The Risk Management Agency (RMA), on behalf of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), is committed to meeting risk management needs and improving or developing risk management tools for the nation's farmers and ranchers. It does this by offering Federal crop insurance and other risk management products and tools through a network of private-sector entities and by overseeing the creation of new products, seeking enhancements in existing products, and by expanding the use of variety of risk management tools. The purpose of this program is to fund partnership agreements that assist producers, minimize their production risks, and/or develop risk management tools. The agreements are for the development of risk management tools for use directly by agricultural producers. USDA-GRANTS-070505-001 (FG 5/6/05)
The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks applications to support projects that preserve and create access to collections that are important for research, education and public programming in the humanities. Collections may include books, journals, newspapers, manuscript and archival materials, maps, sound recordings and art objects.
Graham Foundation Grants are offered to individuals and institutions in support of activities that focus on architecture and the build environment that lead to the public dissemination of ideas through publication, exhibition, or educational programming. In the past, the Foundation has supported a variety of endeavors, including research by scholars; grants to architectural schools for special projects, enrichment programs, or new curricula; grants to museums, schools, and libraries for exhibitions, catalogues, and, in rare cases, for acquisitions; and support for publications, usually to help make an important publication better or more affordable.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services requests proposals to study user satisfaction with access to government information and services at public libraries and public access computing centers. The study will explore how individuals with limited access to Internet resources are served and will examine the ways public libraries and public access computing centers provide assistance to those seeking government information, for example through reference services, tutorials, classes and training.
The Comprehensive Centers program supports the establishment of not fewer than 20 comprehensive technical assistance centers that provide technical assistance to States as States work to help districts and schools to close achievement gaps in core content areas and raise student achievement in schools, especially those in need of improvement. The Secretary intends to support 21 awards under this competition. Sixteen awards will support Regional comprehensive centers (Regional Centers) to serve States within defined geographic boundaries. Five awards will support Content comprehensive centers (Content Centers), each having a specific content expertise & focus, to support the work of the Regional Centers. These five Content Centers are: The Center on Assessment & Accountability, the Center on Instruction, the Center on Teacher Quality, the Center on Innovation & Improvement, & the Center on High Schools. CFDA #84.283B (FR 6/3/05)
The purpose of this program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities that help maximize the full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into society and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act). CFDA #84.133A (FR 5/5/05)
The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) invests in programs offering the potential for revolutionary changes in technologies that promote homeland security and accelerate the prototyping and deployment of technologies that reduce homeland vulnerabilities. A critical area of focus for DHS is the protection of the homeland from the release of a biological agent, as a demonstrated by the currently deployed BioWatch surveillance system. In FY04, HSARPA initiated two critical bio-sensor development initiatives under the Detection Systems for Biological and Chemical Countermeasures (DSBCC) Program, RA03-01. These systems, the Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detectors (BAND) and the Rapid Automated Biological Identification System (RABIS), will provide a cost effective, robust capability for continuous monitoring for a broad range of potential bio-aerosol threats with very high sensitivity. As a compliment to the technology programs initiated under RA03-01, HSARPA also initiated the BAA04-18 Instantaneous Bio-Aerosol Detector Systems (IBADS) program to develop, test and transition the next generation of rapid bio-aerosol sensors for use in Detect to Protect system architectures. As a compliment to the above programs, HSARPA is initiating the Low-Cost Bio-Aerosol Detector Systems (LBADS) program. This broad Agency Announcement (BAA) intends to address the need for very low-cost bio-aerosol sensors (<$1,000 each for high quantity production runs) to further enhance the Detect-to-Protect technologies developed under the IBADS program. HSHCHQ-05-R-LBADS (FBO 5/27/05)
The Department of Energy (DOE), Chicago Office, is seeking applications on behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OEDER). The topic areas of this announcement address key technical challenges and high-priority activities identified in two Multi-Year Plans for three of the operating programs within the OEDER, namely, Electric Distribution Transformation (EDT) Program, GridWise Program, and GridWorks Program. Both the Electric Distribution Multi-Year Plan and the GridWorks Multi-Year Plan were developed with significant input and contributions from a broad stakeholder group, with representatives from utilities, load serving entities, technology providers, universities, national laboratories, and government agencies. The Plans further define specific activities with milestones to address several critical technology areas outlined in the National Electric Delivery Technologies Roadmap (November 2003). The critical technology area addressed by the Electric Distribution RD3 Plan is primarily on Distributed Sensors, Intelligence, Smart Controls, and Distributed Energy Resources; and the GridWorks Plan addresses key aspects of the critical technologies on Advanced Conductors and Power Electronics. DE-PS02-05CH11270 (FG 6/2/05)
The Broad Medical Research Program offers funding for innovative proposals that will lead to improvements in the diagnosis, therapy or prevention of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Basic and clinical investigators, scientists not currently working in IBD and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.
