National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grants — The grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work – placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. The deadline is August 9, 2018.
Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group (NRDA MS TIG) Public Project Ideas — The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group is beginning the process of restoration planning for the 2018-2019 planning years and would like input regarding natural resource restoration project ideas in Mississippi. Information about the restoration types they are considering, as well as the Oil Pollution Act criteria against which project ideas will be evaluated, can be found in the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan. The deadline is August 10, 2018.
NRDA Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) Restoration Project Submission — The deadline to submit a project idea is August 12, 2018.
National Endowment for the Humanities Media Projects: Production Grants — These support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs or podcasts that promise to engage a broad public audience. The deadline is August 15, 2018.
National Endowment for the Humanities Media Projects: Development Grants — The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. These grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. The deadline is August 15, 2018.
NSF Biological Oceanography — Funding supports research in marine ecology broadly defined: relationships among aquatic organisms and their interactions with the environments of the oceans or Great Lakes. The deadline for full proposals is February 15, 2018 and August 15, 2018.
Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant — Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and marine wildlife, to everything else in between. The 2018 deadlines are May 15 and August 15.
EPA FY2018 and FY2019 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program — This program supports projects that reduce resource use, expenditures, waste and liability costs. One or more of these techniques can be employed: research, investigation, experiments, education, training, studies and/or demonstration techniques. Search grants.gov for EPA-HQ-OPPT-2018-002. The deadline is August 23, 2018.
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Canada Standard Grants — The deadline is August 24, 2018.
The Campbell Foundation Grants –Proposals for all subject areas and types will be accepted. The Cycle 2 deadline is August 31, 2018.
Colocation America STEM Innovation Grant — The purpose of this funding is to increase student interest and encourage more students to pursue a career in STEM-related fields. The deadline is September 3, 2018.
EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Farmer to Farmer Cooperative Agreements 2018 — This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals to improve water quality, habitat and environmental education through the demonstration of improved crop or land management involving new, novel, or experimental technologies, methods, approaches or techniques. Search grants.gov for EPA-GM-2018-FARMER.The deadline is September 12, 2018.
Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program — This supports the professional development, graduate education, and continuing education to help libraries and archives develop a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the challenging needs of the American public. The deadline is September 17, 2018.
Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grants for Libraries — Apply to one of three project categories: Community Anchors, National Digital Platform, and Curating Collections. These support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment. The deadline is September 17, 2018.
NAS Gulf Research Program Thriving Communities 5 — Applications should demonstrate approaches that will advance information exchange between resilience researchers and those that seek to implement policies and practices to enhance the resilience and well-being of their communities. The required letter of intent is due September 19, 2018 and full proposals are due November 28, 2018.
NOAA NMFS FY19 Cooperative Research Program (CRP) — Project proposals seek to improve and strengthen the relationship between fisheries researchers from NMFS, state fishery agencies, and universities and the U.S. fishing industry (recreational and commercial). The deadline is September 21, 2018.
new Naiku Innovative Educator Grants — Grants support K-12 classroom teachers in public or private schools seeking to facilitate differentiated and data-driven instruction within teacher teams and/or personalize learning with learner-centric assessment strategies. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis through September 30, 2018.
Amazon Web Services — Grants for Research enable customers to move their research endeavors to the cloud and innovate quickly and at lower cost. Research grant applications may be submitted quarterly with deadlines of March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
General Motors Giving Back — Requests for grant funding related to three areas: STEM education, road safety, and sustainable communities, are due September 30, 2018.
Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants — Grants up to $1000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. The deadline is September 30, 2018.
Safeway Foundation Grants — The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with four priority areas, including education. Grants are reviewed quarterly or biannually (January, April, July, October).
Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants — Funding priorities include: Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty; Create a robust, healthy food system; Increase opportunities for outdoor activity; Reduce environmental health hazards; and Build stronger communities. Application deadlines are three time a year: February 1st, June 1st, and October 1st.
Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Math & Science Grants — Funding helps support an innovative project in the classroom. The deadline is October 1, 2018 (every year same date).
Herb Society of America Classroom Herb Garden Grants — Seed money of $200 will help educators establish an indoor or outdoor herb garden. The deadline is October 1, 2018.
Spencer Foundation Large-Scale Education Projects — Grants of up to $1 million will be awarded to support intellectually ambitious large-scale education research projects. To create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement, the program encourages proposals from scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields. Letters of intent are due October 2, 2018.
