#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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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Neighborhoods, Public Health, and Education

Despite the celebration of Independence Day on the 4th of July, the federal grants community is still continuing to work this week!

Below are recently posted federal grants in the areas of revitalizing neighborhoods from HUD, public health and protection from USAID and CDC, and education for children with disabilities from Education. Learn more from each agency below.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Grants Closing Next Week

Opportunities to support public-serving programs for reducing lead-based paint risks or the spread of influenza as well as conducting bioenergy research, implementing SORNA, or supporting DARPA. Due dates and details below.

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#FundingFriday: Grants with Deadlines Coming Up

The finish line for these funding opportunities is very close—submit your applications before Labor Day weekend! If you want to apply for these grants, we recommend submitting your application package at least 24-48 hours before the close date. Here are a couple other grant writing tips to avoid last minute problems.

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#FundingFriday: New Federal Grant Opportunities Posted This Week

More than 100 new funding opportunities have been published on Grants.gov this week, including announcements from the Departments of Interior, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and State. Grants highlighted below fund Mission blue butterfly translocation, data reporting for AIDS relief in the Republic of Zambia and a “Schools as Community Centers” pilot in Albania.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants from the Departments of Transportation, State, Interior, Justice, and Housing and Urban Development

The grant opportunities posted this week to Grants.gov showcase the wide range of public services and programs that federal funds support. Below are opportunities that fund training for handling hazardous materials, the conservation of endangered species, capacity-building for professionals in the civil and criminal justice system, and more.

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1. Department of Transportation (DOT) – Hazmat Grants

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-615), authorizes DOT to provide assistance to public sector employees through training and planning grants to States, Territories, and federally recognized Tribes for emergency response. The purpose of this grant program is to increase State, Territorial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations.

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Stories of Impact from the Federal Grants Community: Training for Vets

Federal Grant Impact Stories - VAIf you are a regular to Grants.gov, you are likely accustomed to seeing scores of new federal grant opportunities published every month. What happens after all of those grants are awarded and the funds are spent?

Federal agencies that oversee the spending of grants often share stories of impact on their websites and social media platforms. This week, we are highlighting  a few of the most recent success stories.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

In early August, three entities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, announced a nearly 50 percent reduction in Veterans experiencing homelessness since 2010. This success is attributable, in part, to an interagency effort to focus on serving the needs of veterans, assisting with everything from housing to job training.

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