Funding Opportunities 27 June 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:       Funding Opportunities 27 June 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 

Outreach & Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers & Ranchers
OAO-011
Synopsis:
The 2501 Program provides funding to eligible organizations for training and technical assistance projects designed to assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating viable agricultural enterprises. Proposals must be consistent with requirements stated in 7 U.S.C. 2279(a)(2). Under this statute, the outreach and technical assistance program funds shall be used exclusively:

  1. To enhance coordination of the outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts authorized under agriculture programs;
  2. To assist the Secretary of Agriculture in:
  3. reaching current and prospective socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers and veteran farmers or ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner; and
  4. improving the participation of those farmers and ranchers in USDA programs.

Proposals from eligible entities must address two or more of the following priority areas:

  1. Assist socially disadvantaged or veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating successful farms and ranches;
  2. Improve participation among socially disadvantaged or veteran farmers and ranchers in USDA programs;
  3. Build relationships between current and prospective farmers and ranchers who are either socially disadvantaged or veterans and USDA’s local, state, regional, and National offices;
  4. Introduce agriculture-related information to socially disadvantaged or veteran farmers and ranchers through innovative training and technical assistance techniques; and
  5. Introduce agricultural education targeting socially disadvantaged youth, and/or socially disadvantaged beginning farmers and ranchers, in rural and persistent poverty communities.To encourage

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             7 August 2017
Program Funding:        $8,400,000
Award Ceiling:             $200,000
Award Floor:               none listed
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294868
Agency:  DM- Advocacy and Outreach
 

ABCD Sub-Study on Social Development
NIJ-2017-13040
Synopsis:
Funding from this award will support the first year of a sub-study involving 5 of the 21 ABCD sites to include measures of delinquency and victimization in their investigations. The sub-study will address key questions on the interactions between substance use, brain development, delinquency, and victimization. The ABCD Study is the largest longitudinal study of brain development and child health in the US, following approximately 10,000 children (ages 9-10) across 21 sites into their early adulthood years. The ABCD Study, which is funded by NIDA, seeks to explore the standards of normal brain development across a young person’s life trajectory, as well as numerous facets of adolescent brain, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             7 August 2017
Program Funding:        $2,000,000
Award Ceiling:             $2.000,000
Award Floor:                none listed
Instrument Type:          Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  https://nij.gov/funding/documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-13040.pdf
Agency:  NIJ

Homeland Security National Training Program
DHS-17-NPD-005-00-02
Synopsis:
The Department of Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP), National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The FY 2017 HSNTP/NDPC supports efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas, with specific focus on addressing the training needs of our nation. Objectives: FY 2017 HSNTP/NDPC training programs will provide training solutions to address national preparedness gaps, correlate training needs with exercise activities and outcomes, incorporate the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal, and ensure training is available and accessible to a nationwide audience.

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             7 August 2017
Program Funding:        $79,000,000
Award Ceiling:             none listed
Award Floor:               none listed
Instrument Type:         Cooperative Agreement
Cost Sharing/Matching:  YES

Link to the Solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295039\
Agency: DHS-FEMA