Grants Update

Week of June 28, 2024

Join the National Special Districts Coalition for a two-part engaging webinar series designed to elevate your grant acquisition strategy to new heights. Click the images below to register!

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 Broadband Technical Assistance

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program encourages the expansion of broadband services in rural areas by awarding cooperative agreement funding to eligible entities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, federally recognized tribes and tribal entities, institutions of higher education (including 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities), nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status, cooperatives or mutual organizations, corporations, and limited liability companies or limited liability partnerships

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $25 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 20, 2024 

Department of

Agriculture

FY 2024 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Healthy Fluid Milk Incentives (HFMI) Cooperative Agreement

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of the program is to support projects that increase the purchase of fluid milk among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Governmental agencies, including state, local, territorial, and tribal government agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and nonprofit, accredited institutions of higher learning

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2,583,428

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 9, 2024 

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Water Power Innovation Network

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The program will support business creation, entrepreneurship, and regional innovation for water power systems and solutions. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $4.8 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 7, 2024 (Concept Paper), September 18, 2024 (Full Application) 

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2024 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for housing interventions in lower-income households that are conducted jointly through the coordination of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)-funded Healthy Homes Production (HHP) program and programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, county governments, city or township governments, special districts, Native American tribal governments, faith-based organizations and nonprofits (excluding institutions of higher learning)

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $6.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 13, 2024

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2024 Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies (LHHTS) Grant Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to fund 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, local, and special district governments, public housing authorities, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, federally recognized Native American tribes or Native American tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and small businesses

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $13.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 6, 2024

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2024 Lead Hazard Reduction (LHR) Grant Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to maximize the number of children under the age of six years protected from lead poisoning by assisting eligible applicants in undertaking comprehensive projects to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, county, parish, city, and township governments, special district governments, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $469 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 19, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Field Initiated: Encouraging Innovation 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support new and innovative strategies for preventing and reducing crime, improving community safety, and strengthening criminal justice system outcomes, including trying new approaches, addressing gaps in responses, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, institutions of higher education, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, forprofit organizations, and other units of local government

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 9, 2024 (Grants.gov); August 19, 2024 (JustGrants) 

Department of Justice

FY 2024 National Initiatives: Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to fund and deliver four national training and technical assistance programs to local jurisdictions across the country that support their efforts to reduce crime, train law enforcement, and enhance community trust. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Eligible applicants depend on the type and category of the planned training and technical assistance program

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 5, 2024 (Grants.gov); August 12, 2024 (JustGrants) 

Department of Justice

FY 2024 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program helps law enforcement and prosecutors address challenges associated with unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs), including partially tested kits, and unresolved violent cold case crimes to reduce violence crime in their respective jurisdictions and increase public safety. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Native American tribal governments, state governments, local governments, and consortia of law enforcement agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $55 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 29, 2024 (Grants.gov); August 5, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Transportation

FY 2023-2026 National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to improve or restore anadromous fish passage through the replacement, removal, repair, or improvement of culverts or weirs. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Tribes, states, and units of local government

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $784 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? FY 2023: June 25, 2024 – September 23, 2024 

FY 2024: June 23, 2025 – August 25, 2025 

FY 2025: June 22, 2026 – August 24, 2026 

FY 2026: June 21, 2027 – August 23, 2027

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Grants Update

Week of June 21, 2024

Join the National Special Districts Coalition for a two-part engaging webinar series designed to elevate your grant acquisition strategy to new heights. Click the images below to register!

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 Housing Preservation Grant

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports low- and very low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. The program will allow cooperative housing complexes and rental property owners in rural areas to repair and rehabilitate their units if they agree to make such units available to very low- and low-income persons. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, nonprofit corporations, including faith-based and community organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes and consortia of eligible entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? 12.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 29, 2024 

Department of

Agriculture

FY 2024 Coastal Zone Management Program: Habitat Protection and Restoration

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports projects proposed by coastal zone management (CZM) programs for coastal habitat restoration; coastal habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design; and coastal land conservation projects. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, territorial, tribal governments, state and territorial CZM programs that have been approved by the funding agency pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). CZM programs may partner with regional authorities, nongovernmental organizations, and institutions of higher education 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? 45 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 15, 2024 

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2024 Eviction Protection Grant Program (EPGP)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to increase housing stability for low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction by funding eviction prevention and protection work through no cost legal assistance. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, county, city, or township governments, special district governments, public, private, and state-controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations with or without 501(c)(3) status, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations, Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCUs), and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions (ANNH), faith-based organizations, and U.S. territories and possessions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $40 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 20, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of June 14, 2024

Join the National Special Districts Coalition for a two-part engaging webinar series designed to elevate your grant acquisition strategy to new heights. Click the images below to register!

