August 2017

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Grant Opportunities/Announcements

District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II: Free training opportunity for nonprofit leaders
The District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II provides nonprofits the tools and information they need to increase organizational capacity, meet performance standards, and build resilience during uncertain times. The Academy will feature hands-on, interactive workshops which will be facilitated by leading experts in the field. Classes begin Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Space is limited, enroll ASAP. Read the evite and learn more about the curriculum.
Deadline: 9-13-2027

Introduction to Finding Grants with the New Foundation Directory Online
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. At this workshop you will learn: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; How to identify potential funders and make the first approach; The basics of Foundation Center’s newly improved grants resource: Foundation Directory Online; Where and how to access the resources you need to pursue new grant opportunities in Miami-Dade. Bring your laptop and be ready for hands-on search help! Same Workshop Same Day ? Two different locations and times: Same Workshop Same Day – Two different locations and times: 1) September 13, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at South Dade Regional Library 2nd Floor Auditorium 10750 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189; 2) September 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. West Dade Regional Library 1st Floor Meeting Room 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165. This workshop is presented by Foundation Center in partnership with The Children’s Trust and Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget and Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Deadline: 9-13-2017

District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II: Free training opportunity for nonprofit leaders
The District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II provides nonprofits the tools and information they need to increase organizational capacity, meet performance standards, and build resilience during uncertain times. The Academy will feature hands-on, interactive workshops which will be facilitated by leading experts in the field. Classes begin Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Space is limited, enroll ASAP. Read the evite and learn more about the curriculum.
Deadline: 9-13-2027

Introduction to Finding Grants with the New Foundation Directory Online
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. At this workshop you will learn: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; How to identify potential funders and make the first approach; The basics of Foundation Center’s newly improved grants resource: Foundation Directory Online; Where and how to access the resources you need to pursue new grant opportunities in Miami-Dade. Bring your laptop and be ready for hands-on search help! Same Workshop Same Day – Two different locations and times: 1) September 13, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at South Dade Regional Library 2nd Floor Auditorium 10750 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189; 2) September 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. West Dade Regional Library 1st Floor Meeting Room 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165. This workshop is presented by Foundation Center in partnership with The Children’s Trust and Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget and Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Deadline: 9-13-2017

Grant Opportunities/General/Miscellaneous

Homeless Trust Funding Opportunities

On July 17, 2016, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust released an RFA seeking proposals for U.S. HUD-funded homeless housing and services, and a Food & Beverage Tax funded Lead Coordinator as outlined in the 2017 Landlord Recruitment & Retention Program and Marketing Campaign Report and Recommended Plan of Action, deadlines, and application workshop info. Solicitation is here http://www.homelesstrust.org/2017-nofa-rfa.asp. Changes in the RFA are reflected in the document near the bottom titled “Addenda II”.

On July 26, 2017, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust also released a local solicitation for $4.1 million in one-time Emergency Solutions Grant funding providing rental assistance for homeless and at-risk households. That solicitation is here http://www.homelesstrust.org/2017-esg-rfa.asp.

Questions may be submitted via fax at (305) 375-2722, or email to mannys@miamidade.gov.

Agency for International Development Grassroots Civil Society Building Program
A principal goal of U.S. assistance in Cuba is to empower Cuban civil society to demand effective democracy and respect for human dignity. To promote a peaceful transition to self-determined democracy on the island, U.S. assistance programs focus on providing humanitarian assistance to victims of repression, strengthening civil society, weakening the information blockade, and helping Cubans to create space for dialogue about democratic change and reconciliation. The program focuses on strengthening independent Cuban civil society groups, including professional associations and labor groups. Efforts are aimed at increasing the capacity for community involvement in, and networks among, civil society groups. Civil society leaders create and maintain organized groups that will support a range of their concerns and interests. Applications for a cooperative agreement are sought from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Deadline: 8-21-2017

District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II: Free training opportunity for nonprofit leaders
The District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II provides nonprofits the tools and information they need to increase organizational capacity, meet performance standards, and build resilience during uncertain times. The Academy will feature hands-on, interactive workshops which will be facilitated by leading experts in the field. Classes begin Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Space is limited, enroll ASAP. Read the evite and learn more about the curriculum.
Deadline: 9-13-2027

Introduction to Finding Grants with the New Foundation Directory Online
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. At this workshop you will learn: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; How to identify potential funders and make the first approach; The basics of Foundation Center’s newly improved grants resource: Foundation Directory Online; Where and how to access the resources you need to pursue new grant opportunities in Miami-Dade. Bring your laptop and be ready for hands-on search help! Same Workshop Same Day ? Two different locations and times: Same Workshop Same Day – Two different locations and times: 1) September 13, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at South Dade Regional Library 2nd Floor Auditorium 10750 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189; 2) September 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. West Dade Regional Library 1st Floor Meeting Room 9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165. This workshop is presented by Foundation Center in partnership with The Children’s Trust and Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget and Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Deadline: 9-13-2017

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2014 Funding Opportunity
In FY 2017, the total amount of funds distributed under the FY17 FMA Grant Program will be $160,000,000 which includes both the traditional FMA Grant Program. The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows: $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance; $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects (e.g. infrastructure protective measures; wetland restoration/creation; water and sanitary sewer system protective measures, etc.); $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16; $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans. A maximum of 10 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the recipient for management costs, and a maximum of 5 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the subrecipient for management costs, per HMA Guidance. Applicants and Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.
Deadline: 11-11-2017

Getty Foundation Getty Scholars Grants Program
Recipients of Getty Scholar grants will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they will pursue their projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of six periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; September to March; January to June; or September to June. A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and the availability of various healthcare options. Researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 10-2-2017

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships Program
The annual program supports women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. 1) American Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. The program is open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. 2) American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. 3) American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication.
Deadline: 12-15-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

Federal Express (FedEx) Grants
FedEx grants support communities the company serves through financial contributions and in-kind shipping services. FedEx focuses their giving in these has five core focus areas: Delivering for Good, Sustainable Transportation, Employment Pathways, Road Safety, and Global Entrepreneurship. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. FedEx only considers requests from U.S.-based organizations that have been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and Canadian-based organizations with Business Number registration. FedEx will only accept applications for charitable support twice per year during our grant cycle, June 1-30 and December 1-31.
Deadline: 12-31-2017

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2014 Funding Opportunity
In FY 2017, the total amount of funds distributed under the FY17 FMA Grant Program will be $160,000,000 which includes both the traditional FMA Grant Program. The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows: $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance; $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects (e.g. infrastructure protective measures; wetland restoration/creation; water and sanitary sewer system protective measures, etc.); $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16; $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans. A maximum of 10 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the recipient for management costs, and a maximum of 5 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the subrecipient for management costs, per HMA Guidance. Applicants and Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.
Deadline: 11-11-2017

Impact Fund Litigation Grants
Grants of up to $25,000 are provided to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms that seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Grants are usually awarded for one particular case, but occasionally the fund will support a series of cases bound by a common strategy. Grants are intended to support cases that could not be effectively prosecuted and/or in which financial hardship would occur to the applicant if supplementary funding were not available. Grants may cover reasonable costs and out-of-pocket expenses (including non-recoverable costs) such as deposition expenses, expert fees, and investigation expenses.
Deadline: 10-10-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

Grant Opportunities/Arts, Culture and Libraries

Agency for International Development Grassroots Civil Society Building Program
A principal goal of U.S. assistance in Cuba is to empower Cuban civil society to demand effective democracy and respect for human dignity. To promote a peaceful transition to self-determined democracy on the island, U.S. assistance programs focus on providing humanitarian assistance to victims of repression, strengthening civil society, weakening the information blockade, and helping Cubans to create space for dialogue about democratic change and reconciliation. The program focuses on strengthening independent Cuban civil society groups, including professional associations and labor groups. Efforts are aimed at increasing the capacity for community involvement in, and networks among, civil society groups. Civil society leaders create and maintain organized groups that will support a range of their concerns and interests. Applications for a cooperative agreement are sought from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Deadline: 8-21-2017

