing of untested sexual assault kits, preventing sexual assaults and improving the criminal justice system's response to sexual assaults. Multidisciplinary community response teams will inventory, track and test previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits, as well as produce necessary protocols and policies in support of improved coordination and collaboration among laboratories, police, prosecutors and victim service providers. Additionally, these teams will provide resources to address the resulting sexual assault investigations and prosecutions and optimize victim notification protocols and services.

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Agencies Join Forces on Biomedical Initiative

The program supports biomedical research. The federal agency partnership will result in a portfolio of high-quality research to provide scientific analysis of important aspects of the biomedical research enterprise.

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Communities to Focus on Comprehensive Child Health

The program tests whether payments for integrated service delivery across behavioral health, physical health and other child services reduces Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program expenditures and improves the quality of care for covered children. The InCK model will assist states and local communities in addressing priority health concerns for children, such as behavioral health challenges, including opioid and other substance use, and the effects of opioid use on families.

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Model to Test Opioid Service, Payment Methods

The MOM model will test evidence-based service delivery and payment methods for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and their infants to reduce Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program expenditures. The awardees will design and implement state-specific interventions through funding for infrastructure and capacity development.

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Applicants to Provide Higher Education Guidance

CAMP provides academic and financial support to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family complete their first year of college and continue in postsecondary education. Preference goes to applicants with experience operating these types of programs and proposing STEM initiatives.

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Best Practices to Aid Forensic Laboratories

Agency: National Institute of Justice (DOJ); Program: Research and Evaluation for the Testing and Interpretation of Physical Evidence in Publicly Funded Forensic Laboratories (CFDA Number: 16.560) (Funding Opportunity Number: NIJ-2019-15507); Focus Areas: Crime, safety;...

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Migrants to Receive Diploma Assistance

HEP helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family: (1) obtain a general education diploma that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency established by the state in which the HEP project is conducted; and (2) gain employment or be placed in a college, university or other postsecondary education or training. Those with experience operating these types of programs receive preference. Additionally, OESE gives preference to those proposing to improve collaboration between education providers and employers to ensure student learning objectives are aligned with the skills or knowledge required for employment in in-demand industry sectors or occupations.

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Field of Data Science to Advance

The program supports research to amplify the field of data science. Applicants will focus on the following areas: foundations of data science; algorithms and systems for data science; data-intensive science and engineering; data cyberinfrastructure; and education and workforce development.

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Activities to Conserve Fish Habitat

The program supports partnerships to foster fish habitat conservation. Funds will go for national and regional science and coordination activities to protect, restore or enhance fish habitats. This includes minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species.

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Anesthetist Traineeship Grantmaking Starts

The program supports eligible entities in meeting the cost of traineeships for individuals in nurse anesthesia degree programs. HRSA believes nurse anesthetists are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, especially in rural areas, where they are often the sole provider of anesthesia services. As part of their training, these individuals learn about multi-modal pain management and opioid addition and treatment, which are a key part of helping communities address the opioid crisis.

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Biomonitoring to Enhance Laboratory Practices

The program increases the capability and capacity of state public health laboratories to conduct high-quality biomonitoring science and assess human exposure to environmental chemicals within their jurisdictions. Recipient activities will include biomonitoring to assess exposures of concern; enhance laboratory capability and partner collaboration to improve exposure investigations; and report findings to key audiences.

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Post-Conviction Account Sees Significant Funding Increase

States use these funds to defray the costs associated with post-conviction DNA testing in cases of violent felony offenses in which actual innocence might be demonstrated. Funds may be used to review such post-conviction cases and to locate and analyze associated biological evidence. Where a strong justification is provided, a limited proportion of federal award funds may be used for case identification.

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Battlefield Proposals Due April 8

The program preserves significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. Funds may be used for the identification, preservation and interpretation of battlefield land and historic sites.

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Partners to Address Great Lakes Environmental Issues

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative targets the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem by funding and implementing federal projects that address these problems.

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Teams to Reinvent Computing Courses

The program supports partnerships to re-envision the role of computing courses at the nation’s colleges and universities. NSF encourages partnering colleges and universities to integrate the study of ethics into their curricula, both within core CS courses and across the relevant interdisciplinary application areas.