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 Composting and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program is to enter into cooperative agreements with eligible entities to develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, special district governments, tribal governments, tribal organizations, municipalities, school districts, and counties

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $7.8 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 4, 2024

Department of

Agriculture

FY 2024 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Workforce: Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support the national Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) workforce strategy through the creation of an evaluation and technical assistance center to oversee and evaluate projects to implement the strategy. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State agricultural experiment stations,colleges and universities, university research foundations and other research institutions, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, tribal organizations, national laboratories, and private organizations or corporations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 1, 2024 

Department of Housing and Urban Development

FY 2024 Youth Homeless Demonstration Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support selected communities in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities, and nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $72 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 29, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Historic Preservation Fund - African American Civil Rights - History Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program funds the documentation, interpretation, and preservation of sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights from the transatlantic slave trade forward. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $24 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 5, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Historic Preservation Fund: African American Civil Rights Preservation Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens, from transatlantic slave trade forward. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city or township, and special district governments, independent school districts, public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments and organizations, and nonprofits

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $24 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 5, 2024

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2024-2026 Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program improve safety, protect motorists and wildlife by reducing wildlife vehicle collisions (WVCs), and improve habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic species. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, regional transportation authorities, special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, Indian Tribes, State Departments of Transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and Federal Land Management Agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $145 million (FY 2024/FY 2025), $80 million (FY 2026)

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 4, 2024 (FY 2024/2025), August 1, 2025 (FY 2026)

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Small Community Air Service Development Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program is designed to provide financial assistance to small communities to help them enhance their air service. Improved air service will increase connectivity to the national air transportation system for underserved communities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public entities, including individual communities and consortia of communities, that do not currently have commercial air services

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $12 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 25, 2024 

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Grants Update

Week of June 7, 2024

Join the National Special Districts Coalition for a two-part engaging webinar series designed to elevate your grant acquisition strategy to new heights. Click the images below to register!

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 Technical Assistance and Training Grant

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 help eligible ultimate recipients to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area. 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? $540,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 3, 2024

Department of

Health and Human Services

FY 2025 Health Center Program: New Access Points (NAP)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support new health center service delivery sites to expand affordable, accessible, and high-quality primary health care for underserved communities and populations. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Private, nonprofit entities or public agencies in the United States or its territories, as well as tribal and urban Indian organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $50 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 15, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Post-Secondary Education Opportunities for Child Protection Professionals

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program seeks to increase the knowledge base and skills of mandated reporters and child protection professionals to recognize and appropriately address the impact of violence and psychological trauma on children. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city, or township governments, public, state-controlled, or private institutions of higher education, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $800,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 1, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 15, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Safer Outcomes: Enhancing DeEscalation and Crisis Response Training for Law Enforcement - Support for Law Enforcement Agencies

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program promotes safe outcomes during police encounters with persons in crisis through relevant training. Funds will be provided to law enforcement agencies seeking to implement training and related support on this topic. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $7 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 23, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 30, 2024 (JustGrants)

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2024 Region 3 Solid Waste Infrastructure Grant

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to increase the ability of Region 3 states to manage food scraps more sustainably through composting. In particular, this program is seeking to increase capacity for food scraps composting in the region through the upgrade of yard waste composting facilities. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States (including the District of Columbia), local entities, Tribal entities, interstate, and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities, and non-profit organizations that are not 501(c)(4) organizations that lobby, including non-profit educational institutions and non-profit hospitals

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $150,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 30, 2024

National Archives and Records Administration

FY 2025 Archival Projects 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to promote access to America's historical records to encourage understanding of the nation's democracy, history, and culture. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? Optional Draft Deadline – August 15, 2024, Final Deadline – November 7, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2024-25 Climate Smart Humanities Organizations

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support comprehensive assessment and strategic planning efforts by humanities organizations to mitigate physical and operational environmental impacts and adapt to a changing climate. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $2.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 18, 2024; September 17, 2025

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2024 Dialogues on the Experience of War

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war and military service, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues that they raise. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? September 17, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of May 31, 2024

Join the National Special Districts Coalition for a two-part engaging webinar series designed to elevate your grant acquisition strategy to new heights. Click the images below to register!

