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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Natural Resources Damage Assessment, Restoration and Implementation

“The Natural Resource Damage Assessment, and Restoration Program’s primary objective is to restore natural resources injured by oil spills or hazardous substance releases.  This is to be done by Natural Resource Trustees; seeking and identifying natural resources injured, determining the extent of the injuries, recovering damages from responsible parties, and planning and carrying out natural resource restoration activities.  These activities are done under the following authorities Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C 9601, et seq.; Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C 1251-1387; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C 742a-742j; Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Public Law 101-380.” (

  • Funding Number– F16AS00098
  • Closing Date– Apr 04, 2016
  • Award Ceiling– $1,750,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 5
  • Funding Category– Natural Resources
  • Eligibility– “All potential applicants are eligible. U.S. non-profit, non-governmental organizations with 501c3 Internal Revenue Status (IRS) must provide a copy of their Section 501c3 status determination letter received from the IRS.” ( Please See Full Announcement
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  • Additional Help & Information– Grants Management Specialist Janet Huff 505 248-6477

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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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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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Lower Colorado River- Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation

“Reclamation will collect data from the acoustic stations and provide it to the offeror for analysis. The contractor will process and analyze the data from all stations using Titley Analook software filters provided by Reclamation. The contractor may use additional methods to analyze the data if approved by Reclamation. In 2015, there was data from nine stations. It is anticipated that a new station will be added in 2016 (10 stations), 2017 (11 stations), and 2018 (12 stations). The offeror should expect to analyze calls collected every night from June 01-August 31 of each year of the contract (2015-2018) for all stations that collected data in each year. Less data may be provided if data loss occurs due to station malfunctions” (


  • Funding Number– BOR-LC-16-003
  • Closing Date– Mar 16, 2016
  • Award Ceiling– $300,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 1
  • Eligibility– Any Federal, Interstate, Intrastate, State, and Local agencies, Public/Private organization/nonprofit institution, State Colleges or Universities, Public/Private Colleges or Universities, or Federally recognized Indian Tribes (see full announcement)
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  • Additional Help & Information– Diana Blake Grants Officer/ Grants Management Specialist Phone 702-293-8550


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