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How to use the grants section of The FundBook

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roadly, The FundBook is split into two sections; this latter grants half focuses exclusively on currently open grant programs which are of interest to local governments. Grants are chronologically listed on the timeline on the previous page, and their descriptions are grouped together thematically in the following pages. Each program description has three multicolored boxes that are color-coded to indicate the due date, amount of funds to be awarded, and projected number of grants. Favorable attributes are green, less favorable are yellow, and least favorable are red. A caveat is that these colors can be misleading as a “small” (colored red) grant program may

still be exactly what your community is searching for regardless of program size. Additionally, larger programs often draw more applicants, so smaller grant programs may be less competitive. There are links included in many of the grants descriptions and in the index at the end of the grants section. Each link is shortened so that it is easier to type into your web browser. The FundBook uses “goo.gl/XXXX” as the format for these links. Please be aware that the shortened links are case-sensitive. The process of applying for federal grant funding is almost always done through the website www.grants.gov. If your commu-

Community Connect Grant Program for use in the first two years. The minimum and maximum grant This program makes funds availamounts are $50 thousand and $1.5 able to provide currently unmillion respectively. served areas with broadband This funding opportunity has transmission service that fosters economic growth and deliv- been issued as a carry over balance ers enhanced educational, health from FY10 appropriations, and as care, and public safety services. such will have a second announcement made when the FY11 federal Eligible projects must be in cen- appropriations process has comsus-recognized areas where broad- pleted. § band service currently does not exMore information is available at ist. (To verify this, applicants can http://goo.gl/6rVZN check their communities on the Federal Communication Commission’s National Broadband Map. In addition to serving customers within the area, grants awards must also be able to provide an access center with at least 10 computer access points which are free

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nity does not yet have an account on this site, it is advisable to sign up as soon as it is convenient. The process includes verification steps that can take as little as three business days or up to one month to complete. Please keep in mind that any listed grant program’s attributes are subject to change without warning from The FundBook. Although every effort is made to ensure that details are correct at the time of publishing, be sure to closely monitor deadlines of any upcoming grant(s) your community might pursue. Additionally, grants included in this section are at the discretion of The FundBook. §

Deadline

Soon: May 3, 2011 Amount Available

Medium: $25,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 300 Agency

Department of Agriculture

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Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grants Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program or the Lead Hazard This program provides funds for Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) comprehensive programs to idenGrant Program but not both. The tify and control lead-based paint maximum grant amount for new hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing. applicants is $1.15 million for new applicants and $3.15 million for Broadly this program was cre- current or previous grantees. A ated in 2009 in order to improve minimum local match of 10 perhousing conditions across the cent federal funds is required. § country. Applicants can also re- More information is available at quest up to $150 thousand dol- http://goo.gl/n89nh lars through their applications to this program to address multiple health related hazards as identified in the Healthy Homes Production program. Up to $5,000,000 will be set aside specifically for new applicants to this program. Applicants an apply to either the Lead-Based

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Not soon: Oct 6, 2011 Amount Available

Unknown

Number of Awards

Many: 30 Agency

National Archives & Records Administration

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Large: $100,000,000+ Number of Awards

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Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

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FR-5500-N-02A

Publishing Historical Records The Basics: This program provides funds to promote the preservation and use of America’s documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture.

and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. Cost sharing is required and can include both direct and indirect expenses, in-kind contributions, non-Federal third-party contributions, and any income earned directly by the project. The Commission ordinarily provides no more than 50 percent of total project costs for publishing historical records projects. This announcement is specifically for Colonial and Early National Period Projects. §

Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials. Grants do not support preparation of critical editions of published works unless such works are just a small portion of the larger project. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, More information is available at business, social reform, the arts, http://goo.gl/hSwbO www.fundbook.org

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Two months: Jun 9, 2011 Amount Available

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Number of Awards

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Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

