#FundingFriday: Federal Grant Opportunities Supporting Environmental Protection, Emergency Response, and Job Training

This week’s #FundingFriday post highlights opportunities supporting environmental protection activities along the Mekong, operating costs for a national pedestrian and bicycle information center, and direct training assistance for the nation’s fire and emergency response community, among other grants.

Funding Friday icon1. Department of State – Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Nexus Futures Program

This program aims to advance sustainable development around the water, energy, food, and environment nexus within the Sekong, SrePok, and Sesan (3S) river system, an important set of Mekong tributaries shared by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Critical to this program is strengthening regional discussions about the environment — preferably via country-recognized and -supported processes.

2. Department of Transportation (DOT) – National Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

DOT is seeking to award a cooperative agreement to operate a national pedestrian and bicycle information center that will support efforts to promote an integrated, convenient, and safe transportation system for all users, with an emphasis on pedestrians and bicyclists. The national information center will disseminate techniques and strategies for improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety, develop information and educational programs, and conduct research and technology activities, among other tasks.


3. Department of Homeland Security – Fiscal Year 2016 State Fire Training Systems Grant Program

The State Fire Training Systems Program provides direct training assistance to states to help bridge the training and competency gaps within the nation’s fire and emergency response community.


4. Department of Labor – America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program

This grant program provides individuals with the opportunity to get high-quality, tuition-free education and training that leads to in-demand and industry-recognized credentials and degrees. A fundamental goal of the America’s Promise program is to accelerate and expand the development of new and existing 21st century regional workforce partnerships with business and industry leaders.


5. Department of Education – Office of Postsecondary Education: American Overseas Research Centers Program

The American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education to establish or operate an AORC that promotes postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies. AORC grants may be used to pay all or a portion of the cost of establishing or operating a center.


For a complete list of all the latest government grants, go to the Search Grants tab of Grants.gov.