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Friday, August 4, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Federal Grants Newsletter: Week of July 31-August 4, 2017

In This Issue:

  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – INFRA Grants
  •  U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) – Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 17 Local Solicitation
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service – Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
  • DOJ, National Institute of Corrections – Transition from Jails to Community – Technical Assistance
  • DOJ, National Institute of Corrections – Development of a Model Approach to Arrest Data Analysis
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service – Acer Access and Development Program
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration – Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants
  • U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), National Park Service – African American Civil Rights (AACR) History Grants
  • U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) – FY 2018 Species Recovery Grants to Tribes

 

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – INFRA Grants

The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (NSFHP) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. The U.S. Department of Transportation is referring to this program as the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program. This notice solicits applications for awards under the program's FY 2017 and FY 2018 funding, subject to future appropriations. Eligible applicants include a state, a metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area, a unit of local government or group of local governments, a political subdivision of a state or local government, a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, a federal land management agency, a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments or a multi-state or multi-jurisdictional group of public entities. Grant recipients will receive up to $1.4 billion. All applications are due by November 2, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

 

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) – Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 17 Local Solicitation

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) Program FY 2017 Local Solicitation. The JAG program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government under this FY 2017 JAG Program Local Solicitation. A separate solicitation will be issued for applications to BJA directly from states. In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY 2017 solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following: Law enforcement programs; Prosecution and court programs; Prevention and education programs; Corrections and community corrections programs; Drug treatment and enforcement programs; Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation); and Mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams. Under the JAG Program, units of local government may use award funds for broadband deployment and adoption activities as they relate to criminal justice activities. In order validly to accept an award under the FY 2017 JAG Program, a unit of local government (other than an Indian tribal government) must submit to Grants Management System (GMS) the certification by its chief legal officer regarding compliance with 8 U.S.C. §1373, executed using the form that appears in Appendix II. Unless the executed certification either 1) is submitted to Office of Justice Programs (OJP) together with the signed award document or 2) is uploaded in GMS no later than the day the signed award document is submitted, OJP will reject as invalid any submission by a unit of local government (other than an Indian tribal government) that purports to accept an award under this solicitation. All applications are due by September 5, 2017. For more information, please visit the Solicitation Announcement via BJA.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service – Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

The primary purpose of this grant program is to accomplish the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) goals listed: 1) Build Tribal, Urban Indian Organizations (UIO), and Federal capacity to provide coordinated community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of domestic and sexual violence, 2) Increase access to domestic and sexual violence prevention, advocacy, crisis intervention, and behavioral health services for AI/AN victims and their families, 3) Promote trauma-informed services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families, 4) Offer health care provider and community education on domestic and sexual violence, 5) Respond to the healthcare needs of AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence, and 6) Incorporate culturally appropriate practices and/or faith-based services for AI/AN victims of domestic and sexual violence. To accomplish the DVPI goals, IHS invites applicants to address one of the Purpose Areas identified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement. Eligible applicants include Native American tribal organizations and tribal governments. Grant recipients will receive up to $208,000. All applications are due by August 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Corrections – Transition from Jails to Community – Technical Assistance

In 2007, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) launched the Transition from Jails to Community (TJC) Initiative to support the local reentry efforts of justice-involved adults. Under the Initiative, targeted technical assistance was provided to 14 learning sites (including two jurisdictions selected in response to California Assembly Bill 109). Historically, community reintegration has proven complicated related to the brief length of stays in jails, the complex needs of justice-involved adults, and the lack of community-based coordination for supervision and/or post release treatment. These reintegration issues are more pronounced when considering the approximate 12 million adults transitioning through our nation's 3,000-plus local and community jails annually. The need exists for implementation of national strategy to increase public safety while enhancing evidence based programming to support the reintegration efforts of the men and women transitioning back into our nation's communities. Eligible applicants include faith-based, community and tribal organizations, for profit organizations and institutes of higher education. Grant recipients will receive up to $199,000. All applications are due by August 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Corrections – Development of a Model Approach to Arrest Data Analysis

