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Grant Award Announcements: September 22, 2015

by Timothy Tiernan on September 22, 2015
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You know that taking a look at grant competition award lists is wise if you're looking to apply in the next round. Plus, doing so can jog your creativity and help your team craft a competitive proposal by the time the next solicitation is released. So take a look at this grab bag of grant award announcements from across the nation. Read about these innovative projects; see how communities and institutions will benefit, and how yours can too.

The FTA announced that 21 organizations across the nation will receive a share of $19.5 million in grants to support comprehensive planning projects to improve access to public transit. The funds are made available through FTA’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Pilot Program for communities that are developing new or improved mass transit systems. From Oakland to Pittsburgh, these projects are improving transit corridors, stations, and more across the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will award more than $107 million to hire community policing officers. Read more about the program here, and read about this year's grantees, including the cities of Vallejo, Oakland, Chicago, and Phoenix, and Dade and Camden counties, which won some of the largest grants.

The Justice Department is awarding more than $97 million to improve public safety and victim services for American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal consortia, and tribal designees. The 206 awards are made through the department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), which began in 2010, and has since issued more than 1,400 grants totaling more than $620 million to enhance law enforcement practices and victim services and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine purpose areas: public safety and community policing; justice systems planning; alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; children’s justice act partnerships; services for victims of crime; violence against women; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs. Read more here.

The Education Department is awarding $60 million in First in the World (FITW) Grants to 17 colleges, universities, and organizations. Grants will help institutions test and develop innovative strategies to improve student outcomes. This year, there were more than 300 applications submitted for FITW’s two competitions: development grants to seed and rigorously evaluate earlier stage innovations, and validation grants to test, at a broad scale, interventions supported by significant evidence. Read more about the awardees here.

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