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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Become A Sponsor! Host Business After Hours At Your Business

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:41:00 pm Comments (0)

Are you seeking new ways to promote your business? Consider hosting a Business
After Hours networking event! Business After Hours not only offers an
opportunity to network, but also is great way to bring new businesses to your
door! By hosting one of the monthly Business After Hours events, you have the
opportunity to introduce your business to other professionals who may not be
familiar with your business, but are seeking your product or service offerings.
Showcase your business with fellow Chamber members and guests in the perfect
networking atmosphere during after hours.
Interested in hosting a Business After Hours? Please contact Sharleen at
sgehers@lawtonfortsillchamber.com or call (580)-355-3541.

Donít Miss This Customer Service Super Skills Workshop

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:08:00 pm Comments (0)

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2019 Customer Service SUPER Skills,
offered by the Artes Pro Vita Academy: Skills For Life on June 18th. Each month
the organization provides a monthly workshop highlighting areas in customer
service that are beneficial to business development and growth. The next
workshop will focus on the 6 Steps to Professional Etiquette and will be
presented at the Great Plains Technology Business Development Center in
McMahon Lecture Hall located at 1601 SW Park Ridge Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505.
There will be two presentation times available, 9-12PM or 1-4PM.

Want to register for The 6 Steps to Professional Etiquette? Please click here

Healthy Bites-- Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:50:00 am Comments (0)

 

INGREDIENTS

 
 

4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon, divided

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. Italian seasoning or dried oregano

4 boneless skinless antibiotic free chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness

3 slicing tomatoes, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. freshly chopped basil

4 slices mozzarella

Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving

 

DIRECTIONS

 

1. In a small bowl, combine oil, half the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and Italian seasoning (or oregano) and whisk to combine. Transfer to a large re-sealable bag along with chicken; seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Heat grill over medium-high then add chicken, discarding excess marinade. Grill until charred and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.

3. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, and remaining lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. While chicken is still on grill, top each breast with 1 slice mozzarella and cover until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Top chicken with tomato mixture. 

4. Garnish with Parmesan and serve.

President & CEO Brenda Spencer- Ragland Shares Oklahoma Workforce Trends

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:35:00 am Comments (0)

Based on the February 2019 data, Lawton currently reflects a 3.7 percent
unemployment rate. That’s both good news and challenging news. Most
individuals looking for employment have found it. Perhaps it’s not always in the
career field of choice, but certainly, opportunities for employment exist locally. I
recently read an article discussing the Labor Force and its trends. As you
probably know, the quantity of labor supplied is measured and reported
periodically by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor.
When reviewed, you glean from the reports that the labor force growth is slowing.
Lawton’s Economic Development team, led by Brad Cooksey, is working to
conduct a workforce study of our community. We need it, as we need to know
what jobs we have, and number of employees we have & need to fill these jobs.
We have known for quite some time, we would face a time when we would have
shortages of labor in certain career fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
state that every 2 years, they estimate and update the labor force participation
rates on the basis of the latest actual readings, which, in turn, reflect all the latest

changes in economic and noneconomic factors that have affected the labor force.
BLS projections imply that the long-run trend of the aggregate labor force
participation rate will likely be declining over the next 10 years. Currently, a large
number of baby boomers are exiting the labor force. The leading edge of the baby
boomers turned 62 in 2008 and became eligible for Social Security retirement
benefits. Since then, large numbers of them have been exiting the labor force
every year. I can relate, I am a baby boomer and know that within five to ten
years, I hope to periodically be relaxing on a beach somewhere, as I read a great
book and listen to the waves. Now of course, I hope when I do retire, I can look
back over my professional work life and smile knowing in some small way I made
a difference.
Although I would love to know I solved the challenges with the workforce, I doubt
very seriously that’s going to happen. The fact is many economists have studied
the recent downward trend in the labor force participation rate, and have taken
both demographic and cyclical factors into consideration in their analysis and
predict that a declining labor force participation rate will continue in the future.
The report provided by BLS reflects that half of the decline is due to the aging of
the population, and approximately one-sixth of the decline is a cyclical decline,
and about one-third of the decline arises from other factors. The report also
states our younger population of potential employees are staying in school longer
in order to be able to obtain better paying jobs in the future; thus, they are
entering the labor force later.
Accordingly, the participation rates for most of the age, gender, race, and ethnic
groups are projected to decrease over the 2014–24 period. Consequently, BLS
projects that, as a result of all these factors, the slower growth of the labor force
that we have seen since 2000 will continue, at 0.5 percent to 2024.
In its latest analysis of the labor market, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
concludes, “Of the roughly 3 percentage-point net decline in the labor force
participation rate between the end of 2007 and the end of 2013, about 1½
percentage points was the result of long-term trends (primarily the aging of the
population), about 1 percentage point was the result of temporary weakness in
employment prospects and wages, and about one-half of a percentage point was
attributable to unusual aspects of the slow recovery that led workers to become
discouraged and permanently drop out of the labor force.” In addition, CBO
projects that the aging of the population will further reduce labor force
participation during the coming decade and that the rate will decline to 60.8
percent by 2024, a significant decline compared with a participation rate of 66.0
at the end of 2007. So what can we do? Well certainly we can’t stop the aging
process, therefore as we age out of the workforce, we must bridge the gap by
developing the next generation. We also need to take advantage of the tools we
have available to assist us – including educating the next generation of employees
about all of the opportunities available to them.
Many will choose to go to college and pursue their formal education. I certainly
admire that, as it was my goal. In fact, I was one of those students that could
easily have been a lifetime student – I loved college and everything about it. If

given the opportunity to be in the classroom or workforce, I know my choice. The
difference for me, I had to work to afford my formal education. Thus work was a
necessity. Employment remains a necessity for many and we need to help
balance the labor demands with a readily available workforce. We need to
promote all opportunities available – from the jobs available to the training and
educational opportunities available. We are fortunate in Lawton to have several
opportunities for education, both college and technical. We must be advocates
and promote these opportunities to the next generation. Also, please don’t
hesitate to stop by the Chamber of Commerce if you are looking for more
information on who to contact for employment, or one of our many educational
institutes.
For the latest Lawton Constitution: Chamber of Commerce View articles provided
by our President & CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland, please
visit www.swoknews.com.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the Week of May 20 - May 26

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:53:00 am Comments (0)
This is your Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the
Week of May 20 - May 26:
 
Last Week's Results:
 
Softball:
in NCAA South Central Super Regional 
vs Texas A&M Kingsville lost 12-8 & 6-5 (37-18 Final Record)
 
 
 
 
This Week's Schedule
Monday, May 20:
Aggie Open @ Lawton Country Club, Registration & Lunch @ 11:30am, Tee-Off @ 1:00pm (Weather Permitting, Rain Date Monday, June 10)
 
Tuesday, May 21:
Men's Tennis in NCAA National Championships @ Altamonte Springs, FL
vs #6 West Florida @ 11:00am
 
Wednesday, May 22:
Men's Tennis if victorious Tuesday, NCAA Quarter Finals @ 3:00pm
 
Thursday, May 23:
Men's Tennis, NCAA Semi-Finals @ Noon
 
Friday, May 24:
Men's Tennis, NCAA Finals @ Noon

A Special Announcement From Your President & CEO: Our Office Will Be Closing At 12pm Today

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Due to the impending weather, concern for the safety of our team, we are monitoring the weather closely. The timeline shows weather moving in early afternoon, we will close the physical location of the Chamber of Commerce at noon today, and allow the team to work remotely from their security of their Homes. This will allow staff to head home and get in front of the weather, as well as secure safe shelter,and from the security of their home.
if necessary. 
 
Brenda Spencer-Ragland, President & CEO, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

June Breakfast B4 Business Meets At Platt College

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:42:00 am Comments (0)

Our upcoming Breakfast B4 Business will take place on Tuesday, June 4th at
Platt College. The monthly Breakfast B4 Business is designed to offer members
the opportunity to network and share insight on the business environment in the
community--all before businesses open. In this edition of the monthly series,
Platt College is our featured Chamber business. Platt College is a vocational
school offering a variety of healthcare and wellness programs. Don't miss the
upcoming Breakfast B4 Business at 8 a.m. Platt College, 111 SW C Ave.
To learn more about the services offered at the Platt College, please
visit https://plattcolleges.edu/ 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

President & CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland Speaks On Tradition of Armed Forces Day Parade & Highlights Fort Sill Birthday

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 8:31:00 am Comments (0)

 

The tradition of the third Saturday in May being Armed Forces Day, the day set aside to honor the men and women who have made the decision to stand in service to protecting the freedoms of the United States was quite special this year.  Armed Forces Day, under the leadership of President Harry S. Truman, was established as a day to educate the public on the various roles of the military and how each branch of the service accomplishes the task of keeping our nation safe. The History of Armed Forces Day date back to August 1949, with the first celebration being held the third Saturday of May 1950.  

