Green Communities Grant

“Communities that need assistance in creating a Community Forestry Management Plan (CFMP) are eligible for the Green Communities grant. The grant is offered every year for municipalities and counties. Currently the grants are up to $3,000 with a 100% match, than can be made of in-kind and volunteer hours at the federal volunteer rate.” (

  • Closing Date– Rolling
  • Award Ceiling– $3,000
  • Eligibility– Municipal Government
  • Grant Type– Competitive
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National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

“The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (Section 305, Title III, Public Law 101-646, 16 U.S.C. 3954) (Act) established the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (NCWCG Program) to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal States through competitive matching grants to State agencies. The primary goal of the NCWCG Program is the long-term conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (P.L. 114-94), was passed in 2015 and expires in Fiscal Year 2021.The Final Rule establishing the requirements for participation in the NCWCG Program was published in the Federal Register July 30, 2002 (67 FR 49264). The program regulations are in 50 CFR 84. Additional information about the NCWCG Program is available online at” (

  • Funding Number– F16AS00089
  • Closing Date– Jun 29, 2016
  • Award Ceiling– $1,000,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 25
  • Eligibility– State governments
  • Funding Category– Environment, Natural Resources
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  • Additional Help & Information– Fish and Wildlife Biologist Christina Milloy 703-862-5761 

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Conservation Innovation Grants

“Overview: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals and guides or to the private sector. CIG is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology in order to increase adoption with an emphasis on oppmtunities to scale proven, emerging conservation strategies. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specific conservation-related question using a statistically valid design, while employing farm-scale equipment on farm fields. Specifically, a valid study design will use an appropriate number of replications and statistical analysis of results. To the extent NRCS funds research projects through CIG, the agency will only fund on-farm research projects that stimulate innovative approaches to natural resource management in conjunction with agricultural production. NRCS will accept proposals under this notice for single or multiyear projects, not to exceed three years, submitted by eligible entities from any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), or the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Eligible entities include Indian Tribes, State and local units of government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals. Complete proposals received by the deadline will be evaluated through a two-tier review process. The first-tier review will be by a technical peer review panel based on the Proposal Evaluation Criteria identified in the instructions in section V.B. For the second-tier review, full proposals, along with their evaluations from the technical peer review and State Conservationist ,will be forwarded to the Grants Review Board. The Grants Review Board will make its recommendations for project approval to the NRCS Chief who will make the final selections.” (

  • Funding Number– USDA-NRCS-NHQ-CIG-16-01
  • Closing Date– May 10, 2016
  • Award Ceiling– $2,000,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 75
  • Eligibility– “Private institutions of higher education, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Individuals, City or township governments, Small businesses, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, State governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Special district governments, County governments” (
  • Funding Category– Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
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  • Additional Help & Information– Frankie Comfort Grants & Agreements Specialist Phone 202-720-0242

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Drought Resiliency Project Grants for Fiscal Year 2016

“The objective of this FOA is to invite States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supply; improve water management; implement systems to facilitate the voluntary sale, transfer, or exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Drought Resiliency Project Grants support implementation of the President’s June 2013 Climate Action Plan and Reclamation’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (Climate Strategy), available at” (

  • Funding Number– R16-FOA-DO-006
  • Closing Date– Apr 11, 2016
  • Awards Ceiling– $300,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 10
  • Eligibility– “States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the western United States or United States Territories as identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, as amended” ( Please See Full Announcement
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  • Additional Help & Information– Michael Dieterich Grants Management Specialist Phone 303-445-2484


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Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grants Fostering District/Farmer Partnerships

“The Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grants Fostering District/Farmer Partnerships, for a Grant Agreement(s) pursuant to the authority of Public Law 111-11 (42 USC 10364) Title IX of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Subtitle F, Secure Water, Section 9504 (a) Water Management Improvement. The objective of this Agricultural Water Conservation Efficiency (AWCE) FOA is to invite Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the state of California to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that save water, improve water management, create new supplies for agricultural irrigation, improve energy efficiency, and benefit endangered species. Water conservation and water use efficiency are critical elements of any plan to address these resource issues. Projects that achieve this by increasing the capability or success rate of on-farm water conservation or water use efficiency projects that can be undertaken by farmers and ranchers will be a high priority for this program, as reflected through the increased weighting of this category in 2016. Reclamation and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) are encouraging water supplier/client farmer partnerships as an effective way to identify district/watershed/regional needs and opportunities. In coordination with NRCS, Reclamation will select applicants for funding under this FOA. Successful applicants will enter into a financial assistance agreement with Reclamation. NRCS will provide accelerated technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers in the project service area, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) program: 1) for those successful FOA projects that include activities or elements that facilitate on-farm improvement, 2) where a number of farmers are likely to participate and 3) where EQIP applicants and projects meet EQIP program eligibility requirements. Period of Performance is a two year period from the date of issuance. BOR-MP-16-0003 was posted on the website, at, on or about February 26, 2016. The date for receipt of proposals is on April 26, 2016, no later than 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The FOA must be downloaded from No paper copy of this announcement will be distributed. Administrative questions concerning this FOA should be directed to Christina Muñoz at Technical questions concerning this FOA should be directed to Anna Sutton at” (

  • Funding Number– BOR-MP-16-0003
  • Closing Date– Apr 26, 2016
  • Award Ceiling– $1,000,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 12
  • Eligibility– County governments, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Special district governments, City or township governments (
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  • Additional Help & Information– Christina Muñoz Grants Management Specialist

Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

“The National Park Service State and Local Assistance Division announces the availability of $15 million (total) set aside in FY 2015 and FY 2016 appropriations for Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance grants for a nationally competitive grant program. Eligible U.S. state and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes are invited to submit proposals for matching grants to support projects that would acquire or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving Census-delineated “urbanized areas”: places with a population of 50,000 or more people that are densely settled.” (

  • Funding Number– P16AS00065
  • Closing Date– May 20, 2016
  • Award Ceiling– $750,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 30
  • Eligibility– Special district governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), State governments, City or township governments
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  • Additional Help & Information– Branch Chief for Recreation Grants Programs Elisabeth Fondriest 202 354-6916 


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