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Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Training, Technical Assistance, and Subgrants Program

Competition Opens

07/01/2024

Competition Closes

08/01/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to select organization(s) to carry out key activities designed to ensure abused and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings have access to a court appointed special advocate.

Funding Number

355226

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.756

Eligible Applicants
Public & State institutions of higher edu
Opportunity Name

NIJ FY24 Invited to Apply - Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development: Social Development Sub-study (ABCD-SD)

Competition Opens

07/12/2024

Competition Closes

08/02/2024

Description

With this solicitation, NIJ, in partnership with CDC, seeks to provide funding for a sub-study that incorporates measures of delinquency and victimization at five sites of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Funding Number

355351

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.560

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Juvenile Justice
Substance Use/Misuse
Violence Prevention & Victimization
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 National Mentoring Resource Center – Invited to Apply

Competition Opens

07/15/2024

Competition Closes

07/29/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to operate and expand the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center, which will provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, tools, and training materials and advance the implementation of evidence and research-based mentoring practices. The goal of the National Mentoring Resource Center is to enhance the capacity of mentoring organizations to develop, implement, and expand effective mentoring practices. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights.

Funding Number

355393

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.726

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Mentoring
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in Juvenile Justice – Invited To Apply

Competition Opens

07/17/2024

Competition Closes

08/13/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to fund the Center for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in Juvenile Justice to help strengthen state- and territory-level compliance with the R/ED core requirement of the Formula Grants Program and to support state, territory, Tribal, and community-level efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities among youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

Funding Number

355429

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.540

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Juvenile Justice
Native Youth
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 Youth Justice Navigator Initiative – Invited to Apply

Competition Opens

07/17/2024

Competition Closes

08/08/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to support the development and implementation of a free, interactive, open-source mobile application (“app”) and website that will serve as a companion to youth and families navigating the juvenile legal system. These tools will be available to youth and guide them through every point of contact with the juvenile legal system. The information communicated by the mobile application will empower youth and their families to be active participants in their juvenile legal cases by equipping them with relevant legal knowledge that is easy to digest. It will also help public defenders effectively educate and inform their clients, and their clients’ families.

Funding Number

355433

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.812

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Juvenile Justice
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 Center for Youth Justice Transformation – Invited To Apply

Competition Opens

07/18/2024

Competition Closes

08/05/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to fund the Center for Youth Justice Transformation (CYJT) to strengthen state- and territory-level compliance with the Formula Grants Program; develop and implement training and technical assistance that supports state, territorial, Tribal, and community-level juvenile justice system reform efforts; and design and implement an online education platform for best practices in juvenile justice reform.

Funding Number

355474

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.540

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Juvenile Justice
Native Youth
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program - Invited to Apply

Competition Opens

07/18/2024

Competition Closes

07/25/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to build the capacity of state, Tribal, and local agencies, and to encourage the development and implementation of best practices related to the investigation and prosecution of cases of missing and exploited children.

Funding Number

355476

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.543

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Native Youth
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program Support – Invited to Apply

Competition Opens

07/18/2024

Competition Closes

07/25/2024

Description

With this solicitation OJJDP seeks to provide funding for an applicant organization to support law enforcement, prosecutors and other professionals involved in investigating and prosecuting technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. Through this program the successful applicant will provide a variety of services and support to OJJDP and the ICAC Task Force Program to fight against child sexual exploitation.

Funding Number

355484

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.543

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 Supporting Effective Interventions for Youth with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior Training and Technical Assistance – Invited to Apply

Competition Opens

07/22/2024

Competition Closes

07/29/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks applications for funding to support training and technical assistance for project sites funding under the Supporting Effective Interventions for Youth with Problematic or Illegal Sexual Behavior program. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by reducing violent crime, combating victimization, and enhancing public safety.

Funding Number

355570

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.543

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Health and Nutrition
Violence Prevention & Victimization
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 National Youth Justice Training and Technical Assistance - Invited to Apply

Competition Opens

07/22/2024

Competition Closes

07/29/2024

Description

With this solicitation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention seeks to invite eight applications for funding to support States and Territories with Training and Technical Assistance related to the Formula Grants Program authorized under title II, part B of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).

Funding Number

355573

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.540

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Juvenile Justice
Opportunity Name

OJJDP FY24 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – IAA USSS – Invited to Apply

Competition Opens

07/22/2024

Competition Closes

07/30/2024

Description

With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks applications for funding to support the activities of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Program. The purpose of the National Resource Center and Clearinghouse, operated by NCMEC, a nonprofit organization founded in 1984, is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; find missing children; and provide technical assistance/training to victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Funding Number

355581

Agencies
Dept. of Justice
CFDA

16.543

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Violence Prevention & Victimization
Opportunity Name

YouthBuild

Competition Opens

07/18/2024

Competition Closes

09/16/2024

Description

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOL will award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to opportunity youth, ages 16 to 24, who are performing meaningful work and service to their communities. The YouthBuild program model prepares participants for quality jobs in a variety of careers, in diverse industry sectors, particularly in infrastructure sectors, and includes wrap-around services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, transportation supports, and employment preparation - all key strategies for addressing violence in communities. YouthBuild applicants must include construction skills training and may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component. Eligible applicants for these grants are public or private non-profit agencies or organizations, including consortia of such agencies or organizations. These organizations include rural, urban, or Native American/Tribal entities that have previously served opportunity youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program. DOL will fund approximately 75 projects across the country. Individual grants will range from $700,000 to $1.5 million and require a 25 percent match from applicants, using sources other than federal funding. This FOA features a matching waiver for Tribal entities and U.S. insular areas which allows these entities to not include a match commitment in their applications. The grant period of performance for this FOA is 40 months, including a four-month planning period and a twelve-month follow-up period.

Funding Number

355058

Agencies
Dept. of Labor
CFDA

17.274

Eligible Applicants
State governments
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Mental Health
Mentoring
Native Youth
Reconnecting Youth
Violence Prevention & Victimization
Opportunity Name

Reducing Barriers that Impede Access to Education and Decent Work for LGBTQI+ Youth in Brazil and the Latin American and Caribbean Region

Competition Opens

07/22/2024

Competition Closes

10/11/2024

Description

Questions regarding this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Forecast may be emailed to ortiz.carlie@dol.gov; however, please note there is limited information that may be shared with the public, as this FOA is currently under development. We encourage prospective applicants and interested parties to use the Grants.gov subscription option to register for future updates provided for this particular FOA.

Funding Number

354898

Agencies
Dept. of Labor
CFDA

17.401

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Opportunity Name

Combating Forced Labor and Labor Trafficking of Adults and Children

Competition Opens

07/28/2023

Competition Closes

Not Provided

Description

This is a Notice of Intent only. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), intends to award funding to an existing Cooperative Agreement with Verité, Inc. to extend the implementation of a project to build the capacity of governments, businesses, worker organizations, and civil society organizations to prevent, detect and eliminate forced labor and labor trafficking in supply chains. The project will expand and improve coordination around ongoing labor trafficking enforcement efforts in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, and Benin. By putting the right tools in the hands of labor inspectors, business owners, workers, and service providers, the project will advance greater supply chain transparency and accountability to ensure that they are free of exploitative labor.Authority: DLMS 2-836 G.3: Services are available from only one responsible source and no substitute will suffice; or the recipient has unique qualifications to perform the type of activity to be funded.

Funding Number

349613

Agencies
Dept. of Labor
CFDA

17.401

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Trafficking of Youth
Opportunity Name

FY 2025 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) International Airport Arrivals and Departures Program

Competition Opens

06/05/2024

Competition Closes

08/05/2024

Description

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of International Visitors (ECA/PE/V) announces an open competition for the FY 2025 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) International Airport Arrivals and Departures Program, pending the availability of FY 2025 funds. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging leaders. These visits support U.S. foreign policy goals and reflect the participants’ professional interests.Only one proposal will be considered by ECA from each applicant organization. In cases where more than one submission from an applicant appears in grants.gov, ECA will only consider the submission made closest in time to the NOFO deadline; that submission would constitute the one and only proposal ECA would review from that applicant. Please see the full announcement for additional information.

