Federal Grant Opportunities

The League in partnership with Downs Government Affairs provides a list of federal grants to assist your community college in improving its programs and services. If you have any questions about the following grants, please feel free to reach out to Thomas Downs at TCDowns@downsgovaffairs.com.


Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP) - National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)

Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Estimated Total Program Funding: $79,000,000
Closing Date for Applications: June 14, 2019

Program Description: The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP), National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The FY 2019 HSNTP/NDPC supports efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas, with specific focus on addressing the training needs of the nation. 
For more info visit grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315933

 

Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Maximum Grant Award: $100,000
Closing Date for Applications:  July 12, 2019

Program Description: NEH Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions help strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities by developing new humanities programs, resources, or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project.
For more info visit grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315375

 

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Maximum Grant Award: $100,000
Closing Date for Applications: July 12, 2019

Program Description: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges support community colleges’ commitment to educating students on a variety of educational and career paths. The program funds curricular and faculty development projects that help strengthen humanities programs and/or incorporate humanistic approaches in fields outside the humanities. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes, drawn from humanities areas of studies such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills. Each project must also incorporate a broader institutional vision for the humanities at a community college.
For more info visit grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315276

 

Community College Cyber Pilot Program

Agency: National Science Foundation
Closing Date for Applications: Proposals accepted anytime

Program Description:  Cyberspace is a complex ecosystem that involves computer hardware, software, networks, data, people, and integration with the physical world. Society’s overwhelming reliance on this complex system has exposed fragility and vulnerabilities that defy existing cyber-defense measures. Corporations, agencies, national infrastructure, and individuals continue to suffer cyber-attacks. To protect America’s economic prosperity and security in the 21st century, the nation needs an innovative and efficient cybersecurity education system that will produce an unrivaled cybersecurity workforce as well as a cybersecurity-literate citizenry. Community colleges play an important role in these efforts by offering degrees and industry-recognized credentials that prepare students to fill high-demand cybersecurity jobs. In recognition of this role, NSF supports skilled technical workforce programs at community colleges to develop skills necessary for the Nation’s cybersecurity missions. 
For more info visit grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305254

 

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Agency: National Science Foundation
Estimated Total Program Funding: $68,000,000
Maximum Grant Award: $10,000,000
Closing Date for Applications:  Proposals accepted anytime

Program Description:  The goals of the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program are aligned with the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan (RDSP) and the National Privacy Research Strategy (NPRS) to protect and preserve the growing social and economic benefits of cyber systems while ensuring security and privacy. The NPRS, which complements the RDSP, identifies a framework for privacy research, anchored in characterizing privacy expectations, understanding privacy violations, engineering privacy-protecting systems, and recovering from privacy violations. In alignment with the objectives in both strategic plans, the SaTC program takes an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and holistic approach to cybersecurity research, development, and education, and encourages the transition of promising research ideas into practice. The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both encouraged.  
For more info visit grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307514

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