Young Singers Foundation Grants
The foundation awards scholarships to individuals, grants to school-based music programs, and funding in support of after school and community vocal music activities for young people. The foundation currently is accepting applications for grants to support projects that encourage education about and the performance of women’s barbershop vocal music. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Eligibility is limited to individuals, groups, or organizations sponsoring barbershop vocal music activities for young women.
Deadline: 11-1-2017

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Access Grants
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). grants provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. Award Ceiling: $100,000 over two years.
Deadline: 5-2-2018

Getty Foundation Getty Scholars Grants Program
Recipients of Getty Scholar grants will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they will pursue their projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual research theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty. Getty Scholars may be in residence for one of six periods ranging from three to nine months: September to December; January to March; April to June; September to March; January to June; or September to June. A stipend of up to $65,000 per year will be awarded based on length of stay, need, and salary. The grant also includes an office at the Getty Research Institute or the Getty Villa, research assistance, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to and from Los Angeles, and the availability of various healthcare options. Researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities, or social sciences are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 10-2-2017

Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services State Aid to Libraries Grant Program
This program assists local governments in maintaining and developing such vital services, specifically to: Provide equal access to free public library service to all residents of the service areas of participating governments; Coordinate library service throughout the service area; and Provide consistent plans, programs, policies and procedures in the operation, maintenance and development of library service throughout the service area. Applications must be submitted online using the Department of State’s online Grants system, which can be found at dosgrants.com.
Deadline: 10-1-2017

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (CUA) Community Grants Program (3rd Quarter)
This program provides support for small to medium scale community-based cultural arts programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications. This program is particularly appropriate for projects that encourage the preservation of heritage and cultural traditions, and for social service organizations and cultural groups developing collaborative intervention projects. This is a quarterly grant program. Program specific pre-submittal grant workshops are required for new applicants. Non-profit organizations may apply. Award Ceiling: $7,500 / $15,000
Deadline: 1-18-2018

Society for the Humanities at Cornell 2018-2019 Fellowships
For the 2017 program, the society is inviting scholars to explore the ends of authority, understood as its purposes, goals, and ideals as well as its limitations, aporias, and paradoxes. Each fellow will receive $50,000. Fellows who are living outside North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 to assist with travel costs. To be eligible, applicants should be working on topics related to the year’s theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. In addition, applicants must have received the PhD degree before January 1, 2017. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.
Deadline: 10-1-2017

National Endowment for the Arts NEA Research: Art Works, FY2018
Program offers support for projects in two areas: Track One: Value and Impact – matching grants ranging from $10,000-$30,000 for research projects that aim to examine the value and/or impact of the arts in any topic area(s) by using data and methods appropriate to the proposed research questions; Track Two: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs – matching grants ranging from $30,000-$100,000 for research projects that aim to test the causal or inferred-causal impact of the arts on individual or cohort outcomes by using experimental or quasi-experimental design methods appropriate to the proposed research questions. Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. This may include, but is not limited to, colleges and universities. Award ceiling: $30,000.
Deadline: 10-10-2017

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (CUA) Community Grants Program (4th Quarter)
This program provides support for small to medium scale community-based cultural arts programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications. This program is particularly appropriate for projects that encourage the preservation of heritage and cultural traditions, and for social service organizations and cultural groups developing collaborative intervention projects. This is a quarterly grant program. Program specific pre-submittal grant workshops are required for new applicants. Non-profit organizations may apply. Award Ceiling: $7,500 / $15,000
Deadline: 3-8-2018

Women’s Studio Workshop Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Residency Grant
Grants offer an eight-to-ten-week residency to two emerging women artists to create a new, hand-printed and bound, limited edition artist’s book and teach young people. Generally, the resident dedicates her first month to producing the book. WSW can provide technical advice; training on equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance. During the second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days a week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. Studio space and equipment is reserved for students during program hours, but artists may work at any time outside of those hours. The program provides a stipend of $350 per week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the continental United States, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE session time.
Deadline: 11-15-2017

Grant Opportunities/Children and Youth

Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Supply Boxes
The program focuses on our core mission of providing essential school supplies to the classrooms of children most in need. Successful applicants will receive two large boxes containing a predetermined assortment of essential items, including pencils, scissors, paper, and notebooks. Eligible teachers teach at schools with 70% or more of the children receiving free or reduced-price lunches. Teachers must describe in 750 words or less how supplies will positively impact their classrooms.
Deadline: 8-14-2017

National Football League (NFL) Foundation Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
The goal of the program is to provide nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. The program offers two levels of support: 1) General Field Support grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface, including the installation/refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, irrigation systems, etc. 2) Field Surface Grants up to $250,000 will be awarded to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle school, or high school football field and/or the installation of synthetic sports turf. In addition, a smaller number of matching grants of up to $100,000 are available to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle school, or high school football fields. To be eligible for a grant, projects must be sponsored by a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or middle or high school. All organizations applying for funds must be located within an NFL target market and serve low- to moderate-income areas within that market.
Deadline: 10-16-2017

Herb Block Foundation Pathways Out of Poverty
The foundation is accepting proposals that focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. 1) Young People: For youth-serving organizations grants support programs that focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people in in-school and community-based educational programs, afterschool activities, and mentoring programs. 2) Adults: For adult-serving organizations, the foundation supports programs that provide literacy education and GED preparation, vocational training, and job-placement services. In 2018, the program will award one-year grants ranging between $5,000 and $25,000. No more than 10 percent of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of general operating). To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization classified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located in and/or provide services in the greater Washington, D.C. region, which the foundation defines as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Letters of Interest must be received no later than February 7, 2018.
Deadline: 2-7-2018

Coleopterists Society Youth Incentive Award
The program aims to provide encouragement and assistance to young beetle enthusiasts; promote the study of beetles, the most diverse group of insects, as a rewarding lifelong avocation or career; provide opportunities for young people to develop important life skills such as leadership, cooperation, communication, planning and conducting a scientific study, grant writing, and managing funds; and provide some financial support to enrich activities or projects. One junior and one senior will receive a monetary grant of $150; award recipients also will receive up to $200 (junior) or $400 (senior) worth of equipment credit from BioQuip Products, Inc. In addition, winners will receive a one-year subscription to the society’s journal. The proposed activities or projects will be evaluated on their degree of creativity, educational benefit to the applicant, scientific merit, feasibility and budgetary planning. To be eligible, applicants must be students in grades 7-12.
Deadline: 11-1-2017

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants Program
This program supports schools, libraries, and literacy-based nonprofit organizations working to help students who are below grade-level or experiencing difficulty reading. Applicants must provide literacy programs for new readers, below grade-level readers, or readers with learning disabilities. Applicants must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, a K-12 private or public school, a college or university, or a public library. All applicant organizations must reside in and provide direct service within Dollar General’s thirty-five-state market area and must be located within twenty miles of a Dollar General store. See website for store locations. Award Ceiling: $4,000.
Deadline: 9-7-2017

Hertz Giving
Hertz Giving supports charitable causes in four core areas: Education, Environment, Safety and Travel, with a special focus on improving the lives of children and families. Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations (or the international equivalent) in good standing with the IRS. Annual Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept 30 and Dec 31.
Deadline: 9-30-2017

Federal Express (FedEx) Grants
FedEx grants support communities the company serves through financial contributions and in-kind shipping services. FedEx focuses their giving in these has five core focus areas: Delivering for Good, Sustainable Transportation, Employment Pathways, Road Safety, and Global Entrepreneurship. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. FedEx only considers requests from U.S.-based organizations that have been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and Canadian-based organizations with Business Number registration. FedEx will only accept applications for charitable support twice per year during our grant cycle, June 1-30 and December 1-31.
Deadline: 12-31-2017

