Grants Update

Week of February 23, 2024

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports projectsthat will increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by participants in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the points of purchase. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Institutions of higher education that are local, county, tribal, territorial, or state government agencies must provide documentation in support of eligibility as government agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $36.3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 14, 2024

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Rural Energy for America (REAP) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program enables applicants to provide technical assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses applying to the funding agency's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  State, tribal, or local government; land-grant colleges and universities and other institutions of higher education, rural electric cooperatives, public power entities; councils, as defined under the Resource Conservation and Development program, and nonprofit entities 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?$16 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 15, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 First Responders: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Support Services Act Grant (FR-CARA)

WHAT DOES IT FUND?  The purpose of this program is to provide resources to support first responders and members of other key community sectors on training, administering, and providing naloxone and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- approved opioid overdose reversal medications or devices. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  States, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes, Tribal organizations, and local governmental entities 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $6.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 15, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and territorial governments, special district governments, county, city, and township governments, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $13.75 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 9, 2024 (grants.gov); May 14, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support efforts to enhance the safety of rural victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking through projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and local governments, and public or private nonprofit entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $36.4 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 12, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking, including those that provide trauma-informed services. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments,city or township governments, county governments, federally recognized Native American tribes, nonprofit organizations having a 501(c)(3) status, institutions of higher education, public housing authorities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $29.6 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 8, 2024 (Grants.gov) April 22, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support projects that provide 6 to 24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, units of local government, Native American tribal governments, and other organizations who provide services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $40 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 9, 2024

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Pipeline Emergency Response Grant (PERG)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program ensures the safe transportation of hazardous materials by training emergency responders to respond to pipeline incidents. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, and local governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?$3,138,993 

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 5, 2024  

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Safe Streets and Roads for All

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding to develop the tools to help strengthen a community’s approach to roadway safety and save lives and is designed to meet the needs of diverse local, tribal, and regional communities that differ dramatically in size, location, and experience administering Federal funding. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), political subdivisions of a state or territory, federally recognized Tribal governments, and multijurisdictional groups of entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1,256,687,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 4, 2024, May 16, 2024, August 29, 2024 (Planning and Demonstration), May 16, 2024 (Implementation)

Department of Transportation

FY 2024/2025 Regional Source Reduction Assistance Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support the implementation of pollution prevention projects that involve research, investigation, experiments, surveys, studies, demonstration, education, and/or training using source reduction approaches, also known as pollution prevention. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local, interstate, and intrastate government agencies, federally recognized tribes and intertribal consortia, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; public or nonprofit institutions of higher education, hospitals operated by state, tribal, or local governments or nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 15, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of February 16, 2024

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports projects that promote and implement strategic community investment plans that will advance the prosperity of rural communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Local governments, academic institutions, Native American tribes, non-profits, private sector, state governments, and tribal organizations and institutions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Urban Agriculture and Innovation Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports projects that promote and implement strategic community investment plans that will advance the prosperity of rural communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  City or township governments, county governments, Native American tribal governments and organizations, independent school districts, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, special district governments, and nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?$6.1 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 9, 2024

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Technology Integration (TI): Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment

WHAT DOES IT FUND?This program explores novel solutions to transportation and related clean energy challenges through small-scale demonstration and deployment projects, including projects to address challenges unique to specific geographic areas and solutions with potential for replication in other areas across the country, or other ways to accelerate clean transportation deployment. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, state governments, federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, forprofit entities, and institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE?March 12, 2024 (Concept Paper), April 30, 2024 (Full Application)

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Impact on Population Health

WHAT DOES IT FUND?  The purpose of this program is to provide financial and technical aid to help communities monitor behavioral risk factors and chronic health conditions among adults across the United States. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Local governments, special district governments, independent school districts, public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, public housing authorities and Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations and small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $159 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 15, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 High-Impact HIV Prevention and Surveillance Programs for Health Departments

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to implement a comprehensive HIV prevention and surveillance program to prevent new HIV infections and improve the health of people with HIV. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  State governments, county governments, city and township governments and special district governments. Bona fide agents of state, local, or territorial governments may also apply

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $484,474,481

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 23, 2024 (Optional LOI), April 29, 2024 (Full Application)

Department of Labor

FY 2024 Growth Opportunities

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to introduce and prepare justice-involved youth and young adults for the world of work through placement into paid work experiences, and on a path to more equitable career opportunities with their peers. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? County governments, city or township governments, special district governments, regional government organizations, independent school districts, federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $85 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 2, 2024 (Round 4) and October 15, 2024 (Round 5)

Department of Labor

FY 2024 Pathway Home 5

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides eligible incarcerated individuals in men's and women's state correctional facilities or local or county jails with workforce services prior to release and to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in the community to which they will return. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State or local governments, state and local workforce boards, Indian or Native American entities, labor management organizations, nonprofit organizations, public institutions of higher education, and nonprofit postsecondary institutions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $52 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 4, 2024

Department of the Treasury

FY 2024 Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support effective partnership projects that achieve demonstrable, measurable results in improving the lives of families and individuals in need. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments and states, defined as each state of the United States, the District of Columbia, each commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, and each federally recognized Indian tribes

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $47 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 15, 2024

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Buses and Bus Facilities Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program assists in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing, or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing, or leasing bus-related facilities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed route bus service, Native American Indian tribes, and recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $390,045,823

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 25, 2024 

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Low or No Emission Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities such as recharging, refueling, and maintenance facilities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governmental authorities, Native American tribes, and designated recipients of FTA grants

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1,103,963,762

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 25, 2024


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Grants Update

Week of February 2, 2024

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public bodies, community-based non-profit corporations, and federally recognized tribes 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative: Business and Industry Loan Guarantees

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program improves the economic health of rural communities by increasing access to business capital through loan guarantees that enable commercial lenders to provide more affordable financing for businesses in rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Lenders with the legal authority, sufficient experience, and financial strength to operate successful lending programs. Lenders may request guarantees for the following borrowers: for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, cooperatives, federally recognized tribes, public bodies, and individuals engaged or proposing to engage in a business. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative: Water and Waste Disposal Loan Guarantees

