Funding

The opportunities below are listed in order of soonest deadline to latest. Please be sure to review the list of ongoing opportunities as well. Click on each opportunity to display more information.

October 2021

Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects

Funding Opportunity Title: Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects
Deadline: October 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: ARCHIVAL-202110
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. The Commission encourages projects centered on collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history. Additionally, the Commission is especially interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. We encourage applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals over the past 250 years. We welcome projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation’s history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day.
Projects, to preserve and process historical records, may:
• Convert existing description for online access
• Create new online finding aids to collections
• Digitize historical records collections and make them freely available online
All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images.
The successful application will demonstrate the value of the contents of the collections; will outline a project that addresses best practices for the work, and that is appropriately staffed; will propose a budget that accomplishes the project in a cost-effective manner; and, will outline activities that bring researchers to the collections included in the project as well as the rest of the repository’s holdings.
For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see: “What we do and do not fund”.
Award Information
A grant is for one to two years and for up to $150,000. The Commission expects to make up to 10 grants in this category for a total of up to $1,000,000. The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publicity, publications, and other products that result from its support.
Eligibility
Eligible applicants:
• Nonprofit organizations or institutions
• Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
• State or local government agencies
• Federally-recognized or -acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
Projects must include at least one of the eligible activities described for this program. Applications must include all required elements (SF424, Narrative, NHPRC Budget form, and Supplemental Materials). Applications that do not meet either of these criteria will not be considered.
In order to ensure eligibility, applicants should first review the rules and regulations governing NHPRC grants under the Administering an NHPRC Grant section.
Cost Sharing
The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.
Cost sharing is required. The applicant’s financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution if they are included in the budget.
The Commission provides no more than 75 per cent of total project costs in the Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects category. For example, a request of $75,000 in NHPRC grant funds means the applicant institution must provide at least $25,000 in cost share.
Other Requirements
Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at https://sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF.

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Public Engagement with Historical Records

Funding Opportunity Title: Public Engagement with Historical Records
Deadline: October 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: ENGAGEMENT-202110
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

Projects might create and develop programs to engage people in the study and use of historical records for institutional, educational or personal reasons. For example, an applicant can:
• Enlist volunteer “citizen archivists” in projects to accelerate access to historical records, especially those online. This may include, but is not limited to, efforts to identify, tag, transcribe, annotate, or otherwise enhance digitized historical records.
• Develop educational programs for K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members that encourage them to engage with historical records already in repositories or that are collected as part of the project.
• Collect primary source material from people through public gatherings and sponsor discussions or websites about the results.
• Use historical records in workshops for artistic endeavors. This could include K-12 students, undergraduate classes, or community members. Examples include projects that encourage researching and writing life stories for performance; using record facsimiles in painting, sculpture, or audiovisual collages; or using text as lyrics for music or as music.
• Develop technologies that encourage the sharing of information about historical records.

For a comprehensive list of the Commission’s limitations on funding, please see “What we do and do not fund”. Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.
Award Information
A grant normally is for one to three years. The Commission expects to make up to five grants of between $50,000 and $150,000. The total amount allocated for this program is up to $400,000. Grants begin no earlier than July 1, 2022.
The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications and other products that result from its support.
Eligibility
Eligible applicants:
• Nonprofit organizations or institutions
• Colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
• State or local government agencies
• Federally-recognized or -acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
Projects must include at least one of the eligible activities described for this program. Applications must include all required elements (SF424, Narrative, NHPRC Budget form, and Supplemental Materials). Applications that do not meet either of these criteria will not be considered.
In order to ensure eligibility, applicants should first review the rules and regulations governing NHPRC grants under the Administering an NHPRC Grant section.
Cost Sharing
The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.
Cost sharing is required. The applicant’s financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution if they are included in the budget.
The Commission provides no more than 75 per cent of total project costs in the Public Engagement with Historical Records category. For example, a request of $75,000 in NHPRC grant funds means the applicant institution must provide at least $25,000 in cost share.

Other Requirements
Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at www.sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF.

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Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