Target K-12 Field Trip Grants
Field Trip Grants support visits to art, science and cultural museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials and supplies. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals or classified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students. Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the United States that maintains a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Each grant is valued up to $700.
Deadline: 10-1-2017

Grant Opportunities/Economic and Community Development/Business

U.S. Department of Transportation INFRA Grants
The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. Eligible applicants for FASTLANE grants are: 1) a State or group of States; 2) a metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area with a population of more than 200,000 individuals; 3) a unit of local government or group of local governments; 4) a political subdivision of a State or local government; 5) a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; 6) a Federal land management agency that applies jointly with a State or group of States; 7) a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; or 8) a multi-State or multi-jurisdictional group of public entities. Award Ceiling: $1,400,000,000
Deadline: 11-2-2017

Agency for International Development Grassroots Civil Society Building Program
A principal goal of U.S. assistance in Cuba is to empower Cuban civil society to demand effective democracy and respect for human dignity. To promote a peaceful transition to self-determined democracy on the island, U.S. assistance programs focus on providing humanitarian assistance to victims of repression, strengthening civil society, weakening the information blockade, and helping Cubans to create space for dialogue about democratic change and reconciliation. The program focuses on strengthening independent Cuban civil society groups, including professional associations and labor groups. Efforts are aimed at increasing the capacity for community involvement in, and networks among, civil society groups. Civil society leaders create and maintain organized groups that will support a range of their concerns and interests. Applications for a cooperative agreement are sought from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Deadline: 8-21-2017

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants
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. 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 are: States or outlying areas, or a consortium of states/outlying areas; or an entity described in sec. 166(c) of WIOA (related to Indian and Native American programs).
Deadline: 8-31-2017

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2014 Funding Opportunity
In FY 2017, the total amount of funds distributed under the FY17 FMA Grant Program will be $160,000,000 which includes both the traditional FMA Grant Program. The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows: $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance; $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects (e.g. infrastructure protective measures; wetland restoration/creation; water and sanitary sewer system protective measures, etc.); $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16; $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans. A maximum of 10 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the recipient for management costs, and a maximum of 5 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the subrecipient for management costs, per HMA Guidance. Applicants and Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.
Deadline: 11-11-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2014 Funding Opportunity
In FY 2017, the total amount of funds distributed under the FY17 FMA Grant Program will be $160,000,000 which includes both the traditional FMA Grant Program. The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows: $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance; $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects (e.g. infrastructure protective measures; wetland restoration/creation; water and sanitary sewer system protective measures, etc.); $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16; $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans. A maximum of 10 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the recipient for management costs, and a maximum of 5 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the subrecipient for management costs, per HMA Guidance. Applicants and Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.
Deadline: 11-11-2017

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building NOFA
This program funds technical assistance, capacity building, and data research activities for HUD’s customers, including grantees, public housing authorities, and tribes. The goal of Community Compass is to empower communities by providing effective technical assistance and capacity building so that successful program implementation is sustained over the long term. Community Compass technical assistance and capacity building activities include needs assessments, direct TA, development of tools and training, self-directed and group learning, data analysis, and regulatory and policy implementation support. Community Compass also includes data analysis and research activities. Eligible applicants include: State, County, City or township governments; Special district governments; Private, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; For profit organizations and small businesses. Award Ceiling: $20,000,000
Deadline: 9-28-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

Grant Opportunities/Education

Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Supply Boxes
The program focuses on our core mission of providing essential school supplies to the classrooms of children most in need. Successful applicants will receive two large boxes containing a predetermined assortment of essential items, including pencils, scissors, paper, and notebooks. Eligible teachers teach at schools with 70% or more of the children receiving free or reduced-price lunches. Teachers must describe in 750 words or less how supplies will positively impact their classrooms.
Deadline: 8-14-2017

Society of Aviation & Flight Educators (SAFE) K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant for 2017
Grants of up to $250 will be awarded to K-12 classroom teachers to incorporate aviation-themed lessons into their regular curriculum. In 2017, four SAFE grants will be awarded: two for teachers in grades K-7 and two for teachers in grades 8-12. An individual teacher (or a group of teachers from the same school) may apply for a grant to design an aviation-themed classroom unit or complete an aviation-themed project. For example, a SAFE grant could be used to pay for a bus and admission fees to take students to visit an aviation museum, go on a field trip to the local airport, buy materials to build a balsa wood glider or model rocket, or fund another type of project with an aviation or aerospace theme. Any credentialed teacher in a public, private, or charter school may apply. Local STEM coordinators and homeschooling cooperatives may also apply. Grants must be used within a year of the award.
Deadline: 8-31-2017

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Hematology/Oncology
Grants of up to $130,000 over two years will be awarded to junior faculty researchers for innovative translational research projects in hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies, that can be either based around a clinical trial with strong correlative science or laboratory investigation. To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., D.O., Ph.D., or equivalent degree at time of award; be within five years of initial faculty appointment in association with an academic research institution in the United States or Canada at the time of application; have a strong career interest in hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies; have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies; be able to devote at least 50 percent of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities); and be able to complete the proposed research within the two-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects. In addition, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa. This visa must be valid for the two-year award period (January 2, 2018 – December 31, 2019).
Deadline: 9-8-2017

Herb Block Foundation Pathways Out of Poverty
The foundation is accepting proposals that focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. 1) Young People: For youth-serving organizations grants support programs that focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people in in-school and community-based educational programs, afterschool activities, and mentoring programs. 2) Adults: For adult-serving organizations, the foundation supports programs that provide literacy education and GED preparation, vocational training, and job-placement services. In 2018, the program will award one-year grants ranging between $5,000 and $25,000. No more than 10 percent of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of general operating). To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization classified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located in and/or provide services in the greater Washington, D.C. region, which the foundation defines as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Letters of Interest must be received no later than February 7, 2018.
Deadline: 2-7-2018

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Nurse Researcher Fellowship
The program is designed to encourage nursing research at various levels of practice. The goal of the program is to train PhD and master’s-level nurse researchers on how to initiate and lead a multi-site research project. With support from an experienced nurse research mentor identified by ALSF, fellowship recipients will develop a team within their own institutions as well as partnerships at other institutions to implement their proposed research study. A formal curriculum focuses on developing multi-site investigator skills as part of the fellowship, the award for which will total $100,000 over two years. Examples of fundable projects include collecting information to answer a nursing question related to symptom assessment during cancer treatment; applying a specific intervention to reduce pain during invasive procedures; and evaluating the best method for new patient teaching. To be eligible, the principal investigator must have a PhD in Nursing and have not achieved an academic appointment higher than assistant professor. In addition, the PI must be within seven years of completing the PhD at the time the project would begin.
Deadline: 9-25-2017

Coleopterists Society Youth Incentive Award
The program aims to provide encouragement and assistance to young beetle enthusiasts; promote the study of beetles, the most diverse group of insects, as a rewarding lifelong avocation or career; provide opportunities for young people to develop important life skills such as leadership, cooperation, communication, planning and conducting a scientific study, grant writing, and managing funds; and provide some financial support to enrich activities or projects. One junior and one senior will receive a monetary grant of $150; award recipients also will receive up to $200 (junior) or $400 (senior) worth of equipment credit from BioQuip Products, Inc. In addition, winners will receive a one-year subscription to the society’s journal. The proposed activities or projects will be evaluated on their degree of creativity, educational benefit to the applicant, scientific merit, feasibility and budgetary planning. To be eligible, applicants must be students in grades 7-12.
Deadline: 11-1-2017

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Access Grants
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). Grants provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. Award Ceiling: $100,000 over two years.
Deadline: 5-2-2018