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FR-5500-N-03

Healthy Homes Production Program weatherization, energy efficiency improvements, and other housing This program provides funds to improvement programs will be fatake a comprehensive approach vored as applicants. to addressing multiple childhood A minimum local match of ten diseases and injuries in the home. percent federal funds is requested. Applicants will be favored when The Healthy Homes Program is matching funds above the required designed for applicants to specifi- amount. § cally focus on allergens and asthma, asbestos, combustion of heat- More information is available at ing and cooking appliances, insect http://goo.gl/x7JHW and rodent pests, lead paints, mold and moisture, pesticide residues, radon progeny, hazardous factors taken home from outside/work, and other unintentional injuries or fire. Projects that integrate healthy homes principles and practices into existing housing rehabilitation, property maintenance,

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Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks The Basics: This program addresses the challenge of increasing vehicle congestion in and around our national parks and other federal lands by providing funding for alternative transportation systems, such as shuttle buses, rail connections and even bicycle trails.

ing equipment or a facility for use in public transportation, expenses incidental to the acquisition or construction (including designing, engineering, location surveying, mapping, and acquiring rights-ofway), payments for the capital portions of rail trackage rights agreements, transit-related intelligent transportation systems, relocation assistance, acquiring replacement housing sites, and acquiring, constructing, relocating, and rehabilitating replacement housing.’’ §

Local governments with jurisdiction in the vicinity of an eligible area are eligible to apply. Funded through the last federal highway bill (SAFETEA-LU), this is likely More information is available at to be the last application round for http://goo.gl/V4UYU this grant program before funding for it is reconsidered. Eligible capital projects include all aspects of ‘‘acquiring, constructing, supervising, or inspectp.38 ~ The Fundbook | May 2011

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Soon: May 9, 2011 Amount Available

Medium: $25,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 45 Agency

Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration

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Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing The Basics: This program provides funds to fund demonstration projects to improve asthma control among children and others currently residing in federally assisted multifamily housing developments.

years. There is no required cost match, but “leveraging” resources will be favored. §

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Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

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Two months: Jun 9, 2011 Amount Available

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Number of Awards

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This demonstration program is designed to specifically develop interventions, protocols, programs, policies, and evaluation procedures for controlling asthma in federally assisted housing. Applicants should be sure to describe how they will incorporate meaningful community participation. The maximum size for proposed projects is $500,000 per year for three

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Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration The Basics: This program provides funds specifically for urban jurisdictions’ comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing.

Applicants an apply to either the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program or the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) Grant Program but not both. The maximum grant amount for all applicants is $3.5 million. A minimum local match of 25 percent federal funds is required. §

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Joint Public Works, Economic Adjustment, and GCCMIF Programs Opportunity The Economic Development Administration recently announced that for FY11 it will no longer process applications for its Public Works, Economic Adjustment Assistance, and GCCMIF programs on a continuing basis. Instead, the agency will implement a new process under which it considers applications at a set time in roughly quarterly funding cycles. This new process is intended to enhance the competitiveness, transparency, and efficiency of EDA’s grants-making process. EDA will continue to accept applications on a continuing basis, but if an applicant wishes to be considered for a particular funding cycle, EDA must receive a complete application before one of the FY11 funding cycles closes. For FY11, the funding cycle deadlines are as follows: December 15 for funding cycle 1; March 10 for funding cycle 2; June 10 for funding cycle 3; and September 15 for funding cycle 1 of FY12. Applications for financial assistance submitted under EDA’s Planning, Partnership Planning, Local Technical Assistance, University Center, and Research and National Technical Assistance Programs are not subject to same deadlines. Because EDA is currently operating under a continuing resolution that allocates funding based on FY10 funding levels until the enactment of the FY11 appropriations, we are still left to speculate how much funding will be available for the first cycle of the above grant programs. Assuming EDA p.40 ~ The Fundbook | May 2011

