Apply for a $100,000 Grant- Revolving Fund Program

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“The Revolving Fund Program (RFP) has been established to assist communities with water or wastewater systems. Qualified private, non-profit organizations, who are selected for funding, will receive RFP grant funds to establish a lending program for eligible entities. Eligible entities for the revolving loan fund will be the same entities eligible to obtain a loan, loan guarantee, or grant from the Water and Waste Disposal loan and grant programs administered by RUS, under 7 U.S.C.1926(a)(1) and (2). As grant recipients, the non-profit organizations will set up a revolving loan fund to provide loans to finance predevelopment costs of water or wastewater projects, or short-term small capital projects not part of the regular operation and maintenance of current water and wastewater systems. The amount of financing to an eligible entity shall not exceed $100,000.00 and shall be repaid in a term not to exceed 10 years. The rate shall be determined in the approved grant work plan” (grants.gov)
  • Closing Date- April 13, 2015
  • Funding Number- RDRUS-15-01-RFP
  • Funding Category- Agriculture, Community Development, Environment, Health
  • Award Ceiling- $100,000
  • Expected Number of Awards- 3
  • Eligible Applicants- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Help & Information- Joyce Taylor Community Specialist 202-720-0499 email- JoyceM.Taylor@wdc.usda.gov
  • source for this grant from grants.gov

$250,000 Grant- Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

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The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nations water supply, including but not limited to enhancement of water supply infrastructure, development of drought impact indicators, evaluation of the dynamics of extreme hydrological events and associated costs, development of methods for better estimation of the physical and economic supply of water, integrated management of ground and surface waters, the resilience of public water supplies, and the evaluation of conservation practices” (grants.gov)
  • Closing Date- March 12, 2015
  • Funding Number- G15AS00019
  • Expected Number of Awards- 5
  • Eligible Applicants- Public & State controlled institutions of higher education
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Help & Information- Kimberly Dove, Grants Specialist, 703-648-7487 kdove@usgs.gov
  • source for this grant from grants.gov

Apply for $100,000 Grant! Oklahoma & Texas Area

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“The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Great Plains Region, Oklahoma-Texas Area Office, is requesting proposals to fund activities in support of its Water Conservation Field Services Program in Federal fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015)” (grants.gov)

  • Award Ceiling- $100,000
  • Funding Number- R15AS00038
  • Closing Date- March 20, 2015
  • Number of Expected Awards- 1
  • Eligible Applicants- County governments, City or township governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Special district governments, State governments
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Information and Help- Lindsey Nafts, Grants Officer, (406) 247-7684 lnafts@usbr.gov
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Apply for a $125,000 Grant- Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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National Park Service – Chesapeake is accepting project proposals for fiscal year 2015 financial assistance awards. Proposed projects must (1) be within the Chesapeake Bay watershed; (2) develop new or enhanced boat-related access, swimming access, fishing access and/or viewing access for water, wildlife, and shoreline areas; (3) advance the development of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail or a designated water trail; and (4) be matched by an equal (1:1) or greater amount of non-Federal support dedicated to the proposed project. Funding requests may range from $10,000 to $125,000; and there must be an equal (1:1) or greater non-Federal match. Applicants for NPS Chesapeake Bay financial assistance awards must be either a non-profit organization (qualified as such under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code) or a state or local government. Project Applications must be submitted via eMail to NPS – Chesapeake. Deadline for submission is 3:00pm on Friday, April 10, 2015. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NPS – Chesapeake staff to discuss your project in advance of submitting an application. Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in either of two conference calls scheduled to address questions on Friday, February 13th from 1:30 – 3:00pm or Thursday, February 19th from 10:30am – noon. The toll free call-in number for these conference calls is 866-704-1637, participant code 269490#. NPS – Chesapeake staff may also be reached at 410-260-2488 for additional consultation. A Cooperative Agreement will be awarded to selected applicants (Recipients) under the authority of 16 USC 1(g). Selected applicants must be willing and able to promptly produce detailed project implementation and contractual documents as directed by NPS – Chesapeake to successfully secure funding. Applicants selected for financial assistance awards should anticipate an additional workload in May 2015 to complete the award process” (grants.gov)
  • Closing Date- April 4, 2015
  • Award Ceiling- $125,000
  • Number of Possible Awards- 10
  • Funding Number- CHBA201502
  • Funding Activity Category- Natural Resources
  • Applicants- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, County governments, State governments, City or township governments
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Information & Help- Bob Campbell 410.260.2478
  • Source for this grant from grants.gov

Apply for a $2,500,000 Grant!

