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EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilience, Pursue Revitalization (10/27/2014)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today invited communities to apply for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches. EPA is offering this technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program to help communities across the country, including underserved communities, coastal communities, small cities and rural areas, adopt sustainable growth strategies. The program aims to increase resilience to natural disasters and strengthen the economy while protecting human health and the environment. The Building Blocks program provides quick, targeted technical assistance to communitiesusing tools with demonstrated results and widespread application. Communities may apply for assistance on one or more of the following topics: • Bikeshare planning • Equitable development • Infill development for distressed cities • Sustainable strategies for small cities and rural areas • Flood resilience for riverine and coastal communities
Washington Department of Ecology (04/20/2011)
The Department of Ecology provides a number of financial assistance programs to support environmental management; see below for more information on each of these programs.
Environmental Education Grants
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Loans and Grants (04/20/2011)
The following is an overview of all loans and grants offered through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. You may also be interested in DEQ's Pollution Control Facilities Tax Credit Program, which offers tax incentives for air pollution controls, alternatives to open field burning, automotive A/C recycling equipment, material recovery, noise pollution control, Clean Diesel Retrofit, Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, storage tanks, water pollution control and wood chippers.
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's Municipal Water, Sewerage, and Solid Waste Matching Grant Program (04/20/2011)
The Alaska Municipal Matching Grant program provides partial funding and engineering support for drinking water, wastewater (sewer), solid waste and non-point source pollution projects, such as waterbody restoration and recovery.
Department of Energy's Recovery Act funding opportunities (04/20/2011)
Department of Energy Recovery Act funding opportunities are listed by industrial sector. On each of the pages linked in the sub navigation at the left, you will see a full listing of all grants, loan guarantees, and grants-in-lieu-of-tax-credit s that are applicable to the given industrial sector. To apply, click on the links provided in the titles of the opportunities. For questions regarding navigation of these opportunities, please refer to the FAQ page or call the DOE Recovery Clearinghouse at 888-DOE-RCVY.
Local Producer Loan Program (08/22/2007)
Through the Local Producer Loan Program, Whole Foods Market makes $10 million available annually for low-interest loans to small, local producers. Eligible products include agricultural crops, value-added food products, and other all-natural grocery items. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Great Lakes Protection Fund (06/03/2007)
The Fund welcomes preproposals for projects that identify a specific improvement to the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem and have a pragmatic plan to produce those improvements. The Fund supports projects that produce results for the entire basin ecosystem, are carried out by collaborative teams, and tackle issues that have not generally been addressed at basin scale.
Such issues presently include:
Preventing Biological Pollution
Leadership for Ecosystem Restoration
Using Market Mechanisms for Environmental Improvement
Restoring Natural Flow Regimes
The Fund accepts preproposals at any time. Fund program staff will begin to review preproposals upon receipt. Within three months of receiving a preproposal, a committee of the Fund's Board of Directors decides to decline support or to invite a more detailed full proposal. For more information, visit the Fund's website.
Energy Trust of Oregon, Open Solicitation (06/03/2007)
The Open Solicitation program is designed to support renewable energy projects that are not eligible for other Energy Trust renewable energy programs. Examples include: wave energy, geothermal, and hydropower outside of state and federally protected areas. The program also provides opportunities to receive financial incentives and support for innovative commercial applications of renewable energy technology. The program does not fund research and development.
Department of Energy Unsolicited Proposals (05/30/2007)
The US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory encourages organizations and individuals to submit self-generated, unsolicited proposals that are relevant to NETL's research and development mission. NETL considers proposals in all areas of energy and energy-related research and development with emphasis on long-term, high-risk, high-payoff technologies. NETL may accept an unsolicited proposal if it: * Demonstrates a unique and innovative concept or a unique capability of the submitter; * Offers a concept or service not otherwise available to the Federal government; * Does not resemble the substance of a pending competitive solicitation.
For more information, visit the website.
Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation (05/29/2007)
Lindbergh Grants are made in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources - including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc.); education - including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication; exploration; health - including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology; and waste minimization and management. The deadline for grant applications is the second Thursday of June in the year preceeding the awarding of funds. For example, for funding beginning in July of 2008, applications are due June 14, 2007. See the Foundation's website for more information.
Bullitt Foundation Environmental Grants (05/29/2007)
The mission of The Bullitt Foundation is to protect, restore, and maintain the natural physical environment of the Pacific Northwest for present and future generations. The Foundation invites proposals from nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), coastal Alaska from Cook Inlet to the Canadian border, and British Columbia.
The Foundation has the following program areas:
Conservation and Stewardship in Agriculture
Energy and Climate Change
Growth Management and Transportation
Toxic and Radioactive Substances
Training, Communications, and Unique Opportunities
Grant application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. The Foundation does not use a letter of inquiry pre-screening process. However, prospective applicants are urged to contact the appropriate program officer to discuss their request prior to submittal. Go to the Foundation's website for additional information
Munson (Curtis and Edith) Foundation Grant Program (05/29/2007)
The primary focus of the Foundation is the conservation of natural resources in North America and the Caribbean Basin with emphasis on the United States. Major program areas, in descending order, are * Marine resource conservation and management with a particular interest in fisheries; * South Florida Ecosystems (Everglades, Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, and Florida Keys); * Alabama environmental issues; * D.C. Metro area environmental issues; * Population and environment initiatives with a focus on U.S. immigration issues.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. It requests a 1-2 page letter of inquiry and project summary BEFORE sending any additional materials. See the Foundation's website for additional information.
The McKnight Foundation - Environment Grants (05/29/2007)
The Foundation awards grants that maintain and restore a healthy environment in the Missippi River Basin and promote and develop renewable energy in Minnesota and the Midwest.