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receives FY11 appropriations of Amount Available approximately the same level as in Large: $25,000,000 FY10, EDA expects to use approximately 30 percent of its appropriations for the Public Works, EcoNumber of Awards nomic Adjustment Assistance, and Unknown GCCMIF programs to fund those applications submitted before the publication of its recent announceAgency Economic Development Agency ment. The remaining 70 percent will be used to fund three funding cycles in FY11. During each of the first two funding cycles, EDA expects to fund projects totaling approximately 30 percent of EDA’s FY11 appropriation for the three programs. In the third cycle, if FOA # funds remain, EDA expects to fund EDA10142010EDAP projects with the remaining 10 percent of the agency’s FY11 appropriation and with any funds EDA allocated $133,280,000 for that may become available during the Public Works and Economic the first two funding cycles. Development Facilities Program in FY10. The average size of a Public Works & Economic Development Facilities Program Public Works investment was apEDA will provide strategic Pub- proximately $1.7 million, though lic Works investments to support investments ranged in size from the construction or rehabilitation $500,000 to $2,000,000. of essential public infrastructure and facilities to help communities Economic Adjustment and regions leverage their resourc- Assistance Program Through the Economic Adjustes and strengths to create new and better jobs, drive innovation, be- ment Assistance Program, EDA come centers of competition in provides a wide range of constructhe global economy, and ensure tion and non-construction asresilient economies. For example, sistance, including public works, EDA may provide funding to a technical assistance, strategies, and county to expand a rural economic revolving loan fund (RLF) projects, development center, allowing the in regions experiencing severe ecocenter to increase its capacity to nomic dislocations that may occur provide services to the State’s most suddenly or over time. This prounderserved and vulnerable com- gram is designed to respond flexibly to pressing economic recovmunities and small businesses. www.fundbook.org


ery issues and is well suited to help address challenges faced by U.S. communities and regions. For example, EDA might provide funding to a university or community college to launch a Regional Innovation Cluster (RIC) strategy that supports or provides technical assistance to smaller manufacturers to promote the growth of varied industrial clusters, stem job losses in manufacturing businesses as a result of foreign competition, accelerate the commercialization of research, support high-growth entrepreneurship, and promote the successful diversification of the region’s economy. As another example, EDA might provide funding to a city for the construction of a multi-tenant business and industrial facility to house early-stage businesses that successfully graduate from a business incubator that EDA also funded.

EDA allocated $38,620,000 to the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program in FY10. The average size of an Economic Adjustment Assistance investment was approximately $550,000, though investments ranged from $100,000 to $1,250,000.

Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund

finance a variety of sustainability focused projects, including renewable energy end-products, the greening of existing manufacturing functions or processes, and the creation of certified green facilities. For example, EDA might provide funding to a non-profit working in cooperation with a county to construct a technology-focused business incubator that achieves platinum status under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and to expand job training opportunities in industrial and green technologies. EDA allocated $25,000,000 in FY10 for the GCCMIF, with investments ranging between $200,000 and $1,500,000. §

EDA allocates funds for the Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive (GCCMIF) to support projects that foster economic competitiveness while advancing the green economy. Grants awarded support projects that create jobs through and increase private capital investment in initiatives to limit the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, enhance energy efficiency, curb greenhouse gas emis- More information is available at sions, and protect natural systems. http://goo.gl/vs1t GCCMIF assistance is available to

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Pre-Notification Cycle Applications Submitted Before October, 2010

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Deadline

Not soon: Nov 29, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $5,000,000 Number of Awards

Unknown Agency

Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

FOA #

FR-5415-N-28

Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Elderly Housing Projects The Basics: This program provides funds to make emergency capital repairs to multifamily projects that are designated for occupancy by elderly tenants.

“Emergency capital repairs” are repairs at a project to correct a situation that presents an immediate threat to the life, health and safety of project tenants. Applications are processed on a firstcome-first-serve basis, so while the closing date for applications is almost a year away, it is best to apply as soon as possible. The maximum grant size is $500,000 with no local cost match requirement. §

Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs Opportunity a Comprehensive Economic Development (CED) plan will allow The Local Technical Assistance the local community to more efProgram helps community leaders fectively pursue additional funds create regional economic developfrom the EDA and other agencies. ment plans in order to stimulate and Total funds will be divided beguide the economic development efforts of a community or region. tween the six regional offices. Subject to the availability of appropriTechnical assistance grants are ations, there will be approximately perfect for smaller communities to 4.5 projects per region. § pursue because they can generally More information is available at demonstrate the greatest need for http://goo.gl/VmKqH such technical assistance. A typical project might include figuring out how to better utilize an abandoned facility in the area in keeping with a larger regional strategy. An additional positive aspect of this program is that once created,

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Amount Available

Small: $1,350,000 Number of Awards

Medium: 27 Agency

Economic Development Agency

FOA #

EDA11242010PAT


Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly

Deadline

Two months: Jun 1, 2011

The Basics:

Amount Available

This program provides non-profits with capital advances and contracts for project rental assistance.

