Take a Deeper Dive into Federal Government Spending with USAspending.gov’s Data Lab

If you haven’t visited USAspending.gov lately, do yourself a favor and check it out (as soon as you’re done reading this post, of course). The website’s revamped design goes far deeper than just a new coat of paint.

For example, USAspending.gov’s new Data Lab beta site could prove to be a (heavenly) time-suck for data analysis nerds.

Its excellent visuals and interactive charts make diving into the world of government spending a little like exploring Hawaii’s coral reefs.

Hawaiian coral reefs

Photo Credit: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

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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: Scientific Research Grants Posted on Grants.gov this Week

Federal funding opportunities that support a range of scientific research were posted to Grants.gov this week. These grants from NSF, NIH, and DOD fund research in the areas of biology and statistics, modeling infectious disease agents, breast cancer, and several more listed below.

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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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#FundingFriday: 5 Grants Closing Next Week

Opportunities to support public-serving programs for reducing lead-based paint risks or the spread of influenza as well as conducting bioenergy research, implementing SORNA, or supporting DARPA. Due dates and details below.

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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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#FundingFriday: 2,000+ Grants Open Today—Here’s 4 Posted this Week

As of this morning, February 9, 2018, there are over 2,000 federal funding opportunities open on Grants.gov. Below are four new grants posted this week for you to consider. Before investing time to apply, be sure to confirm that you are eligible to receive the award.

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#FundingFriday: Closing Dates for Grants Supporting Journalists, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Food Security and More

The following grant opportunities will see their application windows close in early and mid-February. These grants support a wide range of government initiatives in the areas of foreign policy, business, science and education, and the arts.

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Close Date: Feb 09, 2018

Agency: Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Opportunity: Journalist Reporting Tours in Northeast Asia 2018

Purpose: The purpose of these tours is for the journalists to gather information to better inform their audiences about the U.S. and its partners’ foreign policy toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the nature of the threat posed by DPRK nuclearization to global security.

 

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