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Upcoming Grant Opportunities for the New Year

by Timothy Tiernan on December 21, 2015
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Take a look at some of the most promising federal grant opportunities anticipated to be released in January 2016. The following synopses are taken from a report from The Ferguson Group, an eCivis partner.

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Smart Policing Initiative

Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Application Timeline: 7 weeks

The purpose of the Smart Policing Initiative is to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in implementing and evaluating unique approaches to chronic crime problems, emerging crime problems, or barriers to police agencies' ability to address such problems. Eligible applicants include state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies (or other governmental agencies serving as fiscal agents) interested in developing innovative, analysis-driven approaches to crime. More information here.

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Application Timeline: 7 weeks

The purpose of this grant to plan and implement place -based, community-oriented strategies to address targeted crime issues within a neighborhood as a part of a broader neighborhood revitalization initiative. Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) resources will target hot spots of crime where a significant proportion of crime occurs as compared to the overall jurisdiction. Eligible applicants include State, local, non-profits and tribal law enforcement agencies. More information here

Drug-free communities, support programs, health and human servicesDrug-Free Community Support Program

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Application Timeline: 9 weeks

Drug-Free Communities grants are intended to establish and strengthen collaboration between communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and governments in preventing and reducing substance use in youth, and over time, reduce substance use in adults by addressing factors that increase the risk of substance abuse in communities. Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use. More information here

Basic Center Program

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Application Timeline: 9 weeks

The Basic Center Program works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. The programs provide youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. Most basic centers can provide 21 days of shelter for up to 20 youth at a time. Eligible applicants are local governments, non-profits and institutions of higher education. More information here

Wetlands.jpgNorth American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Standard Grants Program

Agency: Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Services
Application Timeline: 7 weeks

The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. More information here

Local_government_and_nonprofit_partnerships_and_collaboration_to_acquire_federal_grants.jpgInvesting in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Program (IMCP)

Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency
Application Timeline: 6 weeks

The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program is an initiative designed to revolutionize the way federal agencies leverage economic development funds. It encourages communities to develop comprehensive economic development strategies that will strengthen their competitive edge for attracting global manufacturer and supply chain investments. Through IMCP, the federal government is rewarding best practices - coordinating federal aid to support communities' strong development plans and synchronizing grant programs across multiple departments and agencies. Eligible applicants are consortia applying on behalf of a region. More information here

YouthBuild 

Agency: Department of Labor, Economic Development Agency
Application Timeline: 6 weeks

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program that provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24. Youth learn construction skills while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods. Eligible applicants include non-profits. More information here

 

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