Apply for Youth Opportunity Fund: Supporting NGOs Working in Innovative Ways!

Deadline: 2 May 2016

The Citi Foundation, in partnership with the America’s Promise Alliance is currently inviting applicants from United states for its Youth Opportunity Fund with a motive to help urban youth build an entrepreneurial mindset, acquire leadership, financial, and workplace skills, and begin to engage in the formal economy through a first job.

The key priority of the Fund is to support nonprofits working in innovative ways to place low-income young adults on a path towards college and career.

Benefits

  • One-year grant up to $250,000
  • Technical assistance
  • Communications support
  • Networking and learning opportunities with other grantees

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofit organizations from United States are eligible to Apply.
  • Program should reach a minimum 250 low-income youth ages 16-24.
  • Use strategies that connect youth to economic opportunities in their communities through but not limited to: entrepreneurship training, mentorship, service/leadership opportunities, and/or work experiences such as jobs, internships, and/or work-based learning opportunities.
  • Engage municipal government partners. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate evidence of prior relationships with municipal government agencies such as the Mayor’s office, housing authorities, schools, health departments and planning departments, etc.
  • Focus on innovation. Preference will be given to organizations that adopt unique approaches to service delivery including but not limited to: leveraging technology, utilizing digital and social media, and/or collaborations with new and/or local industry partners.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Opportunity Fund.

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program

Deadline: 23 May 2016

Department of State Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs is seeking applications from eligible organisations for the Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program that began in FY2013 and supports the Department’s goals of fostering regional cooperation on the continent in addition to nurturing young leaders.

The program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and a small number of adult educators from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to engage in intensive, thematic exchanges in the United States focused on civic education, community service and youth leadership development.

Funding Information: The ceiling for the award is $4,800,000.

Subthemes

  • Entrepreneurship and employment
  • Environment (wildlife and/or climate change)
  • Public health (healthy living)

Benefits

  • Youth Leadership Programs offer an examination of democratic principles and U.S civil society and provide leadership development training.
  • Participants should engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes, interactive training, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities and other activities designed to achieve the program’s stated goals, while living with American families for a significant period of the exchange.
  • Additional opportunities for participants to interact meaningfully with their American peers must be included.
  • Follow-on activities with the participants are an integral part of the program, as the students apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired by planning and carrying out service projects in their home communities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

For more information, visit Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program.

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Youth Leadership Program with Burma

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is seeking proposals from public and private non-profit organizations for FY 2016 Youth Leadership Program with Burma to conduct three- to four-week U.S.-based exchange programs for teenagers and adult educators.

Participants will be high-school-aged youth and adult educators. Applicants should plan to provide U.S.-based programming for 17-18 youth and 2-3 adult participants from Burma. The activity for each program will prepare participants to conduct projects at home that serve a community need.

Funding Information

The Bureau intends to award:

  • One cooperative agreement for $190,000 (base year)
  • Two non-competitive continuations for an estimated total amount of $570,000.

Focus Areas

  • Civic education
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Community engagement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

For more information, visit Youth Leadership Program with Burma.

DHHS/ACF: Supporting Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Deadline: 27 June 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible entities with an aim to support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, enhance and coordinate initiatives, programs and activities in tribal and migrant communities to prevent child abuse and to strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect, consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II will be reserved to fund tribes, tribal organizations and migrant programs. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent child abuse or neglect within the tribal and migrant populations.

Organizations should foster strong linkages with the State Lead Agency for the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs (CBCAP) funded by Title II of CAPTA.

Funding Information

  • The estimated total program funding is $397,640
  • It is anticipated that three grants will be funded under this announcement. The funding period will be for 5 years.

Focus Areas

  • Voluntary home visiting
  • Respite care
  • Parenting education
  • Family resource centers
  • Domestic violence services
  • Family support services

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Grantees are strongly encouraged to implement evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and practices that reflect the unique cultural characteristics and needs of their communities.
  • The funds must also be used to support an evaluation of the programs and services funded by the grant.
  • ACF will consider funding at least one tribal organization or Indian tribe and at least one migrant organization that falls within the funding range under this funding opportunity announcement.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit this link.

Call for Applications: AP-NORC Journalism Fellowship on the Economics Of Aging And Work

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with The Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation currently invites applications for its Journalism Fellowship on the Economics Of Aging And Work.

This fellowship program is designed to address the need for more journalists with the skills required to do research-based enterprise reporting.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants:

  • Must be a journalist with at least five years of experience. Journalists working in text, radio, television, and online are eligible to apply.
  • Must demonstrate interest in reporting on issues of the aging population, with some experience reporting on business and economics.
  • Should have a track record that demonstrates ability to translate economic and academic research into journalism. Formal training or experience in economics or social science research methods would be beneficial, but is not required.
  • Should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Chicago. Consideration may be given to a highly qualified fellow who wishes to work in Washington, DC, instead of Chicago.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit AP-NORC Journalism Fellowship.

USDA/NIFA: Inviting Applicants for Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program

Deadline: 2 June 2016

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting applicants for Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program to support projects that encourage those from local communities, community based- and non-governmental organizations, universities, extension and state and federal agencies to develop and implement food safety outreach programs that facilitate the integration of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) food safety guidelines into a variety of agricultural production and processing systems, including conventional, sustainable, and organic systems, among others.

