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NASA: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act) Grants

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants increase bird populations and wetland habitat, while supporting local economies and American traditions such as hunting, fishing, birdwatching, family farming, and cattle ranching. Wetlands protected by NAWCA provide valuable benefits such as flood control, reducing coastal erosion, improving water and air quality, and recharging ground water. The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There is a Standard and a Small Grants Program. Both are competitive grants programs and require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 1-to-1 ratio.
February 24, 2017

USAID: Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project Small Grants Program

The Farmer-to-Farmer Program was first authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1985 to provide for the transfer of knowledge and expertise from U.S. agricultural producers and businesses on a voluntary basis to middle-income countries and emerging democracies. The U.S. Congress authorizes the F2F program through the Farm Bill, designating it the "John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter F2F Program" in honor of one of the pilots killed September 11, 2001 and of former Congressman Bereuter, who initially sponsored the program. More information on the worldwide Farmer-to-Farmer program.
March 6, 2017; for Concept Papers
March 20, 2017; for Concept Papers Selected to Advance to Full Application Phase
May 5, 2017; for Full Applications

USDA: Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program

The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to: (a) promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in order to help ensure the existence in the United States of a qualified workforce to serve the FANH sciences system; and (b) promote complementary and synergistic linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences in order to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the FANH sciences.
March 10, 2017

USDA: Community Connect Grant Program

The Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program (Community Connect Grant Program) is designed to provide financial assistance to provide service at the Broadband Grant Speed in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not currently exist. Grant funds may be used to: (1) deploy service at the Broadband Grant Speed to critical community facilities, rural residents, and rural businesses, (2) construct, acquire, or expand a community center, and (3) equip a community center that provides free access to service at the Broadband Grant Speed to community residents for at least two years. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for entities to serve all premises in eligible rural areas at the Broadband Grant Speed to ensure rural consumers enjoy the same quality and range of broadband services as are available in urban and suburban communities.
March 13, 2017

Behavioral Health Professional Development Opportunity

AIHEC is inviting applications from TCU faculty and staff in the field of behavioral health as part of our effort to develop and support TCU behavioral health research and education programs. Funding is available to attend conferences and workshops, or to help with expenses associated with a behavioral health graduate program. It is also possible to receive funding to bring in a trainer to put on a behavioral health workshop for interested faculty and staff (and community members). Please contact Erica Newland if you have any questions about this opportunity.
March 15, 2016

DOI: FY17 Historic Preservation Fund Tribal Heritage Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions.
March 24, 2017

USDA: Farmers Market Promotion Program

The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is a component of the Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP). The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers' markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Eligible entities include agricultural businesses, agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, producer associations, community supported agriculture networks, community supported agriculture associations, and other agricultural business entities (for-profit groups); nonprofit corporations; public benefit corporations; economic development corporations; regional farmers' market authorities; and local and tribal governments. FMPP offers both Capacity Building (CB) and Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance (CTA) projects. For CB projects, the minimum grant award is $50,000 and maximum award is $250,000. For CTA projects, the minimum grant award is $250,000 and maximum award $500,000. The official performance period must begin on September 30, 2017. Both CB and CTA FMPP projects are awarded for up to 36 months (3 years) and are expected to be completed by September 29, 2020. Matching funds are not required.
March 27, 2017

USDA: Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

FSMIP provides matching funds on a competitive basis to assist eligible entities explore new market opportunities and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. The 2017 allocation for grants is approximately $1 million. Proposals may focus on addressing barriers, overcoming challenges or realizing opportunities manifesting at any stage of the marketing chain including direct, wholesale, and retail. Proposals must have a strong marketing focus, must involve research, and the primary beneficiaries must be agricultural producers and agribusinesses. Proposals that involve training or education programs must include a research component that tests the effects of the program on the marketing goals. Proposals may involve small, medium or large scale agricultural entities but should benefit multiple producers or agribusinesses. Proposals that benefit one agribusiness or individual will not be considered. Proposals that address issues of importance at the State, multi-State, or national level are appropriate for FSMIP. Of particular interest are proposals that reflect a collaborative approach between the States, academia, the farm sector and other appropriate entities and stakeholders. FSMIP will also consider unique proposals on a smaller scale that may serve as pilot projects or case studies useful as models for others. Such proposals should include an objective to analyze opportunities and formulate recommendations with regard to how the project could be scaled up or expanded to other regions.
March 27, 2017

