Grants and Jobs

Opportunities – Federal contracts, grants, and jobs for and in the Mariana Islands:

(Last updated – 5/18/2015)

Grants:

  • Value Added Producer Grant – This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service is accepting fiscal year 2015 applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant program. Approximately $30 million in funding is available to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities for FY 2015. Closing date is July 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276435.
  • Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants – The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance is soliciting applications to competitively award grants for demonstration projects that support "healthy marriage promotion activities" as enacted by The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291). Grants awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support programs that have the capacity and proven record of accomplishment in providing a broad range of marriage and relationship skills training. Closing date is July 7, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276477.
  • Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility – The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance is announcing its intent to competitively award cooperative agreements for demonstration projects that will support prisoner reentry programs that provide innovative community-centered, skill-based pre- and post-release and supportive services to formerly incarcerated fathers. Closing date is July 7, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276448.
  • National Fish Habitat Action Plan – The National Fish Habitat Action Plan is a national investment strategy to leverage federal and privately raised funds to protect, restore and enhance the nation's fish and aquatic habitats through partnerships. Closing date is July 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276535.
  • Documenting Endangered Languages – This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. Closing date is September 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276370.
  • Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program – Law enforcement agencies across the country and worldwide are using body-worn cameras as a promising tool to improve law enforcement interactions with the public. BWCs can provide a visual and audio record of interactions. This competitive solicitation is for law enforcement agencies seeking to establish or enhance BWC Policy and Implementation Programs. Successful applicants will be responsible for a mandatory 50 percent in-kind or cash match. Closing date is June 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276284.
  • Global Health Security Partner Engagement – This Funding Opportunity Announcement supports the implementation of programs and activities that focus on protecting and improving health globally through regional, national, and local partnerships. Its purpose is to support immediate response efforts for the current Ebola outbreak, other infectious disease outbreaks or health threats, and Public Health Emergencies of International Concern. Closing date is June 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276351.
  • Bank Enterprise Award Program – Through the Bank Enterprise Award Program, the Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund supports FDIC-insured financial institutions around the country that are dedicated to financing and supporting community and economic development activities. The BEA Program complements the community development activities of insured depository institutions by providing monetary awards for increasing investments in CDFIs and for increasing qualified lending, investment, and service activities within economically distressed communities. Closing date is June 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276311.
  • Community Assistance Program – The Community Assistance Program – State Support Services Element program provides funding to States to provide technical assistance to communities in the National Flood Insurance Program and to evaluate community performance in implementing NFIP floodplain management activities. Closing date is June 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276276.
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic – LITCs represent low income taxpayers involved in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, educate individuals who speak English as a second language (ESL) about their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers, or both. Representation, education, and advocacy are the primary functions of LITCs. LITCs provide services to taxpayers for free or for no more than a nominal fee. Closing date is June 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276285.
  • Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grant Program – The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program provides funds to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and establish and maintain a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. Closing date is May 27, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276160.
  • Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program – This program supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary. Closing date is June 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276207.
  • International Airport Arrival and Departure Program – The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of International Visitors, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of the FY 2016 International Airport Arrival and Departure Program for approximately 1,000 requests per year, plus a possible additional 150 requests per year, for service at a limited number of domestic airports. Services to be provided will assist participants on the International Visitor Leadership Program. Closing date is June 22, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276179.
  • Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking – The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for a new program, the FY 2015 Youth Award for Change and Tolerance. Y-ACT honors and supports international youth that have done exceptional work to create positive and impactful social change in challenging environments. Closing date is May 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276170.
  • Strengthening Institutions Program – The Strengthening Institutions Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education to help them become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the institution's academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability. Closing date is June 8, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276087.
  • Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grants Program – The purpose of the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program, also called the Enhanced Assessment Grants program, is to enhance the quality of assessment instruments and systems used by States for measuring the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students. Closing date is June 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276173.
