Federal Funding Spotlight on Agriculture Programs Benefiting Growers, Green Infrastructure & Workforce Development

This week’s Federal Funding Spotlight focuses on federal grant and cooperative agreement opportunities relating to agriculture, including…

  • A program that helps increase access to and availability of regionally produced agricultural products;
  • A program that improves green infrastructure through planting of trees and other vegetation;
  • A program that focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences;
  • And more!

Click here to view the latest funding opportunities published to Grants.gov.

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FAQs from City, Town & County Government Officials Seeking Federal Grants

Let’s say you’re a mayor of a small town in the Midwest, or a newly elected commissioner in a county along the East Coast, or an official who overseas parks in a suburb of a major city.

You’re looking for federal grant funding, but you don’t know where to begin.

The first thing you need to know is that you are not alone.

Grants.gov recently met with several groups of mayors, commissioners, and other local officials at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference during the Federal Agency Round Robin event. Many of these local officials spoke of feeling overwhelmed when searching and applying for federal grants.

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Over the course of our conversations with local officials, several key questions surfaced again and again, and in this space we would like to share them – along with our answers – in hope that they will be helpful to others who find themselves in similar positions, with similar needs.

 

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Federal Funding Spotlight on Arts & Humanities Initiatives

This week’s Federal Funding Spotlight focuses on open grant opportunities that strengthen the arts and humanities, both in the United States and abroad, including…

  • A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) program that supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources;
  • An NEH program that provides general operating support grants to 55 state and jurisdictional humanities councils;
  • A Department of State performance program to develop a thought-provoking play that addresses the African-American experience.

Click here to view the latest funding opportunities published to Grants.gov.

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Mobile App Update Adds New Login and Submit Features

The federal grant application process is anything but simple. From searching for funding opportunities to submitting carefully crafted applications, there are complexities at every turn.

To this end, Grants.gov is always looking for ways to make applicant tasks more convenient. The Grants.gov Mobile App (available for Android and iOS), with its latest update, is a perfect example of this focus.

With convenient new login and submit features coming to the mobile app, applicants can now do even more while they are away from their desk or laptop.

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Federal Funding Spotlight on Housing Programs Supporting the Elderly & Veterans

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights open grant opportunities related to housing, including programs supporting…

  • the development and ongoing operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons, aged 62 years or older
  • case management services to improve the retention of housing by Veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning to permanent housing, and more!

Click here to view the latest funding opportunities published to Grants.gov.

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Grant Writing: 3 Tips for Crafting Need Statements in Federal Grant Proposals

In this space, we have previously shared tips about the pre-writing phase of completing a federal grant application – for example, the importance of reading (and re-reading) the grant announcement, and the importance of understanding the criteria by which your application will be evaluated.

In this post, we dip our toes into the grant writing process itself and share some tips about crafting a need statement. These tips are adapted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration’s grant writing guide, titled “Tips for Writing and Submitting Good Grant Proposals”.Along with each tip, we also include an excerpt from an award-winning federal grant proposal that can be viewed in full on the website of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. (IMLS has an excellent collection of proposals that are worthy of review – especially for new federal grant applicants.)

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Federal Funding Spotlight on Agriculture: Open Opportunities Supporting Specialty Crops, Food Security & More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights open grant opportunities related to agriculture, including programs supporting…

  • Specialty crops, such as dried fruit, tree nuts and horticulture
  • Agricultural transformation and food security
  • Farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities, and more!

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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill

  • Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 24, 2019
  •  The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $72.4 million in grant funds, less AMS administrative costs, to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).

 

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Resource: Self-Paced Grants Management Courses from the Department of Education

Continuing our blog series on applicant resources from federal government agencies and offices, today we highlight one of the more comprehensive sets of training modules on offer from the U.S. Department of Education. In fact, there are currently ten self-paced e-learning courses available on ED.gov’s Grants Training and Management Resources page.

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“While the topics focus primarily on fiscal issues, there are important concepts included in the trainings that are applicable to anyone involved in grants activities, either programmatic or fiscal,” reads a description of the resource.

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What’s New in Federal Grants: Opportunities Supporting Space Tech Research, Homelessness Prevention & More

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

  • programs that address youth homelessness;
  • innovative criminal justice research projects;
  • early-stage space technology research;
  • infrastructure development and capacity building in the humanities;
  • and more!

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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2019
  • HUD will select up to 25 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

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International Women’s Day: A Special Edition of #FundingFriday

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday marks International Women’s Day by highlighting new funding opportunities supporting women’s issues around the world in the fields of medicine, politics, business and more.

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Strengthening Women’s Voices in Politics

  • Department of State, U.S. Mission to Kenya
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: March 15, 2019
  • This project will use a combination of training, outreach, and mentoring to strengthen women’s voices in the public sphere leading up to the 2022 Kenyan presidential elections.  More specifically, the project will build networks of successful men and women to support women leaders, identify and address gaps in communication and leadership skills among women leaders through training and mentoring, and create opportunities for women to participate fully as equal influencers in public debate on the issues of concern leading to the 2022 national elections.  The project will target female leaders in politics, business, technology, academia, civil society, and media.

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