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Funding Opportunities

For additional funding opportunities, visit Where in Federal Contracting? and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) Request for Proposal Clearinghouse.

  • Jump to Funding Opportunities with no specific due date.
  • Forging Powerful and Sustainable Relationships Between Clean Water Agencies and the Community
    Due Date: December 7, 2016

    Summary:
    This project pertains to creating long standing relationships between clean water agencies and the community through public involvement/engagement programs that leverage emotional motivators. The successful proposal will describe how the research will evaluate the value of these strategies to community capacity building, discuss programs that could be or have been used successfully, evaluate ways to measure the success or efficacy of these efforts, and will include case studies of exemplary public education and engagement programs from participating utilities. The objectives of the project are to:

    • Develop an understanding of how leading clean water agencies have leveraged evocative messages and community programs that specifically target the development of emotional motivators to form long-term sustainable relationships within a community by connecting customers and partners to tangibly demonstrate the value of water and the technology that creates clean water.
    • Provide best practices, lessons learned, and evaluation metrics for utilities to use when developing messages and engagement programs to create emotional connections in alignment with community values.

    Contact:
    Leanne Miller
    Water Research Foundation
    lmiller@waterrf.org
    http://www.waterrf.org/funding/rfps/RFPs_nonsolicited/RFP_4678.pd...

    Guidance on Implementing an Effective Water Loss Control Plan
    Due Date: December 15, 2016

    Summary:
    The objective of the proposal should be to create a guidance manual and decision framework to help utility practitioners develop an actionable water loss control plan to reduce non-revenue water that aligns with the utility's strategic goals, local circumstances, and financial parameters.

    Contact:
    Maureen Hodgins
    Water Research Foundation
    mhodgins@waterrf.org
    http://www.waterrf.org/funding/rfps/RFPs_nonsolicited/RFP_4695.pd...

    FY 2017 Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants
    Due Date: December 22, 2016

    Summary:
    Assessment Grants (funded over three years)-- Community-wide or Site-Specific Applicants: Applicants may apply for up to $200,000 in hazardous substances funding or up to $200,000 in petroleum funding. Community-wide Applicants: Applicants applying for both hazardous substances funding and petroleum funding may request a combined total up to $300,000; however the request for hazardous substances funding or petroleum funding cannot exceed $200,000 for any one individual type of grant funding. For example, an applicant may apply for $200,000 in hazardous substances funding and $100,000 in petroleum funding. Assessment Coalition Applicants: Applicants may apply for up to $600,000 in hazardous substances funding and/or petroleum funding.

    Cleanup Grants (funded over three years)-- Applicants can apply for up to $200,000 per brownfield site and can submit up to three separate, site-specific cleanup proposals.

    Contact:
    https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/apply-brownfields-grant-funding

    2017 Conservation Innovation Grants
    Due Date: January 9, 2017

    Summary:
    The Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $25 million for new national Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) projects in fiscal year 2017. The focus areas this year are conservation finance; data analytics for natural resources; pay-for-success models to stimulate conservation adoption; precision conservation; water management technologies and approaches; and benefitting historically underserved farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners.

    Up to $2 million of this year's CIG funding has been set aside for projects that benefit historically underserved and military veteran farmers and ranchers, beginning farmers and ranchers and those with limited resources and organizations that include or support them.

    American Indian tribes, state and local units of government, non-governmental organizations and individuals are eligible to submit applications.

    Contact:
    Melleny Cotton
    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    (202) 720-7412
    nrcscig@wdc.usda.gov
    https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/...

    Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2016 RFA
    Due Date: January 13, 2017

    Summary:
    This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from eligible entities for grants and/or cooperative agreements to be awarded pursuant to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II (PDF) (30 pp, 5.1 MB, About PDF). This RFA is EPA's major competitive grant funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for FY 2016 and FY 2017. It is one of several funding opportunities available through federal agencies under the GLRI. It is not anticipated that EPA will offer funding opportunities for these categories again in FY 2017.

    Up to approximately $26 million may be awarded in total as grants and/or cooperative agreements under this RFA for approximately 56 projects in the seven categories listed below, contingent upon funding availability, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations.

    Applications are requested for projects within the seven categories listed below, each of which has a separate Funding Opportunity Number (FON) and is separately posted on www.grants.gov. Applicants must apply for the specific funding opportunity they are interested in.

    Funding Opportunity Number appears in parentheses after each category.

    • Great Lakes Taxonomy and Barcodes to Support Early Detection Monitoring (EPA-R5-GL2016-TAG)
    • Invasive Species Control (EPA-R5-GL2016-ISC)
    • Foundations for Invasive Species Collaborations (EPA-R5-GL2016-FFC)
    • Phosphorus Risk Reduction Pilots in Western Lake Erie Agricultural Watersheds (EPA-R5-GL2016-PRR)
    • Agricultural Watershed Management Implementation (EPA-R5-GL2016-AWM)
    • Urban Watershed Management Implementation (EPA-R5-GL2016-UWM)
    • Agricultural Incentive Program Effectiveness (EPA-R5-GL2016-IPE)

    Contact:
    https://www.epa.gov/great-lakes-funding/great-lakes-restoration-i...

    FY 2017 Center of Excellence for Chemical Alternatives Assessment Request for Applications
    Due Date: January 17, 2017

    Summary:
    EPA is soliciting applications from eligible recipients for a four-year cooperative agreement to create a new Center of Excellence for Chemical Alternatives Assessment to promote chemical safety and informed chemical substitution. EPA expects to award up to approximately $800,000.

    The center would establish and deploy expertise to identify and evaluate the safety and functionality of chemical alternatives for products and processes. It would provide information and assistance to state, local, and tribal government agencies, industry, and others about safer chemicals or processes. This will minimize unintended, adverse consequences when making chemical substitution decisions.

    Eligibility: U.S. state and local governments, U.S. territories and possessions, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and intertribal consortia of federally recognized tribes, universities and colleges, and private and public nonprofit institutions.

    Review of proposals: Only eligible applicants with applications that meet the threshold criteria in Section III of the Request for Applications (RFA) will be reviewed based upon the evaluation criterion provided in Section V.

    Amount of award: EPA anticipates awarding approximately $800,000 under this competitive announcement. EPA intends to make one award to a U. S. organization or group, and the award is expected to be in the range of $800,000, issued over a four-year funding period.

    The cooperative agreement will be issued and managed through EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. The amount of grant funding released each year is dependent upon congressional appropriation and the quality of applications received.

    Contact:
    Michele Amhaz
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
    WJ Clinton Building East, Room 5326H
    1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20460
    amhaz.michele@epa.gov
    https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/request-grant-applications-identi...

    2017 Environmental Justice Small Grants
    Due Date: January 31, 2017

    Summary:
    Under this RFP, EPA will award grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each.

    In an effort to increase outreach to affected communities in more States and US Territories, this year's opportunity will place special emphasis on proposals in two areas:

    1. Underrepresented States - defined as States and US Territories where three or fewer EPA EJ grants have been awarded over the last five years. A list of all Underrepresented States is included in the RFP.
    2. New Potential Grantees -- defined as projects proposed by eligible organizations that have not received an EPA EJ grant award over the last five years.

    The goal of this emphasis is to encourage and increase project performance in even more states and communities. Local environmental and public health issues can be found in every state and territory, and this reality should be reflected in the projects that are awarded.

    Contact:
    U.S. EPA
    https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-sm...

    DE-FOA-0001660: Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands - 2017
    Due Date: February 7, 2017

    Summary:
    Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE's Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

    1. Install energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems on tribal buildings (Topic Area 1) through Deep energy retrofits (Topic Area 1.a.), or Energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems (Topic Area 1.b.); and/or,
    2. Deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale (Topic Area 2).

    For purposes of this FOA, an eligible "Indian Tribe" (including Alaska Native villages, but not Alaska Native Regional Corporations or Village Corporations), must be federally recognized as listed in Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. Applications may also be submitted on behalf of an Indian Tribe(s) by an authorized Tribal Organization or Inter-Tribal Organization, provided evidence of that authority is provided as part of the application.

    Under Topic Area 1, DOE is seeking applications for the installation in tribal buildings of (a) deep energy retrofits (multiple energy efficiency measures) to meet at least a 15% reduction in the total of all energy and fuel sources used; and (b) energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems (renewable energy power systems or combined heat and power systems) of at least 10kW or equivalent for heating and/or cooling to meet at least a 20% reduction in the total of all energy and fuel sources used.

    Under Topic Area 2, DOE is soliciting applications for the deployment on a community-scale of at least 250 kW (or equivalent for heating and/or cooling) of clean energy systems on Indian lands to provide electricity and/or heating or cooling too many buildings or to an entire tribal community. Any technology proposed must be commercially-proven and warrantied, and the projects proposed under Topic Area 1 must be based on a prior energy audit or industrial energy assessment.

