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Education  and Workforce Development  [ back to top ]


Job Corps Modernization
(National Appropriation: $250,000,000)
Description: The stimulus package provides additional funding to the Office of the Job Corps for the construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition of Job Corps Centers. Job Corps Centers are essentially at-risk youth residential facilities.
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Enhancing Education Through Technology - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $650,000,000)
CFDA#: 84.318
Description: This program will provide Title II funds to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. These funds will be provided to states through an existing formula. States are encouraged to use 40% of the allocated funds for middle school and high school. This program will be administered by the Alabama Department of Education and funds will be distributed to local education agencies
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State Agency: Alabama Dept. of Education
State Contact: Melinda Maddox
Email: mmaddox@ALSDE.edu

Title I School Improvement Grants - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: Unknown)
CFDA#: 84.388
Description: State formula grants help States to (1) build their capacity to provide leadership in implementing effective school improvement strategies for local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools that have been identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring; and (2) provide resources to LEAs to support local school improvement activities, including the implementation of effective school improvement, corrective action, and restructuring plans.
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State Agency: Alabama Department of Education
State Contact: Deann Stone
Email: dstone@ALSDE.edu

Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: Unknown)
CFDA#: 84.389
Description: This program provides supplemental funds to local education agencies (LEAs) for schools that have high concentrations of students from low-income families to help ensure that all students reach proficiency on State assessments in reading and mathematics by the 2013-14 school year, in particular by closing longstanding achievement gaps between economically disadvantaged students and other students.
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State Agency: Alabama Department of Education
State Contact: Deann Stone
Email: dstone@ALSDE.edu

Energy Science and Natural Resources  [ back to top ]
National Resources Conservation Service Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations
(National Appropriation: $145,000,000)
CFDA#: 10.904
Description: These grants will be provided for flood prevention, water quality improvement, and restoring floodplain easements under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Watershed Operations is a voluntary program which provides assistance to sponsoring local organizations of authorized watershed projects, planned and approved under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (P.L. 83-566), and 11 designated watersheds authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944 (P.L. 78-534). ARRA-funded watershed projects are prioritized to jumpstart the economy, create jobs, and invest in our nation’s public infrastructure. more information and more information
  
Natural Resources Conservation Service Watershed Rehabilitation Program
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000)
CFDA#: 10.916
Description: This program awards grants to States and local governments for dam rehabilitation projects. These funds will likely be transferred to the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, which will then award grants to local governments and communities. The objectives of the Watershed Rehabilitation Program are to extend the service of dams and bring them into compliance with applicable safety and performance standards or to decommission the dams so they no longer pose a threat to life and property. The majority of ARRA funds will be expended through contracts, grants, and agreements. These financial awards will be structured to create jobs, stimulate the economy, and accomplish high priority work on our nation’s waterways.
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Bureau of Reclamation Water Resources Projects
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000)
CFDA#: 66.454
Description: This program provides additional funding to the Bureau of Reclamation of the Department of Interior for water and related resources infrastructure projects. these projects are generally funded with a combination of state and federal funds. the Secretary of the Interior has unlimited reprogramming authority with respect to the funds appropriated under this program.
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Rural Community Facilities Program Account
(National Appropriation: $130,000,000)
CFDA#: 10.766
Description: This Federal program provides direct loans, guaranteed loans, and facilities grants to non-profits, Indian Tribes, and public and quasi public agencies for the application or establishment of soil conservation practices, shifts in land use, the conservation, development, us and control of water, and the installation or improvement of drainage or waste disposal facilities. Construct, enlarge, extend, or otherwise improve community facilities providing essential services to rural residents. USDA provides Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants to cities, counties, political and quasi-political subdivisions of States; Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations and other federally recognized Indian tribes; and existing private corporations and not-for-profits including faith based and neighborhood organizations performing community facility functions.
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Rural Business Program Account
(National Appropriation: $150,000,000)
Description: This program provides grants and loans for the conservation, development, and use of water for aquaculture purposes.
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Rural Waste Water and Waste Water Disposal Facilities Program Account
(National Appropriation: $1,380,000,000)
Description: This stimulus program provides direct loans, guaranteed loans, and grants for water or waste disposal, rural water or wastewater technical assistance, emergency community water assistance, and solid waste management. These loans and grants will be provided by the United Stated Department of Agriculture directly to public, private or cooperative organizations, Indian Tribes or Individuals.
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Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program
(National Appropriation: $6,000,000,000)
Description: This program will provide loans for the development of proven renewable energy and energy transmission technologies. The funding provided for in this program will be limited to projects that can commence construction no later than September 30, 2010.
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Fossil Energy
(National Appropriation: $3,400,000,000)
CFDA#: 81.089
Description: The stimulus package provides grants to local governments, universities, non-profits and businesses for carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects. Four funding opportunities for improving techniques to clean or capture and store the emissions from coal-fired plants and other industrial sources.
more information
 
Applicants must apply with the Department of Energy directly.
Federal Website: Department of Energy

Non-Defense Environmental Clean Up
(National Appropriation: $483,000,000)
Description: This program provides grants to local governments and nonprofits for the acceleration of nuclear waste clean up.
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Hazardous Substances Superfund - (Alabama will not be receiving stimulus funds for this program)
(National Appropriation: $600,000,000)
Description: This program provides additional funding to the Environmental Protection Agency for the Superfund remedial program. This program allows states to enter into competitive agreements with the EPA to conduct certain remedial actions at Superfund sites and receive a credit from the government for 90 percent of eligible expenses.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Environmental Energy
State Contact: Gerald Hardy
Email: wgh@adem.state.al.us
Phone: 334-271-7732

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program
(National Appropriation: $200,000,000)
CFDA#:66.805
(Information:
The funding source is the Federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund. The funds are distributed through the Region IV EPA office in Atlanta, GA)
Description: This program provides funding for clean-up activities under the Environmental Protection Agency's response program for petroleum. This provision waives the state and local const sharing requirements for these additional grants. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) program will be receiving the ARRA funds. The funding will directly pay for assessing and cleaning up leaks from federally regulated tanks where the responsible party is unknown, unwilling, unable, or the cleanup is an emergency response. The Department will have contracts with experienced environmental consulting firms who will perform the site investigation and cleanup activities under the Department’s direction.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Environmental Management
State Contact: Sonja Massey
Email: ssm@adem.state.al.us

Federal Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Wildland Fire Management
(National Appropriation: $500,000,000; $1,338,000 for AL Mechanical Fuels Treatment, $8,975,000 for Regional Longleaf Pine Restoration Initiative and Fules management ( this money is split b/t AL, FL, GA, NC; SC); $6,281,000 for AL State Cogongrass Task Force' War on Cogongrass;)
DUE DATE: ONGOING
Description: This program provides funding to be distributed as grants to state and private organizations for hazardous fuel reduction, forest health, and ecosystem improvement projects on state and private forests. The goal of WFM projects under the ARRA is to protect communities from large, unnaturally severe fires and contribute to the restoration of fire-adapted ecosystems, thereby helping to foster fire-adapted communities well into the future. The WFM program is designed to recognize the importance of integrating fire as a critical natural process in land and resource management plans and activities, managing wildfire across landownership boundaries, and applying the best available science.
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Health and Human Services  [ back to top ]
Preventing Violence Against Women - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $225,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $3,485,000)
CFDA#: 16.588
Descriptions: This program provides additional funding to state, local and tribal governments and courts for use in combating violence against women.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
State Contact: Rhonda Pines
Email: rhonda.pines@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-242-5814

Head Start
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $12,394,000)
CFDA#: 93.708
Description: This program provides funding for education, health, nutrition, and social/emotional development services for low-income children. This program will be funded through a pre-existing formula.
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Eligible Entities: Local Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Schools or School Districts
State Agency: Department of Children's Affairs
State Contact: Linda Hampton
Email Address: Linda.Hampton@dca.alabama.gov

