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Anticipating Federal Grant Opportunities. Maryland Governor’s Grants Conference September 12, 2011. Federal Funds Information for States www.ffis.org. Overview. What federal resources are available? How to find out about upcoming grant o pportunities? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Anticipating Federal Grant OpportunitiesMaryland Governors Grants Conference September 12, 2011Federal Funds Information for States www.ffis.org

  • OverviewWhat federal resources are available?

    How to find out about upcoming grant opportunities?

    What is the future outlook for federal grant funding?

  • Where the Money Goes: Pieces of the Federal Budget Pie

  • Where the Money Goes: Type of Assistance (Dollars in Thousands)Source: U.S. Census FAADS Data, 2009

    Type of AssistanceTotal Funding (FY 2009)Block Grant (Community Development Block Grant)$14,580,561Formula Grant (Title I Grants to LEAs)690,536,050Project Grant (Green Jobs Innovation and Training Grants)181,183,450CO-OP Agreements (Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grants)51,858,133Specified Direct Assistance (SNAP Benefits, Medicare)540,373,751Unspecified Direct Assistance (Social Security, Unemployment Insurance)773,924,060Direct Loan (Community Facilities Loans and Grants)21,770,712Guaranteed/Insured Loans (Small Business Loans)428,407,311Insurance (Flood and Crop Insurance Programs)845,305,270Other631,586Total$3,548,570,884

  • Where the Money Goes: Type of AssistanceSource: U.S. Census FAADS Data, 2009Project grants make up only 5.1% of total assistance

  • State/Local Grants by Program AreaFederal Outlays to State and Local Governments, FY 2010 ($ in Billions, % of Total)

    Chart1

    11.788

    0.843

    18.818

    60.981

    97.586

    290.168

    115.156

    5.086

    7.964

    Energy, Natural Resources, Environment, $12 (2%)

    Agriculture, $1 (0%)

    Community and Regional Development, $19 (3%)

    Transportation, $61 (10%)

    Education, Training Employment, and Social Services, $98 (16%)

    Health, $290 (48%)

    Income Security, $115 (19%)

    Justice, $5 (1%)

    Other, $8 (1%)

    Sheet1

    Other

    National Defense9090

    Energy2656

    Natural Resources9132

    Agriculture843

    COMM17921792

    Transportation60981

    DEV18818

    Education, Training Employment, and Social Services97586

    Health290168

    Income Security115156

    Social Security2828

    VA836836

    Justice5086

    GEN GOV52185218

    60839079640.0130902875

    Sheet2

    Energy, Natural Resources, Environment11788Energy, Natural Resources, Environment$12

    Agriculture843Agriculture$1

    Community and Regional Development18818Community and Regional Development$19

    Transportation60981Transportation$61

    Education, Training Employment, and Social Services97586Education, Training Employment, and Social Services$98

    Health290168Health$290

    Income Security115156Income Security$115

    Justice5086Justice$5

    Other7964Other$8

    Total608390Total$608

    Sheet2

    Energy, Natural Resources, Environment, $12 (2%)

    Agriculture, $1 (0%)

    Community and Regional Development, $19 (3%)

    Transportation, $61 (10%)

    Education, Training Employment, and Social Services, $98 (16%)

    Health, $290 (48%)

    Income Security, $115 (19%)

    Justice, $5 (1%)

    Other, $8 (1%)

    Sheet3

  • Types of Federal SpendingMandatory SpendingSpending that is not subject to annual appropriations Spending levels dictated in authorizing legislationDiscretionary SpendingFunded through annual appropriations processPrograms created or authorized through legislation

  • Types of Federal GrantsBlock GrantsFunds used for any activity that fits within overall goalsFunds allocated based on formulaFormula GrantsNoncompetitive awards based on a predetermined formulaThe amount distributed depends on various factors (i.e., population, amount of tax effort, per capita income, housing density, rate of infant mortality)

  • Types of Federal GrantsProject GrantsAwarded on the basis of competitive applications for fixed or known periods for specific projects, or the delivery of specific servicesCooperative Agreements Contract between federal government and recipient when the federal government is to be substantially involved in the activities covered by the agreement

  • Anticipating Federal GrantsWhere to look for upcoming announcementsCatalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)Deadline index by agency Deadline information included in program descriptionFederal Register: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFA)Opportunity to comment on priorities/selection criteriaAgency websites: the good, the bad, and the ugly