    The intended results of the 50% cost shared projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are immediate cost savings, reduced energy use, and increased energy security for Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native villages, and tribal members.

    DOE expects to make approximately $4 million to $6 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on Congressional appropriations. DOE anticipates making approximately 6 to 10 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

    Contact:
    https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdeedc3c8d-862a-...

    Using a Total Environment Framework (Built, Natural, Social Environments) to Assess Life-long Health Effects of Chemical Exposures
    Due Date: March 2, 2017

    Summary:
    Recent research has recognized that the relationship between chemical pollutants and health effects is not necessarily straightforward. Rather, each person's response is the combined cumulative result of interactions among chemical and non-chemical stressors from the built, natural, and social environments, along with inherent characteristics, activities/behaviors, and policies/programs. Communities and local public-health agencies need a better scientific understanding of these interactions and cumulative effects to better protect and promote environmental health and well-being.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, seeks applications for research on how pollution affects human health in the context of the total environment -- built, natural, and social environments interacting together with inherent characteristics and interactions. Proposed research should develop and test innovative models or impact assessment approaches to examine causal relationships of chemical pollutants and health effects with modifying interactions among the variables representing all of the major stressors and factors involved in a person's life. Proposals that integrate a diverse field of disciplines (social science, economics, epidemiology, engineering, environmental science, biology, statistics, toxicology, chemistry, etc.) to address the complexity of the total environment research problem are highly recommended.

    Contact:
    Ron Josephson
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    202-564-7823
    josephson.ron@epa.gov
    https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/using-total-environment-frame...

    Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) (NSF 17-530)
    Due Date: March 6, 2017

    Summary:
    Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water. It is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while maintaining appropriate ecosystem services. Factors contributing to stresses in the food and energy and water (FEW) systems include increasing regional and social pressures and governance issues as result of land use change, climate variability, and heterogeneous resource distribution. Interconnections and interdependencies associated with the FEW nexus create research grand challenges for understanding how the complex, coupled processes of society and the environment function now, and in the future. To meet these grand challenges, there is a critical need for research that enables new means of adapting to future challenges. The FEW systems must be conceptualized broadly, incorporating physical processes (such as built infrastructure and new technologies for more efficient resource utilization), natural processes (such as biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles), biological processes (such as agroecosystem structure and productivity), social/behavioral processes (such as decision making and governance), and cyber-components (such as sensing, networking, computation and visualization for decision-making and assessment). Investigations of these complex systems may produce discoveries that cannot emerge from research on food or energy or water systems alone. It is the synergy among these components in the context of sustainability that will open innovative science and engineering pathways to produce new knowledge, novel technologies and predictive capabilities to solve the challenges of scarcity and variability.

    The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary and convergent research to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus (integrating all three components rather than addressing them separately), in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. The NSF INFEWS initiative is designed specifically to attain the following goals:

    1. Significantly advance our understanding of the food-energy-water system through quantitative, predictive and computational modeling, including support for relevant cyberinfrastructure;
    2. Develop real-time, cyber-enabled interfaces that improve understanding of the behavior of FEW systems and increase decision support capability;
    3. Enable research that will lead to innovative solutions to critical FEW systems problems; and
    4. Grow the scientific workforce capable of studying and managing the FEW system, through education and other professional development opportunities.

    This initiative enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium - understanding interactions across the FEW nexus - how it is likely to affect our world, and how we can proactively plan for its consequences. It allows the partner agencies - National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) and others - to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support their respective missions, while eliminating duplication of effort and fostering collaboration between agencies and the investigators they support.

    Contact:
    National Science Foundation
    INFEWSquestions@NSF.GOV
    https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505241

    IL: 2016-2017 Public Sector Energy Efficiency Standard, Custom and Clean Water Incentive Program
    Due Date: April 3, 2017

    Summary:
    The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's Illinois Energy Now is a portfolio of electric and natural gas efficiency programs administered by the State that includes incentives and services for public sector equipment upgrades, low income housing improvements, and for market transformation technical assistance and education programs.

    The Public Sector Program, which is open to local governments, municipal corporations, public school districts, community college districts, public universities, and state/federal facilities located in the territories of Ameren, ComEd, Nicor, Peoples Gas and/or North Shore Gas, offers "Standard", "Custom", and "Clean Water" incentives. The Standard program provides incentives for specific electric and natural gas measures, including lighting, HVAC, equipment, and kitchen. The Custom program provides incentives for other electric and gas energy efficiency measures not included in Standard. The Clean Water program provides incentives for high efficiency blowers, aeration diffusers, and controls.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No new Applications will be accepted after April 3, 2017. Final Certifications must be submitted by May 8, 2017.

    Contact:
    (217) 785-7440
    illinois.energy@illinois.gov
    http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/whyillinois/TargetIndustries/Energy/...


    Funding Opportunities with no specific due date:

    Toyota USA Foundation

    Due Date: Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Summary:
    The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. Priority is given to systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curricula, "real-world" classroom applications and high student expectations. Grants are made to accredited higher education institutions, community colleges and vocational or trade schools, and to nonprofit organizations engaged in pre-collegiate math and/or science education. K-12 public and private schools may not directly apply to the Foundation. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Contact:

    http://www.toyota.com/about/philanthropy/education/toyota_usa/

    Tiffany & Co. Foundation: Responsible Mining

    Due Date: Deadlines for submitting full proposals are November 15 and May 15 each year.

    Summary:
    Established in 2000, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation provides grants twice yearly to US nonprofit organizations dedicated to arts education and preservation and to environmental conservation, specifically to projects addressing responsible mining. Typically 2 grants in the range of $25,000 - $100,000 are given every 6 months in the mining category. Letters of inquiry are accepted year-round. Deadlines for submitting full proposals are November 15 and May 15 each year. See the web site for more details.

    Contact:
    Fernanda Kellogg
    The Tiffany & Co. Foundation
    600 Madison
    New York, NY 10022

    http://www.tiffanyandcofoundation.org/guidelines.aspx

    The Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation

    Due Date: Visit the Web site for application due date.

    Summary:

    The Award is given each November to three non-profit organizations in recognition of an innovative, existing program that has made a difference in the lives of the people it serves. Peter Drucker's definition of innovation -- change that creates a new dimension of performance -- is key to consideration for the Award.

    The Award has been given annually since 1991 and is accompanied by a first place prize of $35,000 and two runners up prizes of $7,500 and $5,000. The cash prizes are unrestricted and designed to celebrate and further the work of innovative non-profit organizations in the United States. The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, administer the Award.

    Contact:

    http://www.druckerinstitute.com/Programs.aspx

    The Energy Foundation Climate Program

    Due Date: Proposals accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Summary:
    This program focuses on state and regional climate policy initiatives. The mission of this program is to develop and promote U.S. state and regional policies to reduce global warming pollution. The Energy Foundation continues to award grants and take direct initiatives in the areas of Power, Buildings, Transportation, Integrated Issues, and the China Sustainable Energy Program. Proposals accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit the Foundation web site.

    Contact:

    http://www.ef.org/

    Tellabs Foundation: Environment

    Due Date: Contact Meredith Hilt for specific deadline dates.

    Summary:
    The primary focus of the Foundation is to support programs in communities where Tellabs employees live and work. The Foundation focuses its grant-making on direct grants to eligible organizations, generally in the amount of $10,000 and above. Generally, grants will be considered for specific programs, rather than for general operating funds. The three priority funding areas include: education, health and wellness, and environment. For the environment focus area, the Tellabs Foundation supports programs to encourage understanding and the protection of the environment. Grants will be considered primarily to institutions which effectively allocate funds to local and national protection/improvement programs. Grants will also be considered for organizations which protect the environment, particularly in the areas of public health, clean air, clean water, recycling and waste reduction.

    Contact:
    Meredith Hilt
    Tellabs Foundation
    630-798-2506
    meredith.hilt@tellabs.com
    http://www.tellabs.com/about/foundation.shtml

    NY: Funding for Energy Efficiency Projects

    Due Date: See Website

    Summary:
    New York companies will be able to improve the energy efficiency of their manufacturing facilities and data centers with the addition of $100 million in funds from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA.

    Contact:

    http://www.nyserda.org/programs/Existing_Facilities/default.html

    NEA Foundation Green Grants

    Due Date: Various application due dates depending on the grant application. Visit the Web site below for due dates.

    Summary:
    With $150,000 in new grant funding designated for projects that integrate green-related topics and experiences into the classroom, the NEA Foundation is growing its Learning & Leadership and Student Achievement grants program for individuals and teams of educators. The expansion of the grants program was made possible by unprecedented back-to-back financial commitments from Nickelodeon and the Staples Foundation for Learning.

