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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online training program—the BJA Grant Writing and Management Academy. The Academy is designed to assist criminal justice practitioners and state, local, and tribal jurisdictions, including community and faith-based organizations, through the grant-writing process and project management activities. Through self-paced modules, the user will learn about:

  • Issues and requirements to consider before applying for BJA funds.
  • Steps and development required to submit a well-rounded application.
  • Management and administration necessary for a successful project.
  • Supplemental information focusing on strategic planning and budget development.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has established The Grant Writing and Management Academy for criminal justice practitioners and state, local, and tribal jurisdictions (including any community- and/or faith-based partners) that apply for or receive federal grants. This training provides an overview of project planning, management, administration, and assessment of federally funded programs. The training encourages participants to think strategically about how they develop and fund projects. Participants are introduced to a variety of methods and tools used to identify community problems, administer and manage projects, and assess performance.


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Expired Funding Opportunities

  1. Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Tribal Organizations in National Disasters Declared by the President - Grants awarded under this announcement are to provide disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those State Units on Aging (SUAs) and federally recognized Tribal Organizations who are currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA), as amended. These funds only become available when the President declares a National Disaster and may only be used in those areas designated in the Disaster Declaration issued by the President of the United States. Eligible SUAs and Title VI grantees should discuss all disaster applications with AoA Regional staff before submitting a formal application. The amount of funds requested should be discussed with Regional staff before the application is completed. Providing a draft of the narrative justification for the application will help expedite the processing of an award. Applicants should talk with the State and local Emergency Managers to determine what funds may be available through other resources before applying for OAA funding. State Units on Aging (SUAs) and federally recognized Tribal Organizations currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act must submit proposals electronically via Grants.gov. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 14, 2012.
  2. FY2013 Species Recovery Grants to Tribes - The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recognizes the unique importance of many protected species to tribes and values ongoing efforts by tribal nations to conserve and protect species under NMFS’ jurisdiction. NMFS is authorized to provide Federal assistance to tribes to support conservation programs for marine and anadromous species under its jurisdiction. This assistance, provided in the form of grants, can be used to support conservation of endangered, threatened, and candidate or proposed species, as well as post-delisting monitoring of recovered species. Funded activities may include development and implementation of management plans, scientific research, and public education and outreach; proposals should address priority actions identified in an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Recovery Plan or address a NMFS-identified regional priority or need. Only federally recognized tribes and organizations of federally recognized tribes, such as the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, that have delegated authority to represent a federally recognized tribe on matters relating to listed, candidate, or proposed species, are eligible to apply. Proposals focusing on listed, candidate, or proposed species of Pacific salmon or steelhead will not be considered for funding under this grant program; such projects may be supported through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. This document describes how to prepare and submit proposals for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and how NMFS will determine which proposals will be funded; this document should be read in its entirety.  Current Closing Date for Applications: September 13, 2012.
  3. Tribal Colleges and Universities Program - 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, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach. TCUP-eligible institutions are predominantly two-year and community colleges.Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
    • Planning Grant Proposals, Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education Proposals, and Catalyzing Opportunities for Research and Education Proposals
    • Full Proposal Deadline Date: September 11, 2012

    Proposals for Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions

    • Full Proposal Deadline Date: September 25, 2012
    • Proposals for Targeted STEM Infusion Projects
  4. Tribal Self-Governance Program Negotiation Cooperative Agreement - The purpose of this Negotiation Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes to help defray the costs involved in and preparing for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) negotiations process. Title V of the ISDEAA requires that a Tribe or Tribal Organization complete a planning phase to the satisfaction of the Tribe. Negotiations are a dynamic, evolving, and tribally driven process that requires careful planning and preparation by both parties, including the sharing of precise, up-to-date information. Because each Tribal situation is unique, a Tribe's successful transition into the TSGP requires focused discussions between the Federal and Tribal negotiation team about the Tribe's specific health care concerns and plans. After negotiations are complete, the Compact and Funding Agreement are signed by the authorizing Tribal official and submitted to the ALN, who then reviews the final package to ensure each document accurately reflects what was agreed to during negotiations. Once the ALN completes this review, the final package is submitted to the OTSG to be prepared for the IHS Director's signature. Once the Compact and Funding Agreement have been signed by both parties, they become legally binding and enforceable agreements and the negotiating Tribe becomes a "Self-Governance Tribe," and a participant in the TSGP. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 09, 2012.
  5. Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01) - This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. The overall goal is to support changes to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful environmental exposures and improve the health of a community. It is critical that applicants follow the instructions in the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide, except where instructed to do otherwise (in this FOA or in a Notice from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts). Conformance to all requirements (both in the Application Guide and the FOA) is required and strictly enforced. Applicants must read and follow all application instructions in the Application Guide as well as any program-specific instructions noted in Section IV. When the program-specific instructions deviate from those in the Application Guide, follow the program-specific instructions. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 07, 2015.
  6. OJJDP FY 2012 Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, will fund a qualified, eligible applicant to establish a training and technical assistance provider for law enforcement agencies regarding children’s exposure to violence. This provider will develop and disseminate an array of tools and resources targeted toward law enforcement officers, their multidisciplinary team members, and their community partners who are often the first responders to incidents of children who have been exposed to violence. This program is a part of the Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood Initiative. OJJDP will administer this program in partnership with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance; Office for Victims of Crime; Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys; Office on Violence Against Women; and Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally recognized tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Current Closing Date for Applications: August 27, 2012.
  7. OJJDP FY 2012 Evaluation of OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will conduct a comprehensive process and outcome evaluation of the Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative. This new initiative is made possible through the Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation (the Partnership Fund that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)) administers. The initiative will fund as many as three sites to develop and implement an integrated set of research-based and cost-measurement tools to help them realign juvenile justice services and costs. The evaluator will track the implementation and outcome of activities and determine whether the initiative has had the intended effect. The evaluator will identify and adapt, as necessary, all measurement tools for the evaluation, including cost measurement tool(s) at the site level. Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government (including federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Current Closing Date for Applications: August 23, 2012.
  8. FY 2012 and FY 2013 National Wetland Program Development Grants - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as a whole, or individual components of those programs. Proposals for projects submitted under this announcement for Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) must address one of the National Priority Areas identified in Section I.B., National Priority Area 1: Core Elements Framework or National Priority Area 2: Tribal Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Training Workshops. Awards made under this announcement will support EPA’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, Goal 2: Protecting America’s Waters; Objective 2.2: Protect and Restore Watersheds and Aquatic Ecosystems. Information on the FY 2011 – 2015 EPA Strategic Plan is available at http://www.epa.gov/planandbudget/strategicplan.html. Eligible applicants under this announcement are non-profit, non-governmental organizations, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia which are capable of undertaking activities that advance wetland programs are eligible to apply under this announcement. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 13, 2012.
  9. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education: State-Tribal Education Partnership - The fiscal year 2012 appropriation for the Department of Education includes funding for a pilot program under the Indian Education National Activities authority. Under the pilot, the Department will award competitive grants to Tribal Education Agencies (TEAs) to increase their role in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students, including education to meet the unique educational and cultural needs of AI/AN students and improve their academic achievement. Specifically, the purposes of these grants are to (a) promote increased collaboration between TEAs and State educational agencies (SEAs) in the administration of certain State-administered formula grant programs, and (b) build the capacity of TEAs to conduct certain State-level administrative functions under those programs for eligible schools located on a reservation.Current Closing Date for Applications: August 09, 2012. On May 29, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 31592) a notice inviting applications for the FY 2012 STEP Pilot Grant Competition. That notice established a July 13, 2012, deadline for transmittal of applications. We are reopening the competition for eligible applicants. Applications are due August 09, 2012. DATES: Applications Available: July 26, 2012. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 09, 2012.
  10. PPHF - 2012 - Elder Abuse Prevention Interventions Program - Option 1: Through this program, AoA intends to draw on existing research and promising practices to pilot test interventions and determine their potential utility in helping to prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This pilot testing will also result in further understanding of elder abuse and its prevention, thereby contributing to the evidence base. Finally, this pilot seeks to facilitate improvements in existing data collection systems. These grants will implement, test, and measure performance of new approaches for prevention of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation and review risk factors related to elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation to enhance future prevention efforts. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the prevention intervention pilot projects and assessing the overall performance of these projects will help determine the likelihood of the success of their replication an outcome that would greatly improve the ability to develop national elder abuse prevention interventions. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 31, 2012. Applications must be submitted electronically in http://www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, July 31, 2012.
  11. Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System - The Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB), announces the availability of competitive grant funds authorized by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law (P.L.) 111-320). These targeted five-year grants are to be awarded to support: The development or expansion of triage procedures for a subset of families who come to the attention of the child welfare system due to severe housing issues and high service needs; Local implementation of supportive housing services that integrate community services for housing and other critical services for the specified target population; Customized case management services for children and their parents, as well as trauma informed interventions and evidence-based mental health services through partnerships to access additional services through community-based service providers; and Evaluations that examine the process and implementation outcomes for these grants. Grants will further triage efforts outlined in the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act 2010 through collaborations between child protective services and various community authorities, agencies and providers, focused on intervention, prevention and investigation of child maltreatment. Projects under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will serve a subset of families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a factor, in addition to other high service needs, in the imminent placement or placement of the child, or children, in out-of-home care. Community-linked services, as specified in CAPTA, will be provided to families through the local implementation of supportive housing services. The demonstration models will build upon and adapt supportive housing services designed to respond to the complex needs of families with child protective services involvement in a multidisciplinary and ongoing manner. Evidence-based, trauma-informed services will be embedded into the service structure in order to improve housing stability and engagement in supportive services. Applications must describe what evidence-based, trauma-informed services they are considering for inclusion or will include in the service array. Expected outcomes are: a reduction in child welfare system contacts, reduction in child maltreatment, child removals, and foster care placements. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 30, 2012.
  12. Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System - The Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB), announces the availability of competitive grant funds authorized by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-320). The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to serve a subset of families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the child, or children, in out-of-home care, or in the delay of discharge of a child, or children to the family from out-of-home care. Community-linked services, as specified in CAPTA, will be provided to families through the local implementation of supportive housing services. Expected outcomes are: a reduction in child welfare system contacts, reduction in child maltreatment, child removals, and foster care placements. Estimated Application Due Date: July 28, 2012.
  13. National HIV Program - The purpose of this Indian Health Service (IHS) cooperative agreement is to meet community needs for the enhancement of HIV/AIDS testing activities and the provision of HIV/AIDS-related services among AI/AN people. Such programs are necessary to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS and improve quality of life for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The main goals are to: increase the number of AI/AN with awareness of his/her HIV status; and, improve engagement and retention in care among PLWHA. Awardee activities will seek to: increase access to HIV related services, reduce stigma, make HIV testing routine, and improve engagement in care. Emphasis should be placed on increasing routine HIV screening for adults as per 2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, provide pre- and post-test counseling (when indicated), and developing or deploying strategies for engaging PLWHA in appropriate, culturally responsive HIV-related care. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 20, 2012.
  14. Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Title V HIV/AIDS - This funding announcement is limited to Title V Urban Indian organizations, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29), that meet the following criteria:
    • Received State certification to conduct HIV rapid testing (where needed);
    • Health professionals and staff have been trained in the HIV/AIDS screening tools, education, prevention, counseling, and other interventions for urban AI/AN;
    • Developed programs to address community and group support to sustain risk-reduction skills;
    • Implemented HIV/AIDS quality assurance and improvement programs;
    • Operate at an IHS defined full ambulatory level (a full ambulatory program is defined as an organization that has a provider on staff at least 40 hours per week) or limited ambulatory level (defined as an organization that has a provider on staff less than 40 hours per week); and
    • Must provide proof of non-profit status with the application.
    The purpose of this IHS grant announcement is to enhance HIV testing, including rapid testing and/or standard HIV antibody testing, and to provide a more focused effort to address HIV/AIDS prevention, targeting some of the largest urban Indian populations in the United States. It will also include outreach to high risk urban AI/AN populations, referral for services not provided on-site, and follow-up with referred patients/ clients. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 20, 2012.
  15. Family Connection Grants: Combination Family-finding/Family Group Decision-making Projects - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for projects that will demonstrate: The effectiveness of integrated programs of intensive Family-finding activities and Family Group Decision-making (FGDM) meetings in supporting connections with family members for the target population of children/youth; and How family members will be engaged in building their capacity to meet the needs of children/youth in their care. Under the provisions of the funding legislation, these grant programs will conduct: Intensive Family-Finding activities, which utilize search technology, effective family engagement, and other means to locate biological family members for children/youth in the Child Welfare (CW) system, and once identified, work to establish/re-establish relationships and explore ways to establish a permanent family placement for them; and FGDM meetings, which enable families to make decisions and develop plans that nurture children and protect them from abuse and neglect, and when appropriate, address domestic violence issues in a safe manner. Projects will employ rigorous local evaluations to demonstrate how this approach will improve outcomes related to safety, permanency and well-being for the target population of children and youth. As demonstration projects, grantee programs will serve as identifiable sites that other States and locales, seeking to implement family connection services for this population, can look to for guidance, insight, and possible replication. Grantees are required to meet a non-Federal share of the total approved project costs, in accordance with Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 20, 2012. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
  16. PPHF 2012: Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Opportunities for States, Tribes and Territories Financed solely by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds - Eligibility is limited to the currently funded recipients under CDC-RFA-DP12-1205 Component 3, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program grantees or their designated bona fide agent. The purpose of this FOA is to increase the number of women screened for breast and cervical cancer by providing high quality screening, follow-up, tracking, and patient navigation support services to low income, uninsured and under-insured women in conjunction with the existing CDC National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection (NBCCEDP) program. The existing infrastructure and organized screening system of the NBCCEDP will be leveraged to screen an estimated 50,000 more women. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 18, 2012.
  17. Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse - The Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau, announces the availability of competitive grant funds authorized by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families program. These targeted grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of being placed in out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112-34) includes a new targeted grants program (section 437(f) of the Act), which directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reserve a specified portion of the appropriation for regional partnership grants to improve the well-being of children affected by substance abuse. Application Due Date: July 16, 2012.
  18. OJJDP FY 2012 Alaska Native Youth At Risk TTA Project - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) seeks to build the capacity of tribal communities across Alaska through the development of multi-disciplinary partnerships that address the specific needs and common challenges of those who work with Alaska Native youth. The successful training and technical assistance (TTA) service provider will build or expand a regional network that will create partnerships to address Alaska Native youth’s cultural needs and support their successful functioning at home, in school, and in the community. Tasks include the development of public-private partnerships; the promotion of data-driven strategies; the engagement of community, family, and youth stakeholders in comprehensive strategic and operational planning efforts; and the development and dissemination of materials to enhance efforts to meet the needs of Alaska Native youth across the state. This project is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. 112-55; 125 stat 552, 617. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 16, 2012.
  19. Cooperative Agreements for State (and Tribal)  Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to States/Territories/Tribes to improve treatment for adolescents through the development of a learning laboratory with collaborating local community-based treatment provider sites. Through the shared experience between the State/Territory/Tribe and the local community-based treatment provider sites, an evidence-based practice (EBP) will be implemented, youth and families will be provided services, and a feedback loop will be developed to enable the State/Territory/Tribe and the sites to identify barriers and test solutions through a services component operating in real time. The outcomes will include: needed changes to State/Territory/Tribe policies and procedures; development of financing structures that work in the current environment; and a blueprint for States/Territories/Tribes and providers that can be used throughout the State/Territory/Tribe to widen the use of effective EBPs. Additionally, youth (ages 12-18) and their families/primary caregivers will be provided services from the grant funds that will inform the process to improve systems issues. The expected outcomes of the program include: increased rates of abstinence; enrollment in education, vocational training, and/or employment; social connectedness; and decreased juvenile justice involvement for adolescents provided services through this cooperative agreement. To accomplish this purpose, SAMHSA is requiring States/Territories/Tribes to use grant funds for the following: Develop and improve State/Territory/Tribe capacity to increase access to and quality of treatment for adolescents with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and their families through: involving families and youth at the State/Territory/Tribe and local levels to inform policy, program and effective practice; expanding the qualified workforce; disseminating evidence-based practices; developing funding and payment strategies that are practical and doable in the State/Territory/Tribe given the current funding environment; and improving interagency collaboration. Enhance and improve the quality of treatment and recovery services provided to adolescents (ages 12 –18) for the treatment of substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, and their families/primary caregivers (e.g., foster care parents, extended family members). Current Closing Date for Applications: July 11, 2012.
  20. Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants - The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to make one-time grants to Tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia that are seeking to develop, and within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Grant funds under this announcement may be used for the cost of developing a title IV-E plan under section 471 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to carry out a program under section 479B of the Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of data collection systems, a cost allocation methodology, agency and tribal court procedures necessary to meet the case review system requirements under Section 475(5) of the Act, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 10, 2012.  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
  21. Tribal Court Improvement Program - The Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable Tribal courts to:
    • Conduct assessments of how Tribal courts handle child welfare proceedings and to make improvements to court processes to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children as set forth in the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and increase and improve engagement of the entire family in court processes relating to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification and adoption;
    • Ensure children's safety, permanence, and well-being needs are met in a timely and complete manner (through better collection and analysis of data); and
    • Provide for training of judges, attorneys, and legal personnel in child welfare cases.
    Eligibility Category: The government of Indian Tribes and Tribal consortia that: are operating an approved title IV-E program in accordance with section 479B of The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, Pub. L. 112-34 (the Act); or plan to operate a title IV-e program and have received a title IV-E plan development grant, as authorized by section 476 of the Act; or have a court responsible for proceedings related to foster care or adoption (section 438(c)(3)(A)(iv) of the Act). Current Closing Date for Applications: July 09, 2012. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
  22. Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. The purpose of AFG is to enhance through financial assistance the safety of the public and firefighters regarding fire and fire-related hazards. FEMA strives to provide clear guidance and application tools to assist applicants. This package provides an overview of AFG, the grant application information, and an explanation of FEMA requirements for a successful grant request. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 06, 2012.
  23. Project LAUNCH - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for Cooperative Agreements for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH). The purpose of Project LAUNCH is to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development. The goal of Project LAUNCH is to create a shared vision for the wellness of young children that drives the development of Federal, State, Territorial, Tribal and locally-based networks for the coordination of key child-serving systems and the integration of behavioral and physical health services. The expected result is for children to be thriving in safe, supportive environments and entering school ready to learn and able to succeed. Project LAUNCH is grounded in the public health approach, working towards coordinated programs that take a comprehensive view of health, addressing the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and behavioral aspects of well-being. The public health approach addresses the health needs of the population rather than only addressing the health problems of individuals. Project LAUNCH seeks to improve outcomes at the individual and community levels by addressing risk factors that can lead to negative outcomes. Project LAUNCH simultaneously promotes protective factors that support resilience and healthy development which can protect individuals from later social, emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioral problems; including early substance and alcohol use. A major objective of this grant program is to strengthen and enhance the partnership between health and mental health at the federal, State/Territorial/Tribal, and local levels. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 03, 2012.
  24. OJJDP FY 2012 Community-Based Violence Prevention FIRE Program  - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Community-Based Violence Prevention Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program. This program furthers DOJ’s mission by funding field- initiated studies and evaluations to inform what is understood about how communities can prevent and reduce violence involving youth. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 established OJJDP to support state and local efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency, to improve the juvenile justice system response to delinquency, and to protect children from victimization. OJJDP’s Community-Based Violence Prevention program provides funding to localities to support federal, state, and local partnerships to replicate evidence-based, multi-disciplinary, community-based strategies to reduce violence (such as the Boston Gun Project, the Richmond Comprehensive Homicide Initiative, and the Chicago CeaseFire model). The CBVP Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program will fund field-initiated studies that inform policy and practice consistent with CBVP’s mission. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 28, 2012.
  25. Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants - Preservation and Access Education and Training grants support national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 28, 2012.
  26. Humanities Initiatives: Tribal Colleges and Universities -NEH Humanities Initiatives are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at Tribal Colleges and Universities. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 27, 2012.
  27. Rural Housing Preservation Grants - The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces that it is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The HPG program is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include but not be limited to Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons. This action is taken to comply with Agency regulations found in 7 CFR part 1944, subpart N, which require the Agency to announce the opening and closing dates for receipt of preapplications for HPG funds from eligible applicants. The intended effect of this Notice is to provide eligible organizations notice of these dates. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 25, 2012.
  28. OJJDP FY 2012 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project. This demonstration program furthers DOJ’s mission by combating youth violence through a comprehensive approach to prevention, intervention, suppression, and reentry. Applicants are limited to local units of government, including state agencies (only if targeted to a local community), public agencies, and federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Units of government may partner as co-applicants, when necessary, to achieve the goals of this solicitation; however, a lead agency must be identified. Lead applicants must join in partnership with a collaborative body that includes representatives of city/county leadership, law enforcement, public health and human services, courts, workforce development, housing and urban development, educators, faith and community members, and other local entities. Partners should collectively have expertise in prevention, intervention, enforcement, and reentry.  Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 25, 2012.
  29. Comprehensive Support Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV/AIDS - The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB), announces the availability of competitive grants authorized by the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, as amended. These grants will be awarded to eligible applicants for activities and services that are designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of infants and young children who have been exposed to a dangerous drug or have been exposed to HIV/AIDs and/or at risk of being placed in out-of-home care as a result of the parent(s)'s  substance abuse or HIV status. When considering a service approach and anticipating program outcomes, applicants should carefully review the full announcement and consider the programmatic and evaluation related activities. To successfully increase well-being, improved permanency, and enhanced safety for children affected by substance and/or HIV/AIDs, the applicant might consider implementing evidence-based, evidenced-informed, and/or trauma-informed practices or other effective treatments. Additionally, the applicants should provide evidence that these interventions are an appropriate fit for the characteristics and needs of the targeted service population and that the treatments services are feasible based on the capacity and resources available. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 22, 2012
  30. Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity In Adult and Family Drug Courts (Short Title: SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts) - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Adult and Family Drug Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in existing adult and family “problem solving” courts which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders. Grantees will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties. Priority for the use of the funding should be given to addressing gaps in the continuum of treatment for those individuals in these courts who have substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders treatment needs.Current Closing Date for Applications: June 21, 2012.
  31. Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications to provide national training and technical assistance to local and tribal partners to plan, implement, and enhance place-based, community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues as a component of, or a foundation to, a broader neighborhood revitalization or redevelopment initiative. Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) resources will target neighborhoods that generate a significant proportion of crime or type of crime within the larger community or jurisdiction. BCJI furthers the Department’s mission by leading efforts to enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target and address significant crime issues through collaborative cross-sector approaches that help advance broader neighborhood development goals. Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.  All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 20, 2012.
  32. Implementation Cooperative Agreements for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Implementation Cooperative Agreements for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (System of Care (SOC) Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreements). The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to improve the behavioral health outcomes of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. This program supports broad-scale operation, expansion and integration of systems of care through the creation of sustainable infrastructure which allows for the provision of and access to required services and supports to ensure the values, principles, and practices comprising the system of care approach to become the primary way in which children’s mental health services are delivered throughout the nation. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 19, 2012.
  33. Community Connect Grant Program -  The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently unserved areas, on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis, with broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services. Rural Utilities Service will give priority to rural areas that it believes have the greatest need for broadband services, based on the criteria contained herein. Grant authority will be used for the deployment of broadband service to extremely rural, lower-income communities on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis. The “community-oriented connectivity” concept will stimulate practical, everyday uses and applications of broadband facilities by cultivating the deployment of new broadband services that improve economic development and provide enhanced educational and health care opportunities in rural areas. Such an approach will also give rural communities the opportunity to benefit from the advanced technologies that are necessary to achieve these goals. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 18, 2012.
  34. Building Resilience Against Climate Effects in State, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments - This award provides funding for up to twelve (12) state, territorial, and tribal health departments (referred to throughout as “jurisdictions”) to conduct analytic and programmatic activities aimed at reducing the health consequences of climate change and variability by developing public health adaptation strategies.  This award provides an approximate fiscal amount of $2,500,000 to be awarded.  State, tribal, and territorial health departments/agencies are eligible to apply. The most vulnerable among us—children, elderly people, those living in poverty, people with underlying health conditions, people living in certain geographic areas—are at increased health risk from climate change. Application Deadline Date: June 18, 2012, 11:59pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time.
  35. BJA FY 12 National Initiatives: Law Enforcement and Missing Persons with Alzheimer's Disease - This FY 2012 grant announcement focuses on national programs strategically targeted to address community and law enforcement needs. Specifically, this grant announcement addresses meeting community needs and developing community partnerships to assist law enforcement in locating and working with missing persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Eligible applicants are limited to national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and units of local government that support national initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Current Closing Date for Applications: June 18, 2012.
  36. Farm to School Grant Program -  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to establish a Farm to School program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. To fulfill the farm to school mandate in the HHFKA, effective October 1, 2012, $5 million will be provided to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on an annual basis to support grants, technical assistance, and the Federal administrative costs related to USDA’s farm to school program. This Request for Applications (RFA) provides additional details regarding the grants aspect of the farm to school program. The USDA Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) is charged with implementing the farm to school program. In this first funding cycle, FNS anticipates awarding up to $3.5 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. It is anticipated that the remaining $1.5 million will support a combination of training and technical assistance, administrative costs, and/or additional farm to school grants. Grant funds will be made available on a competitive basis, subject to availability of Federal funds. Applicants are encouraged to first submit a Letter of Intent and then apply for either a Planning Grant or an Implementation Grant. Planning grants are expected to range from $20,000-$45,000 and represent approximately 25 percent of the total awards. Implementation grants are expected to range from $65,000 - $100,000 and represent approximately 75 percent of the total awards. For both types of grants, the applicant must provide at least 25 percent of the costs of the grant project as the Federal share of costs for this grant cannot exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the project, as required by the HHFKA. Applicants must choose between submitting a Planning grant or an Implementation grant. Only one application per eligible entity is permitted. Additional information on the Farm to School Program is available at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/F2S/. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 15, 2012.
  37. BJA FY 2012 Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives - The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders. Selected providers under this solicitation will support the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) grantees as well as the adult drug court field-at-large. Providers selected for all five categories are expected to participate as part of a drug court TTA collaborative to assist state, tribal, and local justice system officials and treatment professionals to implement evidence-based drug court practices.  Current Closing Date for Applications: June 14, 2012.
  38. Tribal Court Improvement Program - The Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau announces the availability of awards to provide Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to compete for grants to enable Tribal courts to:
    1. Conduct assessments of how Tribal courts handle child welfare proceedings and to make improvements to court processes to provide for the safety, permanency and well-being of children as set forth in the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and increase and improve engagement of the entire family in court processes relating to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification and adoption;
    2. Ensure children's safety, permanence, and well-being needs are met in a timely and complete manner (through better collection and analysis of data); and
    3. Provide for training of judges, attorneys, and legal personnel in child welfare cases.

