#FundingFriday: Diverse Grants for Public Purposes

Federal grants are the transfer of anything of value from the Federal government to a non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose authorized by U.S. law. This makes for a wide array of public-serving programs to be found on Grants.gov—find grants for national parks, small businesses, international work, agricultural education, and newborn screening below.

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Close Date: May 30, 2018

Agency: DOI – National Park Service

Opportunity: Engaging Colorado Front Range Youth and Local Communities at Rocky Mountain National Park through Conservation Projects

Purpose: To educate youth, promote community engagement, and cultivate the next generation of conservation professionals to promote a stewardship legacy at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Provide opportunities for under-represented youth to learn about the environment by spending time working on conservation projects such as trail rehabilitation, historic rock wall repairs, conducting invasive plant removal, designing visitor wayside exhibits and trailhead information kiosks in the National Parks.

Close Date: June 8, 2018

Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Opportunity: Portable Assistance Program

Purpose: For Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program recipients to support the startup and sustainability of small business concerns in communities that are economically challenged as a result of a business or government facility downsizing or closing, resulting in the loss of jobs or small business instability.

Close Date: June 20, 2018

Agency: Department of State (DOS) – U.S. Mission to Bangladesh

Opportunity: Improving the Accessibility of the Bangladesh Budget and Encouraging Greater Budget Awareness through Local Dialogue

Purpose: To carry out a program to increase accessibility and readability of national budget information, improve local input into the parliamentary budget process, and increase the public’s awareness of local government budget expenditures.

Close Date: June 28, 2018

Agency: USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Opportunity: Food and Agricultural Education Information System

Purpose: To maintain a national food and agricultural education information system that contains information on enrollment, degrees awarded, faculty, employment placement, and other similar information in the food and agricultural sciences.

Close Date: June 29, 2018

Agency: HHS – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Opportunity: Newborn Screening New Condition Implementation: Capacity Building and Quality Improvement through Data Harmonization

Purpose: To increase the number of states and territories with fully implemented newborn screening programs. Almost 4 million newborns are screened annually in the United States, and thousands of infants and children are saved from disability and death through early detection and treatment.