    Public school educators are eligible to apply for individual grants worth up to $5,000 for the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches for teaching "green" concepts. Visit the website for due dates.

    Contact:

    http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/nea-f...

    Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

    Due Date: Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/21/2014; Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/12/2015

    Summary:
    EERE is seeking interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. For the purposes of this FOA, cellulosic feedstock production refers to dedicated annual and perennial energy crops, use of agricultural and forestry residues, or a combination of these options.

    Contact:

    https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdfe2ab85d-f92e-4f03-a386-ef...

    Kodak American Greenways Awards Program

    Due Date: March 1 through June 1, annually

    Summary:

    The Kodak American Greenways Awards Program, a partnership project of the Eastman Kodak Company, the Conservation Fund, and the National Geographic Society, provides small grants to stimulate the planning and design of greenways in communities throughout America. Greenways are corridors of protected public and private land established along rivers, stream valleys, ridges, abandoned railroad corridors, utility right-of-way, canals, scenic roads, or other linear features. In general, grants can be used for all appropriate expenses needed to complete a greenway project including planning, technical assistance, legal and other costs. Applications may be submitted from March 1 to June 1, annually.

    Contact:
    Conservation Leadership Network
    The National Conservation Training Center
    698 Conservation Way
    Shepherdstown, WV 25443
    304-876-7967
    304-876-7751

    http://www.conservationfund.org/kodak_awards

    Kids in Need Teacher Grants

    Due Date: The deadline is the last working day in September, annually.

    Summary:

    The mission of the Kids in Need Foundation is to recognize, promote, and support initiatives that foster educational excellence. Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to help them realize their dreams of providing innovative learning opportunities for their students. The purpose of the grants is to provide funds for classroom teachers who have innovative, meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring them to life.

    Contact:
    info
    http://www.kidsinneed.net/grants/

    Increase Your Green Competition

    Due Date: Competition runs from Oct. 13 to Dec. 8

    Summary:

    DoSomething.org is calling on students to green their schools. Students who make the biggest effort to reduce their school's carbon footprint could win up to $1,500 to further their efforts. Schools are eligible for a first-place prize of a $1,500 grant and a banner, a plaque, an eco-friendly gift bag and a chance to be visited by the biotour bus. Three $500 second place prizes will also be awarded. The competition opens October 13 and closes December 8.

    Contact:

    http://www.dosomething.org/increase_your_green

    Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Interagency Funding Guide

    Due Date: Various Due Dates

    Summary:

    The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative's Interagency Funding Guide has been updated. It provides one-stop-shopping for applicants interested in applying for over $250 million in grants and project agreements available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants and project agreements are intended to jump-start achievement of the Initiative's long term goals: safely eating the fish and swimming at our beaches, assuring safe drinking water, and providing a healthy ecosystem for fish and wildlife. The Interagency Funding Guide also includes status information on offerings which are open (offerings from EPA and Fish and Wildlife) and those which have closed (offerings from NOAA and through Sustain Our Great Lakes).

    Contact:

    http://greatlakesrestoration.us/action/wp-content/uploads/Interag...

    Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization - Commercial/Institutional (ETAC-CI)

    Due Date: Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through December 31, 2016 or until funds are exhausted.

    Summary:
    The ETAC-CI program seeks to accelerate the adoption of commercially available yet under-used energy-saving and load-reduction technologies or approaches in commercial, institutional, and non-process-related industrial settings.

    Emerging energy efficiency and load management solutions provide expanded opportunities for electric and gas energy efficiency and load management in commercial and institutional buildings. Until market acceptance is gained, these emerging technologies and approaches may face barriers such as higher upfront costs, limited customer or contractor awareness, or the lack of supply chain development. Through ETAC-CI, promising technologies and approaches will be demonstrated to clarify and address barriers to increased market adoption, prove in-field performance, and increase awareness.

    The ETAC-CI program encourages collaboration among market innovators to facilitate in-field demonstrations and sharing of results. Demonstrations will incorporate commercially available, under-used technologies and approaches into energy efficiency projects, then monitor, validate, and publicize project performance.

    NYSERDA is providing funding in two categories:

    • Energy Performance Validation: Open to a broad range of technologies, NYSERDA provides full cost of performance M&V studies for technologies that do not have previous third-party/independently validated performance or energy savings data.
    • Focused Demonstrations: For technologies falling into select focused technology categories and approaches that already have independently validated performance and energy savings data from previous projects, plus up to 60 percent of installation and/or implementation costs for the demonstration project, capped at a maximum of $150,000 per project.

    Contact:
    NYSERDA
    etac-ci@nyserda.ny.gov
    http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/BusinessAreas/Energy-Efficiency-and-Ren...

    Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES)

    Due Date: April 08, 2014; February 03, 2015; First Tuesday in February, Annually Thereafter

    Summary:
    This Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) solicitation aims to advance computing and information sciences research and infrastructure in tandem with other disciplines to develop analyses, methods, prototypes, and systems that lead to an increased understanding of sustainability and to solutions to sustainability challenges. Proposals are expected to forge interdisciplinary collaborations among the computer and information sciences, social and natural sciences, geosciences, mathematical sciences, engineering, and associated cyberinfrastructure to address challenging sustainability problems.

    Computational challenges are woven into many areas of sustainability research and their solutions are opening up possibilities for radical new approaches and unforeseen opportunities. Close intellectual partnerships among computing and other disciplines are essential to inform new approaches to these integrative challenges, respecting the specific characteristics of complex phenomena, data, and models; understanding the tradeoffs and consequences inherent to design and decision processes; and effectively dealing with limitations and constraints of computational techniques. Some prominent underlying challenges are outlined below. These descriptions are meant only as examples of integrative challenges, not intended to span the scope of program interests.

    • Large-scale Data Analysis and Management. Data sets used in many sustainability-related topics are challenging because of their complexity (such as control variables in smart infrastructures), heterogeneity (such as social or behavior data), or variability and uncertainty (such as environmental sensor data). Additionally, sustainability data often have distinct short-term and long-term end uses, and data sets must be appropriately curated with these uses in mind. The sustainability context requires attention to issues such as the use, management, and preservation of data over a large range of time scales; data modeling and ontologies; metadata extraction, management, and data provenance; and cognitive prediction/optimization applied to data sets of differing ontologies and semantics, aiming for causal inference to inform effective policies, decisions, management and control.
    • Robust Observation, Sensing, and Inference. Monitoring of human, built and natural systems, such as hydrologic, waterway, or atmospheric phenomena; species migrations; water, gas, or electricity distribution systems; requires scalable observation infrastructures. Effective infrastructures must be nondisruptive, easily deployed and managed, and be robust under sensor failures, and/or satisfy applicable security or privacy requirements. These monitoring systems must be able to operate unattended for long periods of time yet be remotely configurable, controllable, and testable for correct operation. Interdisciplinary research is needed on integrated sensing, monitoring and modeling for decision making in relation to air, water and soil environments, as well as the optimization of complex sensor systems.
    • Modeling of Complex Systems. Behavior in systems facing sustainability challenges, from caribou migration to power generation, is the result of complex interactions between human, built, and natural systems. Modeling, simulating, analyzing, and optimizing these systems may require combinations of physics- or economics-based models, model-based reasoning, and statistical models built from data, or interactions involving entities or individuals with different and often conflicting interests. New interdisciplinary research is needed for accurate and efficient methods of tackling complexity, scaling, uncertainty quantification, reliability, coupling between systems, massively parallel architectures and constrained optimization in order to achieve needed performance.
    • Dynamic and Intelligent Decision Making. Solving sustainability problems, particularly those relating to systems near tipping points (such as extreme events), often requires contending with dynamically evolving or unstable situations. These scenarios present challenges to modeling and decision making due to inadequate or changing data; model, data, and system response uncertainty; resource constraints; fast response needs; and risk, safety and security concerns. A key characteristic of these environments is the need to continuously assimilate new data as it becomes available and to effectively handle new or altered constraints. Techniques are also needed to proactively discover such changing constraints within these environments. Additionally, both dynamic and static sustainability-related data sets can leverage intelligence and machine learning methods exploiting massive parallelism, scaling relations in universal nonlinear function approximations, and ladders of uninformative priors to enable open-minded inference in the presence of spatial complexity, leading to data-enabled discovery.
    • Control and Management of Infrastructure.Smart and sustainable management of built systems such as future electric grids, involving insertion of renewable sources such as wind and solar power, and other energy infrastructures; transportation systems; manufacturing systems; and smart homes and buildings, requires comprehensive and flexible control systems that satisfy performance, policy, reliability, and other constraints. The design and study of these systems will require bold new computing research and knowledge in areas such as resource management algorithms and architectures, systems analysis, real-time coordination and communications. For smart grids in particular, challenges include but are not limited to efficient and secure electrical power management at multiple scales from grid-level to personal systems, and integration of renewable energy resources and home energy systems into an aware and enabled electric grid. The human and organizational contexts of control systems must be well understood and reflected in system design, in order to make them usable and sustainable.
    • Human-centered Systems. Large and long-lived impacts on sustainability will depend on human behavior, human factors, and collaboration across large communities. Sociotechnical systems built on sound understanding of people, organizations, and how to inform and assist them, will play a key role in sustainability efforts. Computational approaches will lead to tools and systems that support engagement and decision making by the public; collecting, modeling, and presenting information about resource usage via usable interfaces, appropriate visualizations, and persuasive technology; preference elicitation and decision support/automated decision making for effective and efficient use of resources; and models, methods and tools for dissemination and increasing awareness of sustainable practices.
    The interdisciplinary challenges considered above are invariably shaped by human, societal, and economic factors, requiring consideration of the human interface, security and privacy, socio-cultural norms, non-compliance, herding behavior, economic incentives, and amenability to deployment in the real world. Sustainable systems must be designed for transparency, legitimation, and participation, and foster greater awareness of sustainability challenges, solutions and best practices among the workforce and greater population.

