Friday, February 20, 2015

US Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture 2015 Release of 160 Million Dollar Grant Opportunity

by C. Henry Adams


On Friday, February 20th 2015, the US Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture released their 2015 - 160 Million Dollar Grant Opportunity.

http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/afri/afri.html


Below is an excerpt of the email sent to our attention:

"
Release No. 0043.15
Contact:
Jennifer Martin (202) 720-8188
USDA Announces More Than $160 Million Available in Funding for Food and Agriculture Research, Education, and Extension
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $160 million in funding for research, education, and extension projects that address key challenges affecting U.S. agriculture production. NIFA will fund the awards through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).
"The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative was created to find innovative solutions to the challenges we face as a society, such as hunger and food security, health, climate, food safety, and bioenergy," said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. "We are now in AFRI's sixth year, and already the program has made strides in advancing agricultural science. I am extremely proud of the work NIFA has funded thus far, and excited to see what groundbreaking research, education, and extension projects will result from this year's funding. These projects provide funding for the critical research, training, and assistance that ultimately strengthens rural America and our economy."
NIFA released six separate requests for applications (RFA) through the AFRI program. Five RFAs will support AFRI's challenge areas: food security, water, childhood obesity prevention, food safety, and climate. The challenge areas fund integrated, applied science that seek to find solutions to societal challenges that impact our ability to feed, clothe, and shelter a rising global population. An additional RFA for the AFRI Foundational program will addresses the six Farm Bill priority areas: 1) plant health and production and plant products; 2) animal health and production and animal products; 3) food safety, nutrition and health; 4) bioenergy, natural resources and environment; 5) agriculture systems and technology; and 6) agriculture economics and rural communities.
"

Listen, BIE Companies are always trying to support small to medium sized business, as well as, non-profit organizations.   We have developed BIE Networks, a streaming media project that needs your support to get information such as the aforementioned to your attention.

Please help us develop BIE Networks by making a donation and in return, we will share more information via IoT ( Internet of Things) regarding these opportunities, as well as, advancements in Technology.      http://www.gofundme.com/bienetworks                 

Thanks!

These are our thoughts, so what are yours?


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Please Help Fund BIE Networks


by C. Henry Adams

BIE Networks is a streaming media project that Broadcasting Interest Enterprise, Inc. has been developing since 2013.  It is a part of a dream I first had roughly 26 years ago while enrolled in College.

As a Streaming Video/Audio Service, it is to promote small to medium sized business, as well as, non-profit organizations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the Planet Earth.  The theme of this Concept is simple;  'Something New, Different and Positive Too...'

It will broadcast Small Business Related Programming, Special Entertainment Events and share Information related to Advancements in Technology around the World on the Internet while utilizing IoT ( Internet of Things ) devices.

To broadcast around the Globe, it takes money. That being said, we setup a crowdfunding account to seek your support.  Our goal is to raise 1.5 Million U.S. Dollars $1,500,000.00  over 1 years time.

Would you be willing to support BIE Networks by making a donation in US Dollars to instill its growth?

BIE Networks will help centralize your knowledge of a particular small business or non-profit organization.  It will inform you of the latest breakthroughs in technology and it will provide unique entertainment experiences through various facets of activities.

Thanks in advance for any consideration.  Click here to make a donation: http://www.gofundme.com/bienetworks .



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Somebody Else Said, "What Is Economic Adjustment Assistance!?"

by C. Henry Adams


For clarifications purposes only, Broadcasting Interest Enterprise, Inc. (404) 348-8319 is a business development and telecommunications consulting firm.

It is also the parent company of BIE Media Group, LLC; an advertisement agency. 

Again, this article is in relationship to a most recent Grant Release by the EDA.

"What Is Economic Adjustment Assistance!?"

Some people might consider this a money question or the answer to distress communities experiencing adverse economic changes.  In fact, let's go with this quote for an objective of Economic Adjustment Assistance below:

"Objectives (050):

To address the needs of distressed communities experiencing adverse economic changes that may occur suddenly or over time, and generally result from industrial or corporate restructuring, new Federal laws or requirements, reduction in defense expenditures, depletion of natural resources, or natural disaster. Economic Adjustment Assistance grants are intended to enhance a distressed community's ability to compete economically by stimulating private investment in targeted areas. Current investment priorities include proposals that focus on (a) Collaborative Regional Innovation, (b) Public/Private Partnerships, (c) National Strategic Priorities, (d) Global Competitiveness, (e) Environmentally-Sustainable Development, (f) Economically Distressed and Underserved Communities. For more information on these investment priorities and current funding opportunities, go to http://www.eda.gov."  

https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=core&id=3ac6994423c6fedeff43efd378eb9e61

We hope this information provides an answer and gives insights into how to help boost the economy in your area or community.

