A bevy of new grant opportunities were released this week, with another round of Head Start grants opening for counties in Louisiana, Texas, Iowa and Arkansas. With so many new grants opening up, identifying only three was difficult. We've chosen to highlight grants designed to save historic treasures, improve outcomes for babies and moms and fund AmeriCorps volunteers.
But we encourage you to click the link at the bottom to see the full list. You'll find grants for marine turtle conservation, weather research and a nurse faculty loan program. If those didn't pique your interest, perhaps you'd be interested in a grant titled "Understanding the Rules of Life" from the National Science foundation that was released this week, too.
Department of the Interior
Grant Title: Save America's Treasures
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309243
Details: Administered by the National Park Service, Save America's Treasures grants are available for collections or for the preservation of historically significant sites. Grants require a dollar-for-dollar non-federal match, which can be cash or in-kind donations.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Title: AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309257
Details: AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.
Department of Health and Human Services
Grant Title: Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307918
Details: The goal of the Healthy Start (HS) program is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and reduce racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. The program provides grants to high-risk communities with infant mortality rates at least 1.5 times the U.S. national average and high rates of other adverse perinatal outcomes such as low birthweight, preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality.