Well over 100 new funding opportunities have been announced during this first week of August, including grants from the Departments of Interior, Transportation, State, Labor and Housing and Urban Development. Below are some highlights:
1. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – Nature Areas Association Education and Outreach
Over the past five years, BLM has worked in partnership to disseminate information on plant conservation, native plant materials development, pollinators and the National Seed Strategy to support persons engaged in identifying, protecting, managing, and studying natural areas and biological diversity across landscapes and ecosystems. The National Seed Strategy calls for Federal and non-Federal partners to promote the development, production, and use of native plants in restoration projects across the country.
The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (NSFHP) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. The Department of Transportation is referring to this program as the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program.
3. Department of State, U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan – Professional English Language Training for Journalists in Kazakhstan
The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan plans to provide the opportunity for broadcast, print, and online journalists from at least six cities of Kazakhstan to gain skills in English language required for their professional needs. We envision holding classes in Astana, Almaty, Aktau, Karaganda, Kostanay and Shymkent, although prospective grantees may propose alternate or additional cities in their proposals. As an additional benefit, we expect the courses will help journalists in each participating city to establish good working relationships with each other and expand professional networks that they can use to share information and skills.
4. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration – Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants
The purpose of this funding is to enable eligible applicants to serve dislocated workers, who are unemployed and seeking reentry into the workforce, with career services and training which increases their skill levels to become competitive for growing or high-demand employment opportunities. These grants will be funded through the National Dislocated Worker Grant program. National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor under section 170 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). DWGs provide time-limited employment and training assistance to dislocated workers in response to major economic dislocations or other events that affect the U.S. workforce, and which cannot be accommodated with WIOA formula funds or other relevant existing resources.
5. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Fair Housing Initiatives Program – Fair Housing Organizations Initiative
This Initiative provides funding to establish new fair housing enforcement organizations and to support the continued existence of fair housing organizations in building their capacity to enforce the prohibitions on discrimination set forth in the Fair Housing Act.
Browse the complete list of new and recent funding opportunities.