Priority Grant Programs Guide

Federal Funding Forecast

Federal funding forecasts are planned or projected funding opportunities from federal agencies. While some of these are not guaranteed to become official active funding streams, forecasts can be used to gain a sense of what types of grants or loans may become available. Our research uncovered the following forecasts, listed below. For some of these forecasts, little information is available at the time of publishing of this guide, as they are new or projected opportunities.

Note that some of the below opportunities are part of larger “umbrella” programs that are described in more detail in this guide. For more information on these particular forecasts, click the “Umbrella Program Listing” link provided.

Corresponding CFDA# refers to the number assigned to an opportunity in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). This number can be helpful in searching for more information about the opportunity in federal databases.

Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment Financing

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Energy

Designation: Inflation Reduction Act

Agency Website

This program will guarantee loans to projects that retool, repower, repurpose, or replace energy infrastructure that has ceased operations or that enable operating energy infrastructure to avoid, reduce, utilize, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness (SMI) (93.997)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

The purpose of this program is to implement and evaluate new AOT programs and identify evidence-based practices to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system while improving the health and social outcomes of individuals with a SMI.

Umbrella Program: Assisted Outpatient Treatment (93.997)

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program – Paraprofessionals (93.732)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

The purpose of this program is to increase the supply of behavioral health paraprofessionals trained to work with children, adolescents and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders by engaging and retaining families in mental health prevention and intervention programs.

Umbrella Program: Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants (93.732)

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program – Professionals (93.732)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

The purpose of this program is to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals trained to work with children, adolescents and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders by engaging and retaining families in mental health prevention and intervention programs.

Umbrella Program: Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants (93.732)

Building Communities of Recovery (93.243)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

The purpose of this program is to mobilize and connect a broad base of community-based resources to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support for persons with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD).

Umbrella Program: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance (93.243)

GLS Campus Suicide Prevention (93.243)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

This program supports a comprehensive public health and evidence-based approach that: (1) enhances mental health services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness (SMI)/serious emotional disturbances (SED), and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure; (2) prevents and reduces suicide, and mental and substance use disorders; (3) promotes help-seeking behavior; and (4) improves the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies.

Umbrella Program: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance (93.243)

Nurse Education Practice Quality and Retention Program - Workforce Development (93.359)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

Expand, enhance, and modernize nursing education programs by increasing the number of faculty to increase capacity of enrollment of students in schools of nursing.

Umbrella Program: Nurse Education, Practice Quality and Retention Grants (93.359)

Promoting The Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (93.243)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

This program seeks to (1) promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between behavioral healthcare and primary physical healthcare, including for special populations; (2) support the improvement of integrated care models for behavioral healthcare and primary/physical healthcare to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of adults with a serious mental illness (SMI); adults who have co-occurring mental illness and physical health conditions or chronic disease; children and adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) who have a co-occurring physical health conditions or chronic disease; individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD); or individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorder (COD); and (3) promote the implementation and improvement of bidirectional integrated care services, including evidence-based or evidence-informed screening, assessment, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases.

Umbrella Program: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance (93.243)

Rural Health Clinic Behavioral Health Care Program (93.912)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

The Rural Health Clinic Behavioral Health Care Program aims to improve the availability of behavioral health care services provided by Medicare participating Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). This program is intended to establish new behavioral health care service lines provided in and billed for by RHCs.

Statewide Family Network Program (93.243)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

The purpose of this program is to provide resources to enhance the capacity of statewide mental health family-controlled organizations to engage with family members/primary caregivers who are raising children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbance (SED).

Umbrella Program: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance (93.243)

Supporting the Mental Health Among the Health Professions Workforce (93.732)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

The Promote Mental Health Among the Health Professional Workforce (PMHW) program seeks to support health care entities, including entities that provide health care services, such as hospitals, community health centers, and rural health clinics, or medical professional associations, to promote wellness, resilience, and mental health of the health care professional workforce using established or enhanced evidence-based or evidence-informed programs to transform organizational cultures.

Umbrella Program: Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants (93.732)

Tribal, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Grants (93.872)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Health and Human Services

Agency Website

Funds will support 5-year cooperative agreements between ACF and federally recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations interested in developing, implementing, sustaining, or expanding an evidence-based home visiting program serving expectant families and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten.

Umbrella Program: Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (93.872)

Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Transportation

Designation: Inflation Reduction Act

Agency Website

This new program seeks to award competitive grants for context-sensitive projects that improve walkability and safety and provide affordable transportation access; to mitigate or remediate negative impacts on the human or natural environment in disadvantaged communities from a surface transportation facility; and for planning and capacity building activities in disadvantaged or underserved communities. Eligible Uses: Grants to implement context-sensitive projects that improve walkability and safety and provide affordable transportation access; mitigate or remediate negative impacts on the human or natural environment from a surface transportation facility in a disadvantaged or underserved community; and to implement planning and capacity building activities in disadvantaged or underserved communities. Other eligible activities include the provision of guidance, technical assistance, templates, training, or tools to facilitate efficient and effective contracting, design, and project delivery by units of local government; and subgrants to units of local governments to build capacity to assume responsibilities to deliver surface transportation projects. Funds cannot be used to add capacity for single-occupant passenger vehicles. Of the $3.205 billion appropriated, $1.262 billion is reserved for economically disadvantaged communities, and $50 million is reserved for technical assistance.

Tribal Transportation Safety Fund (20.205)

Opportunity Agency: US Department of Transportation

Designation: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Agency Website

Eligible projects are strategies, activities, and projects on a public road that are consistent with a transportation safety plan and that (i) correct or improve a hazardous road location or feature, or (ii) address a highway safety problem. TTPSF emphasizes the development of strategic transportation safety plans using a data-driven process as a means for Tribes to identify transportation safety needs and determine how those needs will be addressed in Tribal communities.

Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (66.468)

Opportunity Agency: US Environmental Protection Agency

Designation: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Agency Website

This program is a federal-state partnership that provides low-cost financing to communities for a wide range of water quality infrastructure projects, including municipal wastewater facilities, nonpoint source pollution control, decentralized wastewater treatment systems, stormwater runoff mitigation, green infrastructure, estuary protection, and water reuse.

Emerging Contaminants (EC) in Small or Disadvantaged Communities Grant (SDC)

Opportunity Agency: US Environmental Protection Agency

Designation: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Agency Website

The Emerging Contaminants in Small or Disadvantaged Communities grant program will provide states and territories with grants to public water systems in small or disadvantaged communities to address emerging contaminants, including PFAS.