NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research FY2021 FFO for Ocean Exploration — NOAA is soliciting proposals to support projects that provide data and information that may inform ocean-related segments of the U.S. economy through mapping, characterization, and exploration of the deep seafloor and water column of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as marine cultural heritage in U.S. waters. The pre-proposal deadline is July 8, 2020 and the full proposal deadline is October 22, 2020.

NOAA NMFS Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN) –Proposals should address research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, and other areas involving the U.S. fishing industry (recreational and commercial), including fishery biology, resources assessment, socio-economic assessment, management and conservation, selected harvesting methods, and fish handling and processing. This program addresses NOAA’s mission goal “Healthy Oceans.” The deadline is October 23, 2020.

EPA FY21 Guidelines for Brownfield Multipurpose Grants — Funds empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites.The deadline is October 28, 2020.

The Water Research Institute Advancing Low-Energy Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal RFP 5083 — The main objective of this project is to conduct research needed to advance the most promising intensive and efficient low-energy nutrient treatment process(es) and innovative process control approach(es) that utilities can employ and reliably operate at their facilities with a balance of cost effective investments and appropriate levels of process control complexity.The deadline is October 29, 2020.

The Water Research Institute Defining Exposures of Microplastics/Fibers (MPs) in All Waters: Occurrence, Monitoring, and Management Strategies — Characterize typical microplastics, develop monitoring and sampling guidelines, and if needed create a decision making framework. The deadline is October 29, 2020.

Whole Kids Foundation Bee Grant Program — Provides $2,000 for support for an educational bee hive. The program deadlines are October 15 for Part I and October 31 for Part II.

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.

Toshiba America Grades 6-12 $5K — STEM teachers can apply for over $5,000 to support innovative teaching techniques. Grant deadlines are May 1 and November 1.

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.

The Conservation Alliance Grants — Program seeks to protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational values. An organization must be nominated by a member company. The deadline for summer cycle nominations was May 1, with proposals due June 1st. Winter cycle nominations are due November 1, 2020 with proposals due December 1st.

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.

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Teacher Grants — Several grants are open that support classroom activities, equity in math, teacher professional development and more. Grants available for PreK-12 with specific grade bands on specific grants. The deadline is November 1, 2020.

Annie’s Grants for Gardens — The program supports school-based gardens. The deadline is November 2, 2020.

USDA NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) —  NRCS will award up to $360 million to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Proposals are due November 4, 2020.

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 is November 5, 2020.

NOAA Marine Debris Program’s FY2021 Marine Debris Research Grant Competition — This opportunity provides funding to support eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments. Letters of intent are due November 5, 2020.

USDA NRCS Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program FY2021 — Pilot projects will consist broadly of three coordinated components: 1) feral swine removal by APHIS; 2) restoration efforts supported by NRCS; and 3) assistance to producers for feral swine control provided through grants with non-federal partners. The deadline is November 5, 2020.

Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program Mini Grant Program — This program will fund action projects that serve to restore, preserve, connect, inform, and educate. The funding opportunity includes eight eligible project categories that support the Estuary Program’s core vision: water quality, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife conservation, watershed awareness and education, resilience, invasive species, citizen science, and aquatic trash/marine debris. The deadline is November 6, 2020.

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.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Inspire! Grants for Small Museums — The special initiative is designed to inspire small museums to apply for funding to implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans. Inspire! has three project categories: lifelong learning; community anchors and catalysts;and collections stewardship and public access. The deadline is November 16, 2020.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Museum Grants for African American History and Culture — Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums. The deadline is November 16, 2020.

BOR WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II — The objective of this FOA is to invite established watershed groups comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders, which have completed a watershed restoration plan, and are capable of promoting the sustainable use of water resources to submit proposals for watershed management projects under Phase II of the CWMP. The deadline is November 17, 2020.

NOAA NMFS FY21 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition — The purpose is for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures. Search grants.gov for NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2021-2006561. The deadline is November 20, 2020.

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 2019 deadlines are May 15, August 15, and November 15, 2020.

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 are May 15, July 15, September 16, and November 15, 2020.

NFWF Sea Turtles 2021 Request for Proposal — Applicants should implement a multi-species business plan that guides conservation investments to measurably improve the current recovery trajectories of four sea turtle populations. The pre-proposal deadline is September 28, 2020 and full proposals are due November 18, 2020.

DOI FWS FY2021 Clean Vessel Act — Funding allows States to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and to inform boaters about the use, benefits, and availability of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities. Search for F21AS00153 on grants.gov.  The deadline is November 23, 2020.

USDA Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership — The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands, grasslands, and working farms and ranches through conservation easements. The deadline is November 30, 2020.

Interconnection Nonprofit Grants — Computer grants are awarded to organizations that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities like technology training, health care, education, and job training, but need upgraded computers to better manage their organization and improve their capacity to deliver those valuable services.The deadlines are February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30.

