Health and Nutrition

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

The goals of the Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program (AAHC program) are to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums. The AAHC program supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research and Development Centers CFDA Number 84.305C

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.

Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG)

The purpose of this program is strengthen the capacity of Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas to carry out resident instruction, curriculum, and teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences through distance education technology. The Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG) is a NIFA-administered competitive grants program focused on improving formal, postsecondary agricultural sciences education.

Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34)

The goal of the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D). This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise.

Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Required)

The purpose of the Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduates Schools of Arts and Sciences is to stimulate basic and clinical research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support.

Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MSI)

The CCDC ARL invites applications/proposals from covered educational institutions for research and education programs that will meet the following objectives: a. Enhance research and engineering capabilities in areas important to national defense; b. Increase the number of graduates in STEM disciplines; and c. Encourage research and education collaborations with other institutions of higher education and with defense organizations.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) hold much promise as sectors of the economy where we can expect to see continuous vigorous growthin the coming decades. STEM job creation is expected to outpace non-STEM job creation significantly, according to the Commerce Department, reflecting the importance of STEM knowledge to the US economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in developing and implementing efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States.

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.

About TAG
Learn about the goals of TAG, its roots in positive youth development, its Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents, and risk and protective factors that can influence adolescent health.

Using TAG
You can make a difference by taking actions to improve adolescent health! Learn more about the recommended actions steps and resources, and then get others to join TAG.

TAG in Action: Successful Strategies
See how communities across the country have used TAG's Five Essentials to make real, positive, change for adolescent health.

Game Plan for Engaging Youth
Find ideas for engaging adolescents and young adults in taking ownership of their health. Help them take the lead!

COMING SOON! TAG Resources
Check out these resources to empower adults and adolescents. TAG, you're it!

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® and the logo design are registered trademarks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Resource: Youth Thrive Survey

The Youth Thrive Survey is a valid and reliable web-based instrument that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being.

Summer and Youth Employment Resources

Download the resource list (PDF, 4 pages).

Online Communities & Resources

  • Sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, WorkforceGPS provides workforce professionals, educators, and business leaders curated communities of interest, useful training resources, promising practices, and evidenced-based research.
  • Summer Jobs Community of Practice provides a space to share promising practices and knowledge and expertise about summer programming.
  • Youth Connections Community of Practice is an online learning destination for public workforce system staff and partners who connect youth to employment, training, and educational opportunities.

Finding Resources for Youth

  • Map My Community Tool on youth.gov helps locate Federally-funded youth programs in a designated area by ZIP code search.
  • Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities.
  • Museums for All was launched in 2014 as a cooperative initiative between Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children's Museums, as a way to reach out to underserved communities and encourage all families to visit museums regularly. The program allows individuals with an EBT card free or reduced (up to $3.00) admission for up to four persons per cardholder during normal operating hours.

Finding Employment Opportunities

  • GetMyFuture.org connects young adults to career, education, and job search resources sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Protecting Young Employees

Recruiting & Engaging Young Workers

  • Youth Resources on Engagement provides lists of technical assistance resources to help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders and partners get prepared to successfully implement a high-quality summer youth employment programs.

Resources on Work Experiences, Leadership, & Training

Financial Literacy

Summer Meals