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program assists private lenders in providing affordable financing to qualified borrowers to improve access to clean, reliable water and waste disposal systems for households and businesses in rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Lenders with the legal authority, sufficient experience, and financial strength to operate successful lending programs. Lenders may request guarantees for the following borrowers: for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, cooperatives, federally recognized tribes, public bodies, and individuals engaged or proposing to engage in a business. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $14,624,737

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Homeland Security

FY 2024 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides financial assistance, training, and resources to support the development of sustainable, multidisciplinary TVTP capabilities in local communities; the piloting of innovative prevention approaches; and the identification of prevention best practices that can be replicated in communities across the country. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, federally recognized Indian tribes, nonprofits, institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $18.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 2, 2024

Department of Labor

FY 2024 Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program, Incarcerated Veterans' Transition Program, and the Homeless Women Veterans' and Homeless Veterans' with Children Reintegration Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides employment and training services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, workforce development boards, Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations and institutions, non-profits, and academic institutions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $12 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 11, 2024

Department of Veterans Affairs

FY 2024 Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to Veterans Affairs (VA) and community resources. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, incorporated private institutions or foundations that have no part of the net earnings of which incur to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual and have a governing board that would be responsible for the operation of the project, corporations wholly owned and controlled by an organization meeting the requirements previously listed, Indian tribes, community-based organizations that can effectively network with local civic organizations, regional health systems, and other settings where eligible individuals and their families are likely to have contact

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $52.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 26, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of January 26, 2024

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Corporation for National and Community Services

FY 2024 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC): Disaster Response

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program strengthens communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based community service projects that respond to disasters. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and local governments, Native American and Alaskan tribes, secular and faith-based nonprofit organizations, including national nonprofit organizations, national or state parks, forests, and other public lands, and schools

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Rather than providing monetary awards, this program will place a full-time team of 8 to 12 NCCC members to serve with sponsoring organizations to respond to a disaster.

WHEN'S IT DUE? Due dates will vary according to region and are based on the dates for which the applicant is requesting an NCCC team.

Department of Homeland Security

FY 2023 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognize standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations, and state fire training academies. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $324 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 8, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2023 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports the rehabilitation of historic properties to foster economic development in rural communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, special district governments, nonprofit organizations, state historic preservation offices, and federally recognized Native American tribal historic preservation offices

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $12.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 19, 2024

Institute of Museums and Library Services

FY 2024 Museum Assessment Program (MAP)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program helps small and mid-sized museums of all types to strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet standards. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  All types of general and specialized museums. Museums may be located in one of the fifty states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federate States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 15, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of January 19, 2024

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Grant Funding to Address Indoor Air Pollution at Schools

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to achieve a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and implement comprehensive indoor air risk mitigation measures for K-12 schools and school districts in low-income, disadvantaged, and tribal communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and local governments, territories, Indian Tribes, nonprofit organizations, and educational agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $32 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 19, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of January 5, 2024

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports job accelerator partnerships that improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Rural jobs accelerator partnerships formed on or after December 20, 2018, that consist of state, local and tribal government entities, institutions of higher education, and nonprofits

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 1, 2024

Department of Energy

FY 2023 Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program reduces the costs associated with transportation, dismantling, and preprocessing of end-of life electric drive vehicle batteries for recycling, as well as recycling of plastic and polymer electric drive vehicle battery accessory components through research, development, and demonstration projects. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $60 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 7, 2024 (concept paper), April 19, 2024 (full application)

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP): Preservation Planning Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will support a variety of projects that contribute to the preservation and interpretation of historic battlefields and associated sites of armed conflict on American soil. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city, township and special district governments, independent school districts, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations, Federally recognized tribal governments, nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status, and private institutions of higher education.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1,198,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 14, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2023 Historic Preservation Fund: Semiquincentennial Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will support the physical preservation of a broad variety of cultural resources associated with the founding of America as a nation in commemoration of the country's semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary of founding. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, county, city, and township governments, public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian organizations, Native American tribal organizations, and nonprofit organizations with or without 501(c)(3) status

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 5, 2024

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Port Infrastructure Development Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding to projects that will improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods through ports and intermodal connections to ports. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States or political subdivisions of states or local governments, Indian tribes or consortia of tribes, public agencies or publicly chartered authorities established by one or more states, special-purpose districts with a transportation function, and multistate or multijurisdictional groups of entities.  

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $450 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 30, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of December 22, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Phase 2)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding to alleviate persistent economic distress and support long-term comprehensive economic development and job creation, in places with a high prime-age (25-54) employment gap (PAEG). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, the District of Columbia, territories, tribal governments, political subdivisions of a state or other entity including special-purpose entities engaged in economic development activities, public entities and nonprofit organizations acting in cooperation with the officials of a political subdivision of a state or other entity, economic development districts, and coalitions of any of the above entities that serve or are contained within a single geographic area. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $200 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 25, 2024

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Inflation Reduction Act Assistance for the Adoption of the Latest and Zero Building Energy Codes

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports States and units of local government that have authority to adopt building codes in adopting, implementing, enforcing, and measuring compliance rates of certain building energy codes that meet or exceed the minimum energy savings specified in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), while training and educating their workforce and building localized capacity. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and units of local government that have the authority to adopt building codes

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $530 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 9, 2024 (Concept Papers); April 30, 2024 (Full Applications)

Department of Interior

FY 2025 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Standard Grants Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program aims to support projects that involve the long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, special district governments, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, nonprofits, and small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $50 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 23, 2024

Department of Transportation

FY 2023-2026 Bridge Investment Program Bridge Project Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides financial assistance to replace, rehabilitate, preserve or protect one or more bridges on the National Bridge Inventory. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States or groups of states, metropolitan planning organizations serving urbanized areas (Bureau of the Census designated) with a population over 200,000, local governments or groups of local governments, political subdivisions of states or local governments, special purpose districts or public authorities with transportation functions, federal land management agencies, tribal governments or consortium of tribal governments, and multistate or multijurisdictional groups of entities as described above

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $9.62 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 19, 2024 (FY 2023/2024), November 1, 2024 (FY 2025), and November 1, 2025 (FY 2026)

Department of Agriculture

FY 2023-2026 Bridge Investment Program Planning Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provide financial assistance to replace, rehabilitate, preserve or protect one or more bridges on the National Bridge Inventory. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States or groups of states, metropolitan planning organizations serving urbanized areas (Bureau of the Census designated) with a population over 200,000, local governments or groups of local governments, political subdivisions of states or local governments, special purpose districts or public authorities with transportation functions, federal land management agencies, tribal governments or consortium of tribal governments, and multistate or multijurisdictional groups of entities as described above

