Below are five highlights from federal grants posted this week to Grants.gov. Featured here are awards from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This cooperative agreement will help to strengthen capacity to protect and improve health and well-being, specifically to help community HIV/AIDS services in Vietnam to support a sustainable national HIV/AIDS response.
2. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture – Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Request for Pre-applications
The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: research in plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and other methods to improve crop characteristics; efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinators; efforts to improve production efficiency, handling and processing, productivity, and profitability over the long term (including specialty crop policy and marketing); new innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production efficiency, handling and processing of specialty crops.
EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to manage a Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP). Specifically, this is a national subaward program in support of pesticide applicator education and training for certified applicators of restricted-use pesticides. A subaward program includes, but is not limited to, the administration and distribution of funds, monitoring subrecipients and measuring and reporting on results.
4. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) – NEA Poetry Out Loud (POL): 2018 National Finals Competition
The purpose of this program solicitation is to select an organization (cooperator) to produce and coordinate the three-day 2018 POL National Finals competition of state and jurisdictional champions of the POL program, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts and its partners. The National Finals will take place April 23-25, 2018 in Washington, DC.
5. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – State Notification to Consumers of Motor Vehicle Recall Status
The purpose of this discretionary grant is to support the implementation of a state process for informing consumers of open motor vehicle recalls at the time of motor vehicle registration and evaluate its effect on recall completion.