More than $457 Million Available from Federal Agencies for Support on Energy and Climate

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s newsletter released today shares a number of key funding resources that can be used by local governments for energy and climate issues. See the full newsletter shared below.


More than $457 million in funding and technical assistance is available for state, local, and tribal governments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) 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.

EPA FY 2016 and FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program – $2.2 million

  • Applications Due: June 6, 2016
  • Eligible Entities: State and tribal governments

EPA is making available funding to support practical pollution prevention/source reduction tools or approaches to measurably improve the environmental footprints of businesses, municipal governments, and/or local communities. Proposed projects must carry out project activities using one or more of the following methods: surveys, studies, research, investigation, experimentation, education, training, and/or demonstrations. One grant focus area includes greenhouse gas emission mitigation and energy efficiency.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

FEMA FY16 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program – $90 million

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

FEMA has announced funding to assist states, territories, federally recognized tribes, and local communities to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

FEMA FY16 Flood Mitigation Assistance Program – $199 million

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

FEMA has announced funding to implement and sustain cost-effective measures that reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Properties included in a project sub-application for flood mitigation assistance funding must be NFIP-insured at the time of the application submittal and prior to the period of availability or application start date.

For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.

 

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.

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