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#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Programs Supporting Community Development, Refugees and Environmental Protection

If you don’t have time to regularly browse the funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov, consider setting up a saved search that will ping you every time a grant relevant to your interests is posted to Grants.gov.

You may also want to download the official Grants.gov mobile app (App Store | Google Play), which makes it easy to browse and subscribe to opportunities while you’re on the move – or on the couch.

Here’s a selection of new funding opportunity announcements that have been posted to Grants.gov in recent days.

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Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Program (Forecast)

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families – ORR
  • Estimated Closing Date: April 28, 2019
  • The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for the Refugee Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) Program, which establishes and manages Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification, and education (limited to postsecondary and/or continuing education, college entrance exam fees, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and General Education Development (GED) Diploma preparation and test fees).

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Updates to the Mobile App: Calendar, Public Search, Tracking & Social Media

The Grants.gov app launched in April 2018 to give you access to Grants.gov search and notification tools while on the go. With thousands of downloads and thoughtful feedback from our users, Grants.gov has released an update with more of the features you asked for.

First of all, thank you to everyone who has rated the app and provided feedback on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. Your feedback has driven the Grants.gov team to make the following improvements:

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grant Programs Supporting Developments in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights open federal grant opportunities relating to artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. For tips on how to use Grants.gov’s keyword search, click here.

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Big Data Analysis of Synchrophasor Data

Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Closing Date: November 9, 2018

This program aims to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools on PMU data to identify and improve existing knowledge, and to discover new insights and tools for better grid operation and management.

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Common Questions to Grants.gov’s Support Team—EBiz POC Edition

In addition to the training and instructional resources available to aid with your grant search and application process, we have a support team ready to help you by phone (1-800-518-4726) or email.

Grants.gov Support Resources

Before you pick up the phone to call, though, we have answers to the most common questions asked by people who are the Electronic Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC) for their organization.

Wait, what’s an ‘EBiz POC’?

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Supporting the Humanities, Internet Freedom, Suicide Prevention and More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights recently-announced opportunities from NEH, EPA, HHS and the Departments of State and Interior. Click here for a full list of the most recent funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov.

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Collaborative Research Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Collaborative Research grant program encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. (Closing Date: December 5, 2018)

 

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Grants.gov Support Center’s Top Questions: Workspace Edition

If you are a subscriber to this blog, you likely know about Grants.gov’s online resources. These resources include training videos and the online user guide.

Sometimes, though, talking on the phone with a real, live human can be crucial – especially when a user is stumped by a specific step in the application process or just feels overwhelmed. To this end, Grants.gov has a Support Center that can be reached 24/7 (except on federal holidays) by phone (1-800-518-4726) or email.

Grants.gov Support Resources

Below are the five most common questions the support team has received about Grants.gov Workspace. Here we provide basic answers, tips, and links to specific videos and help articles that walk users through the answers. Continue reading Grants.gov Support Center’s Top Questions: Workspace Edition

#FundingFriday Twitter Edition: Grants from NEH, HHS, Commerce and USDA

For this week’s edition of #FundingFriday, we are highlighting grant opportunities that either @grantsdotgov or federal government offices and agencies have shared on Twitter in recent days.

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And if you haven’t yet followed Grants.gov on Twitter, there isn’t a better time to do so than now!

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User Story Collection: How the Federal Grants Community Uses Grants.gov

The characters in our User Story blog series don’t have super-powers. But, the wide-ranging ways they use the Grants.gov system reflect time-saving and efficiency-building methods that real-world users can employ.

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Here, we collect the user story narratives we have published so far in 2018.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Opportunities Supporting the Humanities, Languages and History

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights grant programs from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service, and National Science Foundation. These programs support humanities-related research, preservation and expression.

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Dialogues on the Experience of War

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: November 15, 2018
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues is primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate.

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Federal Grants Policy: 5 Highlights from OMB Memo M-18-24

A memorandum released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on September 5, 2018, outlined a range of steps that the Federal Government is taking to reduce grant recipient reporting burden. You can read the memo in full here.

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Below, we highlight a few of the key takeaways relevant to the federal grants community:

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