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $20 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 19, 2024 (FY 2023/2024), October 1, 2024 (FY 2025) October 1, 2025 (FY 2026)

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Legal Services for Homeless Veterans and Veterans At-Risk for Homelessness Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides legal services to eligible veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Awards will assist homeless and at-risk veterans who have unaddressed needs for legal services, which may create barriers to housing stability. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, tribal governments, faith-based organizations, and public and nonprofit entities that have the necessary technical and administrative abilities and resources to execute projects successfully

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $26.8 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 23, 2024

Institute of Museum and Library Services

FY 2024 21st Century Museum Professionals Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program develops and enhances the diverse workforce of museum professionals. It supports projects that offer professional development to the current museum workforce, employing strategies to train and recruit future museum professionals and supporting evaluation efforts to help identify and share effective practices. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, tribal governments, and private non-profit organizations that have a tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 1, 2024

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program encourages research on emerging technologies and applications including energy, transportation, robotics, and biomedical devices and systems. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal governments, institutions of higher education, nonprofit or non-academic organizations, tribal governments, and for-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified 

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

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Grants Update

Week of December 15, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program helps develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, veteran farmers and ranchers, and/or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local or tribal agencies, institutions of higher education, foundations maintained by institutions of higher education, cooperative extension services for U.S. states or territories, and nongovernmental organizations and/or community-based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $9.6 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 13, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Justice for Families Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program aims to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, courts, Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, legal services providers, faith-based organizations, and victim services providers

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $14 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 30, 2024 (Grants.gov), February 1, 2024 (JustGrants) 

Department of Agriculture

FY 2025 Grants for Arts Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides project-based funding supporting public engagement with the arts and arts education, integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized tribes or tribal communities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified 

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 15, 2024 (grants.gov) February 28, 2024 (NEA portal) 

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Grants Update

Week of December 8, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program makes loans and loan guarantees to maintain and improve electric infrastructure in rural communities nationwide in order to increase economic opportunities and quality of life. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local government entities, federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (ECWAG) 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program helps rural communities prepare for or recover from an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local government entities, federally recognized tribes, and non-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program: Produce Prescription Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program demonstrates and evaluates the impact of projects on 1) the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables; (2 the reduction of individual and household food insecurity; and (3 the reduction in healthcare use and associated costs. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Government agencies and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education that are local, county, tribal, territorial, or state government agencies must provide documentation in support of eligibility as government agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $5,280,800

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 28, 2024

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Rural Business Development Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to promote economic development and job creation, funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local government entities, cooperatives, Indian tribes, or nonprofit entities primarily serving rural areas, and public bodies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $37 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 28, 2024 

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, federally recognized tribes, nonprofit organizations, including cooperatives and limited dividend or mutual associations, and for-profit businesses that function as a corporation or limited liability company

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2024 Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local government entities, private non-profit organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribes

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2024 John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue and Response Grant Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides support the recovery, care, or treatment of sick, injured, or entangled marine mammals; respond to marine mammal stranding events that require emergency assistance; collect data and samples from living or dead stranded marine mammals for scientific research or assessments regarding marine mammal health; support facility operating costs that are directly related to such activities; and support the development of stranding network capacity, including training for emergency response, where facilities do not exist or are sparse. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, tribal personnel operating in the course of their official duties, and marine mammal stranding participant entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? March 15, 2024

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

FY 2024 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds, and the species and habitats they support.Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State or local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and tribal governments and organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 31, 2024

National Science Foundation

FY 2024 Broadening Participation in Computing

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program seeks to significantly increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents receiving postsecondary degrees in the computing disciplines, and to encourage participation of other under-represented groups in the discipline, including women, persons with disabilities, Black individuals and African Americans, Hispanic individuals, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and state and local governments, including state educational offices and local school districts

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified 

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 18, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of December 1, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 

New Grant Opportunities

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to restore, sustain, and manage urban and community forest lands for the benefit of the nation's communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, federally recognized tribal organizations, and state organizations representing multistate or national proposals

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 29, 2024

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP): Training and Technical Assistance  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides training and technical assistance to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports surface transportation projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, tribal, and U.S. territorial governments, including special districts and public authorities with a transportation function, transit agencies, port authorities, and multi-state or multijurisdictional groups of eligible entities 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.5 billion

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 28, 2024

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Rural Project Initiative

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program improves transportation infrastructure in rural communities by providing loans for critical infrastructure projects. This program is intended to support transportation infrastructure that will improve the economy and the quality of life in rural areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, transit agencies, private entities, special authorities such as government-sponsored corporations, transportation improvement districts, and state infrastructure banks

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2023 – 2024 Advanced Transportation Technologies and Innovation (ATTAIN) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding to deploy, install, and operate advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, efficiency, system performance, intermodal connectivity, and infrastructure return on investment. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State or local governments, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), or other political subdivisions of a State or local government (such as publicly owned toll or port authorities), or a multijurisdictional group or consortia of research institutions or academic institutions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $120 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 2, 2024

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2025 Archives Collaboratives 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will allow Archives Collaboratives to share best practices, tools, and techniques; assess institutional strengths and opportunities; create replicable and sustainable digital platforms for historical collections; virtually unify records from multiple repositories; and promote management structures for long-term sustainability and growth. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State or local government agencies, federally acknowledged or state recognized Native American tribes or groups, nonprofit organizations or institutions, colleges, universities, and other academic institutions. Collaboratives must consist of three or more organizations.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $500,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 15, 2024 (Draft), May 8, 2024 (Final Deadline) 

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2025 Major Collaborative Archival Initiatives 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program aims to improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. Projects must be collaborations among multiple institutions that either digitize and publish online historical records as a virtual collection around a common theme, organization, or important historical figure(s), or that create and test new tools and methods for the archival field to enhance public access, especially for born-digital records. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local government agencies, federally- or state-recognized Native American tribes and groups, nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, and other academic institutions 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 8, 2024

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2025 Publishing Historical Record in Collaborative Digital Editions 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides access to, and editorial context for, the historical documents and records that tell the American story. Funding will support projects to publish online editions of historical records, which may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local government agencies, federally- or state-recognized Native American tribes and groups, nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, and other academic institutions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $3.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? Round 1: February 15, 2024 (Draft), May 8, 2024 (Final). Round 2: August 15, 2024 (Draft), November 7, 2024 (Final)