    As information and communication technologies are applied with increasing intensity to address sustainability issues, there is a parallel challenge of sustainability of the computing and networking systems themselves. In particular, as computing and communication technologies - from mobile phones to massive data centers - proliferate, challenges in managing their consumption of energy, materials, and other resources have become a critical sustainability issue. CyberSEES also welcomes interdisciplinary research that addresses holistic, integrative approaches to sustainable computing and information technologies and systems, including consideration of design and use with impact across the lifecycle in mind.

    As the SEES research community increases in number of researchers and breadth of scientific participation, the shared computing and communication infrastructure must allow easy and timely sharing of data and computational tools to advance interdisciplinary SEES research. CyberSEES welcomes cyberinfrastructure research that connects currently distinct SEES research activities.

    Contact:
    National Science Foundation

    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14531/nsf14531.htm

    Bikes Belong Grants Program

    Due Date: Requests are reviewed quarterly.

    Summary:

    The mission of the Bikes Belong Coalition, sponsored by the American bicycle industry, is to put more people on bicycles more often.

    The Coalition welcomes grant applications from nonprofit organizations and public agencies within the United States that align with its mission. Grants are provided in the following categories: facility, advocacy, and education. All proposals must address the goals of the grants program strategic plan: encourage ridership growth, leverage funding, build political support, support bicycle advocacy, and promote bicycling.

    Contact:
    Bikes Belong Coalition
    Box 2359
    Boulder, Colorado 80306
    303/449-4893

    http://bikesbelong.org/grants

    Ag and Interior Departments Propose to Boost Clean Energy Funding

    Due Date: Various Due Dates

    Summary:
    The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior are proposing to increase funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in their budget requests for fiscal year (FY) 2011. For the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), the New Energy Frontier initiative includes $73.3 million for renewable energy programs, a 24% increase above 2010 funding levels. The proposed funding includes $19.8 million for the Bureau of Land Management to review applications for renewable energy projects on public lands, $34.9 million for the Minerals Management Service for renewable energy activities on the Outer Continental Shelf, $6.6 million for U.S. Geological Survey to analyze and document the effects of renewable energy on wildlife populations, and $7 million for the Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct endangered species consultations and help plan and design renewable energy projects that are friendly to wildlife. It also includes $5 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to help facilitate renewable energy development on tribal lands. See the DOI press release, and pages DH-3 to DH-7 (PDF pages 1-5) of the proposed budget for the New Energy Frontier initiative (PDF 2.1 MB).

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) budget is harder to interpret because much of its funding is mandated by the 2008 Farm Bill. Of the discretionary funding, the budget proposes near-level funding of $39 million for the Rural Energy for America Program, although it shifts most of the funds to grants, resulting in $34 million in grants and an estimated $12 million in loan guarantees (supported with $5 million in federal funds). The Farm Bill provides another $70 million, supporting an additional $36 million in grants and an estimated $73 million in loan guarantees. The budget proposes $17 million for the Biorefinery Assistance Program, enough to support $50 million in loan guarantees, while the Farm Bill provides $85 million for the Bioenergy for Advanced Biofuels program. Through the Commodity Credit Corporation, the budget provides $479 million for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. The Farm Bill also provides $15 million for the Forest Biomass for Energy Program and $5 million for the Community Wood Energy Program, both programs of the U.S. Forest Service. In terms of research, the proposed FY 2011 budget provides $10 million for the establishment of five Regional Biofuels Feedstocks Research and Demonstration Centers, which will coordinate government research efforts to accelerate the development and deployment of dedicated energy feedstocks. The USDA budget also includes $34 million for a research initiative to develop cost-effective non-food feedstocks for biofuels. See pages 16, 30, 35, 56, 58, 96, and 118 of the USDA Budget Summary and Annual Performance Plan for FY 2011 (PDF 1.78 MB).

    But perhaps most significant is that the 2008 Farm Bill allows the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to provide loans for energy-saving efforts, including energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The budget for the RUS Electric Programs includes $4.1 billion in loans, although it's unclear how much of those loans may go to clean energy projects versus traditional transmission and distribution projects. The USDA also notes that funding for several of its business programs, including the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program and Value-Added Producer Grants, will be available for clean energy projects. In addition, the Homeownership Loan and Loan Guarantee programs will provide financing for more energy efficient homes. See pages 16 and 60-61 of the USDA Budget Summary document.

    Contact:

    Ben & Jerry's Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States which facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. All of the Foundation's funding decisions are made by a team of Ben & Jerry's employees that meets three times a year to review proposals. Although the Ben & Jerry's Foundation doesn't prioritize any particular issue area for funding, the Foundation does focus on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change in any number of areas. The Foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are organizing for systemic social change. The Foundation supports programs and projects that are examples of creative problem-solving. See the website for further information on funding priorities and guidelines. Awards are granted ranging from $1,001 - $15,000. Each cycle the Ben & Jerry's Foundation may fund a small number of material grants for $1,000 or less for innovative programs that fit into the general guidelines and that are infused with a spirit of hopefulness. Applications for small grants are reviewed at regular grantmaking meetings three times a year. Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. They may take up to eight (8) weeks to be reviewed.

    Contact:

    http://www.benjerry.com/foundation/

    Charrette Grants

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Green Communities offers Charrette Grants for up to $5,000 to assist housing developers with integrating green building systems in their developments and engage in a serious discussion of green design possibilities, Enterprise will award planning grants to affordable housing developers to coordinate green charrettes.

    Contact:
    Green Communities Initiative
    10227 Wincopin Circle
    Suite 500
    Columbia, MD 21044
    410.715.7433

    http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/tools/funding/grants/charre...

    Closed Loop Fund

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Closed Loop Fund provides zero-interest loans to municipalities and below-market interest loans to private companies to develop local recycling infrastructure. Loans are repaid via landfill diversion savings and/or commodity revenue from the increase in recycling.

    Contact:
    admin@closedloopfund.com
    http://www.closedloopfund.com/page/apply-for-funding

    Community Toolbox for Children's Environmental Health

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Founded in 1997, Community Toolbox for Children's Environmental Health is a constituent led, national grant making and technical assistance organization created specifically to build the organizational capacity of parent led, and community based organizations working on children's environmental health and justice issues in communities disproportionately impacted by environmental toxins.

    Contact:
    Children's Environmental Health Network

    http://www.cehn.org/cehn/resourceguide/communitytoolbox.html

    DOE State Efficiency Grants - $30 million

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    Eligible Applicants: State Energy Offices, all entities

    DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory intends to issue two funding opportunity announcements in March or April to provide funding for programs to retrofit residential and commercial property and to develop policies that promote energy efficiency. The funding will be available for two areas of interest:

    • Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets: Up to $23 million for programs and strategies to retrofit residential and/or commercial properties. Open to state energy offices only. Anticipated awards will be in the range of $2 to 5 million per state.
    • Energy Efficiency Action Grants: Up to $7 million to support states and groups of states in achieving an annual minimum electricity savings target of 1 percent through energy efficiency. This area will be represented in two separate funding opportunity announcements: one restricted to state energy offices and one for which all entities, including public utility commissions, are eligible to apply.

    Contact:

    https://e-center.doe.gov/doebiz.nsf/UNID/8C64E6FEA873F5DA852576C0...

