Grant Due: FY 2023 Thriving Communities Program – Capacity Builders

FY 2023 Thriving Communities Program – Capacity Builders 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will fund cooperative agreements for Capacity Builders to provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building support that advances transformative infrastructure plans, projects, and processes primarily in communities that have disproportionate rates of pollution and poor air quality, communities experiencing disproportionate human health and environmental effects, areas of persistent poverty, or historically disadvantaged communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State or local governments and their agencies, Indian Tribes, philanthropic entities, non-profit organizations, other technical assistance providers with a demonstrated capacity to develop and provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity building 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $22 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 28, 2023 

Grant Due: FY 2023 Materials, Operation, and Recycling of Photovoltaics (MORE PV)

FY 2023 Materials, Operation, and Recycling of Photovoltaics (MORE PV)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support research and development (R&D) to reduce material usage, improve installation quality and resilience of photovoltaic (PV) systems, and address handling of PV systems at the end of life. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Local, state, and tribal governments, institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, and nonprofits

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $20 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 6, 2023 (Letter of Intent); September 13, 2023 (Concept Papers); November 28, 2023 (Full Application)

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Grant Due: FY 2023 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG): On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials

FY 2023 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG): On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of On-Farm Trials is to stimulate the evaluation and adoption of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, and tribal governments, for profit organizations other than small businesses, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education), private institutions of higher education, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, and small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $50 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 30, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2023-2024 Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) Region 5

FY 2023-2024 Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) Region 5

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, tribal, territory (Insular Areas), local government agencies, and interstate or intertribal entities within EPA’s Region 5.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.82 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 3, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2023 Drinking Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Program

FY 2023 Drinking Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding to increase drinking water system resilience to natural hazards in an underserved community and community that is a disadvantaged community or a community with a population of less than 10,000 individuals. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal government public water systems

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $19 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 6, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2024 Weather Program Office Research Programs

FY 2024 Weather Program Office Research Programs 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of these programs is to support new weather, water, and earth system observing and forecasting applications, including improved analysis techniques, better statistical or dynamic forecast models and techniques, and communication of that information to better inform the public. Two grant competitions are being funded via this solicitation: 1. Climate Testbed (CTB) and 2. Fire Weather. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, and tribal governments, US-based institutions of higher education, cooperative institutes, commercial organizations, and non-profit organizations.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 11, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2023 Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDG) Region 3

FY 2023 Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDG) Region 3   

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to increase the quantity of wetlands in the United States by conserving and restoring wetland acreage and improving wetland conditions. Eligible applicants include states, territories, federally recognized tribes, non-WPP, local governments, interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, colleges and universities that are agencies of the state.  Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Limited to projects that will be performed within the funding agency's Region 3, which consists of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.4 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 13, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2023 Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) Region 9

FY 2023 Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) Region 9   

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to increase the quantity and quality of wetlands in the U.S. by conserving and restoring wetland acreage and improving wetland conditions. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Eligible applicants include states, territories, tribes, local government agencies, colleges and universities that are agencies of a state, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia. Projects must be performed within the funding agency's Region 9, specifically Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, federally recognized Tribes, as well as in the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $3,292,443 

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 20, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2023/24 WaterSMART Grants: Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects

FY 2023/24 WaterSMART Grants: Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding to water recycling projects that have a total project cost greater than or equal to $500 million. Large-scale water recycling projects will play an important role in helping communities develop local, drought resistant sources of water supply by turning currently unusable water sources into a new source of water supply that is less vulnerable to drought and climate change. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  States, Indian Tribes, municipalities, irrigation districts, water districts, wastewater districts, and any state, regional, or local authority with water or power delivery authority. All applicants must be located in the Western United States.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $180 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 21, 2023; March 29, 2024; September 20, 2024

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Grant Due: FY 2024 Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Competitive Grant Program

FY 2024 Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Competitive Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports collaborative, science-based restoration projects that focus on priority forest landscapes in the eastern region state, private, and Tribal Forestry and encourages the use of innovative cross-boundary approaches to support landscape restoration. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  State forestry agencies or equivalent state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, Indian tribes, universities, and Tribal organizations located in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, or Wisconsin 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 5, 2023 (Draft Application), November 30, 2023 (Application)

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Grant Due: FY 2022/2023 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants

FY 2022/2023 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants    

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to incentivize and accelerate the upgrading or retirement of the nation's legacy diesel engine fleet. Funding will support the retrofit or replacement of existing diesel engines, vehicles, and equipment with EPA- and California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified engine configurations and verified retrofit and idle reduction technologies. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, academic institutions, consortia, Native American tribes, nonprofit organizations, schools/school districts, and tribal organizations/institutions  

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $115 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 1, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2023 WaterSMART Grants Cooperative Watershed Management Program - Phase I

FY 2023 WaterSMART Grants Cooperative Watershed Management Program - Phase I 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide provides funding to implement Phase I activities to develop a watershed group, complete watershed restoration planning activities, and design watershed management projects. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  New or existing watershed groups located in the Western United States including states, Indian Tribes, local and special districts (e.g., irrigation, water districts, water conservation districts), local governmental entities, interstate organizations, and non-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 5, 2023 

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US Congressional Calendar

27 November 2023

TFG Presents 2024 Congressional Calendar

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2024 Congressional Calendar with session and recess dates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate 118th congressional session. 

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