Grants and Jobs

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

(Last updated – 2/8/2016)

Grants:

  • Special Education - State Personnel Development Grants – The purpose of this program is to assist State educational agencies in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities. Current closing date is March 21, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281309.
  • Community Assistance Program State Support Services Element – The State Support Services Element program provides funding for technical assistance to communities in the National Flood Insurance Program and to evaluate community performance in implementing NFIP floodplain management activities. Current closing date is April 15, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281297.
  • Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma – The Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma Program seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority and/or disadvantaged youth, ages 5-15 years, who have been exposed to childhood trauma. ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes due to childhood trauma. Current closing date is April 18, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281316.
  • Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants – The purpose of this grant program is to increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations. Current closing date is May 2, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281252.
  • Farm Labor Housing Direct Loans & Grants – USDA Rural Development is soliciting applications for Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants. The programs provide affordable financing for the development of housing for domestic farm laborers. Housing may be constructed in rural and urban areas with a demonstrated need. Approved applicants receive a 1 percent fixed rate with up to a 33-year payback period. Pre-applications packages may be obtained at http://www.rd.usda.gov/files/FLH_Preapplication_FY2016.pdf. Pre-applications are due by April 12 to the Hawaii State Office. Pre-applications may be submitted to USDA Rural Development, Room 311, Federal Building, 154 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720. For more information, call (808) 933-8300 or go to http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/farm-labor-housing-direct-loans-grants/hi.
  • Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants – This program provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve and or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. Because of land alienation issues in the NMI, qualified applicants are limited to unsecured loans of up to $7,499. Qualified applicants age 62 and older may also apply for grant funding of up to $7,500. No deadline applies. For more information, go to http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants/hi and click here.
  • SMART Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program – The Program assists jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The SMART Office is interested in proposals that facilitate, enhance and maintain jurisdictional implementation of SORNA. Closing date is April 7, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281058.
  • National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program – The NCWCG program provides states with financial assistance to protect and restore coastal environments. Projects can include: 1. acquisition of a real property interest in coastal lands or waters (coastal wetlands ecosystems) from willing sellers or partners for long-term conservation; 2. restoration, enhancement, or management of coastal wetlands ecosystems; or 3. a combination of acquisition, restoration, and management. Closing date is June 29, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281103.
  • Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring – The STEM program recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has done exemplary, measurable mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields over a sustained 5 year period is eligible for nomination. Closing date is June 17, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281097.
  • Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program – Disability Grant Program funds programs that establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; and identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area, and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work. Closing date is March 10, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281165.
  • Federal Planning Assistance for Broadband and Sustainable Community Development – Cool & Connected – USDA Rural Utilities Service encourages communities interested in using broadband service to help revitalize small-town main streets and promote economic development to apply for Cool & Connected, a pilot program sponsored by USDA Rural Utilities Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities. Closing date for letters of interest is February 24, 2016. For more information, click here.
  • Market Development Cooperator Program – The International Trade Administration creates economic opportunity for U.S. workers and firms by promoting international trade and investment, strengthening industry competitiveness, and ensuring fair trade. The Market Development Cooperator Program strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry by generating exports of nonagricultural goods and services produced in the United States. Closing date is March 15, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281029.
  • State Energy Program – The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s State Energy Program seeks applications to advance policies, programs, and market strategies that accelerate job creation, reduce energy consumption, and help achieve energy and climate security for the nation. Closing date is March 31, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281050.
  • Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems Impact – The purpose of this program is to enhance early childhood systems building and demonstrate improved outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health and family well-being indicators using a Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network approach. An additional goal of the ECCS Impact grant is the development of collective impact expertise, implementation and sustainability of efforts at the state, county and community levels. Closing date is March 15, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281007.
  • Secondary and Two-Year Postsecondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grants – The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants program seeks to promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in agriscience and agribusiness in order to help ensure the existence in the U.S. of a qualified workforce to serve the food and agricultural sciences system. Closing date is March 18, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281049.
  • Housing Preservation Grants – This program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing occupied by low and very low income people. Closing date is February 12, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/housing-preservation-grants.
  • Improving Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking – This program furthers the Department of Justice’s mission by encouraging partnerships between governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions and rape crisis centers, to ensure that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are treated as serious violations of criminal law requiring the coordinated involvement of the entire criminal justice system and community-based victim service organizations. Current closing date is March 3, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280869.
  • FY2016 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – Qualified organizations may submit proposals for administering the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The intent of the program is to broaden the U.S. student population that participates in study abroad by focusing on those students who would not otherwise study outside the U.S. due to financial constraints. Closing date is March 14, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280938.
  • Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund – The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund is a tool that provides grants to states and territories to participate in voluntary conservation projects for candidate, proposed, and listed species. The program provides funding to states and territories for species and habitat conservation actions on non-federal lands. Closing date is March 18, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280853.
  • North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2017 U.S. Standard Grants – The U.S. Standard Grants Program supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Closing date is February 26, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280961.
  • OVW FY 2016 Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations – This program is to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at, and provide victim services to, adult and youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations. Closing date is March 9, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280922.
  • Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release through Specialized American Job Centers – The purpose of this pilot program is to provide incarcerated individuals with workforce services prior to release and link them to a continuum of services offered through their community-based AJCs post-release. These grants are job-driven and build connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment. Closing date is February 26, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280963.
  • Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants – The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. Closing date is March 14, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants.