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Grant Cycle 2017-2018 Innovation Grants
The annual program is designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, and social work. Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will be awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites, with each site contributing unique expertise as well as data collection. To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit institution or organization in the U.S. or abroad. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or from federal or state government agencies; however, applications from the Veterans Administration are eligible. Letters of Intent must be received no later than September 15, 2017.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants for Women
These education continuation grants are being offered to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applicants must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents and have earned a bachelor’s degree on or before June 30, 2013. Award Ceiling: $12,000.
Deadline: 12-15-2017

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants Program
This program supports schools, libraries, and literacy-based nonprofit organizations working to help students who are below grade-level or experiencing difficulty reading. Applicants must provide literacy programs for new readers, below grade-level readers, or readers with learning disabilities. Applicants must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, a K-12 private or public school, a college or university, or a public library. All applicant organizations must reside in and provide direct service within Dollar General’s thirty-five-state market area and must be located within twenty miles of a Dollar General store. See website for store locations. Award Ceiling: $4,000.
Deadline: 9-7-2017

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships Program
The annual program supports women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. 1) American Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. The program is open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. 2) American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. 3) American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication.
Deadline: 12-15-2017

Hertz Giving
Hertz Giving supports charitable causes in four core areas: Education, Environment, Safety and Travel, with a special focus on improving the lives of children and families. Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations (or the international equivalent) in good standing with the IRS. Annual Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept 30 and Dec 31.
Deadline: 9-30-2017

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Collaborative Research Fellowships
The aim of the program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research product for which two or more collaborators will take credit. The fellowships are for a total period of up to twenty-four months, to be initiated between July 1, 2018 and September 1, 2020, and provide up to $60,000 in salary replacement for each collaborator as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds. To be eligible, a project must involve at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave to pursue full-time collaborative research. The project coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be at institutions outside the U.S or be independent scholars. All project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application.
Deadline: 9-27-2017

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago – Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being
These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Fellows must be enrolled in a doctoral program at an accredited academic institution in the United States and are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to social work, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology. Award ceiling: $30,000 annual stipend for two years. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded annually. Please visit www.dorisdukefellowships.org for updated information about the Fellowships. To apply, please visit www.dorisdukefellowships.org/apply For any other questions, please e-mail ddfellowships@chapinhall.org.
Deadline: 12-1-2017

District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II: Free training opportunity for nonprofit leaders
The District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II provides nonprofits the tools and information they need to increase organizational capacity, meet performance standards, and build resilience during uncertain times. The Academy will feature hands-on, interactive workshops which will be facilitated by leading experts in the field. Classes begin Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Space is limited, enroll ASAP. Read the evite and learn more about the curriculum.
Deadline: 9-13-2027

Society for the Humanities at Cornell 2018-2019 Fellowships
For the 2017 program, the society is inviting scholars to explore the ends of authority, understood as its purposes, goals, and ideals as well as its limitations, aporias, and paradoxes. Each fellow will receive $50,000. Fellows who are living outside North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 to assist with travel costs. To be eligible, applicants should be working on topics related to the year’s theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. In addition, applicants must have received the PhD degree before January 1, 2017. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student.
Deadline: 10-1-2017

American Psychological Foundation Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world. Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applicants must: Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral); Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; and Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work. Award Ceiling: $1,000
Deadline: 9-15-2017

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program
Applications are sought from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists to support supports Native artists in the categories of traditional arts, music, visual arts, literature and artistic innovation. Grants will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have made significant impact in their field. Artists must demonstrate artistic excellence, have made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in their field. Eligible applicants are Native artists who are enrolled as a citizen among any of the federally or state recognized Native Nations or Alaska Native Corporations, or who have documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry and reside in the U.S.
Deadline: 9-28-2017

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Environmental Curricula Grant
This grant program is designed to empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems, promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world, and make informed decisions through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to support environmental curricula that show a holistic approach; strive to synthesize multiple levels of learning (facts, concepts, principles); include experiential integrated learning and problem solving; and that are founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis testing and experimental design. In addition, curricula must incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting and present controversial issues objectively, stressing the development of individual student opinions. Any organization is eligible to apply, including schools, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. There are no geographical limitations. Pre-proposals must be received no later than September 15, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

First Nations Development Institute Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program
The purpose of the program is to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts. Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to agribusiness management, agri-science technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, horticulture, irrigation science, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable agriculture or food systems. To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in agriculture or an agricultural-related field, including food systems; be Native American (i.e., an enrolled member of a current or terminated federal/state tribe) and able to provide documentation of membership; have at least a 3.0 GPA; and demonstrate a commitment to helping his/her community reclaim local food-system control.
Deadline: 9-28-2017

Target K-12 Field Trip Grants
Field Trip Grants support visits to art, science and cultural museums, community service or civic projects, career enrichment opportunities and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials and supplies. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals or classified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students. Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the United States that maintains a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Each grant is valued up to $700.
Deadline: 10-1-2017

Grant Opportunities/Health

Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration 2017 AFTD Susan Marcus Memorial Fund Pilot Grant for Clinical Research Program
Grants provide seed funding for innovative research projects in the preliminary stages of development that have the potential to address the unmet medical needs of frontotemporal degeneration. FTD disorders include behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, and FTD-ALS/MND. The program supports projects that use human subjects and seek to answer questions relevant to FTD clinical practice (diagnosis, progression, treatment, prevention). Examples of research topics suitable for Clinical Research Pilot Grants include but are not limited to pharmacologic therapies (novel or repurposed); genomics, genetics, epigenetics of FTD; brain networks, electrophysiology; iPSC-FTD derived cell lines; and application of bioinformatic tools and techniques to complex human FTD datasets In this funding cycle, a single, one-year grant of $60,000 will be awarded in support of direct costs only. Applications are welcome from new or early-stage investigators/faculty in the process of establishing an independent research program at a not-for-profit institution or for-profit organization. Pilot Grant funded projects are intended to generate data that can support follow-on grant applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other public or private agencies.
Deadline: 9-8-2017

National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-associated neuropathic pain and opioid interaction (R01)
The purpose is to promote research investigating the underlying mechanisms by which opioids including prescription drugs exacerbate HIV-associated neuropathic pain. Results from these studies may help obtain information for developing safe and effective treatments of neuropathic pain for HIV-infected patients exposed to opioids. Eligible Applicants: private, public and state controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; For profit organizations and small businesses; state, county, city or township governments; Native American tribal organizations and governments; special district governments; Independent school districts; and public housing authorities. Award Ceiling: $500,000
Deadline: 12-18-2017

National Eczema Association NEA Funded Research
In 2017, NEA will award three grants in the amount of $30,000 each for research in the areas of quality of life, itch, psychosocial, economic burden, marital status, social life, time, and academic/occupational impacts. To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

Florida Blue Foundation Improve Consumer Health
The program focuses on healthy lifestyles to promote better health for families and communities. Grants will be awarded under two Funding Areas: 1) Awareness and preventive projects designed to educate populations in need* about mental and behavioral health; 2) Projects designed to train and create materials to assist populations in need to navigate the health care system and take control of their health. The Foundation will fund two-year or three-year grants. The average amount per year is $80,000-$100,000 for each Funding Area. Eligible applicants are Florida-based, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, public agencies, universities, colleges, training centers and other health care related facilities. Priority will be given to applicants that include collaborations and partnerships with other organizations.
Deadline: 8-31-2017

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Hematology/Oncology
Grants of up to $130,000 over two years will be awarded to junior faculty researchers for innovative translational research projects in hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies, that can be either based around a clinical trial with strong correlative science or laboratory investigation. To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., D.O., Ph.D., or equivalent degree at time of award; be within five years of initial faculty appointment in association with an academic research institution in the United States or Canada at the time of application; have a strong career interest in hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies; have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies; be able to devote at least 50 percent of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities); and be able to complete the proposed research within the two-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects. In addition, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa. This visa must be valid for the two-year award period (January 2, 2018 – December 31, 2019).
Deadline: 9-8-2017

