Grants and Jobs

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

(Last updated – 4/21/2014)

Grants:

  • Second Chance Act Two-Phase Juvenile Reentry Demonstration Program – The Second Chance Act Two-Phase Juvenile Reentry Demonstration Program will help ensure that the assessments and services youth receive in secure confinement, reentry planning process, and services and supervision youth receive upon reentry promote reduced recidivism rates and improvements in positive youth outcomes. Closing date is June 2, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253930.
  • State Board Public Programming Grants – The purpose of this grant program is to assist state boards to enhance access to historical records, increase citizen engagement with records, and provide learning and development opportunities for students, citizens and professional archivists. Closing date is August 27, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253895.
  • Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records – The Literacy and Engagement grant program offers support for projects that will result in archives reaching audiences through digital literacy programs and workshops, new tools and applications, and citizen engagement in archival processes. Closing date is December 4, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253905.
  • State Government Electronic Records – The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will describe, preserve, and provide access to state government electronic records of enduring value. Government information maintained by state archives are national assets, serving as important resources for documenting rights and capturing the national experience. Closing date is August 27, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253894.
  • Workshops for Youth Leaders in English Teaching – This grant will be awarded to one cooperative agreement for up to $420,000 to fund a multi-phased exchange program that supports English Language teaching. The overarching workshop goal is to provide each participant the skills to actively engage and teach others upon their return home; therefore, alumni support and follow-on is in many ways the most important component in this program. Closing date is May 23, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253999.
  • Creative Arts Exchanges – The Cultural Programs Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition, for three projects under the FY2014 Creative Arts Exchange. This program initiatives are arts-based international people-to-people exchanges that support and further U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives. Closing date is May 29, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254000.
  • National Ombudsman Resource Center – The Administration on Aging will hold a competition for a cooperative agreement to operate the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center. The overall Center goals for the new grant cycle will be to: (1) enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs to enable them to effectively respond to residents, complaints and represent their interests on both an individual and systemic level; and (2) strengthen this Older Americans Act core program by developing innovative, effective approaches for states to provide Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program services to long-term care facility residents.Closing date is May 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253996.
  • Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment – BJA and SAMHSA are accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 grants to enhance the court services, coordination, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services of adult drug courts. The purpose of this joint initiative is to allow applicants to submit a comprehensive strategy for enhancing drug court services and capacity. Closing date is May 28, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253492.
  • Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program – The purpose of this grant is to support the nation’s beginning farmers and ranchers by making competitive grants to new and established local and regional training, education, outreach, and technical assistance initiatives that address the needs of beginning farmers and ranchers. Closing date is June 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/beginningfarmersandranchers.cfm.
  • Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities – The purpose of the program is to fund 24 Parent Training and Information Centers designed to meet the information and training needs of parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, ages birth through 26, and the information and training needs of youth with disabilities living in the States served by the centers. Closing date is May 27, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253611.
  • National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention – The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to establish by cooperative agreement a National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. The Center will be the primary provider of training and technical assistance to build the capacity of Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention lead agencies and their partners. The key focus is on building the capacity to effectively implement the requirements of the program and support evidence-informed and evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programs and activities. Closing date is June 9, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253637.
  • Visiting Fellows: Criminal Justice Statistics Programs – The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking applications for funding for one or more BJS Visiting Fellows to work in its Criminal Justice Statistics Programs. The overall purpose of this program is to address substantive, methodological, and analytic issues to enhance or inform BJS statistical programs; to support the scholarly use of BJS data collections, and expand the body of policy-relevant research that uses these data in order to further knowledge about and understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system. Closing date is May 28, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253711.
  • Pacific Islands Area Conservation Innovation Grant – The Natural Resources Conservation Service is announcing availability of Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Applications will be accepted from the Pacific Islands Area including: Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands. Applications are requested from eligible governmental or non-governmental organizations or individuals for competitive consideration of grant awards for projects between one and three years in duration. Closing date is April 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253256.
  • Candidate Conservation Action Funds – Financial assistance is available 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, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253308.
  • Recovery Implementation Fund – The FWS 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. Projects that address species response to climate change will receive additional consideration. Closing date is July 31, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253309.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Practice and Implementation Centers – The purpose of this program is to expand previous efforts from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders training programs and shift the perspective of this work from individual training for practicing health care professionals to one that capitalizes on prevention opportunities and the ability to impact health care practice at the systems level. Closing date is May 13, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253313.
  • Citizenship and Integration Direct Services Grant Program – The goal of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program is to expand the availability of high quality citizenship preparation services for lawful permanent residents in communities across the nation. Additional activities that support this goal include making citizenship instruction and naturalization application services accessible to low-income and other underserved lawful permanent resident populations; developing, identifying, and sharing promising practices in citizenship preparation; and supporting innovative and creative solutions to barriers faced by those seeking naturalization. Closing date is May 16, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253271.
