Federal & Policy

Announcements and Opportunities

  

Advocacy Leadership

Environmental Literacy Program: Increasing community resilience to extreme weather & climate change

Deadline: March 17, 2022

Agency: DOC

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; other nonprofits, including community-based organizations and informal education institutions, such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; state and local government agencies; and Indian tribal governments in the United States. For-profit organizations, foreign institutions, and individuals are not eligible to apply; however, for-profit organizations, foreign institutions, and individuals may participate as project partners. Likewise, federal agencies are not eligible to receive federal assistance under this announcement but may be project partners.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335699

Geographical Constraints: Priority 1 awards will support new projects taking place in the Central and Eastern Regions of the United States. These regions include the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The goal of this funding opportunity is for communities to have sufficient collective environmental literacy to take actions that build resilience to extreme weather and climate change in ways that contribute to community health, social cohesion, and socio-economic equity. These communities will be composed of children, youth, and adults who participate in formal and/or informal educational experiences that develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence to: 1) reason about the ways that human and natural systems interact globally and locally, including the acknowledgment of disproportionately distributed vulnerabilities; 2) participate in civic processes; and 3) incorporate scientific information, cultural knowledge, and diverse community values. Efforts to build environmental literacy should ultimately aim to reduce risks from current and future environmental hazards through climate-smart and inclusive decision making and long-term stewardship of healthy ecosystems, all the while promoting a low-carbon economy.

Advocacy Leadership

Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize

Deadline: January 5, 2022, 2 p.m. PST

Agency: N/A

Eligibility: Organizations that are leading engagement efforts and building relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities in specific regions of the United States, and support applicants to apply for DOE and other federal funding opportunities.

https://www.herox.com/InclusiveEnergyInnovationPrize

Geographical Constraints: United States

The primary goal of this prize is to fund organizations to hire one (or more) full-time-equivalent employee(s) to carry out activities that may include leading engagement efforts and building relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities in specific regions of the United States, and support applicants to apply for DOE and other federal funding opportunities.

Affordable Housing

Indian Housing Block Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2021

Agency: HUD

Eligibility: Indian Tribes (as defined under section 4(13) of NAHASDA) and; Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) (as defined under 4(22) of NAHASDA) who have ever been allocated formula funding. 

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335399

Geographical Constraints: Native American tribes

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announces the availability of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)--Competitive Grant Program. The IHBG program is authorized under Title I of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, as amended, (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA). Under the program, eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) receive grants to carry out a range of affordable housing activities. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas and carry out other affordable housing activities. Grant funds must be used to primarily benefit low-income Indian families.

Community Development

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

Deadline: The deadline for 2021 hasn't been announced yet.

Agency: FEMA

Eligibility: State, local, or recognized tribal governments whose communities are actively working towards building resilient infrastructure against natural hazards.

https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/building-resilient-infrastructure-communities

Geographical Constraints: United states + territories

The BRIC program seeks to invest in community risk reduction from natural hazards. The program aims to fund innovative, cost-effective and feasible lasting approaches to community resilience.

Community Development

EJ4Climate: Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience

Deadline: Proposals due » 14 November 2021 5:00 PM ET Evaluation of grant applications » November December 2021 Official grants announcement » 31 January 2022 Project implementation begins » February 2022 Projects maximum end dates » February 2024

Agency: CEC

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society groups, environmental groups, community-based associations, tribal nations, and Indigenous Peoples and communities. Universities and academic and public research institutions are eligible to apply by teaming up with community-based organizations. Applicants must be located in Canada, Mexico or the United States.http://www.cec.org/EJ4climate/

Geographical Constraints: Indigenous communities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

A grant program that supports underserved and vulnerable communities, and Indigenous communities, in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to prepare for climate-related impacts.

