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 Grant Opportunities

 
 Updated December 10, 2018
  
National Fish Habitat Action Plan, 2018 (CFDA No. 15.608)
Purpose: To conserve and manage fish and wildlife species, including minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species; and to protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as described in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: Not specified; awards between $5,000 and $300,000.
Deadline: Not specified; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Contact: Cecilia Lewis, Tel. (703) 358-2102, E-mail: cecilia_lewis@fws.gov.
 
 
Museums for America (CFDA No. 45.301)
Purpose: To help strengthen an individual museum’s ability to serve the public.
Eligibility: Museums and public or private nonprofits that operate museums.
Funding: $19.9 million; awards between $5,000 and $250,000.
Deadline: 12/14/2018.
Contact: Sandra Narva, Tel. (202) 653-4791, E-mail: snarva@imls.gov; Connie Bodner, Tel. (202) 653-4636, E-mail: cbodner@imls.gov; or for general inquires, E-mail: imls-museumgrants@imls.gov.
 
 
 
Museums Empowered (CFDA No. 45.301)
Purpose: To help museums offer professional development activities across various departments that will help generate changes and improve the museum’s ability to serve the public.
Eligibility: Museums and public or private nonprofits that operate museums.
Funding: $2 million; awards between $5,000 and $250,000.
Deadline: 12/14/2018.
Contact: Mark Isaksen, Tel. (202) 653-4667, E-mail: misaksen@imls.gov; Jill Connors-Joyner, Tel. (202) 653-4791, E-mail: jconnors-joyner@imls.gov; or for general inquires, E-mail: imls-museumgrants@imls.gov.
 
 
National Leadership Grants for Museums (CFDA No. 45.312)
Purpose: To address critical needs in the museum field that may advance the profession and strengthen services for the American public.
Eligibility: Museums and public or private nonprofits that operate museums.
Funding: $6.5 million; awards between $5,000 and $1 million.
Deadline: 12/14/2018.
Contact: Helen Wechsler, Tel. (202) 653-4779, E-mail: hwechsler@imls.gov; Connie Bodner, Tel. (202) 653-4636, E-mail: cbodner@imls.gov; or for general inquires, E-mail: imls-museumgrants@imls.gov.
 
 
Preservation Technology and Training Grants, 2019 (CFDA No. 15.923)
Purpose: To create better tools, materials, and approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections, including research, specialized workshops, how-to videos, mobile applications, and other types of media.
Eligibility: Federal and non-federal laboratories; accredited museums; universities; nonprofit organizations; system units and offices and cooperative park study units of the system; local governments; state historic preservation offices; tribal preservation offices, and native Hawaiian organizations.
Funding: $300,000; awards between $5,000 and $30,000.
Deadline: 1/3/2019.
Contact: Todd Wilson, E-mail: todd_wilson@nps.gov.
 
 
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (CFDA Nos. 15.608 and 15.662)
Purpose: To restore Great Lakes Basin fish and wildlife resources by encouraging cooperative conservation and the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and habitat.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and organizations; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, special district, city, or township governments; nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education); small businesses; for-profit organizations (other than small businesses); public or Indian housing authorities; and independent school districts.
Funding: $1.1 million; awards between $2,000 and $1.1 million.
Deadline: 1/7/2019.
Contact: Rick Westerhof, Tel. (231) 584-3553, E-mail: rick_westerhof@fws.gov.
 
 
Partnerships for Innovation (CFDA Nos. 47.041; 47.049; 47.050; 47.070; 47.074; 47.075; 47.076; 47.079; and 47.083)
Purpose: To offer science and engineering researchers the opportunity to conduct translational research and technology development, improve partnerships between academia and industry, expand the participation of women and individuals from underrepresented communities, and increase the transition of laboratory discoveries to the marketplace for societal benefit, using five goals from the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2017.
Eligibility: Academic institutions (includes universities, two-and four-year colleges, and community colleges) on behalf of faculty and nonacademic organizations directly associated with technology transfer activities.
Funding: $20 million; awards of up to $550,000.
Deadline: 1/17/2019.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity, 2019 (CFDA No. 10.674)
Purpose: To expand and accelerate wood energy and products markets throughout the U.S. to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments; institutions of higher education; state, local, and special district governments; nonprofits; for-profit organizations; and school districts.
Funding: $8 million; awards between $10,000 and $250,000.
Deadline: 1/23/2019.
Contact: Edward Cesa, Tel. (304) 285-1530, E-mail: ecesa@ fs.fed.us.
 
 
EHR Core Research (CFDA No. 47.076)
Purpose: To fund fundamental research that advances knowledge in one or more fields related to STEM in order to address challenges interest, learning, and participation in STEM across all ages, groups, and settings.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $35 million; awards between $25,000 and $2.5 million.
Deadline: 1/24/2019.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
Project to Develop and Distribute High School Curricula Materials that Reflect
the Redefinition of the International System of Units (SI) (CFDA No. 11.620)
Purpose: To develop, produce, and distribute high school science and/or mathematics curricula resources that reflect the redefinition of units within the international system of measurement (metric system).
Eligibility: All non-Federal entities, including institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and state, local, and Native American governments.
Funding: $200,000.
Deadline: 1/28/2019.
Contact: Leon Sampson, Tel. (301) 975-3086, Email: grants@nist.gov.
 