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change — Proposals should 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. The Cycle A pre-app deadline will open on August 2nd and the deadline is October 15, 2018.
Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grants — Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of the project’s development. Examples of appropriate projects include the establishment of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and/or developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement. The deadline is October 15, 2018.
new NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants — Awards to NEA members for individual or group STEM K-12 associated needs. Application deadlines are February 1st, June 1st, and October 15, 2018.
NAWCA Standard Grants — Projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats. The deadline is October 18, 2018.
NOAA RESTORE Science Program FFO-2019 — This funding competition will support long-term projects to investigate trends in the Gulf of Mexico’s living coastal and marine resources and the processes driving them. Required pre-proposals are due July 30, 2018 and full proposals are due October 29, 2018.
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund — Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. The deadlines are three times a year: February 28, June 30, and October 31.
American Honda Foundation — Grant making that supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. Application deadlines are four times a year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
Conservation Alliance Invites Nominations for Conservation Projects — Accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Organizations must be nominated before applying for grant requests. Summer cycle nominations were due by May 1, 2018 and proposals are due June 1, 2018. Winter cycle nominations are due November 1, 2018 with proposals due December 1, 2018.
The Lawrence Foundation Grants — This private family foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services and other causes. The proposal deadlines are twice a year, April 30 and November 1, 2017.
The Conservation Alliance Grants — Program seeks to protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational values. The deadline for nomination is May 1, 2018 and November 1, 2018.
NEEF National Environmental Education Foundation Capacity-Building Program — Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with the final deadline November 5, 2018.
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grants — The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. A letter of inquiry is required. The deadline is November 10th and May 10th of each year.
Conservation Alliance Invites Nominations for Conservation Projects — Accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Organizations must be nominated before applying for grant requests. Winter cycle Nominations are due by November 1, 2018 and proposals are due by December 1, 2018.
NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers – The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. Letters of intent are due December 12, 2018. Full proposals are due January 9, 2019.
Temper of the Times Foundation Grants for Environmental Marketing Expenses — The foundation awards grants of up to $15,000 to nonprofit organizations to help underwrite the costs of advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States. Grant funds may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads; to pay for advertising space or airtime; or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets. The deadline is December 15, 2018.
Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program — Through the annual program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support local nonprofit organizations within the service area of individual Walmart stores in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities. The deadline is December 31, 2018.
Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program — Grants, up to $5,000, are available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. The program is open February 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science “NSF INCLUDES” — The opportunity is for Design and Development Launch Pilots only and NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. Preliminary proposals were due January 29, 2018. Full proposals are due April 2, 2019.
Alcoa Foundation Grants — Sustainability is a major focus promoting 1) the prevention of and resilience to climate change and 2) the restoration and preservation of biodiversity. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — Grant making in program areas that include basic research, STEM education, and the public understanding of STEM and economics. Letters of inquiry are accepted at any time.
ArtfullyReimagined Grant — Grant awards range between $100 and $500 to support artists creating works from recycled objects. There is no deadline and grants are issued as long as funds are available.
Ayrshire Foundation Grant — Save this for 2018 The Foundation has focused its funding in five areas: Opportunities for Youth; Science and the Environment; Healthcare; Services for the Elderly and Disabled; and Community Culture. Grants are considered for projects that can be leveraged to attract other funding and projects that are replicable.
Ben and Jerry’s Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program — Pre-application requests are accepted year round and will be collated bi-monthly for review and full proposal invitation.
BoatU.S. Foundation Grassroots Grants — Grants for $10,000 are for creative and innovative projects that promote safe and clean boating on your local waterway. Applications are accepted year round.
new Brinker International Charitable Requests — The main areas of giving are health, social services, arts and education, and diversity.Charitable requests are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy – This fund will be dedicated to long-term Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Coca-Cola Foundation Community Requests — Applications are accepted year round.
Enterprise Hurricane Recovery Fund Grants Program — For organizations delivering relief and recovery services. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are committed.
EPA Water Finance Clearinghouse — Funding opportunities listed are for more than water related projects.
Fish and Wildlife Service – 2016 National Fish Habitat Action Plan — This is a national investment strategy to leverage federal and privately raised funds to protect, restore, and enhance the nation’s fish and aquatic habitats through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation. Search grants.gov for F16AS00029. Contact your regional Coastal Program Coordinator for additional information.
