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.

January 2021

FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Deadline: January 6, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: CNCS-09-11-20
CFDA Numbers: 94.006
Program Office: Corporation for National and Community Service

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions 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 from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

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FY 2021 Farm to School Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2021 Farm to School Grants
Deadline: January 8, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: USDA-FNS-F2S-2021
CFDA Numbers: 10.575
Program Office: Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Service

The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) establishes a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.

To fulfill the farm to school mandate in the NSLA, $5 million is provided to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on an annual basis to support grants, technical assistance, and the Federal administrative costs related to USDA’s Farm to School Program. The USDA Farm to School Grant.

Program is housed within the Food and Nutrition Services’ (FNS) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS). Additional funding for the Farm to School Grant Program was made available through agricultural appropriations and, as a result, up to $10 million will be awarded under this solicitation.

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Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Funding Opportunity Title: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Deadline: January 14, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210114-PF
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 Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program. The purpose of this program is to help cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and strengthen institutional resilience (i.e., the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity.)

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National Digital Newspaper Program

Funding Opportunity Title: National Digital Newspaper Program
Deadline: January 14, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210114-PG
CFDA Numbers: 45.149
Program Office: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions – National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is accepting applications for the Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program. The purpose of this program is to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The program encourages applications from small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant.

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OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Justice for Families Program Solicitation

Funding Opportunity Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Justice for Families Program Solicitation
Deadline: January 22, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OVW-2021-30001
CFDA Numbers: 16.021
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 12464. The Grants to Support Families in the Justice System program (referred to as the Justice for Families Program) (CFDA # 16.021) was authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013) to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters. For additional information about this program and related performance measures, including how awards contribute to the achievement of program goals and objectives, see:

OVW grant program information: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/grant-programs.
Program performance measures under the Measuring Effectiveness Initiative: https://www.vawamei.org/grant-programs/.
Examples of successful projects in OVW’s most recent report to Congress on the effectiveness of VAWA grant programs: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1292636/download.

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Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210115-HAA
CFDA Numbers: 45.169
Program Office: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants – 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 at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are valued in this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.

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February 2021

Promoting the Importance of Infant and Childhood Vaccination Among Pregnant Women by Prenatal Care Providers

Funding Opportunity Title: Promoting the Importance of Infant and Childhood Vaccination Among Pregnant Women by Prenatal Care Providers
Deadline: February 2, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: RFA-IP-21-001
CFDA Numbers: 93.083
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to investigate the acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of promoting infant immunization during prenatal care visits, leading parents to vaccinate their children confidently. Prenatal care providers, including obstetricians and midwives, are trusted sources of information for pregnant women, yet many feel uncomfortable providing information or discussing concerns about infant vaccination because they may consider this to be outside of their area of expertise. This represents a significant missed opportunity to provide important information to pregnant women/parents from a trusted source at a critical time when research suggests opinions about childhood vaccination are forming.

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OJJDP FY 2021 Children's Advocacy Centers National Subgrants Program

Funding Opportunity Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Children’s Advocacy Centers National Subgrants Program
Deadline: February 8, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OJJDP-2021-47007
CFDA Numbers: 16.758
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

The OJJDP FY 2021 Children’s Advocacy Centers National Subgrants Program provides support to CACs through a variety of subgrant assistance designed to enhance effective interventions in child abuse cases. CACs provide a coordinated response to child abuse victims through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other agencies involved in the intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse cases. The three categories of funding available under this solicitation are as follows:

Category 1: National Subgrants Program

Category 2: National Subgrants Program for Victims of Child Pornography

Category 3: National Military Partnership Program

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OJJDP FY 2021 Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Funding Opportunity Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Deadline: February 12, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OJJDP-2021-47008
CFDA Numbers: 16.830
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

This solicitation provides funding to support girls who are involved in the juvenile justice system.

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FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Deadline: February 12, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: DHS-20-GPD-044-00-98
CFDA Numbers: 97.044
Program Office: Department of Homeland Security – Department of Homeland Security – FEMA

The AFG program provides financial assistance to help fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA); for critically needed resources to protect the public; to train emergency personnel, and to foster interoperability and support community resilience, as well as enhance through direct financial assistance, the safety of the public and to provide a continuum of support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

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OJJDP FY 2021 Delinquency Prevention Grants Program

Funding Opportunity Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Delinquency Prevention Grants Program
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OJJDP-2021-47011
CFDA Numbers: 16.548
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

The OJJDP Delinquency Prevention Grants Program focuses on helping youth avoid involvement in delinquency through reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in their schools, communities, and families. States awarded under this program are required to provide subgrants to units of local government.