    Educational Foundation of America (EFA)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Educational Foundation of America strives to better humanity and the world we inhabit by improving individual lives and their surroundings through education and awareness. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations across the nation in areas including, but not limited to, the environment, human overpopulation and reproductive freedom, Native Americans, arts, education, drug policy reform, peace and security, medicine and human services. Applications may be submitted year-round. For more information about Foundation programs and application procedures please visit the EFA website.

    Contact:

    http://www.efaw.org/

    Educational Outreach and Baseline Assessment of Existing Exposure and Risks of Exposure to Lead Poisoning of Tribal Children

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    EPA is soliciting grant proposals from Indian Tribes to support Tribal lead outreach and educational awareness and conduct baseline assessment of existing exposure and risks of exposure to lead poisoning of Tribal children. EPA is awarding grants which will provide approximately $1.4 million to Indian Tribes to perform those activities and to encourage Indian Tribes to consider continuing such activities in the future.

    Contact:
    Hotline@epa.gov
    http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/grantmap.htm#2009

    Energy Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major foundations interested in sustainable energy. The Foundation's geographic focus is the United States, with special emphasis on regional initiatives. Local projects are not supported unless they have been consciously designed for further replication or have broad regional or national implications. Applications for grants are accepted in the following areas: power, buildings, transportation, national policy and analysis, and climate program. The Foundation's priority is providing resources to the institutions that most effectively leverage change. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

    Contact:
    The Energy Foundation
    1012 Torney Avenue #1
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    415-561-6700
    415-561-6709
    energyfund@ef.org
    http://www.ef.org/home.cfm

    Environmental Sustainability (National Science Foundation)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    The Environmental Sustainability program supports engineering research with the goal of promoting sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that also are compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems, which provide ecological services vital for human survival. The long-term viability of natural capital is critical for many areas of human endeavor, including agriculture, industry, and tourism. Research in Environmental Sustainability considers long time horizons and incorporates contributions from the social sciences and ethics.

    This program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Research is encouraged to advance the next generation of water and wastewater treatment that will decrease material and energy use, consider new paradigms for delivery of services, and promote longer life for engineered systems. Other activities of interest include:

    • Advancing engineering methods to promote smart growth strategies,
    • Integrating economic development and protection of natural resources,
    • Regenerating ecological functions of degraded environments,
    • Understanding how large complex environmental systems behave, and
    • Developing effective principles for adaptive management of such systems.
    Improvements in distribution and collection systems that will advance smart growth strategies and ameliorate effects of growth are research areas that are supported by Environmental Sustainability.

    Innovations in storm water management, wastewater technology, indoor air quality, recycling and reuse of drinking water, and other green engineering techniques to support sustainable construction projects also may be fruitful areas for research.

    Understanding material flows and taking advantage of such understanding to substitute less toxic, longer lived materials are important areas for consideration. Investigation of the implications of nanotechnology for sustainability is a possible area for research including environmental effects and energy or materials savings.

    The effects of substituted materials on waste streams can be explored. Innovations in industrial ecology are encouraged. Engineering tools for estimating costs and ramifications of sustainable development must be developed, tested, and evaluated.

    Along with companion programs in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Technology, the program emphasizes engineering principles underlying pollution avoidance and remediation of degraded environments. Research also may be directed toward improving the cost-effectiveness of pollution prevention and pollution management technologies.

    Contact:
    Cindy Lee
    National Science Foundation
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Arlington VA 22230
    703-292-5356
    cmlee@nsf.gov
    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501027

    Federal Energy Management Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Energy savings and energy efficiency programs are identified and frequently updated at this site through the use of a database.

    Contact:
    US Department of Energy

    http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/financing/mechanisms.html

    FundingFactory Printer Cartridge and Cell Phone Recycling Fundraising Opportunity

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    FundingFactory is a free fundraising program to help educational and nonprofit organizations get the equipment or cash they need without any hassle. Register now and start collecting empty printer cartridges and used cell phones today!

    FundingFactory accepts more than 85% of the cartridges used in today's market and many of the most popular cell phone brands. Every qualifying cartridge and cell phone has a designated value. The values for all collected items are deposited into an online account. Fundraiser earnings can be spent in FundingFactory's Rewards Catalog or check may be requested. For more information, free registration and qualifying lists of products, visit the FundingFactory web site.

    Contact:

    http://www.fundingfactory.com/

    Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    The GOALI program aims to synergize university-industry partnerships by making funds available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. Special interest is focused on affording the opportunity for: faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students to conduct research and gain experience with production processes in an industrial setting, industrial scientists and engineers to bring industry’s perspective and integrative skills to academe, and interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct long-term projects.

    This initiative targets high-risk/high-gain research with a focus on fundamental topics that would not have been undertaken by industry, new approaches to solving generic problems, development of innovative collaborative industry-university educational programs, and direct transfer of new knowledge between academe and industry.

    To meet this objective, the GOALI program provides funding, for example, for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to develop creative modes of collaborative interactions with industry through individual or small-group projects, and industry-based fellowships for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

    Contact:
    National Science Foundation

    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501016

    Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund (GLAHNF) Special Opportunity Grants

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Realizing that aquatic habitat protection efforts may not coincide with the application timeline or grant period for the Grants Program and that many grassroots projects can be completed for under $500, the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund maintains a reserve to support urgent projects or those that present a special opportunity. Although the eligibility, overarching goal, types of activities funded, priority program areas, and evaluation criteria are the same as the Grants Program, Special Opportunity Grant (SOG) requests are processed differently to ensure quick turnaround. United States applicants that do not have 501(c)(3) tax status or Ontario applicants that are not registered charities governed by the Charities Accounting Act must have a sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization or registered charity. Grants will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis. For more information about the types of activities funded and application materials, visit the GLAHNF grants web page.

    Contact:
    Jill Ryan
    231-347-1181 ext. 106

    http://www.glhabitat.org/grants.html

    Great Lakes Protection Fund

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Great Lakes Protection Fund welcomes preproposals for projects that enhance the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Applicants should propose projects that will return the greatest ecosystem benefits.

    Current Fund interests include Preventing Biological Pollution, Restoring Natural Flow Regimes and Using Market Mechanisms for Environmental Improvement. Additional projects are sought to add to, and expand Fund supported work in these areas.

    Preproposals may be submitted at any time. The Fund will begin to review preproposals upon receipt. For more information, see the web site below, or contact Jolie Krasinski at (847) 425-8150 or joliek@glpf.org to discuss project ideas at any time.

    Contact:
    Jolie Krasinski
    Great Lakes Protection Fund
    (847) 425-8150
    joliek@glpf.org
    http://www.glpf.org/

    Green Communities Planning and Construction Grants

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    In general, Green Communities grants will be made as part of a package of favorable financing intended to improve the feasibility of integrating green building items throughout affordable housing developments.

    Contact:
    Green Communities Initiative
    10227 Wincopin Circle
    Suite 500
    Columbia, MD 21044
    410.715.7433

    http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/tools/funding/grants/planni...

    Honor the Earth

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Honor the Earth is a national foundation and advocacy organization that supports front line Native environmental work. The organization's mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Grants are provided to Native groups that are directed and controlled by Native peoples, and working in one of Honor the Earth's program areas: Environmental Justice; Building Sustainable Communities; and Nuclear Waste/Safe Energy. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Contact:

    http://www.honorearth.org/about

    Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides rebates for businesses, local governments, organizations, and individuals in the State of Illinois. Rebates may be issued to any applicant for up to 300 vehicles. There are three types of rebates from which applicants may choose one type of rebate per vehicle: (1) A rebate for the incremental cost of an alternate fuel vehicle purchased from a dealership or similar vendor (Vehicle Rebate), (2) a rebate for the cost of the conversion of an existing vehicle to operate with an alternate fuel (Conversion Rebate), and (3) a rebate for the incremental cost of purchasing alternate fuels (Fuel Rebate). For all rebates, the alternate fuel vehicle, conversion system, or alternate fuel must be purchased from an Illinois company or vendor.

    Eligible fuels for the program include E-85, Biodiesel (at least 20 percent blend or B-20), natural gas, propane, electricity, and hydrogen. To be eligible, a vehicle must be a licensed, on-road vehicle and be able to be legally driven on public roads. Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles (i.e., Toyota Prius, Toyota Highlander, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner) are not defined as an alternate fuel vehicle and are not eligible for a rebate since these vehicles are refueled with gasoline.

    For more information, visit the Illinois Green Fleets web site.

    Contact:

    http://www.illinoisgreenfleets.org/fuels/

    Illinois Recycling Grants Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Illinois Recycling Grants Program helps communities, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations collect and process materials for recycling through both, technical and financial assistance. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the program staff person listed below.