George & Miriam Martin Foundation Grants — The focus of the foundation is river and watershed conservation. There are no deadlines.
Hewlett Foundation — Makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. Letters of inquiry are required. Go to their website to determine eligibility and for information to apply.
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Charity Pot — Funding goes to small, grassroots groups that have limited resources and have a hard time finding funding. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation — This is a mission-driven grantmaking foundation that seeks innovative, sustainable solutions for human and environmental problems. Letters of inquiry are required.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation — Program areas include civil society, education, environmental and Flint area. Letters of intent are requred.
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium — A limited amount of funding is available each year for Program Development (PD) projects. The purpose of PD funding is to support investigators in Alabama and Mississippi to conduct research, education and outreach projects in one of the MASGC four focus areas. Applications are available at any time and are pending available resources.
NAS RAPID, EAGER, or Supplemental Funding Request — As a result of the recent tropical storm season, opportunities are provided to address new science and engineering questions. These proposals can be submitted at any time.
Northrop Grumman Foundation Grants — The Foundation contributes to organizations defined as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Funded initiatives address education related programs that promote the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math on a national level. Read the site to learn how to apply as they do not accept unsolicited requests for funding.
NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Calendar — This calendar outlines potential restoration funding opportunities. Recently, updated for 2018-2019.
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation — Grants fall under several categories including climate, ocean, land, science, children and communities, and conservation among others.
RGK Foundation Awards Grants — Awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and health/medicine. Letters of Inquiry are accepted at any time but only allowed once in a 12-month period.
Rockefeller Family Fund — Grant making currently has an environment program focus on the challenges of climate change with an emphasis on public education. Letters of inquiry (LOI) may be submitted at any time.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Various RWJF grants and grant programs are issued throughout the year.
Shell Grants — Monetary grants are made to organizations serving in or near Shell has a presence. Focus areas include community, education, and the environment.
new SparkFun – One-time collaborations to support makers in the field. Selections are made on a monthly basis that meets the needs of the applicants.
new Sony Giving – Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on arts, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas. Requests can be submitted throughout the year.
Surdna Foundation Grantmaking — Grant making to nonprofit organizations in the priority areas of Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures. Letters of inquiry (LOI) may be submitted at any time.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative — Multiple grant opportunities are listed in this resource.
The Kresge Foundation — Trailblazers and Infiltrating New Sectors. Grants awarded on an ongoing basis for Arts & Culture. Infiltrating New Sectors, these grants seek to test new approaches to integrating arts and culture into multiple sectors, disciplines and systems concerned with community revitalization.
The Pollination Project Seed Grants to Social Change Leaders — Small grants are made available for working on important social change issues.
Youth Service America – Various grants with various deadlines.
Waitt Foundation Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants — This opportunity provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. The funding cycle is open to new applications. Proposals are reviewed monthly on a rolling basis, although some application take additional time to evaluate.
Walmart National Giving Program — The underlying focus is on empowering low-income people to help them live better. The National Giving Program works strategically with organizations working across one or more states to address social issues strongly aligned with Walmart’s focus areas. LOIs are accepted as long as funding is available.
Walmart Spark Communities Program — Program provides multi-year grants. Requests for applications are by invitation only.
Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program — Two environmental grant programs are offered. They focus on addressing local environmental priorities in communities and providing support that fosters innovation to help accelerate a “green” economy. One letter of inquiry per year per organization is accepted.
Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program — Strategic areas of giving include STEM education, environmental sustainability, and community safety and vitality. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
NEH Media Projects: Development Grants — The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. The deadline was August 8, 2018.
NEH Media Projects: Production Grants — The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. The deadline was August 8, 2018.
NFWF/NOAA National Coastal Resilience Fund 2018 Request for Proposals — Proposals should support investments to advance identified priorities for restoring and strengthening natural systems so they can protect coastal communities from the impacts of storms and floods and enable them to recover more quickly, while also enhancing habitats for important fish and wildlife populations. The deadline was August 7, 2018.
Restore America’s Estuaries CITGO Gulf Region Grant — These grants are intended to provide groups with funding to host new events, or to increase the impact of existing events, in celebration of National Estuaries Week. The deadline was August 3, 2018.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Multistate Conservation Grant Program — The primary goal of the Program is to provide grant funds to address regional or national level priority needs (called national conservation needs) of the State fish and wildlife agencies that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single state. Search grants.gov for F18AS00142. The deadline was August 3, 2018.