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 were evaluated on a rolling basis through November 30, 2020.

NOAA Climate Program Office FY20201 — These discretionary funds will support six competitive research programs on climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities. The deadline is November 30, 2020.

Toshiba America Grants for Grades 6-12 — Teachers may apply for up to $5,000 for innovative STEM teaching ideas. The deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

The Herb Society of America The Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grants — The herb garden grant is for elementary school classes grades 3 through 6 in the amount of $300. These grants ensure that teaching students about herbs continues for years to come. The deadline is December 1, 2020.

Temper of the Times Foundation Grants for Environmental Marketing Expenses — The foundation awards grants 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, 2020.

NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2021 — Twelve month projects should provide natural resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders with funding to plan a research project that informs a specific management decision impacting natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Letters of intent are due September 29. 2020 and full proposals are due December 15, 2020.

Walmart Local Community Grants — Organizations may apply up to 25 times for grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000. The deadline is December 31, 2020.

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 through December 31, 2020.

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.

NOAA NCCOS Effects of Sea Level Rise Program FY21 FFO –  The ESLR Program is soliciting proposals to evaluate and quantify the ability of natural and nature-based features (NNBF) to mitigate the effects of sea level rise (SLR) and inundation (storm surge, nuisance flooding, and/or wave actions). Letters of intent were are due October 16, 2020 and full applications are due January 7, 2021.

Captain Planet ecoSolution Grant — Support intends to provide solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. Cycle 1 opens September 15 and closes January 15, 2021. Cycle 2 opens March 15 and closes July 15, 2021.

Captain Planet ecoTech Grant — Support intends to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology, collect data, and organize cleanup-ups; and many other applications. Cycle 1 opens September 15 and closes January 15, 2021. Cycle 2 opens March 15th and closes July 15, 2021.

Captain Planet ecoSTEM Resource Kits  — Kits are available on four issues: Earth, pollination, renewable energy, and water. Cycle 1 opens September 15th and closes January 15, 2021. Cycle 2 opens March 15th and closes July 15, 2021.

Captain Planet ecoSTEM Resource kits – The Captain Planet Foundation has developed four (4) ecoSTEM Resource Kits – which are perfect for educators just getting started with project-based learning. They are soil and zero waste, polliNATION, renewable energy, and watershed. Application acceptance begins September 15, 2020 and the deadline is January 15, 2021.

DOI USGS 2021 National-Ground Water Monitoring Network — The USGS is offering a two-year cooperative agreement opportunity to state and local water resource agencies that collect groundwater data to participate in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network. This funding opportunity is to support data providers for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network. The deadline is January 21, 2021.

new FEMA Fiscal Year 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants — This notice covers FEMA’s application period for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant programs. FEMA’s two competitive mitigation grant programs provide states, local communities, tribes and territories (SLTTs) funding for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen our nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness by reducing disaster losses and protecting life and property from future disaster damages. The deadline is January 29, 2021.

Captain Planet Project Learning Garden — Support intends to provide solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. Cycle 1 opens September 5th and closes January 31, 2021.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Museum Assessment Program (MAP) — It is designed to help museums assess their strengths and weaknesses, and plan for the future. The deadline is February 1, 2021.

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.

BAA Pollution Prevention & Mitigation BAA — This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, and scaling of innovative interventions for effectively mitigating air, water, and soil pollution, including ocean plastic pollution, electronic and other forms of solid waste in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The deadline is February 5, 2021.

NOAA NOS FY2021 Marine Debris Research — Funding supports eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments.The deadline is February 8, 2021.

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions — The goals of the HSI program are to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students pursuing associates or baccalaureate degrees in STEM. The deadline is February 10, 2021.

new NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants — Awards to NEA members for individual or group STEM K-12 associated needs. The next application period is December 2 through February 28, 2021.

Dr. Scholl Foundation Annual Grant Cycle —  Applications are considered for education, social service, healthcare, civic and cultural, and environmental categories. Applications are accepted between October 1st with the deadline March 1.

Gannett Foundation Media Grants — The Gannett Foundation invests in the future of the media industry by supporting journalism education and training programs with particular interest in program or projects that seek to encourage diversity in newsrooms and in coverage. The deadlines are March 1 and October 1 of each year.

new NOAA Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships — Applications to this competition should utilize new or existing research/industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. The deadline is March 16, 2021.

Kleberg Foundation Grants — The Foundation’s primary funding interests include arts and humanities, with a focus on supporting the visual arts through funding of exhibitions of the highest caliber at established museums, with the intent to broaden audiences; and, wildlife, conservation, and animal sciences, with a particular interest in research focusing on maintaining the integrity of ecosystems, including native plant establishment, understanding important stopover habitats of Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds, and investigations of endangered or sensitive species endemic to the south Texas region. Grant deadlines are Spring: February 1 – March 31 and Fall: August 1 – September 30.

