What’s New in Federal Grants: Opportunities Supporting Space Science, Youth Mentoring, and More

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

  • research opportunities in space and earth sciences
  • mentoring initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency
  • pilot research in experimental therapeutics
  • and more!

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ROSES 2018: Planetary Mission Concept Studies

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Headquarters
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 21, 2019
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) announces the release of its annual NASA Research Announcement (NRA), Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)– 2018. ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or intra-agency transfers, depending on the nature of the work proposed, the proposing organization, and/or program requirements.

 

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What Is the Difference Between Grants.gov and Benefits.gov?

This post was originally published on April 18, 2017 and updated on February 20, 2019.

Grants.gov regularly receives a significant amount of queries from users hoping to apply for personal financial assistance from the federal government. These individuals might be looking for home repair grants or forms of disability assistance.

Others are unfortunately driven to Grants.gov by scam artists posing as agents of Grants.gov (or some made-up variant) who promise “free government grants” in exchange for monthly fees or gift cards.

What is the difference between Grants.gov and Benefits.gov?

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What’s New in Federal Grants: Opportunities Supporting Bird Conservation, Hepatitis B Model Programs, and More

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

  • the conservation of migratory birds;
  • Hepatitis B model programs that will end transmission of HBV;
  • research relevant to narcotics law enforcement and forensic science;
  • a multi-site evaluation of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program.

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Region 3 Division of Migratory Birds

  • Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: April 15, 2019 
  • This program provides grants for the conservation of birds that are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act but not Federally-listed as Endangered or Threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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Funding Friday: Federal Grants for Farming Management, Cyberinfrastructure Services, Data Science & More

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

  • the improvement the farm management knowledge and skills;
  • integrated cyberinfrastructure services and quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services;
  • studies on advanced policing;
  • the application of data science approaches to energy science.

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Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)

  • National Science Foundation
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: April 8, 2019 
  • The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure. This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated cyberinfrastructure services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation.

 

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Funding Friday: Federal Grant Announcements from U.S. Departments of State, Education, Interior & More

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

  • the educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students;
  • water and energy efficiency;
  • the engagement of youth populations around the world;
  • the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing;
  • research about how the American Lobster and is being impacted by environmental change.

We also introduce a new #FundingFriday feature, in which we highlight recent funding-related tweets from federal government accounts.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies

  • Department of Education
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 16, 2019
  • The Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian Tribes and organizations, and other eligible entities in developing elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) funds comprehensive programs that are designed to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and ensure that all students meet challenging State academic standards.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Open to Overseas Non-Profits and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights recently-published federal funding opportunities open to non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are based overseas. Click here for a list of the latest federal grant opportunities.

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Building Interfaith Bridges

Department of State, U.S. Mission to Kenya

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 1, 2019

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to design and implement an innovative program to build bridges between members of different faiths in Kenya.

 

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#FundingFriday: Unrestricted Opportunities from the Departments of Energy, Defense, Health and Human Services and the Agency for International Development

This week’s installment of #FundingFriday focuses on recently-posted opportunities that are categorized as having “Unrestricted” eligibility. Note: “Unrestricted” (i.e., open to any type of entity above) opportunities are subject to any clarification listed under “Additional Information on Eligibility” on the synopsis.

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Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science

Department of Energy – Office of Science

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 3, 2019 

The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving applications from single investigators/small groups (up to $500K per year) and from large teams (over $500K per year) for support of experimental and theoretical efforts to advance materials and chemical sciences research for quantum information science (QIS).  Large teams must have multiple investigators and may have multiple institutions. This funding opportunity supports fundamental research for public benefit in materials and chemical sciences to advance our understanding of quantum phenomena in systems that could be used for QIS, and the use of quantum computing in chemical and materials sciences research.

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Grants.gov Mobile App’s Install Base Now 100,000-Strong

The Grants.gov mobile app, which launched in 2018, recently reached 100,000 installs by users of iOS and Android devices.

A growing number of grant pros are using the official Grants.gov app to keep abreast of federal grant announcements. The app makes it easy to find federal grant opportunities, add grant deadlines to your calendar, and subscribe to be notified when changes are made to a grant listing.

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The Grants.gov app was nominated for FedScoop’s Innovation of the Year award in 2018, and early reviews from the user base have been positive.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Connecting Service Dogs with Vets

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday includes grants for nonprofits connecting service dogs with service members and veterans, and grants for catalyzing new science and engineering discovery pathways in cyber-infrastructure.

For a complete list of new federal grant opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search page.

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Cyber-infrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research

National Science Foundation

Current Closing Date for Applications: Proposals accepted anytime

The Cyber-infrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to catalyze new science and engineering discovery pathways through early-stage collaborative activities between disciplinary scientists and engineers as well as developers/implementers of innovative cyber-infrastructure (CI) capabilities, services, and approaches.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Supporting Community Development Projects

This week’s edition of Funding Friday highlights a batch of federal grant opportunities designated for community development – from historic land preservation to housing and homelessness. Click here for a full list of new opportunities across all categories.

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Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant- American Battlefield Protection Program

Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Current Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2019

The National Park Service (NPS) makes available funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to help States and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War Battlefields. The Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAG) are administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) and awarded through a competitive process. Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match. Grants are available to purchase 1) land in fee simple or 2) permanent, protective interests in land (easements) at battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission’s (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields or the 2007 Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States (Reports).

 

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