Grant Opportunities
Below is a list of the grant opportunities that will become available as a result of the ARRA. It is not an exhaustive list; this site will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Featured State Grant Opportunities


Please note that the list below represents grant opportunities wherein the applicant applies directly to the federal government.
Information on programs that will be administered by the State is available on www.Recovery.NJ.gov. This list does not include loan programs or loan guarantee programs.

  • Public Safety and Security
    Public Safety and Security
    COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Hiring Recovery Program: The ARRA provides $1 billion nationally for this program, which enables state and local law enforcement agencies to hire and train community policing professionals. The US Department of Justice provides COPS funding directly to grantees, which can include State, county or local law enforcement agencies.
    Check http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2108 for more information.

    Bryne JAG (Justice Assistance Grants): The ARRA provides nearly $2 billion nationally for these grants, which are used by state and local governments to support criminal justice activities based on local needs and priorities. NJ’s expected share is about $50 million. Funds are distributed through the State and some funding is direct from the federal government to local law enforcement.
    Check http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html for more information, as well as http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/2009/approved/20090304a.html.

    Edward Byrne Competitive Grant Program: The ARRA provides $225 million for competitive grants to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to assist victims or crime, and youth mentoring. The US Department of Justice awards these funds directly to the agencies selected, which may include the State, county or local agencies as well as private service providers.
    Check http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html for more information.

    Transitional Housing Assistance Grants to Victims of Violence Against Women: The ARRA provides $50 million in competitive funding for temporary housing and support services for victims of violence.
    Check http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/thousing_grant_desc.htm for more information.

    Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program: The ARRA provides $50 million nationally for ICAC initiatives to help states and local entities develop effective strategies to deal with internet luring and child pornography cases. More information is needed to determine whether these funds will be competitively awarded.
    Check http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/recoveryact.html for more information.

    FEMA State and Local Programs – Public Transportation and Railroads Security: The ARRA provides $150 million in grants for transportation and rail security consistent with implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. Details are not yet available.
    Check http://www.fema.gov/ for more information in upcoming weeks.

    FEMA State and Local Programs – Port Security: The ARRA provides $150 million for port security and a portion of these funds are expected to be awarded competitively.
    Check http://www.fema.gov/ for more information in upcoming weeks.

    FEMA State and Local Programs – Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program: The ARRA provides $210 million for competitive grants for modernization of fire stations. Details are not yet available.
    Check http://www.firegrantsupport.com/afg/ for more information on the program.
  • Economic and Community Development
    Economic and Community Development
    Community Development Financial Institutions Program: The ARRA provides $100 million nationally for competitive awards to certified community development entities or community development financial institutions.
    Check http://www.cdfifund.gov/ for more information.

    Economic Development Assistance Grants: The ARRA provides $150 million in funding for Economic Development Assistance Programs. Eligible applicants include cities, public and non-profit associations or organizations, and others.
    Check http://www.eda.gov/Home/EDAHomePage.xml for more information in upcoming weeks.
  • Science and Technology Research
    Science and Technology Research
    NIH Research and AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Research: The ARRA provides $11.1 billion for medical research, including $1.1 billion to examine the effectiveness of existing approved treatments.
    Check http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/index.html for information in upcoming weeks.

    National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) Scientific and Technical Research Services: The ARRA provides at least $220 million for competitive grants related to NIST research.
    Check http://www.nist.gov/recovery/ for more information.

    National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) Construction of Research Facilities: The ARRA provides $180 million for competitive grants for research science buildings.
    Check http://www.nist.gov/recovery/ for more information.

    National Science Foundation (NSF) Education Scholarships Programs: The ARRA provides $100 million for scholarship and related-programs for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students. Within this amount, $60 million is provided for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program and $40 million for Math and Science Partnerships.
    Check http://www.nsf.gov/ for more information in upcoming weeks.
  • Workforce Development/Training
    Workforce Development/Training
    National Emergency Grants – WIA (Workforce Investment Act): The ARRA provides $200 million in competitively awarded funds for national emergency grants, with an emphasis on serving areas of high unemployment or high poverty. The funds will be awarded by the US Secretary of Labor.
    Check http://www.dol.gov/recovery/ for more information.

    YouthBuild: The ARRA provides $50 million to help at-risk youth gain education and occupational credentials while building or rehabilitating affordable housing as a part of the YouthBuild program. These funds will be awarded by the US Secretary of Labor.
    Check http://www.dol.gov/recovery/ for more information.

