Posts Tagged ‘Grant’

WaterSMART: Water & Energy Efficiency Grants

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Apply for a $1,000,000 grant, open until January 23, 2015

“The Nation faces an increasing set of water resource challenges. Aging infrastructure, rapid population growth, depletion of groundwater resources, impaired water quality associated with particular land uses and land covers, water needed for human and environmental uses, and climate variability and change all play a role in determining the amount of fresh water available at any given place and time. Water shortages and water-use conflicts have become more commonplace in many areas of the United States, even in normal water years. As competition for water resources grows-for crop irrigation, growing cities and communities, energy production, and the environment-the need for information and tools to aid water resource managers also grows. Water issues and challenges are increasing across the Nation, but particularly in the West, due to prolonged drought.These water issues are exacerbating the challenges facing traditional water management approaches which by themselves no longer meet today’s needs. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (Department) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Program establishes a framework to provide Federal leadership and assistance on the efficient use of water, integrating water and energy policies to support the sustainable use of all natural resources, and coordinating the water conservation activities of various Department bureaus and offices. Through the WaterSMART Program, the Department is working to achieve a sustainable water management strategy to meet the Nation’s water needs.” (Information provided by grant.gov from the Bureau of Reclamation)  

Environmental Justice Small Grant Opportunity

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The US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice has recently announced a grant opportunity. The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program has $1 million in funding to support grants of $25,000 each. The awards will go to programs that support activities designed to educate, empower, and enable communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. The ultimate goal of the Environmental Justice Small Grant program is to create awareness about environmental justice concerns and partnerships within communities that will improve local environments in the future. The focus of the EJSG is to continue aid to communities that support the EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s top priorities:
  • Improving air quality
  • Managing chemical risks
  • Cleaning up hazardous-waste disposal sites
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Protecting America’s water
Eligible applicants must be:
  • Incorporated non-profit organizations (such as: environmental justice networks, faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions)
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
The proposals are due on 29 February, 2012. Please visit the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Page (CLICK HERE) for more information about the Request for Proposal and past grant awards. Meghan Karlik Project Manager IMRivers mkarlik@vertices.com

UPDATE: Urban Waters Small Grants Opportunity

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Make sure to check the EPA Urban Water Small Grants website frequently for grant updates, helpful information, and to register for webinars designed to help you complete the grant proposal! There is also a newly posted list of Frequently Asked Questions related to this grant opportunity that could help you as you work through the proposal. For more information or for help in completing your grant proposal, you can contact IMRivers at gis@vertices.com. Nicola Mammes Research Assistant IMRivers nicola.mammes@vertices.com