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This page is intended to help users understand programs and resources that the Federal government already provides. To help users navigate, the programs are organized into four categories – which correspond to the four different chapters of "America's Gulf Coast." The Federal programs described here are not specific to the Gulf, however, and this page is intended as a resource individuals, communities, and small businesses across the country.

 

 

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Business and Industrial Loans


AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Rural Development (RD) / Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS)
RECIPIENTS: Businesses.
PURPOSE: To improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and to improve the economic climate in rural communities, including abatement and control of pollution. Objectives are achieved through bolstering the private sector credit structure with guarantees on quality loans that will provide lasting community benefits.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Guaranteed loans.
ELIGIBILITY: Businesses in rural cities and towns of fewer than 50,000 residents.
CONTACT:
Administrator
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 5811
Washington, DC 20250-3201
202-690-4730

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
CFDA NUMBER: 10.768 Business and Industry Loans

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Community Development Block Grants: Entitlement Grants


AGENCY: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Community Planning and Development (CPD)
RECIPIENTS: Localities.
ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Previously approved Community Development Block Grants may be diverted to disaster response and recovery needs with the issuance of a waiver by the Secretary of HUD in the wake of a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
PURPOSE: To develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities – principally for low- to moderate-income persons.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants to entitlement communities (metropolitan cities and urban counties). Disaster-related assistance is one of numerous areas in which community development-type activities may be eligible under the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program. The most appropriate disaster-related use of funds is for long-term recovery needs, such as: rehabilitating residential and commercial buildings; homeownership assistance, including down-payment assistance and interest rate subsidies; building new replacement housing; code enforcement; acquiring, constructing, or reconstructing public facilities and improvements; assistance to disaster-affected businesses to assist in retaining jobs; buying flood-prone properties and implementing other mitigation efforts to avoid repetitive loss; making relocation payments to displaced people and businesses; and other activities. Funds also may be used for emergency response activities – such as debris removal, clearance, and demolition. When a disaster occurs, a community may elect to amend its planned use of funds already awarded to use the funds instead for those disaster response and recovery activities that do not duplicate activities reimbursable by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other available assistance. At least 70 percent of funds must be used for activities that principally benefit persons of low- and moderate-income; however, in the event of a Presidential Disaster Declaration, the Secretary of HUD may extend compliance of this requirement over a period of years to allow more flexibility in use of funds for response efforts.
COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
ELIGIBILITY: Certain metropolitan cities and qualified urban counties. Grantees in designated major disaster areas may receive waivers of statutory and regulatory program requirements regarding the use of annual allocations of CDBG funds that recipients designate to address the damage. However, statutory requirements pertaining to nondiscrimination, fair housing, labor standards, environmental standards, and benefiting of persons of low- and moderate-income may not be waived. Additional grants are not available unless emergency supplemental CDBG funds are appropriated. HUD publishes Federal Register notices for the use of CDBG disaster recovery funds reflecting purposes and requirements of appropriations statutes, including waivers and alternative requirements to those of the annual CDBG allocations.
APPLICATION: An entitlement community must follow its citizen participation plan for substantial amendments to its action plan. HUD will review and respond quickly to questions about program requirements and requests for waivers. HUD notifies eligible governments receiving CDBG disaster recovery allocations that must then develop and submit an action plan for disaster recovery before receiving CDBG disaster recovery grants. The action plan must describe the needs, strategies, and projected uses of the disaster recovery funds.
NATIONAL CONTACT: Mark S. Walling
Office of Block Grant Assistance
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7282
Washington, DC 20410-7000
202-402-5441
mark.s.walling@hud.gov
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/index.cfm
CFDA NUMBER:14.218 Community Development Block Grants/Entitlement Grants

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Community Development Block Grants: Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program


AGENCY: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Community Planning and Development (CPD)
RECIPIENTS: Localities via states.
PURPOSE: To develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income individuals.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Loan guarantees. Entitlement communities can receive (in the aggregate) loan guarantees equal to five times their HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement amount. Non-entitlement communities can also receive loan guarantees (in the aggregate) equal to five times the average grant they have received from their state’s grant under the CDBG program. (The state must be willing to pledge its CDBG funds as security for loan guarantees.) The maximum loan repayment period is 20 years. Loan guarantees can be used to finance acquisition of real property; rehabilitation of housing and publicly owned real property; construction, reconstruction, or installation of public facilities, and related relocation, clearance, and site improvements; and for economic development activities. At least 70 percent of expenditures of loan proceeds, together with expenditures of grant funds and program income, must benefit low- and moderate-income persons. HUD has no authority to waive statutory requirements for this program.
ELIGIBILITY: In most cases, entitlement and small communities can receive a loan guarantee provided that HUD has not exceeded its commitment authority for the year, the proposed use is eligible, the guaranteed loan is adequately secured, and the community (or state) has not already reached its maximum guarantee level.
CONTACT:
Paul D. Webster
Financial Management Division
Office of Block Grant Assistance
Department of Housing and Urban Development / CPD
451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7180
Washington, DC 20410-7000
202-708-1871
paul.webster@hud.gov
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/.
CFDA NUMBER: 14.248 Community Development Block Grants – Section 108 Loan Guarantees

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Community Development Block Grants: States Program


AGENCY: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Community Planning and Development (CPD)
RECIPIENTS: Localities via states.
ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Previously approved Community Development Block Grants may be diverted to disaster response and recovery needs with the issuance of a waiver by the Secretary of HUD in the wake of a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
PURPOSE: To develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities – principally for low- to moderate-income persons.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants to states for non-entitlement communities. Disaster-related assistance is one of numerous areas in which community development-type activities may be eligible under the CDBG program. The most appropriate disaster-related use of funds is for long-term recovery needs, such as: rehabilitating residential and commercial buildings; homeownership assistance, including down payment assistance and interest rate subsidies; building new replacement housing; code enforcement; acquiring, constructing, or reconstructing public facilities and improvements – including streets, neighborhood centers, and water/sewer facilities; assistance to disaster-affected businesses for carrying out economic development activities to create and retain jobs; buying flood-prone properties and making other mitigation efforts to protect damaged properties from – and reduce the cost of – future disaster damage; making relocation payments to displaced people and businesses, and other activities. Funds may also be used for emergency response activities – such as debris removal, clearance, and demolition – and extraordinary increases in the level of public services for disaster victims. States establish the method for distributing funds, such as providing for set-asides or allowing flexibility in reordering funding categories in the event of a disaster or emergency. States may program funds for disaster response and recovery activities that do not duplicate activities reimbursable by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other available assistance. States may also reprogram other unexpended CDBG funds for those purposes. Citizen participation procedures must be followed. At least 70 percent of funds must be used for activities that principally benefit persons of low- and moderate-income; however, in the event of a Disaster Declaration, the Secretary of HUD may extend compliance of this requirement over a period of years to allow more flexibility in use of funds for response efforts.
COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments that have elected to administer CDBG funds for non-entitled communities. States with designated major disaster areas may receive waivers of statutory and regulatory program requirements regarding the use of annual allocations of CDBG funds that states or state grant recipients designate to address the damage. However, statutory requirements pertaining to nondiscrimination, fair housing, labor standards, environmental standards, and benefiting persons of low and moderate income may not be waived. Additional grants are not available unless emergency supplemental CDBG funds are appropriated. HUD publishes Federal Register notices for the use of CDBG disaster recovery funds reflecting purposes and requirements of appropriations statutes, including waivers and alternative requirements to those of the annual CDBG allocations.
APPLICATION: A state must submit a new or amended action plan if its method of distribution changes. The action plan must describe the needs, strategies, and projected uses of the disaster recovery funds.
CONTACT:
Diane L. Lobasso
Office of Block Grant Assistance
Department of Housing and Urban Development
CPD
451 Seventh Street SW
Washington, DC 20410-7000
202-708-1322
Diane.L.Lobasso@hud.gov
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: >http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/cpd_programs.cfm
CFDA NUMBER: 14.228 Community Development Block Grants/State's Program

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Community Facilities Direct and Guaranteed Loan and Grant Programs


AGENCY: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development/Housing and Community Facilities
RECIPIENTS: Rural Communities.
PURPOSE: To construct, enlarge, extend, or otherwise improve community facilities providing essential services to rural residents.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants for the development of essential community facilities.
ELIGIBILITY: Public bodies, nonprofits, and federally recognized Indian tribes. Development of essential community facilities must be located in a rural area or town with a population of 20,000 or less.
APPLICATIONS: Applicants should contact the local USDA Rural Development State office for assistance.
CONTACT:
Joseph Ben-Israel, Director
Community Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250
202-720-1507
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
CFDA NUMBER: 10.766 and 10.780

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Community Services Block Grant


AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / Administration for Children and Families (ACF) / Office of Community Services
RECIPIENTS: States, local communities.
PURPOSE: To provide assistance to states and local communities working through a network of community action agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants. Funds are available to provide activities designed to assist low-income persons to:

  • Secure and retain meaningful employment;
  • Attain an adequate education
  • Make better use of available income
  • Obtain and maintain adequate housing and a suitable living environment;
  • Obtain emergency assistance through loans or grants to meet immediate and urgent individual and family; needs, including health services, nutritious food, housing, and employment-related assistance;
  • Remove obstacles and solve problems that block the achievement of self-sufficiency;
  • Achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community; and
  • Make more effective use of other related programs.

The program also:

  • Provides emergency supplies and services, nutritious foodstuffs, and other services as may be necessary to counteract conditions of starvation and malnutrition among the poor;
  • Coordinates and establishes linkages between governmental and other social services programs to ensure the effective delivery of such services to low income individuals; and
  • Encourages private-sector efforts to ameliorate poverty in the community.
  • ELIGIBILITY: States, territories, and tribal governments.
    CONTACT:
    Division of State Assistance, Office of Community Services
    Department of Health and Human Services / ACF
    370 L’Enfant Promenade SW
    Washington, DC 20447
    202-401-2333
    POC@dhs.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.569 Community Services Block Grant

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    Community Services Block Grant Discresionary Awards


    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / Administration for Children and Families (ACF) / Office of Community Services
    RECIPIENTS: State, localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To help businesses create jobs for low-income individuals.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Grants to community development corporations are provided to help businesses create jobs for low-income individuals. Projects may include manufacturing, technology, retail, agriculture, and construction. Grant projects are located in disenfranchised low-income communities and often attract other private and public capital investment. The long-term goal is to revitalize communities.
    ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is restricted to private, locally initiated, nonprofit community development corporations (or affiliates of such corporations) governed by residents of the community and business and civic leaders. These corporations must have as a principle purpose the planning, implementation, and maintenance of low-income housing or community development activities.
    CONTACT:
    Rafael J. Elizalde
    Division of Community Discretionary Programs
    Office of Community Services
    Department of Health and Human Services / ACF
    370 L’Enfant Promenade SW, Fifth Floor West
    Washington, DC 20447
    202-401-5115
    rafael.elizalde@acf.hhs.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.570 Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Awards

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    Disposal of Federal Surplus Real Property


    AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA) / Federal Supply Service (FSS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To dispose of surplus real property by lease, permits, sale, exchange, or donations.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Sale, exchange, or donations of property and goods.
    ELIGIBILITY: State and local government agencies are eligible to apply for surplus real property for park, recreation, correctional facility, historic monument, public airport, health, educational, homeless, replacement housing, and general public purposes. Eligibility for property for wildlife conservation use, other than for migratory birds, is limited to states. Tax-supported and nonprofit medical and educational institutions that have been held exempt from taxation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code also are eligible to apply for property for health, educational, and homeless use.
    CONTACT:
    Headquarters Office:
    Deputy Assistant Commissioner
    Office of Real Property Disposal
    General Services Administration
    1800 F Street NW
    Washington, DC 20405
    202-501-2738 / 202-501-0084
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.propertydisposal.gsa.gov
    CFDA NUMBER: 39.002 Disposal of Federal Surplus Real Property

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    Donation of Federal Surplus Personal Property


    AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA) / Federal Supply Service (FSS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To transfer surplus property to the states for donation.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Sale, exchange, or donations of property and goods.
    ELIGIBILITY: State and local public agencies; nonprofit educational or public health institutions/organizations, including providers of assistance to the homeless; nonprofit and public programs for the elderly; educational activities of special interest to the armed services; and public airports.
    CONTACT:
    Headquarters Office:
    Deputy Assistant Commissioner
    Office of Real Property Disposal
    General Services Administration
    1800 F Street NW
    Washington, DC 20405
    202-501-2738 / 202-501-0084
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.gsaxcess.gov and http://gsa.gov/property
    CFDA NUMBER: 39.003 Donation of Federal Surplus Personal Property

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    Economic Adjustment Assistance (ARRA)


