Some major federal grants have been released this week. The USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program grant is one of them. This grant provides monies to several different types of entities to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations through direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. The Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program grant is another fantastic funding opportunity just release and is meant to support people who are reentering communities from incarceration. Funding to support the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections through training programs is being offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Agricultural Marketing Service
Grant Title: Farmers Market Promotion Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301381
Details: Approximately $13 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2018 is available to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is a component of the Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), which is authorized by the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3005). The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Eligible entities include agricultural businesses, agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, producer associations, community supported agriculture networks, community supported agriculture associations, and other agricultural business entities (for-profit groups); nonprofit corporations; public benefit corporations; economic development corporations; regional farmers’ market authorities; and local and tribal governments.FMPP offers both Capacity Building (CB) and Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance (CTA) projects. For CB projects, the minimum grant award is $50,000 and maximum award is $250,000. For CTA projects, the minimum grant award is $250,000 and maximum award $500,000. The official performance period must begin on September 30, 2018 Both CB and CTA FMPP projects are awarded for up to 36 months (3 years) and are expected to be completed by September 29, 2021 Matching funds are not required.
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Title: BJA FY 18 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301459
Details: Support community- and faith-based organizations in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities from incarceration who are at medium- to high-risk of reoffending, reduces recidivism, and improves public safety. Develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risks and needs as identified by validated criminogenic risk assessments and include delivery or facilitation of services in a manner consistent with participants' learning styles and abilities. Demonstrate increased collaboration between community- and faith-based organizations and corrections, community supervision, law enforcement, and other local reentry stakeholders.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Title: Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301313
Details: The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. The challenge of preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is enormous, and the need for knowledgeable staff is significant and ongoing. Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional education and training programs that reach audiences in more than one state. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.