MEP Launches Competitions for 12 MEP Centers; WH Announces Supply Chain Initiative

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) issued a Federal Funding Opportunity for nonprofit organizations to operate state MEP centers in 12 states. The White House also announced a new supply chain innovation initiative to improve the access of small- and medium-sized manufacturers to technologies and resources they need to…

Grants for Combined HIV and Substance Abuse Services!

Grants for Combined HIV and Substance Abuse Services! Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS (“TCE-HIV”) POSTED: 3/13/2015 FUNDING SOURCE: SAMHSA ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits in areas with high HIV/AIDS incidence rates $ AVAILABLE: $12,534,336 GRANTS AVAILABLE: 25 MAX GRANT SIZE: $500,000 DEADLINE: 5/14/2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-15-006 DESCRIPTION: Grants to provide substance…

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarships

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarships Sponsor:          Association on American Indian Affairs   SYNOPSIS:  This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in federally recognized tribes and who are seeking a degree in health or science curriculum.   Deadline(s):      06/01/2015   Web Site: http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/aaia_scholarships.htm Program URL: http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/2015ScholarshipDescriptions/Elizabeth%20and%20Sherman%20Asch%20Memorial%20Scholarship%20Description%20-%202014-2015.pdf

Gates Foundation Reboots Strategy on College Completion

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is relaunching its advocacy agenda to create a more flexible, personalized, affordable and clear U.S. postsecondary education system. At the center of this agenda will be an effort to collect better metrics on student and institutional performance and to extend finance and financial aid options for lower income students.…

Comprehensive Sex Education Grants!

Comprehensive Sex Education Grants! Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) POSTED: 3/9/2015 FUNDING SOURCE: ACF ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit and public agencies in 11 specified states and territories $ AVAILABLE: $30,500,000 GRANTS AVAILABLE: 25 MAX GRANT SIZE: $5,000,000 DEADLINE: 4/23/2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-AK-0984 DESCRIPTION: Grants to reduce the number of…

Local Food Promotion Program Grants

Local Food Promotion Program Grants Sponsor:          Agricultural Marketing Service/Department of Agriculture   SYNOPSIS:   Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), requests applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to competitively award grants to eligible applicants to plan or implement projects that assist in the development, improvement, and/or expansion of local and regional food…

SBA Identifies 11 Barriers to Additive Manufacturing for Entrepreneurs, Small Firms

There are 11 primary barriers to the adoption of additive manufacturing by tech entrepreneurs and small high-growth firms,according to a new report from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy. These 11 barriers were identified via surveys and interviews with entrepreneurs, private industry and other participants. In addition to identifying the 11 barriers, respondents…