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National Geographic Society Equity and the Natural World — This RFP is directed at projects that benefit local audiences or incorporate local voices are strongly encouraged. They want stories related to underserved and underrepresented. The next deadline was October 21, 2020.

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. The Fall 2020 Grant Cycle letter of interest interest opens June 15, 2020; letters of interest are due July 24, 2020 with full applications were due October 16, 2020. The next cycle will be November 2021l.

Alabama Power Foundation Grants — Applications must address at least one of the APR five initiatives: Educational Advancement, Civic and Community Development, Arts and Cultural Enrichment, Health and Human Services and Environmental Stewardship. Quarterly deadlines through the year were February 7, 2020, April 10, 2020, July 24, 2020, and October 16, 2020.

EPA Gulf of Mexico Division Farmer to Farmer RFA — Applications should propose to improve water quality, habitat, resilience and environmental education through the demonstration of innovative practices on working lands. The deadline was October 16, 2020.

new American Flood Coalition Flood Funding Finder — A first-of-its-kind, interactive website to simplify the complex federal grants system and to help small communities identify and prioritize opportunities to fund flood resilience. This interactive tool allows a user to select specific program characteristics to filter for programs that may be of interest to their community.

FWS Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program — The SFR provides funding to restore, conserve, manage, or enhance sport fish populations and the public use and benefits from these resources; to educate the public about aquatic resources; and to provide boating access to public waters. Search grants.gov for F20AS00005. The deadline was August 30, 2021.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Canada Standard Grants — The deadline was August 28, 2020.

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 2020 program is currently accepting applications based on staff capacity.

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.

American Association of School Libraries — Beyond Words is the Dollar General school library relief fund for those impacted by a disaster.

American Flood Coalition Federal Funding Opportunities for Flood Resilience: A Guide for Small Cities – The guide is intended to be a resource for local leaders exploring federal funding opportunities for flooding projects in small municipalities.

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.

Boat U.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.

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.

Captain Planet ecoSTEM Grant — These provide custom-curated and designed collections of lessons and materials facilitate ecoSTEM learning and using the environment as a context for applying knowledge. Kits include cutting-edge project techniques, 3-dimensional learning, citizen science, and the best materials and equipment identified for each project.

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.

DOI FWS 2019 National Fish Habitat Action Plan —  For projects that include minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species. Specifically, aquatic habitat conservation projects under this program must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (Action Plan). Likewise, projects under this program directly or indirectly, support and promote public access to recreational fishing opportunities and the sustainable use of other natural resources. Search grants.gov for F19AS00090. No current deadline posted.

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.

Institute of Museum and Library Services — Grant program listings with varying due dates.

International Paper Foundation — The Foundation offers grants to nonprofits in communities where it has operating facilities.  Funding is available for disaster relief, children’s education, and more.

Keep America Beautiful Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund – Serves communities directly impacted by natural and environmental disasters.

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.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) All Grant Program Opportunities – This link show current and forecasted funding opportunities.

National Geographic Society Grant Opportunities — Multiple, highly competitive, opportunities are linked through this site with varying deadlines.

Natural Hazards Center Quick Response Grant Program — This program provides small grants to help eligible researchers travel to disaster-stricken areas and document disaster before memories fade and physical evidence is erased. Submit a complete proposal as soon as possible after a disaster occurs. Grant proposals are evaluated and awarded on an on-going basis.

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 2020-2022. Updated January 2020.

NSF Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS): Micro- and Nanoplastics (MNP) — NSF encourages the submission of proposals that tackle some of the fundamental scientific questions underlying micro- and nanoplastic characterization, behavior, and reactivity in the environment (including animal and human health), as well as their elimination from land and water systems. Search grants.gov for PD-19-9102. Opportunity states applications can be submitted at any time.

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.

SparkFun – One-time collaborations to support makers in the field. Selections are made on a monthly basis that meets the needs of the applicants.

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.

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.

USDA National Institutes of Food and Agriculture – Funding opportunities page that lists current and closed opportunities through this department.

USACE and US Coastal Research Program 2019 Call for Proposals — The USCRP is providing approximately $5M in competitive awards for academic proposals addressing the topics described below. The intent is assisting academic institutions in funding coastal and nearshore processes graduate students to address critical research needs within the coastal community, advancing the state of knowledge, and building the future U.S. workforce. On January 31st, 12 Requests for Statements of Interest were posted with various deadlines.

USDA NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program — The Wetlands Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements programs are open. This is a voluntary program. Application should be made through your state’s NRCS service center. Contact your local USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service office for state specific deadlines.

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.

Waste Management Charitable Giving — Program provides charitable contributions for the environment, environmental education, and causes important to the areas they operate.

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.

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North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) U.S. Small Grants — The deadline was October 15, 2020.

