Funding Friday: Federal Grant Announcements from U.S. Departments of State, Education, Interior & More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new grant opportunities supporting…

  • the educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students;
  • water and energy efficiency;
  • the engagement of youth populations around the world;
  • the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing;
  • research about how the American Lobster and is being impacted by environmental change.

We also introduce a new #FundingFriday feature, in which we highlight recent funding-related tweets from federal government accounts.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies

  • Department of Education
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 16, 2019
  • The Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian Tribes and organizations, and other eligible entities in developing elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) funds comprehensive programs that are designed to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and ensure that all students meet challenging State academic standards.

WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2019

  • Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: March 19, 2019
  • This funding opportunity announcement invites states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.

FY2019 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Overseas Components

  • Department of State, Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: April 1, 2019
  • The YES program advances the U.S. foreign policy goals of engaging youth populations and building civil society by providing physical, academic-year exchanges, and building lasting ties between foreign and U.S. high school students and the communities that host them.

Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHAT) Grant Program

  • Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Loan Guaranty Service
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: March 3, 2019
  • The objective of the grant is to encourage the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing. Veterans Affairs acknowledges there are many emerging technologies that could improve home adaptations or otherwise enhance a Veteran’s or Servicemember’s ability to live independently.

National Sea Grant American Lobster Research Program

  • Department of Commerce
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: April 11, 2019
  • This program will support research to address critical gaps in knowledge about how the American Lobster and its fishery is being impacted by environmental change. It is informed by listening sessions with regional fishing industry stakeholders, state and federal fisheries managers, and university, state and federal fisheries researchers.

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One thought on “Funding Friday: Federal Grant Announcements from U.S. Departments of State, Education, Interior & More

  1. I’m glad that governmental agencies have a blog and offer a place that readers can share their thoughts on topics. It’s great to have an open conversation about these types of topics.

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