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Opportunities

Innovation Center Funding Letter, November 19. 2018

Funding Opportunities

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Enter%20Opportunity%20Number%3A*%20USDA-FNS-F2S-2019%20Keyword">USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS):https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309260">Farm to School Training and Curricula
USDA FNS announces the availability of funds to establish one or more cooperative agreements for FYs 2019-2021 for the purpose of developing a training curriculum, conducting trainings of trainers, and evaluating the results of farm to school trainings for producers to build their capacity to launch or expand farm to school efforts. The selected applicant will conduct a needs assessment, work with FNS staff to develop curricula and disseminate the trainings and resources. Application Deadline: Nov 26, 2018.

https://firehousesubsfoundation.org/about-us/">Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
The Foundation’s areas of interest include the following: Life-Saving Equipment, Disaster Relief, Prevention Education, Support of Members of the Military, and Scholarships and Continuing Education. Public safety organizations, such as fire departments, law enforcement agencies, first responders, EMS organizations, nonprofit organizations, and schools are eligible to apply for this grant. Application Deadline: Nov 29, 2018.

https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-OHS-HI-1394">American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Funding to operate Early Head Start programming in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018.

https://fs20.formsite.com/fmglobal/form14/index.html">FM Global Fire Prevention Grant to organizations working to combat fire.
Fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation. https://fs20.formsite.com/fmglobal/images/FPG_FAQ_Document.pdf">Frequently Asked Questions. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018.

https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-OHS-HP-1386">Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Funding to operate Early Head Start programming within a community, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018.

https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2019-ACF-OHS-HM-1393">Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Funding to operate Early Head Start programming for migrant and seasonal families, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018.

https://www.ntca.org/member-services/programs/smart-rural-community/src-collaboration-challenge">The Rural Broadband Association grant opportunity: Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge
Funding is to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, and other community-oriented initiatives. Click https://www.ntca.org/member-services/programs/smart-rural-community/src-collaboration-challenge/src-collaboration-challenge-faqs">here to review FAQs and application guidelines. Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2018.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Enter%20Opportunity%20Number%3A*%20USDA-FNS-F2S-2019%20Keyword">Farm to School Grant Program
https://www.fns.usda.gov/">USDA Food and Nutrition Service is offering grants through the Farm to School Grant Program that provides support to incorporate local products into school meal programs, integrate agricultural education into the classroom, and cultivate and expand school gardens. For additional information please review the https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/f2s/FY2019FAQs_508.pdf">FAQs. Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2018.

https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/shakespeare">Shakespeare in American Communities
National Endowment for the Arts is offering funding through the Shakespeare in American Communities in cooperation with Arts Midwest. Funds will be distributed through two programs: Schools and Juvenile Justice. The Schools program aims to reach middle and high school students in underserved schools with high quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Matching grants of $25,000 will be provided to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and related educational activities for middle and high school students from a minimum of ten schools. Application Deadlines: Intent to apply emails for both programs will be accepted through Dec 7, 2018; the application deadline is Feb 14, 2019.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310302">FIELD INITIATED PROJECTS PROGRAM
https://acl.gov/">Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living offers a grant opportunity. This program is designed to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Dec 05, 2018 Application Deadline: Feb 05, 2019.

https://kidsgardening.org/garden-grants/">KIDSGARDENING invites applications for school garden packages valued at $2100 for school and youth educational garden projects.  Click https://rurallisc.createsend1.com/t/r-l-jjuljihy-jrdkjkiyhi-f/">here to review application guidelines.  Application Deadline: Dec 17, 2018.

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/fl/">Environment Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA is encouraging Florida farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality due to Hurricane Michael to sign up for the https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/eqip/">Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Agricultural producers in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington counties are eligible to apply for assistance. This assistance is available to individual farmers and ranchers to aid in recovery efforts on their properties and does not apply to local governments or other entities. Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2018.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-empowered-professional-development-opportunities-museum-staff">Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff, a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum. Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2018. 