    High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors: The ARRA provides $750 million for worker training and job placement in high growth and emerging industry sectors. Of that amount, $500 million is reserved to prepare workers for efficiency and renewable energy careers. These funds will be awarded by the US Secretary of Labor.
    Check http://www.dol.gov/recovery/ for more information.
  • Education
    Education
    Impact Aid: The ARRA provides $100 million to Impact Aid schools for school construction grants. Of that, 40% will be distributed via formula, and 60% is for competitive grants to Impact Aid schools for emergency repairs and modernization grants.
    Check http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/impactaid.html for more information.

    Impact Aid: The ARRA provides $100 million to Impact Aid schools for school construction grants. Of that, 40% will be distributed via formula, and 60% is for competitive grants to Impact Aid schools for emergency repairs and modernization grants.
    Check http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/impactaid.html for more information.

    Teacher Incentive Fund: The ARRA provides $200 million for states and school districts to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation models to support recruitment and retention efforts in high-need schools and subjects.
    Check http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/programs.html for more information in upcoming weeks and months.

    Invest in What Works and Innovation Fund: The ARRA provides $650 million in funds for the Secretary of the US Department of Education to recognize districts or schools that make significant progress toward closing the achievement gap.
    Check http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/programs.html for more information in upcoming weeks and months.

    Pell Grants: The ARRA provides $15.64 billion for Pell Grants to retire the existing Pell Grant shortfall and increase the maximum Pell Grant award to $5,350 (up from $4,860) for the 2009-10 school year.
    Check http://www.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html and http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html for more information in upcoming weeks.
  • Health and Human Services
    Health and Human Services
    Health Information Technology: The ARRA provides $19 billion for Health IT, including $2 billion to fund planning grants in 2009 and 2010, followed by $17 billion in grants to Medicare and Medicaid providers beginning in late 2010 and running for five years.
    Check http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/index.html for information in upcoming weeks and months.

    FQHCs/Community Health Centers Expansion Grants: The ARRA provides $1.5 bullion to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for construction, modernization, and health IT improvements. An additional $500 million is provided for FQHC grant funding for services and operations. The US Department of Health and Human Services has already begun to make awards to FQHCs.
    Check http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/healthcentergrants.html for more information.

    Prevention and Wellness Fund: The ARRA provides $1 billion the US Department of Health and Human Services to administer a Prevention and Wellness Fund. Of this, $300 million will be for the CDC immunization program, $650 million for evidence-based clinical and community-based prevention and wellness strategies, and $50 million to states to implement healthcare-associated infection prevention strategies. It is not yet clear whether grant opportunities will arise from this fund.
    Check http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/index.html for information in upcoming weeks.

    WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program: The ARRA provides $400 million for a WIC contingency fund and $100 million for information systems.
    Check http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/ for more information in upcoming weeks.
  • Environment, Energy and Infrastructure
    Environment, Energy and Infrastructure
    Hazardous Substance Superfund: The ARRA provides $600 million to clean up hazardous and toxic waste sites through the Hazardous Substance Superfund program. The EPA will determine which projects will be funded.
    Check http://www.epa.gov/superfund/ and http://www.epa.gov/recovery/ for more information.

    Brownfields: The ARRA provides $100 million for competitive grants for evaluation and cleanup of former industrial and commercial sites. The EPA will determine which projects will be funded.
    Check http://epa.gov/swerosps/bf/ and http://www.epa.gov/recovery/ for more information.

    Diesel Emission Reduction Act Funds: The ARRA provides $300 million nationally for grants and loans to state and local governments for projects that reduce diesel emissions. 70% of the funds will be awarded as competitive grants, with EPA determining eligibility and the awards.
    Check http://www.epa.gov/otaq/eparecovery/index.htm for more information.

    Clean Fossil Energy Technology: The ARRA provides $3.4 billion nationally to develop innovative technologies for clean coal, petroleum coke and other plants of the future. Some of these funds will be competitively awarded.
    Check http://www.energy.gov/recovery/funding.htm for more information.

    Broadband Technology Opportunity Program: The ARRA provides $4.7 billion to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for this initiative. Some of these funds may be competitively awarded. Details have yet to be unveiled.
    Check http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ for more information.

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant: The ARRA provides a total of $3.2 billion for this block grant, of which $2.8 will be awarded on a formula basis and $400 million will be awarded on a competitive basis. Generally these funds are available to assist State, certain local governments, and Indian tribes in implementing strategies to reduce their total energy use.
    Check http://www.eecbg.energy.gov/downloads/WIP_EECBG_Fact_Sheet_FINAL_Web.pdf for more information regarding the funds to be awarded competitively.

