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Funding is available to state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This funding can be used to support climate and energy initiatives including energy efficiency, regional planning, and community education. For full eligibility and application details, please visit the links provided below. To learn more about helping homeowners purchase cleaner-burning appliances, visit our State and Local Funding page.

Rural Development Housing & Community Facilities Programs, Home Improvement Loans and Grant Program - One-time grants up to $7500 are available to very low-income, rural elderly homeowners. Low-income elderly (62+), rural (less than 10,000 population) homeowners can use grants to remove health and safety hazards from their homes. Subsidized loans are available to lower income elderly homeowners. For more information, visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/.

Rural Development Housing & Community Facilities Programs, Housing Preservation Grant - Grants to repair or rehabilitate individual housing, rental properties, or co-ops owned and/or occupied by very low- and low-income rural persons. For more information, visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/mfh/brief_mfh_hpg.htm.

EPA Environmental Education Regional Grants- $2.16 million
Application Due: November 21, 2012
Eligible Applications: Local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity

EPA is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, as described in this notice, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings. Under this solicitation EPA expects to award one (1) grant per Region for an expected 10 grants nationwide; the award amount is approximately (but no more than) $216,000, subject to the availability of funds, the quality and quantity of applications received, and other applicable considerations. If you have questions regarding an open EE grants solicitation, please send them to EEGrants@epa.gov or visit the website at http://www.epa.gov/education/grants/index.html

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