Utilizing information and data specific to LaCrosse County, Wis., develop a "model approach" to data analysis to determine arrest trends and provide tracking measures for criminal justice stakeholder review. Additionally, a corresponding curriculum framework will be developed allowing for teaching and learning around data accessibility, accuracy and consistency for the purposes of informing and monitoring data driven practices. The development of this model and framework will allow other localities to develop the capacity to understand and improve their current arrest data collection and analysis practices. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education. Grant recipients will receive up to $60,000. All applications are due by August 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service – Acer Access and Development Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), requests applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Acer Access and Development Program (Acer). AMS will competitively award grants to eligible applicants for projects that support the efforts of states, tribal governments and research institutions to promote the domestic maple syrup industry through activities associated with: promotion of research and education related to maple syrup production; promotion of natural resource sustainability in the maple syrup industry; market promotion for maple syrup and maple-sap products; encouragement of owners and operators of privately held land containing species of trees in the genus Acer – to initiate or expand maple-sugaring activities on the land; or to voluntarily make the land available, including by lease or other means, for access by the public for maple-sugaring activities. Eligible applicants include states, tribal governments and research institutions. Approximately $1 million is available in total to fund applications under this solicitation. The maximum award is $350,000. This announcement provides information about the eligibility criteria for applicants and projects, and the application forms and associated instructions needed to apply for an award. Eligible applicants include Native American tribal governments and state governments. Grant recipients will receive up to $350,000. All applications are due by August 25, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration – Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor is announcing the availability of up to $35 million for Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants (DWOGs). Individual awards will be up to $4.3 million, and will be based on each applicant's share of calendar year 2016 monthly averages of the Civilian Labor Force (CLF), as well as unemployment levels. A weighting of 50 percent will be assigned to both CLF and unemployment. The purpose of this funding is to enable eligible applicants to serve dislocated workers, who are unemployed and seeking reentry into the workforce, with career services and training which increases their skill levels to become competitive for growing or high-demand employment opportunities. These grants will be funded through the National Dislocated Worker Grant program. National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor under section 170 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). DWGs provide time-limited employment and training assistance to dislocated workers in response to major economic dislocations or other events that affect the U.S. workforce, and which cannot be accommodated with WIOA formula funds or other relevant existing resources. For the purpose of the DWOG solicitation, the Department has recognized the impact of ongoing smaller dislocation events over time as a major dislocation event eligible for DWG assistance. The primary goals of the DWOGs are: 1) to expand opportunities for dislocated workers to upgrade skills that lead to employment or industry-recognized credentials in growing or high-demand industries and occupations; and 2) to address the skill gaps faced by employers in growing or high-demand industries. In order to support an American economy that provides opportunity for all, worker skills must align with the needs of growing or high-demand industries. DWOGs will focus on job training that provides dislocated workers, who are unlikely to return to previous occupations, an opportunity to retool and re-engage in high-growth sectors of the economy. Eligible applicants include states or outlying areas, or an entity described in sec. 166(c) of WIOA. Grant recipients will receive up to $4.3 million. All applications are due by August 31, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), National Park Service – African American Civil Rights (AACR) History Grants

The National Park Service's (NPS) FY 2017 African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret and preserve the sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS 2008 report, "Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites," will serve as the reference document in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties. AACR Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS. Grants will fund a broad range of planning and research projects for historic sites including: survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation and education. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. Eligible applicants include county governments, state governments, city or township governments, Native American tribal governments, nonprofits and institutions of higher education. Grant recipients will receive up to $50,000. All applications are due by September 29, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) – FY 2018 Species Recovery Grants to Tribes

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recognizes the unique importance of many protected species to tribes and values ongoing efforts by tribal nations to conserve and protect species under NMFS' jurisdiction. NMFS is authorized to provide Federal assistance to tribes to support conservation programs for marine and anadromous species under its jurisdiction. This assistance, provided in the form of grants, can be used to support conservation of endangered, threatened, and candidate or proposed species, as well as post-delisting monitoring of recovered species. Proposals that address the recovery of one of the following critically endangered species are encouraged this year and will be considered a priority for funding: Gulf of Maine Atlantic salmon, white abalone, Cook Inlet beluga whales, Hawaiian monk seals, Pacific leatherback sea turtles and southern resident killer whales. Funded activities may include development and implementation of management plans, scientific research, and public education and outreach; proposals should address priority actions identified in an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan or address a NMFS-identified regional priority or need. Only federally recognized tribes and organizations of federally recognized tribes, such as the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, that have delegated authority to represent a federally recognized tribe on matters relating to ESA listed, candidate, or proposed species, are eligible to apply. Proposals focusing on listed, candidate, or proposed species of Pacific salmon or steelhead will not be considered for funding under this grant program; such projects may be supported through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. This document describes how to prepare and submit proposals for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and how NMFS will determine which proposals will be funded. This document should be read in its entirety as some information has changed from previous announcements. Eligible applicants include federally recognized tribes defined under the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Act or presidential executive order. Grant recipients will receive up to $100,000. All applications are due by November 1, 2017. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 


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