Funding Opportunity Title: Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Deadline: October 7, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: EDITIONS-202110
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish documentary editions of historical records. We especially welcome projects that focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history. Projects may also center on the papers of major figures from American history.
The Commission is especially interested in projects to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. We encourage applications that use collections to examine the ideals behind the founding of the United States and the continual interpretation and debate over those ideals over the past 250 years. We welcome projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation’s history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day.
The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) or the Modern Language Association (MLA) Committee on Scholarly Editions .
All new projects (those which have never received NHPRC funding) must have definitive plans for publishing and preserving a digital edition which provides online access to a searchable, fully-transcribed and annotated collection of documents. New projects may also prepare print editions (including ebooks and searchable PDFs posted online) as part of their overall publishing plan, but the contents of those volumes must be published in a fully-searchable digital edition within a reasonable period of time following print publication. The NHPRC encourages projects to provide free public access to online editions. Projects that do not have suitable plans for digital dissemination and preservation in place at the time of application will not be considered.
Grants are awarded to collaborative teams (including at least two scholar-editors, in addition to one or more archivists, digital scholars, data curators, and/or other support and technical staff, as necessary) for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, transcribing, annotating, editing, encoding, and publishing documentary source materials online and in print. Eligible documentary edition projects typically focus on original manuscript or typewritten documents, but may also include other formats, such as analog audio and/or born-digital records. Because of the focus on historical documentary sources, grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project.
This grant program does not support the production of film or video documentaries. For a comprehensive list of the Commission’s limitations on funding, please see What We Do and Do Not Fund. Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.
Ongoing projects: Applicants from ongoing projects must demonstrate that they have successfully achieved the performance objectives associated with previous NHPRC awards; provide updated, current information, including a description of the new activities; describe the content and historical significance of the specific materials to be edited during the proposed grant period; show progress towards completing the edition; and justify costs in a new budget.
The successful application will demonstrate the historical value of the records to be included in the edition for its intended audiences, will outline a project that addresses best practices for the work and that is appropriately staffed, will propose a budget that accomplishes the project in a cost-effective manner, and will outline activities that bring researchers to the published edition.
For a comprehensive list of Commission limitations on funding, please see: “What we do and do not fund” (http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply/eligibility.html).
Award Information
A grant is for one year and for up to $175,000 per year. The Commission expects to make up to 25 grants in this category for a total of up to $3,000,000. Grants begin no earlier than January 1, 2022.
The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publications, publicity, and other products that result from its support.
Eligibility
? U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions
? U.S. colleges, universities, and other academic institutions
? State or local government agencies
? Federally-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
In order to ensure eligibility, applicants should first review the rules and regulations governing NHPRC grants under the Administering an NHPRC Grant section.
Cost Sharing
The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.
Cost sharing is required. The applicant’s financial contribution may include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101). Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution if they are included in the budget.
The Commission provides no more than 50 per cent of total project costs in the Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions category. For example, a request of $75,000 in NHPRC grant funds means the applicant institution must provide at least $75,000 in cost share.

Other Requirements
Applicant organizations must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application, maintain SAM registration throughout the application and award process, and include a valid DUNS number in their application. Details on SAM registration and requesting a DUNS number can be found at the System for Award Management website at https://sam.gov. Please refer to the User Guides section and the Grants Registrations PDF.
Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

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Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2022

Funding Opportunity Title: Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2022
Deadline: October 20, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: R22AS00015
CFDA Numbers: 15.519
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation

The objective of this NOFO is to invite federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations to submit proposals for financial assistance for projects and activities that develop, manage, and protect tribal water and related resources.This NOFO also implements the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities including Presidential Executive Order 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (E.O. 14008), and Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Undeserved Communities Through the Federal Government (E.O. 13985). E.O. 13985 is supported by this NOFO as it increases opportunities for Indian tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water and related resources.

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December 2021

FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- History of Equal Rights- Preservation Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- History of Equal Rights- Preservation Grants
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: P21AS00430
CFDA Numbers:  15.904 
Program Office: Department of the Interior – National Park Service

The National Park Service’s (NPS) History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) will preserve sites related to the struggle of all American’s to achieve equal rights. HER grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including: architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. The HER opportunity number is P21AS00430.There are separate funding announcements for African American Civil Rights physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects. Funding announcement P21AS00431 is for physical preservation of African American historic sites only; P21AS00432 is for African American historical research/documentation projects only. Ensure you apply under the correct opportunity number for your project.

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Collaborative Research

Funding Opportunity Title: Collaborative Research
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20211201-RZ
CFDA Numbers: 45.161
Program Office: National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Research Programs is accepting applications for the Collaborative Research program. The purpose of this program is to support groups of two or more scholars seeking to increase humanistic knowledge through convenings, research, manuscript preparation for collaborative publications, and the creation of scholarly digital projects. The collaborative work can take place within a single field of study or across disciplines. Partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but all collaborative projects must address significant humanities research questions.

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FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- Preservation Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- Preservation Grants
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: P21AS00431
CFDA Numbers:  15.904
Program Office: Department of the Interior – National Park Service

The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens. The NPS 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, will serve as a guide in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties. AACR Preservation Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including: architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. There are separate funding announcements for physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects. Funding announcement P21AS00431 is for physical preservation of historic sites only; P21AS00432 is for historical research/documentation/survey/nomination projects. Please ensure you apply under the correct opportunity number for your project. There is a new Historic Equal Rights grant program under P21AS00430 for physical preservation only of sites involved in the struggle for All American’s civil rights.FY2021 Public Law 116-260 provides $16.75 million for the AACR Grant Program.

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FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- History Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2021 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- History Grants
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: P21AS00432
CFDA Numbers:  15.904
Program Office: Department of the Interior – National Park Service

The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens as well as the transatlantic slave trade. The NPS 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, will serve as a guide in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties. AACR Preservation Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of history projects for historic sites including: survey and inventory, National Register nominations, oral histories and more. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match.There are separate funding announcements for physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects. Funding announcement P21AS00431 is for physical preservation of historic sites only; P21AS00432 is for historical research/documentation/survey/nomination projects. Please ensure you apply under the correct opportunity number for your project. There is a new Historic Equal Rights grant program under P21AS00430 for physical preservation only of sites involved in the struggle for all Americans civil rights.FY2021 Public Law 116-260 provides $16,750,000 million for the AACR Grant Program.

