Funding Bulletin - July 11, 2003 (Vol. 12, No. 27)

GENERAL

27-1 Habitat Restoration; Ocean Science; Ecosystem Monitoring (DOC)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks fiscal 2004 applications under an omnibus solicitation covering multiple programs, including community habitat restoration partnerships and projects, ocean and environmental research and training at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Deadlines vary by program and are listed in the solicitation. (FR 06/30/03)

Deadline: Varies

27-2 Leadership, Education, Disabilities Awareness, Business (State)

The State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs is inviting applications for multi-phased multi-year exchanges of professionals, scholars, community leaders and policy advocates to promote political leadership, education, disability awareness and small business development in Near East, North African and South Asian countries. The Bureau is especially interested in projects that address priority themes as they relate to women. Projects strengthen the capacity of grassroots organizations, develop the skills of future political leaders and advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities, especially victims of civil wars and terrorism, by providing occupational training, improving access to services; and facilitating community action. Eligible countries are: Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon: Libya; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria; Tunisia; the United Arab Emirates; the West Bank and Gaza; Yemen; Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; the Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; and Sri Lanka. ECA/PE/C/NEA-AF-04-02 (FR 06/19/03)

Deadline: 8/15/2003

EDUCATION

27-3 Early Learning (HHS/ACF)

The Health and Human Services Department's Administration for Children and Families is inviting applications to develop, operate or enhance voluntary early learning programs to promote early childhood literacy. Applications must present results of a current assessment that documents the needs of young children and families and a local plan for addressing the most significant needs. Eligible recipients are local councils comprising representatives of local agencies, parents, other individuals concerned with early learning and community leaders. (FR 06/25/03)

Deadline: 8/6/2003

27-4 Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities - Projects for Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind (ED)

The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services invites applications for FY 2003 under the Special Education - Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program. This program provides technical assistance and information that 1) support States and local entities in building capacity to improve early intervention, educational, and transitional services and results for children with disabilities and their families; and 2) address goals and priorities for changing State systems that provide early intervention, educational, and transitional services for children with disabilities and their families. The absolute priority supports projects to build the capacity of State and local agencies, parents, and professionals to improve outcomes for children and young adults who are deaf-blind, and their families. CFDA No.: 84.326C (FR 07/03/03)

Deadline: 8/6/2003

ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCES

27-5 Multiple Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Components (DOT)

This Broad Agency Announcement identifies the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) need for carrying out systematic research in the development of cost-effective multiple corrosion protection systems and strategies for the construction of new reinforced concrete bridge components when exposed to adverse environments. The objective of this BAA research is to conduct a research study for making the existing ECR system more corrosion resistant by utilizing multiple corrosion protection strategy for ECR use in bridge decks as well as for bridge members in marine environments where abundant salt, moisture and high temperatures (tropical weather) are prevalent. DTFH61-03-R-00116 (FBO 07/02/03)

Deadline: 8/4/2003

27-6 Epidemiologic Research on Health Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter and Other Air Pollutants (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for a prospective observational study of cardiovascular disease initiation and progression associated with long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter and other air pollutants in a population-based sample. This request for applications invites applications for prospective epidemiology studies using validated measures of subclinical disease to study the natural history of cardiovascular disease associated with long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter and co-pollutants.

Deadline: 7/24/2003

27-7 Synthesis of Highway Practice (NCHRP)

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) announces new synthesis topics under Project 20-5, Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Each new synthesis topic will require an author (consultant, contractor). The synthesis topic titles are: 35-01 State Quality Assurance Programs; 35-02 Chip Seal Best Practices; 35-03 Practices in Crash Reporting and Processing; 35-04 Value Engineering Practices in Transportation; 35-05 Developing Transportation Agency Leaders; 35-06 Acquisition of Access Rights; 35-07 Inspection and Maintenance of Cable-Stayed Bridges; 35-08 Comprehensive Investigation of Bridges with Fracture Critical Details; 35-09 Compliance with National Historic Preservation Act Requirements for Archeological Investigations and Mitigation; 35-10 Crash Risk Reduction for Aging Populations; 35-11 Links between Transportation and Economic Development; 35-12 Transportation Technology Transfer: Successes, Challenges, and Needs. Deadlines vary. The earliest is August 4 for State Quality Assurance Programs.

