Grants Available in Hawaii for July 2023

July 2023 Federal Grant Opportunities


The July 2023 Grants Newsletter is your latest monthly resource for governments, schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses interested in pursuing opportunities for federal grant and cooperative agreement funding. Grant notices have been compiled for opportunities published in, the Federal government’s central website for grant funding. To access my grants e-newsletter click on the July 2023 Federal Grant Opportunities title above.

Section 1 of the newsletter contains current discretionary program listings and research opportunities.  Section 2 is a compilation of websites and links to general grant information provided by the Federal Agencies that most often have discretionary grant solicitations.

The Special Programs section contains links and information for funding opportunities under The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that communities can currently apply for, along with an updated link to a report on The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Distribution of funding in Hawaii.  To date, $1.2  billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been announced and is headed to Hawaii with over 64 specific projects identified for funding. Since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed, approximately $935.2 million for transportation to invest in roads, bridges, public transit, ports and airports, and roughly $164 million has been announced for clean water. And, as of today, more than 45,000 households across the state are receiving affordable high-speed internet due to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Many more projects will be added in the coming months, as funding opportunities become grant awards and as formula funds become specific projects. The entire fact sheet is included here as well:

This month, these notices are of special interest in Hawaii:

Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration – FY 2024 Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act CFDA number 93.932 makes grants to (1) raise the health status of Native Hawaiians to the highest possible health level; and (2) provide existing Native Hawaiian health care programs with all resources necessary. (March 15, 2024 estimated deadline)

Small Business Administration OWBO – 2023 Minority Serving Institutions Wave II CFDA number 59.043   provides  funding for up to fifteen (15) private, non-profit organizations that will provide entrepreneurial development services to women, with an emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in locations that are outside of the geographical areas of existing WBCs. Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions are eligible applicants. (August 24 deadline)

This program previously announced and specific to Hawaii is listed below as a reminder:

Department of Homeland Security – Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) – Region 9 CFDA number 97.111 provides funding to close known capability gaps, encourages innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents, and builds on existing regional preparedness efforts. The purpose of the RCPGP is to build regional capacity to manage catastrophic incidents by improving and expanding collaboration for catastrophic incident preparedness. (July 24 deadline)

New and modified national competitions of special interest this month include:

Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Pha se I  CFDA number 10.212 support small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies and enable the application of research advancements from conception into the market. The STTR program aims to foster technology transfer through formal cooperative R&D between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. ( September 19 deadline)

Department of Agriculture – Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) CFDA number 10.754 support projects to significantly increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. The program is also intended to encourage a more comprehensive approach to market higher blends by sharing the costs related to building out biofuel-related infrastructure. (September 30 deadline)

Department of Commerce – CZM Habitat Protection and Restoration Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Competition CFDA number 11.473 supports NOAA’s efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change. A key pillar is resilience to climate change and its impacts, throughout our communities and ecosystems. Specifically, this NOFO seeks projects that enhance coastal resilience. Coastal areas support the nation’s largest and often fastest-growing population centers as well as key natural assets. Strengthening coastal resilience means preparing and adapting coastal communities to mitigate the impacts of and more quickly recover after extreme events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, flooding, and sea level rise. (August 14 letter of intent required)

Department of Energy – National Energy Technology Laboratory
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling, Reprocessing, and Battery Collection CFDA number 81.086 will provide funding to 90 projects to support the recycling of consumer electronics batteries and battery-containing devices to help build a robust domestic critical material supply chain for EV batteries in the United States. (November 29 deadline)

Environmental Protection Agency – Solar for All CFDA number 66.959 is a $7 billion Solar for All competition — designed to spur the deployment of residential distributed solar energy to lower energy bills for millions of Americans and catalyze transformation in markets serving low-income and disadvantaged communities. 60 projects will expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities primed for distributed solar investment—enabling millions of low-income households to access affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy. Grantees will use funds to expand existing low-income solar programs or design and deploy new Solar for All programs nationwide. (September 26 deadline)

Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration is announcing multiple programs to expand access to health center services and support health centers to meet identified patient needs by increasing the number of health center operating hours and access points. (Early 2024 deadlines)

Department of Homeland Security -Office of Procurement Operations – Grants Division –FY 2023 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Innovations in Citizenship Preparation CFDA number 97.010  provides funding for organizations to develop, test, and share creative solutions for overcoming traditional barriers to naturalization. Also, FY 2023 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services (CINAS) provides support to organizations that offer citizenship preparation services to LPRs. Additional activities that support this goal include identifying, implementing, and sharing best practices in citizenship preparation; increasing the use of and access to technology in citizenship preparation programs; working with local libraries and museums which serve as vital resources for immigrant communities; and incorporating strategies to foster welcoming communities as part of the citizenship and civic integration process. (July 28 deadlines)

Department of Housing and Urban Development – Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care Competition and Renewal or Replacement of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Grants CFDA number 14.267 is designed to fund 8000 efforts to promote efforts to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. (September 28 deadline)

Institute of Museum and Library Services – Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program CFDA number 45.313  supports the training and professional development of library and archives professionals; developing faculty and information leaders; and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals in order to develop a diverse workforce of library and archives professionals and meet the information needs of their communities. (September 20 deadline)

Institute of Museum and Library Services – National Leadership Grants for Libraries CFDA number 45.312 supports projects that address critical needs of the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance practice and strengthen library and archival services for the American public. Successful proposals will generate results such as new models, tools, research findings, services, practices, and/or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend and leverage the benefits of federal investment. (September 20 deadline)

National Endowment for the Humanities – Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions CFDA number 45.149 helps small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. Awards will be made to 65 projects for this purpose.  (January 11, 2024 deadline)

National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates is making 1350 awards for active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. (September 27 deadline)

Department of Transportation – 69A345 Office of the Under Secretary for Policy Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program CFDA number 20.938 combines three major discretionary grant programs into one Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant (MPDG) opportunity to reduce the burden for state and local applicants and increase the pipeline of “shovel-worthy” projects that are now possible because of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life. Eligible projects for Rural grants include highway, bridge, and tunnel projects that help improve freight, safety, and provide or increase access to an agricultural, commercial, energy, or transportation facilities that support the economy of a rural area. (August 21 deadline)

These additional competitions from previous newsletters are included as a reminder:

Department of Agriculture – Office of Partnerships and Public Engagements
Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers CFDA number 10.443  provides to nonprofit community-based organizations  and/or higher education institutions with at least three (3) years of documented experience, grant funds for working with underserved farmers and ranchers, or military veteran farmers and ranchers which can improve their ability to start and maintain successful forestry and/or agricultural-related operations. (July 25 deadline)

Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration
FY2023 Build to Scale Progra m CFDA number 11.024   provides funding for organizations that aid companies in developing the next generation of technologies. Under the Build to Scale Program, EDA is soliciting for two competitions: 2023 Venture Challenge; and 2023 Capital Challenge.  (July 28 deadline)

Department of Defense – Dept of the Army — Materiel Command
DEVCOM Analysis Center Broad Agency Announcement For Applied Research CFDA number 12.431 is soliciting research proposals for submission to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Analysis Center (DAC) for funding consideration. 1000 awards are expected. (January 2028 deadline)

Environmental Protection Agency – FY24 Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants CFDA number 66.815   provides funding to recruit, train, and retain a local, skilled workforce by prioritizing unemployed and under-employed residents to obtain the skills and credentials needed for pathways into full-time employment in various aspects of hazardous and solid waste management and within the larger environmental field, including sustainable cleanup and reuse, and chemical safety. This program is being funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Public Law 117-58 (the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”). (August 2 deadline)

Department of Energy – Office of Science FY2023 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program CFDA number 81.049 invites states, irrigation districts, water districts, cities and towns, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located within the LCB to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing water conservation planning activities with Reclamation to make more efficient use of existing water supplies. 1000 awards will be made. (September 30 deadline)