International Paper Foundation Grants — The Foundation offers grants to nonprofits in communities where it has operating facilities. Funding is available for disaster relief, children’s education, and more. The deadline for 2017 was August 1. The deadline for 2018 is unclear.
AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science — This recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The deadline is August 1, 2018.
EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Request for Proposals 2018 — Solicitations under this announcement from eligible entities are for projects that address water quality improvement; coastal habitat and ecosystems enhancement, restoration and/or protection; environmental education and outreach; and community resilience in the Gulf of Mexico region and its watersheds. Input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana is requested. The LA TIG is focusing on: (1) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats, in Barataria Basin; (2) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats, in Terrebonne Basin; (3) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats, in Pontchartrain Basin; (4) Restore and Conserve Habitat—Habitat projects on Federally Managed Lands, in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve; and (5) Replenish and Protect Living Coastal and Marine Resources—Birds. The deadline was July 31, 2018.
People for Bikes Grant Program — Program accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Letter of interest acceptance began June 11, 2018 and closed July 23, 2018.
NOAA NMFS Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition — The FY19 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of three priorities: Promotion, Development, and Marketing; Marine Aquaculture; Support of Science that Maximizes Fishing Opportunities, and Revenue and Jobs in U.S. Fisheries While Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability of Marine Resources. Pre-proposals are due July 23, 2018.
Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grants — Grants provide support for planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities. The deadlines were March 16, May 18, and July 20, 2018.
Captain Planet Foundation Ecotech Grants — The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, an initiative to support projects that motivate children through science, technology, engineering, and math while challenging them to re-imagine the way their world can be. The deadline was July 15, 2018.
IEEE Foundation Grants — 2018 program awards will focus on raising awareness and understanding of technology and its impact on society. Must be associated with The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to apply. The deadline was July 13, 2017.
NFWF Fisheries Innovation Fund 2018 Request for Proposals — The program seeks to support fishermen and communities as they work to meet the sustainable fisheries goals of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006, including provisions to help: 1) rebuild overfished stocks, 2) sustain fishermen, communities, and vibrant working waterfronts, 3) promote safety, fishery conservation and management and 4) promote community and economic benefits. The Pre-Proposal deadline was May 14, 2018 and the Full Proposals were due July 12, 2018.
National Geographic Society RFP Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution — The goal of this RFP is to measurably reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. The deadline was July 10, 2018.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience and Ocean and Coastal Management Planning — This program supports tribes preparing for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The Program will provide funding for tribal projects that support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for the impacts of extreme events and harmful environmental trends. The deadline was July 2, 2018.
Mazda Foundation 2018 Giving Program — Awards may promote education and literacy, environmental conservation, and scientific research among other issues. Applications only accepted from market offices to include Sugarland, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida. The program accepts applications between May 1 and July 1, 2018.
Woodard & Curran Foundation 3 Year Impact Grant — These address innovative projects for technology advancement and climate change. The letter of intent was due June 30, 2018
NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program — This program assists with community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives. RTCA staff provide guidance to communities so they can conserve waterways, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways. The deadline was June 30, 2018.
Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Care, Conservation, and Research Fund 2018 Small Grants Competition — With a ceiling of $20,000, these funds are meant to serve as seed money for projects related to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean animals and habitats exhibited at the Aquarium. The deadline was June 20, 2018.
USDA Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants — Within the states and territories, the Cooperative Extension System has repeatedly served as the trusted community organization that has helped to enable families, communities, and businesses to successfully prepare for, respond to and cope with disaster losses and critical incidents. Applications must be submitted with the approval of Extension Directors from Land-grant Institutions. The deadline was June 19, 2018.
NACo Strengthening Coastal Communities Challenge — NACo invites coastal counties from the Gulf of Mexico region with populations of less than 250,000 – and the communities within and surrounding them – to form multidisciplinary teams to apply to receive technical assistance. The technical assistance program will help communities identify ways to strengthen existing and implement new local plans and policies to increase resilience to extreme weather and climate-related hazards across the region. The application deadline was June 15, 2018.
