Federal Funding Spotlight: Memorial Day Edition 🇺🇸

Our Memorial Day edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 focuses on open opportunities relating to U.S. veterans. These funding opportunities aim to…

  • enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans;
  • help state governments with the construction or renovation of state veterans extended care facilities;
  • support highly impactful and military-relevant research in the field of burn wound care, and more.

For a complete, 🔍 searchable list of federal funding opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search tab.

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Federal Funding Spotlight on Housing Programs Supporting the Elderly & Veterans

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

  • the development and ongoing operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons, aged 62 years or older
  • case management services to improve the retention of housing by Veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning to permanent housing, and more!

Click here to view the latest funding opportunities published to Grants.gov.

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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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Federal Grants in Honor of National PTSD Awareness Day #FundingFriday

National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day was this Wednesday, June 27th. In honor of the women and men who have bravely served our nation, here are several federal grant opportunities for organizations that support and improve the care of our veterans.

To learn more about PTSD, including an overview, symptoms, and risk factors, please read this resource from the National Institute of Mental Health.

If you are a veteran in search of personal assistance, read the Applying for Benefits page from the Veterans Benefits Administration.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Closing in Early March

In March, application windows will close for more than 200 federal grant opportunities. The grants listed below reflect the range of government funding available to support education, museums, agriculture and assistive technology – to name just a few categories.

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Close Date: Mar 01, 2018

Agency: Department of Education
Opportunity: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
Purpose: To provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Programs Supporting America’s Veterans and Their Families

Funding Friday iconIn this week’s #FundingFriday column, we highlight open opportunities for grant programs serving veterans and their families. Grants featured here aim to support training programs, medical research, veterans home construction, the Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program, and more.

 

1. Small Business Administration – Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (VFPETP)

This program aims to provide procurement training and management support services to potential veteran and service-disabled veteran candidates seeking training for government contracting opportunities.

 

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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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