We're not sure if the shutdown held up the announcement of these grants or if this week would have been packed with new opportunities anyway. Regardless, there are nearly 70 new opportunities to peruse, and the subject areas run the gamut.
You'll find animal conservation grants, specifically related to bird conservation. The Department of Justice has announced opportunities to fund research into various types criminal activities. Efforts to improve broadband connectivity and telemedicine options in rural areas have been opened by the USDA. There are also plenty of research opportunities from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes for Health and Administration for Community Living.
We've highlighted three grants below, but be sure to look over the entire list of new funding opportunities.
Department of Justice
Grant Title: Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312881
Details: This program promotes and expands services in detention and correctional facilities to incarcerated individuals who have children younger than age 18. Program activities include developing strategies to increase and enhance communication between the child and his or her incarcerated parent while maintaining safe facilities, and providing transitional reentry services that incorporate a focus on parental responsibility for incarcerated parents and ensuring that youth with an incarcerated parent receive services that support positive youth development.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Title: Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312949
Details: The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program seeks to promote and strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human (FANH) sciences in order to help ensure the existence of a workforce in the United States that's qualified to serve the FANH sciences system and promote linkages among secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the FANH sciences to advance excellence in education and encourage more young Americans to pursue and complete a baccalaureate or higher degree in the FANH sciences.
National Science Foundation
Grant Title: EHR Core Research
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312893
Details: The National Science Foundation and The Boeing Company are supporting a new initiative, managed and administered by NSF through its EHR Core Research (ECR) program, to accelerate training in critical skill areas for the nation's engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce. The initiative supports foundational research arising from the design, development, and deployment of creative online curricula that provide learners at various levels with skills in five focal areas: model-based systems engineering, software engineering, mechatronics, data science, and artificial intelligence. ECR: PEER invites proposals to design, develop, deploy, and study the effectiveness of online courses in any one of these focal areas using the theories and tools of the learning sciences.
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