Grab your coffee or tea and check out the newest grants from the federal government. Funding is being provided to elementary and secondary education schools to enable them to provide financial assistance to LEAs serving homeless children and youth displaced by a covered disaster or emergency. The recent disasters covered by this grant are hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the 2017 California wildfires. One of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture newest released grants is the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems. This grant promotes transformational changes in U.S. food and agriculture that will significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities. Lastly, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has just announced the release of their Family Unification Program grant. This program funds two groups: 1. Families for who lack of adequate housing and 2. Youths at least 18 to 24 years of age who left foster care at age 16, or will leave foster care within 90 days.
Department of Education
Grant Title: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth Program CFDA Number 84.938B
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304183
Details: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 (83 FR 6003) and available at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-12/pdf/2018-02558.pdf.
Purpose of Programs: Under the Emergency Impact Aid program, we will award grants to eligible SEAs to enable them to make emergency impact aid payments to eligible LEAs and eligible Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)--funded schools for the cost of educating during the 2017-2018 school year public and non-public school students displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the 2017 California wildfires for which a major disaster or emergency has been declared under sections 401 or 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5190) (covered disaster or emergency). Under the Assistance for Homeless Children and Youth program, we will award grants to eligible SEAs to enable them to provide financial assistance to LEAs serving homeless children and youth displaced by a covered disaster or emergency in order to address the educational and related needs of these students in a manner consistent with section 723 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) and with section 106 of title IV of division B of Public Law 109-148.Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.938A.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304081
Details: Applications to the FY 2018 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Request for Applications (RFA) must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agriculture system within the next 25 years. NIFA seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach, and that will significantly improve the supply of abundant, affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food, while providing sustainable opportunities for expansion of the bioeconomy through novel animal, crop, and forest products and supporting technologies. These approaches must demonstrate current and future social, behavioral, economic, health, and environmental impacts. Additionally, the outcomes of the work being proposed must result in societal benefits, including promotion of rural prosperity and enhancement of quality of life for those involved in food and agricultural value chains from production to utilization and consumption. See AFRI SAS RFA for details.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Grant Title: Family Unification Program Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=304293
Details: FUP is a program under which HCVs are provided to two groups: 1. Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care; and 2. Youths at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age (have not reached their 25th birthday) who left foster care at age 16, or will leave foster care within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in section 475(5)(H) of the Social Security Act, and is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older. As required by statute, a FUP voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 36 months.