Diverse Team Assembles to Protect Iconic US Crop from Climate Change

In recognition of the crucial role soybeans play in U.S. agriculture, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $942,000 Seeding Solutions Grant to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), alongside scientific partners North Carolina State University and VIB (Institute for Biotechnology in Flanders, Belgium), to improve soybean crop resiliency. The FFAR grant has been matched with[…]

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Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Committee Action to Renew Energy Block Grant Program

The full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, a top legislative priority of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). As approved, this legislation would commit $3.5 billion annually – $17.5 billion over five[…]

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Grants USA: Spinal Singularity Awarded Research Grant

Spinal Singularity announced today that the company was awarded over $3.6 million by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC), Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), during FY18 for the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP). The SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design and conduct research that will foster new directions to address neglected issues in[…]

Grants USA: Children’s National Researchers awarded Federal Grants for predictive modeling

Developing technology to more accurately predict the progression of a patient’s rare disease can help physicians choose the most effective and least invasive treatment.  Two scientists from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation  at Children’s National Health System are receiving federal grants for projects that utilize computer modeling, quantitative imaging and artificial intelligence to better diagnose and treat certain[…]

Grants USA: US Conference of Mayors award $1M to cities for local revitalization

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Tim Keller of Albuquerque, N.M.; Keisha Bottoms of Atlanta; Toni Harp of New Haven, Conn.; and John Noak of Romeoville, Ill., are the top honorees with the 2019 CommunityWINS® Grant Program. Launched in 2015, the program recognizes nonprofits and cities that drive neighborhood stabilization, economic development and job creation.

Grants USA: Goodwill awarded $4.5M Federal Grant to support young adults

Goodwill Industries International (GII), has received a 39-month, $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration for its Goodwill Young Adult LifeLaunch project to support young adults involved in the justice system with training, education, employment and holistic support, and stabilization services.

NASA Announces 2019 SBIR Program

NASA’s SBIR and STTR programs encourage small businesses and research institutions to develop innovative ideas that meet the specific research and development needs of the federal government. The programs are intended to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, increase the commercial application of research results, and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged persons[…]

US Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Announces Funding for new Project

Quick Facts: The United States Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity for a project to oversee a new regional fund dedicated to promoting good governance in South Asia and to rapidly respond to emerging opportunities and needs as they evolve on the ground. The[…]

Grants USA: National Park Service Announces 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program

Quick Facts:  The NPS Youth Development Programs Division seeks to develop collaborative partnerships with non-profit 21st Century Conservation Service Corps qualified organizations who have the expertise to develop and administrator youth development programs that focus on providing employment, education, and engagement opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents in NPS units. There is $30M in[…]