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State Incentive Grants - (Formula Driven Grant)
(National Appropriation: $5,000,000,000)
Description: As part of the Fiscal Stabilization Fund, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides $5 billion in order to award grants from the United States Department of Education to states that improve teacher effectiveness, establish longitudinal data systems, enhance academic standards and assessments, and support struggling schools.
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Innovation Fund - (Competitive Grants)
(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. Specifies that the $200 million be used for a national evaluation of performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high need schools.
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Eligible Entities: School Districts, Higher Ed,
Federal Website:
Department of Education

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

Education for the Disadvantaged - (Formula Driven Grant)
(National Appropriation: $13,000,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $208,961,000)
Description: This program provides Title I funds for targeted grants to local education agencies for the education of the disadvantaged. These funds will be allocated based on existing formulas. Funding to school districts and schools with high numbers/percentages of children who are disadvantaged to support supplemental educational services, to ensure all children have equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach maximum proficiency on achievement standards. Public school district must have 2% poverty to be eligible.
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Eligible Entities: Schools or School Distircts
State Website: Department of Education
State Contact: Deann Stone
Email Address: dstone@ALSDE.edu

Federal Agency: Department of Education

School Improvement Grants - (Formula Driven Grants)
(National Appropriation: $650,000,000)
Description: The stimulus package provides additional funds to states for sub-grants to local educational agencies and local entities pursuant to the Enhancing Education through technology program. Provide school districts with additional funds to develop and improve efforts to support Title I Schools Identified for Improvement. Funded districts must allocated $50,000 and no more than $500,000 to each Title I SIFI.
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Eligible Entities: Schools or School Districts
State Website: Department of Education
State Contact:
Deann Stone
Email: dstone@ALSDE.edu
 
Federal Website: Department of Education


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriations: $11,300,000,000; Total Alabama Appropriation for all IDEA grants: $193,926,000)
CFDA#: 84.391
Description: The purpose of the Special Education Grants to States program, as authorized under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is to provide grants to help States, outlying areas, freely associated States and the Department of the Interior to ensure a free, appropriate public education for children with disabilities that meets challenging standards and prepares them for higher education, employment, and independent living.
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State Agency: Alabama Dept. of Education

State Contact:
Mabrey Whetstone
Email:
mabreyw@ALSDE.edu

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B Preschool Grants- (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriations: $400,000,000; Total Alabama Appropriation for all IDEA grants: $193,926,000)
CFDA#: 84.392
Description: The Preschool Grants program provides formula grants to States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to provide special education and related services for children with disabilities aged 3 through 5. States may include children experiencing developmental delays and 2-year olds who will turn 3 during the school year.
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State Agency: Alabama Dept. of Education

State Contact:
Mabrey Whetstone
Email:
mabreyw@ALSDE.edu

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C- (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriations: $500,000,000; Total Alabama Appropriation for all IDEA grants: $193,926,000)
CFDA#: 84.393
Description: The Grants for Infants and Families program (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) awards formula grants to States to assist them to implement statewide systems of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, interagency programs and make early intervention services available to all eligible children with disabilities aged birth through 2 and their families.
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State Agency: Alabama Dept. of Education

State Contact:
Mabrey Whetstone
Email:
mabreyw@ALSDE.edu

Teacher Incentive Fund
(National Appropriation: $200,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding for states and school districts to develop and implement innovative principal and teacher compensation models. Funding to improve student achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness, reforming compensation so teachers/principals are rewarded for student achievement, increasing the number of effective teachers teaching poor, minority and disadvantaged students in hard-to-staff subjects.
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Federal Website: Department of Eduacation

Institution of Education Sciences - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $250,000,000)
Description: This program provides additional funding for competitive grants to state educational agencies for statewide longitudinal data systems. Funds may be used for statewide data systems that include postsecondary and workforce information, of which $5 million may be used for state data coordinators and for awards to public or private organizations or agencies to improve data coordination.
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Education Technology
(National Appropriation: $650,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $10,490,000)
Description: This program will provide Title II funds to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. This 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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Eligible Entities: Local Government, Schools or School Districts, State and Tribal Governments
State Agency: Alabama Department of Education
State Contact: Melinda Maddox
Contact Email: mmaddox@ALSDE.edu

Federal Website: Department of Education

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Technology Opportunity Program - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $4,700,000,000)
CFDA#: 11.557
Description: The stimulus package provides funding to develop and maintain wireless and broadband infrastructure to service underserved and underserved areas.
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State Contact: Kathy Johnson
Email: Kathy.Johnson@governor.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-353-8760


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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For the most current information on BTOP, please click here.

