Grants and Jobs

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

(Last updated – 9/19/2016)

Grants:

  • Nursing Workforce Diversity Program – The purpose of the NWD program is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including ethnic and racial minorities who are underrepresented among registered nurses. Closing date is November 14, 2016. For more information, go tohttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285581.
  • Farm to School Grant Program – The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 amended Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to establish a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Closing date is December 16, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288870.
  • Assistance to Firefighters Grant – The AFG program provides financial assistance to help fire departments, non-affiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations and state fire training academies; for critically needed resources to protect the public; to train emergency personnel, and to foster inter-operability and support community resilience, as well as enhance through direct financial assistance, the safety of the public and to provide support for emergency responders to fire, medical, and all hazard events. Closing date is November 18, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288278.
  • Clean Vessel Act Grant Program – The CVA program provides grant funds to the states and territories for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump-out stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and also for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage. Closing date is December 5, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=288038.
  • Technical assistance for Health Care System and Hospital Preparedness Related Activities - The goal of this program is to improve collaboration between the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the state health departments to foster community health resilience and strengthen health care, public health, and emergency management systems. Closing date is September 23, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=287904.
  • National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program – The NNF program is designated for graduate degree (masters and doctoral) programs and postgraduate training of the next generation of policy makers, researchers, and educators in the food and agricultural sciences. The purpose of this program is to develop intellectual capital to ensure the preeminence of U.S. food and agricultural systems. Closing date is October 11, 2016. For more information, go to https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/food-and-agricultural-sciences-national-needs-graduate-and-postgraduate.
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program – The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program supports coral reef management and monitoring programs and conservation projects that seek to improve the condition of coral reef ecosystem resources. Closing date is February 16, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=287067.
  • Marine Turtle Conservation Fund – The goal of this program is to reduce threats to marine turtles in their natural habitat. Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating lasting benefits. Closing date is October 2, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286874.
  • Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program – The objective of this grant program is to address the needs of the fisheries and fishing communities in optimizing economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and practices, dealing with the impacts of conservation and management measures and increasing other opportunities to use existing infrastructure to support keeping working waterfront viable US fisheries include any fishery, commercial or recreational, that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States. Closing date is December 9, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286440.
  • Climate Program Office – CPO manages competitive research programs through which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of the Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners. Closing date is October 24, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286560.
  • Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program  The purpose of this 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 22, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=286394.
  • Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation’s agricultural and forests to adapt to variable climates. Closing date is November 17, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285990.
  • 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, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279630.
  • NOAA Restore Act Science ProgramThis funding opportunity is focused on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats and requests proposals under two program priorities for projects 1 to 3 years in duration. Closing date is September 27, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284289.
  • 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.
  • 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, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279631.
  • 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:

  • Electronics Technician – The U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander in Chief has an opening for an Electronics Technician on Guam. Incumbent will operate, tune, test, align, inspect, patch, and configure communication equipment as necessary to meet operational requirements. Position is open until September 20, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449924600/.
  • Biologist – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has an opening for a Biologist in Guam. Incumbent will serve as a project manager covering areas related to  natural and human environment. Position is open until September 26, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449727600/.
  • ESGR Program Coordinator – The Army National Guard Units has an opening for an ESGR Program Coordinator in Guam. Incumbent will provide the State Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee operation continuity, financial management, training, and logistical and administrative support. Position is open until September 24, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448702000/.
  • Educational Aide – The Department of Defense is accepting applications for an Educational Aide in Guam. Incumbent will prepare instructional material, assist teachers, and collaborate and assist the Sure Start teacher in the implementation of the Sure Start Program, among other duties. Closing date is December 21, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/445282600/.
  • Store Worker – The Defense Commissary Agency, Department of Defense, is accepting applications for a Store Worker in Guam. Incumbent will maintain adequate stock of items. Receive supplies and equipment, and operate a computer system, among other duties. Closing date is September 30, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442331700/.
  • Sales Store Checker – The Defense Commissary Agency, Department of Defense, is accepting applications for a Sales Store Checker in Guam. Incumbent will operate an electronic checkout system, manage change machines, assist customer and manage self-checkout registers, among other duties. Closing date is September 30, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/442341600/.
  • Medical Officer – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has an opening for a Medical Officer in Guam. Incumbent will perform non-clinical duties involving the evaluation of medical research of the identification of causes or sources of disease and disease outbreaks. Position is open until December 16, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/440870300/.
  • Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor – The Department of Defense Education Activity has an opening for a Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor in Guam. Incumbent will present instruction in accordance with an established lesson plan and curriculum to students in a classroom, among other related duties. Position is open until May 30, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/440337800/.
  • Instructional Systems Specialist – The Department of Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for an Instructional Systems Specialist in Guam. Incumbent will work within schools to serve as a consultant, coach, collaborator, presenter and facilitator to support school and teacher implementation of College and Career Ready Standards for teaching and learning. Position is open until October 10, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439198800/.
  • Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist – The Department of Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist in Guam. Incumbent will work directly for the Chief, Instructional Leadership Development who is responsible for ensuring a quality education among other related duties. Position is open until October 20, 2016. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/431363500/.
  • 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.