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.
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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In recent weeks, the Grants.gov Support Center has seen a surge in calls relating to federal grant scams.
If you receive a call promising free government grant funding to start a business or to help pay your bills, hang up. The call is a scam. Continuing a conversation with a scammer may put your personal information at risk.
Continue reading Gift Cards for Federal Grants? Don’t Fall for This Scam
This week, we are highlighting new federal grant opportunities from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
National Science Foundation
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 06, 2019
In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (ENG/EFMA), once received the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors. The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of the Big Ideas, is one mechanism by which NSF is responding to the challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and work. The overarching vision is to support convergent research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies, understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive learning.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Federal Grants for the Future of Work, Clean Water, Alzheimer’s Research & More
Sometimes the standard Grants.gov user roles – Expanded AOR, Standard AOR, and Workspace Manager – can be insufficiently rigid for applicant organizations.
Thus, an organization may want to create custom roles that can be assigned in place of the standard Grants.gov roles.
Continue reading Workspace Tips & Tricks: How to Create a Custom Role in Grants.gov
On November 15, the Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross Agency Priority Goal Team began collecting feedback on the Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards via a dedicated website.
In developing the data standards and soliciting public input, the Federal Government aims to “… contribute to a future state where grants data are inter-operable, [where] there are fewer internal and public-facing grants management systems, and [where] Federal awarding agencies and recipients leverage data to successfully implement a risk-based, data-driven approach to managing Federal grants.”
The Team notes on https://grantsfeedback.cfo.gov that “these data standards are a pre-decisional draft and should not be interpreted as setting policy or official guidance.”
Continue reading Public Feedback on Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards Open Until January 15
This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights federal grants supporting the digitization and preservation of historical newspaper content, legal assistance for the victims of sexual assault, and networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements for science and research institutions.
Click here for a full list of new and recent federal grant opportunity announcements.
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If you are a subscriber to this blog, you receive an email every time we publish a post. But are you also receiving the monthly Grants.gov Community Newsletter?
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Community Insights is a new series that highlights advice and wisdom gleaned from the federal grant community. The posts excerpted in this series will have appeared already within Grants.gov’s Twitter and the Community Forum channels.
In this blog post, we’re featuring an exchange between applicants about creative ways to build partnerships when federal funding opportunities appear limited. A special thanks to Twila Nesky for taking the time to share her wisdom with the community.
‘A Truly Creative Endeavor’
Q: Hello everyone, I am interested to learn about how you all are being more creative in your approach to funding when the Federal funding is limited.
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This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new funding opportunity announcements published by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). For a full list of open NEA opportunities, click here.
National Endowment for the Arts
Closing Date: January 15, 2019
Through grants with other funders, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has a long history of bringing the benefits of international exchange to audiences, artists, and arts organizations nationwide. For many years, however, there have been limited opportunities for foreign arts presenters to come to the U.S. and see artists at events in geographically diverse areas of our country. Programs such as these are important because they create new markets for working artists, expand mutual understanding, and raise the profile of each participating U.S. region and country. To address this ongoing gap, the NEA’s Performing Arts Discovery program supports U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) to undertake performing arts platforms in their region that will showcase the work of U.S. performing artists for presenters1 based outside of this country.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: New Opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts
Recent updates to the Grants.gov system have brought welcome new features for users at federal grant-making agencies. These enhancements are discussed in detail in the online user guide. Below, we provide an overview of the changes, along with links to help resources.
New: Login with your PIV card
Grantors can now link a PIV or CAC card to their Grants.gov account. Doing so will give users the option of accessing their account with either the PIV/CAC card or their username and password.
Help Article | Video
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