Grants and Jobs

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

(Last updated – 8/25/2014)

Grants:

  • Coral Reef Conservation Program –The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program is intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths. Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following four categories: Fishing Impacts; Land-Based Sources of Pollution; Climate Change; and Local and Emerging Management Issues. Closing date is January 7, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262589.
  • Marine Turtle Conservation Fund – The Marine Turtle Conservation Fund is soliciting proposals for the conservation of marine turtles throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories. The primary purpose of this program is to provide financial support for projects that conserve nesting populations and habitat and address other threats to the survival of marine turtles in foreign countries. Closing date is October 1, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261590.
  • National Leadership Grants Program – 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. Preliminary proposal due date is October 13, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261805.
  • Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program – The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261801.
  • Rural Community Development Initiative – The purpose of the RCDI is to develop the capacity and ability of qualified private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and federally recognized Native American Tribes to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development in rural areas. Closing date is November 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261932.
  • 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.
  • TA on Data Collection: IDEA Data Management Center – The purpose of the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program is to improve the capacity of States to meet the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data collection and reporting requirements. Closing date is September 4, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260968.
  • Art Works – Art Works grants program is a vehicle for promoting rigorous research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Closing date is October 21, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261009.
  • Hazardous Materials Worker Health and Safety Training – The major objective of this FOA is to prevent work-related harm by assisting in the training of workers in how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials encountered during hazardous waste operations, hazardous materials transportation, environmental restoration of contaminated facilities or chemical emergency response. Closing date is November 6, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260442.
  • 3D Elevation Program – The 3D Elevation Program initiative is being developed to respond to needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, as well as interferometric synthetic aperture radar data over Alaska. Closing date is August 26, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259953.
  • Digital Humanities Start-up Grants – The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation. Closing date is September 11, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258991.
  • Enduring Questions – The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports faculty members in the preparation of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life as addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries. Closing date is September 11, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258989.
  • Documenting Endangered Languages – This effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Closing date is October 6, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259069.
  • Prescott Grant Program – The Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program is administered by NOAA to provide assistance to eligible members of the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network to support basic needs of organizations for response, treatment, and data collection from living and dead stranded marine mammals. Closing date is October 8, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258830.
  • Marine Fisheries Initiative – MARFIN is a competitive Federal assistance program that funds projects seeking to optimize research and development benefits from U.S. marine fishery resources through cooperative efforts involving the best research and management talents to accomplish priority activities. Closing date is October 2, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258831.
  • Boating Infrastructure Grants – This program provides funding for the construction, renovation, and maintenance of docking, mooring, and other facilities for transient, recreational boats 26 feet or greater in length. Closing date is September 19, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257982.
  • State Systems Development Initiative Grant Program - The purpose of SSDI is to develop, enhance and expand State Title V MCH data capacity to allow for informed decision making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient and quality programming for women, infants, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs. Closing date is September 2, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256838.
  • 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.
  • Rural Business Enterprise Grant – The RBEG program is designed to promote sustainable economic development for businesses in underserved rural communities throughout Hawaii and the Western Pacific. The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses help fund distance learning networks, and help fund employment related adult education programs. For more information, go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/bcp_rbeg.html.
  • State Board Public 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. Closing date is August 27, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253895.
  • Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records – The Literacy and Engagement grant program offers support for projects that will result in archives reaching audiences through digital literacy programs and workshops, new tools and applications, and citizen engagement in archival processes. Closing date is December 4, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253905.
  • State Government Electronic Records – The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will describe, preserve, and provide access to state government electronic records of enduring value. Government information maintained by state archives are national assets, serving as important resources for documenting rights and capturing the national experience. Closing date is August 27, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253894.
  • 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.
  • Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Title VI Tribal Organizations – To support the development and testing of innovative programs, services and systems of support that respond to the needs of the nations growing elderly population, to improve knowledge of the problems and needs of the elderly, to help ensure adequately trained personnel in the field of aging, and to demonstrate better ways of improving the quality of life for the elderly, their caregivers and people with disabilities.Closing date is September 12, 2014. For more information go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251559.
  • 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.
  • SHPO Historic Preservation Fund Grants in Aid – The purpose of this grant is to provide matching grants to for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties by such means as survey, planning technical assistance, acquisition, and development; to expand the National Register of Historic Places; and to assist in carrying out historic preservation activities. Closing date is December 31, 2014. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249259.
  • Broad Agency Announcement – The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select proposals and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this Broad Agency Announcement. This BAA is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through competitive discretionary programs. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249066.
  • Wildlife Restoration Grant Program – Wildlife Restoration Grants provide funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247973.
  • Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program – SFR provides 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 September 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247954.
  • Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program – The purpose of this grant is to enhance programs for hunter education, hunter development, and firearm and archery safety. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247975.
  • 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, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246793.
  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife – The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical 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. Applications are due at least 30 days before the end of FY14. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246673.
  • 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 4:30 p.m. (local time) on 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:

  • Installation Training Officer – The Department of the Navy is accepting applications for an Installation Training Officer in Guam. Incumbent serves as the Installation Training Team Coordinator and Team Leader, responsible for coordination of, preparation for and execution of integrated installation training and exercise events. Closing date is August 25, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378770300.
  • 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.
  • Veterinary Medical Officer (Clinical Care) – The Department of the Army, Army Medical Command is accepting applications for a Veterinary Medical Officer in Guam. Incumbent performs professional veterinary work that involves the investigation, examination, treatment, and control of animals. Closing date is September 5, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378729900.
  • Small Arms Repairer – The Department of the Army, Army National Guard is accepting applications for a Small Arms Repairer in Guam. The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, and inspection on a full range of small arms and related devices. Closing date is September 20, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/379023700.
  • Animal Health Technician – The Department of the Army, Army Medical Command is accepting applications for an Animal Health Technician in Guam. Incumbent is responsible for the appearance, sanitation, supplies, and patient flow; verifies patient reason for visit, obtains patient history and records vital signs; and may assist veterinarian during surgical procedures. Job position is open until August 29, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378512400.
  • 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.
  • Surface Maintenance Mechanic – The Department of the Army, Army National Guard is accepting applications for a Surface Maintenance Mechanic in Guam. The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose vehicles and equipment. Closing date is August 27, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376643300.
  • Monitor – The U.S. Department of Defense is accepting applications for a Monitor in Guam. Monitors perform lunchroom, recess, classroom, and bus monitoring duties, identify and report known or suspected problems, issues or concerns, assembles students at designated points and monitors dismissal and movement through halls while moving students to the cafeteria and enforces safety rules. Job position is open until December 31, 2014. For more information go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/362100600.
  • Educational Aid – The Department of Defense, Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for an Educational Aid in Guam. Incumbent prepares instructional materials related to class lessons by typing, duplicating, arranging, or displaying materials as instructed. Closing date December 10, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361482400.