Looking for Funding? More than $177 Million is Available for State and Local Government Activities on Coastal Resiliency, Health Impacts of Climate Change, HUD Choice Neighborhoods, and More

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Shared in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s State and Local Climate and Energy Newsletter below, more than $177 million in funding and technical assistance is available for state, local, and tribal governments from Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives, including economic development, sustainable communities, green infrastructure, and water efficiency. For full eligibility and application details, please visit the links provided below.

In addition, please visit the calendar of 2016 EPA grant opportunities that may be of particular interest to communities.

 

CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects: Enhancing Community Resilience by Implementing Health Adaptations Program – $4.5 million

  • Applications Due: June 20, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: State and local governments

CDC is making available funding to implement the Climate and Health Adaptation and Monitoring Program (CHAMP), which involves developing an Implementation and Monitoring Strategy (IMS) for interventions stated in climate adaptation plans. The IMS should utilize evidence-based public health interventions and incorporate monitoring and evaluation strategies and activities to achieve measurable health impacts and reduce the health burden of climate change. Expected program outcomes include increased community-level engagement in climate and health adaptation, as well as increasing resilience of public health systems and health infrastructure.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program – $120 million

  • Applications Due: June 28, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: Local and tribal governments, public housing authorities

HUD is making available funding to help severely distressed communities improve their housing, personal, and neighborhood outcomes. To achieve these goals, successful applications should include a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or “Transformation Plan.” Plans should include measures to improve energy efficiency in low-income housing and increase resilience to local disasters.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

FWS National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program – $17 million

  • Applications Due: June 29, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: State governments

FWS has announced funding to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal states through competitive matching grants to state agencies. Ranking criteria for proposals include describing how the proposed project addresses climate change concerns, how it will be affected by climate change impacts, and references to any relevant plans and models.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

BIA Energy and Mineral Development Program – $5 million

  • Applications Due: July 8, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: Tribal governments

BIA is making available funding for projects that assess, evaluate, or otherwise promote the processing, use, or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands, particularly feasibility studies of community-scale energy development projects that promote local economic benefits and stronger tribal economies. Eligible projects include renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

EPA 2016 Targeted Air Shed Grant Program – $20 million

  • Applications Due: July 11, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: State, local, and tribal air pollution control agencies

EPA announced funding to reduce air pollution in the country’s most polluted areas. Consideration will be given to proposals that include emissions-reducing activities such as renewable energy projects, combined heat and power, clean residential heating, and other clean energy supply options.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

EPA Building the Capacity of Tribes to Address the Health Impacts of Climate Change Program – $600,000

  • Applications Due: July 15, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: State, local, and tribal governments

EPA is making available funding to increase tribal capacity to understand the health effects of climate change and plan for new and changing tribal community health needs as the climate changes. Proposals must address each of the following four areas: tribal climate and health curriculum development, refining the curriculum by conducting pilot trainings with select tribes, make curriculum available online, and conduct climate change and tribal health outreach.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

NOAA Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program – $8.5 million

  • Applications Due: August 16, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: State, local, and tribal governments

NOAA announced funding for projects that improve or restore coastal habitat by strengthening the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems, decreasing the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather, and support sustainable fisheries. Projects should identify an issue limiting the resiliency of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems to extreme weather events or changing environmental conditions, identify the proposed project’s outcome, describe the actions and on-the-ground restoration to be undertaken to enhance resiliency and reduce risk, and describe the measurable impact on the ecosystem and communities.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

EPA Tribal Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program – $1 million

  • Applications Due: August 23, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: Tribal governments

EPA announced funding to tribal projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Eligible emission reduction activities include cleaner fuel use (such as biodiesel), idling reduction technologies (such as electrified parking spaces to provide power for truck heating and cooling systems), improved aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, and using energy efficiency and renewable energy to reduce emissions.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.


EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program logoState and local officials interested in additional information about developing and implementing cost-effective climate and energy strategies that help further environmental goals and achieve public health and economic benefits may visit EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program site.

To subscribe to this newsletter, go to EPA’s Newsletters page.

For more on funding, click here.

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