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / Economic Development Administration
    RECIPIENTS: States, cities, counties, economic development consortiums, institutions of higher education, private or public nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To address the needs of distressed communities experiencing adverse economic changes that may occur suddenly or over time. Economic Adjustment Assistance grants are intended to enhance a distressed community’s ability to compete economically by stimulating private investment in targeted areas. Current investment priorities include proposals that (a) enhance the competitiveness of regions in the global economy by supporting existing industry clusters, developing emerging new clusters, or attracting new regional economic drivers; (b) support technology-led economic development and reflect the important role of linking universities and industry and technology transfers; and (c) advance community- and faith-based social entrepreneurship in redevelopment strategies for regions of chronic economic distress.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants. The average size of an Economic Adjustment investment in FY 2008 was approximately $468,150; however, this average is information only and not intended to restrict the size of future awards. COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: 0-50 percent. Generally, the amount of the EDA grant may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the project. Projects may receive an additional sum that shall not exceed 30 percent, however, based on the relative needs of the region in which the project will be located – as determined by EDA. In the case of EDA investment assistance to an Indian Tribe or State (or political subdivision of a State) that the Assistant Secretary determines has exhausted its effective taxing and borrowing capacity, the Assistant Secretary has the discretion to establish a maximum EDA investment rate of up to 100 percent of the total project cost.
    ELIGIBILITY: State, city, county, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of such political subdivisions; an institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; an Economic Development District organization; a private or public nonprofit organization or association, including a faith-based nonprofit organization acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State; or an Indian Tribe, or a consortium of Indian Tribes. Individuals, companies, corporations, and associations organized for profit are not eligible.
    APPLICATION: To be considered for EDA investment assistance, applicants must submit a completed EDA application package. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:Maureen Klovers
    1401 Constitution Ave NW, Room 7019
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-482-2785
    mklovers@eda.doc.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.eda.gov/InvestmentsGrants/FFON.xml
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.307 Economic Adjustment Assistance

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    Economic Adjustment Assistance Program


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce (DOC) / Economic Development Administration (EDA)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes.
    ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Declaration of a disaster by the president or other federal declarations.
    PURPOSE: To respond to the short- and long-term effects of severe economic dislocation events on communities.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Categorical project economic adjustment grants (usually funded from supplemental appropriations) for planning, technical assistance, revolving loan funds, and infrastructure construction to assist affected communities in accelerating economic recovery and implementing strategic actions to reduce the risk of economic damage and loss in commercial and industrial areas from future disasters.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Applicable cost-share requirements for economic adjustment assistance are set forth in current EDA regulations for grant rate eligibility (13 CFR 301.4).
    ELIGIBILITY: An eligible applicant may be a state, city, or other political subdivisions of a state; or a consortium of political subdivisions, an economic development district, or a public or private nonprofit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision; an institution of higher education, or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or an Indian tribe. Area eligibility requirements, including special area eligibility due to a disaster declaration, are set forth in EDA’s current regulations and Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). More detailed information regarding EDA’s program procedures, regulations, FFOs, and other requirements are available at EDA’s website.
    CONTACT:
    Maureen Klovers
    Disaster Recovery Coordinator
    Economic Development Administration
    Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 7019
    1401 Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-482-2785
    mklovers@eda.doc.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.eda.gov
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.307 Economic Adjustment Assistance

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    Economic Development Support for Planning Organizations


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / Economic Development Administration
    RECIPIENTS: States, cities, economic development agencies/organizations, institutions of higher education, and Indian Tribes.
    PURPOSE: The Economic Development Administration provides planning assistance to support planning organizations in the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), short-term planning efforts, and State plans designed to create and retain higher-skill, higher-wage jobs – particularly for the unemployed and underemployed in the nation’s most economically distressed regions. Planning activities supported by these Investments must be part of a continuous process involving the active participation of private sector representatives, public officials, and private citizens, and include:

    • Analyzing local economies
    • Defining economic development goals
    • Determining project opportunities
    • Formulating and implementing an economic development program that includes systematic efforts to reduce unemployment and increase incomes

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants (most grants are for 36-month periods).
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: 20-50 percent. The minimum EDA investment rate for planning projects is 50 percent, and the maximum allowable EDA investment rate may not exceed 80 percent.
    ELIGIBILITY: States, cities, or other political subdivisions of a State; special purpose units of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities; Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes; institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; and public or private non-profit organization or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State. To be considered for EDA assistance, applicants must first submit a complete EDA application package. The applicant must provide a list of its proposed Strategy Committee members. The Committee must represent the main economic interests of the region and must include private sector representatives as a majority of its membership. It must also include public officials; community leaders; and representatives of workforce development boards, institutions of higher education, minority and labor groups; and private individuals.
    APPLICATION: An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance. Please reference the website for additional information.
    CONTACT:
    Maureen V. Klovers
    1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 7019
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-482-2785
    mklovers@eda.doc.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.eda.gov/InvestmentsGrants/Investments.xml.
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.302 Economic Development Support for Planning Organizations

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    Economic Development Technical Assistance


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / Economic Development Administration
    RECIPIENTS: State, city, county, or other political subdivision of a State working in economic development; an institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; an Economic Development District organization; a private or public nonprofit organization/association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State; an Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes.
    PURPOSE: EDA oversees three technical assistance programs (National, Local and University Center) that promote economic development and alleviate unemployment, underemployment, and out-migration in distressed regions. These programs provide grants or cooperative agreements to (1) invest in institutions of high education to establish and operate University Centers to provide technical assistance to public and private sector organizations with the goal of enhancing local economic development; (2) support innovative approaches to stimulate economic development in distressed regions; (3) disseminate information and studies of economic development issues of national significance; and (4) finance feasibility studies and other projects leading to local economic development.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants or Cooperative Agreements. Awards are for 1 to 3 years, depending on type and goals.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: 0-50 percent. Generally, the amount of the EDA award may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the project. Projects may receive an additional amount that shall not exceed 30 percent, however, based on the relative needs of the region in which the project will be located – as determined by EDA. The Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development has the discretion to establish a maximum EDA investment rate of up to 100 percent where the project merits and is not otherwise feasible without an increase to the EDA investment rate. In-kind contributions, fairly evaluated by EDA, may provide the non-federal share of the total project cost.
    ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for EDA investment assistance, applicants must first submit a complete EDA application package. Eligible applicants are State, city, county, or other political subdivisions of a State – including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities – or consortium of such political subdivisions; an institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; an Economic Development District organization; a private or public nonprofit organization or association, including faith-based nonprofit organizations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State; an Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes.
    APPLICATION: Applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for information to submit an application. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Maureen V. Klovers
    1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 7019
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-282-2785
    mklovers@eda.doc.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.eda.gov/xp/EDAPublic/InvestmentsGrants/FFON.xml
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.303 Economic Development Technical Assistance

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    Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)


    AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    RECIPIENTS: Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, nonprofit organizations of all sizes.
    ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Declaration of a disaster by the President, Secretary of Agriculture, or SBA.
    PURPOSE: Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, nonprofit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. EIDL assistance is available only to entities and their owners who cannot provide for their own recovery from non-government sources, as determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: The law limits EIDL(s) to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster. The actual amount of each loan is limited to the economic injury determined by SBA, less business interruption insurance and other recoveries up to the administrative lending limit. SBA also considers potential contributions that are available from the business and/or its owner(s) or affiliates.
    The $2,000,000 statutory limit for business loans applies to the combination of physical and economic injury, and applies to all disaster loans to a business and its affiliates for each disaster. If a business is a major source of employment, SBA has the authority to waive the $2,000,000 statutory limit.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Not applicable.
    ELIGIBILITY: Only uninsured or otherwise uncompensated disaster losses are eligible. Any insurance proceeds which are required to be applied against outstanding mortgages are not available to fund disaster repairs and do not reduce loan eligibility. However, any insurance proceeds voluntarily applied to any outstanding mortgages do reduce loan eligibility.
    APPLICATION: SBA customer service representatives are available in all disaster recovery centers and SBA disaster loan outreach centers to issue loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, help individuals complete their applications, and close approved disaster loans. No appointment is necessary to speak with a representative. The Electronic Loan Application (ELA) is accessible via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
    Eligibility to file terminates nine months from the date of the disaster declaration.
    CONTACT:
    SBA Executive Secretariat
    Office of Disaster Assistance
    Small Business Administration
    409 Third Street SW
    Washington, DC 20416
    202-205-6734 / 800-827-5722
    SBAExecSec@sba.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SBA Gulf Disaster Loan Financing  |  GO Loan Eligible Counties
    http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance/businessesofallsizes/economicinjuryloans/index.html

    CFDA NUMBER: 59.008 Disaster Assistance Loans

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    Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser Funded Activities


    AGENCY: Department of Labor (DOL) / Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    RECIPIENTS: Job Seekers and Employers.
    PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to assist individuals to secure employment and workforce information by providing a variety of job search assistance and information services without charge to job seekers and to employers seeking qualified individuals to fill job openings. The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 established a nationwide system of public employment offices which is known as the Employment Service. Wagner-Peyser was amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, making the Employment Service part of the One-Stop Career Center delivery system. Wagner-Peyser funded activities are an integral part of the One-Stop Career Center delivery system that provides an integrated array of high-quality services so that workers, job seekers, and businesses can access the services they need under one roof in easy-to-reach locations, with many services also offered through self-service electronic access.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: States (including the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam) receive grants to provide funding through local workforce investment areas and One-Stop Career Centers that provide these services: assessment of skill levels, abilities, and aptitudes; career guidance, when appropriate; job search workshops; and referral to jobs or training, as appropriate. The services offered to employers – in addition to referral of job seekers to job openings – include matching job requirements with job seeker experience, skills, and other attributes; helping with special recruitment needs; assisting employers analyze hard-to-fill job orders; assisting with job restructuring; and helping employers deal with layoffs.
    Additional services may include: 1) a computerized career information system, including access to State job bank resources and institutions/organizations that provide training; 2) the development and distribution of State and local workforce information which allows job seekers, employers, and providers and planners of job training and economic development to obtain information pertaining to job opportunities, labor supply, labor market or workforce trends, and the market situation in particular industries.
    Under Wagner-Peyser Act Section 7(b), ten percent of the total sums allotted to each State workforce agency shall be reserved for use by the governor to provide performance incentives; services for groups with special needs; and for the extra costs of exemplary models for delivering job services. The funds must be used for labor exchange activities, labor market, and workforce information purposes.
    ELIGIBILITY: All employers seeking workers, persons seeking employment, and associated groups. Priority of service is given to veterans and other covered persons. Veterans receive priority referral to jobs, as well as specialized employment services and assistance. In addition, the system provides specialized services to individuals with disabilities, as well as groups such as Indians and Native Americans, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, ex-offenders, youth, and older workers.
    CONTACT: For additional information and applications, contact your local One-Stop Career Center or call the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (877-872-5627), TTY 877-889-5627. The Region III contact number is: 404-302-5300. The Region IV contact number is: 972-850-4600.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATON: www.servicelocator.org
    CFDA NUMBER: 17.207 Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser Funded Activities.

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    Farm Operating Loans


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Farm Service Agency (FSA)
    RECIPIENTS: Businesses, individuals.
    PURPOSE: To lend funds to pay operating expenses, refinance debts, purchase livestock and farm equipment, and make minor improvements to buildings and real estate.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct loans, guaranteed/insured loans, and technical assistance. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farm operating loans to farmers who are temporarily unable to obtain private, commercial credit. Operating loans may be used to purchase items needed for a successful farm operation. These items include livestock, farm equipment, feed, seed, fuel, farm chemicals, repairs, insurance, and other operating expenses.
    Both guaranteed loans and direct loans are available through this program. Eligibility for each type of loan depends on applicant qualifications.
    Under the guaranteed loan program, FSA guarantees loans made by conventional agricultural lenders for up to 95 percent of the principal loan amount. FSA can guarantee farm operating loans up to $1,094,000.
    Applicants unable to qualify for a guaranteed loan may be eligible for a direct loan from FSA. Direct loans are made and serviced by FSA officials, who also provide borrowers with supervision and credit counseling. Applicants must show sufficient repayment ability and pledge enough collateral to fully secure the loan. The maximum amount for a direct farm operating loan is $300,000.
    ELIGIBILITY: Family-sized farmers unable to obtain credit from other sources. To be eligible for a farm operating loan (OL) from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) you must:

    • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
    • not be delinquent on a Federal debt;
    • not have caused a loss to the Government by having a previous Federal debt forgiven;
    • not have a poor history of repaying debts;
    • not have any controlled substance convictions;
    • be the operator of a "family-sized farm" after the loan is closed (see our Glossary Terms for a definition of family-size farm);
    • not have any outstanding judgments against you; and
    • be unable to obtain credit elsewhere.