 

A unit of local government means—

 

(a) Any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state.

(b) Any law enforcement district or judicial enforcement district that—

(i) Is established under applicable state law, and

(ii) Has the authority to, in a manner independent of other state entities, establish a budget and impose taxes.

(c) For the purposes of assistance eligibility, any agency of the government of the District of Columbia or the federal government that performs law enforcement functions in and for—

(i) The District of Columbia, or

(ii) Any Trust Territory of the United States.

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OJJDP FY 2021 Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development

Funding Opportunity Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OJJDP-2021-47010
CFDA Numbers: 16.731
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

This program will support the provision of juvenile justice-related training and technical assistance to federally recognized tribes, and will support and enhance tribal youth engagement related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and public safety issues in Indian country.

This solicitation has two categories. Category 1: Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance will support juvenile justice system training and technical assistance to OJJDP-funded tribal program grantees and other federally recognized tribes to build capacity to develop, expand, improve, and/or maintain their juvenile justice systems. Category 2: Tribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative provides funding to enhance tribal efforts to increase youth engagement, improve leadership skills, and support action related to juvenile justice issues, delinquency prevention, and public safety issues in Indian country.

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OJJDP FY 2021 Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program

Funding Opportunity Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Juvenile Justice Emergency Planning Demonstration Program
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OJJDP-2021-47009
CFDA Numbers: 16.823
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

This program provides funding to support implementation of the principles outlined in the Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities guide.

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Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)

Funding Opportunity Title: Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)
Deadline: February 16, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: CMS-2G2-21-001
CFDA Numbers: 93.624
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model is a voluntary payment model designed to meet the unique needs of rural communities. The CHART Model will test whether aligned financial incentives, increased operational flexibility, and robust technical support promote rural health care providers’ capacity to implement effective health care delivery system redesign on a broad scale. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will evaluate the impact of the CHART Model on Medicare and Medicaid expenditures, access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes for rural residents.

CHART aligns with CMS’s Rethinking Rural Health initiative, which aims to ensure individuals in rural America have access to high quality, affordable health care by offering new and creative payment models. The CHART Model will include two tracks: 1) the Community Transformation Track and 2) the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Transformation Track. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is for the Community Transformation Track only. Under the Community Transformation Track, award recipients will receive cooperative agreement funding and a programmatic framework to assess the needs of their Community (as defined in section A.4.3.1. Community Definition below) and implement health care delivery system redesign. Hospitals participating in the Community Transformation Track Alternative Payment Model (APM) will receive capitated payments. Capitated payments provide hospitals with a stable revenue stream and incentivize reductions in fixed costs and avoidable utilization. Operational flexibilities will be available for participating hospitals to relieve regulatory burden, emphasize high-value services, and support providers in care management for their beneficiaries.

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Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives (Preliminary)

Funding Opportunity Title: Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives (Preliminary)
Deadline: February 25, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: PRELIM-202102
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) supports projects that promote access to America’s historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture.
The following information is for Preliminary Proposals for Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives. Please review the full announcement for all requirements for this grant program.
Successful preliminary proposal applicants will learn by April 23, 2021 whether they have been invited to submit a full application under the Major Initiatives category.
The following grant application information is for Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives projects.
Funding Opportunity Number: PRELIM-202102
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 89.003
? Preliminary Proposal Deadline: February 25, 2021
NHPRC support begins no earlier than January 1, 2022.

Grant Program Description
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in 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.
All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:
? Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online
? Provide access to born-digital records
? Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions
? Create new tools and methods for users to access records
The NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. We also encourage organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project.
Applicants should also consult Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects program, which has different requirements and award amounts.
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). Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.
Award Information
A grant is for one to three years and for between $100,000 and $350,000. We expect to make up to five grants in this category for a total of up to $1,000,000. Grants begin no earlier than January 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-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
Cost Sharing
The total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.
The Commission provides no more than 50 per cent of total project costs in the Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives category. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101).
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. Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution.
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.
A complete preliminary application includes the Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), a Project Narrative, and Budget. Applications lacking these items will not be considered.
Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.