Lawton has a rich history of standing strong in support of Fort Sill and all of our military men and women.  This year is even more special as this is the 150th Anniversary of Fort Sill, and we also have enjoyed several members of the 95th Division, including several WWII veterans visiting our community this weekend.  The 95th Infantry Division was ordered into active military service on 15 July 1942. After stateside training and deployment to Great Britain, the 95th Division landed in France on 17 August 1944. The Division entered combat on 19 October outside the heavily defended fortress city of Metz, France. The Division was dubbed "The Iron Men of Metz,” by the German commander after liberating Metz on 22 November. The Division was in continuous combat for 151 days sustaining more than 6,500 casualties in four separate campaigns. The 95thInfantry Division was inactivated after World War II. It was re-activated in 1947 in the United States Army Reserve, eventually becoming the 95th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) and is now headquartered at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma with units in 37 states. A few of the veterans honoring us by visiting our community  are: 

 

Ceo Bauer, I Company/377th Infantry Regiment, Ithaca, MI

 

Frank Bever, F Co/379th, North Manchester, IN

 

Walter Blenko, E Co/378th, Allison Park, PA

 

Emil Hirsch, Anti-Tank Co/378th, Naples, FL

 

Stephen Jamison, F Co/378th, Jackson, NJ

 

Joe Januszkiewicz, C Co/379th, State College, PA

 

Paul Klemmer, Anti-Tank Co/378th, Appleton, WI

 

Eldon Knuth, F Co/379th, Thousand Oaks, CA

Paul Madden, A Co/379th, Shreveport, LA

 

Charles ‘Red’ Whittington, I Co/377th, Columbus, IN

 

 We are quite fortunate to reside in a community that has a strong military presence, and a community that supports the military 365 days a year.  If you have not been out to Fort Sill to tour the three museums or visit many of the activities and events that are open to the public, I would encourage you to do so.  Likewise, if you are a military, and you are new to the community, I encourage you to get involved locally.  Meet your neighbors, your friends within the community.  The majority of Lawtonians are military connected.  They are either current military, prior military, a mother, father, daughter, son or grandchild of a military member.   If not related, they are certainly friends to the military. We have much to be proud of as Lawtonians, and the fact we are known as a Defense Community of Excellence is certainly something, we can all take pride in.  With that said, we will be greeting many new families to our community over the next few months as it’s the normal time of the year for the military to transfer in/out of the community.  As we think about this transition, we wanted to make sure our community has the latest information on the current status of housing availability for both rentals and sales.   Mark your calendar for June 13, 2019, for our State of Housing luncheon.  During the luncheon, we will have two of our leading experts, Mr. Barry Ezerski and Mr. Chuck Webber, share with us the latest information, trends, and projections for the local housing market.  I look forward to seeing you at the luncheon.  For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Sharleen Gehers, 580-355-3541, or sgehers@lawtonfortsillchamber.com

For the latest Lawton Constitution: Chamber of Commerce View articles provided
by our President & CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland, please
visit www.swoknews.com.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Healthy Bites-- Zucchini Noodles In Garlic Tomato Cream Sauce

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9:35:00 am Comments (0)

 

INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE ZUCCHINI NOODLES IN CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 zucchini, spiralized or julienned
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Paprika
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Grated parmesan

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Prepare zucchini noodles using a spiralizer or a julienne peeler.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat with olive oil. Saute onion, and garlic for a minute, until the onion is softened but not browned. While it cooks, sprinkle with crushed red pepper, paprika and salt. Cook for about 2 minutes, occasionally stirring, until onions soften.

3. Add crushed tomatoes and bouillon cube dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water. Add thyme, mix, and bring to a simmer for about 10-15 minutes, mixing occasionally, until the sauce reduces just a bit. Season with more red pepper and salt, if needed. In the end, while on simmer, add heavy cream, mix it in and cook for a couple of minutes.

4. Add spiralized zucchini and mix everything well to combine. Simmer on low, until zucchini are cooked through but still crisp.

5. Adjust seasoning, and serve hot immediately with grated parmesan, additional thyme, red pepper flakes and fresh cracked black pepper.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Your Invited! Join Us For The Annual Chamber Meeting & Banquet!

Posted by: Communications Manager on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:47:00 pm Comments (0)
 
Reception will be in the pre-function area 5:30 - 6:50 pm

VIP Cocktail reception will be in the Bison Room 5:30 - 6:50 pm

The event will begin at 6:00 pm
 
When: Friday, June 28, 2019 5:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn,
135 NW 2nd St
 
Registration: Register here
 

Sponsorship for Entertainment (1) $4,500

Reserved seating and VIP reception access for 10

Introduce the entertainment

Name printed on invitation

Name listed in promotions

Hotlink on website

Exclusive photo op with entertainers.

 

Lawton Proud Sponsor (2) $2,500  

Reserved seating and VIP reception access for 8

Name printed on invitation

Name listed in promotions

Hotlink on website

 

Full Table Sponsor $1,500

Reserved seating and VIP reception access for 8

Name listed in promotions

Hotlink on website

 

Half Table $800

Reserved seating for 4

Name listed in promotions

 

Award Sponsor $200

Sponsor name on awards

Friday, May 10, 2019

President & CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland Talks Importance of Healthcare Community

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:36:00 pm Comments (0)

As I work to advocate for our community, our members of the Chamber of Commerce and promote opportunities for economic development, I can’t help but think of the many great opportunities we have in Lawton.

 

Recently I spent a few days in Oklahoma City, not by choice, but due to the fact my spouse had quadruple bypass surgery. What an experience that was.   As I reflected on the experience, I once again thought of our many blessings, including great physicians in Lawton, Oklahoma.   Due to the test my husband needed and other medical conditions, we ended up in Oklahoma City   His doctor from Lawton was right there with us. We are truly blessed to have great medical facilities and great physicians in Lawton that know when and where we can go if what’s required is beyond their scope.   The truth remains our physicians in Lawton are amazing. In fact, with my spouse, his physicians are both Lawtonians. One of our most favorite physicians and friend, Dr. Ben Cooper, a local physician, knew of the physicians that took care of the emergency situation my husband was in, and he too was pleased with the care my spouse received.

 

Our Lawton physicians provide superb care and their treatment plans, at least what I have witnessed time and time again, are in keeping with the best in the nation. When we share all we have to offer in our community, to the businesses that are considering relocating to Lawton, or the residents that are looking to choose Lawton as their home, I would ask you to do as I try diligently to do as a proud resident and an ambassador for the Lawton Fort Sill community, and that is highlight the excellent support and care we have within our medical community.

 

Quality of life is a major contributing factor to economic development, and in Lawton, we have incredible quality of life. Sometimes it’s as simple as looking around, enjoying and sharing with others all we have that we can be proud of when it comes to quality of life.   If you ever find yourself uncertain about the many opportunities to promote, sustain and take advantage of the great blessings we have in Lawton, give me a call or drop by the office, as I would be pleased to share.   Thanks for all you do to help us share the news that Lawton is a great place to live, work, play and seek support when needed. By the way, my husband is on the road to recovery, and my husband is looking forward to taking advantage of the great cardiac rehabilitative services available right here in Lawton, Oklahoma.   As well, thinking of quality of life, mark your calendar and join us as we celebrate Armed Forces Day by hosting the annual parade, May 18th, 10:00 am, 6th and C Avenue, and many great events at Elmer Thomas Park following the parade.

 

 

 

Brenda Spencer-Ragland
President & CEO

For the latest Lawton Constitution: Chamber of Commerce View articles provided by our President & CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland, please visit www.swoknews.com

AFD Parade Weekend

Posted by: Communications Manager on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:58:00 am Comments (0)

Join us as we step into the past for the 2019 Armed Forces Day Parade
Celebration on Saturday, May 18th! The annual Armed Forces Day Parade
is a great opportunity for residents to show their support of our military by
participating in the parade. The 2019 theme aims to highlight the 150th
birthday of Fort Sill and the history of our Armed Forces. The parade
begins at 10am on C Avenue, travel down 11th Street & Fort Sill Blvd. and
end at Elmer Thomas Park and NW 4th Street. Onlookers are encouraged to
decorate in support of the staple community event.

Armed Forces Day Weekend Lineup of Activities


Celebration of Heroes Breakfast May 17th Hilton Garden 8am $20 for
Chamber Members/$25 Non Chamber Members
Purchase here.


Apache Casino Hotel Presents Marshall Tucker Band May 17th $30-$70
Individual Tickets 6:30pm
Purchase here.


Sweet Temptationz Armed Forces Day Car, Truck & Bike Show May 18th
Elmer Thomas Park 10am-4pm FREE ADMISSION


Cirque Italia-Water Circus May 16th-19th Central Mall Parking Lot Tickets
Start at $10
Purchase here.


Mayor’s Picnic in the Park May 18th Elmer Thomas Park 1pm-4pm FREE
ADMISSION


Eats & Beats May 18th Comanche County Fairgrounds 5pm-11pm FREE
ADMISSION

Thank you to our sponsors!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Healthy Bites-- Baked Honey Garlic Salmon in Foil

Posted by: Communications Manager on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:39:00 am Comments (0)

INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE BAKED HONEY GARLIC SALMON IN FOIL

  • 1 pound (450g) side of salmon
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) honey ( for non  low-carb, keto diet)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed through a garlic press
  • 1/2 cup whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Coarse salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced, for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Position a rack in the middle of your oven. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with a large piece of foil to fold over and seal to create a packet.

2. In a bowl, combine honey, mustard, lemon juice, oil, paprika, red pepper flakes, Cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine and set aside.

3. Place the salmon onto the lined baking sheet. Pour the honey mustard mixture over the salmon, and spread evenly over the fish. Sprinkle with a good amount of salt and cracked pepper. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon to cover and completely seal the packet closed so the sauce does not leak.

4. Bake salmon in foil until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preference of doneness. Carefully open the foil, and broil under the broiler for 2-3 minutes on medium heat to caramelize the top of salmon. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately with lemon slices. Enjoy!

 

Note: Skip honey if you’re on a low-carb or Keto diet.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Join Us For The Hilton Garden Inn Farewell Reception Honoring Tanna Vu Friday, May 10th

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the Week of May 6 - May 12

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
his is your Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the
Week of May 6 - May 12:
 
Look for a Special Edition of Flash & Dash once all post-season dates, times, and locations are determined.
 