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

**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

Construction of Research Facilities
(National Appropriation: $360,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding to finance the maintenance, renovation, and new construction of research facilities. $180 million will fund a competitive construction program for research science buildings.
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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.
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National Science Foundation: Research and Related Activities
(National Appropriation: $2,500,000,000)
Description: The stimulus package provides the National Science Foundation ("NSF") with funding for "research and related activities." The NSF will have significant discretion in channeling the expenditure of these funds. Research related to improvements in energy efficiency, transmission, regulation and storage of electricity for use on military installations, including research on renewables.
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Eligible Entities: Businesses, Individuals, State Government
Federal Website: National Science Foundation

Education and Human Resources - (Funds based on in-house proposals. Money will be awarded by: Sept. 30, 2009)
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
Description: This program provides grants for universities to attract math and science teachers, and also provides grants to improve match and science in K-12 schools. Funds will be dispersed as follows: 60% for Robert Noyce teacher Scholarship Program; 25% for Math and Science partnerships Program; 15% for Professional Science Master's Programs. more information

Federal Website: National Science Foundation

Student Financial Assistance
(National Appropriation: $200,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $3,269,000)
Description: This program provides funding for grants to institutions of higher education to assist in the operation of work-study programs under the Higher Education Act. A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. The ARRA increases the max Pell Grant award to $5,350 and provides additional funding to support these grant awards.
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Federal Website: Department of Labor

Training Grants for Green Jobs and Emerging Industry Sectors - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $750,000,000)
CFDA#: 17.275
Description: The Recovery Act appropriated funds for a program of competitive training grants for worker training and placement in green jobs and high growth and emerging industry sectors, with emphasis on careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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Community College and Career Training Grants
(National Appropriation: $90,000,000)
Description: The stimulus package authorizes the United States Department of Labor to award Community College and Career Training Grants to eligible institutions. Institutions are eligible for only one grant, not to exceed $1,000,000. In order to be eligible for a grant, the institution must demonstrate that it has reached out to employers to indentify any shortcomings in existing training opportunities within the community.
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Federal Pell Grants - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $24,700,000,000)
CFDA#: 84.063
Description: The Federal Pell Grant program helps ensure access to postsecondary education for low- and middle-income undergraduate students by providing grants that, in combination with other sources of student aid, help meet postsecondary education costs. The program also promotes lifelong learning by encouraging low-income adults now in the workplace to return to school to upgrade their skills.
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Enhancing Education Through Technology - (Formula Grants)
(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

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.
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Federal Website: National Science Foundation

Energy Research and Development

(National Appropriation: $2,500,000,000)
Description: This provision will fund energy research and development including biomass projects, geothermal activities and projects, and communications technology.
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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.
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Applicants must apply with the Department of Energy directly.
Federal Website: Department of Energy
 
Workforce Investment Act Funding- Native Americans - (Formula Driven Grant)
(National Appropriation: $17,800,000)
CFDA#: 17.259
Description: The Indian and Native American Supplemental Youth Services Program (SYSP) provides summer and year-round employment and training activities for Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals between the ages of 14 and 24. The goal of the SYSP is to increase job placements and educational attainment. Program resources are targeted to at-risk and the neediest youth who face substantial barriers to educational and employment success.
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Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors
(National Appropriation: $500,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding for research, labor exchange, and training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. A portion is for research, labor exchange and job training projects that prepare individuals for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy under the Green Jobs Act of 2007.
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Federal Website: Department of Labor
 
Health Professional Training - National Health Service Corps
(National Appropriation: $300,000,000)
CFDA#: 93.162/93.288/93.4
Description: The objective of the NHSC Recovery Act funding is to increase public access to affordable primary health care by providing an incentive to primary health care clinicians/students to serve in underserved areas and thus increasing the number of NHSC primary health care clinician jobs.
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National Center for Research Resources
(National Appropriation: $1,300,000,000)
Description: This program provides resources for medical and scientific research throughout the United States. Moreover, this provision will provide funding for the construction, renovation, and repair of non-federal research facilities.
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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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Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
(National Appropriation: $50,000,000)
Description: This program provides funding for the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
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Health Information Technology: Testing, Research and Development
(National Appropriation: Unknown)
Description: This program will provide grants to institutions of higher education for research and development related to health information technology.


