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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
RPIC COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT $250,000.00

The Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) provides planning support, technical assistance, and training to communities to foster placemaking activities in rural communities. Funds can help enhance capacity for broadband access, preserve cultural and historic structures, and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces. Applicants must demonstrate existing and proposed partnerships with public, private, philanthropic, Tribal and community partners to provide assistance in implementing the placemaking plan. This funding announcement supports the delivery of technical assistance and training in visioning, planning, and assisting communities to implement placemaking efforts in rural communities under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341609
Procurement Technical Assistance Program -Option Period for Existing Award Recipients $1,000,000.00

This funding opportunity is for option award periods for existing Procurement Technical Assistance Centers.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341594
PEPFAR Community Led Monitoring – Mozambique $100,000.00

Section A. Funding Opportunity Program Description Funding Flow: ($50,000) Funding Ceiling Heights: ($100,000) Period of Performance: Up to 24 months Type of Solicitation: Open Competition Eligibility Category: Non-profit Mozambican Community Based organizations (CBOs) which includes Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), group of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) or Affected by HIV and networks of Key Populations (KP) + people with disabilities Questions Deadline: 11:59 PM 07 August 2022 A. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Embassy in Mozambique/Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announces this an Open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for the projects that support Community Led Monitoring. Geographic Region: Projects which may be funded will cover the following Geographic Regions: PEPFAR-supported HIV treatment (AJUDA sites) in Maputo Province, Inhambane Province, Gaza Province, Nampula Province, Manica Province, Sofala Province and Tete Province. Note: Projects will be in these provinces with districts and health facility sites determined by the applicant during the application phase. The list of the health facilities can be found in the US Embassy website: https://mz.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/pepfar-us-presidents-emergenc… . Organizations can select up to 4 Health Units each. A proposal for 4 Health Units is eligible for 50,000USD per year and for 2 Health Units is eligible for 25,000USD per year. Funder will ensure that sites will not overlap with current organizations supporting community led monitoring activities at the same health facility or in the same communities. The selection committee will endeavor to fund organizations in each of the selected provinces. Should there not be a proposal submitted from one of the provinces listed above, the discretion will fall to the PEPFAR Coordination Office to determine which additional organizations to fund. A.1. Background The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) guidance for the Country Operational Plan for FY23 (COP22) states that it is a minimum program requirement that HIV affected populations are provided continuous, quality, client-centered services, and that independent, routine, national community-led monitoring efforts to improve the accessibility and quality of services are part of the HIV response. Towards this end, the PEPFAR Coordination Office intends to fund Non-profit Mozambican Community Based organizations (CBOs) including Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and group of persons living with HIV/AIDS or Affected by HIV/AIDS and networks of Key Populations + individuals with disabilities to initiate, lead, and implement community-led monitoring (CLM). HIV community-led monitoring (CLM) is an accountability mechanism for HIV responses at different levels, led and implemented by local community-led organizations of people living with HIV, networks of key populations, other affected groups, or other community entities. Community-led monitoring (CLM) is a process initiated, led, and implemented by local community-based organizations and other civil society groups, networks of key populations, people living with HIV, and other affected groups or other community entities that gathers quantitative and qualitative data about HIV services and develops and advocates for solutions to the gaps identified during data collection. The focus is on getting input from recipients of HIV services, especially key populations, and underserved groups, in a routine and systematic manner that will translate into action and change. CLM is central to PEPFAR’s person-centered approach because it puts communities, their needs, and their voices at the center of the HIV response. These organizations will document the experiences of beneficiaries of HIV services in a routine and systematic manner, using data routinely collected from clinic users. These data will focus on the accessibility and quality of HIV services. These data will be analyzed by communities and used to develop community-led interventions at the facility, district, provincial and national levels to correct the problems uncovered by community-led monitoring, ultimately leading to improved HIV outcomes. Technical assistance, including training on methods and tools as well as other needed support, will be provided to all recipient organizations. A.2. Goals Objectives and Expected Outcomes: The Recipient agrees to perform the program and meet the specific objectives below: 1.Education on health-related rights and duties for People Living with HIV and Key Population; 2.Listening and monitoring of patients’ barriers and concerns identified on access to health services; 3.Improve patients’ literacy on stigma and discrimination; 4.Independent evidence-based advocacy based on findings from community-led monitoring. A.3. Expected Results: Expected results include the following: Improve the quality of services provided at the health facility; Create demand for humanized health services; Reduce stigma and discrimination at affected communities; Increase the proportion of PLHIV on treatment retained in Anti-Retroviral Treatment at the health facility. A.4. Main Activities:To achieve the goals and expected results, the program should include the following: Implement 5 cycles of CLM, including quantitative and qualitative data collection (patient interviews, health provider interviews and health facility observations): 1.Data collection: Collect information at facility and community level 2.Analysis and translation: Translate data collected into actionable insights 3.Engagement and Dissemination: Bring information to the attention of facility, national, and funding decision-makers 4.Advocacy: Advocate for changes and policy and practice 5.Monitoring: Monitor implementation of promised changes Conduct community education sessions around health rights for PLHIV including Key Population; Convene smaller groups to hear concerns/grievances regarding barriers to care and treatment; Participate in the health (community) and co-management (facility) committees to discuss about the identified grievances and advocacy and follow up purposes; Collaborate with health facility staff to ensure presentation/discussion of grievances reported by patients and to seek resolution of grievances that meet the needs of patients and PLHIV; A.5. Performance Indicators: The following are required indicators: Output 1: Reach to patients at the health facilities and communities (numbers of unique patients reached with sessions) Output 2: Number of barriers/grievances identified during education sessions, health facilities observations and health provider’s interviews Output 3: Number of actions taken, and the results obtained based on grievances identified Other indicators will be developed according to the national CLM program guidance, which is currently being finalized.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341590
Annual Program Statement – Public Diplomacy Small Grants $25,000.00

