What’s New in Federal Grants: Opportunities Supporting Space Tech Research, Homelessness Prevention & More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new grant opportunities supporting…

  • programs that address youth homelessness;
  • innovative criminal justice research projects;
  • early-stage space technology research;
  • infrastructure development and capacity building in the humanities;
  • and more!

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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2019
  • HUD will select up to 25 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants Solicitation, FY 2019

  • Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 13, 2019
  • Through this solicitation, NIJ will provide small planning grants to develop proposals for new and innovative criminal justice research projects involving federally recognized tribes (or tribally-based organizations) and which represent a new tribal-researcher investigator partnership.

Early Career Faculty

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Headquarters
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 1, 2019 
  • STMD, and the Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program in particular, seek proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of their outstanding new faculty members who intend to develop academic careers related to space technology. NASA is seeking proposals that plan to pursue innovative, early-stage space technology research in the topic areas specifically enumerated in the solicitation.

Centers for Independent Living Competition

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 10, 2019
  • The objectives of this new funding opportunity is to provide financial assistance to the territories of American Samoa and Guam to provide, expand and improve the provision of independent living services in each respective territory. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities. CILs are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, private nonprofit agencies.

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2019 
  • The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Awards aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. Applications are welcome from colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other public and nonprofit humanities entities.

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