Grants and Jobs

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

(Last updated – 3/2/2015)

Grants:

  • Organic Transitions – The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. In FY 2015, ORG will continue to prioritize environmental services provided by organic farming systems in the area of soil conservation and climate change mitigation, including greenhouse gases. Closing date is April 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274820.
  • Crop Protection and Pest Management – The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. Closing date is April 7, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274745.
  • Hospital Preparedness Program Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities – The funding provided through the Hospital Preparedness Program Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities is intended to ensure the nation’s health care system is ready to safely and successfully identify, isolate, assess, transport, and treat patients with Ebola or patients under investigation for Ebola, and that it is well prepared for a future Ebola outbreak. The closing is April 22, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274709.
  • NICS Act Record Improvement Program – The NIAA seeks to address the gap in information available to NICS about mental health adjudications and commitments, and other prohibiting factors. Filling these information gaps will better enable the system to operate as intended to keep guns out of the hands of persons prohibited by federal or state law from receiving or possessing firearms. The automation of records will also reduce delays for law-abiding persons to purchase firearms. Closing date is May 7, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274752.
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part C Capacity Development Program – The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part C Capacity Development program provides one-time funds to build local capacity of Part C grantees to support a system-wide activity that addresses a gap in their local HIV Care Continuum. Closing date is April 27, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274823.
  • Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions – Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions – such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities – improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. Closing date is May 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274794.
  • Preservation and Access Education and Training – The Preservation and Access Education and Training program is central to NEH’s efforts to preserve and establish access to cultural heritage collections. Closing date is May 5, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274795.
  • Technical Assistance Program – The primary purpose of the Office on Violence Against Women Technical Assistance Program is to provide direct technical assistance to existing and potential grantees and sub grantees to enhance and support their efforts to successfully implement projects supported by OVW grant funds. Closing date is April 9, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274822.
  • Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults – The purpose of the HIV CBI program is to support an array of activities to assist grantees in building a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining quality and accessible state of the science substance abuse and HIV prevention services. Closing date is April 23, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274701.
  • National Consumer and Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers – The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to promote consumer-directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses. The entities responsible for providing technical assistance for this program may be either consumer or consumer supporter organizations. Closing date is April 27, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274813.
  • Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program – The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. BJA is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program. Closing date is April 14, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274610.
  • Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program – The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders. Closing date is April 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274673.
  • Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program – The purpose of this grant is to improve and revitalize communities, all relevant stakeholders should be included: law enforcement and criminal justice, education, housing, health and human services, community and faith-based non-profits, local volunteers, residents, and businesses. The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program was created as part of a larger, interagency effort across multiple federal agencies to assist distressed communities to both build capacity and revitalize neighborhoods. Closing date is April 20, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274664.
  • Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers – The primary purpose of the Outreach Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program is to enhance the coordination of outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts, to reach socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner and to improve their participation in the full range of USDA programs. Closing date is April 13, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274608.
  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program – The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. Closing date is March 23, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274635
  • Brown Treesnake Program – OIA’s Brown Treesnake Control Program funding focuses on preventing the dispersal of this invasive species from Guam to other geographic areas and funding research in support of population suppression with the ultimate goal of eradication. Closing date is March 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274429.
  • NEH Fellowships – Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. Closing date is April 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274633.
  • Water for Agriculture Challenge Area – The purpose of this grant is to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision makers, public and private managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. Closing date is July 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274621.
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area – The 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 agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. Closing date is June 4, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274626.
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area – The Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area grant focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. Closing date is April 23, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274624.
  • Food Safety Challenge Area – The Food Safety Challenge Area grant promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. This requires an understanding of the interdependencies of human, animal, and ecosystem health as it pertains to foodborne pathogens. Closing date is May 18, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274625.
  • Foundational Program – The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Closing date is September 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274648.
  • Campus Suicide Prevention Grant – The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities in building essential capacity and infrastructure to support expanded efforts to promote wellness and help-seeking of all students. Closing date is April 20, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274668.
  • Coral Reef Initiative Program – The Coral Reef Initiative Program provides grant funding for management and protection of coral reef in the insular areas. Highest priority will be given to proposals that support local and regional priorities for protection and sustainable use of coral reefs. Closing date is June 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273729.