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)CFDA (www.cfda.gov) provides additional background information on grantsType of grantPrevious award levelsAgency contactsMOE and matching requirementsEligibilityApplication deadlines Use Applicant Eligibility Index for comprehensive listing of grants

  • CFDA Deadline Index, DetailsDeadline dates by which funding agencies must receive applicationsPros:Covers multiple years; all types of programsCons:Doesnt indicate when applications will be made availableIncomplete listingNot updated throughout yearInsufficient information

  • CFDA: Applicant Eligibility Index

  • Federal RegisterPublished NOFAs, grant priorities, and criteriahttp://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FRSign up for daily Table of Contents emailOpportunity to submit commentsMost information published at the same time as Grants.gov

  • Agency WebsitesThe Good Detailed information on upcoming grant opportunitiesThe Bad (or So-So)Somewhat useful information, more work to determine upcoming opportunitiesInformation on open solicitations, ability to search previous yearsThe UglyVery little information on grant opportunitiesTypically provides a link to Grants.gov

  • Agency Websites: The GoodDepartment of Education: Funding Opportunity ForecastProvides current and expected grant opportunity announcementsEstimated application deadlinesOrganized by officeGives estimated size and number of awardsLists agency contact information for each noticehttp://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html

  • Agency Websites: The GoodDepartment of Health and Human Services: Database of planned grant opportunities proposed by each agencyEstimated dates (post date, application due date, award date, start date) Estimated funding and number of awardsAgency contact information for each noticeOption to receive email when page updatedKey InformationTracks when posted to Grants.govhttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/

  • Agency Websites: The Bad (or So-So)Department of Homeland SecurityGrant guidance by fiscal year, program details http://www.dhs.gov/xopnbiz/grants/#2Department of JusticeLink to agency grant sites http://www.justice.gov/business/Example: Office of Justice Programs Archived Solicitations: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/archived_solicitations_10.htmFunding Resources: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/funding.htm

  • Agency Websites: The Bad (or So-So)Department of LaborList of all open grant opportunities http://www.dol.gov/dol/grants/ Grant guidance by office http://www.dol.gov/asp/guidance/index.htmFood and Nutrition ServiceDetailed funding and award history: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fm/Documents/GrantsOC.htm http://www.fns.usda.gov/fm/Documents/GrantsAwardHist.htm Past award activity: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fm/Documents/GrantsAnal.htm Agency guidance http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/regulations.htmSchool Meals http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/policy.htm CAFC http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Care/Regs-Policy/PolicyMemoranda.htm SFSP http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer/Administration/policy.html Food Distribution Database http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/policy/

  • Agency Websites: The Bad (or So-So)Department of Transportation: FHWA2011 Discretionary Grant Programs http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/A Guide to Federal-Aid Programs and Projects http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federalaid/guide/guide_current.cfmDepartment of Transportation: FTACurrent Notices of Funding Availability http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants_financing_7829.htmlFederal Register Publications http://www.fta.dot.gov/laws/leg_reg_86.html

  • Agency Websites: The Bad (or So-So)Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentFunds Available http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail Archived Funding Announcements http://archives.hud.gov/funding/index.cfm Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Grants and Debarment, Grants Competition http://www.epa.gov/ogd/competition/index.htm

  • Agency Websites: The UglyDepartment of InteriorHow Do I Find Grants? takes you directly to grants.gov agency searchIndividual offices provide lists of all programsEx: Fish and Wildlife Service: http://www.fws.gov/grants/ Grants for states: http://www.fws.gov/grants/state.html Grants for local agencies: http://www.fws.gov/grants/local.html Department of AgricultureAll grant and loan programs http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=GRANTS_LOANSRegulations and Guidance http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=LAWS_REGS&navtype=SU

  • Agency Websites: The UglyDepartment of EnergyFinancial Opportunities for States http://www1.eere.energy.gov/financing/states.html

  • Useful ResourcesHealth and Human ServicesHHS TAGGS (obligated funds at transaction level, reports, searchable data) http://taggs.hhs.gov/Agency sites (current and prior announcements, search function, program details)ACF: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/AOA: http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/index.aspxSAMHSA: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/HRSA: https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/FundingOpp.asp?NC=

  • Useful ResourcesEducationGuide to Education Programs http://www2.ed.gov/programs/gtep/gtep.pdf Provides