  • National Farm Worker Training – The Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications from eligible parties for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cooperative agreement to provide financial assistance to an eligible organization for a pesticide safety program, including training and education, aimed at reducing exposure to pesticides for agricultural workers, their families and the agricultural community. The grantee will conduct a national program to educate farmworkers about how to reduce risks from pesticides. Closing date is June 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276117.
  • Innovations for Healthy Living (R41\R42) – This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites eligible United States small business concerns to submit Small Business Innovation Research grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes and in preventing disease and improving health. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations. Closing date is July 23, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276121.
  • Innovations for Healthy Living (R43/R44) – This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes and in preventing disease and improving health. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations. Closing date is July 23, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276114.
  • OJJDP - Community Supervision Training and Technical Assistance Program – As many as 100,000 youth younger than 18 years old are released from juvenile correctional facilities every year. These young people often return to their communities with complex needs, such as physical and behavioral health issues and barriers to education and employment. This grant program will provide training and technical assistance to state and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes to support their efforts to implement evidence-based reform strategies to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles under community supervision. Closing date is July 10, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276112.
  • Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program – The purpose of the CAE program is to provide funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among adolescent youth who are at greatest risk of sexually transmitted infections and most likely to bear children out of wedlock. Program plans will focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships. Closing date is June 24, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276080.
  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program – The purpose of these activities is to support the goals of the HHS Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, 2014-2016 by ensuring Hepatitis B-infected pregnant women are identified so that their infants can receive timely post-exposure prophylaxis, improvements in post-vaccination serologic testing to improve efficiencies, and data collection to assess infant outcomes. Closing date is June 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275923.
  • Support for Public Health Drinking Water Programs to Reduce Drinking Water Exposures – This FOA seeks applications from state and local health departments and U.S. Territories and Native American tribal public health agencies. Funding these initiatives will improve the recipients’ ability to identify and address drinking water program performance gaps, improve efficiency and effectiveness of DW programs, and to identify and reduce exposures leading to contamination of drinking water. Closing date is June 22, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276065.
  • Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse – The ATSDR Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites purpose is to increase responsive public health actions by promoting healthy and safe environments and preventing harmful exposures related to contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites. Closing date is June 11, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276067.
  • Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program – EPA annually awards grants and cooperative agreements under the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program to support pollution prevention/source reduction and/or resource conservation projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. The grant program does not support projects that rely on reducing pollution by using recycling, clean-up, treatment, disposal or energy recovery activities. Closing date is May 28, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275968.
  • Common Heritage – America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture. Closing date is June 25, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275921.
  • 1890 Facilities Grants Program – The 1890 Facilities Grant Program is intended for the acquisition and improvement of agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment, including libraries, so that the 1890 land-grant institutions may participate fully in the development of human capital in the food and agricultural sciences. Closing date is June 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276051.
  • Special Research Grants Program - Aquaculture Research – The Aquaculture Research program will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities: (1) Genetics of commercial aquaculture species. (2) Critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species. (3) Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems. (4) Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability. Closing date is June 3, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276081.
  • Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking – The primary objectives of this funding opportunity are to enhance interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and to provide high-quality services that address the individualized needs of trafficking victims. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275929.
  • Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking – OVC will make up to nine awards of up to $600,000 to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist victims of human trafficking, including services for underserved victims of human trafficking such as American Indians and/or Alaska Natives or individuals who identify as straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275937.
  • Sustainable and Healthy Communities – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The Fellowship Program provides up to $44,000 per year of support per fellowship. Master's level students may receive a maximum of two years of support. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. Closing date is May 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275835.
  • Digital Projects for the Public – Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. Digital platforms can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). Closing date is June 10, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275769.
  • Children’s Advocacy Centers Membership and Accreditation Program – This program will fund a national membership and accreditation organization for children’s advocacy center programs. Children’s advocacy centers provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from community agencies and professionals involved with intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse cases. The funding will enable the successful applicant to provide services to membership organizations and to implement standards for program accreditation. Closing date is May 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275817.
