United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service Does your organization provide education or health care services in rural areas? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting proposals for its 2021 Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT) grants program. The goal of the DLT program is to enable and improve rural access to education, training, and health care through modern telecommunications technology. This 27-year-old program has helped to establish hundreds of distance learning and telemedicine systems in rural areas throughout the United States. Proposals for this year’s solicitation are due June 4, 2021.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Does your government agency work with Community Health Workers (CHWs)? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now accepting applications for its 2021 program, Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR), which supports the goals of the CARES Act in preventing COVID-19 and protecting individuals from the public health implications of the pandemic. This program supports the training, deployment, and engagement of CHWs across the country to support COVID-19 response efforts. Applicants may propose a variety of strategies for scaling up the capacity of CHWs, with a focus on communities and populations that have been most affected by COVID-19. CCR proposals are due May 24, 2021.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Attention two-year institutions of higher education! NSF is now accepting proposals for its program, Advancing Innovation and Impact in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-Year Institutions of Higher Education. This program aims to advance undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education through a variety of potential research-informed approaches, with the ultimate goal of building a more diverse STEM workforce. Proposed projects should build upon previous research in STEM education and result in field-tested outcomes and products. NSF accepts proposals for this program at any time; however, to be considered for funding in 2021, applicants must submit their proposals prior to May 28, 2021.

National Endowment for the Humanities Attention humanities folks! If your organization is seeking funding to create digital humanities products such as websites, mobile applications, virtual tours, interactive touch screens, kiosks, or other projects, then you might be interested in this opportunity. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for its Digital Projects for the Public program to support the research, design, development, and distribution of digital products and platforms that will ultimately deepen public understanding of humanities content and ideas.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Does your organization work to address substance use among local youth? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This program supports community coalitions that work together to prevent substance use among youth ages 18 years and younger. DFC aims to establish and strengthen multisector collaboration in these efforts to address community-level factors that increase the risk of substance use, and to promote the factors that minimize the risk of substance use among youth. DFC proposals are due May 10, 2021.

Department of Education – Office of Postsecondary Education Attention institutions of higher education! The Department of Education – Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) is now accepting proposals for its 2021 Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. The goal of CCAMPIS is to support low-income parents in their postsecondary education pursuits through the provision of campus-based child care services. Proposals for this program are due June 1, 2021.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Does your organization provide direct services to individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD)? SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) grant program. The MAT-PDOA program aims to expand and/or enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with OUD. The funder is focused on two primary outcomes: 1) an increase in the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT and 2) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up. Proposals for this program are due April 27, 2021.

National Endowment for the Arts Is your organization looking for project-based funding to support activities that further the arts? The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently opened applications for its Challenge America program. This program supports small organizations working to reach underserved populations through the arts across a variety of disciplines (dance, folk and traditional, media arts, music, visual arts, etc.), arts programming, education, marketing and promotional activities, and organizational planning.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Attention previous recipients of Drug-Free Communities (DFC) awards! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Local Drug Crises Grants program, which builds upon past DFC and CARA programs focused on substance use prevention. This opportunity aims to prevent opioid, methamphetamine, and/or prescription drug use/misuse among youth ages 12-18. Proposals for this program are due April 1, 2021.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Attention institutions of higher education! NSF is now accepting proposals to its Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program. S-STEM provides funds to domestic institutions of higher education (IHEs) who implement the program and award scholarships to eligible students. S-STEM scholars must be low-income, academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing degrees in STEM fields, such as biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Proposals for this program are due April 7, 2021.