Funding Number

354712

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.402

Eligible Applicants
Public & State institutions of higher edu
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Opportunity Name

University Capacity Building Program, UCBP

Competition Opens

07/01/2024

Competition Closes

08/09/2024

Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, is pleased to announce an open competition for a University Capacity Building Program (UCBP). U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations and accredited American higher education institutions may submit proposals to manage a 12-to-18-month professional development program for Georgian university administrators, development and grant officers, as well as higher education decision-makers/government officials responsible for higher education management and administration. The proposed University Capacity Building Project, UCBP, will take a comprehensive approach to assist Georgian universities in building a functioning research administration and development infrastructure. UBCP will help higher education institutions (HEIs) build or expand the foundations of research administration and development at their institution and support their diffusion throughout Georgia. Further, the activities will provide participants with best practices on how to leverage and integrate the contributions from universities in this area to promote innovation and collaboration with various stakeholders, ranging from industry to government entities, to improve the economy of Georgia. The activities will be divided into four phases that will include a mixture of online classes/presentations/webinars, a two-week study tour, follow-up online consultations with a grantee and/or selected US host universities aimed at identifying common area/s of interest for development of a joint research proposal/project and a reciprocal visit of US instructors to Georgia. The program phases include: 1. Needs assessment of the capacities of research administration and development offices of UCBP participant universities in Georgia; 2. Increase Georgian HEIs research capacity and deepen US-Georgian university partnership through online mentoring sessions and practical workshops on effective grant writing/ proposal development, strategic communication with donors, alumni engagement, and fundraising); 3. U.S. Study Tour (14 days including travel) including Washington, DC and non-coastal cities for developing joint research initiatives, alumni engagement strategies and effective donor communication plans; and 4. US experts’ reciprocal visit (10 days including travel) to Georgia aimed at establishing and enhancing the community of US-Georgian researchers and university administrators. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES The UCBP seeks to better leverage and integrate the various missions – education, research, and engagement – in order to increase the contribution of higher education and public research institutions to innovation and economic growth and develop the commercial and entrepreneurial aspects of Georgian academia by presenting successful American models. University administrators responsible for research, sponsored programs, and external affairs will learn how to enhance the university organizational environment. This can be accomplished by sharing successful and collaborative grant office and faculty department structures and training and supporting university grant teams to improve their grant funding efforts. The proposed study tour will assist university leaders in learning how to optimize best practices and organizational structures to cope with the pressures of external forces like limited funding and increased demand for research in the competitive higher education marketplace. Cooperation with universities in non-coastal cities in the United States is encouraged. The project will: · help participants understand the foundational infrastructure necessary for success, including university support offices, effective research development activities, successful grant writing, effective alumni engagement strategies, strategic communication with donors and fundamentals of fundraising. These objectives will be realized through intensive online webinars and practical workshops; a study tour of U.S. universities; and reciprocal visits by experts to Georgia to support the project implementation. · Help to institutionalize research development/grant offices in universities to liaise with local private sector entities, through various means, including online platforms. Such linkages would provide platforms for exchange of ideas, imagining of opportunities, and establishing networks; · Establish a network of professionals from various universities, government agencies, and professional associations that work together on enhancing the university-private sector-innovation triangle; · Help to create a common agenda for regular discussions between academics and entrepreneurs by nurturing entrepreneurial ecosystems at universities. Following topics/activities (the list can be further expanded) may be supported: a. Research Administration in a United States University: Organization and Function b. Identifying Requests from Sponsors (Private vs Government; Domestic vs International, US vs Non-US models) c. Responding to requests for proposals d. Effective grant writing e. Budgeting effectively (direct and indirect costs) f. Administrative support i. Pre-award support ii. Proposal development g. Partnering with other universities on elaboration of joint research proposals/projects h. Developing and executing effective alumni engagement strategies i. Effective strategic communication with donors j. Fundraising principals and fundamentals of successful fundraising campaigns Applicants may propose other activities not specifically mentioned in this solicitation if the activities reinforce the impact of the project. A detailed program timeline for the entire grant period that outlines how components unfold and complement each other must be included in the proposal. The names of proposed Georgian participants must be reviewed and approved in advance of U.S. travel by the Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi. PDS anticipates that the majority of Georgian participants will not have working-level competency in English and high-quality (preferably simultaneous) translation will need to be budgeted in the grant, as should airfare, hotel, international travel insurance, the B1/B2 visa fee, and meals and incidental expenses for study tour participants. For monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) purposes, the PDS Grant Officer Representative (GOR) will serve as a facilitator for the study tour. GOR expenses will be covered by the U.S. Embassy. EXPECTED RESULTS The project’s aim is to provide a foundation of knowledge and capacity to grow and sustain a modern research administration and development office. This may be occurring the following ways: 1. Provide partner institutions with the understanding of the importance of developing a successful Research Administrative and Development Office. 2. Provide the knowledge base necessary for participants to set up their Research Administrative and Development Office that can become a highly functioning part of their institution. a. Develop understanding of the functions and importance of research administration and development. b. Teach participants how to respond effectively to funding opportunities – US and non-US, as well as EU funding sources. c. Teach participants how to identify appropriate funding opportunities. d. Train participants to become a trainer (TOT model) who can effectively pass this knowledge base on to their peers in grant writing and fundraising. 3. Develop greater research capacity for each partner university, collaborate on producing joint research proposals/projects/programs. 4. Allow Georgian and US universities to establish strong international partnerships that could lead to multi-directional programming and collaborative research. 5. Collaborate with US partner universities on elaboration and adoption of an Alumni Engagement Strategy and mutually acceptable action plan. 6. Introduce best working models of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and establish institutionalized ties between the universities and business associations, thus contributing to Georgian universities’ more effective collaboration with potential employers in private sector and government. Participants and Audiences: Audiences for the proposed project would include university research administrators and development officers, higher education administrators, researchers and relevant policy makers.

Funding Number

353848

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.900

Eligible Applicants
Public & State institutions of higher edu
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Health and Nutrition
Mentoring
Transition Age Youth
Opportunity Name

University Research Program (University Capacity Building Program, UCBP)

Competition Opens

07/01/2024

Competition Closes

08/09/2024

Description

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, is pleased to announce an open competition for a University Capacity Building Program (UCBP). U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations and accredited American higher education institutions may submit proposals to manage a 12-to-18-month professional development program for Georgian university administrators, development and grant officers, as well as higher education decision-makers/government officials responsible for higher education management and administration. The proposed University Capacity Building Project, UCBP, will take a comprehensive approach to assist Georgian universities in building a functioning research administration and development infrastructure. UBCP will help higher education institutions (HEIs) build or expand the foundations of research administration and development at their institution and support their diffusion throughout Georgia. Further, the activities will provide participants with best practices on how to leverage and integrate the contributions from universities in this area to promote innovation and collaboration with various stakeholders, ranging from industry to government entities, to improve the economy of Georgia. The activities will be divided into four phases that will include a mixture of online classes/presentations/webinars, a two-week study tour, follow-up online consultations with a grantee and/or selected US host universities aimed at identifying common area/s of interest for development of a joint research proposal/project and a reciprocal visit of US instructors to Georgia. The program phases include: 1. Needs assessment of the capacities of research administration and development offices of UCBP participant universities in Georgia; 2. Increase Georgian HEIs research capacity and deepen US-Georgian university partnership through online mentoring sessions and practical workshops on effective grant writing/ proposal development, strategic communication with donors, alumni engagement, and fundraising); 3. U.S. Study Tour (14 days including travel) including Washington, DC and non-coastal cities for developing joint research initiatives, alumni engagement strategies and effective donor communication plans; and 4. US experts’ reciprocal visit (10 days including travel) to Georgia aimed at establishing and enhancing the community of US-Georgian researchers and university administrators. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES The UCBP seeks to better leverage and integrate the various missions – education, research, and engagement – in order to increase the contribution of higher education and public research institutions to innovation and economic growth and develop the commercial and entrepreneurial aspects of Georgian academia by presenting successful American models. University administrators responsible for research, sponsored programs, and external affairs will learn how to enhance the university organizational environment. This can be accomplished by sharing successful and collaborative grant office and faculty department structures and training and supporting university grant teams to improve their grant funding efforts. The proposed study tour will assist university leaders in learning how to optimize best practices and organizational structures to cope with the pressures of external forces like limited funding and increased demand for research in the competitive higher education marketplace. Cooperation with universities in non-coastal cities in the United States is encouraged. The project will: · help participants understand the foundational infrastructure necessary for success, including university support offices, effective research development activities, successful grant writing, effective alumni engagement strategies, strategic communication with donors and fundamentals of fundraising. These objectives will be realized through intensive online webinars and practical workshops; a study tour of U.S. universities; and reciprocal visits by experts to Georgia to support the project implementation. · Help to institutionalize research development/grant offices in universities to liaise with local private sector entities, through various means, including online platforms. Such linkages would provide platforms for exchange of ideas, imagining of opportunities, and establishing networks; · Establish a network of professionals from various universities, government agencies, and professional associations that work together on enhancing the university-private sector-innovation triangle; · Help to create a common agenda for regular discussions between academics and entrepreneurs by nurturing entrepreneurial ecosystems at universities. Following topics/activities (the list can be further expanded) may be supported: a. Research Administration in a United States University: Organization and Function b. Identifying Requests from Sponsors (Private vs Government; Domestic vs International, US vs Non-US models) c. Responding to requests for proposals d. Effective grant writing e. Budgeting effectively (direct and indirect costs) f. Administrative support i. Pre-award support ii. Proposal development g. Partnering with other universities on elaboration of joint research proposals/projects h. Developing and executing effective alumni engagement strategies i. Effective strategic communication with donors j. Fundraising principals and fundamentals of successful fundraising campaigns Applicants may propose other activities not specifically mentioned in this solicitation if the activities reinforce the impact of the project. A detailed program timeline for the entire grant period that outlines how components unfold and complement each other must be included in the proposal. The names of proposed Georgian participants must be reviewed and approved in advance of U.S. travel by the Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi. PDS anticipates that the majority of Georgian participants will not have working-level competency in English and high-quality (preferably simultaneous) translation will need to be budgeted in the grant, as should airfare, hotel, international travel insurance, the B1/B2 visa fee, and meals and incidental expenses for study tour participants. For monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) purposes, the PDS Grant Officer Representative (GOR) will serve as a facilitator for the study tour. GOR expenses will be covered by the U.S. Embassy. EXPECTED RESULTS The project’s aim is to provide a foundation of knowledge and capacity to grow and sustain a modern research administration and development office. This may be occurring the following ways: 1. Provide partner institutions with the understanding of the importance of developing a successful Research Administrative and Development Office. 2. Provide the knowledge base necessary for participants to set up their Research Administrative and Development Office that can become a highly functioning part of their institution. a. Develop understanding of the functions and importance of research administration and development. b. Teach participants how to respond effectively to funding opportunities – US and non-US, as well as EU funding sources. c. Teach participants how to identify appropriate funding opportunities. d. Train participants to become a trainer (TOT model) who can effectively pass this knowledge base on to their peers in grant writing and fundraising. 3. Develop greater research capacity for each partner university, collaborate on producing joint research proposals/projects/programs. 4. Allow Georgian and US universities to establish strong international partnerships that could lead to multi-directional programming and collaborative research. 5. Collaborate with US partner universities on elaboration and adoption of an Alumni Engagement Strategy and mutually acceptable action plan. 6. Introduce best working models of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and establish institutionalized ties between the universities and business associations, thus contributing to Georgian universities’ more effective collaboration with potential employers in private sector and government. Participants and Audiences: Audiences for the proposed project would include university research administrators and development officers, higher education administrators, researchers and relevant policy makers.

