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

Senator Boxer's March Grants Outreach Newsletter  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012  

 This summary of federal funding announcements, brought to you by the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, is a service aimed at helping Californians become aware of funding opportunities offered through our nation’s federal grant-making agencies.  The summary for March 2012 includes 55 new or updated opportunities in the following areas:     

Members of Senator Boxer’s California staff will be organizing Federal Grants and Resources workshops throughout the state in 2012 for local governments, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.  These workshops provide a variety of information from the federal agency representatives in attendance regarding grant and loan opportunities offered through their respective agencies.

We encourage you to visit the Grants Assistance section of Senator Boxer’s website (http://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/services/grants/newsletter.cfm) to learn of upcoming workshops throughout California.  Members of the Senator’s staff are also in attendance at these workshops and look forward to speaking with you about how our office may be able to support your federal grant application.

Because 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 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.

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

Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 23, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,198,000
CFDA Number: 10.156  --  Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142793

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Conservation Innovation Grant
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 18, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding: $375,000
CFDA Number: 10.912  --  Environmental Quality Incentives Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142833

U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 27, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 216
Estimated Total Program Funding: $18,000,000
CFDA Number: 10.216  --  1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142835

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 30, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 10.868  --  Rural Energy for America Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=140654

U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Organic Transitions Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 25, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,750,000
CFDA Number: 10.303  --  Integrated Programs
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=147654

Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
University Center Economic Development Program Competition
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 30, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 11.303  --  Economic Development_Technical Assistance
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143093

Education

U.S. Department of Education
Investing in Innovation Fund, Development Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 9, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 27
Estimated Total Program Funding: $140,452,000
CFDA Number: 84.411  --  Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146293

U.S. Department of Education
Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities: Community Parent Resource Centers
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 27, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,100,000
CFDA Number: 84.328  --  Special Education_Parent Information Centers
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146653

Energy

U.S. Department of Energy
SunShot Incubator Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 29, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,000,000
CFDA Number: 81.087  --  Renewable Energy Research and Development
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142873

U.S. Department of Energy
Bridging Research Interactions through Collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE)
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 21, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 81.087  --  Renewable Energy Research and Development
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145654

U.S. Department of Energy
Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 18, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 81.087  --  Renewable Energy Research and Development
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146233

U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 81.087  --  Renewable Energy Research and Development
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=148294

Environment

Environmental Protection Agency
Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 10, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,470,000
CFDA Number: 66.717  --  Source Reduction Assistance
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142874

Environmental Protection Agency
San Francisco Bay Area Water Quality Improvement Fund
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,847,000
CFDA Number: 66.126  --  The San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142895

Environmental Protection Agency
Wetland Program Development Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 2, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
CFDA Number: 66.461  --  Regional Wetland Program Development Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143896

Environmental Protection Agency
Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 9, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Estimated Total Program Funding: $14,500,000
CFDA Number: 66.424  --  Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Demonstrations, and Training Grants - Section 1442 of the Safe Drinking Water Act 66.436  --  Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Demonstrations, and Training Grants and Cooperative Agreements - Section 104(b)(3) of
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145994

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Community Forest and Open Space Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,150,000
CFDA Number: 10.689  --  Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143953

Health and Human Services

Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Indoor Environments: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 12, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 37
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
CFDA Number: 66.034  --  Surveys, Studies, Research, Investigations, Demonstrations, and Special Purpose Activities Relating to the Clean Air Act
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142934

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources & Services Administration
Centers of Excellence Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 2, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 14
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,500,000
CFDA Number: 93.157  --  Centers of Excellence
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143434

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Standing Announcement for Supplemental Services for Recently Arrived Refugees
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 14
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
CFDA Number: 93.576  --  Refugee and Entrant Assistance_Discretionary Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=81754

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 7, 2015
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: multiple
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145973

U.S. Department of Defense
DOD Breast Cancer Idea Award
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 15, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Estimated Total Program Funding: $28,100,000
CFDA Number: 12.420  --  Military Medical Research and Development
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146113

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 20, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,625,000
CFDA Number: 93.211  --  Telehealth Programs
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146433

Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
2012 Port Security Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 4, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 250
Estimated Total Program Funding: $97,500,000
CFDA Number: 97.056  --  Port Security Grant Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144976

Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Choice Neighborhoods Demonstration Small Research Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 27, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
CFDA Number: 14.008  --  Transformation Initiative: Choice Neighborhoods Demonstration Small Research Grant Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142593

