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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
STEAM and Environment Summer Camp $10,000.00

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATEWHA / U. S. EMBASSY NASSAUNotice of Funding OpportunityFunding Opportunity Title: STEAM and Environment Summer CampFunding Opportunity Number: SBF50021GR3004Deadline for Applications: August 31, 2021Assistance Listing Number: 19.040Total Amount Available: $10,000PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe U.S. Embassy Nassau / Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. Department ofState announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out aprogram to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) andEnvironmental Education for at-risk Youth in the Bahamas. Please follow all instructions below.Program Objectives:In his inaugural address, President Biden stated, “We will repair our alliances and engage withthe world once again. Not to meet yesterday’s challenges, but today’s and tomorrow’s. We willlead not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example.”The U. S. Department of State is working with international organizations, civil society, andother governments to support policies and programs that conserve and restore forests; promotesustainable agriculture and fisheries; stop illegal logging, mining, and fishing; and combatwildlife trafficking and marine plastic pollution. These policies and programs help preserve theplanet’s natural beauty and provide economic benefits for generations to come.Additionally, the U. S. Department of State executes public diplomacy programs that promotethe value of science to the general public. It also implements capacity-building programs thattrain young men and women to become science and technology entrepreneurs, strengtheninginnovation ecosystems globally. The Department’s efforts contribute to scientific enterprises thathasten economic growth and advance U.S. foreign policy priorities.The U. S. Embassy Nassau supports programs which empower youth and develop the cutting edgeskills essential to an efficient and capable workforce. As a result of these priorities listedabove, the objective of the STEAM and Environment Summer Camp Federal Assistance Award(Grant) is to empower and educate underserved Bahamian Youth to join the fight against climatechange and protect their natural environment by teaching them valuable STEAM skills.The recipient will develop a summer camp program for underserved youth (age 10-18) thatempowers young Bahamians to create solutions to the climate change challenge through STEAMinitiatives. The four goals of the STEAM and Environment Summer Camp are:1. Foster the positive development and education of at-risk youth through exposure toSTEAM in support of environmental conservation and sustainability.2. Inspire and empower youth to think, design, experiment and create skills and interest forenvironmental and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) careers.3. Encourage youth to pursue and create their own solutions to combating the climatechange at the local level within their communities.4. To promote environmental and STEAM entrepreneurship among Bahamian Youth.The selected recipient will develop a curriculum and execute a Summer Camp for at-riskBahamian Youth focused on developing solutions to combat Climate Change in theircommunities utilizing STEAM and Entrepreneurship.The camp activities must occur during the summer of 2021 and follow COVID-19 protocols toensure the safety of all participants. The funding provided for the award should cover allprogrammatic expenses including stipends, equipment, materials and food for all participants.Cost sharing and/or matching by partnering with other organizations to execute the program isrecommended but not required. Applications will be awarded additional points in the review andscoring process for partnering with other organizations for some aspect of the program. As aresult of participating in this program, all youth should gain a greater appreciation for theenvironment, for their role in combatting climate change, and for STEAM careers.The proposed program should include a group community service project for all participants atthe end of the program; the community service project should be focused on environmentalconservation or sustainability, and the role of STEAM in combatting climate change.Participants and Audiences:The Participant profile for this program is at-risk Bahamian youth ages 10 – 18.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335484
2021 Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) Grants $4,500,000.00

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-94, § 6020, authorized the Secretary of Transportation to establish the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) Program. The purpose of the STSFA Program is to provide grants to States to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms that utilize a user-fee structure to maintain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The FAST Act authorized $15 million in FY 2016, and $20 million annually from FY 2017 through 2020 from the Highway Research and Development Program for grants for the STSFA demonstration projects. The grants are only available to States; however, groups of States can form partnerships for regional or national proposals.[3] Section 6020 of the FAST Act authorizes DOT to enter into agreements with State authorities to demonstrate user-based alternative revenue mechanisms.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335458
Conservation Outreach: Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements $1,000,000.00