AmeriCorps State and National Grants, FY 2019 (CFDA No. 94.006)
Purpose: To engage AmeriCorps members in interventions to strengthen communities.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and organizations; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, special district, city, or township governments; nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education); public or Indian housing authorities; and independent school districts.
Funding: Not specified.
Deadline: 1/30/2019.
Contact: Tel. (202) 606-6659, E-mail: americorpsgrants@cns.gov.
 
 
National Science Foundation Research Trainee (NRT) Program
(CFDA Nos. 47.041, 47.049, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, 47.079, and 47.083)
Purpose: To explore ways for graduate students in research-based masters and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue STEM careers through a comprehensive traineeship model.
Eligibility: Academic institutions that award research-based masters and/or doctoral degrees in a STEM discipline supported by the National Science Foundation on behalf of faculty.
Funding: $45 million.
Deadline: 2/6/2019.
Contact: Email: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (CFDA No. 66.604)
Purpose: To help residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, including environmental justice networks and faith-based or religiously affiliated organizations; and Native American tribes and tribal organizations.
Funding: $1.5 million; awards of up to $30,000.
Deadline: 2/15/2019.
Contact: Jacob Burney, Tel. (202) 564-2907, Email: burney.jacob@epa.gov.
 
 
Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (CFDA No. 47.070)
Purpose: To create an entity that can serve as a principal interface between the CISE research and education community and public cloud computing providers, including establishing partnerships; assisting in allocating cloud computing resources; managing cloud computing individual CISE projects accounts and resources; providing user training and other support to CISE researchers and educators; and providing strategic technical guidance for CISE researchers and educators interesting in using public cloud computing platforms.
Eligibility: Academic institutions (includes universities, two- and four-year colleges, and community colleges) on behalf of faculty; and nonprofit non-academic organizations, including independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations.
Funding: $5 million.
Deadline: 2/19/2019.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CFDA No. 47.070)
Purpose: To support diverse communities of computer and information science and engineering researchers by creating new community research infrastructure, enhancing existing infrastructure, and improving community outreach.
Eligibility: Academic institutions (includes universities, two- and four-year colleges, and community colleges) on behalf of faculty; and nonprofit non-academic organizations, including independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations.
Funding: $25 million; awards between $50,000 and $5 million.
Deadline: 2/20/2019.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
Frontier Research in Earth Sciences (CFDA No. 47.050)
Purpose: To research Earth systems, including surface, continental lithosphere, and deeper Earth systems over the entire range of temporal and spatial scales.
Eligibility: For-profit organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education; academic institutions on behalf of faculty; and nonprofit, non-academic organizations and independent museums, including observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations.
Funding: $12 million.
Deadline: 2/20/2019.
Contact: Email: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CFDA No. 47.076)
Purpose: To improve the quality of Hispanic-serving undergraduate STEM instruction and to increase the retention and graduation rates of students pursuing STEM degrees at such institutions.
Eligibility: Hispanic-serving academic institutions that have STEM undergraduate programs.
Funding: $15 million; awards of up to $2.5 million.
Deadline: 3/6/2019.
Contact: Email: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
EarthCube (CFDA Nos. 47.050 and 47.070)
Purpose: To create an environment to share data and knowledge in an open and transparent manner and accelerate the ability to understand and predict the Earth system.
Eligibility: Academic institutions on behalf of faculty; nonprofit, non-academic organizations, including independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations; federal agencies; and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.
Funding: $10 million.
Deadline: 3/14/2019.
Contact: Email: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
Geoinformatics (CFDA No. 47.050)
Purpose: To develop cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences, including community-driven development and implementation of databases; tools for data integration, interoperability, and visualization; and software development and code hardening, among other projects.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $4.8 million; awards between $35,000 and $1.7 million.
Deadline: 7/1/2019.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
Partners for Fish and Wildlife (CFDA No. 15.631)
Purpose: To provide direct technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $52 million; awards of up to $750,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2019.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567, E-mail: patrick_schulze@fws.gov.
 
  
Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15 Clinical Trial Required) (CFDA Nos. 93.173, 93.242, 93.286, and 93.865)
Purpose: To stimulate research in educational institutions that award baccalaureate or advanced degrees to a significant number of the nation’s scientists, but that have not been major recipients of National Institute of Health support, by supporting small-scale research projects that give undergraduate and/or graduate students research experience and strengthen the research environment at the institution.
Eligibility: State, public, and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $300,000.
Deadline: 1/7/2021.
Contact: E-mail: fbowebmaster@od.nih.gov.
 
 
Cooperative Agriculture (CFDA No. 15.681)
Purpose: To allow individuals and small businesses to conduct agriculture practices on National Wildlife Refuge System lands in support of System conservation and resource management objectives, through cooperative agreements that do not provide financial assistance.
Eligibility: Individuals and small businesses.
Funding: Not specified.
Deadline: 9/30/2023.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567, E-mail: patrick_schulze@fws.gov.
 

 Meetings and Actions

 
Strategy Event Date Location Attending Topic
All Meeting 9/19/2011 Springfield ISBE, IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/5/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA, Governor's Office Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/20/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 11/14/2011 Bartlett IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Presentations 11/16/2011 Chicago Chicago Wilderness Education Team and Members, IDNR Status of Plan
All Grant Application 12/4/2012 Springfield IDNR, ISBE, IEPA Submitted USEPA Grant Application