Publications and Funding Sources

Source: USDA list serve

 PUBLICATIONS

Check out the new edition of Engaging Young People - Revitalizing Rural Communities. Craig Schroeder has updated the content with new survey results from more than 40,000 youth.

FIELD has launched the 2014 U.S. Microenterprise CensusTake a look at the new short survey and submit your data today!

 

FUNDING

International Reading Association Accepting Nominations for 2014 Literacy Awards - DEADLINE: June 15, 2014

Two grants of $2,500 each will be awarded in recognition of literacy service projects jointly undertaken by Rotary clubs and IRA-affiliated reading councils....

 

Woodard & Curran Foundation Invites Applications From Environmental Organizations - DEADLINE: June 15, 2014

At least two grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to projects that demonstrate environmental stewardship through community involvement and that promote a clean and sustainable environment....

 

Workforce Innovation Fund Grants — SGA-DFA-PY-13-06

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of up to $53 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grant program. These funds support innovative approaches that generate long-term improvements in the performance of the public workforce system, outcomes for job seekers and employers, and cost-effectiveness. All projects funded under the WIF will be rigorously evaluated in order to build a body of knowledge about what works in workforce development. Closing Date: June 14, 2014Read the Full Announcement (PDF)

 

SBA Announces Funding for SBDCs to Provide TA and Training Services to Small Firms Impacted by Business or Government Facility Downsizing or Closing

The Small Business Administration seeks to make grants under the Small Business Development Center Portable Assistance Project to SBDC Lead Centers serving economically distressed areas.   Click here for the application package. Projects under this award must provide technical assistance and/or training services to small businesses in communities that are economically impacted as a result of a business or government facility down-sizing or closing. The qualifying events must demonstrate negative impacts of job losses or small business instability in the SBDC Service Area.

The goals and objectives of a successful application are strongly recommended to demonstrate an increase in small business success and viability through such measures as job creation and retention, increases in sales, and capital infusion.  SBA is particularly interested in collaborative efforts (community, regional, statewide, industry sector, etc.) that may serve as best practices and models of such small business assistance. Applicants are encouraged to design and develop innovative programs and services to address the purpose of this Project. Efforts funded under this announcement may also produce products and methodologies that can be replicated by SBDCs in other locations nationwide.

A total amount of approximately $ 1,000,000 in funding is available for this program. SBA expects to make up to 10 awards of not more than $100,000 per award. There is no matching fund requirement. However, the availability of additional funds or in-kind resources may be noted in the technical proposal. Multiple awards to one SBDC in the same funding year are allowable provided the purpose of each project is separate and distinct.  The closing date for applications isJune 26.

 

Susan Harwood Training Grants-Targeted Topics — SHTG-FY-14-01

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announces the availability of up to $3.5 million to be awarded to nonprofit organizations for grants to provide training and educational programs for workers and/or employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. This grant program is also intended to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under Section 21 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Targeted Topic Training grant winners should be developing and conducting quality training for multiple employers and/or their workers, and the develop quality safety and health training/educational materials addressing one of the OSHA selected training topics — Agricultural Safety and Health; Amputations; Chemical Hazards and/or Hazard Communication; Construction Road Zones; Ergonomic Harzards; Fall Prevention in Construction; Fall Prevention in General Industry and Hair & Nail Salon Hazards. Nonprofit organizations, including qualifying labor unions, community-based and faith-based organizations, and employer associations, that are not an agency of a state or local government, are eligible to apply. Additionally, state or local government-supported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR Part 95.  Closing Date: June 30, 2014Read the Full Announcement (PDF)

 

Susan Harwood Training Grants-Capacity Building — SHTG-FY-14-02

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)announces the availability of up to $3.5 million to be awarded to nonprofit organizations for grants to provide training and educational programs for workers and/or employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. This grant program is also intended to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under Section 21 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Capacity Building grants are longer-term grants that build safety and health competency. Applications for Capacity Building grants should focus on developing and/or expanding the capacity of an applicant organization to provide safety and health training, education, and related assistance to targeted audiences. Nonprofit organizations, including qualifying labor unions, community-based and faith-based organizations, and employer associations, that are not an agency of a state or local government, are eligible to apply. Additionally, state or local government-supported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR Part 95. Closing Date: June 30, 2014Read the Full Announcement (PDF)

 

Alexia Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2014 Women's Initiative Grant - DEADLINE: June 30, 2014

One $25,000 grant will be awarded for a documentary photographic or multimedia project on a significant issue involving and affecting women....

 

USDOT Freight Opportunity: Off-Hours Delivery Research Pilots

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations is currently requesting applications to result in the award of a minimum of three cooperative agreements to conduct applied research on the subject of Off-Hours Freight Deliveries.  FHWA has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in order to research and demonstrate the efficacy of implementing off hours movements and delivery programs in small to medium size urban areas with emerging or growing congestion problems.  The Federal Highway Administration will award up to $450,000 in research pilots and it is expected that recipients collaborate with the European Commission (EC) on similar projects.  The solicitation is postedhere and the closing date for applications is June 12.  Please contact Coral Torres at 202.366.7602 or coral.torres@dot.gov if you have any questions.  Regional planning and development organizations in small and medium-sized urban areas may wish to share this announcement with freight carriers, shippers, or receivers (retailers) who would be interested in participating in the program.

 

Partners for Places builds partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. Partnership investments are between $25,000 and $75,000 for one-year projects or $50,000 and $150,000 for two-year projects with a 1:1 match. Apply by July 3.  READ MORE >

 

Competitive Grant To Establish a USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research  Applications due July 7, 2014.

The USDA seeks to fund a Center that will use behavioral and experimental economics to conduct research on how policies and programs can influence the provision of ecosystem services from agricultural lands.

 

NIHCM Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Healthcare Management Research Projects - DEADLINE: July 14, 2014 (Letter of Inquiry)

The foundation will award grants totaling $250,000 to three to five projects with the potential to advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of U.S. healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy....

 

Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects, HHS-2014-ACF-OCS-EE-0819.  Application Due Date:    07/21/2014

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will award up to $9.5 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary grant funds to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) for community-based efforts to improve the economic and physical health of people in areas designated as food deserts.  Additionally or as an alternative, applicants can point to indicators of need, such as poor access to a healthy food retail outlet, a high percentage of low-income residents, incidence of diet-related health conditions, or high concentrations of persons eligible for food assistance programs.   Through the CED program and within the framework of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (CED-HFFI), OCS seeks to fund projects that implement strategies to increase healthy food access, foster self-sufficiency for low-income families, and create sustained employment opportunities in low-income communities.  To do this, the CED-HFFI program will provide technical and financial assistance for healthy food ventures designed to: (1) improve access to, and purchase and consumption of healthy, affordable foods; and (2) address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of employment and business opportunities in low-income communities. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/files/HHS-2014-ACF-OCS-EE-0819_0.pdf