grants file folder

UPDATED: Sept. 22, 2022

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

Community-Based Coastal Program. 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. Information here. Deadline: Sept. 30.

Marine Debris Removal. For marine debris removal methods focused on two distinct priorities: 1) development of large scale and high-value marine debris removal programs responsive to local/regional marine debris removal needs , with a focus on large marine debris (defined as abandoned and derelict vessels, derelict fishing gear and other debris that is generally unable to be collected by hand). May apply for a particular project or to administer a competition for subawardees for marine debris removal projects. 2) proven interception technologies that capture marine debris at or close to known marine debris sources or pathways. Information here. Deadline: Sept. 30.

Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program Funding. The Coastal Program takes an adaptive approach to designing and implementing coastal habitat protection and restoration strategies that anticipate and ameliorate the impacts of climate change and other environmental stressors. Coastal Program habitat improvement projects strive to increase coastal resiliency by improving the ability of coastal ecosystems to adapt to environmental changes and supporting natural and nature-based infrastructure projects to protect and enhance coastal habitats. Information here. Deadline: Sept. 30.

Reconnecting Communities. For projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access, or economic development. To support planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to equitably and safely restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development. Information here. Deadline: Oct. 13.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants. Supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. Information here. Deadline: Oct. 13.

Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Program. Up to $30,000 in grant money available to help fund projects and events by local community groups, nonprofit groups, schools and universities. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000 for activities that help protect regional drinking water sources and the ecosystem. Information here. Deadline: Nov. 11.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Mitigation Grant Program. With a general focus on disasters, risks, and hazards, including those associated with climate change, the guiding principles of the program are to: (1) support state and local governments, tribes, and territories through capability- and capacity-building to enable them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards; (2) encourage and enable innovation while allowing flexibility, consistency, and effectiveness; (3) promote partnerships and enable high-impact investments to reduce risk from natural hazards with a focus on critical services and facilities, public infrastructure, public safety, public health, and communities; (4) provide an opportunity to reduce future losses and minimize impacts on the Disaster Relief Fund; (5) promote equity, including by helping members of overburdened and underserved groups and prioritizing 40 percent of the benefits to disadvantaged communities as referenced in Executive Order (EO) 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad in line with the Administration’s Justice40 Initiative; and, (6) support the adoption and enforcement of building codes, standards, and policies that will protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, taking into account future conditions, prominently including the effects of climate change, and have long-lasting impacts on community risk reduction, including for critical services and facilities and for future disaster costs. Information here. Deadline: Jan. 27.

Flood Mitigation Assistance. The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It does so with a recognition of the growing flood hazards associated with climate change , and of the need for flood hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation, equity, and resilience with respect to flooding. These include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in intensity and frequency in the future. Information here. Deadline: Jan. 27.


ROLLING/ONGOING DEADLINES:

Smart and Connected Communities. To bring increased levels of economic opportunity & growth, safety & security, health & wellness, accessibility & inclusivity, and overall quality of life to communities. Funds support integrative research that addresses fundamental technological and social science dimensions of smart and connected communities and pilots solutions together with communities. Information here. Deadline: proposals accepted anytime.

Community Development Block Grant Program. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq. Information here. Deadline: Contact local HUD to determine submittal deadline

National Fish Habitat Action Plan. The Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance Program provides technical and financial assistance to other federal agencies, states, local governments, Native American tribes, non-governmental organizations, citizen groups, and landowners 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 (Action Plan). Information here. Deadline: Contact local FHP to determine submittal deadline.

Environmental Sustainability. The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Information here. Deadline: rolling

The Skatepark Project. To help underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth. Only organizations seeking to build free, public, concrete skateparks in underserved communities may apply for a construction grant from The Skatepark Project. Funding availability: $50,000 to $300,000. Information hereDeadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted anytime. Awards issued quarterly.

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. 

Environmental Sustainability National Science Foundation. The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Information here. Deadline: Rolling.

FDOT Subgrant Opportunities. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) State Safety Office awards subgrants to traffic safety partners that undertake priority area programs and activities to improve traffic safety and reduce crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities. Subgrants may be awarded for assisting in addressing traffic safety deficiencies, expansion of an ongoing activity, or development of a new program. Subgrants are awarded to state and local safety-related agencies as "seed" money to assist in the development and implementation of programs in traffic safety priority areas. Information here. Deadline: ongoing (Oct. 1 - Sep. 30).