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.

August

Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant

Funding Opportunity Title: Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant
Deadline: August 10, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: RBCS-SDGG-2020
CFDA Numbers: 10.871
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Business and Cooperative Programs

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service announces the availability of $3,000,000 in competitive grant funds for the FY 2020 Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) program. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to Socially-Disadvantaged Groups in rural areas. Eligible applicants include Cooperatives, Groups of Cooperatives, and Cooperative Development Centers. This program supports Rural Development’s (RD) mission of improving the quality of life for rural Americans and commitment to directing resources to those who most need them.

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Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships

Internship Opportunity: Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships
Organization/Agency: Horatio Alger Association
Deadline: August 15, 2020

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

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Social and Economic Impacts of the CDBG and HOME Programs

Funding Opportunity Title: Social and Economic Impacts of the CDBG and HOME Programs
Deadline: August 17, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: FR-6400-N-57
CFDA Numbers: 14.536
Program Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations, and Data Analysis and Utilization program (referred to as “HUDRD”) is managed by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Through this NOFA, HUD is announcing the availability of up to $500,000 in FY 2020 funding for research on the various eligible activities supported by the Community Development Block Grant program.

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HRSA Health Center Program Service Area Competition

Funding Opportunity Title: HRSA Health Center Program Service Area Competition
Deadline: August 17, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-21-002
CFDA Numbers: 93.224
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Service Area Competition (SAC) under the Health Center Program. The purpose of this grant program is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.

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Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) - Tester Training

Funding Opportunity Title: Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) – Tester Training
Deadline: August 17, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: FR-6400-N-71
CFDA Numbers: 14.416
Program Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Fair Housing Initiatives Program is a significant source of funding for FHIP grantees that conduct fair housing testing in local communities across the country. Fair housing testing refers to the use of testers who, without any bona fide intent to rent or purchase property, pose as prospective renters or buyers of real estate for the purpose of determining whether housing providers and others are complying with the federal Fair Housing Act.

The Department continues to be vigilant about ensuring that testing performed by testers with FHIP funds adhere to HUD’s investigatory standards so that the testing yields credible, objective and admissible evidence to aid in the enforcement of the federal Fair Housing Act. The Department acknowledges that great variation exists in the quality of fair housing testing performed by FHIP grantees. Some grantees have consistently demonstrated that testing produces strong evidence that can be used to forge effective legal challenges to discriminatory housing practices. Still some grantees exhibit lesser capabilities and uneven or less accomplished tracs. HUD recognizes the need to improve and standardized the quality of testing provided by testers employed by FHIP grantees.

In response, HUD’s FHIP FY 2020 Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI)  NOFA to that provides consistent training in the areas of testing. The Department is also aware that testers  may specialized in specific areas of testing, and that testers will need more than the general tester training to provide high quality services. Therefore, the NOFA will also support specialized training courses for testers in the areas of lending and insurance. In summary, this NOFA provides notice of a FHIP EOI Tester Training component that supports the provision of both general tester training and training in the areas of lending and insurance to help meet the needs and requirements of the FHIP program.

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Reducing Cardiac Arrest Disparities Through Data Registries Initiative

Funding Opportunity Title: Reducing Cardiac Arrest Disparities Through Data Registries Initiative
Deadline: August 17, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: MP-CPI-20-003
CFDA Numbers: 93.137
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The Office of Minority Health announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grant awards under the authority of Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 300u-6). OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities and advance health equity. Through its demonstration grants, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainability and dissemination of these approaches. This particular grant aligns with HHS Strategic Goal 2: Protect the Health of Americans Where They Live, Learn, Work and Play. It also supports the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s vision to “transform the current ‘sick-care system’ into a ‘health-promoting system’.”

