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: March 12, 2013 to GLRI@fs.fed.us
The interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) targets improvements to the most significant environmental problems within the Great Lakes basin. Through an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Forest Service has received funding to support projects that implement strategic, priority actions within Forest Service authorities to restore, protect, and maintain the Great Lakes ecosystem. Successful projects will address near-shore health and nonpoint source pollution, invasive species, and toxic substances that impact water quality in priority watersheds or those that drain to identified Areas of Concern. (more...)
Deadline: March 22, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, has announced the 2013 Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Grant Program, an initiative designed to support urban green infrastructure projects that lead to improved water quality within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Deadline: Applications accepted February 1, 2013 — August 13, 2013
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501©(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or 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.
Deadline: January 14, 2013
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.
Deadline: February 7, 2013
The Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration with a particular focus on urban waters and watersheds.
Deadline: January 31, 2013
TD Green Streets supports innovative practices in community forestry. Through the program, municipalities are eligible to receive one of ten $20,000 grants in support of local forestry projects in low– to moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods.
Deadline: December 15, 2012
The Fiskars Corporation, a global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden, and outdoors, has announced the opening of the application process for 2013 Project Orange Thumb garden grants and makeovers in the United States and Canada. The program is open to 501©(3) organizations in the United States and registered charities in Canada.
Deadline: January 7, 2013
U.S. EPA is seeking applications for Environmental Justice Small Grants of up to $30,000 each. These grants enable nonprofit organizations to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in communities overburdened by harmful pollution. EPA will host four pre-application calls on October 30, November 14, December 1, and December 13 to help applicants understand the requirements.
Deadline: January 13, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chesapeake Bay Office, has announced the expansion of its Mini Grant Environmental Education Program. The program will now provide funding for K-12 environmental education in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Deadline: November 19, 2012
Grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows: Brownfields Assessment Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; coalitions are funded up to $600,000 over three years), Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) and Brownfields Cleanup Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years).