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 Wetlands Mitigation Banking Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the wetland conservation compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local units of government; federally recognized Native American tribal governments; forprofit entities; nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status; private institutions of higher education; and public and state controlled institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $7 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 2, 2024

Department of

Energy

FY 2024 Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will fund research development and demonstration projects to improve power systems simulation software tools and demonstrate new business models for distribution systems operations to integrate and optimize the value of inverter-based resources (IBRs) and distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar, wind, energy storage, and other technologies such as buildings and electric vehicles (EVs). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Institutions of higher learning, nonprofits, for-profits, and local governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $31 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 25, 2024 (Concept Paper), October 17, 2024 (Full Application)

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2025 Service Area Competition 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program ensures continuity of care in the communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Special district governments, city or township governments, state governments, county governments, Native American tribal governments and organizations, urban Indian organizations, nonprofit organizations, and independent school districts

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $339.9 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 29, 2024 (Grants.gov) August 26, 2024 (EHBs)

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Historical Preservation Fund (HPF) Underrepresented Communities (URC) Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding to diversify the nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites. Click here for more information..

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State Historic Preservation Offices, tribal historic preservation offices, federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Villages/Corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, nonprofit organizations, and certified local governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.2 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 29, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Water Conservation Field Services Program: Financial Assistance

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for the planning, prioritizing, demonstrating technology/projects, and design of projects that conserve and use water more efficiently; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to sustainability in the Western U.S. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority located within the Lower Colorado Basin or the State of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $700,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 3, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals.  Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, city or township governments, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), organizations that have a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, and any organization that works directly with pets, service animals, emotional support animals, or horses and collaborates with any organization listed above

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?  $3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 15, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 22, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Missing and Unidentified Human Remains Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will improve the reporting, transportation, processing, and identification of missing persons (MP) and unidentified human remains (UHR) cases in their jurisdictions, including migrants. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) forensic laboratories, medical examiner offices, crime laboratories, toxicology laboratories, university forensic anthropology laboratories, and nonprofit organizations that have working collaborative agreements with state and county forensic offices. State universities that include a forensic tract with labs also qualify as eligible applicants

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?  $5.3 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 17, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 24, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 The Kevin and Avonte Program: Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will support local jurisdictions' efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, or developmental disabilities, such as autism, who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, or tribal law enforcement and other public safety agencies, health care agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofits, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?  $2.7 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 18, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 25, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 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.  Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10.49 million

WHEN'S IT DUE?  July 22, 2024

Department of Transportation

FY 2024/FY 2025 Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program Round 2

WHAT DOES IT FUND?  The purpose of this program is to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative fueling infrastructure where people live and work in urban and rural areas alike and along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States and their political subdivisions, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, special purpose districts/public authorities with a transportation function; Indian Tribes, U.S. Territories, authorities, agencies, or instrumentalities of, or an entity owned by, one or more entities previously mentioned as well as groups of aforementioned entities listed. State or local authorities owning publicly accessible transportation facilities are eligible for community grants.

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.3 billion

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 28, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of May 24, 2024

Join the National Special Districts Coalition for a two-part engaging webinar series designed to elevate your grant acquisition strategy to new heights. Click the images below to register!

