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National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending July 3!

Career Pathways & Vacancies

 U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Opportunities

FSA Career Opportunities

Federal Student Aid (FSA) is currently hiring for an Information Technology Specialist (InfoSec) in the Technology Office.  This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid. This position is established to perform specific activities directed at solving problems or accomplishing work processes through the use of Information Technology. Specifically, the incumbent of this pos ition serves as the Information Systems Security Officer (1550) embedded in the business units using information technology to help achieve mission needs within their program areas of responsibility. This is a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework Cyber skills position.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is Hiring

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The Department of Homeland Security’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, travel security, and emergency prevention, response, and management. We will also be filling other critical positions to include business operations, mission support, and more.

As part of our hiring efforts, we will host a series of webinars to provide information on the Department’s mission, DHS career opportunities, special hiring authorities, effective resume writing, and how to create a profile on USAJOBS.

These webinars are open to the public:

 DateTime (Eastern Time)Date
July 92 – 4 p.m.DHS is Hiring – A Day in the Life of the U.S. Secret Service: Uniformed Division Officers
July 136 – 8 p.m.DHS is Hiring – Mission and Component Overview
July 212 – 4 p.m.DHS is Hiring – Individuals with Disabilities
August 31 – 3 p.m.DHS is Hiring – A Day in the Life of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Information Technology
August 121 – 3 p.m.DHS is Hiring – Military Spouses
August 201 – 3 p.m.Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Student Programs
September 96 – 8 p.m.DHS is Hiring – Veterans
September 236 – 8 p.m.DHS is Hiring – Students and Recent Graduates

To register for our webinars, visit https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/hiring-event.

For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit www.dhs.gov/careers or contact DHSRecruitment@hq.dhs.gov.

National and Federal Opportunities

Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity

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HRSA Office of Health Equity: June 2020 MSI e-Bulletin

Please find attached the June 2020 MSI e-Bulletin, developed and distributed by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity.

ATTENTION PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERS

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Fall 2020 Virtual All Major Career and Internship Expo!

The Florida A&M University Career and Professional Development Center is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Fall 2020 virtual All-Majors Career & Internship Expo DAY 1 – Wednesday, September 23, from 10:00 AM- 2 PM and DAY 2 – September 24, 2020 from 4PM – 8PM. This is an opportunity for graduating students and recent alumni to find a position before the end of the semester/graduation.

To be eligible for this event, your company must be recruiting for a current or upcoming full-time or part-time position. The position must be in your HireARattler account and linked to your expo registration!

To Register for the Fall 2019 All-Majors Career & Internship Expo:

Day 1: https://famu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/16515

Day 2: https://famu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/16620

GRANTS

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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HUD Publishes $10 Million Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) NOFA on Grants.gov

The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) awards grant funds to eligible national and regional nonprofit organizations and consortia to purchase home sites and develop or improve the infrastructure needed to set the stage for sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs for low-income persons and families. Through this NOFA, HUD is making $10,000,000 of FY 2020 SHOP Program grant funds available to national and regional nonprofit organizations.

View the NOFA on Grants.gov.

Closing Date for Applications: August 18, 2020

For more information, contact HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development – Thann Young at 877-787-2526 or thann.young@hud.gov.

The Rural Gateway provides technical assistance, trainings, and peer learning and resource sharing to support rural housing and economic development.

Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program

HUD in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces $9.4 million in grant funding to modify or rehabilitate eligible veterans’ primary residences. Eligible applicants for the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program are nonprofit organizations that provide nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve veterans or low-income individuals.

View the NOFA on Grants.gov.

Closing Date for Applications: August 18, 2020

For more information, contact HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development – Jovette Gadson at 877-787-2526 or jovette.g.gadson@hud.gov.

The Rural Gateway provides technical assistance, trainings, and peer learning and resource sharing to support rural housing and economic development.

CARES Act Funding

Economic Development Administration

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EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, Overview

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau’s flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) (PDF) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

On May 7, 2020, Secretary Wilbur Ross made EDA’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance funding available with the announcement that EDA had published an Addendum to its FY 2020 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity. EDA intends to deploy its CARES Act funding as quickly, effectively, and efficiently as possible, and in a manner that meets communities needs.

EDA Resources

  • EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance Frequently Asked Questions **Updated**
  • EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (Printable .PDF)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Availability of $1.5 Billion in CARES Act Funds to Aid Communities Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic (press release)
  • EDA CARES Act Overview Webinar Recording
  • EDA CARES Act Non-Competitive Awards Overview Webinar Recording
  • NEW: Eligibility of Destination Marketing Organizations for EDA Assistance/Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • Latest CARES Act Press Releases
  • CARES Act Recovery Assistance External News Clips
  • CARES Act Job Postings
  • EDA regional office contacts

Economic Development Districts and Indian Tribes Resources

  • Scope of Work for EDA Economic Development Districts and EDA Indian Tribe Planning Grant Recipients*
  • Specific Award Conditions: Economic Development Districts and Indian Tribes*

Revolving Loan Fund Resources

  • Specific Award Conditions: Revolving Loan Fund Awards*
  • EDA’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance Revolving Loan Fund Award Flexibilities Frequently Asked Questions **Updated**
  • EDA’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance Revolving Loan Fund Award Flexibilities Frequently Asked Questions (Printable .PDF)

University Centers Resources

  • Scope of Work for University Center Grantees*
  • Specific Award Conditions: University Centers*
  • EDA University Center COVID-19 Resources

Other Federal Resources

www.coronavirus.gov

www.coronavirus.gov/smallbusiness/

www.CDC.gov/COVID19/

www.USA.gov/coronavirus/

National Endowment for the Arts Approves Arts Organizations for CARES Act Funding

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Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts announces the nonprofit arts organizations recommended for direct funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These 855 organizations—located in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico—will receive a total of $44.5 million in nonmatching funds to support staff salaries, fees for artists o r contractual personnel, and facilities costs.