Public Diplomacy (PD), at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) outlines strategic themes of interest and procedures for submitting requests for funding. This funding opportunity invites project proposals in five areas: U.S.-India economic ties, U.S.-India education ties, equity and inclusion, climate change, and media/journalism. While a proposal may address multiple objectives, each proposal should clearly articulate how the project advances at least one of the objectives. Topics and objectives 1. Increasing India’s Role in Regional and Global Supply Chains 2. Strengthen U.S.-India Education Ties 3. Promote Equity and Inclusion 4. Address Climate Change 5. Support a Free and Fair Media Environment (Please refer the full announcement available in related documents Tab)

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341555
Case Management Pilot Program $5,000,000.00

The Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP) makes funds available to local governments and/or nonprofits to provide voluntary case management and other services to noncitizens in immigration removal proceedings. CMPP funds will be awarded to eligible subrecipients through the CMPP National Board, chaired by the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The CMPP National Board is charged with awarding funds to eligible local governments and nonprofit organizations and managing the pilot program.CMPP services are to be made available to non-detained noncitizens in immigration removal proceedings, including those enrolled in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Alternatives to Detention (ATD), in geographic locations served by the CMPP. CMPP service providers will provide case management services including but not limited to: mental health services; human and sex trafficking screening; legal orientation programs; cultural orientation programs; connections to social services; and for individuals who will be removed, reintegration services. Connection to a range of services that CMPP participants identify as a priority could include access to counsel, affordable housing, childcare, transportation, healthcare, schooling, language classes, and orientation. CMPP makes funds available to local governments and/or nonprofits to provide case management and culturally, trauma-informed, and linguistically responsive services to noncitizens in immigration removal proceedings who affirmatively volunteer to participate in the program. CMPP funds will be awarded to eligible sub-recipients through the Board. The Board is charged with awarding funds to eligible local governments and nonprofit organizations and managing the pilot program.The CMPP aligns with the 2020-2024 DHS Strategic Plan through pursuing Goal 2.3, Enforce U.S. Immigration Laws. Specifically, the CMPP will help the Department achieve the associated desired outcome: "Enforce immigration laws throughout the United States in a manner that upholds the rule of law, American values, and national security."

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341541
Veterans Cemetery Grants $45,000,000.00

VA has awarded grants totaling more than $910 million to establish, expand, improve, operate and maintain 120 Veterans cemeteries in 48 states and territories including tribal trust lands, Guam, and Saipan. In fiscal year 2020, NCA grant funded state cemeteries provided more than 37,268 interments.Grants may be used only to establish, expand or improve Veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state, territory or tribal government on trust land. Aid is granted only to states, U.S. territories and federally recognized tribal governments, not to private organizations, counties, cities or other government agencies.VA can provide up to 100 percent of the development cost for an approved project. For establishment of new cemeteries, VA can provide for operating equipment as well. VA cannot pay for acquisition of land.Cemeteries funded under the grant program must conform to the standards and guidelines pertaining to site selection, planning and construction prescribed by VA.Cemeteries must be operated solely for the interment of Veterans (as defined in 38 CFR part 39.2), and their eligible family members (see 38 CFR part 39.10).The administration, operation, and maintenance of a VA-supported state cemetery is solely the responsibility of the state, territory or tribal government.VA is authorized to reimburse states "plot allowance" of up to $828.00 for expenses incurred in the burial of certain eligible Veteran.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341508
FY 2022 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Innovations in Citizenship Education $250,000.00