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2025 State Board Programming Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program assists state boards to broaden preservation of, and increased online access to, historical records; develop and promote best practices; support activities that put the American people in touch with primary sources in their communities and online; promote the institutional advancement of organizations in underserved communities; and assist locally based repositories with training and tools to improve their stewardship abilities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local government agencies, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $800,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 8, 2024

National Endowment for the Arts

FY 2025 Challenge America 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program offers support primarily to small organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural contributions to share that are underserved. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States or local governments, tribes, arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (LEAs)/school districts, and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the funding agency including nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 25, 2024 (pre-submittal in grants.gov) May 14, 2024 (submittal through NEA portal)

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Grants Update

Week of November 17, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Energy

FY 2024 BIL– Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP): Smart Grid Grants (Section 40107)  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) program is the combination of three individual Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act programs combined under one application. The three programs that encompass GRIP are the competitive Grid Resilience Grants (40101c), the Smart Grid Grants (40107), and Grid Innovation Program (40103b). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governmental entities, and tribal nations, institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, and non-profit and not-for-profit entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.08 billion

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 12, 2024 (Concept Papers), April 17, 2024 (Full Application)

Department of Energy

FY 2024 BIL– Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP): Grid Innovation Program (Section 40103(b))

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) program is the combination of three individual Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act programs combined under one application. The three programs that encompass GRIP are the competitive Grid Resilience Grants (40101c), the Smart Grid Grants (40107), and Grid Innovation Program (40103b). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governmental entities, and tribal nations, institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, and non-profit and not-for-profit entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.82 billion

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 12, 2024 (Concept Papers), May 22, 2024 (Full Application)

Department of Energy

FY 2024 BIL– Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP): Smart Grid Grants (Section 40107)  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) program is the combination of three individual Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act programs combined under one application. The three programs that encompass GRIP are the competitive Grid Resilience Grants (40101c), the Smart Grid Grants (40107), and Grid Innovation Program (40103b). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governmental entities, and tribal nations, institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, and non-profit and not-for-profit entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $918 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 12, 2023 (Concept Paper), April 17, 2024 (Full Application)

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 REACH: Rural Re-Engagement and Care Using CHWs for Persons with HIV

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support demonstration projects that collaborate with HIV care providers to identify persons with HIV (PWH) living in rural communities, where the population is fewer than 50,000 persons, not in care or not virally suppressed and to implement a community health worker (CHW)-mediated model of reengagement to care and outreach services for PWH in rural communities.Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, including the District of Columbia, local governments, and territorial governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $3.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 5, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 Support and Scale Up of HIV Prevention Services in Sexual Health Clinics

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative by scaling up HIV prevention and care services in sexual health clinics. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, special district, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments; schools and school districts; non-profits; and institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $20 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 15, 2024

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) Grant

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support systemic change to improve existing, or establish and implement, response systems for youth homelessness. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city or township governments; special district governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments and tribally designated housing entities; public housing authorities/ Indian housing authorities; nonprofits; and faith-based organizations.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $50 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 15, 2024

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) Grant

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support systemic change to improve existing, or establish and implement, response systems for youth homelessness. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city or township governments; special district governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments and tribally designated housing entities; public housing authorities/ Indian housing authorities; nonprofits; and faith-based organizations.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $50 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 15, 2024

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Federal Transit Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program (Part A)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports transit capital investments, including heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, bus rapid transit (BRT), and ferries. The program also supports corridor-based BRT investments that emulate the features of rail. Funding will be provided in three program components: (Part A) New Starts; (Part B) Small Starts; and (Part C) Core Capacity Improvements. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and local governments including transit agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling, however, the funding agency discourages the submission of applications in the early fall.

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Federal Transit Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program (Part B) Small Starts

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports transit capital investments, including heavy rail, commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, bus rapid transit (BRT), and ferries. The program also supports corridor-based BRT investments that emulate the features of rail. Funding will be provided in three program components: (Part A) New Starts; (Part B) Small Starts; and (Part C) Core Capacity Improvements. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and local governments including transit agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling, however, the funding agency discourages the submission of applications in the early fall.

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Grants Update

Week of November 9, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation and Technologies (BENEFIT)  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program reduce cost and enhance viability of building decarbonization with R&D, identify remaining needs with timely demonstrations, and increase the quality of life for building occupants through the commercialization of cuttingedge, clean technologies. Specifically, this program will support the development, validation, and demonstration of novel building technologies and retrofit practices in high priority technology areas. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal governmental entities, for-profit entities, educational institutions, nonprofits, and individuals

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $13 million - $30 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 18, 2023 (Concept Papers), March 5, 2023 (Full Applications)

Department Commerce

FY 2024 Aquatic Resource Management

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program conserves and restores riparian and wetland areas, aquatic habitats, and water resources to provide resource functioning ecosystems for a combination of balanced and diverse uses including fish and wildlife, and for the long-term needs of future generations.Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city or township governments; special district governments; independent school districts; institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); public housing authorities/ Indian housing authorities; nonprofits; and private institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 19, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Headquarters Recreation and Visitor Services Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program oversees a broad and complex set of recreation related programs that provide a multitude of recreation opportunities and experiences. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city or township governments; special district governments; independent school districts; institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); public housing authorities/ Indian housing authorities; nonprofits; and private institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $250,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 1, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management Eastern States (ES) Recreation and Visitor Services Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support strong local economies and public land conservation. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, county governments, local governments, special district governments, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments and organizations, public housing authorities, and nonprofits

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $150,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 31, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 IIJA/IRA Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Threatened and Endangered Species Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to conserve and recover federally listed animal and plant species and their habitats on public lands. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, county governments, local governments, special district governments, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, and nonprofits

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $500,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 19, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2024/2025 WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports small-scale on-the-ground projects that seek to conserve, better manage, or otherwise make more efficient use of water supplies. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, local authorities, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority in the Western United States

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $12 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 16, 2024; July 9, 2024; January 14, 2025; July 8, 2025

National Endowment for the Arts

FY 2024 Small Communities, Big Challenges- Rural Environmental Public Health Needs Prize Competition

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to identify innovative and inclusive approaches local governments have developed for working with citizens, community groups, and other interested parties in rural communities to identify and address environmental public health concerns facing their people. Click here for more information.  