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Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) - Competitive Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program
Deadline: December 1, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: FR-6500-N-48
CFDA Numbers:  14.867
Program Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

The IHBG program is authorized under Title I of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended, (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA). Under the program, eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) receive grants to carry out a range of affordable housing activities. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas and carry out other affordable housing activities. Grant funds must be used to primarily benefit low-income Indian families.

In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Appropriations Act) (Public Law 116-156), Congress provided a total of $100,000,000 for competitive grants to eligible IHBG recipients authorized under NAHASDA in addition to formula-based funding. This NOFO describes the criteria that HUD will use to award IHBG Competitive grants, and outlines program requirements.

In January 2017, HUD released a study entitled, “Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs.” Among the findings, the study found that tribal households are substantially worse than other U.S. households, with overcrowding in tribal areas being especially severe. The study noted that in the 2013-2015 period alone, 68,000 new units would have been necessary to help eliminate overcrowding and replace physically deteriorating units. Additional information is available at: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-research-022117.html

The Department recognizes that this additional IHBG funding provides an opportunity to fund strong and viable affordable housing projects in Indian Country. These projects could begin to address the concerns identified in the study.

In accordance with the Appropriations Act, HUD will give priority to projects that spur construction and rehabilitation, while considering need and administrative capacity. HUD strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families and help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. Additionally, HUD encourages housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions. HUD also encourages acquisition of existing housing units that increases housing stock and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects that will enable future construction or rehabilitation.

While HUD will give funding priority for new construction projects, rehabilitation projects, acquisition of units and necessary affordable housing-related infrastructure projects, applicants may also apply for funding to carry out other eligible activities under NAHASDA.

Finally, Indian tribes and TDHEs that are applying for funding under this NOFO are encouraged to propose projects that are part of a comprehensive plan to address housing conditions in their communities, including overcrowding and physically deteriorating units, as appropriate.

Applicants should also engage in long-term planning and ensure that the project being proposed is part of a holistic plan that considers planned future infrastructure development, economic development opportunities, and more.

All applications received through this NOFO that pass application screening and threshold review will be rated. Funds will be awarded in rank order based on the score received on the application submitted under this NOFO. HUD reserves the right to issue a supplemental or independent NOFO if necessary (e.g., to ensure that all appropriated funds are awarded). Grantees must comply with the requirements of NAHASDA and 24 CFR part 1000.

The Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) within HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing will administer this program.

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FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Pilot Program

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Pilot Program
Deadline: December 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: FTA-2021-009-ICAM
CFDA Numbers:  20.513
Program Office: Department of Transportation – DOT/Federal Transit Administration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $3.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 competitive grant funding to support transit services for 2021 Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program. Under the ICAM pilot program, funds awarded will finance innovative capital projects for the transportation-disadvantaged, with the goal to improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services for underserved groups. As required by Federal public transportation law and subject to appropriations, funds will be awarded competitively to eligible applicants. Eligible applicants are State departments of transportation, designated recipients for Section 5310 funds, or local governmental entities that operate a public transportation service, or their eligible subrecipients that have the authority and technical capacity to implement a regional or statewide cost allocation pilot.

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GPD Capital Grant

Funding Opportunity Title: GPD Capital Grant
Deadline: December 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: VA-GPD-CG-FY2022
CFDA Numbers:  64.024
Program Office: Department of Veterans Affairs – Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program

During the National Emergency due to COVID–19, VA announces the availability of approximately $75 million in capital grants to increase safety and reduce the risk to Veterans in GPD transitional housing who otherwise would be experiencing homelessness. Funding for grants awarded under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (P.L. 117-2). This NOFO responds to the mounting need for equity in communities where evidence suggests that the existing supply of transitional housing is inadequate to meet the demand of unsheltered Veterans. As shown in the 2020 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in January 2021, although the increase in the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness between 2019 and 2020 was small (i.e. less than 1%), the increase was entirely among Veterans staying in unsheltered places. The funding offered under this NOFO will allow current GPD grantees to improve the transitional housing they offer to Veterans, potentially making transitional housing more attractive than unsheltered places for Veterans who previously were difficult to outreach. By increasing the availability of private accommodations, this funding will provide for the safety of Veterans experiencing homelessness and reduce or avoid the risk associated with shared or congregate accommodations.

This is the second batch of funding in a limited series of funding opportunities designed to continue relief efforts in response to COVID-19. While the first batch of funding, made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, 2020 (CARES Act) (P.L. 116-136), supported a remarkable 200% more grants than originally forecasted, the funding did not reach all of the communities in need. Therefore, this second opportunity targets other communities in need, such as high-cost areas, by increasing the funding available, by continuing to focus on current GPD grantees and continuing to hold applicants to high standards.

VA continues to monitor current events as they impact the transitional housing needed in communities. VA is committed to supporting community-based organizations as they transform programs and meet the challenge of providing high-quality transitional housing to Veterans experiencing homelessness.

