#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants of April 2017

We are into spring and almost through the month of April. So, which grants are you all most interested in? Below are the 5 most viewed federal grants on Grants.gov during the month of April (so far).

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These grants span from employment training and internships in the United States to efforts to support diplomacy and prevent gender-based violence globally.

5. Reentry Projects – Department of Labor (DOL)

This funding opportunity announcement from the Employment and Training Administration provides the opportunity for organizations to build customized projects from evidence-based and informed interventions or from promising practices.

These projects will serve either young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system or adults ages 25 or older who have been incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system and released from prison or jail within 180 days.

4. Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs – Department of State (DOS)

This funding opportunity is part of the U.S. Mission Pakistan’s support for public diplomacy programming in Pakistan. Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of public diplomacy, and address Cultural Affairs Office (CAO) Islamabad’s stated goals, objectives, target audiences, and geographic locations.

CAO Islamabad focuses on education, professional and academic exchanges, cultural connections through people-to-people ties, and leveraging alumni or U.S. government programs to achieve long-term objectives in Pakistan.

3. Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas – Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is a partnership of public and private organizations working collectively to build the program delivery infrastructure for an evidence-based lifestyle change program for adults with prediabetes to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program plays a critical role in assuring that organizations can effectively deliver the evidence-based lifestyle change program with quality and fidelity.

2. Global Programming Consortium to Advance the Status of Women and Girls – DOS

The Office of the Secretary has posted this new initiative to advance the objectives committed to in the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally (GBV). DOS will award one cooperative agreement to a consortium of U.S.-based and international organizations with global reach, with one lead organization serving as the primary recipient.

The goal of the program is to proactively equip civil society and especially locally-based organizations with the capacity, knowledge, and skills to deepen their expertise and influence on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), economic empowerment, and/or gender-based violence prevention and response interventions globally.

1. Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program – HHS

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) BHWET Program aims to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce serving populations across the lifespan, including rural and medically underserved areas. The BHWET Program places special emphasis on establishing or expanding meaningful, longitudinal internships or field placement programs in behavioral health that include interprofessional training for students/interns, faculty, and field supervisors to provide quality behavioral health services.

Grant recipients will help close the gap in access to behavioral health care services by establishing partnerships with a broad range of organizations and community partners to ensure a wide recruitment of students, opportunities for field placements, career development, and provide job placement services.

6 thoughts on “#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants of April 2017

  1. looking for grant that a individual that low income can recieve without paying back. Can you help me?


    1. Hi Loretta, if you are looking for personal financial assistance, please visit Benefits.gov and select the Start Benefit Finder button to see if you are eligible for any federal financial assistance programs: https://www.benefits.gov/


  2. I have an invention that is Patent Pending I need a grant that I don’t have to pay back it is very expensive to get a product to market and I am on Social Security so it is not possible for me to finance this..


    1. Hi Carol, federal grants are designed to benefit the public by funding pre-approved programs and projects. So for a commercial business to be eligible for a grant, it would need – first of all – to qualify for a specific public program or project defined by Congress. You will need to search for grants to see if your work fits these projects. Please also read these two blog posts to learn more about grants: https://blog.grants.gov/2017/02/07/new-series-what-is-a-grant/ and https://blog.grants.gov/2016/07/07/exploring-eligibility-can-small-businesses-receive-federal-grants/


  3. Ilooking for grant that can help me buy a home low income i dont have to pay back. I’ve been out of work for 5 months .medical leave doctors orders temporary do to knee surgery. Where im staying is temporary. Can you help?


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