Community Development

Energy Storage for Social Equity Technical Assistance Program

Deadline: Application interest form due: Nov 5, 2021, Application deadline: December 3, 2021

Agency: Energy Storage for Social Equity

Eligibility: 1. Technical assistance will provide benefits to a disadvantaged community 2. Disadvantaged community experiences problems or challenges with their energy system that can be addressed or partially mitigated through electric service delivery and/or energy storage 3. Applicant must have the capacity to support the technical assistance process 4. Applicant must have credibility to support the disadvantaged community

https://www.pnnl.gov/sites/default/files/media/file/ES4SE%20Initiative%20Application%20Information.pdf

Geographical Constraints: None

The ES4SE technical assistance program is designed to offer a range of assessments on energy storage feasibility, design, and application to enhance community benefit outcomes. Technical assistance will occur through a combination of one-on-one assistance between the selected participant and National Laboratories, through in-kind guidance, training, analysis, workshops, partnership building, and support.

Disaster Relief

Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

Deadline: State Administering Agencies are to submit applications to FEMA by January 29, 2021. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

Agency: FEMA

Eligibility: States, the District of Columbia, Federally-recognized Native American Tribal governments, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

https://www.homelandsecuritygrants.info/GrantDetails.aspx?gid=21014

Geographical Constraints: United states + territories

This program provides funding for states/communities to reduce the risk of long-term damage as a result of flooding to buildings, homes, and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Economic Development

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), POWER initiative: (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization)

Deadline: Letter of Intent Deadline

Agency: ARC

Eligibility: ARC programs grant to state and local agencies and governmental entities, local governing boards, and nonprofit organizations. Native American tribes and higher education institutions are also eligible for ARC program grants. ARC does not award grants to individuals or for-profit entities. For the POWER initiative specifically, applicants must be coal-impacted community.

https://www.arc.gov/arcs-power-initiative/

Geographical Constraints: Confined to the 420 counties in Appalachia

The POWER initiative targets federal resources to help those in regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. The initiative includes enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment.

 

Economic Development

Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Deadline: Phase 1 deadline: October 19, 2021 Phase 2 deadline: March 15, 2022

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Coalition members eligible to apply for investment assistance for their region include a(n): District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State

https://eda.gov/arpa/build-back-better/

Geographical Constraints: United States

The Build Back Better Regional Challenge is designed to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks.

Economic Development

Coal Communities Commitment

Deadline: N/A

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs include a(n): District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State

https://eda.gov/arpa/coal-communities/

Geographical Constraints: United States

EDA’s Coal Communities Commitment allocates $300 million of its $3 billion American Rescue Plan appropriation to support coal communities as they recover from the pandemic and to help them create new jobs and opportunities, including through the creation or expansion of a new industry sector.

Economic Development

Economic Adjustment Assistance

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for EDA’s Economic Adjustment Assistance program include a(n): District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State

https://eda.gov/arpa/economic-adjustment-assistance/

Geographical Constraints: United States

The Economic Adjustment Assistance program is EDA’s most flexible program, and grants made under this program will help hundreds of communities across the nation plan, build, innovate, and put people back to work through construction or non-construction projects designed to meet local needs.

Economic Development

Good Jobs Challenge

Deadline: January 26, 2022

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for EDA’s Good Jobs Challenge include a(n): District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State

https://eda.gov/arpa/good-jobs-challenge/

Geographical Constraints: United States

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge aims to get Americans back to work by building and strengthening systems and partnerships that bring together employers who have hiring needs with other key entities to train workers with in-demand skills that lead to good-paying jobs.

Economic Development

Indigenous Communities

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Eligible entities under this EDA program are: Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes, as defined in 13 C.F.R. § 300.3 A public or private non-profit organization or association serving Native Hawaiians A public or private non-profit organization or association serving Native Pacific Islanders of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau

https://eda.gov/arpa/indigenous/

Geographical Constraints: United States

This program is designed to support the needs of Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities. EDA will support these important partners to develop and execute economic development projects that they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future.

Economic Development

National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Environmental Career Worker Training Program

Deadline: For more information on available training, go to www.niehs.nih.gov/wtp.

