Funding Opportunities 5 May 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

FROM:            The Research Office and the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

SUBJECT:        Funding Opportunities 5 May 2017

All applications developed in response to a funding announcement are to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) for university approval before being released to the external agency. Please inform us of your intent to submit as soon as you know you plan to apply and at least 30 days prior to the due date.

When there is a limit on the number of proposals that may be submitted for a solicitation, to ensure that the university submits the most competitive proposal, an internal review and selection process will be implemented. Please inform us of your intent to submit as soon as you know you plan to apply and at least 6 weeks prior to the due date or you may miss the internal selection deadline.

Please send notifications to sdudley@uncfsu.edu and information will be provided on the submission procedures and timelines.

Dr. Daryush Ila, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Tech Transfer Officer & RSO dila@uncfsu.edu x 2417
Dr. Leslie Evelyn, Director of Sponsored Research and  Programs, aevelyn@uncfsu.edu x 1644
Shenetta Dudley, Pre-Award Administrator sdudley@uncfsu.edu x1570
Carolyn Harris, Post Award Administrator charri35@uncfsu.edu x 2612
Dwane Hodges, Budget Officer dhodges1@uncfsu.edu x 1645
Dr. Carla Raineri Padilla, Compliance & Export Control Officer, cpadilla@uncfsu.edu x 1569

Advancing Research on Offender Behavioral Change
17CS11
Synopsis:
Develop information and data collection strategies to identify current utilization of sanctions and incentives by community corrections practitioners. Develop a white paper outlining research findings, identifies and prioritizes the knowledge and research gaps. Develop research agenda to build an accumulative body of research to support the effective use of sanctions and incentives within community supervision models.

Eligible Institutions:  Institutions of Higher Education
Closing Date:             3 June 2017
Program Funding:       $150,000
Award Ceiling:            $150,000
Award Floor:               none listed
Instrument Type:         Cooperative Agreement
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291181
Agency:  DOJ- National Institute of Corrections

Adopt US Kids
HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CO-1237

Synopsis: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to establish, by awarding a cooperative agreement, a multi-faceted national AdoptUSKids project designed to assist states, tribes, and territories in the recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive parents for children in public foster care. The AdoptUSKids project will encompass the following components: (1) National Adoption Internet Photolisting Service: Maintain and manage the National Adoption Internet Photolisting Website (www.AdoptUSKids.org); coordinate with all states, tribes, and territories for the listing of their eligible children/youth while incorporating best practices and quality improvement standards in photolisting; (2) National Adoption Recruitment Campaign: Plan, develop and implement  multimedia National Adoption Recruitment Campaign and a corresponding Recruitment Response Support Initiative intended to reach and inspire adult Americans to adopt by offering important, accurate information about the foster care system and the adoption process. Develop a donated public service campaign strategy and annually create and produce multi-media products including public service announcements for television, radio, print and social media, building on the body of work of the National Adoption Campaign launched in 2004. This project will also provide support to states, tribes, and territories to provide increased access to new recruitment media and their ability to respond in a timely and customer-friendly manner; (3) National Adoption and Foster Care Information Exchange System: Maintain a National Adoption and Foster Care Information Exchange System that raises public awareness and assists states, tribes, and territories in recruiting foster and adoptive parents for children in foster care. This will include conducting National Adoption Month activities to raise public awareness and coordinating with organizations sponsoring National Foster Care Month activities. The design of this system will incorporate the provision of a 24-hour, nationwide, toll-free communications network designed to respond to the inquiries from prospective foster and adoptive parents as well as the general public regarding the foster and adoption process. These services will be provided in English and Spanish and will be accessible to other limited English-speaking and non-English speaking callers and those who may require other communication accommodations; (4) Adoptive and Foster Family Support Activities: Develop and disseminate information, strategies, and effective or evidence-based models for the implementation of adoptive and foster family support activities for states, tribes, and territories. Develop and disseminate information on innovative approaches for creating communities of practice, peer-to-peer technical assistance, and leadership training to enhance and support adoptive and foster family support groups; (5) Capacity Building Services for Diligent Recruitment and Retention of Foster/Adoptive Families: Provide limited constituency services and universal product development and dissemination to states, tribes, and territories across the nation to assist in building agency capacity for the diligent recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive families, primarily focused on models of best practices related to photolisting, recruitment media, customer service and adoptive and foster family support activities; (6) Minority Professional Leadership Development in the Adoption Field: Provide for the planning, development, and implementation of a program to promote professional leadership development of minorities in the adoption field. For this aspect of the project, the first year of the grant will be a planning year and Years 2-5 will be the development and implementation years. The project period of this award will be up to 5 years. It is anticipated that the initial year funding ceiling will be $5,170,000 and each subsequent year funding ceiling will be $5,670,000.

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Closing Date:             3 July 2017
Program Funding:       $5,170,000
Award Ceiling:            $5,170,000
Award Floor:               $4,000,000
Instrument Type:         Cooperative Agreement
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2017-ACF-ACYF-CO-1237
Agency:  Administration for Children and Families