Support to American-Style Higher Education in Iraq
American-style higher education plays an important role in influencing and educating the next generation of leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), offering students an alternative vision to extremist ideologies, and encouraging economic growth through professional skills development. The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), seeks applications for multiple awards to support American-style higher education programs in Iraq. The objectives of these awards will be to build and increase the institutional capacity of institutions of higher education (IHE) in Iraq, and to enhance partnerships with U.S. and regional IHE for the purposes of research, exchange, and curriculum and pedagogic development, to include faculty exchanges.

Funding Agency: Assistance Coordination
Deadline: June 22, 2020
Amount: $5,000,000
For more information: Go to and search opportunity #SFOP0006412

Impact of RAD on Children in HUD Assisted Households

Funding Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deadline: July 30, 2020
Amount: $750,000
For more information: Go to and search opportunity #FR-6400-N-66

Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Real-Time Transit Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $1.25 Million Public Transportation Innovation funds to projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies that enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler’s experience. FTA is seeking applications for demonstration projects that deploy cutting edge technologies to provide real-time assessment of transit infrastructure and rolling stock conditions. The major goals of this program are to enhance asset management of infrastructure and safety through innovative technologies and allow a more effective way for transit agencies to assess, detect, monitor and track deficiencies and defects related to transit infrastructure.

Funding Agency: DOT/Federal Transit Administration
Deadline: July 17, 2020
Amount: $1,250,000
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Small Grants Program for Leading English Discussion Groups in Sapporo, Japan
The U.S. Consulate General Sapporo is accepting applications for small grants to individuals or organizations to lead an English education program with American cultural content at the Public Affairs Section at the Consulate, located in the Maruyama suburb of Sapporo, Hokkaido. Contingent on the availability of funds, the U.S. Consulate General Sapporo will award multiple grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to fund a series of events to promote English language education, introduce American culture, and/or to encourage future travel and study in the United States. To promote English language, we ask that at least one native-level American English speaker is involved in the proposed activities as a discussion group leader, but that native level speaker does not need to be a U.S. citizen. Proposed activities might include American film screenings, book club discussion groups, guest speakers, musical programs, or the applicant may propose an alternative model. Sessions can be held monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly on or after October 15, 2020 for a minimum six month and maximum two-year period. Sessions may be hosted on-line but preference will be given to in-person gatherings held in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Sapporo. Sessions must be open to the public and cannot be commercial, trade or charitable activities. No for-profit organizations can receive funding through these awards. If awarded, the Grantee will be responsible for coordinating the schedule with the PAS Sapporo. The application should include a proposed activity plan; an audience recruitment plan; and a line-item budget with anticipated programming costs such as honoraria, transportation fees for organizers and guest speakers, and materials and copier fees for publicizing event. Proposals will be evaluated on their potential to effectively promote English language, U.S. culture, and U.S. study abroad or travel and tourism, with particular attention on incorporating new audiences for engagement. This annual notice of funding opportunities outlines our funding priorities and areas of interest, as well as procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please note that this notice supplements specific notices of funding opportunities that may be posted both here and on other relevant sites throughout the year. Any organization or individual interested in applying for funding should carefully follow all instructions.

Funding Agency: U.S. Mission to Japan
Deadline: July 9, 2020
Amount: $2,000
For more information: Go to and search opportunity #PAS-SAPPORO-FY21-0002

OVW Fiscal Year 2020 National Tribal Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault Solicitation
Beginning in 2012, Congress appropriated funds for a national clearinghouse to provide training and technical assistance on sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women. The purpose of the clearinghouse is to provide training and technical assistance designed to improve victim services for and criminal and civil justice response to AI/AN sexual assault victims as well as increase offender accountability for such crimes. This program has previously been awarded with the title National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault (NICCSA). The National Tribal Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault funding may be used to establish, sustain, and/or expand training, educational programs, and technical assistance on issues relating to sexual assault of AI/AN women. Funding priority will be given to applicants proposing innovative ways of reaching a national audience of entities addressing the sexual assault of AI/AN women, including tribal and non-tribal organizations within urban areas.

Funding Agency: Office on Violence Against Women
Deadline: July 23, 2020
Amount: $500,000
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Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Program/National Domestic Violence Hotline
The national domestic violence hotline (hotline) serves as a critical partner in the intervention, prevention and resource assistance efforts of family violence, domestic violence and dating violence service providers. The Hotline provides assistance in the following areas: (1) crisis intervention and counseling by helping the caller identify problems and possible solutions, including making plans for safety in an emergency; (2) education and information about resources on domestic violence and dating violence, children exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault, batterer intervention programs, working through the criminal and civil justice systems; and (3) nationwide referrals to domestic violence shelters and programs, social service agencies, programs addressing the needs of children exposed to domestic violence, legal assistance agencies, economic self-sufficiency programs, and other related services. The entity chosen as the hotline grant recipient must be able to: (1) operate a 24-hour, national, toll-free telephone hotline to provide information and assistance to adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, family and household members of such victims, and persons affected by the victimization; (2) provide assistance and referrals for youth victims of domestic violence and for victims of dating violence who are minors, which may be carried out through a national teen dating violence hotline; (3) provide digital services including chatting and texting as needed to fill the needs of certain users; (4) commit to diversity and ensure the provision of services to underserved populations, including ethnic, racial, and non-English speaking minorities, in addition to older individuals and individuals with disabilities including those with hearing impairments; (5) provide services that include crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, information and referral (including direct connection to service providers); (6) hire and maintain a diverse, skilled and knowledgeable staff (7) demonstrate a record of high quality service to victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence, including a demonstration of support from advocacy groups and State Domestic Violence Coalitions. The Secretary shall give priority to applicants with experience in operating a hotline that provides assistance to adult and youth victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence.

Funding Agency: Administration for Children & Families – ACYF/FYSB
Deadline: July 12, 2020
Amount: $12,000,000
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Institutional Network Award for Promoting Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Research Training (U2C/TL1 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit new Institutional Network Awards (U2C/TL1) to cultivate a highly integrated cohort of people and resources to accelerate kidney, urologic and hematologic research. To maximize integration and promote a true trainee community, Institutions are invited to submit a single, unified U2C/TL1 application to engage, recruit, prepare and sustain the next generation of kidney, urology, and hematology researchers. Applications covering a single metropolitan area are strongly encouraged (see Section III.3).

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Deadline: September 28, 2022
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Examining Long-Term Outcomes Following Exit from HUD-Assisted Housing

Funding Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deadline: July 14, 2020
Amount: $362,000
For more information: Go to and search opportunity #FR-6400-N-58