Tribal Heritage Grants

The Seminole Tribe of Florida's red barn preservation before and after (Source: Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office)
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Applications due March 24. Learn more and apply... Read more

Coastal Resilience Grants

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NOAA’s Coastal Resilience Grants Program will support two categories of activities: strengthening coastal communities and habitat restoration. Strengthening Coastal Communities activities will improve capacity of multiple coastal jurisdictions to prepare and plan for, absorb impacts of, recover from, and/or adapt to extreme weather events and climate-related hazards. Habitat Restoration activities will restore habitat to strengthen the resilience of coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of coastal communities to extreme weather events and climate-related hazards. Applications due March 15. Learn more... Read more

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ) Small Grants Program

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The Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ) announced the availability of small grants to help grassroots, community groups improve their organizing capacity. Small grants are available for a number of activities, such as board development, membership outreach, and fundraising efforts. Applications due February 1. Learn more and apply... Read more

Local Food Promotion Program

Fresh vegetables at a farmers market (Paul Collins / Flickr)
USDA’s Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) offers grant funds with a 25% match to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets. There are two types of project applications are accepted under LFPP—planning grants and implementation grants. Applications due March 27. Learn more and apply... Read more

Farmers Market Promotion Program

Farmers market in St. Charles, IL (City of St Charles, IL / Flickr)
The purpose of USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Applications due March 27. Learn... Read more

ULI Global Awards for Excellence

SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a 2014 winner (Source: ULI)
The ULI Global Awards for Excellence is a project-based award competition open to real estate developments and programs from around the world. The awards program is the centerpiece of ULI´s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. The awards recognize the full development of a project — planning, construction, economic viability, management, and community impact — as well as design. Applications due February 27. Learn more and apply... Read more

NACo 2017 Achievement Awards/Counties Matter Challenge

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognizes innovative programs in county government through the Achievement Awards Program – an excellent opportunity for counties to promote successes and share best practices. Awards are given in 18 categories and one outstanding program from each category will be selected as the “Best of Category.” By applying for the 2017 Achievement Awards, entries will also be in the running for NACo President Bryan Desloge’s 2016-2017 presidential initiative, The Counties Matter Challenge: Brilliant Ideas at... Read more

Center for Sharing Public Health Services Small Grants

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The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is offering up to five small grants to organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve some aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) in public health. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from January 2 until March 31, or until all five small grants are awarded, whichever comes first. Learn more and apply... Read more

NEA Challenge America Grant Program

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The National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America grant offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Applications due April 13, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Art Works: Creativity Connects

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This National Endowment for the Arts initiative shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas. A key component of Creativity Connects is a grant opportunity in the Art Works category that supports collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically: Agriculture, Business... Read more
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