Demonstration Program to Integrate Information Technology into Clinical Education
(National Appropriation: Unknown)
Description: This program provides grants to medical schools and other medical related graduate schools to carryout demonstration projects and develop academic criteria integrating EHR technology in the clinical education of health professionals.
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Capital Improvement and Maintenance: Auburn HVAC Repair, Energy Upgrade and LEED-EB Certification
(National Appropriation: $550,000)
Description: Jobs will be created to replace this Southern Research Station laboratory's antiquated and failing HVAC system and make the facility a model for energy efficiency. more information

Competitive Grants to States and Indian Tribes for the Development of Loan Programs to Facilitate the Widespread Adoption of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology - (Local Tribes Only)
(National Appropriation: Unknown)
Description: This program will award competitive grants for the establishment of programs for loans to health care providers to conduct EHR technology related activities.
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Federal Website: Department of Health and Human Services


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


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


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.

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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.
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Federal Website: Department of Commerce
 
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.
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Race to the Top Fund - Phase II Application (Competitive Grant)

(National Appropriation: $3,400,000,000)
CFDA#: 84.395
DEADLINE: June 1, 2010
Description: The Race to the Top Phase II application is the second of the two part Race to the Top ARRA competitive grant program designed to encourage and reward States that are creating the conditions for education innovation and reform and implementing ambitious plans in four core education reform areas: • Adopting internationally-benchmarked standards and assessments that prepare students for success in college and the workplace; • Recruiting, developing, retaining, and rewarding effective teachers and principals; • Building data systems that measure student success and inform teachers and principals how they can improve their practices; and • Turning around lowest-performing schools The overarching goals are to: • Drive substantial gains in student achievement • Improve high school graduation rates and prepare students for success in college and careers • Close achievement gaps The Department plans to make Race to the Top grants in two phases. States that are ready to apply may do so in Phase 1, which will open in late 2009. States that need more time may apply in Phase 2, which will open in spring 2010. States that apply in Phase 1 but are not awarded grants may reapply for funding in Phase 2, together with States that are applying for the first time in Phase 2. Phase 1 grantees may not apply for additional funding in Phase 2. We will announce specific deadlines for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 in subsequent notice(s) inviting applications for funds under this program.
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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
Click here for more information on this Grant
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.
Prevention Research Centers Comparative Effectiveness Research Program U48  - (Discretionary Grant)
(National Appropriation: $10,000,000)
CFDA# 93.730
Funding Opportunity Number (FON) - RFA-DP10-003ARRA10
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 22, 2010
Description: is CDC Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds available to CDC under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act” or “ARRA”), Public Law 111-5, invites cooperative agreement (U48) applications from Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) to perform comparative effectiveness research (CER) that compares innovative public health strategies or interventions, in new settings or populations (such as minorities or people with disabilities), preferably includes CER that assesses the impact of policy and environmental interventions, and includes new endpoints such as biologic measures or combined clinical and social interventions. It should be noted, however, that if biologic measures are included, then related, validated, or generally accepted health outcomes should also be included as part of the same research proposal.
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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
Accelerating Adoption of Comparative Effectiveness Research Results by Providers and Patients (R18) - (Discretionary Grant)
(National Appropriation: $14,000,000)
CFDA# 93.726
Funding Opportunity Number (FON) - RFA-AE-10-001
APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 11, 2010
Description: Purpose. This ASPE FOA, supported by funds provided to ASPE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act or ARRA), Public Law 111-5, invites grant applications from organizations that propose to develop and test interventions to improve the translation and adoption of existing comparative effectiveness research (CER) information and incorporate these findings into practice in both the public and private sectors. Doing so effectively would demonstrate a return on the CER investment, and, more importantly, improve the health of patients. Funds will be used to support organizations that 1) develop and implement evidence-informed and innovative CER-based adoption interventions targeting patients and/or providers; 2) develop proposals that test the implementation of CER-based adoption strategies within and across organizations and delivery systems and analyze any behavior change (in patients and/or providers) associated with the intervention. CER-based entails the applicant describing and justifying the existing comparative evidence that is the focus of the adoption intervention. Organizations applying for these funds will need to utilize existing or create new measurement systems to track adoption or adherence rates (thus measuring clinician and patient behavior changes) associated with the adoption of CER and measurement of health outcomes if possible. Applicants should also seek to understand the underlying factors associated with adoption. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the R18 grant mechanism Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. $300,000 to $3,000,000 per award; 5-10 awards
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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

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 Deadline has passed: 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

Fiscal Stabilization Fund - (Formula Driven Grant)

