Roundup Reel: Early February Edition

February 3, 2012 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

(The Roundup Reel features some of the recent funding-related developments that you may have missed.) The Department of Housing and Urban Development will hold a conference call on Monday (Feb. 6) about its fiscal year 2012 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation program, which we mentioned in our blog post on Jan. 24. Given how competitive the program is, and its impact on communities, we strongly encourage prospective applicants to participate. Click here to RSVP for the call, and click here to send questions in advance. More information about the overall Choice Neighborhoods program – both its implementation and planning grants – is available here.

Michael Wood, the executive director of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, recently highlighted an impressive accomplishment on the Recovery blog.

And Kathleen Tighe, the incoming RATB chair (who will replace the retiring Earl Devaney), wrote about stepping into that important role.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a public meeting on March 29 to request stakeholder input on the recent amendment to section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act, allowing 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University, and the University of the District of Columbia to compete for federal funds through the Extension Integrated Pest Management Competitive Grants Program.

The Department of Energy released a pre-solicitation for an upcoming funding opportunity, tentatively titled U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects. The agency also announced a Feb. 7 public meeting to obtain comments from prospective applicants.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced a March 26 public meeting to obtain comments and stakeholder input for a new competitive program entitled Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Institutions.

NIFA also announced a Feb. 22 meeting public meeting to solicit public comments about the development of the fiscal year 2013 program solicitations and the FY 2014 budget for the competitive Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grants program.

The Department of Health and Human Services released the omnibus funding announcements for its Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant programs.

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