Project Categories

  • Pilot Projects will support the development and implementation of new and potentially high risk, high-impact food safety education and outreach programs in local communities that address the needs of small, specialized audiences from among the various target groups.
  • Community Outreach Projects will support the growth and expansion of already-existing food safety education and outreach programs that are currently offered in local communities.
  • Multistate Education and Training Projects will support the development and implementation of multi-county, state-wide, or multi-state food safety education and outreach programs where there are common food safety concerns, but the counties and states are not necessarily located within the same regions.

Funding Information

The anticipated amount available for NIFA support of this grant in FY 2016 is approximately $4.7 million.

  • Pilot Projects (awards not to exceed $50,000);
  • Community Outreach Projects (awards not to exceed $150,000);
  • Multistate Education and Training Project (awards not to exceed $400,000)

Eligibility Criteria

Applications may only be submitted by:

  • The Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory;
  • Non-government organizations and/or community based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety;
  • Federal, State, local, or tribal agencies;
  • An institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education;
  • A collaboration of two or more eligible entities.
  • Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not directly eligible to apply

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application packages electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program.

EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program: Supporting Pollution Prevention

Deadline: 6 June 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting applicants for FY 2016 and FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program to support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work.

In FY 2016 and FY 2017, nine out of the ten EPA Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices are announcing a two-year grant competition cycle to support two-year SRA agreements.

Priority Areas

  • Climate Change Mitigation/Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Food Manufacturing and Processing
  • State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction.

Funding Information: Approximately $2.2 million in total award funding (in FY 2016 $1.1 million and in FY 2017 $1.1 million) to issue SRA two-year awards covering a two-year funding period.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants include the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program.

DOL/ETA: Seeking Applications for Pathways to Justice Careers Program for Youth

Deadline: 9 May 2016

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking applications from eligible entities for the Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) program designed to support access and entry into career pathways for at-risk and court-involved youth ages 16-21.

The PJC grants will use a career pathways model adapted for in-school youth to ensure that participants are encouraged to graduate from high school or earn a high school equivalency degree and to either enter the workforce or pursue further training or post-secondary education pertinent to each participant’s chosen career in justice or emergency services.

Program Support

This program supports at-risk and court-involved youth that are still in school by providing:

  • Exposure to the world of work in the career fields of justice and emergency services,
  • Mentoring to encourage participants to complete a high school diploma or equivalency, and
  • Supportive services that engage participants and deter them from engaging or reengaging with the criminal justice system.

Funding Information: Approximately $5,000,000 is expected to be available to fund approximately 5 grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Applicants
    • Units of state, local or tribal government,
    • Community- or faith-based organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations
    • Any Indian and Native American entities eligible for grants under Section 166 of WIOA.
    • Applicants may include current or former DOL grantees;
    • New applicants that have not received previous DOL grants are also encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants must identify in their application the target area that will be served by the project.
    • Applicants must justify the number of participants they propose to serve.
    • Applicants are encouraged to locate their projects high-poverty, high-crime communities.
  • Eligible Participants
    • be between the ages of 16 to 21 years old on the date of enrollment;
    • be enrolled in public or alternative secondary school at time of enrollment and have the potential to graduate within 2 years; and
    • be a low-income individual, per WIOA sec. 3(36).
    • the individual must be either a court-involved youth, or an at-risk youth, or both; that is, the individual must either have already come in contact with the juvenile or adult justice system, which includes those that have been diverted from the juvenile justice system prior to arrest (pre-arrest diversion) or be at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile or adult justice system.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth.

DHHS/FDA: Promoting Safety of FDA Regulated Products & Advance Public Health

Deadline: 2 July 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from organisations with an aim to promote the safety of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated products and advance public health through strengthened collaboration and partnerships with State legislatures.

Objectives

  • Inform FDA of proposed State legislation regarding FDA regulated products and provide status updates.
  • Provide technical assistance to FDA, State legislatures, and State, local, territorial, and tribal agencies on legislation regarding FDA regulated products.
  • Provide outreach to State legislatures and regulatory agencies on proposed and existing FDA regulations.
  • Provide FDA with situational awareness of State legislative activities.
  • Promote informed decision-making by State legislatures and regulatory agencies on regulatory issues impacting FDA regulated products.

Funding Information

  • FDA intends to fund up to $175,000, for fiscal year 2016 in support of this grant program.
  • The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is five (5) years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • National associations/organizations
    • The association/organization must serve as a bipartisan organization of by and for state legislatures.
    • The association must be dedicated to serving all state legislators and legislative staff through research, publications, consulting assistance, meetings, seminars and electronic services.
    • The association must serve to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures.
  • Foreign Institutions
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.
    • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
    • Foreign components are not allowed

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Strengthening Partnerships with State Legislatures.

CDC: Inviting Applicants for Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response Program

Deadline: 9 June 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications from eligible entities for funding a program entitled “Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response” with an aim to improve drought preparedness and resiliency among private citizens and to subsequently reduce drought-related morbidity and mortality.

This will be done by identifying and qualifying current and potential health effects of drought in the awardees’ region and identifying the at-risk communities.

Approach

  • Identify and engage stakeholders;
  • Identify and acquire existing data related to drought and health;
  • Analyze these data to identify current and potential drought-related health effects and at-risk population;
  • Draft a plan to mitigate identified health effects in identified target populations;
  • Develop interventions;
  • Implement interventions;
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluations.

Expected Outcomes 

  • Increased number of private citizens aware of potential health effects of drought
  • Increased number of private citizens taking appropriate actions to protect themselves from potential health effects of drought
  • Improved capacity of public health to protect the public from drought-related public health effects.

Funding Information: Subject to the availability of funds, the estimated total funding is $4,500,000

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Building Public Health Capacity for Drought Response.