Funding Number

355221

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.900

Eligible Applicants
Public & State institutions of higher edu
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Health and Nutrition
Mentoring
Transition Age Youth
Opportunity Name

U.S. Embassy Ethiopia Public Diplomacy Notice of Funding Opportunity: Supporting the Transition of Ethiopia’s Public Universities to Autonomous Governance

Competition Opens

07/09/2024

Competition Closes

08/12/2024

Description

PD Ethiopia invites proposals for initiatives that will strengthen the capacity of Ethiopia’s ten leading universities to transition their governance structures to operate with greater independence from Ministry of Education (MOE) oversight, as defined in University Autonomy Proclamation No. 1294/2023. The program activities should be designed with the ultimate goal of helping these universities to improve the quality of education, enhance academic freedom, and strengthen relations with U.S. universities. All programs must include an American educational element or connection with U.S. experts, organizations, or institutions that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies, values, and perspectives.Specifically, the proposed initiatives should build upon the success of PD’s interventions to date, which have aided Ethiopia’s flagship research university – Addis Ababa University (AAU) - to implement key framework policy documents necessary for its autonomous governance through consultations with U.S. and Ethiopian university experts. Through these prior interventions, AAU has developed its key framework policy documents for its strategic plan, senate legislation, student admissions, internationalization, endowment, and resource mobilization. PD’s prior interventions have also included intensive engagements with the next nine leading universities on accreditation and internationalization.The proposed initiatives should provide technical assistance to AAU and the next nine leading public universities via consultations and partnerships with U.S. universities and technical experts.This technical assistance will help the ten Ethiopian universities develop their own key framework policy documents and build their institutional capacity to implement governance reform in key aspects of university administration including student admissions, research administration, faculty development, alumni engagement, internationalization, accreditation of key programs, and financial administration in advance of their 2025 deadline to successfully transition to autonomous governance.

Funding Number

355293

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.040

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Opportunity Name

2024-2026 English Without Borders Network Program

Competition Opens

07/10/2024

Competition Closes

08/12/2024

Description

The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, Tajikistan announces an open competition opportunity to implement the English Without Borders (EWB) project in Tajikistan. The EWB project has a number of components and objectives highlighted in this funding opportunity to support English teachers through (1) providing professional development and peer- to- peer engagement and networking; (2) equipping secondary school teachers with modern teaching methodologies, and (3) utilizing the newly designed and published English textbooks. The implementer must be a legally recognized non-governmental organization, that meets U.S. and Tajikistan technical and legal requirements to develop and implement Public Diplomacy Programs as specified in Section C. Background: English Without Borders (EWB) is a project funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan and implemented since 2021, providing support to English teachers across all regions in Tajikistan. The current EWB project will conclude December 2024; this year PDS seeks to consolidate some English Language Programs under one umbrella—namely continuing EWB networking-type activities, but also providing more targeted support for secondary school (high school) English teachers to use modern teaching methods as well as the new English language textbook. EWB unites English language teachers and students at all levels, supporting them through peer-to-peer networking, the development of pedagogical materials, online and in-person training sessions, and train-the-trainer programs. These online and in-person activities develop teachers’ capacity to employ modern, student-centric methodologies and design supplementary materials. The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe has an ambitious slate of English language projects, many in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science. These efforts support Tajikistan’s strategy on improving English language learning by 2030 and President Rahmon’s 2024 statement on learning foreign languages, including English. While the number of students interested in learning English is on the rise, the number of teachers qualified and prepared to teach them is not. This is due to the relatively sudden increase in the number of classes offered, the relatively recent emergence of English as a foreign language -- resulting in few professional teachers with a specialization in English -- and an insufficient number of English teachers. U.S. Embassy English language programs range from secondary school teacher training programs and providing English language textbooks to English Access Scholarship programs and supporting universities with English Resource Centers and English Language Fellows. In its new iteration, EWB should continue to complement and expand their collaboration with other PDS-funded projects and their participants. Due to the demand for the U.S. Embassy Dushanbe’s English language programs, the EWB network should continue to utilize its platforms to reach teachers across the country. EWB should continue to expand its partnership with other governmental, non-governmental, private, and international organizations to support a sustainable network for English teachers and students and provide access to learning resources, including collaboration with TESOL International Association, the English-Speaking Nation Project in Uzbekistan, and English Teachers Associations in Dushanbe and across Central Asia. The expected date range for implementation of project is December 1, 2024, to December 1, 2026. Please follow the instructions below for the application. Project Goal: Develop a network of English language educators and educational institutions across Tajikistan to deliver high-quality and effective English language instruction. Project Audience(s): Direct Audience Approximately 4,000 secondary school English teachers of Tajikistan Teachers at higher education institutions teaching in English (English language and other subjects) Tajikistan English Teachers Association members USG English-language program alumni (Fulbright TEA, FLTA, ETM, OPEN online course, SUSI, Access Scholarship programs) Institute of Professional Development members EWB members Project Objectives: Objectives: Objective 1: Increase participation of English language educators from educational institutions, particularly secondary schools, in rural areas of the DRS, Gorno-Badakhshan, Khatlon, and Sughd regions by 10% each year. Objective 2: Increase the ability of secondary school teachers from rural areas (DRS, Gorno Badakhshan, Khatlon, Sughd regions) to use modern teaching methods with the new English language textbook through comprehensive training conducted by EWB regional trainers and mini grants. Objective 3: Increase the number of EWB initiatives implemented at schools, universities and institutions, and local communities in urban and rural areas through .... Objective 4: Increase knowledge sharing between USG English language program alumni and non-alumni English language educators through mentorship programs. Objective 5: Strengthen collaboration and knowledge sharing practices between English teacher associations and English teacher networks in Central Asian countries, including Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Objective 6: Identify avenues for collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science’s Institute of Professional Development (IPD), such as joint research, curriculum, or teacher training programs. Activities: Hold an annual leadership development program to support proactive English teachers in the regions to take on new initiatives and cooperate with the EWB regional representatives in promoting EWB activities at schools and in local communities. Create a team of EWB leaders/ambassadors in each of the four regions to hold weekly professional development and capacity building events and organize annual regional meetings. Strengthen the community of USG English language alumni in the regions (Fulbright TEA, FLTA, ETM, OPEN online course, SUSI, FLEX, Access Scholarship programs) and develop mentorship programs in each region to engage the alumni in different EWB activities and events, and to act as mentors to other (non-alumni) English teachers. Sustain dynamic work and explore new avenues for collaboration with the Institute of Professional Development (IPD) under the Ministry of Education and Science. Strengthen and expand upon our partnership with English teacher associations and English teachers’ networks in Central Asian countries through national and international online collaborative events and activities. Train teachers to use the new English language textbooks, for example through the EWB regional trainers’ activities and EWB mini grant.

Funding Number

355307

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.900

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Mentoring
Opportunity Name

Alumni Small Grants (ASG)

Competition Opens

07/15/2024

Competition Closes

08/20/2024

Description

The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Alumni Small Grants Program. This opportunity is tailored to alumni of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored (USG) exchanged programs and seeks projects aimed at enhancing the connections between the United States and Turkmenistan through innovative cultural and professional initiatives that emphasize shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. Projects are expected to: - Take place in Turkmenistan including in the American Corners in Dashoguz, Mary and Turkmenabat and American Center in Ashgabat. - Incorporate cultural elements or draw from the applicant’s U.S. exchange experience in a specific field. - Foster increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Project Goal: Strengthen the capacity of USG alumni, particularly youth from underserved communities in Turkmenistan to participate in economic, educational, and community service activities that emphasize shared values and bilateral cooperation by leveraging USG exchange alumni experience. Project Audience(s): Audiences may include students (at secondary and university levels), women and girls, journalists, media professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, and various underserved or vulnerable populations. Grantees are also encouraged to host programming and take advantage of existing resources at American Center in Ashgabat and American Corners in Dashoguz, Mary and Turkmenabat. Project Objectives: (Project proposals may address one or more of these objectives, or other objectives within the above policy priorities. NOTE: These are example objectives – PDS will also consider projects with different objectives targets that support the above project expectations.) Objective 1: Increase alumni engagement through tailored capacity building trainings to support and strengthen the U.S.-Turkmenistan Alumni Association (USTAA). Objective 2: Equip youth from rural and underserved communities with knowledge and skills related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). Objective 3: Increase English language proficiency skills of youth and young adults from (at secondary and university levels) from Ahal, Balkan, Dashoguz, Mary and Lebap regions or young professionals of specific fields (for example tourism, sports, medicine, STEM) through training and interactive activities (grammar lessons, conversation practice, etc.). Sub-objective 3.1. Increase English language instruction capacity (professional development for English language teachers through teacher trainings activities. Objective 4. Build organizational capacity of civil society organizations to improve institutional accountability, transparency, and support for local communities across Turkmenistan. Objective 5: Equip young adults with media literacy skills to recognize, analyze, and counteract mis/disinformation across various digital media platforms. Objective 6: Increase awareness and willingness of participants to adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives through community dialogues or workshops on climate change and environmental sustainability. Objective 7: Equip women, youth and/or residents of remote regions with business and entrepreneurship skills, such as financial literacy, risk management, marketing, and sales, through practical and hands-on training, mentorship, and internship opportunities. Objective 8: Increase the number of advocacy initiatives aimed at advancing the rights for people with disabilities by raising awareness, promoting inclusive policies, and engaging government stakeholders. Objective 9: Increase participation of women and youth from vulnerable and marginalized groups, including persons with disabilities, in economic empowerment and civic engagement activities. Applicants are encouraged to choose one or more project objectives listed above, or suggest their own project objectives, identify indicators that track success towards progress made towards objectives, and develop their own Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans. Alumni grant proposals must support projects that address a tangible need in a community and have measurable outcomes. Applicants should be encouraged to develop partnerships with the public/private sector as well as local organizations, where applicable. Below are examples of past Alumni Small grants funded projects: · Summer and winter EnglishPalooza activities · “Launch Life: Coding Bootcamp” for girls and women. · “Technovation Girls Turkmenistan” for girls aged 8 to 18 · Annual Alumni Gala · “Professional Navigator” for people with disabilities · “From Disability to Chess-Ability” · Academic and professional lectures, seminars, training, and/or speaker programs.

