grants file folder

UPDATED: July 29, 2021

Grant and funding opportunities updated monthly (usually the beginning of the month).  

If you have a grant to post, please contact Patti in the chapter office. Grants with rolling deadlines are toward the bottom of the page. 

GRANTS WITH DEADLINES

Boating Infrastructure. Boating Infrastructure Grant Program provides funding through competitive grants for tie-up facilities for transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer (non-trailerable). This program is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Information here.  Deadline: July 1.

RAISE: Multimodal Transportation Funding. Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants support capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact including, projects located in or to directly benefit areas of persistent poverty. Information here. Deadline: July 12.

Port Infrastructure Development. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, authorized and appropriated $230 million for the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) to make grants to improve facilities within, or outside of and directly related to operations of or an intermodal connection to, coastal seaports, inland river ports, and Great Lakes ports. Funds for the PIDP are to be awarded as discretionary grants on a competitive basis for projects that will improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a port. Information here. Deadline: July 30.

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant. The primary objective of the RISE program is to support jobs accelerator partnerships to improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The minimum award per grant is $500,000 and the maximum award amount per grant is $2,000,000. Information here. Deadline: August 2.

National Endowment for the Arts: Our Town. Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, we support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Information here. Deadline: August 5.

National Resources Conservation Service Wetland Mitigation Banking Assistance. NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $5 million in Wetland Mitigation Banking Program (WMBP) grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the Wetland Conservation Compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act (as amended). Information here. Deadline August 16. 

Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative. Up to $60 million in Federal Funding to provide grants to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. Information here. Deadline: August 23. 

Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act Assistance. The Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-178)established the Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG) Program (16 U.S.C. 777g-1) to provide funding to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (States) for the construction, renovation and maintenance of boating infrastructure facilities for transient recreational vessels at least 26 feet long that are operated, leased, rented, or chartered primarily for pleasure. Information here. Deadline: September 20. 

Endangered Species Recovery. The Endangered Species Act underscores the importance of recovery plans to establish an overall recovery vision that, among other things: 1) Defines the point at which protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are no longer needed; 2) Identifies and prioritizes the most effective and feasible suite of recovery actions that will promote species survival and recovery; 3) Provides the public and policy makers with an overall estimate of the time and cost to recover species, and the ability to measure success and resources needs; and 4) Aids the Service in working with others to improve the status for imperiled species. To support the implementation of priority recovery actions for federally endangered and threatened species. Information here. Deadline: Sept. 30.

Candidate Species Conservation. The principle objective of this Candidate Species Conservation funding opportunity is to accomplish conservation tasks for high priority candidate species or other at-risk species in the United States, such that identified threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated. These efforts are based on cooperative relationships with states, non-governmental organizations, private landowners and those interested in habitat restoration or undertaking candidate and at-risk species research, surveys and monitoring, or educational outreach efforts. Information here. Deadline: Sept. 30 

Derelict Vessel Removal .The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has established a program to provide grants to local governments for reimbursement for the removal of derelict vessels from the public waters of the state. Information here. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022.


ROLLING/ONGOING DEADLINES:

Greenways and Trails. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails provides a comprehensive list of available resources including, grant funding. Funding availability: varies based on program.  Information here. Deadline: varies based on program - see notice for details. 

Economic Development Assistance. The EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Information here. Deadline: ongoing.

Natural Resource and Ecosystem Assistance.The Spill Impact Component of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) provides funding to the five Gulf Coast states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) for ecosystem restoration, economic recovery, and tourism promotion in the Gulf Coast region. Information here. Deadline: ongoing.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. FDOT's Alert Today Florida’s High Visibility Enforcement Program is designed to increase awareness of, and compliance with, traffic laws and regulations that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists on Florida’s roads. Information here Deadline: Until funds used. 

Derelict Vessel Removal. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has established a program to provide grants to local governments for reimbursement for the removal of derelict vessels from the public waters of the state. Information here.  Deadline: Open. 

Multi-Sport Courts. Developed in response to the demands of kids, KABOOM! is introducing our newest playspace innovation: Multi-Sport Courts.  Sports courts help communities address a lack of play opportunities for older youth that no longer play on playgrounds. The interlocking tiles are easy to install and maintain. Sports courts provide communities with a wide variety of different sports using the same space— such as basketball, hockey, volleyball and many other games. Information here. Deadline: Open. 

