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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.
more information
 
Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research
(National Appropriation: $680,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $10,034,000)
Description: This program provides additional funding for grants to states to carry out the Vocational Rehabilitation Services program. Part of this funding flow by formula to state vocational rehabilitation agencies, and part of this funding will be provided to independent living programs.
more information

State Contact: Jim Harris, III
Email: jim.harris.3@rehab.alabama.gov

List of Formula Grants
    - Independent Living (CFDA#: 84.398)- Provides grant funds to expand and support existing Independent Living Services within the state. There is a 10% match requirement in order to  draw these additional federal funds.
        State Contact: Jim Harris, III
        Email: jim.harris.3@rehab.alabama.gov
       
    - Independent Living Centers (CFDA#: 84.4)- Provides funding to consumer-directed, non-profit organizations to provide four core services: peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training and person and systems advocacy. Some centers provide additional services.
        State Contact: Jim Harris, III
        Email: jim.harris.3@rehab.alabama.gov

    - Independent Living Centers - Service for Older Blind Individuals (CFDA#: 84.399) - Provides funding to serve older people who have become blind, to enable them to live independently with this new disability, preventing out-of-home placements.
        State Contact: Jim Harris, III
        Email: jim.harris.3@rehab.alabama.gov
 
Innovation Fund
(National Appropriation: $650,000,000)
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides that the Secretary of Education has discretion to award innovation grants to local education agencies or partnerships between non-profit organizations and local educational agencies or schools, so that grantees can expand their work, partner with private sector and philanthropic community organizations, and document best practices.
more information

Eligible Entities: School Districts, Higher Ed,
Federal Website: Department of Education


Energy, Science and Natural Resources  [ back to top ]
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.
more information
 
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.
more information
 

Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $400,000,000)
CFDA#: 47.082
DEADLINE: ONGOING
Description: This program makes funding available to colleges and universities through competitive grants for the acquisition of research equipment. The program is designed to make research instruments more accessible to higher education, non-profit organizations and research museums to expand scientific knowledge. Proposals can be for a single instrument or for numerous instruments but all must be too costly for the entity to acquire on their own. Grants can also be for upgrades to existing facilities or new construction.
more information

Federal Website: National Science Foundation


National Aeronautics and Space Administration - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000)
DATES: ONGOING
Description: This program provides funding for research and development, disaster assistance, and climate change programs. NASA will be providing grant opportunities for equipment and systems development in several areas including aeronautics, space exploration, physical science, and cross-agency support.
more information and more information


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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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: The stimulus package provides grants to local governments and nonprofits for the acceleration of nuclear waste clean up.
more information

Energy Research and Development
(National Appropriation: $250,000,000)
CFDA#: 11.618
DUE DATE: ONGOING
Description: Consistent with the Recovery Act bill and conference report, $220 million for NIST’s Scientific and Technical Research Services (STRS) account will fund Advanced Scientific Equipment, Measurement Science and Engineering Grants, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program, Research Contracts, and Information Technology Infrastructure Contracts. NIST will also receive $20 million from HHS and $10 million from DoE for standards development work. more information

Health and Human Services  [ back to top ]
Commodity Assistance Program
(National Appropriation: $150,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $1,585,000)
Description: This program will provide funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which is a program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy persons, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance. These funds will be allocated based on a pre-existing formula.
more information
 
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.
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

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

National Endowment for the Arts
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000
CFDA#: 45.025
Description: This program provides funding to the National Endowment for the Arts to distribute in grants for arts project which preserve jobs in the arts sector otherwise threatened by declines in philanthropic support during the economic downturn. The NEA will distribute 40% of these funds to state and regional arts agencies to fund arts projects, and the National Council on the Arts will distribute the remaining 60% to deserving arts projects; state and regional arts agencies will potentially be eligible to receive these funds as well.
more information
 
State Agency: Alabama State Council on the Arts
State Contact: Barbara Edwards
Email: Barbara.Edwards@arts.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-242-4076