Last Week's Results:
 
Softball:
in LSC Tournament
vs Tarleton State lost 2-0 (33-15)(20-10)
 
Baseball:
vs West Texas A&M lost 6-0, 22-0, 9-6 & won 6-5 (21-28)(12-12)
 
 
 
Women's Tennis:
vs Tarleton State in LSC Championships lost 4-1 (9-14)(4-2)
Doubles
Alisa Savina/Rebeka Velasova (CU) def Barbaroux/Sud 6-1
Sarah Frendo/Sara Petric (CU) def Salem/Palatte 6-3 
Pilar Jaurena/Melany Opolz (CU) vs Ulander/Fillingame 4-5 Unfinished
Singles
Barbaroux def Frendo (CU) 6-4, 7-5
Sud def Velasova (CU) 6-1, 7-5
Salem def Petric (CU) 6-2, 6-2
Savina (CU) vs Palatte 4-6, 7-5, 3-1 Unfinished
Ulander def Opolz (CU) 6-4, 6-1   
Jaurena (CU) vs Fillingame 4-6, 6-4, 1-4 Unfinished
 
Men's Tennis:
vs Western New Mexico won 4-0 in LSC Championships Semi-Finals
Doubles
Vinicius Santos/Julen Gutierrez (CU) def Fraboulet/Delpino 6-2
Przemyslaw Zielinski/Mritunjay Badola (CU) def Ockernahl/Serra 6-2
Pierre Marion/Oscar del Granado (CU) vs Barr/Chabata  3-5 Unfinished
Singles
Santos (CU) vs Fraboulet 7-5, 1-3 Unfinished
Badola (CU) vs Delpino 6-2, 3-3 Unfinished
Zielinski (CU) vs Ockernohl 4-6, 3-0 Unfinished
Granado (CU) def Serra 6-2, 6-1
Gutierrez (CU) def Barr 6-3, 6-1
Marion (CU) def Chabata 6-2, 6-1
vs Midwestern State lost 4-2 in LSC Championships Finals (18-4)(3-0) 
Doubles
Vinicius Santos/Julen Gutierrez (CU) def Westwick/Diaz 7-5
Pinedal/McCraig def Przemyslaw Zielinski/Mritunjay Badola (CU) 7-6
Pierre Marion/Oscar del Granado (CU) def Palacious/Norrie 7-6
Singles
Palacious def Santos (CU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Martinerz-Roca def Badola (CU) 1-6, 6-6 withdrew due to injury
Zielinski (CU) vs Pinedal 6-4, 2-6, 1-5 Unfinished
McCraig def Granado (CU) 6-4, 6-3
Diaz def Gutierrez (CU) 6-4, 7-5
Marion (CU) def Westwick 6-2, 6-1
 
Women's Track:
3000M Steeplechase (17 runners)
5) Edna Cheptum 12:26.04
16) Taylor Esquivel  13:49.94
 
10000M (13 runners)
5) Kathrin Halter  40:32.45
6) Alma Duran  40:55.93
 
4X100M Relay (8 teams)
8) Cameron Alexis Jefferson, Prisca Kouao, Shianne Taylor, Hollie Babel  50.50
 
1500M (37 runners)
14) Cheptum  5:11.12
26) Violet Torres  5:25.80
27) Jessica Parnell  5:26.71
30) Esquivel  5:31.54
 
400M (20 runners)
18) Taylor  1:04.40
 
800M (25 runners)
16) Parnell  2:32.72
19) Torres  2:37.41
21) Babel  2:39.87
 
5000M (35 runners)
9) Halter  19:49.90
11) Valeria Villatoro  19:54.00
17) Duran  20:13.71
19) Keyanna Patterson  20:26.69
Bailey Talmage DNF
 
200M (36 runners)
28) Kouao  26.80
32) Jefferson  27:34
36) Chloe Phillips  31.23
 
4X 400M Relay (7 teams)
7) Cameron Jefferson, Kouao, Taylor, Babel  4:12.48
 
Men's Track:
3000M Steeplechase (19 runners)
4) Chris Dunn  9:53.96
7) Eduardo Gutierrez  10:07.42
12) Steffan Riestenpatt  10:35.49
 
10000M  (16 runners)
6) Roy Kipkorir  33:16.41
7) Felix Nadeborn  33:31.58
 
4X100 Relay (8 teams)
7) Cameron - Roman Esparza, Sam Kelly, Robert Crosswhite, Riestenpatt  46.32
 
1500M  (28 runners)
1) James Majenge  3:59.24  CHAMPION!
19) Isehaq Mawi  4:19.45
22) Riestenpatt  4:25.20
23) Dereck Adames  4:26.90
 
800M  (24 runners)
14) Sam Averill  1:57.87
19) Mawi  2:04.35
20) Adames  2:05.51
22) Mark Medina  2:12.01
 
5000M  (37 runners)
2) Majenge  15:27.00
9) Nadeborn  15:58.50
10) Dunn  16:00.40
16) Kipkorir  16:16.10
19) Gutierrez  16:32.50
28) Celso Ramirez  17:02.30
 
4X400M Relay  (8 teams)
8) Cameron - Riestenpatt, Averill, Kelly, Esparza  3:34.35
 
 
This Week's Schedule
 
Thursday, May 9:
Softball @ NCAA South Central Regional Tournament (Location and Opponent TBD)
Baseball @ LSC Championships in Canyon, TX  (Time and Opponent TBD)
 
Friday, May 10:
Softball @ NCAA South Central Regional Tournament (Location and Opponent TBD)
Baseball @ LSC Championships in Canyon, TX  (Time and Opponent TBD)
 
 
Saturday, May 11:
Softball @ NCAA South Central Regional Tournament (Location and Opponent TBD)
Baseball @ LSC Championships in Canyon, TX  (Time and Opponent TBD)
 
Men's Tennis in NCAA South Central Regional Tournament (Location, Date/Time, and Opponent TBD)
Friday, May 3, 2019

Save The Date Women's Summit

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To register, please click here 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Celebration of Heroes Breakfast Jumpstarts Armed Forces Day Weekend

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:03:00 am Comments (0)

 

 

 

Join us as part of the kickoff to the Armed Forces Day Weekend activities, for the
Celebration of Heroes Breakfast on Friday, May 17th. Celebration of Heroes will
recognize our police, fire, public safety officials and military for the continuous
dedication to protecting our community. The event will jumpstart the annual
Armed Forces Day Parade, a staple event in our community that highlights the
partnership between the civilian and military communities. Celebrate and join us
in recognizing the phenomenal individuals that keep us safe.
Space is limited, purchase your ticket TODAY!

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Back By Popular Demand, Business After Hours (B2B) Meets At 4-D Landscape & Irrigation

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 9:30:00 am Comments (0)

Business 2 Business (B2B) was a re-launch to Business After Hours, which is a
signature networking event known for its formal opportunity to connect Chamber
members with other business leaders in the community. The next Business After
Hours will take place on May 16th from 5pm-7pm and will be hosted by 4-D
Landscape & Irrigation, 12602 SW Lee Blvd. Grab your business cards and meet
us for Business After Hours!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Annual Banquet Sponsorship Letter

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:06:00 am Comments (0)

For more information please contact Sharleen Gehers at sgehers@lawtonfortsillchamber.com

New Member Reception: Thank You To Our Sponsors For The Incredible Support!

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 

Thank you for your support!

We had the opportunity to provide a reception to welcome new members to the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce.  This event was sponsored by Cosmetic Speciality Lab & BancFirst. 

We stand in appreciation of these great sponsors that provide so very much to our Chamber of Commerce, and our community.  Together, through this great support, we stand strong. 

 

 

President & CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland Covers Annual Fires Banquet and Growth of Defense Community

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Recently the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Fires Banquet
at the Hilton Garden Inn. We had incredible support from our Legislators. Although
Senator Lankford and Senator Inhofe were not available to attend in person due to prior
commitments and a very hectic schedule, they did send a great video to provide
remarks on the importance of Fort Sill, and the role both the installation and our
community provide in support of National Defense. We were blessed with the
attendance of Congressman Tom Cole, who was our keynote speaker. Congressman
Cole stressed the efforts being worked diligently within the appropriations committee
and shared insight on the current climate, and support of national defense. The fact is
that Fort Sill is the home for two of the Army’s top priorities per the Chief of Staff of the
Army. In fact, Long Range Precision Fires is number one and Air and Missile Defense,
is number five.


When we plan these events, we are assured as we move forward, we have great
support within the community, as well as state and national level. Our elected officials
consistently encourage our defense industry to conduct “integration” for their high-tech
systems here in Lawton Fort Sill. Likewise, feedback from Industry remains they too are
encouraged to have a presence in our city and are excited to grow capability here. We
are blessed with a strong delegation that actively supports the Chamber of Commerce
in our goal of growing high-tech jobs in Lawton Fort Sill.


We were pleased to have three key industry sponsors for the event, AM General,
Dynetics and Raytheon. The reality is they provided superb support for the banquet,
and most importantly they provide necessary support for our national defense.


AM General, for more than 75 years, has been a trusted supplier of innovative mobility
solutions for our armed forces – from the venerable Jeep of World War II to today’s High
Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, pronounced Humvee). AM General
is our country’s only full-scale contract vehicle assembler. They are uniquely prepared
to support every step of the automotive life cycle. Their recent artillery innovation
speaks volumes about the power of this company. AM General has accomplished what
many thought was impossible, they have successfully mounted the 105mm and the
155mm artillery cannons on a wheeled platform. Last year we witnessed the Hawkeye
Howitzer at this event – the 105mm cannon on a Hummer; and this year, we were able
to see their Brutus Howitzer – the 155mm cannon on an FMTV. AM General plans to
integrate/assemble these game changing capabilities right here in Lawton Fort Sill.
Now that’s something we can be proud of…


As well, we can be proud of the role Dynetics holds within our community. Dynetics is
a company of commitment, capability, curiosity, and character. Dynetics provides
responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific, IT solutions to the national security,
cybersecurity, space, and critical infrastructure sectors. Their portfolio features highly
specialized technical services and a range of software and hardware products, including

components, subsystems, and complex end-to-end systems. They aim to be the animus
for Fires prototyping and Fires innovation.  The company of 2,000 employee-owners is
based in Huntsville, Ala., and has offices throughout the U.S. We are one of Dynetics
newest locations and the company is positioning itself to grow here in the Lawton Fort
Sill area.

 
Likewise, Raytheon has long been a supporter of our community, and has constantly
supported the community with their presence by sponsoring many events and
opportunities, such as the STARBASE program that is a partnership we formed many
years ago between the installation and our local schools. Raytheon is a technology
and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity
solutions. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects and mission support
services. Raytheon has decades of service to Fort Sill and the Fires Center of
Excellence. The M982 Excalibur artillery Projectile is just one of Raytheon’s many
contributions to Fires. Excalibur is a guided, 155mm artillery Projectile designed for
extended range, Greater accuracy and more lethality. It has played an important role in
the defense of our great nation and saved War Fighters lives in combat. During the
banquet, in celebration of the 10,000 th Excalibur shell, Congressman Cole and Trevor
Dunwell, representing Raytheon, presented an Excalibur model on behalf of PEO
Ammo, Picatinny Arsenal to Gene Love, who proudly accepted on behalf of Fort Sill’s
Field Artillery Museum.


Quite often we get busy with our day to day routines and we forget to pause and show
appreciation and yes pride for all we have, right here, in Lawton, Oklahoma. The high
tech capabilities, the individual roles these three great defense companies, and others,
play in support of national defense, and providing quality jobs here in Lawton is truly
something we can be proud of and as a community, I ask that we all continue to stand
strong in support of these defense industry partners as welcome them with open arms
to Lawton Fort Sill.

 

Brenda Spencer-Ragland

President & CEO

 

For the latest Lawton Constitution: Chamber of Commerce View articles provided
by our President & CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland, please
visit www.swoknews.com.

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Weekly Grant Opportunities Update

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Weekly Grant Opportunities Update

Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce

April 24, 2019

 

 

Department of Agriculture

 

Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Community Food Project

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 3, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $4,8000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $125,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                USDA-NIFA-CFP-006733

 

Purpose: In FY 2019, NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

 

Eligible Applicants: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definition in Part VIII E of this RFA), meeting the following four requirements are eligible to receive a CFP or PP award: a. They must have experience in the area of: 1) community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms, including the provision of food to people in low-income communities and the development of new markets in low-income communities for agricultural producers; 2) job training and business development activities for food-related activities in low-income communities; or 3) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs; b. demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation; c. demonstrate a willingness to share information with researches, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties, including a plan for dissemination of results; and d. collaborate with one or more local partner organizations to achieve at least hunger-free communities goal. (See Steps for a Hunger-Free Community). Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award. 2. Partners and Collaborators Applicants for CFP and PP awards are encouraged to seek and create partnerships with public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entities, including links with academic institutions (including minority-serving colleges and universities), and/or other appropriate professionals, community-based organizations, and local government entities. Only the applicant must meet the eligibility requirements. Project partners and collaborators need not meet the eligibility requirements. When planning collaborations, see Part III, B of this RFA. Award recipients may subaward to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the successful completion of the project. See Part IV D of this RFA, Funding Restrictions. Fiscal Agent: If an institution/organization cannot accept Federal funds directly, a letter must be included in the application stating that in the event the application results in an award, the award funds must be administered through a fiscal agent organization on their behalf. This agent must be identified in the letter from the applicant and the letter must be countersigned by an authorized representative of the fiscal agent organization. The letter should include the fiscal agent’s point of contact, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. This letter is to be included as an attachment to Field 12, Other Attachments (Part IV.B.3.c.). In the event an application is recommended for funding, NIFA will request that both the applicant school or institution/organization and the fiscal agent organization submit complete management information (see Part V, D.). Applications may only be submitted by public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners. A letter stating the non-profit status must be included with the application. Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, a grants overview page is available on the NIFA website. This page includes information about free Grants 101 Training and other resources that are highly recommended for those seeking an understanding of Federal awards.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315121

 

Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 6, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $7,600,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $550,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $80,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                USDA-NIFA-FSMA-006770

 

Purpose: The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Grant applications will be solicited directly from those in local communities to include those from community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, food hubs, farm cooperatives, extension, and other local groups.

 

Eligible Applicants: Entities are eligible to apply to this RFA if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

1.The Cooperative Extension Service for a U.S. state or territory;

2.Non-government organizations and/or community based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that has a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety;

3.Federal, State, local, or tribal agencies;

4.An institution of higher education (as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)) or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education; 5.A collaboration of two or more eligible entities.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314999

 

Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture - The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 10, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $41,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $8,500,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $100,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                USDA-NIFA-FINI-006771

 

Purpose: To support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The program will test strategies that could contribute to our understanding of how best to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Applications may only be submitted by government agencies and non-profit organizations. Award recipients may sub-award to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315153

 

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Marketing Service - Local Food Promotion Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 18, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       60

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $11,500,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $500,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $25,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                USDA-AMS-TM-LFPP-G-19-0001

 

Purpose: Approximately$11.5 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is available for award through the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP). LFPP is a component of the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), which is authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill under the Local Agriculture Marketing Program (LAMP). The goal of LFPP grants are to develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products’ offers both Planning and Implementation projects. For LFPP Planning, the minimum award is 25,000 and a maximum of $100,000for up to 18 months (1.5 years). Applicants are expected to begin on September 30, 2019 and be completed by March 31, 2021.For LFPP Implementation projects, the minimum award is $100,000 and a maximum of $500,500 for a period of 36 months (3 years). Applicants are expected to begin September 30, 2019 and be completed by September 29, 2022. Matching funds of 25% of the Total Federal portion of the grant is required.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

1.Agricultural Business or Cooperatives. Business entities, member-owned entities or businesses that provide, hold, deliver, transport, offer, or sell agricultural products or services for member benefit as well as the organization or other business that they represent.

  1. Producer Networks or Association. Producer group- or member-owned organizations or businesses that provide, offer, or sell agricultural products or services through a common distribution system for the mutual member benefit as well as organizations or other businesses that assist, represent, or serve producers or producer networks.
  2. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network or Associations. A formal group of farms that work collectively to offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s) often on a subscription or membership basis. This includes organizations or other businesses that assist, serve, or represent CSAs or CSA networks. Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by the group of farmers based on partial or total advance payment of a subscription or membership fee.
  3. Food Council. Food policy council or food and farm system network that represents multiple organizations involved in the production, processing, and consumption of food, as well as local, Tribal, or State governments; and that addresses food and farm-related issues and needs within city, county, State, Tribal region, multicounty region, or other region designated by the food council or food system network.
  4. Local Government. Any unit of government within a state, including a county; borough; municipality; city; town; township; parish; local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; special district; school district; intrastate district; council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law; and any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-state, regional, or intra-state or local government.
  5. Nonprofit Corporations: Any organization or institution, including nonprofits with State or IRS 501 (c) status and accredited institutions of higher education, where no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

7.Public Benefit Corporation. A corporation organized to construct or operate a public improvement, the profits from which inure to the benefit of a State(s) or to the people thereof.

  1. Economic Development Corporation. An organization whose mission is the improvement, maintenance, development and/or marketing or promotion of a specific geographic area.
  2. Regional Famers Market Authority. An entity that establishes and enforces regional, State, or county policies and jurisdiction over State, regional, or county farmers markets.
  3. Tribal Government. A governing body or a governmental agency of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community (including any native village as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat. 688 (43 U.S.C. § 1602)) certified by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315002

 

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Marketing Service - Farmers Market Promotion Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 18, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       60

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $11,500,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $500,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $25,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                USDA-AMS-TM-FMPP-G-19-0002

 

Purpose: Approximately $11.5 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year(FY) 2019 is available to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is a component of the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), which is authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill under the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP).The goals of FMPP grants are to develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer to consumer markets to help increase access to and availability and regionally produced agricultural products. FMPP offers both Capacity Building (CB) and Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance (CTA) projects. For CB projects, the minimum grant award is $50,000 and maximum award is $250,000. For CTA projects, the minimum grant award is $250,000 and maximum award $500,000.The official performance period must begin on September 30, 2019. Both CB and CTA FMPP projects are awarded for up to 36 months (3 years) and are expected to be completed by September 29, 2022 Matching funds of 25% of the Total Federal portion of the grant is required.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

1.Agricultural Business or Cooperatives. Business entities, member-owned entities or businesses that provide, hold, deliver, transport, offer, or sell agricultural products or services for member benefit as well as the organization or other business that they represent.

  1. Producer Networks or Association. Producer group- or member-owned organizations or businesses that provide, offer, or sell agricultural products or services through a common distribution system for the mutual member benefit as well as organizations or other businesses that assist, represent, or serve producers or producer networks.
  2. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network or Associations. A formal group of farms that work collectively to offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s) often on a subscription or membership basis. This includes organizations or other businesses that assist, serve, or represent CSAs or CSA networks. Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by the group of farmers based on partial or total advance payment of a subscription or membership fee.
  3. Food Council. Food policy council or food and farm system network that represents multiple organizations involved in the production, processing, and consumption of food, as well as local, Tribal, or State governments; and that addresses food and farm-related issues and needs within city, county, State, Tribal region, multicounty region, or other region designated by the food council or food system network.
  4. Local Government. Any unit of government within a state, including a county; borough; municipality; city; town; township; parish; local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; special district; school district; intrastate district; council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law; and any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-state, regional, or intra-state or local government.
  5. Nonprofit Corporations: Any organization or institution, including nonprofits with State or IRS 501 (c) status and accredited institutions of higher education, where no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
  6. Public Benefit Corporation. A corporation organized to construct or operate a public improvement, the profits from which inure to the benefit of a State(s) or to the people thereof.
    8. Economic Development Corporation. An organization whose mission is the improvement, maintenance, development and/or marketing or promotion of a specific geographic area.
  7. Regional Famers Market Authority. An entity that establishes and enforces regional, State, or county policies and jurisdiction over State, regional, or county farmers markets.
  8. Tribal Government. A governing body or a governmental agency of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community (including any native village as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat. 688 (43 U.S.C. § 1602)) certified by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314998

 

Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service - Oklahoma funding announcement

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 20, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       7

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $1,500,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $500,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $5,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                USDA-NRCS-OK-MULTI-19-GEN0010144

 

Purpose: The NRCS - Oklahoma State Office, an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking support from and opportunities to partner with likeminded natural resource conservation partners. The overall intent of this solicitation is to solicit partnerships to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities outlined further in this document.

 

Proposals will be accepted from Oklahoma. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY2018 will be approximately $1,500,000. Proposals are requested from eligible entities, non-profits, governmental or non-governmental organizations, and institutions of higher learning for competitive consideration of awards for projects between one and five years in duration.

 

This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions. Applications will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant applications will be eliminated from competition and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. The Oklahoma State Conservationist reserves the right not to fund any or all applications. NRCS will accept applications under this notice for single or multi year applications submitted by eligible entities.

 

Eligible Applicants:

Applicants must be federally recognized as an Indian Tribe, State or local unit of government, Community Based Organizations, College and/or University, non-governmental organization, non-profit organization, or an organization or entity with an established history of working cooperatively with producers on agricultural land, as determined by NRCS, to address local conservation priorities. All applicant categories must be capable of providing support in the State of Oklahoma.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315117

 

Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing

Proposal Due Date:                                                          May 22, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       1

Estimated Total Program Funding:                            

Award Ceiling:                                                                   

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                2019-NIST-MEP-CYBERDEFMFG-01

 

Purpose: NIST invites proposals from current MEP Centers or consortia of Centers to provide outreach, education, and technical assistance to U.S. manufacturers who supply products within supply chains for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and who must implement adequate cybersecurity protections as required in the supply of products to the DoD. The primary goal of the work to be conducted via an award issued pursuant to this NOFO is to leverage the expertise of MEP Centers to assist defense manufacturers, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized contractors, in implementing cybersecurity protections needed to safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) being handled in defense manufacturing supply chains. (See Section I. of this NOFO for additional information concerning this program.)

