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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. 


Historic Preservation. The Florida Department of State's Division of Historical Resources announced Small Matching and Special Category funding opportunities for historic preservation projects. The division will prioritize projects that prepare Florida’s communities and historical resources for coastal resiliency and changes resulting from sea level rise through survey and planning, hurricane recovery and mitigation efforts, and support cultural engagement and education. Information here. Deadline: June 1.

Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $100 million of additional funds is now available to local governments in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. The program, administered by DEO, helps communities fund infrastructure restoration and improvement projects in communities impacted by disasters. Information here. Deadline: June 30.

Boating Infrastructure. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Boating Infrastructure Grant Program provides funding through competitive grants for tie-up facilities for transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer (non-trailerable). Information here. Deadline: July 1. 

Coastal Conservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System's Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Coastal Program staff coordinates with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Information here. Deadline: Sept. 30.


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 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.

Greenways and Trails. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails provides grant funding for a variety of projects, including: land and water conservation, coastal resources, boating improvement, recreational space development and more. Funding availability: varies based on program. Information here. Deadline: varies based on program.

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