USDA is Accepting Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

17 05 2017

USDA is Accepting Applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program, which provides increased access to education, training, and healthcare resources in rural areas.

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program finances telecommunications equipment, computer networks, and advanced technologies for use by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Grant amounts range from $50,000 to $500,000. Of the funds made available this year, $1.6 million will be prioritized for communication upgrades between emergency transportation vehicles and medical facilities.

Applications are due by Monday, July 17, 2017. Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to review the 2017 Application Guide.

For more details about DLT grants and the application process, see page 22477 of the May 16, 2017, Federal Register.

For assistance in preparing a competitive application please contact me at: don@sparrowhawkco.com

Don Chalmers

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$6 million available for tribal energy efficiency and clean energy projects

14 12 2016

http://energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/energy-department-makes-6-million-available-deploy-energy-efficiency-and-clean

Click the link for more information.  Contact us at: info@sparrowhawkco.com for assistance in preparing a competitive application.

 





DOE Announces Intent to Issue New Funding Opportunity for Tribes to Advance Clean Energy Development on Tribal Lands

20 07 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy has posted a Notice of Intent to Issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016” in August or September.
Through the planned FOA, the Office of Indian Energy intends to solicit applications from Indian tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:
• Conduct energy options analyses
• Benchmark baseline energy use and efficiency options
• Develop energy organizations
• Conduct climate resiliency planning
• Establish policy, regulations, and codes to reduce energy use or promote energy develop
• Obtain skills and training related to energy use and development.
Part of a comprehensive strategy for maximizing the development and deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of American Indians and Alaska Natives, the planned FOA will complement the technical assistance the Office offers by providing funding to help tribal communities develop and sustain strategic energy solutions.
Read more in Office of Indian Energy Director Chris Deschene’s new blog post.
Download the Notice of Intent.





YouthBuild Grants Announced-Due July 6

17 05 2016

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, homeless youth, and other disconnected youth populations.

The period of performance is forty (40) months with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2016.

There will be availability of approximately $80,000,000 to fund approximately 80 grants. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1.1 million.

Eligible applicants for these grants are public or private non-profit agencies or organizations including rural, urban, or Native American agencies that have previously served disadvantaged youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program. These agencies or organizations include, but are not limited to:
• a community-based organization;
• a faith-based organization;
• an entity carrying out activities under the WIOA, such as a local workforce development board;
• a community action agency;
• a state or local housing development agency;
• an Indian tribe or other agency primarily serving Native Americans (including those living on reservations), Native Hawaiians, or Alaska Natives;
• a community development corporation;
• a state or local youth service or conservation corps;
• any other entity eligible to provide education or employment training under a federal program; or
• an entity in an area designated as a Promise Zone or member of a Promise Zone collaboration, if applicable. For more information on about Promise Zones go to http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/economicdevelopment/programs/pz

For more information contact us at : info@sparrowhawkco.com





USDA Rural Development Seeks Applications for RBDG Grant Program

11 01 2016

USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program (RBDG), which is a competitive grant program designed to develop and expand rural small and emerging private business enterprises. Individual businesses themselves are
not eligible to apply. Public Bodies, Nonprofit Entities, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grant funds to support the development and
expansion of small and emerging private business enterprises in their rural areas. For a Tribe to apply to assist a tribal business enterprise, the governing board must be independent from the tribal government.

Grant funds may be used for targeted technical assistance, training and other activities to support the development of small, private business enterprises in rural areas. In Washington State, it is anticipated that approximately $353,000 will be available for the RBDG program this fiscal year. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 29, 2016 to be considered for this fiscal year’s anticipated funding. Applications from Native American tribes must be sent by March 31, 2016.

For Washington state: all applications must be sent to the USDA Rural Development Washington State Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Suite B, Olympia, WA 98512, and must be received in the office by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time., For more information on the RBDG program in Washington state, please contact Carlotta Donisi by calling (360) 704-7724 or email her at carlotta.donisi@wa.usda.gov.

For assistance in preparing a competitive RBDG please contact us at don@sparrowhawkco.com





Grant Opp: OVW FY 2016 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as the Arrest Program)

8 01 2016

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: OVW-2016-9206
Funding Opportunity Title: OVW FY 2016 Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (also known as the Arrest Program)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Law, Justice and Legal Services
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 48
CFDA Number(s): 16.590 — Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Posted Date: Jan 7, 2016
Creation Date: Jan 7, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 3, 2016
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 3, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 2, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000,000
Award Ceiling: $900,000
Award Floor:  n/a

Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
County governments
State governments
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility: State or tribal sexual assault or domestic violence coalitions, and certain governmental rape crisis centers (in a state other than a territory). State, local, tribal, and territorial courts (including juvenile courts).

We’ve prepared a number of successful OVW grants.  For further information please contact Don Chalmers, don@sparrowhawkco.com

 





Want to get a jump on grant deadlines?

6 01 2016

For Health and Human Services you can use their Forecasting website to get advance estimates of grant programs, their allocation of funds, number of awards and deadlines.  Go to: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/ to start your search.

We ran a search on upcoming Administration for Children and Families (ACF) program estimates for grants likely due between now and early April 2016 including Administration for Native Americans grants.  For a copy of the results just drop a note to don@sparrowhawkco.com