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Grant Solicitations, Early April 2015

by eCivis on April 14, 2015
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Here are a handful of grant solicitations that were recently released. For more information on how eCivis can help you with your grant research, check out our Grants Network videos page as well as our Grant Resource Library for articles.

Law_enforcement_grants_for_bulletproof_vests_DOJ_OJPBulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

Description: Provides units of local government partial reimbursement for the purchase of bulletproof vests. Eligible law enforcement agencies must have a mandatory wear policy in effect. In addition, vests may be purchases for full- and part-time law enforcement personnel, whether paid or unpaid.
Grantor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Deadline: May 13, 2015
Grant Amount: Reimbursements will cover no more than 50 percent of the total costs of bulletproof vests purchased.
Number of Awards (Anticipated): Not specified.
Cost Share RequirementApplicants must provide matching funds: Reimbursements will cover no more than 50 percent of the total costs of bulletproof vests purchased.


Digital_Transparency_Binary_Globe-1Digital Projects for the Public

Description: Supports projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project.
Grantor: U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs
Deadline: June 10, 2015
Grant Amount: Up to $30,000 for Discovery awards, up to $100,000 for Prototyping awards, and up to $400,000 for Production awards.
Number of Awards (Anticipated): Not specified.
Cost Share Requirement: Not required, but encouraged.


Social_network_community-1Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) 

Description: Supports the development and expansion of state workforce longitudinal administrative databases, including the collection of workforce and education data, which will provide a comprehensive picture of workers' earnings throughout their careers. The objectives of this program are to:

  • Develop or improve state workforce longitudinal data systems to include data from unemployment insurance (UI) wage records, UI benefit claims, training and employment services, and other data sources like the Federal Employment Data Exchange System
  • Enable workforce data to be matched with education data to ultimately create longitudinal data systems with individual-level information from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary schooling, all the way through entry and sustained participation in the workforce and employment services system
  • Improve the quality and breadth of the data in the workforce data systems
  • Use longitudinal data to provide information about program operations and analyze the performance of education and employment and training programs
  • Provide user-friendly information to consumers to help them select the training and education programs that best suit their needs

Grantor: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Deadline: May 6, 2015
Grant Amount: Approximately $10 million is available to support awards of up to $1.2 million each. 
Number of Awards (Anticipated): 8
Cost Share Requirement: None


Historic_Neighborhood_Preservation_Grant_ProgramHistoric Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities

Description: Supports the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently under-represented in statewide inventories of historic properties. Successful projects will emphasize the creative preservation of diverse cultural resources. Special consideration will be given to projects that engage and employ youth, with an emphasis on projects with a service-learning component.
Grantor: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Deadline: June 15, 2015
Grant Amount: An unspecified amount of funding is available to support awards ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 through this program.
Number of Awards (Anticipated): 15
Cost Share Requirement: None



Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment

Description: Enhances adult drug court programs and systems for non-violent, substance-abusing offenders. Supported drug court models include Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Courts, Veterans Courts, and Co-Occurring Courts where participants possess a substance abuse-related charge and substance abuse diagnosis. 

Program objectives include building and maximizing the capacity of jurisdictions to ensure that all offenders are identified and assessed for risk, need, and co-occuring substance abuse and mental health needs; ensuring that all participants receive targeted research-based services; enhancing the provision of recovery support services that prevent recidivism, such as individualized treatment, child care, and vocational, educational, transportation services, and community reintegration services; and other priorities.

There are two components to this program: the BJA Drug Court Enhancement component and the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment component.

Grantor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Deadline: June 1, 2015 (both components)
Grant Amount: Awards of up to $300,000 for the BJA Drug Court Enhancement component; awards of up to $925,000 for the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment component.
Number of Awards (Anticipated): 10 estimated awards for the BJA Drug Court Enhancement component; 10 estimated awards for the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment component.
Cost Share Requirement: Applicants must provide at least 25 percent of the total project cost via nonfederal cash or in-kind contributions (BJA Drug Court Enhancement component). No match is required for the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment component.

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