Large: $371,000,000

This program is not available to local governments, but if your area has a lack of elderly housing, this would be good to refer to local non-profits. Capital advances through this program must be used for the construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition of a structure. 85 percent of the total capital advance amount is allocated to metropolitan areas and 15 percent to nonmetropolitan areas. §

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Number of Awards

Agency

Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

FOA #

More information is available at http://goo.gl/qLz6E

Deadline

Rolling

Amount Available

Large: $700,000,000 Number of Awards

Unknown Agency

Department of Agriculture

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FR-5415-N-38

Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program The Basics: This program makes loans and guarantees to finance the construction, leasing, improvement, acquisition, refinance loans on rural broadband infrastructure.

As the two examples of successful projects in Alabama and Michigan illustrate, by providing access to 6,000 and 5,000 residents over areas of 3,500 square miles, this program is intended for rural applicants only. Loans can be one of three types: at the cost of interest that borrowing from the department of Treasury is, at a flat 4 percent cost of interest, or a private

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More information is available at http://goo.gl/c2Ff9

Program staff say that local governments have applied to and been successful with this loan program before. Staff specifically advise local government applicants to know the requirements for this kind of business and have experienced staff on hand to implement the operation.

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Deadline

Soon: May 2 2011 Amount Available

Large: $78,410,000 Number of Awards

Unknown Agency

Department of Labor

FOA #

SGA-DFA-PY-10-05

National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP) The Basics: This program provides funding for job training and employment assistance for migrants and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and their dependents.

This grant competition opens once every two years to select NFJP grantees. Typically there is a single NFJP grantee per state, but CA will have 4-6 grantees, while CT and RI and DE and MD will have a single grantee to cover the two-state area. Applicants do not have to be a current or prior Workforce Investment Act section 167 grantee. Obviously applicants will have to

Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Opportunity The Basics: This program provides funds to help devise long-term economic redevelopment strategies and carry out implementation activities and public works projects to address economic development challenges in regions impacted by certain severe storms and flooding.

jump-start infrastructure formation and job creation. Currently only applicants in the states of Rhode Island, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Kentucky are eligible to apply because of their having enough counties with such disaster declarations between March and May 2010. ยง

More information is available at EDA encourages (and favorably http://goo.gl/ipVS4 selects for) the submission of applications geared to the development and implementation of long-term, regionally-based, collaborative economic redevelopment strategies. EDA will give further priority to applications that propose early construction start dates to

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be in areas where there is a high population of MSFWs. There is no cost sharing or matching required for this program. ยง More information is available at http://goo.gl/85QBY

Deadline

Not soon: Feb 9, 2014 Amount Available

Large: $49,000,000 Number of Awards

Unknown Agency

Economic Development Agency

FOA #

CNCS-GRANTS-02102011


National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP) Housing Assistance keted, and broadly accessible to NFJP-eligible farmworkers. This program provides funding for It should be noted that granthousing assistance as a supportive ees typically provide housing asservice offered to assist migrant sistance in more than one area of and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) to retain employment, or a state, or sometimes even across enter into or complete training. state borders. So while local government agencies are eligible to Projects should adhere to the apply, the project should probably guiding principles of the program still be regional in scope. § in that: housing assistance should More information is available at leverage improved economic out- http://goo.gl/ZZFu2 comes for farmworkers, housing assistance services, and the strategies used to deliver them, should meet the needs of all farmworkers, housing developed with Workforce Investment Act 167 (NFJP) funding should be actively mar-

Deadline

Soon: May 3, 2011

The Basics:

Deadline

Not soon: Jul 30, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $300,000 Number of Awards

Medium: 10 Agency

Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service

Amount Available

Small: $5,700,000 Number of Awards

Unknown Agency

Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

FOA #

SGA-DFA-PY-10-08

Migratory Bird Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation The Basics:

Program staff say that, while local governments are eligible, they cannot remember one below the size of a state applying. This is because the projects are More information is available at generally large and regionhttp://goo.gl/YYKwd al, and they are unsure how a local government might be able to contribute in that capacity. Brownfields Assessment Grants provide funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites.

