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Federal Grant Awards, April 2014

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The benefits of examining grant award notices are numerous. You can survey the geographic spread of the grantees, scan the award amounts and figure what amount to request, and identify what programs/projects were funded to determine your own program/project fit. With this in mind, I will be posting more award notice summaries on our blog in the future.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to support 15 nutrition education programs in 11 states through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations program.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded approximately $38.5 million to 132 programs/projects through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program. Read more.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Managemeny Agency (FEMA) have awarded 159 hiring grants and 67 recruitment grants totally approximately $321 million through the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $4.2 million in grants through the 2013 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) to improve air quality at ports. The grants will go to six ports to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions. Grant recipients are the Port of Seattle, the Port of Hueneme, the Port of Tacoma, the Maryland Port Administration, the Virginia Port Authority, and the Port of Los Angeles. Read more.
  • The Department of the Interior has awarded approximately 15 awards totaling $4.5 million through the Multistate Conservation Grant Program, whose purpose is to address regional or national priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies.


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