Lymphoma Research Foundation 2018-21 LRF Clinical Investigator Career Development Award Program
Grants are designed to support physician-investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who can contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. The goal of the program is to prepare physician-investigators to design and administer clinical research studies in lymphoma and assume primary responsibilities for clinical research, protocol writing, Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission, and publication. The grant provides a total of $225,000 to grantees over three years, including salary support in the amount of $70,000 per year. To be eligible, applicants must be an investigator with no more than five years of experience beyond completion of their fellowship or postdoctoral training (the five-year limit may be non-sequential in cases of pregnancy or illness).
Deadline: 9-6-2017

American Gastroenterological Association AGA-Gilead Sciences Research Scholar Award in Liver Disease
Grants of up to $130,000 over two years will be awarded to junior faculty researchers for innovative translational research projects in hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies, that can be either based around a clinical trial with strong correlative science or laboratory investigation. To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., D.O., Ph.D., or equivalent degree at time of award; be within five years of initial faculty appointment in association with an academic research institution in the United States or Canada at the time of application; have a strong career interest in hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies; have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of hematology/oncology, with a focus on hematologic malignancies; be able to devote at least 50 percent of professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities); and be able to complete the proposed research within the two-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) for future research projects. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada or hold a temporary nonimmigrant visa.
Deadline: 9-8-2017

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Nurse Researcher Fellowship
The program is designed to encourage nursing research at various levels of practice. The goal of the program is to train PhD and master’s-level nurse researchers on how to initiate and lead a multi-site research project. With support from an experienced nurse research mentor identified by ALSF, fellowship recipients will develop a team within their own institutions as well as partnerships at other institutions to implement their proposed research study. A formal curriculum focuses on developing multi-site investigator skills as part of the fellowship, the award for which will total $100,000 over two years. Examples of fundable projects include collecting information to answer a nursing question related to symptom assessment during cancer treatment; applying a specific intervention to reduce pain during invasive procedures; and evaluating the best method for new patient teaching. To be eligible, the principal investigator must have a PhD in Nursing and have not achieved an academic appointment higher than assistant professor. In addition, the PI must be within seven years of completing the PhD at the time the project would begin.
Deadline: 9-25-2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Grant Cycle 2017-2018 Innovation Grants
The annual program is designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, and social work. Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will be awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites, with each site contributing unique expertise as well as data collection. To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit institution or organization in the U.S. or abroad. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or from federal or state government agencies; however, applications from the Veterans Administration are eligible. Letters of Intent must be received no later than September 15, 2017.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

Florida Blue Foundation Improve Consumer Health
The program focuses on healthy lifestyles to promote better health for families and communities. Grants will be awarded under two Funding Areas: 1) Awareness and preventive projects designed to educate populations in need* about mental and behavioral health; 2) Projects designed to train and create materials to assist populations in need to navigate the health care system and take control of their health. The Foundation will fund two-year or three-year grants. The average amount per year is $80,000-$100,000 for each Funding Area. Eligible applicants are Florida-based, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, public agencies, universities, colleges, training centers and other health care related facilities. Priority will be given to applicants that include collaborations and partnerships with other organizations.
Deadline: 8-31-2017

American Association for Cancer Research AACR NextGen Grants for Transformative Cancer Research Program
The annual program is designed to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators. Three-year grants of up to $450,000 will be awarded to promote and support creative, paradigm-shifting cancer research that may not be funded through conventional channels. The funds are intended to support expenses related to the research project. Research projects must represent a highly innovative approach to a major contemporary challenge in cancer research with potential to lead to groundbreaking discoveries in the field and transform understanding of the tumorigenesis process and/or our ability to treat, detect, or prevent cancer. To be eligible, applicants must have a doctoral degree (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree. In addition, at the start of the grant term on July 1, 2018, applicants must hold a tenure-eligible appointment at the rank of assistant professor; have held this appointment for no more than three years; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world. AACR membership is required. Letters of Intent must be received no later than September 22, 2017.
Deadline: 9-22-2017

American Psychological Foundation Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world. Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applicants must: Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral); Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; and Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work. Award Ceiling: $1,000
Deadline: 9-15-2017

Grant Opportunities/Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness

Florida Division of Emergency Management FEMA FY 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the opening of the FY 2017 Application Period for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM) program. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is soliciting eligible sub-applicants to prepare and submit applications for the PDM grant program. PDM Grant Program provides resources to assist states, tribal governments, territories and local communities in their efforts to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. Federal funding is available for up to 75 percent of the eligible activity costs. Eligible activities are outlined on page 34 of the FEMA HMA Guidance. Eligible applicants include: States, District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments. Award Ceiling: up to $4 million.
Deadline: 10-2-2017

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2014 Funding Opportunity
In FY 2017, the total amount of funds distributed under the FY17 FMA Grant Program will be $160,000,000 which includes both the traditional FMA Grant Program. The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows: $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance; $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects (e.g. infrastructure protective measures; wetland restoration/creation; water and sanitary sewer system protective measures, etc.); $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16; $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans. A maximum of 10 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the recipient for management costs, and a maximum of 5 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the subrecipient for management costs, per HMA Guidance. Applicants and Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.
Deadline: 11-11-2017

Hertz Giving
Hertz Giving supports charitable causes in four core areas: Education, Environment, Safety and Travel, with a special focus on improving the lives of children and families. Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations (or the international equivalent) in good standing with the IRS. Annual Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept 30 and Dec 31.
Deadline: 9-30-2017

Federal Express (FedEx) Grants
FedEx grants support communities the company serves through financial contributions and in-kind shipping services. FedEx focuses their giving in these has five core focus areas: Delivering for Good, Sustainable Transportation, Employment Pathways, Road Safety, and Global Entrepreneurship. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. FedEx only considers requests from U.S.-based organizations that have been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and Canadian-based organizations with Business Number registration. FedEx will only accept applications for charitable support twice per year during our grant cycle, June 1-30 and December 1-31.
Deadline: 12-31-2017

Grant Opportunities/Housing/Homeless

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Initiative Program – Education and Outreach Initiative
This Initiative provides funding to organizations that inform the general public about their rights and obligations under the Fair Housing Act. EOI applicants may be funded under the following components based on eligibility: 1. Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) – $7,450,000 a. National-Based Programs – National Media Campaign Component (EOI-NMCC) – $1,000,000 b. Regional/Local/Community Based Program – General Component (EOI-G) – $6,450,000 Under the EOI NOFA, applicants may apply for funding under multiple components as long as the applicant meets the specific eligibility requirements for each component. Eligible applicants for all three initiative areas are Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement Organizations (FHOs), public or private nonprofit organizations or institutions, and other public or private entities that are formulating or carrying out programs to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; agencies of State or local governments; and agencies that participate in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). Award ceiling: $1 million
Deadline: 9-18-2017

Florida Housing Finance Corporation RFA 2017-106 Financing To Build Or Rehabilitate Smaller Permanent Supportive Housing Properties For Persons With Developmental Disabilities
This RFA will make $6,714,893 available to finance small Permanent Supportive Housing Developments for housing for Persons with Developmental Disabilities as defined in Section 393.063, F.S. consisting of no more than six (6) Units. The Corporation will offer the funding through a competitive grant program to private Non-Profit organizations that have a primary mission which includes serving Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Funding must be used for new construction or acquisition with Rehabilitation of Developments, or Renovation of existing housing Units, including Community Residential Homes as defined in Section 419.001, F.S., or Supported Living Units.
Deadline: 9-7-2017

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
The purpose of the FSS program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the HCV and PH programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. Eligible applicants are PHAs (including Moving to Work (MTW) PHAs) and Indian tribes/TDHEs currently administering an FSS program, that have served at least the minimum number of families required and have met the threshold requirements of this NOFA. Award Ceiling: $72,000
Deadline: 9-15-2017