  • Rural Health and Safety Education – The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based, outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach, that provides individuals and families with information such as the value of good health at any age; information to increase individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; and information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact on human health. Closing date is May 21, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275856.
  • Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program – RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants/hi .
  • Specialty Crop Research Initiative/Citrus Disease Research and Extension – The Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program will be used to conduct research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to combat citrus diseases and pests, both domestic and invasive; and provide support for the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies discovered pursuant to research and extension activities targeting problems caused by citrus production diseases and invasive pests. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275716.
  • Assets for Independence Demonstration Program – Assets for Independence grantees administer projects that provide individual development accounts and related services to low-income individuals. Participants open an IDA and save earned income that is matched by project funds. The combined participant savings and project matching funds will be used for an allowable asset: a first home, a business, or post-secondary education or training. Closing date is June 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275744.
  • Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps – This program will provide Disconnected Youth with the opportunity to participate in a national service program and provide them with meaningful mentoring while they are serving. Disconnected Youth is defined as individuals at least 17 but under 25 years old who have been adjudicated in the juvenile justice system, convicted in the criminal justice system, or have been identified as at risk of incarceration. Closing date is May 20, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275691.
  • YouthBuild – The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration 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. Clsoing date is June 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275699.
  • State Trade and Export Promotion Program – The purpose of this to provide assistance and guidance to eligible small business concerns to increase the number of such firms that export and the value of small business exports. Closing date is May 20, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275713.
  • Susan Harwood safety and health training grants – The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program awards competitive grants to nonprofit organizations to provide training and education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Closing date is June 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275778.
  • National Criminal History Improvement Technical Assistance Program – The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking a national technical assistance service provider to support the goals and objectives of its National Criminal History Improvement Program and NICS Act Record Improvement Program. Direct technical assistance is provided to states, territories, and tribal jurisdictions to ensure that records systems are developed and managed to conform to FBI standards, ensure jurisdictions are using the most appropriate technologies, and adhere to the highest standards of practice with respect to privacy and confidentiality. Closing date is May 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275542.
  • VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors – The VOCA Training and Technical Assistance for Child Abuse Prosecutors program will fund a national training and technical assistance program for attorneys and others who are involved in the criminal prosecution of child abuse to enhance the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of such crimes. Closing date is May 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275565.
  • National Juvenile Court Data Archive – The National Juvenile Court Data Archive houses the automated records of cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction have handled. This solicitation will fund the annual collection, verification, and analysis of data that documents the activities of the juvenile court system and its response to law-violating and at-risk youth. Closing date is May 28, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275569.
  • EducationUSA Leadership Institutes – EducationUSA works with students around the world to promote U.S. higher education. Advising staff at over 400 EducationUSA centers provide accurate, comprehensive, and current information about the diversity of U.S. higher education opportunities, guiding students to find their best academic fit. EducationUSA advising centers also assist U.S. institutions of higher education in their overseas enrollment outreach and provide information on the complex U.S. higher education system to foreign governments and institutions. Closing date is May 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275548.
  • Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment – Bureau of Justice Assistance and SAMHSA are accepting applications for grants to enhance 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 substance abuse treatment. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275528.
  • Second Chance Act Technology-Based Career Training Program for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles – This program supports training for technology-related jobs and the continuum of reentry transition planning including education, training, support services, and building connections to local employers that will enable participants to secure employment prerelease. Closing date is May 19, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275508.
  • VOCA Children’s Advocacy Centers Subgrant Program – This program will provide funding to manage a national grant awards program for local children’s advocacy center programs. Children’s advocacy centers provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from the statutorily mandated and other involved agencies. Closing date is May 28, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275529.
  • Wetland Program Development Grants – The Wetland Program Development Grants provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of water pollution. Closing date is June 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275608.
  • Port Security Grant Program – The PSGP directly supports maritime transportation infrastructure security activities. PSGP funds available to these entities are intended to improve port-wide maritime security risk management; enhance maritime domain awareness; support maritime security training and exercises; and to maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities. Closing date is May 19, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275624.