    Applicants must have enough money to repay the loan and enough collateral to fully secure it. Other eligibility criteria apply and can be found on the Farm Service Agency website or by contacting FSA directly.
    CONTACT: Reference link to contact your local office or USDA Service Center.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=landing
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.406 Farm Operating Loans

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    Farm Ownership Loans


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Farm Service Agency (FSA)
    RECIPIENTS: Businesses, individuals.
    PURPOSE: To assist farmers to develop, construct, improve, or repair farm homes, farms, and service buildings; to drill wells, and otherwise improve farm water supplies; and to make other necessary improvements.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct loans, guaranteed/insured loans, and technical assistance. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes farm ownership (FO) loans to farmers and ranchers who temporarily cannot obtain a loan from a bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other lender due to disaster and financial hardship. FSA also makes loans to beginning farmers. FO loans can be used to purchase a farm or ranch; construct buildings or make other real estate improvements; promote soil and water conservation; and pay loan closing costs. Both "guaranteed" and "direct" loans are available through this program. Under the guaranteed loan program, conventional lenders (banks, Farm Credit System institutions, and other lenders) make the loan, and FSA guarantees it for up to 95 percent of the loss of principal and interest. The maximum FSA guaranteed FO loan is $1,094,000. Your lender can tell you if a guarantee is the right loan for you.
    Applicants who are unable to qualify for a guaranteed loan may be eligible for a direct loan from FSA. Direct loans are made and serviced by FSA officials using Government funds. FSA provides direct loan customers with supervision and credit counseling so that they have a greater chance to be successful. The maximum direct FO loan is $300,000.
    ELIGIBILITY: Farmers from family-sized farms unable to obtain credit from other sources. To be eligible for a farm ownership loan from the Farm Service Agency (FSA), you must:

    • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
    • not be delinquent on a Federal debt;
    • not have caused a loss to the Government by having a previous Federal debt forgiven;
    • not have a poor history of repaying debts;
    • not have any controlled substance convictions;
    • be the operator of a "family-sized farm" after the loan is closed (see our Glossary Terms for a definition of family-size farm);
    • not have any outstanding judgments against you; and be unable to obtain credit elsewhere.
  • Applicants must have enough money to repay the loan and enough collateral to fully secure it. Other eligibility criteria apply and can be found on the Farm Service Agency website or by contacting FSA directly.
    CONTACT: Reference link to contact your local office or USDA Service Center.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=landing
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.407 Farmer Ownership Loans
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    Fisheries Disaster Relief


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: States, local communities.
    PURPOSE: To deal with commercial fishery failures due to fishery resource disasters. Disaster causes may be: a) natural; b) man-made (if “beyond the control of fisheries managers to mitigate through conservation and management measures”); or c) undetermined.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants; and/or Cooperative Agreements. Funds may be used for assessing the effects of commercial fishery failures, restoring fisheries or preventing future failures, or assisting fishing communities affected by the failures. However, the Secretary of Commerce must first determine that the activity will not expand the commercial fishery failure in that fishery or into other fisheries or other geographical regions. Funding range is $343,500 to $7,000,000 with the average being $2,781,167.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: The Federal share of any activity under this program must not exceed 75 percent of the total costs of the activity. The minimum 25 percent contribution from the recipient may be as cash or in-kind contributions.
    ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are agencies of State governments or fishing communities (including fishing vessel owners, operators, and crew; and United States fish processors that are based in such communities).
    APPLICATION: Application forms are furnished by the agency or proposals may be submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the National Marine Fisheries Service.
    CONTACT:
    Steve Aguzin
    NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
    Financial Services Division
    1315 East-West Highway, Room 13134
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301-713-2358
    Stephen.Aguzin@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/sf3/disaster.htm
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.477 Fisheries Disaster Relief

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    Fisheries Finance Program (FFP)


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RECIPIENTS: Commercial fishermen, processors, or distributors of fishery products.
    PURPOSE: Provides direct loans for certain fisheries costs. Vessel financing available for the purchase of used vessels or the reconstruction of vessels (limited to reconstructions that do not add to fishing capacity). Refinancing available for existing debt obligations. Funding to finance or refinance fisheries’ shore side facilities or aquacultural facilities is also available. FFP loans are not issued for purposes which could contribute to over capitalization of the fishing industry.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct Loans.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Direct loans for up to 80 percent of actual cost.
    ELIGIBILITY: Commercial fishermen, processors, or distributors. Applicant must possess the ability, experience, financial resources, and other qualifications necessary to operate successfully and repay the debt.
    APPLICATION: To make application, contact Regional Agency Offices.
    CONTACT: Leo Erwin
    Financial Services Division
    National Marine Fisheries Service,
    Department of Commerce,
    1315 East-West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301-713-2390
    Leo.erwin@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mb/financial_services/ffp.htm.
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.415 Fisheries Finance Program

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    Fishermen’s Contingency Fund (Title IV)


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: U.S. commercial fishermen.
    PURPOSE: To compensate U.S. commercial fishermen for damage/loss of fishing gear and up to 50 percent of resulting economic loss due to oil and gas related activities in any area of the Outer Continental Shelf.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct payment with unrestricted use.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a U.S. commercial fisherman and must provide financial statements, records, logbooks, receipts, and estimates which establish that the applicant is a fisherman and owned the property for which compensation is claimed.
    APPLICATION: Contact Chief (referenced below) for guidelines, literature, and application deadlines.
    CONTACT:
    Charles Cooper, Chief
    Financial Services Division
    National Marine Fisheries Service
    1315 East-West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301-713-1306

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mb/financial_services/fcf.htm
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.408 Fishermen’s Contingency Fund

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    Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training


    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) / Worker Education and Training Program
    RECIPIENTS: Localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To provide support for health and safety training of hazardous waste workers and their supervisors engaged in hazardous waste removal, containment, transportation, or emergency response; and to assist organizations to develop competency to provide appropriate training and education to hazardous waste workers.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: Public or private nonprofit entities that provide worker health and safety education and training. Recipients/grantees may use services, as appropriate, of other public or private organizations necessary to develop, administer, or evaluate proposed worker training programs, as long as the requirement for awards to nonprofit organizations is not violated and the majority of work is done by nonprofit organizations.
    CONTACT:
    Headquarters Office:
    Program Director
    Worker Training and Education Program
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences / National Institutes of Health
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Post Office Box 12233
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    919-541-0217
    Grants Management Contact:

    Grant Management Officer
    Grants Management Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences / National Institutes of Health
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Post Office Box 12233
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    919-541-1373
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.niehs.nih.gov
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.142 NIEHS Hazardous Waste Workers Health and Safety Training

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    Industrial Technologies Program


    AGENCY: Department of Energy
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals, small businesses.
    PURPOSE: To encourage the development and commercialization of energy-saving inventions by providing financial and technical assistance to projects that have a potential for significant energy savings and future commercialization markets through a competitive solicitation process.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants; Advisory Services and Counseling; Dissemination of Technical Information. Awards range from $50,000 in the early-stage of development to $250,000 for technologies approaching the point of prototype. Project award periods range from 1 to 2 years.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Cost-sharing is not required, but highly encouraged.
    ELIGIBILITY: Native-born or naturalized U.S. citizens or small businesses that are U.S. owned, as defined in 10 CFR 600.501.
    APPLICATION: The application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov/. Only proposals prepared in response to the requirements contained in the annual competitive solicitation will be accepted. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, EE-2K
    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    U.S. Department of Energy
    1000 Independence Avenue SW
    Washington, DC 20585
    877-337-3463
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/
    CFDA NUMBER: 81.036 Inventions and Innovations
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    Intermediary Re-lending Program


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Rural Development (RD) / Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To finance business facilities and community development projects not located within the outer boundary of any city having a population of 25,000 or more. Funds will also be available to intermediaries who will make loans for expenses that come as a consequence of a natural disaster.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Revolving loan fund administered by a federally approved intermediary.
    ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit corporations, public agencies, Indian tribes, and cooperatives.
    CONTACT:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / RBS
    South Agriculture Building
    1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6867
    Stop 3225
    Washington, DC 20250-3225
    202-690-4100 (FTS is not available)
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_irp.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.767 Intermediary Re-lending Program

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    Investments for Public Works and Economic Development Facilities (ARRA)


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / Economic Development Administration
    RECIPIENTS: State, city, county, or other political subdivisions of a State.
    PURPOSE: Public Works grants support the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and facilities necessary to generate or retain private sector jobs and investments; attract private sector capital; and promote regional competitiveness, innovation, and entrepreneurship – including investments that expand and upgrade infrastructure to attract new industry, support technology-led development, accelerate new business development, and enhance the ability of regions to capitalize on opportunities presented by free trade. Characteristic projects include investments in facilities such as:

    • Water and sewer systems
    • Industrial access roads
    • Industrial and business parks
    • Port facilities
    • Rail spurs
    • Skill-training facilities
    • Business incubator facilities
    • Brownfield redevelopment
    • Eco-industrial facilities
    • Telecommunications and broadband infrastructure improvements necessary for business creation, retention, and expansion

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: 0-50 percent. Generally, the amount of the EDA grant may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the project. Projects may receive an additional sum that shall not exceed 30 percent, however, based on the relative needs of the region in which the project will be located – as determined by EDA. In the case of EDA investment assistance to an Indian Tribe or State (or political subdivision of a State) that the Assistant Secretary determines has exhausted its effective taxing and borrowing capacity, the Assistant Secretary has the discretion to establish a maximum EDA investment rate of up to 100 percent of the total project cost.
    ELIGIBILITY: State, city, county, or other political subdivision of a State. All investments must be consistent with a current EDA-development plan for the region in which the project will be located and the applicant must have the required local share of funds committed, available, and unencumbered. APPLICATION: To be considered for EDA investment assistance, applicants must first submit a complete EDA application package. If EDA determines that the proposed Public Works project merits further consideration, EDA will request additional information. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Maureen Klovers
    1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 7019
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-482-2785
    mklovers@eda.doc.govADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.eda.gov/AboutEDA/Programs.xml
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.300 Investments for Public Works and Economic Development Facilities
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    Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN)


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: Awards limited to applicants in the Southeast U.S. Gulf of Mexico region and states along the south Atlantic coastline (from North Carolina to Florida).
    PURPOSE: To provide financial assistance for research and development projects that will provide information for the full and wise use/enhancement of fishery resources.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants. Funds can be used to develop harvest methods, economic analyses of fisheries, processing methods, fish stock assessment, and fish stock enhancement.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: State or local governments, universities, private enterprise, individuals, and nonprofit organizations.
    APPLICATION: Proposals must be submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Applications must include resumes of qualifications and experience of the principal investigators.
    CONTACT:
    Robert Sadler, Federal Program Officer
    State/Federal Liaison Branch
    National Marine Fisheries Service
    263 13th Avenue South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    727-824-5324
    Robert.Sadler@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/grants/marfin.htm
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.433 Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN)

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    Minority Business Enterprise Centers


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / Minority Business Development Agency
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals, nonprofit organizations, for-profit firms, local and State governments, Native American Tribes, and educational institutions.
    PURPOSE: To provide electronic and one-on-one business development services for a nominal fee to minority firms and individuals interested in entering, expanding, or improving their efforts in the marketplace. MBDA’s funded Minority Business Enterprise Center operators provide a wide range of services to clients that include:

    • Preparing financial packages
    • Business planning and counseling
    • Business information and management assistance
    • Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Business/industrial site analysis
    • Production, engineering, construction assistance
    • Procurement
    • Identification of potential business opportunities

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants or Cooperative Agreements. MBEC awards are typically made for a period of three years with funding provided on an annual basis. Average funding range is $155,000 to $400,375.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: 15 percent (minimum). MBDA has established minimum requirements for matching or cost sharing by the recipient. New awards are generally required to provide a minimum 15 percent cost sharing through in-kind and/or cash contributions, including client service fees.
    ELIGIBILITY: There are no eligibility restrictions for this program. Applicants eligible to operate a MBDC may include individuals, nonprofit organizations, for-profit firms, local and State governments, Native American Tribes, and educational institutions.
    APPLICATION: The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by 15 CFR Part 24 must be used for this program. The Federal Register and Grants.Gov will advise the applicant where to submit the application. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Office of Business Development
    Minority Business Development Agency
    Department of Commerce
    14th and Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-482-1940
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.mbda.gov/main/programs
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.800 Minority Business Enterprise Centers

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    Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC)


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / Minority Business Development Agency
    RECIPIENTS: Federal, State, or local government entities or quasi governmental entities; American Indian Tribes; colleges/universities; and nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To promote access to key decision makers in the public and private sectors, facilitate the brokering of contracts and financial transactions, and identify and coordinate local business resources to benefit minority business entrepreneurs. The program facilitates business opportunities for minority businesses through the utilization of public and private sector organizations that provide minority business owners/individuals with enhanced access to the marketplace by:

    • Identifying and brokering procurement and contract awards, marketing and sales opportunities, financing transactions and potential joint ventures, or merger and acquisitions
    • Promoting relationship building and sharing of business information between organizations in a geographic service area
    • Conducting media outreach; disseminating economic data; and sponsoring workshops, conferences, and seminars within service area
    • Maintaining inventories of resources such as bid opportunities; sources of debt and equity funds; business ownership possibilities, such as franchises; and prospective joint venture partners
  • ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants or Cooperative Agreements. Funding is for one to two years depending on the requirements of the projects. Average funding ranges from $150,000 to $300,000.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Grant recipients may be required to provide up to 50 percent of cost-sharing in the form of in-kind and/or cash contributions.
    ELIGIBILITY: Federal, State, or local government entities or quasi governmental entities; American Indian Tribes; colleges/universities; and nonprofit organizations.
    APPLICATION: The standard application forms as furnished by the Department of Commerce must be used for this program. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Office of Business Development
    Minority Business Development Agency
    Department of Commerce
    14th and Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-482-1940
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.mbda.gov/main/programs.
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.803 Minority Business Opportunity Center