Grants of $50,000 are offered to 846 organizations while nine local arts agencies will receive $250,000 each to further award to arts organizations in their area. The National Endowment for the Arts received more than 3,100 eligible applications requesting $157 million for the $45 million available in direct assistance. To review the applications, the agency used more than 200 application readers and panelists to review and score each application using the published review criteria.

“All of us at the National Endowment for the Arts are keenly aware that arts organizations across the country are hurting, struggling, and trying to survive and that our supply of funding does not come close to meeting the demand for assistance,” said Arts Endowment Chairman Mary Anne Carter. “That said, I am enormously proud of the over-and-above efforts of the Arts Endowment staff to swiftly and professionally manage such a large amount of additional work in a relatively short period of time on behalf of the American public.”

Organization SizePercentBudget Size CategoryPercent
SMALL32%Less than $250K 15%
 $250K – LT $500K16%
MEDIUM36%$500K -LT $2M36%
LARGE32%$2M+32%

These awardees represent the diverse nature of arts organizations around the country. Overall funding is divided nearly evenly between small, medium, and large arts organizations. Also, 18% went to organizations either in rural (non-metro) areas or in metro areas with populations below 250,000.

In April, the agency announced the distribution of the required 40 percent of the CARES Act’s $75 million appropriation to the state and regional arts agencies for their granting programs. Each agency has its own process and timeline for awarding those funds, however, the Arts Endowment anticipates that together those entities will make between 4,200 and 5,600 awards.

From the beginning, the Arts Endowment has pursued both speed in making awards, and maintaining the agency’s reputation for organizational excellence. Just 12 days after President Trump signed the CARES Act legislation, the Arts Endowment posted guidelines for direct funding applicants. In less than three weeks, the agency had announced awards to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations. This press release marks less than 14 weeks since the legislation was made into law.

Arts and culture are a key component of the U.S. economy that contribute $877.8 billion, or 4.5 percent, to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2017 and employ over 5 million wage‐and‐salary workers who collectively earned $405 billion. This funding will help support those jobs and those nonprofit organizations during this time of great need so that arts and culture will persevere as a significant contributor to the American economy.

National Endowment for the Humanities

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NEH Announces $40 million in CARES Act Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $40.3 million in new CARES Act economic stabilization grants to support essential operations at more than 300 cultural institutions across the country.

NEH CARES grants, awarded across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, will allow the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to augment digital programming around its collections, will help the historic site of the Tulsa Race Massacre prepare a new exhibition and tours in preparation for the upcoming centennial, and will digitally document the history and daily life of Connecticut’s tribal communities in the early nineteenth century.

“Over the past few months we have witnessed tremendous financial distress at cultural organizations across the country, which have been compelled to furlough staff, cancel programs, and reduce operations to make up for revenue shortfalls caused by the pandemic,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “NEH is pleased to provide $40 million to preserve thousands of jobs at museums, archives, historic sites, and colleges and universities that are vital to our nation’s cultural life and economy.”

In March, NEH received $75 million in supplemental grant funding through the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The agency has already distributed $30 million of that funding to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils to support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming. Through the regranting of federal support, the councils reach an estimated annual audience of 137 million people.

For the highly competitive NEH CARES grant category, the Humanities Endowment received more than 2,300 eligible applications from cultural organizations requesting more than $370 million in funding for projects between June and December 2020. Approximately 14 percent of the applicants were funded.

These 317 grants will allow cultural organizations to retain staff to preserve and curate humanities collections, advance humanities research, and maintain buildings and core operations. An NEH CARES grant to the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, will provide continued employment for 25 staff members responsible for the museum’s public history and interpretation work. Another grant will retain cultural heritage experts at the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation to ensure the protection of the country’s humanities collections. Grants will also sustain publication of academic books by the Ohio State University Press and Gallaudet University Press. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, will focus on the digitization and transcription of a collection of 10,000 pages of World War I letters, journals, and diaries.

NEH CARES grants will also enable organizations to prepare buildings, exhibitions, and programs for reopening. The National Willa Cather Center in Nebraska will use an NEH CARES grant to plan for a phased reopening of its historic sites by retraining staff who work closely with visitors, and creating outdoor interpretation spaces to support self-guided tours. Another grant will enable completion of a 3D digital model of Diego Rivera’s monumental 1940 Pan American Unity fresco to make the 74-foot work in San Francisco accessible to viewers across the globe. Additional grants will support staff positions at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, and smartphone tours at the Enfield Shaker Museum in New Hampshire.

Several recipients will use their grants to shift in-person programs and institutional resources online to reach a wider public during the pandemic. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will help fill gaps in remote learning through online summer seminars and digital programming for K–12 U.S. history educators. The American Writers Museum in Chicago will develop online exhibitions and curricular materials for the public, while Atlanta History Center will create a curriculum and virtual field trips for students in grades 3–12. Grants will provide for the expansion of Lakota language e-learning resources for teachers and schools in North Dakota and South Dakota, and will retain staff at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture to create an online version of its exhibition on the experiences of runaway slaves.

Other grantees, such as City Lore in New York City, will document the pandemic’s impact on American communities. Radio Diaries will use NEH funding to create a series of first-person narratives, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s humanities center will work on a large oral history initiative documenting biomedical history and pandemic response since 1890.

A complete list of all 317 new NEH CARES grants is available here. 

A geographical breakdown of NEH CARES Act funding for the state and jurisdictional humanities councils is available here