Spotlight: Recent Federal Funding Opportunities Open to State Governments

This edition of Federal Funding Spotlight features a list of recent opportunities open to state government applicants. The programs discussed below aim to:

  • Expand public understanding of the connections between music and wellness;
  • Make research contributions in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias;
  • Address the problems fish and wildlife will face in the future;
  • Help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies.

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Federal Funding Spotlight: Twitter Edition

In this edition of Federal Funding Spotlight, we are highlighting recent Grants.gov tweets about open funding opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and more.

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Click the link below each tweet for a full list of the agency’s current open funding opportunities on Grants.gov.

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Federal Funding 🔦 Spotlight: New Opportunities Supporting Public Health

This week’s edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 focuses on new opportunities from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supporting:

  • National public health laboratories internationally
  • Research into Alzheimer’s-Disease-Related Dementias
  • Outstanding graduate students recognized for a strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers, and more.

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The Latest in Federal Grants: Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans, Micro-Enterprise Support for Native American Firms & More

This week’s edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦  focuses on opportunities from the Small Business Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense. These opportunities support…

  • Entrepreneurship training for service-disabled veterans
  • Cooperative research involving commercial and recreational fishermen
  • Natural resource conservation practices throughout West Virginia, and more!

Visit Grants.gov to browse and search through a complete list of federal funding opportunity announcements.

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Service Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program

Small Business Administration 🔦  Current Closing Date for Applications: July 24, 2019 

This program supports entrepreneurship training to veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship instruction to service-disabled veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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What Is Federal Financial Assistance? [Updated]

This post was originally published on April 17, 2017 and updated on July 3, 2019.

Federal financial assistance is the transfer of anything of value, most often money, from a federal agency to a non-federal entity.

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In the most general sense, federal financial assistance is a tool the government uses to serve public purposes as defined by Congress.

Federal financial assistance is a very broad term, and it can take on a variety of more precise forms.

  • One of the most common forms is a grant, which we write about quite often on this blog.
  • Other examples of federal financial assistance include cooperative agreements, donations of property, direct appropriations, food commoditiesloans, interest subsidies, and insurance.
  • Each type of federal financial assistance serves different purposes and has different legal and regulatory frameworks that govern how that specific assistance can be used.

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Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦: Security in Cyberspace, Training for Mental Health Service Providers & More

This edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 highlights open opportunities from the U. S. Departments of State, Education, and Commerce supporting…

  • Upcoming United Nations-related cyber events of strategic importance
  • Innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers
  • Schools in communities with pervasive violence, and more!

Visit the Grants.gov Search page to browse a complete list of open opportunities.

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Strengthening International Engagement on Security in Cyberspace

Department of State, Office of the Secretary | Current Closing Date for Applications: August 9, 2019 

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues (S/CCI) announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications for a program to support upcoming United Nations-related cyber events of strategic importance – in particular, meetings related to the UN Group of Governmental Experts and the UN Open Ended Working Group. The purpose of this award is to support travel, lodging and other logistics for civilian government officials to participate in these key cyber-related discussions, as well as other UN events that may discuss non-security cyber issues of concern (e.g. Internet governance, cybercrime, and Internet freedom). The recipient will also develop an online training course, which aims to provide foundational understandings on core U.S. cyber policy concepts for foreign civilian government officials, particularly regarding international security and stability in cyberspace.

 

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The Latest in Federal Grants Supporting Our 🏕 National Parks and 🏜 Public Lands

This edition of Federal Funding Spotlight marks the arrival of summer with a curated collection of funding opportunities from the Department of the Interior that support…

  • our national parks 🏕
  • wildlife preservation 🦉
  • public land conservation efforts 🌅
  • youth engagement 🏃🏾‍♀️ , and more!

 

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The Latest in Federal Grants: Opportunities from the U.S. Department of State

Our latest edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 focuses on open opportunities from the U.S. Department of State. These grants and cooperative agreements aim to…

  • increase workforce employability, and improve access to higher value opportunities through demand-driven professional training;
  • develop the skills and abilities of a new generation of independent leaders;
  • pair cities in the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN), water districts, and utilities with counterparts in the United States to expand the adoption of new technologies;
  • use community radio to build resilience, trust, and narratives to counter violent extremism on the Kenyan coast, and more.

For a complete, 🔍 searchable list of federal funding opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search tab.

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Distinguishing Among Different Types of Federal Awards, Including Block Grants, Cooperative Agreements & More

Over the last three years, we have published a wide range of blog articles that explain the ins and outs of federal grants. In some of these posts, as part of our “What Is…” series, we define key terms that applicants might encounter when browsing opportunities from federal grant-making agencies.

In this post, we review the various types of federal funding opportunities and provide a link for readers to want to learn more about a specific type of federal award.

 

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What is an Award?

A federal award is a legal instrument through which you (i.e., an applicant) are awarded a grant agreement or cooperative agreement by a federal grant-making agency (i.e., a grantor). Click here to go deeper.

 

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Federal Funding Spotlight: Memorial Day Edition 🇺🇸

Our Memorial Day edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 focuses on open opportunities relating to U.S. veterans. These funding opportunities aim to…

  • enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans;
  • help state governments with the construction or renovation of state veterans extended care facilities;
  • support highly impactful and military-relevant research in the field of burn wound care, and more.

For a complete, 🔍 searchable list of federal funding opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search tab.

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