Federal Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities


EPA offers a Pilot Opportunity for Near-Port Communities and Ports/Port Authorities ? Starting Fall 2016

EPA’s Near-port Community Capacity Building Project supports the goals to improve environmental health outcomes for communities affected by ports and associated goods movement facilities and to improve environmental performance at ports by equipping industry and community stakeholders with information, skills and guidance to effectively develop and implement collaborative actions that reduce environmental pollution. EPA will provide direct technical assistance to community stakeholders and port facility stakeholders to test and refine draft tools and the associated processes.

Details here.

Submissions of interest must be submitted by August 31, 2016.

Submit information to be considered for selection as a pilot location at Interest in Pilot Opportunities.


FWS Tribal Wildlife Grants

Since its inception in 2003, the competitive Tribal Wildlife Grants Program has awarded more than $72 million to Native American Tribes, providing support for more than 420 conservation projects. In fiscal year 2017, an estimated 110-130 proposals are expected to be received and about 20-30 awards are expected to be issued. This program provides funding for projects that initiate, develop or implement activities or programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance and species that are not hunted or fished. Eligibility is limited federally recognized Tribal governments listed in the Bureau of Indian Affairs? annual Tribal Leaders Directory. Tribal organizations and other entities may participate as sub-grantees or contractors to federally recognized Tribes.

Details here.

Applications due September 02, 2016

Funding Opportunity Number: F16AS00199

Funding Amount: up to a maximum of $200,000 for a single project


Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program

“The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit organizations throughout the United States and is our most competitive grant program. We make one-year grants for up to $25,000, to organizations with budgets under $500,000. Only organizations with 501(c)3 status, or who have a fiscal agent with this status are eligible to apply. While our broad goals are to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems, we focus on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change rather than on the specific issues the organization is addressing.”

Full details here.

Pre-App Deadline: Opens Aug. 1st ? Deadline Oct. 14th, 4pm ET 2016.



“Solving society?s biggest problems isn?t easy, but it can be done. 100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. 100&Change will select a bold proposal that promises real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time. And it will award a $100 million grant to help make that solution a reality. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome.”

Full details here.

Registration closes on September 2, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Central.

Applications will be accepted through 11:00 a.m. Central on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Department of Energy’s SolSmart Program Technical Assistance

SolSmart is a national recognition and a no-cost technical assistance program for local governments designed to drive greater solar deployment and help make it possible for even more American homes and businesses to access affordable and renewable solar energy to meet their electricity needs. Though the SolSmart team seeks to designate 300 communities before September 2018, there is no specific timeline for communities working toward achieving designation. It will depend on each community?s starting point, staff availability, goals, etc. SolSmart experts will design personalized action plans for communities that outline a path to designation and a rough timeline. SolSmart is federally funded for a three-year period, but it is expected that the designation will persist beyond this timeframe.

Details here.