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March 2021

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities

Funding Opportunity Title: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Deadline: March 2, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210302-HT
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 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program. The purpose of this program is to support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

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BJA FY 21 Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program

Funding Opportunity Title: BJA FY 21 Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program
Deadline: March 8, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-BJA-2021-51001
CFDA Numbers: 16.610
Program Office: Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program is intended to strengthen counterterrorism efforts, reduce violent crime, support law enforcement and prosecutors, and protect officers and other public safety personnel. It supports state, local, territorial, and tribal criminal justice agencies’ efforts to adopt effective justice information-sharing solutions by providing them with TTA services.

The purpose of this BJA JIS TTA solicitation is to solicit applications to manage the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Technology Support Center (RTSC).

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OJJDP FY 2021 Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence

Funding Opportunity Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence
Deadline: March 8, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OJJDP-2021-47013
CFDA Numbers: 16.818
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

This solicitation provides funding for communities to develop and provide support services for children exposed to violence.

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OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program Solicitation

Funding Opportunity Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program Solicitation
Deadline: March 9, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OVW-2021-36007
CFDA Numbers: 16.016
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Violence Against Women

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20124. The Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (CSSP) (CFDA# 16.016) supports the maintenance and replication of existing successful community-based programs providing culturally specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to using more traditional programs. (34 U.S.C. § 20124(b)(1)).

Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(7), culturally specific services means community-based services that include culturally relevant and linguistically specific services and resources to culturally specific communities. Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(6), culturally specific means primarily directed toward racial and ethnic minority groups (as defined in 42 U.S.C. § 300u-6(g)). Section 300u-6(g) defines “racial and ethnic minority groups” as “American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts); Asian Americans; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; Blacks; and Hispanics.”

For additional information about this program and related performance measures, including how awards contribute to the achievement of program goals and objectives, see: OVW grant program information: OVW Grants and Programs webpage
Program performance measures under the Measuring Effectiveness Initiative: VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative webpage
Examples of successful projects in OVW’s most recent report to Congress on the effectiveness of VAWA grant programs: 2018 Biennial Report.

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Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth

Funding Opportunity Title: Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth
Deadline: March 10, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: RFA-CE-21-003
CFDA Numbers: 93.136
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA

The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in violence prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number of trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent violence and injury. Applicants must propose a research project that addresses at least one of the research priorities in the interpersonal violence prevention section of the NCIPC Research Priorities (https://www.cdc.gov/injury/researchpriorities/index.html) as they relate to violence impacting children or youth (from birth through age 17). These research priorities include: Cross-cutting violence prevention, Child abuse and neglect, Youth violence, Intimate partner violence (teen dating violence), Sexual violence.

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NPS-FY21-WASO-NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: NPS-FY21-WASO-NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grants
Deadline: March 12, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: P21AS00209
CFDA Numbers: 15.922
Program Office: Department of the Interior – National Park Service

Grant funds must be used for CONSULTATION and DOCUMENTATION projects under NAGPRA. Consultation projects support efforts related to compiling or revising a NAGPRA inventory and making or responding to requests for items in a NAGPRA summary. Documentation projects support determining the geographical origin, cultural affiliation, and other basic facts surrounding the acquisition of Native American cultural items. Consultation and documentation projects should lead to determining control, treatment, and disposition of NAGPRA cultural items.

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Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women, Fiscal Year 2021

Funding Opportunity Title: Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women, Fiscal Year 2021
Deadline: March 16, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-NIJ-2021-45009
CFDA Numbers: 16.560
Program Office: Department of Justice – National Institute of Justice

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against elderly women and American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls[1]), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic and family violence, homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, NIJ is interested in research responding to the following two priority areas: 1) evaluation research on VAW programs, models, practices and 2) VAW research.

Letter of Intent: Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent to apply to NIJFY2021VAWResearch@usdoj.gov by February 8, 2021. Submitting a letter of intent will not obligate a potential applicant to apply. Applicants who do not provide a letter of intent can still apply. (See Letter of Intent)

Applications proposing research involving partnerships with criminal justice or other agencies, should include a strong letter of support, signed by an appropriate decision-making authority from each proposed partnering agency. A letter of support should include the partnering agency’s acknowledgement that the grant recipient will archive de-identified data derived from, provided to, or obtained through this project 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 at NACJD. If selected for an award, grantees will be expected to have a formal agreement in place with partnering agencies by January 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 by 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.

