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The Department of Justice has released a grant opportunity for colleges.
The Office of Violence Against Women Program:Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus. This program furthers the Department’s mission by strengthening on campus victim services, security, and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against women on campuses.Eligibility:Institutions of higher education.
Deadline for letter of intent is March 10. Proposal deadline is March 24. It’s a 3 year project of $300,000/yr for individual schools or up to $500,000 per year for consortium.
# Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program – SGA-DFA-PY-10-03
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) announces the availability of up to $500 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program (TAACCCT). These funds are available to eligible institutions of higher education to serve workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for workers program in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The TAACCCT provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. The Department intends to fund grants ranging from $2.5 million to $5 million for individual applicants and from $2.5 million to $20 million for consortium applicants.
Issue Date: February 8, 2011
Closing Date: April 21, 2011
More here: http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm
Wonderful grant opportunity for 26 states/District. If you need help writing this proposal, let me know!
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Aging (AoA), AoA Center for Program Operations
Funding Opportunity Title: Senior Medicare Patrol, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.048
Key Dates: The deadline date for submission of applications is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2011.
• Informational Conference Call, February 24, 2011, 10-11:30am ET
Dial 888-995-9728; Participant Pass code 27606*
• Submit optional Notice of Intent to apply no later than March 18, 2011
• Anticipated Project Start Date: June 1, 2011
Executive Summary: SMP projects recruit retired professionals as volunteer resources to educate beneficiaries and older consumers in their communities about how to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, error and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid program. Currently SMPs operate in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Based on the availability of funds, under this competition, up to twenty-six new or competing continuation cooperative agreements will be awarded at a federal share of up to $180,000 per budget year and a project period of up to three years, in the following eligible states and District: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
To ensure that limited funding for this program is most effectively used to maximize national program coverage, it is necessary to limit the number of SMP grantees to one (1) per state, district or territory. By eliminating duplicative or overlapping awards to more than one organization within a state, AoA not only maximizes national program coverage, but ensures greater equity in allocation of SMP services to elders irrespective of their state of residence. States not listed above are currently served by SMP projects awarded through 2012 and are not eligible to apply.
Public and/or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and Indian tribal governments (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), are eligible to apply under this program announcement.
Applicants must provide a comprehensive, collaborative plan for statewide SMP program coverage which targets isolated and hard-to-reach, and other vulnerable populations within their state. No more than one project grant will be awarded for program activities within each single eligible state or the District of Columbia. Applicants who apply to operate a project in more than one State must submit a separate SF 424 for each and enter the appropriate State code for each on line 14 of the SF 424 (Attachment A)
Successful applicants must be able to conduct a three-year state-wide SMP project which provides healthcare fraud control outreach and education that achieves programmatic goals.
The award is a cooperative agreement because the Administration on Aging will be substantially involved in the development and execution of the project activities.
Applicants (with the exception of Puerto Rico) must provide at least 25 % of the project’s total cost from non-Federal resources as specified. This requirement may be waived by the Assistant Secretary for Aging, if the authorizing representative submits a written request that documents the unique circumstances where it may be warranted.
You can get this grant application here: http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/index.aspx
While this is a small grant ($12,000 over 3 years), I’m happy to see funding for this topic of education for workers over the age of 50. Deadline is March 4, 2011.
The American Association of Community Colleges Program: Plus 50 Completion Strategy Grants seeks proposals from community colleges committed to enhancing or expanding their existing programs for students 50 years of age and older—particularly those who have earned prior college credits without earning a credential—to ensure that they obtain the degrees, certificates, and not-for-credit credentials sought by employers in high-demand, high-growth fields.
The grant will support career development and other support services that foster completion; redesigning programs to meet specific needs such as offering noncredit and credit, compressed, fast-tracked, or accelerated courses; recruiting and reaching out to the plus 50 population; offering professional development to faculty to enhance their effectiveness in working with plus 50 students; assessing prior learning; capturing previously earned credits; establishing or enhancing collaboration and partnerships with local employers; increasing access to college for plus 50 students (e; g; , making accommodations for job or transportation challenges to class attendance).
The Corporation for National and Community ServiceProgram:Learn and Serve America anticipates availability of approximately $650,000 to award approximately 3 to 4 new grants of approximately $70,000 to $250,000 for 1 to 3 year programs. Deadline is March 3, 2011
Through school-based grants, they will fund service-learning programs to improve academic achievement and increase civic and academic engagement for children and youth. These service-learning programs aim to accelerate education for students, while helping youth to confront local challenges and make their communities vibrant places to live.