Federal Website: National Endowments for the Arts

Center for Independent Living - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $87,500,000)
CFDA#:84.4
Description: Through the Centers for Independent Living (CIL) program, the ARRA provides additional support to centers for independent living to improve and expand independent living services to individuals with significant disabilities, especially in unserved and underserved geographic areas, to maximize their leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity, and to promote the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society.
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State Agency: Alabama Dept. of Rehab
State Contact: Jim Harris III
Email: jim.harris.3@rehab.alabama.gov

Senior Community Service Employment Program
(National Appropriation: $120,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $2,242,000)
CFDA#: 17.235
Description: This program increases the amount available for grants to states, local governments, and non-profit organizations that provide work training to Americans over the age of 55. These funds are only available to existing 2008 grantees. The purpose of SCSEP is to foster individual economic self-sufficiency and offer job opportunities in community service for unemployed low-income persons age 55 and older. SCSEP awards formula grants to states and territories, and competitive grants to non-profit national organizations to provide part-time, minimum wage employment, job training and related services, and placement in unsubsidized employment.
more information
 
Federal Websites: Department of Labor

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

State Agency: Dept. of Senior Services
State Contact:
Marvin Jones
Email
: Marvin.Jones@adss.alabama.gov

National Institutes of Health - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: 10,400,000,000)
93.701/93.704
Description: The Recovery Act provides a total of $10.4 billion, all available for two years—through September 2010. We expect to spend as much as possible in FY 2009. Funding includes: $8.2 billion in support of scientific research priorities where progress can be expected in two years, $1 biliion to support Extramural Construction, Repairs and Alterations, $300 million Shared Instrumentation and other capital equipment, $500 million for NIH buildings and facilities, $400 million for Comparative Effectiveness Research
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Aging Services Programs
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $1,865,000)
Description: These programs provide grants to state and local governments to provide nutrition programs for seniors. This funding will be distributed to states through an existing formula, and states then may allocate these funds through a competitive grant process.
more information
 
Federal Websites: Administration on Aging; Health & Human Services

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

Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Reduction
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding for competitive grants to local governments and non-profits for lead-based paint removal. Priority will be given to applicants who applied in FY 2008, but were not awarded grants because of funding limitations. Each applicant must submit a detailed plan that demonstrates its capacity to carry out the proposed use of funds.
more information
 
Health Information Technology - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $48,800,000,000 - All Health IT Programs Combined)
Description: The goal of the Medicare and Medicaid Health IT provisions in the Recovery Act is to promote and provide incentives for the adoption of certified electronic health records (EHRs). To achieve this goal, the Recovery Act authorized bonus payments for eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals participating in Medicare and Medicaid as an incentive to become meaningful users of certified EHRs.
more information

State Agency: Medicaid
State Contact: Kim Davis-Allen
Email: Kim.Davis-Allen@medicaid.alabama.gov
Phone: 334.242.5011


Infrastructure and Economic Development  [ back to top ]

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).
More Information

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

Microloan Program
(National Appropriation: $30,000,000)
The SBA provides funding for qualified nonprofit community-based lenders who, in turn, provide “microloans” of up to $35,000 to local entrepreneurs and small business owners, accompanied by training and technical assistance. To increase microloan dollars and the number of microloans, the Recovery Act provides additional funds to expand this program.

Website: http://www.sba.gov/content/microloan-program

HOME Investment Partnerships Program
(National Appropriation: $2,250,000,000)
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.
more information

State Agency: Alabama Finance Authority (334-244-9200)



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.