Federal Agency: Dept. of Health and Human Services

Early Head Start - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $1,100,000,000)
CFDA#: 93.709
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 9, 2009
Description: This program provides funding for education, health, nutrition, and social/emotional development services for low-income children. Grants for family-centered services for low-income families with very young children designed to promote the development of the children, and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self-sufficiency. Up to 10 percent goes for training and technical assistance and up to 3 percent for monitoring the operation of these programs. more information

Eligible Entities: Local Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Schools or School Districts
State Agency: Department of Children's Affairs
State Contact: Linda Hampton
Email Address: Linda.Hampton@dca.alabama.gov

Federal Agency: Dept. of Health and Human Services

Office of Child Support Enforcement - (Formula Grant)
(Alabama Appropriation: $16,500,000)
CFDA#: 93.563
Description: State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) agencies enhance the well-being of children by obtaining support, including financial and medical, for children through locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support obligations, and monitoring and enforcing those obligations.
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Tribal Law Enforcement Assistance
(National Appropriation: $225,000,000)
Description: This program provides additional funding for discretionary grants to American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes upon application indicating a need for law enforcement assistance.
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Administration on Aging Nutrition Services - (Formula Driven Grant)
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
CFDA#: 93.705 (delivered meals); 93.707 (Congregate Meals)
Description: This program will provide congregate and home delivered meals to seniors and will be administered by the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Provides funding to increase the number of meals delivered to homebound seniors and the support of congregate meal programs for the elderly.
more information

State Agency: Department of Senior Services
State Contact
: Marvin Jones
Email: marvin.jones@adss.alabama.gov

Federal Websites: Administration on Aging; Health & Human Services

For additional information, please
click here. (MS Word Document)

Immunization Grant Program - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $300,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $2,985,150)
CFDA#: 93.268
Description: This program provides funding to the CDC to administer an immunization program in partnership with health care providers in the public and private sectors, including state and local health departments and clinics. This funding will be allocated to states based on an existing formula. To expand access to vaccines and vaccination services by making more vaccines available, primarily to under-served children or their under-insured parents, increase national public awareness and knowledge about the benefits and risks of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, and strengthen the evidence base for vaccination policies and programs.
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Lead Hazard Control - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $80,000,000)
CFDA#: 14.909
Description: This program will provide funding for local governments to remove lead-based paint hazards in low-income housing. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Affairs will direct priority to be given to backlogged applications. Local governments must apply for grants pursuant to Section 1011 of the Residential and Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992. This program assists urban jurisdictions with the greatest lead-based paint hazard control needs, in undertaking programs for the identification and control of lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental and owner-occupied housing units. This program also assists other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing.
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Competitive Grants to States and Indian Tribes for the Development of Loan Programs to Facilitate the Widespread Adoption of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology
(National Appropriation: Unknown) - Local Tribes Only!
Description: This program will award competitive grants for the establishment of programs for loans to health care providers to conduct EHR technology related activities.
more information

Federal Website: Department of Health and Human Services

Infrastructure and Economic Development  [ back to top ]
 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Technology Opportunity Program
(National Appropriation: $4,700,000,000)
CFDA#: 11.557
Description: This program provides funding to develop and maintain wireless and broadband infrastructure to service underserved and underserved areas.
more information and more information

State Contact: Jessica Dent
Email: Jessica.Dent@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-353-5682


National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Technology Opportunity Program

Attached is a joint press release issued today by NTIA and RUS announcing that they received almost 2,200 applications requesting nearly $28 billion in funding for proposed broadband projects reaching all 50 U.S. states and territories and the District of Columbia. The press release notes that the agencies will be posting online a searchable database containing summaries of individual applications received "in the coming weeks." Below is a timeline for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
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BTOP Timeline Due Diligence Review and State Consultation
  • September 14, 2009 - October 15, 2009 Substantially Complete Set of Broadband Availability Data Due for State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (SBDDP)
  • November 1, 2009 Begin Announcing First Round of BTOP Awards
  • November 2009 Round Two BTOP Request for Information (RFI)
  • Fall 2009 Round Two BTOP NOFA Released
  • Winter 2009 All Awards for First BTOP Round Announcedd
  • December 31, 2009 Substantially Complete Set of All Broadband Mapping Data Due for SBDDP
  • February 1, 2010 Complete Set of All Broadband Mapping Data Due for SBDDP
  • March 1, 2010 Round Three BTOP RFI Released
  • Winter/Spring 2010 Round Three BTOP NOFA Released
  • Spring 2010 All BTOP Funds Awarded
  • September 30, 2010* Broadband Map Posted to Website
  • February 17, 2011* Substantial Completion of All Grant Projects
  • September 30, 2012* Phase 3: Final Program Audits and Shut-down
  • September 30, 2014 * statutory deadlines
  • Click here for Broadband Match
**On January 25, 2010, the USDA announced the selection of 14 broadband infrastructure projects that will receive $309.9 million in ARRA funding. For additional details, see:
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1RD?printable=true&contentidonly=true&contentid=2010/01/0032.xml

**On January 22, 2010, the Rural Utility Service (RUS) released a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFAs) for the second funding rounds for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP). Applications will be accepted from February 16, 2010 to March 15, 2010. The BIP NOFA is available at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-1099.pdf


BroadbandUSA.gov's set of FAQs for the BTOP program here.

BroadbandUSA.gov has posted three separate application guides:

1) Comprehensive Community Infrastructure Program
2) Public Computer Centers
3) Sustainable Broadband Adoption


EasyGrants FAQs available here.


Overviews of BTOP programs.
Click here to view a summary of the Technical Assistance program.

Click here to view a summary of the Satellite program.
Click here to view a summary of the Rural Libraries program.

**BTOP Applications Re-opened for States Granted Waivers to Develop Interoperable Broadband Networks

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced the re-opening of the second round Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) infrastructure application window for the 21 state and local governments granted waivers by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a nationwide interoperable broadband network. 

View the announcement here: 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2010/FR_BTOPApplicationReopening_05132010.pdf

For more information about the FCC grant waivers, please go to:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-298124A1.pdf

Rural Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan/Grants Program- (Direct Loan & Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $1,380,000,000)
DATES: Ongoing
CFDA#: 10.760
Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) provides loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and drainage facilities in rural areas and cities of 10,000 or less. Recipients include public bodies, recognized Indian tribes, and non-profits, including Faith-Based and Neighborhood organizations. WEP also makes grants to nonprofit organizations to provide technical assistance and training to rural communities with water, wastewater, and solid waste problems.
more information
 
Rural Community Facilities Grant Programs - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $20,000,000)
DATES: Ongoing
CFDA#: 10.766
Construct, enlarge, extend, or otherwise improve community facilities providing essential services to rural residents. USDA provides Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants to cities, counties, political and quasi-political subdivisions of States; Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations and other federally recognized Indian tribes; and existing private corporations and not-for-profits including faith based and neighborhood organizations performing community facility functions.
more information

Corps of Engineers
(National Appropriation: $4,600,000,000)
Description: This provision calls for additional funds to be allocated to the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, navigation infrastructure, and environmental restoration. more information

Click here to view listing of all Alabama projects.
 