Funding Number

355384

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.900

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Civic Engagement
Disabilities
Education
Employment & Training
Financial Literacy
Mentoring
Transition Age Youth
Opportunity Name

Dominican-U.S. Higher Education Network Building Initiative

Competition Opens

07/17/2024

Competition Closes

08/29/2024

Description

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Overview: The Dominican-U.S. Higher Education Collaboration Network aims to strengthen academic ties between Dominican and U.S. universities through faculty workshops, joint training projects, and degree programs. Objectives: Collaboration Enhancement: Foster partnerships and regular communication between Dominican and U.S. universities. Training: Enhance teaching, research, and administrative skills through workshops and training sessions. Promotion of U.S. Collaboration: Highlight the benefits of collaborating with U.S. universities and share success stories. Key Components: Assessment of Dominican Universities: Evaluate existing partnerships and identify opportunities for further internationalization. Workshops and Training: Offer in-person and virtual workshops on internationalization and best practices. Promotion of Exchange Programs: Facilitate dialogue for student and faculty exchanges and provide visa process information. Online Collaboration Platform: Develop a platform for communication and resource sharing. Networking Events: Organize events to connect representatives from D.R. and U.S. universities. Monitoring and Evaluation: Track program success and collect feedback for improvement. B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Performance Period: 12-18 months Number of Awards: 1 Funding Type: FY24 Fulbright Hays Public Diplomacy Funds Completion Period: 18 months or less C. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION Eligible Applicants: U.S. and Dominican not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and NGOs. U.S. and Dominican public and private educational institutions. Cost Sharing: Not required, but encouraged. Other Requirements: Organizations must have an active registration on www.SAM.gov. D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION Application Package: Available on the U.S. Embassy website. Submission Requirements: Format: Proposals in English, budgets in U.S. dollars, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font. Documents Required: Application Forms: SF-424, SF-424A, SF-424B Summary Page: Cover sheet with program details. Proposal (10 pages max): Detailed description of the program, including objectives, activities, and evaluation plan. Budget Justification Narrative: Detailed explanation of budget expenses. Attachments: CVs of key personnel, letters of support, NICRA (if applicable), permission letters, and SAM.gov registration. Submission Dates: Applications are due by August 29, 2024. Submission Method: Email all materials to SantoDomingoGrants@state.gov. E. APPLICATION REVIEW INFORMATION Criteria: Program Idea Quality and Feasibility (25 points) Organizational Capacity (25 points) Ability to Achieve Objectives (15 points) Budget (10 points) Monitoring and Evaluation (15 points) Sustainability (10 points) Review Process: Evaluated by a Grants Review Committee. F. FEDERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION Award Notices: Grant agreements will be administered by the Grants Officer. No obligation for additional funding beyond the awarded amount. Payment Method: Recipients receive payments based on immediate cash needs. Up to 20% of the total is withheld until final reports are submitted. Reporting Requirements: Financial and program reports are required as specified in the award document. G. OTHER INFORMATION Budget Guidelines: Personnel: Wages, salaries, and benefits. Travel: Travel and per diem costs. Equipment: Items with a useful life over one year costing at least $5,000. Supplies: Necessary items and materials. Contractual: Goods and services acquired through contracts. Other Direct Costs: Miscellaneous expenses directly associated with the program. Indirect Costs: Overhead costs if no NICRA is available, claim at 10% de minimis rate. Cost Sharing: Contributions from the organization and partners. Alcoholic Beverages: Not allowed. Further Guidance: Review Federal Standard Terms and Conditions and OMB Uniform Guidance. H. CONTACT INFORMATION For Questions: Email SantoDomingoGrants@state.gov.

Funding Number

355434

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.040

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) non higher edu
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Substance Use/Misuse
Opportunity Name

Voces que nos unen: Dominican youth advocate for human rights through storytelling