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“This grant, through the National Park Service, seeks to provide matching grants to states and through states to local governments for the acquisition and development of land and water for outdoor recreation purposes” (grants.gov)

  • Funding Number- P15AS00004
  • Eligibility- States (to include American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands); state political subdivisions such as cities, counties, and special purpose districts such as park districts; and Indian tribes that are organized to govern themselves and perform the functions of a general purpose unit of government are eligible
  • Expected Number of Awards- 300
  • Closing Date- August 11, 2015
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Information & Help- Elisabeth Morgan Fondriest, Recreation Grant Programs Branch Chief, 202-354-6916 Elisabeth_Fondriest@nps.gov
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Indian Tribes Funding Opportunities

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“CNCS (Corporation for National & Community Service) seeks to provide national service resources to address pressing community challenges in Native American communities.”
  • Through Senior Corp, there are two funding opportunities available. The Foster Grandparent Program focuses on improving educational outcomes for children with special or exceptional needs, while the Senior Companion Program focuses on efforts to support independent living or aging in place (source from CNCS).

  • - 2015 Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Indian Tribes Competition- due date is Thursday May 14, 2015 at 5pm et
  • - 2015 Senior Companion Program (SCP) Indian Tribes Competition- due date is Thursday May 14, 2015 at 5pm et
  • Through AmeriCorps there is a funding opportunity for federally-recognized Indian Tribes is designed to target resources on a core set of challenges: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families (source from CNCS)

  • - 2015 AmeriCorps Funding application due Wednesday April 29, 2015 5pm et
  • For more information on all funding opportunities click here!
   

Apply for a $400,000 Grant- Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development Program

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This funding opportunity is for pilot projects that will take 25 months or less

“Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is accepting applications for projects to be funded by the Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development Program (DWPR). Through this program, Reclamation is forming partnerships with private industry, universities, water utilities, and others to address a broad range of desalting and water purification needs. Reclamation is interested in research where the benefits are widespread but where private-sector entities are not able to make the full investment and assume all the risks. Reclamation is also interested in research that would have a national significance—where the issues are of large-scale concern and the benefits accrue to a large sector of the public” (grants.gov)  
  • Funding Number- R15AS00021
  • Closing Date- Phase I applications due February 18, 2015 by 4:00PM MST. Phase II applications due April 27, 2015 by 4:00PM MST.
  • Expected Number of Awards- 10
  • Award Ceiling- $400,000
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Help Contact- Michael Dieterich, 303-445-2484 mdieterich@usbr.gov mdieterich@usbr.gov
Source- grants.gov

Apply for a $500,000 Grant, Mid-Pacific Region

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“The Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants, for a Grant Agreement(s) pursuant to the authority of Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act, Title I – California Water Security and Environmental Enhancement, Public Law 108-361, Section 103 (C)(I), and (D)(3)(A)(B), and Public Law 111-11, Section 9504(a). The principal feature of the work is to invite any State, Indian Tribe, irrigation or water district, or other organization with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects emphasizing water use efficiency and conservation activities that result in benefits for the California Bay-Delta. Period of Performance is a two year period from the date of issuance. R15AS00026 was posted on the GRANTS.GOV web site, at www.grants.gov, on or about January 7, 2015. The date for receipt of proposals is on February 20, 2015, no later than 12p.m. PST. The FOA must be downloaded from Grants.gov. No paper copy of this announcement will be distributed. Questions concerning this FOA should be directed to Leanne Henderson at lhenderson@usbr.gov” (grants.gov)
  • Funding Number- R15AS00026
  • Expected Number of Awards- 10
  • Closing Date- February 20, 2015
  • More Information- visit grants.gov
  • Additional Information- LEANNE HENDERSON GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST lhenderson@usbr.gov
 

Apply for a $25,000 Grant- Pacific Northwest Region

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Apply for this $25,000 natural resource grant through the Bureau of Reclamation. This grant is only applicable with activities that are in the Pacific Northwest Region

  • Agency Name- Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Funding Number- R15AS00001
  • Recipients- Irrigation and water districts, tribal water authorities, State governmental entities with water delivery authority with a defined relationship to one of the authorized Reclamation Project(s) located within the Pacific Northwest Region
  • Closing Date- February 15, 2015
  • Award Ceiling- $25,000
  • Number of Possible Awards- 12
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Detail and Information- Melinda Ritacco, Grants Management Specialist, 208-378-5103 mritacco@usbr.gov mritacco@usbr.gov
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Apply for a $100,000 Grant- Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area

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“The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area Office, is requesting proposals to fund activities in support of its Water Conservation Field Services Program in Federal fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015)” (grants.gov).
  • Closing Date- February 2, 2015
  • Award Ceiling- $100,000
  • Expected Number of Awards- 2
  • Eligible Applicants- county governments, special district governments, city or township governments, Native American tribal governments, and state governments
  • Funding Opportunity Number- R15AS00010
  • More Information- grants.gov
  • Additional Help and Information Contact- Lindsey Nafts, Grants Officer, (406) 247-7684 lnafts@usbr.gov