OoC is charged with promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. USCIS recognizes that naturalization is a key milestone in the civic integration of immigrants. Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and U.S. history and government, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully integrate into society. Through preparing for naturalization, immigrants gain tools to become successful citizens and meet their responsibilities as United States citizens.The goal of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program is to expand the availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services for immigrants across the nation and to provide opportunities for immigrants to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate into the fabric of American society.Educating future citizens is a core component of the Citizenship and Integration Grant program. Citizenship education provides immigrants with the skills and knowledge they need to prepare for citizenship, including instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. history and government, and the naturalization process. Citizenship education programs have always faced challenges, such as student recruitment and retention, hiring qualified instructors, and tracking long-term program success. The COVID-19 pandemic magnified these challenges and created new hurdles to preparing immigrants for citizenship. Simultaneously, the pandemic greatly accelerated change and innovation across nearly every sector. Many citizenship education programs have developed new and innovative ways of preparing students for citizenship. Similarly, welcoming communities are experimenting with creative ways to re-engage and reconnect with both immigrant and native-born populations.Accordingly, USCIS is launching a special initiative – Innovations in Citizenship Education – designed to amplify innovation. USCIS will award innovations grants to organizations that foster creative approaches to preparing immigrants for naturalization and encouraging the civic, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants into their communities.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341445
FY 2022 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Community and Regional Integration Network Grant (CARING) $300,000.00

OoC is charged with promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. USCIS recognizes that naturalization is a key milestone in the civic integration of immigrants. Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and U.S. history and government, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully integrate into society. Through preparing for naturalization, immigrants gain tools to become successful citizens and meet their responsibilities as United States citizens.Certain immigrants, such as those who entered the United States through USCIS’ humanitarian programs, may experience unique challenges with civic, linguistic, economic, cultural, and institutional integration when resettling in the United States, which may impact their progress toward full civic integration. It is critical to provide vulnerable immigrant populations with opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to fully integrate into American society.The goal of the Community and Regional Integration Network Grant (CARING) funding opportunity is to support organizations providing extended integration services to vulnerable immigrant populations. These integration services build upon, but are not intended to replicate, resettlement services funded by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Immigrants who entered the United States one of the following categories are eligible for services under this program: • refugees; • asylees; • Cuban or Haitian entrants; • victims of human trafficking or criminal activity; • abused spouses, children, or parents of U.S. citizens; and • individuals on a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV).

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341432
FY 2022 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services (CINAS) $300,000.00

OoC is charged with promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. USCIS recognizes that naturalization is a key milestone in the civic integration of immigrants. Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and U.S. history and government, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully integrate into society. Through preparing for naturalization, immigrants gain tools to become successful citizens and meet their responsibilities as United States citizens.The goal of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program is to expand the availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services for immigrants across the nation and to provide opportunities for immigrants to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate into the fabric of American society.Additional activities that support this goal include identifying, implementing, and sharing best practices in citizenship preparation; increasing the use of and access to technology in citizenship preparation programs; working with local libraries and museums which serve as vital resources for immigrant communities; and incorporating strategies to foster welcoming communities as part of the citizenship and civic integration process.Since it began in 2009, the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program has awarded more than $112 million through 513 competitive grants to immigrant-serving organizations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Now in its 14th year, the program has helped more than 290,500 LPRs prepare for citizenship. The Citizenship and Integration Grant Program supports the objectives of Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024, by promoting integration, inclusion, and citizenship. Furthermore, the goals of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program address the DHS mission to enforce and administer our immigration laws as stated in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review as the program provides immigrants instruction on the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship and information and support on how to apply for naturalization within the authorized practice of immigration law.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341430
FY 2022 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Regional Hub Program (RHP) $1,000,000.00

OoC is charged with promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. USCIS recognizes that naturalization is a key milestone in the civic integration of immigrants. Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and U.S. history and government, encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully integrate into society. Through preparing for naturalization, immigrants gain tools to become successful citizens and meet their responsibilities as United States citizens.The goal of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Regional Hub Program is to expand the availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services for immigrants across the nation and to provide opportunities for immigrants to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate into the fabric of American society.Thanks to additional funding from Congress, USCIS can attain broader reach by revitalizing the hub and spoke model of the FY 2010-FY 2011 USCIS National Capacity Building grant program. Applicants are expected to serve as a hub for communication and information sharing on citizenship preparation among their affiliates/members and within the broader community. This enhances the traditional direct services grant programs (CINAS and CARING) through the principal applicant’s provision of ongoing capacity building and technical assistance, overall programmatic and fiscal management of all grant-funded activities, and management of sub-applicants’ program performance and outcomes. The sub-applicants must develop or expand and enhance a direct citizenship preparation program, including Citizenship Instruction Services and Naturalization Application Services, in conjunction with the principal applicant. Additional activities that support this goal include identifying, implementing, and sharing best practices in citizenship preparation; partnering and coordinating citizenship preparation efforts with state and/or local governments, particularly Offices of New Americans and/or Immigrant Affairs; increasing the use of and access to technology in citizenship preparation programs; working with local libraries and museums which serve as vital resources for immigrant communities; and incorporating strategies to foster welcoming communities as part of the citizenship and civic integration process. The Citizenship and Integration Grant Program supports the objectives of Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024, by promoting integration, inclusion, and citizenship. Furthermore, the goals of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program address the DHS mission to enforce and administer our immigration laws as stated in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review as the program provides immigrants instruction on the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship and information and support on how to apply for naturalization within the authorized practice of immigration law.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341429