The Water Research Institute Assessment of Vulnerability of Source Waters to Toxic Cyanobacterial Outbreaks RFP 5080 – Develop a risk assessment model for the prediction of the occurrence of cyanobacteria and the potential
for problematic biomass development. The model will track the progress of bloom development, a feature useful for making timely mitigation decisions. The deadline was October 15, 2020.

new The Water Research Institute Linking Nutrient Reductions to Receiving Water Responses RFP 5078 – The objective of this project is to evaluate and quantify the effects of nutrient loading reduction strategies on observed changes in key water quality and biological response variables that meet desired water quality goals.The deadline was October 15, 2020.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Resilience Planning Grants — The purpose of the Resilience Planning Grants (RPG) is to promote community resilience planning, vulnerability assessments, address adaptation plans, and comprehensive plan goals, objectives, policies, regional coordination, along with environmental justice.The program opened August 1st and the deadline was October 9, 2020.

EPA Office of Water 2020 Support of the Five Star Restoration Training Grant — Applicants should make subawards to support environmental training through voluntary, community/watershed-based wetland restoration projects that provide ecological and socioeconomic benefits to the surrounding communities and their citizens. The deadline was October 2, 2020.

Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Math & Science Grants — Funding helps support an innovative project in the classroom. The deadline was October 1, 2020 (every year same date).

General Motors Giving Back — Requests for grant funding related to three areas: STEM education, road safety, and sustainable communities, were due September 30, 2020.

NOAA FY2018-FY2020 Broad Agency Announcement – The notice requests proposals for special projects and programs associated with NOAA’s strategic plan and mission goals. This broad agency announcement is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through NOAA competitive discretionary programs. The deadline was May 15, 2019 or September 30, 2020. Contact a NOAA representative for best methods to apply.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program Mini-Grant Program — The Bay Grants program supports community-based restoration and education projects focusing on the Tampa Bay Estuary. The deadline was September 25, 2020.

EPA FY 21 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants — Projects should 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 September 22, 2020.

EPA FY2021 Supporting Equitable Development and Environmental Justice in Brownsfield Communities — This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to provide technical assistance to communities on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development when developing solutions to brownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges. The deadline was September 21, 2020.

NSF Disaster Resilient Research Grants — The call for proposals is for research to advance fundamental understanding of disaster resilience in support of improved, science-based planning, policy, decisions, design, codes, and standards. Search grants.gov for 20-581. The deadline was September 15, 2020.

DOI FWS Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment — This program is accepting proposals from non-profit, state, and local government youth and veteran serving organizations with the interest and capacity to work cooperatively with the USFWS to develop introductory educational experiences in natural resource careers to young people and veterans, including culturally, ethnically and economically diverse students, and underserved communities that traditionally have low participation in outdoor recreation activities through hands-on experience and mentoring at a variety of USFWS programs including but not limited to, national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, and ecological services offices. The deadline was September 15, 2020.

DOI FWS Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act BIGTier 2 – This program is to construct, renovate, and maintain tie-up facilities with features for transient boaters in vessels 26 feet or more in length, and to produce and distribute information and educational materials about the program. Search grants.gov for F21AS00003. The deadline was September 14, 2020.

NOAA Marine Debris Program FY2021 Marine Debris Removal –  Projects awarded through this grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological benefits and habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources through on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with highest priority for those targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Letters of intent were due September 4, 2020.

J.M. Kaplan Fund FURTHERMORE Grants in Publishing — Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation.The deadlines are March 1 and September 1 of each year.

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.

National Endowment for the Arts Our Town — These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. Submission window was August 13-20, 2020.

NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) — Proposals are being accepted to the omnibus announcement that includes a wide range of NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Engagement opportunities for basic and applied science and technology research and education. The deadline was August 13, 2020.

NEH Division of Public Programs Media Production Grants — The Media productions program supports documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Opens June 12th. The deadline was August 12, 2020.

NEH Division of Public Programs Media Projects Development Grants — The Media Projects program supports documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Opens June 12th. The deadline was August 12, 2020.

RAE NEP Coastal Wetlands Grant Program 2020 Request for Proposals — These awards are designed to support projects that address urgent and challenging issues threatening the well-being of coastal and estuarine areas within determined estuaries of national significance. Letters of intent were due August 7, 2020.

National Endowment for the Arts Our Town — These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. The deadline was August 6, 2020.

Alabama Power Foundation Good Roots Grants — Grants support projects that improve the quality of our environment in our communities, towns and cities by planting more trees.The deadline was August 2, 2020.

DOI FWS 2020 State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan Grant Program — The comprehensive ANS Management Plans identify technical, enforcement, or financial assistance activities needed to eliminate or reduce the environmental, public health and safety risks associated with ANS. Search grants.gov for F20AS00034. The deadline was August 1, 2020.

Climate Resilience Fund Coordination and Collaboration in the Resilience Ecosystem — The CCRE program provides grants to qualifying organizations seeking support for collaborative projects that improve, combine, align, or scale existing climate services that support adaptation and resilience activities and outcomes. The program is designed to support initiatives that address recognized goals and gaps in the “Resilience Ecosystem”. The deadline was July 17, 2020.

