Grant Alerts

VOLUME 21, NO. 2
ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH UNIT

FEBRUARY 2013

2013 Assuring Radiation Protection (CFDA No. 93.103) Purpose: To provide financial support for a forum established to foster the exchange of ideas and information among the states and the federal government concerning radiation control and to study existing and potential radiological health problems of mutual interest and to apply their increasingly limited resources with maximum efficiency in seeking ways to address these problems; foster coordination and provide original views. Eligibility: State and county governments; Native American tribal organizations; nonprofits; private institutions of higher education; for profit organizations; and small businesses. Funding: $2 million. Deadline: 4/2/13. Contact: Tel. (301) 827-7175; E-mail: Gladys.bohler@fda.hhs.gov. Applied Technology Research and Development for Criminal Justice Purposes (CFDA No. 16.560) Purpose: To seek proposals for applied technology research and development projects leading to the introduction into practice of improved technologies for use by law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies. National Institute of Justice is particularly interested in the application of expert systems technologies to enhance the performance of nonexpert practitioners and improved devices to locate and track offenders that are under supervision in the community. 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: $1 million. Deadline: 4/25/13. Contact: Tel. (800) 518-4726; E-mail: st-research@ojp.usdoj.gov.

Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (CFDA No. 47.041) Purpose: To promote the development of early career faculty who will become champions for diversity and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering throughout their careers and enable early career faculty to integrate effective diversity and broadening participation strategies in their engineering research, education, and innovation activities. Eligibility: Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges). Funding: $5 million. Deadline: 4/29/13. Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Visiting Fellows Program (CFDA No. 16.754) Purpose: To provide national leadership in criminal justice policy, training, and technical assistance to further the administration of justice and to act as a liaison to national organizations that partner with BJA to set policy and help disseminate information on best and promising practices. 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: $225,000.

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Deadline: 3/28/13. Contact: Tel. (800) 518-4726; E-mail: support@grants.gov. Campus Cyber-infrastructure-Network Infrastructure and Engineering Program (CFDA Nos. 47.070 and 47.080) Purpose: To invest in improvements and reengineering at the campus level to support a range of data transfers supporting computational science and computer networks and systems research and supports network integration activities tied to achieving higher levels of performance, reliability, and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. Eligibility: Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Funding: $18 million. Deadline: 4/3/13. Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov. Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CFDA No. 47.076) Purpose: To enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. Eligibility: Minority-serving institutions of higher education in the U.S. Funding: $6 million. Deadline: 6/6/13. Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov. Court Training and Improvements Program (CFDA No. 16.013) Purpose: To support court or 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. Eligibility: State, county, city, or township governments. Funding: $4.1 million. Deadline: 3/11/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 305-2651; E-mail: Krista.blakeney-mitchell@usdoj.gov.
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Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Minority-Serving Institution Field-Initiated Projects (Research) (CFDA No. 84.133G-4) Purpose: To develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities; to improve the capacity of minority entities to conduct high-quality disability and rehabilitation research. Eligibility: Minority entities and Indian tribes; a Hispanic-serving institution of higher education; an American Indian tribal college or university; or another institution of higher education whose minority student enrollment is at least 50 percent. Funding: $200,000. Deadline: 3/15/13. Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140; E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov. Drug-Free Communities Support Program (CFDA No. 93.276) Purpose: To 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 working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth; 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. Eligibility: Public, private nonprofit agencies, and state and local governments. Funding: $18.7 million. Deadline: 3/22/13. Contact: Tel. (240) 276-1422; E-mail: Virginia.simmons@samhsa.hhs.gov. Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program: SteppingUp Technology Implementation (CFDA No. 84.327S) Purpose: To improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; support educational activities designed to be of educational

value in the classroom for students with disabilities; provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner. Eligibility: State, county, city, township, or special district governments; independent school districts; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; nonprofits; private institutions of higher education; for profit organizations other than small businesses; and small businesses. Funding: $3 million. Deadline: 3/18/13. Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140; E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov. Environmental Literacy Grants for Building Capacity of Informal and Formal Educators (CFDA No. 11.008) Purpose: To build the capacity of informal educators (including interpreters and docents) and/or formal educators (pre- or in-service) to use NOAA data and data access tools to help K-12 students and/or the public understand and respond to global change. Eligibility: Institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal scienceeducation institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local, and Indian tribal governments. Funding: $3 million. Deadline: 3/12/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 482-0793; E-mail: grants@noaa.gov. Family Drug Court Programs (CFDA No. 16.585) Purpose: To enhance the capacity of family drug courts and 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. Eligibility: States; state and local courts; units of local government; and federally recognized tribal

governments. Funding: $650,000. Deadline: 3/25/13. Contact: Tel. (877) 927-5657; E-mail: jic@telesishq.com. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR): Research Fellowships Program (CFDA No. 84.133F-1) Purpose: To build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities; perform research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities and to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services. Eligibility: Have training and experience that indicate a potential for engaging in scientific research related to the solution of rehabilitation problems of individuals with disabilities; Merit Fellowship, an individual must have either advanced professional training or experience in independent study in an area which is directly pertinent to disability and had research experience at the doctoral level; Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. Funding: $505,000. Deadline: 3/18/13. Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140; E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov. Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services (CFDA No. 84.325K) Purpose: To help address state-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education; to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and ensure that those personnel
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have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. Eligibility: Institutions of higher education and private nonprofit organizations. Funding: $10.7 million. Deadline: 3/18/13. Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140; E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov. Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program (CFDA No. 16.812) Purpose: To ensure that the transition individuals make from prison and jail to the community is successful and promotes public safety and provides for mentoring

programs to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of adults who have been incarcerated. Eligibility: Nonprofits. Funding: $300,000. Deadline: 3/21/13. Contact: Tel. (800) 518-4726; E-mail: support@grants.gov. YouthBuild Grants (CFDA No. 17.274) Purpose: 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. Eligibility: Public or private nonprofit agencies or organizations including faith-based and community

organizations; an entity carrying out activities under Workforce Investment Act (WIA), such as a local workforce investment board, American Job Center (formerly known as One-Stop Career Center), or local school board; a community action agency; state or local housing development agency; an Indian tribe or other agency primarily serving American Indians; a community development corporation; state or local youth service conservation corps; a consortium of such agencies or organizations. Funding: $75 million. Deadline: 3/19/13. Contact: Tel. (202) 693-2606; E-mail: mason.kia@dol.gov.