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, local utility providers, wastewater management officials, environmental agencies, and housing authorities, departments of fish and wildlife, and Tribal and territorial governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $250,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 31, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of November 3, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to address resource concerns due to erosion, floodwater, and sediment, and to provide for improved utilization of land and water resources. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, state governments, units of the federal government, and federally recognized tribes.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Watershed Rehabilitation Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to help project sponsors rehabilitate aging dams that are reaching the end of their design life and/or no longer meet federal or state standards. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to local project sponsors to rehabilitate aging dams that protect lives and property, and infrastructure. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Locally-led government agencies, organizations, and conservation districts.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department Commerce

FY 2023 Disaster Supplemental Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to promote innovation and competitiveness and prepare U.S. regions for

growth and success in the worldwide economy. Awards will be provided for investments in regions experiencing severe economic distress or other economic harm resulting from Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Fiona, and of wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters occurring in calendar years 2021 and 2022. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? District organizations of economic development districts (EDDs) designated by the funding agency; Indian tribes or consortia of tribes; states, counties, cities, or other political subdivisions of a state; institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education; and public or private nonprofit organizations or associations.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $483 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of the Interior

FY 2023/2024 WaterSMART: Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding for water recycling projects that have a total project cost greater than or equal to $500 million. 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 30, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration, research, and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, special district governments, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations and small businesses.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $3.75 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 4, 2024

National Endowment for the Arts

FY 2025 NEA Big Read 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support organizations across the country in hosting dynamic communitywide reading programs that broaden people's understanding of themselves and their neighbors through the power of a shared reading experience. Click here for more information.  

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Nonprofit organizations, divisions of state, local or tribal government, and tax-exempt public libraries. If the applicant itself is not itself a library, it must partner with a community library.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 10, 2024 (Notice of Intent), January 24, 2024 (Full Application)

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2025 NEA Big Read 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support organizations across the country in hosting dynamic communitywide reading programs that broaden people's understanding of themselves and their neighbors through the power of a shared reading experience. Click here for more information.  

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Nonprofit organizations, divisions of state, local or tribal government, and tax-exempt public libraries. If the applicant itself is not itself a library, it must partner with a community library.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 10, 2024 (Notice of Intent), January 24, 2024 (Full Application)

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Grants Update

Week of October 27, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support local governments receiving federal infrastructure funds, directly or through state pass-through grant awards, in creating thriving communities and ensuring housing needs are addressed when designing and implementing infrastructure investments. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments and Native American Tribes

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Candidate Species Conservation Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports conservation tasks for high-priority candidate species or other at-risk species across the United States, such that identified threats to the species may be reduced or eliminated.Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal governments, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, public housing authorities and Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, individuals, nonprofit organizations, forprofit organizations, and small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $500,000 

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Recovery Implementation Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support the implementation of priority recovery actions for federally endangered and threatened species. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city, township, and special district governments, independent school districts, public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education, federally recognized and non-federally recognized Native American tribal governments, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, both with and without 501(c)(3) designation, and for-profit organizations, including small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $14 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 30, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Recovery Challenge Fund

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to conserve endangered and threatened species and ecosystems upon which they depend, and to take appropriate steps to achieve the purposes of treaties and conventions set forth in the for Endangered Species Act (ESA). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Eligibility for this program is unrestricted.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $9 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 19, 2023

Department of Transportation

FY 2023-2026 Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide incentive funding for activities eligible for assistance in any phase of a highway transportation project between project planning and project delivery including planning, financing, operation, structures, materials, pavements, environment, and construction. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State departments of transportation (DOTs), federal land management agencies (FLMAs), and federally recognized tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Up to $10 million in FY 2023, and up to $12.5 million in each of FY 2024-2026; $47.5 million combined

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 12, 2023 (Notice of Intent); January 23, 2024 (Full Application)

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2024 Landmarks of American History and Culture 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to enhance and strengthen humanities teaching by providing funds for a series of one week residential, virtual, and combined format workshops across the nation that enhance how K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and humanities professionals incorporate place-based approaches to humanities teaching and scholarship. Click here for more information.  

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.5 million  

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 14, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of October 20, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Farm to School Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to implement farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in USDA Food and Nutrition (FNS) Child Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The program takes a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all in farm to school programming, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Schools and other institutions that operate child nutrition programs, tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, nonprofit entities, and state and local agencies.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $12 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 12, 2024

Department of Energy

FY 2023 Distributed Energy Systems Demonstrations Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to help the U.S. develop more reliable, resilient, and cost-effective energy systems to better support our rapidly changing electric grid and the growth of electric vehicles (EV), energy storage, and the electrification of buildings and industry. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Prime recipients include utilities, including municipal, cooperative, and investor-owned utilities; and for-profit entities currently engaged in grid service provision via an established portfolio of aggregated distributed energy resources.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Approximately $50 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 16, 2023 (Concept Papers), February 29, 2024 (Full Applications)

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 National Fish Passage Program - Restoring River, Floodplain, and Coastal Connectivity and Resiliency

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program aims to provide direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and special district governments; independent school districts; institutions of higher education; tribal governments and organizations; housing authorities; nonprofits, small businesses; for-profit organizations; and individuals

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $70 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 17, 2023 (LOI), December 31, 2024 (Invited Applicants)

Department of Homeland Security

FY 2023 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding to communities to reduce or eliminate the flood risk of repetitive flood damage to structures and buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and within NFIP-participating communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, territories, and federal recognized tribal governments. Local governments may submit sub-applications through their state agency. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $800 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 29, 2024

Department of Homeland Security

FY 2023 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide support to communities for hazard mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to the growing hazards associated with climate change. Program priorities for FY 2023 are to incentivize natural hazard risk reduction activities that mitigate risk to public infrastructure and disadvantaged communities, incorporate nature-based solutions, enhance climate resilience and adaptation, and increase funding to applicants that facilitate the adoption and enforcement of the latest published editions of building codes. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, territories, and tribal governments. Local governments may apply as a sub-applicant through their state specific process.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1 billion

WHEN'S IT DUE? February 29, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2024 Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to help small and mid-sized institutions to improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. Click here for more information.  