FOA #

FWS-R5-MB-11-070

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Deadline

Soon: Apr 21, 2011 Amount Available

Unknown

Number of Awards

Many: 100 Agency

Bureau of Justice Assistance

FOA #

BJA-2011-2935

Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations The Basics: This program provides funds for mentoring projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of adults who have been incarcerated.

BJA identifies some underlying principles of quality mentoring that provide the foundation around which effective mentoring systems are built as: 1) Program support and commitment to the More information is available at mentoring process, 2) Careful se- http://goo.gl/NSuUW lection of qualified mentors, and processes to match mentors and offenders, 3) Professional development for mentors, 4) Mentoring content (i.e., resources, materials,

Challenge Grants The Basics: This program provides funds to secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources.

This is a very flexible program in that its funding can either be used to establish small endowments or fund single-expenditure projects with long term effects. Special encouragement is given to projects that respond to NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative, plans to strengthen the technological infrastructure of humanities institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and two-year colleges. Most relevant to local governp.46 ~ The Fundbook | May 2011

training, etc.) based on recognized adult basic, education instructional skills and knowledge, and content and strategies individualized to the needs of participants, and 5) Ongoing data collection and evaluation systems to foster continuous improvement. Only non-profits are eligible. Perhaps you would like to refer this grant to one in your community. §

Deadline

ments: 4- and 2-year colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, and historic sites are all eligible to apply. § More information is available at http://goo.gl/fUwJ3

Soon: May 4, 2011 Amount Available

Unknown

Number of Awards

Medium: 20 Agency

Endowment for the Humanities

FOA #

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Challenge Cost Share The Basics: This program provides funding opportunities for both wildlife and habitat conservation and visitor services (outreach and education) in National Wildlife Refuges in the northeast.

Deadline

More information is available at http://goo.gl/4E1Ln

Amount Available

Small: $600,000 Number of Awards

Many: 70

All projects must be on or near National Wildlife Refuge land. To progress in the application process, get in touch with the appropriate refuge field station. Note that all National Wildlife Refuge are mandated to have comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) created by 2012, and so this is the final year of this competition before the CCPs are instated. This program has a cost share of 50 percent. §

Deadline

Soon: Apr 25, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $750,000 Number of Awards

Medium: 10

Agency

Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service

FOA #

FWS-R5-RW-11-002

Drug Free Communities Mentoring The Basics: This program provides funds to existing DFC grantees to assist (mentor) newly forming coalitions in becoming eligible to apply for DFC funding on their own.

SP-11-003

It is expected that grantees will 1) strengthen their mentee coalition’s organizational structure, 2) increase their mentee coalition’s leadership and community readiness to address youth substance use problems in the mentee’s community, and 3) assist the mentee’s coalition in working through a strategic planning process that will result in a comprehensive community action plan. In FY10 there were 16 new DFC

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Dept. of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

FOA #

Two months: Jun 1, 2011

mentoring grants and 7 mentoring continuation grants. § More information is available at http://goo.gl/HWTpJ

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Deadline

Soon: Jun 1, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $1,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 70 Agency

Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service

FOA #

FWS-R5-RW-11-001

Habitat Restoration and Visitor Services The Basics: This program provides funding opportunities for both wildlife and habitat conservation and visitor services (outreach and education) in National Wildlife Refuges in the northeast.

All projects must be on or near National Wildlife Refuge land. To progress in the application process, get in touch with the appropriate refuge field station. Note that all National Wildlife Refuge are mandated to have comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) created by 2012, and so this is the final year of this competition before the CCPs are instated.

WaterSMART: System Optimization Review Grants The Basics: This grant provides funding to assess the potential for water management improvements and identify specific ways to implement those improvements.

Essentially, once a grant is awarded, the activities that are funded are the assessment of an area, and the creation of a report including specific recommendations for improvement. Successful generation of such a report to identify potential projects and develop the supporting documentation necessary to apply for the related Water and Energy Efficiency Grants under the WaterSMART Program. p.48 ~ The Fundbook | May 2011

This program has a cost share of 50 percent. § More information is available at http://goo.gl/7iAHd

Projects can be proposed up to the maximum of $300 thousand. 2009’s winners can be found here: http://goo.gl/09sXJ §

More information is available at http://goo.gl/HKu0W

Program staff say that if they could give a single tip to local government applicants, it would be to reach out to the regional Reclamation office near them for technical assistance and advice when developing a program or submitting a proposal.

