Week of 11/22/17

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This GRU features another funding opportunity for humanities organizations and it focuses on providing monies to support digital humanities projects. There is a grant to fund training for organizations planning on working with female victims of violence and a funding opportunity to implement a Veterans Business Outreach Center.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Title: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Grant Info: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298688
See Details: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. You can find a discussion of the forms that experimentation can take in the Frequently Asked Questions document, which is available on the program resource page. This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Through a special partnership, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. Through this partnership, IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries. Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or infrastructure that contribute to the humanities; • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society, or explores the philosophical or practical implications and impact of digital humanities in specific fields or disciplines; or • revitalizing and/or recovering existing digital projects that promise to contribute substantively to scholarship, teaching, or public knowledge of the humanities.

Office on Violence Against Women
Grant Title: OVW FY 2018 Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298903
See Details: This program is authorized by 34 U.S.C § 20122. The goal of the Disability Grant Program is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that results in increased capacity to respond to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable. Disability Grant Program funds will be used to establish and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborative relationships; increase organizational capacity to provide accessible, safe, and effective services to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of violence and abuse; and identify needs within the grantee’s organization and/or service area, and develop a plan to address those identified needs that builds a strong foundation for future work.

Small Business Administration
Grant Title: Veterans Business Outreach Center Program (VBOC)
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298820
See Details: Eligible organizations (as defined in Section 3.2) may apply for an Initial Phase VBOC Award of financial assistance under this Funding Opportunity to fund implementation of a Veterans Business Outreach Center in the geographic coverage areas defined in Appendix A. Applicants are limited to the defined coverage areas and can apply for all, or part, of a defined coverage area. As a major component of the VBOC program Applicants are expected to provide entrepreneurship training through the Boots to Business (B2B) and Reboot Training programs to transitioning military personnel and veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs. VBOCs will be expected to cover 100% of the Boots to Business classes within their coverage area. Additionally, funds will be used to offer traditional business counseling and technical assistance to veterans, service-members, military spouses, and others interested in starting or growing a small business.

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