Competition Opens

07/18/2024

Competition Closes

08/15/2024

Description

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This project seeks U.S. and Dominican organizations to bring U.S. artists to conduct visual storytelling workshops for at-risk youth. These workshops aim to promote human rights and empower disadvantaged communities through the arts. The workshops must include modules on human rights history, advocacy, and examples of human rights movements in both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, participants will engage in modules focused on story development and comic creation (books, graphic novels, and/or comic strips). The program will feature a competition where participants will develop their stories and publish them on an online platform for the audience to read and vote for their favorites. The top stories will be printed and distributed at the binational centers and Dominican universities, with at least 1,000 print copies. These publications will also include information on how to access EducationUSA resources, providing participants with more information about arts education in the U.S. Through this program, at least 50 Dominican youth ages 16-30, should acquire storytelling skills and exposure to U.S. arts education, deepening their understanding of human rights and associated movements in both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, the competition should impact youth in the Dominican Republic by fostering alignment with U.S. positions on issues like equality, diversity, and inclusion through alumni-shared stories. B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Length of Performance Period: 12-18 months Program Performance Period: Must be completed in 18 months or less. This notice is subject to funding availability. C. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION Eligible Applicants: Individuals and the following organizations are eligible to apply: U.S. and Dominican not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; U.S. and Dominican public and private educational institutions; U.S. and Dominican organizations related to arts and/or human rights advocacy; U.S. artists. Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost sharing is desired but not required for this award competition. Other Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have an active registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.6 for information on how to obtain these registrations. D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION Address to Request Application Package: Application forms required below are available on the U.S. Embassy website. Content and Form of Application Submission: Please follow all instructions below carefully. Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible. Content of Application: Please ensure the proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity. All documents must be in English, all budgets in U.S. dollars, all pages numbered, all documents formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper, and all Microsoft Word documents single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins. The following documents are required: Mandatory application forms: SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – organizations), SF424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction programs), SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs). Summary Page: Cover sheet stating the applicant name and organization, proposal date, program title, program period proposed start and end date, and brief purpose of the program. Proposal (10 pages maximum): The proposal should contain sufficient information that anyone not familiar with it would understand exactly what the applicant wants to do. You may use your own proposal format, but it must include all the items below: Proposal Summary: A short narrative that outlines the proposed program, including program objectives and anticipated impact. Introduction to the Organization applying: A description of past and present operations, showing the ability to carry out the program, including information on all previous grants from the U.S. Embassy and/or U.S. government agencies. Problem Statement: Clear, concise, and well-supported statement of the problem to be addressed and why the proposed program is needed. Program Goals and Objectives: The “goals” describe what the program is intended to achieve. The “objectives” refer to the intermediate accomplishments on the way to the goals. These should be achievable and measurable. Program Activities: Describe the program activities and how they will help achieve the objectives. Program Methods and Design: A description of how the program is expected to work to solve the stated problem and achieve the goal. Include a logic model as appropriate. Proposed Program Schedule and Timeline: The proposed timeline for the program activities. Include the dates, times, and locations of planned activities and events. Key Personnel: Names, titles, roles, and experience/qualifications of key personnel involved in the program. What proportion of their time will be used in support of this program? Program Partners: List the names and types of involvement of key partner organizations and sub-awardees. Program Monitoring and Evaluation Plan: This is an important part of successful grants. Throughout the time frame of the grant, how will the activities be monitored to ensure they are happening promptly, and how will the program be evaluated to make sure it is meeting the goals of the grant? Future Funding or Sustainability Applicant’s plan for continuing the program beyond the grant period, or the availability of other resources, if applicable. Budget Justification Narrative: After filling out the SF-424A Budget (above), use a separate sheet of paper to describe each of the budget expenses in detail. See section H. Other Information: Guidelines for Budget Submissions below for further information. Attachments: 1-page CV or resume of key personnel who are proposed for the program. Letters of support from program partners describing the roles and responsibilities of each partner. If your organization has a NICRA and includes NICRA charges in the budget, your latest NICRA should be included as a PDF file. Official permission letters, if required for program activities. Required Registrations: All organizations applying for grants (except individuals) must obtain these registrations. All are free of charge: www.SAM.gov registration which will generate an UEI, NCAGE/CAGE code. Any applicant with an exclusion in the System for Award Management (SAM) is not eligible to apply for an assistance award in accordance with the OMB guidelines at 2 CFR 180 that implement Executive Orders 12549 (3 CFR, 1986 Comp., p. 189) and 12689 (3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 235), "Debarment and Suspension". The Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is one of the data elements mandated by Public Law 109-282, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), for all Federal awards. SAM.gov is the Federal government's primary database for complying with FFATA reporting requirements. OMB designated SAM.gov as the central repository to facilitate applicant and recipient use of a single public website that consolidates data on all federal financial assistance. Under the law, it is mandatory to register on SAM.gov. Starting April 2022, the UEI will be assigned when an organization registers or renews its registration in SAM.gov at www.sam.gov. To access SAM.gov an organization is required to have a Login.gov account. Organizations can create an account at https://login.gov. As a reminder, organizations need to renew their sam.gov registration annually. Foreign-based organizations must apply for an NCAGE code before registering on SAM.gov. To register, go to: https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/CageTool/home to apply for a CAGE code. NCAGE codes must be renewed every 5 years. It is in the organization's best interest to check if their CAGE/or NCAGE codes are active. Organizations are required to register/or renew their CAGE or NCAGE codes prior to registering or renewing www.sam.gov. Both registration and renewals for both CAGE and NCAGE can take up to 10 days. The organization's legal address in NCAGE/CAGE must mirror www. sam.gov. Organizations are required to register/or renew their CAGE or NCAGE codes prior to registering or renewing www.sam.gov. Both registration and renewals for both CAGE and NCAGE can take up to 10 days. The organization's legal address in NCAGE/CAGE must mirror www. sam.gov. www.sam.gov requires all entities to renew their registration once a year in order to maintain an active registration status in SAM.gov. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure it has an active registration in SAM.gov. Submission Dates and Times: Applications are due no later than August 15, 2024. Other Submission Requirements: All application materials must be submitted by email to SantoDomingoGrants@state.gov. E. APPLICATION REVIEW INFORMATION Criteria: Each application will be evaluated and rated based on the evaluation criteria outlined below. Quality and Feasibility of the Program Idea – 25 points: The program idea is well developed, with details about how program activities will be carried out. The proposal includes a reasonable implementation timeline. Organizational Capacity and Record on Previous Grants – 25 points: The organization has expertise in its stated field and has internal controls in place to manage federal funds. This includes a financial management system and a bank account. Program Planning/Ability to Achieve Objectives – 15 points: Goals and objectives are clearly stated and the program approach is likely to provide maximum impact in achieving the proposed results. Budget – 10 points: The budget justification is detailed. Costs are reasonable for the proposed activities and anticipated results. The budget is realistic, accounting for all necessary expenses to achieve proposed activities. Monitoring and evaluation plan – 15 points: Applicant demonstrates it can measure program success against key indicators and provides milestones to indicate progress toward goals outlined in the proposal. The program includes output and outcome indicators and shows how and when those will be measured. Sustainability – 10 points: Program activities will continue to have a positive impact after the end of the program. Review and Selection Process: A Grants Review Committee will evaluate all eligible applications. F. FEDERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION Federal Award Notices: The grant award or cooperative agreement will be written, signed, awarded, and administered by the Grants Officer. The assistance award agreement is the authorizing document and it will be provided to the recipient for review and signature by email. The recipient may only start incurring program expenses beginning on the start date shown on the grant award document signed by the Grants Officer. If a proposal is selected for funding, the Department of State has no obligation to provide any additional funding. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the discretion of the Department of State. Issuance of this NOFO does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the U.S. government, nor does it commit the U.S. government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of proposals. Further, the U.S. government reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received. Payment Method: According to the U.S. government’s federal assistance policy, recipients do not receive advance payments over their “immediate cash needs.” Generally, up to 20% of the grant total is withheld as a final payment to ensure that final reports are submitted by grantees. All successful applicants will be provided with this information upon award of funds. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: Applicants should review all terms and conditions and required certifications that will apply to this award, available at: https://www.state.gov/about-us-office-of-the-procurement-executive/. Note the U.S. flag branding and marking requirements in the Standard Terms and Conditions. Reporting: Recipients will be required to submit financial reports and program reports. The award document will specify how often these reports must be submitted. Please find links to the documents below. Narrative Report Instructions SF-PPR [PDF, 269 kB], Federal Financial Report SF-425 [PDF, 575 kB], Instructions for the Federal Financial Report [PDF, 160 kB]. G. OTHER INFORMATION Guidelines for Budget Justification Personnel and Fringe Benefits: Describe the wages, salaries, and benefits of temporary or permanent staff who will be working directly for the applicant on the program, and the percentage of their time that will be spent on the program. Travel: Estimate the costs of travel and per diem for this program, for program staff, consultants or speakers, and participants/beneficiaries. If the program involves international travel, include a brief statement of justification for that travel. Equipment: Describe any machinery, furniture, or other personal property that is required for the program, which has a useful life of more than one year (or a life longer than the duration of the program), and costs at least $5,000 per unit. Supplies: List and describe all the items and materials, including any computer devices, that are needed for the program. If an item costs more than $5,000 per unit, then put it in the budget under Equipment. Contractual: Describe goods and services that the applicant plans to acquire through a contract with a vendor. Also, describe any sub-awards to non-profit partners that will help carry out the project activities. Other Direct Costs: Describe other costs directly associated with the program, which do not fit in the other categories. For example, shipping costs for materials and equipment or applicable taxes. All “Other” or “Miscellaneous” expenses must be itemized and explained. Indirect Costs: These are costs that cannot be linked directly to the program activities, such as overhead costs needed to run the organization. If your organization has a Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) with the U.S. government, include a copy with your proposal. If your organization does not have a NICRA, you may claim indirect costs at a de minimis rate of 10% of the modified total direct costs. Cost Sharing: Explain contributions (both cash and in-kind) that your organization and other partner organizations will make towards the cost of the program. It also includes in-kind contributions such as volunteers’ time and donated venues. Cost sharing is not required for this NOFO but is encouraged. Alcoholic Beverages: Please note that award funds cannot be used for alcoholic beverages. For further guidance on the federal budget and federal grant policies, please review the Federal Standard Terms and Conditions and the OMB Uniform Guidance at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/information-for-agencies/circulars/. H. FEDERAL AWARDING AGENCY CONTACTS If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact SantoDomingoGrants@state.gov.

Funding Number

355498

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.040

Eligible Applicants
Public & State institutions of higher edu
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Substance Use/Misuse
Opportunity Name

STEM Program 2024

Competition Opens

07/21/2024

Competition Closes

08/20/2024

Description

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe U.S. Embassy Algiers / Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a STEM program for Algerian high school and university students at each of the U.S. Embassy American Spaces, based in Oran, Constantine, Ouergla, Bechar and Algiers. The purpose of this grant is to build on established programming that effectively combines high-impact Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEM) training with market-tested employment orientation support. The Recipient will offer Algerian youth the chance to discover and increase interest in the STEM Fields. The Recipient will partner with American Corners in 4 Algerian universities, in addition to the American Cultural Center in Algiers to enrich cultural and educational programming at the American spaces through interactive, participant-led STEM activities. The program should allow about 500 middle school through university-age youth in the five project sites to develop the technology skills in high demand in the Algerian and international economy. Concurrent to technical training, participants will develop the soft-skills and job-seeking strategies necessary to identify personal pathways to launch careers in STEM related fields. Combining effective teaching approaches and interactive meeting platforms, grantee will assure seamless programming, both online and in-person, while adding dynamic activities and customized resources to the repertoire of programming available in American Spaces at Algerian universities.Priority Region: Algeria.Program Objectives: Over the course of six to 12 months, 500 youth will increase their technical skills and career readiness. Collaborating with American spaces in project sites, the project will achieve the following objectives: 1) increase local institutions’ capacity to implement STEM programming, 2) improve young people’s technical skills in STEM fields; and 3) increase participants’ awareness of STEM-related career options. The target audience for this program is Algerian high school and university students.B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATIONLength of performance period: 6 to 12 monthsNumber of awards anticipated: 1 award.Award amounts: $ 40,000.Total available funding: $ 40,000Type of Funding: FY24 Fulbright–Hays Act.Anticipated program start date: October 2024.

