grants file folder

UPDATED: March 30, 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

Food Safety Outreach. The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Information here. Deadline: April 1. 

Boating Improvement. The Florida Boating Improvement Program provides funding through competitive grants for boating access projects and other boating-related activities on coastal and/or inland waters of Florida. Eligible program participants include county governments, municipalities and other governmental entities of the state of Florida. Information here. Deadline: April 6.  

Low or No Emission Transit Improvement. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides funding through competitive grants for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment or facilities. Information hereDeadline: April 12.

Livable Communities. The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more. Information hereDeadline: April 14. 

Economic Development and Technological Advancement. EDA awards grants through the Build to Scale Program for activities designed to develop and support regional innovation initiatives. EDA thereby advances the growth of connected, innovation-centric economies that increase job growth, enable the workforce of tomorrow, enhance global competitiveness, and foster global competitiveness through technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Information here. Deadline: April 29.

Rural Areas Transportation Assistance. The National RTAP Community Rides Grant Program offers current recipients and sub-recipients of the Federal Transit Administration Formula Grants for Rural Areas program the opportunity to apply for grant awards of up to $100,000 for projects that develop or strengthen transportation partnerships that improve social determinants of health in rural and tribal communities. Information here. Deadline: May 10.

Affordable Housing and Community Development. Through funding of national intermediaries, Capacity Building for Affordable Housing and Community Development Program enhances the capacity and ability of community development corporations and community housing development organizations to carry out community development and affordable housing activities that benefit low-income persons. Information here. Deadline: May 11.

Supportive Housing for Low-Income Elderly. HUD is providing Capital Advance funding and project rental subsidies for the development and ongoing  operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons, aged 62 years or older.  This funding, leveraged with other financing sources, will expand affordable housing opportunities that are physically designed and that have a robust set of services that will allow seniors to live independently and age in community. Information here. Deadline: May 26. 

Historic Preservation. The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources offers matching and Special Category grant assistance for historic preservation projects. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding to assist local, regional and state-wide efforts to preserve significant historic and archaeological resources, and to promote knowledge and appreciation of the history of Florida. Information here. Deadline: June 1. How to apply webinar on April 7 @ 11 am ET or  2 pm ET

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Assistance. The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (Title III, Section 301, Public Law 101‐646, 16 U.S.C. 3951-3956) established the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant (NCWCG) Program to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal areas through competitive matching grants to eligible State, Commonwealth, and Territory agencies. The primary goal of the NCWCG Program is the long‐term conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems. Information here. Deadline: June 25. 

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.

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.


ROLLING/ONGOING DEADLINES:

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.