From US Representative Val Demings of the 10th Congressional District of Florida

Federal Grant Opportunities in April
As your Representative in Congress, it is my privilege to deliver this newsletter with opportunities for federal grants in District 10.Grants are available to individuals, non-profit organizations, and state or local government entities.

As you may know, federal funding is extremely competitive and limited in availability. It is my hope that this newsletter will be a helpful resource for you in the grants process.

For more information about getting started and the application process, please visit, or contact Erin Waldron, my Director of Economic and Community Development, at 321-388-9808.

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Recently Awarded in District 10

2019 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant – Department of Homeland Security

  • Award: $3,250,000
  • Description: The Urban Area Security Initiative program assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas in efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. This grant is specifically for the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Valencia College Dialogues on the Experience of War Expanding the Conversation: Catharsis Across Campuses Project – National Endowment of the Arts

  • Award: $91,517
  • Description: An expansion of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War project to prepare 11 faculty members to incorporate content and lead discussions about war and military experience in their existing humanities courses.
Upcoming Grant Opportunities

National Cyber Security Awareness – Department of Homeland Security

  • Award Ceiling: $549,996
  • Application Deadline: May 9, 2019
  • Description: DHS/CISA is seeking support in coordinating and collaborating with appropriate private sector and non-profit organizations as well as federal, state, and local government entities to facilitate a comprehensive national cybersecurity awareness campaign. This campaign intends to execute a research-driven strategy focused on implementing specific programs, activities, materials and outreach efforts, building on its established national cybersecurity awareness campaign to include activities and initiatives associated with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.
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Comprehensive School-based Approach to Youth Violence and Victimization Prevention, Intervention and Accountability – Department of Justice

  • Award Ceiling: $800,000
  • Application Deadline: May 20, 2019
  • Description: This program will support a comprehensive effort to address youth violence and victimization through implementing prevention, intervention and accountability efforts in a school-based setting. The goals of the program are to:
    1. Reduce the incidence of school violence through accountability efforts for offenders;
    2. Respond to victimization whether as a result of violence that occurs in the school or community;
    3. Improve overall school safety; and
    4. Prevent violence, delinquency and victimization in the targeted school/community.
  • Funded efforts would support the development of direct service programs and system-level changes to address the impact that the spectrum of violence has on children and youth including – bullying, physical or sexual assault, family violence (including child maltreatment and domestic violence), gang activity and violence, and gun violence. Eligible applicants include local and tribal government entities.
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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance Program – Department of Justice

  • Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
  • Application Deadline: May 28, 2019
  • Description: The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that would expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. Through this solicitation, BJA intends to select five TTA providers to support the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program. Providers will deliver TTA to tribal, state and local criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies nationwide, prescription drug monitoring programs, and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program solicitation, and to communities nationwide impacted by the opioid epidemic.
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COPS School Violence Prevention Program – Department of Justice

  • Award Ceiling: $500,000
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Description: This solicitation is being announced as an open competition for all states, units of local government, Indian tribes, and public agencies to receive funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds. Funding is limited, and this solicitation is expected to be very competitive. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an application that demonstrates a comprehensive approach to school safety.
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Community Policing Development Program – Department of Justice

  • Award Ceiling: $500,000
  • Application Deadline: May 28, 2019
  • Description: The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the Community Policing Development (CPD) solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. The 2019 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas:
    1. Increasing the Capacity for Change Through the Implementation of Innovative Recruitment Strategies;
    2. Designing a Public and Officer Safety Dashboard;
    3. Protecting Youth Through the Implementation of School Safety Recommendations;
    4. Translating Crime Reduction Best and Emerging Practices for Small and Rural Agencies;
    5. Building a Campaign to Improve the Reporting of Hate Crimes;
    6. Improving Law Enforcement Coordination and Information Sharing in Response to Endangered Youth;
    7. Innovative Uses of Technology to Address Crime;
    8. Emerging Issue Forums;
    9. Training for Law Enforcement: Developing New Skill Building Courses to Advance Public Safety;
    10. Building Bridges between Law Enforcement and Youth;
    11. Blue Alert Network Support;
    12. Open Category; and
    13. Invitational Applications.
  • Detailed descriptions of each of these topics are available in the application guide.
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