Agency: NIH

Eligibility: The NIEHS ECWTP funds nonprofit organizations, or grantees, to deliver both pre-employment and life skills training

https://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/training_program_areas/ecwtp/index.cfm

Geographical Constraints: United States

The training program focuses on delivering comprehensive training to increase the number of disadvantaged and underrepresented minority workers in areas such as environmental restoration, construction, hazardous materials/waste handling, and emergency response

Economic Development

Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

Deadline: November 22, 2021

Agency: USDA

Eligibility:  Small businesses and nonprofits

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335320

Geographical Constraints: None

The Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program provides grants to small businesses in certain commodity areas including small scale specialty crop producers and processors, other select producers, meat and other processors, distributors, and farmers market to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID–19).

Economic Development

Rural Business Development Grants

Deadline: February 28, 2022, 4:30 p.m. local time

Agency: USDA

Eligibility: Towns. Communities. State agencies. Authorities. Nonprofit corporations. Institutions of higher education. Federally-recognized tribes. Rural cooperatives.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-business-development-grants

Geographical Constraints: Rural Business Development Grant money must be used for projects that benefit rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more.

This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.

Economic Development

Rural Energy for America Program

Deadline: Not Listed

Agency: USDA

Eligibility: Eligible borrowers are: Rural small businesses. Agricultural producers. Businesses must be in located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 residents or less. Agricultural producers may be in rural or non-rural areas.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency

Geographical Constraints: United States

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

Economic Development

Statewide Planning, Research and Networks

Deadline: State Planning Grants Application due 45 days after receiving an invitation. Research and Networks Grants Suggested Application Submission Date: October 31, 2021. (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Two types of grants and eligibility: *State Planning Grants*: Eligible applicants for EDA’s Statewide Planning Grants include Governors, the Mayor of DC, and other applicable Territory leaders or their designees. EDA will send these applicants a formal invitation to apply. *Research and Networks Grants*: Eligible applicants for EDA’s Communities of Practice and Research Grants include a(n): District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State

https://eda.gov/arpa/planning-grants/

Geographical Constraints: United States

This program invests in projects that will promote equity and develop local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks and climate change.

Economic Development

Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Deadline: Suggested submission date is March 15, 2022

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for EDA’s Statewide Planning Grants include Governors, the Mayor of DC, and other applicable Territory leaders or their designees. EDA will send these applicants a formal invitation to apply. Eligible applicants for EDA’s Competitive Tourism Grants program include a(n): District Organization of an EDA-designated Economic Development District Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes State, county, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions Institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State

https://eda.gov/arpa/travel-tourism/

Geographical Constraints: United States

This program is focused on accelerating the recovery of communities that rely on the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors. $750 million of EDA’s American Rescue Plan funds are allocated to support the following efforts: State tourism grants and competitive grants.

Education

Environmental Education Local Grants Program for Regions 1-9

Deadline: December 6, 2021

Agency: EPA

Eligibility:  Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity as defined and licensed by Federal Communications may submit an application. Applicant organizations must be located in the United States or territories, and the majority (i.e., greater than 50%) of the educational activities must take place in the United States; or in the United States and Canada, or Mexico; or in U.S. Territories. A teacher’s school district, a nonprofit organization of which an educator or other individual is a member, or a faculty member’s college or university may apply, but an individual, a teacher, or a faculty member may not apply on his/her own. Eligibility requirements apply to both “prime” recipients and sub-recipients.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335873

Geographical Constraints: Regions 1-9

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 8 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Environmental Research/Consulting

Cumulative Health Impacts at the Intersection of Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Vulnerable Populations/Lifestages: Community-Based Research for Solutions Environmental Protection Agency

Deadline: November 16, 2021

Agency: EPA

Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education, and hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions; state and local governments; Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments; and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335731

Geographical Constraints: United States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing transdisciplinary research with approaches that explore and analyze environmental problems at the intersection of climate change, environmental justice (EJ), and vulnerable populations/lifestages. The goal of EJ may be achieved when all people have the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and have equitable access to decision-making processes to maintain a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

Environmental Research/Consulting

Natural Gas Demand Response Pilot Program

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Agency: DOE

Eligibility: U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient. For-profit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular State or territory of the U.S. are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient. State, local, and tribal government entities are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335644

Geographical Constraints: None

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to solicit and award Research and Development cooperative agreements for the development of multiple, regional, natural gas demand response pilot programs in collaboration with utilities, local distribution companies, and public utility commissions.

