Funding Friday: Federal Grants for Law, Justice and Legal Services Programs

This week’s Funding Friday post highlights grant opportunities from the Law, Justice and Legal Services category in Grants.gov Search. You can easily filter funding opportunities by this and other categories, such as Natural Resources, Health, Education, Community Development and many more.

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1. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement – Strengthening Law Enforcement’s Partnerships with Women’s Justice Centers

The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations for a Grant/Cooperative to implement a two (2) year program entitled “Strengthening Law Enforcement’s Partnerships with Women’s Justice Centers”.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Addressing the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the US

Opioid abuse and addition have developed to epidemic proportions in the United States.

“In 2014, more than 28,000 people died from opioid overdose, and at least half of those deaths involved a prescription opioid. Many more became addicted to prescription and illegal opioids,” reads an article on the opioid epidemic on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The following recent grant opportunities highlight the range of U.S. government agencies and programs currently addressing the opioid epidemic: Continue reading #FundingFriday: Federal Grants Addressing the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the US

What Is a Grant? [Updated]

Editor’s Note: We updated & expanded this article to create a more complete answer to the question—what is a grant? The original publication on May 4, 2016, was our first entry in the ‘What Is…” series, which makes grants more accessible by discussing the grant lifecycle and grant types.

A grant is one of the government’s tools for funding ideas and projects to provide public services, stimulate the economy, and benefit the general public. Grants can be awarded for a wide-variety of activities, such as innovative research, recovery initiatives, infrastructure building, or any of the other hundreds of funding programs in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

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Examples of U.S. federal grant programs include those that support justice and law enforcement, social services and health research, and research in science and technology.

The process of successfully serving the public through grants, though, can be quite complex. Grant programs originate from laws, and then are administered by the appropriate federal agency. For example:

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We’re Listening: Introducing the New ‘Reply All’ Blog Series on Blog.Grants.gov

The Reply All blog series addresses your questions and feedback received on Grants.gov’s various platforms – including Search, Workspace, Blog.Grants.gov, Twitter, and YouTube – that may be relevant to a wider user audience. This is the first post in the series.

Q: I noticed the Grantor Validation tab in your Workspace videos, but I don’t see it in the workspace I’m applying with. What is it and why am I not seeing it?

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Applicants who have access to the Preview Grantor Validation tab are able to preview the errors and warnings their application package would encounter from the grant-making agency. This preview feature compares the current state of your application package against the validations in the grant-making agency’s grants system.

However, this Workspace feature must be “turned on” by the grant-making agency funding the grant for which you are applying.

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#FundingFriday Highlights: Recent U.S. Government Grants Posted on Grants.gov

Every week, federal agencies publish grant announcements on Grants.gov. Below, we highlight new funding opportunities from the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of State, NASA, and the Department of Energy.

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1. Department of the Interior – Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and Regional Project proposals for the restoration of the Great Lakes Basin fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (16 USC 941c). The purpose of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA) is to provide assistance to States, Indian Tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin.
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New Grant Events and Trainings Page on the Blog

To improve our service to you, the grants community, we have added a Grant Events and Trainings page to the blog.

Bookmark the events page and check back periodically to find out about upcoming conferences, workshops, and other events.

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#FundingFriday: New Government Grants for Programs in the Arts, Transportation, Agriculture, and More

Below are five highlights from federal grants posted this week to Grants.gov. Featured here are awards from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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1. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Thailand – Enhanced Community HIV Link

This cooperative agreement will help to strengthen capacity to protect and improve health and well-being, specifically to help community HIV/AIDS services in Vietnam to support a sustainable national HIV/AIDS response.

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Video: How to Locate Federal Grant Forecasts on Grants.gov

The next time you search for federal grants on Grants.gov, check the Forecasted option under the Opportunity Status heading on the Search page. (See screenshot below.)

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This will allow you to browse projected funding opportunities weeks or months before they are officially posted. The Forecast feature is a great way to get a head start on preparing your next application.

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Get Ready: Online Forms Coming to Federal Grant Applications on Grants.gov

The year 2017 is still months away, but now is the time to prepare for several significant enhancements that will be coming to Grants.gov.

In early 2017, you will have the option of completing federal grant application forms in an online environment that saves progress and auto-fills matching fields on other application forms.

These online forms will provide an alternative to downloading Adobe PDF forms and completing them offline.

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You can prepare now for this exciting new feature by applying for your next federal grant using Workspace.

Why? Online forms will be accessible only within Workspace, so learning the ins and outs of Workspace will ease your transition to online forms.

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#FundingFriday: 5 New Federal Grants for Non-Profit Organizations Working in the Humanities, Cultural Preservation & More

This week, we’re highlighting new and recent federal grant opportunities for which non-profit organizations are eligible.

These grants come from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of State (DOS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Department of the Interior (DOI).

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1. HHS – Service Area Competition

This HHS announcement solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that provide primary and preventive health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved. The purpose of the SAC funding opportunity is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations.

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