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Funding Announcments

New! Department of the Interior (DOI) WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants — Applications due July 28, 2022

DOI’s WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants will fund projects that result in quantifiable water savings, implement renewable energy components and support broader sustainability benefits. These projects conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of renewable energy; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to sustainability in the Western United States. To learn more about the opportunity, click here.

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New! EPA Brownfields Job Training Grants — Applications due August 2, 2022

EPA recently announced that funding for environmental job training grants is now available under the Fiscal Year 2023 Brownfields Job Training Program. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 25 grants nationwide at amounts up to $500,000 per award. Funding supports the organizations to deliver Brownfields Job Training programs that recruit, train and retain a local, skilled workforce by prioritizing unemployed and under-employed residents to obtain the skills and credentials needed for pathways into full-time employment in the environmental field. To learn more, click here.

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New! EPA Training and Technical Assistance for Rural, Small and Tribal Municipalities and Wastewater Treatment Systems for Clean Water Act Prevention, Reduction and Elimination of Pollution — Applications due August 22, 2022

EPA is soliciting applications to provide training and technical assistance to rural, small and tribal municipalities, publicly owned wastewater treatment works and decentralized wastewater treatment systems for the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution. Eligible activities include training and technical assistance only. Infrastructure construction projects such as repairing water or sewer lines, adding new equipment or upgrading, retrofitting or rehabilitating existing equipment are not eligible for funding under this announcement. 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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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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