  • Transit Security Grant Program – The TSGP directly supports transportation infrastructure security activities. TSGP provides funds to eligible publicly owned operators of public transportation to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure. Closing date is May 19, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275625.
  • Comprehensive School Safety Initiative – The National Institute of Justice is seeking proposals for funding under the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative to support rigorous research that produces practical knowledge that can improve the safety of schools and students. Closing date is June 12, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275630.
  • Homeland Security Grant Program – The Homeland Security Grant Program is comprised of three interconnected grant programs. The State Homeland Security Program supports the implementation of risk driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets set in Urban Area, State, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments. The Urban Areas Security Initiative program addresses the unique risk driven and capabilities-based planning, organization, equipment, training, exercise needs, of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas based on the capability targets. Operation Stonegarden supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as States and territories with international water borders. Closing date is May 19, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275622.
  • Offender Reentry Program – The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year 2015 Offender Reentry Program grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced substance-abusing adult offenders who are returning to their families and community from incarceration in state and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers. Closing date is May 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275366.
  • Help America Vote Act – Help America Vote Act programs are designed to establish and improve participation in the election process for individuals with a full range of disabilities. In each eligible state and territory, seven percent of HAVA funds are set aside for Protection and Advocacy Systems to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the voting process. Closing date is May 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275351.
  • Model Intervention for Youth/Young Adults With Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness – These 3-year grants will fund installation of model interventions developed under grants awarded through Planning Grants to Develop A Model Intervention for Youth/Young Adults With Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness. Closing date is May 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275372.
  • Minority Serving Institutions Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations – The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce substance abuse and transmission of HIV/AIDS among at-risk populations, including African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Natives young adult (ages 18-24) populations. Closing date is May 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275467.
  • Title III Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions program – The AANAPISI Program provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) that have an undergraduate enrollment of at least 10 percent Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander students to assist such institutions to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out activities to improve and expand such institutions' capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals. Closing date is May 19, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/03/20/2015-06464/applications-for-new-awards-asian-american-and-native-american-pacific-islander-serving-institutions.
  • Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – The Agricultural Marketing Service announces the availability of grant funds to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). Closing date is July 8, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275199.
  • State Wildlife Grant Program – The State Wildlife Grants Program provides funds for the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. Priority for use of these funds should be placed on those species of greatest conservation need and take into consideration the relative level of funding available for the conservation of those species. Closing date is September 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275221.
  • Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency – The purpose of the Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency grant is to increase the number of states and territories with active SCID newborn screening programs. Closing date is May 20, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275098.
  • Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics – The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports films that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities. The films are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. Closing date is June 10, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274913.
  • Water for Agriculture Challenge Area – The purpose of this grant is to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision makers, public and private managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. Closing date is July 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274621.
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area – The AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. Closing date is June 4, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274626.
  • Foundational Program – The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Closing date is September 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274648.
  • Coral Reef Initiative Program – The Coral Reef Initiative Program provides grant funding for management and protection of coral reef in the insular areas. Highest priority will be given to proposals that support local and regional priorities for protection and sustainable use of coral reefs. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273729.
  • Economic Development Assistance Programs – The Economic Development Administration provides investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas. The next two funding cycle deadlines are March 12, 2015 for funding cycle 2 of FY 2015; and June 12, 2015 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273468.
  • PHMSA Technical Assistance Grants – The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requests applications to obtain funding for technical assistance in the form of engineering or other scientific analysis of pipeline safety issues affecting the local community or to help promote public participation in official proceedings pertaining to pipeline safety issues. Closing date is May 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272688.
  • Food Security Challenge Area – The goal of the Food Security Challenge Area is to develop agricultural production research, education, and extension to develop more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems. This program will also develop regionally adapted crop cultivars and livestock/breeds that contribute to rural economic development and prosperity while enhancing food security. Closing date is June 4, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272432.