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums">National Leadership Grants for Museums
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve service to the public. Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2018.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america">Museums for America The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Application Deadline: December 14, 2018.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309338">USDA Grant: Technical Assistance and Training Program - Water and Waste Systems
Funds may be used to pay expenses associated with providing technical assistance and/or https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-technical-assistance-training-grants">training (TAT) to identify and evaluate solutions to water problems relating to source, storage, treatment, or distribution; to identify and evaluate solutions to waste problems relating to collection, treatment, or disposal; assist applicants that have filed a pre-application with RUS in the preparation of water and/or waste loan and/or grant applications; and to provide training that will improve the management, operation, and maintenance of water and waste disposal facilities. Specific requirements apply, please refer https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309338">here for details. Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2018.

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/2864?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update103118">Health Center Controlled Networks
Provides grants to support Health Center Controlled Networks to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology strategies and to leverage technology to participate in value-based care. Maximum award amounts are based on the number of participating health centers, as listed in the https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=3d6220bc-2db5-4454-823d-40eceac6fd4e&dm_attinst=0">application instructions. Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019.

https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=c373380d-bd12-47d7-82b4-6c0466b5c766">Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/index.html">Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides funding to small rural hospitals, through their State Office of Rural Health, to help them do any or all of the following: purchase equipment or training to attain value-based payment and care goals; join or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training. A link to the https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/grants/apply/applicationguide/sf-424-guide.pdf">application instructions is available on the https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=c373380d-bd12-47d7-82b4-6c0466b5c766">program website. Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019.

https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-19-001">Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts  Opportunity for eligible applicants that use the family treatment drug court model to provide alcohol and drug treatment for parents with a substance use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use disorder and mental disorders who have had a dependency petition filed against them or are at risk of such filing. Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories. Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2019.

https://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/enhancing-agricultural-opportunities-military-veterans">Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AgVets) | https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310087">Military and Veterans Programs
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture https://www.ers.usda.gov/">(NIFA) enhances Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans. This Program provides grants to non-profits to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm and ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector. Projects may also offer workforce readiness and employment prospects for service-disabled veterans. AgVets applicants must be nonprofit organizations. Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2019.

https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2019/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2019">AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2019 Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) is offering funding for programs that are designed to strengthen communities and solve local problems, including those found in rural and underserved areas. Funding priorities in 2019 include prescription drug and opioid abuse, education, and public safety. Notifications of Intent to Apply should be submitted by Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2019.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/grants-state-library-administrative-agencies">Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies
The Grants to States Program is the largest grant program run by IMLS; it provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) using a population-based formula. SLAAs may use federal funds to support statewide initiatives and services; they also may distribute the funds through subgrant competitions or cooperative agreements to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries in their state. Application Deadline: April 01, 2019.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302953">FY 2018 EDA Disaster Supplemental
EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and of wildfires and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306735">FY 2018 Economic Development Assistance Programs | Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Application Deadline: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Proposals and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new EDAP NOFO.

https://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/providers/funding.asp">VA Office of Rural Health Funding Programs
Funding, technical assistance, and mentoring for rural VA facilities to implement promising practices and/or enterprise-wide initiatives. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

*To receive updates on Federal funding opportunities, please consider creating an account and subscribing to http://www.grants.gov/">Grants.gov to receive e-mail alerts for your interest(s).

Innovation Center Funding Letter, November 6, 2018

Funding Opportunities

https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2018/fy-2019-rsvp-competition">Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Funding to develop and support Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects for volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant. Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 10, 2018 | Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy18shop">FY 2018 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
HUD is offering grants through the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), which seeks to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically diverse basis. Homebuyers must be low-income and must contribute a significant amount of sweat equity towards the development of the SHOP units. Deadline: 11/12/2018.

https://rurallisc.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jjuljihy-hikdlkyuih-s/">Access and Mobility Partnership Grants
Department of Transportation is offering Access and Mobility Partnership Grants to improve access to public transportation for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals by building partnerships among health, transportation, and other service providers. Deadline: 11/13/2018.