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 Homeland Securit

FY 2024 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program: Citizenship and Integration Training Academy (CITA) 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program expands the availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) across the nation and to provide opportunities for immigrants to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate into the fabric of American society. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, academic institutions, Native American tribes, non-profits, schools/school districts, and tribal organizations/institutions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 12, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) History of Equal Rights (HER) Grant Program Preservation Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program preserves sites related to the struggle of all Americans to gain equal rights. Funding will support a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites, including architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local and state governments, special district governments, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and nonprofits

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 20, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will support the purchase and lease of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by publicly funded law enforcement and corrections agencies as part of comprehensive BWC programs guided by sound policy and broad stakeholder input. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, special district governments, local governments, county governments, public housing authorities, Native American Tribal governments, independent school districts, and any authorized agency or consortium that acts as in an instrumental capacity to assist law enforcement agencies perform law enforcement functions, including regional or state level authorities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $29 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 15, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 24, 2024 (Just Grants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Building Local Continuums of Care to Support Youth Success

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program assists jurisdictions in planning and assessing promising and evidence-based prevention and intervention services that will inform 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? State and local governments, units of local government such as towns, boroughs, parishes, villages, and special district governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $7.4 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 8, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 22, 2024 (Just Grants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program assists jurisdictions in planning and assessing promising and evidence-based prevention and intervention services that will inform 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? State governments, special district governments, city or township governments, county governments, Native American tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $19.8 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 11, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 18, 2024 (Just Grants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Smart Reentry: Housing Demonstration Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program seeks to enhance or implement evidence-based activities or services to improve reentry and reduce recidivism by expanding and/or increasing access to housing for people who are currently or formerly involved in the criminal justice system. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, public housing authorities, Indian housing authorities and federally recognized Native American tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $7 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 18, 2024

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2025 Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to recruit, train, and place unemployed and under-employed residents of solid and hazardous waste-impacted communities with the skills needed to obtain full-time, sustainable employment. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, land clearance authorities, regional councils, Indian tribes including Alaskan tribes, and nonprofit organizations 

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $14 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 15, 2024

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2024 Water Technical Assistance 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to ensure all communities have access to clean and reliable water by providing technical assistance that will help communities to address challenges in providing safe drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services to their residents.Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments and communities, drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities and systems, states and territories, tribes, and nongovernmental organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2025 Media Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop content grounded in humanities scholarship and prepare documentary films, radio, and podcasts that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $7 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 14, 2024, January 8, 2025

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Grants Update

Week of May 3, 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 Energy

FY 2024 WASTE: Waste Analysis and Strategies for Transportation End-uses  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to aid communities with resource and energy recovery strategies associated with their organic waste streams. Grants are available in Topic Area 1 to help communities beyond a conceptualization phase by supporting more in-depth feasibility or scoping analysis, while Topic Area 2 is targeted towards communities that have previously completed feasibility analysis and are seeking funding to further refine their project concept. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, counties, municipalities, tribal governments and organizations, nonprofit organizations, transit authorities, and special district governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $17.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 14, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Enhancing School Capacity to Address Youth Violence Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will support targeted efforts to address youth violence through implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention efforts in a school-based setting (K–12th grade only). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, city, and township governments, public-and state-controlled institutions of higher education, county governments, Native American tribal organizations, Native American tribal governments, nonprofits, private institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations other than small businesses, independent school districts, and units of local government

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $23 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 10, 2024 (Grants.gov), June 24, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will support efforts by state, local, and tribal law enforcement and prosecution agencies and their partners in conducting outreach, educating practitioners and the public, enhancing victim reporting tools, and investigating and prosecuting hate crimes committed on the basis of a victim’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.  Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?  $11.1 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 18, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 25, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 National Community Courts Initiative

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will support efforts by states, local, and federally recognized American Indian tribal governments to establish and enhance community courts. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, public/Indian housing authorities, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, and public or private entities acting on behalf of a single treatment court

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $9 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 24, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants - Competitive

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by states and units of local government. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, city or township governments and county governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $4.45 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 24, 2024 (Grants.gov), July 21, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports a comprehensive approach to addressing abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, neglect, abandonment, economic abuse, or willful harm committed against victims who are 50 years of age or older. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, units of local government, tribal governments or tribal organizations, population specific organizations, victim service providers, and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $13 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 18, 2024 (Grants.gov), June 20, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Youth Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for youth under the age of 18 or youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system with mental health disorders (MHD) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs) who come in contact with the juvenile justice system. Click here for more information.