    Traditional Recycling: David Ross; 217-782-7887;David.Ross@illinois.gov

    Electronics Recycling: Sam Al-Basha; 217-557-5662; Sam.Al-Basha@illinois.gov.

    Contact:

    http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Rec...

    Informal Science Education

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    The ISE program invests in projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences designed to increase interest, engagement, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as projects that advance knowledge and practice of informal science education. Projects may target either public audiences or professionals whose work directly affects informal STEM learning. ISE projects are expected to demonstrate strategic impact, innovation, and collaboration.(A PureEdge download package is available for this opportunity for submission via Grants.gov.)

    Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required): March 21, 2006 and Second Thursday in March annually thereafter for Project Grants; September 14, 2006 for Project Grants and Second Thursday in September annually thereafter-----Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 22, 2006 for Project Grants and Third Thursday in June annually thereafter; December 14, 2006 for Project Grants and Second Thursday in December annually thereafter-----Planning Grants: Proposals must be submitted on the same deadline dates as those indicated above for Preliminary Proposals, following discussion with a Program Officer.-----Conference, Symposia, and Workshop Grants: Proposals may be submitted at any time, generally at least one year in advance, following discussion with a Program Officer. These types of projects do not require Preliminary Proposals.-----Grant Supplements for existing ISE Awards: Requests must be submitted at least two months prior to the need for additional funds, following discussion with the Cognizant Program Officer.

    Contact:
    Gregory Adams
    National Science Foundation
    ggadams@nsf.gov
    http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5361

    Innovations in American Government Awards

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    Harvard University invites you to apply for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Award given annually to programs that serve as the best examples of creative and effective government. All levels of government are eligible to apply. For selection criteria and simplified application, visit the Web site below.

    Contact:

    http://www.innovationsaward.harvard.edu/

    Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation (IAP)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    IAP is looking for projects that foster connections between communities and individuals, create partnerships with multiple organizations that enable beneficiaries to give as well as receive.

    IAP funds projects that show evidence that the creator thinks "outside the box." The quality, innovation, thoughtfulness and effectiveness of a project are of more importance than the specific interest area. Areas of interest for IAP are the arts, education, environment and social programs.

    This Foundation gives grants across the U.S.; however, it gives preference to projects within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. Application deadlines are the second Friday in October for a December review and the second Friday in April for a June review. See the Foundation's web site for more details.

    Contact:
    IAPFOUND@hotmail.com
    http://www.iapfoundation.org

    LEED Incentive Grant Program (St. Louis Area)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    AmerenUE has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter (USGBC-STL) in launching the LEED Incentive Grant Program a $120,000 program designed to accelerate green building practices, energy conservation and environmental performance in the St. Louis Region.

    LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) voluntary, consensus-based rating system that is a national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. The purpose of the LEED Incentive Grant Program is to encourage the construction of LEED certified green buildings that will serve as examples for future projects in the St. Louis region.

    The LEED Incentive Grant Program will award $120,000 in grants to the project owners or developers of new construction and major renovations or remodeling projects that follow LEED Green Building Green Building Rating Systems for New Commercial Construction and Major Renovation (NC), Existing Building Operations (EB), Commercial Interior (CI) or Core and Shell (CS) projects. Home projects are not eligible. Review program application.

    Projects must be located within AmerenUE's electric service area. The grants are to be used for "soft" costs only, such as the LEED Certification fee; LEED Documentation; Professional Services, like Energy Modeling, Daylighting Analysis and/or Modeling Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Commissioning; and Building Design Charrette facilitated by a LEED Accredited Professional. The program will run until funds are exhausted or until June 30, 2007, whichever comes first.

    Contact:
    USGBC-STL
    3617 Grandel Square
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    314-577-0298
    usgbc-stl@mobot.org
    http://www.ameren.com/Environment/ADC_AmerenRenewable.asp

    LIHEAP Clearinghouse

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces its intent to request proposals to provide a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Clearinghouse, responsible to collect, develop, organize and disseminate information on LIHEAP programs, current energy issues and trends, other low income energy assistance programs, other programs that affect LIHEAP-eligible clients and other relevant information of interest to grantees.

    Contact:
    Anita Nearhoof
    Department of Health and Human Services
    301-443-5312
    301-443-3238
    anita.nearhoof@psc.hhs.gov
    https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=dd01cf1eade0aa2e7...

    Lumpkin Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The foundation supports education, promotes health or fosters organizational leadership. They also offer Downstate Illinois Conservation Grants. They have multiple deadline dates, depending upon the program. Programs include a General Central Illinois program, Capacity Building Grants and Micro Grants; the Downstate Illinois Conservation grants and Regional grants.

    Contact:
    121 S. 17th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938
    217 235 3361
    216 258 8444
    info@lumpkinfoundation.org
    http://www.lumpkinfoundation.org/

    MI: Small Business Pollution Prevention Loans Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Michigan businesses with fewer than 500 employees can apply for loans of up to $400,000 with a guaranteed interest rate of not more than 5 percent. The short application helps businesses describe how their projects will eliminate or reduce waste through source reduction; environmentally sound reuse, and/or recycling; including water and energy conservation projects. Loans are available to all private business sectors including farming, manufacturing, retail, and service. For more information, contact the DEQ's Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278, or by e-mail at deq-ead-env-assist@michigan.gov.

    Contact:
    Michigan DEQ Environmental Assistance Center
    800-662-9278
    deq-ead-env-assist@michigan.gov
    http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3307_3515_4144---,00.htm...

    Outdoor Classroom Grant Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper and National Geographic Explorer! Magazine have teamed up to create an outdoor classroom grant program. The program focus is to engage students in hands-on natural science experiences and allow enrichment opportunities across the core curriculum. All K-12 public schools in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) are welcome to apply. Applications accepted throughout the year and reviewed periodically. See application for times.

    This school year, the program will award grants up to $2,000 to at least 100 schools. In some cases, grants for up to $20,000 can be awarded to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects.

    Contact:

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pg&p=AboutLowes/outdoor/ind...

    PA: Energy and Technology Funding Opportunities (including P2 and sustainability)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Search for various state, federal, and private, funding programs, including opportunities established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

    Contact:
    717-783-8411

    http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/funding_...

    Promoting a Sustainable Society-The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is committed to protecting and restoring the earth's natural systems and promoting a sustainable society by strengthening individuals, institutions, and communities pledged to pursue those goals. Nationally, the Foundation makes grants primarily in the areas of environment and reproductive rights. In the New York metropolitan area, grants are made to local environmental organizations. There is no application deadline, and complete application procedures are available on the website.

    Contact:
    212-684-6577
    noyes@noyes.org
    http://www.noyes.org/

    RecycleFund Printer Cartridge Fundraising

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    RecycleFund is a printer ink cartridge recycling and fundraising opportunity for schools. Schools collect empty inkjet, laser, and fax cartridges from businesses, and from the homes, relatives and friends of students and staff. Businesses are serviced directly and the school is paid for the empties. RecycleFund pays for all shipping costs, cartons, return envelopes, and program flyers. All shipping cartons and return envelopes will be bar coded with the school's name. All cartridges received in the recycling center are processed as soon as possible. Payment on accounts are scheduled for payment once a $20 minimum has been reached. For more information, including which cartridges will be accepted, consult the RecycleFund website. You may sign up online or call to begin using this fundraising opportunity at your school.

    Contact:
    RecycleFund
    1-888-554-6124

    http://www.recyclefund.com/

    Recycling Expansion and Modernization (REM) Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    DCEO's REM Program awards matching grants to Illinois organizations and businesses to accomplish recycling market expansion and waste reduction goals, while demonstrating public economic benefits. The REM Program diverts materials from the solid waste stream, thereby conserving our natural resources, while boosting the performance of Illinois businesses and organizations, to sustain and expand the Illinois economy. The REM Program is an opportunity that is good for business and good for the environment!

    Contact:
    David Ross
    217-782-7887
    David.Ross@illinois.gov
    http://www.illinoisbiz.biz/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Recyclin...

    Rockefeller Brothers Fund Sustainable Development Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Human activity is causing the depletion of essential resources, global warming, rapid loss of biodiversity, and accelerating degradation of Earth's life support systems. These developments threaten the livelihoods, health, and security of people in all nations and cultures as well as the well being of the greater community of life. The Rockefeller Borthers Fund (RBF) sustainable development grantmaking endeavors to address these challenges by supporting environmental stewardship that is ecologically based, economically sound, socially just, culturally appropriate, and consistent with intergenerational equity. The Fund encourages government, business, and civil society to work collaboratively on environmental conservation and to make it an integral part of all development planning and activity. Recognizing the global nature of many environmental problems, the Fund also promotes international cooperation in addressing these challenges. Awards range from $25,000 to $300,000. A preliminary letter of inquiry is recommended. See the Fund's web site for more details.

