Other Funding Opportunities
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIESFTA Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Research Demonstrations. The FTA announces the availability of funds for cooperative agreements to engage in the demonstration of innovative technologies, methods, practices, and techniques in three areas: (1) Operational safety, (2) infrastructure or equipment resiliency, and (3) all-hazards emergency response and recovery methods. Example demonstration projects include building resiliency of transit systems to flooding and high temperatures. Application due December 2, 2013. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=245433
2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce a competitive solicitation process to award 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funds for proposals that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Specialty crops are fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Accepting applications/surveys through 12/6/2013. http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/Specialty_Crop_Competitiveness_Grants/
Economic Development Assistance Programs. The Economic Development Administration's (EDA's) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job creation and attracting private investment. Specifically, under the Economic Development Assistance programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement, EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America's ability to compete in the global marketplace. Through the EDAP FFO, EDA solicits applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions. Deadline December 13, 2013.
Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319. EPA is soliciting proposals pursuant to Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from eligible tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and on-the-ground projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) impairments on a watershed-wide basis. Eligible entities are strongly encouraged to submit proposals that develop and/or implement watershed-based plans designed to protect unimpaired waters and restore NPS-impaired waters. Due December 16, 2013. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246593
Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Environmental Solutions for Communities. Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Funding priorities include ‘greening' traditional infrastructure and public projects such as storm water management and flood control, urban forestry, and education and training of community leaders on sustainable practices. Application due December 16, 2013. http://www.nfwf.org/environmentalsolutions/Pages/2014rfp.aspx
BLM CA Siskiyou County Weed Management Area - Alturas Field Office. In the past Siskiyou County Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has assisted BLM Alturas Field Office by working with private and non-federal landowners to prevent, contain and control the spread of noxious weeds in Modoc County and Northern Siskiyou County, California. Because these plants move rapidly from one owners land to another's, cooperative efforts to eradicate, contain or control noxious weeds will reduce adverse impacts on public and private lands and reduce costs to both BLM and other adjoining land owners. The county will inventory, document, and control noxious weeds on public lands administered by the BLM Alturas Field Office. The county has the rights to enter private lands that BLM cannot. Closing date December 20, 2013. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=248298
Georgetown Climate Center In-kind Legal and Policy Support for Adaptation Projects. The Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) has released an application to provide in-kind legal and policy support for state and local adaptation projects. GCC provides assistance to state and local communities that are preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change. GCC is seeking projects that meet certain criteria, including projects: that address impacts or sectors including coastal, urban heat, transportation, water supply, water quality, and/or stormwater and wastewater management; with high likelihood of being implemented; and with high transferability of findings. Application Due January 3, 2014. http://www.georgetownclimate.org/application-for-requesting-in-kind-legal-and-policy-support-for-adaptation-projects-from-the-georget
WaterSMART: Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program Funding for Fiscal Year 2014. For purposes of the Title XVI Program, a water reuse project is a project that reclaims and reuses municipal, industrial, domestic, or agricultural wastewater and naturally impaired groundwater and/or surface waters. Reclaimed water can be used for a variety of purposes such as environmental restoration, fish and wildlife, groundwater recharge, municipal, domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation, or recreation. Water reuse is an essential tool in stretching the limited water supplies in the Western United States. Title XVI projects develop and supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply. Title XVI projects provide growing communities with new sources of clean water while promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship and are an important part of the Department's implementation of the President's June 2013 Climate Action Plan and the November 1, 2013, Executive Order, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change. Application Due January 7, 2014. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=R14AS00002
2014 Desalination Grant Funding (Round 3). DWR is soliciting projects that develop brackish and seawater desalination as a water supply. Proposals due January 16, 2014. http://www.water.ca.gov/desalination/2013DesalGrants.cfm
WaterSMART: Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program The Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation's) Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program (Title XVI) is an important part of WaterSMART. For purposes of the Title XVI Program, a water reuse project is a project that reclaims and reuses municipal, industrial, domestic, or agricultural wastewater and naturally impaired groundwater and/or surface waters. Reclaimed water can be used for a variety of purposes such as environmental restoration, fish and wildlife, groundwater recharge, municipal, domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation, or recreation. Water reuse is an essential tool in stretching the limited water supplies in the Western United States. Due January 7, 2014. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Community Forest Program. The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits. Applications to State Forester due 1/15/2014. http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/programs/loa/cfp
January 21, 2014. The USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection (FHP) program is seeking proposals from organizations, universities, extension services, companies or other entities to: conduct management activities that could limit the impact of Sudden Oak Death in California or SW Oregon; pathology activities that will provide new information on the spread of Phytophthora ramorum (the cause of Sudden Oak Death); and extension activities to share relevant information on this disease to a broad spectrum of interested stakeholders. The deadline for submissions is January 21, 2014. Click HERE to access the full proposal or visit www.suddenoakdeath.org.
