Grants and Jobs

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

(Last updated – 1/26/2015)

Grants:

  • PHEP Supplemental for Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities – To protect the nation, CDC is providing supplemental funding to the current 62 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement awardees to support accelerated state and local public health preparedness planning and operational readiness for responding to Ebola. The funding is intended to support accelerated public health preparedness planning for EVD within public health systems; improve and assure operational readiness for EVD; and support Ebola public health response efforts. Closing date is February 20, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271530.
  • Rural Health Value Program – The purpose of the Rural Health Value Program is to inform rural health care providers and stakeholders that set policies impacting rural health care providers about the impacts of changes in the health care delivery system, and to provide technical assistance to rural providers in identifying potential new approaches to health care delivery in their communities. Closing date is March 23, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271717.
  • Drug-Free Communities Support Program – The DFC Support Program has two goals: to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities and public and private non-profit agencies to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth; and to 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. Closing date is March 18, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271597.
  • Smart Policing Initiative – The FY 2015 Smart Policing Initiative grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based policing by encouraging law enforcement agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions. Closing date is March 9, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271693.
  • Veteran Business Outreach Center Program – The purpose of this program is to provide counseling, training, technical and financial skill development, comprehensive business assessments and mentoring to veteran, service disabled veteran, active duty, Reserve, Guard, and military spouse/survivor entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in starting new or expanding/diversifying established small businesses. Closing date is February 17, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271390.
  • Grants to Enhance Food Safety: Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program – The purpose of The National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Program is to increase the understanding and adoption of established food safety standards, guidance, and protocols. Grants awarded through this program will be carried out in a manner that facilitates the integration of food safety standards and guidance with a variety of agricultural production systems, including conventional, sustainable, organic, and conservation and environmental practices carried out by the eligible entities. Closing date is March 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271376.
  • Transitional Housing Assistance for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking – The OVW Transitional Housing Assistance Program focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to providing transitional housing services that move survivors into permanent housing. Transitional housing programs may offer services such as counseling, support groups, safety planning, and advocacy services as well as practical services such as licensed child care, employment services, transportation vouchers, telephones, and referrals to other agencies. Closing date is February 24, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271410.
  • 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.
  • Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program – The Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking who are seeking relief in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence, at minimum or no cost to the victims. LAV Grant Program funds may not be used to provide criminal defense services. Closing date is March 11, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271468.
  • Energy Audits – The purpose of the Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant is to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating the energy efficiency and the potential to incorporated renewable energy technologies into their operations. Closing date is February 12, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271572.
  • Rural Energy for America Program – The Rural Energy for America Program provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems; make energy efficiency improvements to non-residential buildings and facilities; and use renewable technologies that reduce energy consumption. Closing date is April 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_ReapResEei_Eligibility.html.
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program – The purpose of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. Close date will be provided when the application period is set. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271072.
  • Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program – The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Closing date is February 24, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271069.
  • Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program – The Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program supports community-based non-profit organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Closing date is February 19, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271070.
  • NEA Literature Fellowships: Prose – The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. Closing date is March 11, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271028.
  • Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities – The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that results in increased capacity to respond to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. Closing date is February 19, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271130.
  • Grants to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities – The purpose of this opportunity is to support in developing and implementing innovative programs to address the oral health workforce needs of designated Dental HPSAs. Funds must be used to develop and implement a workforce program(s) designed to support innovative oral health service delivery models that will increase access to high quality oral health services for underserved populations located in Dental HPSAs or in other areas specifically designated as underserved by Governor. Closing date is March 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271132.
  • Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response – SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline firefighters, rehire firefighters that have been laid off, retain firefighters facing imminent layoffs, or filling of positions that were vacated through attrition. SAFER offers grants to support activities in two categories: 1. Hiring of Firefighters and 2. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters. For closing date and more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271071.
  • US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship – The 2015 US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship provides funding to college students with close ties to American Samoa, Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands, who are US citizens or nationals, so they can obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree from a fisheries focused program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Hawaii Pacific University or the University of Guam. It also includes a paid internship and a commitment to work in a local US Pacific Territory agency (one year service for each year of scholarship). Mail completed application and letters of recommendation to Kitty M. Simonds, Executive Director, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, by February 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.wpcouncil.org/2015/01/07/2015-us-pacific-territories-capacity-building-scholarship-announcement/.
  • Community Connect Grant Program – The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to provide broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care and public safety services. Closing date is February 17, 2015. For more information, go to https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-29600.
  • Youth Violence Prevention Coordinated Technical Assistance Program – The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recognizes that preventing and ameliorating youth violence requires a shared framework to address the factors that impact violence and victimization at the individual, peer, family, community, and societal levels and promote child and youth well-being. Closing date is March 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270954.
  • Justice for Families Program – The purpose of the Justice for Families program is to support families affected by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as they navigate the justice system. Closing date is February 11, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270952.
  • Student Support Services Program – The purpose of the TRIO SSS Program is to increase the number of disadvantaged, low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level. The support services that are provided should increase the retention and graduation rates for these categories of students and facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges and universities. Closing date is February 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270595.
  • 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. Closing date is January 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270509.
  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program – The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to establish and operate geriatric education centers to develop a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care. Closing date is March 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270450.
  • 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.
  • NEA Art Works – "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. NEA recognizes these catalytic effects of excellent art, and the key role that arts and design organizations play in revitalizing them. Closing date is February 19, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270428.