 

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are MEP Centers or consortia of Centers receiving current cooperative agreement base funding from NIST. NIST requires the submission of project proposals involving participation from multiple MEP Centers. Proposals may also include the participation of other collaborating entities such as local economic development organizations, universities, community colleges, technology incubator programs, private third-party service providers, and other organizations. A MEP Center may serve as the lead MEP Center applicant on only one (1) proposal. There are no restrictions on the number of applications in which a MEP Center may serve as a project collaborator. There are no restrictions on the number of MEP Centers that may be listed as participating in any individual proposal. (See Section III.1 of this NOFO for more information regarding program eligibility.)

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315084

 

Department of Defense

 

Department of Defense - FY19 ACQUISITION RESEARCH PROGRAM

Proposal Due Date:                                                          September 5, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                            

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $120,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                HQ0034-19-FOA-ARP-0001

 

Purpose: The Acquisition Research Program (ARP) (www.acquisitionresearch.net) conducts and supports research in academic disciplines that bear on public procurement policy and management. These include economics, finance, financial management, information systems, organization theory, operations management, human resources management, risk management, and marketing, as well as the traditional public procurement areas such as contracting, program/project management, logistics, test and evaluation and systems engineering management. The ARP is interested in innovative proposals that will provide unclassified and non-proprietary findings suitable for publication in open scholarly literature. Studies of government processes, systems, or policies should also expand the body of knowledge and theory of processes, systems, or policies outside the government. The following research areas are of special interest: Leading-edge techniques in data collection, management, visual analytics and decision-making; Robust risk modeling techniques; Performance metrics and methodologies; Collaboration and cross-functional teams; and, Model-Based Acquisition. Offerors bear prime responsibility for the design, management, direction and conduct of research. Researchers should exercise judgment and original thought toward attaining the goals within broad parameters of the research areas proposed and the resources provided. Offerors are encouraged to be creative in the selection of the technical and management processes and approaches and consider the greatest and broadest impact possible.

 

Eligible Applicants:

All responsible sources from U.S. academia, non-profit research institutions and laboratories outside the Federal Government may submit proposals under this FOA. A University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoOD) research center associated with a university. UARCs are eligible to submit proposals under this FOA unless precluded from doing so by their DOD UARC contract.Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs), including Department of Energy National Laboratories, are not eligible to receive awards under this FOA. U.S. Government schools of higher education, Navy laboratories and warfare centers as well as other Department of Defense and civilian agency laboratories are also not eligible to receive awards under this FOA. If any such government organization is interested in performing research described herein, the organization should contact the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) at arp@nps.edu

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314928

 

Department of Defense - DARPA - Biological Technologies Office - Biological Technologies

Response Date:                                                                 April 23, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                            

Award Ceiling:                                                                   

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                HR001119S0048

 

Purpose: The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough fundamental research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO’s investment portfolio goes far beyond life sciences applications in medicine to include areas of research such as human-machine interfaces, microbes as

production platforms, and deep exploration of the impact of evolving ecologies and environments on U.S. readiness and capabilities. BTO’s programs operate across a wide range of scales, from individual cells to the warfighter to global ecosystems. BTO responds to the urgent and long-term needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and addresses national security priorities.

 

Eligible Applicants:

All responsible sources capable of satisfying the Government’s needs may submit a proposal that

shall be considered by DARPA.

 

Contact: BTOBAA2019@darpa.mil DARPA/BTO ATTN: HR001119S0048 675 North Randolph Street

Arlington, VA 22203-2114

 

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=107ff792d860276890c1d3dcd364c661&tab=core&_cview=0

 

Department of Education

 

Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program CFDA Number 84.335A

Proposal Due Date:                                                          May 31, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       138

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $18,483,334

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $375,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $30,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                ED-GRANTS-041619-001

 

Purpose: The CCAMPIS Program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Private institutions of higher education

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education that awarded a total of $250,000 or more of Federal Pell Grant funds during FY 2018 to students enrolled at the institution.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314968

 

Department of Education - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program CFDA Number 84.041C

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 11, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       8

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $17,400,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                   

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                ED-GRANTS-041919-005

 

Purpose: The Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program provides grants for emergency repairs and modernization of school facilities to certain local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive Impact Aid formula funds.

 

Eligible Applicants:

  1. Eligible Applicants: An LEA is eligible to apply for an emergency grant under the absolute priority if it-- (a) Is eligible to receive formula construction funds for the fiscal year under section 7007(a) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7707(a)) because it enrolls a high percentage (at least 50 percent) of federally connected children in average daily attendance (ADA) who either reside on Indian lands or who have a parent on active duty in the U.S. uniformed services; (b)(1) Has no practical capacity to issue bonds (as defined in 34 CFR 222.176); (2) Has minimal capacity to issue bonds (as defined in 34 CFR 222.176) and has used at least 75 percent of its bond limit; or (3) Is eligible to receive funds for the fiscal year for heavily impacted districts under section 7003(b)(2) of the Act (20 U.S.C. 7703(b)(2)); and (c) Has a school facility emergency that the Secretary has determined, consistent with 34 CFR 222.172(a) and 222.173, poses a health or safety hazard to students and school personnel.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315063

 

Department of Energy

 

Department of Energy - Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program III (PSAAP III)

NNSA

Proposal Due Date:                                                          May 31, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       4

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $100,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $5,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $2,500,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                DE-FOA-0002068

 

Purpose: Predictive Science is potentially applicable to a variety of fields, including nuclear weapons, efficient manufacturing, biological systems, nanoscale material science, organic chemical processes, climate modeling, etc. Success in these simulations requires both software and algorithmic frameworks for integrating multiple disciplines into a single application and adding significant disciplinary strength and depth to make that integration effective. Applications should conduct computer science research in areas that will contribute to the advancement of Exascale computing technologies and demonstrate the results in the context of the chosen application. The FOA contains topics that are of particular interest to the NNSA National Laboratories as they move towards Exascale computing. Other topics that will enable the advancements in Exascale computing are encouraged as well. More details are contained in the FOA.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Private institutions of higher education

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315154

 

Department of Energy - Office of Science - Nuclear Data Interagency Working Group / Research Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 28, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $12,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $2,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $150,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                DE-FOA-0002114

 

Purpose: The DOE SC program in Nuclear Physics (NP), the NP Isotopes Program (IP), the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22) hereby announce their interest in receiving applications to the Nuclear Data Interagency Working Group / Research program for research projects intended to answer nuclear data questions of interest to the research communities supported by those programs and offices.

The range of nuclear physics has a broad range of uses in modern society. Notable examples include fundamental research in nuclear physics, which motivates the development of accelerator technology, high-speed electronics, and special materials for sensitive detectors and targets; nuclear reactors, which have applications including the generation of electrical power, the production of isotopes, and tests of the properties of materials using neutrons; national security and nonproliferation applications, such as safeguards, nuclear forensics, and the detection of special nuclear materials (SNM); nuclear medicine, and the associated production, testing, distribution and use of isotopes in medical diagnostics and treatment; and applications to more familiar industrial problems, such as the use of radioisotopes in geological resource surveys. This FOA seeks research applications that will enhance understanding of the basic characteristics of isotopes without respect to particular uses.

These applications require accurate quantitative information regarding the properties of nuclei and their interactions with matter and radiation. In reference to the applications cited above, without the appropriate nuclear data, the accurate simulation and design of experiments for fundamental research would not be possible, nuclear reactor design and operation would suffer from problematic uncertainties, it would not be possible to determine the correct dose levels in medical procedures involving nuclear isotopes, and one could not predict the sensitivity of novel remote sensing techniques.

Extensive databases dedicated to nuclear data do already exist, notably those developed and maintained by NP through the US Nuclear Data Program (USNDP) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). However, a critical examination of the existing nuclear data often finds that it is inadequate for current applications. This may be due for example to limits on the sensitivity of experiments that were carried out in previous decades, studies that accessed only a few experimental parameters (such as limited beam energies or angular coverage), or attempts to constrain a large number of parameters with limited data. One may also require information about the nuclear properties of materials that simply did not exist previously, or that were never adequately studied under conditions that are now considered important.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

All types of domestic applicants are eligible to apply, except nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. DOE National Laboratories, other Federal agencies, and their Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) contractors are not eligible to receive financial assistance awards and are therefore ineligible to submit applications as sole applicants or as the lead of a collaboration. They may, however, be proposed as a team member on another institution’s application (as a subaward) or as a collaborator (with multiple applications from multiple members of a team). A parallel, companion announcement (LAB 19-2114) is available for application by DOE laboratories, including DOE/NNSA FFRDC contractors. If selected as a subwardee or collaborator, DOE laboratories and their FFRDC contractors will be paid directly by DOE. If selected for funding, other Federal agencies and their FFRDC contractors will be paid through interagency awards. Applicants that are not domestic organizations should be advised that:

  • Individual applicants are unlikely to possess the skills, abilities, and resources to successfully accomplish the objectives of this FOA. Individual applicants are encouraged to address this concern in their applications and to demonstrate how they will accomplish the objectives of this FOA.
  • Non-domestic applicants are advised that successful applications from non-domestic applicants include a detailed demonstration of how the applicant possesses skills, resources, and abilities that do not exist among potential domestic applicants. Applications from for-profit organizations that propose research related to current commercial activity may be declined without merit review.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315048

 

Department of Energy - National Energy Technology Laboratory - Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2019

Concept Papers Due Date:                                             May 21, 2019

Proposal Due Date:                                                          July 15, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       40

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $47,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $6,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                DE-FOA-0002090

 

Purpose: The 2019 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement will invest up to 47 million dollars, to allow all interested parties (universities, corporations, non-profits, national labs) to research and develop innovative technologies that will improve energy productivity, improve flexibility, security and resiliency, as well as lower energy costs. With this Funding Opportunity Announcement, Building Technologies Office intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following three topic areas: Topic Area 1 - Flexible Building Technologies; Topic Area 2 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technologies; and Topic Area 3 - Solid-State Lighting Technologies.

 

Eligible Applicants:

Individuals - U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a

prime recipient or subrecipient.