    Eligibility Category: The government of Indian Tribes and Tribal consortia that:

    1. are operating an approved title IV-E program in accordance with section 479B of The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, Pub. L. 112-34 9the Act); or
    2. plan to operate a title IV-e program and have received a title IV-E plan development grant, as authorized by section 476 of the Act; or
    3. have a court responsible for proceedings related to foster care or adoption (section 438(c)(3)(A)(iv) of the Act).
    Estimated Application Due Date: June 14, 2012.
  39. MBDA Business Center - American Indian and Alaska Native Program - This Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announces the anticipated availability of funding for the MBDA Business Center – American Indian and Alaska Native program, and solicits competitive applications for operators of MBDA Business Centers – American Indian and Alaska Native in six locations. The services provided will be implemented to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and related awards to minority business enterprises (MBEs). In addition, the services provided will assist MBEs to create and retain jobs. MBDA intends to award six (6) individual cooperative agreements pursuant to this FFO. The total award period for each of the MBDA Business Center – American Indian and Alaska Native projects is expected to be five (5) years. Specific locations and funding amounts for the MBDA Business Center – American Indian and Alaska Native projects are detailed in the table below and in Appendix A of the full text of the announcement. MBDA will fund the financial assistance awards for the projects identified in this FFO for a total of $1,575,000 in FY 2012. Funding for future years of this program has not yet been appropriated. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 13, 2012.
  40. National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative- Category III Community Treatment and Services Centers (CTS) - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI), Category III, Community Treatment and Services Center grants. The purpose of this program is to provide trauma treatment and services in communities for children, adolescents and their families who experience or witness traumatic events; and to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation.The overall goal of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) is to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events and to increase access to these treatments and services throughout the United States. The initiative is designed to address child trauma issues by creating a National Network of grantees--the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)--that works collaboratively to develop and promote effective trauma treatment, services and other resources for children and adolescents exposed to an array of traumatic events. The NCTSN Centers collaborate to develop, implement, evaluate effective trauma treatment and services, and partner with other community agencies to promote service delivery approaches so that trauma services are effectively implemented within local child-serving community service systems.Children of deployed military personnel have more school, family, and peer-related emotional difficulties in comparison to national samples. Therefore, SAMHSA has identified military families as a priority population under this funding opportunity. Applications are due by June 12, 2012.
  41. Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for projects to improve the socio-emotional and behavioral well-being of infants and young children, ages birth to 5 years old, and their families, through collaborative service delivery. Specifically, these 24-month grant projects will build infrastructure capacity between State, local, or tribal child welfare agencies and early childhood systems to ensure that infants and young children who are in or at-risk of entering into foster care have access to comprehensive, high-quality early care and education services. Projects also will promote and utilize multi-disciplinary interventions that build on protective factors and mediate the effects of adverse experiences. The target population includes the range of children across the child welfare spectrum (from prevention to permanency), including children that are at-risk of being reported to child welfare, have been reported to child welfare, are in child welfare custody, reside in in-home care, reside in out-of-home care, are receiving post-adoption services, or any combination thereof. Applicants will be required to demonstrate commitment of the appropriate State, local, or tribal child welfare agency and an appropriate early care and education agency(ies) to undertake the proposed work under this funding opportunity. These projects may develop new models or replicate existing models of collaborative policies, procedures, and/or practices for identifying and addressing the early care and educational needs of this population. The lessons from these initiatives will inform the field of strategies to support the optimal development of infants and young children in or at risk of entering foster care by providing continuous comprehensive, high-quality early care and education services. This funding opportunity provides States, tribes, and localities the opportunity to address these challenges. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 11, 2012. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
  42. SMART FY 2012 Sex Offender Management Fellowship Program - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Sex Offender Management Fellowship Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting the activities of up to three fellowship positions to assist SMART in its mission to assist states, the District of Columbia, territories, and tribal jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and to promote innovation and best practices in the field of sex offender management. Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 07, 2012.
  43. Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement  - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications from local and tribal partners to plan, implement, and enhance place-based, community-oriented strategies to address neighborhood-level crime issues as a component of or a foundation to a broader neighborhood revitalization or redevelopment initiative. Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) resources will target locations where a significant proportion of crime occurs as compared to the overall jurisdiction. BCJI furthers the Department’s mission by leading efforts to enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target and address significant crime issues through collaborative cross-sector approaches that help advance broader neighborhood development goals.  Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 07, 2012.
  44. OJJDP FY 2012 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program. This program furthers DOJ’s mission by funding field- initiated studies and evaluations to inform our understanding of the factors that impact the prevention of underage drinking, the enforcement of underage drinking laws, and individuals’ and communities’ attitudes and behaviors about underage drinking. Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 04, 2012.
  45. In fiscal year 2012, the SMART Office introduces the SMART FY 12 Promoting Evidence Integration in Sex Offender Management Program: Implementation of the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) solicitation. This project supports the implementation of a sex offender risk assessment model that combines the use of static (STATIC 99-R) and dynamic (SOTIPS) risk assessment tools. The SMART Office seeks applications from jurisdictions interested in implementing this model of risk assessment in an effort to replicate previous findings from the 2008 National Institute of Justice study—A Model of Static and Dynamic Sex Offender Risk Assessment—and to further evaluate the effectiveness of this model of risk assessment. Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. The deadline to apply for funding under this announcement is 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 01, 2012.
  46. Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program. The program furthers the Department’s efforts to assist tribal communities in planning and implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce and control crime associated with alcohol and other drug abuse; and in developing, implementing, and enhancing American Indian and Alaska Native tribal justice systems. Applicants are limited to tribal and non-tribal for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations; faith-based and community organizations; institutions of higher learning (including tribal colleges and universities); and consortiums with demonstrated national-level and onsite experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2012.
  47. Teen Court Program - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Teen Court Program grants (TCP). The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse treatment services and related recovery support services to youth with substance abuse and/or co-occurring treatment needs involved in a teen court program. SAMHSA is focusing on preventing crimes by diverting youth with substance abuse treatment needs, from deeper penetration into the traditional juvenile justice system. Expected outcomes for this program for the participating youth include reduced substance use; reduced criminal activity; improved health; better quality of life; and increased productivity. For the purposes of this RFA, teen court, youth court, student court and peer court will collectively be referred to as "teen court." Teen courts are peer-run courts where youth sentence their peers for minor delinquent and status offenses and other problem behaviors. These programs provide positive alternative sanctions for first-time offenders by providing a peer-driven sentencing mechanism, which allows young people to take responsibility, to be held accountable, and to make restitution. Currently, teen courts do not provide substance abuse treatment, and most do not provide referrals to substance abuse treatment. This program is designed to divert youth with substance abuse treatment needs from entry into the traditional juvenile justice system by providing such treatment. Teen court programs are administered by a variety of agencies including juvenile courts, juvenile probation departments, law enforcement, private nonprofit organizations, and schools. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 30, 2012.
  48. Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are pleased to announce that they are seeking applications for funding for enhancing drug court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services. This program furthers the missions of DOJ and HHS by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders. Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 24, 2012.
  49. OVW Fiscal Year 2012 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program - Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are serious problems on college and university campuses.  Addressing these crimes on campuses raises unique issues and challenges that Congress sought to address by creating the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (hereinafter referred to as the Campus Program).  The Campus Program was authorized under the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 and reauthorized in the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 and the Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005). The first Campus Program grants were awarded in 1999.The Campus Program encourages a coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety and assistance, and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable.  The Campus Program supports activities that develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campuses. The Campus Program also aims to strengthen security and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute these crimes on campuses.  Campuses are addressing these crimes by developing campus-based coordinated responses involving campus victim services, law enforcement, health providers, housing officials, administrators, student leaders, faith-based organizations, student organizations, and disciplinary boards. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 22, 2012.
  50. FY 2012 Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program - The Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Program (Tribal Coalition Program) assists nonprofit organizations and individuals or groups of individuals to build Indian women’s leadership and capacity in tribal communities to advocate for systemic change that will enhance the safety of women in an Indian Tribe. Tribal Coalition nonprofit organizations have accomplished this through technical assistance, expanding the capacity of the tribal coalitions, developing or enhancing appropriate standards for tribal governments, tribal nonprofits organizations, tribal organizations, victim services and victim service providers to increase the understanding of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 22, 2012.
  51. Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Community policing is comprised of three key components - Partnerships, Organizational Transformation, and Problem Solving. The CPD Program is open to all public governmental agencies, profit and non-profit institutions, universities, community groups and faith based organizations. Proposals should be of national relevance, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 21, 2012.
  52. FY 2012 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program For Tribes - This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from federally-recognized tribes or intertribal consortia for the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste management in Indian Country. In accordance with the EPA Indian Policy of 1984, EPA recognizes tribal governments as the primary parties for managing programs for reservations. This grant program will support projects designed to develop and implement hazardous waste management programs. These programs must improve the applicant’s ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste. All hazardous waste management activities that address the RCRA Subtitle C “cradle to grave” approach are eligible. Proposals submitted through http://www.Grants.gov must be received by May 21, 2012, 5:00 p.m. ET. Proposals submitted in hard copy, as described in Section 4(C) of this announcement, must be received in the EPA program office via hand delivery, U.S. Postal Service, or express mail service by May 21, 2012, 5:00 p.m. ET to receive consideration. Proposals received after the closing date and time of this announcement will be returned to sender without further consideration. Because of the unique situation involving U.S. mail screening, EPA highly recommends that applicants use an express mail or courier service option to transmit their proposals.
  53. Smart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement- At yearend 2010, there were an estimated 4,887,900 adults under supervision in the community either on probation or parole—the equivalent of about 1 out of every 48 adults. Many people on supervision do not successfully complete their community supervision.1 According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 16 percent of probationers were incarcerated as the result of a new sentence or revocation of their current probation. These failure rates are a key reason prison populations continue to swell nationally. State-level data from BJA’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative indicate that in some states probation and parole revocations account for up to 65 percent of prison and jail admissions annually. The purpose of this program is to improve probation success rates, which would in turn improve public safety, reduce returns to prisons and jails, and save taxpayer dollars. Funds can be used to implement evidence-based supervision strategies to improve outcomes for probationers. FY 2012 appropriations under the Second Chance Act made funding available for Smart Probation projects, in addition to providing federal awards to state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes for demonstration reentry projects. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 21, 2012.
  54. OVC FY 12 Action Partnerships for National Membership Professional Affiliation and Community Service Organizations Responding to Polyvictimization -  OVC will award up to six cooperative agreements of up to $250,000 each to national organizations to identify and address gaps in services to or awareness of victims who suffer from polyvictimization, and to propose to remedy those gaps through training and/or technical assistance. Also known as multiple victimization or multi-victimization, polyvictimization occurs when an individual experiences multiple kinds of victimization and requires a holistic response. This solicitation will serve as a training and technical assistance companion to the FY 12 National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects competitive solicitation. Applicants are limited to national nonprofit membership, professional affiliation, and community service organizations, and must demonstrate the financial and organizational capacity to manage this cooperative agreement. Those applying are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the May 15, 2012 deadline. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2012.
  55. OVC FY 12 National Field-Generated Demonstration Projects - Two discretionary grants of $750,000 each will be awarded to enhance the capacity of the crime victims field to provide trauma-informed, culturally competent, comprehensive services and support to both adult and child crime victims who experience polyvictimization (also known as multiple victimization or multi-victimization). Applicants must propose to provide enhanced or improved services for these victims through implementation or continuation of a demonstration project developed from a promising practice, model, or program. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of polyvictimization, the capacity to partner with other organizations and key stakeholders to deliver comprehensive victim services, and the staff resources and capability to develop or enhance a model for delivery of these services. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 15, 2012, deadline.
  56. BJA FY 2012 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: Local Solicitation - The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG-funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures. Applicants are limited to units of local government appearing on the FY 2012 JAG Allocations List. To view this list, go to www.bja.gov/programs/jag/12jagallocations.html. For JAG program purposes, a unit of local government is: a town, township, village, parish, city, county, borough, or other general purpose political subdivision of a state; or, it may also be a federally recognized Indian tribe that performs law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). Current Closing Date for Applications: May 14, 2012.
  57. Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)  - Qualified private, nonprofit and public including tribal) intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per intermediary is $50,000 and $300,000. The intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to a private nonprofit, community-based housing and development organization, a low-income rural community or a federally recognized tribe. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 09, 2012.
  58. The Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge offers a combination of $15 million in funding from 4 agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Delta Regional Authority. Funding will be awarded in approximately 20 regions through a competitive inter-agency grant process. In addition, the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge leverages existing technical assistance resources from 9 federal agencies and bureaus to promote economic growth in rural regions and accelerate innovation-fueled job creation and global competitiveness. This opportunity will support customized solutions targeted to address the gaps and opportunities specific for individual regions by strengthening linkages to self-identified, high-potential industry clusters such as renewable energy, natural resources, food production, rural tourism, and advanced manufacturing. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 09, 2012.
  59. OVC FY 12 American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program - One cooperative agreement of up to $750,000 will be awarded to provide resources and coordination to increase the ability of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, their families, and the community. Using a victim-centered approach, the award recipient will assist OVC in supporting the training and technical assistance needs of AI/AN communities that receive grant funds under Purpose Area 7 (Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities) and Purpose Area 8 (Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program) of the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, as well as other AI/AN communities. Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher learning, and consortiums with demonstrated experience working with AI/AN communities. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 08, 2012.
  60. Western Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Center - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement to operate the Western Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Center servicing American Indian tribal governments in California and Nevada. The Recipient will provide for the transfer of transportation technology, training and assistance to American Indian tribal governments for the prescribed region through the TTAP, a cooperative effort between the FHWA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). TTAP is the tribal component of the FHWA Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The Recipient will coordinate with the FHWA in the implementation of the TTAP. Activities will focus on the transfer of technical and program information originating primarily from the FHWA, BIA, State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), Tribal Departments of Transportation, Tribal Governments, and the Intertribal Transportation Association. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 08, 2012: Closing time: 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  61. National Support for Title V/Maternal and Child Health Oral Health Services Grant Program - The purpose of this Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Federally-funded project is to provide funds for the National Support for Title V/ Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Oral Health Services (MCHOHS) Grant Program. The goal of this ongoing national effort is to help in the development of effective strategies aimed at improving maternal and child oral health status. The MCHOHS grant program will provide support to health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, researchers, and others who seek to address current and emerging public oral health issues in their efforts to achieve sustainable oral health services for the MCH population (defined as women, infants, children, adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and their families). Such efforts will augment and/or stabilize oral health services within Title V programs as well as other State, community and local safety-net programs serving the oral health needs of the MCH population, including but not limited to those focused on perinatal services, newborn home-visiting efforts, and school-based health centers (SBHCs). As cited in Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 51a.3(a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b), including faith based and community organizations, are eligible to apply for this Federal funding opportunity. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 08, 2012.
  62. OVC FY 2012 Identifying Culturally Responsive Victim-Centered Restorative Justice Strategies - One cooperative agreement of up to $250,000 will be awarded to identify, examine, and document the characteristics of existing programs that exhibit culturally responsive victim-centered restorative justice practices, with an emphasis on practices implemented in tribal communities and urban inner city communities, and practices involving youth. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and experience with restorative justice practices; experience assessing system-based and non-system-based victim services programs; the ability to assess programs involving youth; and the staff resources and capability to conduct a national-scope assessment. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 08, 2012, deadline.
  63. YouthBuild Grants - The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $75 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Investment Act [29 USC 2918a]. YouthBuild grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Under this solicitation, DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Based on FY 2012 funding, DOL hopes to serve approximately 5,210 participants during the grant period of performance, with projects operating in approximately 75 communities across the country. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 08, 2012.
  64. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for Identifying Culturally Responsive Victim-Centered Restorative Justice (VCRJ) Strategies solicitation.

    One cooperative agreement of up to $250,000 will be awarded for the successful applicant to complete the following objectives:

    • Assess and document the knowledge and practical applications of culturally responsive, victim-centered restorative justice practices by conducting a literature review, a national scope assessment/environmental scan including findings from assessments of benefits and barriers, interviews with subject matter experts, and site visits. The assessment and subsequent written reports will include an emphasis on programs implemented in tribal and inner city communities, as well as a focus on restorative justice programs involving youth.
    • Provide recommendations to OVC and other interested Office of Justice Programs offices that will help guide a future demonstration project on culturally responsive, victim-centered restorative justice interventions.
    Applications must be submitted by May 08, 2012, through Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov. Those interested in applying are encouraged to read the full solicitation to ensure they are eligible for the award and that the application they submit fulfills all the requirements of the solicitation.
  65. Drug Free Communities Mentoring Program - The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Drug Free Communities Mentoring Program (DFC Mentoring) grants. The purpose of the DFC Mentoring Program is to provide grant funds to existing DFC grantees, so that they may serve as Mentors to newly-formed and/or developing coalitions that have never received a DFC grant. The DFC Program was created by the Drug Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20). DFC Mentoring grants were established as a component of the DFC Support Program when the program was reauthorized in 2001 (Public Law 107-82, 115 Stat. 814). The DFC Mentoring Program was also included in the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-469). The latest reauthorization extended the program until 2012. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.More information about DFC and DFC Mentoring grants can be found on the DFC website: www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/potential-applicants-mentoring-program. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 04, 2012.
  66. 2013 PHMSA HMEP Native American Tribes - The Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005 authorizes the U.S. DOT to provide assistance to public sector employees through training and planning grants to States, Territories, and Native American tribes for emergency response. The purpose of this grant program is to increase State, Territorial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 01, 2012.
  67. Offender Reentry Program - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Offender Reentry Program grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal offenses. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services. Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional facility before release, limited funding may be used for certain activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services. By providing needed treatment and recovery services, this program is intended to reduce the health and social costs of substance abuse and dependence to the public, and increase the safety of America's citizens by reducing substance abuse related crime and violence. (See Appendix J for additional background information.) ORP is one of SAMHSA's services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest. Offender Reentry Program grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 01, 2012.
  68. Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The Grants Programs Directorate administers the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants as part of the AFG Program. FP&S offers grants to support activities in two categories: (1) activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards ("Fire Prevention and Safety Activity") and (2) research and development activities aimed at improving firefighter safety ("Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity"). The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 27, 2012.
  69. Native Hawaiian Education Program - CFDA 84.362A - The purpose of the Native Hawaiian Education (NHE) program is to support innovative projects that enhance the educational services provided to Native Hawaiian children and adults. These projects may include those activities authorized under section 7205(a)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). Applications for grants under the NHE program, CFDA number 84.362A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.362, not 84.362A). The telephone number for the Grants.gov Helpdesk is 1-800-518-4726 or e-mail: support@grants.gov .  Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 24, 2012.
  70. Fiscal Year 2012 Pollution Prevention Grant Program - The Pollution Prevention (P2) grant program funds state and tribal technical assistance projects to help businesses identify better environmental strategies and solutions for reducing or eliminating waste at the source.  EPA anticipates it will award approximately $4.1 million in total program funding during Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 to support P2 projects in FY 2013.  P2 grants will be awarded in the form of grants and/or cooperative agreements.  All awards will be issued and managed by EPA’s Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices (herein referred to as the Regions).  The amount of grant funding available is dependent upon Congressional appropriation and the quality of proposals received. Eligible applicants include the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the U.S. (40 CFR 35.345), any agency or instrumentality of a state, including state colleges/universities, federally-recognized tribes that meet the requirements for treatment in a manner similar to a state (40 CFR 35.663) and intertribal consortia (40 CFR 35.504). Note:  Local governments, private universities, for-profit organizations, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and individuals are not eligible to apply for funding under this announcement. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 24, 2012.  Please refer to the announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates.
  71. OJJDP FY 2012 Family Drug Court Programs - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award funding to enhance the capacity of family drug courts. The Family Drug Courts program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to either implement new drug courts or enhance pre-existing drug courts for individuals with substance abuse disorders or substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma, who are involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse, neglect, and other parenting issues. Applicants must provide services to the children of the parents in the program as well as to the parents. This program provides seed money, not long-term support. OJJDP expects successful applicants to develop and implement a sustainability plan during the grant period to continue operation of the family drug court when the grant ends. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 23, 2012.
  72. Youth Environmental Outdoor Education and Camps -This Bureau of Land Management youth-oriented project will focus on youth from early childhood through young adulthood to build upon the spark of childhood wonder about the natural world, sustain interest through hands-on education and volunteer experiences during the school-age years, and develop long-term engagement and stewardship, as well as develop an interest in natural resource careers. Looking to the future, this project will feature a variety of programs that engage, educate, and inspire youth in the area of natural resources. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 23, 2012.
  73. Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Domestic Violence Shelters/Grants to Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations - This announcement governs the proposed award of formula grants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to Native American Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal organizations.  The purpose of these grants is to assist Tribes in efforts to increase public awareness about, and primary and secondary prevention of family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence and to provide immediate shelter and supportive services for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, and their dependents.  This announcement sets forth the application requirements, the application process, and other administrative and fiscal requirements for grants in Fiscal Year 2012.  Grantees are to be mindful that although the expenditure period for grants is a two-year period, an application is required each year to provide continuity in the provision of services. Application Due Date: April 20, 2012.
  74. BJA FY 12 National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center  - The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act is designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by offender reentry and recidivism reduction. Within this context, “reentry” is not a specific program, but rather an evidence-based process that starts when an offender is initially incarcerated and ends when the offender has been successfully reintegrated in his or her community as a law-abiding citizen. The reentry process includes the delivery of a variety of evidence-based program services in both pre- and post-release settings to help ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. For more information on BJA’s implementation of the Second Chance Act initiatives and Frequently Asked Questions, visit BJA’s Second Chance Act web page at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/SecondChance.html. For additional information on juvenile reentry activities, visit OJJDP’s web site at www.ojjdp.gov/. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 19, 2012.
  75. OVC FY 12 Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project - OVC will fund up to six sites to develop collaborative models for comprehensive, wraparound, pro bono, legal assistance networks to meet the range of legal needs of crime victims. This is a 4-year project, with sites receiving up to $400,000 for the first 15-month phase, with the potential of continuation funding for 3 additional years. Applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations; faith-based and community-based organizations; colleges and universities; public agencies; and tribal governments and organizations that can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the range of legal assistance needs of crime victims, as well as the capacity to partner with other organizations and key stakeholders to deliver comprehensive, seamless legal services to victims. Those applying are urged to begin the application process well in advance of the April 19, 2012 deadline. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 19, 2012.
  76. FY 2012 Tribal Pesticide Special Projects - The EPA Region 5, Pesticides Section, is soliciting pesticide special project proposals from eligible applicants for fiscal year (FY) 2012 funding authorized under Section 20 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C.§136r. The awards will provide financial assistance to carry out demonstration, training, monitoring, outreach and/or education projects that assess or reduce risks to human health and the environment from pesticide exposure in Indian Country. Demonstration projects must involve new or experimental technologies, methods, or approaches, where the results of the project will be disseminated so that others can benefit from the knowledge gained in the demonstration project. This announcement is being issued under CFDA Number 66.716 using State and Tribal Grant (STAG) appropriations that support activities to protect public health and the environment from pesticides. Eligibility for STAG-funded opportunities under CFDA Number 66.716 is limited to States, Tribes, Alaska native villages, and intertribal consortia. For certain competitive funding opportunities under this CFDA, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a subset of eligible applicants consistent with the EPA’s Assistance Agreement Competition Policy (EPA Order 5700.5A1). Also, for certain competitive opportunities offices may limit eligibility to tribes in a region. EPA is limiting eligibility in this competition to Federally-recognized Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Intertribal Consortia whose membership is made up exclusively of Federally-recognized Tribes to support pesticide projects in Indian Country. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 18, 2012.
  77. FY12 Region 7 Wetland Program Development Grants  - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to build or refine State/Tribal/local government wetland programs as described in Section I, FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION, of this announcement. States, Tribes, local government agencies, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply under this announcement, as further described herein. Universities that are agencies of a state government are eligible, but must include documentation demonstrating that they are chartered as part of a state government in the proposal submission. Non-profit organizations are not eligible to compete under this RFP. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 12, 2012. Please see the announcement including Section IV for additional submission information.
  78. BJA FY 2012 Anti-Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Law Enforcement - Through this solicitation, BJA is seeking to develop and deliver training for federally-recognized Indian tribes with their respective law enforcement and criminal justice authorities (tribal, state, and/or federal law enforcement) that will equip them with the knowledge and ability to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking on tribal lands. This training curriculum will build on the “Advanced Human Trafficking Investigation Training,” “Human Trafficking Training for State Judges,” and “Human Trafficking Training for State Prosecutors” that has previously been developed for BJA. One cooperative agreement for up to $305,000 is expected to be awarded by BJA to support the development of the training and support up to three pilot trainings. (See “Program-Specific Information,” page 5, for more details about the goals and objectives of the training program.) The statutory authority for this program is 22 U.S.C. § 7105(b)(2). Current Closing Date for Applications: April 10, 2012.
  79. Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grants - Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their “Transformation Plan” to redevelop the neighborhood. HUD is focused on directing resources to achieve the following three core goals:
    1. Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-up income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long term;
    2. People: Support positive outcomes for families who live in the target development(s) and the surrounding neighborhood, particularly outcomes related to residents’ health, safety employment, mobility, and education and
    3. Neighborhood: Transform distressed, high-poverty neighborhoods into viable, mixed-up income neighborhoods with access to well –functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.
    The plan must focus on the revitalization of a severely distressed public housing or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 10, 2012.
  80. Building Capacity to Implement EPA Voluntary Guidelines for K-12 State, Tribal and Territorial School Environmental Health Programs - EPA is soliciting applications from eligible entities for projects to create, implement, and evaluate models for establishing comprehensive state, tribal and territorial school environmental health programs consistent with the draft K-12 School Environmental Health Program Guidelines released for public comment by EPA in February, 2012, and posted at www.epa.gov/schools. (Financial support for tribes to implement the guidelines will be made available through a separate funding mechanism). Applications may be submitted by States, tribes or territories that have already implemented schools environmental health programs, as well as States, tribes and territories that have not yet implemented such programs but can demonstrate a commitment to doing so. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 10, 2012. Please refer to the announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates.
  81. SMART FY 12 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program - The Support for Adam Walsh Act (AWA) Implementation Grant Program assists jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement requirements of SORNA. In summary, SORNA requires: (1) all States, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S. territories, and participating federally recognized Indian tribes to maintain a sex offender registry; and (2) sex offenders to register and maintain a current registration in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, is an employee, or is a student. SORNA also sets forth requirements for sex offender registries, to include: specified required information, duration of registration, and in-person verification of sex offender identity as well as participation in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website, and the utilization of the SORNA Exchange Portal. For more specific information about compliance with SORNA and access to the final National Guidelines on Sex Offender Registration and Notification, Please Click Here. For information and resources on AWA, visit www.smart.gov. The SMART Office is interested in proposals that enhance and facilitate jurisdictional implementation of SORNA. Applicants must explain how the proposed project will bring the jurisdiction closer to implementation. For those jurisdictions that have already implemented, the application must explain how the proposed project will support continuing compliance with SORNA or enhance their registration/notification program. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 03, 2012.
  82. Developing Integrated Maternal and Child Health Information Systems: Promoting the Use of Health Information Technology - This announcement solicits applications for the Developing Integrated Maternal and Child Health Information Systems Promoting the Use of Health Information Technology. One of the primary goals of the Office of Epidemiology, Policy, and Evaluation (OEPE) is to provide leadership in building and enhancing maternal and child health (MCH) data capacity at the local, State, and national levels. OEPE is placing emphasis on the area of electronic health information exchange thereby supporting one of the President's major healthcare objectives: To increase the use of electronic health information technology and exchange as a means of controlling costs and reducing dangerous medical errors. In addition, this project will support the five broad goals of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB): 1) provide national leadership for MCH, 2) promote an environment that supports MCH, 3) eliminate health barriers and disparities, 4) improve the health infrastructure and systems of care, and 5) assure quality of care. The OEPE has developed two separate but related projects that are intended to further the goal of electronic health information exchange while supporting the maternal and child health promotion goals of MCHB. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 02, 2012.
  83. Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth age 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The STOP Act program was created to strengthen collaboration among communities, the Federal Government, and State, local and tribal governments; to enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; to serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; to disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth; and to enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. See Appendix F of this RFA for further background information. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 29, 2012.
  84. OVW Fiscal Year 2012 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is please to announce that it is seeking applications for the Transitional Housing Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing transitional housing assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 29, 2012.
  85. OVW Fiscal Year 2012 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year 2012 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 29, 2012.
  86. OVW FY 2012 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program - The Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 29, 2012.
  87. OVW Fiscal Year 2012 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program - The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence. Criminal legal assistance is limited to criminal matters relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. LAV Grant Program funds may not be used to provide criminal defense services. The LAV Grant Program makes awards to law school clinics, domestic violence victims’ programs and shelters, bar associations, rape crisis centers and other sexual assault services programs, private nonprofit entities, Indian Tribal governments and Tribal organizations, Territorial organizations, legal aid or statewide legal services, and faith- and/or community-based legal service providers.Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2012.
  88. OVW FY 12 Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program - Recognizing the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals due to the proliferation of such crimes, Congress authorized the Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program) in the Violence Against Women and the Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005. The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that results in accessible, safe and effective services for individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and accountability for perpetrators of such crimes. Disability Grant Program funds will be used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; and identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area, and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2012.
  89. OVW FY 12 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program - The Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program  was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) (codified at  42 U.S.C. ' 14045a).  This program creates a unique opportunity for targeted community-based organizations to address the critical needs of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victims in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture and effectively addresses language and communication barriers. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2012.
  90. OVW FY 2012 Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Program - The Supervised Visitation Program provides an opportunity for communities to support supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, child abuse, or stalking. Studies have shown that the risk of violence is often greater for victims of domestic violence and their children after separation from an abusive situation. Even after separation, batterers often use visitation and exchange of children as an opportunity to inflict additional emotional, physical, and/or psychological abuse on victims and their children. Visitation and exchange services provided through the Supervised Visitation Program should reflect a clear understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking; the impact of domestic violence on children; and the importance of holding offenders accountable for their actions. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2012.
  91. FY 2012 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) Solicitation - Grant applications must be submitted by the agency designated by the Governor to administer the NCHIP program, or federally recognized Indian tribe and are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 26, 2012. The state NCHIP agencies are identified on the BJS website at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=471#Contacts. Please review the solicitation carefully and pay particular attention to the program priorities and “What an Application Should Include” sections (pgs 16-21). Items to Note:
    1. Applications must be submitted for funding consideration through Grants.gov. All information regarding requirements for submission is in the solicitation. Complete instructions on how to register and submit an application can be found at www.Grants.gov. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take up to several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. It is highly recommended that applicants start the registration process as early as possible to prevent delays in submitting an application package by the specified application deadline.
    2. The FY 2012 funding amount is approximately $6 million and there are no supplemental funds available for stalking and domestic violence activities (however these activities are incorporated into existing priorities).
    3. As in previous years, applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis. All eligible applications will be evaluated, scored, and rated on the requirements outlined in the solicitation by a peer review panel. Applicants should ensure applications include all required components in the program narrative, budget narrative and detail worksheet, and other attachments (see pgs 16+).
  92. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D Grants for Coordinated HIV Services and Access to Research for Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (WICY) - The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications from organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories to provide family-centered primary medical care to women, infants, children, and youth (WICY) living with HIV/AIDS when payments for such services are unavailable from other sources.  Funding is intended to improve access to primary HIV medical care for HIV-infected women, infants, children, and youth through the provision of coordinated, comprehensive, culturally and linguistically competent services.  Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2012.
  93. OVW Fiscal Year 2012 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program). This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging State, local, and Tribal governments and State, local, and Tribal courts to treat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system.  Current Closing Date for Applications: March 12, 2012.
  94. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Professional Development Grant Program CFDA Number 84.299B - Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 08, 2012.  Applications Available: February 07, 2012. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 08, 2012.
  95. BJA FY 2012 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program - BJA is accepting applications for FY 2012 grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services. The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 08, 2012.
  96. BJA FY 12 Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles - The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. There are approximately 94,000 youth in residential confinement within the juvenile justice system on any given day. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. Section 115 of the Second Chance Act authorizes federal awards to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to provide technology career training to persons confined in state prisons, local jails, and juvenile residential facilities. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 02, 2012.
  97. Native American Basic Grants and Basic Grants with Education/Assessment Option - The Native American Library Services Basic Grant is noncompetitive and distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants. Basic Grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services. The Education/Assessment Option is supplemental to the Basic Grants. It is also noncompetitive and must be requested. The purpose of the Education/Assessment Option is to provide funding for library staff to attend continuing education courses and training workshops on- or off-site, for library staff to attend or give presentations at conferences related to library services, and to hire a consultant for an on-site professional library assessment. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 01, 2012.
  98. Funding for Demonstration Sites for Reentry Research - The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has re-released a solicitation to fund up to four demonstration sites to test a desistance-based reentry model. This project is a collaborative effort among BJA, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). BJA will fund the demonstration sites, NIJ has funded the evaluation, and NIC will coordinate and facilitate the training, technical assistance, and coaching to the sites. BJA, NIJ, and NIC are supporting this multi-site DFE in an effort to significantly expand the body of evidence associated with improving the outcomes for offenders re-entering the community. Proposals are due February 23, 2012.
  99. Indian Education--Demonstration Grants for Indian Children - The purpose of the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program is to provide financial assistance to projects that develop, test, and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian students. Applications for grants under the Indian Education--Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program, CFDA number 84.299A must be submitted electronically using the Government wide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for the Indian Education Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.299, not 84.299A). The telephone number for the Grants.gov Helpdesk is 1-800-518-4726 or e-mail: support@grants.gov. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 21, 2012.
  100. Demonstration Grants for Indian Children (CFDA 84.299A) is a competitive discretionary grant program that supports projects to develop, test and demonstrate the effectiveness of services and programs to improve educational opportunities and achievement of Indian children. To meet the purposes of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, this program focuses project services on the following two absolute priorities which are from the program regulations at 34 CFR 263.21 (c)(1) and ( c)(3):
    1. increasing school readiness skills of three and four year old American Indian and Alaska Native children to prepare them for successful entry into kindergarten; and
    2. enabling American Indian and Alaska Native high school students to graduate and transition successfully to postsecondary education by increasing their competency and skills in challenging subjects, including mathematics and science. Closing Date: February 21, 2012.
  101. Challenge Grants for Two-Year Colleges - The National Endowment for the Humanities invites two-year colleges to apply in a special Challenge Grant competition to strengthen their long-term humanities programs and resources. Two-year colleges are major educational assets that have too often been overlooked, even though over half of students in post-secondary education attend two-year institutions. The humanities can and should play a vital role in community colleges. The perspectives of history, philosophy, and literature can enrich the educational experience of students attending two-year colleges, deepening their understanding of questions related to differences among cultures, as manifested in diverse understandings of citizenship, politics, and ethics. NEH seeks to encourage two-year colleges to develop models of excellence that enhance the role of the humanities on their campuses. The goals of this initiative are:
    • to enable two-year colleges to strengthen programs in the humanities, especially the study of the world’s many cultures and civilizations;
    • to support model humanities curricula at two-year colleges that may be replicated at other institutions; and
    • to encourage two-year colleges to broaden the base of financial support for the humanities.
    Current Closing Date for Applications: February 02, 2012.
  102. WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for FY 2012 - The Nation faces an increasing set of water resource challenges. Aging infrastructure, rapid population growth, depletion of groundwater resources, impaired water quality associated with particular land uses and land covers, water needed for human and environmental uses, and climate variability and change all play a role in determining the amount of fresh water available at any given place and time. Water shortages and water-use conflicts have become more commonplace in many areas of the United States, even in normal water years. As competition for water resources grows—for crop irrigation, growing cities and communities, energy production, and the environment—the need for information and tools to aid water resource managers also grows. Water issues and challenges are increasing across the Nation, but particularly in the West, due to prolonged drought. These water issues are exacerbating the challenges facing traditional water management approaches which by themselves no longer meet today’s needs. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 19, 2012.
  103. AmeriCorps State and National Indian Tribes Planning Grant Competition – The purpose of planning grants is to support the development of AmeriCorps programs that will engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based interventions to solve community problems. Planning grant recipients are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle. Planning grants may not be used to support AmeriCorps members. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who is enrolled in an approved national service position and engages in community service. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust. The purpose of CNCS is to maximize the power of service and volunteering to improve lives in communities across the country. In the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Congress directed CNCS to focus national service in areas where service can make a major impact, including education, energy conservation, health, economic opportunity for economically vulnerable individuals, increasing service by and for veterans, and providing disaster services. Current Closing Date for Applications:  The deadline for eGrants submissions is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 18, 2012.
  104. Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program and the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program purpose is to assist states, Native American Tribes, cities, counties/parishes, or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing, with the exception that the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program is targeted for urban jurisdictions with the greatest lead-based paint hazard control needs. To be eligible to apply for funding under this NOFA, you must be a state, Native American Tribe, city, county/parish, or other unit of local government. Multiple units of a local government (or multiple local governments) may apply as a consortium; however, a principal (lead) applicant must be identified that will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all requirements specified in this NOFA. State government and Native American tribal applicants must have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized lead-based paint training and certification program. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 18, 2012.
  105. America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Grant - National Endowment for the Humanities offers two categories of grants for America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: planning and implementation grants. Planning grants are available for projects that may need further development before applying for implementation. This planning can include the identification and refinement of the project’s main humanities ideas and questions, consultation with scholars, preliminary audience evaluation, preliminary design of the proposed interpretive formats, beta testing of digital formats, development of complementary programming, research, or the drafting of interpretive materials. Sample narratives from successful planning grant applications are available under the Program Resources section on the first of the guidelines. You may request additional samples by sending an e-mail message to publicpgms@neh.gov. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 11, 2012.
  106. Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG) - The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate- incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The ONAP in HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the program. 1. Single Purpose Grants. Projects funded by the ICDBG program must meet the primary objective, defined at 24 CFR 1003.2, to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Consistent with this objective, not less than 70 percent of the expenditures of each Single Purpose grant shall be for activities that meet the regulatory criteria at 24 CFR 1003.208 for:

