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.

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.

Rep. Val Demings

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.

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

Recently Awarded in District 10

Community Health Centers, Inc. of Winter Garden – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Award: $1,422,456
  • Description: This grant expands the current safety net on a national basis by funding new health centers, expanding services at existing health centers, and expanding networks that help health centers improve their service by using health information technology.

American Society for Neurochemistry – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Award: $25,000
  • Description: This grant supports brain and nervous system research funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This is vital to understanding, preventing, and treating neurological disorders, strokes, trauma, cancers, and more. It will support research, clinical trials, drug development, development of treatments for stroke and paraplegia, and more.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants – Department of Homeland Security

  • Total program funding: $345,000,000
  • Application Deadline: April 27, 2018
  • Description: SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline firefighters. SAFER offers grants to support two activities:
    1. Hiring of Firefighters
    2. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters
  • More Information: 2019

National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program – Department of Agriculture

  • Award Ceiling: $200,000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Description: The Urban and Community Council seeks to establish sustainable urban and community forests. Having trees within communities of all sizes improves the public’s health, well-being, and economic vitality, and creates resilient ecosystems for present and future generations. The Council recommends urban and community forestry projects that have national or multi-state application and impact through the U.S. Forest Service’s competitive Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program.
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Structural Biology of Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRDs) – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Total program funding: $2,500,000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Description: This grant supports the structural characterization of protein species associated with Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRDs) through the utilization of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) of proteins expressed in human tissue and cell sources. Studies in response to this RFA should also include the development of research tools and resources to further characterize/validate the protein species. This grant is in response to the Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) challenges outlined in the 2016 update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program – Bureau of Justice Assistance

  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Description: This grant is to support community- and faith-based programs that support people who are re-entering communities from incarceration. Programs should target people who are at medium to high risk of re-offending, with the goal of reducing recidivism and improving public safety. The program should:
    1. Develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risks and needs, as identified by validated criminogenic risk assessments.
    2. Include delivery or facilitation of services in a manner consistent with participants’ learning styles and abilities.
    3. Demonstrate increased collaboration between community- and faith-based organizations, and corrections, community supervision, law enforcement, and other local re-entry stakeholders.
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Preservation Assistance Grants – National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Award Ceiling: $10,000
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Description: Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.
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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.


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