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, accredited and public 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education, state, and local government agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $650,000  

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 11, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of October 13, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Western Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center Annual Grant Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to reduce the risks that pests and pest management practices pose to people, the environment, and the economy of the western United States by supporting the development and adoption of integrated pest management (IPM). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal governments, non-profits, academic institutions, consortia, businesses, and commodity organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Approximately $320,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 8, 2023

Department of the Interior

FY 2023 Save America’s Treasures (SAT) Grants: Collection Grants   

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey the nation’s rich heritage to future generations. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, special district governments, independent school districts, federal agencies, private institutions of higher education, nonprofits, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments and organizations, including Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 19, 2023

Department of the Interior

FY 2023 Save America’s Treasures (SAT) Grants: Historic Preservation Fund (Part B)  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program helps provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey the nation’s rich heritage to future generations. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments; county, city, township, or special district governments; independent school districts; public and state-owned institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments and organizations; nonprofit organizations and federal agencies 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $26.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 19, 2023

Department of Transportation

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? December18, 2023

Environmental Protection Agency

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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Grants Update

Week of October 6, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2023 Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant - Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides technical assistance and training in support of essential community facilities programs. In turn, this technical assistance and training helps grantees identify and plan for community facility repairs as a result of damages resulting from presidentially declared disasters in calendar year 2022. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public bodies and private, nonprofit organizations such as states, counties, cities, townships, incorporated towns, villages, boroughs, authorities, districts, and Tribes located on Federal or state reservations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 24, 2023 (electronic submissions), November 29, 2023 (paper submissions)

Department of Transportation

FY 2023 Innovative Designs for High-performance Low-cost HVDC Converters (IDEAL HVDC)   

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will fund research and development (R&D) activities that support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA will invest in R&D to support continued innovation and cost reduction for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage-source converter (VSC) transmission systems. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governmental entities, domestic entities such as institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, nonprofit entities, and Indian tribes

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? Concept Papers: November 11, 2023; Full Application: February 5, 2024

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2024 Coastal Program   

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program encourages the restoration and protection of fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands by providing technical and financial assistance to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, local governments, special districts, independent school districts, private and public institutions of higher education, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, public housing authorities and Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits organizations, for-profit organizations, individuals and small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $6 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Partners for Fish and Wildlife   

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports the restoration and conservation of fish and wildlife habitats for the benefit of federal trust resources by providing direct technical and financial assistance to private landowners. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, state governments, special district governments, small businesses, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, public housing authorities, Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal governments and organizations, individuals, independent school districts, and other entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $15 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling through September 30, 2024

Environmental Protection Agency

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

Environmental Protection Agency

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

Department of the Interior

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

Department of Transportation

FY 2023-FY 2026 Bridge Investment Program (Part C): Large Bridge Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of people and freight over bridges. The Large Bridge Project (Part C) category provides funding for bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects with total eligible costs greater than $100 million. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States or groups of states, metropolitan planning organizations that serve an urbanized area (as designated by the Bureau of the Census) with a population over 200,000, local governments or groups of local governments, political subdivisions of states or local governments, special purpose districts or public authorities with transportation functions, federal land management agencies, tribal governments or consortium of tribal governments, and multistate or multijurisdictional groups of entities as described above

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $9.62 billion

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling (November 27, 2023; August 1, 2024; August 1, 2025)

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2023 Clean School Bus Rebates Program    

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will subsidize the replacement of existing school buses with cleaner buses that result in better air quality on the bus, in bus loading areas, and throughout the communities in which they operate. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public school districts, local and state governmental entities; public charter school districts; tribal entities including, Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and tribally controlled schools; nonprofit school transportation associations; and or-profit and nonprofit contractors, which generally include school bus dealers, original equipment manufacturers, school bus service providers, and private school bus fleets that provide student transportation services 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $500 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 31, 2024 

Environmental Protection Agency

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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Grants Update

Week of September 22, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 

New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports projects that promote rural economic development and job creation. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Applicants identified under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 are corporations, states, territories, subdivisions and agencies of states and territories, municipalities, people's utility districts, and cooperative, nonprofit, or limited-dividend associations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $90 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Healthy Homes Production (HHP) Grant Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal governments as well as nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $40 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 7, 2023

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS (HOPWA) Competitive Grant Housing Interventions (HINT) to End the HIV Epidemic 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will provide communities an opportunity to create and implement new projects that align with initiatives aimed at ending the HIV epidemic and elevate housing as an effective structural intervention in ending the epidemic. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, faith based organizations and nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $50 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 31, 2024

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies (LHHTS) Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program funds studies to improve knowledge of housing-related health and safety hazards and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control methods, with a focus on lead and other key residential health and safety hazards. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, public housing authorities, domestic academic and not-for-profit institutions, Federally recognized Native American tribes, and for-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $7 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 30, 2023

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program (OAHMP) 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low barrier, high impact home modifications to reduce older adults’ risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and to improve their functional abilities in their home. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Experienced nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and public housing authorities that have at least 3 years of experience in providing services to elderly adults

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $30.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 16, 2023

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Small Surface Water and Groundwater Storage Projects 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides Federal assistance to enhance water storage opportunities for future generations in support of the Department of Interior’s priorities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and local governments, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized) and organizations, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, nonprofits, Individuals, for-profit organizations and small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $25 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 30, 2023

Department of Transportation

FY 2023 Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to focus on repairing or replacing broken or nonoperational EV chargers to improve the reliability of existing EV charging infrastructure. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments and State departments of transportation (DOTs)

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Up to $100 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 13, 2023

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Airport Terminal Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to address the aging infrastructure of the nation's airports by upgrading, modernizing, and rebuilding airport terminals and sponsor-owned airport traffic control towers (ATCTs). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State agencies, public agencies, private entities, Indian Tribes or pueblos owning a public-use National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) airport, and the Secretary of the Interior for Midway Island Airport, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1 billion 

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 16, 2023 

Department of Transportation

FY 2023 Thriving Communities Program – Technical Assistance, Planning, and Capacity-Building Support 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance, planning, and capacity-building support to community coalitions in order to advance a pipeline of transportation and community revitalization activities that will increase mobility; reduce pollution from transportation sources; expand affordable transportation and housing options; improve health outcomes; facilitate efficient land use; preserve or expand jobs; and enhance connections to health care, education, and food security to benefit disadvantaged populations and communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transit agencies, regional planning organizations, and tribal organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Rather than providing monetary awards, this program will provide at least 45 to 60 recipients with comprehensive planning, technical assistance, and capacity building support. 