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    National Emergency Grant


    AGENCY: Department of Labor (DOL) / Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    RECIPIENTS: Dislocated Workers.
    PURPOSE: National Emergency Grants (NEGs) temporarily expand the service capacity of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker Program and employment programs at the State and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events which cause significant job losses. NEGs generally provide resources to States and local workforce investment boards to quickly reemploy laid-off workers by offering training to increase occupational skills.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Grants to State or local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) in areas that have experienced significant dislocation events (which may include plant closures, mass layoffs, and natural disasters) to provide reemployment services including skill assessment; job search and placement assistance; labor market information; job readiness and entrepreneurial skills; and on-the-job training.
    ELIGIBILITY: Individuals eligible for WIA Dislocated Worker program assistance include workers who have lost their jobs, including those dislocated as a result of plant closings or mass layoffs; those who are unlikely to return to their previous industry or occupation; formerly self-employed individuals; and displaced homemakers who have been dependent on income of another family member, but are no longer supported by that income.
    CONTACT: For additional information and applications, contact your local ETA Regional Office. The Region III contact number is: 404-302-5300. The Region IV contact number is: 972-850-4600.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATON: www.doleta.gov/neg
    CFDA NUMBER: 17.277 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) National Emergency Grants

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    Native American Business Enterprise Centers


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / Minority Business Development Agency
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals, nonprofit organizations, for-profit firms, local and State governments, Native American Tribes, and educational institutions.
    PURPOSE: To provide electronic and one-on-one business development services for a nominal fee to minority firms and individuals interest in entering, expanding or improving their efforts in the marketplace. MBDA’s funded Native American Business Enterprise Center operators provide a wide range of services to clients that include such services as:

    • Preparing financial packages
    • Business planning and counseling
    • Business information and management assistance
    • Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Business/industrial site analysis
    • Production, engineering, construction assistance
    • Procurement
    • Identification of potential business opportunities

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants and Cooperative Agreements.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: There are no eligibility restrictions for this program. Applicants eligible to operate a NABEC may include individuals, nonprofit organizations, for-profit firms, local and State governments, Native American Tribes, and educational institutions.
    APPLICATION: The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by 15 CFR Part 24 must be used for this program. The Federal Register and Grants.Gov will advise the applicant where to submit the application. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Office of Business Development
    Minority Business Development Agency
    Department of Commerce
    14th and Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20230
    202-482-1940
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.mbda.gov/main/programs
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.801 Native American Business Enterprise Center
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    Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program


    AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    RECIPIENTS: States, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities.
    PURPOSE: FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds to states, territories, tribes, and communities for hazard mitigation planning and for the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. The PDM program provides a significant opportunity to raise risk awareness and reduce the nation’s disaster losses through pre-disaster mitigation planning and the implementation of feasible, effective, and cost-effective mitigation measures. The PDM program provides funding to reduce loss of life as well as damage and destruction to property from natural hazards.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Planning and project grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: Only the state emergency management agencies or a similar office (i.e., the office that has emergency management responsibility) of the state, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as federally recognized Indian tribal governments are eligible to apply to FEMA for assistance as applicants under this program. Each state, territory, or tribal government shall designate one agency to serve as the applicant for this program. Each applicant may submit an unlimited amount of sub-applications for eligible planning/project activities that the applicant has reviewed and approved in eGrants. A separate management cost sub-application must be submitted for applicant management costs.
    CONTACT:
    Risk Reduction Branch, Mitigation Directorate
    DHS / FEMA
    1800 South Bell Street
    Arlington, VA 20595-3015
    202-646-3428
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pdm/index.shtm
    CFDA NUMBER: 97.047 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Competitive Grants

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    Renewable Energy Research and Development (ARRA)


    AGENCY: Department of Energy
    RECIPIENTS: For-profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, local agencies and universities.
    PURPOSE: To conduct balanced research and development efforts in the following energy technologies: solar, biomass, hydrogen, fuel cells and infrastructure, wind and hydropower, and geothermal. Grants will be offered to develop and transfer to the nonfederal sector various renewable energy technologies on a competitive basis.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants or Cooperative Agreements. Project award periods range from 2 months to 1 year.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: This program has no statutory formula, but cost-sharing is encouraged.
    ELIGIBILITY: Profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, local agencies and universities.
    APPLICATION: Application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the grants.gov website at http://www.grants.gov/ and submitted per instructions in the funding opportunity announcement. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Golden Field Office
    1617 Cole Boulevard
    Golden, Colorado 80401
    303-275-4700

    Solar Energy Technologies 303-275-4953
    Wind and Hydropower 303-275-4905
    Geothermal Technologies 303-275-4972
    Biomass 303-275-4771
    Fuel Cells 303-275-4903

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.eere.doe.gov
    CFDA NUMBER: 81-087 Renewable Energy Research and Development

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    Rural Business Enterprise Grant


    AGENCY: U.S. Department of Agriculture / Business and Cooperative Programs
    RECIPIENTS: Rural communities.
    PURPOSE: To facilitate the development of small and emerging private business, industry, and related employment for improving the economy in rural communities. Funds may be used to create, expand, or operate rural distance learning networks or programs that provide education or job training instruction related to potential employment or job advancement for adult students; to develop, construct, or acquire land, buildings, plants, equipment, access streets and roads, parking areas, utility extensions, necessary water supply and waste disposal facilities; refinancing; services and fees; and to establish a revolving loan fund. All uses must assist a small and emerging private business enterprise.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants ($100,000 average).
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: Local governments serving populations of less than 50,000; nonprofit corporations serving rural areas; and Indian tribes on Federal or State reservations which serve rural areas.
    APPLICATION: Applicants should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his/her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in apply for assistance. Pre-application coordination and an environmental impact assessment are required for this program.
    CONTACT:
    Director, Specialty Programs Division
    Rural Business-Cooperative Service
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    1400 Independence Avenue SW
    Washington, DC 20250
    202-720-1400
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_rbeg.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.783 Rural Business Enterprise Grant

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    Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program (Fisheries Development/Utilization Research and Development)


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: Awards limited to applicants in coastal states/communities and U.S. territories.
    PURPOSE: To greatly increase the Nation’s wealth and quality of life through sustainable fisheries that support fishing industry jobs, safe and wholesome seafood, and recreational opportunities.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants or Cooperative Agreements (not to exceed 24 months).
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: Units of State or local governments, and individuals – except employees of Federal agencies and regional fishery management councils.
    APPLICATION: Proposals must be submitted through grants.gov. Contact headquarters or regional office for application and deadlines.
    CONTACT:
    Robert Sadler, Federal Program Officer
    State/Federal Liaison Branch
    National Marine Fisheries Service
    263 13th Avenue South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    727-824-5324
    Robert.Sadler@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mb/financial_services/skhome.htm.
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.427 Fisheries Development and Utilization Research and Development Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

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    Small Business Innovation Research


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture / National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    RECIPIENTS: Owners of small businesses.
    PURPOSE: To stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs, increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from USDA-supported research and development efforts, and foster and encourage participation by women-owned and socially disadvantaged small business firms in technological innovation. Primary areas of research are:

    • Plant Production and Protection-Biology
    • Animal Production and Protection
    • Soil and Water Resources
    • Food Science and Nutrition
    • Rural and Community Development
    • Aquaculture
    • Industrial Applications
    • Marketing and Trade
    • Wildlife
    • Animal Manure Management
    • Small and Mid-size Farms
    • Plant Production and Protection-Engineering

    This program is conducted in three phases. This funding provides resources for Phases I and II. Please reference the website for additional information.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants (funding for Phases I and II is limited to $350,000 for a period not to exceed 24 months).
    ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must (1) be organized for profit with a place of business located in the U.S. and which operates primarily within the U.S.; (2) is in the legal form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust or cooperative; (3) is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens or permanent resident aliens of the U.S.; and (4) has no more than 500 employees.
    APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT: National Program Leader
    USDA/NIFA
    Competitive Programs, SBIR
    1400 Independence Avenue SW / STOP 2240
    Washington, DC 20024
    202-401-1719
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/sbir/sbir.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.212 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR Program – Phase I and II)

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    Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Adult Program


    AGENCY: Department of Labor (DOL) / Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals.
    PURPOSE: To enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's workforce by providing workforce investment activities (core, intensive, and training services) that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants; and increase occupational skill attainment by the participants. This program is designed to increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment, retention in unsubsidized employment after entry into employment, and earnings. The program serves individuals and helps employers meet their workforce needs. The employment goals will be measured using the Unemployment Insurance Wage Records Information System and customer satisfaction goals will be measured by sampling.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants to the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and outlying areas; sub-grants to local workforce investment areas to provide workforce investment activities through One-Stop Career Centers.
    ELIGIBILITY: All adults 18 years and older are eligible for core services. Priority for intensive and training services must be given to recipients of public assistance and other low-income individuals when funds are limited. States and local areas are responsible for establishing procedures for applying the priority requirements. Priority of service is given to veterans and other covered persons. Supportive services and needs-related payments may also be available for eligible participants.
    CONTACT: For additional information, contact your local One-Stop Career Center or call the Toll-Free Help Line at: 1-877-US2-JOBS (877-872-5627), TTY 877-889-5627. The Region III contact number is: 404-302-5300. The Region IV contact number is: 972-850-4600.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATON: www.servicelocator.org
    CFDA NUMBER: 17.258. WIA Adult Program

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    Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Dislocated Workers Program


    AGENCY: Department of Labor (DOL) / Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    RECIPIENTS: Individual Participants.
    PURPOSE: The purpose of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker program is to reemploy dislocated workers, improve the quality of the workforce, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's economy by providing workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants; and increase occupational skill attainment by the participants. This program is designed to increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment, retention in unsubsidized employment after entry into employment, and extent of recovery of prior earnings. The program serves individuals and helps employers meet their workforce needs. The employment goals will be measured using Unemployment Insurance Wage Records systems and customer satisfaction goals will be measured by sampling. The purpose of National Emergency Grants (NEGs) is to temporarily expand service capacity at the State and local levels by providing time-limited funding assistance in response to significant dislocation events. Significant events (which may include plant closures, mass layoffs, and natural disasters) are those that create a sudden need for assistance that cannot reasonably be expected to be accommodated within the ongoing operations of the formula-funded Dislocated Worker program, including the discretionary resources reserved at the State level.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants to the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas; sub-grants to local workforce investment areas to provide workforce investment activities through One-Stop Career Centers.
    ELIGIBILITY: Individuals eligible for WIA Dislocated Worker program assistance include workers who have lost their jobs, including those dislocated as a result of plant closings or mass layoffs; those who are unlikely to return to their previous industry or occupation; formerly self-employed individuals; and displaced homemakers who have been dependent on income of another family member, but are no longer supported by that income. Priority of Service is given to veterans and other covered persons. Supportive services and needs-related payments may also be available for eligible participants. The NEGs have identical eligibility to the WIA Dislocated Worker program and also include certain military personnel and defense employees. Services through NEGs are targeted to individuals affected by plant closures, mass layoffs, natural disasters, and other circumstances specified by the Secretary of Labor.
    CONTACT: For additional information, contact your local One-Stop Career Center, or call the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (877 872-5627), TTY 877-889-5627. The Region III contact number is: 404-302-5300. The Region IV contact number is: 972-850-4600.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATON: www.servicelocator.org.
    CFDA NUMBER: 17.260. WIA Dislocated Worker Program

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    Ecosystem

    Beach Erosion Control Projects


    AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD) / Department of the Army / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities.
    ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Decision of the chief of engineers.
    PURPOSE: To reduce beach and shore erosion to public shores through projects not specifically authorized by Congress.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Specialized services. USACE designs and constructs the project.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Project planning is accomplished through a feasibility study or under the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP). Under the feasibility study, the first $100,000 of the study is federally funded by USACE. The remainder of the study’s costs is shared 50/50 between USACE and the non-federal sponsor. Local costs for projects authorized using the feasibility process are based on the public use and ownership of the beach protected. Local cost participation requirements for CAP projects are similar to those authorized via the feasibility study except that federal participation cannot exceed $2 million.
    ELIGIBILITY: States, political subdivisions of states, or other responsible local agencies established under state law and having full authority and ability to assume necessary legal and financial responsibilities.
    APPLICATION: State or local government officials should consult the nearest district commander, and then send a letter indicating intent to meet requirements for local participation. An environmental impact statement also is required.
    CONTACT:

     

    Corps Manager: 202-761-4127
    IWR Liaison: Lynn.R.Martin@usace.army.mil
    ERDC Liaison: 601-634-3006