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National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education

Funding Opportunity Title: National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Deadline: December 17, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: CDC-RFA-DP22-2203
CFDA Numbers:  93.858 
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

The purpose of this 5-year cooperative agreement is to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and school staff in underserved and disproportionately affected communities. The CDC’s Healthy Schools Branch plans to fund four nationally recognized recipients with expertise and experience providing support to CDC-funded state education agencies, districts, schools, out-of-school time providers, and the organization’s constituents in the following priority areas:

Priority 1 – School Health Services: Strategies and activities support access to physical, behavioral, and mental health services for students, with emphasis on students with chronic health conditions.
Priority 2 – Emotional Well-Being: Strategies and activities support emotional well-being of students and staff.
Priority 3 – Healthy Out-of-School-Time: Strategies and activities support healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff in out-of-school time programs.
Priority 4 – School Administrator Support and Action for Healthy Schools: Strategies and activities support adoption of Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model policies within districts and schools that address healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff.

Recipients will provide support through professional development and technical assistance, dissemination, partnerships, and implementation. Expected outcomes to be achieved by the end of the 5-year period of performance include: (1) Increased use of CDC and other evidence-based tools and resources; (2) Increased adoption and implementation of evidence-based school health policies, practices, and programs among state education agencies, districts, schools, and out-of-school time programs; and (3) Expansion of school-based mental health and health services.

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is intended to fund recipients with national reach to support the establishment of school policy, systems, and environmental changes to achieve and sustain positive health outcomes. This NOFO supports nationwide implementation of cross-cutting approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors. Applicants should be able to fulfill the strategies, activities, and performance measures stated in the NOFO at a national, state, local, community, and school level. The applicant must demonstrate their ability at a national level to impact SEAs, districts, or schools in the chosen priority area; have members, networks, affiliates, and chapters in all states; and demonstrate a minimum of ten years of expertise, experience, and documented success in addressing the priority area. The applicant must have experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities and have an understanding of community engagement efforts that can strengthen cross-sector partnerships, ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate practices, build trust within communities, promote social connections, and advance health equity.

Applicants may apply for multiple priority areas but will only be awarded in one priority area. Applicants must identify the priority area they are applying for in the title of their application submission. A separate application must be submitted for each priority area the applicant is applying for.

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W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System, Fiscal Year 2021

Funding Opportunity Title:  W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System, Fiscal Year 2021
Deadline: December 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-NIJ-2021-171008
CFDA Numbers:  16.560
Program Office: Department of Justice – National Institute of Justice

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.

The W.E.B. Du Bois Program supports quantitative and quantitative research that furthers the Department’s mission by advancing knowledge regarding the intersections of race, crime, violence, and the administration of justice within the United States. In FY 2021 under the W.E.B. Program, NIJ seeks applications for funding of investigator-initiated research examining how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy interventions at any point during the administration of justice. NIJ seeks applications for funding from two categories of researchers:

W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars – Researchers who are advanced in their careers (awarded a terminal degree at least seven years prior to December 31, 2021) may apply for grants for research, evaluation, and mentoring less-experienced researchers.
W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows – Researchers who are early in their careers (awarded a terminal degree within seven years of December 31, 2021) may apply for grants for research and evaluation.

Under this solicitation, NIJ will only consider applications for research on public policy interventions that may reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system.

Prospective applicants from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are eligible to apply to the W.E.B. Du Bois Program. Researchers of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications must identify under which Category a proposal is submitted. NIJ will accept proposals to examine how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy in either the criminal and juvenile justice context or both.

Although not required, NIJ encourages applicants to consider researcher-practitioner partnerships in responding to this solicitation. Research can provide practical solutions to the obstacles faced by criminal justice practitioners as they work to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. Through these partnerships, criminal justice practitioners can independently assess their programs and measure outcomes. Likewise, criminal justice researchers can better understand the goals and purposes criminal justice practitioners seek to achieve, and therefore provide more practical solutions for practitioners. Ultimately, these partnerships provide criminal justice practitioners with practice- and policy-relevant information, while affording researchers the opportunity to contribute to the current body of knowledge.

Applications proposing research involving partnerships with criminal justice or other agencies should include a strong letter of support, signed (hard/wet, electronic, digital signature) by an appropriate decision-making authority from each proposed partnering agency. A letter of support should include the partnering agency’s acknowledgment that de-identified data derived from, provided to, or obtained through this project will be archived by the grant recipient with the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) at the conclusion of the award. Applicants and their potential partners are encouraged to review the NACJD’s policies and protections. If selected for an award, grantees will be expected to have a formal agreement in place with partnering agencies by July 1, 2022. That formal agreement must include a provision to meet the data archiving requirements of the award.

In the case of partnerships that will involve the use of federal award funds from multiple partnering agencies to carry out the proposed project, only one entity/partnering agency may be the applicant (as is the case with any application submitted in response to this solicitation); any others must be proposed as subrecipients.

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2021 National Fish Habitat Action Plan

Funding Opportunity Title: 2021 National Fish Habitat Action Plan
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00513
CFDA Numbers: 15.608
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

Aquatic habitat conservation projects under the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) program must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (Action Plan). Projects under this program, directly or indirectly, support and promote public access to recreational fishing opportunities. Funded projects may be carried out by Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHPs) recognized by the National Fish Habitat Board (Board), in cooperation with their partners. More information about the FHPs and their partners can be found online at www.fishhabitat.org.

