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Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders: Parks, Community Health, and the Arts

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Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This EPA webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to leverage your brownfield dollars. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts. Register... Read more

2018 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program

(Source: U.S. Forest Service)
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council seeks innovative grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). The 2018 Request for Proposals is to address the following priority issue in the National Ten Year Action Plan Research Needs: Planting, Inventory, and Analysis for Forest and Environmental Health. Organizations, local governments, tribal agencies, and partnerships are encouraged to submit proposals that will demonstrate the reach, resources,... Read more

Climate & Cultural Resilience Grants

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Five grants of $100,000 each are available to local organizations around the country working to build more resilient communities. Enterprise Community Partners requests proposals that use creative placemaking strategies to strengthen the connection between cultural and climate resilience. Grantees will identify a local climate resilience challenge and propose projects in which residents, artists and other creative and cultural practitioners collaborate to address the challenge and other concerns such as equity, racial equity, economic disparities, health disparities and community engagement and... Read more

Route 66 Grant Program

Standard Oil Station on Route 66 in Odell, Illinois (Source: National Park Service)
This National Park Service program provides financial assistance in the form of competitive, cost-share grants for building, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor covering Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Cost-share grants are also available for planning, researching, and education initiatives related to the preservation of Route 66. Applications due April 3. Learn more and apply... Read more

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

(Source: Eastern Research Group)
The Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states, as well as U.S. territories to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. Applications due June 30. Learn more and apply... Read more

J.M.K. Innovation Prize

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The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is an initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation. In 2017 up to ten prizes will be awarded to those tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. Specifically, the prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. The prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries. Applications due April 28. Learn more and apply... Read more

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

(Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) co-invests with partners in innovative, workable and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching and forest operations; local economies; and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area. Applications due April 21. Learn more and apply... Read more

Community Connect Grant Program

Point Hope, Alaska, a 2015 grantee (Source: National Geographic)
The Community Connect Grant Program funds broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service. Grant funds may be used to (1) deploy service to critical community facilities, rural residents, and rural businesses; (2) construct, acquire, or expand a community center; and (3) equip a community center that provides free access to service to community residents. Applications due March 13. Learn more and apply... Read more

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

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
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