https://rurallisc.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jjuljihy-hikdlkyuih-v/">National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is offering on-site technical assistance for tribal domestic violence programs and shelters to build tribal capacity to respond to domestic violence, strengthen advocacy, and improve services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sex trafficking. Deadline: 11/16/2018.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/delta-health-care-services-grants">Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
USDA is offering funding through The Delta Health Care Services Grant Program, which supports the development of health care services, health education programs, health care job training programs, and the development and expansion of public health-related facilities. Deadline: 11/19/2018.

https://rurallisc.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jjuljihy-hikdlkyuih-g/">Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation supports public safety organizations in the communities served by Firehouse Subs restaurants across the country. The Foundation’s areas of interest include the following: Life-Saving Equipment, Disaster Relief, Prevention Education, Support of Members of the Military, and Scholarships and Continuing Education. Public safety organizations, such as fire departments, law enforcement agencies, first responders, EMS organizations, nonprofit organizations, and schools are eligible to apply. Deadline: 11/29/2018.

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/3617?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update103118">American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Funding to operate Early Head Start programming in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018.

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/3587?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update103118">Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Funding to operate Early Head Start programming within a community, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018.

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/3618?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update103118">Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
Funding to operate Early Head Start programming for migrant and seasonal families, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/4516?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update103118">Technical Assistance for Small, Rural, Vulnerable Hospitals
Targeted technical assistance for rural hospitals to improve quality of care, maintain access to care, and address the challenges that are unique to small hospitals and the towns they serve. Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018

https://rurallisc.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jjuljihy-hikdlkyuih-c/">Smart Rural Community Collaboration
The Rural Broadband Association is offering grants through the Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge. Funding is to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, and other community-oriented initiatives. Deadline: 12/1/2018.

https://rurallisc.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jjuljihy-hikdlkyuih-a/">Farm to School Grant Program
USDA is offering grants through the Farm to School Grant Program that provides support to incorporate local products into school meal programs, integrate agricultural education into the classroom, and cultivate and expand school gardens. Deadline: 12/4/2018.

https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/shakespeare">Shakespeare in American Communities
National Endowment for the Arts is offering funding through the Shakespeare in American Communities in cooperation with Arts Midwest. Funds will be distributed through two programs: Schools and Juvenile Justice. The Schools program aims to reach middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with high quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Matching grants of $25,000 will be provided to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and related educational activities for middle and high school students from a minimum of ten schools. The Juvenile Justice program will provide grants of $20,000 to $25,000 to six to ten organizations to support theater education programs that reach young people within the juvenile justice system. No matching funds are required for this program. Deadlines: Intent to apply emails for both programs will be accepted through 12/7/2018; the application deadline is 2/14/2019.

https://rurallisc.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jjuljihy-hikdlkyuih-x/">Environment Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA is encouraging Florida farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality due to Hurricane Michael to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Agricultural producers in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington counties are eligible to apply for assistance. Deadlines: the first sign-up period ends 11/16/2018. A second sign-up period will end 12/14/2018. This assistance is available to individual farmers and ranchers to aid in recovery efforts on their properties and does not apply to local governments or other entities.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-empowered-professional-development-opportunities-museum-staff">Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff, a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum. Deadline: December 14, 2018

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums">National Leadership Grants for Museums
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve service to the public. Deadline: December 14, 2018

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america">Museums for America
The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Deadline: December 14, 2018

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/2864?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update103118">Health Center Controlled Networks
Provides grants to support Health Center Controlled Networks to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology strategies and to leverage technology to participate in value-based care. Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/64?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update100318">Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
Provides funding to small rural hospitals, through their State Office of Rural Health, to help them do any or all of the following: purchase equipment or training to attain value-based payment and care goals; join or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training. Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019

https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2019/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2019">AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2019
Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) is offering funding for programs that are designed to strengthen communities and solve local problems, including those found in rural and underserved areas. Funding priorities in 2019 include prescription drug and opioid abuse, education, and public safety. Deadline: Letter of Intent 12/12/2018 (optional); application 1/30/2019.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/grants-state-library-administrative-agencies">Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies
The Grants to States Program is the largest grant program run by IMLS; it provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) using a population-based formula. SLAAs may use federal funds to support statewide initiatives and services; they also may distribute the funds through subgrant competitions or cooperative agreements to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries in their state. Deadline: April 01, 2019