Modernization of Ports Facilities
(National Appropriation: 420,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding for the construction and repair of ports of entry facilities.
more information
 
Alteration of Bridges
(National Appropriation: $142,000,000)
CFDA#: 97.014
Description: This program provides the Coast Guard with funds for the reconstruction or removal of railroad or highway bridges. Funds will be used for bridge alterations on the Mobile Bridge in Hurricane, Alabama, the EJ&E Bridge in Devine, Illinois, the Burlington Bridge in Burlington, Iowa, and the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge in Galveston, Texas
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State Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
State Contact:
Ronnie Baldwin
Email:
baldwinr@dot.state.al.us
Phone:
334-242-6450

Federal Agency: US Department of Transportation

Grants-in-Aid For Airports
(National Appropriation: $1,100,000,000)
CFDA#: 20.106
Description: This program provides for additional discretionary grants to airports to improve critical infrastructure, airport improvement and noise abatement, and runway safety systems. The Secretary of Transportation will give priority to projects that will be completed within 2 years of the date of enactment, and that supplement rather than replace planned expenditures from other sources. Funding to rehabilitate runways and improve terminals at the following Alabama airports: George Downer in Aliceville, Ashland/Lineville, Camden Municipal, Dauphin Island, Dothan Regional, Gadsden Municipal, Vaiden Field in Marion, Mobile Regional, Montgomery Regional (Dannelly Field), NW Alabama Regional in Muscle Shoals and Tuscaloosa Regional
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FAA: Facilities and Equipment
(National Appropriation: $200,000,000)
CFDA#: 20.106
Description: This program provides additional funding for the Federal Aviation Administration infrastructure to improve power systems, air route traffic control centers, air traffic control towers, terminal radar approach control facilities, and navigation and landing equipment. FAA's facilities and equipment program finances major capital investments related to modernizing and improving air traffic control and airway facilities, equipment, and systems. The F&E appropriation provides funds to establish, replace, relocate, or improve air navigation facilities and equipment and aviation safety systems based on their operational uses.
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Highway Infrastructure Investment
(National Appropriation: $27,500,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $513,692,000)
CFDA#: 20.205
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides additional funding for restoration repair, construction, rail transportation and port infrastructure projects. Some of these funds will be awarded as competitive grants, while some of the funds will be distributed to states by formula. the Secretary of Transportation will automatically distribute the funds within 21 days after the date of enactment.
more information and more information

State Contact: Ronnie Baldwin
Email:
baldwinr@dot.state.al.us
Phone:
334-242-6450

Federal Website: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/economicrecovery/
 
Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $750,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $0)
CFDA#: 20.5
Description: This program provides for formula funding to states for capital projects to modernize fixed guideway systems. Fixed guideway systems are transit systems using controlled rights-of-way or rails. Provide capital assistance for the modernization of existing fixed guideway systems such as heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, monorail, trolleybus, aerial tramway, inclined plane, cable car, automated guideway transit, ferryboats, and that portion of motor bus service operated on exclusive or controlled rights-of-way, and high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes.
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Federal Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9440.html

Public Housing Capital Fund - (Formula and Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $4,000,000,000 ($1,000,000,000 Competitive); Alabama Appropriation: $92,296,000)
CFDA#: 14.885 - Formula; 14.554 - Competitive
Description: This program provides additional funding for public housing agencies to carry out capital and management activities including rehabilitation and retrofitting public housing to increase energy efficiency and safety. $3 billion of this appropriation will be allocated automatically by formula within 30 days of the date of enactment (March 19, 2009). Funding may not be used for operating or rental assistance activities or to replace existing sources of funding.
more information

Federal Website: http://www.hud.gov/recovery/phcfund.cfm

 
Community Development Block Grants - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $13,425,000)
CFDA#: 14.253; 14.255; & 14.255
Description: This program provides increased funding to carry out the Community Development Block Grant Program established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. These funds will be provided to grantees that received similar funding in fiscal year 2008. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to be used to assist states, local governments and the Insular Areas in funding a wide range of community development activities eligible under section 105 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
more information

State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
State Contact:
Maureen Neighbors
Email:
Maureen.Neighbors@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone:
334-242-5467
Fax:
334-353-3527

Federal Website: http://www.hud.gov/recovery/cdblock.cfm


HOME Investment Partnerships Program
(National Appropriation: $2,250,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $31,928,000)
Description: This program provides additional funds to state housing credit agencies to provide gap financing grants in coordination with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to catalyze stalled housing development. State agencies must grant the funds competitively to recipients of low income housing tax credits pursuant to their qualified allocation plans and must give priority to projects that are expected to be completed within 3 years.
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Description: This notice provides guidance on the new Build America Bonds under § 54AA of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) and the implementation plans for the refundable credit payment procedures for these bonds. This notice includes guidance on the modified Build America Bond program for Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds under § 1400U-2 of the Code. This notice provides guidance on the initial refundable credit payment procedures, required elections, and information reporting. This notice solicits public comments on the refundable credit payment procedures for these bonds. This notice is intended to facilitate prompt implementation of the Build America Bond program and to enable state and local governments to begin issuing these bonds for authorized purposes to promote economic recovery and job creation.

Description: This notice sets forth the maximum face amount of qualified school construction bonds (“QSCBs”) allocated by the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to each State and large local educational agency for 2009 under § 54F(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). For this purpose, § 54A(e)(3) provides that the term “State” includes the District of Columbia and any possession of the United States. This notice also provides interim guidance for QSCBs.

Description: This notice sets forth the maximum face amount of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (“QZABs”) that may be issued for each State for each of the calendar years 2008 and 2009 under § 54E(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. Under § 54A(e)(3), the term State includes the District of Columbia and any possession of the United States. This notice also provides certain interim guidance for QZABs issued after October 3, 2008.

Description: This notice provides guidance regarding how the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will determine and announce credit rates on certain tax credit bonds described in this notice.

Description: This notice provides guidance regarding the maximum face amount of recovery zone economic development bonds (“Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds”) and recovery zone facility bonds (“Recovery Zone Facility Bonds”) (together, “Recovery Zone Bonds”), that may be issued by each State and counties and large municipalities within each State before January 1, 2011 under §§ 1400U-2 and 1400U-3, respectively, of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), as provided in § 1400U-1 of the Code. As applicable to §§ 1400U-1 through 1400U-3, § 103(c)(2) provides that the term “State” includes the District of Columbia and any possession of the United States. This notice also provides certain interim guidance for Recovery Zone Bonds. In general, Recovery Zone Bonds provide tax incentives for State and local governmental borrowing at lower borrowing costs to promote job creation and economic recovery that is targeted to areas particularly affected by employment declines.

Description: This notice sets forth the maximum face amount of qualified energy conservation bonds (“QECBs”) that may be issued by each State and large local government under § 54D(e)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. For this purpose, § 54A(e)(3) provides that the term “State” includes the District of Columbia and any possession of the United States. This notice also provides certain interim guidance for QECBs.

Description: This notice solicits applications for allocations of the present total national bond volume limitation authority (“volume cap”) of $2.4 billion to issue new clean renewable energy bonds (“New CREBs”) under § 54C(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) to finance certain qualified renewable energy facilities described in § 45(d) of the Code (also referred to in this notice as a qualified “project” or “projects”). This notice also provides related guidance on the following: (1) eligibility requirements that a project must meet to be considered for a volume cap allocation; (2) application requirements and the application form for requests for volume cap allocations; (3) the method that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the Treasury Department will use to allocate the volume cap; and (4) certain aspects of the applicable law and interim guidance in this area. Applications for New CREB volume cap allocations pursuant to this notice must be filed in accordance with this notice by the following application deadline: August 4, 2009. This notice will use the term “CREBs” for clean renewable energy bonds issued under § 54 and the term “New CREBs” for new clean renewable energy bonds issued under § 54C. To the extent that this notice refers generally to the clean renewable energy bond program, the term “CREB program” will be used.