Domestic Entities - Forprofit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated

(or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular State or territory of the United States and have a physical location for business operations in the United States are eligible to apply for funding as a prime recipient or subrecipient. Nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue

Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995, are not eligible to apply for funding.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315145

 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Children and Families – ORR - Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 26, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       15

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $1,500,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $100,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $50,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                HHS-2019-ACF-ORR-ZR-1552

 

Purpose: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces funding for the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP). Organizations funded under RAPP implement strategies that encourage the development of agricultural and food systems related services that will improve the livelihoods, physically and economically, of refugee families. These strategies work to provide sustainable and/or supplemental income, improved access to healthy foods and better nutrition, psychosocial development, and enhanced integration into communities by refugee families. Required activities under RAPP include: 1) Access to land; 2) Farming Production; 3) Training and Technical Assistance; and 4) Coordination with the Refugee Resettlement Community.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

Private institutions of higher education

Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Independent school districts

City or township governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

County governments

State governments

Special district governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Public or private non-profit agencies are eligible for awards under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309777

 

Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health - HEAL Initiative: Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network - Specialized Clinical Centers (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 3, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                            

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $150,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                RFA-NS-19-036       

 

Purpose: (RFA-NS-19-025 is being reissued to accommodate an additional receipt date). The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Specialized Clinical Centers (hubs) of the Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (EPPIC-Net). EPPIC-Net will serve as the cornerstone of the NIHs Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. EPPIC-Net will provide a robust and readily accessible infrastructure for carrying out in depth phenotyping and biomarker studies in patients with specific pain conditions, and the rapid design and performance of high-quality Phase 2 clinical trials to test promising novel therapeutics for pain from partners in academia or industry. Studies will bring intense focus to patients with well-defined pain conditions and high unmet therapeutic needs. EPPIC-Net will consist of one Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), one Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and approximately 10 specialized clinical centers (hubs). The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the hubs within EPPIC-Net. A hub will typically be a regional medical center that will actively enroll subjects into clinical trials and studies performed in EPPIC-Net. Each hub should have ready access to patient populations with specific pain conditions and have expertise in characterization of that pain condition. A hub will additionally provide scientific leadership and administrative oversight to its multiple (2-10) satellite sites (spokes). This FOA solicits applications EPPIC-Net Specialized Clinical Centers. Separate FOAs have been issued to solicit applications for the Clinical Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-18-036) and Data Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-18-035). Clinical trials conducted through EPPIC-Net may come from a variety of sources including the HEAL Partnership, as described above, or from separate NIH funding announcements.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Small businesses

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

State governments

Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

County governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

City or township governments

Private institutions of higher education

Independent school districts

For profit organizations other than small businesses

Special district governments

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315039

 

Department of Homeland Security

 

Department of Homeland Security – FEMA - Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program – Region 6

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 18, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       13

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $12,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                   

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                DHS-19-MT-045-07-01

 

Purpose: The Cooperating Technical Partners Program (CTP Program) exists to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through fostering strong Federal, State, Tribal, regional and local partnerships for the purposes of reducing flood losses and promoting community resiliency. The CTP Program may provide federal assistance, through a grant or cooperative agreement, to an eligible Cooperating Technical Partner (herein referred to as "CTP", "partner" or "grantee") to perform various projects and activities that stimulate and support the ability of NFIP State Coordinating Agencies and NFIP-participating communities (as defined in 44 CFR Part 59.1) to continue their ongoing regulatory NFIP responsibilities as well as support the ability of States, communities and the public and private sector to mitigate flood risk. The CTP Program seeks to enhance the existing capabilities of CTPs to increase local involvement in, and ownership of, the development and maintenance of flood risk data and products, such as the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and other risk related products, as well as other support to advance the goals and objectives of the Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. Partnerships developed through FEMA\\\'s CTP Program are in the best interest of State and local communities, the NFIP and the public. CTPs may be able to perform activities related to program management, technical risk analysis and mapping, and communication of flood risk hazard data and information. Only qualified partners of the CTP Program are eligible for federal assistance awards through the CTP Program. Recipients must: 1) be a CTP (i.e., have a signed Partnership Agreement with FEMA HQ or a FEMA Regional Office); 2) either be or represent a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) community in good-standing, or a FEMA-approved non-profit agency whose primary mission supports the goals and objectives of the NFIP; 3) have existing non-Federally funded processes and/or systems in place to support the collection, development, evaluation, dissemination and communication of flood hazard and risk assessment data and mapping; 4) have the capability to perform funded activities; demonstrate the ability to achieve the CTP Program performance metrics and provide timely and accurate reports to FEMA documenting performance and achievements; and 5) when applicable, agree to perform work in the Mapping Information Platform (MIP) and update the activities within the MIP every 30 days in the Studies Workflow (and more frequently within the Revisions Workflow). CTPs need to work with FEMA in advance of the application to understand FEMA program priorities, objectives and measures, and to identify specific tasks to undertake. In support of program objectives, FEMA may provide technical assistance, training, and/or data to a CTP to enhance the activities within the project categories. Any funds FEMA provides through a grant or cooperative agreement to complete project activities are in addition to the leveraged resources and data which may be provided by the CTP to complete the tasks agreed upon. When awarded a grant or cooperative agreement through the CTP Program in support of program objectives and to advance program measures, the CTP must comply with the requirements outlined in the announcement, the terms and conditions of the award, as well as the Partnership Agreement and the associated Statement of Work or Mapping Activity Statement approved by FEMA. These templates may be obtained from your granting organization, either the FEMA Region or FEMA Headquarters.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

County governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Special district governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

State governments

City or township governments

 

https://www.fema.gov/cooperating-technical-partners-program/

 

Department of Justice

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Strategies for Policing Innovation

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 11, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       10

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $7,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $700,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $500,00

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15126

 

Purpose: Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) provides resources and opportunities to enable police agencies to identify and define their most pressing crime problems and institute lasting operational and organizational changes that foster reliance on and effective use of evidence-based practices, data, and technology.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

County governments

City or township governments

State governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Special district governments

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, governmental non-law enforcement agencies acting as their fiscal agent, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), or tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally-recognized Indian tribes (including tribal consortia operated as nonprofit organizations) acting as a fiscal agent for one or more tribal law enforcement agencies.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315161

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 11, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       5

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $5,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $750,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15053

 

Purpose: The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration (CGIC) Initiative, administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is a competitive grant program that provides funding to state and local government entities that are experiencing precipitous increases in gun crime to implement comprehensive and holistic models to reduce violent crime and illegal firearms within their jurisdictions by enabling them to integrate with their local ATF Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGICs). The purpose of this initiative is to encourage local jurisdictions to work with their ATF partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify firearms used unlawfully and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators engaged in violent crime.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

County governments

Special district governments

City or township governments

State governments

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315173

 

Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention - OJJDP FY 19 Youth Gang Desistance/Diversion Grant Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 24, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       4

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $2,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $500,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                OJJDP-2019-14983

 

 

Purpose: This solicitation will focus on targeted efforts to reduce gang activity by focusing on strategies to disrupt recruitment and incentivize desistance by supporting programs that offer alternative support mechanisms for youth. Law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies will be critical partners for this proposed initiative. Funding to prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies would support diversion activities as well as targeted incentives such as tattoo removal and life skill training for youthful gang members seeking to desist from gang activity. OJJDP has a long history of supporting community efforts to combat gang crime. Through OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model, communities can implement a comprehensive approach to gang crime and youth violence reduction. Eligible applicants will be required to implement OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model by working with the National Gang Center, and may use grant funds to support gang desistance/diversion activities.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Special district governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

City or township governments

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

County governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Private institutions of higher education

State governments

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve. OJJDP welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. For additional information on subawards, see the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315165

 

Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention - OJJDP FY 19 Youth Gang Suppression Implementation Grants Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 24, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       6

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $1,380,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $230,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                OJJDP-2019-14932

 

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to support jurisdictions with an established gang presence to coordinate gang suppression efforts and activities by prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies. OJJDP has a long history of supporting community efforts to combat gang crime. Through OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model, communities can implement a comprehensive approach to gang crime and youth violence reduction. Suppression is a key component of OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model. Focused deterrence and suppression strategies can dissuade individuals and gangs from committing crimes. Such approaches highlight the punishments or legal recourse that will ensue in the commission of a crime and discourage the person or group from committing crimes in the future. These efforts, coupled with the other key components of the Comprehensive Gang Model, offer a holistic approach to support the efforts of law enforcement in combatting gang crime and promote public safety in communities. Eligible applicants will be required to implement OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model by working with the National Gang Center, and may use grant funds to support gang suppression activities.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

City or township governments

Special district governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

State governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Private institutions of higher education

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

County governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve. OJJDP welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. For additional information on subawards, see the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315166

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 25, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       55

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $23,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $750,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $300,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15099

 

Purpose: The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports officer and public safety and violence reduction through social service and other partnerships that will enhance and increase law enforcement responses to people with MI and CMISA.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

City or township governments

Special district governments

County governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior). BJA will only accept applications that demonstrate that the proposed project will be administered jointly by an agency with responsibility for criminal or juvenile justice activities and a mental health agency.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315174

 

Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention - OJJDP FY 19 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 25, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       4

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $1,925,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $500,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                OJJDP-2019-15003

 

Purpose: This program will fund project sites to develop a community-based, multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to responding to youth with sexual behavior problems, their child victims, and their families as well as a training and technical assistance provider to support project sites in developing intervention models. The purpose of this program is to prevent sexual reoffending, promote healing, and provide services for victims and families. The program will focus on interfamilial and/or coresidential child victims and youth with problematic sexual behaviors. Examples of these types of sexual behaviors include, but are not limited to, sexual contact between children who do not know each other well (i.e., foster home or institutional setting); sexual contact between children of different ages, sizes, and developmental levels; aggressive or coerced sexual contact; sexual contact that causes harm to the child or others; and sexual contact that causes another child to be highly upset and/or fearful. Applicants should propose comprehensive, evidence-based intervention strategies for serving both the child victim(s) and the youth with sexual behavior problems and their parents/caregivers.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

City or township governments

Special district governments

Private institutions of higher education

County governments

State governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

For profit organizations other than small businesses

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants for both Category 1 and Category 2 are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee. OJJDP welcomes applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire program. An entity may, however, be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application. For additional information on subawards, see the OJP Grant Application Resource Guide.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315167

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 25, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       10

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $10,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $1,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15364

 

Purpose: This program focuses on high crime communities with concentrated distress and hot spots of crime and directly supports the Department's priorities to reduce violent crime (sometimes associated with gang activity), assist communities struggling with drug abuse, and support law enforcement officers by integrating officers and enforcement strategies into community-based crime reduction efforts.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Private institutions of higher education

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

County governments

Special district governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

City or township governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), units of local government, national nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) acting as a fiscal agent thereof.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315163

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 25, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       10

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $10,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $1,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15183

 

Purpose: Second Chance Act Program for Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness improves access to and delivery of services to offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness when they leave incarceration to reenter the community. The focus of the Program is to provide standardized screening and assessment; collaborative comprehensive case management; and pre- and post-release programming that address criminogenic risk and needs, including mental illness and substance abuse. The expectation is that jail or prison systems will develop or refine a standardized screening process for all people in the correctional facility. Further, community-based treatment providers must coordinate with corrections, correctional health, parole, and probation, as applicable, to develop collaborative comprehensive case plans to aid in the reentry process. Eligibility is limited to States, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).

