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

As your Representative in Congress, it is my privilege to deliver this newsletter with opportunities for federal grants in District 10.

Rep. Val Demings

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.

Grants are available to individuals, non-profit organizations, and state or local government entities.

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

2017 Hurricane Irma Emergency Relief Program – Department of Transportation

  • Award: $97,406,595
  • Description: Authorizes an Emergency Relief (ER) program within the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands that have suffered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or catastrophic failures from an external cause. These funds are awarded to a State after the President or the Governor issues a formal emergency declaration and the State files a request for ER for the cost of damages to its eligible highways. Eligible repair work includes emergency repairs needed to restore essential traffic, minimize the extent of damage, or protect the remaining facilities as well as permanent repairs necessary to restore the highway to its pre-disaster condition.


Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Re-Entry Program Grants – Department of Labor

  • Award ceiling: $4,500,000
  • Application Deadline: May 4, 2018
  • Description: Through grant funding, the Department of Labor and Employment and Training Administration will support communities in implementing comprehensive reentry programs to address the challenges faced by formerly incarcerated Americans as they transition into the workplace. The investment will support programs that offer a range of services based on current evidence and proven research, as well as promising emerging practices.
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Common Heritage Grants – National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Award ceiling: $12,000
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Description: America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories. The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of our country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. The program will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on the community’s history and culture. The program considers a community to be a city or town (or a part of a city or town) that has been strongly shaped by geographical and historical forces.
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Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure – National Science Foundation

  • Total program funding: $12,000,000
  • Application Deadline: June 4, 2018
  • Description: The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. CICI seeks three categories of projects:
    1. Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: These awards seek to secure the scientific workflow by encouraging novel and trustworthy architectural and design approaches, models and frameworks for the creation of a holistic, integrated security environment that spans the entire scientific CI ecosystem;
    2. Collaborative Security Response Center: This single award targets the development of a community resource to provide security monitoring, analysis, expertise, and resources. Research Education cyberinfrastructure staff, regardless of physical location or organization; and
    3. Research Data Protection: These awards provide solutions that both ensure the provenance of research data and reduce the complexity of protecting research data sets regardless of funding source.
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Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program – Department of Defense

  • Total program funding: $10,000,000
  • Application Deadline: June 4, 2018
  • Description: The Department of Defense Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has solicited grant applications from nonprofit institutions committed to connecting service dogs with service members and veterans. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations who are in the business of training and providing service dogs. Pass-through entities will not be considered.
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Improving Access to Overdose Treatment – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Award ceiling: $200,000
  • Application Deadline: June 4, 2018
  • Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award OD Treatment Access funds to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Opioid Treatment Programs, or practitioners who have a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. The program will also ensure the recipient establishes protocols to connect patients who have experienced a drug overdose with appropriate treatment, including medication-assisted treatment and appropriate counseling and behavioral therapies.
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Again, for more information about getting started and the application process, please visit, or contact Erin Waldron, Director of Economic and Community Development, at 321-388-9808.

My office is here to assist you with any of your needs.


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