Tax Provisions  [ back to top ]
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act also contains a number of taxation provisions that can benefit local governments in Alabama. For more information on tax benefits please click on the following link: Tax Provisions



Archives [ back to top ]
Distance Learning, Telemedicine, Rural Broadband Infrastructure Development
ROUND 1: JUNE 2009
ROUND 2: 3-4 MONTHS FOLLOWING ROUND 1
ROUND 3: 3-4 MONTHS FOLLOWING ROUND 2
Description: This program provides funding for the installation of open-access broadband infrastructure in rural areas throughout the country.
more information

Federal Amount: $2,500,000,000.00

Economic Development Assistance Programs - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $150,000,000)
GRANT SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT MARCH 11, 2009. PLEASE SEE FEDERAL WEBSITE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://www.eda.gov/xp/EDAPublic/NewsEvents/PressReleases/PRWashington031109.xml
Description: This provision creates a program to leverage private investment for economic development projects with priority on economically distressed areas. These funds will be provided from the Economic Development Administration directly to regional economic development commissions. Funding to promote comprehensive, entrepreneurial and innovation-based economic development efforts to enhance the competitiveness of regions, resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in regions experiencing substantial and persistent economic distress. Funding to promote comprehensive, entrepreneurial and innovation-based economic development efforts to enhance the competitiveness of regions, resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in regions experiencing substantial and persistent economic distress.
more information

Federal Website: Department of Commerce

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Communities

(National Appropriation: $150,000,000)
PROGRAM EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2010
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides grants for eligible communities (those affected by trade) to undertake project to adjust to the impact of trade. The grant application process requires a local government to be designated as an "eligible community." Second, The eligible community must submit a description of its strategic plan to adjust to trade and the particular project therein to be funded.
more information

Federal Website: http://www.dol.gov/recovery/implement.htm

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Comparative Effectiveness Research on Upper Endoscopy in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Eradication Methods for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Dementia Detection and Management Strategies (RC4)

CFDA: 93.701
 (National Appropriation: $15,000,000.00)
Application Due Date: 02/26/2010
Description: This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, invites applications to conduct preliminary comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects in targeted, high-priority areas in which such efforts have been lacking. (For this FOA, applications should be thought of as large pilot or preliminary studies rather than definitive trials.) For the purposes of this FOA, the definition of comparative effectiveness research will adhere to that adopted by the Federal Coordinating Council given at http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/execsummary.html. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the ARRA-specific NIH mechanism RC4. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The NIH intends to commit $15,000,000 for use under this FOA, $5,000,000 in each of the 3 targeted areas. We anticipate that 4-6 awards will be made in each area for fiscal year 2010, pending the number and quality of applications and availability of funds. Budget and Project Period. Total costs are limited to a cumulative total of $1,250,000 throughout the grant period. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed three years.
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Federal Website: National Institute of Health

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Methodology Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research

CFDA: 93.701
(National Appropriation: $10,000,000.00)
Application Due Date: 02/26/2010
Description: This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH and AHRQ under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ('Recovery Act" or "ARRA"), Public Law 111-5, invites applications to enhance, develop, or evaluate methodologies to improve the efficiency, validity, and credibility of comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies. CER encompasses a wide array of methodologies, including technology assessment, meta-analysis, systematic reviews, observational studies, and experimental trials. Each of these methodologies suffers from substantial weaknesses that limit their ability to rapidly provide information sought by patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders to make robust evidence-based decisions on clinical practice and public policy. Research is needed to develop better methods for measuring or reducing these weaknesses, which include, for example, confounding bias in observational studies and selection bias in randomized trials. For the purposes of this FOA, the definition of comparative effectiveness research will adhere to that adopted by the Federal Coordinating Council given at http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/cerannualrpt.pdf Comparative effectiveness research is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in "real world" settings. The purpose of this research is to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and other decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances.
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Federal Website: National Institute of Health

Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Directors Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas (RC4)

CFDA: 93.701
(National Appropriation: $80,000,000.00)
Application Due Date: 03/15/2010
Description: The NIH has received new funds for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2009 and 2010 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA). This is one of a number of NIH initiatives related to the Recovery Act. These are listed at the following site: http://grants.nih.gov/recovery/.  Under the Recovery Act, the NIH has established a program entitled NIH Directors Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas. This program will support projects that address research endeavors in specific areas that will benefit from significant three-year funds without the expectation of continued NIH funding beyond this period. The research supported by the program should have high short-term impact, and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health, and health care delivery. Purpose. This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, solicits through this limited competition applications from domestic (United States) institutions/organizations proposing to develop and implement critical research innovations in one or more of the following five thematic areas: Applying Genomics and Other High Throughput Technologies Translating Basic Science Discoveries into New and Better Treatments Using Science to Enable Health Care Reform Focusing on Global Health Reinvigorating the Biomedical Research Community
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Federal Website: National Institute of Health

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Behavioral Economics for Nudging the Implementation of Comparative Effectiveness Research: Pilot Research (RC4)

CFDA: 93.701
(National Appropriation: $10,000,000.00)
Application Due Date: 03/19/2010
Description: This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH and AHRQ under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, invites applications to study how the principles of behavioral economics could be used to enhance the uptake of the results of comparative effectiveness research (CER) among health care providers in their practice. (For this FOA, applications should be thought of as large pilot or preliminary studies rather than definitive trials.) This funding opportunity seeks applications that will investigate whether the principles of behavioral economics could be used to enhance the uptake of the results CER among health care providers and also enhance the maintenance of such treatments in patient populations. Research to foster the uptake of CER is seen to be necessary given the surprisingly modest behavioral response of health care providers and health care systems to information concerning treatments or procedures judged to be superior in CER trials. An additional possible benefit is that some behavioral economic interventions to promote the uptake of CER could be far more cost effective than other approaches including some pay for performance schemes (P4P). For the purposes of this FOA, the definition of comparative effectiveness research will adhere to that adopted by the Federal Coordinating Council given at http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/cerannualrpt.pdf.  Behavioral economics refers to the interdisciplinary efforts involving cognitive and social psychologists, decision scientists, and other social scientists together with economists to model economic decision-making and consequent actions. The approach is inclusive, since at its heart it tries to take into account what is known about how people actually make behavioral decisions rather than relying on the assumption that economic agents are fundamentally rational in the sense of expected utility theory (see, e.g.,Kahneman and Tverskys (1979) work on Prospect Theory and Kahnemans (2003) Nobel lecture). It is hoped that this line of research will lead to significantly greater understanding of the adoption of CER by health care providers and therefore enhance the quality of the nations health.
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Federal Website: National Institute of Health

Recovery Act Limited Competition: Behavioral Economics for Nudging the Implementation of Comparative Effectiveness Research: Clinical Trials (RC4)

CFDA: 93.701
(National Appropriation: $15,000,000.00)
Application Due Date: 04/07/2010
Description: This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH and AHRQ under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, invites applications proposing clinical trials using the principles of behavioral economics to enhance the uptake of the results of comparative effectiveness research (CER) among health care providers in their practice. For this FOA, applicants must propose controlled trials that randomize units (whether individuals or clusters such as practices, hospitals, or larger units) to conditions, resulting in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) or cluster randomized trial (CRT). Research to foster the uptake of CER is seen to be necessary given the surprisingly modest behavioral response of health care providers and health care systems to information concerning treatments or procedures judged to be superior in CER trials. An additional possible benefit is that some behavioral economic interventions to promote the uptake of CER (e.g., those that rely on manipulating a providers default options) could be more cost effective than conventional approaches including some pay for performance schemes (P4P). For the purposes of this FOA, the definition of comparative effectiveness research will adhere to that adopted by the Federal Coordinating Council given at http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/cerannualrpt.pdf.  Behavioral economics refers to the interdisciplinary efforts involving cognitive and social psychologists, decision scientists, and other social scientists together with economists to model economic decision-making and consequent actions. The approach is inclusive, since at its heart it tries to take into account what is known about how people actually make decisions rather than relying on the assumption that economic agents are fundamentally rational in the sense of expected utility theory (see, e.g., Kahneman and Tverskys (1979) work on Prospect Theory and Kahnemans (2003) Nobel lecture). It is hoped that this line of research will lead to significantly greater consideration of CER by health care providers and therefore enhance the quality of the nations health.
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Federal Website: National Institute of Health