  • Humanities Open Book Program – The Humanities Open Book Program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost ebook technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. Closing date is June 10, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271529.
  • State Board Programming Grants – The purpose of this program is to assist state boards to enhance access to historical records, increase citizen engagement with records, and provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists. Closing date is June 17, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270373.
  • Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions – The goal of this program is to provide access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission encourages projects, whenever possible and appropriate, to provide access to these materials in a free and open online environment, without precluding other forms of publication. Grants are awarded for collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, editing, and publishing documentary source materials in print and online. Closing date is October 8, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270435.
  • Access to Historical Records – The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources. This grant program is designed to support archival repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records. Closing date is June 17, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270375.
  • Historic Preservation Fund – The purpose of this grant is to provide matching grants to States for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties; to provide matching grants to expand the National Register of Historic Places; and to assist Government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private individuals in carrying out historic preservation activities. Closing date is August 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270529.
  • Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program – The Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program provides grant funding for land acquisition, boating access development, research projects, operations and maintenance of public fishing areas, hatchery and lake construction and maintenance, sport fish population management, fishing habitat improvements, coordination projects, and aquatic resource education. These activities restore or manage sport fish populations and provide public access to these resources. Closing date is August 31, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270271.
  • Wildlife Restoration Grant Program – The Wildlife Restoration grant provides funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat; wildlife management research; wildlife population surveys and inventories; land acquisition; hunter education and safety programs; coordination; development of facilities; facilities and services for conducting a hunter education and safety programs; and provisions for public use of wildlife resources. Closing date is August 31, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270269.
  • Candidate Conservation Action Funds –Fish and Wildlife Service Candidate Conservation Action Funds provide financial assistance to secure candidate and other at-risk species information or undertake restoration actions that will help avert federal listing of species. The purpose is to provide a means by which the ecosystems upon which candidate and at-risk species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of these species. Closing date is July 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270170.
  • Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program – This purposes of this grant include to enhancing programs for hunter education, hunter development, and firearm and archery safety; enhancing programs for education, safety, or development of bow hunters and archers; and enhancing construction and development of firearm and archery ranges. Closing date is August 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270268.
  • Recovery Implementation Fund – The Fish and Wildlife Service Ecological Services Program provides financial assistance on a competitive basis to secure information about endangered, threatened or candidate species, to aid in the recovery of these species, to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend. Closing date is July 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270169.
  • Wildlife Restoration Grant Program – The Wildlife Restoration Grant Program provides funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat; wildlife management research; wildlife population surveys and inventories; land acquisition; hunter education and safety programs; coordination; development of facilities; facilities and services for conducting a hunter education and safety programs; and provisions for public use of wildlife resources. Closing date is August 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269700.
  • Sport Fish Restoration – The Sport Fish Restoration grant provides Federal grant funding for land acquisition, boating access development, research projects, operations and maintenance of public fishing areas, hatchery and lake construction and maintenance, sport fish population management, fishing habitat improvements, coordination projects, and aquatic resource education. Closing date is August 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269702.
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program – The LWCF Program provides matching grants to States and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the U.S. Closing date is August 11, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269579.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education, Outreach, and Workforce Program – The Office of Naval Research seeks proposals for developing innovative solutions that directly support the development and maintenance of a robust STEM workforce. The goal of proposed efforts should be to provide solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in uniformed or civilian STEM related workforce opportunities. Closing date is September 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268949.
  • WHIAAPI Internship Program – The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders offers full-time internships during the spring, summer, and fall. Interns at the Initiative are responsible for assisting the staff on a wide range of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues and priorities, including capacity-building, civil rights, data disaggregation, economic development, education, health, immigration, language access, and workforce diversity. Interns will help write policy memos and proposals, draft blogs, assist with communications and social media, coordinate and staff events, and conduct outreach to national and local AAPI organizations and leaders. Deadlines for applications are November 16, 2014 for Spring session (Jan-May), March 27, 2015 for Summer session (May/June-Aug) and June 15, 2015 for Fall session (Aug-Dec). For more information, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/aapi/internships.
