The diversity of federal grant programs is truly astounding. This week's newly announced funding programs cover everything from ceramics research to end-of-life care. There is also a program that increases training of science, math, technology and engineering students at historically black colleges and universities, a grant that pays for wildfire risk reduction activities through the Forestry Service and funding for Asian elephant conservation.
Department of Agriculture
Grant Title: Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310029
Details: The program provides grants to agricultural producers and businesses in eligible rural areas to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and wind and solar generation.
National Institutes of Health
Grant Title: Engaging Men in HIV Testing, Prevention, and Care
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310089
Details: The goal of the program is to develop and test strategies to increase the engagement of men in HIV prevention and care within global settings and in domestic populations who have evidenced lower rates of engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care. The R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports studies that may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area; or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models; or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
Department of Health and Human Services
Grant Title: Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Physician Assistant Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310054
Details: The purpose of program is to increase the number of primary care physician assistants (PA), particularly in rural and underserved settings, and improve primary care training in order to strengthen access to and delivery of primary care services nationally.