Institutional Comparative Effectiveness Research Mentored Career Development Award (KM1)
 - (Discretionary Grant)
(National Appropriation: $25,000,000)
CFDA# 93.701
Funding Opportunity Number (FON) - RFA-OD-10-011
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2010
Description: Purpose. Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), entitled Institutional Comparative Effectiveness Research Mentored Career Development Award (KM1), which is supported by funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, the NIH invites applications from research-intensive institutions to support mentored career development in support of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in an interdisciplinary environment catering to the needs of diverse populations of scholars including (but not limited to) those with backgrounds in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, pharmacology, medicine, and dentistry. Scholars should be encouraged to register for higher degrees, where appropriate. Successful applicant institutions will be expected to include course development work in their proposal and make provision for expanding the pool of experienced CER mentors. This FOA is responsive to the NIH mission to build capacity in critical research areas ( http://www.nih.gov/about/index.html#mission ).  Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the ARRA-specific NIH mechanism KM1 with funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The NIH intends to commit up to $25,000,000 for this FOA. It is anticipated that eight to 10 awards will be made for fiscal year 2010, pending the number and quality of applications.
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Federal Website: National Institute of Health

Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $650,000,000)
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS: DECEMBER 1, 2009
Description: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that $650 million in funding included in the ARRA would be used to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, decrease obesity, and decrease smoking in U.S. communities. HHS released information on a funding opportunity for communities and tribes to apply for $373 million in cooperative agreements for the comprehensive public health initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, to be led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Federal Website: Department of Health and Human Services

Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals- Centers of Excellence Program

(National Appropriation: $50,000,000 - $300,000 Award Ceiling)
CFDA#: 93.411
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 26, 2010
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Below are all the individual awards associated with this grant. Please click on the award name to be directed to the description and information about the award.
Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals- Nursing Workforce Diversity
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000 - $300,000 Award Ceiling)
CFDA#: 93.411
Due Date: March 26, 2010
This funding opportunity is one of many for the Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals (EETHP) program, hereby known as EETHP Equipment Initiative. Twenty-one health professional training programs comprise this initiative. As defined by this program, a Health Professional Training Program is a program authorized under Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act which focuses all or in part on the training of health professionals. HRSA is announcing the availability of funds to support multiple programs in the purchase of health professions training equipment. While the overall goals of the EETHP Equipment Initiative are the same for each program, applicants must satisfy the statutory requirements of the health professions training program under which they are applying for equipment. Accordingly, a different a funding announcement is being offered for each of the 21 eligible programs that comprise the Initiative.This funding opportunity is for entities eligible for the EETHP-NEPR grant program only. The equipment requested under this announcement should support activities and the goals of the Nurse Education, Practice and Retention (NEPR) program. To be eligible for this funding opportunity an applicant does not need to be a current Nurse Education, Practice and Retention (NEPR) grantee, but must be eligible to apply for the NEPR grant program in order to be eligible for the EETHP-NEPR program.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants are schools of nursing, health care facilities (or a partnership of such school and facility), nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, and other private or public entities determined appropriate by the Secretary. The eligible applicant must be capable of carrying out the legislative purpose of the NEPR program. Schools of nursing providing undergraduate education and formal degree programs must be accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency or State approval agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. For the EETHP-NEPR grant, these agencies include the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Kansas Board of Nursing, Maryland Board of Nursing, Missouri Board of Nursing, Montana Board of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing or New York Board of Nursing, the Division of Accreditation of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. All nursing programs that are associated with the project must be accredited for the purpose of nursing education. Applicants must submit documentation providing proof of accreditation (e.g., an accreditation letter from the accrediting agency or a copy of the certificate of accreditation) with the HRSA grant application. Failure to provide proof of accreditation with the HRSA grant application will render the application non-responsive and the application will not be sent forward for review or be considered for funding under this announcement.
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Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals- Nursing Workforce Diversity
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000 - $300,000 Award Ceiling)
CFDA#: 93.411
Due Date: March 26, 2010
This funding opportunity is one of many for the Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals (EETHP) program, hereby known as EETHP Equipment Initiative. Twenty-one health professional training programs comprise this initiative. As defined by this program, a Health Professional Training Program is a program authorized under Titles III, VII and VIII of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act which focuses all or in part on the training of health professionals. HRSA is announcing the availability of funds to support multiple programs in the purchase of health professions training equipment. While the overall goals of the EETHP Equipment Initiative are the same for each program, applicants must satisfy the statutory requirements of the health professions training program under which they are applying for equipment. Accordingly, a different funding announcement is being offered for each of the 21 eligible programs that comprise the Initiative. This funding opportunity is for entities eligible for the EETHP-NWD grant program only. The equipment requested under this announcement should support activities and the goals of the Nursing Workforce Diversity program. To be eligible for the EETHP-NWD funding opportunity, an applicant does not need to be a current Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) grantee, but must be eligible to apply for the NWD grant program.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations and other private or public entities determined appropriate by the Secretary. All nursing programs that are associated with the project must be accredited for the purpose of nursing education by a national nurse education accrediting agency or State approval agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

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Maritime Assistance to Small Shipyards
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000.00)
APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED AS OF APRIL 20, 2009.
Description: This program provides grants to qualifying local shipyards.
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Transit and Rail Security
(National Appropriation: $150,000,000)
CFDA#: 97.113
APPLICATIONS DUE FOR OPERATIONAL PACKAGE: JUNE 15, 2009
APPLICATIONS DUE FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS: JUNE 29, 2009
Description:
This program awards risk-based grants for public transportation, railroad security and Amtrak security. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is authorized the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) and the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-53) (the 9/11 Act). ARRA TSGP will focus on the use of visible, unpredictable deterrence through the funding of Operational Packages for canine teams, mobile explosives detection screening teams, and Anti-Terrorism teams both due to their effectiveness in reducing risk to transit systems and their potential for job creation. In addition, funding will be provided for capital projects including Multi-User High-Density Key Infrastructure Protection, Single-User High-Density Key Infrastructure Protection, Key Operating Asset Protection, and Other Mitigation Activities. FEMA asks applicants to submit their application package through www.Grants.gov. However, if issues arise with www.Grants.gov, FEMA will also allow applicants to submit their application package directly through OJP’s Grant Management System (GMS). For instructions on how to apply directly into GMS for this opportunity, please see the attachment under the “full announcement” page above. PLEASE NOTE: Although the Assurances for Construction Programs (SF-424D) form is listed as optional in the www.Grants.gov application package, applicants who are applying for construction projects MUST complete this form
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State Contact: Joe Nix
Phone: 334-353-6421

Federal Website:
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Port Security Grants
(National Appropriation: $150,000,000)
CFDA#: 97.116
APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF JUNE 29, 2009
Description: The purpose of the FY 2009 ARRA PSGP is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, particularly attacks using explosives and non-conventional threats that could cause major disruption to commerce.
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Prevention and Wellness Fund
(National Appropriation: $650,000,000)
DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF JUNE 26, 2009
Description: This program will fund immunization and wellness programs as authorized by the Public Health Services Act. This program provides funding to the CDC to develop "community based" prevention and wellness strategies to address chronic disease rates, that may benefit state and local governments. The purpose of this program is to assist state public health agencies improve surveillance for, and response to, infectious diseases by (1) strengthening epidemiologic capacity; (2) enhancing laboratory practice; (3) improving information systems; and (4) developing and implementing prevention and control strategies.  This supplemental will provide technical assistance to state health departments to make critical short-term investments that will provide for a sustainable state infrastructure on HAI prevention and significant progress toward preventing HAIs.
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Website: Alabama Dept. of Public Health
State Contact:
Michele Jones
Email:
Michele.Jones@adph.state.al.us
Phone
: 334-206-5226