 

Eligible Applicants:    

City or township governments

Special district governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

County governments

State governments

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315152

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 25, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       4

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $3,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $750,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15224

 

Purpose: The purpose of the Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision Program (SCF Program) is to provide state and local parole and probation agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) to improve responses to offender behavior in accordance with the principles of swiftness, certainty, and fairness, in order to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions. Through this grant announcement, BJA will select multiple applicants to develop, implement, or enhance an SCF Program model.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Special district governments

State governments

County governments

City or township governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315150

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 25, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       9

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $7,500,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $1,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15250

 

Purpose: The purpose of the FY 2019 Innovative Reentry Initiatives (IRI): Building System Capacity and Testing Reentry Strategies to Reduce Recidivism is to provide state and local jurisdictions and Indian tribes with the resources and training and technical assistance (TTA) necessary to identify assets and gaps in their reentry systems and to develop capacity and partnerships to provide services that prevent recidivism, reduce crime, and improve public safety in their jurisdictions.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

County governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Special district governments

State governments

City or township governments

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315151

 

Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance - BJA FY 19 Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 25, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       5

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $4,600,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $1,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                BJA-2019-15226

 

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide state and local community corrections agencies with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) on ways to improve supervision capacity and partnerships with other justice agencies to prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions. The Innovations in Supervision Initiative provides opportunities to increase community corrections agencies’ ability to reduce crimes committed by those supervised in the community.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

County governments

State governments

City or township governments

Special district governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315162

 

Department of Labor

 

Department of Labor - Office of Disability Employment Policy - National Employer Policy, Research, and Technical Assistance Center on the Employment of People with Disabilities

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 24, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                            

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $8,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                FOA-ODEP-19-01

 

Purpose: This solicitation is a re-competition of an existing cooperative agreement. The work done under the new Center will build upon the prior work of ODEP’s Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN). The new Center, which will retain the name EARN, will continue to conduct research; engage with the business community; identify effective policies and practices that support business needs; and provide resources, technical assistance, and training to help public and private sector employers (including Federal contractors) recruit, hire, retain, and advance individuals with disabilities. The new Center will differ from the current, however, in that it will have a stronger focus on policy development, research, and compliance assistance activities that will be driven and developed in collaboration with private sector business entities, including through a network of business intermediary organizations representing groups of employers.

 

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are consortia with a lead applicant from one of the following two types of entities: a) non-profit business schools or schools that include human resources or labor-focused programs that are part of a public or private institute of higher education; or b) non-profit research institutions, which can be part of public or private institutes of higher education or independent policy research organizations. At a minimum, the lead applicant must form a consortium with entities from the other eligible applicant category. For example, if the lead applicant is a non-profit business school, then a non-profit research institution must be included in the proposed consortium. Similarly, if the lead application is a non-profit research institution, then a non-profit business school or school that includes human resources or labor-focused programs must be included in the proposed consortium. The lead applicant must also include business intermediary organizations in the consortium. Moreover, additional optional partners may be included.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315140

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

 

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 19, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                            

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $375,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $10,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                20190619-HAA

 

Purpose: Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. Through a special partnership with NEH and pending the availability of appropriated funds, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries. Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve

  • creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or infrastructure that contribute to the humanities;
  • pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; or
  • conducting evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

State governments

County governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Special district governments

City or township governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Private institutions of higher education

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315008

 

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Projects for the Public

Proposal Due Date:                                                          June 12, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                       7

Estimated Total Program Funding:                            

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $300,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                20190612-MD

 

Purpose: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is accepting applications for the Digital Projects for the Public Program. The purpose of this program is to support projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

County governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Private institutions of higher education

State governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Special district governments

City or township governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315041

 

National Science Foundation

 

National Science Foundation - Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative

Proposal Due Date:                                                          August 14, 2019

Expected Number of Awards:                                      

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $10,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $175,000

Award Floor:                                                                      

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                19-579

 

Purpose: The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) seeks to award grants intended to support research independence among early-career academicians who specifically lack access to adequate organizational or other resources. It is expected that funds obtained through this program will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than five years after completion of their PhD. Applicants for this program may not yet have received any other grants or contracts in the PI role from any department, agency, or institution of the federal government, including from the CAREER program or any other program, post-PhD, regardless of the size of the grant or contract, with certain exceptions as noted below. Serving as co-PI, Senior Personnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, or other Fellow does not count against this eligibility rule. Importantly, the CRII program seeks to provide essential resources to enable early-career PIs to launch their research careers. For the purposes of this program, CISE defines “essential resources” as those that (a) the PI does not otherwise have, including through organizational or other funding; and (b) are critical for the PI to conduct early-career research that will enable research independence. In particular, this program is not appropriate for PIs who already have access to resources to conduct any early-career research. It is expected that these funds will allow the new CRII PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. Faculty at undergraduate and two-year institutions may use funds to support undergraduate students, and may use the additional RUI designation (which requires inclusion of a RUI Impact Statement) -- see https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5518 for additional information. In addition, submissions from all institutions may use funds for postdoctoral scholars, travel, and/or research equipment.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus. *Who May Serve as PI: Only one principal investigator per proposal is allowed; co-principal investigators and senior personnel are not permitted. Please see Additional Eligibility Information below for more information on who is eligible.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315193

 

National Science Foundation - Physics Frontiers Centers

Proposal Due Date:                                                         

Expected Number of Awards:                                       January 30, 2020

Estimated Total Program Funding:                             $8,000,000

Award Ceiling:                                                                    $5,000,000

Award Floor:                                                                       $1,000,000

Funding Opportunity Number:                                                19-578

 

Purpose: The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources such as combinations of talents, skills, disciplines, and/or specialized infrastructure, not usually available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. Activities supported through the program are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, particle astro-, gravitational, and biological physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines and physics sub-fields may also be considered, although the bulk of the effort must fall within one of those areas within the purview of the Division of Physics. The successful PFC activity will demonstrate: (1) the potential for a profound advance in physics; (2) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (3) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; (4) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a center- or institute-like approach.

 

Eligible Applicants:    

Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.

 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315141

 

Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the Week of April 29 - May 5

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:16:00 am Comments (0)
This is your Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the
Week of April 29 - May 5:
 
Last Week's Results:
 
Softball:
vs Texas A&M Commerce lost 10-0, won 5-1, lost 11-3 (33-14)(20-10)
 
Baseball:
vs University of Texas Permian Basin lost 8-7, won 11-6, lost 16-6 & 2-1 (20-25)(11-9)
 
 
 
Women's Tennis:
vs Midwestern State won  4-3 (9-13)(4-2)
Doubles
Duff/Ramirez def Alisa Savina/Rebeka Velasova (CU) 6-2
Lazzarotto/Curry def Sarah Frendo/Sara Petric (CU) 7-5
Cizeron/Gray def Pilar Jaurena/Melany Opolz (CU) 6-0
Singles
Frendo (CU) def Duff 6-1, 6-1
Velasova (CU) def Lazzarotto 7-6, 6-1
Petric (CU) def Cizeron 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Savina (CU) def Ramirez 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Curry def Opolz (CU) 6-2, 6-3   
Gray def Jaurena (CU) 6-2, 6-4
 
Men's Tennis:
vs Midwestern State won 5-2 (17-3)(3-0) LSC Regular Season Champions!
Doubles
Vinicius Santon/Julen Gutierrez (CU) def Westwick/Diaz 7-6
Przemyslaw Zielinski/Mritunjay Badola (CU) def Pinedal/McCraig 7-6
Pierre Marion/Oscar del Granado (CU) def Palacious/Norrie 7-5
Singles
Santos (CU) def Palacious 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Martinez-Roca def Badola (CU) 6-2, 6-3
Zielinski (CU) def Pinedal 6-4, 6-4
McCraig def Granado (CU) 6-0, 6-7, 13-11 
Gutierrez (CU) def Diaz 6-4, 7-5
Marion (CU) def Westwick 6-4, 6-2
 
Women's Golf:
@ LSC Championships
Team Results
1) West Texas A&M  291-278~569
2) Texas A&M Commerce  289-300~589
3) Angelo State  304-296~600
4) Midwestern State  302-302~604
5) CAMERON  301-305~606
6) Tarleton State  310-304~614
7) Texas A&M Kingsville  319-303~622
8) Western New Mexico  312-314~626
9) University of Texas Permian Basin  322-322~644
Cameron Individual Results (44 golfers)
15) Iona Roska  74-76~150
16) Gerdur Ragnarsdottir  75-76~151
17) Allison Duffin  75-77~152
18) Kyndall Morgan  77-76~153
36) Kennedy Wheeler  79-82~161
 
Men's Golf:
@ LSC Championships
Team Results
1) Midwestern State  285-286-277~848
2) Texas A&M Commerce  288-284-280~852
3) Western New Mexico  284-287-285~856
4) CAMERON  286-297-286~869
5) University of Texas Permian Basin  300-288-288~876
6) West Texas A&M  300-296-292~888
Cameron Individuals (30 golfers)
5) Dario Gabriel  71-72-69~212
6) Niels Sorensen  70-75-68~213
20) Devin Whipple  74-75-72~221
25) Mason LeGrange  71-76-81~228
27) Kevin Farmer  77-75-77~229
 
 
This Week's Schedule
FINALS WEEK!
 
