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Posted: February 16, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Grants.gov Deadline: April 29, 2024, 11:59 pm ET 
JustGrants Deadline: May 6, 2024, 8:59 pm ET 

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for research and program evaluation projects focusing on the intervention and prevention of intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and mass shootings in the United States. This solicitation has two categories: 

  1. Research on mass shootings, including insider threat and leakage and the role of the news media and social media platforms 

  1. Research on the effectiveness of campaigns implemented in school systems and/or through school personnel to encourage the parents, guardians, and relatives of school-aged children to store firearms safely and securely. 

Learn more and apply (PDF, 39 pages). 

Posted: February 16, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
National Endowment for the Arts

Application deadline: April 25, 2024 

Challenge America offers support to small organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved groups/communities. This opportunity features a standardized $10,000 grant amount and a robust structure of technical assistance. Learn more and apply. 

Posted: February 15, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Grants.gov Deadline: March 22, 2024, 11:59 pm ET 
JustGrants Deadline: April 5, 2024, 8:59 pm ET 

Through this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals from accredited research universities to conduct a study of hate crimes in the K-12 education system to understand the scope, characteristics, and outcomes of these incidents. Learn more and apply (PDF, 36 pages). 

Posted: February 15, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This webpage shares a collection of STEM resources for Black History Month. The webpage also features a Black History Month video. Learn more. 

Posted: February 15, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This toolkit (PDF, 32 pages) provides guidance to a wide range of individuals on preventing and responding to an overdose. The toolkit also emphasizes that harm reduction and access to treatment are essential aspects of overdose prevention and provides guidance on the role of opioid overdose reversal medications and how to respond to an overdose. The resource contains appendices for specific audiences, including people who use drugs (PWUD), people who take prescription opioids, first responders, healthcare practitioners, and others. Learn more. 

Posted: February 14, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This nine-segment podcast series seeks to examine the roles and perspectives of first responders, marginalized communities, legal systems, and the role of OJJDP in the opioid crisis. The podcast series is a product of the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI), which supports juvenile and criminal justice systems to address the needs of youth impacted by opioids and reduce juvenile justice and foster care system involvement. Learn more. 

Posted: February 14, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Application deadline: February 29, 2024 

The Heliophysics Summer School is a unique educational experience with hands-on learning and lectures focusing on the physics of space weather events that start at the Sun and influence atmospheres, ionospheres, and magnetospheres throughout the solar system. This year’s event will be held August 14-21 in Boulder, Colorado. The 2024 Summer School will focus on Comparative Heliophysics. Participants will explore how similar concepts and principles of heliophysics apply under different conditions. Approximately 25 students will be selected to participate. Applicants must be: 

  • Currently enrolled as an advanced Graduate Student (PhD or senior Masters Student), or an early career researcher (postdoctoral, or within 3 years of obtaining a graduate degree). 

  • Studying physics, space and planetary science, astronomy, engineering, and other fields related to heliophysics. 

  • Pursuing a career in heliophysics or astrophysics 

Learn more and apply. 

Posted: February 14, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This podcast episode discusses notable Black figures from the past and present who have helped NASA accomplish amazing feats. Learn more 

Posted: February 14, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Application deadline: February 21, 2024, 11:59 pm ET 

These four loan programs give undergraduate and graduate schools funding to offer low, fixed-rate loans to students pursuing health care careers. The four programs are: 

  1. Health Professions Student Loans (HPSL) 

  1. Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS) 

  1. Nursing Student Loans (NSL) 

  1. Primary Care Loans (PCL) 

Learn more and apply. 

Posted: February 14, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This consumer guide (PDF, 24 pages) offers people with past or current problematic substance use a straightforward exploration of the roles, values, and work environments of professional peer specialists. This guide is a comprehensive resource that will help readers understand who professional peer specialists are, what they do in various work settings, and how to access and pay for their services. Learn more. 

Posted: February 14, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

These checklists are designed to help families with children prepare for an emergency. Parents and other caregivers can learn which items to consider including in an emergency kit and how to turn this task into a fun game for the family. Checklists are available for families with children or pets and for families with children with special healthcare needs. Learn more. 

Posted: February 14, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research

The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) is seeking school-based health center (SBHC) providers to help validate a checklist of LGBTQ+ supportive practices. This work is part of an HHS-funded study on enhancing services and supports for LGBTQ+ high school students who access SBHCs. Learn more. 

Posted: February 13, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

In this webinar series (PDF, 2 pages), presenters will share strengths and experiences around uplifting and supporting Native youth. The series is designed for Tribal health educators, teachers, parents, prevention specialists, and other adults who share a passion for improving the lives of Native youth. Webinar topics include: 

  • Sexual Health 101: February 14, 2024, 1:00 pm ET 

  • Swab Squad to the Rescue: March 13, 2024, 1:00 pm ET 

  • Substance Misuse 101: April 10, 2024, 1:00 pm ET 

  • Being a Good Relative 101: May 8, 2024, 1:00 pm ET 

  • Celebrating Culture and Community 101: June 12, 2024, 1:00 pm ET 

Sessions include new resources and opportunities to engage with topical experts. Learn more and register. 

Posted: February 12, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Dates: February 15, 2024, 7:00 pm ET; February 21, 2024, 7:00 pm ET 

During these webinars, USDA liaisons will present information about the 1890 National Scholars Program, including eligibility requirements, what scholarship awards include, and the selection process. Applicants should only attend one of the two webinars: 

Posted: February 9, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This four-part webinar series seeks to deepen practitioners’ ability to provide healing care to transitional-aged young people who access mental health and community-based services. Through generative conversation, expert panel discussions, active learning experiences, and the exploration of tangible action steps, participants will expand their existing orientation to their work with transitional aged youth to encompass a more culturally sustaining and affirming approach. Session topics include:  

Community-based organizations, institutions, and mental health professionals, including peer support specialists, therapists, psychologists, counselors, and others who support the mental health and wellness of transition-aged youth are invited to attend. Learn more and register. 

Posted: February 8, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This report (PDF, 26 pages) provides a summary of demographic data collected by the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program for the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 school years. Information on the number of students experiencing homelessness, their primary nighttime residence, subgroups of students, and race/ethnicity of students experiencing homelessness is included. Learn more. 

Posted: February 7, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

ACF invites young people to get involved with We Think Twice™ by becoming a We Think Twice Insider. We Think Twice™ is a movement designed with teens, for teens, to help young people make healthy decisions, set goals, manage money, improve leadership skills, look out for their mental health, and resist peer pressure. We Think Twice Insiders will provide feedback on new ideas, designs, and products for the We Think Twice™ campaign. Young people must be between 13-19 years old to join. Learn more.

Posted: February 7, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

This brief (PDF, 11 pages) provides policy considerations that help young people and their families foster economic self-sufficiency through financial literacy and independence. These strategies can reduce financial pressures for young people as they transition to employment and adulthood. Learn more (PDF, 11 pages).

Posted: February 7, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
AmeriCorps

Date: February 29, 2024, 3:00 - 4:30pm ET

During this webinar, experts will discuss AmeriCorps' approach for growing evidence-building innovations, present findings, and share best practices for responding to localized community health capacity needs. Learn more and register.

Posted: February 7, 2024
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

This publication (PDF, 5 pages) provides policy considerations to help states improve mental health service delivery for youth with marginalized racial identities through cultural responsiveness, health care access, and workforce supports. These considerations were drawn from a virtual roundtable on improving mental health service delivery for youth and young adults with marginalized racial identities. Learn more (PDF, 5 pages).