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING COASTAL PROTECTION AND RESTORATION: http://www.corpsresults.us/coastal/default.htm and http://www.corpsresults.us/coastal/cstenvironmental.htm.
    CFDA NUMBER: 12.101 Beach Erosion Control Projects

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    Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research Coastal Ocean Program


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: Awards are limited to applicants in coastal states/communities.
    PURPOSE: NOAA’s Coastal Ocean Program in the Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR/COP) is a unique Federal-academic partnership designed to provide predictive capability for managing coastal ecosystems. COP seeks to deliver the highest quality science in a timely manner for important coastal policy decisions by supporting high-priority research and interagency initiatives related to NOAA’s mission in three goal areas:

    • Coastal ecosystem oceanography
    • Cumulative coastal impacts
    • Coastal forecasting/natural hazards

     

  • COP supports research on critical issues which exist in the Nation’s estuaries, coastal waters, and the Great Lakes; and translates its findings into accessible information for coastal managers, planners, lawmakers and the public. Grants may be used to fund research and interagency initiatives under specific CSCOR/COP programs related to NOAA’s mission in the areas listed above.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants. Funding from one to five years, with funding approved annually.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of higher education; nonprofit institutions; States, local, and Indian Tribal governments; and commercial organizations.
    APPLICATION: Applicants must submit proposals with statement of work, estimated budget, and curriculum vitae. Pre-application coordination is required. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Rob Magnien
    NOAA/CSCOR/COP
    1305 East-West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301-713-3338
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.cop.noaa.gov/opportunities/grants/funding_grants.aspx
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.478 Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research Coastal Ocean Program
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    Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior / Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement
    RECIPIENTS: States with off-shore drilling and production.
    PURPOSE: The intent of the program is to disburse funding to eligible producing states and coastal political subdivisions for the purpose of:

    • conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas including wetlands
    • mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife, or natural resources
    • planning assistance and the administrative costs of complying with these objectives
    • implementation of a federally-approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation management plan
    • mitigation of the impact of outer Continental Shelf activities through funding of onshore infrastructure projects and public service needs.

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula Grants (typically awarded in 12-month budget periods).
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None. No State will receive less than 1 percent of the $250 million to be disbursed per year. Of the percentage received by a State, 65 percent remains with the State, and 35 percent is awarded to the coastal political subdivisions (CPS).
    ELIGIBILITY: States eligible to receive funding are Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and 67 coastal political subdivisions among the six states.
    APPLICATION: Prior to submitting a grant application, an eligible state must submit a State Plan that provides detail on how a State and its Coastal Political Subdivisions (CPS) will use the CIAP funds and implement the state plan. To assist the States in developing a plan, the Bureau issued final Coastal Impact Assistance Program guidelines and published a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, September 29, 2006. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    National CIAP Coordinator
    381 Elden Street, MS 4040
    Herndon, VA 20170
    703-787-1755
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.boemre.gov/
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.426 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)

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    Coastal Resilience Networks “CRest” Grant Program


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce (DOC) / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: U.S. Flag Pacific Islands (Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands); the Gulf of Mexico (Alabama, Gulf Coast of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas); and the West Coast (California, Oregon, and Washington).
    PURPOSE: To implement activities to enhance resilience of coastal communities to natural hazard and climate risks (which include storms, flooding, sea level rise, climate change, etc.). Proposals submitted in response to this announcement should provide beneficial public outcomes for coastal communities to address existing and potential future risks to coastal infrastructure, local economies, vulnerable populations, and the natural environment. Projects that connect existing federal, state, and local programs are very desirable, as are efforts that engage the public and include one or more of the following: preparedness, recovery, risk and vulnerability, adaptation, and under-served or under-represented populations.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Availability of Crest funds are dependent upon annual Congressional appropriations. Applicants can request between $100,000 and $350,000 per year for a single project. The award period for funded projects is between 1-3 years.
    ELIGIBILITY: State, territorial, and local or county governments; nonprofit organizations; regional authorities; and institutions of higher education.
    CONTACT:
    Stephanie Bennett
    NOAA Pacific Services Center
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    737 Bishop Street, Suite 1550
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    808-532-3200
    Stephanie.Bennett@noaa.gov or nos.psc.crest@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/funding
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.473 Coastal Resilience Networks “Crest” Grant Program

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    Coastal Zone Management Administration Awards


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce (DOC) / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: Coastal states, territories, commonwealths.
    PURPOSE: To assist states in implementing and enhancing coastal zone management programs that have been approved by the secretary of commerce.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Annual grants based on a formula established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (CZMA), and CZMA regulations.
    ELIGIBILITY: Any coastal state or U.S. territory whose coastal zone management program has been approved by the secretary of commerce is eligible. The state or territorial governor designates a “lead” state/territorial agency that administers the annual grants.
    CONTACT:
    John King, Chief
    Coastal Programs Division
    Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301-713-3155, ext. 188 (use same number for FTS)
    john.king@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/topics/coasts/management/
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.419 Coastal Zone Management Administration Awards
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    Community-based Restoration Programs


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To provide grants and cooperative agreements for habitat conservation activities including coastal and marine habitat restoration and protection. Projects are funded to carry out public policy pertaining to protection and restoration of the Nation’s wetlands and other coastal habitats. Research and management includes determining the effects of habitat modifications and contaminants on populations of living marine resources, restoring depleted stocks that have been adversely impacted by habitat modifications, determining if artificial or restored habitat fulfills essential habitat needs of living marine resources, and quantifying contaminants and debris that pose a hazard to populations of these animals.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project grants. Funds can be used by recipients to support a wide variety of habitat restoration activities, coral reef conservation, construction, management, public education activities, and research for marine and estuarine habitats. Restoration includes, but is not limited to, activities that contribute to the return of degraded or altered marine, estuarine, coastal, and freshwater habitats to a close approximation of their function prior to disturbance. Projects funded under this CFDA primarily support NOAA’s “Ecosystems” mission support goal of “Protect, Restore, and Manage Use of Coastal and Ocean Resources through Ecosystem-Based Management.” Funding range is $15,000 to $36,000,000 with the typical award being $35,000 to $200,000.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Project costs are funded at up to 100 percent. Grantee matching contributions vary by specific funding opportunity. Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) projects require a 15 percent match by the State of Louisiana at this time. Under the Community-based Restoration Program guidelines, projects are encouraged to demonstrate a minimum nonfederal match of 50 percent of the total cost needed to complete the proposed project to be most competitive.
    ELIGIBILITY: State and local governments, including their universities and colleges; US territorial agencies, federally and state recognized Indian Tribal governments; private universities and colleges, private profit and nonprofit research and conservation organizations, and/or individuals. Applicants are required to satisfy all DOC/NOAA standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions, for financial assistance programs application and conduct. OMB Circular #A-87 applies to this program.
    APPLICATION: Contact the headquarters or regional office for application deadlines. Grants and cooperative agreements are approved on an annual basis, but may be continued beyond the first segment (subject to approved time frame and scope of work), satisfactory progress, and availability of funds.
    CONTACT:
    Ms. Robin Bruckner
    NOAA Fisheries
    Office of Habitat Conservation
    1315 East West Highway, Room 5826
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301-713-0174
    Robin.Bruckner@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/crp.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.463 Habitat Conservation

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    Conservation Technical Assistance


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    RECIPIENTS: Federal agencies, states, localities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, individuals.
    PURPOSE: Conservation systems are to reduce erosion, improve soil and water quality, improve and conserve wetlands; enhance fish and wildlife habitat; improve air quality; improve pasture and range condition; reduce upstream flooding; and improve woodlands. NRCS can collect, analyze, interpret, display, and disseminate information about the condition and trends of the nation’s soil and other natural resources so that people can make good decisions about resource use and about public policies for resource conservation.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Technical assistance.
    ELIGIBILITY: The program can assist land users, communities, units of state and local government, and other federal agencies in planning and implementing conservation systems.
    CONTACT:
    Deb Sherman
    National CTA Program Manager
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / NRCS
    Post Office Box 2980
    Washington, DC 20013
    202-690-5988
    deb.sherman@wdc.usda.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cta
    CFDA NUMBER: None

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    Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior (DOI) / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
    RECIPIENTS: States.
    PURPOSE: To assist states in the development and implementation of programs for the conservation of endangered and threatened species. The funding can be used by the state fish and wildlife agency for animal, plant, and habitat surveys; research; planning; monitoring; habitat protection, restoration, management, and acquisition; and public education.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: Participation is limited to states and territories that have entered into a cooperative agreement with the secretary of the interior.
    CONTACT:
    Chief
    Division of Endangered Species
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/DOI
    1849 C Street NW (MS-420 ARLSQ)
    Washington, DC 20240
    703-358-2171
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.doi.gov and http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/grants/S6_grants.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.615 Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund

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    Earth System Observations and Modeling


    AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) / Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
    RECIPIENTS: Federal agencies, states.
    PURPOSE: To provide information on changes in the earth's surface (e.g., observations, predictions, mapping) related to disaster events.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Technical/scientific assistance. The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) carries out a scientific effort to better understand global earth systems and processes through systems integration, observations, and earth systems modeling. On a case-by-case basis, NASA technology and capabilities may provide data products and models related to earth observations that may have application for scaling or measuring change related to disaster events and their aftermaths. Technical assistance requests are coordinated through FEMA (Emergency Support Function #5 Information and Planning) with NASA SMD and the NASA Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
    ELIGIBILITY: Federal agencies and states.
    CONTACT:
    Disaster Management Program Manager
    NASA Headquarters / SMD
    Washington, DC 20546-0001
    202-358-7200 / 202-358-0851
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://science.hq.nasa.gov/earth-sun/applications/.
    CFDA NUMBER: None.

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    Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (ECWAG)


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, nonprofit organizations.
    ACTIVATING MECHANISM: A major disaster or emergency, such as – but not limited to – a drought; an earthquake; a flood; a tornado; a hurricane; disease outbreak; or chemical spill, leakage, or seepage.
    PURPOSE: The objective of the ECWAG program is to assist the residents of rural areas that have experienced a significant decline in quantity or quality of water, or in which such a decline is considered imminent, to obtain or maintain adequate quantities of water that meet the standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Grant funds may be used to extend waterlines on existing systems; to construct new water lines; to repair existing systems; to perform significant maintenance on existing systems; to construct new wells, reservoirs, transmission lines, treatment plants, storage tanks, etc.; to replace equipment; to provide connection and/or tap fees; to pay costs incurred within six months of the date an application was filed with USDA to correct an emergency situation that would have been eligible for funding under this program; or to provide funds for any other appropriate related purposes.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Grants not to exceed $500,000 to address water sources and $150,000 to address the distribution system may be made to those eligible entities experiencing insufficient cash flow or lacking the resources to address the emergency.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None, grants may be made up to 100 percent of the project cost not to exceed the maximum limitation.
    ELIGIBILITY: Grants may be made to public bodies in rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less, private nonprofit corporations, political subdivisions of a state, and Native American tribes. The decision of the Rural Development state office is based on applications received. Projects compete nationally for available funds under the provisions of the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG) program.
    APPLICATION: Applicants should consult the official designated as the point of contact in the state for information on application requirements. Standard application forms furnished by the USDA must be submitted to the appropriate district office. Applications are reviewed and scored for priority by RUS after November 1st of each year. Reviews continue as long as funds are available.
    CONTACT:
    Assistant Administrator
    Water and Environmental Programs
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / RUS
    Washington, DC 20250-3200
    202-690-2670
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWP-ecwag.htm
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.763 Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants / 10.766 Community Facilities Loans and Grants

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    Environmental Quality Incentives Program


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals.
    PURPOSE: To assist eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner. The program provides assistance to farmers and ranchers in complying with federal, state, and tribal environmental laws, and encourages environmental enhancement. Five- to 10-year contracts are made for eligible producers.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Technical and financial assistance.
    ELIGIBILITY: Farmers and ranchers. The program is carried out primarily in priority areas, which may be watersheds, regions, or multi-state areas, and for significant statewide natural resource concerns that are outside the geographic priority areas. Eligible applicants are producers who face serious threats to soil, water, and related natural resources, or who need assistance with complying with federal and state environment laws.
    CONTACT: For additional information and applications, contact your local NRCS field office.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATON: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.912 Environmental Quality Incentives Program

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    Environmental Studies Program


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior / Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement
    RECIPIENTS: Awards issued nationally.
    PURPOSE: To obtain the information for the assessment and the management of environmental impacts; to predict impacts on marine biota; and to monitor the human, marine, and coastal environments to provide time series and data trend information. The assistance can be used to conduct environmental research to satisfy the information needs associated with oil and gas, alternate energy, and marine mineral development on the outer continental shelf. The majority of funds are used to support research that will enhance understanding of long-term effects of oil and gas, marine minerals, and alternate energy development projects.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Cooperative Agreements. These will normally be awarded for 1 to 8 years, with funding awarded as a lump sum, or added as funds become available. Range is $100,000 to $700,000 with an average of $300,000.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Although there is no requirement, cost sharing of 1:1 is encouraged.
    ELIGIBILITY: State agencies and public universities may apply.
    APPLICATION: Applications must be for scientific research projects which are within the Bureau’s area of responsibility. Evidence of the applicant’s qualifications for performance of the proposed research including past professional publications, resumes, and lists of past projects are required. Applicants should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in their State to obtain information on the process the State requires when applying for this assistance. Applicants are encouraged to post their applications on www.grants.gov. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement
    381 Elden Street, MS-4041
    Herndon, VA 20170
    703-787-1721
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.boemre.gov/
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.423 Minerals Management Service (MMS) Environmental Studies

