Grant Due: FY 2023 WaterSMART Grants: Desalination Construction Projects Under the WIIN Act

FY 2023 WaterSMART Grants: Desalination Construction Projects Under the WIIN Act  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports the planning, design, and construction of desalination projects that will develop and supplement municipal and irrigation water supplies through the treatment of ocean or brackish water, thereby providing a local supply, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply portfolio. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Sponsors of seawater and brackish water desalination projects located in the Western United States including states, Indian tribes, municipalities, irrigation districts, water districts, and wastewater districts State, regional, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority, that have submitted a feasibility study to Reclamation for review

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $52 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 7, 2023

Grant Due: FY 2023/2024 WaterSMART Grants: Title XVI WIIN Act Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

FY 2023/2024 WaterSMART Grants: Title XVI WIIN Act Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program aims to stretch limited water supplies in the western United States and avoid conflicts over water by providing financial and technical assistance for the planning, design, and construction of water reclamation and reuse projects. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  State, regional, or local authorities, including states; Indian tribes; municipalities; irrigation districts; water districts; wastewater districts; and other organizations with water or power delivery authorities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $179 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 7, 2023

Grant Due: FY 2023 WaterSMART Grants: Title XVI Congressionally Authorized Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects

FY 2023 WaterSMART Grants: Title XVI Congressionally Authorized Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides financial and technical assistance to local water agencies for the planning, design, and construction of water reclamation and reuse projects. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, regional, or local authorities, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and other entities such as water conservation or conservancy districts, wastewater districts, or rural water districts who are authorized sponsors of one of the 53 Title XVI Projects authorized by the Title XVI Act

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 7, 2023

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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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Grant Due: FY 2023 Choice Neighborhoods (CN) Implementation Grants

FY 2023 Choice Neighborhoods (CN) Implementation Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to help communities transform struggling neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public and/or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? City and township governments, Public Housing Agencies, and Indian housing authorities. Nonprofits and forprofit developers may apply jointly with a public entity.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $256 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 11, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2024 Southern Region and International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Program

FY 2024 Southern Region and International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of priority forest landscapes that not only focuses on priority landscapes but may include issues identified in states' forest action plans. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  State and territorial forestry agencies or equivalent state agencies, units of local government, tribes, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and universities. Projects must take place in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and/or Virginia, or the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and/or the U.S. Virgin Islands 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 4, 2023 (Pre-proposal), December 7, 2023 (Draft to State Forester Sponsor), December 15, 2023 (Proposal)  

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Grant Due: FY 2024 Rail Vehicle Replacement Program

FY 2024 Rail Vehicle Replacement Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support capital projects that replace rail rolling stock. Specifically, awards will help renew America's transit systems, advance racial equity, connect communities, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and local government authorities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $196,906,663

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 18, 2023

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Grant Due: FY 2024 Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP)

FY 2024 Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses. Supported projects should provide community benefits, including public recreation, environmental and economic benefits, and forest-based educational programs. Public access is required for all projects. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Local governments, Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, and non-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 1, 2024

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Grant Due: FY 2024 AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants

FY 2024 AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports projects that engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence informed interventions /practices to strengthen communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Local and state governments, State Service Commissions, US territories, Native American/Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, school districts, and non-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 4, 2024 

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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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