This solicitation supports DOJ Strategic Objective 3.1: Combat violent crime, promote safe communities, and uphold the rights of victims of crime.

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OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program Solicitation

Funding Opportunity Title: OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program Solicitation
Deadline: March 25, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: O-OVW-2021-36006
CFDA Numbers: 16.529
Program Office: Department of Justice – Office of Violence Against Women

This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C. § 20122. The goal of the Disability Grant Program (DGP) (CFDA# 16.529) is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. DGP funds are used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work. For additional information about this program and related performance measures, including how awards contribute to the achievement of program goals and objectives, see: OVW grant program information: OVW Grants and Programs webpage
Program performance measures under the Measuring Effectiveness Initiative: VAWA Measuring Effectiveness Initiative webpage
Examples of successful projects in OVW’s most recent report to Congress on the effectiveness of VAWA grant programs: 2018 Biennial Report

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Regional Infrastructure Accelerators

Funding Opportunity Title: Regional Infrastructure Accelerators
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: DOTBAB202012
CFDA Numbers: 20.223
Program Office: Department of Transportation – 69A345 Office of the Under Secretary for Policy

Section 1441 of the FAST Act authorized the establishment of the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) demonstration program to assist entities in developing improved infrastructure priorities and financing strategies for the accelerated delivery of a project that is eligible for funding under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 (TIFIA) program under Chapter 6 of Title 23, United States Code. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, enacted on December 20, 2019, appropriated $5 million for this program.

As a part of the implementation plan, the Bureau is issuing this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications for designating and funding an RIA that will: 1) serve a defined geographic area; 2) act as a resource to qualified entities in the geographic area in accordance with Section 1441 of the FAST Act; and 3) demonstrate the effectiveness of an RIA to accelerate the delivery of eligible projects through the Bureau’s innovative financing programs including the TIFIA credit program, and, to the extent applicable, the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) credit program and Private Activity Bonds (PABs) and other innovative financing methods.

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April 2021

Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Funding Opportunity Title: Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Deadline: April 20, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-CA-1913
CFDA Numbers: 93.590
Program Office: Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – ACYF/CB

Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act authorizes the Secretary to reserve one percent of the amount appropriated for the fiscal year to make allotments to Indian tribes and tribal organizations and migrant programs for community and faith-based child abuse prevention activities. The primary purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to award grants to support community-based efforts in tribal and migrant communities that prevent child maltreatment and to strengthen and support families. Funded projects will develop new or enhance existing initiatives, programs, and activities to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect and to enhance the well-being of migrant and/or Native American children and their families, including those in rural areas. While not an exhaustive list, some examples of programs that may be funded include voluntary home visiting, respite care, parenting education, family resource centers, and finance the start-up, maintenance, expansion, or redesign of mental health services, substance abuse service programs, and other family support services. It is anticipated that three grants will be funded under this announcement. The funding period will be for 5 years.

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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Assistance Listing Number 84.250N

Funding Opportunity Title: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Assistance Listing Number 84.250N
Deadline: April 22, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-122320-001
CFDA Numbers: 84.250
Program Office: Department of Education

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 13, 2019 (84 FR 3768),or at www.govinfo.gov/​content/​pkg/​FR-2019-02-13/​pdf/​2019-02206.pdf.

Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide VR services, including culturally appropriate services, to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with such eligible individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that such individual may prepare for, and engage in, high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for economic self-sufficiency.

Assistance Listing Number 84.250N.

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BLM ORWA Secure Rural Schools Program Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: BLM ORWA Secure Rural Schools Program Funding Opportunity
Deadline: April 23, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: L21AS00235
CFDA Numbers: 15.234
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management

BLM ORWA Secure Rural Schools Program Funding Opportunity.

