Funding Opportunities

We are keeping our eyes open for health and climate solutions funding opportunities with the intention of passing them on to interested communities, here and in our newsletter. Please let us know if you have any to share.

  • Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund – November 12, 2019 –  Support projects that increase the resilience of coastal communities impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Yutu, and wildfires in 2018. The Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund will support projects that strengthen natural systems at a scale that will increase protection for communities and critical assets against the future impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards.


  • NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants – November 25, 2019 – The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. This funding opportunity has two types of projects through separate competitive priorities.


  • Collaborative Forest Restoration Program –  November 22, 2019. Created in 2009 by Congress, CFLRP has proven to be an effective tool for improving forest conditions, growing rural economies, and leveraging partner investments to improve the quality and scale of restorative work. The CFLRP invested in collaborative approaches to forest restoration in landscapes across the country.


  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 2019/2020 – California Climate Investments Urban and Community Forestry Program GrantNovember 27, 2019 – The CAL FIRE Urban & Community Forestry Program works to optimize the benefits of trees and related vegetation through multiple objective projects as specified in the California Urban Forestry Act of 1978 (Public Resources Code 4799.06-4799.12). The California Natural Resources Agency has an Urban Greening Grant Program that may also be of interest to applicants. Urban Greening projects result in the conversion of an existing built environment into green space that uses natural and green infrastructure approaches to create sustainable and vibrant communities. While there is some overlap between the two grant programs, most projects will better fit into one or the other program.


  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program – December 3, 2019 –  Promotes coordination of Natural Resources and Conservation Service conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns.


  • Citizen Science Competitive Funding Program – December 3, 2019. The Citizen Science Competitive Funding Program (CitSci Fund) is an opportunity for Forest Service units and partners to apply for up to $30,000 for collaborative citizen science projects. In 2017, the USDA Forest Service launched the CitiSci fund to support innovative projects that address science and resource management information needs while connecting people to the land and one another.


  • 2019-2020 California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program –  December 04, 2019 – California’s 2019-2020 budget allocated up to $49.7 million to CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Program to improve the resiliency of forested and forest adjacent communities and upper watershed forests while achieving climate goals. CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Grants Program (FP) provides funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to forested and forest adjacent communities. Funded activities include: hazardous fuel reduction, fire planning, and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Eligible grantees may be State Agencies, Native American Tribes, local government within or adjacent to State Responsibility Area including, fire districts, community services districts, water districts, and special districts, or certified local conservation corps, Fire Safe Councils, or other nonprofit organizations organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code. The three Qualifying projects and activities include those related to hazardous fuel reduction and removal of dead, dying, or diseased trees, fire prevention planning, and fire prevention education.


  • DHS FEMA FY19 Pre-Disaster Mitigation – January 31, 2020. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. FEMA will provide a tribal set-aside of $20 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian Tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning and projects. The remaining PDM funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives.


  • The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program  – February 6, 2020 – Local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests through fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat; benefits from forest-based educational programs; benefits from serving as models of effective forest stewardship; and recreational benefits secured with public access.