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November 2021

E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

Funding Opportunity Title: E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
Deadline: November 17, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: CDC-RFA-CE22-2202
CFDA Numbers: 93.136
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control – NCIPC

Sexual violence (SV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are preventable public health problems that have long-term physical and mental health impact on victims and affect millions of Americans. The purpose of this NOFO is to support an E-Learning community and peer learning platform that uses multiple communication channels, including interactive web conference series, podcasts, online education resources, translation products, and planed and strategic social media to build and strengthen violence prevention systems for the Division of Violence Prevention’s funded recipients, sub-recipients and prevention practitioners nationally. This will be accomplished by providing technical assistance, training, and information on how to utilize the best available evidence to select, implement, and evaluate efforts to decrease SV and IPV and to incorporate health equity into prevention efforts. The majority of the E-Learning Collaborative’s activities will be specifically tailored for CDC program recipients, though the broader national SV/IPV prevention field will also benefit from the efforts. The goal of this NOFO is to increase knowledge, skill, and capacity to implement strategies to prevent SV and IPV in communities at greatest risk.

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January 2022

Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Models of Care

Funding Opportunity Title: Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Models of Care
Deadline: January 03, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2022-IHS-ALZ-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.933
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this program is to support the development of models of comprehensive and sustainable dementia care and services in Tribal and urban Indian communities that are responsive to the needs of persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Awardees will:

1. Plan and implement a comprehensive approach to care and services for persons living with dementia and their caregivers that addresses:

Awareness and Recognition. Enhance awareness and early recognition, of dementia in the community and increase referral to clinical care for evaluation leading to diagnosis. The United States Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that “current evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.” Still, there is broad consensus supporting case findings to promote early recognition and diagnosis of dementia.
Accurate and Timely Diagnosis. Individuals and their families should have confidence that concerns about potential cognitive impairment will be evaluated thoroughly and lead to an accurate and timely diagnosis. Most diagnoses of dementia can be made in primary care, but clinical programs should have referral and consultation mechanisms in place (either in person or via telehealth) to support diagnosis when needed.
Interdisciplinary Assessment. Persons living with dementia will have complex and evolving care needs. An interdisciplinary assessment helps identify goals of care and gaps in services and sets the stage for appropriate care and services. In best practice, this assessment includes an attempt to understand the cultural, religious, and personal values that will guide goals and preferences for care. It assesses family and other caregiving resources and the needs and capabilities of those partners in care, as well as housing security and safety risks.
Management and Referral. Care for the person living with dementia is guided by the assessment and most often requires coordination of health care and social services to meet their needs and support caregivers. Those living with dementia and their caregivers often need support and assistance in navigating through the various systems providing this care.
Support for Caregivers. Care for persons living with dementia includes care for their caregivers. Families and other caregivers need help in navigating services and mobilizing respite care, help in understanding what to expect and how to respond to the challenges of living with dementia, and support for self-care. Interventions that provide that care and support (e.g., REACH) and provide education and training (e.g., Savvy Caregiver) have been adapted for use in tribal communities.

2. Develop, in collaboration with the IHS, best and promising practices to include tools, resources, reports, and presentations accessible to federal, Tribal, and urban health programs to them as they plan and implement their own programs.

3. Identify and implement reimbursement and funding streams that will support service delivery and facilitate sustainability.

This is only a forecast. The synopsis and application package are not yet posted, and we have not yet finalized the application due date. This opportunity will be updated when it is published in the Federal Register.

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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Funding Opportunity Title: Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
Deadline: January 05, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-069
CFDA Numbers: 93.504
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) is to improve the health and quality of life of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) by providing information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them.

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FY2022 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2022 AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Deadline: January 05, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: AC-09-14-21
CFDA Numbers: 94.006
Program Office: AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of our national culture. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations (See Section C.1Eligible Applicants) proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that they can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

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Public Humanities Projects

Funding Opportunity Title: Public Humanities Projects
Deadline: January 12, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: 20210811-BP-BR-GE-GG-GI
CFDA Numbers: 45.164 
Program Office: National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is accepting applications for the Public Humanities Projects program. The purpose of this program is to support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.

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National Digital Newspaper Program

Funding Opportunity Title: National Digital Newspaper Program
Deadline: January 13, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: 20220113-PJ
CFDA Numbers: 45.149
Program Office: National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the National Digital Newspaper Program. The purpose of this program is to create a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963 from all 56 states and U.S. jurisdictions. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and will be freely accessible online.

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Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Deadline: January 14, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: 20220114-HAA
CFDA Numbers: 45.169
Program Office: National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program. The program supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports research that examines the history, criticism, ethics, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.

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FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge
Deadline: January 26, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: EDA-HDQ-ARPGJ-2021-2006964
CFDA Numbers: 11.307
Program Office: Department of Commerce

Through this American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge Notice of Funding Opportunity (ARPA Good Jobs Challenge NOFO), EDA aims to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has caused, and continues to cause, economic injury to U.S. communities and regions in devastating and unprecedented ways.

