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

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

Grants:

  • Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program - The Administration on Children, Youth and are now accepting mandatory formula grant applications and State Plans from states and territories for the development of and implementation for Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program. The Title V State SRAE Funding Opportunity Announcement sets forth the application requirements for the receipt of the following documents from applicants and awardees: Application, State Plan, and Performance Progress Report. Deadline for comments is May 24, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Source Reduction Assistance Grant ProgramEPA is announcing a grant competition to fund two-year Source Reduction Assistance agreements that support research, investigation, study, demonstration, education and training using source reduction approaches. Closing date is April 30, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325091.
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund – The National Park Service provides matching grants to states and through states to local governments for the acquisition and development of lands and waters for outdoor recreation purposes. Closing date is April 30, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325093.
  • Housing Preservation Grant- Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in infrastructure, partnerships and innovation. Closing date is May 7, 2020. For more information, go to https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDARD/bulletins/283071b.
  • School Violence Prevention Program - The 2020 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program is a competitive program that provides funding directly to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and its public agencies to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through evidence-based school safety programs. Current closing date is April 8, 2020. For more information, go to https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp.
  • COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program - The 2020 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program is a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Current closing date is April 8, 2020. For more information, go to https://cops.usdoj.gov/camp.
  • Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) funds are used to increase law enforcement and public safety by providing funds for scenario-based training that prepares officers and other first responders to safely and effectively handle active-shooter and other violent threats. Current closing date is March 31, 2020. For more information, go to https://cops.usdoj.gov/pass.
  • Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) - The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement, and increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using peer mentoring programs. Current closing date is March 31, 2020. FOr more information, go to https://cops.usdoj.gov/lemhwa.
  • Community Development Program- The program funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strate­gies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities. Current closing date is March 31, 2020. For more information, go to https://cops.usdoj.gov/cpd.
  • Rural Business Development Grant- The RBDG program can assist with targeted technical assistance such as marketing and feasibility studies and business plans, purchasing equipment for small and emerging businesses, creating a revolving loan fund, and supporting rural distance learning programs for educational or job-training. Current closing date is March 31, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-nosas.
  • EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance – The Economic Development Administration is soliciting applications to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. There are no deadlines. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321695.
  • Maintenance Assistance Program – The Office of Insular Affairs is requesting proposals for the Maintenance Assistance Program which is used to support, develop, improve and institutionalize infrastructure maintenance practices in the insular areas. Closing date is April 1, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321640.
  • Brown Tree Snake Program – The Office of Insular Affairs is requesting proposals for the Brown Treesnake Control Program. Grant funding focuses on preventing the dispersal of this invasive species from Guam to other geographic areas and research in support of population suppression with the ultimate goal of eradication. Closing date is April 1, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321619.
  • Coral Reef and Natural Resources Program – The Coral Reef and Natural Resources Initiative provides grant funding for the management and protection of coral reefs and for combatting invasive species in the U.S. insular areas. Closing date is April 1, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321621.
  • Environmental Literacy Grants – The goal of the Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience is to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Projects should build the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to become more resilient to the extreme weather and other environmental hazards they face in the short- and long-term. Closing date is March 26, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321575.
  • National Fish Passage Program – The National Fish Passage Program is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to provide fish (and other aquatic organisms) passage and restore aquatic connectivity for the benefit of federal trust resources. The program aims to maintain or increase fish populations in order to improve ecosystem resiliency and to provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. Closing date is September 30, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321478.
  • Technical Assistance Program – The Office of Insular Affairs is requesting proposals for its Technical Assistance Program which provides grant funding for short-term projects intended to meet the immediate needs of the insular areas. Funding priorities include projects that foster the development in the following categories: accountability, financial management, economic development, education, energy production, management control initiatives, disaster assistance, natural and cultural resources, capacity building, public safety/emergencies, information technology, health initiatives, and invasive species management. Closing date is April 1, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321297.
  • EDA Disaster Supplemental The Economic Development Administration Economic Adjustment Assistance program will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety projects to address economic challenges in areas where a declaration of a major disaster was issued, including Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut. Inclusion of resilience principles in the project is a necessary step to improve the capacity of the region to recover more quickly from future disaster events. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received. For more information go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319126.
  • Sport Fish Restoration Grant – The Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program provides funding to restore, conserve, manage, or enhance sport fish populations and the public use and benefits from these resources; to educate the public about aquatic resources; and to provide boating access to public waters. Closing date for applications is August 31, 2020. For more information, click here.