Federal Website: Department of Health and Human Services

Victims Compensation - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $1,682,000)
CFDA#: 16.802
APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF MARCH 20, 2009
Description: This program provides funds to be distributed by the Department of Justice by statutory formula to support state compensation and assistance programs for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, drunk driving, homicide and other federal and state crimes.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
State Contact: Rachel Sims
Email: rachel.sims@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-242-5819
 
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $653,000)
DEADLINE: HAS PASSED AS OF MAY 14, 2009
Description: This program provides funds for the Department of justice to distribute under the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program to states and local law enforcement agencies to enhance investigative responses to offenders who use the internet to sexually exploit children.
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Rural Law Enforcement Assistance - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $123,775,000)
APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF APRIL 22, 2009
Description: This program provides additional funds to law enforcement in rural states and rural areas to prevent and combat crime.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
State Contact:
Randy Ray
Email:
randy.ray@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone:
334-353-3771

State and Local Law Enforcement Activities/ Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
(National Appropriation: $2,225,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $31,259,000)
CFDA#: 16.803 & 16.804
STATE APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF APRIL 9, 2009
LOCAL APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF MAY 18, 2009
Description: This program allocates money to states and local law enforcement agencies to help prevent, fight, and prosecute crime. The Department of Justice will provide $2 billion in formula funding and $225 million in peer reviewed grants, available to units of state, local and tribal governments.
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Federal Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html

Brownfields
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
CFDA#: 66.814/66.815
APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF APRIL 20, 2009
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding for grants available to states, local governments, land clearance authorities, and regional authorities for "brownfields" (contaminated land) revitalization projects.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Environmental Management
State Contact:
Larry Bryant
Email:
jlb@adem.state.al.us
Phone:
334-271-7771

Federal Website: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/eparecovery/index.htm

Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants
CFDA#: 66.04
APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF MAY 05, 2009 FOR THE CLEAN DIESEL EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM AND APRIL 28, 2009 FOR THE SMARTWAY TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP.
Description: This program will provide grants for projects to demonstrate the effective diesel control technologies and strategies, methods or approaches to reduce diesel emissions. These grants are available to regional, state, and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Supports diesel emission reduction programs Funded through competitive grants to the state, which will then make sub-grants on a competitive basis.

State Website: Alabama Department of Environmental Management
State Contact: Dale Hurst
Email: adh@adem.state.al.us
Phone: 334-271-7882

Funding Mechanism: Competitive grants. Funding announcements EPA-ARRA-OAR-OTAQ-09-04 and EPA-ARRA-OAR-OTAQ-09-05 and available on http://www.grants.gov.

Eligible Entities: Local Government, Non-Profit Organizations, State Government, Tribal Government 

Federal Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Web Site:
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/
Federal Amount:
$300,000,000

  
List of competitive grants associated with this program

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National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance - Deadline has passed as of April 28, 2009
    - Smart Way Clean Diesel Finance - Deadline has passed as of April 28, 2009
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National Clean Diesel Emerging Technology - Deadline has passed as of May 5, 2009

Impact Aid Construction
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
CFDA#: 84.401
DEADLINE PASSED AS OF MARCH 20, 2009
Description: The stimulus package provides that the Secretary of Education will make construction payments and will award school facility emergency and modernization grants to local educational agencies. To allow for greater participation of school districts impacted by both students whose parents are associated with the military and students residing in tribal lands. Targeted to districts that have facility projects, including those that address health and safety and ADA compliance issues. more information
 
Federal Website: US Dept. of Education

Assisted Housing Green Retrofit Program
(National Appropriation: $250,000,000)
GRANT OPPORTUNITY HAS PASSED AS OF JUNE 15, 2009
CFDA#: 14.318

Description: This program provides funds for public housing agencies insofar as they are "owners" of properties receiving project based assistance under the Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program. $2 billion of these funds will be allotted for Project Based Rental Assistance for payments to owners for 12-month periods. Owners must commit to make housing affordable for at least 15 years, and for additional periods as determined by the HUD Secretary. Provides funding for grants and loans to assist owners of properties receiving project-based assistance under s. 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, s. 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez national Affordable Housing Act, or s. 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 for energy efficiency retrofits and green investments
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Funding Mechanism:
HUD administers through competitive grants or loans to eligible property owners. Funding announcement HUD-RA-01 is now available on http://www.grants.gov.

Eligible Entities:  Businesses, Individuals (Individuals must apply through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Please see link below.)

Federal Agency:
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Federal Web Site:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/omhar/

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $2,700,000,000)
CFDA#: 81.128
STATE APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF JUNE 25, 2009 BY 3:00 PM EST
Description: This program provides formula based and competitive grants to local governments, Indian Tribes, and other eligible entities for the implementation of strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions, for the reduction of total energy consumption, and to improve energy efficiency. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, appropriates funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) to issue/award formula-based grants to states, U.S. territories, units of local government, and Indian tribes under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program.

State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
State Contact: Kathy Hornsby
Email: Kathy.Hornsby@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-242-5284

Federal Website: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=y8nBJLCZ9Qxjw44JjzLnfbTY8TDB5kKT5GvmrjjXwCT6wxTLhJqN!1199196891?oppId=46340&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW


State Energy Programs - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $3,1000,000,000)
CFDA#: 81.041
STATE APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF MAY 12, 2009 (8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time).
Description: These programs will provide additional funds for the Department of Energy to distribute as grants to applicant states to assist in preparing and implementing comprehensive state energy conservation plans. States will then provide sub-grants to local government, nonprofits and/or businesses. States are encouraged to use their ARRA funding not only to support current energy efficiency and renewable energy projects but also to seed sustainable programs and put in place long-term funding mechanisms such as revolving loans and energy savings performance contracting that will provide lasting benefits and lead to long-term market transformation
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Funding Mechanism: Funds are allocated to state energy offices based on a federal formula. The State of Alabama will receive $48,594,000 and allocate funds to programs based on priorities.

State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
State Contact: Karl Frost
Email: Karl.Frost@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-242-5322

Eligible Entities: State Government only
Federal Agency: Department of Energy
Federal Web Site: http://www.energy.gov/recovery/index.htm
Federal Amount: $3,100,000,000.00

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $4,500,000,000)
CFDA#: 81.122
APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS CLOSED AS OF MAY 6, 2009
Description: Provides funding for Smart Grid demonstration projects that include regionally unique demonstrations to verify smart grid technology viability, quantify smart grid costs and benefits, and validate new smart grid business models, at a scale that can be readily adapted replicated.
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Federal Website: Department of Energy

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
(National Appropriation: $4,000,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $43,821,000)
DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF JUNE 30, 2009
Description: This program will provide loans to governmental entities for clean water and non-point source pollution control projects. To be eligible for the program the applicant must be a governmental entity with the authority to generate revenue and to repay either a general obligation, revenue obligation, sales tax obligation or a combination of these bonds. The project must also be on the State Water Plan before submitting the funding application. The direct recipient for this funding will be the Alabama Department of Environmental Management who will then disburse the loans to local governments. The previous 20% local match requirement has been waived for this program. more information and more information

Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $8,000,000,000)
CFDA#: 20.317
APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF JUNE 30, 2009
Description: This program provides funding for grants to the states under the High Speed and Passenger Rail Corridor program and the Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program. Priority will be given to projects for intercity high speed rail service.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
State Contact: Brenda Jones
Email: Brenda.Jones@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-242-5376
Fax: 334-242-0776

Federal Website: http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/2153

Homelessness Prevention Fund
(National Appropriation: $1,500,000,000: Alabama Appropriation: $20,175,000)
CFDA#: 14.257
STATES ARE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FROM APRIL 2009 THROUGH MAY 2009 (DEADLINE HAS PASSED)
Description: The stimulus package provides funding to states and local governments for short and medium-term rental assistance, relocation and stabilization services for homelessness prevention. The Recovery Act includes a $1.5 billion appropriation for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). The purpose of the HPRP is to provide homelessness prevention assistance for households who would otherwise become homeless and rapid re-housing assistance for persons who are homeless.
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State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
State Contact:
Shonda Gray
Email:
Shonda.Gray@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone:
334-353-0288
Fax:
334-353-3527

