Don't get too caught up in the pre-holiday week craziness that you overlook new grants. This week's newly opened funding opportunities include money for everything from Shakespearean performances to the prevention of arachnid-based illnesses among deployed servicemen and women. Here's a look at three grants we thought were interesting. See the full list here.
Office on Violence Against Women
Grant Title: Justice for Families Program Solicitation
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310226
Details: The program is intended to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Title: Specialty Crop Research Initiative
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310171
Details: The program addresses the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.
National Endowment for the Arts
Grant Title: Performing Arts Discovery
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310221
Details: Through grants with other funders, the National Endowment for the Arts has a long history of bringing the benefits of international exchange to audiences, artists, and arts organizations nationwide. For many years, however, there have been limited opportunities for foreign arts presenters to come to the U.S. and see artists at events in geographically diverse areas of our country. Programs such as these create new markets for working artists, expand mutual understanding, and raise the profile of each participating U.S. region and country. To address this gap, the Performing Arts Discovery program supports U.S. Regional Arts Organizations to undertake performing arts platforms in their region that will showcase the work of U.S. performing artists for presenters based outside of this country.