AmeriCorps 2018-2019 Request for Proposals — The Corporation of National and Community Service provides grants to national and local nonprofits, schools, government agencies, faith-based and community organizations, and other groups committed to strengthening their communities through volunteering. The funding opportunities vary by program. These teams of professional young adults help communities with a multitude of needs. 2018 AmeriCorps Affiliate applications were due June 14, 2018.
Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Grant Program — Grants are intended to fund valuable projects that improve resilience and build a stronger coastline. Mandatory Pre-proposals were due June 14, 2018.
Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Communities Thrive Challenge — A funding opportunity to find and support successful community-driven approaches to expanding economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities across the United States. Through a nationwide search, the challenge will identify up to eighty organizations with a proven track record and provide up to ten of them with $1 million grants, technical assistance, and an opportunity to share their stories on the national stage. The deadline was June 12, 2018.
NEH Division of Preservation and Access Common Heritage — Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on the community’s history and culture. The deadline was May 31, 2018.
Best Buy Community Grants — Local and regional nonprofit partners can apply to work on out-of-school programs for underserved teens. The deadline was May 31, 2018.
ASM Materials Education Foundation K-12 Classroom Projects Awards — The foundation will award $500 for hands-on, curriculum-based K-12 projects that involve student observation, communications, mathematics, and sciences skill to enhance awareness of materials around us. The deadline was May 25, 2018.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Special Research Grants Program Aquaculture Research — The purpose is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry. The Aquaculture Research program will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities: (1) genetics of commercial aquaculture species; (2) critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species; (3) design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems; and (4) economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability. The deadline was May 17, 2018.
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants — Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. The deadline was May 17, 2018.
NOAA FY2018-FY2020 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement — The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA’s strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select applications and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The deadline was May 15, 2018.
WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants –Through WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants (formerly Challenge Grants) Reclamation provides 50/50 cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states and other entities with water or power delivery authority. Projects conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States. The deadline was May 10, 2018.
NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program (FY 2018) — This solicitation is seeking coastal habitat restoration projects that build resilience by conserving and restoring sustainable ecosystem processes and functions and reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities and infrastructure from the impacts of extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. The mandatory pre-proposal was due March 7, 2018. The full-proposal deadline was May 7, 2018.
EPA Region 4 FY18 Wetland Program Development Grants — Awards support the protection, management, and restoration of wetlands. The deadline was May 7, 2017.
Community Foundation of South Alabama Grants Closing the Opportunity Gap Initiative — The foundation’s Closing the Opportunity Gap Initiative is aimed at narrowing the opportunity gap for financially fragile families in their eight-county service area. The letter of intent was due May 4, 2018.
National Weather Association Foundation Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants — Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K-12 to help improve the education of their students, their school, and/or their community in the science of meteorology. The deadline to apply was May 3, 2018.
Americorps 2018-2019 Request for Proposals — The Corporation of National and Community Service provides grants to national and local nonprofits, schools, government agencies, faith-based and community organizations, and other groups committed to strengthening their communities through volunteering. The funding opportunities vary by program. These teams of professional young adults help communities with a multitude of needs. State and National Grants – targeted priority were due May 2, 2018.
Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants — The program aims to support smaller scale research (under $50,000) across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research. There are four deadlines throughout the year: August 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; February 1, 2018; and May 1, 2018.
Lawrence Foundation Environmental, Education, Human Services Project — The Lawrence Foundation awards grants to qualified charitable organizations in the United States in the areas of education, the environment, human services, disaster relief, and other causes. The deadline was April 30, 2018.
Siemens Possibility Grant — Enter the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes DAILY for your chance to win $10,000 for STEM at your school! “Fab” your lab with the latest and greatest gadgets, or purchase top-tier technology and supplies for STEM students. The deadline was April 27, 2017.
NAS Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Grants 1 — The Gulf Research Program seeks to support activities that will supply new observations, analyses, and modeling needed to advance our understanding of Loop Current dynamics for the purpose of improving predictive skills of the Loop Current and associated eddies, referred to as the Loop Current System (LCS). The deadline was April 25, 2018.
NFWF Request for Quotations Development and Implementation of a Communications Strategy — Communication and/or marketing firms or other related professionals are solicited to submit work quotations to provide media relations support for the NFWF Southeastern Regional Office Forestland Stewards Partnership and associated grants. The deadline was April 25, 2018.