Those School-Based Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories who receive a grant will be able to: enhance and/or expand effective service-learning programs already underway; or develop new service-learning programs in tribal communities or areas within the U.S. Territories.
Eligible applicants include any federally-recognized Indian Tribe or “State Educational Agencies” for the following U.S. Territories – Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Applicants may propose to directly operate service-learning programs, in partnership with local K-12 school(s), that meet the statutory definition of service-learning, or propose to award subgrants to local educational agencies or local K-12 school(s) which in turn implement service-learning programs that meet the statutory definition of service-learning.
The U.S. Department of Education is accepting applications for grants for the Talent Search (TS) Program. This worthy program provides funding to identify qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and encourage them to complete secondary school and enroll in a program of postsecondary education. The program encourages persons who have not completed secondary or postsecondary programs to enter or reenter and complete these programs. Talent Search projects provide connections to high quality academic tutoring services, connections to education or counseling services designed to improve the financial aid literacy and financial planning for postsecondary education for students and their parents, and provides activities and services specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youth, students in foster care or are aging out of foster care, or other disconnected students. The goal of TS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete secondary school and enroll in a postsecondary institution.
An estimated 464 awards will be made ranging from $230,000 – $702,000.
Deadline is 12/28/10.
Need help with your application? Contact me at email@example.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343
HRSA Press Office
HHS announces the availability of up to $335 million to boost access to primary health care
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of up to $335 million for existing community health centers across the country under the Expanded Services (ES) initiative. These funds are made possible by the Affordable Care Act and will increase access to preventive and primary health care, including dental health, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, and/or enabling services, at existing health center sites.
“Prevention and primary care are integral parts of the Affordable Care Act and these new funds will have a significant impact on the health care status of those most in need across the nation,” said Secretary Sebelius.
The Affordable Care Act provides $11 billion in funding over the next 5 years for the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers throughout the nation. Of the $11 billion, $9.5 billion is targeted to creating new health center sites in medically underserved areas and expanding preventive and primary health care services at existing health center sites. An additional $1.5 billion will support major construction and renovation projects at health centers nationwide. This expansion of sites and services will help community health centers serve nearly double the number of patients they do today, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
“We are committed to improving the overall health and wellness of our nation’s under-served communities and the Expanded Services grants are a step in the right direction,” said HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield, Ph.D. R.N. “These new investments will allow existing health centers to improve and expand vital primary health care services, and continue to meet the increased demand for services.”
Health center grantees requesting ES funds must demonstrate how these funds will be used to expand medical capacity and services to underserved populations in their service areas.
For grant application information, please visit www.grants.gov. Applications are due January 6, 2011 at 8 P.M. E.T.
Are you a writer who would like to add a new profit center to your business? Or maybe you’ve worked in the nonprofit sector and would like to start your own grant writing consultant business.
I don’t think any young girl or boy tells their teacher they want to be a grant writer when they grow up! Yet, there are many of us who stumbled upon this work that brings us great satisfaction and a good living.
I’ve served in a leadership position with the American Association of Grant Professionals for several years and have found, in my discussion with grant consultants, that we have similar stories to tell about how we found ourselves in this profession.
Here are some common themes among most grant writers:
We have a natural talent for writing and love to do it. We can follow directions carefully. We are curious about many topics. We enjoy doing research. We want to make a difference in the world.
For those of us who are full time consultants, here are some additional traits:
We are self directed and motivated. We are able to organize our work and juggle several projects. We have excellent interpersonal skills. We have a tolerance for the ups and downs of cash flow. We enjoy marketing our services (because we’ve learned methods that fit our personalities.)
I believe grant writing is a noble profession. Yes, there are a few scam artists out there (as in any profession)! But most of us have the talent and time that nonprofit staff often don’t have, to craft a strong proposal that is well written, meets all the funder’s criteria, and has a good chance of being awarded. Now there are no guarantees for funding, but utilizing the services of a professional increases your chances greatly.
If you are considering adding grant writing to your portfolio of services or are considering becoming self employed as a grant consultant, stay tuned for a special teleconference call I’ll be gifting to our community in January 2010…details to come soon!