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302953">FY 2018 EDA Disaster Supplemental
EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and of wildfires and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017. To be competitive, applications must clearly incorporate principles for enhancing the resilience (as defined under Section A.4, below) of the relevant community/region or demonstrate the integration of resilience principles into the investment project itself. Resilience is an essential component of any strategy for mitigating the potential for future disaster-related losses and adverse economic impacts for communities. Therefore, inclusion of resilience principles in the project is a necessary step to improve the capacity of the region to recover more quickly from future disaster events. Applicants must include a narrative attachment as a part of their application materials, describing in detail the nexus between their proposed project scope of work and disaster recovery and resilience efforts. The strength of the nexus to the disaster is drawn from the consequences of the relevant disaster(s) and the intended project outcomes that fulfill the community’s specific post-disaster needs.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306735">FY 2018 Economic Development Assistance Programs | Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

https://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/providers/funding.asp">VA Office of Rural Health Funding Programs
Funding, technical assistance, and mentoring for rural VA facilities to implement promising practices and/or enterprise-wide initiatives. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

*To receive updates on other funding opportunities, please consider creating an account and subscribing https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/manage-subscriptions.html">here to receive e-mail alerts for your particular interest(s). 

Rural Development Innovation Center Funding letter October 5, 2018

Funding Opportunities

http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/166/apply">American Association of School Librarians Grants Opportunity
The American Association of School Librarians is offering grants to public school libraries in the communities served by Dollar General. The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund provides grants of up to $20,000 to pre-K-12 public schools whose school library programs have been affected by a natural disaster, fire, or an act of terrorism. Schools that have absorbed a significant number of displaced/evacuee students are also eligible to apply. Deadline: grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit the AASL website https://rurallisc.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jjdkdjg-jrdkjdiduk-a/">here to submit an online application.  

https://firstnations.org/grantmaking/2018NAFSIKeepseagle">Keepseagle Fast-Track Grants to Support Native Farmers & Ranchers
First Nations Development Institute is offering grants through Keepseagle Fast-Track Grants to Support Native Farmers and Ranchers, provided under the First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. Grants of up to $40,000 are available to organizations in Native communities for programs that serve or directly collaborate with Native American farmers and ranchers. Native American-controlled nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, and Native American community-based groups that further Native American farming and ranching activities are eligible to apply. Deadline: letters of intent 10/5/2018; full proposals are due 12/14/2018.

https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/adolescent-mental-health-rfa/">Youth Mental Health Initiative
Training, technical assistance, and access to funding for community-based organizations to reduce depression, anxiety, and suicide among youth from underserved populations, including culturally diverse, rural, and LGBTQ populations. Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 14, 2018 | Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2018

https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/index.php/schools/programs/school-garden-grant-program">Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program
Whole Kids Foundation is accepting applications for the School Garden Grant Program. Grants of $2,000 are available to help fund garden projects at public and private K-12 schools in the United States. Deadline: 10/15/2018.

https://www.ruralcenter.org/rhi/srht">Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for small hospitals in rural, persistent-poverty areas to help prepare and assist them in moving from a fee-for-service and volume based payment system to one that is dependent on value and quality. Application Deadline: Oct 24, 2018