This ARPA Good Jobs Challenge NOFO is designed to help get Americans back to work by developing and strengthening regional systems to develop and execute sectoral partnerships that will lead to well-paying jobs. The goal of regional workforce training systems is to create and implement effective employer-driven training programs that will connect the existing and emerging skills needs of employers with workers and will help workers find and keep quality jobs and advance along their chosen career path. Regional workforce training systems and sectoral partnerships funded under this NOFO should connect employers in an industry with key regional stakeholders, including state and local governmental entities, economic development organizations, workforce development boards, employer-facing organizations, education and training providers, community‑based organizations (CBOs), worker-serving organizations (WSOs), and/or labor unions. The system or partnership should be led by a System Lead Entity or Backbone Organization, respectively, serving as an intermediary that has convening power in the region and the capacity to coordinate all necessary stakeholders. EDA also encourages systems and partnerships to address populations with labor market barriers such as persons with disabilities, at-risk youth, individuals in recovery, individuals with past criminal records including justice‑impacted and reentry participants, and veterans.

EDA anticipates making approximately 25 to 50 awards under this ARPA Jobs Training NOFO and scaling awards as appropriate to the proposed geographic, industry, and worker role coverage of a given regional system.

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Rural Health Network Development Planning

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning
Deadline: January 28, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-059
CFDA Numbers: 93.912
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.

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Fiscal Year 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

Funding Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year 2021 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
Deadline: January 28, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: DHS-21-MT-029-000-99
CFDA Numbers: 97.029 
Program Office: Department of Homeland Security – FEMA

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It does so with a recognition of the growing flood hazards associated with climate change1, and of the need for flood hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to flooding. These include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in the future.

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Fiscal Year 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Funding Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
Deadline: January 28, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: DHS-21-MT-047-00-99
CFDA Numbers: 97.047
Program Office: Department of Homeland Security – FEMA

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities for hazard mitigation activities. It does so with a recognition of the growing hazards associated with climate change1, and of the need for natural hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. These include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in the future.

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FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Notice of Funding Opportunity
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: EDA-2021-ARPATOURISM
CFDA Numbers: 11.307
Program Office: Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration

Through this ARPA Tourism NOFO, EDA aims to assist communities and regions in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic’s significant negative impact on the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation sectors.

EDA’s ARPA Tourism NOFO is designed to provide a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions to rebuild and strengthen their travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industry through various infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects. Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications under the authority of the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of local and regional stakeholders.

EDA’s travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation grants will be delivered through two components: (1) State Tourism Grants and (2) EDA Competitive Tourism Grants.

This NOFO posting is for the EDA Competitive Tourism Grants ONLY.

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February 2022 

Information Services To Rural Hospitals Flexibility Grantees

Funding Opportunity Title: Information Services To Rural Hospitals Flexibility Grantees
Deadline: February 01, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-062
CFDA Numbers: 93.241
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of this program is to improve quality and financial viability in rural communities through technical assistance to beneficiaries of Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) initiatives, such as award recipients, Critical Access Hospitals, small rural hospitals, and rural health networks. Assistance will be provided in the areas of: quality improvement, quality reporting, performance improvements and benchmarking, community engagement and population health, provision of rural emergency medical services, and building capacity to participate in alternative payment models.

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REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program

Funding Opportunity Title: REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Program
Deadline: February 01, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: RDBCP-REAP-EA-REDA-2022
CFDA Numbers: 10.868
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Rural Business-Cooperative Service

REAP Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance. Refer to Application Package AND Related Documents to obtain all necessary forms required for a complete application. Application template plus three SF 424 forms required. Contact your state Energy Coordinator for assistance:https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/RBS_StateEnergyCoordinators.pdf

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Tribal Epidemiology Centers Public Health Infrastructure

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Epidemiology Centers Public Health Infrastructure
Deadline: February 12, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: CDC-RFA-DP22-2206
CFDA Numbers: 93.762
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

CDC expects to fund up to 12 Component A recipients and one (1) Component B recipient. Only one Component A recipient will be selected to serve each of the IHS Areas or the Urban Area as defined in the funding opportunity. These areas are: Alaska Area, Albuquerque Area, Bemidji Area, Billings Area, California Area, Great Plains Area, Nashville Area, Navajo Area, Oklahoma City Area, Portland Area, Phoenix/Tucson Area, and the Urban Area. This NOFO will also fund up to one Component B recipient.

This funding opportunity offers support to strengthen public health capacity and infrastructure among Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs), Tribes, and Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIOs) to meet national public health accreditation standards and deliver the 10 essential public health services. Through TECs, recipients will provide public health leadership, surveillance and epidemiology, public health program design, implementation and evaluation, technical support and training to address a wide range of public health needs. This funding opportunity is intended to contribute to reductions in chronic diseases and risk factors, reductions in disparities in health outcomes, and improvements in overall health by building public health capacity and infrastructure in Indian Country.

Component A recipients will implement activities to strengthen TECs/Tribes/UIOs public health capacity and infrastructure to meet National Public Health Accreditation Standards and deliver the 10 Essential Public Health Services. The Component B recipient will establish a Network Coordinating Center to foster peer-to peer learning, support training, and coordinate a national evaluation approach and communication efforts.