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Deadline

Soon: Apr 27, 2011 Amount Available

Unknown

Number of Awards

Few: 6 Agency

Bureau of Reclamation

FOA #

R11SF80356


Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants The Basics: This program provides funds to community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations.

Deadline

Soon: Apr 21, 2011

current one from the Economic Development Agency -- this investment signals adjustment to increasing competition for jobs from abroad. Under the program, each State is allotted $2.5 million. The remaining 50 percent of funds is competitively awarded. SEAs and LEAs are not eligible to apply. §

Amount Available

Large: $500,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 20-400 Agency

Department of Labor

More information is available at http://goo.gl/hHeib

This is the first year of this large, four year grant program. Paralleling other Trade Adjustment Assistance grant programs -- like the

Deadline

Soon: Apr 21, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $1,950,000 Number of Awards

Medium: 13 Agency

Dept. of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

FOA #

SGA-DFA-PY-10-03

Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) Supplements

Program staff were helpThis program provides funding to de- ful to point out that the liver peer-to-peer recovery support eligible applicants for this services that help prevent relapse program are the extremely and promote sustained recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders. limited few who have previously been awarded RCSP Existing RCSP grantees can ingrant funding.

The Basics:

crease the capacity of their existing programs through enhanced and/or expanded service provision to key populations or focused on key topic areas. §

More information is available at http://goo.gl/8dJ1O

FOA #

TI-11-004

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Deadline

Not soon: Sep 30, 2011 Amount Available

Large: $60,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 1,000 Agency

Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service

FOA #

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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program The Basics: The Partners program provides direct technical and financial assistance to private landowners interested in restoring, enhancing, and managing fish and wildlife habitats on their own lands.

This program provides funding to assist staff of cultural institutions obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.

it or university. Local cost share must be at least twenty percent of the project costs. §

More information is available at http://goo.gl/zrU2S

Deadline

Not soon: Jun 30, 2011 Amount Available

Unknown

Number of Awards

Agency

Endowment for the Humanities

FOA #

20110630-PE

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Projects are intended to be regional preservation field services that provide a wide range of education and training, master’s degree programs in preservation and conservation, or workshops that address preservation and access topics of national significance and broad impact. While local governments are eligible to apply, the more typical lead applicant is a local nonprofp.50 ~ The Fundbook | May 2011

More information is available at http://goo.gl/MwIA

While the prospect may sound cumbersome, wildlife management projects can fit well with many types of land use -- especially farming and ranching. Types of restoration projects vary by state and the types of natural resources present in each region. Projects in the Partners program are typically small, but are a welcome funding aid to for conservation efforts. This annual program

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants The Basics:

is quite reliably funded and as it generates significant local interest and cost-matching. The first step for this program is to contact your local state program coordinator. §


WaterSMART: Grants to Develop Climate Analysis Tools The Basics: This program provides funding to enhance the management of water resources, including developing tools to assess the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Deadline

Soon: May 13, 2011

climate change information, 4) assessing natural systems’ response, 5) assessing socioeconomic and institutional response, 6) assessing system risks and evaluating alternatives, 7) assessing and characterizing uncertainties, and 8) communicating results and uncertainties to decision-makers. The full report is accessible here: http://goo.gl/Aobgw §

Amount Available

Unknown

Number of Awards

Unknown

Successful projects will likely focus on information gaps outlined in the report “Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and More information is available at Management: User Needs for Im- http://goo.gl/Vm0Xm proving Tools and Information.” Specifically the eight gaps identified are: 1) summarizing relevant literature, 2) obtaining climate change information, 3) making decisions about how to use the

Deadline

Soon: Apr 25. 2011 Amount Available

Large: $30,000,000 Number of Awards

Large: 250 Agency

Department of Agriculture

FOA #

RDUP-11-01-DLT

Agency

Bureau of Reclamation

FOA #

R11SF80344

Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) The Basics: This program provides funding for advanced telecommunications technologies that provide enhanced learning and health care opportunities for rural residents.