Thursday, May 2:
Women's/Men's Track @ LSC Championships in Portales, NM 
Women's Tennis @ LSC Championships vs Tarleton State at 2:00pm at Waco, TX
 
Friday, May 3:
GRADUATION!
Women's/Men's Track @ LSC Championships in Portales, NM 
Men's Tennis @ LSC Championships vs Western New Mexico at Noon at Waco, TX
Women's Tennis @ LSC Championships at Waco, TX
Softball @ LSC Championship vs Tarleton State 1:30pm at Kingsville, TX
Baseball vs West Texas A&M @ McCord Field 1:00pm
 
Saturday, May 4:
Women's/Men's Track @ LSC Championships in Portales, NM 
Men's Tennis @ LSC Championships at Waco, TX  
Women's Tennis @ LSC Championships at Waco, TX
Softball @ LSC Championships @ Kingsville, TX
Baseball vs West Texas A&M @ McCord Field at 5:00pm DH
 
Sunday, May 5:
Baseball vs West Texas A&M @ McCord Field at 1:00pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Learn More About The Current State of Housing At The Next Luncheon Series June 13th

Posted by: Communications Manager on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:49:00 am Comments (0)

State of Housing Luncheon

Chamber members $20 per person
General admission $25 per person

If not cancelled within 72 hours you will still have to pay for the meal


Sponsors receive:
  Reserved seating for eight
  Your logo included in all promotions for the event
  Recognition from the podium
  Opportunity to place promotional items on the registration table

Limited Seating

RSVP DEADLINE IS MAY 24th!
 
When:
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Apache Casino Hotel
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

WIN A FREE CRUISE WITH ADVENTURE TRAVEL AT WARE ON C BLOCK PARTY MAY!

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Chamber On The Move June 1st

Posted by: Communications Manager on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Join us for the exciting new extension of the Ware On C Block Party called Chamber on the Move! Chamber on the Move will take the fun activities, shopping, food and entertainment aspects of the Ware On C Block Party and MOVE to your favorite local businesses parking lots. The event will take place at Westside Ace Parking Lot, 67th and Cache Road. Don't miss the first Chamber on the MOVE-- June 1st!

 $25 for non chamber members, FREE for chamber members

 

Chamber on the Move June Activities Line Up 

  • Amtrak Races 
  • Zumba Dance, Provided by YMCA 
  • Face Painting 
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Competition 
  • Chalk Art 

 

Ware Fun Travel To You 

 

Our Ware On C staple activities return to Chamber on the Move! 

 

  • Food Trucks 
  • Live Entertainment 
  • Retail Vendors 

 

Want to be a vendor for Chamber on the Move? Click here.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Healthy Bites-- Pasta with Winter Squash and Tomatoes

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:41:00 am Comments (0)

 

Ingredients

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds peeled, cubed or shredded butternut or other winter squash, about 5 cups
  • 8 ounces ziti or penne cut pasta
  • Freshly chopped parsley or Parmesan, for garnish

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it.
  • Put olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shallots, garlic, and pepper flakes and cook for about 1 minute; add tomatoes and squash, and cook with some salt and pepper.
  • When squash is tender, about 10 minutes for shreds, 15 or so for small cubes, cook the pasta until it is tender.
  • Combine the sauce and pasta, and serve, garnished with parsley or Parmesan.

Healthy Bites-- Healthy Sweet and Sour King Prawn Stir-Fry

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:22:00 am Comments (0)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons groundnut oil ( peanut)
  • 4 large King prawns ( prawns or colossal shrimp), peeled, deveined, shelled and head sliced off, tail left on
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 red chile, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chunked
  • 2 ounces canned pineapple, blended with 7 ounces pineapple juice
  • Handful red bell peppers, chunked
  • Handful yellow bell peppers, chunked
  • 1 small handful fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • Honey, to taste
  • 1 spring onion (green), finely sliced
  • Serving suggestion: Steamed jasmine rice

Directions

Heat a wok over high heat, add 2 tablespoons groundnut oil and stir-fry the prawns until they turn pink. Set aside.

Heat the remaining oil, stir fry the ginger and chile, add in the onions and stir-fry until they have softened.

Add the pineapple puree and let the sauce reduce for 1 minute, then add the pepper chunks and bean sprouts. Stir well. Season with the salt, pepper, lime juice, and honey, to taste. Return the prawns to the wok, stir well, and sprinkle with the finely sliced spring onion. Serve immediately with steamed jasmine rice.

 

Healthy Bites-- Slow Cooker Carnitas

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Ingredients (serves 4-6)

  • 3 lbs. pork loin
  • 1 orange
  • ½ red onion, medium
  • ¾ cup of salsa verde
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 12 corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 fresh avocados
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup of shredded cabbage (green or purple)
  • Sliced radishes (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut the pork loin into 3 large pieces and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and cumin.  Slice the orange and red onion into many thin slices.
  2. Place the seasoned pork into the slow cooker along with the orange slices, onion, salsa, ¼ cup water and honey.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours.
  4. Remove the orange slices from the slow cooker and discard.
  5. Remove the pork and gently shred.  Place the shredded pork on a foil lined baking sheet.  Pour the sauce from the slow cooker over the meat and gently mix.
  6. Broil the meat in the oven until it begins to brown, turning once and the juice begins to caramelize.  Watch the meat closely to prevent overcooking and drying out the meat.  Total broil time should be about 4 minutes—turning the meat at two minutes.  Immediately remove the tray from the oven.
  7. Serve immediately by dividing the pork equally between 12 tortillas and then topping with equal amounts of avocado, cilantro, cabbage and radish (optional).

Tips

  • If you want juicer pork, skip step 6 and use the juice to drizzle over finished product in step 7.
  • Prepare the pork as described but serve it over a bed of mixed greens along with the avocado and cilantro.  Add some diced mango.

 

Recipe provided by the Commissary

Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the Week of April 22 - 28:

Posted by: Communications Manager on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
This is your Flash & Dash Weekly Aggie Update for the
Week of April 22 - 28:
 
Last Week's Results:
 
Softball:
vs University of Texas Permian Basin won 5-0, 2-1, 10-2 (32-12)(19-8)
 
Baseball:
vs Eastern New Mexico won 10-0, 12-4, 11-0, 17-7 (19-22)(10-6)
 
 
 
Women's Tennis:
vs University of Central Oklahoma lost 7-0 
Doubles
Dunlap/Landin def Alisa Savina/Rebeka Velasova (CU) 6-2
ByanAbidullina/Boyar def Sarah Frendo/Sara Petric (CU) 7-5
Eeckhoudt/Bhat def Pilar Jaurena/Melany Opolz (CU) 6-1
Singles
ByanAbidullina def Frendo (CU) 6-1, 6-4
Dunlap def Velasova (CU) 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
Landin def Petric (CU) 6-4, 6-7, 10-8
Bhat def Savina (CU) 6-4, 6-7, 10-4
Boyar def Opolz (CU) 6-1, 6-4  
Eeckhoudt def Jaurena (CU) 6-3, 6-2
 
vs Newman won 7-0 (8-13)(3-2)   
Doubles
Litvinova/Gerrasimova def Savina/Velasova (CU) 6-1
Frendo/Petric (CU) def Young/Bifano 6-2
Jaurena/Opolz (CU) def Gavisia/Calvalcanti 6-0
Singles
Frendo (CU) def Litvinova 6-2, 6-1
Velasova (CU) def Gerasimova 6-1, 6-2
Petric (CU) def Bifano 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
Savina (CU) def Young 7-5, 6-3
Opolz (CU) def Gaviria  6-3  
Jaurena def Calvalcanti (CU) 8-2
 
Men's Tennis:
vs Newman won 7-0 (16-3)(2-0)
Doubles
Vinicius Santon/Julen Gutierrez (CU) def Justo/Soome 6-4
Przemyslaw Zielinski/Mritunjay Badola (CU) def Crawford/Pusztay 6-4
Pierre Marion/Oscar del Granado (CU) def Miasato/Antelj 6-2
Singles
Santos (CU) def Justo 6-3, 6-0
Badola (CU) def Soome 6-3, 7-6
Zielinski (CU) def Crawford 6-3, 6-1
Granado (CU) def Pusztay 6-0, 2-0 retired
Gutierrez (CU) def Antelj 6-2, 6-2
Marion (CU) def Miasato 6-2, 6-0
Women's Track
@ Fred Duckett Twilight (Houston, TX)   
1500M (27 runners)
19) Valeria Villatoro 5:03.61
800M (23 runners)
20) Violet Torres  2:29.50
5000M (25 runners)
13) Kathrin Halter  18:35.36
Villatoro  DNF
3000M Steeplechase (19 runners)
10) Alma Duran  12:30.42
 
Men's Track: 
@ Fred Duckett Twilight (Houston, TX)
 
1500M (25 runners)
3) James Majenge  3:57.38
6) Felix Nadeborn  4:00.97
11) Roy Kipkorir  4:06.81
Sam Averill  DNF
800M (30 runners)
27) Averill  1:59.96
5000M (43 runners)
3) Majenge  14:42.10
29) Celso Rameriz  15:48.22
3000M Steeplechase (24 runners)
 
8) Chris Dunn 9:32.28
10) Eduardo Gutierrez  9:41.36
16) Steffan Riestenpatt  10:01.91
 
 
This Week's Schedule
Monday, April 22:
Women's & Men's Golf @ Lone Star Conference Championships (Diamondback GC, Abilene, TX)
 
Tuesday, April 23:
Women's & Men's Golf @ Lone Star Conference Championships (Diamondback GC, Abilene, TX)
 
Wednesday, April 24:
Cameron Athletics Awards - MCC @ 7:00pm (admission is Free, Public is Invited)
 
Thursday, April 25:
Women's/Men's Tennis vs Midwestern State 11:00am @ Streich-Henry Family Tennis Complex
 
Friday, April 26: 
Softball @ Texas A&M Commerce 6:00pm (LSC)
Baseball @ University of Texas Permian Basin 2:00pm  (LSC)
 
Saturday, April 27:  
Softball @ Texas A&M Commerce 1:00pm DH (LSC)
Baseball @ UTPB 1:00pm DH (LSC)
 
Sunday, April 28:
Baseball @ UTPB 1:00pm (LSC)
 
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