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building NOFA
This program funds technical assistance, capacity building, and data research activities for HUD’s customers, including grantees, public housing authorities, and tribes. The goal of Community Compass is to empower communities by providing effective technical assistance and capacity building so that successful program implementation is sustained over the long term. Community Compass technical assistance and capacity building activities include needs assessments, direct TA, development of tools and training, self-directed and group learning, data analysis, and regulatory and policy implementation support. Community Compass also includes data analysis and research activities. Eligible applicants include: State, County, City or township governments; Special district governments; Private, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; For profit organizations and small businesses. Award Ceiling: $20,000,000
Deadline: 9-28-2017

Grant Opportunities/Human Services

Agency for International Development Grassroots Civil Society Building Program
A principal goal of U.S. assistance in Cuba is to empower Cuban civil society to demand effective democracy and respect for human dignity. To promote a peaceful transition to self-determined democracy on the island, U.S. assistance programs focus on providing humanitarian assistance to victims of repression, strengthening civil society, weakening the information blockade, and helping Cubans to create space for dialogue about democratic change and reconciliation. The program focuses on strengthening independent Cuban civil society groups, including professional associations and labor groups. Efforts are aimed at increasing the capacity for community involvement in, and networks among, civil society groups. Civil society leaders create and maintain organized groups that will support a range of their concerns and interests. Applications for a cooperative agreement are sought from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Deadline: 8-21-2017

Florida Blue Foundation Improve Consumer Health
The program focuses on healthy lifestyles to promote better health for families and communities. Grants will be awarded under two Funding Areas: 1) Awareness and preventive projects designed to educate populations in need* about mental and behavioral health; 2) Projects designed to train and create materials to assist populations in need to navigate the health care system and take control of their health. The Foundation will fund two-year or three-year grants. The average amount per year is $80,000-$100,000 for each Funding Area. Eligible applicants are Florida-based, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, public agencies, universities, colleges, training centers and other health care related facilities. Priority will be given to applicants that include collaborations and partnerships with other organizations.
Deadline: 8-31-2017

The Roddenberry Fellowship
Grants are made to accelerate the development of great untested ideas and models that are challenging the status quo and improving the human condition. Through this program, twenty individuals from across the U.S. will each receive $50,000 to pursue a project or initiative in the fields of civil rights, climate change and environmental justice, immigration and refugee rights, and/or LGBTQIA and women’s rights. In addition to the funds, the fellowship includes tailored support for each activist as he or she launches a new initiative or amplifies an existing early-stage project. Five fellows will be selected in each of the issue areas. First-found applications must be received no later than August 22, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a second-round application in September. Fellows will be announced in December 2017, and the one-year program will begin in January 2018.
Deadline: 8-22-2017

Military and Veterans Appreciation Trust Foundation 2017 MVAT Foundation RFP Grant
The Foundation assists and honors those who have protected and currently protect the freedoms we all enjoy. To that end, the foundation provides grants to community veteran service organizations in support of projects and programs that assist and/or honor veterans. Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis. To be eligible, applicants must be considered a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
Deadline: 9-1-2017

Herb Block Foundation Pathways Out of Poverty
The foundation is accepting proposals that focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. 1) Young People: For youth-serving organizations grants support programs that focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people in in-school and community-based educational programs, afterschool activities, and mentoring programs. 2) Adults: For adult-serving organizations, the foundation supports programs that provide literacy education and GED preparation, vocational training, and job-placement services. In 2018, the program will award one-year grants ranging between $5,000 and $25,000. No more than 10 percent of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of general operating). To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization classified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located in and/or provide services in the greater Washington, D.C. region, which the foundation defines as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Letters of Interest must be received no later than February 7, 2018.
Deadline: 2-7-2018

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants
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. 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 are: States or outlying areas, or a consortium of states/outlying areas; or an entity described in sec. 166(c) of WIOA (related to Indian and Native American programs).
Deadline: 8-31-2017

Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2017-2018 Jewish Incubator Grants Request for Proposal
This year’s funding priority area is Population Study Needs. Incubator grant projects must be specifically related to the issues identified by and/or related to the results of The 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study: A Portrait of the Miami Jewish Community, which Federation commissions once every 10 years. Eligible applicants include nonprofits with tax-exempt status (or fiscal sponsorship) that serve the Jewish community in Miami-Dade County. Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000 and will be competitively awarded to support new programs or the expansion of existing programs.
Deadline: 9-8-2017

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Grant Cycle 2017-2018 Innovation Grants
The annual program is designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, and social work. Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will be awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites, with each site contributing unique expertise as well as data collection. To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit institution or organization in the U.S. or abroad. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or from federal or state government agencies; however, applications from the Veterans Administration are eligible. Letters of Intent must be received no later than September 15, 2017.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

Florida Blue Foundation Improve Consumer Health
The program focuses on healthy lifestyles to promote better health for families and communities. Grants will be awarded under two Funding Areas: 1) Awareness and preventive projects designed to educate populations in need* about mental and behavioral health; 2) Projects designed to train and create materials to assist populations in need to navigate the health care system and take control of their health. The Foundation will fund two-year or three-year grants. The average amount per year is $80,000-$100,000 for each Funding Area. Eligible applicants are Florida-based, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, public agencies, universities, colleges, training centers and other health care related facilities. Priority will be given to applicants that include collaborations and partnerships with other organizations.
Deadline: 8-31-2017

Hertz Giving
Hertz Giving supports charitable causes in four core areas: Education, Environment, Safety and Travel, with a special focus on improving the lives of children and families. Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations (or the international equivalent) in good standing with the IRS. Annual Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept 30 and Dec 31.
Deadline: 9-30-2017

Florida Housing Finance Corporation RFA 2017-106 Financing To Build Or Rehabilitate Smaller Permanent Supportive Housing Properties For Persons With Developmental Disabilities
This RFA will make $6,714,893 available to finance small Permanent Supportive Housing Developments for housing for Persons with Developmental Disabilities as defined in Section 393.063, F.S. consisting of no more than six (6) Units. The Corporation will offer the funding through a competitive grant program to private Non-Profit organizations that have a primary mission which includes serving Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Funding must be used for new construction or acquisition with Rehabilitation of Developments, or Renovation of existing housing Units, including Community Residential Homes as defined in Section 419.001, F.S., or Supported Living Units.
Deadline: 9-7-2017

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
The purpose of the FSS program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the HCV and PH programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. Eligible applicants are PHAs (including Moving to Work (MTW) PHAs) and Indian tribes/TDHEs currently administering an FSS program, that have served at least the minimum number of families required and have met the threshold requirements of this NOFA. Award Ceiling: $72,000
Deadline: 9-15-2017

Impact Fund Litigation Grants
Grants of up to $25,000 are provided to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms that seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Grants are usually awarded for one particular case, but occasionally the fund will support a series of cases bound by a common strategy. Grants are intended to support cases that could not be effectively prosecuted and/or in which financial hardship would occur to the applicant if supplementary funding were not available. Grants may cover reasonable costs and out-of-pocket expenses (including non-recoverable costs) such as deposition expenses, expert fees, and investigation expenses.
Deadline: 10-10-2017

Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW)
Applications are sought for research or capacity building projects that demonstrate a “collaborative, adult and child survivor-centered approach” to addressing domestic violence within the child welfare system. Awardees will work with the QIC-DVCW over several years to generate and disseminate information on how different initiatives can serve vulnerable families. QIC-DVCW will work with up to four projects across the country to develop, implement and evaluate practices, policy and programming to promote safety and well-being of adult and child survivors, accountability and meaningful support for change for people using violence and coercion with a partner, and permanency for children. State, county and tribal child welfare agencies are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 9-29-2017

U.S. Department of Transportation FY 2017 Community Safety Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity
This competitive grant opportunity is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations for (1) conducting national outreach and training programs to assist communities in preparing for and responding to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids by rail; and (2) training state and local personnel responsible for enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids. Eligible applicants are nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Deadline: 9-4-2017