  • Accountable Health Communities – The Accountable Health Communities model provides funding opportunities to community based organizations, healthcare providers practices, hospitals and health systems, institutions of higher education, local government entities, and local and national entities for the purpose of testing whether systematically identifying the health-related social needs of community-dwelling Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and addressing their identified needs impacts those beneficiaries. Current closing date is March 31, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280812.
  • Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program – Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) assist health care organizations, health care networks and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Current closing date is March 4, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280809.
  • Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement – This program supports rural providers engaged in quality improvement initiatives through evidence-based quality improvement models, tests of change focused on improvement and use of health information technology to collect and report data. Current closing date is March 4, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280808.
  • State Wildlife Grant Program – The State Wildlife Grants Program provides grant funds for the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. Eligible activities include both planning and implementation. Closing date is September 30, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280580.
  • Cancer Prevention and Control Programs – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide a continuation of funds intended for grantees previously awarded under DP12-1205 - Cancer Prevention and Control Programs for State, Territorial and Tribal Organizations. Closing date is February 26, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280676.
  • Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks – The Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks grant program provides funding to advance technological capability and promote the deployment of intelligent transportation systems applications for commercial vehicle operations, including commercial motor vehicle, commercial driver, and carrier-specific information systems and networks. Current closing date is March 3, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280327.
  • Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program – The DFC Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20) and has two goals: 1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. 2. 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. Current closing date is March 18, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280572.
  • Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program – The overall purpose of this funding is to decrease and prevent injury and violence related morbidity and mortality and to increase sustainability of injury prevention programs and practices. This will be achieved through support to State Health Departments in the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of programs, practices, and policies with the best available evidence. Current closing date is April 8, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280410.
  • Competitive State Wildlife Grants Program – The Competitive State Wildlife Grants Program provides Federal grant funds for the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. Eligible activities include planning and conservation implementation. Current closing date is February 19, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280174.
  • National Fish Passage Program - The National Fish Passage Program is a voluntary program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to partners to provide fish (and other aquatic organisms) passage and restore aquatic connectivity for the benefit of federal trust resources. Current closing date is September 1, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280260.
  • R1 Endangered Species Sec 6 Traditional - Funds in the amount of $300,000 are available to implement conservation projects for state-listed, candidate, federally listed, and recently recovered species. This grant program was established by the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Current closing date is March 9, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280253.
  • Digital Humanities Implementation Grants - The Digital Humanities Implementation Grants program awards substantial grants to support the implementation of experimental projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the humanities. The program can support innovative digital humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Current closing date is February 17, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280266.
  • State Board Programming Grants – The purpose of this grant 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. Current closing date is June 15, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280200.
  • Access to Historical Records – 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. Current closing date is June 15, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280217.
  • 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. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Current closing date is June 15, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280201.
  • Digital Humanities Implementation Grants – This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities. Current closing date is February 17, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/digital-humanities-implementation-grants.
  • Tech Hire Partnership Grants – This grant program is designed to equip individuals with the skills they need through innovative approaches that can rapidly train workers for and connect them to well-paying, middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs across a diversity of H-1B industries such as Information Technology, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, financial services, and broadband. Projects funded by this grant program will help participants begin careers in H-1B occupations and industries which are in-demand and/or high growth in the area applicants are proposing to serve. On a limited basis, this grant program will also enable applicants to work with companies on increasing the skills of existing workers in lower-skilled jobs to move into more highly skilled positions requiring technology-related skills. Current closing date is March 11, 2016. For more information, go http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280094.
  • Summer Seminars for K-12 and College Educators – The list of NEH’s Summer Seminars, Institutes and Landmarks Workshops for K-12 teachers and 2- and 4-year college faculty is available. Educators will have until early March to apply to attend a professional development summer program. For more information, and to view campuses and deadlines, go to http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-program.
  • Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) – Grants awarded under this announcement are to provide disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those State Units on Aging and federally recognized Tribal organizations who are currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act, as amended. These funds only become available when the President declares a National Disaster and may only be used in those areas designated in the Disaster Declaration issued by the President of the United States. Eligible SUAs and Title VI grantees should discuss all disaster applications with ACL/AoA Regional staff before submitting a formal application. Current closing date is September 12, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279744.
  • Department of the Interior 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. Current closing date is March 1, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279753.
  • Promoting Caregiver Health Using Self-Management – The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research in promoting caregiver health using self-management. This concept focuses on informal caregivers. Informal caregivers (lay caregivers) are defined as unpaid individuals (spouses, partners, family members, friends, or neighbors) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Current closing date is March 3, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opporrunity.html?oppId=279738.
  • 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. Current closing date is September 30, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279631.
  • Outreach and Education, Technical Assistance, and Financial Education for FSA Programs, Functions, and Activities – This Farm Service Agency grant seeks proposals to further support and expand FSA’s existing outreach and education efforts. The additional outreach and education could, for example, be public meetings, training sessions, and/or workshops for producers including new and beginning farmers, veterans, underserved communities, and/or established producers. Emphasis will be afforded to proposals that addresses producers who are ethnic minorities, women, new and beginning, veterans, urban, or who grow non-commodity crops (e.g., fruits and vegetables or specialty crops). Current closing date is May 27, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279153.
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program – The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) provides matching grants for international coral reef conservation projects, CRCP solicits proposals that will support the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s International Strategy 2010-2015 (International Strategy). The International Strategy focuses on supporting existing regional efforts in four priority regions based on their interconnections with U.S reef ecosystems and existing initiatives and partnerships. Current closing date is on February 18, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=278919.
  • Veterans Cemetery Grants – VA's Veterans Cemetery Grant Program is designed to complement VA's 131 national cemeteries across the country. The Veterans Cemetery Grants Program helps states, federally recognized tribal governments or U.S. Territories establish new Veterans cemeteries, and expand or improve existing veterans cemeteries. Closing date is July 1, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277154.
  • 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:

  • Health System Specialist – The Air Force Personnel Center, Department of the Air Force is accepting applications for a Health System Specialist in Guam. Incumbent analyzes, evaluates, advises on and/or coordinates health care delivery systems and operations supporting the provision of health care to authorized beneficiaries. Position is open until April 30, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428484800.
  • Chief U.S. Probation/Pretrial Services Officer – The U.S. District Courts of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam are accepting applications for a Probation/Pretrial Services Officer to be located in Guam. Incumbent will organize the probation/pretrial services office; review, analyze, and interpret requirements; maintain administrative liaison with the Court, chief judge, and all judges; and other related duties. Position is open until February 19, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.nmid.uscourts.gov/employment.php.
  • Store Workers – The Defense Commissary Agency, Department of Defense is accepting applications for Store Workers in Guam. Incumbents will maintain adequate stock, identify spoilage, damage, and out-of-date merchandise, receive supplies and items, operate computer system, and transport and display store items. Position is open until March 31, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424794700.
  • Sales Store Checkers – The Defense Commissary Agency, Department of Defense is accepting applications for Sales Store Checkers in Guam. Incumbents will operate an electronic system, manage change machines, assist customers, and manage self-check-out registers. Position is open until March 31, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424794400.
  • Medical Officer – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for a Medical Officer in Guam. Incumbent will provide support, perform non-clinical duties involving evaluations, apply epidemiological principles, research findings, make substantive courses of action, and streamline public health processes and procedures, among other duties. Position is open until March 15, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420979600.
  • Veterinary Medical Officer – The Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a Veterinary Medical Officer in Guam. Incumbent will plan, organize, coordinate and adapt the full range of meat and poultry inspection operations in slaughter and/or processing establishments. Position is open until September 27, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382487500.
  • Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor – The Department of Defense Education Activity is now 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 30, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/405011800.