Video: How Grants.gov Workspace Optimizes the Application Experience for Teams

For many organizations, completing a federal grant application takes a team effort. Grants.gov knows this and added its Workspace feature, in part, to optimize the user experience for applicants working as a team.

Since its launch in October 2015, the feature has been gaining traction within the federal grant community. Continue reading Video: How Grants.gov Workspace Optimizes the Application Experience for Teams

Stories of Impact from the Federal Grants Community: California’s Russian River Region

Federal Grant Impact Stories - NOAAIf you are a regular to Grants.gov, you are likely accustomed to seeing scores of new federal grant opportunities published every month. What happens after all of those grants are awarded and the funds are spent?

Federal agencies that oversee the spending of grants often share stories of impact on their websites and social media platforms. This week, we are highlighting a few of the most recent success stories. If you missed them, here are Monday’s post  and Wednesday’s post.

Restoring Balance to California’s Russian River Region

Wine growers near California’s Russian River sometimes need to use river water to spray on their grapes and protect them from a coming frost. When this happens, endangered and threatened fish species, including coho salmon, Chinook, and steelhead, can at times be blocked from swimming upstream due to the resulting lower water level.

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Stories of Impact from the Federal Grants Community: Studying Meteorites in Antarctica

Federal Grant Impact Stories - NASAIf you are a regular to Grants.gov, you are likely accustomed to seeing scores of new federal grant opportunities published every month. What happens after all of those grants are awarded and the funds are spent?

Federal agencies that oversee the spending of grants often share stories of impact on their websites and social media platforms. This week, we are highlighting a few of the most recent success stories. Click here to read Monday’s post.

Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) Team

Sometimes, the far reaches of space can be found right here on Earth. The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) team focuses on collecting specimens from meteorites that have broken through the atmosphere and landed on ice along the Transantarctic Mountains.

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Stories of Impact from the Federal Grants Community: Training for Vets

Federal Grant Impact Stories - VAIf you are a regular to Grants.gov, you are likely accustomed to seeing scores of new federal grant opportunities published every month. What happens after all of those grants are awarded and the funds are spent?

Federal agencies that oversee the spending of grants often share stories of impact on their websites and social media platforms. This week, we are highlighting  a few of the most recent success stories.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

In early August, three entities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, announced a nearly 50 percent reduction in Veterans experiencing homelessness since 2010. This success is attributable, in part, to an interagency effort to focus on serving the needs of veterans, assisting with everything from housing to job training.

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#FundingFriday: Over 50 Grants Related to Health Posted This Week

Are you looking for a grant or cooperative agreement to provide health-related services? To provide international AIDS or HIV relief? To conduct research on diabetes or kidney tissue?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted a variety of grants and cooperative agreements to provide these, and other, programs related to health.

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On Thursday alone, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted 18 opportunities related to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Exploring Eligibility: ‘Where Do I Find Grants For My Education?’

The ever-increasing cost of higher education understandably has students turning to the federal government for assistance – through loans, grants, and work-study programs.Exploring Eligibility blog seriesThe good news is that there are plenty of programs available for students; however, you won’t find them on Grants.gov. Instead, your go-to resource for information about student funding opportunities is the website of the United States Department of Education, ED.gov.

So you’re telling me that Grants.gov does not offer grants for education?

Grants.gov does, in fact, offer federal government grants for education-related programs. It’s important to understand, however, that these education grants are for organizations, institutions, local governments, and – in some cases – businesses to implement an education-related program.  Continue reading Exploring Eligibility: ‘Where Do I Find Grants For My Education?’

#FundingFriday: New Federal Grants from the U.S. Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Defense, Energy, and Commerce

Nearly every week, we highlight new funding opportunities that have been posted to Grants.gov. Grants announced this week focus, among other things, on fighting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), preventing the Zika virus, and advancing carbon storage technologies.

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1) U.S. Department of State – Rule of Law Assistance in Democratic Republic of Congo – Strengthening Forensic Medicine, Law Enforcement, and Legal Capacity

Since 2009, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs programs have provided support and access to justice for survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) while increasing the capacity of civilian law enforcement, healthcare workers, and judicial actors to better document, investigate, and prosecute cases of SGBV. This grant aims to further support progress in improving the criminal justice sector’s capacity in Democratic Republic of Congo to use forensic medicine to investigate and prosecute SGBV.

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Exploring Eligibility: Nonprofit Organizations Seeking Federal Grants

Nonprofit organizations pursue a wide range of important and beneficial missions – both in the United States and internationally. Included in this broad group are charities, schools and universities, environmental protection groups, religious and faith-based organizations, social welfare and advocacy groups, scientific institutions, non-governmental agencies, and many more.

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Although 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits are the most well-known, there are over 20 different types of classifications. If you’re interested in learning more on this topic, here are two authoritative sources of information: Charities & Nonprofits and Title 26 Internal Revenue Code, Subtitle A—Income Taxes, Chapter 1—Normal Taxes and Surtaxes, Subchapter F—Exempt Organizations, §501.

Grants for Nonprofits

Many federal grants are available to nonprofit organizations, including those with or without 501(c)(3) classification. In the Grants.gov Search page, we split nonprofits between those that have and do not have 501(c)(3) status because this is a distinction made both by federal awarding agencies and by authorizing legislation for the grant programs. Continue reading Exploring Eligibility: Nonprofit Organizations Seeking Federal Grants

#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Posted This Week

Highlighted below are five more funding opportunity announcements posted to Grants.gov in the first week of August. The activities for these funding opportunities include scientific research, web development, and health services, as well as disarmament and reducing emissions.

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1) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – ROSES 2016: Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science

NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) program will fund grants to improve our capability for both prognostic predictions and retrospective simulations of the Earth system. The grant recipients will also advance our understanding of the vulnerabilities in human and biogeophysical systems and their relationships to climate extremes, thresholds, and tipping points. Meeting these goals requires approaches that integrate the traditional disciplines of the Earth sciences, as well as innovative and complementary use of models and data.

2) Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Food Emergency Response Network Cooperative Agreement

The Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) currently comprises federal, state, and local government regulatory laboratories with varying capacities to perform threat agent testing.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Posted This Week

Every month, scores of federal funding opportunity announcements are posted to Grants.gov. Here are five highlights from this week by the Department of the Interior, the Department of Education, National Archives and Records Administration, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Commerce.

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1. Department of the Interior National Park Service – Historic Resource Study: Fort Stanwix and the Underground Railroad

This project aims to produce a Historic Resource Study that documents the nineteenth-century history of Fort Stanwix National Monument (NM) and surrounding communities and their association with the Underground Railroad, the antebellum abolitionist movement, and other important social reform movements in central New York before and after the Civil War.

2. Department of Education – OCTAE: Providing High-Quality Career and Technical Education Programs for Underserved, High-Need Youth Through a Pay for Success (PFS) Model

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