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    Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (ARRA)


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior / Bureau of Reclamation
    RECIPIENTS: State and local governments, nonprofit organizations and institutions, public and private institutions and organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, and Native American Organizations.
    PURPOSE: To provide financial assistance to public or private organizations for the improvement of fish and wildlife habitats associated with water systems or water supplies affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants or Cooperative Agreements. Range of financial assistance is $5,000 to $5,000,000. Projects are generally awarded for 1 to 5 years.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: State and local governments, nonprofit organizations and institutions, public and private institutions and organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, and Native American Organizations.
    APPLICATION: May be obtained by contacting the regional or national office of the Bureau of Reclamation. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Director
    Bureau of Reclamation
    1849 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20240
    202-208-3100
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.usbr.gov">
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.517 Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

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    Gulf of Mexico Bay – Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program


    AGENCY: Department of Commerce / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    RECIPIENTS: K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, and Indian tribal governments.
    PURPOSE: NOAA B-WET is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. The primary delivery of B-WET is through competitive funding that promotes Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). B-WET currently serves six areas of the country: California, Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Hawai'i, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. As noted in the FY11 Gulf of Mexico B-WET Federal Funding Opportunity, projects submitted to this opportunity must address priorities relating to MWEEs and must address the Gulf of Mexico Alliance priorities. In addition to these priorities, projects related to the oil spill are being strongly encouraged via the national B-WET website.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: In FY11 the Gulf of Mexico B-WET program will offer $25,000-$100,000 awards for projects, one to two years in duration.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    CONTACT:
    Amy Clark, Program Manager
    NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office
    Bldg. 1100 Room 202D
    Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
    228-388-1520
    Amy.Clark@noaa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/grants/B-Wet.htm
    CFDA NUMBER: 11.463 Habitat Conservation

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    Land and Water Conservation Fund State Grant Program


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior (DOI) / National Park Service (NPS)
    RECIPIENTS: State agencies, local units of government as sub-grantees.
    PURPOSE: To provide for the acquisition, development, and/or rehabilitation of public outdoor recreation sites and facilities and for statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation planning.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Reimbursable project grants up to 50 percent of total project costs.
    ELIGIBILITY: Projects must provide for public outdoor recreation opportunity, be selected pursuant to the state’s open project selection process, be consistent with the state’s comprehensive outdoor recreation plan, and meet other eligibility requirements as set forth in program guidelines. All potential applicants must have the ability to finance the non-federal share of the grant.
    CONTACT:
    The State Liaison Officer: Interested applicants should first contact the office with the designated responsibility for administering the LWCF program at the state level for information on project eligibility, status of funding, and application procedures if appropriate. A list of these contacts can be found via the website.
    Regional Offices: The LWCF grant program is administered through four of its regional offices located in Seattle, Omaha, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.
    Headquarters Office:
    Chief, Recreation Programs Division
    State and Local Assistance Programs
    National Park Service
    1849 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20240
    202-354-6905
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nps.gov/lwcf
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.916 Outdoor Recreation Acquisition, Development, and Planning

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    National Coastal Wetlands


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior (DOI) / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
    RECIPIENTS: States.
    PURPOSE: To provide competitive matching grant funds to coastal states for restoration, enhancement, and management of coastal wetlands ecosystems. Proposed projects must provide for long-term conservation of such lands or waters and the hydrology, water quality, and fish and wildlife dependent thereon.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: Funds are available to all states bordering on the Great Lakes or the Atlantic, Gulf (except Louisiana), and Pacific coasts. Also available to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, and American Samoa.
    CONTACT:
    U.S Fish and Wildlife Service
    Mail Stop MAHR-720 ARL
    4401 North Fairfax Drive
    Arlington, VA 22203
    703-358-2236

    Division of Fish and Wildlife Management and Habitat Restoration
    Mail Stop FA-4020
    4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 140
    Arlington, VA 22203
    703-358-2156
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.fws.gov/coastal/coastalgrants/ and http://www.doi.gov
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.614 Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act

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    NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Education


    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health
    RECIPIENTS: Institutions of Higher Education.
    PURPOSE: To establish a unique program linking biomedical research with engineering, geosciences and ecological research. The goal is to establish and support an innovative program of basic research and training consisting of multi-project, interdisciplinary efforts, and individual investigator projects. Areas of research may include:

    • Methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment
    • Advance techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effects of hazardous substances on humans
    • Methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances
    • Basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances

    It is intended that advanced or graduate training be integrated into the multi-project research program to provide opportunities in biomedical and environmental health. Grants made under this program are for university based programs, with an objective to establish and maintain coordinated research efforts that link basic biomedical research with related engineering, hydro geological, and ecological studies. In addition, the Superfund Research Program supports small business research through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants. Research Grants for the multi component and individual investigator may be awarded for up to 5 years, generally in 12-month budget periods. Funding range is $14,200 to $3,301.861, with an average of $1,007,391.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: An accredited institution of higher education may submit an application and receive a grant for support of research by a named principal investigator. Subcontracts may be made with public and private organizations, including: generators of hazardous wastes; persons involved in the detection, assessment, evaluation, and treatment of hazardous substances; owners and operators of facilities at which hazardous substances are located; and State, local and Tribal governments.
    APPLICATION: Announcements of funding opportunities are posted on National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences website (www.niehs.nih.gov) under the tab “funding opportunities”. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent before sending an application.
    CONTACT:
    Dr. William Suk, Director
    Superfund Hazardous Substance Basic Research and Training Program
    Division of Extramural Research and Training
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    National Institutes of Health / Public Health Service
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Post Office Box 12233
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    919-541-0797
    suk@niehs.nih.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/announcements/index.cfm
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.143 NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Education

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    Office of Research and Development Consolidated Research/Training/Fellowships


    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency / Office of Research and Development
    RECIPIENTS: Public and private State universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, State and local government departments, other public or private nonprofit institutions.
    PURPOSE: To support research designed to address the issue of advancing prevention and sustainable approaches to health and environmental problems. Funds may be available to support activities in both science and engineering disciplines that include but are not limited to:

    • Experiments
    • Surveys
    • Studies
    • Investigations
    • Public education programs
    • Monitoring

    Check the Federal Register or the EPA/ORD website for an updated listing of these programs.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants or Cooperative Agreements. Grants/cooperative agreements are normally funded on a 12-month basis. Total approved project period may not exceed 5 years. Awards range from $75,000 to $950,000 with an average of $250,000.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: Public and private State universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, State and local government departments, other public or private nonprofit institutions.
    APPLICATION: Competitive RFAs for grants in these areas are announced widely through the Federal Register, Internet, and university and scientific organizations. Completed applications must be submitted to the appropriate Grants Management Office at the Environmental Protection Agency, or as shown in the specific RFAs. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Mark J. Thomas
    Environmental Protection Agency
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC 20460
    202-564-4763
    Thomas.Mark@epa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.epa.gov/ord/htm/grantopportunity.htm
    CFDA NUMBER: 66.511 Office of Research and Development Consolidated Research/Training/Fellowships

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    Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior (DOI) / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, commonwealths, and territories.
    PURPOSE: To support projects to restore or manage wildlife populations and support public use of these resources, and to provide facilities and services for conducting a hunter safety program. The program is to provide funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat; wildlife management research; wildlife population surveys and inventories; land acquisition; coordination; development of facilities; provision of facilities and services for conducting a hunter education and safety program; and provisions for public use of wildlife resources. Ineligible wildlife restoration activities include law enforcement and public relations.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: Participation is limited to state, commonwealth, or territorial fish and wildlife agencies. A state, commonwealth, or territory must have passed laws for the conservation of wildlife that include a prohibition against diversion of license fees paid by hunters for purposes other than the administration of the state , commonwealth, or territorial fish and wildlife agency. Also eligible are Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
    CONTACT:
    Headquarters Office:
    Policy and Programs/Wildlife and Sport Fish
    Restoration Program U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    4402 North Fairfax Drive, WSFR-4020
    Arlington, VA 22203
    703-358-2156
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    http://www.doi.gov and http://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/.
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.611 Wildlife Restoration

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    Resource Conservation and Development


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    RECIPIENTS: Localities.
    PURPOSE: To assist resource conservation and development councils with projects relating to land conservation, water management, economic development, and community sustainability.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Technical assistance.
    ELIGIBILITY: Participation is limited to designated resource conservation and development areas. The local resource conservation and development council must develop an area plan. Projects relate to the council’s area plan and assist the council in reaching stated goals and objectives.
    CONTACT:
    Ed Burton
    Resource Conservation Development Division
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / NRCS
    Post Office Box 2890
    Washington, DC 20013
    202-720-2847
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/.
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.901 Resource Conservation and Development

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    Silver Jackets Interagency Pilot Program


    LEAD AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
    PROGRAM: Silver Jackets Interagency Pilot Program
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities.
    ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Silver Jackets teams are activated through discussions with the state Hazard Mitigation Officer, the State NFIP Coordinator, a FEMA Region representative, and a USACE District representative. Once established, the teams are ongoing and meet on a regular basis – not just in response to an event.
    PURPOSE: This concept provides a more formal and consistent strategy for implementing an interagency approach to planning and implementing measures to reduce the risks associated with natural hazards. The Silver Jackets Program will serve as the mechanism for developing and maintaining interagency partnerships and collectively moving towards solutions to high priority issues.
    PRIMARY GOALS:

    • Find ways to leverage available resources and information between agencies, especially with national programs such as FEMA’s Map Modernization (MapMod) Program and USACE’s Levee Inventory and Assessment Initiative;
    • Provide hazard mitigation assistance to high priority communities targeted by the states’ mitigation plans;
    • Define a process for interagency communication;
    • Increase and improve public outreach in the area of risk management with the establishment of a united Federal effort;
    • Gain familiarity of each agencies’ processes and programs to better advise the public; and,
    • Create a mechanism to collaboratively solve issues and implement activities.

    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: States and local public agencies in areas identified in the governor’s request. Local cooperation is required to provide necessary lands, easements, and rights of way; indemnify the federal government from damages due to authorized work; and satisfactorily maintain any permanent flood control works involved.
    APPLICATION: Written application is made by letter or by forms used by the local USACE district commander. Deadline is 30 days after a flood or unusual coastal storm.
    CONTACT:
    Jennifer K. Dunn
    National Silver Jackets Program Manager
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Institute for Water Resources
    609 Second Street
    Davis, California 95616
    530-756-1104, ext. 348
    Jennifer.K.Dunn@usace.army.mil
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/nfrmp/state/
    CFDA NUMBER: None.

