Federal Funding

Battlefield Land Acquisition Proposals Accepted Anytime

The program preserves significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. Grants are available to purchase: (1) land in fee simple; and (2) permanent, protective interests in land (easements).

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Studies to Pinpoint Genetics, Mental Illness Links

The program supports research on the role genetics plays in mental illness. The specific studies will identify and characterize functional genomic elements in both healthy and diseased human brains to correlate findings with development of mental illnesses and outcomes relevant to brain function and dysfunction.

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Health IT to Expedite Patient-Centered Care

NIH’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality seeks applications for research projects on how health information technology improves health care quality and outcomes through population health management and patient-centered care delivery and coordination. The overarching objective is to advance the use of health IT to manage population health and deliver patient-centered care.

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NSF to Invest $73M in STEM Improvements

Through the IUSE initiative, NSF makes a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a foundation-wide framework of investments. The IUSE: EHR program is a core NSF undergraduate program seeking to improve the effectiveness of undergraduate STEM education for both majors and non-majors.

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Agency Offers Another $3M for Veterans Programs

The program supports efforts to train and place assistance dogs with disabled military service members and veterans. Grantees can serve those with both physical and psychological disabilities through this new pilot program.

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Tribes to Make Public Transit Plans

The program supports planning, capital, and, in limited circumstances, operating assistance for tribal public transit services. These funds are meant to enhance any Sec. 5311 funds that tribes receive for public transportation. Sec. 5311 is a formula funding program that funds public transportation initiatives in all rural and small urban areas.

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Projects to Improve Substance Abuse Treatment

Through this program, NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse encourages research projects that investigate the interplay between extracellular vesicles and substance use disorders (SUDs). NIDA plans for these projects to generate improvements in treatment and therapies.

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$87M to Address Farmworker Employment

The program counters the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by farmworkers who depend primarily on jobs in agricultural labor performed across the country. The NFJP is an integral part of the public workforce system and a partner in the nationwide network of American Job Centers, also called One-Stop Career Centers. In addition, NFJP partners with state monitor advocates to provide services to farmworkers and their families working in agriculture employment.

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Agencies to Fund Mathematics, Life Sciences Studies

The joint program supports research involving mathematics and statistics to answer questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the urgency for promoting research that addresses interfaces between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences.

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Tribes to Control Health Programs

These funds go for tribes to assume control of their health care programs. Grantees will receive assistance in program planning and evaluation, including the development of any management systems necessary for contract management and the development of cost allocation plans for indirect cost rates.

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Grantees to Reduce Blood Lead Levels

The program supports projects to reduce blood lead levels in young children. A major focus will be on addressing disparities in blood lead levels based on race, ethnicity and gender.

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Research to Improve Veteran Health Care

The program supports research to facilitate nursing research to optimize the health of military members and their beneficiaries. TSNRP supports nurse scientists in all stages of their careers through research funding, education and mentoring.

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Technologies to Ensure Security, Privacy

The program develops new computing and networking technologies, while ensuring their security and privacy, and finds new ways to make use of current technologies. Applicants must take a system-oriented approach to the development of computing and networking technologies.

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$100M to Advance Computing Software

The program advances computing and communication theory, algorithms for computer and computational sciences and architecture and the design of computers and software. Applicants are invited to submit proposals in two project classes: small projects (up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years); and medium projects ($500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years.

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Studies to Transform Cyberinfrastructure

OAC supports and coordinates the development of state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and services essential to the advancement and transformation of science and engineering. The program funds research to develop deployable, scalable and sustainable systems capable of transforming science and engineering research.

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Accelerated Award Program Focuses on Obesity

The program offers an accelerated review and award process to support time-sensitive research to evaluate a new obesity-related policy or program. The studies must have the potential to influence obesity related behaviors or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity.

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Projects to Support Computational Systems

IIS provides funding for studies on the interrelated roles of people, computers and information to increase the ability to understand data, as well as mimic the hallmarks of intelligence in computational systems.

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$1M Grants to Fund Multimedia Projects

These grants support multimedia humanities projects. The following formats are eligible: interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. Interactive digital media may be websites, games, mobile applications, virtual environments, streaming video and podcasts.

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Studies to Uncover Links Between Fertility, Overall Health

The program supports research exploring the premise fertility status can be a marker for overall health. NIH believes chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity, can impair fertility, but wants to uncover the extent to which fertility status can impact or act as a marker for overall health.