https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJlbWFpbCI6Im5naWxiZXJ0QGVkYS5nb3YiLCJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoiMTAyIiwic3Vic2NyaWJlcl9pZCI6Ijc2MzExNTc4OCIsImxpbmtfaWQiOiI0MDU1MjU3NDUiLCJ1cmkiOiJicDI6ZGlnZXN0IiwidXJsIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmlmYS51c2RhLmdvdi9mdW5kaW5nLW9wcG9ydHVuaXR5L3NtYWxsLWJ1c2luZXNzLWlubm92YXRpb24tcmVzZWFyY2gtcHJvZ3JhbS1waGFzZS1pP3V0bV9jb250ZW50PSZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9uYW1lPSZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWdvdmRlbGl2ZXJ5JnV0bV90ZXJtPSIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAxODA3MjcuOTMwNDk5ODEifQ.WjNvKKZgyfpmvIBbvrSoj2jIK2wfIZ0kL8Nyfe7AncM">Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) - Phase I
USDA SBIR's flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA's vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. USDA SBIR Program has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas. SBIR Phase I project proposals that can prove the scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept may be awarded up to $100,000. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. Visit the https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJlbWFpbCI6Im5naWxiZXJ0QGVkYS5nb3YiLCJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoiMTAzIiwic3Vic2NyaWJlcl9pZCI6Ijc2MzExNTc4OCIsImxpbmtfaWQiOiI0MDU1MjU3NDkiLCJ1cmkiOiJicDI6ZGlnZXN0IiwidXJsIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmlmYS51c2RhLmdvdi9wcm9ncmFtL3NtYWxsLWJ1c2luZXNzLWlubm92YXRpb24tcmVzZWFyY2gtcHJvZ3JhbS1zYmlyP3V0bV9jb250ZW50PSZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9uYW1lPSZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWdvdmRlbGl2ZXJ5JnV0bV90ZXJtPSIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAxODA3MjcuOTMwNDk5ODEifQ.b7PfzfusIWxK-ijG11YQ10oq-iPNlHx4I4-UyhVmigE">Small Business Innovation Research Program page for more information on the SBIR program. Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,000,000. Deadline: October 25, 2018

https://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program">Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
Grants for fire departments and EMS organizations for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration efforts. Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency">Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA is offering funding through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans. The program offers financing and grant funding for agriculture producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems or complete energy efficiency improvements. Deadline: 10/31/2018.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/inspire-grants-small-museums">Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
IMLS Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America Program designed to inspire small museums to apply for and implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plan. Deadline: November 01, 2018

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/native-americannative-hawaiian-museum-services-program">Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grants support Indian tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians. They are intended to provide opportunities to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge through strengthened activities in areas such as exhibitions, educational services and programming, professional development, and collections stewardship. Deadline: November 01, 2018 

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museum-grants-african-american-history-and-culture">Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums. Deadline: November 01, 2018 

https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2018/fy-2019-rsvp-competition">Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Funding to develop and support Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects for volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant. Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 10, 2018 | Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018

 https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy18shop">FY 2018 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
HUD is offering grants through the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), which seeks to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically diverse basis. Homebuyers must be low-income and must contribute a significant amount of sweat equity towards the development of the SHOP units. Deadline: 11/12/2018.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/delta-health-care-services-grants">Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
USDA is offering funding through The Delta Health Care Services Grant Program, which supports the development of health care services, health education programs, health care job training programs, and the development and expansion of public health-related facilities. Deadline: 11/19/2018.  

https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/shakespeare">Shakespeare in American Communities
National Endowment for the Arts is offering funding through the Shakespeare in American Communities in cooperation with Arts Midwest. Funds will be distributed through two programs: Schools and Juvenile Justice. The Schools program aims to reach middle and high school students in underserved schools throughout the United States with high quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Matching grants of $25,000 will be provided to up to 40 theater companies to support performances and related educational activities for middle and high school students from a minimum of ten schools. The Juvenile Justice program will provide grants of $20,000 to $25,000 to six to ten organizations to support theater education programs that reach young people within the juvenile justice system. No matching funds are required for this program. Deadlines: Intent to apply emails for both programs will be accepted through 12/7/2018; the application deadline is 2/14/2019.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-empowered-professional-development-opportunities-museum-staff">Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff, a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum. Deadline: December 14, 2018 

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/national-leadership-grants-museums">National Leadership Grants for Museums
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve service to the public. Deadline: December 14, 2018

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america">Museums for America
The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Deadline: December 14, 2018

https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2019/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2019">AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2019
Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) is offering funding for programs that are designed to strengthen communities and solve local problems, including those found in rural and underserved areas. Funding priorities in 2019 include prescription drug and opioid abuse, education, and public safety. Deadline: Letter of Intent 12/12/2018 (optional); application 1/30/2019.

