National and Federal Opportunities for the week ending July 9, 2021!!

Upcoming Career Fairs
U.S. Department of Transportation is Hiring!July 29, 2021 from 12 – 4pm EST
JOIN US: All attendees must register prior to attending. Register here  
Recruiters from all federal Department of Transportation Operating Administrations will be present and hiring. Networking and on-the-spot job interviews will be conducted. Positions are available in several geographic locations.
Full-time | Part-time | Recent Graduates | Mid-career | Internships | Civil Engineering | General Engineering | HR | Acquisitions | Finance | Administrative Support
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Alabama State UniversityAlabama State University is excited to partner with Handshake to run the College of Visual and Performing Arts career fair in a virtual format for Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Registration is now open! 
 Mississippi Valley State University (For Employers) 
Fall 2021 On-Campus Career Fair and Graduate School Expo
Thursday, October 21, 2021
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Location: MVSU Campus
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Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair and Graduate School Expo
Thursday, November 4, 2021
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Location: Handshake Platform
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Upcoming WebinarsNational Endowment for the ArtsAmerican Rescue Plan Funding Opportunity HBCU webinar
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
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The National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment) is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. The Arts Endowment is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
On June 23, 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts released guidelines and application materials for a grant program to distribute American Rescue Plan  (ARP) funds to support organizations and jobs in the arts and culture sector that have been impacted by the pandemic. This grant opportunity is open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, regardless of whether they have received Arts Endowment funding in the past. HBCUs can apply for a grant to support day-to-day business expenses or operating costs related to arts programs or arts services provided.  Unlike other Arts Endowment funding programs that offer project-based support, Rescue Plan funds are intended to support specific operating costs only. Cost share/matching funds are not required.
In a webinar on July 21, hosted by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Arts Endowment staff will provide an overview of the American Rescue Plan Grant Opportunity and share information on eligibility, how to apply, tips for your application, and will leave time for questions and answers.
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AAAS HBCU Making and Innovation Initiative Student Voices
Reflecting on Their Showcase Experience
Date: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST
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Join us on Thursday, June 22nd from 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST for an engaging panel discussion with Philander Smith College, 2nd place winners of the 2020 Showcase.  The Philander Smith team will share their experiences from their 2020 Showcase journey from the faculty and student perspective.  This moderated discussion will enlighten the audience on the Showcase timeline, from the application process to pitching their prototype at the Showcase competition.  We will hear from their faculty advisor to learn how faculty supports student teams along this journey, and we will find out what the future holds for their award-winning innovation.  All 2021 AAAS HBCU Making and Innovation students and faculty are highly encouraged to attend.  To register please visit:
Employment OpportunitiesU.S. Secret Service is Hiring!Leave Your Ordinary Life At The Door. Join The U.S. Secret Service. You’ve imagined finding a great job. But have you ever considered finding it with the U.S. Secret Service? We’ll let you in on a secret: We’re currently hiring for a wide variety of positions and we’re especially interested in high-caliber people like you, with an education in law, criminal justice, political science, economics, and public administration. Our Special Agents, Uniformed Officers and cybersecurity specialists carry out the country’s most challenging and important security missions. Plus, they enjoy the satisfaction that comes from knowing they’re protecting our country at the highest level, while receiving excellent benefits:
Federal RetirementTuition reimbursementAnnual vacation and sick leave10 Federal Paid HolidaysLow-cost health and life insuranceChildcare subsidyPublic transportation subsidyExtra 25% Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) for Federal AgentsAt the Secret Service, there’s no such thing as “just another day at the office.” Consider the possibilities. Then consider this: The secret to having a long and successful career may be closer than you think. To find out more, visit
U.S. Department of LaborFULL list of links for all DOL career opportunities.
U.S. DOL posted a GS-9 Policy Advisor vacancy and a GS-12 Unemployment Insurance Program Specialist vancancy. This vacancy will be used to fill an open position on each policy team.   If you are interested in this position and meet the eligibility and qualification requirements, please apply.   Also, we encourage you to share this vacancy with your networks.
The positions are located in Washington, D.C.The JOA opened today, June 28, 2021 and will close on 7/19/2021.Below are links to the specific announcements now posted to USAJOBS:
Merit Staffing:
Delegated Examining:
Recent Graduates: 
More Vacancy Announcements:
U.S. Department of JusticeOJPs Funding News & Opportunities
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For more information about FWS careers and available internship opportunities, please visit our FWS Recruitment Opportunities page. You can also explore and learn more about the careers we have at FWS and others within the Department of the Interior by clicking here
Diversity Joint Venture The Diversity Joint Venture (DJV) for Conservation Careers is a partnership of agencies and organizations working together to increase diversity in the conservation workforce. A more diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of the country can better serve broader constituencies. The DJV’s objectives include: 
Marketing the conservation field. Promoting a clear message about why individuals should pursue a career in conservation including what conservationists do, and the benefits of a conservation career with messages tailored to specific demographics. Building inclusive environments. Supporting inclusive work environments that treat individuals fairly and with respect to provide equal access to opportunities and resources and contribute fully to the organization’s success. Increasing diversity in the workforce. Includes both recruitment and retention of different professional levels of diverse candidates; from recent college graduates to mid and senior level employees. Recruitment and retention involves searching for qualified diverse candidates and matching them with conservation jobs.
Student OpportunitiesRegister HERE!Peace Corps Virtual Series for HBCU Students, Faculty and Alumni CLICK TO REGISTER
2021 Virtual Fellowship Program OpportunitiesGSFP is a 5-week interactive online classroom & research experience geared towards both undergraduate & graduate students across all disciplines. The program features weekly lecture series and discussions with key community development leaders from US & East Africa; involvement in collaborative research projects focused on several community development sectors; and remote mentoring/advisory support from the GLI team!
Interested students can Apply via our GSFP Website Page<> or via this direct Application Link<>! Enrollment is open for up to 50 spots in each cohort, and our 2021 cohort dates are listed below alongside application deadlines.
2021 GSFP Cohort Schedule
Cohort 7 | October 4 – November 5, 2021 (App Deadline: Sep 3)GLI is committed to its mission of educating students & community leaders on innovative approaches to international development and empowering awareness, collaboration, conversations and personal growth, we have just expanded this to a virtual platform!
Please forward this along to anyone from your networks that may be interested in this type of opportunity. And if you’re a student or young professional, we hope you’ll consider applying!
For additional information or questions, please visit GLI’s website
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is seeking Fall 2021 interns.  Selected interns will help support the Biden-Harris Administration’s Drug Policy Priorities for Year One:
Expanding access to evidence-based treatment;Advancing racial equity in our approach to drug policy;Enhancing evidence-based harm reduction efforts;Supporting evidence-based prevention efforts to reduce youth substance use;Reducing the supply of illicit substances;Advancing recovery-ready workplaces and expanding the addiction workforce; andExpanding access to recovery support services.Participating students have the opportunity to work in various program areas within ONDCP. The duties often entail assisting in the oversight of program policy, conferences, briefings, and meetings.  Students also assist with drafting letters, memoranda, and action documents; planning travel and conference/convention events; as well as performing research, database development, and other challenging assignments.
This position would be unpaid. Prior work experience either with drug policy issues or in the Federal government is not required.  Interns must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution at least half-time. Students must possess good writing and organizational skills, as well as the ability to accept and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously. This internship can be performed remotely (following initial onsite onboarding and contingent on the internship supervisor’s approval).
The application, which includes more information, is attached.
National and Federal Opportunities
The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences is pleased to announce a two-year position to support the work NCSER is undertaking to accelerate pandemic recovery for learners with disabilities. The position, funded through the American Rescue Plan, is for an Associate Education Research Scientist (position series AD-1730).  The incumbent will work with current NCSER staff to support research that addresses pandemic recovery for students with disabilities and manage projects funded through new pandemic recovery grant competitions and initiatives. 
Those interested in applying can submit their application through USA Jobs through an existing position posting for an Associate Education Research Scientist (AD-1730-00) at
Please note, IES can support a temporary detail to this position through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program. This program provides for the temporary assignment of personnel between the Federal Government and state and local governments, colleges and universities, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and other eligible organizations. More information on an IPA can be found at
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity and have additional questions, contact NCSER Commissioner Joan McLaughlin at
NCSER is intending to fill this position as soon as possible, so please apply by August 6, 2021.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Southern University Law Center is conducting three virtual informational sessions for the upcoming $268 Million Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program. The CMC is a $268 million grant program to HBCUs, TCUs, and MSIs (including AANAPISIs) for broadband internet access, equipment and digital training.
National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) representatives will lead the discussion on eligibility and overview of the grant. They will also demonstrate the Grant Mapping software (CMC Dashboard) and answer questions.
U.S. Department of Energy
Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric applications (CABLE) Conductor Manufacturing Prize
The U.S. Department of Energy has extended The Stage 1 submission deadline for the Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric applications (CABLE) Conductor Manufacturing Prize to August 3, 2021—giving competitors more time to submit their breakthrough concepts to develop and manufacture a new, affordable, conductivity-enhanced material useable for electrical or thermal applications and up to 10 applicants will be selected to receive $25,000 in cash awards and a stipend for third-party testing of their material in Stage 2 of the prize
The CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize is a three-stage competition that will award up to $4.5 million to spur development of affordable, manufacturable materials that increase the energy efficiency of all electric devices.
For more than a century, the conductivity of materials that carry electricity has remained almost unchanged. Conductivity-enhanced materials can lower the costs and impacts of adding renewables and electric cars to the grid, maximize next-generation energy storage technologies, and support electrification for energy-intensive sectors such as transportation and manufacturing. These capabilities will be key to building a 100% clean-energy economy and reaching net-zero emissions no later than 2050. Learn more
CABLE Conductor Background Information
The CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize aims to help U.S. energy and manufacturing industries by rapidly identifying, verifying, and rewarding new materials and manufacturing methods that achieve significant enhancements in electrical conductivity. Competitors must also offer a pathway to produce the new conductivity-enhanced material affordably.
The CABLE concept received first place in the 2020 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Big Ideas R&D Contest. This prize is the outcome of several months of collaborative brainstorming by the DOE intraoffice CABLE Big Idea team, led by DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). The group incorporated expert advice from several DOE National Laboratories, universities, and companies to better understand the current research status in this area and develop prize parameters.
The Prize is part of a larger CABLE effort that also includes a 9-subtopic CABLE Small Business Innovation Research topic, a lab call seedling project, and an April 7-9 2021 Big Idea workshop. The CABLE team is also partnering with ARPA-e’s CABLES initiative in breakthrough electric aviation and Office of Science BES Nanoscience Centers as part of the workshop.
The CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize is led by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. Visit the CABLE Prize page on the American-Made Challenges website for more information, including Stage 1 rules and how to get involved.
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration’s Request for Proposals
The Employment and Training Administration’s Request for Proposals for the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center with w/Outreach & Admission and Career Transition Services is posted at at:   
Responses are currently due July 30, 2021.
The Employment and Training Administration’s Request for Proposals for the Delaware Valley Job Corps Center with w/Outreach & Admission and Career Transition Services is posted at at:  Responses are currently due July 30, 2021.
The Employment and Training Administration’s Request for Information for the Operation of the Northlands Job Corps Center w/Outreach & Admission and Career Transition Services is posted at at:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement
Announcement Number: MP-CPI-21-008 Opportunity Title: Minority Leaders Development Program Award Amount: $500,000 to $750,000 Estimated Total: $1,500,000 Application Due Date: August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM ET
This notice solicits applications for projects to develop and implement a fellowship program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide training in health equity issues and leadership to early-career individuals to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations. The Minority Leaders Development Program aims to enhance skills and competencies necessary for federal leadership among participants through a curriculum focused on health care policy, leadership skill-building, and cultural competence. The program also aims to incorporate fellowship-related work experiences, supplemental learning opportunities, and mentorship. The Minority Leaders Development Program is expected to support efforts to promote diversity, including racial and ethnic minorities, in senior positions within HHS agencies by providing professional development and career pathway opportunities.
Click on the following link to access the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO).
Small Business AdministrationSBA opportunities for HBCUs, Watch the pre-application webinar recording
National SBIR Week is Coming July 19 – 23
The 2021 National SBIR Week is a virtual, collaborative outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $4 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas. The 2021 National SBIR Week will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 7,000 new awards annually and to meet virtually one-on-one with program decision makers.
Learn more and register at
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program, a $100 million competitive grant program to strengthen outreach to businesses in underserved communities, enacted through the American Rescue Plan. The initiative will leverage a Community Navigator Model to ensure that the nation’s smallest businesses equitably receive support to access federal programs, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.Applications for the competitive grant awards from $1 million to $5 million for a two-year performance period are due by July 12, 2021, with award decisions anticipated by August and performance periods projected to commence in September.Learn more at sba.govU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentFY 2021 HBCU Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is interested in receiving applications from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for cooperative agreements for pre-competitive research in homebuilding innovations or research related to housing technology/built environment and social determinants of health and well-being.  HUD invites applications from a wide range of academic disciplines, such as engineering, architecture, urban planning, sociology, public policy, law, business, etc. Applications should not include trade secrets or other confidential information. However, the applicant should describe the technology in sufficient detail so that HUD can decide on the strength of the application. Applicants are invited to submit research proposals on a broad range of topics related to the built environment.  The following is not intended to be an exhaustive list of possible topics:  building codes, standards, and construction technologies (including factory-built housing and components); land-use planning and housing issues related to “green” construction and energy efficiency; disaster preparedness and climate-resilient construction; and housing and community planning addressing the needs of multiple ages, incomes, and accessibility groups.  Topics may address retrofit or rehabilitation of existing structures, new construction, or both.   Eligible Activities In support of the objectives listed in the section above, applicants are being asked to undertake a variety of research and evaluation activities, from articulating research questions, establishing appropriate testing and data analysis, data analysis, communicating research findings and producing informational tools and resources to improve practice and policy. Deliverables   At a minimum, HUD expects the award recipient to produce the following deliverables. The Government Technical Representative (GTR) and/or other HUD staff, as assigned by the GTR, will work closely with the awardee on defining these deliverables. HUD expects to have an opportunity to review and comment on these deliverables to ensure that they meet the project objectives. The deliverables should not include trade secrets or other confidential information as part of the reporting requirements. However, testing data and other results are expected to be reported to help evaluate the effectiveness of any proprietary technologies. 
Management and Work Plan (MWP): The MWP shall outline the overall strategy for completing the research within the budget and timeframe allotted. It will describe activities to be undertaken, assign staff, and provide a schedule of key tasks. A draft MWP must be submitted with the application. After award, HUD will provide comments to the awardee and a final MWP must be submitted to HUD within two weeks of the receipt of HUD comments. A revised final budget may also be required with the final MWP. Research Design (RD): The RD will describe the methodology to be used to complete the proposed effort including data collection, management, and analysis. If appropriate, describe the plan for testing and data analysis, specifically relating those actions to the existing codes, standards, and protocols. After award, HUD will provide feedback and a final RD must be submitted to HUD within four weeks of the receipt of HUD comments. Quality Control Plan (QCP): A draft QCP, which addresses all potential points of a Quality Control lapse shall be delivered within two weeks after the grant award and the final QCP shall be submitted for GTR approval within six weeks of grant award. A comprehensive QCP shall be submitted to the GTR within five working days when changes are made thereafter. The awardee shall receive the GTR’s acceptance in writing of any proposed change to the QCP. Quarterly Progress Reports: Quarterly Progress Reports will document activities completed in the most recent reporting period, planned activities for the upcoming reporting period, and budget expenditures by line item (including hours worked for specific staff). Progress reports must be submitted quarterly and shall be aligned with the submission of draw-down requests. Draft Final Report – Applicants will also be required to submit a draft final report which summarizes the entire work, achievements, and findings conducted under the award. The report format and style requirements are provided at l/About/style-guide-for-reports.pdf.  HUD will have 4 weeks to review the draft final report and return comments to the grantee.  Final Report – Applicants shall submit a final report that adequately addresses the HUD comments.  This report is expected to be submitted just before the conclusion of the grant.
Preference Points: This program does not offer preference points for HBCUs, Opportunity Zones (OZs), or Promise Zones (PZs).
Program Office: Office of Policy Development and Research
Funding Opportunity Title: HBCU Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies
Assistance Listing Number: 14.506, 14.536
FAIN:  FR-6500-N-55
OMB Approval Numbers: 2528-0299
Estimated Opening Date: June 29, 2021
Estimated Deadline Date: August 10, 2021
Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationSmall conference grant program
FDA Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Funding Opportunity link
Application Due Date:  October 11, 2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.Letter of Intent Due Date:  8 weeks prior to the selected application due date.  Prior approval (advance permission to apply) in the form of a Letter of Intent is required before submission of an application for conference support. Advance permission to submit an application must be requested early in the process and must be submitted no later than 8 weeks before the selected application due date. Letter(s) of Intent received after 8 weeks prior to the application submission date will not be accepted. Additional FDA Scientific Conference Grant website link
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