Georgetown University Energy Prize - $5 million. The Georgetown University Energy Prize is a competition in which communities will be challenged to work together with their local governments and utilities in order to develop and begin implementing plans for innovative, replicable, scalable, and continual reductions in the per capita energy consumed from local natural gas and electric utilities. Participating communities will be asked to develop a long-term energy efficiency plan and to demonstrate initial effectiveness and sustainability over a two-year period. Participating communities will benefit from access to various resources and the winning community will receive $5 million, which will help to support their continuing community-based energy efficiency efforts. Interested communities are encouraged to submit a non-binding letter of intent as soon as possible. Letters of Intent due February 2014. http://www.guep.org/
Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem - Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program. The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The EJCPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. Deadline February 18, 2014. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247934
US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program. The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Coastal Program staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Projects must advance our mission, promote biological diversity, and be based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity. Applicants seeking funding under this program should review the program strategic plan and also contact the regional Coastal Program office prior to submitting an application for funding. Deadline September 30, 2014. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=246793
Fund for Wild Nature Fund for Wild Nature Grants. Provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. Submission deadlines on May 1 and December 1 each year. http://fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-a-guidelines/dates-a-guidelines.html
Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs. Under the Planning and Local Technical Assistance programs grants, the Economic Development Administration assists recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region. As part of this program, EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients' respective regions. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and processed as received. http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=189193
The California Fisheries Fund offers three types of loans: fishing association loans, infrastructure loans, and business loans. http://www.californiafisheriesfund.org/loan.html
The Climate Solutions University is soliciting applications for its 2014 Program. http://www.mfpp.org/csu/applyto2014/
The Climate Solutions University is offering up to $10,000 in Staff Capacity Scholarships. Contact email@example.com to inquire about the scholarship
The California Energy Commission has announced the availability of funds for low-interest loans for energy efficiency and energy generation projects. Low interest rates of 3 percent can help local jurisdictions invest in energy efficiency, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create new jobs and industries for your community. http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/financing/index.html
The California Wildlife Conservation Board continues to provide funding for wetland, riparian, oak woodland, and other fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects and land acquisition from Propositions 40, 50, and 117. The WCB's Riparian, Inland Wetlands, and Oak Woodlands programs continue and are continuously open for proposal submission. http://www.sfbayjv.org/
The REAP/EA/REDA Grant Program will provide grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. Applications accepted on a continuous basis. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_ReapEaReda.html
The State Water Board executed a contract with California Rural Water Association (CRWA) to provide up to $500,000 in wastewater-related technical assistance to small, disadvantaged communities (SDACs) statewide. If you have questions regarding this contract, or if you are working with a SDAC that could benefit from this type of assistance, please contact either Ms. Meghan Brown at (916) 341-5729 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ms. Diana Conkle at (916) 341-5660 or email@example.com
The SWRCB Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Program is currently accepting applications. The CWSRF Loan Program provides low-interest loan funding for construction of publicly-owned wastewater treatment facilities, local sewers, sewer interceptors, water recycling facilities, as well as, expanded use projects such as implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) projects or programs, development and implementation of estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plans, and storm water treatment. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/srf/index.shtml
The SWRCB Agricultural Drainage Loan Program and
Agricultural Drainage Management Loan Program are currently accepting
applications. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
The Strategic Growth Council has released the solicitation notice for the third round of funding for the Urban Greening Grant Program. To access the program guidelines and on-line Concept Proposal Forms for urban greening project and/or planning applications please visit: http://sgc.ca.gov/urban_greening_grants.html.
The USDA Rural Development Electric Program provides direct loans and loan guarantees to upgrade, expand, maintain, and replace America's vast rural electric infrastructure including the construction of electric distribution, transmission and generation facilities, and on- and off-grid renewable energy systems. Applications accepted on a continuous basis. http://www.usda.gov/rus/electric/index.htm
The USDA provides loans and grants to develop water and waste disposal systems in rural areas and towns with a population not in excess of 10,000. The funds are available to public bodies, non-profit corporations and Indian tribes. Applications are accepted at any time through the Rural Development State and Area Offices. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWP-dispdirectloansgrants.htm. To locate an office near you go to http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides cost-share funding and technical assistance to private land owners and their local partners. Assistance is given to restore streams, wetlands and other native habitat on private property. The program operates on a voluntary basis. We rely on landowners who want to restore their property. The landowners agree to maintain the restoration for at least ten years. Otherwise, they keep full control of their lands. Maximum funding request is $25,000 per project with a minimum 1:1 non-federal match (monetary and/or in-kind match). Partnerships with other funding agencies are encouraged. Contact Kate Symonds, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program for SF Bay, (tel) 707-578-8515, (cell) 707-480-2675, or at firstname.lastname@example.org . http://www.fws.gov/sacramento/CP/Partnerships/cp_partners-for-fws.htm