    Advanced Battery Manufacturing Grants: The ARRA provides $2 billion nationally for competitive grants to support manufacturing advanced vehicle batteries.
    Check http://www.energy.gov/recovery/documents/Energy_Efficiency_and_Renewable_Energy_Program_Plan.pdf for more information.

    Electric Transportation: The ARRA provides $400 million for a new grant program to encourage electric vehicle transportation.
    Check http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ for updates on this program.

    Smart Appliances: The ARRA provides $300 million to provide consumers with rebates to replace old appliances with energy efficient Energy Star Programs.
    Check http://www.energy.gov/recovery/index.htm for more information.
  • Transportation
    Transportation
    Supplemental Discretionary Grants: The ARRA provides $1.5 billion for competitive grants to states, local governments, and transit agencies for projects across all surface transportation modes that will have a significant national, metropolitan, or regional impact.
    Check http://www.dot.gov/recovery/ and http://www.Recovery.NJ.gov in upcoming weeks.

    Federal Aviation Administration: The ARRA provided $1.1 billion in discretionary grants-in-aid to airports, and $200 million in supplemental funding for FAA facilities and equipment.
    Check http://www.faa.gov/ in upcoming weeks and months.
  • Housing
    Housing
    Public Housing Capital Fund: The ARRA provides $1 billion to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in competitive grants for priority investment projects. (An additional $3 billion is allocated to PHAs on a formula basis for capital projects..
    Check http://www.hud.gov/recovery/ for additional information.

    Neighborhood Stabilization Program: The ARRA provides $2 billion in new funding for this program. These new funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to states, local governments, non-profit entities or consortia to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed vacant properties and help create affordable housing and stabilized neighborhoods.
    Check http://www.hud.gov/recovery/ for additional information.

    Energy Retrofits and Greening Projects for Federally-Assisted Housing: The ARRA provides $250 million in competitive grants and loans for energy improvements for Section 8 housing for the elderly and for the disabled.
    Check http://www.hud.gov/recovery/ for additional information in upcoming weeks.

    Lead Hazard Reduction Program: The ARRA provides $100 million in competitive grants and cooperative agreements for abatement of lead-based hazards in eligible rental and owner-occupied housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development used 2008 grant applications to award these grants. You can view the recipients at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/arra.cfm
  • Other
    Other
    Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Program: The ARRA provides $650 million for this program, with funds set aside for education and outreach. The general public is eligible to apply for this program.
    Check https://www.dtv2009.gov/ for more information.

    Homeowners Assistance Program: The ARRA provides $555 million in assistance for eligible homeowners dwelling near military installations ordered to be closed.
    Check http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/hapinv/index.html for more information.
  • Other Federal Grant Opportunities (Not Specific to the ARRA)
    Other Federal Grant Opportunities (Not Specific to the ARRA)
    The announcements of these grant opportunities has been drawn from the following federal departments, agencies, and offices and are not related to Federal Stimulus:

       

    Appalachian Regional Commission

    Bureau of Reclamation - South Central CA Area Ofc

     

    Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation

    Corporation for National and Community Service

     

    Department of Commerce

    Department of Defense

     

    Department of Health and Human Services

    Department of Homeland Security

     

    Department of Labor

    Department of State

     

    Department of Veterans Affairs

    Department of the Interior

     

    Environmental Protection Agency

    General Services Administration

     

    Institute of Museum and Library Services

    James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

     

    Japan-United States Friendship Commission

    Marine Mammal Commission

     

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    National Archives and Records Administration

     

    National Council on Disability

    National Credit Union Administration

     

    National Endowment for the Arts

    National Endowment for the Humanities

     

    National Science Foundation

    Office of the Director of National Intelligence

     

    President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

    Small Business Administration

     

    Social Security Administration

    U. S. Election Assistance Commission

     

    U.S. Department of Education

    U.S. Department of Transportation

     

    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    US Agency for International Development

     

    US Department of Energy

    US Department of Housing and Urban Development

     

    US Department of the Treasury

    US Institute of Peace

     

    United States Department of Agriculture

    United States Department of Justice

     

    Woodrow Wilson Center

  • All Federal Grant Opportunities and Federal Loan Information
    All Federal Grant Opportunities and Federal Loan Information
    Grants.gov is a one-stop resource for all federal grants and has links to other useful federal loan and business development resources.  Grants.gov contains both Recovery Act funding sources and non-Recovery Act funding sources.  Check www.grants.gov for more information.  .