#FundingFriday: Four New Federal Grants Posted This Week

This week’s featured funding announcements are from the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of State.

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1. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration – Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The purpose of this one-year funding opportunity is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty. In exchange for full-time, post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, the program authorizes cancellation of up to 85 percent of any such loan (plus interest thereon).


2. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) – NEA Big Read Program Solicitation, FY2018

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is seeking to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with a U.S. Regional Arts Organization (RAO) that will administer the 2019-2020 cycle of the NEA Big Read program. The NEA Big Read is a community reading program that broadens our understanding of the world, communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The program annually supports approximately 75 community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book selection.


3. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture – Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Request for Pre-Applications

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.


4. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor – Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

The Global Equality Fund (GEF), managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons. LGBTI persons face violence and discrimination in all regions. Violence targeting any vulnerable group undermines collective security. This request is seeking creative and new ideas to address violence and discrimination targeting LGBTI persons, which undermine society’s collective security, and programs that provide LGBTI communities with the tools to prevent, mitigate and recover from violence.

4 thoughts on “#FundingFriday: Four New Federal Grants Posted This Week

  1. I would like to provide new business start up consulting for veterans. Since I am and individual, who has great experience in business, I can help many veterans develop a future. As a combat veteran of Viet Nam, who has experience with PTSD, and continues to sturggle, and at age 68 years, over 40 years of business experience, and last of all a desire to continue to use my knowledge to help others I am asking you to assist me financially with that effort which I believe is very needed. I do not understand the government systems, therefore I feel really limited on how to ask for help. For that reason, I am asking for assistance. Can you the government help me find a grant that would assist me in helping other combat veterans adjust and get a new start in a world that can be or seem to be very distant, unwelcoming, disinterested. In a way, this will also help me heal my own emotional wounds be finding a new purpose, new productivity for my self.
    I can be reached at 847-373-9514.
    philip krempely


    1. Hi Philip, we recommend you go to the Search Grants tab in Grants.gov to search for funding opportunities that align with your mission. You may also want to complete the Benefits Finder tool on Benefits.gov to see if you are eligible for federal assistance: https://www.benefits.gov


  2. I need assistance in procuring a housing rental waiver. I have called, written spoken with so many np, pa, HUD, and I’ve exhausted any leads. I need help. Ty


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