https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/grants-state-library-administrative-agencies">Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies
The Grants to States Program is the largest grant program run by IMLS; it provides funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) using a population-based formula. SLAAs may use federal funds to support statewide initiatives and services; they also may distribute the funds through subgrant competitions or cooperative agreements to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries in their state. Deadline: April 01, 2019

 https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302953">FY 2018 EDA Disaster Supplemental
EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and of wildfires and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017. To be competitive, applications must clearly incorporate principles for enhancing the resilience (as defined under Section A.4, below) of the relevant community/region or demonstrate the integration of resilience principles into the investment project itself. Resilience is an essential component of any strategy for mitigating the potential for future disaster-related losses and adverse economic impacts for communities. Therefore, inclusion of resilience principles in the project is a necessary step to improve the capacity of the region to recover more quickly from future disaster events. Applicants must include a narrative attachment as a part of their application materials, describing in detail the nexus between their proposed project scope of work and disaster recovery and resilience efforts. The strength of the nexus to the disaster is drawn from the consequences of the relevant disaster(s) and the intended project outcomes that fulfill the community’s specific post-disaster needs.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306735">FY 2018 Economic Development Assistance Programs | Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

https://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/providers/funding.asp">VA Office of Rural Health Funding Programs
Funding, technical assistance, and mentoring for rural VA facilities to implement promising practices and/or enterprise-wide initiatives. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/topic_files/USDARD/USDARD_884/2018/10/03/file_attachments/1083239/Upskilling%20RFP%20Fall%202018__1083239.pdf">Walmart Foundation | Request for Proposals for Incumbent Service-Sector Worker Upskilling
In 2015, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched the Retail Opportunity Initiative, a five-year, $100 million sector-wide effort aimed at strengthening the transferability of skills of the U.S. retail workforce and developing ways to make it easier for front-line workers to advance their careers. To date, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have funded research, held convenings, executed upskilling pilots in cities across the country, and learned a significant amount. We are looking for those innovative communities or regions that want to take the next step, in a collaborative approach, to upskill incumbent service sector workers to careers that can lead to advancement or promotion in their community and begin to lay the foundation for systemic change in training incumbent workers.

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Funding Opportunities

FEATURED!  https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-loan-grant-program">Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan and Grant Program
The Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan and Grant Program can provide funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. To learn more about this program, contact your local state USDA Rural Development office.

FEATURED! https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-loan-guarantees">Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees Program
The Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees Program can help private lenders provide affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas. To learn more about this program, contact your local state USDA Rural Development office.

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/228?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update061318">Service Area Competition Funding for the Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of January 1, 2019)
Grants to health centers to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. Application Deadline: Aug 6, 2018

https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2018-ACF-ACYF-CU-1382">Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse
Funding for collaborative regional partnerships that provide activities and services designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children and families affected by substance use disorders. Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2018

https://rurallisc.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jykdmdk-hikdlkyuih-yu/">NEA Our Town 
National Endowment for the Arts is supporting creative placemaking projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes through its Our Town grants program. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life for existing residents through arts engagement, cultural planning, design, and/or artist/creative industry support, or to build and disseminate knowledge about how to leverage arts, culture, and design as mechanisms for strengthening communities. All applications require partnerships that involve at least two primary partners: a nonprofit organization and a local governmental entity. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Our Town offers matching grants starting at $25,000 for Place-Based and Knowledge Building projects. Deadlines: submit SF-424 by 8/9/2018; submit materials to Applicant Portal 8/14-21/2018.

https://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/applynow/">Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment for educational loans in return for full-time clinical service in Indian Health Service programs. Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2018

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/05/2018-14426/office-of-direct-service-and-contracting-tribes-tribal-management-grant-program">IHS Tribal Management Grant Program 
Indian Health Service is offering grants to assist federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations in assuming all or part of existing Indian Health Service programs, services, functions, and activities. Funding is for tribal needs assessments, planning, evaluation, and health infrastructure development. Deadline: 8/17/2018.

https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-18-016">Tribal Opioid Response Grants 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering grants to federally recognized Indian tribes to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment. Deadline: 8/20/2018.

