With a new year, there are also new opportunities to apply for federal grants. Federal agencies have posted over 25 opportunities so far in 2017, so here’s a sampling of the array of grants you should look into.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) posted this discretionary grant program that provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation—including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.
The purpose of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) BREP cooperative agreement is to develop technological solutions and investigate changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species. It also supports minimizes the mortality and injury of bycaught species (including post-release injury and mortality).
3. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) expects to award five-year grants to up to 42 entities designated as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service.
These grantees will carry out four core functions: (1) interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education of students; (2) community services, including training, technical assistance, and/or demonstration and model activities; (3) research; and (4) dissemination of information.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) expects to award up to 56 grants to states and Native American tribal governments to accomplish MSHA’s goal to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation’s miners.
These grants will assist recipients in developing and enforcing State mining laws and regulations, to improve State workers’ compensation and mining occupational disease laws and programs, and to improve safety and health conditions in the Nation’s mines through Federal-State coordination and cooperation.
5. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline firefighters, rehire firefighters that have been laid off, retain firefighters facing imminent layoffs, or filling of positions that were vacated through attrition.
SAFER offers grants to support activities in two categories: (1) Hiring firefighters and (2) recruiting and retaining volunteer firefighters.
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