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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation
Deadline: February 16, 2022  
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-057
CFDA Numbers: 93.912
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation is to strengthen and expand SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services to enhance rural residents’ ability to access treatment and move towards recovery.

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Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG)
Deadline: February 28, 2022  
Funding Opportunity #: RDBCP-RBDG-2022
CFDA Numbers: 10.351
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Rural Business-Cooperative Service

The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation projects through the awarding of grant funds to eligible entities. Applications will compete in two separate categories, business opportunity grants and business enterprise grants, for use in funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas.

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March 2022 

Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country
Deadline: March 16, 2022 
Funding Opportunity #: CDC-RFA-DP22-2201
CFDA Numbers: 93.762
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) The purpose of this funding opportunity is to improve cultural connectedness among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This funding opportunity offers support for the implementation of tribal practices and cultural traditions to build resiliency and connections to community and culture to improve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing. This approach will include implementation of tribal wellness practices that were identified by tribal health leaders who were convened by CDC in 2016 and lessons learned from the previous cooperative agreement, Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country (CDC-RFA-DP18-1812PPHF18). Those tribal wellness practices include the following:

  • Family and community activities that connect cultural teachings to health and wellness
  • Seasonal cultural and traditional practices that support health and wellness
  • Social and cultural activities that promote community wellness
  • Intergenerational learning opportunities that support wellbeing and resilience
  • Cultural teachings and practices about traditional healthy foods to promote health, sustenance and sustainability
  • Traditional and contemporary physical activities that strengthen wellbeing

Recipients will include up to 18 Federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, or American Indian or Alaska Native tribally designated organizations serving a specific tribe, reservation, or native village. No more than 2 awards to tribes and tribally designated organizations will be made within a single I.H.S. Area. Up to 12 Urban Indian Organizations will also be funded to address the same strategies for that portion of their patient populations that is American Indian and Alaska Native.

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Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network

Funding Opportunity Title: Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network
Deadline: March 21, 2022 
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-083
CFDA Numbers: 93.110
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Maternal and Child Environmental Health Network is to decrease maternal and child morbidity and mortality associated with pre-and post-natal environmental exposures by providing resources, information, and individual risk assessment to pregnant or breastfeeding women, their partners and healthcare providers, with an emphasis on underserved populations.

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ARPA Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity
Deadline: March 31, 2022 *Note: Applications are encouraged to be submitted by March 31, 2022. Applicants are accepted until Sep 30, 2022.
Funding Opportunity #: EDA-2021-ARPAINDIGENOUS
CFDA Numbers: 11.307
Program Office: Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration

Through this Indigenous Communities NOFO, EDA aims to assist indigenous communities to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the pandemic, indigenous communities faced high levels of economic distress and unique economic development challenges, resulting in severe inequalities in opportunity for members of these communities. The pandemic greatly exacerbated those challenges and inequities and will continue to cause deep economic injury to indigenous communities in unprecedented ways.

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities NOFO is designed to support indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended to be flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of indigenous communities.

Competitive applications for funding under this NOFO will propose projects designed to create the conditions for economic growth in indigenous communities and to accelerate economic recovery from the pandemic. These projects can include foundational economic infrastructure projects, such as such as broadband, energy, road, water, and wastewater infrastructure (including community water facilities); vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities that are necessary for future job creation. Projects can also include non-construction projects to provide technical assistance to support business development, entrepreneurship assistance, economic development planning, rural prosperity, and workforce training in indigenous communities. Further, EDA seeks to fund projects representing diverse geographies, from rural and urban settings to projects on or near tribal lands.

EDA plans on funding construction and non-construction projects that cost between approximately $500,000 and $5,000,000 under this NOFO.

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May 2022 

Infant-Toddler Court Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Infant-Toddler Court Program
Deadline: May 03, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-22-074
CFDA Numbers: 93.110
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of the Infant-Toddler Court Program – National Resource Center is to promote the health and well-being of very young children and their families involved, or at risk of involvement, in the child welfare system by building the capacity of state and local implementation sites to lead community-driven approaches to prevent child maltreatment, and advancing the Infant-Toddler Court Program’s national reach, impact and sustainability.

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FY2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants
Deadline: May 04, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: AC-09-15-21
CFDA Numbers: 94.006
Program Office: AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of our national culture. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations (See Section C.1 Eligible Applicants) proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that they can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

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June 2022 

Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)

Funding Opportunity Title: Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP)
Deadline: June 30, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: RD-RBS-21-01-RMAP
CFDA Numbers: 10.870
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Rural Utilities Service

The purpose of RMAP is to support the development and ongoing success of rural Microentrepreneurs and Microenterprises, each as defined in 7 CFR 4280.302. The regulation can be accessed online at https://www.ecfr.gov. To accomplish this purpose, RMAP provides direct loans and grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDO). Grant funds are used by the MDO to provide technical assistance and entrepreneurship training to rural individuals and businesses.

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September 2022 

FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Funding Opportunity #: EDA-2021-ARPAINDIGENOUS
CFDA Numbers: 11.307
Program Office: Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration

Through this Indigenous Communities NOFO, EDA aims to assist indigenous communities to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the pandemic, indigenous communities faced high levels of economic distress and unique economic development challenges, resulting in severe inequalities in opportunity for members of these communities. The pandemic greatly exacerbated those challenges and inequities and will continue to cause deep economic injury to indigenous communities in unprecedented ways.