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 15, 2023 

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2023 Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) Region 6 

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 6

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.26 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 3, 2023

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Grants Update

Week of September 8, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2023 Disaster Relief Supplemental Grant Funds for the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (CF TAT) Disaster Repair Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support eligible entities in providing technical assistance and/or training with respect to essential community facilities programs. Provided technical assistance and/or training will assist communities, Indian tribes, and nonprofit corporations to identify and plan for community facility repairs because of damages resulting from presidentially declared disasters in calendar year 2022, that exist in their area. Once those needs have been identified, the applicant can assist in identifying public and private resources to finance those identified community facility needs. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public bodies, private nonprofit corporations, and federally recognized tribes located on federal and state reservations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 24, 2024

Department of Agriculture

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, 2024

Department of Energy

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

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support training and technical assistance (T/TA) to existing and potential Health Center Program award recipients and look-alikes (LALs), referred to as health centers. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Local, and state governments, small businesses, independent school districts, domestic public or private, non-profit, or for-profit entities. Community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply for PCA funding. New organizations and organizations currently receiving funding as PCAs under Section 330(l) may submit applications.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $68.3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 31, 2023 (Grants.gov), November 30, 2023 – HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) for supplemental information

Department the Interior

FY 2024 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) Grant Programs 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, municipalities, or political subdivisions of a state, or of any foreign governments, international organizations, private entities, officers, employees, agents, departments, and instrumentalities of the federal government, and other entities subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or of any foreign country

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $4 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 2, 2023

Department of Energy

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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Grants Update

Week of September 1, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

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

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Marine Debris Interception Technologies under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support the installation, monitoring, and maintenance of proven marine debris interception technologies to benefit marine and coastal NOAA trust resources, coastal communities, and/or local economies. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, and tribal governments whose activities affect research or regulation of marine debris, as well as institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and commercial (forprofit) organizations with expertise in a field related to marine debris. Projects must be performed in either a coastal state or great lakes area.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $4 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 15, 2023 (Letter of Intent), March 15, 2024 (Full Applications) 

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Marine Debris Removal

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support impactful, large marine debris removal projects that will improve the resilience of the coastal and marine environment and implement strategies to prevent the reaccumulation of marine debris. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  Local, state, and tribal governments, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and commercial (forprofit) organizations with expertise in a field related to marine debris. Projects must be performed in either a coastal state or great lakes area.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $24 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 27, 2023 (Letter of Intent), February 23, 2024 (Full Applications)

Department of Agriculture

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

Department Agriculture

FY 2023 Rural and Municipal Utility Cybersecurity (RMUC) Advanced Cybersecurity Technology (ACT) 1 Prize 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will improve the ability of utilities to protect against, detect, respond to, and recover from cybersecurity threats. ACT 1 cash prizes will be available to eligible utilities to incentivize meaningful, impactful investments in cybersecurity technologies and support training to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of utility staff. ACT 1 has 3 Phases, and the current competition is for Phase 1. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments; special districts, Native American tribal organizations, higher education institutions, school districts, public housing authorities, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. While applicants can be from outside the Chesapeake watershed, only projects that take place in the watershed will be considered.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 2, 2023

Department of Energy

FY 2024 National Park Service (NPS) Chesapeake Gateway Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides technical assistance through staff expertise to aid the managers and partners of Chesapeake places and other partners in conserving, restoring, interpreting, and providing access to cultural, natural, and recreational resources within the watershed. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Rural electric cooperatives; utilities owned by a political subdivision of a state, such as a municipally owned electric utility; utilities owned by any agency, authority, corporation, or instrumentality of one or more political subdivisions of a state; and investor-owned electric utilities that sell less than 4,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $8.96 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 29, 2023

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Grants Update

Week of August 25, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Americorps

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 

Department of Agriculture

FY 2023 Forest Service Inflation Reduction Act Forest Landowner Support 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides financial assistance grants for projects that support underserved and small-acreage forest landowner 

participation in emerging private markets for climate 

mitigation and forest resilience. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, and Federally recognized Native 

American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations other than federally recognized tribal governments, small businesses, independent school districts, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations having a 501(c)3 status with the IRS, and nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)3 status with the IRS

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $150 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 21, 2024

Department of Agriculture

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)

Department of Agriculture

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)  

Department Agriculture

FY 2024 Western Forestry Leadership Coalition: Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Competitive Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support collaborative, science-based restoration projects that focus on priority landscapes in the western United States, and to encourage the use of innovative cross-boundary approaches to support landscape restoration. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE?  State forestry agencies or appropriate state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native corporations and universities located in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, or the U.S. territories

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 17, 2023

Department of Energy

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)

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2024 Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 11, 2024; June 13, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of August 18, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Commerce

FY 2023 Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support transformational habitat restoration projects that restore marine, estuarine, coastal, or Great Lakes ecosystems, using approaches that enhance community and ecosystem resilience to climate hazards. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, and tribal governments, U.S. territories, institutions of higher education, non-profits, and commercial (for profit) organizations. Applicants must propose work in coastal, marine, or estuarine areas that benefit species or fisheries outlined within the program priorities.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $240 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 17, 2023

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA): Small Grants Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program seeks to protect, restore, enhance and/or establish wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, special district governments, independent school districts, public, private and state controlled institutions of higher education, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status, and small businesses 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 12, 2023 

Department of Justice

FY 2023 Building Local Continuums of Care to Support Youth Success

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will assist communities in planning and assessing promising and evidence-based prevention and intervention services to facilitate the development of a community-based continuum of care for youth at risk of becoming or already involved in the juvenile justice system. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, special district governments, for profit organizations other than small businesses, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, nonprofits that do not have 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? $16.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 28, 2023, (Grants.gov); October 10, 2023 (JustGrants)

Department of Transportation

FY 2023 Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this new program is to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced smart city or community technologies and systems in a variety of communities to improve transportation efficiency and safety. The program funds projects that are focused on using technology interventions to solve real-world challenges and build data and technology capacity and expertise in the public sector.Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, political subdivisions of a state, public transit agencies or authorities, public toll authorities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), or a group of two or more eligible entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $50 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 10, 2023 

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2023 Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) Program- EPA Region 4    