NFWF Fishing for Energy 2018 Request for Proposals — Projects should address the impacts of derelict fishing gear in the marine and coastal environments. The deadline for full proposals was April 19, 2018.
Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Social and Environmental Justice Projects — One-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to advance social and environmental justice and sustainable and just-food systems. Grants can be used for both programming and operational costs. The deadline was April 18, 2018.
EPA 2018 EE Local Grant Program — Projects are for locally-focused environmental education. The deadline is March 15, 2018. The deadline is extended to April 11, 2018.
NAS Gulf Research Program Capacity Building Grants: Education Advancing Scientific and Environmental Literacy in Children and Youth – This grant aims to support experiences that foster the development of scientific and environmental literacy, skills, competencies, and capabilities that are critical to cultivating a next generation of informed citizens, scientists, engineers, and decision-makers. Activities should focus on service-, project-, or problem- based learning opportunities. Activities may take place in formal or informal educational settings, should target children and youth in the K-12 grade range, and be complementary to formal education standards and learning objectives. Opens December 13th. Letters of Intent (LOIs) are required and due February 14, 2018. Full proposals are due April 11, 2018.
Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund — The 2018 grant program is open for applications that support projects that implement effective interventions for wildlife adaptations to climate change. The deadline to apply is April 6, 2018.
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) ACAMP Funding — The RFP is for Alabama coastal county related projects that protect, enhance, and improve the management of natural, cultural and historical coastal resources and that increase the sustainability, resiliency and preparedness of coastal communities. The deadline is April 6, 2018
USDA Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom (SPECA) Challenge Grants Program — Awards will promote agriscience and agribusiness. The deadline is April 4, 2018.
NOAA National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative – Grant proposals should relate to aquaculture research, tech transfer, best practices, increased production, and address constraints and barriers to domestic shellfish production. The deadline was March 30, 2018.
NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative — Depending on appropriations, this program supports the aquaculture sector across three areas. These are development of emerging technologies, actionable methods of communication, and resilience to natural hazards. The deadline was March 30, 2018.
DEH Division of Preservation and Access Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants — Eligible activities include the documentation of cultural heritage materials that are lost or imperiled; the preservation and conservation of humanities materials; and the sustaining of digital scholarly infrastructure. The deadline was March 15, 2018.
Braitmayer Foundation Grant — This funds a broad range of K-12 education programs, with particular interest in curricular and school reform initiatives and professional development opportunities for teachers. A special focus is on encouraging people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. Letters of inquiry were due March 15, 2017.
USDA NRCS Alabama Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Wetlands Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements — Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone announced eligible producers could apply. The program is intended for landowners to enhance and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands. The next ACEP sign-up deadline was March 2, 2018 .
USDA NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program — Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips and pollinator habitat–all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. Producers interested in CSP are recommended to contact their local USDA service center or visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted. The deadline was March 2, 2018.
Sea Grant Climate Adaptation Small Grant Opportunity — Coastal communities are encouraged to apply for climate adaption projects. The deadline was March 2, 2018.
NOAA National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative — The competition is designed to foster the aquaculture sector by addressing one of three identified priorities. Applications to Louisiana Sea Grant must be submitted by March 2, 2018.
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Mini-Grant Program — These promote community involvement in Sarasota Bay restoration by providing mini-grant funding for wildlife habitat restoration and community education projects focused on Sarasota Bay. Up to $3,000 in grant funding is available per applicant for projects that focus on Bay Wildlife Habitat Improvement, Bay Water Quality Improvement, and/or Bay-Related Environmental Education. The deadline was March 1, 2018.
NFWF Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program (GCCGP) – Proposals should support conservation projects that build and maintain the resilience of the Gulf Coast’s ecosystems, living resources and communities by supporting critical gaps in conservation and catalyzing conservation solutions that can be taken to scale. The deadline was February 28, 2018.
USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants — Innovative projects may involve one of three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems, and soil health. The deadline was February 26, 2018.
Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants — Grants are intended to reduce the amount of cigarette litter through local prevention programs and educating adult smokers on the proper disposal of their cigarette butts. The deadline was February 21, 2018.
UL Innovative Education Award — This opportunity is designed to invest in environmental and STEM education, sustainable communities, and youth empowerment. Recognition grants increase the impact of existing innovative non-profit programs that use the environment as a pathway to STEM learning (E-STEM). The deadline was February 21, 2017.