National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects — These grants support projects celebrate creativity and cultural heritage. Submission window was February 18-25, 2020 and the second deadline was July 14 – 21, 2020.

National Sea Grant College Program Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry — This program addresses research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information. Proposals must be sent to a Sea Grant program and the deadline was July 14, 2020.

DOI BLM Master Invasive and Noxious Plant Management Funding Opportunity — Applications should promote ecosystem health and through the removal and eradication of noxious weeds across public lands.The deadline was July 10, 2020 with monthly rolling cutoff dates starting February 10th.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) U.S. Standards Grants Cycle 2 — The deadline was July 10, 2020.

USDA NRCS Wetland Mitigation Banking Program — This funding is available to help conservation partners develop or establish mitigation banks to help agricultural producers maintain eligibility for USDA programs. The deadline was July 6, 2020.

Mazda Foundation 2020 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 accepted applications between May 1 and July 1, 2020.

Spencer Foundation Research Grants on Education: Small — The program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. They accept applications three times per year. The application opened May 1st; deadline was July 1, 2020.

EPA State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program – EPA is working to improve the environment and public health conditions of low-income and minority communities through our daily efforts to ensure all Americans have clean air, safe water, and access to information to make decisions to protect personal and public health. Special consideration is being given to those addressing impacts of COVID-19. The deadline was June 30, 2020.

USDA Conservation Innovation Grants —  CIG projects inspire creative problem solving that boosts production on farms, ranches, and private forests – ultimately, they improve water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat. The deadline was June 29, 2020.

USFWS National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program —  Projects are to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. The deadline was June 26, 2020.

NEH Division of Public Programs Digital Projects for the Public — The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. The projects must be designed to attract broad public audiences. Applications were available April 20 and the deadline was June 19, 2020.

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. The application deadline was June 18, 2020.

Adventure Travel Conservation Fund — Funding is used to protect threatened communities, cultures and wild places throughout the world for their cultural, habitat and recreational value. No applications for 2020 but will resume in 2021.

Institute of Museum and Library Services CARES Act Grant for Museums and Libraries. The program is to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline was June 12, 2020.

Texas General Land Office Coastal Management Grant Program — Grants are intended to fund environmental concerns within the coastal zone and promote sustainable economic development. Mandatory Pre-proposals were due June 10, 2020.

EPA Children’s Healthy Learning Environments — The Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative provides funding directly to organizations to support school- and/or childcare center-based capacity building projects that help school communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues that affect children. The deadline was June 1, 2020.

USDA NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program Alternative Funding Arrangements — Projects should promote coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. The deadline was May 29, 2020.

EPA National Environmental Education and Training Program — The purpose of the National Environmental Education and Training Program is to deliver environmental education (EE) training and long-term support to education professionals across the U.S. in the development and delivery of environmental education and training programs and studies. The deadline was May 29, 2020.

Network for Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund — The Fund specifically seeks to build critical capacity and forward momentum in landscape conservation partnerships by supporting the key building block activities and collaborative processes that move partnerships forward. There is a general fund application and separate indigenous community fund. Pre-proposals are due March 13, 2020. Full proposals were due May 29, 2020.

USDA NRCS Texas Rural Conservation — The Texas NRCS Rural Conservation Project is an effort to challenge States, political subdivisions, or agency thereof, a public or private agency, organizations, educational institutions and federally recognized Native American tribal governments to establish vegetable and fruit gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, pollinator habitat and high tunnels to extend the growing season across Texas. The deadline was  May 29, 2020.

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, 2020.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants — This grant award program application was due May 21, 2020.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Mexican Standard Grants — The deadline was May 19, 2020.

USDA NRCS Environmental Quality Assistance Program (EQIP) — The Texas USDA NRCS is accepting applications for financial and technical conservation assistance to agricultural producers. The first deadline is April 3, 2020 and the second deadline was May 15, 2020.

the Ray C. Anderson foundation NextGen Grant — Proposals should address actions that would measurably reduce existing or avoid future emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The deadline for executive summaries was May 15, 2020.

NEH 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 May 15, 2020.

NEH Division of Preservation and Access Research and Development – This grant supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.The deadline was May 15, 2020.

NEH Office of Challenge Grants Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grants — The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. The deadline was May 15, 2020.

USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials The program is to stimulate the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers. The deadline was May 11, 2020.

NOAA OAR Special Projects Announcement Amberjack Research Program — The goal of this research program is to develop additional data sources, assessment approaches, and knowledge to improve agency and agency-independent estimates of the abundance of Greater Amberjack throughout the Greater Amberjack’s range. The deadline was May 8, 2020.