HHS: American Indian/Alaska Native Health Equity Initiative

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Health Equity Initiative will support projects that enhance the tribes/tribal organizations/Urban Indian Health Programs' capacity to assess and implement culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention models addressing complex trauma including behavior health needs (e.g., mental health issues and substance use disorders) of AI/AN populations. Tribes, tribal organizations or Urban Indian Health Organizations will form collaborative partnerships and alliances to improve access to quality health and human services.
April 3, 2017

HHS: Minority Youth Violence Prevention II

The Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) program will seek to determine the most effective models that integrate public health and law enforcement, along with evidence-based violence prevention strategies and interventions, and culturally and linguistically appropriate approaches to reduce disparities in access to public health services, reduce violent crimes, and improve the health and wellbeing of communities of color in communities with greater prevalence of youth violence. MYVP II projects will serve as demonstration sites for addressing disparities in access to public health, and for addressing the elevated risk of violence and crime that exists in many of our nation's most distressed neighborhoods.
April 4, 2017

DOS Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: FY 2017 Creative Arts Exchange

Cultural diplomacy, an essential facet of America's foreign policy, enhances cross-cultural understanding and opens new avenues of dialogue and collaboration between individuals and nations. In support of U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives, Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet. Programs are implemented in close coordination with U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Eligible themes and/or artistic genres for CAE initiatives are determined based on ECA strategic priorities. The goals of the Creative Arts Exchange are to:- Promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries; - Support U.S. foreign policy objectives;- Provide unique opportunities for artistic collaboration, engagement and/or performance between American artists and international participants; - Convey the diversity and high artistic merit of the arts in America, as well as increase awareness and understanding of American art, culture, values and society for international participants and audiences; - Foster opportunities for educational outreach and community engagement with diverse and underserved communities, especially youth (ages 12-25), women, and persons with disabilities; - Engage participants in instructive and informative experiences in a particular art form; and- Create opportunities for sustaining relationships and collaboration between U.S. and international artists and institutions that endure beyond program duration. In FY 2017, CAE will focus on the following themes: Dance (DanceMotion, USA), Film (American Film Showcase), Music (American Music Abroad), and Music (OneBeat).
April 10, 2017

NEH: Awards for Faculty

The Awards for Faculty program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects. Awards can be used for a wide range of projects that are based on humanities research. Eligible projects include pursuing research in primary and secondary materials and producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources; conducting basic research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course; or conducting basic research related to the goals and interests of the institution or community. Common to all applications-regardless of their outcome-must be humanities research supporting the goals of the project.
April 12, 2017

NEH: Fellowships

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant's plans for digital publication must be essential to the project's research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Successful projects will likely incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan.
April 12, 2017

ANA: Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD)

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for the Native Youth I-LEAD. This program will emphasize a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate approach to ensure that all young Native people can thrive and reach their full potential by fostering Native youth resilience, capacity building, and leadership. Native Youth I-LEAD will specifically focus on implementation of community programs that promote Native youth resiliency and foster protective factors such as connections with Native languages and Elders, positive peer groups, culturally-responsive parenting resources, models of safe sanctuary, and reconnection with traditional healing. Projects will also promote Native youth leadership development through the establishment of local models to instill confidence in Native youth of their value and potential, preparation of older youth to be role models for younger peers, and activities that foster leadership and skills-building. In addition, it is intended that Native youth must be actively involved during the planning and implementation phases of the projects to ensure that they are responsive to the needs of Native youth in the communities to be served and to ensure that youth remain engaged throughout the project period.
April 24, 2017

