Grants Update
Week of August 9, 2019
This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The Ferguson Group. If you have any questions or would like more information about any of these grants, please contact your TFG client manager.
New Grant Opportunities
Environmental Protection Agency
FY 20 20 Local Foods, Local Places
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This grant supports locally led, community-driven efforts to protect air and water quality, preserve open space and farmland, boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy food, and promote childhood wellness. Rather than providing monetary funds, this program provides recipients with a two-day community workshop where a team of experts will work with community members to develop an implementable action plan that promotes local food and neighborhood revitalization. Click here for more information.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, Indian tribes, non-profit organizations, and U.S. territories
WHEN'S IT DUE? September 30, 2019
Department of Housing and Urban Development
FY 20 19 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program
WHAT DOES IT FUND? The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant supports communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their "Transformation Plan" to redevelop an area or neighborhood. Click here for more information.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public housing agencies, local governments, Tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and for-profit developers
WHEN'S IT DUE? November 4, 2019
Department of Interior
FY 20 20/2021 WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for projects that result in quantifiable water savings and support broader water reliability benefits. Projects must demonstrate the ability to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States. Click here for more information.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, Tribal governments, irrigation districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the Western United States
WHEN'S IT DUE? October 3, 2019 (FY20); September 30, 2020 (FY21)
Department of Interior
FY 20 20/2021 WaterSMART Grants: Drought Response Program Drought Resiliency Grants
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This WaterSMART program supports projects that build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions. Resiliency projects are intended to increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Click here for more information.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States,Tribal governments, irrigation districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the Western United States
WHEN'S IT DUE? October 16, 2019 (FY20); October 14, 2020 (FY21)
National Endowment for the Arts
FY 20 20 Research Grants in the Arts
WHAT DOES IT FUND? Funding will support research that investigates the value and/or impacts of the arts, either as individual components of the United States art ecology or as they interact with each other and/or other domains of American life. This program intends to heighten the relevance and significance of art-related research in policy and practice. Click here for more information.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, non-profit organizations, Tribal governments and communities, and colleges and universities
WHEN'S IT DUE? October 3, 2019
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