NOAA OCM Public Private Partnership for Coral Reef Conservation and Marine Debris Program — The deadline was February 18, 2018
NFWF 2018 Alabama Funding Cycle — In an effort to ensure project suggestions are received in time for review by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for potential funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF), please enter your project suggestion(s) into the Alabama Coastal Restoration Project Suggestion portal. If you have already entered your project suggestion on this website, it is not necessary to re-submit it. The deadline was February 16, 2018.
EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program 2018 Request for Proposals — The EJCPS Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical providers, and academia) as they develop and implement solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. The deadline was February 16, 2018.
NFWF 2018 Resilient Communities 2018 Request or Proposals — Through improvements to natural features and enhanced community capacity, the program will help communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, sustain appropriate water quantity and quality and enhance forest conservation. The deadline was February 15, 2018.
NOAA OCM FY18-19 International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements — The International Strategy focuses on supporting existing regional efforts in four priority regions based on their interconnections with U.S. reef ecosystems and existing initiatives and partnerships. The deadline was February 15, 2018.
NOAA 2018 Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program (REPP) Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the western Gulf of Mexico — Soliciting proposals for a project up to 5 years in duration to conduct research to improve the understanding of population connectivity of key coral ecosystem species in the western Gulf of Mexico between the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the reefs and banks to the east of the current Sanctuary boundaries in the northern Gulf of Mexico, but can also include coral ecosystems upstream and downstream as relevant. The deadline was February 9, 2018.
Propeller Water Challenge — The Water Challenge is an annual pitch competition that awards $15,000 in total start-up funding to businesses, nonprofits, and ideas improving urban water, coastal environment, or local water economy. The deadline was February 2, 2018.
MAXIMUS Foundation Grants — To non-profit organizations and charities serving disadvantaged populations and underserved communities. The biannual grants emphasize programs that promote personal growth and community development, including enrichment and education. The deadlines were January 31st and August 31st.
Captain Planet Foundation — Small grant awards are made to U.S.-based schools and organizations for environmental related projects. Spring and summer project deadlines are September 30th and fall and winter deadlines were January 31st.
NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2018 Request for Proposals — The program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. The deadline was January 31, 2018.
NOAA Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP) — This announcement solicits proposals to better understand the effects of hypoxia on the Nation’s oceans, estuaries, coasts, and Great Lakes ecosystems; ecosystem services; and human communities. CHRP will support targeted laboratory and/or field studies and/or the development of quantitative predictive models or other relevant methods. The deadline was January 30, 2018.
National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement N00014-17-S-B016 — The full proposal deadline was January 29, 2018.
Florida Humanities Council Invites Applications for Community Project Grants – The council currently is accepting applications from Florida nonprofit organizations for the planning and implementation of public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for single events, lectures or panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, and/or online resources such as interpretive brochures, reading lists, audio/video recordings of scholarly presentations, and classroom resources. The deadline was January 19, 2018
NOAA 2018 Projects of Special Merit Federal Funding Announcement — Search grants.gov for announcement number NOAA-NOS-OCM-2018-2005389. The funding is open to eligible coastal management programs – 2 applications allowed per CZM program; $250k max per project; focus on hazards or advancing comprehensive ocean and Great Lakes planning efforts. Proposals were due January 5, 2018.
NASA High Impact/Broad Implementation STEM Education Partnerships — NASA seeks to compliment its education activities by partnering with organizations to leverage resources, reach wider and more diverse audiences, and achieve mutually beneficial objectives. The deadline for proposals was December 31, 2017.
NOAA Fiscal Year 2018 Environmental Literacy Grants — A competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to support the education of the public and/or K-12 students so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. The deadline was December 19, 2017.
NOAA Marine Debris Prevention Federal Funding Opportunity — The Marine Debris Program offers funding that supports locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects. These projects benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and wildlife including migratory fish. Letters of intent dead is extended to October 5, 2017. Full proposals were due December 16, 2017.
Temper of the Times Foundation Advertising for the Environment — Awards promote the use of standard marketing concepts to increase awareness about environmental issues. The deadline was December 15, 2017.
EPA FY18 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants — This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. The deadline was December 15, 2017.
USDA NRCS Texas Urban Conservation Project — The overall intent of this solicitation is to solicit partnerships to help enhance the implementation of key conservation objectives and priorities. The deadline was December 15, 2017.
