#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants for Arts, Humanities, and Research

This week, federal grant-making agencies posted a range of funding opportunities on Grants.gov. These opportunities support the cultivation of a diverse culture through creative arts, humanities, and historic preservation. There are also grants to support health research and protecting homes.

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1. FY 2017 Creative Arts Exchange – Department of State (DOS)

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet.

A primary goal if this cooperative agreement is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries

2. Awards for Faculty – National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The Awards for Faculty program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences.

Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects. Awards can be used for a wide range of projects that are based on humanities research.

3. FY2017 Historic Preservation Fund State Historic Preservation Offices – Department of the Interior (DOI)

The National Park Service (NPS) is providing matching grants to States for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties. Supported activities may include a survey, planning technical assistance, acquisition, development, and certain Federal tax incentives available for historic properties.

4. Functional Genetics, Epigenetics, and Non-coding RNAs in Substance Use Disorders (R21) – Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant supports basic functional genetic and genomic research in two areas: (1) functional validation to determine which candidate genes/variants/epigenetic/non-coding RNA features have an authentic role in SUDs, and (2) detailed elucidation of the molecular pathways and processes modulated by candidate genes/variants, particularly for those genes with an unanticipated role in SUDs.

5. Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program – Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The LBPHC program funds units of state, local, and tribal government to implement comprehensive programs to identify and remediate lead based paint hazards in privately owned rental or owner occupied housing.

Grantees must use an inspection tool that identifies all 29 hazards identified in the Healthy Homes Rating System (HHRS) for assessing, prioritizing and repairing the identified health and safety hazards within those units.

To find more federal funding opportunities, go to the Search Grants tab in Grants.gov.