|Department of Agriculture: |
Rural Development: Community Facilities Loans and Grants
|Ongoing||Varies by program||Eligible areas, typically defined as open country or rural towns with no more 20,000 in population||This program provides support to develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. These facilities include schools, libraries, childcare, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings, and public transit.||Interested applicants should review the Service Center Locator to locate the appropriate Rural Development office at http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app.||http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HCF_CF.html|
|Social Security Administration: |
Ticket to Work Program
|Ongoing||Social Security and SSI beneficiaries with disabilities are eligible to receive tickets and agencies, instrumentalities of states, and private entities are eligible to be an Employment Network.||This program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability beneficiaries with a Ticket they may use to obtain the services and jobs they need from a new universe of organizations called Employment Networks (ENs). Every month a Ticket-holder is employed at a certain wage level, ENs receive revenue.||Program office |
|Department of Agriculture: |
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
|Ongoing||Estimated funds available: $45,100,000. |
Estimated grant range: Up to $130,000 (technical assistance-only grants).
|Microenterprise development organizations (MDOs); including nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, and institutions of higher education||CFDA: 10.870|
This program provides support to microenterprise development organizations for the provision of loans and technical assistance and training to rural microentreprenuers and microenterprises. A 15 percent match for the technical assistance-only grants is required.
|Interested applicants should contact their State’s USDA Rural Development Office for application forms and with questions at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/StateOfficeAddresses.html. ||http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RMAP.html|
|National Science Foundation: |
Developmental and Learning Sciences
January 15 and July 15, annually
|Estimated funds available: $5,000,000. |
Estimated number of awards: 18.
|Nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education||This program supports studies that increase our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning. Additional priorities are to support developmental research that incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, microgenetic, and longitudinal approaches; develops new methods and theories; examines transfer of knowledge from one domain to another and from one situation to another; assesses peer relations, family interactions, social identities, and motivation; examines the impact of family, school, and community resources; assesses adolescents' preparation for entry into the workforce; and investigates the role of demographic characteristics and cultural influences on children's development.||Peter Vishton |