Federal Funding Spotlight on Agriculture Programs Benefiting Growers, Green Infrastructure & Workforce Development

This week’s Federal Funding Spotlight focuses on federal grant and cooperative agreement opportunities relating to agriculture, including…

  • A program that helps increase access to and availability of regionally produced agricultural products;
  • A program that improves green infrastructure through planting of trees and other vegetation;
  • A program that focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences;
  • And more!

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Federal Funding Spotlight on Agriculture: Open Opportunities Supporting Specialty Crops, Food Security & More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights open grant opportunities related to agriculture, including programs supporting…

  • Specialty crops, such as dried fruit, tree nuts and horticulture
  • Agricultural transformation and food security
  • Farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities, and more!

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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Farm Bill

  • Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 24, 2019
  •  The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $72.4 million in grant funds, less AMS administrative costs, to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).

 

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What’s New in Federal Grants: Opportunities Supporting Native American Libraries, Community Programming, and More

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

  • the programs and services of Native American libraries
  • local programming designed to place volunteers in communities to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities in maintaining independence
  • innovative projects that help reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses
  • and more!

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Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 1, 2019 
  • Native American Enhancement grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries.

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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 Grants Supporting Nutrition

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights federal programs supporting food and nutrition.

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School Nutrition Training Grant for Allied Professional Organizations

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
  • Closing Date: January 28, 2019
  • School Nutrition Training Grant for AlliedProfessional Organizations funds will assist allied professional organizations in planning, developing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating a workforce development and training initiative to provide skills-based training and technical assistance for school nutrition professionals to strengthen school meals program operators’ competencies, knowledge, and skills within one or more of the eight (8) key functional areas.

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5 Grants for National Water Quality Month #FundingFriday

We all need it, so we need to protect our clean water supplies. As the National Science Foundation says, “Humanity depends upon the Earth’s physical resources and natural systems for food, energy, and water (FEW).” Below are U.S. Federal Government grants from DOI, EPA, NASA, NSF, and USDA that work to restore, improve, or sustain water quality and access.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Public Transportation, Veterans, Community Gardens and More

Happy Friday! In this week’s edition of #FundingFriday, we are highlighting opportunities from the Departments of Transportation, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture and other federal grant-making agencies. All have closing dates in August or September, so there is still time to apply!

Note to Federal Agencies: If you have specific grant opportunities you would like the Grants.gov Community Blog to highlight in our weekly posts, please email us at Community@Grants.gov.

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Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program

  • Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
  • Closing Date: September 10, 2018
  • About the Opportunity: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5311(c)(1)(A), as amended by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015). This is a national solicitation for project proposals and includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for Fiscal Year 2018 projects. The primary purpose of these competitively selected grants is to support planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services. Funds distributed to Indian tribes under the TTP should not replace or reduce funds that Indian tribes receive from states through FTA’s Section 5311 program.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Closing Next Week

These federal grant opportunities close next week, so it is time to get those grant applications submitted soon! Opportunities in the areas of health, food, transportation, and energy.

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Close Date: June 18, 2018

Opportunity: Family-to-Family Health Information Centers – Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada

Agency: HHS Health Resources and Services Administration

Purpose: To provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.

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8 Training and Technical Assistance Grants Due in June & July #FundingFriday

Do you work for a nonprofit, state agency, or other eligible entity that implements training centers or provides technical assistance programs? Here are 8 federal grants for different types of training and technical assistance to support the fields of criminal justice, pipeline safety, forest conservation, hydropower, drug courts, and defense procurement.

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#FundingFriday: Diverse Grants for Public Purposes

Federal grants are the transfer of anything of value from the Federal government to a non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose authorized by U.S. law. This makes for a wide array of public-serving programs to be found on Grants.gov—find grants for national parks, small businesses, international work, agricultural education, and newborn screening below.

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