Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
OSBDC Funding Opportunity $7,848,264.00

2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity No. OSBDC-2022-02 (Calendar Year) U.S. Small Business Administration / Office of Small Business Development Centers (OSBDC) OPENING DATE: July 30, 2021 CLOSING DATE: September 14, 2021 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issues Notice of Funding Opportunity No. OSBDC-2021-01 (CY) to invite applications from existing SBDC recipient organization currently funded under the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program as authorized by Section 21(a) of the Small Business Act, (15 USC Section 648). The SBDC program is the SBA’s largest matching grant program, funding a service delivery network to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and nascent entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement. The SBDCs, in partnership with SBA’s Office of Small Business Development Centers (OSBDC) and SBA District Offices, develop programs and provide business management and other services that enhance the economic development goals and objectives of SBA and their other respective state and local funding partners. The SBDC program is a broad-based system of assistance for the small business community that links the resources of Federal, state and local governments with those of the educational community and the private sector. Although SBA is responsible for the general management and oversight of the SBDC program, a partnership exists between SBA and the Recipient Organization to effectuate the delivery of assistance to the small business community. Questions about this Notice of Funding Opportunity should be directed to the Office of Small Business Development Centers at
Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers $750,000.00

This notice announces the availability of funds for fiscal year (FY) 2021 and solicits applications from community-based and non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Tribal entities to compete for financial assistance through the Outreach and technical assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (hereinafter referred to as the “2501 Program”).The overall goal of the 2501 Program is to encourage and assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, veteran farmers and ranchers, and beginning farmers and ranchers with owning and operating farms and ranches and in participating equitably in the full range of agricultural, forestry, and related programs offered by USDA. In partnership with the OPPE, eligible entities may compete for funding on projects that provide education and training in agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, agriculturally related services, and USDA programs, and to conduct outreach initiatives designed to accomplish those goals. This partnership includes working closely with OPPE, attend OPPE-led events in your proposed service territory, and collaborate with your State Food and Agriculture Council (SFAC). The SFAC consists of leadership in each state of the following agencies: Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development.
Scientists in Parks Internship Program - Natural Resource Stewardship $3,000,000.00

The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Internship Program provides opportunities for college students, recent graduates, and early career professionals to complete paid internship projects designed to apply the best available science, resource management principles, and interpretation techniques to natural resource stewardship needs in national parks.
Blue and Green Technology Conference 2022 $100,000.00

The U.S. Embassy New Zealand Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations interested in submitting proposals to organize a comprehensive program designed to showcase the best of U.S. and New Zealand green and blue technology to established New Zealand leaders. “Green and blue technologies” are those which are environmentally friendly and promote sustainable ocean activities, clean energy, or products that use alternative fuel technologies. This conference program will create ties between the U.S and New Zealand innovative tech and business industries to increase the use of blue and green technology and improve climate resilience to ensure that we are better prepared to address challenges together in the future. The conference should bring together a group of established leaders in government, private, and university sectors interested in adapting blue and green technologies for their lines of work. The conference should address the research and development, business, and community needs of blue and green technology. The conference should also help participants grow their networks and enable them to work with their peers on issues that affect the region.The location of the conference should be in New Zealand, with preference given to Auckland. The conference should take place before September 30, 2022.
OSMRE Mine Drainage Technology Initiative (MDTI $200,000.00

Grants Officer
Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program $1,000,000.00

The primary objective of the program is to provide grants to Agriculture Innovation Centers that will provide technical assistance to agricultural producers to market value-added agricultural products.
Klamath River Coho Restoration Grant Program (Program) Administration $2,700,000.00

Questions regarding application and submission information and award administration may be submitted to the attention of Ms. Leanne Henderson, Grants Officer, as follows:
Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program $10,000,000.00

The primary objective of the RISE program is to support jobs accelerator partnerships to improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The minimum award per grant is $500,000 and the maximum award amount per grant is $2,000,000. Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 80 percent of eligible project costs. Grant funds may be used to pay for costs directly related to the purchase or construction of an innovation center located in a rural area; costs directly related to operations of an innovation center including purchase of equipment, office supplies, and administrative costs including salaries directly related to the project; costs directly associated with support programs to be carried out at or in direct partnership with job accelerators; reasonable and customary travel expenses directly related to job accelerators and at rates in compliance with 2 CFR 200.474; utilities, operating expenses of the innovation center and job accelerator programs and associated programs; and administrative costs of the grantee not exceeding 10% of the grant amount for the duration of the project.
California Conservation Agreements $75,000.00

Emphasis will be placed on projects that provide technical assistance to NRCS staff in the implementation of Farm Bill conservation programs in California counties. NRCS seeks collaboration with conservation partners and outside entities to perform conservation planning on private lands and complete conservation plans under NRCS conservation planning policy.
2021 Cochran Fellowship Program $150,000.00

The Cochran Fellowship Program is requesting the design and delivery of training activities for Cochran Fellowship Fellows.Since 1984, the U.S. Congress has made funds available to the Cochran Fellowship Program for training agriculturalists from middle-income countries, emerging markets, and emerging democracies. Training opportunities are for senior and mid-level specialists and administrators working in agricultural trade and policy, agribusiness development, management, animal, plant, and food sciences, extension services, agricultural marketing, and many other areas. Individuals selected for Cochran trainings come from both the public and private sectors. All training occurs in the United States. Training programs are designed and organized in conjunction with U.S. universities, USDA and other government agencies, agribusinesses, and consultants. The Cochran Fellowship Program is part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. Since its start in 1984, the Cochran Fellowship Program has provided U.S.-based training for over 18,900 international participants from 126 countries worldwide.Training objectives must support the agricultural extension goals of the Cochran Fellowship Program to assist eligible countries to develop agricultural systems necessary to meet the food and fiber needs of their domestic populations and/or strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and agricultural interests in the United States by providing fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize in agriculture for study in the United States.In general, USDA will identify Fellows based on country-specific topics of importance to the international agricultural trading system and place them with U.S. institutions for 1-2 week intensive programs. These programs are expected to contribute to the strategic goals and objectives of the institutions through a hands-on experience in a “real-world” international trade scenario, providing an opportunity for application of research, extension, or teaching agendas. Host institutions will be able to share the knowledge gained through the program in their classroom and extension work with their faculty, students, extension officers, and constituents; and they will be able to continue to maintain professional contacts with the Fellows after their departure from the United States.SCOPES• Overview of U.S. Beer, Wine, and Spirits for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda• Introduction to U.S. Artisanal and Gourmet Cheese for Thailand• Import/Export Documentation and Sanitary/Logistical Practices at U.S. Ports for Dominican Republic• Regulatory Protocols on Import/Export Documentation and Sanitary/Logistical Practices for Malaysia• Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) Harmonization, European Union (EU) Alignment, and Pesticide Regulation for Turkey• U.S. Wheat Promotion for Vietnam