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities NOFO is designed to support indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended to be flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of indigenous communities.

Competitive applications for funding under this NOFO will propose projects designed to create the conditions for economic growth in indigenous communities and to accelerate economic recovery from the pandemic. These projects can include foundational economic infrastructure projects, such as such as broadband, energy, road, water, and wastewater infrastructure (including community water facilities); vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities that are necessary for future job creation. Projects can also include non-construction projects to provide technical assistance to support business development, entrepreneurship assistance, economic development planning, rural prosperity, and workforce training in indigenous communities. Further, EDA seeks to fund projects representing diverse geographies, from rural and urban settings to projects on or near tribal lands.

EDA plans on funding construction and non-construction projects that cost between approximately $500,000 and $5,000,000 under this NOFO.

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Ongoing

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development
Deadline: Ongoing

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
How do we get started?

  • Contact your local office to discuss your specific project
  • Applications for this program are accepted year round
  • Program resources are available online (includes forms needed, guidance, certifications)
  • Request a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number if your organization doesn’t already have one. It should not take more than a few business days to get your number.
  • Register your organization with the System for Award Management (SAM) if you aren’t already registered. The registration is free, but you need to complete several steps.

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Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development
Deadline: Ongoing

The USDA is accepting applications for their Mutual Self Help Housing program. This program provides grants to qualified organizations to help them carry out local self-help housing construction projects. Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes, with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project. There is no deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Individual Water & Wastewater Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Individual Water & Wastewater Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Program Office: USDA – Rural Development

This program provides funds to households in an area recognized as a Colonia before October 1, 1989. Grant funds may be used to connect service lines to a residence, pay utility hook-up fees, install plumbing and related fixtures, e.g., bathroom sink, bathtub or shower, commode, kitchen sink, water heater, outside spigot, or bathroom.
These grants are only available in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Colonia must be located in a rural area i.e., unincorporated areas and any city or town with a population of 10,000 or less) and is identified as a community designated in writing by the state or county in which it is located; determined to be a Colonia on the basis of objective criteria including lack of: potable water supply, adequate sewage systems, decent, safe and sanitary housing, or have inadequate roads and drainage.

Applications for this program are accepted year round. Please apply through your local Rural Development office.

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Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees

Opportunity Title: Rural Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees
Organization/Agency: USDA – Rural Utility Service (RUS)
Deadline: Ongoing

Broadband Program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. For information about the broadband pilot program (ReConnect Program) authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 please log into:  https://reconnect.usda.gov

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FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response

Opportunity Title: FEMA Public Assistance Program: COVID-19 Response
Organization/Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Deadline: Ongoing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Provides reimbursement to eligible state, territorial, tribal, and local government entities, and certain nonprofit organizations for emergency protective measures in response to COVID-19 National Emergency Declarations.

FEMA funds may be used for:

  • Management, control and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety:
    • Emergency Operation Center costs
    • Training specific to the declared event
    • Disinfection of eligible public facilities
    • Technical assistance to state, tribal, territorial or local governments on emergency management and control of immediate threats to public health and safety
  • Emergency medical care:
  • Non‐deferrable medical treatment of infected persons in a shelter or temporary medical facility
  • Related medical facility services and supplies
  • Temporary medical facilities and/or enhanced medical/hospital capacity
  • Use of specialized medical equipment
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Emergency medical transport
  • Medical sheltering
  • Household pet sheltering and containment actions related to household pets in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Purchase and distribution of food, water, ice, medicine, and other consumable supplies, to include personal protective equipment and hazardous material suits and the movement of supplies and persons
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Communications of general health and safety information to the public
  • Search and rescue to locate and recover members of the population requiring assistance
  • Reimbursement for state, tribe, territory, and/or local government force account overtime costs

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Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance

Opportunity Title: Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance
Organization/Agency: Community Transportation Association of America
Deadline: Ongoing

The Rural and Tribal Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance program provides technical assistance for tribes and rural communities of less than 50,000 people to plan system start-up, transit service improvements, facility development, marketing, transportation coordination, and staff training.

CTAA is particularly interested in requests to address issues during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stabilization Grants for Native-Owned Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

Opportunity Title: Stabilization Grants for Native-Owned Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic
Organization/Agency: National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Deadline: Ongoing

Native-owned small businesses serve as the lifeblood of many tribal communities across the country, providing critical jobs and income to tribal citizens and their families while simultaneously enriching the quality of community life by providing goods and services to local residents and the public at-large.

NCAI is offering business stabilization grants in the amount of $5,000 each to a total of 28 selected Native-owned small businesses that have been severely impacted by the curtailing of commercial activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awarded applicants can use the funds to address their most urgent needs to remain in business and become more resilient, such as (but not limited to):

·       making monthly payments on small business loans that have lapsed due to declining business revenues;

·       keeping employees employed;

·       paying their vendors; and/or

·       purchasing equipment/software to transition or grow their businesses online.

GRANT AMOUNT: $5,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling application process; application window will remain open until all funds are exhausted.

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