Funding Number

355554

Agencies
Dept. of State
CFDA

19.022

Eligible Applicants
Public & State institutions of higher edu
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Opportunity Name

National Park Service 21st Century Conservation Service Corps & Civilian Climate Corps Program - National Youth Cooperative Agreements

Competition Opens

09/27/2023

Competition Closes

09/30/2028

Description

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps and Civilian Climate Corps ProgramsOverview: NPS Youth and Veteran Development Programs represent the future of the NPS and encompasses a full range of 21CSC/CCC oriented developmental programs and projects conducted in and around national park units, NPS support offices, as well as in local communities and with partner organizations. NPS Youth Development Programs are committed to evolving and advancing vibrant and relevant youth and young adult programming that emphasize the mission of the NPS. NPS Youth Development Programs are designed to provide employment, education, experiential learning, and public service opportunities to U.S. citizens and legal residents who are between the ages of 16 and 30, and veterans up to 35 years of age.The 21CSC/CCC is a collaborative effort between federal government agencies and non-profit service organizations to put America’s youth and veterans to work protecting, restoring and enhancing America’s great outdoors. Through the 21CSC/CCC, young people and veterans will accomplish meaningful work, and gain important personal and professional skills while building a lifelong connection to the outdoors. The 21CSC/CCC strives to achieve the following public purpose goals and objectives:1) Put Americans to Work: The 21CSC/CCC will provide service, training, education and employment opportunities for thousands of young Americans and veterans, including low income and disadvantaged youth.2) Preserve, Protect, and Promote America's Greatest Gifts: The 21CSC/CCC will protect, restore, and enhance public and tribal lands and waters as well as natural, cultural, and historical resources and treasures. By producing high-quality, cost-effective project work from the 21CSC/CCC will also increase public access and use while spurring economic development and outdoor recreation.3) Build America's Future: Through service to the United States of America, the 21CSC/CCC will help develop a generation of skilled workers, educated and active citizens, future leaders, and stewards of natural and cultural resources, communities, and the nation.4) Provide a Living Wage: A reasonable living wage which is at the minimum equivalent to the minimum wage for the area. A continuum of benefits to support a corps members whole person can include compensation, housing, and other benefits.5) Provide a Pathway to Employment: Build a pipeline of talent and skilled labor of individuals inspired to enter public service or set them up for good-paying careers through intentional labor partnerships, pre-apprenticeship programs, and more.6) Represent America: Corps members should reflect the rich diversity of America, including hiring people from underserved communities, individuals with disabilities, Native Tribes, returning veterans, and unskilled young adults seeking vocational, internship, and educational opportunities.7) Tackle Climate Change: Tackle climate change from all angles by expanding the scope of climate solutions projects eligible for federal government support.8) Appropriate conservation projects and other appropriate projects to be carried out on federal, state, local, or private land as part of a federal disaster prevention or relief effort.Purpose: The NPS Youth Development Programs Division seeks to develop collaborative partnerships with non-profit youth-serving organizations who have the expertise to develop and administrator 21CSC programs that focus on providing employment, education, and engagement opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents in NPS units and affiliated sites such as National Register of Historic Places, National Heritage Areas, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Historic Landmarks, National Trails, and adjacent gateway communities. The primary purpose of the funds is for the benefit of the interns participating in the program.Participant Requirements: U.S. citizens and legal residents between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age, and veterans up to 35 years of age.Types of Projects: Natural and cultural resource conservation projects that are developed in collaboration with NPS officials with an emphasis on public purpose for the benefit of the American public, as well as, for providing employment and educational opportunities to young people and veterans. These projects will provide the participants with job skills training, education, and/or professional development. The employment focused projects are organized in either: 1) a crew-based format where the participants work collectively and intensely together and are directly supervised by trained and experienced crew leaders or conservation professionals; or 2) a individual or small team-based format where participants work individually or in coordinated teams under the direction of conservation professionals on initiatives that require specific skills and dedicated attention. The work projects include significant outdoor activity and/or helps young people and veterans connect with “America’s Great Outdoors”. Some projects may include work primarily indoors (i.e., research, policy, web development, visitor services, or administration) but also has a clear and direct connection to natural and cultural resource conservation.Project Examples:Climate change mitigation and resilienceCyclic maintenanceDevelopment of educational resource materials for visitorsEcosystem restorationEnhancing recreational opportunitiesField-based service such as trail building/restoration, removing invasive species and habitat restoration.GIS and mapping resourcesInterpretation of natural and cultural resourcesMuseum curationPreserving historic structuresProtecting of wildlife and preserving lands and structuresResearch such as scientific, historic, archival, archaeological digs, oral histories, historic preservation, and habitat surveys etc.Restoration and rehabilitation of facilitiesSupport management of natural and cultural resources such as developing and implementing resource stewardship plans, developing educational and informational materials for park visitorsTechnologically based natural and cultural resource educational programs and communication outreachVisitor educationEducation Projects: The National Park Service is committed to providing educational opportunities to 21CSC qualified individuals that help them to learn about American values, civic engagement, and citizenship stewardship. These projects utilize various educational techniques to convey and teach the NPS mission of natural and resource conservation.Education Project Examples:Projects that target 21CSC qualified participants and provide place-based learning opportunities with a focus on natural and/or cultural resource stewardship.Seminars that provide training opportunities for 21CSC qualified participants that promote natural and cultural resource stewardship and gateway community collaboration.Applicant Organizational RequirementsThe applicant organization should be able to clearly demonstrate their ability to design natural and cultural resource conservation projects that accomplish needed and important work on public lands while at the same time providing their 21CSC participants with educational, technical, life, and leadership skills. Each participant should develop a sense of community and purpose from their work on these projects. NPS may give preference to qualified youth or conservation corps organizations (see definition below) located in a specific area that have a substantial portion of members who are economically, physically, or educationally disadvantaged to carry out projects within the area. Park asset acquisition or personal services are not allowable.Public Land Corps Law DefinitionQualified Youth or Conservation Corps means any program established and administered by a State or local government, by the governing body of any Indian tribe, or a nonprofit organization that: 1) Carries out appropriate conservation projects on or related to eligible service land; 2) Is capable of offering meaningful, full-time, productive work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 30, inclusive, or veterans age 35 or younger, in a natural or cultural resource setting; 3) Engages participants in a variety of work experience, basic and life skills, education, training, and support services; 4) Provides participants with the opportunity to develop citizenship values and skills through service to their community and the United States; and 5) Provides the individual with a living allowance, stipend, or wages.

Funding Number

350363

Agencies
Dept. of the Interior
CFDA

15.931

Eligible Applicants
State governments
Topics
Civic Engagement
Disabilities
Education
Employment & Training
Health and Nutrition
Housing
Native Youth
Opportunity Name

F24AS00129 - Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment

Competition Opens

11/02/2023

Competition Closes

09/01/2024

Description

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service) is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. The FWS is committed to building and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the ethic, age, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and language diversity of contemporary America. The FWS operates a variety of programs that promote wildlife conservation and public land management under the Public Lands Corps Act (PLC) through engagement, employment, and education of our nation’s diverse youth and veterans. FWS programs operating under the Public Lands Corps Act have been designated as covered programs under Justice40 (Executive Order 14008). The FWS strives to meet the Federal Government’s goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal Investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution. The categories of investment are: climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation of reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure. The Public Lands Corps (PLC) Program is authorized by Congress under Title 16 USC Sec. 1721-1726; Public Law 109-154, Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005 (amends the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993), and all subsequent amendments. Guidance authorizes U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to (1) establish PLC Programs (2) certify participants who meet the PLC eligibility requirements for the PLC non-competitive hiring authority status, and (3) ensure consistent program standards throughout the FWS. The purpose of the FWS PLC Programs is to provide work and education opportunities for youth (defined as ages 16-30 inclusive, and up to age 35 for veterans) participants in the areas of natural and cultural resource conservation, development, and scientific research. Participants perform work on our nation’s public lands by providing additional, unique capacity designed to boost the impact of the FWS for the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the American people. The PLC FWS Youth Corps Program allows the FWS to establish partnerships with Partner organizations (Partners), generally defined as “qualified youth or conservation corps,” using financial assistance/cooperative agreements or MOUs, to employ the next generation of conservationists in paid PLC projects and internships. Partners must be designated as an official member of the FWS Youth Corps in order to certify Participants. FWS Youth Corps application information is available in the attachments to this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The purpose of this NOFO is not to establish new partnerships. See Full Announcement for additional information and application instructions. Unsolicited partnership applications or projects that are not collaboratively developed between an existing FWS Youth Corps member and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be returned as ineligible. ***Applicants seeking technical or financial assistance from a FWS PLC programs are requested to consult with a local FWS office BEFORE developing or submitting an application (see FWS Youth Program Contacts included in the Related Documents of this announcement or visit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (fws.gov) to locate a FWS office in your area. ***Unsolicited Partnership applications submitted through Grants.gov will be returned as ineligible. See Related Documents for application instructions for FWS Youth Corps.

Funding Number

350838

Agencies
Dept. of the Interior
CFDA

15.676

Eligible Applicants
State governments
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Health and Nutrition
Housing
Juvenile Justice
Positive Youth Development
Opportunity Name

ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions

Competition Opens

03/07/2020

Competition Closes

10/03/2024

Description

The NSF ADVANCE program contributes to the National Science Foundation's goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce.1 In this solicitation, the NSF ADVANCE program seeks to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research and literature concerning gender, racial, and ethnic equity. The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM2 faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces. Systemic (or organizational) inequities may exist in areas such as policy and practice as well as in organizational culture and climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement, and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Similarly, policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could lead to women and racial and ethnic minorities being evaluated less favorably, perpetuating historical under-participation in STEM academic careers and contributing to an academic climate that is not inclusive. All NSF ADVANCE proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity. The solicitation includes four funding tracks: Institutional Transformation (IT), Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst, in support of the NSF ADVANCE program goal to broaden the implementation of systemic strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The Institutional Transformation (IT) track is designed to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative systemic change strategies that promote gender equity for STEM faculty within an institution of higher education. The Adaptation track is designed to support the work to adapt, implement, and evaluate evidence-based systemic change strategies that have been shown to promote gender equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. Adaptation projects can either: 1) support the adaptation of evidence-based systemic change strategies to promote equity for STEM faculty within an institution of higher education; or 2) facilitate national or regional STEM disciplinary transformation by adapting evidence-based systemic change strategies to non-profit, non-academic organizations. The Partnership track is designed to support the work to facilitate the broader adaptation of gender equity and systemic change strategies. Partnership projects are expected to result in national or regional transformation in STEM academic workplaces and the academic profession and demonstrate significant reach. Partnership projects can focus on the transformation of institutions and organizations and/or the transformation within one or more STEM disciplines. The Catalyst track is designed to broaden the types of IHEs that are able to undertake data collection and institutional self-assessment work to identify systemic gender inequities impacting their STEM faculty so that these can be addressed by the institution. Please note that NSF ADVANCE does not provide fellowships, research, or travel grants to individual students, postdoctoral researchers, or faculty to pursue STEM degrees or research. Undergraduate STEM opportunities can be found at stemundergrads.science.gov and graduate STEM opportunities at stemgradstudents.science.gov. [1]Building the Future Investing in Innovation and Discovery: NSF Strategic Plan 2018-2022. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18045/nsf18045.pdf. [2] All the STEM fields supported by NSF are supported by the ADVANCE program including the learning, social, behavioral, and economic sciences. ADVANCE does not support the clinical science fields.