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    Soil Survey


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, individuals.
    PURPOSE: To maintain up-to-date, published soil surveys (and soil survey data in other formats) of counties or other areas of comparable size for use by interested agencies, organizations, and individuals; and to assist in the use of this information.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Technical assistance.
    ELIGIBILITY: All individuals and groups that have a need for soil surveys are eligible to receive these documents by contacting the local NRCS office.
    CONTACT:
    Paul Benedict
    Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / NRCS
    14th Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20250
    202-720-1824
    Paul.benedict@wdc.usda.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://soils.usda.gov/technical/tssh/contents/part604.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.903 Soil Survey

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    Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior (DOI) / National Park Service (NPS)
    RECIPIENTS: Certain urban localities.
    PURPOSE: To provide for the rehabilitation of recreation areas and facilities, demonstration of innovative approaches to improve park system management and recreation opportunities and development of improved recreation planning.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: Urban cities and counties that meet eligibility requirements listed in the October 9, 1979 edition of the Federal Register.
    PROJECT NOTE: This program has not been funded since 2002 and remains dormant at the present time.
    CONTACT:
    Chief, Recreation Programs Division
    State and Local Assistance Programs
    National Park Service
    1849 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20240
    202-354-6905
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: a href="http://www.nps.gov/uparr
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.919 Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program

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    Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
    RECIPIENTS: Localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To develop, replace, or repair water and waste disposal (including storm drainage) systems in rural areas of any population and towns having populations of 10,000 or less. This is an ongoing program.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Guaranteed loans, low-interest direct loans up to 40 years, and grants to maintain reasonable user rates comparable to similar systems.
    ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be unable to obtain credit from other sources and have the legal authority and responsibility for ownership and management of the system. Proposed projects must be economically feasible by demonstrating a positive cash flow situation. Grant funds are used to reduce water and waste disposal costs to a reasonable level for rural users and subsidize the project when the applicant has limited resources. Grants cannot exceed 75 percent of eligible project costs.
    CONTACT:
    Assistant Administrator, Water and Waste
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / RUS
    1400 Independence Avenue SW
    Washington, DC 20250-3200
    202-690-2670 (use same number for FTS)
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov.
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.760 Water and Waste Disposal System for Rural Communities

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    Water Pollution Control


    AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) / Office of Water
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities.
    PURPOSE: To help establish and maintain adequate measures for prevention and control of surface water and groundwater pollution.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: States and interstate water pollution control agencies, including those in U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and tribal lands.
    CONTACT:
    Robyn Delahanty
    Municipal Support Division
    Office of Wastewater
    Environmental Protection Agency
    1201 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20460
    202-501-2399
    Delehanty.Robyn@epa.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.epa.gov/owm/cwfinance/pollutioncontrol.htm.
    CFDA NUMBER: 66.419 Water Pollution Control State and Interstate Program Support

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    Watershed Surveys and Planning


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, other federal agencies.
    PURPOSE: To assist federal, state and local agencies and tribal governments in protecting watersheds from damage caused by erosion, floodwater, and sediment, and in conserving and developing water and land resources. Resource concerns addressed by the program include water quality, opportunities for water conservation, wetland and water storage capacity, agricultural drought problems, rural development, municipal and industrial water needs, upstream flood damages, and water needs for fish, wildlife, and forest-based industries.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Provision of specialized surveys and plans to include watershed plans, river basin surveys and studies, flood hazard analyses, and floodplain management assistance. The focus of these plans is to identify solutions that use land treatment and nonstructural measures to solve resource problems.
    ELIGIBILITY: Any state, county or group of counties, municipality, town or township, soil and water conservation district, flood prevention or flood control district, or Indian tribe or tribal organization with authority under state law to carry out, maintain, and operate watershed works of improvement may apply for assistance. This program is also available in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands.
    CONTACT:
    Conservation Planning and Technical Assistance Division
    Conservation and Watershed Planning Branch
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / NRCS
    Post Office Box 2980
    Washington, DC 20013
    202-690-1588
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.906 Watershed Surveys and Planning

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    Wetland Reserve Program


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals, states.
    PURPOSE: A voluntary program to restore wetlands. Participating landowners can establish conservation easements of either permanent or 30-year duration, or can enter into restoration cost-share agreements where no easement is involved. In exchange for establishing a permanent easement, the landowner receives payment up to the agricultural value of the land and 100 percent of the restoration costs for restoring the wetlands. The 30-year easement payment is 75 percent of what would be provided for a permanent easement on the same site and 75 percent of the restoration cost. The voluntary agreements are for minimum 10-year duration and provide for 75 percent of the cost of restoring the involved wetlands. In all instances, landowners continue to control access to their land.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Technical and financial assistance.
    ELIGIBILITY: Lands that meet the program requirements for eligibility.
    CONTACT:
    Ken Murray
    Deputy Chief for Programs
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / NRCS
    1400 Independence Avenue SW / South Building, Room 6238
    Washington, DC 20013
    202-720-0982
    Ken.Murray@wdc.usda.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.072 Wetland Reserve Program

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    Health and Human Services

    Community Relations Service


    AGENCY: Department of Justice (DOJ) / Community Relations Service (CRS)
    RECIPIENTS: Federal agencies, states, localities, nonprofit organizations, communities, groups.
    PURPOSE: To assist communities in resolving disputes, disagreements, and difficulties arising from discrimination based on race, color, or national origin.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Specialized services in conflict resolution are provided by an appropriate agency official to the complainant. At the invitation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, CRS provides the following assistance at a disaster: (1) briefings on community-based perspective, linkage and outreach to ethnic communities; (2) training regarding ethnic and racial issues; (3) conciliation/mediation of disputes; and (4) diffusion of cultural and racial tensions.
    ELIGIBILITY: Any person, group, community, or federal, state, or local governmental unit that seeks to resolve, reduce, or prevent conflicts related to race, color, or national origin.
    CONTACT:
    U.S. Department of Justice / CRS
    600 E Street NW, Suite 6000
    Washington, DC 20530
    202-305-2935
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.usdoj.gov/crs
    CFDA NUMBER: 16.200 Community Relations Service

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    Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances


    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services / Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    RECIPIENTS: States; political subdivisions of a State, such as county or local governments; and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal governments.
    PURPOSE: To provide community-based systems of care for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. The program will ensure that services are provided collaboratively across child-serving systems; that each child or adolescent served through the program receives an individualized service plan developed with the participation of the family; that each individualized plan designates a case manager to assist the child and family; and that funding is provided for mental health services required to meet the needs of youngsters in these systems. Funds may be used for:

    • Salaries, wages, and fringe benefits of professional and support staff
    • Travel directly related to carrying out service activities
    • Supplies, communications, and rental of equipment and/or space
    • Training specifically aimed at one of the following: the development of individualized service plans; the provision of therapeutic foster or group home care; intensive home-based or intensive day treatment services; administration of the system; and appropriate continuing education of two days or less
    • Contract for performance of activities under the approved project
    • Other such items necessary to support project activities

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: The recipient must maintain a specified level of financial effort in the health area for which Federal funds will be provided in order to receive Federal grant funds. This requirement is usually given in terms of a previous base-year dollar amount.
    ELIGIBILITY: States; political subdivisions of a State, such as county or local governments; and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal governments. In order for an entity to be eligible it must provide: (1) documentation that the State mental health agency of the applicant receives funds from the Center for Mental Health Services Community Mental Health Services Block Grant; (2) documentation that the applicant is qualified to deliver services under the State Medicaid Plan; (3) documentation that the State has an approved plan for the development of a system of care for community-based services for children with a serious emotional disturbance approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    APPLICATION: Application should be submitted by the Office of the Governor or by the chief executive officer of a tribe. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Kathleen K. Sample
    One Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1091
    Rockville, MD 20857
    240-276-1407
    Kathleen.Sample@samhsa.hhs.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2010/SM-10-005.aspx
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.104 Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED)

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    Demonstration Projects to Address Health Professions Workforce Needs


    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services / Administration for Children and Families
    RECIPIENTS: State governments, public/private and state controlled institutions of higher education, and Federally Recognized Tribal governments.
    PURPOSE: To administer a program that provides eligible individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for well paying occupations in the health care field, particularly in markets that are expected to either experience labor shortages or where medical personnel are expected to be in high demand. Eligible program participants are individuals receiving assistance under the State TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program or other low income individuals. Funding is available to the individual for not less than one year and not more than five years.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants. Funding range is $1,000,000 to $5,000,000. The grant average is $3,000,000. Renewal of funding for multiple-year grants is dependent upon grantee performance and availability of funds.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: None.
    ELIGIBILITY: State governments, public/private and state controlled institutions of higher education, and Federally Recognized Tribal governments.
    APPLICATION: Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Robin Y. McDonald
    370 L’Enfant Promenade SW
    Washington, DC 20447
    202-401-5587
    Robin.McDonald@acf.hhs.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.hhs.gov/asfr/ogapa/aboutog/grantsnet.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.093 Demonstration Projects to Address Health Professions Workforce Needs

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    Direct Loans for Disabled Veterans


    AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) / Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals.
    PURPOSE: To provide certain severely disabled veterans with direct housing loans in connection with a grant of assistance from VA, with an accessible home specially adapted to meet their disability-related needs.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct loans ($33,000 maximum).
    ELIGIBILITY: Veterans who have service-connected disabilities due to military service, entitling them to compensation for permanent and total disability due to:

    • The loss or loss of use of both lower extremities, such as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, canes, crutches, or a wheelchair, or which includes blindness in both eyes, having only light perception, plus loss or loss of use of one lower extremity; or
    • The loss or loss of use of one lower extremity, together with:
      • Residuals of organic disease or injury; or
      • The loss or loss of use of one upper extremity which so affects the functions of balance or propulsion as to preclude locomotion without the aid of braces, canes, crutches, or a wheelchair; or
      • The loss or loss of use of both upper extremities such as to preclude use of the arms at or above the elbow. It must be medically feasible for the veteran to reside in the proposed or existing house; the house must be adapted as to be suitable to the veteran’s needs for dwelling purposes; and it must be financially feasible for the veteran to acquire it, with the assistance provided by the grant.

    CONTACT:
    Chief, Specially Adapted Housing
    Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Washington, DC 20420
    202-461-9511
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.va.gov
    CFDA NUMBER: 64.118 Veterans Housing Direct Loans for Certain Disabled Veterans

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    Extension Service Post-Crisis Education and Assistance


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
    RECIPIENTS: Localities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, individuals.
    PURPOSE: To provide post-crisis education and assistance to individuals, families, farm operators, small businesses, rural communities, and local leadership in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. CSREES, through the land grant universities, also provides educational programs useful in preparing for impending crisis; these programs are the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants, project grants, general education, and technical assistance. (Emphasis is on issues critical to economic, agricultural, and societal health; safety; and environmental progress.)
    ELIGIBILITY: Available to all.
    CONTACT:
    Headquarters:
    Bill Hoffman, National Program Leader
    Plant and Animal Systems Unit
    National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    800 9th Street SW
    Washington, DC 20024
    202-401-1112
    whoffman@nifa.usda.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.nifa.usda.gov and Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) http://eden.lsu.edu/Resources/Pages/default.aspx (note contacts and can be searched by state).
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.500 Cooperative Extension Service

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    Federal-State Unemployment Insurance


    AGENCY: Department of Labor (DOL) / Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals.
    PURPOSE: The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, authorized by Title III of the Social Security Act (SSA), entitles unemployed workers who are between jobs because of lack of suitable work to receive a weekly payment to partially replace their lost wages and to help stabilize local economies where layoffs have occurred, as well as the national economy.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Weekly benefit amounts, payable to individuals with respect to their unemployment, are based generally on a percentage of an individual's earnings over a recent 52-week period – up to a state maximum amount. Benefits can be paid for a maximum of 26 weeks in most states. The amount of benefits available varies by state.
    ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility requirements are determined by each state’s law. To be eligible for benefits, unemployed workers must have worked recently, be involuntarily unemployed, and be able to and available for work. Virtually all wage and salary workers are potentially eligible for benefits if they lose their jobs through no fault of their own.
    CONTACT: Applications for unemployment benefits must be made with the state’s unemployment insurance agency. Application processes vary by state and may be made via the internet, by telephone, and in person. For information on how to apply for unemployment benefits in each state, go to http://www.servicelocator.org/OWSLinks.asp, or call the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATON: http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/
    CFDA NUMBER: 17.225 Unemployment Insurance

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    Food Distribution Programs


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
    RECIPIENTS: States, Indian tribal organizations, localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To improve the diets of school and preschool children, the elderly, needy families, and other individuals in need of food assistance; to support the market for domestically produced foods.. Food distribution via The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is authorized by the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (P.L. 98-8). The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 93-288) authorizes the Secretary of USDA to distribute surplus foods and to use Section 32 funds to purchase food necessary to provide adequate supplies for use in the event of a disaster or situation of distress.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Donations of USDA-purchased foods.
    ELIGIBILITY: States and designated as distributing agencies by a proper legal authority may receive and distribute donated foods. Schools and other child nutrition programs are eligible if certain criteria are met. Emergency feeding organizations and charitable institutions are eligible to the extent that needy persons are served. Local governments, schools, other child nutrition organizations, nonprofit summer camps for children, emergency feeding organizations, and charitable institutions must submit applications for participation. Indian tribal organizations must apply to FNS for participation in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, which serves as an alternative to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
    INCLUDES:

    • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
    • Food Distribution Disaster Assistance
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
    • Schools and Child Nutrition Commodity Programs (Schools/CNPs)

    CONTACT:
    Food & Nutrition Service
    Food Distribution Division
    3101 Park Center Drive, Room 504
    Alexandria, VA 22302-1500
    703-305-2680
    fdd-psb@fns.usda.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/default.htm
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.565 to 10.569

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    HOME Investment Partnerships Program


    AGENCY: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Community Planning and Development (CPD)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals via states and localities.
    ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Non disaster-related formula program under which waivers and statutory suspensions may be provided to jurisdictions that have received a presidential declaration of a major disaster under the Stafford Act.
    PURPOSE: To provide permanent or transitional housing for low-income homeowners, homebuyers, or renters. Also provides tenant-based rental assistance to low-income households.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula grants to participating jurisdictions and states. Funds can be used for acquisition, new construction, rehabilitation, and tenant-based rental assistance. Use of funds for disaster recovery activities should not duplicate activities reimbursable by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or available through the Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan programs. HUD can suspend certain statutory and regulatory requirements to facilitate the use of funds for disaster recovery.
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: Each jurisdiction must make matching contributions to affordable housing throughout a fiscal year in an amount not less than 25 percent of the HOME funds drawn from the U.S. Treasury during the federal fiscal year for projects. Jurisdictions in fiscal distress receive full or partial (50 percent) relief from this requirement. Participating jurisdictions that have a presidential declaration of major disaster may also be granted a match reduction of up to 100 percent for two fiscal years, with the possibility of a one-year extension.
    ELIGIBILITY: States, cities, urban counties, and consortia (of contiguous units of general local governments with a binding agreement) are eligible to receive formula allocations; funds are also set aside for grants to insular areas.
    APPLICATION: Funds are provided annually by formula to states and jurisdictions which meet the threshold requirements to qualify as participating jurisdictions. Participating jurisdictions are required to submit an acceptable consolidated plan to HUD as a condition of funding. Address questions regarding eligibility or waivers to the applicable HUD field office.
    CONTACT:
    Danielle Frazier
    Office of Affordable Housing Programs
    Department of Housing and Urban Development / CPD
    451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7164
    Washington, DC 20410-7000
    202-402-7354
    Danielle.Frazier@hud.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.hud.gov/homeprogram/
    CFDA NUMBER: 14.239 HOME Investment Partnerships Program

