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New! U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants — Applications due September 6, 2022

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) makes up to $85 million in funding available for habitat restoration and coastal resilience. Funding will support transformational projects that restore habitat for the nation’s fisheries and protected resources, while also strengthening the resilience of coastal communities and ecosystems. Projects selected through this opportunity may help restore marine, estuarine, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems; support clean drinking water and industries like boating, fishing and tourism; and other restoration projects including natural infrastructure to reduce damage from flooding and storms. NOAA will accept proposals between $1 million and $15 million total over the award period. To learn more, click here.

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New! U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment — Applications due September 15, 2022 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a variety of programs engaging diverse youth in wildlife conservation and public land management. The Service enters into cooperative agreements with member organizations of the FWS Youth Corps to engage with youth and veterans in projects under the Authority of the Public Lands Corps Act (PLC). Under this grant opportunity the award floor is $2,000 and the ceiling is $2 million. To learn more about this grant, click here.

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New! Environmental Justice Data Fund — Applications due September 16, 2022

The Environmental Justice Data Fund (EJDF) is an $8 million fund created and seeded by Google. EJDF aims to help frontline communities that have been historically underserved and disproportionately impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. The Fund will consider a range of approaches to using data to advocate for environmental justice at the local and regional level. EJDF will make one-time grants to 60-100 organizations in 2022 through an open request for proposals. EJDF encourages grantees to leverage grant funds for matching opportunities. To view the application, click here.

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Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program 2022 — Applications due September 22, 2022

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Coastal Program is a voluntary, community-based program that provides technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program staff coordinates with partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation goals and priorities within these focus areas. Coastal Program habitat improvement projects strive to increase coastal resiliency by improving the ability of coastal ecosystems to adapt to environmental changes and supporting natural and nature-based infrastructure projects to protect and enhance coastal habitats. To learn more about this grant opportunity, click here.

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New! EPA Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program — Applications due October 4, 2022

The EPA Office of Environmental Justice will fund 5-10 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTAC) through cooperative agreements. The centers will serve as a resource for program participants interested in environmental and energy programs and policy development, and understanding and utilizing environmental and energy grant programs to advance environmental and energy justice. EJ TCTAC will provide training, assistance and capacity building on writing grant proposals, navigating federal systems such as and, and effectively managing grant funding. These centers will also provide guidance on community engagement, meeting facilitation, and translation and interpretation services for limited English-speaking participants. Awards will be up to $6 million over three years. To view the full Request for Applications, click here.

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New! U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities — Applications due October 5, 2022

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has up to $10 million in funding available from BIL for habitat restoration and resilience awards for underserved communities through FY2022. Through this funding, NOAA will engage underserved communities in habitat restoration activities that promote resilient ecosystems and communities. Projects selected may include capacity building activities like participation in municipal or regional-scale and restoration activities. NOAA will accept proposals between $75,000 to $1 million over the award period. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

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New! U.S. Department of Transportation Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program – Planning Grants and Capital Construction Grants — Applications due October 13, 2022

The BIL established the Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, funded with $1 billion over the next five years. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award RCP Program grants on a competitive basis. The RCP Program will fund projects that reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting or mitigating highways or other transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity, including to mobility, access or economic development. To view the Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here.

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