#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Small Businesses, Preserving Cultural Heritage, Cataloging Geophysical Data, and More

New federal grant announcements from this week span a wide range of fields and industries. To see a complete list of new grants, visit the Grants.gov Search page.

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1. Small Business Administration – SCORE

The SCORE Program is designed to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to existing small businesses and nascent (pre-venture) entrepreneurs. SCORE helps small businesses access capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, export assistance, sales and other areas required for growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity and innovation.

2. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Minority Fellowship Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Minority Fellowship Program (Short Title: MFP). The purpose of this program is to: (1) increase the knowledge of mental and/or substance use disorder behavioral health professionals on issues related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support for individuals who are from racial and ethnic minority populations and have a mental or substance use disorder; (2) improve the quality of mental and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services delivered to racial and ethnic minority populations; and (3) increase the number of culturally competent mental and substance use disorders professionals who teach, administer services, conduct research, and provide direct mental and/or substance use disorder services to racial and ethnic minority populations. It is expected that MFP will reduce behavioral health disparities and improve health care outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations.

3. Department of the Interior, National Park Service – Shared Beringian Heritage Program 2018 Funding Call

The National Park Service Shared Beringian Heritage Program (SBHP) recognizes and celebrates the unique natural resources and cultural heritage shared by Russia and the United States in the region known as Beringia. From the Kolyma River in the west to Alaska’s border with the Yukon in the east, this region includes the people, the land, and the water that connected the continents of North America and Asia during the Pleistocene ice ages. The area provides unparalleled opportunities to study both earth and human history. The overall purpose of the SBHP is to advance local, national, and international understanding and preservation of the regions resources and to sustain the cultural vitality of its indigenous people.

4. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey – 2018 National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) was established and authorized in Section 351 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58, Sec. 351). Section 351 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 recognizes the need for the preservation and cataloging of and access to geological and geophysical data for future economic importance. The objectives of the Program as outlined in the Act are to: (1) archive geologic, geophysical, and engineering data, maps, well logs, and samples; (2) provide a national catalog of such archival material; and (3) provide technical and financial assistance related to the archival material.

8 thoughts on “#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Small Businesses, Preserving Cultural Heritage, Cataloging Geophysical Data, and More

  1. I need money to start a oilfield trucking service company hauling flow back water and production water off. Oilfields in west Texas.it would do well if I could only get the money to get started.I’m just a poor man with a dream that I’m sure I’m smart and have the experience to make it happen .just don’t have the money or credit to make it happen my mailing address is P.O. Box835 Dover Arkansas 72837 please help me get the money to get going.

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  2. How do i find a grant to get a Lawn maintenance company started up?
    Need equipment to get started!
    Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
    Randall Benson

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  3. I am new to this grant process and have been charged with searching for grant funds to; Help build a new sheriff/jail, new county playground equipment, redo our outdated swimming pool. We are a very small rural county and have a large population of underprivileged community members. The county itself is having a difficult time.

    Can you help me just know where to look?

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    1. If you are new to federal grants, we encourage you to review the Grants 101 section in the Grants Learning Center. Covers the basics of the grant lifecycle. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/learn-grants/grants-101.html

      We also recommend watching this short video, “How to Search for a Federal Grant”: https://youtu.be/h3Y17Z8f_yc

      To find federal grant opportunities, go to the Search Grants tab on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

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  4. Need help paying. utilities back rent get my vehicle fixed for part time work I am disabled and verily recovering from a stroke and My family were homeless, for 5yr.s
    PLZ:HELP

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