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General Audiences to Benefit from Humanities Funding

The program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines, such as history, literature, ethics, and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.

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Strategies to Manage HIV, Comorbidities

The program supports research to develop strategies to manage symptoms of HIV-associated Non-AIDS conditions (HANA) and other comorbidities among older adults with prolonged HIV infection. Antiretroviral therapy has improved quality of life and increased life expectancy of HIV-infected individuals. The focus of care has shifted to ART-related problems and to various non-AIDS diseases. Such comorbidities may be the consequences of long term ART toxicity, a state of chronic inflammation due to HIV infection, lifestyle-related risks for disease and aging.

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Hospice Care to Decrease Unwanted Patient Transitions

The program supports research on reducing negative outcomes related to unwanted patient transitions at the end of life through better coordination of care for individuals who are enrolled in hospice. Studies will focus on individuals who are receiving hospice care and their family caregivers in any setting.

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Agency Gears up for FY 2019 Digital Projects Competitions

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers the initial FY 2019 deadline for its Digital Humanities Advancements Grants program (CFDA Number: 45.169), which supports digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability.

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Women and Their Infants to Receive Mental Health Services

The program supports improvements in the mental health and wellbeing of perinatal women and their infants through timely, culturally appropriate perinatal mental health and substance use screening, assessment, referral and treatment services.

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Technology Tools to Aid Learners with Disabilities

The stepping-up grantees will create technology tools that benefit students with disabilities and develop methods to help a broad range of schools to effectively implement these technology tools. Technology tools include digital math text readers for students with visual impairment and reading software. Delivery methods can include instruction manuals, lesson plans and demonstration videos.

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Housing Counseling Agencies to Share Portion of $47M

Grantees use these funds to deliver a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, renters and the homeless. A special focus will be on underserved populations, which tend to face bigger housing and economic challenges. These include minorities, the elderly, veterans, persons with disabilities and rural residents.

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Studies to Focus on Health of Minority Men

The program supports research on the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative seeks to: (1) enhance understanding of the numerous factors influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males; and (2) develop culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.

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Children’s Hospital Program Sees Funding Increase

Federal funding for graduate medical education is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS). Prior to CHGME enactment, children's teaching hospitals received a disproportionately low amount of federal funding when compared to teaching hospitals serving adult patients. This program compensates for the disparity.

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Awards up to $3M Each to Foster Job Creation

EDA provides strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment to support development in economically distressed areas of the United States. PWDEF funds aid regional development to compete in the global economy. EAA grants focus on regions with severe economic downturns. Applicants should contact their regional EDA office with questions (applicants submit their applications regionally, too).

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Grants to Maintain Veteran Cemeteries

The program assists states and federally recognized tribal governments in providing gravesites for veterans in those areas where VA's national cemeteries can’t fully satisfy their burial needs. Grants may be used only for the purpose of establishing, expanding or improving veteran cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state, federally recognized tribal government or U.S. territory.

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Researchers to Develop Affordable Hearing Health Care

The program supports research to develop affordable hearing health care for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. The proposed studies should be milestone-driven and lead to better hearing health care offering enhanced access and affordability.

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Law Enforcement Officials to Guide Public Safety Projects

The new program supports addressing critical and emerging public safety issues identified by law enforcement, prosecutors, and other criminal justice practitioners. Projects should result in the development of materials, curricula and other tools that can not only build local capacity but also demonstrate innovative crime reduction strategies in the field.

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Crime Recidivism Awardees to Receive Technical Assistance

BJA supports approaches to develop and implement risk prediction, needs assessments and criminal justice capabilities to determine who may reoffend to apply the appropriate supervisory supports for prevention (Category 1); and build integrated and data-sharing capacity and notification systems (Category 2).

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Strategies to Suppress Gang Recruitment

The program supports communities in implementing comprehensive gang suppression plans, with a special focus on preventing gang recruitment of unaccompanied alien children. The goals are to develop and implement a customized gang suppression strategy; reduce and sustain reductions in community youth violence; share gang intelligence data with other law enforcement agencies; prevent violence and promote healing from victimization and exposure to violence in the home, school and community; and increase the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children, youths and families.

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Grantees to Coordinate Anti-Gang Services

OJJDP’s gang and youth violence prevention strategy seeks to prevent and reduce gang crime and violence through coordinated delivery of programs, services and practices. This program is designed to reduce violent crime, gangs and victimization, and to promote public safety in communities through planning support to eligible localities to build capacity to coordinate services.

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