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    Indian Housing Assistance


    AGENCY: Department of the Interior (DOI) / Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals.
    PURPOSE: To use the Housing Improvement Program (HIP) resources of the BIA to substantially eliminate substandard Indian housing. This effort is assisted by the Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services), which provides water and sanitary systems for houses repaired or built with HIP funds.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project grants (contracts); dissemination of technical information.
    ELIGIBILITY: Indians in need of financial assistance who meet the eligibility criteria of the HIP regulations.
    CONTACT:
    Chief, Division of Housing Assistance
    Office of Tribal Services
    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    1849 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20240
    202-513-7640
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=step1&id=7db9c425e9e849d74aae891417301bf0
    CFDA NUMBER: 15.141 Indian Housing Assistance
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    Native American Housing Block Grant (NAHBG) Program


    AGENCY: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Office of Public and Indian Housing / Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)
    RECIPIENTS: Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities.
    ACTIVATING MECHANISM: Housing assistance under a single block grant to eligible Indian tribes and their tribally designated housing entities. Allocation is made under a needs-based formula.
    PURPOSE: To provide affordable housing assistance to Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of tribal self-governance. Assistance under the program is primarily limited to low-income Indian families.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Funds can be used for Indian housing assistance (modernization or operating assistance for housing previously developed or operated pursuant to a contract between HUD and an Indian housing authority); development of additional affordable housing; housing-related services for affordable housing; management services for affordable housing; safety, security, and law enforcement measures and activities appropriate to protect residents of affordable housing from crime; and housing activities under model programs designed to carry out the purposes of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), if specifically approved by HUD, as appropriate.
    APPLICATION: Funds are provided annually by formula to Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities. Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities are required to submit an acceptable Indian Housing Plan (IHP) to HUD as a condition of funding.
    CONTACT:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Office of Native American Programs
    Washington Office
    451 Seventh Street, Room 4126
    Washington, DC 20410
    202-401-7914 / 202-401-7915 / 202-401-7916
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/grants/ihbg.cfm
    CFDA NUMBER: 14.867

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    Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools


    AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education (ED) / Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS)
    RECIPIENTS: Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
    PURPOSE: This grant program supports efforts by LEAs to improve and strengthen their school emergency management plans, including training school personnel and students in emergency management procedures; communicating with parents about emergency plans and procedures; and coordinating with local law enforcement, public safety, public health, and mental health agencies.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Discretionary/competitive grants provide funding for training school safety teams and students; conducting building and facilities audits; communicating emergency response policies to parents and guardians; implementing the Incident Command System (ICS); purchasing school safety equipment (to a limited extent); conducting drills and tabletop simulation exercises; and preparing and distributing copies of crisis plans.
    ELIGIBILITY: Local Education Agencies and K-12 schools with an active grant under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools program.
    CONTACT:
    Sara Strizzi
    U.S. Department of Education, OSDFS
    550 12th Street SW, Room 10000 / PCP
    Washington, DC 20202-6450
    303- 981-4593
    sara.strizzi@ed.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/dvpemergencyresponse/index.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 84.184E Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

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    Rural Housing Service Section 502 Direct and Guaranteed Loan Program


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Rural Development/Rural Housing Service (RHS)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals.
    PURPOSE:
    RHS Section 502 Direct Loan Program: To provide housing assistance to applicants with low- and very low-income to purchase, build, or rehabilitate a home in a rural area. Payment assistance is available to eligible applicants and may lower the effective interest rate on a mortgage to as little as 1 percent.
    RHS Section 502 Guaranteed Loan Program: To provide credit assistance to applicants whose income does not exceed 115 percent of the area median income.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct loans, guaranteed loans, and technical assistance.
    ELIGIBILITY:
    Direct Loan Program: Very low- and low-income rural families unable to obtain credit from other sources. All loan processing is done in Rural Development field offices.
    Guaranteed Loan Program: Low- and moderate-income rural families unable to obtain credit from other sources. Loan applications are processed by private lenders with RHS guaranteeing the lender against loss. Loans are financed at a market rate determined by the lender and have a term of 30 years.
    CONTACT:
    Director, Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / RHS
    1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2250
    Washington, DC 20250
    202-720-1474 (direct loans) / 202-720-1452 (guaranteed loans)
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HSF_SFH.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.410 Very Low- to Moderate-Income Housing Loans
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    Rural Housing Service Section 504 Repair Grants and Loans


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Rural Development/Rural Housing Service (RHS)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals.
    PURPOSE:
    RHS Section 504 Repair Grants: To provide assistance to repair the homes of very low-income homeowners age 62 years or older living in rural areas.
    RHS Section 504 Repair Loans: To provide very low-income homeowners in rural areas with loans to repair their homes. Loans are available at 1 percent interest with up to 20 years to repay.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Repair grants, repair loans, and technical assistance.
    ELIGIBILITY:
    Repair Grants: Very low-income senior citizens who own their own homes. Grants may be made only to applicants who are age 62 years or older to remove health and safety hazards.
    Repair Loans: Very low-income rural homeowners.
    CONTACT:
    Director, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division
    U.S. Department of Agriculture / RHS
    1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2214
    Stop Code 0783
    Washington, DC 20250
    202-720-1474
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HSF_SFH.html
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.417 Very Low-income Housing Repair Loans and Grants

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    Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program


    AGENCY: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Office of Public and Indian Housing
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals via localities.
    PURPOSE: To provide tenant-based rental assistance for eligible families in privately owned rental housing.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct payments for specified use. Housing choice vouchers to assist very low-income families are administered locally by public housing agencies. A family that is issued a housing choice voucher is responsible for finding and selecting a suitable rental unit that meets minimum standards of safety and health. A rental subsidy is paid directly to the landlord; the family pays the difference between the actual rent and the amount subsidized.
    ELIGIBILITY: Local public housing agencies determine eligibility based on annual gross income and family size. In general, a family’s total income may not exceed 30 percent of the median income for the county or metropolitan area.
    CONTACT:
    Office of Public and Assisted Housing
    Real Estate Housing Performance Division
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    451 7th Street, SW, Room 4210
    Washington, DC 20410
    202-708-0477 (use same number for FTS)
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/index.cfm
    CFDA NUMBER: 14.871 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

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    Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)


    AGENCY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) / Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
    RECIPIENTS: Native populations within the States and U.S. owned and administered islands.
    PURPOSE: To promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders from American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The SEDS (Social and Economic Development Strategies) program provides funding for projects to support the interest of children and families and to help strengthen communities. Funding may be used for such purposes as:

    • Governance projects to increase tribal and village governments’ ability to exercise local control and decision-making over their resources
    • Economic Development projects which promote the long term mobilization and management of economic resources necessary to achieve a diversified economy
    • Strengthening Families projects which incorporate culturally relevant strategies to strengthen families, foster child well-being, and promote responsible fatherhood to nourish and sustain healthy families
    • Social Development projects which invest in human and social capital to advance the needs of Native Americans while incorporating culturally appropriate activities to enhance tribal, Native community, and Alaska Native village goals.

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grants (ranging in value from $150,000 to $500,000).
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: 20 percent match required.
    ELIGIBILITY: Federally recognized Native American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations, and nonprofit organizations serving Native American populations.
    APPLICATION: Hard copy applications may be mailed directly to HHS in Washington, DC. Electronic applications may be submitted via Grants.gov. Pre-application coordination is required. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Patricia E. McDonald
    Administration for Native Americans
    Administration for Children and Families
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Aerospace Building, Second Floor West
    370 L’Enfant Promenade
    Washington, DC 20447
    877-922-9262
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.612 Social and Economic Development Strategies

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    Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) – Special Initiative


    AGENCY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) / Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
    RECIPIENTS: Native populations within the States and U.S. owned and administered islands.
    PURPOSE: To promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders from American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The SEDS (Social and Economic Development Strategies) program provides funding for projects to support the interest of children and families and to help strengthen communities. Funding may be used for such purposes as:

    • Governance projects to increase tribal and village governments’ ability to exercise local control and decision-making over their resources
    • Economic Development projects which promote the long term mobilization and management of economic resources necessary to achieve a diversified economy
    • Strengthening Families projects which incorporate culturally relevant strategies to strengthen families, foster child well-being, and promote responsible fatherhood to nourish and sustain healthy families
    • Social Development projects which invest in human and social capital to advance the needs of Native Americans while incorporating culturally appropriate activities to enhance tribal, Native community, and Alaska Native village goals.

    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Project Grant (ranging in value from $50,000 to $149,000).
    COST-SHARING REQUIREMENTS: 20 percent match required.
    ELIGIBILITY: Federally recognized Native American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations, and nonprofit organizations serving the Native American populations.
    APPLICATION: Hard copy applications may be mailed directly to HHS in Washington, DC. Electronic applications may be submitted via Grants.gov. Pre-application coordination is required. Please reference the website for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Patricia E. McDonald
    Administration for Native Americans
    Administration for Children and Families
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Aerospace Building, Second Floor West
    370 L’Enfant Promenade
    Washington, DC 20447
    877-922-9262
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ana
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.612 Social and Economic Development Strategies – Special Initiative

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    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


    AGENCY: Department of Agriculture (USDA) / Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals and families via state agencies.
    PURPOSE: To improve the diets of low-income households by increasing their food purchasing ability.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Direct payments restricted to food purchasing through electronic benefits. Eligible households receive an allotment that varies according to household size, income, and allowable deductions. Some non-financial eligibility criteria apply.
    ELIGIBILITY: The state or U.S. territory agency responsible for federally aided public assistance programs determines eligibility (through local social service offices) in accordance with federal rules and regulations. Those households found to be eligible for SNAP benefits receive allotments each month via a debit card they can use to buy food in authorized food stores.
    CONTACT: State or local SNAP office. Locations and contact information can be found by state at the website listed below.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/
    CFDA NUMBER: 10.551 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families


    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / Administration for Children and Families (ACF) / Office of Family Assistance (OFA)
    RECIPIENTS: Individuals via states.
    PURPOSE: To help families with children move toward work and self-sufficiency while receiving temporary assistance. To reduce dependency on support by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage; to reduce and prevent out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and to encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Formula and block grants. Funds can be used to cover necessary food, shelter, clothing, other daily living needs, training, work supports and child care.
    ELIGIBILITY: State and local welfare agencies (including those in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) must operate under state plans that DHHS has determined complete.
    CONTACT: Local Health & Human Services Agency.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa.
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.558 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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    Nonprofit Support

    Corporation for National and Community Service


    AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service
    GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: National.
    PURPOSE: The Corporation for National and Community Service provides support to nonprofits, faith-based and community organizations, and public agencies committed to meeting critical needs through its AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and Senior Corps programs. These programs direct resources to meet the following community needs: education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, veterans, opportunity and disaster services.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: State and local governments, and U.S. based nonprofit, charitable organizations with federal tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    DEADLINE: Please reference the website or CFDA listings for complete guidelines and restrictions.
    CONTACT:
    Corporation for National and Community Service
    1201 New York Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20525
    202-606-5000
    info@cns.gov
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://nationalservice.gov
    CFDA NUMBERS: 94.002, 94.003, 94.004, 94.005, 94.006, 97.007, 94.009, 94.011, 94.013, 94.016, 94.017, 94.018, 94.019, 94.021, and 94.022

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    Use of Surplus Property for Public Health and Homeless Purposes


    AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / Program Support Center (PSC)
    RECIPIENTS: States, localities, nonprofit organizations.
    PURPOSE: To convey or lease surplus federal real properties, made available by the disposal agency, which are needed and usable by eligible organizations and institutions to carry out eligible public health or homeless programs.
    ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: Conveyance of surplus property for consideration of public benefit.
    ELIGIBILITY: States, their political subdivisions and instrumentalities; tax supported public health institutions, and nonprofit institutions which (except for institutions which lease property to assist the homeless under Title V of Public Law 100-77) have been held exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the 1986 Internal Revenue Code.
    CONTACT:
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://www.psc.hhs.gov/, http://www.federalgrantswire.com/surplus-property-utilization.html, or http://www.psc.gov/administrative/property/index.html#Asset.
    CFDA NUMBER: 93.291 Use of Surplus Property for Public Health and Homeless Purposes

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