Environmental Protection Agency – 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program CFDA number 66.045 anticipates awarding approximately $400 million in Clean School Bus (CSB) funding under a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The awards will be subject to the availability of funds, the quantity and quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations. (August 22 deadline)

Department of Housing and Urban Development is announcing the agency’s first program to simultaneously invest in energy efficiency, energy generation, and climate resilience strategies specifically in HUD-assisted multifamily housing. All of the investments under the GRRP will be made in affordable housing communities serving low-income families.  HUD is offering GRRP funding through three separate cohorts designed to meet the different needs of HUD’s assisted multifamily portfolio.

Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRPC) Comprehensive CFDA number 14.021 (May 30,2024 deadline)

Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRPE) Elements CFDA number 14.021 (March 28, 2024 deadline)

Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRPE) Elements CFDA number 14.021 (April 30, 2024 deadline)

Department of Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service F23AS00069 Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment CFDA number 15.676   provides work and education opportunities for youth (defined as ages 16-30 inclusive, and up to age 35 for veterans) participants in the areas of natural and cultural resource conservation, development, and scientific research. (September 10 deadline)

Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service
National Fish Passage Program Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Fiscal Year 2023 CFDA number 15.685   and Fish and Wildlife Service F23AS00100 Refuges Enhancement /Infrastructure CFDA number 15.654  are two programs to maintain or increase fish populations to improve ecosystem resiliency and provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. Activities that restore fish passage also support the modernization of the country’s infrastructure such as road culverts, bridges, and water diversions contributing to enhanced community resilience to the impacts from climate change and other public safety hazards. (September 10 deadline)

Department of Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service F23AS00249 National Fish Passage Program Base Funding Fiscal Year 2023 CFDA number 15.685   provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. In doing so, NFPP aims to maintain or increase fish populations to improve ecosystem resiliency and provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. (December 31 deadline)

Department of Justice -Bureau of Justice Assistance, Community Oriented Policing Services, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and Office of Violence Against Women are committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. Multiple programs are in cycle this month for specific approaches to assist in reducing violent crime. Almost all DOJ discretionary programs are currently in cycle. (multiple July deadlines)

Department of Labor – Veterans Employment and Training Service
Announcement of Stand Down Grants CFDA number 17.805  supports local Stand Down events that assist veterans experiencing homelessness by providing a wide range of employment, social, and health services. (September 30, 2025 deadline)

Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration
National Dislocated Worker Grants Program Guidance CFDA number 17.277  are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor under Section 170 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to provide employment-related services for dislocated workers. The Department funds two types of DWGs: Disaster Recovery and Employment Recovery. (Rolling deadline)

National Endowment for the Humanities – Humanities Collections and Reference Resources CFDA number 45.149 supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public engagement in the humanities. It strengthens efforts to extend the reach of humanities collections and make their intellectual content widely accessible. (July 18 deadline)

National Endowment for the Humanities – Climate Smart Humanities Organizations CFDA number 45.164 supports comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Projects will result in climate action and adaptation planning documents or similar detailed assessments including prioritized, measurable actions and their expected outcomes. (September 14 deadline)

Important note :

Federal grants are very competitive. To ensure your application is processed, please verify that your organization’s registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is valid and current. Go to SAM: Systems for Award Management and follow the FAQs and User Guides to update and verify your SAM data. Current SAM registration is mandatory for most agencies, and grants will not be awarded to applicants without valid and current registration in SAM. Remember: Registration on is free of charge.

If you are applying for a federal grant and would like to request a letter of support, or have questions about the application process, please contact my state office at , and include this form and an abstract of your project. Letters of support are submitted directly to the granting agency from my office once the complete application has been submitted. Please do not hesitate to contact my staff if you have any questions before submitting your application.

I encourage you to pass along these resources to anyone you believe would benefit from this information. If you do submit a grant proposal, please stay in touch by contacting my state office.


Mazie K. Hirono
United States Senator

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