Visit the McKnight Foundation website for additional information about specific program areas of interest, and how to apply for a grant.
The Joyce Foundation Environment Grants (05/29/2007)
Restoring and protecting the natural environment of the Great Lakes region has been a long-time commitment of the Joyce Foundation. The Foundation supports the development, testing, and implementation of policy-based, prevention-oriented, scientifically sound solutions to the environmental challenges facing the region.
Program priorities are:
Energy from clean coal. Because fossil fuel emissions create pollution and foster climate changes that threaten the Great Lakes, the Foundation has a long-standing interest in the energy infrastructure of the region. Investment and policy or regulatory decisions about proposed new coal-burning power plants will shape not only our electricity system for the future, but the future of the Lakes as well. We are committed to promoting policies that encourage (through incentives and regulatory structures) the development of clean coal technologies and to ensuring that state agencies approve only those projects that meet state-of-the-art standards for minimizing air pollution and have significant promise for reducing or capturing carbon emissions. The Foundation supports efforts to engage state officials and power plant developers to build the cleanest possible plants to meet the region's electricity needs.
Healthy rivers, healthy lakes. The health of the Great Lakes depends in part on the health of the rivers that feed them. Those tributaries are threatened by nutrient and sediment runoff, altered water flows, loss of habitat, and contaminated sediments. The Foundation supports efforts to coordinate conservation and restoration in a handful of selected Great Lakes tributary watersheds and to document the benefits of those efforts.
Great Lakes restoration. Protecting the Great Lakes, with their vast economic and environmental significance, should be a national priority. The Foundation supports collaborative efforts to build a policy case for significant public investment in, and to shape implementation of, Great Lakes restoration.
Special opportunities. The Foundation will consider especially promising proposals for addressing other threats to the Great Lakes, including invasive species.
The Joyce Foundation accepts grant inquiries throughout the year. Applicants should anticipate the application process to take approximately four to six months from the initial submission of the letter of inquiry to the receipt of funding. See the Foundation's website for more information about their priorities and how to apply for a grant.
Energy Foundation Grant Program (05/29/2007)
The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major foundations interested in sustainable energy. The Energy Foundation awards grants and takes direct initiatives in five areas: Power, Buildings, Transportation, Climate, and The China Sustainable Energy Program. Additional instruction about how to apply for a grant is available at the Foundation's web site. Applications accepted continuously.
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Grants (05/29/2007)
The Foundation awards grants for projects that address toxics, environmental justice, sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food system, and an environmentally sustainable New York City.
The Toxics program supporting organizations, primarily at the state and regional levels, that bring together activists to work on toxics exposure and contamination; and promote initiatives and public policies that reduce the use of toxins and hold corporations accountable for their impact on the environment.
The environmental justice program supports organizations, led by people most heavily affected, that work to counter environmental degradation in low-income communities and communities of color.
The sustainable agriculture and food system program supports rural and urban organizations that work with farmers and consumers on issues involving sustainable agriculture and community food security; it advocates for governmental policies and funding allocations that advance sustainable agriculture and community food security; and counters the actions of public and private sector institutions and corporations that further the concentration of food production and the industrialization of agriculture.
The Sustainable New York City program supports community-based organizations that: organize to protect the city's environment and the health of its residents; develop effective coalitions and networks; and promote public policies and improved responsiveness by public agencies to environmental concerns.
The first step should be a letter of inquiry of no more than three pages. Letters can be submitted at any time during the year and they are reviewed on a continuous basis. See the Foundation's website for additional instructions.
Captain Planet Foundation Environmental Grants for Youth (05/29/2007)
The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) is to support hands-on environmental projects for youth in grades K-12. Our objective is to encourage innovative activities that empower children around the world to work individually and collectively as environmental stewards. Through ongoing education, we believe that children can play a vital role in preserving our precious natural resources for future generations. Deadlines for submitting grant applications are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. See the website for additional information.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Environment Grants (05/29/2007)
The mission of the Environment program is to support the efforts of an engaged citizenry working to create accountable and responsive institutions, sound public policies, and appropriate models of development that protect the diversity and integrity of selected ecosystems in North America and around the world.
The Environment program is organized into three program areas:
I. Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems
II. International Finance for Sustainability
III. Special Initiatives
Funding for unsolicited proposals is limited throughout the program. Those interested in applying for funding are strongly encouraged to submit letters of inquiry instead of a full proposal. See the Foundation's website for more information.
Patagonia Environmental Grants (05/29/2007)
Patagonia funds only environmental work. the company makes grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of environmental problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Funding focuses on organizations that build a strong base of citizen support. See the website for more information.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Sustainable Development Program (05/29/2007)
Human activity is causing the depletion of essential resources, global warming, rapid loss of biodiversity, and accelerating degradation of Earth's life support systems. These developments threaten the livelihoods, health, and security of people in all nations and cultures aswell as the well-being of the greater community of life. The RBF's sustainable development grantmaking endeavors to address these challenges by supporting environmental stewardship that is ecologically based, economically sound, socially just, culturally appropriate, and consistent with intergenerational equity. The Fund encourages government, business, and civil society to work collaboratively on environmental conservation and to make it an integral part of all development planning and activity. Recognizing the global nature of many environmental problems, the Fund also promotes international cooperation in addressing these challenges. Some of the Fund'ssustainable development strategies are pursued at the global level, while others are pursued primarily in North America. The Russian Far East is the focus of a modest program of grantmaking. In addition, sustainable development is a theme that may be identified for attention in one or more of the Fund's "pivotal places," based on an assessment of local needs and priorities. In all regions where the RBF is engaged in sustainable development grantmaking, it monitors the social and environmental effects of development programs and fiscal policies that are associated with global economic integration and seeks to integrate activities across geographic areas to promote maximum impact.
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