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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

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

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

White House Announces Green Initiatives for Baltimore

A park on Gay Street highlights the city's Green Network Plan. (Credit: Department of Planning)
Baltimore will receive federal funds to create and restore green space, monitor water quality, and start educational programs. Initiatives include the creation of the country’s first Village Blue Project, providing real-time information about the water quality in the Jones Falls River as monitored by the EPA and U.S. Geological Survey, and a new pilot program called the Green Resources and Outreach for Watersheds (GROW) that will provide free or low-cost resources for communities to turn vacant lots into parks and... Read more

Sustainable Infrastructure After the Automobile Age

(Credit: Daniel Hertzberg / The Boston Globe)
Our generation needs to reinvest in infrastructure for a basic reason. The nation’s core infrastructure — its highways, power grid, water treatment, and waste systems — is now at least a half-century old, and much of it is falling into disrepair. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that we need around $3 trillion in infrastructure investments during the coming decade in order to upgrade the old and failing capital stock. The group estimates that we have funding for around... Read more

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion to Expand Trolley Service in San Diego

San Diego Blue Line trolley (Credit: Jasperdo / Flickr)
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $1.04 billion Federal grant agreement with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to extend existing Blue Line Trolley service from downtown San Diego to the growing University City area. The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city. Read more... Read more
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