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The Grants page contains information on various Federal, State and non-profit organization grant opportunities. The list is arranged by media type.
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Please select a category from the list above or scroll down through the lists of grant programs below.

General
This site provides access to descriptions of DOE's current grants/funding opportunities.
The Grants Competition Advocate's (GCA) office in OGD administers and oversees EPA's Policy for Competition in Assistance Agreements and provides advice and support to EPA program offices and grant management offices on matters related to the process of competing assistance agreements. The website includes information on open competitive grant opportunities at EPA.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
The STAR program funds research grants and graduate fellowships in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review. The program engages the nation's best scientists and engineers in targeted research that complements EPA's own outstanding intramural research program and those of our partners in other federal agencies.
Each year, the State of New Hampshire provides substantial grant and loan opportunities to municipalities and others, to support environmental infrastructure improvements and other environmental and public health projects.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection offers a wide variety of funding opportunities for local governments and other types of organizations to fund numerous environmentally based projects. The individual descriptions of the funding available provide a summary of the programs, eligible entities, application procedure and deadlines, and contact information as well as links to the applications (where available) and other pertinent information.
Competitive grants for environmental protection and improvement are available for municipalities, community organizations, not-for-profit organizations and others. For more information about specific eligibility requirements, enrollment periods, eligible activities, and FAQs see the website.
Air
EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) announces competitive funding announcements for projects and programs relating to air quality, transportation, climate change, indoor air and other related topics.
Cleanup
This website lists currently available grants/funding for efforts related to brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, and environmental job training.
Energy
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides project assistance through the AFFECT funding opportunity. AFFECT provides grants for the development of capital projects to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at federal agency facilities.
A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. Information easily accessed by clicking on the state of interest.
The Foundation was established in December 1999 as an independent foundation with a $225 million endowment provided by Commonwealth Edison. Their mission is to improve energy efficiency, advance the development and use of renewable energy resources, and protect natural areas and wildlife habitat in communities all across Illinois.
Natural Resources
This program provides grants for a variety of activities, including the following: creek cleanups, eradication of exotic or invasive plants; revegetation efforts; bioengineering bank stabilization projects; channel reconfiguration to improve stream geomorphology and aquatic habitat functions; acquisition of parcels critical for flood management; and coordination of community involvement in projects.
Sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Federation, seeks to develop nation-wide-community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife. Projects seek to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development.
This RFP, in conjunction with other funding opportunities under the Initiative, will be used to competitively provide funding to address the most significant Great Lakes ecosystem problems and efforts in five major focus areas: Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern; Invasive Species; Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution; Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration; and Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships. Proposals must be received by EPA by noon Central standard time on January 29, 2010. Entities eligible to apply for grants under this RFP include state agencies, any agency or instrumentality of local government, interstate agencies, federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations, non-profit organizations as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and other public or non-profit private agencies, institutions, and organizations.
The Foundation was established in December 1999 as an independent foundation with a $225 million endowment provided by Commonwealth Edison. Their mission is to improve energy efficiency, advance the development and use of renewable energy resources, and protect natural areas and wildlife habitat in communities all across Illinois.
Through its on-the-ground conservation programs, the National Forest Foundation supports action-oriented projects that directly enhance the health and well-being of America's National Forests and Grasslands and that engage the public in stewardship. Nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing natural resource issues on National Forests and Grasslands can apply for support to complete projects through three distinct grant programs. Additionally, the NFF provides funding opportunities that address specific strategic initiatives aligned with our mission and goals.
The Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.
This 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.
The Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs), initiated in FY90, provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution.
Pollution Prevention
The program funds two-year Pollution Prevention (P2) assistance agreements for projects expected to be performed in each EPA region that provide technical assistance and/or training to businesses/facilities to help them adopt source reduction approaches (also known as P2).
Solid Waste
The department offers grants to help start or expand source reduction, recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste programs in Indiana.
This program works to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and landfilled in Iowa. Through a competitive process, financial assistance is available for a variety of projects, including source reduction, recycling and education.
Sustainability
The Foundation's 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.
The 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.
The EA grant program was established to provide financial assistance for the development of environmentally sustainable practices in Minnesota through voluntary partnerships and goal-oriented, economically driven approaches to pollution prevention and resource conservation.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) sustainable development grantmaking endeavors to support 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.
The 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. Grant proposals are considered at meetings of the Foundation's Board of Directors in April, July, and December.
Water
This program provides grants for a variety of activities, including the following: creek cleanups, eradication of exotic or invasive plants; revegetation efforts; bioengineering bank stabilization projects; channel reconfiguration to improve stream geomorphology and aquatic habitat functions; acquisition of parcels critical for flood management; and coordination of community involvement in projects.
The Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended in 1996, established the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to make funds available to drinking water systems to finance infrastructure improvements. The program also emphasizes providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.
This EPA website collates a number of potential sources of funding for watershed protection and restoration.
The Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.
These grants are intended for acid mine drainage abatement, mine cleanup efforts, abandoned oil and gas well plugging and local watershed-based conservation projects. These projects can include: watershed assessments and development of watershed restoration or protection plans; implementation of watershed restoration or protection projects (stormwater management wetlands, riparian buffer fencing and planting, streambank restoration (especially FGM), agricultural BMPs); construction of mine drainage remediation systems; reclamation of previously mined lands; and demonstration/education projects and outreach activities.
Section 106 of the Clean Water Act authorizes EPA to provide federal assistance to states (including territories, the District of Columbia, and Indian Tribes) and interstate agencies to establish and implement ongoing water pollution control programs. Prevention and control measures supported by State Water Quality Management programs include permitting, pollution control activities, surveillance, monitoring, and enforcement; advice and assistance to local agencies; and the provision of training and public information.
Under authority of Section 104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act, EPA makes grants to state water pollution control agencies, interstate agencies, and other nonprofit institutions, organizations, and individuals to promote the coordination of environmentally beneficial activities. These activities include storm water control, sludge management, and pretreatment. Among the efforts that are eligible for funding under the Section 104(b)(3) program are research, investigations, experiments, training, environmental technology demonstrations, surveys, and studies related to the causes, effects, extent, and prevention of pollution.
The Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs), initiated in FY90, provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution.
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