Deadline: 8/4/2003

27-8 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) (DOD)

The Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (MURI) program supports basic science and/or engineering research at institutions of higher education that is of critical importance to national defense. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. (FBO 06/19/03)

Deadline: White Papers 8/14/2003; Applications 11/19/2003

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

27-9 Long-Term Bed Rest Study (NASA)

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) solicits bed rest studies for the Biomedical Research and Countermeasures (BR&C) Program. In cooperation with European Space Agency (ESA) and Centre Nationale d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), NASA is soliciting bed rest research proposals that will utilize the facilities at the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology (MEDES) Space Clinic, Toulouse, France. NRA-03-OBPR-05

Deadline: 8/11/2003

27-10 Research Proposals Using Ground-Based Analogs of Space Flight

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) solicits studies using ground-based analogs of space flight (e.g., bed rest, closed chamber studies) for the Biomedical Research and Countermeasures (BR&C) Program. The BR&C Program sponsors research which will lead to the development of countermeasures against the negative effects of space flight on humans. NRA-03-OBPR-06 (FBO 5/15/03)

Deadline: 8/11/2003

27-11 Adolescent Family Life Research (HHS)

The Health and Human Services Department's Office of Population Affairs invites research applications addressing adolescent sex, pregnancy and parenthood. Areas include: parent recruitment and involvement in programs for adolescents; youth development and developmental assets; adoption as an option for adolescents who are unable to care for their infants; adolescent parenting, including outcomes and needed support services; the long-term impact of adolescent parenting; the long-term impact of adolescent childbearing on family structure; and social, economic and other influences on adolescent premarital sexual behavior. (FR 06/20/03)

Deadline: 7/22/2003

SOCIAL SCIENCES

27-12 Cooperative Agreements to Expand the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services Center (HHS)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2003 cooperative agreements to expand the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) Community Treatment and Services Centers. The purpose of the NCTSI is to improve treatment and services for all children and adolescents in the United States who have experienced traumatic events or witnessed such events. It is SAMHSA's intent to ensure the broadest possible distribution of NCTSI grant funds across the U.S. Therefore, applicant organizations from the following states will be given priority consideration for grant awards for the Community Treatment and Services Center program because they do not currently have a NCTSI center: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. (FR 06/30/03)

Deadline: 8/7/2003

27-13 S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women (KS)

These grant funds are available for distribution to state or local government agencies and private not for profit organizations to develop strategies to combat violent crimes against women, and to develop and enhance victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. It is the intention of the Governor to make grant awards to communities in which applicants can show how they work with criminal justice agencies and victim service providers in responding to victims' needs and holding offenders accountable for their actions.

Deadline: 8/8/2003

27-14 Demonstration Program to Increase Safety Belt Use in Rural Areas (DOT)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces a demonstration cooperative agreement program to solicit support for program leadership in increasing safety belt use and addressing traffic safety problems in rural communities. NHTSA is seeking to demonstrate best practices in establishing infrastructures in rural areas to address traffic safety problems utilizing a lead coordinating institution - community outreach serving agency or organization interested in building and sustaining a coordinated motor vehicle injury prevention program in their rural service area. NTS-01-3-05149 (FR 07/08/03)

Deadline: 8/7/2003

27-15 Safe & Drug-Free Schools and Communities (KS)

The purpose of the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs; involve parents and communities; and coordinate with related Federal, State, school and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement. Funds may be used to award grants to community-based organizations, public and private entities for programs of drug and violence prevention and early intervention activities

Deadline: 7/28/2003