    Contact:

    http://www.rbf.org/grantmaking/grant-opportunities

    Rockefeller Family Fund The Environment

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Family Fund's Environment program emphasizes conservation of natural resources, protection of health as affected by the environment, meaningful implementation and enforcement of the nation's environmental laws, the cessation and cleanup of pollution caused by the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, and public participation in national environmental policy debates.

    Letters of inquiry may be mailed to the Rockefeller Family Fund, 437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY, 10022. Letters of inquiry may also be sent to the Family Fund at the following e-mail address: mmccarthy@rffund.org

    Contact:
    Rockefeller Family Fund
    437 Madison Avenue 37th Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    mmccarthy@rffund.org
    http://www.rffund.org/grants

    Save Energy Now Awards for State Industrial Assessment Projects

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) announced the selection of 19 states, which will receive a total of 96 industrial plant assessments at local facilities. Through these awards and other collaborative efforts of its Save Energy Now initiative, ITP seeks to accelerate partnership with states and local energy efficiency groups, utilities, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations in meeting industrial energy efficiency challenges. These initial state assessment projects launch an anticipated long-term, extensive effort to expand ITP's successful Save Energy Now activities to the State level, where the greatest impact can be achieved. The awards are in response to a recent solicitation issued by DOE.

    The awards total $950,000 and represent industrial plant assessments, adding to the national impact of reduced energy use and carbon emissions. These awarded projects represent an additional 5.8 trillion Btu per year in potential natural gas savings, as well as reduced CO2 emissions of 390,000 metric tons per year. In addition to analysis and plant assessments, each state project lead will provide follow-up technical and implementation assistance.

    Each state will receive roughly $50,000 (though some will also receive cost-shared funding). Recipient states include: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The terms of these projects are expected to be 18 to 24 months. Funding will go to the State Energy Offices to subcontract these assessments.

    Since its inception in 2005, Save Energy Now has completed 388 large plant assessments, implemented energy-saving improvements of nearly $83 million, identified natural gas savings of nearly 57 trillion Btu per year, and reduced total potential CO2 emissions by approximately 5.0 million tons per year. Save Energy Now is helping U.S. industry, the most energy-intensive section of the economy, supporting the future energy security and stability of our nation.

    A third round of 250 Industrial Save Energy Now Energy Assessments is now open for applications by eligible industrial facilities. Energy experts will help industries identify energy- and money-saving opportunities, focusing on steam, process heating, pump, fan, and compressed air systems.

    Contact:
    U.S. Department of Energy

    http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/

    Small Business Advantage Grant Program (Pennsylvania)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Complying with environmental regulations can be burdensome, especially for small businesses. Recognizing this, DEP created the Small Business Assistance Program. This program assists small businesses with regulatory compliance, provides information about cost saving pollution prevention practices, and ensures that small business are considered when new regulations are developed. See website for annual deadlines.

    Contact:
    717-772-5160
    epadvantagegrant@state.pa.us
    http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-107928/102...

    Solar and Geothermal Business Energy Tax Credit

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    Solar energy property is defined as equipment that uses solar energy to generate electricity, to heat or cool (or provide hot water for use in) a structure, or to provide solar process heat. Any company that invests in or purchases qualified solar energy property can take up to a 10% credit of the investment or purchase and installation amount when income tax forms are filed. Only commercial entities can take the credit. This credit should not be confused with the residential tax credit, which permanently expired in 1985. The credit cannot be claimed for property used mainly outside the United States, used by governmental units and foreign persons and entities, or used by a tax-exempt organization (unless the property is used mainly in an unrelated trade or business). For more information go to the Web site.

    Contact:
    Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA)
    P.O. Box 181
    Washington, D.C. 20044
    info@mdvseia.org
    http://mdvseia.org/

    Stonyfield Farm Profits for the Planet (PFP)

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Profits for the Planet (PFP) puts Stonyfield's guiding principle of corporate social responsibility into action. Each year, 10% of the company's profits are given to efforts that help protect and restore the environment. By directing financial support to those programs that affect positive and meaningful change, PFP embodies the spirit of the company's environmental and educational missions.

    Projects which meet the following criteria will receive the highest priority for funding: (1)Protect and restore the planet, (2)Generate measurable results, i.e. natural resources saved, people educated, and (3)Promote Stonyfield Farm via sampling opportunities, collateral, media relations.

    Stonyfield Farm strives to achieve both a healthy financial and social/environmental bottom line in all of our endeavors and we employs the same "win-win" approach to corporate philanthropy. Be it via financial awards or newsletter mention, the goal is to build mutual support between Stonyfield Farm and each PFP recipient. See the PFP web site for application information.

    In addition to funds, Stonyfield Farm often donates product to organizations. To request a product donation, please visit stonyfield.com/donations.

    Contact:
    Mary Townsend
    Director, Office of the President
    Stonyfield Farm
    10 Burton Drive
    Londonderry, NH 03053
    (603) 437-7594

    http://www.stonyfield.com/AboutUs/ProfitsForThePlanetProgram.cfm

    Surdna Foundation: Environment Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    A healthy natural environment is the foundation upon which human communities flourish. Today, the environment is at great risk due to the interrelated threats of global climate change, biodiversity loss and unsustainable levels of resource consumption. To address these threats, Surdna's Environment Program has chosen four focus areas where we feel we can make a meaningful contribution in the United States: Biological Diversity and the Human Communities That Depend On It; Realigning Human and Natural Systems; Transportation and Urban/Suburban Land Use; and Energy. Our goals are to prevent irreversible damage to the environment and to promote more efficient, economically sound, environmentally beneficial and equitable use of land and natural resources.

    The Surdna Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations, and generally follows a two-stage application process - letter of inquiry, and full proposal. Because of the large number of requests Surdna receives and the amount of time it takes for an applicant to develop a full grant proposal, applicants are asked to send full proposals only when requested by a Foundation staff member.

    There are no formal deadlines to apply for funding. The Surdna Foundation accepts applications on an ongoing basis. However, grants are approved three times per year: in February, May and September. We need your request three to four months ahead of time for staff review.

    Contact:

    http://www.surdna.org/index.php

    Sustainability Training Grants

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Green Communities offers Sustainability Training Grants up to $5,000 for affordable housing developers to maximize the health, economic and environmental benefits of green development throughout the project's life cycle. This grant program provides an opportunity to transfer the design knowledge that informed the Green Communities planning and construction process to the residents, as well as operations and management staff.

    Contact:
    Green Communities Initiative
    10227 Wincopin Circle
    Suite 500
    Columbia, MD 21044
    410.715.7433

    http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/tools/funding/grants/sustai...

    Technical Assistance Program, Innovation Challenge Grant Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    Through the Innovation Challenge Technical Assistance Program the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will work with the Champaign County Economic Development Commission (CCEDC) to obtain services from Science Applications International The purpose of the Innovation Challenge Grant Program is to increase the number of Illinois companies that apply for federal research grants. The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and its parallel Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program provide over $2 billion a year to small companies developing leading-edge technologies of interest to 11 federal departments and agencies. The Illinois Innovation Challenge Grant Program provides grant writing assistance and matching funds to eligible Illinois technology-based entrepreneurs, innovators and new venture startups to access federal SBIR and STTR funding opportunities.

    Corporation (SAIC) to perform SBIR/STTR-related grant writing and assistance services for technology-based entrepreneurs, innovators and new venture startups to access federal funding opportunities.

    Contact:
    Scott Henkel
    Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
    620 East Adams, Springfield, IL 62701
    217-557-6880
    scott.henkel@illinois.gov
    http://www.illinoisbiz.biz/NR/rdonlyres/1EA0AE7A-557E-4A8C-9784-0...

    The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The mission of the Mott Foundation is to support efforts that promote a just, equitable, and sustainable society. To accomplish this, the Foundation provides support for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that provide programs with national scope that fight poverty, strengthen democratic societies, and protect the global environment. Additionally, the Foundation supports local programs that improve the community of Flint, Michigan. Letters of inquiry may be submitted year-round. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information.

    Contact:

    http://www.mott.org

    The Cleveland Foundation -- Environmental Grants

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Cleveland Foundation’s environmental efforts support parks and open spaces, strengthen environmental organizations, champion environmental education (especially for urban youth) and build citizen awareness and participation.

