U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's Grants Outreach Newsletter

Senator Boxer’s August Grants Outreach Newsletter  

Monday, August 3, 2009  

The summary of federal funding announcements brought to you by the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is a service that aims to advise Californians of various grant opportunities offered by federal grant-making agencies.  The summary for August 2009 includes 27 new or updated opportunities in the following areas:

   


Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  To date, California has been awarded more funding than any other state in the nation, with much of this money already benefiting our state.  ARRA has also lead to an increased amount of funding among some of our nation’s federal grant-making agencies.  We encourage you to visit to the Grants Assistance section of Senator Boxer’s website to learn the latest news regarding such funding opportunities.  In addition, to search specifically for Recovery Act Funding opportunities, you may visit the following section of the grants.gov website: http://www.grants.gov/applicants/recovery.jsp

With the increased interest in federal grants, some constituents may have seen or heard media advertisements claiming federal grants are available to help them.  However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, cautions grantseekers that these “money for nothing” grant offers are often misleading and cautions consumers to be aware of paying “processing fees” for information that is available free to the public.  Ads claiming federal grants are available for home repairs, home businesses, unpaid bills, or other personal expenses are often a scam.  To learn more about possible grant scams, please visit the following website: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt134.shtm

Since not all federal grant-making agencies list grant opportunities each month, constituents are encouraged to visit grants.gov, the federal grants web site that allows users to electronically find and apply for current competitive grant opportunities from all 26 federal grant-making agencies.  In addition, users may sign up for email updates to receive new grant postings via email as soon as they become available.

Guide deadlines and guidelines may change.  Please check with the awarding agency before applying.



Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Utilities Programs
Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
Current Closing Date for Applications: September 24, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,256,000
CFDA Number: 10.446 – Rural Community Development Initiative
For more information, go to:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-15128.pdf

Department of Agriculture
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Information System Project
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 12, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
CFDA Number: 10.500 – Cooperative Extension Service
For more information, go to:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/efnep_info_system.html

Department of Agriculture
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)
Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 12, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $900,000
CFDA Number: 10.316 – Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (HUFED)
For more information, go to:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/healthy_urban_food.html


Commerce
Department of Commerce
Recovery Act – Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 14, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: 300
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,600,000,000
CFDA Number: 11.557 – Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
For more information, go to:
http://www.broadbandusa.gov/


Credit
National Credit Union Administration
CDRLF Urgent Needs Grant
Current Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 44.002 – Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Program for Credit Unions
For more information, please click on this link.


Education
Department of Education
Training and Advisory Services Program – Technical Assistance for Student Assignment Plans Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 21, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,250,000
CFDA Number: 84.004 – Civil Rights Training and Advisory Services
For more information, go to:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-17492.pdf

Department of Education
Charter Schools Program (CSP) – Dissemination
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 26, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
CFDA Number: 84.282 – Charter Schools
For more information, go to:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-17851.pdf

Department of Education
Charter Schools Program (CSP) – Planning and Initial Implementation 
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 26, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
CFDA Number: 84.282 – Charter Schools
For more information, go to:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-17851.pdf

Department of Education
Chronically Low Performing Schools Research Initiative
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 1, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 84.305 – Education Research, Development and Dissemination
For more information, go to:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-6320.pdf


Energy
Department of Energy
Recovery Act – Early Career Research Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: September 1, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 81.049 – Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
For more information, please click on this link.


Environment

Environmental Protection Agency
FY 2010 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: November 20, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
CFDA Number: 66.608 – Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program and Related Assistance
For more information, please click on this link.


Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Public Health and Science
2010 Family Planning Services Announcement (Region 9)
Current Closing Date for Applications: September 1, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 93.217 – Family Planning_Services
For more information, please click on this link.

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Highly Innovative Tactics to Interrupt Transmission of HIV
Current Closing Date for Applications: November 3, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
CFDA Number: 93.855 – Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation Research   
For more information, go to:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-09-037.html

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment
Current Closing Date for Applications: July 5, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: Not Available
For more information, go to:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-224.html

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
NIAID Partnerships with Product Development Public-Private Partnerships
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 30, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,700,000
CFDA Number: 93.856 – Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research
For more information, go to:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-09-034.html

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 22, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
CFDA Number: Not Available
For more information, go to:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-006.html

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the US
Current Closing Date for Applications: September 7, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 93.279 – Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs
For more information, go to:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-236.html

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Limited Competition: Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 28, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $350,000
CFDA Number: 93.865 – Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
For more information, go to:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-09-010.html

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Substance Use and Abuse among U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families
Current Closing Date for Applications: December 22, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 93.273 – Alcohol Research Programs
For more information, go to:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-10-001.html


Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
Teaching Development Fellowships
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 1, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 45.160 – Promotion of the Humanities_Fellowships and Stipends
For more information, go to:
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/TD_Fellowships.html

National Endowment for the Humanities
Interpreting America’s Historic Places: Implementation Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 26, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 45.164 – Promotion of the Humanities_Public Programs
For more information, go to:
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/IAHP_Implementation.html

National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 6, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 45.169 – Promotion of the Humanities_Digital Humanities Initiative
For more information, go to:
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/digitalhumanitiesstartup.html


Interior
Department of the Interior
Minerals Management Service
Coastal Impact Assistance Program for Non-Construction (California Recipients Only)
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 18, 2010
Expected Number of Awards: 200
Estimated Total Program Funding: $24,735,130
CFDA Number: 15.426 – Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)
For more information, go to:
http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/UpdateOffer?id=13039

Department of the Interior
Minerals Management Service
Coastal Impact Assistance Program for Construction (California Recipients Only)
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 18, 2010
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000,000
CFDA Number: 15.426 – Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)
For more information, go to:
http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/UpdateOffer?id=13040


Labor
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Mentoring, Educational, and Employment Strategies to Improve Academic, Social, and Career Pathway Outcomes
Current Closing Date for Applications: September 22, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: $34,000,000
CFDA Number: 17.261 – WIA Pilots, Demonstrations, and Research Projects
For more information, go to:
http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm

Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Recovery Act – Health Care Sector and Other High Growth and Emerging Industries
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 5, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: 55
Estimated Total Program Funding: $220,000,000
CFDA Number: 17.275 – Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors
For more information, go to:
http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm


Museum & Library Services
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Conservation Project Support
Current Closing Date for Applications: October 1, 2009
Expected Number of Awards: Not Available
Estimated Total Program Funding: Not Available
CFDA Number: 45.303 – Conservation Project Support
For more information, go to:
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/pdf/CPS_2010.pdf