ACTrees is pleased to highlight funding opportunities that may be of interest to those in the urban greening community. For a full list of grant, award, and similar announcements, visit the Funding Archive.
Deadline: February 5, 2014
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop nation-wide-community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife. Projects seek to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development.
Deadline: January 15, 2014
The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits. Community forests provide many benefits such as protection of habitat, water quality, and other environmental benefits, and they can provide economic benefits through timber resources. Community Forests have also long been sites for environmental and cultural education.
Deadline: January 13, 2014
The National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $200,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. The Our Town initiative will invest in creative and innovative projects such as urban gardens and public green roofs in which communities seek to improve their quality of life, foster stronger community identity and a sense of place, and revitalize economic development.
Intent to apply: December 11, 2013
Deadline: January 22, 2014
The AmeriCorps State and National Grants provide funding to engage AmeriCorps members in service interventions to strengthen communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps, will focus grant making on priority measures including Environmental Stewardship and Healthy Futures. For example, grants may be used to provide support for improving at-risk urban ecosystems, increase green training opportunities, and improving access to health care for heat stress.
Deadline: December 18, 2013
Through the support of Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., the National Environmental Education Foundation offers Every Day event Grants to public land organizations, or Friends Groups, to engage their community on a public land site.
Deadlines: Summer cycle April 20, 2014; Winter cycle October 30, 2014
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.
Deadline: January 1, 2014
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced that competitive grants are now available from the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program. The program, funded by the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief appropriation, is administered by NFWF.
Deadline: November 25, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Note that, for this grant cycle, projects proposed for funding must take place entirely within and focus on one of 18 specific Eligible Geographic Areas, as listed in Section I.A and illustrated on the Urban Waters Small Grants program mapping website (http://www2.epa.gov/urbanwaters/urban-waters-small-grants-mapping).
Deadline: December 5, 2013
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for urban forestry project grants that can be used to enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state.
The New York Cleaner, Greener Communities Program empowers regions to create more sustainable communities by funding smart growth practices. Planning teams partnered with public and private experts across a wide range of fields, along with community residents, to lead the development of regional sustainability plans. This effort will guide integrated, sustainable solutions—from statewide investments to regional decision-making on land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, energy, and environmental practices—to improve the quality of life for communities around the state.