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

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT?$4 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 8, 2024 (Grants.gov); July 2, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Transportation

FY 2024 Rural Community Innovations: Transportation Planning Grant

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program offers funding for communities to develop a transportation plan that addresses accessibility and equity. Planning activities will identify transportation barriers, consider current and future community needs, actively engage older adults and people with disabilities in the process, and create or strengthen multi-sector collaborative partnerships. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Rural, local, and regional private nonprofit or government organizations, including but not limited to: public transit agencies, councils of government, metropolitan or rural planning organizations, tribal agencies, area agencies on aging, community action agencies, centers for independent living, disability service organizations, and community organizations involved in the administration, delivery, or coordination of public transit, human services transportation, aging, or disability services

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $420,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 7, 2024

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Grants Update

Week of April 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

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Process and Technology Improvement Grants 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support efforts to develop and implement projects that use technology to improve the quality and efficiency of SNAP application and eligibility determination systems. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State agencies that administer SNAP, state and local governments, agencies providing health or welfare services, public health or educational entities, Indian tribal organizations, and private nonprofit entities

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 18, 2024

Department of the Interior

FY 2024-2025 WaterSMART Environmental Water Resources Projects

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for projects focused on environmental benefits and that have been developed as part of a collaborative process to help carry out an established strategy to increase the reliability of water resources. 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 the Western United States. Nonprofit conservation organizations working in partnership with the entities listed above or that notify entities listed above are also eligible to apply

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 18, 2024 (Period 1), March 11, 2025 (Period 2)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program reimburses states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes, for up to 50 percent of the cost of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers.  Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Jurisdictions that employ law enforcement officers

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 10, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides veterans treatment courts (VTCs) and criminal justice professionals with the resources needed to plan, implement, enhance, and sustain evidence-based treatment court programs for veterans with substance use disorders (SUDs). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, city or township governments, county governments, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, special district governments, and state agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $19.5 million 

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 20, 2024 (Grants.gov), June 27, 2024 (JustGrants)

Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program funds the replacement of non-zero-emission Class 6 or Class 7 heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission vehicles. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments, states, nonprofit school transportation associations, Indian tribes, and public-school districts

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $ 932 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 25, 2024

National Endowment for the Arts

FY 2025 Our Town Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program support creative placemaking projects that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Units of local government, federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, nonprofit, and institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? August 1, 2024 (Grants.gov); August 15, 2024 (NEA portal)  

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Grants Update

Week of April 12, 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 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Classic

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to promote the coordination of the funding agency's conservation activities with applicants (partners) that offer value-added contributions to expand the ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State or local units of government, Indian tribes, farmer cooperatives, water districts, municipal water or wastewater treatment entities, institutions of higher education, conservation districts, agricultural or silvicultural producer associations, and other qualified organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $1.5 billion

WHEN'S IT DUE? July 2, 2024  

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Inflation Reduction Act Assistance for the Adoption of the Latest and Zero Building Energy Codes - Round 2   

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support states and units of local government that have authority to adopt building energy codes in adopting and implementing the latest building energy codes, zero energy building codes, or equivalent codes or standards. 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? May 31, 2024 (Concept Papers); September 13, 2024 (Full Applications)

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 Basic Center Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide temporary emergency shelter and counseling services to youth under the age of 18 who have run away or are experiencing homelessness or housing instability and are not already receiving services from the child welfare or the juvenile justice systems. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, county, city or township and special district governments, institutions of higher education, housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, public and nonprofit entities that are not part of the juvenile justice system, and Native American tribal governments and organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $18 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 7, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Maternity Group Home (MGH) Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter to pregnant or parenting youth who are 16 to 21 years of age who have run away from home, been forced to leave home, have no safe alternate living arrangement, are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of being homeless. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, local, special district, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments; public and nonprofit private entities with or without 501(c)3 status; public and Indian housing authorities; school districts; private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; and Native American tribal organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $5.13 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 7, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 Street Outreach Program  

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides prevention and intervention services to reduce sexual abuse of youth who have left home due to family conflict or other crisis, youth who are experiencing homelessness, and youth living on the street, and connects youth to safe and stable housing and other resources. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, independent school districts, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, public and non-profit private entities federally recognized Native American tribal governments, and Native American tribal organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $4.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 7, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services