    a. Area Benefit Activities;
    b. Limited Clientele Activities;
    c. Housing Activities; or
    d. Job Creation or Retention Activities.

    ICDBG funds may be used to improve housing stock, provide community facilities, improve infrastructure, and expand job opportunities by supporting the economic development of the communities.2. Imminent Threat Grants. ICDBG Imminent Threat (IT) grants are intended to alleviate or remove threats to health or safety that require an immediate solution as described at 24 CFR Part 1003, subpart E. The grants provide a solution to problems of an urgent nature that were not evident at the time of the ICDBG Single Purpose funding grant cycle or require immediate action. IT requests should not be submitted to your Area ONAP before a FY2012 appropriation is enacted. If funds are provided for IT grants and the criteria in the NOFA are met, the request may be funded until the amount set aside for this purpose is expended. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 04, 2012.
  107. Solid Waste Management Grant - Funds may be used to: Evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the maintenance and operation of active landfills in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to help associations reduce the solid waste stream; and provide technical assistance and/or training for operators of landfills in rural areas which are closed or will be closed in the near future with the development/implementation of closure plans, future land use plans, safety and maintenance planning, and closure scheduling within permit requirements. Grant funds may not be used to: Recruit preapplications/applications for any loan and/or grant program including RUS Water and Waste Disposal Loan and/or Grant Program; duplication of current services, replacement or substitution of support previously provided such as those performed by an association's consultant in developing a project; fund political activities; pay for capital assets, the purchase of real estate or vehicles, improve and renovate office space, or repair and maintain privately-owned property; pay for construction or operation and maintenance costs of water and waste facilities; and pay costs incurred prior to the effective date of grants made under this subpart. Current Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2011.
  108. Affordable Care Act Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) Program. F2F HICs (also noted as "the Centers" throughout this funding opportunity announcement) were established by the Family Opportunity Act of 2005 (FOA) as a part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171), to provide information to parents of children with disabilities and special health needs. These family-staffed/run Centers assist families in making informed decisions about health care in order to promote good treatment decisions, cost-effectiveness, and improved health outcomes for such children. Section 5507(b) of the Affordable Care Act amended Section 501(c)(1)(A)(iii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701(c)(1)(A)(iii)) by extending appropriations for the program through Federal fiscal year 2012. This extension allows the F2F HICs to continue to assist in assuring that families of children with special health needs (CSHCN) will partner in decision-making at all levels. In addition to extending appropriations for the F2F HICs, the Affordable Care Act puts into place comprehensive health reforms that are designed to reduce health disparities and barriers to health care by making improvements in preventive care, investing more resources into coordinated care, strengthening diversity and cultural competence training in the health professions, expanding the health care workforce in underserved communities, ending insurance discrimination, and creating affordable insurance coverage through Health Insurance Exchanges. There is also an ACA requirement that all ACA funded initiatives like the F2F HICs will submit information on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status. More about this requirement will be forthcoming. Application Deadline: December 16, 2011 8:00 PM ET.
  109. Neighborhood Stabilization Program - The purpose of NSP TA is to provide state government, local government and nonprofit recipients of federal NSP funding with the assessment tools and technical and capacity building assistance needed to fully understand their local market conditions, to increase their capacity to successfully carry out federal assistance programs while leveraging other public and private resources, and to achieve positive and measurable outcomes. Under NSP TA, technical assistance will involve the delivery of expert statutory, regulatory, and technical support that improves the program knowledge, skills and capacity of NSP grantees and their partners. Capacity building efforts will be directed at advancing the efficiency and performance of grantees and their partners (e.g., for-profit and public or private non-profit organizations) in the administration of NSP, the leveraging of other resources and the furthering of key Departmental objectives, including, but not limited to, energy efficiency and green building. Eligible applicants are State or unit of general local government; public housing authority, public or private nonprofit organization or intermediary, including institutions and area-wide planning organizations; or Indian Tribes, for profit organizations, a combination of any of the above applying together in a joint application. Current Closing Date for Applications: November 21, 2011.
  110. Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program - HUD invites applicants to submit proposals for funding to develop and disseminate one or more sets of "Lessons Learned" that will inform Native American communities of the issues to be considered when taking on sustainable construction efforts. HUD is looking for applications that can provide Native American communities with information from Native American communities that have undertaken some level of Sustainable Construction, and to use their experience to inform other communities as they consider undertaking similar activity in four broad areas: moisture management, retrofit strategies, home performance verification, and sustainable construction fundamentals. Current Closing Date for Applications: November 15, 2011.
  111. Notice of Funding Availability: Solicitation of Grant Proposals for FY 2011 Tribal Transit Program Funds - This notice announces the availability of $15,075,000 in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), a program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Section 3013(c). This notice is a national solicitation for grant proposals and it includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for FY 2011 projects. This announcement is available on the FTA Web site at: http://www.fta.dot.gov. FTA will announce final selections on the Web site and in the Federal Register. Additionally, a synopsis of the funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants Web site at http://www.grants.gov. Complete proposals for the Tribal Transit program announced in this Notice must be submitted by September 26, 2011. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the grants.gov apply function. Any Tribe intending to apply should initiate the process of registering on the grants.gov site immediately to ensure completion of registration before the submission deadline. Instructions for applying can be found on FTA's Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/tribaltransit and in the ``Find'' module of grants.gov. Contact the appropriate FTA Regional Administrator (Appendix A) for proposal-specific information. For general program information, contact Lorna Wilson, Tribal Transit Program, (202) 366-0893, e-mail: lorna.wilson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS). Current Closing Date for Applications: September 26, 2011.
  112. Community Challenge Planning Grant Program - The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Challenge Planning Grant Program fosters reform and reduces barriers to achieving affordable, economically vital, and sustainable communities. Such efforts may include amending or replacing local master plans, zoning codes, and building codes, either on a jurisdiction-wide basis or in a specific neighborhood, district, corridor, or sector to promote mixed-use development, affordable housing, the reuse of older buildings and structures for new purposes, and similar activities with the goal of promoting sustainability at the local or neighborhood level. This Program also supports the development of affordable housing through the development and adoption of inclusionary zoning ordinances and other activities to support planning implementation. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 09, 2011. If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact Sunarr K. Marshall at 202-402-6011.
  113. Affordable Care Act Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funding in the form of discretionary, competitive grants to Tribes and Tribal Organizations to support the development of comprehensive, teen pregnancy prevention programs. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) emphasizes a medically accurate approach, replicating effective programs or elements of programs that have been proven -- on the basis of rigorous, scientific research -- to change behavior. Behavioral changes may include delaying sexual activity, increasing condom or contraceptive use for sexually active youth, or reducing pregnancy. The inclusion of  "adulthood preparation subjects" -- to help youth in their transition to young adulthood -- is also a key element of this program. The structure of the grant is one planning year and the subsequent three years of program implementation. Consultation with Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, as required by the authorizing legislation, will inform the development of the Tribal PREP program. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 23, 2011. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  114. Training and Related Assistance for Indian Country Jails - The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Jails Division is seeking applications for the provision of training and related assistance for Indian Country jails, including those operated by tribes and by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The project will be for a three-year period and will be carried out in conjunction with the NIC Jails Division. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project. To be considered, the applicant team collectively must have, at a minimum,
    1. in-depth knowledge of the purpose, functions, and operational complexities of jails,
    2. experience in working with Indian Country jails,
    3. in-depth knowledge of the key elements of jail administration, as taught in NIC's Jail Administration training program,
    4. expertise and experience with jail standards and inspections,
    5. expertise and experience in conducting jail staffing analyses, and
    6. experience in conducting training programs based on adult learning principles, specifically the Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) model.
    The applicant team must include a curriculum specialist with expertise and experience in ITIP. The curriculum specialist will have a significant role in developing, reviewing, and revising the curriculum for the Jail Administration training program, as specified under "Scope of Work." Current Closing Date for Applications: August 12, 2011.
  115. Cooperative Agreements for Coordination of Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families at Risk of Child Abuse or Neglect - The purpose of these cooperative agreements, as prescribed by the statute (section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, as amended), is  "to fund demonstration projects designed to test the effectiveness of tribal governments or tribal consortia in coordinating the provision to tribal families at risk of child abuse and neglect of child welfare services and services under tribal programs funded under this part." These cooperative agreements must be used for one or more of the following statutorily-prescribed uses:
    1. To improve case management for families eligible for assistance from a Tribal TANF program;
    2. For suppportive services and assistance to tribal children in out-of-home placements and the tribal families caring for such children, including families who adopt such children;
    3. For prevention services and assistance to tribal families at risk of child abuse and neglect.
    Current Closing Date for Applications: July 29, 2011. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  116. Family Connection Grants: Using Family Group Decision-making to Build Protective Factors for Children and Families - The purpose of this FOA is to support demonstration projects that test the effectiveness of family group decision-making as a service approach that prevents children from entering foster care, thereby reducing the time that these children and families are involved with the child welfare system. Projects will engage families in building protective factors and reducing risk factors for children and families, and will address related domestic violence, mental health, and substance abuse issues. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 27, 2011. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above.
  117. Child Welfare -- Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau (CB) announces the availability of 17-month infrastructure building grants to support collaborative initiatives between State, local, or tribal child welfare agencies and education systems to improve educational stability and permanency outcomes for youth between the ages of 10 to 17 years old in the child welfare system. Educational and medical services are crucial supports for many families adopting children from foster care, especially children who have special education needs or extensive medical or mental health treatment needs. Through this funding opportunity communities can develop infrastructure to address barriers to permanency for youth as well as implement multi-disciplinary interventions to improve the socio-emotional and behavioral well-being youth in care. Applicants will propose viable partnerships between child welfare agencies, education systems, and other critical stakeholders, such as courts, health and mental health agencies to ensure youth in care are afforded the ability to succeed and thrive in educational settings to facilitate permanency including adoption and other post-permanency supports. Due Date for Applications: July 26, 2011.
  118. Integrating Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Focused Practice in Child Protective Service (CPS) Delivery - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for projects that will:
    1. Support public child welfare systems in their efforts to provide effective mental and behavioral health services for children and families and to further develop trauma-informed systems that promote safety, permanency, and well-being;
    2. Assist child welfare systems to target and divert existing resources to the implementation and/or expansion of effective clinical, trauma-focused treatments;
    3. Support the implementation of trauma-focused treatment models with high fidelity in child welfare systems;
    4. Identify factors and strategies associated with successful installation and implementation of trauma treatments in child welfare systems;
    5. Improve the social and emotional well-being of targeted children in child welfare systems who experience trauma and are exhibiting trauma symptoms;
    6. Evaluate the impact of trauma treatment on safety, permanency, well-being and adoption outcomes and
    7. Complement ongoing Federal efforts to improve the standard of care for children who have experienced trauma, including the work of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.

    Projects funded under this FOA will:

    1. Replicate and scale up trauma-focused treatments to reduce traumatic stress reactions for one or more targeted groups of children in contact with the child welfare systems;
    2. Take the steps necessary for the child welfare system to become more trauma-informed and receptive to the introduction or expansion of trauma-focused treatments; and
    3. Put into place those supports necessary to successfully implement and sustain the treatment models.
    Grant funds may be used for the process of service transformation efforts to improve mental and behavioral health services and further develop trauma-informed child welfare systems. Activities may include, but are not limited to training, installation, implementation, and evaluation. Successful applicants will design a plan to sustain service transformations within their child welfare service delivery systems. Due Date for Applications: July 25, 2011.
  119. Child Welfare -- Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement - The purpose of this FOA is to support school-based initiatives to implement multi-disciplinary interventions building on protective factors for children who are at risk of child abuse and neglect or are currently in the child welfare system. Applications will represent viable partnerships that include commitments from child welfare and early childhood (e.g., Head Start, Early Head Start, State Pre-K) and may involve health and mental health organizations. These 17-month infrastructure building grants will improve collaboration between early childhood and child welfare programs with the goal of maximizing the number of children involved in the child welfare system who are enrolled in early childhood programs. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 25, 2011. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above.
  120. FY 2011 Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project - This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities for the Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project. Eligible entities may apply for funding under one of four categories:
    1. proposals to characterize/assess open dumps;
    2. proposals to develop integrated waste management (IWM) plans and tribal codes and regulations;
    3. proposals to develop and implement alternative solid waste management activities/facilities (including equipment acquisition); and
    4. proposals to develop and implement cleanup, closure, and post-closure programs for open dumps in Indian Country.
    Each proposal must address only one of the four proposal categories described above. Applicants interested in applying for more than one category may do so as long as each proposal is for only one category and each proposal must be separately submitted. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 22, 2011.
  121. Projects of National Significance: American Indian Developmental Disabilities Leadership Development Initiative - The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) and the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 funds to award one cooperative agreement to develop leadership among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, in Native American communities. The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 Public Law 106-402, Section 161(2)(D)(42 U.S.C. 15081-18083) states "...projects of sufficient size and scope that hold promise to expand or improve opportunities for such individuals including - (v) projects that enhance the participation of racial and ethnic minorities in public and private sector initiatives in developmental disabilities..." Applicants must be tribal entities, public and non-profit private agencies serving American Indians and/or Native Hawaiians; public and private agencies serving native peoples from Guam, American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (the populations served may be located on these islands or in the united States) in partnership with organizations with a demonstrated record of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in leadership development activities. The eligible entities must demonstrate support from applicable State Developmental Disabilities (DD) Networks, indicating through a letter of support, the roles that the DD Network members will play in this endeavor and the level of commitment that each will provide. The level of commitment may include time, space or materials. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to provide culturally-appropriate training and leadership experiences to Native American individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across a broad regional area and family members of such individuals, while building the capacity of such individuals to advocate for themselves. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 22, 2011. Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  122. OJJDP FY 2011 Defending Childhood Technical Assistance - The Defending Childhood Technical Assistance project will support an organization and/or a consortium of organizations to provide technical assistance to grantees and others during Phase II of the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative. The project will offer education and training, expert consultations, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, resources, and other tailored assistance to effectively respond to diverse communities addressing children's exposure to violence. The project will be administered through a cooperative agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The project will assist communities to develop and implement collaborative cross-agency policy, practice, and procedures and will assist communities in identifying evidence-based practices that address children's exposure to violence throughout the developmental age spectrum of 0 through 17. Note: Exposure to violence includes being a victim of violence or a witness to violence and encompasses abuse, neglect or child maltreatment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, school violence, and community violence. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 11, 2011.
  123. OJJDP FY 2011 Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects - The Second Chance Act of 2007 provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and are returning to their communities. Approximately 100,000 youthful offenders are confined in juvenile residential facilities on any given day. The FY 2011 Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program helps ensure that the transition the youth make from secure confinement facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. A secure confinement facility may include a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, or staff-secure facility. Eligible juveniles must have been confined under juvenile court jurisdiction. This program is authorized by the Second Chance Act. The Second Chance Act authorizes grants to states, territories, units of local government and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 11, 2011.
  124. Native Asset Building Initiative - Asset building is an approach to overcoming poverty that emphasizes the value of enabling individuals and families to learn about and use sound family budgeting and money management practices, to address financial issues, and to plan for long-term success. Especially when combined with other services, the asset building approach helps families set goals and progress toward financial stability. The Office of Community Services (OCS) and the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) have partnered to increase access to and awareness of asset building opportunities in Native American communities. OCS and ANA are program offices within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).OCS and ANA will accept applications to establish and administer asset building projects with a focus on the Assets for Independence (AFI) projects. Grantees will provide an array of supports and services to enable low income individuals and families to become economically self-sufficient for the long-term. The AFI focus of each project requires that eligible participants are given access to matched savings accounts, called Individual Development Accounts (IDA), in which participants save earned income for the purchase of a home, for business capitalization, or to attend higher education or training. Participants are also given access to other supportive services that enable them to become more financially secure. The IDA portion of the project is funded by OCS. ANA funds may be used to pay for costs associated with the administration of the AFI-funded IDA project and to provide other asset building strategies, such as financial literacy education and coaching on money management and consumer issues. Application Due Date: July 08, 2011.
  125. BJA FY 2011 Improving Criminal Courts Solicitation - This FY 2011 grant announcement focuses on national, state, local, and tribal initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, in particular -
    • to provide training and technical assistance to problem-solving courts;
    • support prosecutors seeking to implement innovative strategies to become high-performing organizations;
    • assist criminal courts at the state and local levels to improve the capacity, efficiency, and quality of the judicial system's ability to respond to increases in volume and/or complexity of criminal caseloads;
    • provide national support to states reforming indigent defense systems;
    • and support state and local jurisdictions develop and implement a comprehensive evidence-based approach to pretrial justice.
    This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program), the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, and the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The Byrne Competitive Program helps communities improve the functioning and capacity of state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. Funds may not be used for the acquisition of land, construction projects, or security enhancements or equipment to non-governmental entities not engaged in law enforcement, law enforcement support, criminal or juvenile justice, or delinquency prevention. The JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. The JAG Program also authorizes a 3 percent set-aside for training and technical assistance. The Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 08, 2011.
  126. Improving Service Delivery to Youth in the Child Welfare System - The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the effective implementation of strategies to help youth at risk of aging out or who are 18-21 and still involved with the child welfare system to develop skills to strengthen and manage relationships with biological family members and other important individuals in their lives. These strategies will facilitate reunification, when safe and appropriate, or other legal permanency for older youth in foster care (including those who enter care at age 16 or older), and promote a healthy transition to adulthood. While achieving permanency is an important result of this FOA, the critical part of the work is to develop, implement, and support a framework or practice model to promote protective mechanisms in youth that allows for increased capacity and skills to build and maintain lasting healthy relationships. The target population will be determined by the applicant's detailed data analysis, but older children and youth must be between 10 and 21, and in foster care, or young adults who have aged out but are still involved with the foster care system.

    Projects funded will be expected to:

    1. Increase reunification or other permanency for youth who are at risk of aging out of the foster care system;
    2. Build protective mechanisms (i.e. self-regulation, coping, and self-efficacy) and factors with youth to promote relational competencies and the ability to successfully seek out environments and social settings that support their own positive development now and in the future;
    3. Demonstrate effective strategies to promote connecting youth with adults in a long-lasting and meaningful way;
    4. Develop models or strategies of youth relational competency, youth leadership, employment and educational achievement;
    5. Evaluate the processes and outcomes of these strategies and models; and
    Each project will serve as a "learning laboratory" producing knowledge about capacity-building and effective practices in the coordination and delivery of services to young people in foster care. These lessons will inform practice, program, and policies at the local, State, and national levels. Due Date for Applications: July 07, 2011.
  127. Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Grant - The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Justice have released two solicitations to fund up to four demonstrations sites and one evaluation of a replication of Hawaii’s Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Program (HOPE). BJA will fund the demonstration sites - NIJ will fund the evaluation. HOPE uses swift and sure punishment to help probationers abstain from illegal drug use. An evaluation of the program showed that probationers in the program were significantly less likely to fail drug tests or miss probation appointments than were offenders who followed probation as usual. They also were sentenced to less time in prison from probation revocations. HOPE in Hawaii is a promising program that may be a solution to what can become a revolving door for drug-involved offenders in the criminal justice system. To realize its full potential, the program needs to be replicated and evaluated elsewhere, and to understand the longer term impact of the program, the offenders need to be followed after they are no longer under probation supervision. Visit the Office of Justice Programs to learn more and to download the solicitations. Due date for the BJA HOPE Solicitation for the demonstration sites is June 28, 2011. Due date for the NIJ HOPE Solicitation for the evaluation of the demonstration sites is July 06, 2011.
  128. FY 2011 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking - Multiple discretionary grants of $200,000 to $400,000 will be awarded to victim service organizations to provide timely, high-quality services to victims of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, and to enhance interagency collaboration and coordination in the provision of services to such victims. Funding will support either a comprehensive array of services for trafficking specific geographic areas or specialized mental health or legal services over larger geographic areas; as well as efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to victims through the development of interagency partnerships and public outreach and awareness campaigns. Grantees must have a demonstrated history of providing trauma-informed, culturally competent services to male and female victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the July 05, 2011, deadline.
  129. FY 2011 National Field-Generated Training, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects - Discretionary grants ranging from $150,000 to $300,000 (depending on the focus area) will be awarded to develop or enhance training, technical assistance, promising practices, models, and programs that are national in scope and that either address gaps in the field in the areas of training and technical assistance or develop promising practices, models, or programs through demonstration projects.

    Focus Areas

    • Victims of Child Pornography
    • Victims of Drunk and Impaired Driving
    • Responding to Victims of Criminal Mortgage Fraud
    • Responding to Victims of Sexual Violence While in a Correctional Setting
    • Long-Term Mental Health and Other Consequences of Mass Violence
    • LGBTQ Crime Victims’ Access to Mainstream Victim Services
    • Services for Young Male Victims of Color
    • Using Technology to Improve and Enhance Victim Services
    • State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison Demonstration Project

    State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison Demonstration Program: OVC seeks innovative demonstration site proposals from public agencies administering Victims of Crime Act compensation and assistance programs in states with a substantial number of federally recognized tribes. It is expected that the program will greatly improve communication among tribal, state, federal, and local officials; foster more collaborative partnerships; and enhance victim assistance and outreach services to and among tribal communities from state administered programs and allied agencies and organizations. A critical element involving this demonstration involves identifying a suitable candidate for the liaison position. OVC anticipates the project would include a crime victim liaison who would live and work within the state and posses extensive knowledge of and respect for Native values, cultures, and traditions; possess practical victim services experience and an exceptional knowledge of tribal and public crime victim assistance and compensation programs; and have the professional ability to effectively interact with tribal leaders, allied professionals, and community stakeholders.

    An important aspect of the project would include the capacity to collect, analyze, and share baseline data on tribal crime victimization and services; develop a 3-year, comprehensive, multifaceted strategic plan to enhance tribal victim assistance and outreach services; and establish Memoranda of Agreement involving tribal, state, federal, and local agencies and organizations to strengthen communications and the participatory process. OVC further anticipates that the demonstration site would involve a strong evaluation component; generate a document describing project goals, challenges, successes, and strategies; and establish a resource compendium of crime victim-related training and technical assistance resources and funding opportunities (federal formula and discretionary grants, foundations, and other public and private sources) that would be beneficial to tribal communities.