Geological Survey: Surveys, Investigations, and Research
(National Appropriation: $140,000,000)
CFDA#: 15.807
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2009
Descriptions: USGS will support the replacement of outdated equipment used to monitor and report on earthquake activity in the U/S. and will improve the data centers and processing capabilities that generate earthquake information products and manage seismic data. These upgrades will further the development of the Advanced National Seismic System. Systems to be upgraded will include existing urban, regional and national seismic networks. Support for objectives to be completed by the resulting assistance awards will utilize funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The USGS will follow a two-track approach for submission of proposals for Program Announcement 09HQPA0021 under ARRA. Proposals shall be submitted electronically to a U.S. Geological Survey e-mail address and one hard copy of the entire proposal must be submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Acquisition and Grants; details for both required tracks for submittal will be provided in the Program (Full) Announcement. Both the electronic copy and the paper copy must be received by the date and time set forth for receipt of proposals in the program announcement. Failure to submit either part by the date and time specified will eliminate the application from consideration. (For example, if the electronic copy is received by the established date and time but the paper copy is not, the application will not be considered - vice versa.) In addition, the electronic copy must be submitted to the only e-mail address identified in the Program (Full) Announcement. Electronic submittal to or through any other location or means will not be acceptable. The closing date set forth in this synopsis is an estimated date. The actual closing date and time will be specified in the Program Announcement. ARRA-SE0005A
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Federal Agency: US Geological Survey

Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $147,000,000)
ALL FUNDS OBLIGATED BY JULY 1, 2009
Description: Promote entrepreneurial and innovation-based economic development efforts—including investments in technology parks, industrial parks, and business incubators—to enhance the competitiveness of regions, resulting in increased private investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs in regions that have experienced sudden and severe economic dislocation and job loss due to corporate restructuring. Promote accountability and transparency and minimize fraud, waste, and abuse whenever possible.
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Transit Capital Assistance
(National Appropriation: $6,900,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $46,459,000)
DEADLINE FOR COMPLETE GRANT APPLICATIONS: JULY 1, 2009
Description: this program provides funding for transit capital assistance. These funds will be distributed within 21 days after the date of enactment, pursuant to statutory formula, with 80 percent of grants going to urbanized areas, 10 percent going to rural areas, and 10 percent going to growing and high density states.
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State Website: Alabama Dept. of Transportation
State Contact: Joe Nix
Email:
nixj@dot.state.al.us
Phone:
334-353-6421

Federal Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9440.html

Fire Fighter Assistance Grants - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $210,000,000)
CFDA#: 97.115
APPLICATIONS DUE: JULY 2, 2009
Description: This program will provide competitive grants for the modification, construction, or upgrading of non-federal fire stations. No grant under this program will exceed $15,000,000. The grants called for under this program will flow directly from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to local communities and fire departments. more information and more information
 
Federal Website: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Supplemental for Innovative Projects to Improve Reimbursement in Public Health Dept. Clinics
(National Appropriation: $5,000,000)
CFDA#: 93.712
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 2, 2009
Description: Approximately $5,000,000 will be available in fiscal year 2009 to fund 15 awards. The purpose of this FOA is to grantees to develop the capacity for billing health insurance plans for services provided to health plan members by state and local health department clinics.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
(National Appropriation: $2,000,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $19,500,000)
CFDA#: 66.468
DEADLINE FOR CERTIFICATION THAT CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN SIGNED OR PROJECTS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE FULL ARRA ASSISTANCE VALUE: FEBRUARY 17, 2010.

DEADLINE FOR CERTIFICATION THAT CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN SIGNED OR PROJECTS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED UNDER SECTION 604(b): MARCH 1, 2010
Description: This program will provide loans to governmental entities for infrastructure improvements to drinking water systems needed to achieve or maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. To be eligible for the program the applicant must be a governmental entity with the authority to generate revenue and to repay either a general obligation, revenue obligation, sales tax obligation or a combination of these bonds or a nonprofit corporation with the authority to generate revenues and repay the loan. The project must also be on the State Water Plan before submitting the funding application. The direct recipient for this funding will be the Alabama Department of Environmental Management who will then disburse the loans to local governments. The previous 20% local match requirement has been waived for this program. more information

State Website: Alabama Department of Environmental Management
State Contact
: Aubrey White
Email: ahw@adem.state.al.us

Federal Website: http://www.epa.gov/water/eparecovery/

Teacher Quality Enhancement - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $143,000,000)
CFDA#: 84.405
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 23, 2009
Description: The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) program aims to improve student achievement and teacher quality in high-need schools and early childhood education programs by improving teacher preparation and professional development activities; holding teacher preparation programs accountable for preparing effective teachers; and recruiting highly qualified individuals into the teaching force. Projects may also include a component to train school leaders.
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Rural Business Enterprise Grant - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $20,000,000)
DATES: Applications due July 15, 2009
CFDA#: 10.769
The RBEG program provides grants that facilitate the development of small and emerging rural businesses, to help fund distance learning networks, and help fund employment-related training programs. The RBEG grants may be made to public bodies, private nonprofit corporations, and Indian Tribes on Federal and State reservations and other Federally-recognized Indian Tribal groups in rural areas. RBEG grants must finance or develop small and emerging private business enterprises.
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Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000)
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Discretionary grant directly to the local law enforcement agencies across the state.
CFDA#: 16.71
APPLICATIONS REVEIWED AND SCORED BY JULY 31, 2009
Description: This program will increase funding for States to provide to local and tribal governments for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers and civilian public safety personnel. The $75,000 per officer 25% local matching requirement will be waived for 3 years. The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) provides funding directly to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts.
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State Contact: Bobby Pruit
Email: bobby.pruit@adeca.alabama.gov

Renewable Energy Research and Development - Large Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $45,000,000)
CFDA#: 81.087
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 6, 2009
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement is for the design and construction of a large dynamometer facility for testing 5 to 15 MW rated drivetrains, with supporting systems, and the operation and maintenance of these facilities for the benefit of wind stakeholders nationwide. The proposed facility can be new construction or involve the design and modification of an existing building suitable for electrical, mechanical, and other physical needs associated with a dynamometer test stand.
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Community Services Block Grant
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $18,337,000)
CFDA#: 93.71
DEADLINE FOR STATES TO SUBMIT A FY09 PLAN FOR ARRA FUNDS TO OCS: PASSED AS OF MAY 29, 2009
Description: This program provides funding for the Community Service Block Grant Program so that States can increase their income eligibility ceiling to 200% above the Federal poverty level.

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State Website: Alabama Department of Economic Community Affairs (ADECA)
State Contact:
Crystal Davis, Community Services Block Grant Program Director
Email:
Crystal.Davis@adeca.alabama.gov
Phone:
334-353-5463
Fax:
334-353-4311

Federal Website: Department of Health and Human Services

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Infrastructure Grants - Funding to improve service in underserved and underserved areas.
       
(Federal Amount: $3,900,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 11.557
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN JULY 14 - AUGUST 14, 2009

       
State Contact: Kathy Johnson
        Email: Kathy.Johnson@governor.alabama.gov
        Phone: 334-353-8760

      
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Sustainable Adoption Grants - Funding for innovative programs to encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service.
       