Jobs:

  • Social Security Administration - Typical job opportunities within SSA can include, but are not limited to, the following occupations:Human Resource Specialists and Assistants, Information Technology and Computer Assistants, Legal, Public Contact. Veterans preference gives eligible veterans preference in hiring. Closing date is September 30, 2020. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555573600#

Public Comment:

  • 5-year review - The Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comments on their initiating a 5-year status reviews of 25 species under the Endangered Species Act. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. Deadline for comments is May 26, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Nurse Corps Scholarship Program data - The Health Resources and Services Administration seeks comments on information collection for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. Deadline for comments is April 8, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • VA's Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers - The Department of Veterans Affairs seeks comments on a proposed rule to revise its regulations that govern VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). This rulemaking would propose improvements to PCAFC and would update the regulations to comply with the recent enactment of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, which made changes to the program's authorizing statute. These proposed changes would allow PCAFC to better address the needs of veterans of all eras and standardize the program to focus on eligible veterans with moderate and severe needs. Deadline for comments is May 5, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Marianas Skink - The Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comments on applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation and survival of endangered species, specifically, the Marianas Skink (Emoia slevini). Deadline for comments is April 6, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Centers of Excellence data - The Maritime Administration seeks comments on an information collection for a new program designating eligible and qualified training entities as Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). Deadline for comments is April 6, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • STOP Formula Grants data - Office on Violence Against Women seeks comments on an information collection for the Annual Progress Report for the STOP Formula Grants Program. Deadline for comments is April 24, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • PATH data - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration seeks comments on an information collection for Projects for Assistance in Transition From Homelessness (PATH) Program Annual Report. There have been proposed revisions to the PATH 2020 Annual Report Manual. Deadline for comments is April 24, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • NAMRS data - Administration for Community Living seeks comments on an information collection for the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System. The Elder Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC) recommended development of “a national adult protective services (APS) system based upon standardized data collection and a core set of service provision standards and best practices.” This information collection will relate to that data. Deadline for comments is March 27, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Water Carrier Tariffs data – Surface Transportation Board seeks comments on an information collection regarding Water Carrier Tariffs. Deadline for comments is March 30, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • WIC data - The Food and Nutrition Service seeks comments on an information collection for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for the reporting and record-keeping burdens associated with the WIC Program regulations. Deadline for comments is April 20, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • PASRR modernization - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks comments on a proposed rule that would modernize the requirements for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), currently referred to in regulation as Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review, by incorporating statutory changes, reflecting updates to diagnostic criteria for mental illness and intellectual disability, reducing duplicative requirements and other administrative burdens on State PASRR programs, and making the process more streamlined and person-centered. Deadline for comments is April 20, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Public Benefit Conveyance Program data - The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks comments on an information request for the Public Benefit Conveyance Program Guidance and Application. Deadline for comments is April 20, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • Drinking water data - The Environmental Protection Agency seeks comments on an information collection: “Information Collection Request for the 2020 Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment.” The purpose of this information collection is to identify the infrastructure needs of public water systems for the 20-year period from January 2020 through December 2039.  Deadline for comments is April 6, 2020. For more information, click here.
  • NUPC database – The Food and Nutrition Service seeks comments on to obtaining input from WIC State agencies, authorized vendors, food manufacturers, technology partners, and other interested stakeholders regarding the direction of the National Universal Product Code (NUPC) database. Deadline for comments is March 30, 2020. For more information, click here.