  • Economic Development Assistance Programs – The Economic Development Administration provides investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. 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. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas. The next two funding cycle deadlines are March 12, 2015 for funding cycle 2 of FY 2015; and June 12, 2015 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273468.
  • Basic Center Program – The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Closing date is April 10, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273528.
  • Drug-Free Communities Mentoring Program – The primary goal of the DFC Mentoring Program is to assist newly forming coalitions in becoming eligible to apply for DFC funding on their own. This grant will help to increase the capacity of community coalitions to reduce substance abuse, and over time, to reduce substance abuse among adults through strengthening collaboration among communities, public, and private entities. Closing date is April 14, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273588.
  • Early Detection of Vision Problems in Young Children – The purpose of this grant program is to increase the detection and diagnosis of visual impairment in children aged five years and younger in five States by enhancing the capacity of the State public health agencies to use and apply quality improvement principles and practices to implement universal vision screening for preschool-aged children. Closing date is April 10, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273608.
  • Improving the Health of People with Disabilities through State Based Public Health Programs – The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to enhance existing activities to promote and maximize health, prevent chronic disease, improve emergency preparedness, and increase the quality of life among people with disabilities. Closing date is April 1, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273771.
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods National Training and Technical Assistance Program – The PSN National TTA Program is designed to provide TTA resources that are critical to communities’ efforts to reduce gun-related crimes and violent criminal gangs. In addition, the PSN National TTA Program provides comprehensive TTA that addresses a range of criminal justice subject areas impacting communities. The goal of the PSN National TTA Program is to provide assistance to state and local law enforcement, criminal justice professionals and communities to improve the level of knowledge, communication, collaboration, and tactics involved in addressing gun crime and gang violence that impact communities throughout the nation. Closing date is April 9, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274268.
  • PHMSA Technical Assistance Grants – The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requests applications to obtain funding for technical assistance in the form of engineering or other scientific analysis of pipeline safety issues affecting the local community or to help promote public participation in official proceedings pertaining to pipeline safety issues. Closing date is May 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272688.
  • Food Security Challenge Area – The goal of the Food Security Challenge Area is to develop agricultural production research, education, and extension to develop more sustainable, productive, and economically viable plant and animal production systems. This program will also develop regionally adapted crop cultivars and livestock/breeds that contribute to rural economic development and prosperity while enhancing food security. Closing date is June 4, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272432.
  • Workforce Training in Health Information Technology – The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to institutions of higher education, or consortia thereof, to establish or expand medical health informatics education programs to promote the rapid and effective utilization and development of health information technologies. Closing date is April 6, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272814.
  • Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders – The Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders is designed to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders through the screening and assessment of incarcerated individuals, availability of some pre-release programming, leading to the provision of appropriate evidence-based services and treatment after incarceration. Closing date is March 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272748.
  • Visiting Fellows Program – The intent of the BJA Visiting Fellows Program is to leverage state, local, or tribal subject-matter expertise to assess areas of need and to develop strategies, tools, and policies in collaboration with BJA staff for the benefit of the criminal justice field. The Fellows will work in the Policy Office, which provides national leadership in criminal justice policy, training, and technical assistance to further the administration of justice. Closing date is April 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272868.
  • National Criminal History Improvement Program – The goal of the NCHIP grant program is to improve the nation’s safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by ensuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and noncriminal justice background check systems. Closing date is April 20, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272368.
  • Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release Specialized American Job Centers – The purpose of this program is to provide locally incarcerated offenders with employability skills by providing them workforce services prior to release from local incarceration and linking them to a continuum of employment, training, education, and support services offered through their community-based AJCs post-release, as well as building connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment pre-release. Closing date is April 3, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272908.
  • Rural Network Allied Health Training Program – The Rural Network Allied Health Training Program is a pilot program that will support the development of formal, mature rural health networks that focus on activities that achieve efficiencies, expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of essential health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program will further support integrated rural health networks that can partner with local community colleges and other accredited educational institutions (such as vocational and technical colleges) to develop formal clinical training programs. Closing date is March 31, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272369.
  • Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling Program – The purpose of the three-year Benefits Counseling Program is to expand outreach, education and enrollment efforts to eligible uninsured individuals and families, and newly insured individuals and families in rural communities. For the purposes of this grant program, benefits counseling (outreach, education and enrollment efforts) will be limited to only public health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid and/or Children’s Health Insurance Program), qualified health plans offered through Health Insurance Marketplace and/or private health insurance plans. Closing date is March 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272389.
  • Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum – The purpose of this grant program is to support organizations that will implement, evaluate and disseminate findings from innovative methods for identifying, linking, retaining and improving health outcomes for HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults in HIV primary care and supportive services through the use of social media. Closing date is April 3, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272948.
  • Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program – The purpose of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program is to provide support to critical access hospitals for quality improvement, quality reporting, performance improvements, and benchmarking; designating facilities as critical access hospitals; and the provision of rural emergency medical services. Closing date is April 6, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273112.
  • Advance Interoperable Health IT Services to Support Health Information Exchange – This funding opportunity announcement will leverage the investments and lessons learned from the original State HIE Program and accelerate the widespread adoption and use of health information exchange infrastructure, including the following transport mechanisms: Direct secure messaging; Query-based exchange; and Consumer medicated exchange. Closing date is April 6, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272810.
  • PHMSA HMEP States and Territories – The purpose of this grant program is to increase State, Territorial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations. Closing date is April 3, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272471.
  • Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program – The purpose of these projects is to disseminate accurate information to beneficiaries with disabilities about work incentives programs and issues related to such programs, to enable them to make informed choices about working and whether or when to assign their Ticket to Work, as well as how available work incentives can facilitate their transition into the workforce. Closing date is March 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272436.
  • State Youth Treatment-Planning – The purpose of the State Youth Treatment-Planning program is to provide funding to develop a comprehensive strategic plan in order to improve treatment for adolescents (ages 12-18) and/or transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The plan will help to assure that youth have access to evidence-based assessments and treatment models and recovery services by strengthening the existing infrastructure system. Closing date is April 6, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272812.
  • State Youth Treatment-Implementation – The purpose of this program is to provide funding to improve treatment for adolescents and/or transitional aged youth with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders by assuring youth state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services supported by the strengthening of the existing infrastructure system. Closing date is April 2, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272789.
  • Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals – The purpose of this jointly funded program is to enhance or develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; and other recovery support services. Closing date is April 9, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272929.
  • American Apprenticeship Initiative Grants – The Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds for the American Apprenticeship Initiative. This initiative is intended to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country’s particular economic, industry and workforce needs. American Apprenticeships are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor. Closing date is April 30, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270372.
  • Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity – This funding opportunity encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn. Closing date is May 7, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272088.
  • Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities – The Smart Supervision Program seeks to improve probation and parole success rates and reduce crime committed by those under probation and parole supervision, which would in turn reduce admissions to prisons and jails and save taxpayer dollars. Funds can be used either to implement evidence-based supervision strategies or to innovate new strategies to improve outcomes for supervisees. Closing date is March 24, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272132.
  • Smart Prosecution Initiative – The Smart Prosecution program seeks to pair action researchers with prosecutor offices to develop solutions - such as “hot spot” strategies, sophisticated crime analysis, offender-based policies, and risk and needs assessment - that create prosecution strategies in an effort to break down information silos, advance communities, improve public trust and confidence in the justice system, and increase public safety. Closing date is March 26, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272212.
  • Social Innovation Fund Grant Competition – The Social Innovation awards grants to grant making institutions, referred to as “intermediaries.” These intermediaries in turn competitively select, provide grants to, and otherwise support high-performing community-based nonprofit organizations to implement evidence-based programs in the areas of healthy futures, economic opportunity and youth development. Closing date is March 17, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271934.
  • Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program – The Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program assists jurisdictions with developing and/or enhancing programs designed to implement requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Closing date is April 16, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272069.
  • Enhanced Training And Services To End Abuse In Later Life Program – The Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program provides or enhances training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older. Closing date is March 18, 2015. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272251.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Student Trainee - The U.S. Department of Interior is accepting applications for a Student Trainee in Guam. As a Student Trainee (Biological Sciences) with the Guam National Wildlife Refuge, you will be provided training to provide technical support to biologists by performing routine assignments involving repetitive tasks and will learn how to perform technical tasks common to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Job position is available till March 6, 2015. For more information go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/394593700.
  • Supervisory Supply Technician – The Department of the Army, Army National Guard is accepting applications for a Supervisory Supply Technician in Guam. This position is located in a Division Headquarters having an automated system. Its purpose is to serve as Property Book Officer and be responsible for the management of organizational property accounts. Job position is March 5, 2015. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/393819800.
  • 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.
  • 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.