  • Registered Apprenticeship – The Registered Apprenticeship system provides the opportunity for workers seeking high-skilled, high- paying jobs and for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce. Registered Apprenticeship programs are a written plan designed to move an apprentice from a low or no skill entry-level position to full occupational proficiency. These programs must meet parameters established under the National Apprenticeship Act that are designed to protect the welfare of the apprentice. A Registered Apprenticeship program is sponsored by an individual business or an employer association and may be partnered with a labor organization through a collective bargaining agreement. Closing date is May 2, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.doleta.gov/OA/apprenticeship.cfm.
  • Smart Prosecution Initiative – The Smart Policing Initiative is a Bureau of Justice Assistance sponsored initiative that supports law enforcement agencies in building evidence-based, data-driven law enforcement tactics and strategies that are effective, efficient, and economical. Closing date is April 22, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252950.
  • Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities: Military Parent Technical Assistance Center – The purpose of this program is to fund to establish and operate a military parent technical assistance center to support Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers as they serve military parents of children and youth with disabilities. Closing date is May 23, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252930.
  • Smart Growth Information Clearinghouse – This clearinghouse will be designed to support communities by providing timely information that supports local decision-making that delivers better environmental and public health outcomes from growth and development. Smart growth approaches can contribute to lower air emissions, cleaner water, and better protection of open space and critical natural areas. Closing date is May 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253032.
  • Victim Assistance Professional Development Program – This competitive solicitation will fund one fellowship to undertake activities on issues emanating from the findings and recommendations in the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellow will work on a range of issues and efforts to build capacity for the provision of free legal assistance to victims of crime, and will support OVC’s work to develop evidence-based training, technical assistance, and models for programs and practices that build organizational and service provider capacity. Closing date is May 8, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252971.
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement and State Prosecutors Program – The Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement and State Prosecutors Program, administered by BJA, is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems to increase their capacity to investigate and prosecute the crime of Human Trafficking. Closing date is May 13, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253068.
  • Community-based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C – The purpose of this grant is to provide the resources needed for awardees to implement a package of services for the target population in a defined geographic area, developed and implemented by a coalition of key stakeholders in HCV infection, aimed at strengthening health-care capacity to diagnose and cure HCV infection. Closing date is May 5, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252867.
  • Innovation Corps Sites Program – The National Science Foundation seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace. Closing date is June 27, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252947.
  • Specialty Crop Research Initiative – The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Closing date is June 20, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252593.
  • Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative – The OREI program seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Closing date is May 8, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252594.
  • Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program – Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction in crime associated with gang and gun violence. The program's effectiveness is based on the cooperation of local, state, and federal agencies engaged in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each district. Closing date is May 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252657.
  • Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreements – The purpose of this program is to provide resources that support public health departments and healthcare systems and organizations in demonstrating measurable and sustainable progress toward achieving public health and healthcare emergency preparedness capabilities that promote prepared and resilient communities. Closing date is May 9, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252658.
  • Professional Development for Arts Educators – The Professional Development for Arts Educators program supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs in elementary and secondary education for music, dance, drama, media arts, or visual arts, for educators and other arts instructional staff of kindergarten through grade 12 students in high-poverty schools. Closing date is May 19, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252659.
  • Homeland Security Grant Program – The HSGP provides grant funding to assist state and local governments in obtaining the resources required to support the National Preparedness Goal’s associated mission areas and core capabilities. Closing date is May 23, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252676.
  • Port Security Grant Program – PSGP funds are intended to improve port-wide maritime security risk management; enhance maritime domain awareness; support maritime security training and exercises; and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities. Closing date is May 23, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252677.
  • Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success State and Tribal Initiative – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention SPF-PFS program is designed to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25. Closing date is May 14, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252522.
  • OIA Empowering Insular Communities Program – The Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is requesting proposals for its Empowering Insular Communities (EIC) Program which provides grant funding for sustainable energy strategies in the insular areas. Highest priority will be given to proposals that: reduce a territory’s dependence on imported fossil fuels; are identified and supported in the territory’s Strategic Energy Plan and/or Energy Action Plan; and propose to expend the funds within 24 months. Closing date is May 1, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252435.
  • Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program – Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program resources are targeted specifically to distressed neighborhoods that have significant crime challenges and produce a significant proportion of crime or type of crime within the larger community or jurisdiction impeding broader neighborhood development goals. The goal of BCJI is to improve community safety by designing and implementing effective, comprehensive approaches to addressing crime within a targeted neighborhood as part of a broader strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization through cross-sector community-based partnerships. Closing date is May 6, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252353.