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Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families

Funding Opportunity Title: Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families
Deadline: August 17, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: MP-CPI-20-005
CFDA Numbers: 93.137
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announce the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 grant awards under the authority of Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 300u-6). OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration grants, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches. This particular grant aligns with the Healthy People 2020 focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention, the U.S. Surgeon General’s priority on Community Health and Economic Prosperity and HHS Strategic Goal 2: Protect the Health of Americans Where They Live, Learn, Work, and Play.4,5,6

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Tribal Management Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Management Grant Program
Deadline: August 24, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-IHS-TDM-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.228
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) grant program is to enhance and develop health management infrastructure and assist Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TOs) in assuming all or part of existing IHS programs, functions, services and activities (PFSAs) through a Title I Indian Serf-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) contract and assist established Title I ISDEAA contractors and Title V ISDEAA compactors to further develop and improve management capability. In addition, Tribal Management Grants are available to T/TOs under the authority of 25 U.S.C. § 5322(e) for the following: (1) obtaining technical assistance from providers designated by the T/TO (including T/TOs that operate mature contracts) for the purposes of 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; and (2) planning, designing, monitoring, and evaluating federal programs serving T/TOs, including federal administrative functions.

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Solicitation for Applications to Assist Persistent Poverty Farmers, Ranchers, Agriculture Producers and Communities through Agriculture Resources

Funding Opportunity Title: Solicitation for Applications to Assist Persistent Poverty Farmers, Ranchers, Agriculture Producers and Communities through Agriculture Resources
Deadline: August 24, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: OPPE-15
CFDA Numbers: 10.443
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – DM-Office of Advocacy and Outreach

Funding will be made available for the purpose of leveraging USDA, state, local and private sector resources, to address local agricultural and natural resource issues, encourage collaboration and to develop state and local leadership and partnerships to assist limited resource and socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers and communities through agriculture industries. The eligible entities will provide technical assistance to identified persistent poverty communities, with emphasis on socially disadvantaged and/or veteran farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers to assist them in establishing a local working leaders group, identifying issues, challenges and assets, preparing a plan of action and identifying resources and means to address and accomplish results through available programmatic services and opportunities.

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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): Technical Assistance on State Data Collection--IDEA Data Management Center

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): Technical Assistance on State Data Collection–IDEA Data Management Center
Deadline: August 24, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-070820-001
CFDA Numbers: 84.373
Program Office: Department of Education

The purpose of the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program is to improve the capacity of States to meet IDEA data collection and reporting requirements. Funding for the program is authorized under section 611(c)(1) of IDEA, which gives the Secretary the authority to reserve not more than \1/2\ of 1 percent of the amounts appropriated under Part B for each fiscal year to provide TA activities authorized under section 616(i), where needed, to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection and reporting requirements under Parts B and C of IDEA. The maximum amount the Secretary may reserve under this set-aside for any fiscal year is $25,000,000, cumulatively adjusted by the rate of inflation. Section 616(i) of IDEA requires the Secretary to review the data collection and analysis capacity of States to ensure that data and information determined necessary for implementation of section 616 of IDEA are collected, analyzed, and accurately reported to the Secretary. It also requires the Secretary to provide TA (from funds reserved under section 611(c)), where needed, to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements, which include the data collection and reporting requirements in sections 616 and 618 of IDEA. Additionally, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019; and the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 give the Secretary authority to use funds reserved under section 611(c) to “administer and carry out other services and activities to improve data collection, coordination, quality, and use under parts B and C of the IDEA.” Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019; Div. B, Title III of Public Law 115-245; 132 Stat. 3100 (2018). Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020; Div. A, Title III of Public Law 116-94; 133 Stat. 2590 (2019).

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Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing

Funding Opportunity Title: Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing
Deadline: August 24, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: FR-6400-N-44
CFDA Numbers: 14.913
Program Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

The purpose of the HHP program is to assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments identify and remediate housing related health and safety hazards. This program will assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to develop comprehensive programs to identify and remediate housing issues that contribute to health and safety issues in urban, tribal communities.

The Healthy Homes Production (HHP) Program is part of HUD’s overall Healthy Homes Initiative launched in 1999. The program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD’s experience with Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the Department’s efforts to address a variety of high-priority environmental health and safety hazards.

