Several new grants have been released by the Department of Education. The grant highlight below focuses on supporting students with disabilities through the use of technology. The Administration for Children and Families is providing funding for trauma-informed, person-centered, comprehensive case management services on a per capita basis to foreign national victims so they can re-establish their ability to live independently. Funds are being provided to nonprofits by the USDA to create a revolving loan fund that can provide financing for the extension and improvement of water and waste disposal systems in rural areas.
Department of Education
Grant Title: OSERS-OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Center on Early Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning for Young children with Disabilities CFDA Number 84.327G
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306692
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 Program: The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327G.
Administration for Children and Families
Grant Title: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program-ACF regions 1, 2, 3, and 4
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301374
Details: The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that competing applications will be accepted for the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) in ACF regions 1, 2, 3, and 4. The central purpose of TVAP is to efficiently provide trauma-informed, person-centered, comprehensive case management services on a per capita basis to foreign national victims and potential victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons seeking HHS certification so they can re-establish their ability to live independently. The awarded organization must provide comprehensive case management services to qualified persons either directly or through a network of providers, that provide direct services and/or community referrals. Trauma-informed, person-centered, Case management must include, but is not limited to, emergency assistance, housing, safety planning, basic needs, mental health services, employability services, legal services, medical care, access to benefits and services to the same extent as a refugee, and interpretation services. OTIP has specified the following funding restrictions: A yearly ceiling on the total per capita amount per participant. The yearly per capita amount includes both administrative costs for case management services and participant expenses. The per capita amount must not exceed $6,000 per individual participant, or $7,500 in cases when a participant has an eligible family member(s) who lives in their household. For subrecipients that no more than 40% of the per capita amount authorized for individual participants and participants with an eligible family member(s) may be used for administrative costs for case management services. For subrecipients that at least 60% of the per capita amount must be used for direct participant actual expenses. Persons qualified for services under this grant include: 1. a foreign national victim of severe form of trafficking in persons who is seeking or has received HHS certification; and 2. a foreign national minor victim who is seeking or has received a letter of eligibility from OTIP. 3. a family member (s) who lives in the household of the victim (not individual enrollment) may derive services as part of the victim’s household: - a family member in receipt of a derivative T visa issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and - a minor dependent child of a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons or potential victim of trafficking. PLEASE NOTE: This FOA is one of the three FOA's that OTIP is issuing to provide coverage for each of the three distinct regional areas. This solicitation is for TVAP coverage of the states in ACF regions 1, 2, 3, and 4. This includes the following states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The other two FOAs are: HHS-2018-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-ZV-1370, Trafficking Victim Assistance Program-ACF regions 5, 6, 7, and 8; and HHS-2018-ACF-IOAS-OTIP-ZV-1371, Trafficking Victim Assistance Program-ACF regions 9 and 10.
Grant Title: Revolving Fund Program
Grant Info: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306575
Details: This program helps qualified non-profits create a revolving loan fund (RLF) that can provided financing for the extension and improvement of water and waste disposal systems in rural areas.