#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants of April 2017

We are into spring and almost through the month of April. So, which grants are you all most interested in? Below are the 5 most viewed federal grants on Grants.gov during the month of April (so far).

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These grants span from employment training and internships in the United States to efforts to support diplomacy and prevent gender-based violence globally.

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#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants of Last 2 Weeks

These federal funding opportunities have been viewed thousands of times over the last two weeks by prospective grant applicants. Are you ready to apply for these? Continue reading #FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants of Last 2 Weeks

#FundingFriday: Over 50 Grants Related to Health Posted This Week

Are you looking for a grant or cooperative agreement to provide health-related services? To provide international AIDS or HIV relief? To conduct research on diabetes or kidney tissue?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has posted a variety of grants and cooperative agreements to provide these, and other, programs related to health.

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On Thursday alone, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted 18 opportunities related to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Posted This Week

Highlighted below are five more funding opportunity announcements posted to Grants.gov in the first week of August. The activities for these funding opportunities include scientific research, web development, and health services, as well as disarmament and reducing emissions.

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1) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – ROSES 2016: Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science

NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) program will fund grants to improve our capability for both prognostic predictions and retrospective simulations of the Earth system. The grant recipients will also advance our understanding of the vulnerabilities in human and biogeophysical systems and their relationships to climate extremes, thresholds, and tipping points. Meeting these goals requires approaches that integrate the traditional disciplines of the Earth sciences, as well as innovative and complementary use of models and data.

2) Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Food Emergency Response Network Cooperative Agreement

The Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) currently comprises federal, state, and local government regulatory laboratories with varying capacities to perform threat agent testing.

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What Is a Cooperative Agreement?

On Grants.gov, we obviously have government grants, but you will also find a lot of “cooperative agreements” while searching for funding opportunities. This is because cooperative agreements and grants are very similar, but with one big distinction.

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Both cooperative agreements and grants are “a legal instrument of financial assistance between a Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity and a non-Federal entity” as defined in the OMB Uniform Guidance (§200.24 for cooperative agreement and §200.51 for grant agreement).

Both cooperative agreements and grants “transfer anything of value from the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity to the non-Federal entity to carry out a public purpose.”

So, What’s the One Big Distinction?

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#FundingFriday: 5 Government Grants Posted this Week (May 31 – June 3)

Following the Memorial Day weekend, federal agencies have posted a variety of new funding opportunities. Here’s 5 different federal grants posted this week:

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1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – ROSES 2016: Atmospheric Composition: Upper Atmospheric Composition Observation

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What Is a Mandatory Grant?

Mandatory grants are a type of grant that must be awarded to each eligible applicant (generally a government entity) based on the conditions defined in the authorizing statute. Must be awarded? Authorizing statute? What does all that mean?

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Let’s break it down by looking at the life of a mandatory grant:

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