NIJ FY 2015 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons – National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking proposals for research and evaluation projects that support and inform federal, State, local and tribal criminal justice agencies and victim service providers in responding to the challenges that trafficking in persons (hereinafter “trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” or “trafficking”) poses in their jurisdictions. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas: • Fostering partnerships between researchers and trafficking survivors. • Evaluation of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Human Trafficking Task Forces. • Perception of human trafficking victimization in courts (judges, jurors, prosecutors). • The extent to which existing crime reporting and data systems capture the human trafficking victimization that occurs in a particular jurisdiction. • Trafficking and sex offender registries. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 27, 2015.
Humanities Initiatives – NEH Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities are intended to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities in subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature. These grants may be used to enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones. NEH Humanities Initiatives may • create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities; • support new humanities programs (which may include but are not limited to new humanities minors, first-year seminars, and capstone courses), and enhance existing ones; • support humanities contributions to professional training (in such fields as business, law, economics, technology, and nursing and medicine); • develop bridge programs for at-risk and nontraditional students; • help institutions take advantage of humanities resources, especially in the digital humanities; and; • support collaborative projects in the humanities between the applicant institution and another institution, such as a college or university, a school or school system, a museum or library, or a historical or cultural society. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 25, 2015.
Energy and Mineral Development Grants – The Bureau of Indian Affairs solicits proposals to assess, evaluate, or otherwise promote the processing, use, or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. Eligible Applicants are Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized). Current Closing Date for Applications: June 23, 2015.
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program (ANNH)
Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program (ANNH) – The purpose of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Alaska Native-Serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to carry out education, applied research, and related community development programs. NIFA intends this program to address educational needs, as determined by each institution, within a broadly defined arena of food and agricultural sciences-related disciplines. Priority will be given to those projects that enhance educational equity for under represented students; strengthen institutional educational capacities; prepare students for careers related to the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems of the United States; and maximize the development and use of resources to improve food and agricultural sciences teaching programs. Current Closing Date for Applications: April 27, 2015.
Offender Reentry Program (ORP) – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Offender Reentry Program (ORP) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced substance-abusing adult offenders/ex-offenders who are returning to their families and community from incarceration in state and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers (hereafter known as “the population of focus”). For the purpose of this RFA, sentenced substance-abusing adult offenders/ex-offenders are defined as persons 18 years of age or older (or adults as defined by your state or tribal law) under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system who have been sentenced to incarceration as adults and who have a substance use and/or co-occurring mental disorders. If your state or tribe uses a different age range for adult offenders, you must document how the age of “adults” is defined in your state or tribal justice system. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services. Because reentry transition must begin in the correctional facility before release, limited funding may be used for certain activities in institutional correctional settings in addition to the expected community-based services. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 25, 2015.
Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country, 2016-2019 – This award will provide funding through a cooperative agreement to administer annually the Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) data collection and analysis activities for four iterations of the survey: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The SJIC is used to describe changes in the inmate population of jails in Indian country and how these facilities are staffed and operated. Intermittently, via addenda, the SJIC also is used to collect data on the programs and services these facilities provide, such as those related to inmate health care, medical assessments, mental health screening procedures, counseling programs, and education programs. The goals of this project are to field the survey instrument and to analyze the data it collects to produce high quality and accurate data and analyses for the 2016 through 2019 iterations of the SJIC. In addition, BJS expects the award recipient to recommend enhancements for the Survey. Eligible applicants are national, regional, state, or local public and private entities, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, federally recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and units of local government that support initiatives for improving the functioning of the criminal justice system. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 26, 2015.
EONS 2014 — Appendix M MUREP American Indian and Alaskan Native STEM Partnership – Only accredited American Indian and Alaskan Native Serving Institutions in the United States are eligible to apply for this NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN). Proposers to this CAN are required to have the following, no later than the due date: 1) a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, 2) a valid registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) [formerly known as the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)], 3) a valid Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code, 4) a valid registration with NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) (this also applies to any entities proposed for sub-awards or subcontracts.) Consult Appendix M Section 3 for more eligibility information. NASA’s Office of Education’s mission is to advance high quality STEM education. Through this solicitation, NASA is strengthening involvement with higher education institutions to ensure that NASA can meet future workforce needs in STEM fields. Participation in NASA projects and research stimulates increasing numbers of students to continue their studies at all levels of the higher education continuum and earn advanced degrees in these critical fields. NASA MUREP American Indian and Alaskan Native STEM Partnership (MAIANSP) goals: • Increase the level of STEM literacy and engagement of the American Indian and Alaskan Native secondary and postsecondary levels through the utilization of culturally relevant and responsive subject matter. • Create a diverse, highly skilled, and motivated future workforce in computer-related sciences. • Advance the understanding of how to effectively teach computer programming concepts to historically underrepresented and underserved populations. NASA MUREP American Indian/Alaskan Native STEM Partnership (MAIANSP) objectives: • Increase the number of historically underrepresented and underserved students who engage/graduate in computer science studies; • Improve the rates at which students, who historically have been underrepresented in NASA-related fields, are awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees at their respective universities in NASA-related fields; • Increase the diversity of the NASA STEM workforce; and • Strengthen two-year and four-year MSIs in their curricula in order to attract more students into STEM-based academic programs, retain them, and prepare them for success when they take the next steps in their education or in their careers. Every institution that intends to submit a proposal to this CAN, including the proposed prime award or any partner whether an informal education institution, other non-profit institutions, state and local Government agencies, and other organizations that will serve as sub-awardees or contractors, must be registered in NSPIRES. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 23, 2015.