Federal and National Opportunities Week of February 26

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

FY24 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Program Grant Forecast – Available now

The Grant Forecast is out for the FY24 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Program Grant, below are links to the Webinar and the Grant Application Resources.  We anticipate the Notice of Funding Opportunity and application period to open in March 2024.

TVTP FY 24 Grant Forecast Recording | Homeland Security (dhs.gov)

We invite you also to take an opportunity to review our other application resources as discussed in the webinar on our Applicant Resources page:

Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Applicant Grant Program Applicant Resources | Homeland Security (dhs.gov)



White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans

College Planning Made Easy Webinar on Feb. 29th

Join the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence, Equity, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 from 6 – 8 pm EST for an evening virtual session tailored to students, parents, and families. The event will provide an overview of the college preparation process, tips on how to search for scholarships and other financial aid resources, navigating college life to ensure student success, and more. It is held in collaboration with Temple University Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs. Register at bit.ly/WHBIcollegeplanning to view for free.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Health Equity Student Opportunities

OHR has posted the following two HRSA intern job announcements on USAJobs.gov. Both are open starting today, Tuesday, February 27, 2024, through Tuesday, March 5, 2024.


Student Trainee (Management Clerk), GS-0399-1/2/3/4, full promotion potential to the GS-8.


Student Trainee (Management Analyst), GS-0399-5/7, full promotion potential to the GS-11.



Department of the Treasury

United States Mint Career Opportunity

Electrical Engineer

This position is located at US Mint, Headquarters – Manufacturing Dept/ENGINEERING AND NEW TECHNOLOGY DIVISION. As a Electrical Engineer (Automation), you will be responsible for the development and implementation of advanced engineering concepts, programs and projects for the four manufacturing facilities of the United States Mint.


For more information, please visit www.usajobs.gov/job/777717800



U.S. Agency For Global Media

Join us for a virtual, interactive introduction to U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM)’s internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. USAGM and its six media organizations provide unbiased news and information in over 100 countries and 63 languages around the world. We offer internships that build skills in journalism, broadcasting, digital media, videography, producing, research, public affairs, engineering, and technology. This program includes sessions for career development staff, professors, and students.


For more information, view the flyer here: USAGM HBUC Experience



United States Agency for International Development

Partnerships Incubator Webinars


Upcoming webinars focused on “How to Work with USAID for Minority Serving Institutions”.


For more information, view the flyer here: USAID Spring 2024 Webinars – Save the Dates




U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Technology Transitions


EnergyTech University Prize Offers Weekly Commercialization Training

The DOE Office of Technology Transitions’ (OTT) EnergyTech University Prize (ETUP) Faculty Track is offering free commercialization training sessions beginning Monday, February 26.

The ETUP Faculty Track is an opportunity for faculty from across the nation to develop and receive funding to implement energy technology commercialization curriculum at their institution. Faculty (or faculty teams) compete for part of the $100,000 prize pool through three phases of competition.

Over the next month, the Faculty Track will offer public, virtual training sessions on topics that OTT considers essential for successful technology commercialization. Any Faculty Track potential applicant is encouraged to attend the sessions to learn about OTT tools and resources that they could integrate into their submissions by the April 5 deadline.

Subject matter experts from DOE will lead the sessions, which will offer key insights and the opportunity to ask questions. The sessions will provide overviews and details on the following topics: OTT and DOE, Lab Partnering Service, Adoption Readiness Levels, Business Model Canvas (via the Energy I-Corps program), and National Lab Technology Transfer, and more.

Interested ETUP Faculty Track applicants are invited to join the kickoff session on Monday, February 26 at 3pm ET. Register now. 

Interested in participating in the ETUP Faculty Track? Submit your proposal by April 5.


Virtual Power Plants Liftoff Report Deep Dive Webinar

Join distinguished leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a webinar on March 14th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. During this session we will do a deep dive into the Virtual Power Plants Pathways to Commercial Liftoff report. [Register Here]






U.S. Department of Energy


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced up to $2.7 million in federal funding available to help local communities across the country create a roadmap toward repurposing existing energy assets, with expanded eligibility for participants. This announcement builds on the Capacity Building for Repurposing Energy Assets initiative that was first launched in August 2023 to assist communities where a significant portion of their local economy has historically been supported by energy assets, such as coal, oil, and/or natural gas power facilities and accompanying equipment and infrastructure.

The initiative will help communities build technical capacity and develop a workforce necessary to help revitalize energy systems, address environmental impacts, and tackle challenges associated with energy assets that have been retired, or are slated for retirement. This effort advances FECM’s mission of minimizing environmental and climate impacts of energy systems and industrial processes while working to achieve net-zero emissions across our economy. It also supports the broader DOE mission of ensuring efficient transformation of the energy system while prioritizing labor and community engagement.

The re-issuance of this initiative expands the eligibility for communities to partner with eligible entities that include:

  1. Community Colleges, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Serving Institutions, and other educational entities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights;
  2. Local economic development entities;
  3. Community based organizations and non-governmental organizations;
  4. Local elected officials from municipalities (e.g. mayors’ offices);
  5. Labor unions and labor-management organizations;
  6. Organizations that represent workers in energy communities; and
  7. Workforce development entities involved in administering the public workforce system.

“We are excited to reopen this initiative while offering greater accessibility and opportunities for our local communities,” said Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. “By expanding the eligibility for this funding, we are seeking to enhance coordination between these local institutions and communities, provide an improved template for workforce development, and highlight a renewed path forward for communities that are impacted by energy asset closures.”

The retirement of energy assets means that energy transmission and distribution infrastructure, electrical interconnection equipment, site and permitting licenses, and other related infrastructure may be available for alternative uses. At the same time, these communities must find opportunities to replace lost revenues and provide jobs for highly specialized workers. The Capacity Building for Repurposing Energy Assets with Expanded Eligibility initiative will provide these communities with access to planning and other resources they need to develop a clean energy roadmap—giving them the chance to be active participants in crafting their own economic future.

The Capacity Building for Repurposing Energy Assets with Expanded Eligibility is managed by ENERGYWERX in partnership with DOE, a collaboration made possible through an innovative Partnership Intermediary Agreement set up by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions. This agreement enables ENERGYWERX to broaden DOE’s engagement with innovative organizations and non-traditional partners, facilitating the rapid development, scaling, and deployment of clean energy solutions.

Visit the ENERGYWERX website to sign up and view a pre-recorded informational webinar. Subsequent updates and announcements for the Capacity Building for Repurposing Energy Assets with Expanded Eligibility initiative will be posted on the website. Questions about the initiative can be submitted to info@energywerx.org.

FECM minimizes environmental and climate impacts of fossil fuels and industrial processes while working to achieve net-zero emissions across the U.S. economy. Priority areas of technology work include carbon capture, carbon conversion, carbon dioxide removal, carbon dioxide transport and storage, hydrogen production with carbon management, methane emissions reduction, and critical minerals production. To learn more, visit the FECM websitesign up for FECM news announcements, and visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory website.