  • The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program – The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. Closing date is September 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268198.
  • The Coastal Program – The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Closing date is September 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268288.
  • Technical Assistance Program – The Technical Assistance Program provides grant funding for short-term projects intended to meet the immediate needs of the insular areas. OIA's priorities are as follows: Accountability, financial management, economic development, training, education, energy, management control initiatives, safety, emergency, historical & cultural preservation, climate change, capacity building, health initiatives, and outdoor youth initiatives. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264448.
  • Maintenance Assistance Program – MAP funding is used to support, develop, improve and, as much as possible, institutionalize infrastructure maintenance practices in the seven insular areas. This is the only OIA program that has specific legislative authority to require a matching contribution from the insular government. The MAP grant may be used by any of the four U.S. Territories and the three freely associated states. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264449.
  • State Wildlife Grant Program – The State Wildlife Grant Program provides federal grant funds for the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitat, including species that are not hunted or fished. Activities include both planning and implementation. Planning activities must contribute directly to the development or modification of the State’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan that was to be submitted by October 1, 2005 and must be approved by the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Closing date is August 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254530.
  • BioWatch Program – The BioWatch Program is an early warning system that is designed to detect the intentional release of select aerosolized biological agents. The BioWatch Program’s mission is to provide and maintain a continuous bio-terrorism air monitoring system in metropolitan areas and coordinate with state and local public health communities to prepare for and respond to a bioterrorist event. This mission is accomplished by serving as an early warning system which enhances the security of jurisdictions by providing the needed time to execute their comprehensive concept of operations plans to counter biological terrorism. Closing date is September 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251807.
  • Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program – USDA Rural Development has announced the availability of grants to expand the access to broadband that enhances students’ educational opportunities and improve health care in rural areas, including the Northern Mariana Islands. This Rural Development program helps rural areas connect with new technologies to help them compete globally and to bring advanced health care. For more information and to obtain assistance in applying a grant, go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/utp_dlt.html and contact Joseph M. Diego at the Rural Development Area Office at (671) 472-7361 or email at: joseph.diego@pb.usda.gov.
  • Wildlife Restoration Grant Program for State Fish and Game Agencies – The Wildlife Restoration program provides Federal grant funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat; wildlife management research; wildlife population surveys and inventories; land acquisition; hunter education and safety programs; coordination; development of facilities; and to provide facilities and services for conducting hunter education and safety programs. Closing date is August 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250044.
  • Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program for State Fish and Game Agencies – The Sport Fish Restoration program provides Federal grant funding for land acquisition, boating access development, research projects, operations and maintenance of public fishing areas, hatchery and lake construction and maintenance, sport fish population management, fishing habitat improvements, coordination projects, and aquatic resource education. Closing date is August 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250042.
  • Congressional Award – Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time. There are no deadlines. Work at your own pace. Just make sure you achieve your goals by your 24th birthday. For more information, go to http://www.congressionalaward.org/index.php.

Jobs:

  • Supply Technician – The Department of the Army, Army National Guard is accepting applications for a Supply Technician in Guam. Purpose of the position is to provide storage and distribution, cataloging or supply identification systems, property utilization or other related supply activities including those associated with automated or manual supply accounting systems. Job position is open until June 8, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/402847800.
  • Medical Officer – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accepting applications for a Medical Officer in Guam. The incumbent will provide support to the Department of Health and Human Services in public health research and analyses; and perform non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research or the identification of causes or sources of disease or disease outbreaks. Job position is open until July 2, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389828100.
  • Education Program Administrator – The Department of Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for an Education Program Administrator (District Superintendent) in Guam. The incumbent will provide direct supervision and broad professional leadership in designing and implementing programs to increase student achievement. Job position is open until October 5, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382104300.
  • Airplane Flight Instructor – The Air Force Reserve Command is accepting applications for an Airplane Flight Instructor (Military Requirement) in Guam. The incumbent will conduct training for the upgrade of unqualified Reserve aircrew members and proficiency training for qualified Reservists and ART personnel. Job position is open until January 1, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358354400.
