Federal Grant Opportunities

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants
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Funding Opportunity #: 20080827-GE
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutes of higher education.; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); public and state controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; special district governments; city and township governments; and state governments.
Closing Date: August 27, 2008
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Description: America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations grants support traveling or long-term museum exhibitions, library-based projects, interpretation and historic places or areas, interpretive websites, or other project formats that creatively engage audiences in exploring humanities ideas and questions. Planning grants can be used to plan, refine, and develop the content and interpretive approach of a project. Applicants should have already conducted preliminary consultation with scholars to help shape the humanities content of the project and with other programming advisers appropriate to the projects format.

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants
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Funding Opportunity #: 20080827-GI
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutes of higher education.; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); public and state controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; special district governments; city and township governments; and state governments
Closing Date: August 27, 2008
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Description: America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations implementation grants support traveling or long-term museum exhibitions, library-based projects, interpretation and historic places or areas, interpretive websites, or other project formats that creatively engage audiences in exploring humanities ideas and questions. Applications for panel exhibitions are accepted only from organizations other than museums, such as libraries or library systems. Panel exhibitions must travel beyond a single site and must also incorporate at least one other program format. Applications that make innovative use of emerging technologies are encouraged.

VITA Grant
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Funding Opportunity #: VITA-2009
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutes of higher education.; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); public and state controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; special district governments; county government; city and township governments; and state governments.
Closing Date: September 2, 2008
Match: Yes. A dollar for dollar match is required.
Description: This is a new matching grant opportunity to enable the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to extend services to underserved populations in hardest-to-reach areas, both urban and non-urban; increase the capacity to prepare and file federal tax returns electronically; heighten quality control; enhance training of volunteers; and significantly improve the accuracy of returns prepared at VITA sites.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program
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Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-09-004
Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit entities, including faith-based and community organizations. The applicant must be located in an eligible rural county or a rural census tract of a metropolitan county.
Closing Date: September 15, 2008
Estimated Total Funding: $1,700,000
Description: To provide support to entities that need assistance to plan, organize and develop a health care network because they do not have a significant history of collaboration and are not sufficiently evolved to apply for a three year Rural Health Network Development Grant. This support may be sufficient to jumpstart a network into becoming operational and developing strategies for becoming sustainable. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and operationalize health care networks, consisting of at least three health care providers in rural areas. Identify potential collaborating network partners in the community/region. Convene potential collaborating network partners, conduct planning activities, which could include undertaking a community assessment identifying the most critical need of potential network partners to ensure viability.

Centers on Research and Capacity Building to Improve Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities from Traditionally Underserved Racial and Ethnic Populations CFDA 84.133A-11 www.grants.gov
Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-070708-001
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutes of higher education.; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutes of higher education.; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; small businesses; for profit organizations other than small businesses; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; independent school districts; special district governments; city and township governments; county governments; and state governments.
Closing Date: August 21, 2008
Estimated Total Funding: $1,070,000
Award Ceiling: $356,665
Match: Yes. Cost sharing is required by 34 CFR 350.62(a)(3)(i) and will be negotiated at the time of the grant award.
Description: The purpose of the program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. Activities include research, training, demonstration, development, dissemination, and technical assistance. The application must demonstrate how it will address, in whole or in part, the needs of individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds.

Individuals with Disabilities Living in Rural Areas CFDA 84.133B-11
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Funding Opportunity #: ED-GRANTS-070708-002
Eligibility: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutes of higher education.; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutes of higher education.; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; small businesses; for profit organizations other than small businesses; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; independent school districts; special district governments; city and township governments; county governments; and state governments.
Closing Date: August 21, 2008
Estimated Total Funding: $850,000
Award Ceiling: $850,000
Description: The purpose of the program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, through advanced research, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in general problem areas, as specified by NIDRR. Such activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, and the family members or other authorized representatives of the individuals with disabilities.

American Heritage Preservation Grants www.grants.gov
Funding Opportunity #: AHPG-FY09
Eligibility: Eligible museums include aquariums, arboretums and botanical gardens, art museums, youth museums, general museums, historic houses and sites, history museums, nature centers, natural history and anthropology museums, planetariums, science and technology centers, specialized museums and zoological parks. Federally operated and for profit museums may not apply for IMLS funds.
Closing Date: September 15, 2008
Estimated Total Funding: $150,000
Award Ceiling: $3,000

Description: Bank of America is partnering with the Institute to provide grants to small museums, libraries, and archives. The grants will raise awareness and fund preservation of treasures held in small museums, libraries and archives. Grants will help preserve specific items, including works of art, artifacts and historical documents that are in need of conservation. Applicants should build on completed conservation assessments of their collections, to ensure that the Bank of America/IMLS grants are used in accordance with best practices in the field, and underscore the importance of assessment planning.


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