Grants are limited under the terms of the charter to the cure and control of cancer, and in general do not provide for building funds, equipment (except that used in a specific project), fellowships or fund-raising campaign contributions. The Foundation particularly welcomes innovative, small-scale, short-term projects which may be difficult to fund elsewhere until some interesting results are obtained.
This RFA invites R21 applications for Exploratory/Developmental Research Project Grants. The primary goal of the initiative is to support pilot projects to introduce new research ideas into the bench-to-bedside pipeline. Applications submitted under this award mechanism should be exploratory and novel, and must focus on mechanisms of immune tolerance in the fetal, neonatal, and early childhood stages of development up to and including adolescence (through age 19 in humans). These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications, and have the potential to change clinical treatment of allergic diseases, autoimmune disorders, or graft rejection in solid organ, tissue and cell transplantation. RFA-AI-05-023 (NIHG 3/11/05)
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has supported the field of microenterprise development since 1991 with discretionary grants to various State governments, community economic development agencies, community action and other human service agencies, local mutual assistance associations, and voluntary agencies. Organizations with successful programs have typically been those with a long-term commitment to microenterprise, particularly access to lending, and to its adaptation to the refugee experience. A public or private non-profit agency interested in receiving funding under this announcement must have the organizational capacity to work with refugees who have low incomes, limited English-language proficiency, and neither assets nor American business experience. HHS-2005-ACF-ORR-RG-0094 (FG 5/9/05)
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, will award up to U.S. $2 million through one or more cooperative agreements to an organization or organizations to improve access to and quality of education programs as means to combat exploitive child labor in Guyana. Projects funded under this solicitation will provide educational and training opportunities to children as a means of removing and/or preventing them from engaging in exploitive work or the worst forms of child labor. The activities funded will complement and expand upon existing projects and programs to improve basic education in the country. (FR 5/10/05)
The purpose of this call for proposals from the Global Forum for Health Research is to facilitate the process of strengthening research partnerships and proposal development in the field of sexual violence. The research for which proposals are developed should fall under the broad heading of improving sexual violence services. Seed funding will be provided to successful applicants to support activities related to the development of a joint proposal such as a meeting among partners to finalize a proposal and, in special cases, limited field testing/piloting needed to prepare a compelling proposal for funding. (RFPB 6/2/05)
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of funds to support new research under the Healthy Marriage Research Initiative. Applications for both short-term (12-17 months) and long-term (up to 60 months) studies will be considered. OPRE will consider applications in three broad categories of evaluation and research: intervention studies; basic studies; and methodological and analytical studies. The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate and fund short and long-term research or evaluation studies focused on healthy marriage in population groups for which a limited body of research exists. This means, primarily, lower-income individuals and couples, including but not limited to those in poverty, and ethnic and racial minority groups (e.g., Latino/Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Asian and pacific Islander). HHS-2005-ACF-OPRE-OJ-0090. FG 6/6/05