Awarded funds, ranging between $50 and $500 thousand, can specifically be used to fund telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment and related advanced technologies which extend educational and medical applications into rural locations. The more rural the location, the more the application is favored. Applicants can browse through the previous project summaries

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page to see examples of previously funded projects here: http://goo. gl/VBYH3 Importantly, libraries are eligible recipients for this program. § More information is available at http://goo.gl/RR1xJ

Program staff say that, although local governments are eligible, they are unaware of a local government ever having applied for this program on their own. Normally applicants include hospitals, school districts, and community colleges. May 2011 | The Fundbook ~ p.51


Deadline

Soon: Apr 20, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $5,400,000 Number of Awards

Few: 4 Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FOA #

CDC-RFA-PS11-1114

Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases The Basics: The purpose of this program is to reduce STD disparities, promote sexual health, and advance community wellness using community engagement methods and multi-sector partnerships to build local capacity to impact STD disparities in communities with disparately high STD burden.

This program provides funds to small and mid-sized institutions to preserve and care for their humanities collections.

chlamydia and gonorrhea screening, treatment, reduce the incidence of primary and secondary and congenital syphilis. These are cooperative agreement awards and CDC staff will be on site to help implement them. §

graphic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, or digital materials. Preservation Assistance Grants may be used for general preservation assessments, consultations with professionals, purchasing storage furniture and preservation supplies, purchasing environmental monitoring equipment for humanities collections, and education and training. Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially encouraged to apply. Grants are up to $6,000 and there is no cost-sharing requirement. §

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities— improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and carto- More information is available at

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Program staff point out that this is a new funding opportunity and so there are no previous winners to study, however local health departments are competiSpecific focus is on providing tive applicants.

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions The Basics:

More information is available at http://goo.gl/7WR6L

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Deadline

Soon: May 3, 2011 Amount Available

Unknown

Number of Awards

Unknown Agency

Endowment for the Humanities

FOA #

20110503-PG


Coastal Program The Basics: Through the Coastal Grants Program, established by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (Act) of 1990, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) provides matching grants for acquisition, restoration, management or enhancement of coastal wetlands. The FWS expects that approximately $16 million will be available for grants in FY11. Awards typically range from $200,000 to a maximum of $1,000,000, and award announcements are expected in December 2010 or January 2011. Coastal States bordering the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific and the Great Lakes are eligible to apply for this funding. While only State agencies can apply for and receive grants from this

Deadline

Soon: May 23, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $4,500,000 Number of Awards

Medium: 20 Agency

Office of Justice Programs

FOA #

EPA-OAR-OAQPS-11-05

Deadline

program, FWS encourages partnering with local governments on projects. §

More information is available at http://goo.gl/b1Rr

Not soon: Sep 30, 2011 Amount Available

Medium: $16,000,000 Number of Awards

Many: 200

Agency

Program staff’s most important tip for local governments is that they should “engage other local conservation partners to identify shared priorities and contact the local USFWS Coastal Program.”

Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service

FOA #

COASTAL-11

Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring lutants or a source category so that the knowledge can be applied to This program provides fundother areas with that pollutant as ing to identify, profile, assess, well. and characterize local air toxics Proposals that involve Enviproblems, and track the progress ronmental Justice communities of air toxics reduction activities. are favored. No cost sharing is required for The program is designed to this program. § bring the flexibility to address local trends to the nationally avail- More information is available at able prescriptive measures and also http://goo.gl/NfPw2 to integrate program management efforts across pollutant groups. Proposed projects can address one of the following: community-scale monitoring, methods evaluation, or analysis of existing data. Ideal proposed projects will involves characterization of particular pol-

The Basics:

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Deadline

Two months: Jun 23, 2011 Amount Available

Large: $114,000,000 Number of Awards

Unknown Agency

Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

FOA #

Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities The Basics: Brownfields Assessment Grants provide funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites.