  • NEA Challenge America – The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations - those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Closing date is April 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270429.
  • Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers Program – The National Institute of Standards and Technology is soliciting applications from eligible public school districts and accredited private educational institutions nominating middle school science teachers to participate in the NIST Summer Institute Program. The NIST Summer Institute Program will provide selected teachers hands-on activities, lectures, tours, and visits with NIST scientists and engineers at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The NIST Summer Institute Program will be held on July 6-17, 2015. Closing date is March 13, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270552.
  • 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.
  • Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants – The EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training programs recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater-related training. Closing date is February 3, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270229.
  • Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics – The Fellowship Program expects to award at least two new PhD Fellowships in 2015 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species. Closing date is January 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270292.
  • Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics – The Fellowship Program generally awards two new PhD Fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to the National Marine Fisheries Service under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or offices. Closing date is January 29, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270294.
  • 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. The program can support innovative digital-humanities projects that address multiple audiences, including scholars, teachers, librarians, and the public. Closing date is February 18, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270291.
  • 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.
  • National Leadership Grants for Libraries – National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment. Closing date is February 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269950.
  • Public Scholar Program – The Public Scholar program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. Closing date is March 3, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269952.
  • Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries – These small grants encourage libraries and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. Closing date is February 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269949.
  • Statewide Family Network Program – The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with mental health challenges around the country. Closing date is February 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270038.
  • Statewide Consumer Network Program – The purpose of this program is to improve mental health service delivery to people with serious mental illnesses. In so doing, it seeks to enhance statewide mental health consumer-run and -controlled organizations to promote service system capacity and infrastructure development that is consumer-driven, recovery-focused and resiliency-oriented. Closing date is February 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270039.
  • 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.
  • Environmental Education Model Grants Program – The purpose of the Environmental Education Model Grant Program is to support model, replicable projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. Closing date is February 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269850.
  • 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.
  • Marine Education and Training Mini Grant Program – Pacific Islands Region Marine Education and Training Mini-Grant Program projects are being solicited to improve communication, education, and training on marine resource issues throughout the region and increase scientific education for marine-related professions among coastal community residents, including indigenous Pacific islanders, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented groups. Closing date is February 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269296.
  • Marine National Monument Program – NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is soliciting proposals for the FY 2015 NOAA’s Marine National Monument Program Grants Funding Opportunity. In 2009, three Marine National Monuments were designated by Presidential Proclamation to protect the relatively undisturbed marine ecosystems that are flourishing with healthy coral reefs, large numbers of apex predators, fish biomass, and seabirds. Management plans for the Marianas Trench MNM, Rose Atoll MNM, and Pacific Remote Islands MNM are in preparation. These plans will guide management to preserve and protect the resources in these isolated locations. Closing date is February 3, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269294.
  • Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program – The Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program grant will help fund conservation, protection, or management actions supporting recovery of Endangered Species Act listed sea turtle species occurring within the Pacific Islands Region (PIR) or of aggregations that may be shared between the PIR and other Pacific nations. Closing date is February 15, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268939.
  • 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.
  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards – The Directors Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Closing date is January 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=268951.
  • 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.
  • Career Transition Award – The purpose of the NIAID Career Transition Award program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators that will address the health needs of the Nation. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases CTA is specifically designed to facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral research position to an independent research position. Closing date is September 17, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264808.
  • Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements – This grant will support important fishing and tourism industries, protect coasts from wave and storm damage, build tropical islands, contain an array of potential pharmaceuticals, and provide local communities with a source of food, materials and traditional activities. Closing date is February 13, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261171.
  • Pacific-American Climate Fund – The Pacific-American Climate Fund will finance activities in the Pacific Islands region that aim to reduce long-term vulnerabilities associated with climate change and achieve sustainable climate-resilient development. Grants financed by the project will support United States Government development objectives and will complement other support provided to the Pacific Islands. Closing date is March 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255869.
  • 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.
  • Nature of Learning and Friends Grant – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have supported the Nature of Learning and NWRS Friends grant program. These programs have enhanced natural resource stewardship and education initiatives in local communities across the country, and are supported by Refuge Friends organizations. Closing date is December 18, 2018. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251763.
  • 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.
  • 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 communities through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation. There is no closing date for applications. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250020.
  • 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.
  • Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant – The REDLG program provides funding to rural projects through local utility organizations. Under the REDLoan program, USDA provides zero interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. Closing date is no later than the last business day of each month to be considered for funding in the following month. For more information, go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_redlg.html.
  • 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:

  • Fire Protection Engineer - The Department of the Navy is accepting applications for a Fire Protection Engineer in Guam. Incumbent must be able to provide fire protection engineering direction for projects involving design and construction or renovation of facilities and structures, and approve plans developed by Architect-Engineer (A&E) Services to ensure conformance. Job position is open until January 27, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/392331800.
  • 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.
  • Health Technician - The Department of the Army, Army National Guard is accepting applications for a Health Technician in Guam. The purpose of this position is to manage and accomplish work in the area of personnel medical readiness management and reporting; and provide quality assurance and advisory services to subordinate units. Job position is open until January 28, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390268000.
  • Physician (Home Based Primary Care) – The Department Of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for a Physician (Home Based Primary Care) in Guam. The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) team physician, in collaboration with the HBPC team is responsible for: assuming primary medical responsibility for their assigned HBPC patients; identifying the patients' medical problems; defining the medical management of these problems; determining the need for consultation from medical, surgical, and/or psychiatric subspecialty clinics; determining the need for, and facilitating, admission to the hospital; visiting the HBPC patients at home, when appropriate; serving as collaborator for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants; and providing medical administrative support such as signing forms requiring physician signature for the HBPC. Closing date is March 30, 2015. For more information go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/379892300.
  • 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.