From the office of Rep. 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

2019 State Based Pipeline Safety Grants – Department of Transportation

  • Recipient: State of Florida Public Service Commission
  • Award: $507,810
  • Description: State pipeline safety programs assure public safety through inspecting and enforcing the pipeline safety regulations, conducting incident investigations, and taking corrective actions to assure the safety and integrity of pipelines under their safety authority.

Health Center Cluster Grants – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Recipient: Community Health Centers of Winter Garden
  • Award: $248,000
  • Description: This grant awards funds for community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services. Health centers deliver care to the Nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and the Nation’s veterans.

Health Center Cluster Grants – Department of Health and Human Services

  • Recipient: Health Care Center for the Homeless
  • Award: $241,559
  • Description: This grant awards funds for community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services. Health centers deliver care to the Nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and the Nation’s veterans.
Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants – Environmental Protection Agency

  • Award Ceiling: $200,000
  • Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
  • Description: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities to conduct research and provide technical assistance to new, existing, and/or prospective EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grantees. In addition to providing on-going technical assistance throughout the project period, the successful applicant will be responsible for developing an annual meeting to facilitate peer-to-peer networking and provide training to the EWDJT grantees.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318185

Summer Stipends – National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Award Ceiling: $6,000
  • Application Deadline: September 25, 2019
  • Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program works to accomplish this goal by providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Funding will support projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective. Furthering the NEH is committed to diversity and inclusion in the humanities by encouraging applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, tribal colleges and universities, and community colleges. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply, even if an institution of higher education serves as a nominator.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316988

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program – Institute of Museum and Library Services

  • Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
  • Application Deadline: September 27, 2019
  • Description: The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318827

2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition – Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Description: The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318022

Jobs Plus Initiative – Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Award Ceiling: $3,700,000
  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Description: The Jobs Plus program develops locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Eligible applicants are only public housing authorities that operate one or more public housing projects that meet the criteria outlined in this notice.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318946

Academic-based Training Initiative to Improve Police Responses for People with Mental Illness and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Department of Justice

  • Award Ceiling: $2,254,000
  • Application Deadline: October 4, 2019
  • Description: This initiative focuses on developing academic-based, transdisciplinary crisis intervention training to educate, train, and prepare law enforcement officers so they are equipped to appropriately interact with people who have mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities in the course of completing their job responsibilities. Eligible applicants are public or private academic organizations, nonprofit academic organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), and public universities and colleges (including tribal institutions of higher education).
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319173

Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Homelessness – Department of Justice

  • Award Ceiling: $2,200,000
  • Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Description: The Second Chance Act Pay For Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism And Homelessness will provide assistance and funding to state, local, and tribal governments to price, write, negotiate, fund, and manage contracts that pay for these services in a way that ensures accountability of the contract service providers and incentivizes improved performance over time. Contracted services that may be purchased with grant funds include reentry services which are tailored to individuals leaving incarceration who are at moderate to high risk for recidivism in the community and services available to individuals living in permanent supportive housing units.
  • More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319478

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