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic – The Air Force Reserve Command is accepting applications for an Aircraft Engine Mechanic (Military Requirement) in Guam. The incumbent will perform troubleshooting on a variety of complete operational aircraft reciprocating or gas turbine engines in the aircraft on the flightline and certify work produced under USAF Technical Order Program. Job position is open until January 1, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/357937500.
  • Electronic Integrated System Mechanic – The Air Force Reserve Command is accepting applications for an Electronic Integrated System Mechanic (Military Requirement) in Guam. The incumbent will rebuild, overhaul, install, troubleshoot, repair, modify, calibrate, align, and maintain, integrated systems. Job position is open until January 1, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/357639200.
  • Aircraft Mechanic (Fixed Wing) – The Air Force Reserve Command is accepting applications for an Aircraft Mechanic (Fixed Wing) - Military Requirement in Guam. The incumbent will install, adjust, align, inspect, troubleshoot, and finalize functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components. Job position is open until January 1, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358034300.
  • Education Program Administrator – The Department of Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for an Education Program Administrator (Assistant District Superintendent) in Guam. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the District Superintendent in the administration, organization, operation, assessment, and support of the schools. Job position is open until October 5, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380945400.
  • Western U.S. Store Worker – The Defense Commissary Agency is accepting applications for a Western U.S Store Worker in Guam. The incumbent will maintain adequate stock of resale items; receive, supply, equipment and resale items; and operate a computer system that calculates and marks prices. Job position is open until June 30, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/393474300.
  • Western U.S. Sales Store Checker – The Defense Commissary Agency is accepting applications for a Western U.S. Sales Store Checker in Guam. The incumbent will operate an electronic checkout system, and make change and verify change fund and amount of currency received during an assigned shift. Job position is open until June 30, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/393442000.
  • Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor – The Department of Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for a Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor in Guam. Substitute teachers present instruction in accordance with an established lesson plan and curriculum to students in a classroom environment. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Tutors are advocates and role models for the students, responsible for reporting student progress to the teacher. Job position is open until May 29, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377325300.
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic – The Air Force is accepting applications for an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic in Guam. The incumbent will provide prompt initial care to significantly increase patient survivability and reduce the possibility of long-term serious injury; respond to accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness which sometimes may be life-threatening; and perform basic emergency medical treatment. Job position is open until September 30, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/399342400.
  • Health System Specialist – The Air Force is accepting applications for a Health System Specialist in Guam. The incumbent will effectively evaluate safe, efficient, and effective patient movement programs using medical analysis/planning/programming, internal and external coordination, and joint medical planning expertise. Job position is open until September 30, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/399266400.
  • Monitor – The Department of Defense, Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for Monitors in Guam. In this position you will perform lunchroom, recess, classroom, and bus monitoring duties. Monitors identify and report known or suspected problems, issues, or concerns to the appropriate staff, faculty member, or other official in accordance with established policies and procedures. Closing date is December 31, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391246900.
  • Educational Aid – The Department of Defense, Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for Educational Aids in Guam. Incumbent prepares instructional materials related to class lessons; assists teachers in the implementation of a full-day program; and assumes responsibility for conducting and guiding children in group activities. Job position is open until December 31, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391104100.
  • Physician – The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration is accepting applications for a Physician in Guam. The incumbent serves as a Primary Care Physician providing comprehensive outpatient care for a panel of adult patients. Closing date is August 15, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378986400.
  • Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor - The Department of Defense is accepting applications for a Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor in Guam. Substitute teachers provide instruction in accordance with an established lesson plan and curriculum to students in a classroom environment. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Tutors are advocates and role models for the students, responsible for reporting student progress to the teacher. They tutor students individually or in small groups, review the students’ notes, entertain questions and discussions, determine the concepts which need to be reviewed, work with students in any phase of the writing process, and correct students’ work. Job position is open until May 29, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377325300.