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Transformation Initiative: Natural Experiments Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 29, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Estimated Total Program Funding: $800,000
CFDA Number: 14.524  --  Transformation Initiative Research Grants: Natural Experiments
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144033

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) - Service Coordinators Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 27, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 110
Estimated Total Program Funding: $35,000,000
CFDA Number: 14.870  --  Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services - Service Coordinators
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144353

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 24, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,000,000
CFDA Number: 14.871  --  Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144613

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $13,500,000
CFDA Number: 14.247  --  Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146714

Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities
Awards for Faculty
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 17, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 45.160  --  Promotion of the Humanities_Fellowships and Stipends
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142553

National Endowment for the Humanities
Challenge Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 2, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 45.130  --  Promotion of the Humanities_Challenge Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146633

Interior

U.S. Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
National Fish Habitat Action Plan
Current Closing Date for Applications: n/a
Expected Number of Awards: 65
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
CFDA Number: 15.608  --  Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=48460

U.S. Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
National Fish Passage Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: September 30, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 80
Estimated Total Program Funding: $11,000,000
CFDA Number: 15.608  --  Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=58661

U.S. Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Fiscal Year 2012 Candidate Conservation Action Funds
Current Closing Date for Applications: August 31, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
CFDA Number: 15.660  --  Endangered Species - Candidate Conservation Action Funds
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142914

U.S. Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Recovery Implementation Fund
Current Closing Date for Applications: July 31, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
CFDA Number: 15.657  --  Endangered Species Conservation - Recovery Implementation Funds
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143673

Justice

U.S. Department of Justice
Office for Victims of Crime
Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 19, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,400,000
CFDA Number: 16.582  --  Crime Victim Assistance/Discretionary Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143281

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Violence Against Women
Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 16.016  --  Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143473

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Violence Against Women
Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Estimated Total Program Funding: $11,500,000
CFDA Number: 16.527  --  Supervised Visitation, Safe Havens for Children
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143475

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Violence Against Women
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 60
Estimated Total Program Funding: $45,000,000
CFDA Number: 16.590  --  Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143735

U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Second Chance Act Family-Based Adult Offender
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 24, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 16.812  --  Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145955

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Serving Young Adult Ex-Offenders through Training and Service-Learning
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 17, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Estimated Total Program Funding: $30,000,000
CFDA Number: 17.270  --  Reintegration of Ex-Offenders
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144554

Labor

Environmental Protection Agency
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING GRANTS
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 12, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 14
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,800,000
CFDA Number: 66.815  --  Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Cooperative Agreements
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145741

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 24, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 70
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000,000
CFDA Number: 17.282  --  Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=146333

Native Americans

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 1, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,800,000
CFDA Number: 45.311  --  Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=143394

U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 17, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 16.815  --  Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training and Technical Assistance
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144513

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
2012 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 4, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
CFDA Number: 97.067  --  Homeland Security Grant Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144980

U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Law Enforcement
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 10, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: n/a
CFDA Number: 16.320  --  Services for Trafficking Victims
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=145413

Science

U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science
Reduction of Tropical Cloud and Precipitation Biases in Global High Resolution Models
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 30, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: n/a
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
CFDA Number: 81.049  --  Office of Science Financial Assistance Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144194

Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration
Clean Fuels Grant Program: Solicitation of Project Proposals
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 5, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 120
Estimated Total Program Funding: $64,000,000
CFDA Number: 20.519  --  Clean Fuels
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142734

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration
State of Good Repair Initiative: Solicitation of Project Proposals
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 22, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 150
Estimated Total Program Funding: $650,000,000
CFDA Number: 20.500  --  Federal Transit_Capital Investment Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142736

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration
Bus and Bus Facilities Livability Initiative: Solicitation of Project Proposals
Current Closing Date for Applications: March 29, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 60
Estimated Total Program Funding: $125,000,000
CFDA Number: 20.500  --  Federal Transit_Capital Investment Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142754

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration
Bus and Bus Facilities Livability Initiative: Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 19, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Estimated Total Program Funding: $30,000,000
CFDA Number: 20.500  --  Federal Transit_Capital Investment Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=142875

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
2012 Transit Security Grant Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 4, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 75
Estimated Total Program Funding: $87,500,000
CFDA Number: 97.075  --  Rail and Transit Security Grant Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=144974

Veterans

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration
Cemetery Grants
Current Closing Date for Applications: July 1, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 18
Estimated Total Program Funding: $46,000,000
CFDA Number: 64.203  --  State Cemetery Grants
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=102214

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 30, 2012
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
CFDA Number: 64.024  --  VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
For more information, go to:
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=147833