ADCNR Alabama Coastal Area Management Program Request for Proposals — Projects are requested 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. Proposals must address coastal management issues related to at least one of the following focus areas: Government Coordination and Local Government Planning; Coastal Hazards and Resilient Communities; Coastal Habitats, Wetland Protection and Coastal Resource Stewardship; Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control; or Public Access to Coastal Resources: Construction and Access Improvement. The deadline was March 27, 2020 – extension to May 1, 2020.

Colocation America STEM Grant — K-12 funding up to $7,500 will go to innovative curriculum, resources, and activities that support real-life learning and application of STEM. The deadline was May 1, 2020.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Program of Mathematics Study and Active Professionalism Grants — The awards are for preK-5 and grades 6-8 for up to a maximum of $24,000. The opportunity opened December 1, 2019 and closed May 1, 2020.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants — These grants provide funds toward teacher research, school in-service training, and the use of tools and technology. The awards are for preK-5 – 12. The opportunity opened December 1, 2019 and closed May 1, 2020.

NFWF Fishing for Energy 2020 RFP — NFWF has funding available through the Fishing for Energy Program (a partnership between NOAA, Covanta, and Schnitzer Steel) to facilitate the proper disposal of retired and derelict commercial fishing gear for recycling and for energy conversion through providing a system of disposal bins at select ports across the U.S. The full proposal was due April 30, 2020.

DOI NPS Historic Preservation Fund Grants-in-Aid to Tribes & States — The deadline was April 30, 2020.

USDA Special Research Grant Program Aquaculture Research — The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. The deadline was April 29, 2020.

Siemens Possibility Grant — Enter the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes for your chance to win STEM funding 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 28, 2020.

Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program 2020 REPI Challenge Program — the challenge seeks to leverage public and private funds that enhance installations and ranges that host key capabilities identified in the National Defense Strategy. The 2019 REPI Challenge is open to all eligible partners at DoD installations. The deadline for pre-proposals is January 24, 2020. Full proposals were due April 24, 2020.

Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund — Funded project are one to two-year projects that implement science-driven, on-the-ground actions that assist wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale. The deadline for pre-proposals was April 22, 2020.

NOAA Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry — Proposals should support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps in aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred. Letters of intent are due February 26, 2020. Full proposals were due April 22, 2020.

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America — These grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Submission window was April 14-21, 2020.

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 for the pre-application Cycle B was April 15, 2020.

NOAA Regional Vulnerability Assessments for Ocean Acidification — The purpose is soliciting proposals for collaborative projects of up to 3 years in duration that synthesize ocean acidification information at a regional scale (e.g. Large Marine Ecosystem, large estuary or collection of small estuaries, and state or collection of states in US waters) to determine where societal vulnerabilities to ocean acidification exist or are emerging, in order to provide actionable information for marine resource decision makers and/or bolster the resilience of the nation’s Blue Economy. The deadline was April 13, 2020.

NOAA NMFS FY2020 Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants — Projects should support habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase populations under NOAA’s jurisdiction. Preprosals were due January 8, 2020 and full proposals were due April 9, 2020.

Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) Educator Grants – These grants support projects based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and are designed to directly impact Louisiana students. All accredited K-12 Louisiana schools are eligible. The maximum award is $2,500. The deadline was April 6, 2020.

Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) Green Schools Grants – These grants support projects designed to reduce a school’s environmental impact, reduce health disparities that can aggravate achievement gaps, and engage students in hands-on learning. Proposals must align with pillars found in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program. All accredited K-12 Louisiana schools are eligible. The maximum award is $5,000. The deadline was April 6, 2020.

Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) Professional Development Grants – These grants support professional development projects based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and are designed to directly impact pre-service and/or in-service educators in Louisiana. Louisiana schools, colleges, universities, government agencies and 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible. The maximum award is $2,500. The deadline was April 6, 2020.

Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) University Research Grants – These grants support post-graduate research with a focus on environmental issues. Students attending Louisiana colleges or universities and who are working toward a Masters, Ph.D., or conducting Ph.D. research are eligible to apply on behalf of their school. The maximum award is $2,500. The deadline was April 6, 2020.

NOAA Ocean Acidification Program Education Mini-Grant Program — Applications should address priority goals that include prioritizing and engaging target audiences for ocean acidification education and outreach, matching ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement. The deadline was April 3, 2020.

Legacy Grants — Environmental education grants for this program are allocated specifically to assist with helping to create environmentally responsible citizens through education. Both public and private non-profit organizations in Alabama may apply. The deadline was April 3, 2020.

NSF International Research and education Network Connections —  This program supports high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. The deadline was April 1, 2020.

Institute of Museum and Library Services NAG Native American Library Services Basic Grant — The goal is to support existing library operations and maintain core library services. The deadline was April 1, 2020.

NOAA NMFS 2020 BREP Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Grants — The mission of BREP is to support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species (including Endangered Species Act-listed fish, marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles) and to reduce impacts to invertebrates (including sponges, deep-sea corals, and shallow (tropical) corals.) The deadline was April 2, 2020.

