#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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Questions about the Grants.gov Mobile App | #GrantChat Highlights Part 4

The Grants.gov Mobile App launched in the App Store and Google Play in April, so we asked for early feedback from the #grantchat community. Share any feedback you have in the comments section below.

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Have you downloaded the Grants.gov Mobile App yet? If so, when do you like to hop on the app?

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Feedback to Improve Grants.gov | #GrantChat Highlights Part 3

We value your feedback and want to improve Grants.gov, so we currently have two website usability activities—card sorting and tree test—open for your input until this Friday, May 25, 2018. We asked the #GrantChat community for their feedback:

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Misconceptions about Government Grants | #GrantChat Highlights Part 2

What do you think of when you hear “government grants”? One thing we have learned as a program is this—a person or organization’s specific desires and goals shape how they re-define “government grants” so that they should receive funding. This re-defining of grants to suit ones needs has led to many misconceptions about what federal grants are actually for.

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The Grants Community | #GrantChat Highlights Part 1

As our blog name suggests, we are all about connecting and supporting the federal grants community. On May 1st, we had a great time during the weekly #GrantChat on Twitter. In the #GrantChat Highlights 5-part series, we will recap key questions and share your contributions to the community.

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What is the “grants community”? What does it mean to you?

We refer to the grants community often, so it’s important to reflect on and define what we – and other members of the community – mean:

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#FundingFriday: Recent Research Grants Posted to Grants.gov

With federal agencies posting funding opportunities to Grants.gov, there are a range of research grants for you to consider applying for.

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What Is a Contract? 5 Differences between Grants and Contracts

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This seemingly simple question requires a complex answer, so we have simplified it to four sections: (1) basic definitions, (2) five differences between grants and contracts, (3) examples of a grant and contract to illustrate these differences, and (4) resources for more information.

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3 Facts to Help You Avoid Grant Scams

When you receive an unprompted call or email that promises money in exchange for a fee or your personal information, do not give the scammer your money or information.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published a helpful resource, and we wanted to share three facts that will help you avoid becoming a grant scam victim:

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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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Fun Activities to Help Grants.gov Improve Your Experience

Okay, “fun” is subjective, but these short activities will help you and the grants community by informing how we organize and present the resources you need most. The goal is to make it faster and easier for you to find the specific information you need to get back to your job.

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Drag and drop words and phrases into existing categories, or create a new category that makes more sense to you. This Card Sort activity takes approximately 15 minutes, and it will help us determine how information is combined and displayed on Grants.gov. Click through branching menus to find information that matches the task prompt. This Tree Test activity takes approximately 15 minutes, and it will help us refine the information architecture for Grants.gov.

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