  • Asthma Control Through Evidence-based Strategies and Public Health – The award’s purpose is to maximize the reach, impact, efficiency, and sustainability of comprehensive asthma control services. This entails providing a continuous array of services across the public health and health care sectors, so that people with asthma receive the services they need. Closing date is May 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252419.
  • Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative – The purpose of this grant is to develop and implement HIV prevention programs of public information and education. Closing date is April 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252417.
  • Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring National Training and Technical Assistance Program – The primary purpose of this grant is to serve as effective tools to curtail the abuse, misuse, and diversion of controlled substances. This strategic approach focuses on preventing unnecessary, unwarranted, or illegal use of prescription drugs, with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of unintentional overdose deaths. The program strives to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled listed chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency. Closing date is May 6, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252395.
  • Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – The primary purpose of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency. Closing date is May 6, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252394.
  • Street Outreach Program – The purpose of this grant is to fund grantees to provide street-based services to run away, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave. Closing date is May 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252438.
  • 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 May 12, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252436.
  • 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. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices. Closing date is May 1, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-and-access-education-and-training.
  • Challenge Grants – NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term support for their humanities programs and resources. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities. Closing date is May 1, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.neh.gov/grants/challenge/challenge-grants.
  • Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics – The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. Closing date is June 11, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics.
  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling – The purpose of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs (ESSC) is to support efforts by local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish or expand elementary school and secondary school counseling programs. Closing date is April 28, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252433.
  • Face Forward 2 - Intermediary and Community Grants – The Face Forward 2 - Intermediary and Community grants will offer organizations the opportunity to develop programs that address the employment barriers of court involved youth while helping these youth develop the employment skills needed to obtain good jobs. These grants will help participants move forward into the future by combining the most promising workforce and juvenile justice strategies available. Closing date is May 2, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252497.
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention - This Challenge Area 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 June 19, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252219.
  • Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program - This Section 811 PRA Program seeks to identify, stimulate, and support sustaining state approaches that will transform the provision of housing for persons with disabilities while providing access to appropriate supports and services. Closing date is May 5, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252154.
  • Nature of Learning and Friends Grant – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation have supported the Nature of Learning and NWRS Friends grant program. These programs have enhanced natural resource stewardship and education initiatives in local communities across the country, and are supported by Refuge Friends organizations. Closing date is December 18, 2018. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251763.
  • Preservation and Access Education and Training – Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices. Closing date is May 1, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251813.
  • 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.
  • Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community Design – To increase the capacity of public health departments to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design. Closing date is April 28, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251873.
  • Water for Agriculture Challenge Area – Funding will be used 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 August 13, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251746.
  • National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge – The NUCFAC seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests, by encouraging communities of all sizes to manage and protect their natural resources, which, if well managed, improves the public’s health, well-being, economic vitality, and creates resilient ecosystems for present and future generations. Closing date is May 15, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251856.
  • YouthBuild – The YouthBuild grant will be used to develop programs that will help out-of-school youth complete high school or General Educational Development programs, as well as learn critical occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology, and other in-demand fields. YouthBuild serves as an alternative education program that provides classroom instruction, case managers and occupational skills training for 16- to 24-year-olds at risk of falling out of the labor force. Closing date is April 22, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251487.
  • 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. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. Closing date is May 1, 2014. For more information go to http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions.
  • Benefit of Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive Housing – The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation and community infrastructures that integrate treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for the following: veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness. The major goal of this program is to ensure treatment and services for veterans who experience homelessness and chronic homelessness, and individuals (non-veterans) and families who experience chronic homelessness. Closing date is April 25, 2014. For more information go to http://beta.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-14-007.
  • Data Resources Program 2014: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data – The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have entered into a partnership to request applications under this Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources. Closing date is May 5, 2014. For more information go to https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001103.pdf.
  • Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Title VI Tribal Organizations – To support the development and testing of innovative programs, services and systems of support that respond to the needs of the nations growing elderly population, to improve knowledge of the problems and needs of the elderly, to help ensure adequately trained personnel in the field of aging, and to demonstrate better ways of improving the quality of life for the elderly, their caregivers and people with disabilities.Closing date is September 12, 2014. For more information go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251559.
  • Safe Infant Sleep Systems Integration Program – SISSI aims to increase the adoption of safe infant sleep behavior among infant caregivers by activating champions of these protective behaviors within systems that intersect with families at risk. An infant caregiver is defined as the individual who puts a baby down for sleep and could be a parent, grandparent, other family members, child care provider or other guardian. Closing date is April 30, 2014. For more information http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251648.