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grants – Small mini-grants for $500 public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs in the United States and its territories.Grants of up to $500 are provided for creative, innovative projects that provide an enriched learning experience either supporting or extending the basic curriculum. The deadline was March 31, 2020.

NFWF Fishing for Energy 2020 Request for Proposals — The NFWF, on behalf of partners Covanta Energy Corporation and the NOAA Marine Debris Program, is pleased to announce the availability of up to $500,000 in grant funding to support strategies to reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear to marine and coastal environments and navigational safety. The deadline was March 31, 2020.

NOAA Regional Vulnerability Assessments for Ocean Acidification — The purpose is to synthesize ocean acidification information at a regional scale (e.g. Large Marine Ecosystem, large estuary or collection of small estuaries, and state or collection of states in US waters) to determine where societal vulnerabilities to ocean acidification exist or are emerging, in order to provide actionable information for marine resource decision makers and/or bolster the resilience of the nation’s Blue Economy. Letters of intent are due January 24, 2020. The deadline was March 27, 2020.

NOAA Office of Education Fiscal Year 2020 Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) — The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Priority I, the pre-application deadline is November 25, 2019 with full applications due March 26, 2020.

National & Community Service AmericCorps Senior Corps FY2020 Day of Service Grants — The Day of Service grant competition includes funding for both September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11th) and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK). Applicant organizations may apply for either September 11th, MLK, or both. Applicants may not submit more than one application for each Day of Service. The deadline was March 25, 2020.

NOAA Fisheries Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grants — Projects funded through this program will support: 1) research and development of interventions to improve coral resilience to environmental stressors, and 2) research, development, and field-testing of novel techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of coral population enhancement. The deadline was March 20, 2020.

Breitmayer 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 accepted between February 1 and March 15, 2020.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program/RAE Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund — TBERF-2020 is designed to return added value to current and future Tampa Bay conservation initiatives and provides funding through a competitive application process for projects that will protect, restore or enhance the natural resources of Tampa Bay and its contributing watershed. The deadline was March 13, 2020.

DOI NPS FY2020 Tribal Heritage Grant Program — Grants will fund a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for cultural resources including: survey, inventory, oral histories, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and bricks and mortar repair. The deadline was March 11, 2020.

USDA NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program — This program consists of two components: the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) option and the Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) option. Applications should be directed to a local field office in your state. The deadline was March 6, 2020.

Sarasota Bay Partners Grants – The program promotes environmental education, community involvement, and stewardship to improve the overall quality of Sarasota Bay and its tributaries. To support these goals, funding is available from SBEP each year for local projects that focus on Habitat Restoration and Water Quality or Bay-Related Environmental Education and Community Stewardship. The deadline was March 2, 2020.

rumphius foundation —  The purpose of the Rumphius Foundation is to make the world a little more beautiful; to sow little seeds of hope and joy that will strengthen community and protect the environment, in small but meaningful ways. The deadline was March 1, 2020.

Climate and Resilience Community of Practice 2020 Small Grant Award Competition — The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in collaboration with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice (CoP), is seeking coastal communities to participate in climate adaptation projects that will serve as local examples for other Gulf communities. The deadline to submit a letter of intent was February 28, 2020.

Robert F. Schumann Foundation — Program grant areas include arts, culture, and humanities; education, environment, and animals (emphasis on birds). The deadline was February 28, 2020.

USDA NIFA Women and Minorities in STEM Fields — The purpose of this program is to support research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. NIFA intends this program to address educational needs within broadly defined areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences. The deadline was February 24, 2020.

NOAA FY2020-2021 Coral Reef Conservation Program NGO Partnership — The purpose of this notice is to invite Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with demonstrated expertise and experience in supporting coral reef management in the United States to submit proposals to establish partnerships with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) to further the conservation of U.S. coral reefs. The deadline was February 21, 2020.

DOI FWS North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Standard Grants — Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. The deadline was February 21, 2020.

NFWF and Wells Fargo Resilient Communities Program — The program aims to help communities prepare, strengthen and bounce back more quickly after a disaster. There are three categories: Adaptation through conservation projects; community capacity building and demonstration projects; and adaptation focused on affordable housing and small businesses. The pre-proposal deadline was February 18, 2020.

National Forest Foundation Innovative Finance for National Forests Grant Program —  The IFNF is a grant program for local communities and stakeholders looking for new ways of funding healthy forests, project developers who can help connect investment capital to forested landscapes, and Forest Service managers and collaborators with projects that are ripe for private investment capital. The deadline for pre-proposals was October 21, 2019 and full proposals were due February 18, 2020.

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Gulf Of Mexico Energy Security Act Program (GOMESA) — The ADCNR, State Lands Division (SLD), Coastal Section is accepting project suggestions to be funded through the Alabama Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act Program. The deadline was February 14, 2020.

