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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Support for Distance English Language Education for Ukrainian Secondary Schools $175,000.00

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY KYIV Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Support for Distance English Language Education for Ukrainian Secondary Schools Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-Ukraine-2022-13 Email address: KyivRELO@state.gov A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Kyiv (PAS Kyiv) announces an open competition for proposals for cooperative agreements that foster the development of online English language learning and teaching in Ukraine. The grantee will provide assistance to the Ministry of Education and Science (MOES) in Ukraine to streamline the online English language teaching process in Ukrainian secondary schools and to support the Distance Education Model for Learning English. The Grantee will coordinate closely with administrators and curriculum specialists at MOES to address the following needs: develop a new online English language teaching content; provide technical and software support and advice; and train in-service teachers in implementing the content. As appropriate, a U.S. English Language Specialist may support this project through advising and training. The work is expected to impact Ukrainian students learning online. Program Objectives: 1. Improve English language education for Ukrainians, including education delivered virtually and in blended formats. 2. Build capacity of Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine to offer high-quality online education for Ukrainian secondary students. 3. Strengthen ties between the United States and Ukraine through collaborative activities and products that promote mutual understanding and democratic values. Participants and Audiences: · The grantee will be expected to work closely with Ukrainian MOES administrators and curriculum specialists, as well as English language teachers in Ukraine. · The activities will directly inform the work of Ukrainian teacher trainers, teachers, and students. B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Length of performance period: September 25, 2022 to December 31, 2023 Number of awards anticipated: one Total available funding: $175,000, pending the availability of funds Type of Funding: FY22 Foreign Assistance Funds Anticipated program start date: September 25, 2022 This notice is subject to availability of funding. Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative agreement In a cooperative agreement, PAS Kyiv is substantially involved in program activities above and beyond routine monitoring. The Embassy will identify and work closely with partners to carry out the activities, serving as the main conduit of information to the Ukrainian organizations and partners. The Embassy will also be responsible for monitoring the activity and representing the U.S. Government during the course of the programming. In addition, PAS Kyiv will: • provide guidance and feedback on the topics for the professional development program; • advise in the selection of participating instructors; • provide feedback at regular intervals and upon program completion. Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed on or before December 31, 2023 The Department of State will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State. C. ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION 1. Eligible Applicants The following organizations are eligible to apply: Ukrainian and U.S. non-commercial organizations (both Public and Private) are eligible to apply. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations must meet the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). 2. Cost Sharing or Matching Cost sharing is encouraged, but there is no requirement for cost sharing or matching funds for this competition. 3. Other Eligibility Requirements In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D for information on how to obtain these registrations. a) Technical Eligibility: All proposals must comply with the requirements and guidance included in this NOFO. Not following the guidance will result in the proposal being declared technically ineligible and given no further consideration in the review process. b) Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition. If more than one proposal is received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the review process. Please note: Applicant organizations are defined by their legal name, and EIN number as stated on their completed SF-424 and additional supporting documentation outlined in the PSI document. c) Taxes: Successful applicants are responsible for complying with all applicable tax treaties and federal, state and local laws on tax withholding and reporting for project participants. D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION 1. Address to Request Application Package Interested applicants may request the full text of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) via email to KyivRELO@state.gov. The NOFO may also be found on www.grants.gov as well as the website of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv: https://ua.usembassy.gov/education-culture/regional-english-language-of…

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341610
Enabling SUD Digital Therapeutics Research to Improve Payor Adoption (R44- Clinical Trial Only) $2,500,000.00

To ensure that digital therapeutics that have been or are in the development for SUD are adopted, this funding opportunity concept aims to fund clinical trials that will generate convincing data to improve adoption by the payors.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341593
Veterans Legacy Grant Program $500,000.00