Grant Opportunities/Justice/Crime Prevention

Agency for International Development Grassroots Civil Society Building Program
A principal goal of U.S. assistance in Cuba is to empower Cuban civil society to demand effective democracy and respect for human dignity. To promote a peaceful transition to self-determined democracy on the island, U.S. assistance programs focus on providing humanitarian assistance to victims of repression, strengthening civil society, weakening the information blockade, and helping Cubans to create space for dialogue about democratic change and reconciliation. The program focuses on strengthening independent Cuban civil society groups, including professional associations and labor groups. Efforts are aimed at increasing the capacity for community involvement in, and networks among, civil society groups. Civil society leaders create and maintain organized groups that will support a range of their concerns and interests. Applications for a cooperative agreement are sought from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Deadline: 8-21-2017

The Roddenberry Fellowship
Grants are made to accelerate the development of great untested ideas and models that are challenging the status quo and improving the human condition. Through this program, twenty individuals from across the U.S. will each receive $50,000 to pursue a project or initiative in the fields of civil rights, climate change and environmental justice, immigration and refugee rights, and/or LGBTQIA and women’s rights. In addition to the funds, the fellowship includes tailored support for each activist as he or she launches a new initiative or amplifies an existing early-stage project. Five fellows will be selected in each of the issue areas. First-found applications must be received no later than August 22, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a second-round application in September. Fellows will be announced in December 2017, and the one-year program will begin in January 2018.
Deadline: 8-22-2017

Herb Block Foundation Pathways Out of Poverty
The foundation is accepting proposals that focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. 1) Young People: For youth-serving organizations grants support programs that focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people in in-school and community-based educational programs, afterschool activities, and mentoring programs. 2) Adults: For adult-serving organizations, the foundation supports programs that provide literacy education and GED preparation, vocational training, and job-placement services. In 2018, the program will award one-year grants ranging between $5,000 and $25,000. No more than 10 percent of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of general operating). To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization classified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located in and/or provide services in the greater Washington, D.C. region, which the foundation defines as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Letters of Interest must be received no later than February 7, 2018.
Deadline: 2-7-2018

American Psychological Foundation Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony; Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world. Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applicants must: Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral); Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; and Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work. Award Ceiling: $1,000
Deadline: 9-15-2017

Impact Fund Litigation Grants
Grants of up to $25,000 are provided to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms that seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Grants are usually awarded for one particular case, but occasionally the fund will support a series of cases bound by a common strategy. Grants are intended to support cases that could not be effectively prosecuted and/or in which financial hardship would occur to the applicant if supplementary funding were not available. Grants may cover reasonable costs and out-of-pocket expenses (including non-recoverable costs) such as deposition expenses, expert fees, and investigation expenses.
Deadline: 10-10-2017

U.S. Department of Transportation FY 2017 Community Safety Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity
This competitive grant opportunity is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations for (1) conducting national outreach and training programs to assist communities in preparing for and responding to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids by rail; and (2) training state and local personnel responsible for enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids. Eligible applicants are nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Deadline: 9-4-2017

Grant Opportunities/Media/Communications

Agency for International Development Grassroots Civil Society Building Program
A principal goal of U.S. assistance in Cuba is to empower Cuban civil society to demand effective democracy and respect for human dignity. To promote a peaceful transition to self-determined democracy on the island, U.S. assistance programs focus on providing humanitarian assistance to victims of repression, strengthening civil society, weakening the information blockade, and helping Cubans to create space for dialogue about democratic change and reconciliation. The program focuses on strengthening independent Cuban civil society groups, including professional associations and labor groups. Efforts are aimed at increasing the capacity for community involvement in, and networks among, civil society groups. Civil society leaders create and maintain organized groups that will support a range of their concerns and interests. Applications for a cooperative agreement are sought from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Deadline: 8-21-2017

Grant Opportunities/Natural Resources/Environment/Agriculture

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) 2017 ARAV Research & Conservation Grant
Grants of up to $3,000 will support of clinically oriented and/or conservation research projects involving either reptiles and/or amphibians, as well as projects that advance the conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding, and preservation of reptilian and amphibian habitats. Grant recipients will be expected to either present their results at the ARAV annual conference or publish them in the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Priority will be given to proposals submitted by active ARAV members.
Deadline: 8-1-2027

World Community Grid Submit a Climate Change or Environmental Proposal
This IBM initiative enables anyone with a computer, smartphone, or tablet to donate their unused computing power to advance cutting-edge scientific research on topics related to health, poverty, and sustainability. Through the contributions of more than 650,000 individuals and 460 organizations, WCG has supported twenty-eight research projects to date, including searches for more effective treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases. Other projects include identifying low-cost water filtration systems and new materials for capturing solar energy efficiently. Applications are sought from scientists for research on important climate and environmental science problems and their impacts. In-kind grants of crowdsourced computing power, weather data, and cloud storage will be awarded to up to five projects. Valued at up to $40,000,000 each, the grants include crowdsourced computing power through the World Community Grid (free access to up to 150,000 years of computing power, support to help integrate the scientist’s research tool of choice into the World Community Grid, and communication and outreach support to engage and educate the public in research); weather data by the Weather Company, including global weather forecasts, historical observations, and current weather conditions; and data storage on the IBM Cloud. Projects must be designed to advance understanding of the impacts of or mitigating strategies for climate change.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

The Roddenberry Fellowship
Grants are made to accelerate the development of great untested ideas and models that are challenging the status quo and improving the human condition. Through this program, twenty individuals from across the U.S. will each receive $50,000 to pursue a project or initiative in the fields of civil rights, climate change and environmental justice, immigration and refugee rights, and/or LGBTQIA and women’s rights. In addition to the funds, the fellowship includes tailored support for each activist as he or she launches a new initiative or amplifies an existing early-stage project. Five fellows will be selected in each of the issue areas. First-found applications must be received no later than August 22, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a second-round application in September. Fellows will be announced in December 2017, and the one-year program will begin in January 2018.
Deadline: 8-22-2017

Coleopterists Society Youth Incentive Award
The program aims to provide encouragement and assistance to young beetle enthusiasts; promote the study of beetles, the most diverse group of insects, as a rewarding lifelong avocation or career; provide opportunities for young people to develop important life skills such as leadership, cooperation, communication, planning and conducting a scientific study, grant writing, and managing funds; and provide some financial support to enrich activities or projects. One junior and one senior will receive a monetary grant of $150; award recipients also will receive up to $200 (junior) or $400 (senior) worth of equipment credit from BioQuip Products, Inc. In addition, winners will receive a one-year subscription to the society’s journal. The proposed activities or projects will be evaluated on their degree of creativity, educational benefit to the applicant, scientific merit, feasibility and budgetary planning. To be eligible, applicants must be students in grades 7-12.
Deadline: 11-1-2017

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2014 Funding Opportunity
In FY 2017, the total amount of funds distributed under the FY17 FMA Grant Program will be $160,000,000 which includes both the traditional FMA Grant Program. The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows: $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance; $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects (e.g. infrastructure protective measures; wetland restoration/creation; water and sanitary sewer system protective measures, etc.); $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16; $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans. A maximum of 10 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the recipient for management costs, and a maximum of 5 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the subrecipient for management costs, per HMA Guidance. Applicants and Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.
Deadline: 11-11-2017

Hertz Giving
Hertz Giving supports charitable causes in four core areas: Education, Environment, Safety and Travel, with a special focus on improving the lives of children and families. Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations (or the international equivalent) in good standing with the IRS. Annual Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept 30 and Dec 31.
Deadline: 9-30-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

Federal Express (FedEx) Grants
FedEx grants support communities the company serves through financial contributions and in-kind shipping services. FedEx focuses their giving in these has five core focus areas: Delivering for Good, Sustainable Transportation, Employment Pathways, Road Safety, and Global Entrepreneurship. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. FedEx only considers requests from U.S.-based organizations that have been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and Canadian-based organizations with Business Number registration. FedEx will only accept applications for charitable support twice per year during our grant cycle, June 1-30 and December 1-31.
Deadline: 12-31-2017