Applicants receiving an award will be expected to accomplish the following objectives:

1.  Maximize both the number of vulnerable residents (children, elderly) protected from housing-related environmental health and safety hazards and the number of housing units where these hazards are controlled;

2.  Identify and remediate priority housing-related health and safety hazards in privately owned, low-income rental and/or owner occupied housing, especially in units and/or buildings where children and elderly reside;

3.  Promote cost-effective and efficient healthy home methods and approaches that can be replicated and sustained;

4.  Support public education and outreach that furthers the goal of protecting children and other vulnerable populations from housing-related health and safety hazards;

5.  Build local capacity to operate sustainable programs that will prevent and control housing-related environmental health and safety hazards in low- and very low-income residences and develop a professional workforce that is trained in healthy homes assessment and remediation principles;

6.  Promote integration of this grant program with housing rehabilitation, property maintenance, weatherization, healthy homes initiatives, other lead-based paint hazard control programs, other health and safety programs, and energy efficiency improvement activities and programs;

7.  Build and enhance partner resources to develop the most promising, cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling key housing-related environmental health and safety hazards;

8.  Promote collaboration, data sharing, and targeting between health and housing departments;

9.  Ensure to the greatest extent feasible that job training, employment, contracting, and other economic opportunities generated by this grant will be directed to low- and very-low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons in the area in which the project is located. For more information, see 24 CFR 135;

10.  Further environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people within the target communities regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, or income regarding the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies;

11.  Comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) and its implementing regulations at 24 CFR 8, and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Each of these prohibits discrimination based on disability; and

12.  Obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. Note that besides being an “objective” of this NOFA, the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing is also a civil rights related program requirement.

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Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Funding Opportunity Title: Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
Deadline: August 26, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: OPPE-014
CFDA Numbers: 10.443
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – DM-Office of Advocacy and Outreach

The overall goal of the 2501 Program is to encourage and assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, veteran farmers and ranchers, and beginning farmers and ranchers with owning and operating farms and ranches and in participating equitably in the full range of agricultural, forestry, and related programs offered by USDA. In partnership with the OPPE, eligible entities may compete for funding on projects that provide education and training in agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, agriculturally related services, and USDA programs and to conduct outreach initiatives designed to accomplish those goals. See attached package for additional information.

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Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities and Demonstration and Training Programs: National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students and Youth with Disabilities

Funding Opportunity Title: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities and Demonstration and Training Programs: National Technical Assistance Center on Transition for Students and Youth with Disabilities
Deadline: August 28, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-062920-001
CFDA Numbers: 84.326
Program Office: Department of Education

Purpose of Programs: The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing TA, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

The purpose of the Demonstration and Training program is to provide competitive grants, including cooperative agreements, to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities to expand and improve the provision of vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Rehabilitation Act), or to further the purposes and policies in sections 2(b) and (c) of the Rehabilitation Act by supporting activities that increase the provision, extent, availability, scope, and quality of rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act, including related research and evaluation activities.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): for Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs: Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): for Indian Education Discretionary Grants Programs: Native American Language (NAL@ED) Program 
Deadline: August 28, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-071420-002
CFDA Numbers: 84.415
Program Office: Department of Education

Purpose of Program: The purposes of this program are to (1) support schools that use Native American and Alaska Native languages as the primary language of instruction; (2) maintain, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans and Alaska Natives to use, practice, maintain, and revitalize their languages, as envisioned in the Native American Languages Act of 1990 (25 U.S.C. 2901, et seq.); and (3) support the Nation’s First Peoples’ efforts to maintain and revitalize their languages and cultures, and to improve educational opportunities and student outcomes within Native American and Alaska Native communities.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Indian Education Discretionary Grant Program: Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program (Demonstration Program)

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Indian Education Discretionary Grant Program: Demonstration Grants for Indian Children and Youth Program (Demonstration Program)
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-071720-001
CFDA Numbers: 84.299
Program Office: Department of Education

Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Demonstration program is to support projects to develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve education opportunities and achievement of Indian children and youth.

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September

Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) Grant

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) Grant
Deadline: September 1, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: BIA-TEDC-2020
CFDA Numbers: 15.148
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Secretary of the Interior (“Secretary”), through the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), is soliciting grant proposals from Federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Federally recognized Tribal entities to build Tribal capacity for energy resource regulation and management.

The Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) grant program seeks to develop the Tribal management, organizational and technical capacity needed to maximize the economic impact of energy resource development on American Indian and Native Alaskan land. TEDC grants equip Federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Federally recognized Tribal entities to regulate and manage their energy resources through development of organizational and business structures and legal and regulatory infrastructure.

Examples of projects TEDC grants may fund include establishment of Tribal business charters under Federal, state, or Tribal law with a focus on energy resource development; adoption and/or implementation of a secured transactions code; feasibility studies on forming a Tribal utility authority; and development of Tribal energy regulations pursuant to the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act) 25 U.S.C. § 415.

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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration: Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Quality Employment

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration: Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Quality Employment
Deadline: September 2, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-080320-002
CFDA Numbers: 84.264
Program Office: Department of Education

Purpose of Program: Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), RSA makes grants to States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations (including institutions of higher education) to pay part of the cost of projects to provide State VR agency personnel with training and technical assistance designed to assist in increasing the numbers of, and upgrading the skills of, qualified personnel (especially rehabilitation counselors) who are trained in providing vocational, medical, social, and psychological rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities, who are trained to assist individuals with communication and related disorders, and who are trained to provide other services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act. Projects must be awarded and operated in a manner consistent with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the U.S. Constitution and the Federal civil rights laws.

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Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Tribal Organizations in Major Disasters Declared by the President

Funding Opportunity Title: Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Tribal Organizations in Major Disasters Declared by the President
Deadline: September 7, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-ACL-AOA-DASG-0364
CFDA Numbers: 93.048
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Community Living

Grants awarded under this announcement are to provide disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those State Units on Aging (SUAs), and federally recognized Tribal Organizations who are currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA), as amended. These funds only become available when the President of the United States declares a Major Disaster and may only be used in those areas designated in the Major Disaster Declaration issued by the President of the United States under the Robert T. Stafford Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Eligible SUAs and Title VI Tribal grantees should discuss all disaster applications with their ACL Regional Office before submitting a formal application. The amount of funds requested should be discussed with ACL Regional Office before the application is completed. Providing a draft of the narrative justification for the application to the ACL Regional Office will help expedite the processing of an award.
Applicants should talk with their State and local Emergency Managers to determine what funds may be available through other resources before applying for OAA funding. SUAs, and federally recognized Tribal Organizations currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the OAA must submit proposals electronically via http://www.grants.gov. At http//www.grants.gov, you will be able to download a copy of the application packet, complete it off-line, and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov website.
Statutory Authority
Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) (42 U.S.C. 3030), as amended by the Older American Act Amendments of 2016, P.L. 114-144. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: 93.048)

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Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants NOFA

Funding Opportunity Title: Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants NOFA
Deadline: September 14, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: FR-6400-N-38
CFDA Numbers: 14.892
Program Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhood. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.

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Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment

Funding Opportunity Title: Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment
Deadline: September 15, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: F20AS00026
CFDA Numbers: 15.676
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS or Service) National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) is accepting proposals from non-profit, state, and local government youth and veteran serving organizations with the interest and capacity to work cooperatively with the USFWS to develop introductory educational experiences in natural resource careers to young people and veterans, including culturally, ethnically and economically diverse students, and underserved communities that traditionally have low participation in outdoor recreation activities through hands-on experience and mentoring at a variety of USFWS programs including but not limited to, national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, and ecological services offices. Under this program, individuals and/or groups of youth, young adults, and veterans:

Will be introduced to natural resource careers through hands-on work with, and training by, natural resource professionals employed by the USFWS may be given the opportunity to serve both seasonal and or year-round assignments.

Will enhance conservation stewardship; increase outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans and improve the management of game species and their habitats for this generation and beyond.

Will be introduced to various real-world conservation and rehabilitation activities such as invasive species management, habitat restoration, wildlife management, public education and interpretation, disaster response and mitigation, and communications, mixed with informal and formal training sessions directed by USFWS employees during assignments.

Will enhance and expand public access to lands and waters.