FY 2024 Transitional Living Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to implement, enhance, and/or support effective strategies for successful transition to sustainable living for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to under 22 and, if applicable, their dependent children. Projects should successfully transition youth experiencing homelessness into adulthood through the promotion of self-sufficient living and the prevention of long-term dependency on social services. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, institutions of higher education and school districts, nonprofit organizations, public and Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, faith-based and community organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $17 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 7, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities

FY 2024 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program focuses on the redevelopment of severely distressed public housing and/or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), local governments, tribal entities, and nonprofits

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? June 10, 2024

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Arts Programs for Justice Involved Youth

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will develop, enhance, or expand high-quality arts programs for current and previous justice-involved youth, including tribal and Indigenous youth, to reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, and/or other problem and high-risk behaviors. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? County, city, or township governments, federally recognized tribal governments and organizations, nonprofit organizations; and public or private institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $200,000

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 21, 2024 (Grants.gov), June 4, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding to prevent and reduce violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence intervention and prevention programming. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, special district, and federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native tribal governments, corporations, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, independent school districts, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $72 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 30, 2024 (Grants.gov), June 10, 2024 (JustGrants)

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Grants Update

Week of March 1, 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 Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides financial and technical assistance to help local communities relieve imminent threats to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences that impair a watershed. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Entities with a legal interest in, or responsibility for, the areas threatened by the watershed emergency, including states, state agencies, and legal subdivisions of a state government, local units of government, including cities, counties, towns, general, flood and water control districts, soil and water conservation districts, Native American tribes, and Tribal organizations

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Unspecified

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program develops, coordinates, and expands direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Agricultural businesses and cooperatives, producer networks and associations, community-supported agriculture networks and associations, food councils, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations and economic development corporations, regional farmers’ market authorities; and tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 14, 2024

Department of Agriculture

FY 2024 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Agricultural businesses and cooperatives, producer networks and associations, community-supported agriculture networks and associations, food councils, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations and economic development corporations, regional farmers’ market authorities; and tribal governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $10.5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 14, 2024

Department of Defense

FY 2024 1033 Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to provide federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with excess property from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Rather than providing monetary awards, this program provides successful applicants with access to excess property from the U.S. Department of Defense

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Energy

FY 2024 Local Government Energy Program: Communities Sparking Investment in Transformative Energy

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to support programs and projects at the local level that reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, save customers money, create local jobs, improve air quality, combat climate change, and focus benefits on disadvantaged communities.Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local governments and tribal governments that represent disadvantaged communities, energy communities, or small- and medium sized jurisdictions

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $18 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? May 31, 2024

Department of Energy

FY 2024 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Joint Office of Energy and Transportation: Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA)

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program will reduce barriers to zero-emission bus deployment and prepare fleets for electrification by providing school and transit bus fleets with free technical assistance to develop comprehensive and customized fleet electrification transition plans. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments, nonprofit school transportation associations, tribes, operators of private school bus fleets, and direct or designated recipients of other Federal Transit Administration grants

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? Rather than provide monetary awards this program connects applicants with technical experts.

WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Enhancing Investigation and Prosecution of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (EIP) Initiative 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to promote, and evaluate, effective policing and prosecution responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State, territorial, county, local, and/or tribal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices that investigate and prosecute crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $5 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 30, 2024 (Grants.gov); May 2, 2024 (JustGrants) 

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Grants to Improve the Criminal Justice Response (ICJR) Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to encourage partnerships among state, local and tribal governments, courts, victim service providers, coalitions, and rape crisis centers to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking as serious violations of criminal law, and to seek safety and autonomy for victims. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, Indian tribal governments, state and local courts including juvenile courts, local governments, state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions that partner with a state, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government, and victim service providers that partner with a state, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $23 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 30, 2024 (Grants.gov), May 2, 2024 (JustGrants)

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program (Part A): State and Local Governments

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to establish and expand cross-system approaches to reduce the risk of crisis and improve reentry and recovery outcomes for people reentering the community from correctional facilities with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? State and local governments

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $8.25 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 25, 2024 (Grants.gov), April 30, 2024 (JustGrants) 

Department of Justice

FY 2024 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Implementation Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement officers through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies

TOTAL FUNDING AMOUNT? $9.8 million

WHEN'S IT DUE? April 23, 2024 (Grants.gov), April 30, 2024 (JustGrants) 

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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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