https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=b5e66db2-acca-4871-aa2b-e48fa24380b7">Rural Residency Planning and Development Program Technical Assistance
Funding to establish a single technical assistance center that will support HRSA’s anticipated Rural Residency Planning and Development program that is expected to begin in fiscal year 2019. Application Deadline: Aug 22, 2018

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306679">DOJ Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program 
Department of Justice is offering funding through the Gang Suppression Planning Grants Program. The program is designed to reduce violent crime, gangs, and victimization and promote public safety in communities. Funding supports strategic planning and capacity building work through multidisciplinary and community partnerships. Deadline: 8/27/2018.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/farm-labor-housing-direct-loans-grants">Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans and Grants
Low interest loans and need-based grants to develop affordable housing for year-round, migrant, or seasonal domestic farm laborers. Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2018

https://ssti.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3b83ca94cd43c0588e1cc5785&id=3239484bcd&e=27430520b6">ARC commits $20M for new round of POWER grants 
The Appalachian Regional Commission has released a request for proposals for the 2018 POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Program. In this round of funding, ARC will commit up to $20 million to support efforts that create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities in the ARC region by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment.Deadline: August 29, 2018

https://firstnations.org/grantmaking/2018NAI">First Nations Supporting Native Arts Grant 
First Nations is pleased to announce this 2018 NAI request for proposals (RFP). Native-controlled nonprofits and tribal government programs located in one of the following regions are eligible to apply for an NAI Supporting Native Arts Grant as part of this current funding cycle:

  1. Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin);
  2. Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California). For a list of eligible tribal communities in Southern California, please https://firstnations.org/sites/default/files/RFPs/Attachments/2018-19_NAI_Geographic_Eligibility_List.pdf">click here. 
  3. Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington). 

During this funding cycle, First Nations will distribute approximately 15 Supporting Native Arts Grants of up to $32,000 each. Selected Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs must have existing program initiatives in place supporting Native artists and the field of traditional Native arts as well as a demonstrated commitment to increasing the intergenerational transfer of knowledge of traditional Native artistic practices and perpetuation and proliferation of traditional Native arts. Application Deadline: August 30, 2018

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/840?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update020718">Rural Hospital Leadership Award
Provides an educational stipend to a small or rural hospital administrator or chief executive officer to attend an AHA Annual Meeting or Health Forum Leadership Conference. Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2018

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/housing-preservation-grants">USDA Housing Preservation Grant Program 
USDA is offering funding through the Housing Preservation Grant program. This program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens. USDA will award a total of $10 million in Housing Preservation Grant Program funding for the repair and rehabilitation of rural housing units. Application deadline is 9/9/2018.

https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/default.aspx">Capital Magnet Fund 
U.S. Department of Treasury CDFI Fund has opened the 2018 Funding Round for the Capital Magnet Fund. This fund offers grants to finance affordable housing and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income people and communities. Deadline: 9/17/2018.

https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/oppFOA-ETA-18-04-cfda17.274-cidFOA-ETA-18-04-instructions.pdf">Department of Labor YouthBuild Program 
DOL is offering grants to nonprofit and public agencies through YouthBuild to provide construction skills training for at-risk youth, ages 16-24. This year, all applicants can include a Construction Plus component. Deadline: 9/18/2018.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/strategic-economic-and-community-development">Strategic Economic and Community Development 
Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) prioritizes projects that support the implementation of multi-jurisdictional plans under the http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-program">Community Facilities Program, http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-loan-grant-program">Water and Waste Disposal Program, http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-industry-loan-guarantees">Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants">Rural Business Development Grant Program. Many communities already working together to develop multi-jurisdictional plans with the help of strategic partners including non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, university extensions, regional authorities, coalitions of counties/towns and federal agencies. The goal of SECD is to promote collaboration in rural communities and across Rural Development agencies and programs. Communities are incentivized to align resources, develop long-term community and economic growth strategies and engage federal, state and local partners. By promoting this regional focus USDA resources can be more effectively utilized and have a larger impact on rural capacity building and wealth creation. Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

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