Funding Number

325201

Agencies
National Science Foundation
CFDA

47.041

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Opportunity Name

International Research Experiences for Students

Competition Opens

11/08/2023

Competition Closes

10/28/2024

Description

The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. The overarching, long-term goals of the IRES program are to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of science research leaders. IRES focuses on the development of a world-class U.S. STEM workforce through international research experiences for cohorts of U.S. students. Student participants supported by IRES funds must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students do not apply directly to NSF to participate in IRES activities. Students apply to NSF-funded investigators who receive IRES awards. To identify appropriate IRES projects, students should consult the directory of active IRES awards. All PIs, co-PIs and Senior Personnel on IRES proposals must be from U.S. based organizations. Personnel from international partners should be listed as "non-NSF funded collaborators." Guidance on information to provide for "non-NSF funded collaborators" is found in Section V.A. IRES projects engage a group of undergraduate and/or graduate students in active high-quality collaborative research, in principle at an international site with mentorship from international researchers. IRES projects must be organized around a coherent overarching intellectual theme that may involve a single discipline or multiple disciplines funded by NSF. For all IRES proposals, PIs are strongly encouraged to outline a variety of virtual, hybrid or other alternative approaches to strengthen and maintain international collaboration in addition to travel. It is expected that these approaches will extend collaboration beyond the actual international trip and strengthen IRES proposals overall.

Funding Number

350910

Agencies
National Science Foundation
CFDA

47.041

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Mentoring
Opportunity Name

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program

Competition Opens

12/14/2023

Competition Closes

03/04/2025

Description

In 1998 Congress enacted the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act which provided funds to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a mechanism whereby the hiring of foreign workers in technology-intensive sectors on H-1B visas would help address the long-term workforce needs of the United States. Initially, scholarships were only provided for students in mathematics, engineering, and computer science. Later legislation authorized NSF to expand the eligible disciplines at the discretion of the NSF director. Undergraduate and graduate degrees in most disciplinary fields in which NSF provides research funding (with some exclusions described elsewhere in this document) are eligible as long as there is a national or regional demand for professionals with those degrees to address the long-term workforce needs of the United States. The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income students with academic ability, talent or potential to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of academically promising low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to institutions of higher education (IHEs) not only to fund scholarships, but also to adapt, implement, and study evidence-based curricular and co-curricular [1] activities that have been shown to be effective supporting recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. Social mobility for low-income students with academic potential is even more crucial than for students that enjoy other economic support structures. Hence, social mobility cannot be guaranteed unless the scholarship funds the pursuit of degrees in areas where rewarding jobs are available after graduation with an undergraduate or graduate degree. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations, including but not limited to partnerships among different types of institutions; collaborations of S-STEM eligible faculty, researchers, and academic administrators focused on investigating the factors that affect low-income student success (e.g., institutional, educational, behavioral and social science researchers); and partnerships among institutions of higher education and business, industry, local community organizations, national labs, or other federal or state government organizations, as appropriate. To be eligible, scholars must be domestic low-income students, with academic ability, talent or potential and with demonstrated unmet financial need who are enrolled in an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree program in an S-STEM eligible discipline. Proposers must provide an analysis that articulates the characteristics and academic needs of the population of students they are trying to serve. NSF is particularly interested in supporting the attainment of degrees in fields identified as critical needs for the Nation. Many of these fields have high demand for training professionals that can operate at the convergence of disciplines and include but are not limited to quantum computing and quantum science, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer science and computer engineering, data science and computational science applied to other frontier STEM areas, and other STEM or technology fields in urgent need of domestic professionals. It is up to the proposer to make a compelling case that a field is a critical need field in the United States. S-STEM Eligible Degree Programs Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Engineering, and Associate of Applied Science Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Applied Science Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Engineering Doctoral (Ph.D. or other comparable doctoral degree) S-STEM Eligible Disciplines Disciplinary fields in which research is funded by NSF, including technology fields associated with the S-STEM-eligible disciplines (e.g., biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.). The following degrees and disciplines are excluded: Clinical degree programs, including medical degrees, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and others not funded by NSF, are ineligible degrees. Business school programs that lead to Bachelor of Arts or Science in Business Administration degrees (BABA/BSBA/BBA) are not eligible for S-STEM funding. Masters and Doctoral degrees in Business Administration are also excluded. Proposers are strongly encouraged to contact Program Officers before submitting a proposal if they have questions concerning degree or disciplinary eligibility. The S-STEM program particularly encourages proposals from 2-year institutions, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), predominately undergraduate institutions, and urban, suburban and rural public institutions. [1] an activity at a school or college pursued in addition to the normal course of study.

Funding Number

351481

Agencies
National Science Foundation
CFDA

47.076

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Opportunity Name

National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program

Competition Opens

05/24/2024

Competition Closes

10/01/2024

Description

Synopsis of Program: In response to the CHIPS Act of 2022 (Pub.L. 117-167), NSF is establishing the National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program.The purpose of this program is to elevate the profession of STEM teaching by establishing a National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program to recognize outstanding STEM teachers in our Nation’s classrooms, reward them for their accomplishments, elevate their public profile, and create rewarding career paths to which all STEM teachers can aspire, both to prepare future STEM researchers and to create a scientifically literate public. With this solicitation, NSF is inviting proposals to establish an initial set of Regional Alliances responsible for (a) recruiting eligible applicants to become members of the National STEM Teacher Corps (see definitions in section II.A.); (b) screening, interviewing, and selecting members; and (c) supporting other activities detailed in the Program Description and the law (136 STAT. 1515). Each Alliance will be awarded as a cooperative agreement that represents the breadth of activities important to National STEM Teacher Corps Pilot Program and serves to elevate the public profile of STEM teachers within the region. Collectively these Alliances are expected to have a national impact. The National STEM Teacher Corpsalso welcomes planning proposals submitted at any time during the year. See Section II.E for additional information about the preparation and submission of planning proposals.

Funding Number

354456

Agencies
National Science Foundation
CFDA

47.076

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Opportunity Name

Hispanic Serving Institutions: Equitable Transformation in STEM Education (ETSE)

Competition Opens

05/25/2024

Competition Closes

09/11/2024

Description

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) are an important component of the nation’s higher education ecosystem and play a critical role in realizing the National Science Board Vision Report for a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce. Aligned with this vision and the NSF Strategic Plan 2022 -2026 the goals of the NSF HSI Program are to: 1. Enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at HSIs. 2. Increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students pursuing associate’s or baccalaureate degrees in STEM at HSIs. Meeting these goals requires institutions to understand and embrace their students’ strengths, challenges, identities and lived experiences. This can happen in many ways and across many areas of an institution. As such, the IUSE: HSI program provides multiple opportunities to support an institution’s goal to become more student centered, including theEquitable Transformation in STEM Education (ETSE) competition. This competition includes the following tracks: · Departmental/Division Transformation Track (DDTT) - New · Institutional Transformation Track (ITT) · Emerging Faculty Research Track (EFRT) - New · HSI Program Resource Hubs (Hubs) This solicitation will also accept conference proposals and planning proposals, as defined by the PAPPG. The ETSE competition focuses on (1) institutional transformation projects that support HSIs in their effort to achieve equity in STEM education, and (2) the infrastructure—the HSI-Net network of resource hubs—which supports the overall program goals. Institutions are encouraged to consider how their HSI designation, and their organizational mission align to better support STEM success of all students. The ETSE competition welcomes proposals that look to implement and evaluate promising practices and/or conduct research related to broadening participation or improving recruitment, retention, graduation, and other successful outcomes in STEM undergraduate education. The ETSE solicitation supports projects designed to catalyze change and help HSIs meet students where they are, accounting for their assets and the challenges they may face. Identities and experiences are not determined solely by membership in a single monolithic population of students (e.g., Hispanic, first-generation, commuter, etc.). Consequently, institutions are expected to use institutional data to identify equity gaps, identify areas of need, and unpack the factors that shape students’ individual identities and shared experiences. The perspectives gained from this data should be central to the design of the proposed project. Please see below for specific information about each track. While proposals are focused on mechanisms for transforming undergraduate STEM education, projects should also consider student voices and include mechanisms to aggregate and analyze existing student feedback and collect quantitative and qualitative student data throughout the life of the proposed project.

