Federal Grants Available in May

Grants are a form of financial federal assistance and are used to support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other programs to carry out a public purpose of support or stimulation. They are given out by various government agencies as authorized by law. Government organizations, educational organizations, non profit organizations, businesses, and even individuals may apply for grants. The following grants are open for application in May:



Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Carol M. White Physical Education Program (CFDA No. 84.215F) 
Purpose: To initiate, expand, and improve physical education for students in grades K-12 and to implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state physical education standards.
Eligibility: Local educational agencies (LEAs) and community and faith-based organizations.
Funding: $23 million.
Deadline: 5/20/2016.
Contact: Julius Cotton, Tel. (202) 245-6140; E-mail: julius.cotton@ed.gov.

Federal and State Technology Partnership Program (CFDA No. 59.058)
Purpose: To invite proposals for funding to provide assistance and guidance to small technology business concerns.
Eligibility: Any public or private organization, entity, or individual.
Funding: $2 million.
Deadline: 5/20/2016.
Contact: Tel. (202) 619-0359; E-mail: fast@sba.gov.

Rural Health & Safety Education (CFDA No. 10.500)
Purpose: To provide individuals and families with: information as to the value of good health at any age; information to increase an individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact human health; information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families.
Eligibility: Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: $1.4 million.
Deadline: 6/1/2016.
Contact: Tel. (202) 401-5048; E-mail: electronic@nifa.usda.gov

Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence (CFDA No. 16.560)
Purpose: To strengthen our knowledge base and improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications for reducing firearms violence, specifically related to intentional, interpersonal firearms violence.
Eligibility: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, independent school districts, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits, private institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations other than small businesses, small businesses, and individuals.
Funding: $3 million.
Deadline: 5/13/2016.
Contact: E-mail: grants@ncjrs.gov.

National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants (CFDA No. 17.264)
Purpose: To assist eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) and their dependents, including youth MSFWs, receive career services, training services, housing assistance services, youth services, and other related assistance services that help retain and stabilize their current agriculture jobs as well as acquire new skills they need to start careers that provide higher wages and stable, year-round employment.
Eligibility: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits, and private institutions of higher education.
 Funding: $81 million.
Deadline: 5/3/2016.
Contact: E-mail: denogean.amanda@dol.gov.

Preservation Assistance Grants (CFDA No. 45.149)
Purpose: To help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections that may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
Eligibility: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits, and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $6,000.
Deadline: 5/3/2016.
Contact: Tel. (202) 606-8570; E-mail: preservation@neh.gov