Will be provided feedback for their future growth and may receive consideration for future employment with the USFWS.

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American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion

Funding Opportunity Title: American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CI-R11-1845
CFDA Numbers: 93.600
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – OHS

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) announces funding for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive early learning services for newly-enrolled, income-eligible American Indian/Alaska Native pregnant women, and children from birth to compulsory school age. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will solicit applications only from agencies with an existing Head Start, Early Head Start, or Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership grant award. OHS expects that expansion of an existing Head Start or Early Head Start program can include any of the following: adding slots within existing center-based classrooms or family child care programs; adding new classrooms to an existing center; adding or establishing entirely new centers or family child care homes; and/or adding new slots to a home-based program option. OHS is also interested in new and innovative approaches to connect families to an array of support services, in an effort to establish Head Start as a Community Services Hub in the local community and create a more collaborative, family-centered approach to services. OHS is primarily interested in proposals for Community Services Hub models that will promote family self-sufficiency and overall well-being, and ultimately improve parent and child outcomes. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHSTech@reviewops.org for additional information.

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American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HI-1853
CFDA Numbers: 93.600
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – OHS

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of $3,567,886 to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low income American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 42 U.S.C. § 9840A of the Head Start Act. Interested applicants may email OHSTech@reviewops.org for additional information.
OHS encourages interested applicants to visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/howto#chapter-4. This webpage provides information on applying for grants, registering and applying through Grants.gov, submitting an application, and understanding the grant review process.

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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Expansion

Funding Opportunity Title: Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Expansion
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CM-R12-1847
CFDA Numbers: 93.600
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – OHS

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive early learning services for newly-enrolled, income-eligible Migrant and/or seasonal farmworker families including pregnant women and children from birth to compulsory school age. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will solicit applications only from agencies with an existing Head Start grant award. ACF expects that expansion of an existing Head Start program can include any of the following: adding slots within existing center-based classrooms or family child care programs; adding new classrooms to an existing center; adding or establishing entirely new centers or family child care homes; and/or adding new slots to a home-based program option. ACF is also interested in new and innovative approaches to connect families to an array of support services, in an effort to establish Head Start as a Community Services Hub in the local community and create a more collaborative, family-centered approach to services. ACF is primarily interested in proposals for Community Services Hub models that will promote family self-sufficiency and overall well-being, and ultimately improve parent and child outcomes. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHSTech@reviewops.org for additional information.

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Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HM-R12-1854
CFDA Numbers: 93.600
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – OHS

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $5 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income, migrant and seasonal infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 42 U.S.C. § 9840A of the Head Start Act. Interested applicants may email OHSTech@reviewops.org for additional information.
OHS encourages interested applicants to visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/howto#chapter-4. This webpage provides information on applying for grants, registering and applying through Grants.gov, submitting an application, and understanding the grant review process.

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Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-1852
CFDA Numbers: 93.600
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – OHS

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $100 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 42 U.S.C. § 9840A of the Head Start Act. Interested applicants may email OHSTech@reviewops.org for additional information.
OHS encourages interested applicants to visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/howto#chapter-4. This webpage provides information on applying for grants, registering and applying through Grants.gov, submitting an application, and understanding the grant review process.

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October

Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreement Program
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-IHS-IPP-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.284
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) cooperative agreement is to address the disparity in injury rates by encouraging Tribes to implement focused, community-based injury prevention programs and projects using evidence-based strategies. Injury prevention evidence-based strategies are prevention methods that have been scientifically evaluated and proven to prevent injuries, including strategic changes to the environment (for example, roadways, elder homes for fall hazards, smoke alarms) and strategies to promote behavior change (such as car seat use, float coat use). Injury prevention programs and projects are most effective when based on these model practices. The use of well-planned, promising, and innovative injury prevention strategies is also recommended.

