Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program

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The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community, helping communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. Applying organizations are encouraged to have a direct connection to the vulnerable affected, community impacted by environmental harms and risks. Applications due January 31, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Call for New Urban Research

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The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) announced a Call for New Urban Research, offering select academics, researchers, and professionals an opportunity to present their research at the 25th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Seattle, WA, May 3-6, 2017. CNU is currently accepting academic papers that evaluate and quantify the practices of New Urbanism. The highest priority will be given to research that investigates the impacts and effectiveness of the last quarter-century of New Urbanist accomplishments and further... Read more

GRO1000 Gardens & Green Spaces Grant Awards Program

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To help drive garden and green space development in cities across the U.S., The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) established a partnership with ScottsMiracle-Gro’s GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program. Through this partnership, the USCM and its membership will collaborate with Scotts Miracle-Gro to bring gardens and green spaces to communities across the United States. Four winning cities will each receive $40,000 in cash and product to develop and expand gardens and green spaces that will transform their communities.... Read more

Rural Impact County Challenge: A National Effort to Combat Rural Child Poverty

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Recognizing the critical role local officials play in supporting innovation and change, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the White House Rural Council have come together on a national initiative to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of rural children and families living in poverty. The Rural Impact County Challenge (RICC) seeks to recognize and support counties making real difference in the lives of children in rural communities. Learn more... Read more

EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants

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EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. Under these guidelines, EPA is seeking proposals for Assessment Grants only. If you are interested in requesting funding for Cleanup Grants, please refer to announcement EPA-OLEM-OBLR-16-09 (Cleanup Grant Guidelines). Applications due December 20. Learn more and apply... Read more

EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants

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EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. Under these guidelines, EPA is seeking proposals for Cleanup Grants only. If you are interested in requesting funding for Assessment Grants, please refer to announcement EPA-OLEM-OBLR-16-08 (Assessment Grant Guidelines). Applications due December 20. Learn more and apply... Read more

Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program

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The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) seeks applications for the 2017 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program. The Program goal is to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. Therefore, the primary focus for applicants should be protection and stewardship of the landscape that comprises the watershed, rather than restoration of degraded habitats or projects with a strictly water quality improvement outcome. Applications due February 1. Learn more and view RFP... Read more

Local Foods, Local Places

The Flippin School District Community Garden in Flippin, AR. (Credit: EPA)
Local Foods, Local Places helps communities create more livable neighborhoods by promoting local foods. This program aims to support projects that: create livable, walkable, economically vibrant main streets and mixed-use neighborhoods; boost economic opportunities for local farmers and main street businesses; and improve access to healthy, local food, especially among disadvantaged populations. Applications due November 6. Learn more and apply... Read more

Cool & Connected

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Communities interested in using broadband service to revitalize main streets and promote economic development are encouraged to apply for Cool & Connected, a planning program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities. Applications due November 6. Learn more and apply... Read more
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