    Not more than $200,000 annually for a project period of up to 3 years will be made available for this focus area. Adequate funding must also be directed for in-state travel for collaborative meetings with tribes and travel to select OVC-affiliated conference and meetings. OVC will assume responsibility for publication and dissemination of the model strategies document and resource compendium. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the July 05, 2011, deadline.
  130. Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs – The primary purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to provide financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for child abuse prevention programs and activities that are consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II will be reserved to fund Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of abuse or neglect within the Tribal and Migrant populations. The funds must support more effective and comprehensive child abuse prevention activities and family support services, including an emphasis on strengthening family life and reaching out to include fathers, that will enhance the lives and ensure the safety and well-being of Migrant and Native American children and their families. Some examples of programs that may be funded include, but are not limited to, voluntary home visiting, respite care, parenting education, mutual support, family resource centers, marriage education, and other family support services. Applicants are strongly encouraged to implement evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and practices. The funds must also be used to support an evaluation of the programs and services funded by the grant. Finally, programs funded should develop stronger linkages with the Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP) State Lead Agency funded under Title II of CAPTA. It is anticipated that three grants (one each to a Tribe, a Tribal Organization, and a Migrant Program) will be funded under this announcement for $138,963 per grantee for FY 2011. This amount reflects the maximum Federal share of this project not exceeding one-third (1/3) of one percent (1%) of the Federal appropriation for Title II for each 12-month budget period. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 05, 2011. Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  131. Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants – The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit applications for one-time grants to Tribes, tribal organizations, or tribal consortia that are seeking to develop, and within 24 months of grant receipt, to submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance, and, at tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Grant funds under this announcement may be used for the cost of developing a title IV-E plan under section 471 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to carry out a program under section 479B of the Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of data collection systems, a cost allocation methodology, agency and tribal court procedures necessary to meet the case review system requirements under section 475(5) of the Act, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan. Application Due Date: July 05, 2011.
  132. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program - This solicitation contains information on how to apply for the Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (Engaging Men Grant Program). For general information on applying for all OVW grant programs, please see the OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Grant Program Solicitation Reference Guide (Reference Guide). All applicants should read carefully both this solicitation and the Reference Guide before beginning the application process. About the OVW Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program As the movement to end violence against women continues to evolve, there is increased recognition that developing primary prevention strategies is an essential component of the work. At the same time, many experts agree that it is imperative to involve men and boys in these efforts, if we expect them to succeed. In fact, in a recent national poll, 73% of American men said that they think they can help reduce domestic violence and sexual assault. The Engaging Men Grant Program creates a unique opportunity for OVW to support projects that create public education campaigns and community organizing to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Research shows that programs that simultaneously do community outreach, mobilization and mass-media campaigns are more effectiveness in producing behavior change in men and boys. These efforts will be conducted by community-based, state and tribal entities across the US. This is the first time in the history of OVW that a grant program focuses primarily on the prevention of violence against women and girls and acknowledges the critical roles men play in this prevention. The program will support multi-faceted strategies that involve men as allies, active positive bystanders and influencers of other men and boys. The program aims to develop new male leaders in the field, willing to publicly speak and act to oppose violence against women and girls and create a ripple effect, encouraging men in many more states and communities to get involved. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2011.
  133. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program - This solicitation contains information on how to apply for the Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program (Engaging Men Grant Program). For general information on applying for all OVW grant programs, please see the OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Grant Program Solicitation Reference Guide (Reference Guide). All applicants should read carefully both this solicitation and the Reference Guide before beginning the application process. About the OVW Engaging Men in Preventing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program As the movement to end violence against women continues to evolve, there is increased recognition that developing primary prevention strategies is an essential component of the work. At the same time, many experts agree that it is imperative to involve men and boys in these efforts, if we expect them to succeed. In fact, in a recent national poll, 73% of American men said that they think they can help reduce domestic violence and sexual assault. The Engaging Men Grant Program creates a unique opportunity for OVW to support projects that create public education campaigns and community organizing to encourage men and boys to work as allies with women and girls to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Research shows that programs that simultaneously do community outreach, mobilization and mass-media campaigns are more effectiveness in producing behavior change in men and boys. These efforts will be conducted by community-based, state and tribal entities across the US. This is the first time in the history of OVW that a grant program focuses primarily on the prevention of violence against women and girls and acknowledges the critical roles men play in this prevention. The program will support multi-faceted strategies that involve men as allies, active positive bystanders and influencers of other men and boys. The program aims to develop new male leaders in the field, willing to publicly speak and act to oppose violence against women and girls and create a ripple effect, encouraging men in many more states and communities to get involved. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2011.
  134. Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement - The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. Section 101 of the Act authorizes grants to state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained. For more information on BJA's Second Chance Act initiatives and Frequently Asked Questions about this solicitation, visit BJA's Second Chance Act Web Page and the National Reentry Resource Center. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2011.
  135. OJJDP FY 2011 National Juvenile Probation Census Project - Funding under this solicitation will support the implementation and ongoing development and maintenance of two complementary national data collection programs that make up OJJDP’s National Juvenile Probation Census Project (NJPCP): the Census of Juvenile Probation Supervision Offices (CJPSO) and the Census of Juveniles on Probation (CJP). OJJDP established the NJPCP to measure the number and characteristics of juveniles under probation supervision and the characteristics and practices of juvenile probation supervision offices in the United States. This project will fund, through a cooperative agreement, an organization or partnership of organizations to administer all data collection activities that make up the NJPCP and to support the preparation of final data files for delivery to OJJDP. Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on June 29, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  136. Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program under ROSS - The purpose of the Public Housing FSS (PH FSS) program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. The FSS program and this FSS NOFA support the Department’s strategic goals of helping HUD-assisted renters make progress toward housing self-sufficiency. The FSS program provides critical tools that can be used by communities to support welfare reform and help families develop new skills that will lead to economic self-sufficiency. As a result of their participation in the FSS program, many families have achieved stable, well-paid employment, which has made it possible for them to become homeowners or move to other non-assisted housing. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 29, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  137. Special Improvement Project (SIP) — Projects to Address the Economic Downturn on IV-D Operations – The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications for Special Improvement Projects (SIP) to develop creative strategies and processes to operate programs more effectively and efficiently in order to address their immediate needs during the economic downturn and advance longer-term structural changes. Many State/local and Tribal IV-D Agencies are operating with substantial reductions in staff and funding resources due to continuing budget cutbacks. Creative strategies and processes could include, but are not limited to:
    • Establishing or enhancing partnerships and/or interfaces/data exchanges with agencies such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Child Welfare, Unemployment Insurance, Courts, State/Tribal IV-D agency linkages, Department of Corrections, Unemployment Insurance, with the goal of improving case management and increasing case processing speed and flexibility.
    • Using partnerships and collaborations with organizations that develop online legal information, automated forms, and other systems to improve the process and experience for those who represent themselves (pro se).
    • Streamlining processes (e.g. the review and adjustment process) so that child support agencies can respond more quickly to the changing circumstances of both parents.
    • Using automation tools to enhance program efficiency to improve service delivery and outcomes for child support enforcement parents, especially to offset staff reductions.
    Given that the purpose of these projects is to improve child support enforcement outcomes for families, it is critical that applicants who are not Title IV-D of the Social Security Act (IV-D) agencies have the cooperation of IV-D agencies to operate these projects. All applications developed jointly by more than one agency/organization must identify a single lead organization as the official applicant. The lead organization will be the recipient of the grant award. Participating agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants or subcontractors with their written authorization. Application Due Date: June 29, 2011.
  138. FY 2011 Victim Assistance and Compensation Professional Development Fellowship Program - One fellowship of up to $135,000 will be awarded to conduct an analysis of existing data regarding services available to underserved crime victims in order to identify trends and explore ways to capture information about services to these victims; and to analyze the overall effectiveness of state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) programs or construct a framework to analyze state VOCA programs. Applicants must be individuals (organizations are not eligible to apply) who demonstrate the financial and administrative capacity to manage the cooperative agreement; as well as the desire, knowledge, and ability to successfully execute the development of training, technical assistance, public awareness, and other informational resources to meet the needs of victim service providers and allied practitioners who serve crime victims. Those applying are strongly encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of the June 27, 2011, deadline.
  139. BJA FY 2011 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders – The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act helps to ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. Section 201 of the Second Chance Act authorizes federal awards to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to improve the provision of treatment to adult offenders in prisons and jails during the period of incarceration and through the completion of parole or other court supervision after release into the community. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported over 50 percent of jail and prison inmates were abusing or dependent on drugs in the year before their admission to prison. BJS also has reported that 16 percent of jail and prison inmates were identified as having a mental illness. Other studies have shown that prevalence rates of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in inmate populations are striking. With regard to the prevalence of substance use disorders among those with severe mental disorders, research indicates that jail detainees have a 72 percent rate of co-occurring substance use. Note: For those interested in submitting applications for specific juvenile-related reentry projects, visit the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) web site. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 23, 2011.
  140. BJA FY 2011 Second Chance Act Family-Based Offender Substance Abuse Treatment Program – The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported that in 2004, 53 percent of state inmates were abusing or dependent on drugs in the year before their admission to prison, and 32 percent of state inmates said they had committed their current offense while under the influence of drugs. In 2007, parents held in the state prisons’ 52 percent of state inmates reported having an estimated 1.7 million children under the age of 18, an increase of 80 percent from 2001. Since 1991, the number of children with a mother in prison has more than doubled, up 131 percent, and the number of children with a father in prison has grown by 77 percent. Among state prisoners, 59 percent of males and 63 percent of females being held for drug-related offenses were parents. Section 113 of the Second Chance Act specifically addresses the treatment needs of offenders who have substance abuse disorders and who are parents of minor children. This section authorizes federal awards to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to improve the provision of substance abuse treatment within prison and jails and after reentry for offenders who have minor children, and also includes outreach to families and provision of treatment and other services to children and other family members of participant offenders. BJA is seeking applications from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand such family-based treatment programs. For more information on BJA implementation of the Second Chance Act initiatives and Frequently Asked Questions about this solicitation, visit BJA’s Second Chance Act web page at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/SecondChance.html. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 23, 2011.
  141. OJJDP FY 2011 Family Drug Court Programs – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applicants for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Family Drug Court Programs. This program furthers the Department’s mission by building the capacity of states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments either to implement new or enhance pre-existing drug courts for substance-abusing adults involved with the family dependency court as a result of child abuse and neglect issues. This solicitation offers two family drug court grant categories. Applicants must clearly designate under which category they are applying.
    • Category 1: Implementation. Implementation grants are available to jurisdictions that have completed a substantial amount of planning and are ready to implement a family drug court. These are for jurisdictions where no family drug court currently exists. To be eligible to apply under the implementation category, jurisdictions may already have other types of drug or treatment courts (such as adult drug or mental health courts) but may not have a current, operational family drug court. Applicants must address all eight components outlined below.
    • Category 2: Enhancement. Enhancement grants are available to jurisdictions with a fully operational (at least 1 year) family drug court that wish to enhance the operation of the court. Applicants must address each of the eight components outlined below and explain the extent of any categories that have already been implemented.
    Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on June 20, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  142. Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands Training and Technical Assistance Program - The former name of this solicitation was the Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands (CFTL) TTA Program. As the result of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (TLOA, Pub. L. 111-211), Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 funds may now be used to construct multi-purpose justice centers that combine tribal police, courts, and corrections services. To reflect the expanded scope of the CFTL Program as a result of TLOA, BJA has changed the name to the Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands TTA Program. Under this program, BJA is encouraging additional emphasis on developing and implementing alternatives to incarceration. This program will further the Department’s efforts to assist tribes with planning, renovation, or construction projects to meet institution-based correctional needs or developing, implementing and/or enhancing of community-based correctional alternatives to address the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 20, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  143. FY 2011 Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal Grant Program for Tribes EPA Region 10EPA Region 10 anticipates awarding approximately five cooperative agreements to eligible applicants to design, manage, and implement Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal Programs. Applicants should address how its proposed project enhances human health and the environment and builds capacity for sustainable, long term household hazardous waste management. Final results and findings from each proposal must be presented in a transferable format for the benefit of tribal communities at large. FUNDING/AWARDS: The total estimated funding available under this competitive opportunity is $360,000 subject to the availability of funds, quality of proposals received, and other applicable considerations. EPA Region 10 anticipates awarding of up to five (5) cooperative agreements. The maximum estimated value of each award shall not exceed $72,000. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 17, 2011.
  144. Methodological Research to Support the National Crime Victimization Survey: Self-Report Data on Rape and Sexual Assault – Pilot Test Solicitation – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding for the Methodological Research to Support the National Crime Victimization Survey: Self Report Data on Rape and Sexual Assault – Pilot Test. As the principal statistical agency in the Department, BJS is responsible for the collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of criminal justice systems at all levels of government. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), a major component of the BJS Criminal Justice Statistics Program, furthers the Department mission by providing data about crime, its victims and the consequences of victimization that inform the public and support innovative strategies and approaches for dealing with the challenges that crime presents. Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  145. OVC FY 2011 American Indian and Alaska Native SANE-SART Program – Three awards of up to $108,000 each will be awarded to federally recognized Indian tribal governments and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) organizations to enhance AI/AN communities’ capacity to provide effective and sustainable high-quality, victim-centered, multidisciplinary services and support for adult and child victims of sexual assault, and to ensure conformance to the Victims of Crime Act. Funding will be awarded to three diverse sites—one that is under the jurisdiction of Public Law 280, one that is not under the jurisdiction of Public Law 280, and an Alaska Native Village. This program will be conducted in two phases; this solicitation is for Phase I only. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the June 14, 2011, deadline. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  146. BJA and SAMHSA Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment – BJA and SAMHSA are accepting applications for FY 2011 grants to enhance the court services, coordination, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services of adult drug courts. The purpose of this joint initiative is to allow applicants to submit a comprehensive strategy for enhancing drug court services and capacity, permitting applicants to compete for both criminal justice and substance abuse treatment funds with one application. In order to fulfill all of the requirements for this grant program, applicants should comply with the requirements outlined in this grant announcement as well as those incorporated by reference in the BJA Requirements Resource Guide.). These grants are authorized under 42 USC 3797u et seq. and section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-40.

    Note: In addition to this joint solicitation, BJA and SAMHSA also plan to announce the following separate grant programs for drug courts to meet the needs of their respective judicial and/or treatment agency audiences:

    1. BJA’s Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program provides funding for Implementation grants, Enhancement grants and Statewide grants.
    2. SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Court Collaboration Grants (TI-11-XXX), which will allow communities the flexibility to provide funds to support infrastructure development and systems transformation through the use of local problem-solving court collaborations to address the needs of individuals involved in problem-solving courts who have behavioral health disorders.
    Applicants should review each of these grant announcements to determine their interest and eligibility to apply and address the specific requirements for each announcement. The solicitations/RFA may be found on the respective OJP/BJA and SAMHSA/CSAT web sites as follows: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/drugcourts.html and www.samhsa.gov/grants. Applicants may apply simultaneously for any or all posted drug court grant solicitations offered by BJA and/or SAMHSA. However, BJA and SAMHSA will not make more than one award for the same proposed services within a program. The deadline for applying for funding under this announcement is 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 09, 2011.
  147. Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program - BJA is accepting applications for FY 2011 grants to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services. The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders. Registration is required prior to submission. OJP strongly encourages registering with Grants.gov several weeks before the deadline for application submission. The deadline for applying for funding under this announcement is 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 09, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  148. FY 2011 Secure Our Schools Program - The COPS Office is pleased to announce the availability of funding under the COPS Secure Our Schools (SOS) 2011 grant program. Approximately $13 million will be available under SOS to provide funding to law enforcement agencies to assist with the development of school safety resources and provide improved security at schools and on school grounds. Specifically, this program will fund up to 50% of the total cost to implement one or more of the following options: placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures; security assessments; anti-violence initiatives; security training of personnel and students; coordination with local law enforcement; and/or any other measure that may provide a significant improvement in security. Applicants will be required to demonstrate a comprehensive approach to preventing school violence. The SOS solicitation will open on May 02, 2011, and there will be two application deadlines for the program during the six week solicitation period. The first application deadline for priority consideration will be May 25, 2011, while the second and final deadline for all applications will be June 08, 2011.
  149. SAMHSA Adult Treatment Court Collaborative Grants (Short Title: Adult Treatment Court Collaborative) – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Mental Health Services (CMHS) are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2011 Grants to Develop and Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaborative. SAMHSA’s vision of a Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaborative in the justice system is one that supports treatment and recovery support for people with behavioral health conditions and that improves public health and public safety by transforming the behavioral health system at the community level. The purpose of the Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaborative grant program is to allow State and local criminal and dependency courts serving adults more flexibility to collaborate with the other judicial components and the local community treatment and recovery providers to better address the behavioral health needs of adults who are involved with the criminal court system. This grant program is a new approach to current SAMHSA adult treatment drug court and ex-offender reentry grant programs and to SAMHSA’s mental health systems transformation grants programs (including jail diversion for individuals with mental health needs. Previous SAMHSA adult drug court and offender reentry grants using CSAT funds have focused resources on expanding or enhancing treatment services to those individuals with substance abuse/use treatment needs, and using CMHS funds for jail diversion for individuals with mental health conditions to change processes for dealing with individuals with behavioral health conditions. This new approach combines previous and current SAMHSA criminal justice – treatment linkage programs with infrastructure planning and development activities to create new court and community networks to transform the behavioral health system at the community level. Applications are due by June 06, 2011.
  150. OJJDP FY 2011 Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative – This initiative supports efforts of community service organizations to develop or enhance their mentoring capacity, facilitate outreach efforts, and increase the availability of direct services for child victims (younger than age 18) of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) or domestic sex trafficking (DST), including children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. OJJDP expects successful applicants to integrate promising practices and proven principles into mentoring service models; develop strategies to recruit, train, support, and maintain mentors; and provide a comprehensive array of support services to empower girls and boys to move past their experiences with victimization to develop their full potential. This program will be authorized by the act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 06, 2011.
  151. FY 2011 Child Sexual Predator Program – The COPS Office is pleased to announce the availability of funding under the COPS Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) 2011 grant program. Subject to final funding availability approximately $9 million will be available under CSPP for law enforcement agencies to establish and/or enhance strategies to locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters, as well as enforce state sex offender registration laws. Awards will be capped at $500,000 per jurisdiction, and agencies are required to partner and coordinate with both their district U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) office. Agencies may request funding to pay for sworn/civilian personnel, equipment and technology, training, and other costs associated with the program. There is no local cash match requirement under this grant program. Preference will be given to those applicants that demonstrate a multi-jurisdictional and/or multi-disciplinary approach to locating, arresting, and prosecuting child sexual predators. All awards are subject to the availability of funds, and only agencies nominated by their district USAO or USMS may apply. The CSPP solicitation will open on May 02, 2011; the deadline for applications will be 8:59 p.m. E.D.T. on June 03, 2011.
  152. FY 2011 System of Care Expansion Planning Grants – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2011 for Planning Grants for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families (System of Care Expansion Planning Grants). The purpose of these grants is to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for improving and expanding services provided by systems of care (SOC) for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. A “system of care” is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across government and private agencies, providers, families, and youth for the purpose of improving access and expanding the array of coordinated community-based, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports for children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance and their families. Since the inception of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (i.e., Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI) in 1992 by an act of Congress, the SOC approach has served as the conceptual and philosophical framework for systemic reform in children’s mental health. Applications are due by June 02, 2011.
  153. Circles of Care V: Infrastructure Development for Children’s Mental Health Systems in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Communities (Short Title: Circles of Care Grants) – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2011 Circles of Care for Mental Health Services for American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) Communities (Short Title: Circles of Care) grants. The purpose of this program is to provide tribal and urban Indian communities with tools and resources to plan and design a holistic, community-based, coordinated system of care to support mental health and wellness for children, youth and families. These grants will increase the capacity and effectiveness of mental health systems serving AI/AN communities. Circles of Care grantees will be equipped to reduce the gap between the need for mental health services and the availability and coordination of mental health services in AI/AN communities for children, youth, and young adults from birth through age 25 and their families. Applications are due by May 31, 2011.
  154. SORNA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance - The SORNA Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Grant Program was developed to provide support and guidance to tribes that opted to be a sex offender registration jurisdiction and are working towards substantially implementing the components of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In summary, SORNA requires: (1) participating federally recognized Indian tribes to maintain a sex offender registry; and (2) sex offenders to register and maintain a current registration in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, is an employee, or is a student. SORNA also sets forth requirements for sex offender registries, to include: specified required information, duration of registration, and in-person verification of sex offender identity as well as participation in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. This grant is designed to support tribal jurisdictions in meeting these requirements and providing guidance as to how to write grants to support substantial implementation projects and activities. For more specific information about compliance with SORNA and access to the final National Guidelines on Sex Offender Registration and Notification and the Supplemental Guidelines on Sex Offender Registration and Notification, or for more information and resources on the Adam Walsh Act, please visit http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/smart. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 26, 2011.
  155. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Technical Assistance Program - OVW’s Technical Assistance Program provides OVW grantees with the training, expertise, and problem-solving strategies they need to meet the challenges of addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. OVW’s technical assistance projects have offered educational opportunities, conferences, peer-to-peer consultations, site visits, and tailored assistance that has allowed OVW grantees and others to learn from experts and one another about how to effectively respond to crimes of violence against women. In shaping its technical assistance program, OVW has actively solicited input from its grantees to ensure that efforts are responsive to the needs and concerns of local communities. As part of its commitment to continuous improvement, OVW seeks feedback on a regular basis from its grant recipients so that the technical assistance can be enhanced and refined as necessary to meet the needs of communities. The primary purpose of the OVW TA Program is to provide direct assistance to grantees and subgrantees to enhance the success of local projects they are implementing with VAWA grant funds. In addition, OVW is focused on building the capacity of criminal justice and victim services organizations to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to foster partnerships among organizations that have not traditionally worked together to address violence against women. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 25, 2011.
  156. FY 2011 COPS Hiring Program – The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is pleased to announce that we will be accepting grant applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). Subject to funding availability, just over $200 million may be available under FY 2011 CHP for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers. The FY 2011 CHP solicitation will open on May 2, 2011. Please note that applications for this program must be submitted in two parts. First, applicants must apply online via www.grants.gov to complete the SF-424, which is a government-wide standard form required for competitive grant application packages. The SF-424 is intended to reduce the administrative burden to the Federal grants community, which includes applicants/grantees and Federal staff involved in grants-related activities. Once the SF-424 has been submitted, you will receive an e-mail from the COPS Office with instructions on completing the second part of the CHP application through the COPS Office Online Application System found on the COPS Office website at www.cops.usdoj.gov. Applications must be submitted via the COPS Office Online Application System by 8:59 PM, EDT, on May 25, 2011 to be considered for FY 2011 CHP funding. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  157. Annual Surveys of Jails in Indian Country, 2012-2015 - The purpose of this award is to provide funding through a cooperative agreement to administer annually the Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) data collection and analysis activities for four iterations of the survey: 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The SJIC is used to describe changes in jail inmate populations in Indian country as well as facility operations and staffing in these jails. Intermittently, via addenda, the SJIC is used to collect data on facility programs and services, such as those related to inmate health care, medical assessments, mental health screening procedures, counseling programs, and education programs. Data analysis includes the production of tabular displays of key quantities, detailed appendix tables showing facility level responses to items, and responses to special requests. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 24, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  158. OJJDP FY 2011 State (and Tribal) Juvenile Justice Formula and Block Grants T&TA Program – The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5631-5633 and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3796ee et. seq) authorize the Administrator of OJJDP to provide training and technical assistance to states, tribes, and units of local government or nonprofit organizations to support the justice system’s response to juvenile delinquency. OJJDP will award a cooperative agreement to an organization that will provide training and technical assistance to state and local juvenile justice formula and block grantees and subgrantees to assist them in planning, establishing, operating, coordinating, and evaluating delinquency prevention and juvenile justice systems improvement projects. Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) and Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) are eligible to apply. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 16, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  159. OJJDP FY 2011 Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities Initiative – OJJDP invites community mentoring partnerships or collaboratives that target youth with disability-related challenges that heighten their risk for delinquency to apply. This initiative builds upon the foundation of evidence-based practices for effective mentoring and encourages communities to implement and enhance mentoring programs for youth with disabilities. These mentoring efforts will integrate best practices and proven principles into mentoring service models, including efforts to systematically recruit, train, and support mentors in their efforts to encourage individual youth to maximize personal strengths and to develop compensatory skills in specific areas of disability. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 16, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  160. OJJDP FY 2011 Law Enforcement Strategies for Protecting Children from Commercial Sexual Exploitation – OJJDP will accept applications from the existing 61 Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces and ICAC affiliate law enforcement agencies. Applicants must include a valid memorandum of understanding (MOU) and a letter of support from the commander of the regional/state ICAC Task Force agency with their applications. OJJDP will accept no other applications. OJJDP welcomes joint applications from two or more eligible applicants; however, one applicant must be designated as the primary applicant for correspondence, award, and management purposes and the others as co-applicants. Agencies receiving funding under the FY 2010 Law Enforcement Strategies for Protecting Children from Commercial Sexual Exploitation are not eligible to receive funding under this solicitation. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 12, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  161. OJJDP FY 2011 Gang Field Initiated Research and Evaluation Programs  – This solicitation will fund research and evaluation studies to produce practical findings for policymakers and practitioners for the development of evidence-based programs, policies, and strategies that effectively address at-risk and gang-involved youth. Topics to be addressed may include, but are not limited to: (1) youth entry into, involvement in, and desistance from gang-related crime; (2) the effectiveness of prevention approaches targeting youth at risk for gang involvement; (3) the effectiveness of intervention strategies; (4) the nature and scope of youth gangs in juvenile detention and correctional facilities; (5) the effectiveness of reentry approaches; and (6) the assessment of how tribal communities can effectively address gang-related challenges confronting at-risk and gang-involved native youth. The OJJDP FY 2011 Gang Field Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Programs will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds to the Department of Justice.  Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on May 09, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  162. Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants - Enhancement Grants are competitive grants to support activities to advance the applicant library’s operations to new levels of service for activities specifically identified in the Library Services and Technology Act. These competitive grants are intended to encourage the implementation of both mainstream and innovative library practices. Enhancement Grant projects may enhance existing library services or implement new library services, particularly as they relate to the following goals in the updated IMLS statute (20 U.S.C. §9141). Current Closing Date for Applications: May 02, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  163. FY 2011 National Criminal History Improvement Technical Assistance Program Solicitation Through this solicitation, BJS is seeking a national technical assistance service provider to support the goals and objectives of its NCHIP and NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP). Direct technical assistance is provided to states, territories, and tribal jurisdictions to ensure that records systems are developed and managed to conform to Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) standards, make certain that jurisdictions are using the most appropriate technologies, and adhere to the highest standards of practice regarding privacy and confidentiality. An additional component of this program includes routine collection and evaluation of performance measures to guarantee that progress is being made to improve state and national records holdings and information sharing and exchanges. The NCHIP TA program has been supported by BJS since 1995. Registration is required prior to submission. OJP strongly encourages registering with Grants.gov several weeks before the deadline for application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, May 02, 2011. The Grants.gov Contact Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Federal holidays, at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS).
  164. FY 2011 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program - The SMART Office is pleased to announce the release of the SMART FY 2011 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program funding opportunity. In fiscal year 2011, funding will focus on courts and support judicial training and technical assistance regarding multidisciplinary sex offender management. Please view the funding announcement for more details. Applications are due by April 28, 2011.
  165. BJA FY 11 Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations - The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. There are approximately 94,000 youth in residential confinement within the juvenile justice system on any given day. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure that the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 21, 2011.
  166. Smart Policing Initiative FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement – This FY 2011 grant announcement seeks to build upon data-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime within their jurisdictions. This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. The JAG Program authorization also provides that "the Attorney General may reserve not more than 5 percent, to be granted to 1 or more States or units of local government, for 1 or more of the purposes specified in section 3751 of this title, pursuant to his determination that the same is necessary—(1) to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime" (42 U.S.C. 3756). Under JAG, there is also a 3 percent set aside for training and technical assistance programs. Registration is required prior to submission. OJP strongly encourages registering with Grants.gov several weeks before the deadline for application submission. The deadline for applying for funding under this announcement is 11:59 p.m. eastern time on April 21, 2011.
  167. Development, Management, and Protection of Indian Tribal Water Resources – The Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region (PN Region), places a high priority on its government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes. The PN Region’s Native American Affairs program (NAA program) coordinates activities and programs among some 50 tribes in the Pacific Northwest. The NAA program provides technical assistance to Indian Tribes for the use, protection, or development of water-related tribal assets. With coordination assistance from its Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP), the PN Region’s Snake River Area Office NAA program is requesting proposals to fund activities that support the development, management, and protection of Indian tribal water resources in Federal fiscal year 2011 (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011). Examples of these types of activities include –but are not limited to – piping and/or lining of canals and laterals, installation of automation and/or water measurement devices, and other projects to improve efficiencies of irrigation water supply, conveyance, and distribution systems. To be eligible for financial assistance under this Funding Opportunity, a proposed activity must fall within the administrative boundaries of the Snake River Area Office. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 15, 2011.
  168. Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities  – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $17 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for two grants to serve juvenile offenders, ages 16 to 24, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of these youth. These grants will be awarded through a competitive process open to organizations with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects. The Department expects to award two grants of $8.5 million each to cover a planning period and up to 26 months of operation. The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is April 12, 2011. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
  169. Support to the National Tribal Water Council - EPA’s Office of Water (OW) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to conduct, coordinate, and promote the acceleration of research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will support the participation of the National Tribal Water Council (NTWC or “Council”) and tribes to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution to waters, and protect drinking water in Indian country. The successful applicant will support the NTWC, comprised of tribal co-regulators, to increase tribal awareness and expertise on a wide variety of issues related to the quality of tribal water resources, watersheds, drinking water, and the health of tribal communities. The successful applicant will maintain, support, and facilitate the operations of the NTWC, and assist in developing and completing products in coordination with the NTWC that address issues related to ground, surface, and drinking water quality from a tribal perspective. The scope of this work includes: 1) facilitating the Council’s actions as a national forum for tribal water managers to interact with each other, with tribes, and directly with EPA (Headquarters and Regions); 2) assisting the NTWC to promote information exchange and sharing of best management practices for addressing water quality and drinking water concerns to tribes and EPA; 3) assisting the NTWC to operate as a network for tribes and conduct outreach activities to tribes on water resource protection topics; and 4) conducting studies in coordination with the NTWC that identify and analyze high priority, water-related issues and actions from a tribal perspective related to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA). These actions are intended to support and reflect a national tribal perspective, and to be conducted and coordinated through the NTWC. Funds awarded under this announcement will also be used by the recipient to support NTWC member travel expenses for participation at meetings as identified in the cooperative agreement (i.e., funding of travel expenses of NTWC members). Original Closing Date for Applications: April 11, 2011 - See the announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on due dates and submission methods.
  170. SMART FY 2011 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program The Support for Adam Walsh Act (AWA) Implementation Grant Program assists jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement requirements of the SORNA. In summary, SORNA requires: (1) all States, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S. territories, and participating federally recognized Indian tribes to maintain a sex offender registry; and (2) sex offenders to register and maintain a current registration in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, is an employee, or is a student. SORNA also sets forth requirements for sex offender registries, to include: specified required information, duration of registration, and in-person verification of sex offender identity as well as participation in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. For more specific information about compliance with SORNA and access to the final National Guidelines on Sex Offender Registration and Notification, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/smart/pdfs/final_sornaguidelines.pdf. Registration is required prior to submission. OJP strongly encourages registering with Grants.gov several weeks before the deadline for application submission. The deadline for applying for funding under this announcement is 11:59 pm eastern time on April 4, 2011.
  171. FY 2011 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program - In fiscal year 2011, the SMART Office continues support for implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, through posting of the SMART Office FY 2011 Support For Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program solicitation. This funding assists jurisdictions in offsetting the costs of SORNA implementation. Jurisdictions may receive up to $400,000 to further efforts at substantial implementation. Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11.59 p.m. eastern time on April 4, 2011.
  172. Technical Assistance to Build More Sustainable Communities - The Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC) in U.S. EPA’s Office of Policy is seeking proposals to create and deliver technical assistance programs to local and tribal governments facing common land use and development challenges. This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to fund up to three applicants that will provide technical assistance to multiple communities on the use of standardized, “ready to go" tools that lead to changes in local policies and development regulations. As a result of this RFP, the grantee(s) will select and work with communities to increase their capacity to successfully implement smart growth and sustainable communities development approaches that protect the environment, improve public health, facilitate job creation and economic opportunity, and improve overall quality of life. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 31, 2011 - Please see the announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on due dates and submission methods.
  173. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program The Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 30, 2011.
  174. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year 2011 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 22, 2011.
  175. FY 2011 Drug Free Communities Support Program - DFC is a collaborative initiative, sponsored by ONDCP, in partnership with SAMHSA, which works to achieve two goals: 1.Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. For the purposes of this RFA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger; 2.Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Applications are due by March 18, 2011.
  176. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program Grant Recognizing the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against women with disabilities and Deaf women due to the proliferation of such crimes, Congress authorized the Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program) in the Violence Against Women and the Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005. The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable, systemic change that provides effective services for women with disabilities and Deaf women who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and that holds perpetrators of such crimes accountable. Disability Grant Program funds will be used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide safe, accessible, and responsive services to women with disabilities and Deaf women who are victims of violence and abuse; identify needs within the grantee’s service area; and develop a plan to address those identified needs that also builds a strong foundation for future work. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 17, 2011.
  177. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Transitional Housing Assistance Program Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is please to announce that it is seeking applications for the Transitional Housing Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing transitional housing assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 17, 2011.
  178.  OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Services to Advocate For and Respond to Youth Program - Applicants are limited to nonprofit, nongovernmental entities, community-based organizations, Indian tribes and tribal organizations that provide services to teen and young adult victims affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2011.
  179. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Services to Advocate For and Respond to Youth Program - Nationally, approximately one in three teen girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. This figure far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth. Congress recognized the need to develop the nation’s capacity to provide direct intervention and related assistance services for youth victims. Youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking require specialized services designed to meet the specific needs of youth and young adults. While these crimes affect women regardless of their age, youth are especially vulnerable and face unique obstacles if they decide to seek help. Youth may not have access to money, transportation, child-care or safe shelter. Additionally, youth and young adults may be inexperienced with dating and may mistake potential abusive actions such as jealousy or controlling behavior as signs of love. Deadline: To assist OVW in planning for the independent peer review process, letters of intent to apply should be submitted by March 1, 2011. Please note that letters of intent are optional. Interested applicants who do not submit a letter of intent by the deadline are still eligible to apply. To ensure all applicants have ample time to complete the registration process through Grants.gov, applicants should register online with Grants.gov by March 1, 2011. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on March 16, 2011.
  180. Civic Justice Corps Grants Serving Juvenile Offenders - The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $20 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for Civic Justice Corps Grants to serve juvenile offenders ages 18 to 24 who have been involved with the juvenile justice system within 12 months before entry into the program. Civic Justice Corps projects funded through this grant announcement will provide young offenders the opportunity to give something back to their communities through community service to make up for past transgressions. Such projects hold promise for reducing the recidivism rate of juvenile offenders by improving their vocational and educational skills and long-term prospects in the labor market and by increasing their attachment to their community and their sense of community responsibility. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 15, 2011. The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is March 15, 2011. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
  181. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program - The Supervised Visitation Program provides an opportunity for communities to support supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, child abuse, or stalking. Studies have shown that the risk of violence is often greater for victims of domestic violence and their children after separation from an abusive situation. Even after separation, batterers often use visitation and exchange of children as an opportunity to inflict additional emotional, physical, and/or psychological abuse on victims and their children. Visitation and exchange services provided through the Supervised Visitation Program should reflect a clear understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking; the impact of domestic violence on children; and the importance of holding offenders accountable for their actions. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 15, 2011.
  182. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program In order to provide the most appropriate services to such victims, the SASP Grants to Culturally Specific Programs (hereinafter referred to as the SASP Culturally Specific Grant Program) targets nonprofit organizations that focus primarily on culturally specific communities and have experience in the area of sexual assault or who partner with an organization having such expertise. The goal of the SASP Culturally Specific Grant Program is to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 15, 2011.
  183. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Grants to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program - The Grants to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking supports community-based organizations in providing culturally and linguistically relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 15, 2011.
  184. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Court Training and Improvements Program  - The Courts Program, created by the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), recognizes that judicial education and specialized court processes play an integral role in effective responses to the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. National studies have shown that courts need to take a more holistic approach to domestic violence case management in order to fully address the complexities of domestic violence cases and the needs and interests of the victims who seek remedies through the courts. To significantly improve internal civil and criminal court functions, court-based and court-related personnel must be educated on sexual assault and domestic violence. In addition, Federal, State, Tribal and Territorial courts must collaborate among themselves and enter into meaningful partnerships with nonprofit, nongovernmental sexual assault and domestic violence programs. To assist OVW in planning for the independent peer review process, letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 10, 2011. Please note, however, that letters of intent are optional. Interested applicants who do not submit a letter of intent by the deadline are still eligible to apply. To ensure all applicants have ample time to complete the registration process through Grants.Gov, applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 22, 2011. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on March 8, 2011.
  185. National Criminal History Improvement Program The Tribal Law and Order Act, Public Law No: 111-211, establishes tribal eligibility for grants under the Department of Justice’s National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). The NCHIP grant program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) within the Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), provides funds to enhance the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and to insure the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Friday, March 4, 2011.
  186. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Grants to Assist Children and Youth Exposed to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program - The Children and Youth Exposed to Violence Program creates a unique opportunity for communities to increase the resources, services, and advocacy available to children, youth and their nonabusing parent or caretaker, when a child has been exposed to incidences of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Collaborative efforts between community-based organizations and governmental agencies serving children and youth, such as domestic violence and sexual assault organizations, child welfare systems, or mental health service providers, can maximize community resources and ensure that children and youth in need of service are identified and referred for the assistance they need. Deadline: To assist OVW in planning for the external peer review process, letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 17, 2011. Please note that letters of intent are optional. Interested applicants who do not submit a letter of intent by the deadline are still eligible to apply. To ensure all applicants have ample time to complete the registration process through Grants.Gov, applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 17, 2011. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on March 3, 2011.
  187. Learn and Serve America School-Based Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories FY 2011 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. Grants will be awarded by the end of May 2011. Through our school-based grants Learn and Serve America funds service-learning programs that improve academic achievement and civic and academic engagement for children and youth. These service-learning programs not only accelerate education for our students, they help youth to confront local challenges and make their communities vibrant places to live. Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 03, 2011 The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 pm Eastern Time on March 3, 2011. Applications must be submitted through the Corporation’s eGrants system: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp 
  188. OJJDP FY 2011 Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program - This solicitation invites applicants to propose national initiatives that will support the development, maturation, and expansion of community programs to provide mentoring services to tribal youth populations on the reservations of federally-recognized tribes. The program will target tribal youth populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, emotional or behavioral challenges of the targeted youth, or other situations that the tribes identify. Deadline: Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on February 28, 2011.
  189. OJJDP FY 2011 Tribal Youth Field Initiated Research and Evaluation Programs - This solicitation will fund research and evaluation studies to produce findings of practical use to practitioners, administrators, and policymakers in the development of effective programs, policies, and strategies for the prevention and intervention of tribal youth delinquency. This will further our understanding of the experiences, strengths, and needs of tribal youth, their families, and communities and what works to reduce their risks for delinquency, future delinquency, and victimization. Deadline: Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, February 28, 2011.
  190. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program  - This solicitation contains information on how to apply for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. For general information on applying for all OVW grant programs, please see the OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Grant Program Solicitation Reference Guide (Reference Guide) at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/resource-guidebook.pdf. All applicants should read carefully both this solicitation and the Reference Guide before beginning the application process. Deadline: To ensure all applicants have ample time to complete the registration process through GMS, applicants should register online with GMS by February 14, 2011. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on February 23, 2011.
  191. Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention - (Short Title: State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2011 for Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Cooperative Agreements). The purpose of this program is to support States and tribes in developing and implementing statewide and/or tribal youth suicide prevention and early intervention strategies, grounded in public/private collaboration. Such efforts must involve public/private collaboration among youth-serving institutions and agencies and should include schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, substance abuse and mental health programs, and other child and youth supporting organizations. Application Deadline: Applications are due by February 16, 2011.
  192. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program In FY 2011, OVW will accept applications for the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program from applicants who are currently receiving and/or have previously received funding under the LAV Grant Program and received 24 months of funding in FY 2009 or 12 months of funding in FY 2010. The FY 2011 LAV Grant Program will also accept applications from applicants that have not previously received funding under this program. Grantees that received new or supplemental funding for 24 months in FY 2010 are not eligible to apply. Deadline: Letter of Intent - If you intend to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 funding under this program, we encourage you to submit a letter stating that you intend to apply for funding. The letter will not obligate you to submit an application. Please see http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/sample_letter_of_intent.pdf for a sample letter. The letter should be submitted to OVW by February 8, 2011. You may send the letter to OVW at ovw.lav@usdoj.gov. OVW will use these letters to predict the number of peer review panels needed to review the applications. You may still submit an application for funding if you do not submit a Letter of Intent. Deadline: Registration: The Grants.gov registration deadline is February 8, 2011. Deadline: Application: An application submission is complete if (a) a hard copy of the entire application, with original signatures, has been submitted via overnight delivery on or before the deadline and (b) the application has been submitted through Grants.gov. Both electronic and hard copy submissions are required. The deadline for applying for funding under this announcement is February 23, 2011, 11:59 p.m. E.T.
  193. OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program This discretionary grant program is designed to encourage State, local, and Tribal governments and State, local, and Tribal courts to treat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system. The Arrest program challenges the entire community to listen, communicate, identify problems, and share ideas that will result in new responses to ensure victim safety and offender accountability. By statute, eligible entities for this program are: States; Units of local government; Indian Tribal governments; and State, Tribal, Territorial, and local courts (including juvenile courts). Deadline: To ensure all applicants have ample time to complete the registration process through Grants.gov, applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 8, 2011. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on February 23, 2011
  194. FY 2010 Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project - This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities for the Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistance Project. Eligible entities may apply for funding under one of four categories: (1) proposals to characterize/assess open dumps; (2) proposals to develop integrated solid waste management (ISWM) plans and tribal codes and regulations; (3) proposals to develop and implement alternative solid waste management activities/facilities (including equipment acquisition); and (4) proposals to develop and implement cleanup, closure, and post-closure programs for open dumps in Indian Country. Each proposal must address only one of the four proposal categories described below. Applicants interested in applying for more than one category may do so as long as each proposal is for only one category. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 16, 2010. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates.
  195. Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Grants To Reduce Alcohol Abuse - Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: This program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement innovative and effective programs to reduce alcohol abuse in secondary schools. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184A. If you choose to submit your application to us electronically, you must use e-Application, accessible through the Department's e-Grants Web site at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 16, 2010. Applications Available: March 2, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 16, 2010.
  196. OVC FY10 Helping Organizations and Programs Expand (HOPE III) The overarching goal for this project is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim services field. Collectively, five grantees will be selected to: (1) undertake a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the crime victims’ field in the U.S., with each grantee conducting a critical portion of the analysis; and (2) develop a consensus document that provides a philosophical and strategic framework for defining the role of the field in the country’s response to crime and moving the field forward in the future. The final consensus document will include recommendations to OVC and the broader victims’ field as well as a detailed blueprint for a national demonstration project (or multiple demonstration projects) focused on implementation of those recommendations. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 20, 2010 Registration with OJP’s Grants Management System (GMS) is required prior to application submission. (See the "How to Apply" section of the solicitation, pages 19–21) All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. eastern time on April 20, 2010.(See "Deadlines: Registration and Application," on page 2 of the solicitation) For technical assistance with submitting the application, contact the Grants Management System Support Hotline at 1–888–549–9901, option 3, or via e-mail to GMSHelpDesk@usdoj.gov. Note: The GMS Support Hotline hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 6:00 a.m. to midnight eastern time.
  197. FY 2010 OVW Services to Advocate For and Respond to Youth Program - This program furthers the Department’s mission by serving youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Funding Opportunity Number: 2010-OVW-2552. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 22, 2010. If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: OVW Main Line 202-307-6026  ovw.youthservices@usdoj.gov.
  198. Family Centered Substance Abuse Treatment Grants for Adolescents and their Families - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2010 Family Centered Substance Abuse Treatment Grants for Adolescents and their Families (Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment). The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse services to adolescents and their families/primary caregivers in geographic areas with unmet need. Grantees will implement evidence-based practices, specifically the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) coupled with Assertive Continuing Care (ACC), that are context specific focusing on the interaction between youth and their environments, family centered and community-based. Families/primary caregivers are an integral part of the treatment process and their inclusion increases the likelihood of successful treatment and reintegration of the adolescents into their communities following the period of formalized treatment. SAMHSA is interested in advancing adolescent treatment services by requiring applicants to implement the evidence-based A-CRA/ACC model in geographic areas with unmet need. To ensure that the evidence-based practice is implemented with fidelity, grantees will receive initial training in this model, and continue to benefit from on-going support and coaching during the certification process for clinicians and supervisors. All grantees must become certified in the A-CRA/ACC model. Training, certification, and support, for a designated number of staff, will be provided by SAMHSA at no additional cost to the grantee (See Appendix I of the RFA). As of February 2009, approximately 1.89 million men and women have been deployed to serve in support of overseas contingency operations, including Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Individuals returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at increased risk for suffering post-traumatic stress and other related disorders. Experts estimate that up to one-third of returning veterans will need mental health and/or substance abuse treatment and related services. In addition, the family members of returning veterans have an increased need for related support services. To address these concerns, SAMHSA strongly encourages all applicants to consider the unique needs of adolescents in military families and families of returning veterans in developing their proposed project. Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA’s services grants are designed to address gaps in substance abuse prevention and treatment services and/or to increase the ability of States, units of local government, American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and tribal organizations, and community- and faith-based organizations to help specific populations or geographic areas with serious, emerging substance abuse problems. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest. Assertive Adolescent and Family Treatment grants are authorized under 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse). Current Closing Date for Applications: April 23, 2010.
  199. Drug Free Communities Mentoring Program - The Drug Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-02) and its subsequent Reauthorization Acts (Public Law 107-82, 115 Stat 814 and Public Law 109-469) authorize initial grant funding and renewable grant funding for coalitions who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. DFC Mentoring applicants must be current DFC grantees and must meet all eligibility requirements of the DFC Program. All DFC Mentoring applications will be jointly screened by ONDCP and SAMHSA to determine whether each applicant meets all the DFC Mentoring program eligibility requirements contained in the eligibility requirements table below. Applications submitted by eligible coalitions that demonstrate meeting all requirements will then be scored by an independent Peer Review panel according to the evaluation criteria described in Part V: Application Review Information. DFC Mentoring grant funds are intended to provide support for a Mentor coalition (a current DFC grantee) to assist a new community/coalition (Mentee). Applications submitted by Mentor coalitions (applicant) that do not demonstrate that they meet the eligibility requirements will not advance to the Peer Review stage. SAMHSA/ONDCP will not accept any additional materials submitted after the published deadline for receipt of applications. Eligibility Requirements Table: For a summary of the DFC Mentoring eligibility requirements and the minimum documentation applicants must provide in Part V-1 of their applications. “Where to Document” sections, please see the Eligibility Requirements table in the Eligibility section of the RFA. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 23, 2010.
  200. FY 2010 OJJDP Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiative - The Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) authorizes grants to government agencies and nonprofit groups to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims’ support, and other services to help adult and juvenile ex-offenders make a successful transition from incarceration to the community. In support of this goal, OJJDP will provide grants to support mentoring and other transitional services essential to reintegrating juvenile offenders into their communities. The grants will be used to mentor juvenile offenders during confinement, through transition back to the community, and post-release; to provide transitional services to assist them in their reintegration into the community; and to support training in offender and victims issues. Targeted youth must be younger than 18 years old. The initiative’s legislative authority is found in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117). Current Closing Date for Applications: April 27, 2010. Applications will be submitted through the OJP GMS system. Please go to https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov to apply online. Applications are due at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 27, 2010.
  201. Fiscal Year 2010 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) - DOJ is pleased to announce that the Fiscal Year 2010 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) is now available at www.tribaljusticeandsafety.gov!! The deadline for applications is May 17, 2010. Although DOJ’s Grant Management System (GMS) will not be accepting applications until March 15, 2010, you should immediately begin reviewing the solicitation, its requirements and all supporting documentation, and should register with GMS following the process outlined in the Solicitation. Please visit www.tribaljusticeandsafety.gov now. You may also contact the Response Center at 1–800–421–6770 or by e-mail attribalgrants@usdoj.gov.
  202. BJA FY 10 Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance - Authorized by 25 USC 3651, et seq., the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance (TCCLA) grants enhance tribal court systems and improve access to those systems. Targeted to non-profit organizations, the grants serve to strengthen and improve the representation of indigent defendants and clients in civil and criminal causes of action under the jurisdiction of Indian tribes. Also included in this solicitation is a request for a national or regional tribal membership organization to provide advocacy training and technical assistance to all tribes, not limited to the legal assistance grantees under Categories 1 and 2, for the development, enrichment, and enhancement of judicial system personnel within tribal justice systems. Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2010-2676. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 27, 2010.
  203. Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants -The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to make one-time grants to Tribes, Tribal organizations, or Tribal consortia that are seeking to develop, and within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Grant funds under this announcement may be used for the cost of developing a title IV-E plan under Section 471 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to carry out a program under Section 479B of the Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of data collection systems, a cost allocation plan, agency and Tribal court procedures necessary to meet the case review system requirements under Section 475(5) of the Act, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan. Application Due Date: June 21, 2010.

 

Fiscal Year 2010 Expired Funding Opportunities

  1. Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity for Adult Drug Courts - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2010 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Drug Courts (Adult Treatment Drug Courts). The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in “problem solving” courts which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination to adult defendants/offenders. Priority for the use of the funding should be given to addressing gaps in the existing continuum of treatment. CSAT, in collaboration with The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is also offering an innovative funding opportunity for adult drug courts titled “Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement”. The purpose of the joint initiative is to invite applicants to submit for consideration one comprehensive strategy for enhancing drug court coordination, services, and treatment capacity, allowing applicants to compete for access to both criminal justice and substance abuse treatment funds with one application. BJA will also offer its stand-alone drug court solicitation titled “Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement,” which provides financial and technical assistance to States, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug treatment courts that effectively integrate substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over nonviolent, substance-abusing offenders. NOTE: Applicants may apply simultaneously for any or all posted drug court grant solicitations offered by BJA and/or CSAT. However, BJA and CSAT will not make more than one award for the same proposed services within a program. The aforementioned solicitations may be found on OJP/BJA’s website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/drugcourts.html. Funding Opportunity Number: TI-10-011. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2010.
  2. FY 2010 Second Chance Act Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations - The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison and jail and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. Ninety-five percent of all prisoners incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure the transition individuals make from prison or jail to the community is safe and successful. Section 211 of the Act authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for mentoring projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of adults who have been incarcerated. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 18, 2010.
  3. BJA FY 10 State, Local, and Tribal Terrorism Prevention Training and Technical Assistance National Initiative Program The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the State and Local Terrorism Prevention Training and Technical Assistance National Initiative Program, funded through the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-117). This training and technical assistance program will further the Department’s counter-terror efforts and assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to prevent acts of terror in their jurisdictions. This training will emphasize that constitutional rights, civil liberties, civil rights, and privacy interests must be protected throughout the intelligence process. Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2010-2496. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 18, 2010.
  4. SMART FY 2010 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant Program The Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Program assists state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in improving their adult and juvenile sex offender management policies and practices by critically examining existing approaches to monitoring and managing the population; identifying significant gaps and needs; and developing strategies to address the needs. Purpose The purpose of funding under this solicitation is two-fold: (1) to support demonstration projects in tribal communities that wish to implement the Comprehensive Approach model of sex offender management and (2) to enhance existing sex offender management practices in communities in order to meet an identified need or to implement an innovative strategy that can be recognized as a best practice. To achieve this purpose, the program has two components: Part A and Part B. Applicants may apply under only one category. Goals and objectives: PART A Eligibility for PART A is restricted to tribes (see Eligibility section on page 1) and territories. Part A is the demonstration program to implement the Comprehensive Approach model of managing released sex offenders. This model involves a strategic and collaborative response to managing sex offenders, reducing recidivism, and promoting public safety. At its core, the model contains several key principles, including a focus on the needs and safety of victims, collaboration and information sharing across disciplines and agencies, ongoing monitoring and evaluation of programs and policies, specialized training on the specifics of sexual offending and offenders, and raising awareness in the public about sex offenders and methods to protect against sexual offending. In a Comprehensive Approach to sex offender management, these key principles flow throughout the criminal justice process, from police investigation, prosecution, and sentencing to reentry, supervision, and treatment in the community. These awards will require that applicants establish a sex offender management team that is multi-disciplinary in nature and includes stakeholders reflective of the elements and principles detailed above. PART A will be administered in two phases. Phase I is the assessment and planning phase and Phase II is the implementation phase. Phase I is designed to examine the jurisdiction’s current approach to managing sex offenders; identify existing resources and programs that can be utilized to implement the Comprehensive Approach model; and assess existing gaps and needs that must be addressed in order to implement this model (see the Program/Project Design and Implementation section on page 10 for more specifics). Up to twenty-five percent of funds may be allocated to support assessment and planning activities. Phase II involves implementing the proposed strategy developed in Phase I to implement the Comprehensive Approach model. Prior to commencing work on Phase II activities, a project implementation plan, as well as a budget request and a timeline, must be submitted to the SMART Office for review and approval. Phase II also includes designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation plan to document the strategies implemented and their outcomes, as well as developing or enhancing the capacity for ongoing information collection and analysis beyond the grant period. PART B Eligibility for PART B is restricted to states, the District of Columbia, territories, and local units of government (see Eligibility section on page 1). Part B supports enhancements to existing approaches to managing released sex offenders. Funds under this category will be authorized to address a jurisdiction’s identified need or to implement a new or innovative strategy that has implications for other communities. Under this category of funding of CASOM, applicants must demonstrate that their current sex offender management approach is inclusive of the following principles: victim-centeredness; specialized knowledge and training; public education; monitoring and evaluation; and collaboration. Applicants must include a monitoring and evaluation plan for implementation activities. Funding Opportunity Number: SMART-2010-2491. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 18, 2010.
  5. SMART FY2010 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program The Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Training and Technical Assistance Program focuses on providing training and technical assistance to state, local and tribal jurisdictions for the purpose of developing and implementing strategies to effectively manage sex offenders under community supervision. The recipient of this award will provide targeted training and technical assistance to jurisdictions awarded grants under the FY 2010 Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant Program. The CASOM Training and Technical Assistance Program provides assistance to jurisdictions in critically examining their existing approaches to managing the population, identifying their most significant gaps and areas of need, and developing specific strategies to address these needs. Additionally, the program provides training and technical assistance to jurisdictions seeking to enhance existing sex offender management programs and practices in communities in order to meet an identified need or gap or to implement an innovative strategy that can be recognized as best practice. The successful applicant will plan and deliver training and technical assistance to ten to twelve award recipients under the CASOM Grant Program. Up to three of the grantee sites will be tribal jurisdictions working to implement a sex offender management program that replicates the Comprehensive Approach model to sex offender management. The remaining grantees will be state or local jurisdictions working to enhance their existing sex offender management programs in order to meet an identified need or gap or to implement a best practice. The successful applicant will be required to measure the effect of the technical assistance as it relates to improving grantee capacity and ability to manage sex offenders in the community. Funding Opportunity Number: SMART-2010-2492. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 18, 2010.
  6. Drug Free Communities Support Program - The purpose of this program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. DFC is a collaborative initiative sponsored by ONDCP in partnership with SAMHSA in order to achieve two major goals: Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. For the purposes of this RFA, “youth” is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. (Substances include, but are not limited to, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, where their use is prohibited by Federal, State, or local law. Applications are due by March 19, 2010. http://samhsa.gov/Grants/2010/SP-10-005.aspx
  7. BJA FY 10 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program - The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program seeks to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program. This program is authorized by the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA) (Pub. L. 108-414) and the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-416). Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2010-2516. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 01, 2010.
  8. 2010 Healthy Communities Grant Program The Healthy Communities Grant Program is seeking projects that: • Target resources to benefit communities at risk (environmental justice areas of potential concern, places with high risk from toxic air pollution, urban areas) and sensitive populations (e.g. children, elderly, others at increased risk). • Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks. • Increase collaboration through community-based projects. • Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environment and human health problems. • Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits. Proposed projects must: (1) Be located in and/or directly benefit one or more of the three Target Investment Areas which include: Environmental Justice Areas of Potential Concern, Sensitive Populations, and/or Urban Areas in one or more of the EPA Region I States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and/or Vermont; and (2) Identify how the proposed project will achieve measurable environmental and/or public health results in one or more of the five Target Program Areas which include Asthma, Capacity Building on Environmental and Public Health Issues, Healthy Indoor/Outdoor Environments, Healthy Schools, Urban Natural Resources. Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R1-HC-2010. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 05, 2010. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates.
  9. Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance - The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2010 funds for community-based projects for the Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program. The purpose of ANA grant funding is to promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the Native American languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community's language preservation goals. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 09, 2010. See link to full announcement for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above.
  10. Social and Economic Development Strategies - Special Initiative - The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2010 funds for community-based projects for the Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. The purpose of ANA grant funding is to promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The SEDS program provides funding for projects to support the interests of children and families and to help strengthen communities. Funding Opportunity Number (FON): HHS-2010-ACF-ANA-NS-0041. Application Due Date: April 09, 2010.
  11. Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Domestic Violence Shelters/Grants to Native American Tribes (Including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations - The purpose of these grants is to assist Tribes in establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to prevent family violence (i.e. domestic violence) and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their dependents. Deadlines April 15, 2010.
  12. OVW FY 2010 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program - The Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Current Closing Date for Applications:  March 10, 2010.
  13. OVW FY 2010 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. 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. Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2010-2503. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 10, 2010.
  14. OVW FY 2010 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Transitional Housing Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing transitional housing assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking. Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2010-2497. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 09, 2010.
  15. OVW Fiscal Year 2010 Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities - Recognizing the pressing need to focus on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against individuals with disabilities due to the proliferation of such crimes, Congress authorized the Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program) in the Violence Against Women and the Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005). The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable, systemic change that will result in effective services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 22, 2010. All Applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 22, 2010. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.T. on March 09, 2010.
  16. OVW FY 2010 Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of rape crisis centers and other programs and projects to assist those victimized by sexual assault. Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2010-2490. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 09, 2010.
  17. Tribal Resource Conservation Funds - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 is soliciting proposals to fund projects that address solid waste reduction and management. Funds will be awarded pursuant to Section 8001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. §6981. Funding will be in the form of cooperative agreements and/or grants. Funds will be awarded to applicants carrying out projects that serve the lands in Indian Country belonging to over 140 federally recognized tribes which fall under EPA Region 9's geographic area of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Only Tribes and Tribal Consortia are eligible to submit proposals for the Tribal Resource Conservation Funds announcement. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 19, 2010. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates.
  18. FY 2010 Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program Solicitation The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), 42 U.S.C. §14043g, and is the first Federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. The SASP encompasses four different funding streams for 1) States and Territories, 2) Tribes, 3) State and Tribal sexual assault coalitions, and 4) culturally specific organizations. Overall, the purpose of SASP is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault. Deadline: All Applicants should register online with GMS by February 23, 2010. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.T. on March 09, 2010.
  19. OVW Fiscal Year 2010 Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program In FY 2010, OVW will accept applications for the Supervised Visitation Program from both development and continuation applicants. For the purposes of this grant program, development applicants are: 1) applicants that have never received Supervised Visitation Program funds; and 2) former Supervised Visitation Program grantees whose awards have expired. Continuation applicants are: 1) applicants that received 36 months of funding in FY 2007; 2) applicants that received 24 months of funding in FY 2008; and 3) applicants with awards that expire after March 10, 2010. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 24, 2010. All Applicants should register online with GMS by February 24, 2010. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.T. on March 10, 2010.
  20. OVW FY 2010 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Transitional Housing Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing transitional housing assistance to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 09, 2010.
  21. SMART FY 2010 Support For Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program The Support for Adam Walsh Act (AWA) Implementation Grant Program assists jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I, of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. In summary, SORNA requires: (1) all States, the District of Columbia, the principal U.S. territories, and participating federally recognized Indian tribes to maintain a sex offender registry; and (2) sex offenders to register and maintain a current registration in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, is an employee, or is a student. SORNA also sets forth requirements for sex offender registries, to include: specified required information, duration of registration, and in-person verification of sex offender identity as well as participation in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. For more specific information about compliance with SORNA and access to the final National Guidelines on Sex Offender Registration and Notification, please visit http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/smart/guidelines_final.htm.  For information and resources on AWA, visit http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/smart/. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 05, 2010.
  22. FY 2010 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program The Sexual Assault Services Program was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), 42 U.S.C. §14043g, and is the first Federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. The SASP encompasses four different funding streams for States and Territories, Tribes, State sexual assault coalitions, Tribal sexual assault coalitions, and culturally specific organizations. Overall, the purpose of SASP is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 18, 2010. All applicants should register online with GMS by February 18, 2010. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.T. on March 4, 2010.
  23. FY 2010 Grants to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program Solicitation The Grants to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program (hereinafter referred to as the Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Program) was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) (codified at 42 U.S.C. ' 14045a). This program creates a unique opportunity for targeted community-based organizations to address the critical needs of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victims in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture and effectively addresses language and communication barriers. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 18, 2010. All Applicants should register online with GMS by February 18, 2010. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.T. on March 4, 2010.
  24. OVW FY 2010 Community-Defined Solutions to Violence Against Women Program The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Community-Defined Solutions to Violence Against Women Program (formerly the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program). This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging State, local, and Tribal governments and State, local, and Tribal courts to treat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system. Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2010-2472Current Closing Date for Applications: February 03, 2010.
  25. Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program The United State Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Legal Assistance to Victims Grant Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by strengthening civil and criminal legal assistance programs for adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 04, 2010.
  26. Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence –Related Injury (R01) The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) of CDC within HHS is soliciting investigator-initiated (R01) research that will expand and advance the understanding of violence, its causes, and prevention strategies. Applications must address one of the research objectives listed in this FOA. Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CE10-005. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 05, 2010. RFA-CE-10-005 has been amended under RFA-CE10-005 to extend the application deadline to February 5, 2010. If you have already submitted an application successfully, you do not have to submit again.
  27. OVW FY 2010 Court Training and Improvements Program The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Court Training and Improvements Program. This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by supporting court and court-based initiatives that aim to improve civil and criminal court functions, enhance court infrastructure and improve court responses to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2010-2443. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 09, 2010.
  28. Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program: FY 2010 Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment Deadline: Registration with OJP’s Grants Management System (GMS) is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. eastern time on February 11, 2010.
  29. Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program: FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement Deadline: Registration with OJP’s Grants Management System (GMS) is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. eastern time on February 11, 2010.
  30. OVW FY 2010 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program The United State Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Fiscal Year 2010 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department's mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions. Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2010-2474. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 18, 2010.

