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EYES ON WASHINGTON: FEDERAL GRANT NOTIFICATION SERVICE Feb 5-9, 2018

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New Federal Grant Opportunities
Posted February 5-9, 2018

In This Issue:

· U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) – 2018 ERDC Broad Agency Announcement

· U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Maritime Administration (MA) – America's Marine Highway Program

· U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Targeted Capacity Expansion Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Program

· U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) – Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power System Operability, Reliability, and Economic Performance

· U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) – Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)

· HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program

· HHS, Administration for Community Living (ACL) – Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program Partner State Funding Opportunity

· HHS, ACL – Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program Mentor State Funding Opportunity

· HHS, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) – Tribal Court Improvement Program

· DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) – Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program

· HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Creating Safer States: Through Building Capacity for Injury & Violence Prevention

· U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Education Grants Program

· U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) – Building Capacity for Environmental Literacy

 

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) – 2018 ERDC Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

The ERDC has issued a BAA for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC consists of the Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL), the Geotechnical and Structures Lab (GSL), the Reachback Operations Center (UROC), the Environmental Lab (EL) and the Information Technology Lab (ITL) in Vicksburg, Miss., the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) in Hanover, N.H., the Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL) in Champaign, Ill., and the Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL) in Alexandria, Va. The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation and ecological processes. All applications are due by January 31, 2019. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Maritime Administration (MA) – America's Marine Highway Program

This notice announces the availability of funding for Marine Highway grants, and establishes selection criteria and application requirements. Funds for this purpose will be allocated through the Marine Highway Grant Program established in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA) and set forth in this notice. Sponsors of designated Marine Highway Projects are eligible to apply for a Marine Highway Grant. It is neither the purpose nor the intent of these grants to shift passengers or freight currently moving by water to another water service, but rather to expand the use of marine transportation where landside transportation is currently being utilized and when the water option represents the best overall option. Therefore, a project that directly competes with another, existing Marine Highway service will not be considered for a grant award. In order to receive a grant under the program, applicants are required to: 1) submit an application to the secretary in such form and manner, at such time, and containing such information as the secretary may require, and 2) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the secretary that the project is financially viable, the funds received will be spent efficiently and effectively, and a market exists for the services of the proposed project as evidenced by contracts or written statements of intent from potential customers. Applicants are required to provide at least 20 percent of the project costs from nonfederal sources. In awarding grants under the program, the secretary shall give preference to those projects or components that present the most financially viable transportation services and require the lowest percentage federal share of the costs. A plan is financially viable upon demonstration to the Transportation Secretary that the project will be sustainable in a specified and reasonable timeframe. All applications are due by March 2, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Targeted Capacity Expansion Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment and Recovery Program (Hispanic/Latino COE)

The SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for FY 2018 Targeted Capacity Expansion Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Program (Hispanic/Latino COE). The purpose of this program is to provide support for an Hispanic/Latino COE to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services to Hispanic/Latino populations. This is accomplished by accelerating the adoption and implementation of culturally appropriate, evidence-based and promising SUD treatment and recovery-oriented practices and services; heightening the awareness, knowledge and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of Hispanic/Latino communities with substance use or other co-occurring health disorders; and fostering regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, funders and the recovery community. The Hispanic/Latino COE recipient will work directly with SAMHSA and in collaboration with the FY 2017 Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) National Coordinating Center and the Regional ATTCs on activities aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of treatment and recovery, as well as working directly with providers of clinical and recovery support services, and others that influence the delivery of services, to improve the quality of workforce training and service delivery to Hispanic/Latino communities. All applications are due by April 6, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) – Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power System Operability, Reliability, and Economic Performance

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek innovative research and development projects to improve the performance and cost of fossil energy technologies. This FOA focuses on two Areas of Interest (AOI): 1) Sensors & Controls Technology Development for Cybersecure Fossil Power, and 2) Computational Tools to Support Advanced Manufacturing of Fossil Energy Technologies. All applications are due by April 5, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) – Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)

NACTEP provides grants to improve career and technical education (CTE) programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (the Act) and that benefit Native Americans and Alaska Natives. This notice invites applications for a NACTEP competition that implements section 116 of the Act, enacted August 12, 2006. Section 116 of the Act authorizes the secretary to award grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements or contracts with, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations and Alaska Native entities to operate CTE projects that improve CTE for Native American and Alaska Native students. Under section 116 of the Act, Bureau-funded schools (as defined in this notice) proposing to fund secondary programs are not eligible to receive an award directly from the secretary. However, an Indian Tribe, Tribal organization, Alaska Native entity or Bureau-funded school may use its award to assist a secondary school operated or supported by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to carry out CTE programs. A Bureau-funded school that is not proposing a secondary program is eligible for assistance under NACTEP. All applications are due by March 19, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

HHS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program

The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program will provide a funding source to enhance and support the role of states in the implementation and planning for several of the federal market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program will provide states with the opportunity to ensure their laws, regulations and procedures are in line with the federal requirements, and enhance the states' abilities to effectively regulate their respective health insurance markets through innovative measures that support the pre-selected market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of Title XXVII of the PHS Act. All applications are due by April 5, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

HHS, Administration for Community Living (ACL) – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program Partner State Funding Opportunity

