Week of 02/06/18

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has just announced its  2018 AmeriCorps State and National Grants -Targeted Priority. With this competition, the CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse, child wellness, and infrastructure. Monies are being awarded by the US Department of the Treasury for community development through their Community Development Financial Institutions (CDIF) Program. This program uses monetary awards and training opportunities to invest in and build the capacity of CDFIs, empowering them to grow, achieve organizational sustainability, and drive community revitalization. Funding for research is being provided by the National Energy Technology Laboratory for innovative research and development projects to improve the performance and cost of fossil energy technologies. 

Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Title: 2018 AmeriCorps State and National Grants - Targeted Priority
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300415
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.

Community Development Financial Institutions
Grant Title: Fiscal Year 2018 CDFI Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300354
Details: Through the CDFI Program, the CDFI Fund provides (i) FA awards of up to $1 million to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to build their financial capacity to lend to their Target Markets, and (ii) TA grants of up to $125,000 to build Certified, Certifiable, and Emerging CDFIs’ organizational capacity to serve their Target Markets. For more detailed information, please refer to the NOFA found on the CDFI Fund's website.

National Energy Technology Laboratory
Grant Title: Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power System Operability, Reliability, and Economic Performance
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300475
Details: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek innovative research and development projects to improve the performance and cost of fossil energy technologies. This FOA focuses on two Areas of Interest (AOI): 1) AOI 1: Sensors & Controls Technology Development for Cybersecure Fossil Power, and AOI 2: Computational Tools to Support Advanced Manufacturing of Fossil Energy Technologies.

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