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May 2021

NPS-FY21-WASO-NAGPRA Repatriation Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: NPS-FY21-WASO-NAGPRA Repatriation Grants
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: P21AS00208
CFDA Numbers: 15.922
Program Office: Department of the Interior – National Park Service

Grant funds must be used for REPATRIATION under NAGPRA, which means the transfer of control of Native American human remains and/or cultural items to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Repatriation includes disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains (CUI) according to 43 CFR § 10.11. Repatriation projects defray costs associated with the packaging, transportation, contamination removal, reburial, and/or storage of NAGPRA-related human remains and/or cultural items.

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ORWA Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management

Funding Opportunity Title: ORWA Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management
Deadline: May 22, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: L21AS00255
CFDA Numbers: 15.224
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management ORWA Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management.

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Oregon/Washington Invasive and Noxious Management

Funding Opportunity Title: Oregon/Washington Invasive and Noxious Management
Deadline: May 25, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: L21AS00261
CFDA Numbers: 15.224
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (State) Invasive and Noxious Management.

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Oregon/Washington Wildlife Resource Management

Funding Opportunity Title: Oregon/Washington Wildlife Resource Management
Deadline: May 25, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: L21AS00263
CFDA Numbers: 15.224
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (State) Wildlife Resource Management.

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ORWA Cultural and Paleontological Resource Management

Funding Opportunity Title: ORWA Cultural and Paleontological Resource Management
Deadline: May 26, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: L21AS00237
CFDA Numbers: 15.224
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management ORWA Cultural and Paleontological Resource Management.

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June 2021

Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

Funding Opportunity Title: Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions
Deadline: June 9, 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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Archives Collaboratives

Funding Opportunity Title: Archives Collaboratives
Deadline: June 9, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: COLLABORATIVES-202106
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will make collections from small and under-represented archives more readily available for public discovery and use. The grant program will fund Archives Collaboratives to share best practices, tools, and techniques; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; and promote management structures for long-term sustainability and growth.

Archives Collaboratives must consist of three or more organizations. They may:

? be located in the same community, state, or geographic region
? be “virtual” or online collaboratives
? share affinities among the scope and subject matter of their collections
? have similar organizational missions
? serve similar types of user communities

For a comprehensive list of the Commission’s limitations on funding, please see “What we do and do not fund” (http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/apply/eligibility.html). Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered.
Award Information
Planning Grants – Commitments to the Archives Collaborative should be secured from partners at the time that the application is submitted. Together, the partners would develop a mission, work plan, and timeline to carry out a shared project or develop a shared best practice, tool, or technique that will increase public access to historical records. Applicants are eligible to receive grants up to $25,000, shared by the consortia, to carry out the project. Applications are due on June 9, 2021, with a start date for implementation of January 1, 2022.

Implementation Grants – Funds will be granted to implement the projects developed during a planning phase. Projects that demonstrate commitments by member organizations, a work plan, and timeline are eligible to receive grants up to $100,000, shared by the consortia, to carry out the project. Applications are due on June 9, 2021, with a start date for implementation of January 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-acknowledged or state-recognized Native American tribes or groups
Projects must include at least one of the eligible activities described for the program. Applicants must include all required elements (SF 424, 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. Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution. 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.
The Commission provides no more than 75 per cent of total project costs for the Planning and Implementation Grants. 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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Institutes for Historical Editing

Funding Opportunity Title: Institutes for Historical Editing
Deadline: June 9, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: EDITING-202106
CFDA Numbers: 89.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals for the training and education of historical documentary editors. Through this program, the Commission seeks to increase the number and diversity of historical documentary editors, including especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color new to historical documentary editing; disseminate knowledge about documentary editing; and build the capacity of attendees as leaders in the field, in their own editorial projects, and in the related fields of documentary editing, digital history, and digital humanities.
The Institutes for Historical Editing must consist of both basic and advanced Institutes that seek to achieve these program goals. Basic Institutes provide an introductory overview and training in digital documentary editing to students who may be new to editorial practices, current edition-making workflows, and/or digital technologies. Advanced Institutes focus on developing the next generation of leaders in documentary editing, enabling, inspiring, and building the capacity of more experienced documentary editors to conceptualize, develop, manage, and sustain new and innovative historical edition projects that advance the field in the 21st century. Proposals for both basic and advanced Institutes must include plans for outreach to and inclusion of underrepresented populations, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as both faculty and attendees.
The basic and advanced Institutes may occur together over a defined period of days or may take place separately, with one or both offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may take place both in-person and virtually. The grantee will be responsible for all project phases, from curriculum design and development through administering the program for the attendees it selects.
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 to three years and up to $275,000. The Commission expects to make one grant in this category to 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.
This program does not support requests from individuals for their own training, education, or professional advancement. Such requests will be deemed ineligible. Ineligible applications will not be reviewed.
Cost Sharing
The Commission may support up to the entire direct costs of the project, not including program revenue. Cost sharing may include program revenue, grantee’s indirect costs, as well as any additional direct costs borne by the applicant. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101).
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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Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Funding Opportunity Title: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Deadline: June 24, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: 20210115-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 at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are valued in this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society.

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July 2021

Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives

Funding Opportunity Title: Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives
Deadline: July 13, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: MAJOR-202107
CFDA Numbers: 80.003
Program Office: National Archives and Records Administration

he National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in 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. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may:? Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online? Provide access to born-digital records? Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions? Create new tools and methods for users to access recordsThe NHPRC welcomes collaborative projects, particularly for bringing together related records from multiple institutions. Projects that address significant needs in the field and result in replicable and scalable approaches will be more competitive. We also encourage organizations to actively engage the public in the work of the project. Applicants should also consult Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects program, which has different requirements and award amounts.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). Applications that consist entirely of ineligible activities will not be considered. Award InformationA grant is for one to three years and between $100,000 and $350,000. We expect to make up to five grants in this category for a total of up to $1,000,000. Grants begin no earlier than January 1, 2022.The Commission requires that grant recipients acknowledge NHPRC grant assistance in all publicity, publications, and other products that result from its support.EligibilityEligible applicants:? 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 groupsCost SharingThe total costs of a project are shared between the NHPRC and the applicant organization.The Commission provides no more than 50 per cent of total project costs in the Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives category. NHPRC grant recipients are not permitted to use grant funds for indirect costs (as indicated in 2 CFR 2600.101).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. Indirect costs must be listed under the applicant’s cost sharing contribution. Other RequirementsApplicant 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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September 2021

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Funding Opportunity Title: Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00193
CFDA Numbers: 15.631
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 15.631

Authority: Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act of 2006, S.260 Public Law 109-294; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a-c, 747e-742j; and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C. 661 667(e).

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative and grant agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. The PFW Program is delivered through more than 250 full-time staff, active in all 50 States and territories. Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas define where the program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. The program has been in existence since 1987 and has over 30 years of successful delivery. Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities. It also advance the Department of the Interior’s mission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission, and PFW’s mission, promote biological diversity, and based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity.

***Applicants seeking technical or financial assistance from the PFW Program are requested to consult with the Regional PFW Program office BEFORE developing or submitting an application (see Section G. Agency Contacts at the end of this announcement).***

Conservation activities and projects do not have to meet all of the selection criteria; however, field staff will give the highest funding priority status to proposed projects that meet more of the following criteria (sequence of listing does not imply order of preference):

Project selection will seek to align or support the Secretary’s priorities. Program funding will enhance the missions of DOI, FWS, and PFW.

Restoring trust with local communities: The PFW program has local field biologists across all 50 states stationed and living in the communities they serve which enhances trust and allows sustainable relationship building. Projects which support and build trust with local communities will receive high prioritization.

Modernizing our infrastructure: The PFW program will assist with modernizing fish passage structures to allow safe travel by aquatic resources and at the same time, allow for structural stability by designing units to avoid flood damage. Additionally, wetland levees, water control structures, and fencing projects are a few examples of modernizing infrastructure to support American conservation.

Ensuring sovereignty means something: Many PFW projects support tribal operations and PFW staff will continue to recognize opportunities to enhance those relationships.

Hunt/Fish: The PFW Program will continue to deliver on-the-ground habitat to support robust populations of wildlife for recreational use by the American public. These will support Secretarial Orders 3347, 3356, and 3362.

National Wildlife Refuge System: PFW Program staff will favor conservation activities and projects that are on private lands near National Wildlife Refuge (Refuges) lands. Activities or projects that complement conservation practices on Refuges or resolve problems on Refuges that are caused by off-refuge land use practices will be given higher priority.

Expand priority habitats, reduce habitat fragmentation, establish conservation buffers, and provide wildlife movement corridors that result in self-sustaining systems: Our staff will give preference to habitat improvement projects near protected land, including land owned or controlled by the National Wildlife Refuge System, National Forests, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, other federal agencies, tribal, state agencies, or nongovernment entities.

