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:

  • Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants To Address Local Drug Crises- The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States. Current closing date is January 29, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299136.
  • Minority Fellowship Program- The purpose of this program is to: increase the knowledge of mental and/or substance use disorder behavioral health professionals on issues related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support for individuals who are from racial and ethnic minority populations and have a mental or substance use disorder; improve the quality of mental and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services delivered to racial and ethnic minority populations; and increase the number of culturally competent mental and substance use disorders professionals who teach, administer services, conduct research, and provide direct mental and/or substance use disorder services to racial and ethnic minority populations. Current closing date is February 12, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298786.
  • Legal Assistance for Victims Grant – The LAV 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. Closing date is February 1, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299318.
  • Challenge America – The Arts Endowment's Challenge America category offers support to 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 12, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299294.
  • National Leadership Grants for Libraries – The program supports projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Closing date is June 8, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299122.
  • Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program – The overarching goal of AgVets is to increase the number of military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm/ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector. Due date for Letter of Intent is January 11, 2018 and deadline for applications is February 8, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298885.
  • Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities – The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that results in increased capacity to respond to individuals with disabilities who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. Closing date is January 26, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298903.
  • Environmental Information Exchange Network – The Exchange Network Grant Program provides funding for projects that develop the Network and enable timely, on-demand access to environmental data through innovative technologies, improved support systems, and expanded collaboration using shared tools and services. Closing date for this grant is January 26, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298738
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program – The awards for this grant are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths. Closing date for this grant is February 1, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298661
  • Troops to Teachers Grant Program The purpose of the TTT Program is to attract and increase the number of eligible current and former members of the armed forces, reduce barriers that prevent veterans from meeting teacher certification requirements and implement educational models to award academic credit for prior career experience, among other purposes. Closing date is January 26, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298022.
  • NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program The User Interface seeks applications from eligible applicants for activities to accelerate research, development, production, and testing of user interface technologies and capabilities through the use of virtual reality and augmented reality for first responders. Closing date for pre-applications is on December 29, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298236.
  • Preservation Technology and Training Grant – The National Park Service's 2018 Preservation Technology and Training Grants (PTT Grants) are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. Closing date is January 4, 2018. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298228.

Jobs:

  • Recreation Assistant – The Department of the Navy has an opening for a Recreation Assistant in Guam. Incumbent will perform a variety of duties in support of the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Community Recreation program that may include special events, recreation information/resources, command events, visiting ships or fleet support, community events, trips, tours, outings, party and picnic rental equipment, resale tickets, recreational green space management, bowling, Library, Liberty, grab-n-go, movies, and outdoor recreation. Position is open until December 21, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486545500
  • Cargo Scheduler – The Department of the Air Force has an opening for a Cargo Scheduler in Guam. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a load planner and joint inspector responsible for proper preplanning, control, and selection of cargo for timely movement through the aerial port to a variety of Continental U.S. (CONUS) and other overseas (foreign/domestic) destinations. Position is open until December 18, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486356000.
  • Financial Management Analyst – The Department of the Navy has an opening for a Financial Management Analyst in Guam. Incumbent will be responsible to provide information about, and interpret standard organizational budgetary, accounting, or financial administrative procedures, practices, and regulations; create formulation of budget and cost estimates to support plans, programs, and activities; perform specialized work involving managerial or administrative work in connection with accounting systems, and review and evaluate budget requests, control and reporting of obligations and expenditures. Position is open until December 21, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486387900.
  • Child and Youth Program Teen Coordinator – The Department of the Navy has an opening for a Child and Youth Program Teen Coordinator in Guam. The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and provide a supervised social, recreational and education programs for youth ages 13-18 that meets the interest and needs of all children and youth. Position is open until December 26, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486425000.
  • ILF Civic Fellowship – The International Leadership Foundation is accepting Asian Pacific American student applications for the 2018 Civic Fellowship Program. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017. For more information, go to www.ilfnational.org/2018-fellowship-application/.

Public Comment:

  • Tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act  Comments are sought in the Department of Labor's proposal to rescind portions of tip regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act that impose restrictions on employers that pay a direct cash wage of at least the federal minimum wage and do not seek to use a portion of its tips as a credit toward their minimum wage obligations. Comments are due January 4, 2018. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.
  • Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seeks to gather information and public comments for the FAST Act. The FAST Act authorizes the NHTSA to issue highway safety grants to states. Comments are due January 26, 2018. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.
  • Quality Payment Program The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established the Quality Payment Program for eligible clinicians. This final rule with comment period provides updates for the second and future years of the Quality Payment Program. Comments are due no later than 5 p.m. on January 1, 2018. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.
  • NIFA proposed rule The National Institute of Food and Agriculture withdraws the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on April 29, 2003. In addition, NIFA proposes to revise its regulations for the purpose of implementing the statutory amendments applicable to the matching requirements for Federal agricultural research and extension capacity funds for 1890 land-grant institutions, including Central State University, Tuskegee University, and West Virginia State University, and 1862 land-grant institutions in insular areas, and to remove the term “qualifying educational activities.” NIFA seeks comments on the proposed rule due by January 12, 2018. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center payment system This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center payment system for calendar year 2018 to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems. In this final rule with comment period, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the OPPS and those paid under the ASC payment system. In addition, this final rule with comment period updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program and the ASC Quality Reporting Program. Comments are due December 31, 2017. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.
  • 2018 COFA migrant estimates The U.S. Census Bureau invites the public and federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections by the U.S. Census Bureau. To meet the needs of the Compact of Free Association, basic demographic collection will take place in 2018 to enumerate COFA migrants (migrants admitted or resident in American Samoa, CNMI, Guam or Hawaii who migrated from the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of the Marshall Islands during or after 1986, and from the Republic of Palau during or after 1994). Deadline for comments is December 26, 2017. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.
  • National 911 Profile Database – The Department of Transportation invites public comment on their intention to request the Office of Management and Budget approval to renew information collection by the National 911 Profile Database. The National 911 Program is proposing to continue to collect and aggregate information from state-level reporting entities that can be used to measure the progress of 911 authorities across the country in updating their operations and migrating to digital, Internet-Protocol-based emergency networks. Comments must be submitted by December 19, 2017. For more information, click here to view the Federal Register posting.