ANA: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of funds for community-based projects for the Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program. The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community's language preservation goals. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.
April 24, 2017

ANA: Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska-SEDS-AK

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for new community-based projects under the ANA Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska-SEDS-AK. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Alaskan Native families, including the preservation of Alaskan Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Alaskan Native communities.
April 24, 2017

ANA: Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) supports economic development in Native American communities through the provision of discretionary grants to tribal governments and native-serving nonprofit organizations. The current economic climate has increased ANA's focus on developing employment opportunities and business creation in native communities, resulting in this special funding initiative to promote Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS). In an effort to reduce unemployment and stimulate local economies, ANA, within the Administration for Children and Families, announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for new, community-based projects that will foster economic development through the creation of small businesses and sustainable job growth. One of ANA's primary goals is to promote economic self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa Natives. In pursuit of this goal, four priorities that ANA will promote through the SEEDS initiative are: 1) creation of sustainable employment opportunities; 2) professional training and skill development that increases participants; employability and earning potential; 3) creation and development of small businesses and entrepreneurial activities, and; 4) a demonstrated strategy and commitment to keeping the jobs and revenues generated by project activities within the native communities being served. Improving access to employment opportunities and supporting small businesses will enhance local economies, enable more tribal members to acquire and maintain gainful employment, and improve the long term financial health of tribal members and their families.
April 24, 2017

ANA: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for new community-based projects under the ANA Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.
April 24, 2017

ANA: Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for community-based projects for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance - Esther Martinez Immersion. The Esther Martinez Immersion provides funding to support three-year projects being implemented by Native American Language Nests and Survival Schools in accordance with Pub.L. 109-394. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.
April 24, 2017

ANA: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 funds for community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement program. The Environmental program provides funding for projects that support the development, enforcement, and monitoring of tribal environmental quality and regulatory programs. The purpose of the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) program is to provide funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws. The ERE program supports the principle that projects must follow tribal cultural preservation and natural resource management priorities in order to achieve environmentally healthy, sustainable Native American and Alaska Native communities. The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) is therefore interested in supporting locally designed projects that strengthen tribal environmental regulatory programs in a manner consistent with the goals of native communities.
April 24, 2017

NSF: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES)

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. This initiative seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Significant advancement in the inclusion of these groups will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation's future and long-term economic competitiveness. The grand challenge of broadening participation in STEM is to transform the STEM enterprise at all levels in order to fully engage the nation's talent for the ultimate improvement of the STEM enterprise.
May 16, 2017

NSF: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies. The program offers four tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track, Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track, Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track, and Track 4: Noyce Research Track. In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal.
August 29, 2017

NSF: Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote high quality science (including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics, and other social and behavioral science as well as natural science and education disciplines), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach. Support is available to TCUP-eligible institutions (see the Additional Eligibility subsection of Section IV of this solicitation) for Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI), Targeted STEM Infusion Projects (TSIP), Partnerships for Geoscience Education (PAGE), Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (BPR), Small Grants for Research (SGR), and Preparing for TCUP Implementation (Pre-TI). Through these mechanisms, along with collaborations with other National Science Foundation (NSF) units and its work with other organizations, TCUP aims to increase Native individuals' participation in STEM careers and the quality of STEM programs at TCUP-eligible institutions. TCUP strongly encourages the inclusion of activities that will benefit veterans.
Deadlines differ for each category. Please see Announcement for due dates.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Education Programs

DHS Summer Faculty-Student Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions, providing paid research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS (stipends and housing allowance included). After the summer experience, faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on research funding.
 

Department of Agriculture

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Tribal Institutions Portal is a support center for American Indian-serving educational institutions and tribes that receive NIFA research, educational or extension funding. It provides information on how to apply for grants and post-award management.
Closing dates and opportunities vary.