Fish Habitat. The Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance Program provides technical and financial assistance for the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources. This includes minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species. Specifically, aquatic habitat conservation projects under this program must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. Funded projects may be carried out by Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHPs). More information about the FHPs and their partners can be found online at www.fishhabitat.org. Information here. Deadline: contact your local FHP.

Playground Planning and Equipment. KaBOOM! offers a variety of grants to help make sure every kid gets a great, safe place to play throughout the country. Funding availability: Varies based on grant. Information here. Deadline: varies based on grant.

Community Transit Assistance. Lyft will assist non-profits by issuing free ride credits to help support the organization's mission. Must include how transportation options and mobility of patrons folds into organization's success and supports local community goals. Information here. Deadline: rolling

Disaster Recovery. The federal Economic Development Administration funding opportunities under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects and address economic challenges. Information here. Deadline: rolling

Rural Bus and Bus Facilities. FDOT offers provides federal capital assistance to eligible recipients who operate/contract public transportation services in rural areas. More on the program here. Apply here. (Both will download as .pdfs) Deadline: rolling.

Pet Welfare.
The Banfield Foundation's Disaster Relief Grants provide financial support to nonprofit animal organizations and/or local or state governments whose communities have suffered the impact of natural or other disasters. Information here. Deadline: ongoing

Disaster and the Built Environment. The National Science Foundation's Humans, Disasters and the Built Environment program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the interactions between humans and the built environment within and among communities exposed to natural, technological and other types of hazards and disasters. The program's context is provided by ongoing and emerging changes in three interwoven elements of a community: its population, its built environment (critical infrastructures, physical and virtual spaces, and buildings and related structures) and the hazards and disasters to which it is exposed. Information here.  Deadline: ongoing. 

Emergency Communications Systems. The Department of Homeland Security's SAFECOM Guidance encourages grant applicants to participate, support, and invest in planning activities that will help states or territories prepare for deployment of new emergency communications systems or technologies. At the same time, there is a need to sustain current land mobile radio (LMR) systems into the foreseeable future. Information here. Deadline: Depends on grant.

Public Infrastructure. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Information here. Deadline: rolling.

Disaster Long-term Recovery Planning. The Economic Development Administration investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued. Information here. Deadline: rolling

Public Works. The Economic Development Administration is soliciting applications from rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Information here. Deadline: open  

Expedited Projects Delivery Pilot. The Federal Transit Administration's EPD Pilot Program is aimed at expediting delivery of new fixed guideway capital projects, small starts projects, or core capacity improvement projects. These projects must utilize public-private partnerships, be operated and maintained by employees of an existing public transportation provider, and have a federal share not exceeding 25 percent of the project cost. Information here. Deadline: open  

Adventure Courses. The KABOOM! Adventure Course program provides the facilitation and support of an experienced Project Manager as community members embark on a six to eight week planning process. After selection, all partners will join together for a community Design Workshop, inviting the youth that will utilize the adventure course to design their playspace. Information here. Deadline: open.

Fish and Wildlife Resources Management. The Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance Program provides technical and financial assistance for the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources. This includes minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species. Specifically, aquatic habitat conservation projects under this program must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. Information here. Deadline: Contact the program.

EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance. Projects eligible for EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance include economic recovery planning and preparation of technical assistance strategies to address economic dislocations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, preparing or updating resiliency plans to respond to future pandemics, implementing entrepreneurial support programs to diversify economies and constructing public works and facilities that will support economic recovery, including the deployment of broadband for purposes including supporting telehealth and remote learning for job skills. Information hereDeadline: Rolling

Pedestrian and Bicycle Funding Opportunities. U.S. Department of Transportation, Transit, Highway and Safety Funds under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act funding programs has funding opportunities available. Information here. Deadline: Rolling. 

Community Heart and Soul Seed Grant Program. The Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program provides $10,000 in startup funding for resident-driven groups in small cities and towns to implement the Community Heart & Soul model. Grant funding requires a $10,000 cash match from the participating municipality or a partnering organization. Information here. Deadline: Rolling. 

EDA Planning and Local Technical Assistance. EDA makes planning and local technical assistance investments to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Available funding: $300,000. Information here. Deadline: Rolling.