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:
Despite significant scientific advancements made in substance use disorder research over the last century, the causes and consequences of drug use in later life remain poorly understood. The intent of this funding opportunity announcement is to support innovative research that examines aspects of marijuana and prescription opioid and benzodiazepine use in adults aged 50 and older. This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages research that examines the determinants of these types of drug use and/or characterizes the resulting neurobiological alterations, associated behaviors, and public health consequences. This initiative will focus on two distinct populations of older adults: individuals with earlier onset of drug use who are now entering this stage of adult development or individuals who initiate drug use after the age of 50.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Federal Grants Addressing the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic in the US
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).
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:
Continue reading What Is a Grant? [Updated]
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.
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.
Continue reading #FundingFriday Highlights: Recent U.S. Government Grants Posted on Grants.gov
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.
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.
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.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: New Government Grants for Programs in the Arts, Transportation, Agriculture, and More
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.)
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.
Continue reading Video: How to Locate Federal Grant Forecasts 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.
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.
Continue reading Get Ready: Online Forms Coming to Federal Grant Applications on Grants.gov
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).
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.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: 5 New Federal Grants for Non-Profit Organizations Working in the Humanities, Cultural Preservation & More
If 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.
Continue reading Stories of Impact from the Federal Grants Community: Training for Vets