National Endowment for the Humanities – Public Humanities Projects Attention humanities professionals! The National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) recently opened applications for the Public Humanities Projects program to bring ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. The NEH seeks projects that engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in history, literature, ethics, and art history. Projects may include in-person, hybrid, or virtual programming. Applications for this program are due January 11, 2023.

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United States Department of Agriculture Attention broadband providers, local governments and officials, and cooperatives! The Rural Utilities Service, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is accepting proposals for its Rural eConnectivity Program. This program provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. By facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, the program will fuel long-term economic development and opportunities in rural America. Applications may be submitted beginning September 6, 2022, through November 2, 2022.

Health Resources and Services Administration Attention institutions of higher education, community-based healthcare organizations, and school districts! The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has various upcoming opportunities for healthcare professional training programs. This announcement features healthcare opportunities specifically focused on training networks for underserved and diverse communities. Upcoming posts through the end of July will feature opportunities for training related to nursing, residency, secondary education outreach, and substance abuse. About the agency HRSA programs provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. This includes programs that deliver health services to people with HIV, pregnant people, mothers and their families, those with low incomes, residents of rural areas, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and those otherwise unable to access high-quality health care. HRSA programs also support health infrastructure, including training health professionals and distributing them to areas where they are needed most, providing financial support to health care providers, and advancing telehealth. In addition, HRSA oversees programs for providing discounts on prescription drugs to safety net providers, facilitating organ, bone marrow, and cord blood transplantation, compensating individuals injured by vaccination, and maintaining data on health care malpractice payments.

Health Resources and Services Administration Attention institutions of higher education, community-based healthcare organizations, elected officials, and school districts! The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has various upcoming opportunities for healthcare professional training programs. This announcement features three forecasted opportunities specifically focused on nursing for rural and underserved communities. Upcoming posts through the end of July will feature opportunities for training related to nursing, residency, secondary education outreach, and substance abuse.

Health Resources and Services Administration Attention institutions of higher education, community-based healthcare organizations, elected officials, and school districts! The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has various upcoming opportunities for healthcare professional training programs. While the specific goals of these programs differ, the overarching goal is to provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. This announcement features three forecasted opportunities specifically focused on nursing for rural and underserved communities. Upcoming posts throughout July will feature opportunities for training related to nursing, residency, secondary education outreach, and substance abuse. About the agency HRSA programs provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. This includes programs that deliver health services to people with HIV, pregnant people, mothers and their families, those with low incomes, residents of rural areas, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and those otherwise unable to access high-quality health care. HRSA programs also support health infrastructure, including through training of health professionals and distributing them to areas where they are needed most, providing financial support to health care providers, and advancing telehealth. In addition, HRSA oversees programs for providing discounts on prescription drugs to safety net providers, facilitating organ, bone marrow, and cord blood transplantation, compensating individuals injured by vaccination, and maintaining data on health care malpractice payments. As part of a series, funding Friday will highlight HRSA opportunities focused on training for the healthcare workforce, both available and forecasted. This week starts with training opportunities for nursing, managed by the Division of Nursing and Public Health, featuring the following forecasted opportunities currently projected with January 2023 deadlines:
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), focuses on increasing the number of qualified nursing faculty nationwide by funding accredited schools of nursing to establish and operate a student loan fund for students enrolled in advanced education nursing degree programs and who are committed to become nurse faculty.
  • Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW), supports academic clinical partnerships that educate and graduate primary care Nurse Practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives who are academically and clinically prepared for transition to practice in rural and underserved communities. The goal of the program is to increase access to needed primary medical care for these populations.
  • Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (NAT), aims to increase the number of new Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists nationwide and to prepare them to provide care and practice in rural and underserved communities.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Attention educators, researchers, institutions of higher education (IHEs), and students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields! NSF is now accepting proposals to its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by NSF. The goal of the program is to increase the participation of underrepresented student groups in research by involving students who might not otherwise have the opportunities. The two types of support for student research are REU Sites and REU Supplements. Applications for this program are due September 6, 2022.

Competitive Grants Program U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service Does your organization work to improve local food access? Do you work with food gardens, rooftop farms, green walls, or other urban or innovative agricultural practices? If you answered yes to either question, then check out this great opportunity from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Natural Resources Conservation Service under the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production agency recently announced grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. The two types of UAIP grants being made available for application under this NFO are Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. Applications for this program are due August 8, 2022.