Grant Agency Spotlight: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

In continuing the grant agency spotlight series, we look at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its work to protect the safety and security of our nation.

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What Does DHS Do?

DHS is focused on protecting our nation and serving the public good. The overall mission of DHS is: “With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.”

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#FundingFriday: New Grants in the New Year

With a new year, there are also new opportunities to apply for federal grants. Federal agencies have posted over 25 opportunities so far in 2017, so here’s a sampling of the array of grants you should look into.

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1. Department of Justice (DOJ) – Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) posted this discretionary grant program that provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation—including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Continue reading #FundingFriday: New Grants in the New Year

#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Opportunities Supporting Environmental Protection, Emergency Response, and Job Training

This week’s #FundingFriday post highlights opportunities supporting environmental protection activities along the Mekong, operating costs for a national pedestrian and bicycle information center, and direct training assistance for the nation’s fire and emergency response community, among other grants.

Funding Friday icon1. Department of State – Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Nexus Futures Program

This program aims to advance sustainable development around the water, energy, food, and environment nexus within the Sekong, SrePok, and Sesan (3S) river system, an important set of Mekong tributaries shared by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Critical to this program is strengthening regional discussions about the environment — preferably via country-recognized and -supported processes.

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