Archives [ back to top ]

Rural Development Broadband Program - (Competitive Grant)
ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS DUE: JUNE 2009
ROUND 2 APPLICATIONS DUE: 3-4 MONTHS FOLLOWING ROUND 1
ROUND 3 APPLICATIONS DUE: 3-4 MONTHS FOLLOWING ROUND 2

CFDA#: 10.886
Description: The Rural Development Broadband Program supports the expansion of broadband service in rural areas through financing and grants to projects that provide access to high speed service to facilitate economic development in locations without sufficient access to such service.
more information

Neighborhood Stabilization Program - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $2,000,000,000)
CFDA#: 14.256
Description: This program will provide competitive grants, available to state and local governments as well as non-profits, to purchase abandoned and foreclosed property for use as affordable housing. Provides funding to help communities purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed, vacant properties in order to create more affordable housing and reduce neighborhood blight.
more information

Federal Website: Housing of Urban Development (HUD)
 
Economic Development Assistance Programs - (Competitive Grant)
(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
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: The stimulus package 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

National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Technology Opportunity Program
(National Appropriation: $4,700,000,000)
CFDA#: 11.557
For the most current information on BTOP, please click here.
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

Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals- Nursing Education, Practice and Retention Program

(National Appropriation: $50,000,000 - $300,000 Award Ceiling)
CFDA#: 93.411
Due Date: March 26, 2010
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.


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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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.
more information
 
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

Emergency Food and Shelter Grants
APPLICATIONS HAVE PASSED AS OF APRIL 30, 2009
CFDA#: 10.568 (Administrative Costs): 10.569 (Food Commodities)
Description: The stimulus package provides an additional $100 million in formula based grants to state and local governments and nonprofits to provide food and shelter to homeless individuals. These funds will be distributed by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board.
more information

Funding Mechanism: Funds are distributed by formula based on unemployment and poverty rates.
Eligible Entities: Other
Federal Agency: US Department of Agriculture
Federal Web Site: http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=32131
Federal Amount: $1,000,000,000.00
State Amount: $1,117,000.00

Corporation for National Community Service
(National Appropriation: $200,000,000).
CFDA#:94.006
CLOSED APRIL 3, 2009
Description: The stimulus package provides funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an organization that provides grants to national, state, and local governments as well as non-profits, for performing volunteer programs. Funds will be used to put approximately 13,000 additional AmeriCorps members to work through national service and establish funding to award an education following their service.
more information

Assisted Housing Green Retrofit Program
(National Appropriation: $250,000,000)
WILL BEGIN TAKING APPLICATIONS: 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
more information

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/

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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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency Information and Communication Technology - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000)
CFDA#: 81.086
STATE APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 21, 2009
Description: This FOA seeks to develop new technologies to dramatically improve energy efficiency in ICT with an emphasis on new technologies that can be commercialized within the next 3 to 5 years, and to demonstrate through field testing highly energy efficient, emerging technologies that are ready for or are in the initial stage of commercial introduction. Approximately $50 million will be awarded to projects under this announcement, and all funds are expected to be expended within a 2-year period from the date of award.
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Health Center Integrated Services Development Initiative - Facility Investment
(National Appropriation: $525,000,000)
CFDA#:93.703
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 6, 2009
Description: Funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA or Recovery Act) will support health center efforts to expand their capacity to provide primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations nationwide as well as create employment opportunities in underserved communities over the next 2 years. The Recovery Act provides $1.5 billion in grants to address significant and pressing capital improvement needs in health centers, including major construction and renovation.
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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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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

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

List of Competitive Grants
    - 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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    - 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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Alternative Fuel Vehicles Pilot Grant Program
ROUND 1 APPLICATION DUE DATE HAS 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. Provides funding through the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program to encourage the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles or other emerging electric vehicle technologies. Grants may be used for the acquisition of alternative-fuel vehicles, fuel-cell vehicles, or hybrid vehicles including buses for public transportation and ground transportation at airports.
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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/
Federal Amount: $300,000,000.00


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/

Impact Aid Construction - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $200,000,000)
CFDA#: 84.374A
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 2, 2009
Description: The program supports competitive grants to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools. These systems consider gains in student academic achievement, classroom evaluations conducted multiple times during each school year, and other factors, and provide educators with incentives to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles.
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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