Funding Number

354468

Agencies
National Science Foundation
CFDA

47.076

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Opportunity Name

Research in the Formation of Engineers

Competition Opens

09/17/2023

Competition Closes

Not Provided

Description

The NSF Engineering Directorate (ENG) has launched a multi-year initiative, theProfessional Formation of Engineers, to create and support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the 21stcentury. Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) refers to the formal and informal processes and value systems by which people become engineers. It also includes the ethical responsibility of practicing engineers to sustain and grow the profession in order to improve quality of life for all peoples. The engineering profession must be responsive to national priorities, grand challenges, and dynamic workforce needs; it must be equally open and accessible to all. Professional Formation of Engineers includes, but is not limited, to: Introductions to the profession at any age; Development of deep technical and professional skills, knowledge, and abilities in both formal and informal settings/domains; Development of outlooks, perspectives, ways of thinking, knowing, and doing; Development of identity as an engineer and its intersection with other identities; and Acculturation to the profession, its standards, and norms. The goal of the Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) program is to advance our understanding of professional formation. It seeks both to deepen our fundamental understanding of the underlying processes and mechanisms that support professional formation and to demonstrate how professional formation is or can be accomplished. Ultimately RFE aims to transform the engineer-formation system, and thus the impact of proposed projects on this system must be described. Principal Investigators (PIs) should provide a roadmap detailing how they envision the proposed research will eventually broadly impact practice within the engineer-formation system, even if these activities are not within the scope of the submitted proposal. In order to accomplish its goals, RFE welcomes proposals in two categories: Research Projects, and Design and Development Projects. Research Projects address fundamental questions of professional formation, while Design and Development Projects provide new approaches to achieving professional formation. Additional details are provided below. Projects in both categories should address the iterative cycle in which research questions that advance understanding are informed by practice and the results of research are, in turn, translated into practice. In other words, proposals should explain how the research results will travel, translate, transfer, or scale. Successful projects identify specific target audiences, effective communication channels, and novel partnerships to ensure effective propagation and scaling. Proposal titles should begin with either “Research:” or “Design and Development:” as appropriate. Research Projects Research proposals are particularly welcome in the following areas: Research that addresses lifelong learning by the engineering workforce. Research on the impact of engineering education research. Proposals addressing this topic could investigate questions such as: How can we measure the impacts of engineering education research? What are effective strategies for scaling reforms? How can we translate knowledge from research to practice? What are the roles of technologies, networks and communities in achieving impact? RFE does not support efficacy, effectiveness, or scale-up studies for specific interventions. Research that addresses culture change in engineering education. Included in this topic are investigations of normative cultures of engineering at any level in the engineering education ecosystem and how these cultures may disadvantage certain groups. Research that addresses engineering formation at the two-year college level in both formal and informal settings. Research that addresses engineering formation at the graduate education level in both formal and informal settings. Research that investigates engineering in P-12 settings. Research in this area could include understanding of approaches to engineering in P-12, how to develop engineering ways of thinking, or the relationship between practices within the sciences and mathematics and engineering thinking. Research on the transitions between education levels, e.g., from high school to two-year college, high school to four-year college/university, two-year college to four-year college/university, undergraduate to graduate school, education settings to the workforce or professoriate, etc. Research that addresses the relationship between engineering and the public. Proposals addressing this topic could consider the social impact of engineering solutions, citizen engineering, education of an informed public, etc. Research that develops or adapts novel methodologies and frameworks appropriate for studying the professional formation of engineers, and especially minoritized, marginalized, or underserved populations. Research that addresses ways in which new technologies (such as artificial intelligence and machine learning) are changing engineering education. Research to transform engineering education so that all students encounter environmental and social sustainability principles as an integrated part of their education and are equipped with the tools needed to incorporate these principles into their future research, careers, and innovations. Proposals submitted to the Research Projects category should have clear research questions informed by an appropriate theoretical framework and a research design that includes sampling, data collection, and data analysis methods. This category will not support proposals that seek funding primarily to develop tools, curriculum, or laboratories, or that seek to implement classroom innovations that have already been shown to be effective in engineering. The program will evaluate the value of proposals by considering the impact and the cost. Research track projects that are small, exploratory, or speculative are especially encouraged. Larger Research track projects should have a correspondingly larger impact. Design and Development Projects RFE supports Design and Development projects (seehttps://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13126) that seek to develop and test new approaches in the following areas related to engineering education: Graduate education. Undergraduate education in new engineering technologies and environmental sustainability. Transitions between education levels, for example high school to two-year college, high school to four-year college/university, two-year college to four-year college/university, undergraduate to graduate school, education settings to the workforce or professoriate, etc. P-12, especially approaches to develop engineering thinking, or providing links between engineering, science, and mathematics. Proposals in this category should propose the design and development of new approaches that are informed by existing literature and theory. There should be clear objectives and the evaluation plan should be designed to determine if those objectives have been met. Projects cannot be solely demonstration projects but must add to the engineering education literature to inform future work.

Funding Number

350230

Agencies
National Science Foundation
CFDA

47.041

Eligible Applicants
Unrestricted
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Opportunity Name

Ghana Youth Activity

Competition Opens

05/24/2024

Competition Closes

07/26/2024

Description

The Ghana Youth Activity addendum seeks to support a local Ghanaian applicant with a defined youth-led and locally-led program to empower Ghanaian youth to advance their own social, economic, and civic development through improved employability, improved access to essential services, and strengthened civic engagement. USAID seeks to support an applicant whose proposed program reflects the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach and who can independently identify and address new and impactful interventions.Under the YouthPower 2 (YP2) Annual Program Statement (APS), USAID/Ghana will fund a program based on youth demographic trends and results and lessons learned in previous USAID-funded activities, especially those from northern Ghana. In addition, USAID encourages applicants to leverage work being supported by other donors and stakeholders, including the Government of Ghana.USAID/Ghana prioritizes learning and adaptive management and requests applicants to incorporate these approaches in their proposed programs.

Funding Number

354453

Agencies
US Agency for International Development
CFDA

98.001

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Civic Engagement
Positive Youth Development
Opportunity Name

Higher Education for Youth Prosperity in Agriculture Project

Competition Opens

07/12/2024

Competition Closes

08/12/2024

Description

Through this Project, USAID/Malawi aims to create new partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in efforts to amplify the Mission’s work in support of higher education. USAID expects MSIs to lead the development of the Concept Papers response in collaboration and partnership with relevant Malawi university and non-university tertiary institutions, the private sector, and organizations with capacity to technically offer training for a cadre of students described in Section A of the RFA. The Mission’s drive in seeking New Partnerships Initiatives (NPIs) and in support of partner countries’ progress to self-reliance, achieve sustainable and resilient results, and catalyze more effective partnering for impact shall entail that the lead MSI is a prime for the first two years, where focus is on building cooperative agreement grant administrative, financial and reporting compliance in lead local sub-partner, who will graduate into a prime Contractor in Year 3 of the project implementation.Based on the submitted Concept Paper, USAID/Malawi will invite selected applicants with Concept Papers meeting minimum criteria under this funding opportunity to participate in a co-creation workshop. Following the co-creation, selected finalists will further be requested to submit full applications. To be competitive under this funding opportunity, Concept Papers and applications must be fully responsive to all directions under the funding opportunity except when specifically noted otherwise.

Funding Number

355349

Agencies
US Agency for International Development
CFDA

98.001

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training
Teen Driver Safety
Opportunity Name

MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services, Voluntary Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care [MNCH/FP/RH] to Scale)

Competition Opens

04/22/2019

Competition Closes

09/30/2025

Description

This Annual Program Statement (APS) publicizes the intention of the United States Government (USG), as represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH), to fund one or multiple awards to address the overarching APS program purpose. The purpose is to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services, voluntary family planning, (FP) and reproductive health (RH) care.This main APS document outlines the goal, purpose, expected results, and priorities of MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services, Voluntary Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care [MNCH/FP/RH] to Scale), and may result in multiple awards issued under subsequent APS Rounds. Note: When referencing MOMENTUM in this document, it is referring to the full portfolio of possible awards under this overall purpose. This specific document is an umbrella APS and will not be accepting concept papers or applications. Prospective applicants will be provided a fair opportunity to develop and submit competitive concept papers to USAID for potential funding via discrete Rounds under this APS. For the purposes of the MOMENTUM APS, a “Round” is defined as a specific program description that falls under the larger MOMENTUM APS goal, purpose, and results but is tailored to a certain focus. Under each Round, applicants will first submit a short concept paper that will be reviewed for responsiveness to the overall MOMENTUM purpose, selected results, and Round’s focus and then scored according to the evaluation criteria provided in the Round document. If an applicant is successful in the concept paper stage, applicant representatives may be invited to join a co-creation process. Following the co-creation process, selected applicants (individual organizations and/or consortia developed at concept paper stage or during co-creation) will be requested to submit a Full Application, the content and format of which will be provided in greater detail by the Agreement Officer. Publishing this APS does not commit USAID to make any awards. USAID also reserves the right to not conduct a co-creation process and request Full Applications from successful applicants at concept paper stage. As Rounds occur, notifications will be posted on Grants.gov. Please refer to the specific Round documents for detailed information on the concept paper submission guidance including Round points of contact, concept paper requirements, and evaluation criteria for the specific Round. These Round documents should be located under the "Related Documents" tab in this posting.For a USAID Mission or USAID/Washington Office wishing to issue a Round under this APS, the program description must fit within Section I of this document. Please contact Samantha Pierre (spierre@usaid.gov) and Rebecca Levine (rlevine@usaid.gov) for review of the Round document - it must be reviewed before being posted publicly under this APS. All new Rounds must be posted as a MOMENTUM APS Round on the USAID Business Forecast.

Funding Number

315120

Agencies
US Agency for International Development
CFDA

98.001

Eligible Applicants
Others
Topics
Education
Employment & Training