    The Cleveland Foundation makes most of its grants to nonprofit organizations classified as 501(c)(3). It also makes some grants to government agencies. It does not make grants to individuals or for small business. Overall, the Foundation funds projects and programs that:

    • Support Greater Cleveland
    • Benefit the citizens of Greater Cleveland directly
    • Meet community needs
    • Test new ideas

    The Foundation requires all potential grant applicants to submit a brief Grant Inquiry Form, outlining basic information about the potential applicant’s organization and the program for which funding is being sought. This allows the Foundation to give you initial feedback and to indicate whether your proposal is appropriate. Grant Inquiry Forms may be submitted at any time. A decision is generally made within a few weeks, at which time you will be notified whether to submit a full proposal.

    Contact:

    http://www.clevelandfoundation.org

    The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Conservation and Science Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Conservation and Science Program is focused on the challenge of sustainability--finding paths for human progress that protect and restore the ecological systems upon which all life depends. We invest in action and in ideas, supporting initiatives to secure public policy reforms to changes in private sector practices and scientific activities to develop essential knowledge and tools for understanding and addressing current and future priorities. The Program supports work on four priorities: Oceans and Coasts, Atmosphere, Sustainability Science, and Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering.

    Atmosphere grantmaking seeks to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change through support for energy policy reforms in the United States and China and targeted research.

    Sustainability Science grantmaking seeks to support activities that foster an integrated approach to the creation of new knowledge about environmental problems that will build capacity in the field and provide a basis for durable solutions.

    Contact:

    https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/

    The Jenifer Altman Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Jenifer Altman Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the vision of a socially just and ecologically sustainable future through program interests in environmental health and mind-body health. The majority of grants range in amount from $1,000 to $10,000. One of the foundation's areas of interest is environmental health. Specifically, the Foundations work to address the impact of chemicals on human and ecological health.

    Before writing a full proposal, send the foundation a concept letter which briefly describes your organization, outlines your project and states the amount you seek. If you already have a prepared proposal that you are sending to other foundations, you may send it to the foundation along with the concept letter. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed as they are received. The foundation will respond in most cases within one to three months.

    Contact:

    http://www.jaf.org/

    The Joyce Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Joyce Foundation focuses its grantmaking on initiatives that promise to have an impact on the Great Lakes region, specifically the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A small number of environment grants are made to organizations in Canada. Grant program areas include Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence, Money and Politics, and Culture.

    The Foundation supports the development, testing, and implementation of policy-based, prevention-oriented, scientifically sound solutions to the environmental challenges facing the region, especially those that center around water. For the environment program priorities, see http://www.joycefdn.org/programs/environment/environmentmain-fs.html.

    Grant proposals are considered at meetings of the Foundation’s Board of Directors in April, July, and December. For deadlines, program guidelines and information on how to apply, see the web site below.

    Contact:
    The Joyce Foundation
    70 West Madison Street
    Suite 2750
    Chicago, Illinois 60602
    (312) 782-2464
    (312) 782-4160
    info@joycefdn.org
    http://www.joycefdn.org/seekingagrant/seekingmain-fs.html

    The Kresge Foundation: Green Building Planning Grants

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    As part of its Green Building Initiative, the Kresge Foundation is encouraging nonprofit leaders to examine their planning and design processes so that they can assess the environmental impact of their facilities. The Foundation is offering planning and bonus grants available on a limited basis. Not-for-profit organizations that have 501(c)3 status are eligible to apply. Hospitals, other government and religious organizations may also be eligible. Elementary and secondary schools are eligible if their mission and programs predominately serve individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities. See the Planning Grant Program Guidelines for complete eligibility information, eligible costs and application requirements: http://www.kresge.org/cms/uploads/PlanningGrantGuidelines.pdf.

    The Foundation, which also has a separate capital grant program for nonprofits, is also offering bonus grants for grant recipients in that capital program whose green building projects are certified by the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program. Grants will be awarded until program funds are expended. For further information, visit the Kresge Foundation web site.

    Contact:
    The Kresge Foundation
    248-643-9630

    http://kresge.org/opportunities

    The Merck Family Fund

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The first goal of the Merck Family Fund is to restore and protect the natural environment and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come. The second goal is to strengthen the social fabric and the physical landscape of the urban community. Environmental grants are limited to the eastern United States and urban community grants are focused in New York, Boston and Providence, RI. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. See the Fund's web site for more information.

    "Sustainable Economics" is one of the grant categories. This category is for projects that promote sustainable consumption of natural resources at the individual, institutional, and community level; create policies at the state and federal level that promote green tax programs and challenge taxpayer subsidies that harm the environment; and encourage responsible business practices such as the redesign and recapture of materials, industry-wide collaborations to effect change, and public reporting of sustainability efforts.

    Contact:
    Merck Family Fund
    303 Adams Street
    Milton, MA 02186
    617-696-3580
    617-696-7262
    merck@merckff.org
    http://www.merckff.org/

    The Nathan Cummings Foundation

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Nathan Cummings Foundation seeks to build a socially and economically just society that values and protects nature, promotes humane health care, and fosters community enrichment through arts and culture. The Foundation provides support for programs on a national and multi-state level in the areas of arts and culture, environment, health, social and economic justice, and Jewish life and values. Nonprofit organizations may submit letters of inquiry throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website for specific details on the Foundation's programs and for application instructions. Staff will review your Letter of Inquiry and respond promptly. Organizations whose projects fit most closely with the Foundation guidelines will be asked to submit a full application. There are two Board of Trustees grants meetings per year--in June and December. Most grant decisions are made during these board meetings.

    Contact:

    http://www.nathancummings.org/

    The Oak Hill Fund

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Oak Hill Fund provides support to national, regional, and local organizations through several grantmaking programs. The Environmentally Sustainable Affordable Design program promotes the incorporation of the principles of sustainable development into the design of affordable construction, with a primary focus on residential housing. Requests are accepted from throughout the U.S. The Something Ventured Program strives to empower women and girls through education and leadership, health and vitality, and self-determination through support of organizations in the southeastern region of the U.S. Additionally, the Local Program focuses on a variety of issues in Charlottesville, VA. Applications are accepted year-round. Visit the Oak Hill Fund website for more information.

    Contact:

    http://www.oakhillfund.org/

    The Pew Charitable Trusts Environment Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The mission of the Environment Program is to reduce the generation of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, conserve living marine resources with a particular emphasis on fisheries, and protect critical forest habitat and wilderness on public lands in North America. The Trusts employ numerous approaches in pursuit of these goals, including highly targeted public education, issue campaigns aimed at creating conditions that encourage sound environmental policy decisions by government, litigation and applied scientific research. Much of the environmental work undertaken by the Trusts is designed by program staff working in collaboration with potential partners and selected experts in specific fields. Resulting investments are highly results-oriented and contain concrete benchmarks that foster clear accountability and enable specific measurement of progress over time.

    The Trusts make grants only to organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Letters of inquiry should be submitted to the adress below. For more information, see the URL listed below.

    Contact:
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
    One Commerce Square
    2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
    Philadelphia, PA, 19103-7077

    http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/topics/environment

    Tribal Grants Guidance to Promote Environmental Results

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    A new EPA publication will help Indian tribes design and implement successful water quality programs. The Guidance on Awards of Grants to Indian Tribes sets goals and requirements for grant recipients and provides a framework for evaluating program results. The guidelines will help redefine how tribes implement the Clean Water Act to protect, restore, and maintain the integrity of the nation’s waters.

    During the past 10 years, EPA has increased funding for the grants from $3 million to $25 million a year. Many tribes have implemented successful water quality programs under these grants. The guide will serve as a one-stop reference for major water quality activities. It will increase uniformity in program management nationally while providing tribes with the flexibility to adapt to local situations. It will also help improve the quality and access to data on the results of the grant investments.

    Reporting requirements and data management expectations for all tribal programs are key components of this guidance. Data collected as a result of these requirements will help EPA measure results and comply with the Government Performance and Results Act and other federal mandates.

    Contact:

    http://www.epa.gov/owm/cwfinance/106tgg07.htm

    USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:
    The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) was reauthorized in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) to provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible national goals. EQIP offers financial and technical help to assist eligible participants install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.

    Applications for the EQIP program (PDF, 33KB) are accepted on a continuous basis, however, NRCS establishes application "cut-off" dates for evaluation and ranking of eligible applications.

    Contact:

    http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/

    Wallace Global Fund

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    Scientists, policymakers, and citizens are increasingly voicing alarm about the environmental toll of human activity on the planet as unsustainable patterns of production and consumption degrade the renewable natural resources base, exacerbate economic inequalities, and threaten human health. At the same time, globalization is posing new challenges and opportunities for environmental activists and policymakers. The Wallace Global Fund’s environmental grantmaking seeks to deepen society’s knowledge about environmentally sustainable development and to build a popular and political base of support for the economic and political transformations required to achieve it.

    Contact:
    Wallace Global Fund

    http://www.wgf.org/grants02_env.html

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