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$377M to Fund Immunization Activities

The program, run by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, supports immunization activities with the goal of achieving and sustaining high immunization coverage among children. NCIRD is committed to the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by the control of respiratory and related diseases.

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NEH Preparing for FY 2019 ‘Dialogues’ Grantmaking

The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service.

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$12M to Fund Convergence Research

The program supports increasing convergence research. These types of studies seek to solve vexing research problems, in particular, complex problems focusing on societal needs.

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Programs to Accompany Exhibitions

These grants support public humanities programs accompanying NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions. Typical formats include lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, family programs and exhibition tours.

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Digital Competition to Start April 12

The program supports digital projects that significantly contribute to public engagement with the humanities. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: (1) discovery projects (early-stage planning work); (2) prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work); and (3) production projects (end-stage production and distribution work).

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States to Provide Rural Health Training

The program supports states in providing training and technical assistance to build capacity, support innovation and promote sustainable improvement in the rural health care system. The overall goal is to ensure high quality health care is available in rural communities and aligned with community needs. Health care services include appropriate preventative, ambulatory, pre-hospital, emergent, and inpatient care.

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Interventions to Advance ADHD Treatment

NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health seeks applications for pilot projects to evaluate interventions to improve ADHD treatment for children, adolescents and young adults. An emphasis is placed on trials going beyond seeking incremental gains in intervention effects, and instead taking a theory-driven, empirical approach to applying modifications.

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Minors to Receive Comprehensive Services

The program ensures comprehensive services for minor victims of human trafficking. Those up to 18 years old will receive the services. The grantees will provide the assistance directly and through partnerships to minor victims of both labor trafficking and sex trafficking.

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Agency Seeks More Diverse STEM Professions

The ADVANCE program contributes to the NSF’s goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce. In this solicitation, the agency seeks to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies to promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces.

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Fellows to Conduct Criminal Justice Studies

The grantees provide fellowships to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. The graduate research will lead to doctoral degrees in areas relevant to ensuring public safety, preventing and controlling crime and ensuring the effective administration of criminal justice. Priority issues include: reducing violent crime; enhancing investigations and prosecutions; protecting police officers and other public safety personnel; combating the opioid epidemic and victimization; and addressing illegal immigration.

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Network to Promote Environmental Data Exchange

The program supports a network to exchange environmental data and collaborative work among states. The network: facilitates sharing of environmental data; streamlines data collection and exchanges; increases the quality and access to environmental data; develops shared services to reduce burden and avoid costs for co-regulators and the regulated community; and expands participation by strengthening information management and technology capabilities.

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Research to Sustain Organic Systems

The program supports research to improve the efficiency and sustainability of conventional and organic forage production systems. Forage is plant material that livestock graze or that is cut and fed to them. AFRP encourages projects that establish multi-disciplinary networks to address priority national or regional science needs of the forage industry.

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$840M to Collect Opioid Prescription Details

The program will assist reducing opioid overdoses by supporting collection of complete and timely data on prescribing the drugs and nonfatal and fatal drug overdoses. The ultimate goal is to better understand the scope, direction and contours of the epidemic to target prevention and response efforts.

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States, Tribes to Address Invasive Species

he program supports the protection of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Basin from invasive species. These funds go to implement Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species Management Plans (State Plans) and Great Lakes Interstate Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (Interstate Plan).

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$125M to Discover Achievement Innovations

The EIR program supports evidence-based innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students, including their rigorous evaluation. The goal is to generate and validate solutions to persistent educational challenges and support the expansion of effective innovations to serve substantially larger numbers of students. The grant types differ in terms of the level of prior evidence of effectiveness.

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Humanities Institutes to Train Graduate Students

These NEH grants support national or regional (multi-state) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, the agency seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

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Research Enhancements in the Works

The program supports educational activities to enhance the training of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical cancer research workforces. It is a part of an initiative to establish the “NCI Awardee Skills Development Consortium” to provide opportunities for current NCI grantees to enhance their skills in areas critical to successful independent academic cancer research careers.

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