(Federal Amount: $250,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 11.557
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN JULY 14 - AUGUST 14, 2009

       
State Contact: Kathy Johnson
        Email: Kathy.Johnson@governor.alabama.gov
        Phone: 334-353-8760

       
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Public Computing Centers - Funding for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
       
(Federal Amount: $200,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 11.557
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN JULY 14 - AUGUST 14, 2009

       
State Contact: Kathy Johnson
        Email: Kathy.Johnson@governor.alabama.gov
        Phone: 334-353-8760

        
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State Broadband Data and Development Grants - Funding for developing and maintaining a statewide broadband inventory and map
       
(Federal Amount: $350,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 11.558
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BETWEEN JULY 14 - AUGUST 14, 2009

       
State Contact: Kathy Johnson
        Email: Kathy.Johnson@governor.alabama.gov
        Phone: 334-353-8760

       
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Transportation Electrification - (Competitive Grant)
(Federal Appropriation: $400,000,000)
CFDA#: 81.087
ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF MAY 13, 2009 (8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time)
ROUND 2 APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Description: This program provides grants to states, local governments and transit authorities to provide electric transportation in cities that reduce emissions. Eligible projects include shipside electrification of vehicles, truck stop electrification, airport ground support equipment and cargo handling equipment. The Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Office of Vehicle Technologies (OVT) Program, is seeking applications for grants to establish development, demonstration, evaluation, and education projects to accelerate the market introduction and penetration of advanced electric drive vehicles.
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Funding Mechanism: Competitive grants through the U.S. Department of Energy. Funding announcements DE-PS26-09NT01236-04 is available on http://www.grants.gov
Eligible Entities: Businesses, Individuals, Local Government, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, State Government

State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

Federal Agency: Department of Energy
Federal Website: http://www.eere.energy.gov/

Alternative Fuel Vehicles - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $300,000,000)
ROUND 1 APPLICATION HAVE PASSED AS OF  MAY 29, 2009.
ROUND 2 APPLICATION DUE DATE IS SEPT. 30, 2009

Description: This program provides funding to the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program for an existing Alternative Fueled Vehicles Pilot Grant program for state and local governments, nonprofits, and metropolitan transportation authorities.
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Funding Mechanism: U.S. Department of Energy may make competitive grants for up to 30 geographically dispersed pilot projects. Funding announcement DE-PS26-09NT01236-04 is available at: http://www.grants.gov

Eligible Entities: Businesses, Individuals, Local Government, State Government

Federal Agency: Department of Energy
Federal Website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/

Environmental Internships - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $5,000,000)
CFDA#: 15.656
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Description: The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the availability of funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for habitat restoration through the National Fish Passage Program. The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act authorizes the Secretary of Interior to provide technical and financial assistance through the National Fish Passage Program to partners interested in restoring, enhancing, and managing fish and wildlife habitats. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 additional funding is available for habitat restoration through the National Fish passage Program These Recovery Act funds are available for habitat restoration projects that address high priority aquatic habitats. Projects must provide direct benefits to Federal Trust species (i.e., migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, inter-jurisdictional fish, certain marine mammals, and species of international concern). It is a goal of the program to secure at least 50 percent of project costs from non-Service sources, but this goal applies regionally as a whole, and does not have to be achieved on a project-by-project basis. If you are interested in requesting assistance for a potential project under the National Fish Passage Program you must contact your Regional Coordinator for information about funding and technical assistance availability. A listing of Regional Fish Passage Coordinators is available at http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/fwco/fishpassage/contacts.html
 
Fish Passage - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $2,800,000)
CFDA#: 15.656
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Description: The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the availability of funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for habitat restoration through the National Fish Passage Program. The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act authorizes the Secretary of Interior to provide technical and financial assistance through the National Fish Passage Program to partners interested in restoring, enhancing, and managing fish and wildlife habitats. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 additional funding is available for habitat restoration through the National Fish passage Program These Recovery Act funds are available for habitat restoration projects that address high priority aquatic habitats. Projects must provide direct benefits to Federal Trust species (i.e., migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, inter-jurisdictional fish, certain marine mammals, and species of international concern). It is a goal of the program to secure at least 50 percent of project costs from non-Service sources, but this goal applies regionally as a whole, and does not have to be achieved on a project-by-project basis. If you are interested in requesting assistance for a potential project under the National Fish Passage Program you must contact your Regional Coordinator for information about funding and technical assistance availability. A listing of Regional Fish Passage Coordinators is available at http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/fwco/fishpassage/contacts.html

Fish and Wildlife Service: Habitat Restoration - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000; Alabama: $1,537,000)
CFDA#: 15.656
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Description: The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the availability of funding under the ARRA of 2009 for habitat restoration through the National Fish Passage Program. The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act authorizes the Secretary of Interior to provide technical and financial assistance through the National Fish Passage Program to partners interested in restoring, enhancing, and managing fish and wildlife habitats. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 additional funding is available for habitat restoration through the National Fish passage Program These Recovery Act funds are available for habitat restoration projects that address high priority aquatic habitats. Projects must provide direct benefits to Federal Trust species (i.e., migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, inter-jurisdictional fish, certain marine mammals, and species of international concern). It is a goal of the program to secure at least 50 percent of project costs from non-Service sources, but this goal applies regionally as a whole, and does not have to be achieved on a project-by-project basis. If you are interested in requesting assistance for a potential project under the National Fish Passage Program you must contact your Regional Coordinator for information about funding and technical assistance availability. A listing of Regional Fish Passage Coordinators is available at: http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/fwco/fishpassage/contacts.html
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Supplementary Discretionary Grants for a National Surface Transportation System - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $1,500,000,000)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
Description: This program will provide competitive grants to states, local governments, and transit agencies for surface transportation projects with national, metropolitan, or regional impact. The Federal Highway Administration will publish grant competition criteria within 90 days of enactment of the stimulus bill. Under this new program, grants are awarded for transportation projects (including highway, transit, rail and ports) that will contribute to near-term economic recovery and job creation, maximization of long-term economic benefits and impacts on the Nation, a region, or a metropolitan area, and assistance for those most affected by the current economic downturn. DOT will determine how to allocate funds among projects and across modes based on the selection criteria described in the solicitation.
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Neighborhood Stabilization
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
CFDA#: 14.256
Description: This program will provide funding to help communities purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed homes. These competitive grants will be provided to States, local governments, and nonprofit entities. The application process will be developed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Criteria for these competitive grants will include: grantee capacity, leveraging potential, targeted impact of foreclosure prevention, as well as other factors.
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Funding Mechanism: Competitive grants to states, local government, non-profits or consortia. Funding announcement HUD-RA-04 available on http://grants.gov

Eligible Entities: States, Local Governments & Non-Profits

Federal Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Federal Web Site: http://www.hud.gov/recovery/
Federal Amount: $2,000,000,000

Protection of Human Health by Immunology and Vaccines (U01, U19)
(Federal Appropriation: $20,000,000)
CFDA#: 93.701
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2009
Description: Purpose. This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, invites new applications from single domestic institutions, or consortia of institutions, to participate in creating a network of human immunology profiling research groups. Applications are sought that propose to study human immune responses (1) following infection, (2) prior to and following vaccination against an infectious disease, or (3) prior to and following treatment with an immune adjuvant that targets a known innate immune receptor(s). The purpose of this FOA is to capitalize on recent advances in immune profiling to measure the diversity of human immune responses under a variety of conditions, using bioinformatic, multiplex, and/or systems biology approaches to study samples from well-characterized human cohorts and to measure aspects of the human transcriptome and/or proteome. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the U01 and U19 cooperative agreement grant mechanisms. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The NIAID intends to commit approximately $20 million in total costs (direct plus indirect costs) in fiscal year 2010, which includes support for an Infrastructure and Opportunities Fund of up to $2 million total costs in year one and up to $5 million total costs in years two through five. The Infrastructure and Opportunities Fund will support consortium infrastructure, collaborative projects, pilot projects, and new research opportunities that arise post-award. Recovery Act funds will be used to support this FOA in fiscal year 2010 only; the NIAID will provide funds for four future years (FY 2011-2014). The NIAID anticipates that 6-10 awards will be made for fiscal year 2010, pending the number and quality of applications and the availability of funds.
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Federal Agency: National Institute of Health