Nationally, the leading causes of AI/AN unintentional injury deaths are due to motor vehicle crashes (Trends in Indian Health 2017 Edition, IHS, Division of Program Statistics) and falls are a leading cause of hospitalization for older adults (ages 55+) in several IHS Areas. Motor vehicle related injuries and elder falls are priority areas of the IHS Injury Prevention Program (IPP). To view IHS IPP supported evidence-based and promising strategies visit the IHS IPP website (https://www.ihs.gov/InjuryPrevention/) or Selected Evidence-based Strategies for Preventing Injuries (https://www.ihs.gov/sites/injuryprevention/themes/responsive2017/display_objects/documents/IHS_IPP_Evidence-based_Strategies.pdf).

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Office of Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Tribal Self-Governance Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: October 28, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-IHS-TSGN-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.444
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this Negotiation Cooperative Agreement is to provide Tribes with resources to help defray the costs associated with preparing for and engaging in Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) negotiations. TSGP negotiations are a dynamic, evolving, and Tribally-driven process that requires careful planning, preparation and sharing of precise, up-to-date information by both Tribal and Federal parties. Because each Tribal situation is unique, a Tribe’s successful transition into the TSGP, or expansion of their current program, requires focused discussions between the Federal and Tribal negotiation teams about the Tribe’s specific health care concerns and plans. One of the hallmarks of the TSGP is the collaborative nature of the negotiations process, which is designed to: 1) enable a Tribe to set its own priorities when assuming responsibility for Indian Health Service (IHS) Programs, Services Functions, and Activities (PSFAs); 2) observe and respect the government-to-government relationship between the U.S. and each Tribe; and 3) involve the active participation of both Tribal and IHS representatives, including the Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG). Negotiations are a method of determining and agreeing upon the terms and provisions of a Tribe’s Compact and FA, the implementation documents required for the Tribe to enter into the TSGP. The Compact sets forth the general terms of the government-to-government relationship between the Tribe and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The FA: 1) describes the length of the agreement (whether it will be annual or multi-year); 2) identifies the PSFAs, or portions thereof, the Tribe will assume; 3) specifies the amount of funding associated with the Tribal assumption; and 4) includes terms required by Federal statutes and other terms agreed to by the parties. Both documents are required to participate in the TSGP and they are mutually negotiated agreements that become legally binding and mutually enforceable after both parties sign the documents. Either document can be renegotiated at the request of the Tribe.

The negotiation process has four major stages, including: 1) planning; 2) pre-negotiations; 3) negotiations; and 4) post-negotiations. Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) requires that a Tribe or Tribal organization complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe. The planning phase must include legal and budgetary research and internal Tribal government planning and organizational preparation relating to the administration of health care programs. See 25 U.S.C. 5383(d). The planning phase is critical to the negotiation process and assists Tribes with making informed decisions about which PSFAs to assume and what organizational changes or modifications are necessary to support those PSFAs. A thorough planning phase improves timeliness and efficient negotiations and ensures that the Tribe is fully prepared to assume the transfer of IHS PSFAs to the Tribal health program.

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Office of Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: October 28, 2020
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2020-IHS-TSGP-0001
CFDA Numbers: 93.444
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Indian Health Service

The purpose of this Planning Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) and to existing Self-Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded Programs, Services, Functions and Activities (PSFAs). Title V of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) requires a Tribe or Tribal organization to complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe. The planning phase must include legal and budgetary research and internal Tribal government planning and organizational preparation relating to the administration of health care programs. See 25 U.S.C. 5383(d).

The planning phase is critical to negotiations and helps Tribes make informed decisions about which PSFAs to assume and what organizational changes or modifications are necessary to successfully support those PSFAs. A thorough planning phase improves timeliness and efficient negotiations and ensures that the Tribe is fully prepared to assume the transfer of IHS PSFAs to the Tribal health program.

A Planning Cooperative Agreement is not a prerequisite to enter the TSGP and a Tribe may use other resources to meet the planning requirement. Tribes that receive Planning Cooperative Agreements are not obligated to participate in the TSGP and may choose to delay or decline participation based on the outcome of their planning activities. This also applies to existing Self-Governance Tribes exploring the option to expand their current PSFAs or assume additional PSFAs.

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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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COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Opportunity Title: COVID-19 Telehealth Program
Organization/Agency: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
Deadline: Ongoing

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Program provides immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

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