Audio Conference: Get that Funding: Insights from a Winning Grant Application

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It’s tough out there and the competition for federal and private funding is hard-hitting. Grant seekers need to push back. And, the best way to get a grant is to know what elements of a winning grant stand out and make the judges applaud. To write a winning grant, you need to read some blue-ribbon applications that have won funding.

Everyone wants to drive a Mercedes, but first you need the keys to the ignition and this audio conference will give grant seekers the keys to winning that federal grant.

The grant solicitation or application package posted with a federal competition may seem like a dense, untenable document that can only be understood by a select few. Don’t despair. The solicitations are also a wealth of knowledge and — with the right strategies — can serve up hidden tips to improve your funding chances. Continue reading

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$209M in Grants to Aid Healthcare Centers

health CenterAgency: Health Resources & Services Admin (HHS); Program: Service Area Competitions (CFDA Number 93.224) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-17-053); Eligibility: Schools; community health facilities; public and nonprofit private entities including faith-based and community-based organizations (school-based health centers are encouraged); Funding: $209 million for 64 awards (no match required); Deadline: Oct. 17. Continue reading

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Upcoming Funds go for Tribal, Alaska Native Early Ed-Child Care Partnerships

ACF logoAgency: Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS); Admin. for Children & Families (HHS); Program: American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion, Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants (CFDA Number: 93.600) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OHS-CH-R11-1212); Eligibility: Schools, tribes, for-profits, universities, governments, faith-based groups and nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status; Funding (estimated): $3.6 million for seven awards (20% match required); Deadline (tentative): April (expect a solicitation in October). Continue reading

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HHS Opens Family Leadership in Language and Learning Competition

Dept of Health and Human ServicesAgency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HHS); Program: Family Leadership in Language and Learning  (CFDA Number: 93.251) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-17-061); Eligibility: Unrestricted; Funding: $500,000 for one award (no match required); Deadline: Oct. 14. Continue reading

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$14.7M to Improve Infant Hearing Services

Dept of Health and Human ServicesAgency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HHS); Program: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (CFDA Number: 93.251) (Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-17-059); Eligibility: Unrestricted; Funding: $14.7 million for 59 awards (no match required); Deadline: Oct. 14. Continue reading

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DoEd Rolls Out $2M Program to Aid Disconnected Youth

US-DeptOfEducation-Seal_LargeThe Education Dept. releases the second FY 2016 round of $2 million grants to help youths who are not employed or in school to get them started on a career/post-secondary education path.

Deadline: Oct 31. Continue reading

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$3M to Study Birth Defects, Causes

Nat'l Institutes of Health logoAgency: National Institutes of Health (HHS); Program: Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (CFDA Number: 93.865) (Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HD-17-017); Eligibility: Schools, governments, universities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $3 million for multiple awards (no match required); Deadline: Dec. 16. Continue reading

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Schools Can Apply for Gulf Coast Watershed Grants

2000px-NOAA_logo.svgAgency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Commerce Dept.); Program: NOAA Gulf of Mexico Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program

(CFDA Number: 11.008) (Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-GARFO-2016-2005000); Eligibility: Schools, governments, universities, nonprofits and for-profits (applicant must assist education projects that target teachers and/or students in Gulf of Mexico coastal counties); Funding: $$6 million seven grants (no match required); Deadline: Oct. 28. Continue reading

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Grants Assist Schools in Environmental Training

2000px-NOAA_logo.svgAgency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Commerce Dept.); Program: New England Bay Watershed Education and Training (New England B-WET) Program (CFDA Number: 11.008) (Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-GARFO-2016-2005001); Eligibility: State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits (applicant must assist New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut); Funding: $510,000 for 10 grants up to $80,000 each (no match required);

Deadline: Oct. 28. Continue reading

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Agencies Release $1M to Support Early Ed Equity Project

The Education Dept. and HHS release $1 million for the Pyramid Equity Project to provide technical assistance to early learning educators and ensure that the youngest learners are supported and nurtured.

The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) funding is made to Preschool Development Grantees Clifton Early Learner Academy in Clifton, New Jersey, and Cambridge Early Learning Center in Antioch, TN, to establish national models for addressing issues of implicit bias and uneven implementation of discipline in early learning. It will focus on reducing expulsion and suspension. Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Sets January Deadline, LOI Due in December

Agency: Corp. for National & Community Service; Program: AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2016 (CFDA Number: 94.006) (Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-8-17-2017); Eligibility: State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, public housing authorities and nonprofits (CNCS is specifically interested in projects improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics- STEM); Funding: Multiple awards to fund thousands of volunteers (generally, CNCS provides $200,000 for state grants and $3 million for national grants); Deadline: Jan. 18 (those planning to apply must send an e-mail to IntentToApply@cns.gov by Dec. 7). Continue reading

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