DHS USCG National Nonprofit Organization Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Grant Program — The purpose of the National RBS Program is to reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths on America’s waterways and to provide a safe enjoyable experience for the boating public. The deadline was February 12, 2020.

EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program 2020 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 7, 2020.

USDA Conservation Collaboration Grants — Grants should enhance outreach to the nation’s farmers and ranchers for the delivery and adoption of conservation measures. The deadline was February 7, 2020.

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 was February 6, 2020.

NFWF Longleaf Stewardship Fund 2020 RFP — NFWF is soliciting proposals to expand and enhance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and management across longleaf pine’s historical range, as ​well as the restoration and enhancement of bottomland hardwood forests within priority focal areas. The deadline was February 6, 2020.

USDA Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program — The Community Forest Program (CFP) is to establish community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat as well as other things such as stewardship, recreation, and public access. The deadline was February 6, 2020.

NOAA NAAEE NOAA-21st Century Community Learning Centers Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grants — These grants will enable experienced environmental education providers to work with 21st CCLC sites to deliver authentic STEM experiences emphasizing the unique assets and expertise of NOAA. The deadline was February 6, 2020.

DOI NPS Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Grant Program — This grant program is to document, preserve, and stabilize structures on HBCU campuses. The HBCU grant program exists to repair historic structures on campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places either individually or as contributing to a National Register historic district.  Search grants.gov for P20AS00007. The deadline was February 4, 2020.

NOAA SBIR Small Business Innovation Research Grants — The deadline was February 3, 2020.

NFWF 2020 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program — The grant 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 30, 2020.

Healthy Watersheds Consortium (HWC) Grant Program — The goal is to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. The deadline is January 24, 2020.

NFWF Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund 2020 Request for Proposals — Applications should reflect actions to restore, enhance and maintain bottomland hardwood forests and wetlands and promote aquatic connectivity on private and public lands to improve wildlife habitat and water quality.Proposals are due January 23, 2020.

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. Full proposals were due January 15, 2020.

NOAA Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants — The Community-based Restoration Program supports restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources, promote healthy ecosystems, and yield community and economic benefits. The preposal deadline was extended to January 10, 2020.

NOAA National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs — Proposals should address the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) and HAB Socioeconomics Research Programs. Search grants.gov for NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2020-2006219. The deadline was January 10, 2020.

CNCS AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY2020 — The deadline was January 8, 2020.

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation 360 Education Materials RFP – This RFP is requesting the development of education materials that align with ONMS’s existing Sanctuaries 360° videos and current educational standards. The deadline was January 7, 2020.

US Forest Service Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program RFA — Applications were due to Tribes or State Foresters by January 6, 2020.

EPA Environmental Education Grant — The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. The deadline was January 6, 2020.

USDA SWMFY2020 Solid Waste Management Grant Program — This program has been established to assist communities through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified organizations will receive SWM grant funds to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources in rural areas, and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas. Search grants.gov for SWMFY2020. The deadline was December 31, 2019.

USDA Dept. of Agriculture Utilities Programs TAT Grant Program — The Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program has been established to assist communities with water or wastewater systems through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified private non-profit organizations will receive TAT grant funds to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems in rural areas, assist applicants in preparing applications for water and waste grants made at the State level offices, and improve operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas. The deadline was December 31, 2019.

NPS Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities — Grants support the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. Search grants.gov for P20AS00003. The deadline was December 17, 2019.

Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Request for Contractor Support for Fisheries Data Collection — GSMFC is seeking contractor suport to improve scientific information for the management of fisheries. The deadline was December 13, 2019.

NPS Save America’s Treasures – Collections — These discretionary funds help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation’s rich heritage to future generations of Americans. The deadline was December 10, 2018.

NPS Save America’s Treasures – Preservation – Grants provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections.The deadline was December 10, 2019.

 

EPA Approaches to Reduce Nutrient Loadings for Harmful Algal Blooms Management — Applications should propose research to: (1) determine the effectiveness of existing nutrient treatment technologies; (2) evaluate the scale-up of emerging nutrient treatment technologies and develop new technologies; and (3) develop best management practices to help both rural and urban communities control nutrients in their watersheds. The deadline was December 10, 2019.

USDA US Forest Service Citizen Science Competitive Funding Program (CitSci Fund) — The CitSci Fund is an opportunity for Forest Service units and partners to apply for up to $30,000 for collaborative citizen science projects. The CitSci Fund is a collaborative approach to resource management – each project will have one Forest Service Project Lead and one Partner Project Lead, and demonstrate how volunteers are meaningfully involved. The deadline was December 3, 2019.

NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region Gulf of Mexico Bay-Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET) — B-WET funds locally relevant, authentic experiential learning for K-12 audiences through Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) in Gulf of Mexico coastal communities. MWEEs involve learning both outdoors and in the classroom as students engage in issue definition, outdoor field experiences, synthesis and conclusions, and action projects. The deadline was November 29, 2019.