While local governments themselves are not eligible for this funding, local nonprofits are. Applicants can request a waiver for their housing to be a specific type of disabled person-only. There is no local cost match required. § More information is available at http://goo.gl/DiqeJ

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Community-Based Violence Prevention the perceived risks and costs of involvement in violence among This program provides funding high-risk young people. to support federal, state, and local Applicants must demonstrate partnerships to replicate proven a significant crime and violence multi-disciplinary, communitybased strategies to reduce violence. problem affecting youth (specifically, high levels of shootings and The program’s overall goal is killings over an extended period to replicate programs, such as the of time) to be eligible for this proBoston Gun Project, the Richmond gram. § Comprehensive Homicide Initia- More information is available at tive, and the Chicago CeaseFire http://goo.gl/BjG7H model, to reduce violence in targeted communities. These models each changed community norms regarding violence, provided alternatives to violence when gangs and individuals in the community are making risky behavior decisions, and increased awareness of

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Deadline

Two months: May 23, 2011 Amount Available

Small: $2,200,000+ Number of Awards

Few: 1+ Agency

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

FOA #

OJJDP-2011-2967


Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals The Basics: This program provides funds to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrates treatment and services for mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals who are chronically homeless.

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Two months: Jun 7, 2011 Amount Available

Large: $98,000,000 Number of Awards

Medium: 19 Agency

Dept. of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

FOA #

Two months: May 27, 2011

well as access to integrated behavioral health and primary care services. ยง

Small: $6,584,450

More information is available at http://goo.gl/ppFaB

Number of Awards

Amount Available

Medium: 14 Agency

Dept. of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The primary goal of this program is to ensure that people who are chronically homeless due to mental and substance use disorders have a supportive, permanent place to live that promotes wellness and sustained recovery from addiction and mental disorders as

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FOA #

TI-11-008

Services Grants for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women The Basics: This program provides funds to expand the availability of comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for pregnant and postpartum women and their minor children.

More information is available at http://goo.gl/tTtRn

Services should be delivered with the family and important relationships in mind. Focus populations for projects should be women, 18 and older, who are either pregnant or recently had a child, and have limited access to such services already. ยง

TI-11-009

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Upcoming Grants Index Grant Name

Page

Link

Community Connect Grant Program

36

http://goo.gl/6rVZN

Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grants

37

http://goo.gl/n89nh

37

http://goo.gl/hSwbO

38

http://goo.gl/x7JHW

Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks

38

http://goo.gl/V4UYU

Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing NEW

39

http://goo.gl/MmxJV

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration

39

http://goo.gl/fVwWM

Joint Public Works, Economic Adjustment, and GCCMIF Programs

40

http://goo.gl/vs1t

Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Housing Projects

42

http://goo.gl/S3R9W

Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs Opportunity

42

http://goo.gl/VmKqH

Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly

43

http://goo.gl/qLz6E

Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program

43

http://goo.gl/c2Ff9

National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP)

44

http://goo.gl/85QBY

Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Opportunity

44

http://goo.gl/ipVS4

National Farmworker Jobs Training Program (NFJP) Housing Assistance

45

http://goo.gl/ZZFu2

Migratory Bird Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation

45

http://goo.gl/YYKwd

Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

46

http://goo.gl/NSuUW

Challenge Grants

46

http://goo.gl/fUwJ3

Challenge Cost Share

47

http://goo.gl/4E1Ln

Drug Free Communities Mentoring

47

http://goo.gl/HWTpJ

Habitat Restoration and Visitor Services

48

http://goo.gl/7iAHd

WaterSMART: System Optimization Review Grants

48

http://goo.gl/HKu0W

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Grants

49

http://goo.gl/hHeib

Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) Supplements

49

http://goo.gl/8dJ1O

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program

50

http://goo.gl/MwIA

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants

50

http://goo.gl/zrU2S

WaterSMART: Grants to Develop Climate Analysis Tools

51

http://goo.gl/Vm0Xm

Distance Learning and Telemedicine

51

http://goo.gl/RR1xJ

Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases

52

http://goo.gl/7WR6L

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

52

http://goo.gl/YWF6p

Coastal Program

53

http://goo.gl/b1Rr

Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring

53

http://goo.gl/NfPw2

Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities

54

http://goo.gl/DiqeJ

Community-Based Violence Prevention

54

http://goo.gl/BjG7H

Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals NEW

55

http://goo.gl/ppFaB

Services for Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

55

http://goo.gl/tTtRn

NEW

Publishing Historical Records Healthy Homes Production Program

NEW

NEW

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NEW

NEW

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