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  • Please note that the six U.S. EDA "American Rescue Act" Notices of Funding Opportunity have now been published and can be found on the https://www.grants.gov website under the "All Department of Commerce Grants" search function.  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

    I.     EDA-HDQ-ARPGJ-2021-2006964 FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs
          Challenge
    II.    EDA-HDQ-ARPBB-2021-2006976 FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better
           Regional Challenge
    III.   EDA-2021-ARPAEAA FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment
           Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity
    IV.    EDA-HDQ-ARPRN-2021-2006986 FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Statewide
           Planning, Research, and Networks
    V.     EDA-2021-ARPATOURISM  FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and
           Outdoor Recreation Notice of Funding Opportunity
    VI.   EDA-2021-ARPAINDIGENOUS
    FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous   
           Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity
    For more information, contact:
    Lucas Z. Blankenship
    Economic Development Representative
    State of Tennessee
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Economic Development Administration
    Office:  (404) 730-3010
    Cell:  (615) 736-1423
    LBlankenship@eda.gov

  • SBIT/STTR Matching Fund:  Application Opens Soon
    The Tennessee General Assembly approved $7 million in funding for the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Matching Fund.  Administered by LaunchTN, the Matching Fund is a tool that bolsters entrepreneurship in the state by matching federal dollars allocated to job-creating new Tennessee companies.  The application for this coming program year opens on July 19.  For more information, visit the LaunchTN website.  

  • NSF Weekly Update

  • The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.  The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge.  NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities. 

    Please visit the program page for eligibility information along with the program solicitation and FAQs.  A presentation on the NSF CAREER funding program from the December 3, 2020, NSF Fall 2020 Virtual Grants Conference can be viewed at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcojeEoz4AI&feature=youtu.be

  • Grand Challenges:  Solving Global Health and Development Problems for Those Most in Need

  • Solar Energy Innovators Program Opportunity
    The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid.  Please see the link above for more information.  

  • Call for Rapid Access Proposals for COVID-19 Research Using Neutron Scattering Resources (https://snsapp1.sns.ornl.gov/xprod_ro/f?p=109:26)

    With the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences neutron sources will provide remote rapid access to support research into the COVID-19 virus and the search for effective diagnostics and therapies. Beamlines that will be made available at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, include neutron macromolecular crystallography, small angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy and imaging beamlines.

    Researchers who would like to use these resources should submit a short rapid access proposal, outlining experiment aims and scope, at https://snsapp1.sns.ornl.gov/xprod_ro/f?p=109:26. A facility scientist will contact you regarding your proposal within 2 days. Scientific and technical questions should be sent to Dean Myles at mylesda@ornl.gov

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