grants file folder

UPDATED: Nov. 29, 2020

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

Parks and Open Space. The Parks and Open Space Florida Forever grant program assists the Department of Environmental Protection in helping communities meet the challenges of growth, supporting viable community development and protecting natural resources and open space. Information here. Deadline: Dec. 15. Watch webinar.

Choice Neighborhoods. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2.  People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education; and  3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community. Information hereDeadline: Dec. 16 

Flood Mitigation. The Flood Mitigation Assistance program makes federal funds available to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to  buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. Information here. Deadline: Jan. 29.

Disaster Hazard Mitigation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency makes federal funds available through the new Building Resilient Infrastructures and Communities (BRIC) grant program to states, local communities, tribes and territories ) for pre-disaster mitigation activities. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. Information here (pdf download). Deadline: Jan. 29. 

Marine Debris Removal Research. The NOAA Marine Debris Program provides funding to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments, including research that investigates and identifies the critical input pathways for marine debris introduction into the coastal zone (shoreline or nearshore), including evaluation of appropriate simultaneous pathways of riverine transport downstream, surface runoff, stormwater discharge, and wind-driven transport, and degradation and fragmentation of debris during transport. Information here. Deadline: Feb. 8.

Recreation Trails. The Florida DEP Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded competitive grant program that provides financial assistance for the development of recreational trails, trailheads and trailside facilities. The program has been shifted from the Office of Greenways and Trails to DEP's Land and Recreation Grants Section within the Division of State Lands. Information here. Deadline March 1.


ROLLING/ONGOING DEADLINES:

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.

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