The ACL is accepting applications for FY 2018 TBI State Partnership Program Partner State Grants. The purpose of this program is to create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being and health of persons with TBI across the lifespan, their families and their caregivers. Through the TBI State Partnership Program, ACL's goal is twofold: 1) To allow states, to strengthen and grow their capacity to support and maintain a system of services and supports that will help maximize the independence, well-being and health of persons with TBI, and 2) To learn from and call upon the expertise of states that have built and maintained a strong and sophisticated state TBI infrastructure. ACL encourages organizations that are interested and qualify to apply for both FOAs. However, ACL will not make more than one award to a single applicant. Applicants that score in the fundable range on both reviews may choose which award they wish to receive. All applications are due by April 9, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

HHS, ACL – TBI State Partnership Program Mentor State Funding Opportunity

The ACL is accepting applications for FY 2018 TBI State Partnership Program Mentor State Grants. The purpose of this program is to create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being and health of persons with TBI across the lifespan, their families and their caregivers. Through the TBI State Partnership Program, ACL's goal is twofold: 1) To help states strengthen and grow their capacity to support and maintain a system of services and supports that will help maximize the independence, well-being and health of persons with TBI, and 2) To learn from and call upon the expertise of states that have built and maintained a strong and sophisticated state TBI infrastructure. ACL encourages organizations that are interested and qualify to apply for both FOAs. However, ACL will not make more than one award to a single applicant. Applicants that score in the fundable range on both reviews may choose which award they wish to receive. Applicants that are only interested in receiving a Partner State Grant do not need to apply for this opportunity. All applications are due by April 9, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

HHS, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) – Tribal Court Improvement Program

The ACF's Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide tribes and tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable tribal courts to design and implement projects and/or activities to assess, expand or enhance the effectiveness of tribal courts and/or legal representation in cases related to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification, guardianship and adoption. In doing this work, grantees are required to engage in and demonstrate "meaningful, ongoing collaboration" with the tribal social service agencies. Tribal Court Improvement Project (TCIP) funds may be used to: 1) Conduct assessments of how tribal courts (including courts for tribal consortia) handle child welfare proceedings; 2) Implement changes to address the results of court assessments; 3) Ensure that the safety, permanence and well-being needs of children are met in a timely and complete manner; and 4) Continuously improve the quality of court hearings and legal representation, including engagement of parties, through training and efforts to increase substantive and procedural justice. All applications are due by April 9, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) – Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP)

The purpose of this FOA is to announce the NNSA MSIPP's interest in receiving applications for new or renewal grant financial assistance awards for Minority Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Consortium Partnerships. The topic areas of interest in the MSIPP are related to STEM disciplines supported by the MSIPP and include: Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields); Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science); Mathematical sciences; Computer and information sciences; Nuclear sciences and engineering, and technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines. The scope of this funding opportunity is to enhance the participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) in STEM disciplines in order to increase representation of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans in these disciplines in the public and private sectors throughout the country, including the DOE/NNSA complex. All applications are due by March 19, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Creating Safer States: Through Building Capacity for Injury & Violence Prevention (IVP)

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to contribute to the prevention of injuries and violence by strengthening IVP public health infrastructure and capacity in State Health Departments (SHD). Applicant activities are intended to demonstrate measurable progress toward the following outcomes in state and territorial health departments: 1) Increased capacity to prevent IVP in both CDC Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (SVIPP) funded and non-funded states; 2) Strengthened partner networks supporting SHD that will advance the following: a) Increased development of IVP workforce competencies, b) Increased IVP surveillance, c) Increased capacity to select, implement, and evaluate the best available IVP evidence-based prevention strategies; 3) Improved IVP capacity and infrastructure in states that received STAT visits: a) Implementation of TA plan follow-up activities and evaluation; 4) Increased development of the Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) Action Council and distribution and implementation of youth violence technical package; and 5) Increased development and advancement of an IVP network and agenda that enhances broad base support for IVP capacity and infrastructure. All applications are due by May 18, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Education Grants Program

This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. Applications may only be submitted by Hispanic-Serving Institutions. All applications are due by April 5, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) – Building Capacity for Environmental Literacy

The purpose of this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is to build capacity for environmental literacy in support of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission goals through a cooperative agreement with a nonprofit organization. In order to further the efforts of the external community that supports NOAA's environmental literacy-related priorities, NOAA is seeking a partnership with a nonprofit organization with a mission of environmental education and/or conservation to work with NOAA to implement formal and informal education efforts, outreach, and professional development in support of environmental literacy. The successful applicant will be supported through a five-year cooperative agreement with NOAA and should have significant experience supporting environmental literacy, as well as capacity to convene meetings and workshops, manage small-scale grants, and support program evaluation. Experience facilitating partnerships, developing education and outreach materials, and implementing educator professional development also is preferred. Specific activities will be determined collaboratively with NOAA and will further the efforts of the external community to build environmental literacy through informal and formal education. Projects will support NOAA's mission in the areas of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences and stewardship as defined by the goals of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan 2015-2035. All applications are due by April 9, 2018. For more information, please visit the Funding Opportunity Announcement via Grants.gov.

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