  • Challenge Grants – NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term support for their humanities programs and resources. Closing date is May 1, 2014. For more information go to http://www.neh.gov/grants/challenge/challenge-grants.
  • Federal Lands Transporation Program – The purpose is to establish a Cooperative Agreement with a non-profit organization to substantially support the NPS efforts to deliver a robust program, move towards a multi-modal approach to transportation, and to closely coordinate and cooperate with state and local governments and other federal land management agencies. Closing date is May 5, 2014. For more information go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251627.
  • 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.
  • CHCI Congressional Internship – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall). This unmatched experience allows students to learn firsthand about our nation’s legislative process. Deadline for the Fall 2014 Congressional Internship is April 25, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.chci.org/internships/.
  • Food Security Challenge Area – Proposed projects should develop and extend sustainable, integrated management strategies that reduce pre and post-harvest losses caused by diseases, insects, and weeds in crop and animal production systems, while maintaining or improving product quality and production efficiency. Closing date is June 14, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249900.
  • 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.
  • Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program for State Fish and Game Agencies – The Program provides grant funds to the states and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for projects to provide instruction in firearm operations and safety, wildlife management, nature conservation, ethics, game laws, outdoor survival and wilderness first aid. Funds may also be used for the development and operations of archery and shooting range facilities. Closing date is August 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250046.
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program – The Faculty Early Career Development Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Closing date is July 23, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249981.
  • 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.
  • Challenge America Fast-Track – Challenge America Fast-Track grants support primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Closing date is May 8, 2014. For more information, go to http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/challenge-america-fast-track.
  • SHPO Historic Preservation Fund Grants in Aid – The purpose of this grant is to provide matching grants to for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties by such means as survey, planning technical assistance, acquisition, and development; to expand the National Register of Historic Places; and to assist in carrying out historic preservation activities. Closing date is December 31, 2014. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249259.
  • Broad Agency Announcement – The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select proposals and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this Broad Agency Announcement. This BAA is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through competitive discretionary programs. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249066.
  • Wildlife Restoration Grant Program – Wildlife Restoration Grants provide funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247973.
  • Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program – SFR provides funding for land acquisition, boating access development, research projects, operations and maintenance of public fishing areas, hatchery and lake construction and maintenance, sport fish population management, fishing habitat improvements, coordination projects, and aquatic resource education. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247954.
  • Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program – The purpose of this grant is to enhance programs for hunter education, hunter development, and firearm and archery safety. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247975.
  • The Coastal Program – The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Closing date is September 30, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246793.
  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife – The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. Applications are due at least 30 days before the end of FY14. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246673.
  • International Research Experiences for Students – The International Research Experiences for Students program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. Closing date is August 19, 2014. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=162734.
  • Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant – The REDLG program provides funding to rural projects through local utility organizations. Under the REDLoan program, USDA provides zero interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. Closing date is No later than 4:30 p.m. (local time) on the last business day of each month to be considered for funding in the following month. For more information, go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_redlg.html.
  • Congressional Award - Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time. There are no deadlines. Work at your own pace. Just make sure you achieve your goals by your 24th birthday. For more information, go to http://www.congressionalaward.org/index.php.

Jobs:

  • Supply Technician – The Department of the Army is accepting applications for a Supply Technician in Guam. Its purpose is to provide services in support of inventory control, storage and distribution, cataloging or supply identification systems, property utilization, or other related supply activities including those associated with automated or manual supply accounting systems. Closing date is May 9, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366880700.
  • Social Worker – The Department Of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for a Social Worker in Guam. Incumbent would work within the Guam Community Based Outpatient Clinic under the Rural Mental Health Program, a program offering general mental health services on an outpatient basis. The primary mission of this team is to provide veterans with individualized mental health treatment through a variety of modalities as appropriate to their needs. Closing date is April 22, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366434400.
  • Monitor – The U.S. Department of Defense is accepting applications for a Monitor in Guam. Monitors perform lunchroom, recess, classroom, and bus monitoring duties, identify and report known or suspected problems, issues or concerns, assembles students at designated points and monitors dismissal and movement through halls while moving students to the cafeteria and enforces safety rules. Job position is open until December 31, 2014. For more information go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/362100600.
  • Educational Aid – The Department of Defense, Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for an Educational Aid in Guam. Incumbent prepares instructional materials related to class lessons by typing, duplicating, arranging, or displaying materials as instructed. Closing date December 10, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361482400.
  • Educational Aid – The Department of Defense, Defense Education Activity is accepting applications for an Educational Aid in Guam. Incumbent prepares instructional materials related to class lessons by typing, duplicating, arranging, or displaying materials as instructed. Closing date December 10, 2014. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361482400.