#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for County, City and Township Governments

The federal funding opportunities highlighted below are open to local governments and support programs for transportation, sexual assault reporting, bird conservation and the preservation of cultural heritage.

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Close Date: May 21, 2018

Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Opportunity: FY 2018 High Priority Grant Program
Purpose: The High Priority (HP) Grant Program is a discretionary (i.e., competitive) program which provides financial assistance to: 1)The HP-ITD projects which include the deployment of intelligent transportation system applications for CMV operations; support/maintenance of CMV information systems/networks, the linking of FMCSA and state information systems, the improvement of safety and productivity of CMVs and commercial drivers and the reduction of costs associated with CMV operations and regulatory requirements. The High Priority (HP) Grant Program is a discretionary (i.e., competitive) program which provides financial assistance to: 2)The HP-CMV projects which include the augmentation of motor carrier safety projects planned in accordance with the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP),as well as projects related to Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) and State Safety Data Quality (SSDQ).

Close Date: May 21, 2018

Agency: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Opportunity: NIJ FY18 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR)
Purpose: The program will fund States, units of local government, and tribal governments to implement an evidence management program to inventory, track, and report untested and unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs). From the time an evidence SAK is collected to the time it leaves the laboratory and the case receives final disposition in court, the status and location of the SAK will be known. This program furthers the Department’s mission to combat violent crime and to improve response and services to America’s crime victims.

Close Date: May 30, 2018

Agency: Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Opportunity: Migratory Bird Joint Ventures Midwest Region – FY2018 Opportunities
Purpose: The goal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Joint Venture (JV) Office is to assist partners in implementing effective science-based bird conservation projects in the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes (UMRGLJV) Joint Venture region.

Close Date: May 31, 2018

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Opportunity: Common Heritage
Purpose: America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on the community’s history and culture.