(National Appropriation: $53,600,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $729,041,000)
CFDA#: 84.394
DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF APRIL 1, 2009
Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funds for grants to states based on their relative populations, for elementary, secondary, and higher education, public safety, and other government services. The Secretary of Education will award 61% of the funds to states based on their school aged populations, and the will award the remaining 39% based on each state's total population. Each state must use 81.8% of the funds for elementary, secondary and higher education. Funds to stabilize state and local government budgets in order to minimize and avoid reductions in education and other essential public services.
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National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance - (Formula Grant)
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $1,727,000)
CFDA#: 10.579
APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF MAY 11, 2009
Description: This program provides additional funds for improvements in school lunch equipment distributed to the states in proportion to each state's administrative expense allocation. States must then distribute these funds via competitive grants to local school food authorities, with priority given to those schools in which at least 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Grant for purchase of school food service equipment by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. Priority will be given to schools that have 50 percent or greater students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
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Eligible Entities: Schools or School Entities
State Agency: Department of Education
State Contact: Perry Fulton
Email Address: pfulton@ALSDE.edu

Federal Agency: US Dept. of Agriculture

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

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance - (Formula Driven Grants)
(National Appropriation: $70,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $1,111,000)
CFDA#: 84.387
DEADLINE HAS PASSED AS OF FEBRUARY 9, 2009
Description: This program provides funds to each state in proportion to the number of homeless students. Each state must then award these funds as sub-grants to local educational agencies based on a competitive basis or by formula based on homeless student statistics. Focuses on removing barriers and allowing access to educational services for students who are homeless. A small number of subgrants are awarded to LEAs to develop model programs and practices for families and children who are homeless.
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Eligible Entities: School or School Districts
State Website: Department of Education
State Contact: Deann Stone or Beth Thompson
Email: dstone@ALSDE.edu

Federal Website: National Care for Homeless Education

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).

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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

Prevention and Wellness Fund
(National Appropriation: $1,000,000,000)
DEADLINE: JUNE 26, 2009
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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

Workforce Investment Act Funding-Youth - (Formula Driven Grant)
(National Appropriation: $1,200,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $11,800,000)
CFDA#: 17.259
DEADLINE HAS CLOSED AS OF APRIL 24, 2009

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State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
State Email: q&agrastp@dpe.edu

Federal Website: Department of Labor

Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants
(National Appropriation: $300,000,000)

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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
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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
Student Aid Administration - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: $60,000,000)
CFDA#: 84.007
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2009
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Geological Survey: Surveys, Investigations, and Research
(National Appropriation: $140,000,000)
CFDA#: 15.807
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2009

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Federal Agency: US Geological Survey

Early Head Start - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $1,100,000,000)
CFDA#: 93.709
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 9, 2009
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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

Teacher Certification and Training
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
APPLICATION DUE: JULY 23, 2009
Description: The stimulus package provides additional funding for teacher quality enhancement grants to states and eligible partnerships on a competitive basis.
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Eligibility: Applicants must be an "eligible partner" under the Higher Education Act.

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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

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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
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Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors - Green Capacity Building Grants
       
(Federal Amount: $5,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 17.275
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 5, 2009


List of Competitive Grants
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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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Scientific and Technical Research Services - (Competitive Construction Grant Program)
(National Appropriation: $180,000,000)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: A Letter of Intent is required and must be received no later than 3 p.m. EST on June 25, 2009. A corresponding full proposal must be received no later than 3 p.m. EST on August 10, 2009. Please click here for more information.
Description: This program provides grants for energy efficiency, environmental, and renewable technology research. The project will consist of a competitive construction grant program for funding science research facilities outside of National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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Federal Website: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors - Energy Training Partnership Grants
       
(Federal Amount: $100,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 17.275
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2009

Description:  Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act), DOL announces the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds to 20-30 projects ranging from approximately $2 to $5 million each. Projects will provide training and placement services in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries for workers impacted by national energy and environmental policy, individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, and unemployed workers. Proposed projects must be developed and implemented through strategic partnerships. Energy Training Partnership funds are intended to provide training for workers that prepares them to enter the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, as well as green occupations within other industries, as described in the Supplementary Information: Part B of this SGA. Individuals eligible for training include workers impacted by national energy and environmental policy, individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, and unemployed workers. A portion of the funds under this SGA will be reserved (as described in Section II, Award Information) for projects serving communities impacted by automotive-related restructuring.