These are our thoughts, so what do you think?



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Somebody Said, "What Are CFDA Numbers!?"

by C. Henry Adams

For clarifications purposes only, Broadcasting Interest Enterprise, Inc. (404) 348-8319 is a business development and telecommunications consulting firm.

It is also the parent company of BIE Media Group, LLC; an advertisement agency. 

Recently, we shared the EDA ( Economic Development Administration ) for the US Federal Government release of a Grant Opportunity.

Within this grant document located on Grants.gov, the acronym 'CFDA' became a question mark.

In essence, somebody said, " What are CFDA Numbers? "

Well, to answer that question, perhaps its wise to know what CFDA stands for in the US Federal Government.

CFDA is the 'Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance'.  CFDA in quote, "(CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals."

CORRECTION: Perhaps, a CFDA Number identify PROGRAMS in a US Federal Government Entity.


Here is what we are thinking.    So, what are your thoughts?


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

EDA Release 2015 Grant Opportunity To Non-Profit Organizations

By C. Henry Adams

On Tuesday Morning - Feb. 9th 2015, the EDA (Economic Development Administration) for the US Federal Government released a Grant Opportunity.

When learning of this release, we immediately read, research it, shared it in an email and post it on social media.

To my surprise, we received little response regarding it. 

Eligible Applicants For Grant:

State governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
County governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education


Well, I'm not a preacher and this is not a sermon.   However, it is understood that it is better to give then receive.   Look at it this way, let's say you share the Economic Development Administration's Grant Opportunity with a Non-Profit Organization that did or did NOT have a 501(c)(3) status.  By the way, both types of Non-Profit Organizations are eligible.

Anyway, what if that particular organization wins a grant from the EDA.   Well, let's safely assume they follow the guidelines that goes along with that Grant , then in the process contract your small business to perform some work based on the funding received.

Is not that a WIN - WIN situation?   I'm just saying, so what are your thoughts?



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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BIE Networks Suspends Broadcasting Events

Greetings Everyone,

I hope this email or blog finds you all well.  As of January 28th 2015, BIE Networks will suspend attempts to broadcast streaming media.  For now going on roughly two years, we have tried
to make a dream, a reality.

One summer in the late 1980s or early 1990s, I spoke with my late father, Marion L. Adams stating that I wanted to own  a radio station.  He did not discourage me because of the color of our skin or the financial status that we currently resided in at the time.

Instead, he encouraged me to dream the impossible dreams, focus on making them come true and with my late Mother's ( Mrs. Emma S. Adams ) wise advice - always put God 1st.

Since then, I have met many outstanding people and some great mentors to guide me alone the way in making this dream real.

Through everyone's inspiration, I have learned that every setback is perhaps a setup for something great, not seen, but soon to come.

That being said, " BIE Networks will resurface again, but at a later date."

I want to thank all the Broadcasters, Artists, Marketing & Sales Rep's from various Networks, Investors, Friends, Colleagues and Mentors for your continued support.
 
Sign,
C. Henry Adams
Broadcasting Interest Enterprise, Inc.
BIE Media Group, LLC
BIE Networks

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dreaming About A Drone Invading My Privacy While I Sleep



By C. Henry Adams  


You know, we live in a World where far be it for me to say, advance technology exist.

However, just because it may exist does not mean that it will ever be stealthier enough to elude the human species.

Why do I make that statement?

Well, because a human being with spirit attached is perhaps one of if not the most complex creature in my professional opinion ever studied thousands to millions of times, whereas, we still don't have all the answers to how they work or operate.

I believe that only God knows us truly.

Anyway, so I had this particular dream about a Drone hovering near my home with at least one infrared night vision camera looking into my window.

Then, I woke up - thought to myself, what legal rights as a U.S. Citizen, as a Small Business Owner and just as a Human being - do I have to address this matter appropriately?

I  mean really now, I would assume that Drones are great tools and/or toys when properly utilize.

However, if you have NO business or RIGHT to operate a Drone at NIGHT, plus in a residential area, why take the risk?

Then again, mind you - I'm just dreaming this stuff up, right?

Well, I sincerely hope for those advocates of the Drone with night vision, commercialized and have the intent to invade everyday/night citizens privacy by aerial trespassing, get this message clearly.

Perhaps, You are not welcome.   Maybe, You are not without observation in return and legal recourse will be taken against You.  

OK,  (LOL) enough said, let me go back to sleep now without hearing a weird hum or buzz.

Well, those are my thoughts, what are yours?





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