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.


  • Caltrans Sustainable Transportation GrantsOctober 11, 2019 –  $29.5 million for Sustainable Communities Grants and $4.5 million for Strategic Partnerships Grants. Projects support safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

  • WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects – October 16, 2019 – Invites states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought.

  • American Climate Leadership Awards  October 31, 2019 – Over $150,000 will be awarded to 10 winning leaders and organizations. Winners will have implemented a climate program that has made a significant difference in their sector in mobilizing public support and political will among their constituents, getting them to take climate action with urgency.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.