Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities
1. Healthy Communities Grant Program, Environmental Protection Agency
2. Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Assistance, Environmental Protection Agency
3. AmeriCorps State and National Grants, Corporation for National and Community Service
4. Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program, United States Department of Agriculture
Details at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291969
Applications close April 7, 2017.
Funding amount: $25,000
The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life.
The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that: Target resources to benefit communities at risk [areas needing to create community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations (e.g. children, elderly, tribes, urban/rural residents, and others at increased risk)]. Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks. Increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects. Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems. Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience. Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.
The Healthy Communities Grant Program anticipates awarding approximately 10 cooperative agreements in 2017.
Full details at https://www.epa.gov/wifia/how-apply-wifia-assistance#notice
Applications close April 10, 2017.
In the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, P.L. 114-254, Congress provided $17 million in budget authority for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 (WIFIA) program. This funding covers the federal government's anticipated cost of providing a much larger amount of credit assistance. EPA estimates that current budget authority may provide more than $1 billion in credit assistance and may finance over $2 billion in water infrastructure investment. The purpose of this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is to solicit letters of interest from prospective borrowers seeking credit assistance from EPA. Prospective borrowers may submit letters of interest from January 10, 2017 until midnight on April 10, 2017.
Details at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291804
Applications close May 10, 2017.
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans. This competition is for applicants proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in the following two areas: Healthy Futures - Reducing and/or Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and Safer Communities - Strengthening law enforcement and community relations.
Details at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=29151
Applications close May 24, 2017.
Funding amount: $50,000 to $200,000
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative (new, cutting-edge or builds upon existing studies) grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). The U.S. Forest Service anticipates that the statutory authority (Sub Title 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act) for the Fiscal Year 2017 Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program may provide, approximately $500,000 - $900,000 in grant funds to be awarded through the 2018 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program. Funds are to support national urban forestry studies or projects on nonfederal public land that have a national, regional or multi-state coverage and / or application.
Eligible Applicants: Independent school districts; County governments; Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); City or township governments; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Special district governments; State governments; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; and Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.
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