Several grant opportunities that opened this week should be of significant interest to municipalities and school districts. First, myriad Head Start program grants opened. These opportunities are divided by geographic region -- either county or city -- so you'll have to search for your location to find the right opportunity. Click here for the list of what's opened so far.
Next, competitive RSVP grants are opened. This program funds community-based RSVP volunteer programs for senior adults. Last, the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant is also open. This one has a quick turnaround so don't wait to apply.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Title: RSVP Competition
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309088
Details: Through this competition, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to compete multiple geographic service areas to identify sponsoring organizations for RSVP programs, volunteer programs for senior adults. RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience, and create community capacity.
Department of Homeland Security
Grant Title: Assistance to Firefighters Grants
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309032
Details: The purpose of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The program is well-funded with $315 million to distribute in fiscal year 2018. The deadline to apply is Oct. 26 so act quickly!
National Science Foundation
Grant Title: Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309109
Details: The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Preference is given for projects that span a 10-year period. Proposals will be processed by one of three 3 clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology: Ecosystem Science, Population and Community Ecology, and Evolutionary Processes. Specific details about research areas can be found in the solicitation.