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Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors - Pathways Out of Poverty
       
(Federal Amount: $150,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 17.275
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29, 2009

Description: The Department of Labor (DOL) announces the availability of approximately $150 million in grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for projects that provide training and placement services to provide pathways out of poverty and into employment within the industries described in the Supplementary Information, Part B of this SGA. Grantees selected from two separate types of applicants will be funded through this solicitation: (1) national nonprofit entities with networks of local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners; and (2) local entities. Additional specific eligibility guidance is included in Section III.A, “Eligible Applicants and Required Partnerships.” ETA intends to fund grants ranging from approximately $3 to $8 million for national grantees, and grants ranging from approximately $2 to $4 million for local grantees.

Statewide Data Systems - (Competitive Grant)
(National Appropriation: Unknown)
CFDA#: 84.372
APPLICATIONS DUE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Description: The purpose of assistance under this program is to enable State educational agencies to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate and use individual student data. In addition, the program supports awards to organizations to improve data coordination.
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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
National Fish Habitat Action Plan - (Competitive Grants)
(National Appropriation: $2,000,000)
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

Education and Human Resources - (Funds based on in-house proposals. Money will be awarded by: Sept. 30, 2009)
(National Appropriation: $100,000,000)
CFDA#: 47.082
Description: This program provides grants for universities to attract math and science teachers, and also provides grants to improve match and science in K-12 schools. Funds will be dispersed as follows: 60% for Robert Noyce teacher Scholarship Program; 25% for Math and Science partnerships Program; 15% for Professional Science Master's Programs. more information

Federal Website: National Science Foundation

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Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors
       
(Federal Amount: $50,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 17.275
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH OCTOBER 5, 2009

Description: The Department of Labor (DOL) announces the availability of approximately $50 million in grant funds for the Workforce Agencies of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, or a consortium of such agencies, to collect, analyze, and disseminate labor market information, and to enhance the labor exchange infrastructure for careers within the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. The eligible applicant for this grant solicitation is the State Workforce Agency, as States are expected to use workforce and labor market information and data as the foundation on which to build and implement effective workforce development strategies. This SGA encourages collaborative approaches, whereby multiple States apply as a consortium to conduct research that may potentially have a multi-State or national impact. ETA intends to fund individual State grants ranging from approximately $750,000 to $1,250,000. Individual grant awards to consortium applicants will range from $2 to $4 million, contingent upon an adequate justification of proposed project needs and the availability of resources.

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Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors - State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) and Training Grants
       
(Federal Amount: $190,000,000)
       
CFDA#: 17.275
       
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2009

Description: The Department of Labor (DOL) announces the availability of approximately $190 million in grant funds to State Workforce Investment Boards of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. In order to highlight the important role States play in building a national green economy, the Department is investing in workforce sector strategies that target energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. DOL encourages a strategic planning process that aligns the Governor’s overall workforce vision, State energy policies, and local and regional training activities that lead to employment in targeted industry sectors. This strategic planning process is an opportunity to develop a statewide energy sector strategy through a comprehensive partnership and development of a Sector Plan. If an energy sector strategy is currently in place, that strategy should be reviewed and evaluated to address the requirements of this funding opportunity. As a result of this Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA), the Department is fostering the development of a national workforce that is ready to meet the demands of the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. A portion of the funds under this SGA will be reserved for communities or regions undergoing auto industry related restructurings. The eligible applicants for this SGA are State Workforce Investment Boards in partnership with their State Workforce Agency, local Workforce Investment Boards or regional consortia of Boards, and One Stop Career Center delivery systems. ETA intends to fund grants ranging from approximately $2 to $6 million

Workforce Investment Act Funding- Adults & Dislocated Workers - (Formula Driven Grant)
(National Appropriation: $500,000,000; Alabama Appropriation: $4,450,000)
CFDA#: 17.258 (Adults) & 17.26 (Dislocated Workers)
Description: This program will provide funds for grants to state and local governments for adult intensive training services under the Work Force Investment Act. Priority will be given to recipients of public assistance and other low-income individuals. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult program increases the employment, retention and earnings of unemployed and employed adults registered under the program. Under the Recovery Act, local areas are required to give low-income persons and public assistance recipient’s priority of service in the Adult program. Funds are distributed by formula to states, and then local workforce areas, which operate One-Stop Career Centers that provide comprehensive services to workers and employers.
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW RFP FOR THE GOVERNOR'S RECOVERY ACT SKILL'S PROGRAM ISSUED ON JUNE 23 - DEADLINE JULY 22, 2009.

State Website: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
State Email: q&agrastp@dpe.edu

Federal Website: Department of Labor

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