#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Small Businesses, Preserving Cultural Heritage, Cataloging Geophysical Data, and More

New federal grant announcements from this week span a wide range of fields and industries. To see a complete list of new grants, visit the Grants.gov Search page.

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1. Small Business Administration – SCORE

The SCORE Program is designed to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to existing small businesses and nascent (pre-venture) entrepreneurs. SCORE helps small businesses access capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, export assistance, sales and other areas required for growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity and innovation.

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What Is a Subaward and a Subrecipient?

To understand the definitions of “subaward” and “subrecipient”, it helps to think in terms of a grant that has just been won. If you are not sure what an “award” is, start with the What Is an Award? post then come back.

Rather than the grantor (i.e., the grant-making agency) entrusting just one entity with carrying out a federal program, sometimes multiple awardees will shoulder the responsibilities.

In such cases, one entity – the one who submitted the grant application – will serve as a pass-through to the partnering entities, which are called subrecipients.

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Video: Grants.gov’s New Saved Search Management Features

It is now much easier to save and manage your searches for grant opportunities, thanks to Grants.gov’s latest release.

Simply log in, search, and save.

After naming your saved search, you will receive email notifications when new grants meeting your search criteria are posted. You can also review your saved searches at any time and edit or delete the records.

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What Is an Award?

When you hear the word “award,” do you envision the federal government conferring funding to you to implement a public-serving project? Some of you grant professionals did, but it is understandable if you thought of this year’s Best Film, the league MVP debate, or your child’s T-ball participation trophy.

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#FundingFriday: Recent Funding Opportunity Announcements for Local Governments

This week’s highlights focus on new and forecasted funding opportunities for which town, city and county governments are eligible. These and hundreds of other recent federal grant announcements are published under Grants.gov’s Search tab.

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1. Department of the Interior, National Park Service – Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation Grants FY2018

Grant funds must be used for the transfer of control of Native American human remains and cultural items to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Repatriation includes disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains (CUI) according to 43 C.F.R. 10.11. Repatriation projects defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial, and storage of NAGPRA-related human remains and cultural items.

 

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What Is a CFDA Number?

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), an E-Gov initiative managed by GSA.gov, is a list of all federal financial assistance programs available to a variety of applicants.

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“The primary purpose of the Catalog is to assist users in identifying programs that meet specific objectives of the potential applicant, and to obtain general information on Federal assistance programs,” reads an overview on the CFDA website. It is also used to improve coordination amongst federal, state, and local government entities.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Forecasts from the Department of Health and Human Services & More

Highlights from this week’s new funding opportunities include three grant forecasts from the Department of Health and Human Services. The opportunities listed below fund programs supporting Native American families, language preservation, environmental enterprise, refugee training, and environmental education. Visit Grants.gov Search to browse more new funding opportunities from the federal government.

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Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families – Social and Economic Development Strategies

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funds for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. This program is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.

 

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What Is a Funding Opportunity Announcement?

A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is the publicly available document that contains all the official information (e.g., goals, deadline, eligibility, reporting) about a federal grant. An FOA is how a federal grant-making agency announces the availability of a grant, and it provides instructions on how to apply for that grant.

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What are some other key elements of an FOA?

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#FundingFriday: Four New Federal Grants Posted This Week

This week’s featured funding announcements are from the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of State.

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1. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration – Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The purpose of this one-year funding opportunity is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty. In exchange for full-time, post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, the program authorizes cancellation of up to 85 percent of any such loan (plus interest thereon).

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#FundingFriday: New Grants from the U.S. Federal Government

Funding opportunities announced this week support programs within the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Homeland Security, among other federal agencies. Visit Grants.gov for the full list of announcements.

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1. Department of Energy, Office of Science – Collaborative Research in Magnetic Fusion Energy Sciences on Long-Pulse International Stellarator Facilities

The Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), herby announces its interest in receiving applications to carry out experimental research in magnetic fusion energy sciences on long-pulse overseas stellarator facilities, namely Wendelstein 7-X (Germany) and the Large Helical Device (LHD – Japan).

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