#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Public Transportation, Veterans, Community Gardens and More

Happy Friday! In this week’s edition of #FundingFriday, we are highlighting opportunities from the Departments of Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture and other federal grant-making agencies. All have closing dates in August or September, so there is still time to apply!

Note to Federal Agencies: If you have specific grant opportunities you would like the Grants.gov Community Blog to highlight in our weekly posts, please email us at Community@Grants.gov.

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Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program

  • Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
  • Closing Date: September 10, 2018
  • About the Opportunity: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5311(c)(1)(A), as amended by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015). This is a national solicitation for project proposals and includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for Fiscal Year 2018 projects. The primary purpose of these competitively selected grants is to support planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services. Funds distributed to Indian tribes under the TTP should not replace or reduce funds that Indian tribes receive from states through FTA’s Section 5311 program.

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#FundingFriday: 2018 World Cup Edition

This week’s #FundingFriday post curates U.S. federal grant programs for countries or regions represented by national teams in the 2018 World Cup.

The programs highlighted below support a range of initiatives, including economic development, capacity-building, environmental protection, and collaborative research.

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#FundingFriday: Grants from the Departments of Education, Commerce, Interior and More

Strengthening foreign language study; developing public park lands; protecting neighborhoods – these are a few of the objectives of federal grant opportunities that were posted this week. Click here for a full rundown of the latest federal grants.

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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program

  • Grant from the Department of Education
  • Closing date: July 26, 2018
  • The UISFL program provides grants for planning, developing, and carrying out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in the United States.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Opportunities Open to Native American Tribal Governments

This week, we highlight recently posted federal grant opportunities for which Native American tribal governments are eligible. These grant programs include the Department of Justice Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative and the Department of Health and Human Services Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program.

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FY 18 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention
Closing Date: June 28, 2018

This multi-category solicitation supports youth mentoring services (1:1, group or peer) provided by National and Multi-State mentoring organizations; and mentoring for specific populations. The specific category titles are: National Mentoring, Multi-State Mentoring, and Supportive Mentoring Services for Youth on Probation.

Learn more: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305143

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Federal Grant Forecasts from the Departments of Defense, State, and Health and Human Services

The following funding opportunities are among those that have been forecasted by federal grant-making agencies in recent weeks on Grants.gov.

You can browse current grant forecasts by checking the box next to “Forecasted” on the Grants.gov Search page.

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Forecast: Bilateral Academic Research Initiative (BARI) Pilot Program

Department of Defense, Dept of the Army — Materiel Command

The BARI program supports basic research in science and engineering stemming from interactive collaborative efforts between U.S. institutions of higher education and U.K. institutions of higher education that is of potential interests to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.K Ministry of Defense (MOD).

 

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for County, City and Township Governments

The federal funding opportunities highlighted below are open to local governments and support programs for transportation, sexual assault reporting, bird conservation and the preservation of cultural heritage.

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Close Date: May 21, 2018

Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Opportunity: FY 2018 High Priority Grant Program
Purpose: The High Priority (HP) Grant Program is a discretionary (i.e., competitive) program which provides financial assistance to: 1)The HP-ITD projects which include the deployment of intelligent transportation system applications for CMV operations; support/maintenance of CMV information systems/networks, the linking of FMCSA and state information systems, the improvement of safety and productivity of CMVs and commercial drivers and the reduction of costs associated with CMV operations and regulatory requirements. The High Priority (HP) Grant Program is a discretionary (i.e., competitive) program which provides financial assistance to: 2)The HP-CMV projects which include the augmentation of motor carrier safety projects planned in accordance with the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP),as well as projects related to Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) and State Safety Data Quality (SSDQ).

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#FundingFriday: April Closings for Grants from the Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Other Agencies

Among these opportunities with close dates in April are grants promoting environmental literacy, distance education, and Native American language preservation.

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Close Date: Apr 06, 2018

Agency: Department of Commerce

Opportunity: Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience

Purpose: The goal of this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is to support the education of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience.

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Forecasted Grant Opportunities for Mental Health, Drug Abuse Prevention, and More

This week, we are highlighting forecasted grant opportunities from the Department of Health and Human Services. These potential grants are projected to support mental health services and drug and substance abuse prevention, among other programs.

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Posted Date: November 17, 2017

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Opportunity: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to train teachers and other relevant school personnel to recognize the symptoms of childhood and adolescent mental disorders; refer family members to appropriate mental health services if necessary; train emergency services personnel, veterans, law enforcement, and other categories of individuals to identify and appropriately respond to persons with a mental illness; and provide education to teachers and personnel regarding resources that are available in the community for individuals with mental illness.

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#FundingFriday: New Grant Opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Health and Human Services

Crop protection, historical preservation, and primary healthcare are among the topics featured in this week’s #FundingFriday post. All of the grants highlighted below have application windows that close in May.

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Close Date: May 8, 2018

Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Opportunity: Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

Purpose: The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health.
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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Closing in Early March

In March, application windows will close for more than 200 federal grant opportunities. The grants listed below reflect the range of government funding available to support education, museums, agriculture and assistive technology – to name just a few categories.

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Close Date: Mar 01, 2018

Agency: Department of Education
Opportunity: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
Purpose: To provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

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