Environmental Research/Consulting

Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) FY2022

Deadline: January 11, 2022

Agency: DOC

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, international organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335881

Geographical Constraints: United States

The RISA program builds relationships that help local decision-makers and researchers collaborate on adapting to climate change. Through regionally-focused and interdisciplinary research and engagement teams, RISA expands the Nation's capacity to adapt and become resilient to extreme weather events and climate change. RISA teams accomplish this through applied and co-developed research and partnerships with communities. A central tenet of the RISA program is that learning about climate adaptation and resilience is facilitated by and sustained across a wide range of experts, practitioners, and the public. As such, the RISA program supports a network of people, prioritizing wide participation in learning by doing, learning through adapting, and managing risk with uncertain information.

Environmental Restoration/Preservation

Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program

Deadline: Not Listed

Agency: DOI

Eligibility: States with abandoned land mines. Priority is given to mines actively posing a threat to public health, safety, and the environment

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-investing-over-260-million-help-create-jobs-and-revitalize-land-coal

Geographical Constraints: United States/proximity to abandoned mines

The Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program uses fees paid by present-day coal mining companies to reclaim coal mines abandoned before 1977. This makes these areas safer for people and the environment.

Environmental Restoration/Preservation

Brownfields Program

Deadline: Not Listed

Agency: EPA

Eligibility: Direct funding goes to eligible projects such as brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, environmental job training, technical assistance, training, and research

https://www.epa.gov/brownfields

Geographical Constraints: United States

The brownfields program's mission is to empower states, tribes, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields

Environmental Restoration/Preservation

Environmental Management Los Alamos

Deadline: No deadline as funding is not being given out

Agency: DOE

Eligibility: Contaminated sites in Los Alamos

https://www.energy.gov/em-la/environmental-management-los-alamos-field-office

Geographical Constraints: Los Alamos

The mission of environmental management Los Alamos is to safely and efficiently complete the cleanup of legacy contamination as a result of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Environmental Restoration/Preservation

FY 2022 US Marine Life Observations: Coordinated Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) Activities to Ensure Resilient, Productive Ecosystems and Human Communities in the Face of Change

Deadline: December 17, 2021

Agency: NOAA

Eligibility: Eligible applicants for this competition are institutions of higher education, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and State, local, and tribal governments. Federal agencies or institutions and foreign governments may not be the primary recipient of awards under this announcement, but they are encouraged to partner for funding with applicants, when appropriate. If an applicant has a partner(s) who would receive funds, the lead grantee will be expected to use subawards or contracts to provide funds to the partner(s). If a partner is a US Government agency, office, or laboratory, the US Government will transfer funds internally. Applicants should note that paying for transportation, travel, or other expenses for any Federal employee are unallowable costs.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335886

Geographical Constraints: United States

National Oceanographic Partnership Program, NOAA and their partners plan to work across sectors and disciplines towards an integrated, sustained marine life observing capability for the U.S. ocean, coasts and Great Lakes, from estuaries to the deep ocean; (2) advance technologies for efficient and/or automated collection of species and associated habitat observations; (3) enable open access to biodiversity data and information; and (4) utilize these observations, technologies, and data to address place-based (e.g., sanctuaries, reserves, protected areas, leasing blocks, etc) management, conservation and restoration needs.