 

General Information and Funding Resources

The Federal government awards over $300 billion in grants each year to state, local, and tribal governments, universities, and non-profit organizations. These grants are awarded through 26 major “grant-making” agencies in over 500 programs. Grant administration varies from agency to agency, program to program, and information about grants – and how to apply for them – is scattered in printed materials and across the Internet. As a result, potential recipients face a complex and burdensome task in trying to find grant opportunities and to apply for federal grants.

Grants Management System On-line Training Tool

On July 11, 2007, OJP released the Grants Management System (GMS) On-line Training Tool to assist grantees in administering their awards through the GMS. The On-line Training Tool provides step "by" step instructions to complete various functions within GMS, as well as the administrative policies associated with Grant Adjustment Notices, Progress Reporting, and Closeouts. The On-line Training Tool includes the following sections:

  • GMS Overview: This chapter will provide you with an overview of GMS. Topics include logging into GMS and responding to change requests during the application process.
  • Grant Adjustment Notices (GANs): OJP requires a GAN for many programmatic, administrative, or financial changes associated with a grant. Examples of changes that would require a GAN include: change in the point of contact or authorizing official for a grant, request for a no-cost extension of the grant period, or altering the programmatic activities of a grant, among others. The On-line Training Tool will define the GAN requirements as well as walk the user through the steps needed to create, save and submit a GAN.
  • Progress Reporting: OJP requires most grantees to submit progress reports (quarterly, semi-annual or annual). In these reports, you describe the status of meeting the objectives set forth in the approved application. This section will lead you through the creation and submission of your mandatory progress reports.
  • Grants Management System Closeouts: OJP requires grantees to submit a closeout package 90 days after the grant end date. This section will lead you through the process of creating a closeout package and submitting it at the end of your program.

The Grants.gov initiative seeks to make it easier for potential recipients to obtain information about federal grants. Specifically, Grants.gov will create a single, on-line storefront for all federal grant customers to access grant information. The storefront will consolidate much of the grants information currently available on-line and will eliminate many of the paper-based processes that serve as hurdles to organizations attempting to find grant opportunities as well as apply for and manage grants.

Instructions to apply online through Grants.gov. Please note that you must set up your organization’s profile with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) to apply through Grants.gov.

Beginning October 1, 2003, a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number must be included in every application for a new award or renewal of an award. The DUNS number will be required whether an applicant is submitting an application through OJP's Grants Management System or using the government wide electronic portal (http://www.grants.gov). An application will not be considered complete until the applicant has provided a valid DUNS number. Individuals who would personally receive a grant or cooperative agreement from the federal government are exempt from this requirement. Organizations should verify that they have a DUNS number or take the steps necessary to obtain one as soon as possible. Applicants can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1-800-333-0505.

Publications

  • A Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs in Indian Country reveals that federal funding directed to Native Americans through programs at federal agencies has not been sufficient to address the basic and very urgent needs of indigenous peoples. Among the myriad unmet needs are: health care, education, public safety, housing, and rural development. The United States Commission on Civil Rights finds that significant disparities in federal funding exist between Native Americans and other groups in our nation, as well as the general population. Among immediate requirements for increased funding are: infrastructure development, without which tribal governments cannot properly deliver services; tribal courts, which preserve order in tribal communities, provide for restitution of wrongs, and lend strength and validity to other tribal institutions; and tribal priority allocations, which permit tribes to pursue their own priorities and allow tribal governments to respond to the needs of their citizens.
  • Sustainability Toolkit for Indian Communities by American Indian Development Associates outlines proactive strategies so that tribal programs can ensure continuation after funding from initial sources stop.
  • Strategies for Preparing Successful Grant Application by American Indian Development Associates presents strategies to prepare successful grant applications aimed at helping Indian nations to acquire funding to implement programs, provide services or initiate systems change in their communities. Additionally, they offer several strategies and recommendations for Indian nations to consider when applying for funds.

Federal Agency Grants

Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian Country is the newest resource guide developed specifically for Indian country at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The goal of this resource is to provide a user-friendly, current, and comprehensive resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments to further improve the safety of their communities. It also is designed as a resource to assist the general public and other Federal agencies learn more about Crime Prevention and Justice Services in Indian Country. This Web-based resource guide has several sections, including educational materials to assist the reader with learning more about the Government-to-Government Relationship between the Federal government and Tribal governments, Current DOJ Initiatives and Activities, and numerous tribal justice and public safety resources for Indian Country. This Web site also includes Funding/Grant Opportunities and Research and Statistics. A Calendar of our Activities is accessible to aid the reader in locating tribal justice and safety related events.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of all 1,424 Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. This site lists all Native American Programs, including:

CFDA# Agency Program Title
15.020 DOI Aid To Tribal Governments
15.021 DOI Consolidated Tribal Government Program
15.022 DOI Tribal Self-Governance
15.024 DOI Indian Self-Determination Contract Support
15.025 DOI Services to Indian Children, Elderly and Families
15.026 DOI Indian Adult Education
15.036 DOI Indian Rights Protection
15.048 DOI Bureau of Indian Affairs Facilities - Operations and Maintenance
15.055 DOI Alaskan Indian Allotments and Subsistence Preference -Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
15.057 DOI Navajo-Hopi Indian Settlement Program
15.064 DOI Structural Fire Protection - Bureau of Indian Affairs Facilities
84.357 ED Reading First State Grants

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NJCRS) includes a section on Justice Grants which lists specific information and links to online requests for proposals for a broad range of Justice Department grants.

Other sources of federal funding information include the Commerce Business Daily and the Federal Register. Additionally, Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) posted in the Federal Register can be accessed through a Keyword Interface provided by the EZ/EC Program Offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Administration for Native American (ANA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) provides periodic funding opportunities. The most likely grant program for tribal justice systems would be the ANA Social and Economic Development (SEDS) program which provides funding for programs involving governance and social and economic development.

The Foundation Center has an extensive online library which includes answers to questions about foundations and nonprofit resources, provides instruction on the funding research process, extensive links to foundation sites, and quick links to many resources. The following are the major sections of this comprehensive site:

The Office for Victims of Crime has created a listserv for potential funding applicants. This listserv is used to notify members when the program plan and solicitations are posted on the OVC Web site and provide additional information regarding the implementation of GMS. If you would like to have your organization added to the listserv, please forward the appropriate name, phone number, and e-mail address to: William Sherman, Listserv Administrator at ShermanW@ojp.usdoj.gov.

Fiscal Year

Fiscal Years are typically numbered using a calendar year and quarter thereof. A fiscal quarter is 3 months (1/4 of a year). For example, the United States government fiscal year for 2008 ("FY08", sometimes written "FY07–08") is as follows:

1st Quarter: October 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007
2nd Quarter: January 1, 2008 – March 31, 2008
3rd Quarter: April 1, 2008 – June 30, 2008
4th Quarter: July 1, 2008 – September 30, 2008

The U.S. government's fiscal year begins on October 1 of the previous calendar year and ends on September 30 of the year with which it is numbered.

Fiscal Year 2009 Expired Funding Opportunities

  1. FY 2009 Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services Program -This program furthers the Department of Justice's mission by supporting community-based organizations in providing culturally and linguistically relevant services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. This is a new OVW grant program, therefore all eligible applicants are welcome to apply.
    Eligible entities include: 1) community-based programs whose primary purpose is providing culturally and linguistically specific services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and 2) community based-programs whose primary purpose is providing culturally and linguistically specific services and who can partner with a program having demonstrated expertise in serving victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Due Dates: Letters of Intent: February 05, 2009; Grants.gov registration: February 19, 2009; Application Deadline: March 04, 2009 by 8pm EST.
  2. OVW FY 2009 Sexual Assault Services Program – Grants to Culturally Specific Programs: Call for Concept Papers - This Call for Concept Papers is the first step in the process of selecting 6 to 10 culturally specific programs addressing sexual assault that will be funded under the SASP Culturally Specific Grant Program in Federal Fiscal Year 2009. Awards will be made as cooperative agreements and, as noted above, will likely be made for up to $300,000 for a 36 month period, which will be divided into a planning phase and an implementation phase. Funded applicants will have access to $50,000 during the planning period phase. The remaining $250,000 will be used to support the implementation phase of the project. OVW will withhold implementation phase funds until it determines that all requirements of the planning phase have been successfully met. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 05, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 11, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on March 04, 2009.
  3. OVW FY 2009 Grants to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program - Research indicates that survivors are more inclined to seek services from organizations that are familiar with their culture, language and background and that there is no “one size fits all” approach to adequately addressing these critical needs. Culturally specific community-based organizations are more likely to understand the complex multi-layered challenges and obstacles that victims from their communities face when attempting to access services in response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Culturally specific community-based organizations are also better equipped to form essential relationships and engage their communities in the creation and implementation of services relevant to the diverse and unique needs of the victims. They play a vital role in providing services that are relevant to their communities, and they address multi-layered needs. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 05, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 19, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on March 04, 2009.
  4. Gang Prevention Coordination Assistance Program Applicants must register with grants.gov prior to applying. The due date for applying for funding under this announcement is 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, March 04, 2009. The OJJDP FY 2009 Gang Prevention Coordination Assistance Program provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of Federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing the following antigang strategies: primary prevention, secondary prevention, gang intervention, and targeted gang enforcement. 
  5. Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grants Program The due date for applying for funding under this announcement is 8:00 p.m. E.T., March 12, 2009. Under the authority bestowed by 42 U.S.C. Section 3796ee-1, OJJDP will award funds under its Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grants (Tribal JADG) Program to federally recognized tribal communities to develop and implement programs that hold AI/AN youth accountable for delinquent behavior and strengthen tribal juvenile justice systems. 
  6. Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program: FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement - The Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Discretionary Grant Program assists tribes in cost effectively planning, renovating, and constructing facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. In addition, this funding allows tribes to explore community-based alternatives to help control and prevent jail overcrowding due to alcohol and other substance abuse. This program is authorized under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Title II, Subtitle A, Public Law 103-322, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 13709. Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. Deadline: All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on March 12, 2009.
  7. Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement - The Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Training and Technical Assistance Program will assist tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively plan, renovate, and/or construct facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. This program is authorized under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Title II, Subtitle A, Public Law 103-322, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 13701 et seq. Deadline: Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on March 12, 2009.
  8. Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement - The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program seeks to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness (MI) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (COD) who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking joint justice and mental health applications from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program. This program is authorized by the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA) (Pub. L. 108-414) and the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-416). Deadline: Registration with Grants.gov is required prior to application submission. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on March 12, 2009.
  9. OVW FY 2009 Grants to Indian Tribal Governments and Sexual Assault Services Program The Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (Tribal Governments Program) was created in Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. The Tribal Governments Program is designed to fulfill the three goals of Title IX: (1) to decrease the number of violent crimes committed against Indian women; (2) to help Indian tribes use their independent authority to respond to crimes of violence against Indian women; and (3) to make sure that people who commit violent crimes against Indian women are held responsible for their actions. The Violence Against Women Act of 2005 also created a new grant program specifically designed to address the needs of Indian women who are victims of sexual assault. The purpose of the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program is to help tribes establish, maintain, and expand programs and projects to directly assist victims of sexual assault. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 24, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 24, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on March 03, 2009. More Information >>>
  10. Environmental Regulatory Enhancement - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (Environmental) Program. Financial assistance is provided utilizing the competitive process in accordance with the Native American Programs Act (NAPA) of 1974, as amended. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  11. Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Assessment - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds for new community-based activities under ANA's Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Assessment program area. Native Language Assessment grants are used to conduct the assessment necessary to identify the current status of the Native American language(s) to be addressed. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  12. Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Immersion - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds for new community-based activities under ANA's Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Immersion program area. Native Language Immersion grants will only be awarded to applicants that meet the Statutory requirements for immersion projects with language nests or language survival schools in accordance with P.L. 109-394. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  13. Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Implementation - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds for new community-based activities under ANA's Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Implementation program area. Native Language Implementation grants are used to implement a preservation language project that will contribute to the achievement of the community's long-range language goal(s). Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  14. Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Planning - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds for new community-based activities under ANA's Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Planning program area. Native Language Planning grants are used to plan a language project. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  15. Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management (CASOM) Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement - The CASOM Program assists state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in improving their adult and/or juvenile sex offender management policies and practices by critically examining existing approaches to managing the population; identifying significant gaps and needs; and developing strategies to address these needs. The goal of this program is to provide effective training to probation and parole and other personnel who provide supervision, case management or relapse prevention to non-incarcerated sex offenders or who are responsible for sex offender registration and compliance. Special emphasis is placed on sex offender management and supervision which is compliant with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I, of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Deadline: The due date for applying for funding under this announcement is 8 p.m. E.T. on March 18, 2009.
  16. Fiscal Year 2009 State Homeland Security Program Tribal (SHSP Tribal) - The purpose of the FY 2009 SHSP Tribal program is to provide supplemental funding to directly eligible tribes to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. Pursuant to the 9/11 Act, “a directly eligible tribe applying for a grant under section 2004 [SHSP] shall designate an individual to serve as a tribal liaison with [DHS] and other Federal, State, local, and regional government officials concerning preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to acts of terrorism.” The following are the required forms to be completed in the downloaded application package: * Please note that these required forms may fall under either the mandatory or optional document headings in the application package. Please reference the grant guidance document for instructions and specific information regarding attachments. Required Forms: Tribal Investment Justification Worksheet, Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information, Standard Form 424B Assurances, Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, Standard Form 424C, Budget Information – Construction Programs (if applicable), Standard Form 424D, Assurances – Construction Programs (if applicable). Current Closing Date for Applications: March 20, 2009. Applicants are advised to carefully review the submission requirements contained within the FY 2009 State Homeland Security Grant Tribal Guidance and Application Kit. More Information >>>
  17. 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) 2009 funds for new community-based projects under the ANA Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS-AK) program. ANA's FY 2009 SEDS-AK goals and program areas of interest are focused on strengthening children, families and communities through community-based organizations, Tribes, and Village governments. The purpose of ANA is to promote the goal of economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa Natives. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 25, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  18. Family Preservation-Improving the Well-Being of Children Project Implementation - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funds for projects that implement approaches to improve child well-being by removing barriers associated with strengthening families (including fatherhood, foster parenting, absentee parent activities and grandparents raising grandchildren), forming and preserving healthy families, relationships and marriages (including Traditional Native American and Pacific Basin marriages). ANA's FY 2009 goals and program areas of interest are focused on strengthening children, families and communities through financial assistance to community-based organizations including faith-based organizations, Tribes and Village governments. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 25, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  19. SMART Office Fiscal Year 2009 Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program - The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Support for Adam Walsh Implementation Grant Program assists states, territories and certain federally recognized tribal jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) of the Adam Walsh Act (AWA)(42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq.). This Act is designed to protect children and adults from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography, promote Internet safety, and honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other crime victims. SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders. Jurisdictions are required to implement SORNA by July 27, 2009. Deadline: The due date for applying for funding under this announcement is 8 p.m. Eastern Time on March 30, 2009.
    Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Housing Projects - HUD provides grants funds to make emergency capital repairs to eligible multifamily projects owned by private nonprofit entities that are designated for occupancy by elderly tenants. The capital repair needs must relate to items that present an immediate threat to the health, safety, and quality of life of the tenants. Current Closing Date for Applications: October 01, 2009. More Information >>>
  20. Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program - This program was initiated in FY 2000 to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) to conduct agricultural research that addresses high priority concerns of tribal, national, or multistate significance. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive process. Grants shall support investigative and analytical studies in the food and agricultural sciences. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline(s) of the food and agricultural sciences. There are no limits on the specific subject matter/emphasis areas to be supported. Original Closing Date for Applications: January 30, 2009. More Information >>>

Fiscal Year 2008 Expired Funding Opportunities

  1. OVW FY 2009 Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program - The Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program (Supervised Visitation Program) provides an opportunity for communities to support supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. Studies have shown that the risk of violence is often greater for victims of domestic violence and their children after separation from an abusive situation. Even after separation, batterers often use visitation and exchange of children as an opportunity to inflict additional emotional, physical, and/or psychological abuse on victims and their children. Visitation and exchange services provided through the Supervised Visitation Program should reflect a clear understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; the impact of domestic violence on children; and the importance of holding offenders accountable for their actions. Deadline:  Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 05, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 05, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on February 19, 2009. More Information >>>
  2. Higher Education Challenge Grants Program - Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will: (1) address a State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 30, 2009. More Information >>>
  3. Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program - This program was initiated in FY 2000 to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) to conduct agricultural research that addresses high priority concerns of tribal, national, or multistate significance. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive process. Grants shall support investigative and analytical studies in the food and agricultural sciences. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline(s) of the food and agricultural sciences. There are no limits on the specific subject matter/emphasis areas to be supported. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 30, 2009. More Information >>>
  4. BJA FY 09 Tribal Courts Assistance Program - Authorized by 25 U.S.C. 3681(a), the Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) helps develop new tribal courts, improves the operations of existing tribal courts, and provides funding for technical assistance and training of tribal court staff. The program’s goals are to (1) provide planning grants to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan to establish a court; and (2) provide grants for an existing tribal court system to enhance tribal court services. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 12, 2009. More Information >>>
  5. Youth Violence Prevention through Economic, Environmental, and Policy Change (U01) - CDC’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a funding opportunity announcement entitled, “Youth Violence Prevention through Economic, Environmental, and Policy Change (U01).” Approximately $1,000,000 will be available in fiscal year 2009 to fund 2 awards. The purpose of this announcement is to assess the efficacy or effectiveness of policies and other interventions designed to change the economic or environmental characteristics of a community to reduce rates of youth violence perpetration and victimization. For complete program details, please see the full announcement on the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/CE09-009.htm The estimated funding date is to August 31, 2009. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 23, 2009 -  Letter of Intent Deadline: January 26, 2009.
  6. Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Applicants must register with grants.gov prior to applying. The due date for applying for funding under this announcement is 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, February 24, 2009. This solicitation supports training and technical assistance that helps states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments build the capacity to develop, maintain, and enhance drug courts for substance-abusing adults who are involved with the family court due to child abuse and/or neglect issues. 
  7. National Mentoring Programs The due date for applying for funding under this announcement is 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, February 25, 2009. Important: Applicants are urged to submit their application at least 72 hours prior to the due date of the application to allow time to receive the validation message and to correct any problems that may have caused rejection. This solicitation invites eligible applicants to propose the enhancement or expansion of initiatives that will assist in the development and maturity of community programs to provide mentoring services to high-risk populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, special physical or mental challenges of the targeted population, or other analogous situations identified by the community in need of mentoring services.
  8. Tribal Colleges and Universities Program - This program provides awards to enhance the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instructional and outreach programs at Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan Native-serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions. Support is available for the implementation of comprehensive institutional approaches to strengthen STEM teaching and learning in ways that improve access to, retention within, and graduation from STEM programs. Through this program, assistance is provided to eligible institutions in their efforts to bridge the digital divide and prepare students for careers in information technology, science, mathematics and engineering fields. Proposed activities should be the result of a careful analysis of institutional needs, address institutional and NSF goals, and have the potential to result in significant and sustainable improvements in STEM program offerings. Proposals are being solicited for Planning Grants, and two Implementation tracks: Initiation projects and STEM Teachers of Education Excellence Projects (STEEP). Current Closing Date for Applications: February 24, 2009. Innovation through Institutional Integration August 25, 2009 Innovation through Institutional Integration October 20, 2009 October 20, Annually Thereafter TCUP Implementation Projects. More Information >>>
  9. Family Unification Program (FUP) -  FUP is a program under which vouchers are provided to families for whom the lack of adequate hosuing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children to the family from out-of-home care. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 28, 2009. More Information >>>
  10. OVW FY 2009 Legal Assistance for Victims - The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence. Criminal legal assistance is limited to criminal matters relating to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. LAV Grant Program funds cannot be used to provide criminal defense services. The LAV Grant Program awards grants to law school legal clinics, domestic violence victims’ shelters, bar associations, sexual assault victims’ programs, private nonprofit entities, Indian tribal governments and tribal organizations, territorial organizations, legal aid or statewide legal services, and faith- and/or community-based legal service providers. Grant funds may be used to provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in matters arising from the abuse or violence and to provide enhanced training for lawyers representing these victims. The objective of the LAV Grant Program is to develop innovative, collaborative projects that provide quality representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 28, 2009. More Information >>>
  11. BJA Drug Court Solicitation - Drug courts help reduce recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolent offenders and increase an offender’s likelihood of successful rehabilitation through early, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug testing, community supervision, and appropriate sanctions and other habilitation services. A drug court can be a specially designed court calendar or docket as well as a specialized court program. Drug courts funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to involve nonviolent offenders and must implement an adult drug court based on the BJA and National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ publication: Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components. Implementation grants may also serve DUI/DWI offenders. The FY 2008 solicitation offers three drug court grant categories: Implementation, Enhancement, and Statewide. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 29, 2009. More Information >>>
  12. OVW FY 2009 Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities - Recognizing the pressing need to focus on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking against individuals with disabilities due to the proliferation of such crimes, Congress authorized the Education, Training and Enhanced Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program (Disability Grant Program) in the Violence Against Women and the Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005). The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable, systemic change that will result in effective services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. The Disability Grant Program will support education, training, cross training, capacity building and the establishment of multi-disciplinary collaborative teams at the State and local level to address violence against and abuse of women with disabilities (as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.12102)). Grant funded activities must fall within the specified statutory purpose areas outlined on page 7 of this solicitation. Applicants must address activities that fall within at least one statutory purpose area. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 03, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 03, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on February 25, 2009.
  13. OVW FY 2009 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program. This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by providing or enhancing training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by January 07, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by January 14, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on January 28, 2009. More Information >>>
  14. OVW FY 2009 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in rural jurisdictions. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by January 07, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by January 07, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on February 04, 2009. http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/fy09-rural-prog-solicitation.pdf
  15. OVW FY 2009 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by strengthening civil and criminal legal assistance programs for adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by January 07, 2009. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by January 07, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on January 28, 2009. http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/lav-fy2009-solicitation.pdf
  16. Developing and Enhancing Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Programs: FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement - The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Program helps protect crime victims from further victimization and ensures their legal rights are upheld by providing registered victims with timely and accurate information about any changes to the status of their offender (e.g., trial dates, times, or changes; probation hearings; inmate relocation; and offender release). This information enables victims to fully participate in the judicial process while maintaining total anonymity. BAJA is seeking applications to either implement new or enhance existing SAVIN Programs. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 08, 2009. Full Announcement  PDF File
  17. AmeriCorps State and National Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity - What are AmeriCorps State and National grants? Subject to the availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2008, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the anticipated availability of approximately $21,288,000 to award new and re-competing AmeriCorps State and National grants. The grants in AmeriCorps State are: State Competitive, Territories Competitive, States without Commissions, and State Education Award Program (EAP). The grants in AmeriCorps National are: National EAP, National Direct, National Professional Corps, National Planning, and Indian Tribes. Is my organization eligible and to whom do we apply? If your organization works in just one state, please contact your state commission, which can be found here: http://www.nationalservice.org/about/contact/statecommission.asp. You will apply to them. If your organization works in more than one state, you are eligible to apply for a national grant. You will apply directly to the Corporation. If your organization is an Indian Tribe you may apply through your state commission, or directly to the Corporation. January 13, 2009 11/15/2008 National Planning and Indian Tribes Planning 1/13/2009 All Other Competitions To submit your application, access eGrants (http://www.americorps.gov/egrants), the Corporation’s integrated, secure, web-based system for applications. See the 2009 Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity for more information, found here: http://www.americorps.gov/pdf/08_0531_nofa_ac.pdf. Application instructions are available at http://www.americorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa.asp. The deadline for eGrants submissions is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 13, 2009.
  18. Assets for Independence Demonstration Program - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), will accept applications for grants to establish and administer Assets for Independence (AFI) projects. This modification to the announcement published on December 11, 2007 establishes June 25 as an additional due date for applications in Fiscal (and calendar) Years 2008, 2009, and 2010. Please see the published announcement and modification for full details. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 15, 2009. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  19. Child Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2009 for Cooperative Agreements for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families (CMHI). The purpose of this program is to support States, political subdivisions within States, the District of Columbia, Territories, Native American Tribes and tribal organizations, in developing integrated home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care. A “system of care” is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across agencies, families, and youth for the purpose of improving access and expanding the array of coordinated community-based, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports for children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance and their families. Research has demonstrated that systems of care have a positive effect on the structure, organization, and availability of services for children and youth with serious mental health needs. An estimated 4.5 to 6.3 million children and youth in the United States suffer from a serious emotional disturbance and approximately 65% to 80% of these children and youth do not receive the specialty mental health services and supports they need. Grantees will be expected to develop, implement, expand and disseminate broad, innovative system changes which improve outcomes for children, youth and families and create long-term positive transformation of services and supports. Child Mental Health Initiative cooperative agreements are authorized under Section 561 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders). Current Closing Date for Applications: January 15, 2009. More Information >>>
  20. YouthBuild Grants - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $47 million in grant funds for YouthBuild Grants. YouthBuild Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Grant funds will be used to provide disadvantaged youth with: the education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency in occupations in high demand and postsecondary education and training opportunities; opportunities for meaningful work and service to their communities; and opportunities to develop employment and leadership skills and a commitment to community development among youth in low-income communities. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 15, 2009. The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is January 15, 2009. Applications must be successfully submitted at http://www.grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) and then subsequently validated by Grants.gov. More Information >>>
  21. CCDO FY 09 Weed and Seed Program Guide and Application Kit: Continuation Sites- The Weed and Seed strategy aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, criminal drug-related activity, and gang activity. The Weed and Seed initiative is a community-based, comprehensive multi-agency approach. Four elements make up the two-pronged Weed and Seed Strategy: Law Enforcement; Community Policing; Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment; and Neighborhood Restoration. It is designed for neighborhoods with persistent high levels of serious crime and corresponding social problems. A Weed and Seed Community (WSC) must be developed in partnership with a variety of key local organizations and the local United States Attorney’s Office (USAO). WSCs must work to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents in a community primarily through the redeployment of existing public and private resources addressing both crime and social related problems that without proper intervention often lead to violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity. Deadlines: GMS Registration: January 21, 2009, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Complete Application Submitted via GMS: January 21, 2009, 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. CCDO FY 09 Weed and Seed Program Guide and Application Kit: Continuation Sites PDF File and Training and Supplemental Materials for 2009 Weed and Seed Continuation Funding Applicants. PDF File
  22. Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program - The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program (42 U.S.C. § 13921) is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum administered by the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in cooperation with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid engaging in delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. Criminal justice professionals with powers of arrest—police officers, sheriff’s deputies, parole or probation officers, school police officers, federal law enforcement officers/agents, prosecutors, judges, court officials, district attorneys—are eligible to teach G.R.E.A.T. All individuals wishing to deliver the program in the classroom must complete a G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training Course. Per the National G.R.E.A.T. Program Policies and Guidelines, G.R.E.A.T. officers are responsible for maintaining their G.R.E.A.T. certification. G.R.E.A.T. funds may be used to support one or more of the following G.R.E.A.T. curricula, components, and activities: 13-week middle school curriculum (a core, mandatory component); 6-week elementary (4th and 5th grades) curriculum; 6-lesson G.R.E.A.T. families component; or G.R.E.A.T. summer component. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 22, 2009. More Information >>>
  23. OVC FY 09 Public Awareness and Outreach for Victims in Underserved Communities - This program will grant 5 awards of up to $75,000 each to raise awareness among underserved populations regarding victims’ rights and available resources for crime victims in the local community. Underserved victim populations may include, but are not limited to, victims who are immigrants with limited English proficiency, American Indian, have disabilities, are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) populations. A private nonprofit organization does not need to have 501(c)(3) status to apply for grant funding under this solicitation. When developing a strategy, please note that OVC cannot fund prevention- or researched-focused initiatives. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 22, 2009. More Information >>>
  24. FY 2009 Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319 - This is a Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes for competitive grants under section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for Tribes to implement their nonpoint source (NPS) management programs developed pursuant to CWA section 319(b). The primary goal of the NPS management program is to control NPS pollution through implementation of management measures and practices to reduce pollutant loadings resulting from each category or subcategory of NPSs identified in the Tribe’s NPS assessment report developed pursuant to CWA section 319(a). Current Closing Date for Applications: December 15, 2008 Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV for additional information on submission methods and due dates. More Information >>> PDF File
  25. OVW FY 2009 STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by supporting communities in their efforts to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. Deadline: All applicants should register online with GMS by December 09, 2008. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on January 09, 2009. http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/fy09-stop-solicitation.pdf
  26. OVW FY 2009 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Transitional Housing Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by providing transitional housing assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by December 24, 2008. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by December 24, 2008. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on January 08, 2009. http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/fy09-transitional-housing-solicit.pdf