Verizon The Beacon Technology Teacher Grant — Share your tech-focused lesson plan, and you could win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies, educational subscriptions and apps for your students, and more. The deadline was December 9, 2017.
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Applications for Research — The purpose is to support emerging scholars engaged in social policy on contemporary issues. The deadline was December 1, 2017.
Institute of Museum and Library Services Museum Grants for African American History and Culture — Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support projects that improve the operations, care of collections, and development of professional management at African American museums. The deadline was December 1, 2017.
Institute for Sustainable Communities Partnership for Resilient Communities — Seeking proposals from community-based organizations with strong histories of leading positive transformations in their neighborhoods to join the Partnership for Resilient Communities.” Proposals were due by December 1, 2017.
NFWF Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Program 2018 Request for Proposals — This request for proposals anticipates awarding up to $725,000 in federal and private sector funding in support of the strategies outlined in the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Program business plan. Full proposals were due November 30, 2017.
DHS FEMA FY17 Flood Mitigation Assistance — Funds are to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. Applications from Local, State, and Tribal Governments must be submitted through the FEMA grants portal https://portal.fema.gov. The deadline was November 14, 2017.
DHS FEMA FY17 Pre-Disaster Mitigation — The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. The deadline was November 14, 2017.
America Walks 2017 Community Change Micro Grants — This program awards up to $1,500 to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members. The deadline was November 10, 2017.
FWS Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants — Competitive grants program is to support projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline was November 7, 2017.
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning — The program seeks to advance new approaches to evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities in informal environments. The deadline for full proposals was November 6, 2017.
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Connecting Math to Other Subject Areas — The purpose of this grant is to create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. Grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 9-12. The deadline was November 3, 2017.
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region Gulf of Mexico Bay-Watershed Education and Training (Gulf B-WET) Program — The B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. Funded projects provide meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) for students, related professional development for teachers, and help to support regional education and environmental priorities in the Gulf of Mexico. The deadline was November 3, 2017.
TNC Nature Works Everywhere Grants — K-12 grants support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. These include: access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, and storm water collection. The deadline was November 3, 2017.
NOAA Marine Debris Program Marine Debris Removal grant — This opportunity provides funding to support projects that will create long-term, quantifiable ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources through on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with priority for those targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. The deadline was November 1, 2017.
Whole Kids Foundation US Extended Learning Garden Grant — The program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a non-profit children’s programming organization, working with children ages K–12, to support an edible educational garden. The deadline was October 31, 2017.
USDA NRCS Agriculture Conservation Easement Program — ACEP provides financial and technical assistance to landowners and Native American Tribes with conservation efforts on agricultural lands and wetlands. The deadline is October 27, 2017.
DOI NPS African American Civil Rights (AACR) Preservation Grants — Grants will fund a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for historic sites including: survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and “bricks and mortar” repair. The deadline was September 29, 2017.
DOI NPS African American Civil Rights (AACR) History Grants – Project may include survey, planning, and documentation of historic sites/events, as well as the creation of interpretive and educational materials around significant sites (including oral histories). The deadline was September 29, 2017.
NOAA NMFS FY 18 Cooperative Research Program (CRP) — Project proposals seek to improve and strengthen the relationship between fisheries researchers from NMFS, state fishery agencies, and universities and the U.S. fishing industry (recreational and commercial). Search grants.gov for NOAA-NMFS-SE-2018-2005311. The deadline was September 22, 2017.
Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area 2017 Community Grants — These matching grants are for projects related to heritage in Mississippi. The deadline was August 25, 2017.
National Park Service Maritime Heritage Grants — The grant’s purpose is to provide funding for a wide range of education projects and preservation projects that promote and educate the public on America’s extensive maritime heritage. The deadline was August 5, 2017.
The Lenfest Institute Grants for Local News and Information Innovation — Funding supports projects and organizations building news and information products that engage and inform local communities. The deadline was June 30, 2017.
USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) — Awards will support research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation in STEM fields relevant to USDA priorities. The deadline was June 8, 2017.
REI Co*op Force of Nature Fund — This year approximately $500K of the philanthropic budget is to help connect women and girls to the outdoors. Nonprofit organizations considered for grants may facilitate either traditional or unsuspecting experiences in urban, suburban or back country outdoor areas. The deadline was May 31, 2017.
Page updated August 9, 2018