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will provide targeted brownfields assessments (TBAs) to communities, free of charge, conducted by environmental consultants. TBAs are not grants, but rather assessments conducted by environmental consultants under contract funded by EPA Region 4 at no cost to the community. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, tribal governments, councils of governments, public and nonprofit entities, such as municipalities, community development corporations, and private landowners if their redevelopment plans include a commitment to provide a clear and substantial public benefit. 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Institute of Museum and Library Services

FY 2024 Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program is a special initiative designed to support small museums of all disciplines in project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital learning resources, policy development and institutional planning, technology enhancements, professional development, community outreach, audience development, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, and private non-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.6 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 15, 2023

Institute of Museum and Library Services

FY 2024 Museums for America

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support museums of all sizes and disciplines in strategic, project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions; educational/interpretive programs; digital learning resources; professional development; community debate and dialogue; audience-focused studies; and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, or tribal government and nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $21.7 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 15, 2023

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2024 Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program is a special initiative designed to support projects that use the transformative power of professional development and training to generate systemic change within museums of all types and sizes. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, and private non-profit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $4.3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 15, 2023

Institute of Museum and Library Services

FY 2024 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program is designed to build the capacity of African American museums and support growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, and tribal governments, and private non-profit organizations with a primary focus on African American life, art, history, and/or culture

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $6 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 15, 2023

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2024 National Leadership Grants for Museums 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can strengthen services for the American public. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $5.8 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 15, 2023

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Grants Update

Week of August 11, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program: MTW Flexibility for Smaller Public Housing Agencies

WHAT DOES IT FUND?  The purpose of this program is to allow public housing agencies (PHAs) to design and test innovative, locally designed housing and self-sufficiency strategies for low-income families. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local government public housing agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Rather than providing monetary awards, this program provides MTW Expansion designation to 14 PHAs

WHEN'S IT DUE? December 8, 2023  

Department of the Interior

FY 2023-2024 WaterSMART Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding for the restoration and protection of aquatic ecosystems. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in Reclamation States, including entities and organizations that own a dam that is eligible for upgrade, modification, or removal. Nonprofit conservation organizations working in partnership with the entities listed above or that notify entities listed above

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $95 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 24, 2024   

Department of the Interior

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? January 24, 2024  

Department of the Interior

FY 2023-2024 WaterSMART Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding for the restoration and protection of aquatic ecosystems. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in Reclamation States, including entities and organizations that own a dam that is eligible for upgrade, modification, or removal. Nonprofit conservation organizations working in partnership with the entities listed above or that notify entities listed above

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $95 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? January 24, 2024   

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 WaterSMART Grants: Drought Response Program Drought Resiliency Project Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support a proactive approach to drought by providing assistance to water managers to develop and update comprehensive drought plans and implement projects that will build longterm resiliency to drought. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other state, regional, or local authorities with water or power delivery authority located in the Western United States, as well as nonprofit conservation organizations working in partnership with the entities listed above

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 31, 2023  

Department of the Interior

FY 2023-2024 WaterSMART Planning and Project Design Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide funding for collaborative planning and design projects to support water management improvements. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Water Strategy Grants and Project Design Grants eligible applicants are divided into two categories. Category A applicants are states, Tribes, irrigation districts, and water districts; State, regional, or local authorities, the members of which include one or more organizations with water or power delivery authority; and other organizations with water or power delivery authority. Category B applicants are nonprofit conservation organizations that are acting in partnership with, and with the agreement of, an entity described in Category A. Drought Contingency Planning eligible applicants are a state, Tribe, irrigation district, water district, or other organization with water or power delivery.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $35 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? Proposals received before October 17, 2023 will be considered for FY 2023 funding. Proposals received after October 17, 2023 and before April 2, 2024 will be considered for FY 2024 funding.

Department of Transportation

FY 2023 Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (TOD Pilot Program)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to improve public transportation for U.S. communities by providing funding to local communities to integrate land use and transportation planning with a new fixed-guideway or core capacity transit capital investment. This program intends to support comprehensive planning that will improve economic development, ridership, multimodal connectivity and accessibility, transit access for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and mixed-use development near transit stations. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? A State or States, U.S. Territory, or local governmental authority, and Federal Transit Administration grant recipients

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $13.4 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 10, 2023

Environmental Protection Agency

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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Grants Update

Week of August 4, 2023

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The National Special Districts Coalition. Special districts are either eligible to apply directly, or able to partner with a qualifying entity to apply for any of the grants listed. 
New Grant Opportunities

Department of Agriculture

FY 2023 Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to assist at-risk local communities and Indian Tribes with planning and mitigating against the risk created by wildfire. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Units of local governments representing communities located in an area with a risk of wildfires, Indian Tribes, non-profit organizations including homeowner associations that assist such communities, state forestry agencies (including U.S. territories and interests), and Alaska Native Corporations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Up to $250,000,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 31, 2023  

Department of 

Agriculture

FY 2023 NOAA Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants Under the BIL and IRA

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this grant is to provide federal financial and technical assistance to fish passage through the removal of dams and other in-stream barriers for native migratory or searun fish. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and Native American and Alaska Native tribal governments, institutions of higher education, non-profits, and commercial (for profit) organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $175 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 16, 2023 

Department of 

Energy

FY 2023 NETL Energy Storage and Validation Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports innovative long duration energy storage system (ESS) demonstration projects that advance a technology towards commercialization and validate its cost and performance in the field to the energy stakeholder community. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Domestic entities including state governments, local governments, tribal governments, institutions of higher education, for-profit entities, and nonprofits, and federally funded research and development centers and national laboratories 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $15 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 15, 2023 (Concept Papers); December 4, 2023 (Full Applications)

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2023 Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program empowers communities that are actively taking steps to remove barriers to affordable housing and seeking to increase housing production and lower housing costs for families over the long term. The program aims to provide funding for the identification and removal of barriers to affordable housing production and preservation. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, and multijurisdictional entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $85 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? TBD 

Department of Commerce

FY 2023 Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)    

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to encourage research on emerging technologies and applications including energy, transportation, robotics, and biomedical devices and systems. Funding will support innovative research in modeling, optimization, learning, adaptation, and control of networked multiagent systems; higher-level decision-making and dynamic resource allocation; and risk management in the presence of uncertainty, subsystem failures, and stochastic disturbances. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, tribal governments, institutions of higher education, nonprofit, and non-academic organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling 

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