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Funding Digest February 4, 2023 Continued Focus on DEIA and Inclusion of Small Business in Awards.

Good Morning and Happy February! Thank God it’s a short month, because it’s too damn cold. Luckily things are heating up with government funding.

As the Biden Administration rolls out appropriated funds, we continue to see emphasis placed on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

We see agencies working better together in conjunction to deliver the identified goals of the executive branch. We have never seen this level of coordination between branches in a concerted effort to align both values and stated objectives on the executive agency level and in solicitations.

Making the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) permanent was a big step by the Department of Commerce reflecting  the Biden Administration’s  understanding of the potential and abilities of those who are, or have been marginalized, and do not have equal access to the market system.

Likewise, there is an increased emphasis in awarding a bigger share of the pie to small businesses and increasing the percentage of funds awarded to small businesses through contracts, grants, and grant cooperatives.

We continue to see the power of partnerships in successful proposals and expressly noted in proposal guidelines and are arguably an essential component of a successful federal proposal. What may have been ideal and  optional is now, in my estimation, a necessity. 

This trend towards collaboration not only protects constituents but is sound fiscal policy to ensure dollars go to projects that can deliver, whether in grant opportunities to meet social services or through government contract acquisitions.

Two opportunities are included below for you to review! Good luck! As always, reach out if you have questions.

🍀 Pete 


Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals*

Short Title: GBHI 

Application Due Date: Changed to March 21, 2023

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-23-005

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after the application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by the application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after the application deadline.


The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based treatment and services for individuals, including youth, and families with substance use disorders (SUDs) or co-occurring mental health conditions and SUDs (CODs) who are experiencing homelessness.

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National Science Foundation

Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems

Document Type: Grants Notice

Funding Opportunity Number: 23-556

Funding Opportunity Title: Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems

Opportunity Category: Discretionary

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology & Research and Development

Expected Number of Awards: 50

CFDA Number(s): 47.041 -- Engineering

Cost Sharing or

Matching Requirement: No

Version: Synopsis 1

Posted Date: Feb 01, 2023

Last Updated Date: Feb 01, 2023

Original Closing Date

for Applications: Sep 07, 2023  Phase I and Phase II Proposals

Current Closing Date for

Applications: Sep 07, 2023  Phase I and Phase II Proposals

Estimated Total Program

Funding: $27,800,000

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Award Floor: $300,000

NOFO Project Description Excerpt*

“The Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE) program aims to harness the power of open-source development for the creation of new technology solutions to problems of national and societal importance.

Many NSF-funded projects result in publicly accessible, modifiable, and distributable open-source products, including software, hardware, models, specifications, programming languages, or data platforms, that catalyze further innovation. In some cases, an open-source product that shows potential for wide adoption forms the basis for a self-sustaining open-source ecosystem (OSE) that comprises a leadership team; a managing organization with a well-defined governance structure and distributed development model; a cohesive community of external intellectual content developers; and a broad base of users across academia, industry, and government.

The overarching vision of POSE is that proactive and intentional formation of managing organizations will ensure a broader and more diverse adoption of open-source products; increased coordination of external intellectual content developer contributions; and a more focused route to technologies with broad societal impact. Toward this end, the POSE program supports the formation of new OSE managing organizations based on an existing open-source product or class of products, whereby each organization is responsible for the creation and management of processes and infrastructure needed for the efficient and secure development and maintenance of an OSE.

POSE constitutes a new pathway to translate scientific innovations, akin to the Lab-to-Market Platform that NSF has pioneered over many decades. Whereas programs like the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™), Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) and Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR and STTR) represent an integrated set of programs to provide researchers with the capacity to transform their fundamental research into deep technology ventures, POSE is specifically focused on another translational pathway–supporting the transition from open-source research artifacts to OSEs.”

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