Environmental Restoration/Preservation

Superfund Remedial Program

Deadline: Not Listed

Agency: EPA

Eligibility: No application process the EPA determines is site has potential to pose threat to both people and environment

https://www.epa.gov/superfund/what-superfund

Geographical Constraints: United States

Superfunds allow the EPA to clean up contaminated sites. It also forces the parties responsible for the contamination to either perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-led cleanup work.

Public Health

Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Deadline: Not Listed

Agency: EPA

Eligibility: There are 11 types of eligible projects: Construction of publicly owned treatment works, Nonpoint source, National estuary program projects, Decentralized wastewater treatment systems, stormwater, Water conservation, efficiency, and reuse, Watershed pilot projects, energy efficiency, water reuse, Security measures at publicly owned treatment works, and technical assistance.

https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf

Geographical Constraints: All 50 states plus Puerto Rico

The clean water state revolving fund provides funding to eligible projects working towards clean water in their state.

Public Health

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Deadline: Not Listed

Agency: EPA

Eligibility: Click Here 

https://www.epa.gov/dwsrf/how-drinking-water-state-revolving-fund-works#tab-1

Geographical Constraints: All 50 states plus Puerto Rico

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is a program that provides financial assistants to states for safe drinking water.

Public Health

Environmental Injustice and the Impact of the Increased Frequency of Extreme Weather Events on People with Disabilities

Deadline: November 8, 2021

Agency: National Council on Disability

Eligibility: Those conducting research on the impact of environmental injustice/natural disasters on disasters on those with disabilities.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335967

Geographical Constraints: None

In view of Executive Order 13990, “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis”; and Executive Order 14030, “Climate-Related Financial Risk” directing federal agencies to take a whole-of-Government approach to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change and protect public health, NCD’s annual, statutorily mandated 2022 progress report will address the impacts of climate change and environmental injustice on the lives of people with disabilities. Disability status in combination with race, ethnicity, and income is a determinant as to the amount of environmental harm one is exposed to. People with disabilities, especially people of color are more likely to be impoverished, forcing them into low-income housing, which makes their residence more likely to be built near pollution sites. Houston neighborhoods located near pollution sources such as Superfund sites and hazardous waste facilities were home to a significantly higher proportion of people with disabilities compared to the rest of the city. Race, ethnicity, and age amplified these inequalities. Pollution and unsafe jobs and environmentally destructive industries not only affect health, but they also cause permanent disabilities.

Public Health

Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Grants

Deadline: Estimated Opening Date: May 28, 2021 Estimated Deadline Date: July 12, 2021

Agency: HUD

Eligibility: Programs working to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy21_lhrgp

Geographical Constraints: United States

This program provides grants to programs working to identify and reduce lead-based paint hazards in family homes.

Public Health

Reducing Lead in Drinking Water

Deadline: Not a funding opportunity, a learning resource

Agency: EPA

Eligibility: Those who suspect there is lead in their drinking water should visit this site for resources to inform and identify if lead poses a threat to their drinking water.

https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water

Geographical Constraints: United States

This site offers valuable information on the impacts of lead in drinking water, how to identify lead in drinking water, how to test children for lead in blood and many more resources.

Renewable Energy

Clean Cities Coalition Network

Deadline: Not Listed

Agency: DOE

Eligibility: Businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations.

https://cleancities.energy.gov/about/

Geographical Constraints: United States 

The clean cities initiative is a network of over 75 active coalitions nationwide that work to implement alternative fuels, fuel-saving technologies and practices, and new mobility choices. Clean Cities coalitions are comprised of businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations.

Renewable Energy

Communities LEAP (Local Energy Action Program) Pilot

Deadline: Application Deadline December 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

Agency: EDA

Eligibility: Low-income, energy-burdened communities that are also experiencing either direct environmental justice impacts.

https://www.energy.gov/communitiesLEAP/communities-leap

Geographical Constraints: United States

The DOE Communities LEAP (Local Energy Action Program) Pilot aims to facilitate sustained community-wide economic and environmental benefits primarily through DOE’s clean energy deployment work. This opportunity is specifically open to low-income, energy-burdened communities that are also experiencing either direct environmental justice impacts or direct economic impacts from a shift away from a historical reliance on fossil fuels.