Regional strategic plans and priorities: PFW Program regional and field staff work with conservation partners to identify habitat conservation priorities and delineate geographic focus areas in our Regional strategic plans. The geographic focus areas represent an integration of shared habitat conservation priorities among the Service, conservation partners, and stakeholders. We will concentrate our technical and financial resources in these focus areas to conserve priority habitat. Habitat improvement projects that meet region-specific priorities and are located within geographic focus areas will receive higher priority. However, field staff are not prohibited from implementing high-value habitat improvement projects outside of these geographic focus areas.

Most PFW Program projects are developed collaboratively with the landowner, PFW Program local staff, and other conservation partners. PFW Program biologists are able to provide technical biological information and are knowledgeable about state-of-the-art techniques to restore, enhance, and protect fish and wildlife habitats for the benefit of federal trust species. If an applicant chooses to prepare an application independently, the application will be reviewed to determine if the potential project is consistent with the Department of the Interior Secretary’s priorities, FWS Priorities, goals of the PFW Program Strategic Plan, and if the potential project meets the Eligibility Requirements and Criteria as stated in the full announcement.

PFW Program field staff are responsible for identifying and selecting habitat conservation projects, with concurrence from the field station Project Leader, or other appropriate authority. Field staff also use the project selection criteria to identify projects that maximize benefits to federal trust species, and use program resources in the most effective and efficient manner. Cost sharing is encouraged but not required.

Cost sharing is the PFW Program’s strategy to leverage program funds with funds from other federal and non-federal partners to deliver habitat conservation cost effectively. All proposals should strive to secure a cost share ratio of one partner dollar for each PFW Program dollar.

If other considerations are equal, priority for funding will be given to projects that have agreements longer in duration, involve greater partnership support and cost sharing, and have the greatest cost effectiveness.

Prior to participating in any review or evaluation process, all staff and peer reviewers, evaluators, panel members, and advisors must sign and return to the program office point of contact the “Department of the Interior Conflict of Interest Certification” form. For a copy of this form, contact the Service point of contact identified in the Agency Contacts section below.

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Coastal Program

Funding Opportunity Title: Coastal Program
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00197
CFDA Numbers: 15.630
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

The Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program staff coordinates with partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation goals and priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for Federal trust species. Projects are developed in collaboration with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Coastal Program projects must support the missions of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and the Coastal Program, and be based on sound scientific biological
principles.

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Endangered Species Recovery Implementation

Funding Opportunity Title: Endangered Species Recovery Implementation
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00155
CFDA Numbers: 15.657
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

The principal objective of this Recovery Implementation funding opportunity is to support the implementation of priority recovery actions for federally endangered and threatened species. The ESA conveys the importance of recovery plans as a central organizing tool for guiding each species’ recovery process by requiring their development for every listed species. Recovery plans establish an overall recovery vision that, among other things:
• Defines the point at which protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are no longer needed,
• Identifies and prioritizes the most effective and feasible suite of recovery actions that will promote species survival and recovery,
• Provides the public and policy makers with an overall estimate of the time and cost to recover species, and the ability to measure success and resources needs, and
• Aids the Service in working with others to improve the status for imperiled species.

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Candidate Species Conservation Fund

Funding Opportunity Title: Candidate Species Conservation Fund
Deadline: September 30, 2021
Funding Opportunity #: F21AS00156
CFDA Numbers: 15.660
Program Office: Department of the Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service

The principle objective of this Candidate Species Conservation funding opportunity is to accomplish conservation tasks for high priority candidate species (based on our annual Candidate Species Assessments) or other at-risk species in the United States, such that identified threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated. These efforts are based on cooperative relationships with states, non-governmental organizations, private landowners and those interested in habitat restoration or undertaking candidate and at-risk species research, surveys and monitoring, or educational outreach efforts.

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October 2021

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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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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FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding

Opportunity Title: FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs including CARES Act Funding
Funding Opportunity Number: PWEAA2020
Organization/Agency: Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration
Deadline: Ongoing

Under this NOFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. If you are interested in applying for a project of national impact/scope under the CARES Act; please inquire at RNTA@eda.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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