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Funding Opportunities

Florida Department of Environmental Protection  -  FY 2017 319(h) Grant Funding Information
Posted 12/17/16
The Nonpoint Source Management Section administers grant money it receives from EPA through Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act. These grant funds can be used to implement projects or programs that will help to reduce nonpoint sources of pollution. Projects or programs must be conducted within the state's NPS priority watersheds, which are the state's SWIM watersheds and National Estuary Program waters. All projects should include at least a 40% nonfederal match. 
Website: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/nonpoint/319h.htm


Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant Opportunity
Posted 1/19/16
Application Deadline is March 1, 2016 (5:00 pm EST)
for electronic or hard copy versions to be submitted to the FDEP Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program.

Three times a year (March, July and November), funding is awarded for the implementation of best management practices designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from urban stormwater discharges. This funding is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as the TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant, which is set out by rule in Chapter 62-305, F.A.C., and authorized by Section 403.890(2), F.S. 

Applications and their corresponding supplemental Information Pages can be submitted electronically via e-mail to Katherine Britt.

To view information on the grant eligibility requirements, criteria and overall grant information, for to the following website: TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant Website.

Download the Application Documents, Evaluation Form and Supplemental Form from the FTP Site Here.

For more information e-mail Katie Britt or call 850-245-2938.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)
Posted 11/11/15

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assists a community's brownfields and other livability efforts through its Civil Works and Support for Others authorities. 

Under the Continuing Authorities Program, Congress has delegated to the Corps the general authority to study and, if proven feasible, approve and construct certain water resources development projects. The Continuing Authorities Program involves small water resource development projects and allows the Corps to respond quickly to community needs. 

A future TAC presentation is planned to discuss this program. In the meantime, a program brochure and summary of continuing authorities are provided here for your reference.


EPA Funding Opportunity: Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Grants
Posted 10/27/15
The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The CPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks, using EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model (PDF)
Website:  http://www3.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/resources/publications/grants/cps-manual-12-27-06.pdf.
Deadline: February 12, 2016
U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Urban Waters Small Grants Program
Posted 9/30/15
The U.S EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants program is currently requesting proposals. Under this announcement, the U.S. EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved communities.  Visit the Urban Waters Small Grants website to learn more about the program and how to submit a proposal at: w
ww2.epa.gov/urbanwaters/urban-waters-small-grants

Information about the upcoming webinar about these grant programs can be found here: https://trainex.org/offeringslist.cfm?courseid=1649&all=yes


Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant Opportunity
Posted 9/23/15
Application Deadline is November 2, 2015 (5:00 pm EST) for electronic or hard copy versions to be submitted to the FDEP Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program
Three times a year (March, July and November), funding is awarded for the implementation of best management practices designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from urban stormwater discharges. This funding is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as the TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant, which is set out by rule in Chapter 62-305, F.A.C., and authorized by Section 403.890(2), F.S.
 

Applications and their corresponding supplemental Information Pages can be submitted electronically via e-mail to Katherine Britt.

To view information on the grant eligibility requirements, criteria and overall grant information, for to the following website: TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant Website.

Click on the following links for the forms:
TMDL GRANT EVALUATION FORM.docx
TMDL Grant Information.docx
TMDL NPS Grant Application.doc
TMDL NPS Grant Supplemental Info – Nov 2015.doc

For more information e-mail Katie Britt or call 850-245-2938.


Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Funding Announcement
Posted 3/20/14
Purpose: Funding has been requested (contingent upon legislative approval) to assist local governments to meet the requirements of the Comprehensive Planning Act, to address critical local planning issues, and to promote innovative planning solutions.
The Department’s Bureau of Community Planning is soliciting grant requests for this anticipated funding, beginning now through June 6, 2014, with awards beginning July 1, 2014.

This will be an annual funding cycle. The grants will be awarded on a reimbursement basis (deliverables will be approved before money is drawn). Typical awards will be $25,000 or less, however, grants of greater value may be awarded for special projects of merit. At this time, we are not able to accept requests for multi-year projects. Projects will need to be completed by May 31, 2015 for this funding cycle.
Website: http://www.floridajobs.org/community-planning-and-development/programs/technical-assistance/anticipated-funding-announcement


Florida Department of Environmental Protection Water Funding Assistance Handout 2014
Posted 3/13/14
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection provides financial assistance to local governments and certain other entities to upgrade, expand or build wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water facilities or implement various other water quality improvement projects.

This is a good summary of water resource funding sources and website and contact information. Please contact the funding sources directly for further information. 
Click here to view the handout: DEP Water Resource Funding in Florida, February 2014


The Five-Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program Funding
Posted 11/19/13
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop nation-wide-community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife. Projects seek to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development.
Website: http://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/2014rfp.aspx

Government Grants Search
Posted 9/9/13
Government grants can be searched at the following website: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

SJRWMD Cooperative Funding Available
Updated 11/19/13
The St. Johns River Water Management District will be accepting application on February 3, 2014 for cost-share funding for water conservation and construction projects that will contribute to reduced nutrient loading, water resource development and alternative water supply development.
Website: http://floridaswater.com/funding/

NOAA Coastal Habitation Restoration Grant Cycle Funding Opportunity
NOAA's Restoration Center recognized that healthy habitat is critical to recover and sustain fish populations. To that end, they solicit applications for restoration prujects tht use a habitat-based approach to foster species recovery and invrease fish populations.
Website: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/coastalrestoration.html 
American Rivers & NOAA Community-Based Program River Grants
The American Rivers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Community-based Restoration Program have provided financial and technical assistance for river restoration projects benefiting diadromous fish species in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Northwest and California. The American Rivers partnership with the NOAA Restoration Center has provided more than $5.3 million to support over 140 community-driven river restoration projects that have benefited diadromous fish populations and habitats throughout the country.
Website: www.americanrivers.org/NOAAGrants

NOAA Funding Opportunities
Several times each year proposals are requested for individual projects, either directly by NOAA;s Restoration Center or through its partners.
Website: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/southeast.html

EPA Grants Award Process Webinars
Posted 4/29/13
EPA's Office of Grants and Debarment periodically hosts webinars for the EPA grants community. The webinars cover grants management topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; new FFATA reporting requirements; and preparing a proper budget detail. If you are interested in applying for EPA grants or are currently managing an EPA grant,please consider attending one of the upcoming webinars listed below.
Website: http://www.epa.gov/ogd/training/grantaward.htm

EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants
The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. The program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships to help them understand and address environmental and public health issues in their communities. Successful collaborative partnerships involve not only well-designed strategic plans to build, maintain and sustain the partnerships, but also working towards addressing the local environmental and public health issues.
Website: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-smgrants.html
EPA Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
The Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection Web site is a searchable database of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.
Website: http://cfpub.epa.gov/fedfund/
EPA 319 Grant Information
Review previous 319 grants using the EPA’s Nonpoint Source Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS).
Website:http://iaspub.epa.gov/grts/projects.

Another search tool is the interactive map, which enables browsing for project information by watershed. 

Website: http://iaspub.epa.gov/grts/map
For more information on GRTS, please visit: www.epa.gov/nps/grts


Region 4 Wetlands Program Development Grants
Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution.
Website:http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/wetlands/grantguidelines/index.cfm

Website:http://www.epa.gov/region4/water/wetlands/wetlands_grants.html


National Geographic Conservation Trust Offers Funding to Preserve Earth's Resources
The objective of the National Geographic Conservation Trust is to support conservation activities around the world as they fit within the mission of the National Geographic Society.  The trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth’s biological, cultural, and historical resources.
Website:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/conservation-trust-application.html

 



 


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