EPA Grant Competition Forecast for Calendar Year 2015
EPA is committed to making it easier for communities to access our grant resources. Here is the calendar of expected 2014 competitive grant opportunities that may be of particular interest to communities. We will update this information periodically as needed. These opportunities, as well as other EPA grant opportunities, will be posted on http://www.grants.gov. In addition, we offer a Grants 101 Tutorial to assist communities in understanding the grants process.
Grant programs with open solicitations or that expect to have open solicitations in 2015 are noted in the table below. To learn more about each program, (e.g., details on focus areas, eligible applicants, and funding amounts), visit the specific program link.
Note: Please consult http://www.grants.gov for the most recent information and deadlines associated with the solicitations listed below, as well as a listing of other EPA competitive grant funding opportunities. Beginning February 17, 2015, applicants will be required to submit grant application materials electronically through Grants.gov.
|Dec 2014||Food Waste Prevention or Reduction in Schools (Region 5) - prevent or reduce sources of food waste in public schools (Closed January 16, 2015)|
|Jan 2015||Tribal Environmental Education, Outreach and Support - workshop training, internships, technical and outreach support (Closed April 3, 2015)|
|Mar 2015*||Five Star Restoration Training Grant - training through community-based wetlands, riparian and coastal habitat restoration projects.|
Healthy Communities Grant Program - work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life (Closes April 30, 2015)
|April 2015||Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program - reduce or eliminate pollution at the source (Closes May 28, 2015)|
|April 2015*||Regional Healthy Indoor Air Projects for Community Outreach and Education - reduce public exposure to indoor pollutants|
|June 2015*||Indoor Air Quality at Ports - reduce exposure to diesel exhaust in and around ports|
|Sept 2015*||Urban Waters Small Grants - improve water quality through activities that support community revitalization|
|Sept 2015*||EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program - collaborative partnerships that address local environmental and public health issues|
Brownfields Assessment, RLF and Cleanup Grants - assess and cleanup Brownfields
Environmental Education - conduct educational projects that increase knowledge of environmental issues
|Dec 2015*||Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program - Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training|
|Legend||*Indicates Expected Issuance Date|
REGION 5 - Food Waste Prevention or Reduction in Schools
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.808
Description: Projects should involve identifying the most significant sources of food wastes in public schools and key barriers to preventing or reducing the food waste, recommending strategies or innovative approaches for addressing the barriers and evaluating or demonstrating at least one of the recommended strategies or approaches in at least one public school.
Tribal Training and Outreach Support for the American Indian Air Quality Training Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.037
Description: To provide tribal training, technical and outreach support for the American Indian Air Quality Training Program. The American Indian Air Quality Training Program (AIAQTP) provides workshop training, internships and technical support to tribal governments seeking to investigate, develop and establish air quality management programs for lands under their jurisdiction and provides opportunity for American Indian students to pursue environmental careers in the field of air quality management.
Contact: Pat Childers, 202-564-1082; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/air/tribal/index.html
Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.717
Description: SRA awards support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work. Applicants must demonstrate new or innovative techniques for education or training to promote pollution prevention and source reduction efforts.
Support for the Five Star Restoration Training Grant
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.462
Description: The applicant under this Request for Proposal (RFP) will solicit, award and administer challenge subgrants of between $20,000 and $50,000 to schools, local governments, youth corps, conservation organizations and others through the Five Star Restoration Training Grant Program. These subgrants will provide financial assistance to support community-based wetlands and riparian restoration projects that educate and train local citizens, build diverse partnerships, foster local natural resource stewardship and provide other socio-economic benefits. The Five Star Restoration Training Grant Program is an innovative, competitive program to promote environmental education and training through community-based wetlands, riparian corridor and coastal habitat restoration projects. This program will greatly benefit communities nationwide.
Contact: Myra Price, 202-566-1225; (email@example.com)
Read more about this program: http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/wetlands/restore/index.cfm
Healthy Communities Grant Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.110
Description: The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks to protect and improve human health and the quality of life.
Indoor Air Quality Public Service Advertising Campaign
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.043
Description: The goal of EPA’s Indoor Environments Program is to reduce the environmental health risks posed by contaminants in indoor environments. This is achieved first through the use of sound science to gain a better understanding of environmental health risks as well as effective prevention and control methods. This knowledge is then used to promote appropriate environmental risk reduction activities through voluntary actions by the general public and key stakeholders to improve indoor air quality.
Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports/Community Outreach Grant
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.039 or 66.034
Description: EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and state and local officials to reduce diesel emissions. Activities of the NCDC further EPA’s commitment to reduce health and environmental harm from diesel emissions in all communities throughout the country.
Contact: Tyler Cooley, 202-343-9562; firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/sector-programs/ports-overview.htm
Urban Waters Small Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.440
Description: The Urban Waters Program seeks to help communities, especially underserved communities, connect to their waterways and engage in restoration to improve water quality and, at the same time, revitalize their neighborhoods. The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants (UWSG) program is to fund research, investigations, experiments, training, surveys, studies, and demonstrations that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through community-driven activities that also support local priorities. This program recognizes that healthy and accessible urban waters can help grow local businesses and enhance educational, recreational, social, and employment opportunities in nearby communities.
EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.306
Description: The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The EJCPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.
Contact: Sheila Lewis, 202-564-0152; (email@example.com)
Read more about this program: http://epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-cps-grants.html
Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.814
Description: Grant funds awarded to eligible entities to provide research, training and technical assistance to communities facing brownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges. Expected focus areas of this announcement include: 1) technical assistance to environmental workforce development and job training grantees, 2) technical assistance on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development for brownfields-impacted communities, 3) research on the benefits of brownfields redevelopment, and 4) technical assistance on brownfields financing and economic development strategies to brownfields-impacted communities.
Environmental Education Model and Sub-Grant Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.951
Description: This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings.
Contact: Karen Scott, 202-564-0453; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Read more about this program: http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants
Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.815
Description: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants, competed on annual basis, allow nonprofit organizations and eligible governmental entities the ability to recruit, train, and place unemployed and under-employed, including low-income and minority, residents of solid and hazardous waste-affected communities. Individuals recruited by grantees into these training programs have the opportunity to gain skills and certifications needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field. Applicants develop their own training curricula that could include training in brownfields assessment and cleanup, Superfund cleanup, leaking underground storage tank removal, wastewater treatment, emergency response, oil spill cleanup, chemical safety, renewable energy installation, integrated pest management, and other environmental skills.