From US Representative Val Demings

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 www.grants.gov, or contact Erin Waldron, my Director of Economic and Community Development, at 321-388-9808.

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

Recently Awarded in District 10


FEMA Hurricane Irma funding for Orange County Government – Department of Homeland Security

  • Recipient: Orange County Government
  • Award: $1,054,665.41
  • Description: This award provides $1,054,665.41 in federal funding to Orange County for Emergency Protective Measures as a result of FEMA-DR-4337-FL (Hurricane Irma). Funding is authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

FEMA Hurricane Irma funding for the City of Orlando – Department of Homeland Security

  • Recipient: City of Orlando
  • Award: $3,113,449.44
  • Description: This award provides $3,113,449.44 in federal funding to City of Orlando for days 0-30 of Debris Removal as a result of FEMA-DR-4337-FL (Hurricane Irma). This funding is authorized under Section 428 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

FEMA Hurricane Irma funding for the City of Apopka – Department of Homeland Security

  • Recipient: City of Apopka
  • Award: $1,187,584.88
  • Description: This award provides $1,187,584.88 in federal funding to the City of Apopka for days 31-90 of Debris Removal as a result of FEMA-DR-4337-FL (Hurricane Irma). Funding is authorized under Section 428 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

FEMA Hurricane Irma funding for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority – Department of Homeland Security

  • Recipient: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
  • Award: $1,088,273.62
  • Description: This award provides $1,088,273.62 in federal funding to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority for building damages at the MCO Terminal Building 800 as a result of FEMA-DR-4337-FL (Hurricane Irma). Funding is authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

Community Development Block Grant – Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Recipient: City of Orlando
  • Award: $2,212,331
  • Description: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD.

Emergency Solutions Grant – Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Recipient: City of Orlando
  • Award: $180,125
  • Description: The ESG program provides funding to:
    1. engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
    2. improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
    3. help operate these shelters;
    4. provide essential services to shelter residents,
    5. rapidly rehouse homeless individuals and families, and
    6. prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.

HOME Investment Partnership Program Grant – Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Recipient: City of Orlando
  • Award: $1,192,278
  • Description: The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use – often in partnership with local nonprofit groups – to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Grant – Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Recipient: City of Orlando
  • Award: $4,059,257
  • Description: The Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program is the only Federal program dedicated to the housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Under the HOPWA Program, HUD makes grants to local communities, States, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries – Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Award Ceiling: $50,000
  • Application Deadline: December 2, 2019
  • Description: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries is a special initiative of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The goals of this initiative are to support projects that strengthen the ability of small and/or rural libraries and archives to serve their communities and to build grantee capacity through participation in a community of practice. IMLS invites applications that focus on transforming K-12 school library practice, community memory, or digital inclusion and are clearly linked to an individual institution’s broader community needs.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320100

Service Area Competition – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Total Program Funding: $381,863,825
  • Application Deadline: December 2, 2019
  • Description: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315892

African American Civil Rights History or Preservation Grants – Department of the Interior

  • Award Ceiling: $50,000
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2019
  • Description: The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS 2008 report, “Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites,” will serve as the reference document in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties. AACR Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including: architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match. There are separate funding announcements for physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects. Funding announcement P20AS00002 is for historical research/documentation only; P20AS00001 is for physical preservation of historic sites only.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321214

Brownfield Cleanup Grants – Environmental Protection Agency

  • Award Ceiling: $500,000
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2019
  • Description: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act, requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. This guidance provides information on applying for Cleanup Grants.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321499

Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Award Ceiling: $400,000
  • Application Deadline: December 16, 2019
  • Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year 2020 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals. The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates substance use disorder treatment, housing services and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321646

Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grant Program – Department of Transportation

  • Award Ceiling: $150,000
  • Application Deadline: December 23, 2019
  • Description This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grant Program. Funding is limited to hourly wages for law enforcement officials to conduct law enforcement activities at hot spots within their respective jurisdictions on Federal Railroad Administration regulated track, such as investigating incidents of trespassing, as well as providing warnings and citations to the trespassers they observe in the act of trespassing.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321813

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