Grant Alerts

VOLUME 21, NO. 1
ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH UNIT

JANUARY 2013

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Sustainable Bio-Energy (CFDA No. 10.310) Purpose: To support the development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bio-energy and bio-based products that contribute significantly to reducing dependence on foreign oil; have net positive social, environmental, and rural economic impacts; and are compatible with existing agricultural systems. Eligibility: Private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; nonprofits other than institutions of higher education; for profit organizations other than small businesses. Funding: $10 million. Deadline: 4/3/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 401-5048; E-mail: electronic@nifa.usda.gov. Biotechnology Risk Assessment Grants Program (CFDA No. 10.219) Purpose: To support the generation of new information that will assist federal regulatory agencies in making science-based decisions about the effects of introducing into the environment genetically engineered organisms, including plants, microorganisms (including fungi, bacteria, and viruses), arthropods, fish, birds, mammals and other animals excluding humans. Eligibility: Any U.S. public or private research or educational institution or organization. Funding: $4 million. Deadline: 3/21/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 401-5048; E-mail: electronic@nifa.usda.gov. Broadening Participation in Engineering (CFDA No. 47.041) Purpose: To support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of engineering graduates, particularly those with advanced degrees; enhance the ability of early career faculty members, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to succeed in their careers as researchers and educa-

tors; engage and develop diverse teams that can offer unique perspectives and insights to challenges in engineering research and education. Eligibility: Unrestricted. Funding: $300,000. Deadline: Not specified. Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov. Digitizing Historical Records (CFDA No. 89.003) Purpose: To digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online. Eligibility: State, county, city, township, or special district governments; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; and nonprofits. Funding: $700,000. Deadline: 6/11/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 357-5022; E-mail: jeff.delaconcepcion@nara.gov. EarthCube (CFDA Nos. 47.050 and 47.080) Purpose: To create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating the ability of the geosciences community to understand and predict the Earth system; develop cyberinfrastructure that is thoughtfully and systematically built to meet the current and future requirements of

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geoscientists; gather community requirements and priorities for the elements of EarthCube, and to capture the best technologies to meet the current and future needs of the broad and diverse geo-science community. Eligibility: For-profit organizations; U.S. commercial organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education; nonprofit, non-academic organizations; independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. Funding: $5 million. Deadline: 3/26/13. Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov. Fiscal Year 2013 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program (CFDA No. 21.020) Purpose: To provide financial assistance awards to CDFIs that have comprehensive business plans for creating demonstrable community development impact through the deployment of credit, capital, and financial services within their respective target markets or the expansion into new investment areas; low-income targeted populations; or other targeted populations; and Technical Assistance grants to CDFIs and entities proposing to become CDFIs in order to build their capacity to better address the community development and capital access needs of their particular target markets. Eligibility: Certified Community Development Financial Institution by the CDFI Fund, or be certifiable as a CDFI by the CDFI Fund. Funding: $2 million. Deadline: 2/28/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 653-0300; E-mail: ithelpdesk@cdfi.treas.gov. Institute for Historical Editing (CFDA No. 89.003) Purpose: To improve the training and education of people training to be or working as historical editors; the Institute for Historical Editing can consist of both basic and advanced institutes. Eligibility: State, county, city, township, and special district governments; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; and nonprofits.
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Funding: $275,000. Deadline: 3/7/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 357-5022; E-mail: jeff.delaconcepcion@nara.gov. Magnet Schools Assistance Program (CFDA No. 84.165A) Purpose: To support magnet schools that are part of an approved desegregation plan to enable all elementary and secondary students to achieve to high standards and holds schools; local educational agencies (LEAs); and states accountable for ensuring that their students do so and provide an opportunity for eligible entities to focus on expanding their capacity to provide public school choice to students who attend schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. Eligibility: LEAs or consortia of LEAs. Funding: $100 million. Deadline: 3/1/13. Contact: Joyce Mays, Tel. (202) 245-6122; E-mail: joyce.mays@ed.gov. Mentoring Best Practices Research (CFDA No. 16.726) Purpose: To enhance what is understood about mentoring as a prevention and intervention strategy for youth who are at risk of involvement or already involved in the juvenile justice system. Eligibility: State, county, city, township, or special district governments; independent school districts; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations; nonprofits; for profit organizations other than small businesses; and small businesses. Funding: $500,000. Deadline: 2/19/13. Contact: Tel. (877) 927-5657; E-mail: jic@telesishq.com. National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Applications, FY 2014 (CFDA No. 45.024) Purpose: To support projects that are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art; are distinctive, offering fresh

insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field. Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt, U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations. Funding: $100,000. Deadline: 3/7/13. Contact: E-mail: webmgr@arts.gov. North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) U.S. Standard Grants (CFDA No. 15.623) Purpose: To support public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the U.S. that further the goals of the NAWCA that involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Eligibility: Unrestricted. Funding: $40 million. Deadline: 7/26/13. Contact: Tel. (301) 497-5870; E-mail: david_buie@fws.gov. Planning Grants for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families (CFDA No. 93.104) Purpose: To develop a comprehensive strategic plan for improving and expanding services provided by systems of care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Eligibility: State, county, city, township, or special district governments; independent school districts; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations; and nonprofits. Funding: $10.7 million. Deadline: 3/1/13. Contact: Tel. (240) 276-1408; E-mail: Gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants (CFDA No. 45.149) Purpose: To help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections and to 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. Eligibility: State, county, city, township, and special district governments; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; and nonprofits. Funding: $350,000. Deadline: 5/1/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 606-8570; E-mail: preservation@neh.gov. Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program (CFDA No. 93.912) Purpose: To provide support to rural primary care providers for implementation of quality improvement activities and to promote the development of an evidence-based culture and delivery of coordinated care in the primary care setting. Eligibility: Rural public or rural nonprofit private entities that deliver health care services in rural areas. Funding: $150,000. Deadline: 1/30/13. Contact: E-mail: callcenter@hrsa.gov. Summer Seminars and Institutes (CFDA No. 45.163) Purpose: To support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics and texts; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build communities of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching; and effectively link teaching and research in the humanities. Eligibility: State, county, city, township, or special district governments; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; and nonprofits.
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Funding: $200,000. Deadline: 3/5/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 606-8471; E-mail: sem-inst@neh.gov. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Boulder Programs (CFDA No. 11.609) Purpose: To provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. Eligibility: Colleges and universities located in the U.S. and its

territories with degree-granting programs in computer science, mathematics, materials science, chemistry, biology, engineering, and/or physics. Funding: Not specified. Deadline: 2/15/13. Contact: Tel. (301) 975-5718; E-mail: Christopher.hunton@nist. gov. Superfund Research Program Occupational and Safety Training Education Programs on Emerging Technologies (R25) (CFDA No. 93.143) Purpose: To provide higher education institutions the opportunity to develop continuing education and academic curricula on the

occupational health and safety management practices in the areas of emerging technologies (e.g., emerging hazardous waste products, green chemistry, and sustainable remediation) to industrial hygienists and graduate students involved in the evaluation, management, and handling of hazardous substances. Eligibility: Private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education. Funding: $750,000. Deadline: 2/26/13. Contact: E-mail: fbowebmaster@od.nih.gov.

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