Funding Opportunity Summary (For more information, download from the Related Documents tab of this opportunity the Request for Applications (RFA) titled "Request for Applications_USDA-NRCS-NHQ-REJ-21-NOFO0001121")The Office of Outreach and Partnerships Division (OPD) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides leadership and funding to ensure that all programs and services are made accessible to all NRCS customers, fairly and equitably, with emphasis on reaching the underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers and landowners. In this Request for Applications (RFA), NRCS requests applications for four OPD priority areas through the Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements. The goal of this outreach is for NRCS in collaboration with partners to expand the delivery of conservation assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers, including socially disadvantaged, limited resource, beginning, tribal and veteran. Proposals should support activities that introduce the concepts of climate-smart agriculture and to assist producers with planning and implementation of conservation practices and principles.In accordance with 2 CFR §415.1(d), this is a non-competitive RFA restricted to eligible entities listed in section C.1. NRCS has determined that noncompetitive awards under this RFA are in the best interest of the Government and necessary to the accomplishment of the goals of theprogram to provide outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved communities. The anticipated amount for cooperative agreements under this solicitation is approximately $50 million in fiscal year (FY) 2022.Key DatesThis RFA solicits applications for eligible entities to enter into cooperative agreements with NRCS. Applications must be received by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2021. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding.WebinarA webinar for potential applicants will be scheduled for late September. When available, instructions regarding how to access the webinar will be posted in the opportunity on Grants.gov in the Synopsis tab and added to this RFA.Application PackageNRCS expects applicants to read the entire RFA prior to submitting their application to ensure that they understand the program’s requirements. This application checklist provides the required and conditionally required documents for an application package. Conservation Outreach: Racial Equity and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements requires that all application packages include the following, which can be found in the Related Documents tab of the opportunity in Grants.gov: � Project Proposal Templateo Ensure the required format and does not exceed the page limit.o Ensure project excludes unallowable costs and activities per Section D, Part 6, Funding Restrictions. � SF 424 – Application for Federal Assistance � SF 424A – Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs. � Grants.gov Lobbying Form, Certification and Disclosure of LobbyingIf applicable, packages may also be required to include the following documents: � Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) or De Minimis Indirect Cost RateAgreementFederal Financial Assistance TrainingThe funding available through this NFO is Federal financial assistance. Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance. The training is free and available to the public via https://www.cfo.gov/grants-training/. It consists offive modules covering each of the following topics: 1) laws, regulations, and guidance; 2) financial assistance mechanisms; 3) uniform guidance administrative requirements; 4) cost principles; and 5) risk management and single audit. FPAC agencies also apply Federal financial assistance regulations to certain non-assistance awards (e.g., non-assistance cooperative agreements).

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335400
FARM OF THE FUTURE $3,936,000.00

Farm of the Future is a competitive grant program that will be implemented by USDA NIFA to establish an agricultural test bed and demonstration site. It seeks to launch this rural test bed for precision agriculture, smart automation, data connectivity and transfer, and to demonstrate best practices in climate-smart agriculture, forestry, and animal production systems that enhance sustainability and farm profitability. The test bed will evaluate digital and smart technologies to provide accessible, data-driven solutions that support resilient agricultural and value-added practices.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335369
Sustainable Materials Management Grants $150,000.00

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications that support the EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, for the benefit of States or communities within EPA Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and eight Indian Nations). Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product's entire life cycle, we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources and reduce costs. Specifically, this RFA addresses the following programmatic priorities: Sustainable Management of Food, and Sustainable Packaging.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335367
Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages $4,000,000.00

The primary objective of the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons of low-and moderate-incomes. See the ICDBG regulations at 24 CFR 1003.2, the full text of which is available at 24 CFR part 1003. a. Single Purpose Grants. Projects funded by the ICDBG program must principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR 1003.208). These are competitive grants and are the subject of this NOFO. b. Imminent Threat Grants. Projects funded with Imminent Threat grant funds are to address issues that have an immediate negative impact on public health or safety of tribal residents. You do not have to submit an application for an Imminent Threat grant by the deadline established in this NOFO. These funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis until the amount set aside for this purpose is expended. The Imminent Threat request must be submitted to the Area Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) for your region in accordance with ONAP Program Guidance 2018-04, “Imminent Threat Grants” and the requirements in 24 CFR part 1003 subpart E.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335356
FY 2021 STEM Talent Challenge Program $250,000.00

EDA is seeking applications from eligible applicants to create and implement innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) apprenticeship models that complement their respective region’s innovation economy. The STEM Talent Challenge seeks to develop or expand regional workforce capacity to support high-growth, high-wage entrepreneurial ventures, industries of the future (which usually includes industries that leverage emerging technologies), and other innovation-driven businesses that have a high likelihood of accelerating economic competitiveness and job creation in their respective regions and in the United States.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335272
19TH ANNUAL P3 AWARDS: A NATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION FOCUSING ON PEOPLE, PROSPERITY AND THE PLANET $100,000.00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and environmental protection. The EPA offers the P3 competition in response to the environmental and public health challenges in the United States, including those in small, rural, tribal and/or underserved communities. Proposed projects must embody the P3 approach, which is that they have the intention and capability to simultaneously improve the quality of people’s lives, provide economic benefits and protect the environment

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335247
19TH ANNUAL P3 AWARDS: A NATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION FOCUSING ON PEOPLE, PROSPERITY AND THE PLANET $100,000.00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and environmental protection. The EPA offers the P3 competition in response to the environmental and public health challenges in the United States, including those in small, rural, tribal and/or underserved communities. Proposed projects must embody the P3 approach, which is that they have the intention and capability to simultaneously improve the quality of people’s lives, provide economic benefits and protect the environment.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335245
19TH ANNUAL P3 AWARDS: A NATIONAL STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION FOCUSING ON PEOPLE, PROSPERITY AND THE PLANET $100,000.00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and environmental protection. The EPA offers the P3 competition in response to the environmental and public health challenges in the United States, including those in small, rural, tribal and/or underserved communities. Proposed projects must embody the P3 approach, which is that they have the intention and capability to simultaneously improve the quality of people’s lives, provide economic benefits and protect the environment

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335234