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Friday Funding Digest January 20, 2023

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Federal DOJ Grants

OVW administers grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation and provides national leadership on issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW grants support coordinated community responses to hold offenders accountable and serve victims.

Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2023-171487

Solicitation Release Date: December 21, 2022 1:00 PM ET

Deadline: March 06, 2023 11:59 PM ET

JustGrants deadline: March 8, 2023, 9 p.m. ET

Anticipated Number of Awards: 8

Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards $400,000.00 Period of Performance

Start Date 10/1/23

Anticipated Total Amount to be Awarded Under Solicitation $3,200,000.00

ELSI will address the following Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program purpose area: To implement, expand, and establish efforts and projects to provide legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault by organizations with a demonstrated history of providing direct legal or advocacy services on behalf of these victims.

Opportunity Number: O-OVW-2023-171472

Solicitation Release Date: January 06, 2023 3:00 PM ET

Application Deadline: March 06, 2023 11:59 PM ET

Application JustGrants Deadline: March 09, 2023 9:00 PM ET 

The goal of the Disability Grant Program (CFDA# 16.529) is to create sustainable change within and between organizations that improves the response to individuals with disabilities and Deaf individuals who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and to hold perpetrators of such crimes accountable.

The purpose of the program is to provide training, consultation, and information on domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault, and abuse by caregivers against individuals with disabilities and Deaf people and to enhance direct services to such individuals.

Department of Transportation (DOT) The pre-solicitation period for U.S. DOT’s FY23 solicitation is from January 4, 2023, through February 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). View the pre-solicitation instructions and full descriptions of U.S. DOT’s proposed FY23 Phase I solicitation research topics.

U.S. DOT’s FY23 Phase I solicitation is tentatively scheduled to open on February 7, 2023.

Department of Energy (DOE)

FY 2023 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Topics were released on November 7. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) was issued on December 12, and the FOA webinar was held on December 16 at 2 PM ET. Topic and FOA webinars are recorded and available for viewing here. Letters of Intent were due January 3, 2023, and the application is due February 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) FY 2023 SBIR and STTR Solicitations expected to be released on January 10, 2023, with an offer due date on March 13, 2023.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

HEAL Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program: Embedded Entrepreneurs for Small Businesses in Pain Management (SB1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to facilitate the transition of previously funded SBIR and STTR Phase II and Phase IIB projects in pain management to the commercialization stage by providing additional assistance for private partnering activities through the Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) program.

It supports the addition of entrepreneurial expertise into small business leadership teams with supporting partnering activities to aid in the commercialization of teams through private third-party funding or partnership with industry.

Open Date: March 5, 2023.

Department of Defense (DoD)

Solicitation is open throughout the year; topics have individual open/close dates.

ARMY - Opened January 1, closes January 31, 2023 - 3 topics, including:

  • Diver Performance Monitoring System (DPMS)

  • Wearable Radiation Sensors

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Open Topic

  • FY 2022 SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II posted November 21, 2022. Project Pitches are always accepted. The next submission window close date is March 1, 2023.

  • Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications [R43/R44] with submission dates January 5 and April 5, 2023.

  • Notice of Special Interest: SBIR Technology Transfer (NOT-NS-22-017) is intended to help move commercially viable technologies from the NIH Intramural Program to the marketplace.

  • Funding to hire new and diverse talent at existing SBIR/STTR awardee companies. Administrative supplements can cover the salary of an early-career scientist from underrepresented groups in biomedical research and the biotech sector.

Foundation Opportunity

Partners for Places is hosted by The Funders Network (TFN).

Partners for Places enhances local capacity to build equitable and sustainable communities in the United States and Canada. It does this through trust-based grantmaking that supports equitable, collaborative partnerships.

Since 2012, this fund has supported 182 local projects. Funds support the: spreading of local Equitable Climate Action and/or Green Stormwater Infrastructure practices; and advancing opportunities for local government, frontline communities, and place-based funders to build trust and develop projects together.

Round 20 Funding Description. This opportunity supports advancing collaborative partnerships between a local government sustainability and/or water department, frontline community partner, and place-based funder.

  • One-year grants ($45,000 - $150,000) – only available to partnerships that have previously received a Partners for Places mini-grant:

  • Award Budget. There is $800,000 available to award in this Invitation to Apply.

  • The Round 20 grant pool will likely support 7-10 projects.

  • A local foundation match of at least 50% is required.

Partners for Places funds can be used for:

  • Personnel costs related to the work, like supporting new local government interns or staff, new or existing staff supporting frontline communities, or consultant fees.

  • Other project costs, like community stipends, supplies, administrative expenses, or small capital/equipment expenses directly related to the work.

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