Rural Community Development Initiative

Rural Community Development Initiative – Qualified private, nonprofit and public including tribal intermediary organizations proposing to carry out financial and technical assistance programs will be eligible to receive the funding. The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000 and $250,000. The Intermediary must provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community. The Intermediary will be required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant. The respective minimum and maximum grant amount per Intermediary is $50,000.00 and $250,000.00. The Recipient and Beneficiary, but not the Intermediary, must be located in a city or town that has a population of 50,000 or less inhabitants. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 13, 2015.

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Rural Housing Preservation Grants

Rural Housing Preservation Grants – The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces that it is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The HPG program is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include but not be limited to Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons. This action is taken to comply with Agency regulations found in 7 CFR part 1944, subpart N, which require the Agency to announce the opening and closing dates for receipt of preapplications for HPG funds from eligible applicants. The intended effect of this Notice is to provide eligible organizations notice of these dates. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 06, 2015.

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OVC FY 2015 Vision 21: Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Project

OVC FY 2015 Vision 21: Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Project – OVC will make one award of up to $2,000,000 to improve access to services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime by cataloguing existing comprehensive services. Through this project, OVC will support the creation of a user-friendly, state-of-the-art resource that empowers victims to seek comprehensive services; support victim service providers in their efforts to expand their outreach on behalf of victims to ensure services provided reflect the myriad needs of AI/AN crime victims; and provide a clear picture of service gaps for private, federal, and state funders. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the July 2, 2015, deadline. Pre-Application Conference Calls OVC will conduct two pre-application conference calls. Participation in the calls is optional. OVC staff will review the solicitation requirements and conduct a question and answer session. The conference calls are scheduled for the following dates: • Friday, June 5, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time • Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. eastern time Anyone who is interested in submitting an application for the Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Project may register to participate in the calls. The total number of participants for each call is limited to 80 individuals. To register, please contact Bethany Case at Bethany.Case@usdoj.gov or 202–307–3336. Registrations must be received at least 2 hours prior to the start of the call. Please write “Tribal Victim Services Resource Mapping Project– Registration for Pre-Application Conference Call” in the subject line if you choose to e-mail. Frequently asked questions and questions raised during the conference calls will be posted at http://www.ovc.gov/news/tribalmappingprojectfaq.html. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 02, 2015.

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COPS-HIRING-PROGRAM-APPLICATION-2015

COPS-HIRING-PROGRAM-APPLICATION-2015 – CHP provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. 2015 CHP grants will cover up to 75 percent of the approved entry-level salary and fringe benefits of each newly-hired and/or rehired, full-time sworn career law enforcement officer over the three-year (36 months) grant period, with a minimum 25 percent local cash match requirement and a maximum federal share of $125,000 per officer position. CHP grant funding will be based on your agency’s current entry-level salary and fringe benefits for full-time sworn officers; any additional costs for higher than entry-level salaries and fringe benefits will be the responsibility of the grantee agency. All agencies’ requests will be capped at no more than five percent of their actual sworn force strength as reported at the time of updated application, up to a maximum of 25 officers. Agencies with a service population of 1 million or above may apply for up to 25 officer positions; agencies with a service population less than 1 million may apply for up to 15 officer positions. [The request of any agency with a sworn force less than or equal to 20 will be capped at one officer.] Funding under this program may be used to:• Hire new officers, which includes filling existing officer vacancies that are no longer funded in your agency’s budget. • Rehire officers who have already been laid off from any jurisdiction as a result of state, local, or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) budget reductions. The rehired officers must be rehired on or after the official grant award start date as it appears on your agency’s award document. Documentation must be maintained showing the dates that the positions were laid off and rehired.• Rehire officers who are (at the time of application) currently scheduled to be laid off by your jurisdiction on a specific future date as a result of state, local, or BIA budget reductions. Grantees will be required to continue funding the positions with local funding until the dates of the scheduled lay-offs. The deadline for submitting applications in response to this grant announcement is 7:59 EDT on Monday, June 19, 2015.

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FY 2015 Region 5 Wetland Program Development Grants

FY 2015 Region 5 Wetland Program Development Grants – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to build or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as described in Section I, FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION, of this announcement. States, tribes, local government agencies, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply under this announcement, as further described herein.  Region 5 serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 tribes. Universities that are agencies of a state government are eligible, but must include documentation demonstrating that they are chartered as part of a state government in the proposal submission. Non-profit organizations are not eligible to compete under this RFP. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 17, 2015.

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FY 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance

FY 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance – The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes available federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures that minimize or negate the risk of flood damage to residential or non-residential properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Current Closing Date for Applications: August 14, 2015.

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BJA FY 2015 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS)

BJA FY 2015 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) – While many jurisdictions are making significant progress implementing justice information-sharing solutions to address critical gaps in coordinating crime prevention across organizations and jurisdictions, there remain significant challenges that inhibit the ability of the criminal justice system to respond to threats to public safety, especially when it comes to stemming violent crime and homicide. For this solicitation, justice information-sharing technology refers to any technology (hardware and/or software, hosted residentially or remotely) that plays a role in the collection, storage, sharing, and analysis of criminal justice data. Funding under this program is provided to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in enhancing their information-sharing capacity through the use of innovative technological solutions such that they may more effectively address disproportional and precipitous increases in crime. The goals of the funding program include: 1. Promoting information sharing and collaboration within and among criminal justice agencies that have a role in preventing and investigating crime. 2. Developing and enhancing policies and practices that leverage technology to promote public safety and reduce crime. 3. Supporting implementation of information-sharing solutions at the local, regional, state, tribal, and national levels that have a measureable positive impact on the crime trends identified by the applying jurisdiction. 4. Improving the quantity and quality of evidence-based justice information-sharing programs. Current Closing Date for Applications: July 02, 2015.

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