Federal Funding

Regions to Develop Energy Strategies

The program supports studies to characterize and examine the potential of an integrated strategy for a multi-state region to enhance and accelerate energy innovation via a regional energy innovation ecosystem. For purposes of these studies, a region must comprise a minimum of three contiguous states.

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Laboratories to Run More Cost Effectively

The programís intent is to identify the most efficient and cost-effective existing methods for properly handling physical evidence in criminal justice laboratory settings. These funds go for projects to: (1) inform the forensic community of best practices through the evaluation of existing laboratory protocols; and (2) impact laboratory efficiency and assist in making laboratory policy decisions.

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Program Sees $750K Increase

The program expands the capacity and infrastructure of organizations providing high quality services to people with HIV infection or who are at risk of infection in underserved or rural communities. Funds may not be used for long-term activities. Instead, the activities should be of a short-term nature and completed by the end of the grant period.

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Donation Grantmaking Begins

The grantees will promote the use of supernumerary frozen embryos for family building. Projects must: promote embryo donation/adoption by increasing the publicís knowledge about this novel method of family building; and provide services designed to ease donation or adoption of embryos. Additionally, applicants will be encouraged to incorporate into their projects the most recent advancements in reproductive medicine or law that may facilitate embryo donation/adoption.

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$32M Goes for Child Nutrition Demonstrations

The Food and Nutrition Service (USDA) offers a $32 million solicitation to fund four types of grants through the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children program.

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Grantees to Collect Hearing Data

The program has previously provided cooperative agreements for implementing a broad range of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Information activities. These activities have resulted in more than 95 percent of newborns screened and improved identification of deaf and hard of hearing students. This solicitation will support the identification and implementation of approaches to strengthen the capacity of state EHDI programs to capture complete and accurate data on all infants in need of recommended follow-up diagnostic and intervention services.

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Environmental Workforce to Receive Supports

The program supports environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train and place local, unemployed, and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. The program focuses on careers in solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety and wastewater-related training.

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Facilities Grantmaking Upcoming

Through a Dec. 27 Federal Register notice, the Office of Innovation & Improvement (DoEd) seeks insights on extending the application process for its Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program (CFDA Number: 84.354A). The application will be used for a competition for new awards to be held this fiscal year.

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States, Tribes to Address Invasive Species

The 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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Studies to Assist Task Force

The program supports research on vaccine safety, in conjunction with the Immunization Safety Task Force. The ISTF coordinates all federal vaccine safety activities and includes subject matter experts from HHS, as well as the Veterans Administration and the Defense Dept. This program encourages collaborative interdisciplinary proposals.

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Centers to Provide Leadership in Five Areas

The program supports centers in conducting research on teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent health promotion. These centers will turn research into practice for the promotion of adolescent health and the prevention of teen pregnancy. The Centers are expected to be a national leader in one of five priority areas: (1) safe and supportive environments; (2) healthy relationships; (3) meaningful connections to supportive adults; (4) engaging children, teens and families; and (5) children in out-of-home care and foster care systems.

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Pregnant Teens to See Better Services

The funding supports programs that improve the educational, health and social outcomes for pregnant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families. The agency seeks to improve not only the health outcomes of the expectant and parenting population, but also educational, social and economic outcomes that shape health.

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Technology Submissions Due Jan. 25

The Food and Nutrition Service (USDA) is still seeking applications for its Child Nutrition Technology Innovation Grants (CFDA Number: 10.541) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FNSTIG-17). State governments will use these funds to improve current automated information systems used to operate and manage their Child Nutrition Programs. These programs include the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care Food and Summer Food Service programs.

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States to Develop Autism Systems

State governments will soon receive support in developing state-wide systems of care to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents who have or are at risk of developing autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

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Tribes to Address Sexual Assaults

The grantees will create, maintain and expand sustainable sexual assault services on tribal lands. Sexual assault victim assistance includes six different components.

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Teachers to Receive Professional Enhancements

The program supports projects to recruit, select and prepare or provide professional enhancement activities for teachers or for teachers and principals. Proposed projects must demonstrate at least moderate evidence that the projects are successful.

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Systems to Raise Student Achievement

The program supports performance-based compensation and human capital systems for teachers and principals to raise student academic achievement and close the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students. In addition, a portion of these funds are dedicated to study the effectiveness of these systems.

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Workers to Receive Training

The program supports training for employees involved in the transportation of hazardous materials. Instructors trained under this program will be able to offer training at or in close proximity to their places of employment.

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Governments to Test Kits

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.

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$45M to Establish New Drug Courts

These funds establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination and offender management and recovery support services. The program provides financial and technical assistance to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders.

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Trafficking Victims to Receive Services

The program will enhance the quality and quantity of services available for victims of human trafficking. The primary objectives are to enhance interagency collaboration and coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking and to provide high-quality services that address the individualized needs of trafficking victims.

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Culturally Specific Grantmaking Starts

Nonprofits use these funds to provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to victims of sexual assault. These funds may only be used for programs focused on sexual assault.

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Competition Supports Two Types of Events

The competition includes funding for both September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The purpose of the September 11th grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy.

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Network to Oversee Immunotherapy Trials

The program will create a network of centers to oversee clinical trials involving immunotherapy. Immunotherapy involves the prevention or treatment of disease with substances that stimulate the immune response.

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Fertility Studies to Uncover Disease Links

The program supports research on fertility status and its impact on overall health. Chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes and obesity can impair fertility, however, less is known about the extent to which fertility status can impact or act as a marker for overall health. Data suggest that infertility is not necessarily a unique disease of the reproductive system, but is often physiologically or genetically linked with other diseases and conditions.

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Climate Change to Impact Human Health

The program supports studies to investigate the impact of climate change on emerging public health threats associated with marine and Great Lakes Basin environments. The research will focus on exposures, toxicities and human health impacts that arise in these environments and how climate change is influencing these factors now and in the future.

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Investigations to Focus on Disorders

The program supports studies on a single understudied gynecologic disorder or a research question that cuts across disorders, while facilitating economy of effort, space and equipment. Potential disorders include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis or gynecologic pain syndromes.

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Organizations to Help Underserved

The program supports strategies targeted at adult or youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking from underserved populations (LGBT, deaf and religious/ethnic).

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Disabilities Competition Begins

The Disability Grant Program focuses on ensuring that effective services are available for individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

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Demonstrations to Reduce Indoor Pollutants

The program reduces the environmental health risks posed by contaminants in indoor environments in new and existing homes, schools and offices. Grantees can use the funds for demonstrations, training, outreach and education projects. Projects must have a national-scale impact and must yield measurable environmental outcomes.

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Agency Makes $215M Investment to Prevent Cancer

These three programs aid the implementation of comprehensive and coordinated approaches to prevent and control cancer.

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Graduates to Uncover Crime Trends

The program supports doctoral research that uses criminal justice data or statistics and focuses on crime, violence and other criminal justice-related topics. Universities must sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to complete doctoral degree programs successfully in disciplines relevant to the BJS mission, and who are in the final stages of graduate study.

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Teachers, Faculty to Benefit from Seminars

These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for K-12 teachers and college and university faculty. The seminars and institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks.

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Data Collection to Enhance Education Research

The program creates resources and techniques to advance education research through improved data collection. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research.

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Research to Create Products

The program seeks to turn research into scientific products. Grantees will focus on dramatically reducing the period of time necessary to bring a promising idea from its inception to widespread implementation.

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