Funding is interdisciplinary and not restricted according to academic focus or specialization. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher learning, educational institutions, local educational agencies, State educational agencies, or non-profits. Successful applications will: 1. Meet the mission of VLGP to commemorate our Nation’s Veterans and Service members through the discovery and sharing of their stories. VLGP encourages students and teachers at the K-12 levels and universities around the country to immerse themselves in the rich historical resources found within one or more of VA’s 155 national cemeteries or one or more of the 119 VA grant-funded State, Territorial, or Tribal Veterans cemeteries. 2. Include a study of Veterans or Service members interred in one of VA’s national cemeteries or in one of the VA grant-funded State, Territorial, or Tribal cemeteries. 3. Foster engagement in the communities surrounding one or several of these cemeteries. 4. Tell the stories of those interred in these cemeteries with a focus on underrepresented Veterans or Service members, to include, but not limited to, Veterans or Service members underrepresented by race, ethnicity, or identity as well as Veterans or Service members from our LGBTQ+ community, from any period of American history. B. Priorities: Competitive Preference Priorities (CPP) for fiscal year (FY) 2022 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of applications from this annual competition, VA will prioritize applications that align with specific VLGP initiatives, which will be noted as CPPs. We will award up to an additional three points to an application if the application meets one or more of the following CPPs, described in a one-page abstract submitted with the application and listed on the VLGP Profile Form: 1. Successfully showcasing Veterans or Service members interred in these cemeteries with a focus on underrepresented Veterans or Service members, to include, but not limited to, Veterans or Service members underrepresented by race, ethnicity, identity, as well as Veterans or Service members from our LGBTQ+ community, from any period of American history. 2. Creatively highlighting interred Veterans and Service members who have never been studied or researched in previous VLGP project proposals. 3. Maximizing the use of best practices in digital scholarship, pedagogy, scholarly communication and digital public engagement. New CPPs will be outlined in each NOFA each FY it is announced. Note: If applicants wish to be considered for CPP points, applicants must include, in a one-page abstract submitted with the application, a statement

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341566
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
NIDA Program Project Grant Applications (P01 Clinical Trial Optional) Varies

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces the availability of support for collaborative research by multi-disciplinary teams which is of high priority to NIDA and leads to synergistic outcomes based on the synthesis of multiple research approaches. The NIDA Program Projects funding opportunity will support research in which the funding of three or more highly meritorious projects as a group enriches both the component projects and the overall program to offer significant scientific advantages over supporting the same projects as individual research grants (i.e., synergy). For the duration of the award, each Program must consist of a minimum of three research projects focused on issues critical to advance the mission and goals of NIDA.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341558
Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Fund for The Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE): Modeling and Stimulation Program (MSP), Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.116S $1,155,000.00

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Revised Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2021. Purpose of Program: The MSP is designed to promote the study of modeling and simulation at institutions of higher education (IHEs) by promoting the enhancement or development of modeling and simulation degree and certificate programs. Additionally, through this program, the Department will create a task force that will include successful grantees and other content experts to raise awareness and help further define the study of modeling and simulation. Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.116S.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341456
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM – LOCAL PARTNER $130,000.00