Sustainability

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

Deadline: 2021 Request For Applications CLOSED

Agency: EPA

Eligibility: Regional, state, local, or tribal agencies/consortia or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality, Nonprofit organizations or institutions that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that own or operate diesel fleets or have the promotion of transportation or air quality as their principal purpose.

https://www.epa.gov/dera/national

Geographical Constraints: United States

This act awards grants to projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Sustainability

Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program

Deadline: 2021 application period has not been announced yet.

Agency: DOT

Eligibility: Designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed-route bus operators, states or local governmental entities that operate fixed-route bus service, and Indian tribes

https://www.transit.dot.gov/bus-program

Geographical Constraints: United States

This grant allocates federal funds to both states and direct recipients who are innovating and modifying bus or bus facilities for low emission/energy-efficient transport.

Sustainability

Industrial Assessment Centers

Deadline: No deadline, accepts applications on rolling basis

Agency: DOE

Eligibility: Small- and medium-sized manufacturers

energy.gov/eere/amo/industrial-assessment-centers-iacs

Geographical Constraints: United States

The DOE Industrial Assessment Centers serve eligible manufactures by identifying opportunities to improve productivity and competitiveness, reduce waste, and save energy.

Sustainability

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Deadline: Link to list of deadlines- https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/policy-guidance/liheap-grantee-deadlines

Agency: HHS

Eligibility: By law, the federal government can only distribute LIHEAP block grant funds to States, Indian tribes/tribal organizations, and Insular areas. LIHEAP grantees can determine which local agencies will administer LIHEAP funds. In most States, at least some parts of the program are administered at the local level by nonprofit organizations, such as Community Action Agencies and Area Agencies on Aging.

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap

Geographical Constraints: United States

LIHEAP helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. It provides federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.

Sustainability

Low or No Emission Vehicle Program

Deadline: An applicant must submit a proposal electronically by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 4/12/2021

Agency: DOT

Eligibility: States; local governmental authorities; and Indian Tribes. Except for projects proposed by Indian Tribes, proposals for funding eligible projects in rural (non-urbanized) areas must be submitted as part of a consolidated state proposal.

https://www.transit.dot.gov/lowno

Geographical Constraints: United States

The Low or No Emission competitive program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

Sustainability

Just Transition Fund

Deadline: Due Date: September 15: Inquiries due; Late September: Invitations sent for full proposals; Mid-October: Full proposals due (for invited proposals); Mid-December: Grant awards announced

Agency: N/A

Eligibility: Qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. The Fund will support Local, community-based frontline organizations, which are deeply-rooted in coal-affected areas. Community organizations must have a demonstrated ability to partner with and engage a wide range of transition stakeholders. The majority of our grant investments are for this type of group. State, regional, or national resource organizations, which provide a particular type of expertise to community-based organizations to advance transition programs. Examples of expertise include, but are not limited to, financial and economic analysis, work to engage specific stakeholders (e.g. labor), and/or organizations that provide sector-specific workforce development training. Resource organizations must have a demonstrated track record with local, frontline communities.

https://www.justtransitionfund.org/grants-overview\

Geographical Constraints: United States

The goal is to build resilient communities by advancing economic solutions that are equitable, inclusive, and low-carbon.

Sustainability

Weatherization Assistance Program

Deadline: May 3, 2021

Agency: DOE

Eligibility: To be eligible for this benefit program you must be a resident in the state in which you apply and you must need help with home energy costs. States give preference to: People over 60 years of age, Families with one or more members with a disability, Families with children (in most states).

https://www.energy.gov/eere/wap/weatherization-assistance-program

Geographical Constraints: United States + territories

The weathering assistance program reduces energy costs for low-income households by improving the energy efficiency within their homes. According to the website, The program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds.

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