  27. OVW FY 2009 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program - The United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.ovw.usdoj.gov) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program. This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system. Deadline: Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by December 18, 2008. All applicants should register online with Grants.gov by January 06, 2009. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on January 15, 2009. http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/fy09arrestsolicitation.pdf
  28. Solid Waste Management - Grant Funds may be used to: Evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the maintenance and operation of active landfills in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to help associations reduce the solid waste stream; and provide technical assistance and/or training for operators of landfills in rural areas which are closed or will be closed in the near future with the development/implementation of closure plans, future land use plans, safety and maintenance planning, and closure scheduling within permit requirements. Grant funds may not be used to: Recruit preapplications/applications for any loan and/or grant program including RUS Water and Waste Disposal Loan and/or Grant Program; duplication of current services, replacement or substitution of support previously provided such as those performed by an association's consultant in developing a project; fund political activities; pay for capital assets, the purchase of real estate or vehicles, improve and renovate office space, or repair and maintain privately-owned property; pay for construction or operation and maintenance costs of water and waste facilities; and pay costs incurred prior to the effective date of grants made under this subpart. Current Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2008. More Information >>>
  29. Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program The purpose of this program is to support Extension agents who establish Extension education programs on the Indian Reservations and Tribal jurisdictions of Federally-Recognized Tribes. In fiscal year (FY) 2009, funded projects will support one or more of the following selected Strategic Goals included in the CSREES Strategic Plan for FY 2007-2012: Strategic Goal 2: Enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of rural and farm economies; Strategic Goal 3: Support increased economic opportunity and improved quality of life in rural America; Strategic Goal 4: Enhance protection and safety of the Nation’s agriculture and food supply; and Strategic Goal 6: Protect and enhance the Nation’s natural resource base and environment. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 05, 2009. More Information >>>

Fiscal Year 2007 Expired Funding Opportunities

  1. FY 2008 Abuse of Women with Disabilities Grant Program Call for Concept Papers - The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable, systemic change that will result in effective services for individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and hold offenders accountable. The Disability Grant Program will support education, cross training, capacity building and the establishment of multi-disciplinary teams at the local level. Important Deadlines: Letter of Intent- January 31, 2008; Grants.gov Registration- February 07, 2008; Application Deadline- 8:00pm, EST on February 28, 2008. For More Information: Contact Amy Loder at (202) 307-6026. More Information >>>  PDF File
  2. Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Program - The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is pleased to announce the release of several grant program solicitations. Please keep in mind that you are not required to submit a letter of intent to apply for any of OVW's grant programs; however, the letters serve to help OW with planning for the review of applications. Therefore, we request that you do submit a letter as a courtesy to us if you do plan to apply for funding. Please direct any questions about the program solicitations to the OVW staff members who have been identified as the point of contact for the solicitations. The Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program (Supervised Visitation Program) provides an opportunity for communities to support the supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. All applicants are required to enter into a collaborative working relationship with state or local courts and a nonprofit, nongovernmental domestic violence or sexual assault victim services organization. Letter of Intent: January 31, 2008. Grants.gov Registration: January 31, 2008. Application Submission Deadline: 8:00pm, EST on February 28, 2008. For More Information: Contact either Michelle Dodge or Lauren Nassikas at (202) 307-6026. More Information >>> PDF File
  3. FY2008 Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking On Campus Program Solicitation - Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are serious problems on campuses, as they are across the nation. These crimes on campuses raise unique issues and challenges that Congress addressed by creating the Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (hereinafter referred to as the Campus Program). Deadline All Applicants should register online with Grants.gov by January 31, 2008. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.S.T. on March 8, 2008. More Information >>>
  4.  Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Program - The primary purpose of the Rural Program is to enhance the safety of child, youth and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. OVW welcomes applications that propose innovative solutions for achieving this goal. The Rural Program challenges victim advocates, law enforcement officers, pre-trial service personnel, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel, probation and parole officers, and faith- and/or community-based leaders to collaborate to overcome the problem of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to ensure that victim safety is paramount in providing services to victims and their children. Letter of Intent Deadline: February 04, 2008. Grants.gov Deadline: February 04, 2008. Application Submission Deadline: February 26, 2008. For More Information: Contact Tia Farmer at (202) 307-6026. More Information >>>  PDF File
  5. FY 2008 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program - The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence. Criminal legal assistance is limited to criminal matters relating to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. The LAV Grant Program awards grants to law school legal clinics, domestic violence victims’ shelters, bar associations, sexual assault programs, private nonprofit entities, Indian tribal governments and tribal organizations, territorial organizations, legal aid or statewide legal services, and faith- and/or community-based legal service providers. Grant funds may be used to provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in matters arising from the abuse or violence and to provide enhanced training for lawyers representing these victims. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 05, 2008. More Information >>>
  6. FY 2008 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program Solicitation Program - The OVW Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program (Transitional Housing Assistance Program) focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to provide transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing. Grants made under this grant program support programs that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are in need of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services. It is critical that successful transitional housing programs provide a wide range of flexible and optional services that reflect the differences and individual needs of victims and that allow victims to choose the course of action that is best for them. Transitional housing programs may offer individualized services such as counseling, support groups, safety planning, and advocacy services as well as practical services such as licensed child care, employment services, transportation vouchers, telephones, and referrals to other agencies. Trained staff and case managers may also be available to work with clients to help them determine and reach their goals. Deadline - Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by February 12, 2008. All Applicants should register online with Grants.gov by February 12, 2008. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.S.T. on February 26, 2008. More Information >>>
  7. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Grants - The National Park Service’s (NPS) National NAGPRA Program invites proposals for FY2008 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grants. NAGPRA is a Federal law passed in 1990 that provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items -- human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony -- to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. The National NAGPRA Program administers grants that can assist Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums in carrying out projects associated with NAGPRA compliance. Two types of grants are available. Consultation/Documentation grants may fund activities such as: Travel to museums to view collections and consult on NAGPRA items; Training for tribal representatives in the fundamentals of NAGPRA; Inter-tribal collaboration to determine policies for treatment and disposition of NAGPRA items. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 03, 2008. Consultation Documentation grants are due March 03, 2008. Repatriation grants are considered through June 30, 2008. More Information >>>
  8. Native American Library Services Basic Grant - Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations are eligible to apply for funding under the Native American Library Services grant program. Entities such as libraries, schools, tribal colleges, or departments of education are not eligible applicants, although they may be involved in the administration of this program and their staff may serve as project directors, in partnership with an eligible applicant. For purposes of funding under this program, “Indian tribe” means any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village, regional corporation, or village corporation (as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act [43 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq.]) that is recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. Eligible entities, except for the recognized regional corporations and village corporations, are listed on the Bureau of Indian Affairs Web site (www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html). (Alaskan entities should refer to applicable provisions in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, referenced above.) Two or more Alaska Native villages, regional corporations, or village corporations may not receive Basic Grants to serve the same population. If a tribe has several bands, colonies, rancherias, communities, or other organizational entities listed in parentheses following the tribe’s name on the Department of Interior’s list of federally recognized tribes, only one of those entities may receive a grant in the same grant category (Basic Grant with Education/Assessment Option or Enhancement Grant) in a fiscal year. For example, if a tribe has four bands, only one band may apply for a Basic Grant with Education/Assessment Option in a fiscal year. However, one band may apply for a Basic Grant with Education/Assessment Option, while another band from that same tribe may apply for an Enhancement Grant. It is the responsibility of the tribal chief executive to determine which entity will apply for each grant. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 03, 2008. More Information >>>
  9. Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) - Authorized by 25 U.S.C. 3681(a), the Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) helps develop new tribal courts, improves the operations of existing tribal courts, and provides funding for technical assistance and training of tribal court staff. The program’s goals are to (1) provide planning grants to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan to establish a court; and (2) provide grants for an existing tribal court system to enhance tribal court services. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 07, 2008. More Information >>>
  10. FY 2008 Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program - The Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program will fund projects that will implement a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse in their communities. This comprehensive approach will encompass providing training to criminal justice professionals, governmental agencies and victim assistants to enhance their ability to address elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in their communities; providing cross training opportunities to professionals working with older victims; developing or enhancing a community coordinated responses to elder abuse; and providing or enhancing services for victims who are 50 years of age or older. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 07, 2008. More Information >>>
  11. Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program - The Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (Tribal Governments Program) was created in Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. The Tribal Governments Program is designed to fulfill the three goals of Title IX: (1) to decrease the number of violent crimes committed against Indian women; (2) to help Indian tribes use their independent authority to respond to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking committed against Indian women; and (3) to make sure that individuals who commit violent crimes against Indian women are held responsible for their actions. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 08, 2008. More Information >>>
  12. FY 2008 Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program - The Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP), administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), provides funding and technical assistance to federally recognized tribal governments to plan, implement, or enhance tribal justice strategies to address crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Priority continues to be placed on controlling and preventing the methamphetamine problem in Indian Country. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 14, 2008. More Information >>>
  13. FY 2008 OVW Grants Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (Tribal Governments Program) solicitation - The following is a summary of the pertinent information about the solicitation: Eligible Applicants: Includes Federally recognized Indian tribes, tribal consortia, and organizations acting as the authorized designee of Federally recognized Indian tribes. Program Purpose: The Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (Tribal Governments Program) was created in Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. The Tribal Governments Program is designed to fulfill the three goals of Title IX: (1) to decrease the number of violent crimes committed against Indian women; (2) to help Indian tribes use their independent authority to respond to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking committed against Indian women; and (3) to make sure that individuals who commit violent crimes against Indian women are held responsible for their actions. Letter of Intent Deadline: January 30, 2007; Grants.gov Registration Deadline: January 30, 2008; Application Deadline: February 06, 2008. The solicitation has not yet been posted to the Office on Violence Against Women Web site. We anticipate that the both the solicitation and the accompanying Guidebook will be available on the OVW Web site by this Friday, December 14, 2007. In the meantime, you can obtain a copy of the solicitation from www.grants.gov. Please contact Kimberly Woodard at either (202) 514-9677 or kimberly.woodard@usdoj.gov if you have any questions about the solicitation, or if you would like to register to participate in one of the scheduled pre-application conference calls.
  14. OVW FY 2008 STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program - This solicitation provides program and application guidelines for FY 2008 Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) funding, including guidelines for requirements of the VAWA as amended. By statute, the STOP Program supports communities in their efforts to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. All Applicants should register online with GMS by December 16, 2007. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.S.T. on January 31, 2008. More Information >>>
  15. Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including: • Law enforcement programs. 1 • Prosecution and court programs. • Prevention and education programs. • Corrections and community corrections programs. • Drug treatment and enforcement programs. • Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation). Current Closing Date for Applications: January 31, 2008. More Information >>>
  16. SAMHSA Conference Grants - SAMHSA Centers will provide partial support for planned meetings and conferences. The maximum grant award is $50,000. Indirect costs are not allowed under this program. Each of SAMHSA’s three Centers expects to make approximately $75,000 per year available for FY 2006 and beyond, for a total of $225,000 per year. Each Center expects to make two to three awards per year for a total of six to nine awards per year. Actual awards will depend on the availability of funds. All awards will be for a maximum project period of 12 months. Application Deadline: Applications are due on the recurring dates of January 31 and October 31 each year. More Information >>>
  17. Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Grant - Drug courts help reduce recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolent offenders1 and increase an offender’s likelihood of successful rehabilitation through early, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug testing, community supervision, and appropriate sanctions and other habilitation services. A drug court can be a specially designed court calendar or docket as well as a specialized court program. Drug courts funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to involve nonviolent offenders and must implement an adult drug court based on the BJA and National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ publication: Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components, which addresses the statutory requirements. Implementation grants may also serve DUI/DWI offenders. The FY 2008 solicitation offers three drug court grant categories: Implementation, Enhancement, and Statewide. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 10, 2008. More Information >>>
  18. FY 2008 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program Solicitation - The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.usdoj.gov/ovw) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grant to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by encouraging state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system. Letter of Intent Deadline: December 28, 2007; Grants.gov Registration Deadline: January 03, 2008; Application Deadline: January 23, 2008. More Information >>>
  19. AmeriCorps State and National Grant Competition - AmeriCorps grants are generally awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train, and manage AmeriCorps members who address community needs. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who is enrolled in an approved national service position and engages in community service. Members may receive a living allowance while serving. Upon successful completion of their service members receive an education award from the National Service Trust. If your organization works in just one state, please contact your state commission, which can be found here: http://www.nationalservice.org/about/contact/statecommission.asp. You will apply to them. If your organization works in more than one state, you are eligible to apply for a national grant. You will apply directly to the Corporation. If your organization is an institution of higher education, you may apply for EAP funds through your state commission, or directly to the Corporation. If your organization is an Indian Tribe you may apply through your state commission, or directly to the Corporation. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 08, 2008. To submit your application, access eGrants (www.americorps.gov/egrants), the Corporation’s integrated, secure, web-based system for applications. See the 2008 Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity for more information, found here: http://www.americorps.gov/pdf/07_0517_nofo_ac.pdf. Application instructions are available at http://www.americorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa.asp. The deadline for eGrants submissions is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 08, 2008. More Information >>>
  20. Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program - The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program (42 U.S.C. § 13921) is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum administered by the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in cooperation with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid engaging in delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. Criminal justice professionals with powers of arrest—police officers, sheriff’s deputies, parole or probation officers, school police officers, federal law enforcement officers/agents, prosecutors, judges, court officials, district attorneys—are eligible to teach G.R.E.A.T. All individuals wishing to deliver the program in the classroom must complete a G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training Course. Per the National G.R.E.A.T. Program Policies and Guidelines, G.R.E.A.T. officers are responsible for maintaining their G.R.E.A.T. certification. G.R.E.A.T. funds may be used to support one or more of the following G.R.E.A.T. curricula, components, and activities: 13-week middle school curriculum (a core, mandatory component); 6-week elementary (4th and 5th grades) curriculum; 6-lesson G.R.E.A.T. families component; or G.R.E.A.T. summer component. Current Closing Date for Applications: December 13, 2007. More Information >>>
  21. Native American CDFI Assistance - The Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) program has $3.5 million available for grants and loans to qualified Native American groups. The funds may be used for capacity building, community development and technical assistance. The deadline is December 19, 2007. More Information >>>
  22. Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program CFDA 84.365C - Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students; Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide grants for eligible entities to develop high levels of academic attainment in English among limited English proficient (LEP) children, and to promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.365C. If you choose to submit your application electronically, you must use the Government wide Grants.gov. Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov. Current Closing Date for Applications: December 06, 2007. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 6, 2007. More Information >>>
  23. CCDO FY 08 Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program - The Weed and Seed strategy aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, criminal drug-related activity, and gang activity. The Weed and Seed initiative is a community-based, comprehensive multi-agency approach. Four elements make up the two-pronged Weed and Seed Strategy: Law Enforcement; Community Policing; Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment; and Neighborhood Restoration. It is designed for neighborhoods with persistent high levels of serious crime and corresponding social problems. A Weed and Seed Community (WSC) must be developed in partnership with a variety of key local organizations and the local United States Attorney’s Office (USAO). WSCs must work to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents in a community primarily through the redeployment of existing public and private resources addressing both crime and social related problems that without proper intervention often lead to violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 27, 2007. More Information >>>
  24. Prisoner Reentry Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Program Competitive Grant Announcement - Authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 3797w, Pub. L. 109-108, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), funded under the COPS Office Project Reentry, and § 20901 of the Continuing Resolution, Public Law 110-5, under the COPS Office, the Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) provides assistance to states and federally recognized tribes to provide pre- and post-release services and supervision to offenders returning to communities, with the primary goal of reducing recidivism. The PRI Training and Technical Assistance Program will complement PRI by providing training and technical assistance to PRI grant and non-grant jurisdictions developing strategies to address identified gaps and needs. The applicant selected for this grant will be responsible for developing and delivering training and technical assistance on a nationwide basis to state, local, and federally recognized tribal jurisdictions. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. e.t. on September 20, 2007. (See “Deadline: Applications,” page 1) More Information >>>
  25. Renovation of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands - The Renovation of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands will assist tribes in cost effectively renovating facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 17, 2007. More Information >>>
  26. Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands - The Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands will assist tribes in cost effectively planning facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. This program is authorized under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Title II, Subtitle A, Public Law 103-322, 105 Stat. 1796, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 13701 et seq. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 13, 2007. More Information >>>
  27. Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking Office - The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Office is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the SMART Office Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions and tribes with implementation of requirements under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. This act is designed to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime, prevent child abuse and child pornography, promote Internet safety, and honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other child crime victims. Deadline September 04, 2007. More Information >>>
  28. SMART Training and Technical Assistance Program (SMART TTA) - The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Office is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the SMART Training and Technical Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in improving the accountability of sex offenders. Deadline September 04, 2007. More Information >>>
  29. OJJDP FY 2007 Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program - The purpose of the OJJDP FY 2007 Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program is to support new and ongoing rigorous, scientific research and evaluation studies that inform the discipline of juvenile justice, including the prevention, intervention, and treatment of juvenile delinquency and child victimization. This includes research and evaluation projects targeted at gaining knowledge regarding these issues within specific populations, such as tribal youth. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 31, 2007. More Information >>>
  30. Tribal Indoor Radon Projects (These awards are intended for work to be carried out in Region 9 which consists of Arizona, California, Nevada, Guam, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. See Section 3 of the announcement for additional eligibility information). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9, Air Division, is soliciting applications from eligible Tribes and Tribal Consortia to fund Tribal Indoor Radon Pilot Projects. Projects must demonstrate the effectiveness of reducing health risks through the development of projects for the assessment and mitigation of radon. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 24, 2007. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates. More Information >>>
  31. Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Training and Technical Assistance Program - The Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Program has focused efforts on 23 American Indian and Alaska Native tribes that have been provided federal resources to plan and construct correctional facilities on tribal lands for the incarceration of offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Fiscal Year 2005 resources enables tribes to complete construction activities, receive training in administration and facility maintenance, and coordinate certification activities with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Department of the Interior. Upon completion, the BIA and grantees are responsible for supporting, operating, and maintaining the correctional facilities. Next steps involve the Bureau of Justice Assistance working in partnership with the BIA to: develop a Tribal Detention Advisory Board; identify cost efficient facility planning and construction strategies; assess local and regional tribal needs; explore tribes partnering with other tribal and non-tribal jurisdictions to help resolve problems regarding the incarceration and treatment of offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction; and establish a funding strategy in the event federal resources are again appropriated for this program. Applications due August 20, 2007. More Information >>>
  32. Cooperative Agreement for Water Quality Standards (WQS) Forum - EPA is soliciting applications from eligible entities to support a new forum in which states, territories, and authorized tribes can routinely communicate and collaborate with each other and with EPA to enhance the effectiveness of their water quality standards (WQS) programs, as authorized under the Section 104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). An authorized tribe is a tribe that EPA has found eligible to administer water quality standards programs in the same manner as a state (40 CFR 131.8). Current Closing Date for Applications: August 18, 2007. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates. More Information >>>
  33. FY 2007 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT GRANT PROGRAM FOR TRIBES - This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from Tribal governments and Intertribal Consortia for the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste mismanagement in Indian country. In accordance with the EPA Indian Policy of 1984, EPA recognizes Tribal governments as the primary parties for managing programs for reservations. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 13, 2007. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates. More Information >>>
  34. OJJDP FY 2007 Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program Development and Capacity Building - The purpose of the OJJDP/SMART Office FY 2007 Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program Development and Capacity Building solicitation is to provide support to applicants to develop or build capacity of residential treatment programs for juvenile sex offenders, in particular regarding reentry programming. Ideally, applications should propose program strategies that are evidence-based. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 09, 2007. More Information >>>
  35. OJJDP FY 2007 Internet Crimes Against Children Expansion-Urban (Phase III) - The OJJDP FY 2007 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated exploitation of children including online enticement and child pornography. This response encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, and community education. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces have been established throughout the nation. The ICAC Program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and heightened online activity by sexual predators seeking unsupervised contact with underage victims. The FY 1998 Justice Appropriations Act (Public Law No. 105–119) directed OJJDP to create a national network of state and local law enforcement task forces to investigate cases of child sexual exploitation. The ICAC Task Force Program is funded under Title IV of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5775-5777. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 09, 2007. More Information >>>
  36. Tribal Management Grant Program - The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces competitive grant applications for the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program. This program is authorized under Section 103(b) (2) and Section 103(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Pub. L. 93-638, as amended. This program is described at 93.228 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. The TMG Program is a national competitive discretionary grant program pursuant to 45 C.F.R. 75 and 45 C.F.R. 92 established to assist Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribally-sanctioned Tribal organizations in assuming all or part of existing IHS programs, services, functions, and activities (PSFA) through a Title I contract and to assist established Title I contractors and Title V compactors to further develop and improve their management capability. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 03, 2007. See link to full announcement for details. More Information >>>
  37. Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program: Tribal Transit Program - FTA is accepting applications for the discretionary funds available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 for the Tribal Transit Program (TTP). The program was established under Section 3013 of SAFETEA-LU which authorized $45 million from the Nonurbanized Area Formula Grants Program (49 U.S.C. 5311) for FY 2006-2009, to be apportioned for grants directly to Indian tribes. Under the TTP, Indian tribes are eligible direct recipients. The funds are to be apportioned for grants to Indian tribes for any purpose eligible under the Nonurbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5311 program). In FY 2007, $10 million is available for allocation to projects selected through the process announced in the April 4, 2007 Federal Register Notice and as outlined in this announcement. Prior to SAFETEA-LU, the Section 5311 program did not include a separate public transit program for tribes. Tribes were eligible under the Section 5311 program only as subrecipients. SAFETEA-LU authorized a TTP and authorized tribes to be direct recipients of Section 5311 Program funds. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 02, 2007. More Information >>>
  38. Increasing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Services for Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Women - The purpose of this program is to increase the number of urban American Indian/Alaska Native(AI/AN) women receiving BCCED screening; decrease time to access diagnosis and treatment; increase participation of Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) in state BCCEDP & Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) coalitions; and provide a model for other state health department programs to work with UIHOs in a collaborative, culturally appropriate manner. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 23, 2007. More Information >>>
  39. ROSS Elderly Persons with Disabilities - The purpose of the program is to provide grants to public housing agencies/tribes/TDHEs, RAs and nonprofit organizations (including grassroots, faith-based and other community based organizations) for the delivery and coordination of supportive services and other activities designed to help improve the living conditions of public and Indian housing residents. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 19, 2007. More Information >>>
  40. HOPE II Grants - Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center (MCVRC), in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), is pleased to announce a new round of HOPE II grants. The HOPE II program offers awards of $50,000 to faith-based and/or community based organizations that serve underserved crime victims in high-crime urban areas. The goal is to create, expand or improve victim services. The Request for Proposal is on the MCVRC website. The deadline to apply is July 09, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The award period runs 12 months from October 01, 2007 to September 30, 2008. Both established and new organizations are eligible to apply. For more information email HOPE II Project Director Josh Cohen.
  41. Targeted Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Methamphetamine or Other Substance Abuse - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children's Bureau, announces the availability of competitive grant funds authorized by the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program. These targeted grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide, through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in an out-of-home placement or are at risk of being placed in an out-of-home placement as a result of a parent's or caretaker's methamphetamine or other substance abuse. The Child and Family Services Improvement Act (Public Law (P.L.) 109-288) reauthorizes the PSSF program, through Fiscal Year (FY 2011) and includes a new targeted grants program (42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 629g(f) which directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reserve a specified portion of the appropriation for regional partnership grants to improve the well-being of children affected by methamphetamine abuse or other substance abuse. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 03, 2007. See link to full announcement for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  42. U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $47 million in grant funds for YouthBuild Grants. YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that simultaneously addresses several core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. Grant funds will be used to provide disadvantaged youth with: the education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency in occupations in high demand and postsecondary education and training opportunities; opportunities for meaningful work and service to their communities; and opportunities to develop employment and leadership skills and a commitment to community development among youth in low-income communities. As part of their programming, YouthBuild grantees will tap the energies and talents of disadvantaged youth to increase the supply of permanent affordable housing for homeless individuals and low-income families and to help youth develop the leadership, learning, and high-demand occupational skills needed to succeed in today’s global economy. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 03, 2007. Applications must be successfully submitted through Grants.gov no later than 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). Applications will only be accepted through the Grants.gov application system. Applications that do not meet the conditions set forth in this notice will not be considered. No exceptions to the submission requirements set forth in this notice will be granted. For detailed guidance, please refer to Section IV.C. More Information >>>
  43. Methamphetamine Training and Technical Assistance - Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for training and technical assistance initiatives that advance community policing and problem-solving strategies to combat methamphetamine. These projects should demonstrate the capacity to have a national impact, either through direct training or the distribution of information and resources. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 02, 2007. More Information >>>
  44. Tribal Policing - Applicants are encouraged to develop and/or advance innovative community policing strategies and approaches to all relevant stakeholders in Indian Country through the development of tools, products, and applied research. Training and technical assistance will not be funded under the Tribal priority area. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 02, 2007. More Information >>>
  45. FY 2007 Tribal Courts and Judges Assistance Program: Technical Assistance and Training Coordination and Implementation - The recipient will work closely with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to sustain and enhance ongoing tribal court-related programmatic efforts as authorized under 25 U.S.C. 3681(a). BJA currently works with a cadre of technical assistance providers, the TCAP Advisory Board, other Indian Country providers, and tribal and local governments to (1) promote cooperation among tribal, federal, and state courts; (2) conduct presentations and exchanges at judicial conferences; (3) engage representatives of tribal and state judiciaries in special forums and other training activities; (4) provide training scholarships to tribal representatives needing assistance to cover costs associated with travel and accommodations; and (5) design and implement a training calendar of core subjects and special topical areas. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 28, 2007. More Information >>>
  46. Demonstration Grant Program-Mentoring Children of Prisoners-Vouchers - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), is accepting applications for a Service Delivery Demonstration Project Cooperative Agreement. The Service Delivery Demonstration Project (Project) is a cooperative agreement with an agency to ensure the national distribution of mentoring service vouchers to families and caregivers of children whose parent(s) are incarcerated. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 26, 2007. See link to full announcement for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  47. FY 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Byrne Discretionary Grants Program - The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. Funds can be used for demonstration, replication, expansion, enhancement, training, and/or technical assistance programs. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 25, 2007. More Information >>>
  48. OJJDP FY 2007 Gang Prevention Coordination Assistance Program - Youth gangs continue to have a significant adverse impact on youth, families, and communities across America. Leading gang experts and a growing number of communities have endorsed multi-strategy, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing gang activity. The OJJDP FY 07 Gang Prevention Coordination Assistance Program provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of local, state, and federal resources in support of community partnerships implementing two or more of the following anti-gang strategies: primary prevention, secondary prevention, gang intervention, and gang enforcement. This program is authorized by Pub. L. No. 110-5, embedded secs. 101-104 and 20940; Pub. L. No. 109-108, 119 Stat. 2290, 2303 (OJJDP Gangs). Current Closing Date for Applications: June 22, 2007. More Information >>>
  49. OJJDP FY 2007 Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures - The U. S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are collaborating to enhance the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to serve substance-abusing juvenile offenders by developing and establishing juvenile drug courts conjointly with the Reclaiming Futures program model. The juvenile drug court is a community-based approach that builds community partnerships and enhances the capacity of the partners to assist in rehabilitating substance-abusing youth through an innovative, integrated approach that reflects the community’s norms, values, resources, and needs. The Reclaiming Futures model has been effective in combining community system reforms, treatment improvement and community engagement to help youth break the cycle of drugs and crime. The merger of the drug court and Reclaiming Futures program models will enhance the capacity of communities to provide intervention, treatment, and structure to young people whose lives have begun a downward spiral of substance abuse and delinquent activity. This solicitation invites communities to propose the implementation of a juvenile drug court program, using best practices in substance abuse treatment, along with the Reclaiming Futures program model. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 20, 2007. More Information >>>
  50. 2007 Prevention and Support Services for Women Incarcerated or Newly Released Living With or at Risk for HIV/AIDS/STDs - The primary purpose of this OWHHIV/AIDS program is to increase health related support services available for HIV infected incarcerated and newly released women. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 11, 2007. More Information >>>
  51. OJJDP FY 2007 Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs - The purpose of the OJJDP FY 2007 Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs is to foster innovations and advancements in juvenile justice and child protection-related practice at the local, state, and tribal government levels. The goal of this program is to demonstrate the practical implications for policy and practice of substance abuse programs or strategies that enhance juvenile justice, child protection, and delinquency prevention. Under this program, OJJDP will fund substance abuse programs or strategies that focus on prevention and/or intervention. OJJDP is particularly interested in programs or strategies that address substance abuse problems in an integrated, comprehensive, communitywide approach that focuses on change not only at the individual level, but also at the family and community levels. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 08, 2007. More Information >>>
  52. OJJDP FY 2007 Prevention and Intervention Programs - The purpose of the OJJDP FY 2007 Prevention and Intervention Programs is to foster innovations and advancements in juvenile justice and child protection-related practice at the community level. The goal of this program is to demonstrate the practical implications for policy and practice of programs that enhance juvenile justice, child protection, and delinquency prevention. OJJDP is interested in programs that focus on reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors to prevent youth from becoming victims or from entering the juvenile justice system. OJJDP will give special consideration to intermediary organizations that provide mini grants to encourage community organizations, including faith-based organizations, to support juvenile delinquency prevention and/or intervention efforts. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 08, 2007. More Information >>>
  53. OJJDP FY 2007 High-Risk Youth Offender Reentry and Family Strengthening Initiatives - The High-Risk Youth Offender Reentry and Family Strengthening Initiative is designed to support innovations and enhancements of juvenile justice related practice at the local, state and tribal government levels as authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002, 42 U.S.C. 5665-5667. Under this initiative, OJJDP will fund (1) high risk youth offender reentry strategies and programs designed to promote collaboration among Departments of Juvenile Corrections, faith-based and community-based organizations and providers committed to providing opportunities, resources and services for youth offenders who are returning to their families and communities, school systems, and/or workforce environments, following a period of confinement in a juvenile residential facility, and (2) family strengthening strategies and programs that focus on improving family economic success, family support systems, and building thriving and nurturing communities in which healthy families can purse long-term goals. OJJDP will give priority to family strengthening programs that focus on strengthening the families of youth at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 08, 2007. More Information >>>
  54. OJJDP FY 2007 Expansion and Maintenance of the Model Programs Guide - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in fulfilling its mission to help states and communities create and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system, has developed and promoted the use of the Model Programs Guide since 2003. As an online database of evidence based juvenile justice programs, the guide is an easy to use tool that enables practitioners to locate programs/strategies to implement and facilitates funders’ efforts to identify proven programs on which to base their priority funding decisions. OJJDP is committed to using cutting edge technology to further develop this electronic technical assistance tool for nationwide use. This announcement seeks applicants to maintain and further develop the Model Programs Guide. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 08, 2007. More Information >>>
  55. Tribal Resources Grant Program - The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announces the availability of funds under the Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP), a program designed to meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Indian communities by offering a variety of funding options including: basic and/or specialized training for sworn law enforcement officers; training in community policing; uniforms and basic issue equipment; department-wide technology; and police vehicles. This program, which complements the COPS Office’s efforts to fund and support innovative community policing, will enhance law enforcement infrastructures and community policing efforts in tribal communities which have limited resources and are affected by high rates of crime and violence. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 08, 2007. More Information >>>
  56. Access to Recovery - Approximately $96 million is available to fund up to 18 grants in FY 2007. Award amounts will range from $1 million to $7 million in year one (for up to a 3-year grant period). Access to Recovery grants will give States, Tribes, and tribal organizations broad discretion to implement voucher programs to pay for a range of effective, community-based substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support services. Application due date: June 07, 2007. Application information is available at: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2007/TI_07_005.aspx. For questions on program issues, contact: Andrea Kopstein: Practice Improvement Branch, Division of Service Improvement Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (240) 276-1570, andrea.kopstein@samhsa.hhs.gov. For questions on grants management issues, contact: Kimberly Pendleton, Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (240) 276-1421, kimberly.pendleton@samhsa.hhs.gov.
  57. Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG) - The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate-incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The ONAP in HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the program. Projects funded by the ICDBG. Application Deadline: Applications must be received and validated no later than the deadline date of June 01, 2007. More Information >>>
  58. Targeted Capacity Expansion - Approximately $8 million is available to fund up to 16 grants in FY 2007, with an average grant amount of $500,000 per year for up to three years. The purpose of the Targeted Capacity Expansion grants is to expand and or/enhance the community's ability to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and community-based response to a targeted, well-documented substance abuse treatment capacity problem and/or improve the quality and intensity of services. Applications are being accepted under four categories: 1) Native American/Alaska Native/Asian American/Pacific Islander Populations; 2) E-Therapy; 3) Grassroots Partnerships; and 4) Other Populations or Emerging Substance Abuse Issues. Tribes are eligible to apply under all four categories. Application due date: May 25, 2007. Application information is available at: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2007/TI_07_008.aspx. For questions on program issues, contact: Love Foster-Horton, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Division of Services Improvement, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (240) 276-1653, love.foster-horton@samhsa.hhs.gov. For questions on grants management issues, contact: Kimberly Pendleton, Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (240) 276-1421, kimberly.pendleton@samhsa.hhs.gov. A complete list of SAMHSA’s FY 2007 Grant Opportunities is located at: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2007/fy2007.aspx.
  59. Maternal and Child Health Program - The Indian Health Service (IHS) Maternal and Child Health Program (MCH) announces a limited competition for cooperative agreements for applications responding to the Secretaries' Initiative on Closing the Health Disparities Gap for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Infant Mortality (IM). This program is authorized under Snyder Act, 25 U.S.C. 13, 25 U.S.C. 1621(m), 25 U.S.C. 1653(c), and Indian Health Care Improvement Act Public Law 94-437, as amended by Public Law 102-573. This program is described at 93.231 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). This limited competition seeks to improve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) maternal and infant outcomes in key populations through surveillance and outreach projects conducted by existing Tribal and urban Indian epidemiology centers. Enhancement of MCH epidemiology activities currently underway in select disparate populations is necessary to reduce IM. The purpose of this announcement is to respond to the Department of Health and Human Services Closing the Health Disparities Gap on SIDS and IM in AI/AN populations. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2007. More Information >>>
  60. Native American Library Services: Enhancement Grants - Please note that the full FY2007 application package for this opportunity will be posted approximately three months prior to the application deadline. Until that time, applications and guidelines from the previous year are available for your reference, but you must use the current fiscal year application when you apply. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 01, 2007. More Information >>>
  61. Funding Available for Drug-Free Communities Grants - The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the availability of new, Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support program grants on February 15, 2007. The Drug-Free Communities program is a collaborative Federal program sponsored by ONDCP and administered in partnership with SAMHSA that aims to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, private nonprofit agencies, and Federal, State, local and Tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent and reduce substance abuse. The deadline to submit applications for Drug-Free Communities grants is Tuesday, April 17, 2007. ONDCP expects to award approximately 60 new grants, totaling approximately $6 million, bringing the number of Federally- funded Drug Free Community coalitions to nearly 750. More Information >>>
  62. Native Hawaiian and Nonprofit American Indian Organization Child Care Grants - The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Child Care Bureau (CCB) announces the availability of funds and requests applications for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Native Hawaiian and Non-profit American Indian Organization Child Care Grants. This funding opportunity provides funds for up to two child care programs: one serving Native Hawaiian youth; and one serving Indian and/or Native Hawaiian youth. The purpose of these grants is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care programs in areas that have been previously underserved and/or have unmet needs. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 09, 2007. See link to full announcement for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  63. Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program - The Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services program enables Native American tribes and organizations that primarily serve Native Hawaiians to benefit their communities and audiences through strengthened museum services in the areas of programming, professional development, and enhancement of museum services. Grants are intended to support activities in museums and museum-related organizations, such as cultural centers. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 01, 2007. More Information >>>
  64. 2007 Tribal Criminal History Record Improvement Program - The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications from tribal jurisdictions to receive funding under the 2007 Tribal Criminal History Record Improvement Program (T-CHRIP). This program furthers the Department’s mission to enhance the crime fighting and criminal justice capabilities of Tribal governments by improving the accuracy, utility, and interstate accessibility of tribal criminal history records; enhancing automated identification systems, records of protective orders involving domestic violence and stalking, sex offender records, DWI/DUI conviction information; and integrating with other State and Federal systems for background checks. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. eastern time on March 29, 2007. More Information >>>
  65. 2007 and 2008 Annual Jails in Indian Country Solicitation - The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics is pleased to announce that it is seeking data collection agents for the 2007 and 2008 Annual Surveys of Jails in Indian Country. As the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, BJS is responsible for the collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of justice systems at all levels of government. This survey, a component of the BJS Criminal Justice Statistics Program, furthers the mission of the Department and the Office of Justice Programs by working in partnership with the American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, national tribal organizations, regional tribal organizations, and the justice community to identify the most pressing challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art knowledge and information in support of innovative strategies and approaches for dealing with these challenges. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, March 29, 2007. More Information >>>
  66. Title II Formula Grants Program - The goal of this program is to improve juvenile justice systems by increasing the availability and types of prevention and intervention programs and juvenile justice system improvements. This announcement contains instructions applicable to the FY 2007 Formula Grants application and the FY 2007 plan update. Applicants must register with GMS prior to applying. The GMS registration deadline is 8:00 p.m. E.T., March 15, 2007. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.T., on March 29, 2007. More Information >>>
  67. Title V Community Prevention Grants Program - Title V focuses on reducing risks and enhancing protective factors to prevent youth at risk of becoming delinquent from entering the juvenile justice system and to intervene with first-time and nonserious offenders to keep them out of the juvenile justice system. Applicants must register with GMS prior to applying. The GMS registration deadline is 8:00 p.m. E.T., March 17, 2007. All applications are due by 8:00 p.m. E.T., on March 29, 2007. More Information >>>
  68. Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants for Jail Diversion Programs - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2007 for Targeted Capacity Expansion Grants for Jail Diversion Programs. The purpose of this program is to promote the transformation of systems to improve services for justice-involved adults with mental illness. In 2002 the President created the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health to study the mental health service delivery system and to make recommendations for improving this system. Recommendations of this commission are provided in the 2003 final report. SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services is charged as the lead government agency to implement the goals and recommendations of the New Freedom Commission Report. One of the recommendations from the report was for widespread adoption of adult criminal justice diversion and re-entry strategies to avoid the unnecessary criminalization and extended incarceration of non-violent adult offenders with mental illnesses. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 27, 2007. More Information >>>
  69. Improving the Well-Being of Children - Native American Healthy Marriage Initiative - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 funds for projects that include approaches to improve child well-being by removing barriers associated with forming healthy marriages (including Traditional Native American marriages), sustaining healthy marriages and strengthening families in Native American communities. ANA's FY 2007 goals and program areas of interest are focused on strengthening children, families, and communities through financial assistance to community-based organizations including faith-based organizations, Tribes, and Village governments. Financial assistance under this program is provided utilizing a competitive process in accordance with the Native American Programs Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of this Act is to promote the goal of economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including American Samoa Natives. The ACF Healthy Marriage Initiative (HMI) seeks to improve child well-being by helping those who choose marriage for themselves to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain healthy marriages. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 26, 2007. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via Grants.gov must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above. More Information >>>
  70. 2007 Healthy Communities Grant Program - The Healthy Communities Grant Program is seeking projects that:
    1. Target resources to benefit communities at risk (environmental justice areas of potential concern, places with high risk from toxic air pollution, urban areas) and sensitive populations (e.g. children, elderly, others at increased risk).
    2. Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.
    3. Increase collaboration through community-based projects.
    4. Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environment and human health problems.
    5. Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.
    Current Closing Date for Applications: March 16, 2007. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV for additional information on submission methods and due dates. More Information >>>
  71. OJJDP FY 2007 Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is requesting applications for OJJDP FY 2007 Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance. The recipient of this award will provide training and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of Tribal Youth Program grantees and American Indian and Alaska Native communities to develop and implement comprehensive systemwide approaches that prevent, reduce, and control juvenile delinquency, thereby increasing the overall safety of tribal communities. The purpose of OJJDP FY 2007 Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance is to provide training and technical assistance to the grantees of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Tribal Youth Program (TYP); American Indian tribes, as defined in 25 U.S.C. 450(b)e; and Alaska Native communities (hereafter collectively referred to as tribal communities). Current Closing Date for Applications: March 05, 2007. More Information >>>
  72. National CASA 2007 Federal Grants Program - National CASA is pleased to announce its 2007 federal grant funding opportunities for CASA/GAL programs applying for new grants in the following categories: New Program Development, Program Expansion and Diversity Implementation. Click here to view the 2007 Grants Program Announcement Grant applications are now available for download. To download a 2007 New Program Development, Program Expansion or Diversity grant application, log on to the CASAnet Private site and click on the Private Download button. All National CASA member programs have access to this site. You will need your program number and password to log on. Send an email to staff@nationalcasa.org if you do not have this information. Programs that are not yet members of National CASA should send an email to grantmgr@nationacasa.org requesting an application. You may also call 1-800-628-3233 ext. 218 to request an application. The deadline for grant submission is March 02, 2007.
  73. Native American Library Services: Basic Grants - Please note that the full FY2007 application package for this opportunity will be posted approximately three months prior to the application deadline. Until that time, applications and guidelines from the previous year are available for your reference, but you must use the current fiscal year application when you apply. The Native American Library Services Basic Grant is a noncompetitive grant that is distributed in equal amounts among eligible applicants. Basic Grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 01, 2007. More Information >>>
  74. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Grants - The National Park Service's (NPS) National NAGPRA Program invites proposals for FY2006 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grants. NAGPRA is a Federal law passed in 1990 that provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items -- human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony -- to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. The National NAGPRA Program administers grants that can assist Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums in carrying out projects associated with NAGPRA compliance. Two types of grants are available. Consultation/Documentation grants may fund activities such as: Travel to museums to view collections and consult on NAGPRA items; Training for tribal representatives in the fundamentals of NAGPRA; Inter-tribal collaboration to determine policies for treatment and disposition of NAGPRA items. Current Closing Date for Applications: March 01, 2007. More Information >>>
  75. Maximizing Protective Factors for Youth Violence - Center for Disease Control’s Procurement and Grants Office has published a program announcement entitled, “Maximizing Protective Factors for Youth Violence.” $400,000 [this amount is an estimate, and subject to the availability of funds] will be available in fiscal year 2007 to fund approximately two awards. The purpose of the announcement is to solicit (U49) research applications to conduct secondary analyses of existing data to identify potentially modifiable protective factors for youth violence. This research will inform the development of youth violence prevention programs and policies by identifying promising protective factors that reduce the likelihood of violence in the lives of young people. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 28, 2007. More Information >>>
  76. Fiscal Year 2007 Transitional Housing Assistance Program - The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is pleased to announce that the FY 07 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program solicitation is now open and available on Grants.Gov. Grants made under this program shall support programs which provide assistance to individuals who are in need of transitional housing or housing assistance as a result of fleeing a situation of domestic violence, and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. The grants may be used for programs that provide short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses, and support services designed to enable individuals, who are fleeing a situation of domestic violence to locate and secure permanent housing, as well as integrate into a community. Applications are due electronically through Grants.Gov by 8:00 pm E.S.T on February 22, 2007. Additionally all applicants must submit an original hard copy post marked no later than 8:00pm E.S.T. on February 22, 2007. The hard copy-original must be sent via overnight delivery to:

    The Office on Violence Against Women
    c/o Lockheed Martin Aspen Systems Corporation
    OVW Transitional Housing Assistance Program
    Mail Stop 2K
    2277 Research Boulevard
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 519-5000

    For more information about this program, please contact the OVW Transitional Housing Unit at (202) 307-6026. Email inquiries can be sent to the Transitional Housing e-mail box at OVW.transitionalhousing@usdoj.gov. More Information >>> 

  77. Fiscal Year 2007 Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (replaces the STOP Violence Against Indian Women Program) - The Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program (Tribal Governments Program) was created in Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. The Tribal Governments Program is designed to fulfill the three goals of Title IX: (1) to decrease the number of violent crimes committed against Indian women; (2) to help Indian tribes use their independent authority to respond to crimes of violence against Indian women; and (3) to make sure that people who commit violent crimes against Indian women are held responsible for their actions. Grants funds can be used to develop and enhance plans for tribal governments to reduce violent crimes against Indian women and help keep them safe; to strengthen the tribal criminal justice system’s ability to get involved with stopping violence against Indian women; improving services that are available to help victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; to create community education and prevention campaigns designed to inform tribal community members about domestic violence, dating violence and stalking programs and to increase the community awareness about needs of children who have witnessed domestic violence; to provide supervised visitation and safe exchange programs that allow children to visit with their non-custodial parent in cases where one parent has committed an act of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking against the other; provide transitional housing assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. A transitional housing assistance program may also offer victims support and services necessary to help the victim locate and secure permanent housing; and provide legal advice and representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who need assistance with legal issues that are caused by the abuse that they have suffered. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 20, 2007. More Information >>>
  78. Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Child Abuse Enforcement Assistance Program - The primary purpose of the Rural Program is to enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child victimization by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. OVW welcomes applications that propose innovative solutions for achieving this goal. The Rural Program challenges victim advocates, law enforcement officers, pre-trial service personnel, prosecutors, judges and other court personnel, probation and parole officers, and faith- and/or community-based leaders to collaborate to overcome the problem of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and child victimization and to ensure that victim safety is paramount in providing services to victims and their children. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 15, 2007. More Information >>>
  79. OJJDP Fiscal Year 2007 Family Drug Courts Program - The goal of the Family Drug Courts Program is to build the capacity of states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and establish drug courts for substance-abusing adults who are involved with the family court due to child abuse and neglect issues. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322) provides the statutory authority for this program. The program provides seed money and does not provide long-term support. It is expected that successful applicants will develop and begin implementation of a sustainability plan during the course of the grant period in order to continue the operation of the family drug court once the grant period ends. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 14, 2007. More Information >>>
  80. OVW Fiscal Year 2007 Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program - The Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program (Supervised Visitation Program) provides an opportunity for communities to support the supervised visitation and safe exchange of children in situations involving domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. Studies have shown that the risk of violence is often greater for victims of domestic violence and their children after separation from an abusive situation. Even after separation, batterers often use visitation and exchange of children as an opportunity to inflict additional emotional, physical, and/or psychological abuse on victims and their children. Visitation and exchange services provided through the Supervised Visitation Program should reflect a clear understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; the impact of domestic violence on children; and the importance of holding offenders accountable for their actions. Current Closing Date for Applications: February 13, 2007. More Information >>>
  81. Fiscal Year 2007 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program - The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.usdoj.gov/ovw) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Grant to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by encouraging state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to treat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system. All applications are due by 8:00 pm E.S.T. on February 07, 2007. More Information >>>
  82. OJJDP Fiscal Year 2007 Tribal Youth Program’s Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grants - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Grant (JADG) Program grants to federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities to develop and implement programs that hold AI/AN youth accountable for their delinquent behavior and strengthen tribal juvenile justice systems. OJJDP has developed this program announcement to assist and guide federally recognized tribes as they prepare their applications for funding under the Tribal JADG program. Specific statutory authority for this program can be found at 42 U.S.C. Section 3796ee-1. The goal of the Tribal JADG program is to strengthen tribal juvenile justice systems. To meet that goal, federally recognized tribes may use Tribal JADG program funds to address one or more of seventeen Tribal JADG Program Purpose Areas (see Appendix A for the list of purpose areas). Current Closing Date for Applications: January 31, 2007. More Information >>>
  83. Fiscal Year 2007 Weed and Seed Communities Competitive Program - The Weed and Seed strategy aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity. The Weed and Seed initiative is a community-based, comprehensive multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and neighborhood restoration. It is designed for neighborhoods with persistent high levels of serious crime and corresponding social problems. Weed and Seed Communities (WSC) must be developed in partnership with many local organizations—including the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO)—to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in a community primarily through the redeployment of existing public and private resources into the community. WSC also help to address related social problems that without proper intervention often lead to violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 31, 2007. More Information >>>
  84. Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Child Abuse Enforcement Program - The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) (www.usdoj.gov/ovw) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Child Abuse Enforcement Assistance Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse in rural jurisdictions. Grants.gov registration and Letter of Intent: January 30, 2007. More Information >>>
  85. OVW Fiscal Year 2007 Grants to Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions - The Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program (Tribal Coalitions Program) provides much needed resources for organizing and supporting efforts to end violence against Indian women. The purpose of the Tribal Coalitions Program is to build the capacity of survivors, advocates, Indian women's organizations, and victim services providers to form nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions to advance the goal of ending violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. A portion of the funds provided under the Tribal Coalitions Program has been set aside to provide technical assistance to tribal coalitions. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 25, 2007. More Information >>>
  86. AmeriCorps States, Territories, and Commonwealths without Commissions - Subject to the availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2007, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the anticipated availability of approximately $88,000,000 to award to new and re-competing AmeriCorps State and National grants. The grants in AmeriCorps State are: State Competitive; States, Territories and Commonwealths without Commissions; and State Education Award Program (EAP). The grants in AmeriCorps National are: National Direct; National EAP; National Planning; National Professional Corps; and Indian Tribes. The Corporation anticipates that at least 15% of the funds described in this Notice will support applicants that have not received an AmeriCorps State or National operational grant in the last five years. Applicants that have received only a formula operational grant within the last five years will be considered new for purposes of this 15% target. Closing Date for Applications: January 25, 2007. More Information >>>
  87. OJJDP Fiscal Year 2007 Tribal Youth Program - The Tribal Youth Program (TYP) supports and enhances tribal efforts to prevent and control delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. It is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 5665.TYP is part of the Indian Country Law Enforcement Initiative, a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and the Interior to improve law enforcement and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice in Indian country. Many of the 1.9 million American Indians living on or near Indian lands lack sufficient law enforcement services. Indian communities face chronic under funding for their justice systems, lack access to meaningful training for law enforcement and justice personnel, and lack comprehensive programs that focus on preventing juvenile delinquency, providing intervention services, and imposing appropriate sanctions. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 24, 2007More Information >>>
  88. OVW Fiscal Year 2007 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program -The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence. Criminal legal assistance is limited to criminal matters relating to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. The LAV Program awards grants to law school legal clinics, domestic violence victims’ shelters, bar associations, sexual assault programs, private nonprofit entities, Indian tribal governments and tribal organizations, territorial organizations, legal aid or statewide legal services, and faith and/or community-based legal service providers. Grant funds may be used to provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in matters arising from the abuse or violence and to provide enhanced training for lawyers representing these victims. The objective of the LAV Program is to develop innovative, collaborative projects that provide quality representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. (OVW would like to clarify that tribal governments ARE eligible to apply for FY 2007 Legal Assistance to Victims Program funding. Due to an error in the grants.gov description of this program, it appears that tribal governments are not eligible. Both the full program description and the program solicitation itself make it clear that tribal governments are eligible to apply, and that there is a three-percent set-aside in this program specifically for Indian country applicants. OVW regrets any confusion that this error may have caused) Current Closing Date for Applications: January 24, 2007. More Information >>>
  89. Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) - PRI strengthens communities characterized by large numbers of returning offenders. With the support of several federal agencies, PRI is designed to reduce recidivism by helping returning offenders find work and access other critical services in their communities. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will award grants to state agencies to provide pre-release assessment, programming and services, transition planning, and post-release supervision and coordination of services for offenders returning to communities. PRI’s target population includes individuals ages 18 and older convicted as an adult and imprisoned in a state or tribal prison or a tribal, regional, county, or local jail pursuant to state or tribal law. A 25 percent match is required for this grant program, and federal funding amount may not exceed 75 percent of the total project costs. Grants up to $450,000 will be awarded to eligible recipients for a grant period of 24 months. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 11, 2007. More Information >>>
  90. Tribal Technical Assistance Center for the Alaska Region and the California/Nevada Region - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is accepting applications for assistance to result in cooperative agreements to operate a Tribal Technology Assistance Center in Alaska as well as the California/Nevada Region. FHWA anticipates awarding two cooperative agreements as a result of this RFA to provide one Tribal Technical Assistance Center in Alaska and one in the California/Nevada Region. FHWA anticipates that each award will provide funding for one region, resulting in two separate awards for the two regions. The Regions are as follows: (1) Alaska Center: Comprising the entire state of Alaska. (2) California/Nevada Center: Comprising the States of California and Nevada. Under this agreement, the recipient will provide for transfer of transportation technology, training and assistance to American Indian tribal governments for the prescribed regions, through the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP), a cooperative effort between FHWA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). TTAP is the tribal component of the FHWA’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP).The recipient will coordinate with FHWA in the implementation of the TTAP. The recipient will assist the FHWA in fulfilling its outreach objectives during the five-year performance period of the cooperative agreement. The information to be transferred will come primarily from the FHWA, BIA, State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), tribal departments of transportation, tribal governments, and the Intertribal Transportation Association. Current Closing Date for Applications: January 10, 2007. More Information >>>
  91. Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) - The purpose of the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program is to reduce crimes associated with the distribution and use of alcohol and controlled substances in tribal communities. The program seeks to mobilize tribal communities to implement or enhance innovative, collaborative efforts that address public safety issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Under the program, tribes will develop new or enhance existing strategies that prevent, interdict, and treat alcohol and drug use by members of tribal communities. Applicants are expected to link law enforcement and treatment services into a meaningful and effective strategy that can be implemented over a 2-year grant period. BJA released the solicitation on October 24, 2006, and applications are due December 19, 2006 January 04, 2007. More Information >>>
  92. Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP) - BJA, as part of the U.S. Department of Justice's Indian Country Law Enforcement Initiative, administers grants to support the development, implementation, enhancement, and continuing operation of tribal judicial systems. For FY 2006, there are three separate categories under which tribes may apply:
    Category I: Planning and Implementing an Intertribal Court System for Smaller Service Populations
    Applications are sought from consortia of tribal governments (at least two), each of whom serves a population of less than 1,000 people, to plan, develop, and implement a tribal court system where none currently exists. This category focuses on smaller tribes located contiguous to or near other tribal governments where it is economically and administratively feasible for the creation of an intertribal court. Grant funds may be used to facilitate the development and initial implementation of an intertribal court system that will be designed to meet the needs of more than one tribe in the same geographic region.
    Category II: Planning and Implementing a Single-Tribe Court System
    Applications are sought from tribal governments for the development and initial implementation of a tribal court that will be designed to meet the needs of their tribal government. Tribal governments, each with a service population equal to or exceeding 1,000 people, may apply for grant funds to facilitate the development and initial implementation of a tribal court system where none currently exists.
    Category III: Enhancing and Continuing the Operation of Tribal Courts
    Applications are sought from tribal communities, regardless of the size of their service populations, to enhance and/or continue the operation of existing tribal courts. Initiatives may include, but are not limited to: establishing a core structure for a tribal court, improving case management, training court personnel, acquiring additional equipment and/or software, enhancing prosecution and indigent defense, supporting probation diversion and alternative sentencing programs, accessing services, focusing on juvenile services and multidisciplinary protocols for child physical and sexual abuse, and for structuring intertribal or tribal appellate systems. BJA released the solicitation on October 24, 2006, and applications are due December 19, 2006 January 04, 2007. More Information >>>

 

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