Tag Archives: Funding

Here’s Sacramento’s New Plan to Tackle its City Parks Problem

North Natomas Regional Park remains incomplete (Source: City of Sacramento)
Sacramento’s big parks are suffering from a funding imbalance. The city requires developers of new homes and commercial buildings to pay fees to buy and build 5 acres worth of neighborhood or community parks for every 1,000 residents in an area. But the city doesn’t have a similar dedicated revenue source to build amenities at its bigger “regional” parks and other larger recreational facilities, such as community centers, pools or parkways, even though those facilities represent 45 percent of park... Read more

Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants Announced: 26 Community Projects Selected for Awards

Credit: Main Street Iowa
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded $965,500 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state. The grants will benefit local improvement projects such as façade upgrades and restoration, upper floor rehabilitation, building stabilization and repairs and remodeled spaces for expanding downtown businesses. Read more... Read more

Drought Contingency Planning Grants

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing Drought Contingency Planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this FOA may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan (collectively, Drought Contingency Plans). Applications due Feburary 14, 2017. Learn more and... Read more

Drought Resiliency Projects

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) 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 supply; improve exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Projects can increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more resilient. This helps to prepare for... Read more

National Conservation Innovation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands. Through CIG, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) partners with public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adopt promising technologies. Applications due January 9, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Student Volunteers Restore a Beach as part of the Deadman's Island Restoration Project. (Credit: NFWF)
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Priority will be given to projects in urban, suburban and/or rural areas that advance water quality goals in environmental justice communities such as neighborhoods with high concentrations of minority and low-income populations. Proposals due January 31,... Read more

Capital Ideas II: Raising Money for Transportation Through Innovative State Legislation

Transportation for America and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments invite you to the second Capital Ideas conference. This conference will offer a detailed, interactive curriculum of best practices, campaign tactics, innovative policies and peer-to-peer collaboration to help your initiative succeed — whether you are just beginning a funding campaign, fighting to advance smart policy changes, or defending a key legislative win. Learn more... Read more

Fastlane Grants

U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Build America Bureau is soliciting project applications for up to $850 million in Fastlane grants. The name is an acronym that stands for “Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies.” The program will use money set aside in the Highway Trust Fund under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to help pay for high-priority freight and highway projects across the Country. Applications due December 15. Learn more and... Read more

WaterSMART: Water Recycling and Reuse Research

American River (Credit: US Bureau of Reclamation)
Water reclamation and reuse research helps states, tribes, and local communities tackle water supply challenges. WaterSMART supports the implementation of water reclamation and reuse projects under development to supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply, while also promoting water and energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Applications due February 6, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Heart of the Community Grant Program

Southwest Airlines and PPS worked with the City of San Antonio’s Center City Development & Operations Department to activate historic Travis Park, located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. (Credit: The Rivard Report)
Heart of the Community is a signature outreach program of Southwest Airlines with a mission to build connections that bring people together and strengthen communities for a more resilient future. Launched in 2014 with lead partner, Project for Public Spaces, Heart of the Community grants provide financial and technical assistance to local community partners who seek to bring new life to their public spaces. Applications due December 5. Learn more and apply... Read more
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