Funding Opportunities

Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change

 Deadline: May 28, 2020

Through this $3 million funding opportunity, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to bring the most impactful ideas from across the globe to U.S. cities to address the intertwined issues of health, equity, and climate change. They are seeking proposals that foster learning and stimulate action in U.S. cities around smart, effective approaches from abroad that mitigate the unequal health risks posed by climate change. Specifically, they’re seeking proposals that explore changes in city planning, policies, and programs that address: buildings and energy; land use and urban planning; transportation; waste; food systems and food security; and air quality.

EPA Grant Funding to Support Healthy School Environments.

Deadline: June 1, 2020.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking grant applications through the Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative from states, federally recognized tribes, universities, local governments, non-profits, and other groups to support children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings. These grants advance children’s environmental health by providing education, training, tools and capacity building. EPA anticipates awarding two grants of approximately $145,000 each for up to a two-year funding period. Grant applications should reflect multi-media and holistic approaches for reducing environmental exposures in schools and childcare settings through capacity building, trainings, and technical assistance. Proposals should also demonstrate a broad reach and collaborative problem-solving with appropriate partners.

National Forest Foundation. 2020 Matching Awards Program.

Deadline: June 9, 2020. The National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce that it is currently soliciting proposals for its Matching Awards Program (MAP). MAP is a national, competitive grant program that provides federal funds for on-the-ground projects benefiting America’s National Forests and Grasslands. The program supports action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands.

Department of Energy: Energy Infrastructure Deployment of Tribal Lands 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Deadline: July, 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.  On March 27, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FAO) for energy infrastructure of tribal lands. DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from tribal nations, including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations.

FY 2020/21 WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Grants.

Deadline: October 2020.

Under this element of the WaterSMART program, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide funding for projects that build resiliency to drought by increasing water supplies, improving water management, and providing benefits for fish and wildlife and the environment. Reclamation will provide decision support tools and modeling, infrastructure assistance, and promote environmental protection. Eligible applicants for funding include states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the western United States or U.S. territories. New this year, projects in Alaska and Hawaii are also eligible.

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (NSF)

Deadline: October 20, 2020.

The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth’s past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth’s climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes.

Research to Grass Roots Grants 

Deadline: November 18, 2020.

These grants are built on the SARE concept that results of applied research are used to train agricultural professionals and producers in the latest principles of sustainable agriculture.  Successful R2GR projects will take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. The maximum for each project’s funding is $75,000.