The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) invites proposal submissions from Bosnia and Herzegovinian (BiH) public and private non-profit organizations to implement the Youth Leadership and Teacher Professional Development Program, pending the availability of FY 2022 AEECA funds. This NOFO is for the implementation of the BiH component of the Youth Leadership Program. Mandatory Components: 1. The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) should be organized for 18 high school students aged 15-19, and 3 teachers from three communities in BiH to reflect the country’s diversity and administrative divisions, for a total of 21 participants in one program. 2. The Youth Leadership Program is a substantive three to four week exchange program in the United States, and it takes place in at least two different cities. The program should incorporate a pre-departure orientation in Sarajevo and an 8-month period during which participants conduct a Community Action Project (CAP) in their hometowns. 3. The program should include group discussions, experiential learning activities, and exercises that focus on the themes outlined below and include aspects of leadership, teambuilding, collective problem-solving skills, effective communication, appreciation of diversity, and management skills. Participants should gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. 4. The program should represent diverse BiH political and social viewpoints, as well as other aspects of diversity. The program should foster the Embassy’s mission to promote mutual understanding between citizens of other countries and citizens of the United States. 5. The program should include a monitoring plan for follow-on engagement and project implementation once participants return home. In addition to developing participants’ leadership skills, the program should provide participants with an in-depth examination of one of the themes outlined below. Youth Leadership Program Themes: The Youth Leadership Program will introduce participants to a comprehensive survey of civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. Activities will focus on building their knowledge and skill levels in these areas. The students and educators will participate in workshops, community service activities, meetings with community leaders, and discussion groups and will have opportunities for substantive interaction with each other and their American peers. The program should explore topics such as citizenship, community building, economic development, grassroots activism, political leadership, and volunteerism in the modern age. The Program should require participants to develop innovative and practical plans to become engaged citizens in their own communities and to implement an action plan to address a particular need. Detailed Outline of Award Recipient’s Responsibilities: 1) Preparation a) In cooperation with Public Diplomacy Section (PDS), participate in the recruitment and selection of the program participants. b) In consultation with PDS, hire psychologists and other staff necessary for project implementation. c) In cooperation with PDS, and the American implementing partner, conduct a pre-departure orientation for participants in Sarajevo, providing general and program-specific information, as well as intercultural training. d) Administer the booking of flights and purchasing plane tickets for participants’ travel to U.S. e) Administer per diem and travel allowances for the participants for pre-departure, departure, and arrival. f) Provide logistical support for the program participants (renting of the conference rooms, hotels, organization of local transportation for pre-departure orientation, departure, and arrival, etc.) g) Optional: One to two team members travel to the U.S. to participate in 7 days of activities with program participants and the U.S. partner, in cooperation with the U.S. partner and PDS. 2) Follow-on Activities a) In cooperation with PDS, provide additional follow-on instruction and practical skills training to implement their projects after the conclusion of the program. b) Provide logistical support for the program participants in participating cities (renting of the conference rooms, hotels, organization of the local transportation for follow-on activities, etc.) c) Provide a closing session to summarize project activities, prepare participants to present their follow-on activities to U.S. partners and the U.S. Embassy d) In cooperation with PDS, organize follow-up gatherings with program participants and their parents in participating cities and Sarajevo. 3) Alumni Activities a) In cooperation with PDS, organize a reunion of the alumni program participants. 4) Design and implement an evaluation plan that assesses the impact of the program. 5) Work in consultation with PDS in the implementation of the program, provide timely reporting of progress, and comply with financial and program reporting requirements. 6) Manage all financial aspects of the cooperative agreement, including per-diem disbursements to the participants and management of sub-award relationships with partner organizations. Detailed Outline of the PDS’s Responsibilities: 1) Provide assistance in managing the recruitment and selection of the participants. 2) Make the final decision on program participants. 3) Provide advice and assistance in the execution of all program components. 4) Provide assistance for visa interviews for the participants. 5) Facilitate interaction within the Department of State, to include ECA, the regional bureaus, and post. 6) Arrange meetings with Department of State/Embassy officials if necessary. 7) Approve host family applications, publicity materials, and the calendar of exchange activities. 8) Monitor and evaluate the program, through regular communication with the award recipient and possibly one or more site visits. 9) Perform an annual performance evaluation/review. Satisfactory performance and the availability of funds is a condition of continued administration of the program and execution of all option years.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341463
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): School Choice & Improvement Programs (SCIP): Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Program, Assistance Listing Number 84.215N $6,000,000.00

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. For the addresses for obtaining and submitting an application, please refer to our Revised Common Instructions for Applicants to Department of Education Discretionary Grant Programs, published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2021. Purpose of Program: The PN program is authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The purpose of the PN program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children and youth living in the most distressed communities of the United States, including ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. The program serves neighborhoods with high concentrations of individuals with low incomes; multiple signs of distress, which may include high rates of poverty, childhood obesity, academic challenges, and juvenile delinquency, adjudication, or incarceration; adverse childhood experiences (ACEs); and schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under section 1111(d) of the ESEA. All strategies in the continuum of solutions must be accessible to children with disabilities and English learners. Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.215N.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341452
Therapeutic Development of Psychoplastogenic Compounds for Substance Use Disorders (R43/R44 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed) $2,500,000.00

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) to develop psychoplastogenic compounds and related models for drug discovery and drug development for Substance Use Disorders (SUD), excluding alcohol use disorder.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341426
Cancer Prevention and Control Clinical Trials Planning Grant Program (U34 Clinical Trials Optional) $600,000.00

The purpose of this FOA is to facilitate well planned clinical trials across the cancer prevention and control spectrum aimed at improving prevention/ interception, cancer-related health behaviors, screening, early detection, healthcare delivery, management of treatment-related symptoms, supportive care, and the long-term outcomes of cancer survivors. Although the scientific literature or preliminary data may provide the rationale for conducting a clinical trial, investigators often lack critical information about the study population, accrual challenges, intervention, outcome/ endpoints, data/statistical challenges or operational risks necessary to finalize the trial protocol completely. These information gaps can result in multiple protocol changes before and after trial start-up, leading to the need for additional time and expenses that may prevent study completion. Further, the suitability and feasibility of new trial designs, which minimize infrastructure and reduce costs may need to be tested in the context of a particular intervention, at-risk group, symptom or venue. Preparatory studies may fill information gaps and address unknowns, improving trial design and knowledge of trial feasibility and thus saving NCI time and money.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341389