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program
Applications are sought from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists to support supports Native artists in the categories of traditional arts, music, visual arts, literature and artistic innovation. Grants will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have made significant impact in their field. Artists must demonstrate artistic excellence, have made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in their field. Eligible applicants are Native artists who are enrolled as a citizen among any of the federally or state recognized Native Nations or Alaska Native Corporations, or who have documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry and reside in the U.S.
Deadline: 9-28-2017

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program 2014 Funding Opportunity
In FY 2017, the total amount of funds distributed under the FY17 FMA Grant Program will be $160,000,000 which includes both the traditional FMA Grant Program. The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows: $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance; $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects (e.g. infrastructure protective measures; wetland restoration/creation; water and sanitary sewer system protective measures, etc.); $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16; $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans. A maximum of 10 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the recipient for management costs, and a maximum of 5 percent of grant funds awarded can be used by the subrecipient for management costs, per HMA Guidance. Applicants and Subapplicants must have a FEMA approved mitigation plan as of the application deadline in order to apply for mitigation projects in accordance with Title 44 CFR Part 201.
Deadline: 11-11-2017

Impact Fund Litigation Grants
Grants of up to $25,000 are provided to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms that seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Grants are usually awarded for one particular case, but occasionally the fund will support a series of cases bound by a common strategy. Grants are intended to support cases that could not be effectively prosecuted and/or in which financial hardship would occur to the applicant if supplementary funding were not available. Grants may cover reasonable costs and out-of-pocket expenses (including non-recoverable costs) such as deposition expenses, expert fees, and investigation expenses.
Deadline: 10-10-2017

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Environmental Curricula Grant
This grant program is designed to empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems, promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world, and make informed decisions through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to support environmental curricula that show a holistic approach; strive to synthesize multiple levels of learning (facts, concepts, principles); include experiential integrated learning and problem solving; and that are founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis testing and experimental design. In addition, curricula must incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting and present controversial issues objectively, stressing the development of individual student opinions. Any organization is eligible to apply, including schools, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. There are no geographical limitations. Pre-proposals must be received no later than September 15, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NAWCA Small Grants
This program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. A 1:1 match is required. Research funding is ineligible. Eligibility is unrestricted. Award ceiling: $100,000
Deadline: 10-19-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

Grant Opportunities/Parks and Recreation

National Football League (NFL) Foundation Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
The goal of the program is to provide nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. The program offers two levels of support: 1) General Field Support grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface, including the installation/refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, irrigation systems, etc. 2) Field Surface Grants up to $250,000 will be awarded to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle school, or high school football field and/or the installation of synthetic sports turf. In addition, a smaller number of matching grants of up to $100,000 are available to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle school, or high school football fields. To be eligible for a grant, projects must be sponsored by a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or middle or high school. All organizations applying for funds must be located within an NFL target market and serve low- to moderate-income areas within that market.
Deadline: 10-16-2017

Play Everywhere Challenge
The Play Everywhere Challenge, powered by Target and KaBOOM!, will award nine grants ranging from $2,000 to $30,000 for the best ideas to integrate play into everyday spaces! Need some inspiration to turn your space into the ultimate PLAYce? Check out the winning ideas from the 2016 National Challenge, our Playbook to get the best routes to play, or the Play Everywhere
Challenge FAQs
for anything in between! Please feel free to contact Sianna Simmons through email at ssimmons@kaboom.org or by phone at 202-464-6188 to discuss your questions or project ideas! The application deadline is September 1st, 2017.

Build it with KaBOOM! Grants
We are now accepting applications from communities in the larger Fort Lauderdale and Miami area for our 2018 Build it with KaBOOM! Grants. If you know of a community or organization in need of a new playground, please contact Sianna Simmons, KaBOOM! Outreach Team member, at 202-464-6188 or through email at ssimmons@kaboom.org!

Grant Opportunities/Technology and Other Science/Research

Agency for International Development Grassroots Civil Society Building Program
A principal goal of U.S. assistance in Cuba is to empower Cuban civil society to demand effective democracy and respect for human dignity. To promote a peaceful transition to self-determined democracy on the island, U.S. assistance programs focus on providing humanitarian assistance to victims of repression, strengthening civil society, weakening the information blockade, and helping Cubans to create space for dialogue about democratic change and reconciliation. The program focuses on strengthening independent Cuban civil society groups, including professional associations and labor groups. Efforts are aimed at increasing the capacity for community involvement in, and networks among, civil society groups. Civil society leaders create and maintain organized groups that will support a range of their concerns and interests. Applications for a cooperative agreement are sought from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations. Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Deadline: 8-21-2017

Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) 2017 ARAV Research & Conservation Grant
Grants of up to $3,000 will support of clinically oriented and/or conservation research projects involving either reptiles and/or amphibians, as well as projects that advance the conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding, and preservation of reptilian and amphibian habitats. Grant recipients will be expected to either present their results at the ARAV annual conference or publish them in the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Priority will be given to proposals submitted by active ARAV members.
Deadline: 8-1-2027

World Community Grid Submit a Climate Change or Environmental Proposal
This IBM initiative enables anyone with a computer, smartphone, or tablet to donate their unused computing power to advance cutting-edge scientific research on topics related to health, poverty, and sustainability. Through the contributions of more than 650,000 individuals and 460 organizations, WCG has supported twenty-eight research projects to date, including searches for more effective treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases. Other projects include identifying low-cost water filtration systems and new materials for capturing solar energy efficiently. Applications are sought from scientists for research on important climate and environmental science problems and their impacts. In-kind grants of crowdsourced computing power, weather data, and cloud storage will be awarded to up to five projects. Valued at up to $40,000,000 each, the grants include crowdsourced computing power through the World Community Grid (free access to up to 150,000 years of computing power, support to help integrate the scientist’s research tool of choice into the World Community Grid, and communication and outreach support to engage and educate the public in research); weather data by the Weather Company, including global weather forecasts, historical observations, and current weather conditions; and data storage on the IBM Cloud. Projects must be designed to advance understanding of the impacts of or mitigating strategies for climate change.
Deadline: 9-15-2017

American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowships Program
The annual program supports women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. 1) American Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar’s living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. The program is open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. 2) American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling them to spend a year pursuing independent research. The primary purpose is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions and to promote equality for women in higher education. 3) American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication.
Deadline: 12-15-2017

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Collaborative Research Fellowships
The aim of the program is to offer small teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowship supports projects that produce a tangible research product for which two or more collaborators will take credit. The fellowships are for a total period of up to twenty-four months, to be initiated between July 1, 2018 and September 1, 2020, and provide up to $60,000 in salary replacement for each collaborator as well as up to $20,000 in collaboration funds. To be eligible, a project must involve at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave to pursue full-time collaborative research. The project coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be at institutions outside the U.S or be independent scholars. All project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application.
Deadline: 9-27-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase I
Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. Eligible applicants are small businesses.
Deadline: 10-5-2017

Grant Opportunities/Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation INFRA Grants
The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. Eligible applicants for FASTLANE grants are: 1) a State or group of States; 2) a metropolitan planning organization that serves an urbanized area with a population of more than 200,000 individuals; 3) a unit of local government or group of local governments; 4) a political subdivision of a State or local government; 5) a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority; 6) a Federal land management agency that applies jointly with a State or group of States; 7) a tribal government or a consortium of tribal governments; or 8) a multi-State or multi-jurisdictional group of public entities. Award Ceiling: $1,400,000,000
Deadline: 11-2-2017

Hertz Giving
Hertz Giving supports charitable causes in four core areas: Education, Environment, Safety and Travel, with a special focus on improving the lives of children and families. Eligible applicants are 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations (or the international equivalent) in good standing with the IRS. Annual Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept 30 and Dec 31.
Deadline: 9-30-2017

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