Available Grants

Brownfields- Area Wide Planning Grant

DATES: The closing date and time for receipt of proposal submissions is August 10, 2016, 11:59 p.m. ET. Proposals must be submitted electronically through by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 10, 2016 to receive consideration. Proposals received after 11:59 p.m. ET on August 10, 2016, will not be considered.

SUMMARY:This notice announces the availability of EPA grant funds under ยง 104(k)(6) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). EPA is authorized to fund research, technical assistance and/or training activities that facilitate the inventory of brownfields, site assessments, remediation of brownfields sites, community involvement or site preparation. This request for proposals (RFP) solicits proposals from eligible entities to conduct research and/or technical assistance activities that culminate in an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup and subsequent reuse. Grant-funded activities must be directed to one or more catalyst, high priority brownfield site(s) located within a specific project area, such as a neighborhood, downtown, business or arts district, a local commercial or industrial corridor, a community waterfront, one or more city blocks, etc. Each recipient that receives a grant under this funding opportunity must develop an area-wide plan for the brownfield(s) within the project area, and include in that plan specific implementation strategies for assessing, cleaning up and reusing the brownfield(s) and related project area revitalization strategies

FUNDING/AWARDS: The total estimated funding available under this competitive opportunity is $4 million, subject to availability of funds, quality of proposals received and other applicable considerations. The maximum amount of grant funding that applicants may apply for each proposal submission is $200,000. Applicants may submit more than one proposal if each one is for a different project area and is submitted separately. However, if selected, an applicant will not receive funding for more than one proposal, and the maximum amount of funding an applicant may receive under the FY17 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (BF AWP) grant competition is $200,000. Project periods of up to 24 months are allowed. EPA anticipates selecting approximately 20 projects through this competitive opportunity.
FY2016 Hazardous Waste Grant Management Program for Tribes

DATES: The closing date and time for receipt of proposal submissions is June 27, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (ET). Proposals must be submitted electronically through by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on June 27, 2016 to receive consideration. Proposals received after 11:59 p.m. (ET) on June 27, 2016, will not be considered.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from federallyrecognized tribes or intertribal consortia for the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste management in Indian country. In accordance with the EPA Indian Policy of 1984, EPA recognizes tribal governments as the primary parties for managing programs for reservations.
In an effort to maximize the benefits to tribes from the limited funding to support the Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes, the EPA has reassessed the criteria used to evaluate proposals submitted for funding through this grant program beginning in FY 2015. The goal of this effort is to provide technical assistance to a greater number of tribes for activities that involve hazardous waste management on tribal lands.

FUNDING/AWARDS: The total estimated funding available under this competitive opportunity is $297,000, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received. EPA anticipates the award of up to three cooperative agreements whose maximum estimated value each shall not exceed $99,000 resulting from this competitive opportunity
HUD: Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Program

HUD is soliciting applications for the FY2016 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants program. The maximum grant award is $30 million.

The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals:

  • Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;
  • People: Improve educational outcomes and inter-generational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and
  • Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families choices about their community.

Deadline: Applications are due on June 28, 2016.
USDA: Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD).

Many communities are already working together to develop multi-jurisdictional plans with the help of strategic partners including non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, university extensions, regional authorities, coalitions of counties/towns and federal special initiative coalitions such as: Stronger Economies Together, Promise Zones, Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnerships, Sustainable Communities, and Local Food, Local Places. We encourage these groups and others to apply for SECD and spread the word on this exciting new opportunity!

The goal of SECD is to support communities who are working across jurisdictions to align resources, develop long-term community and economic growth strategies and engage federal, state and local partners. By promoting this regional focus, USDA resources across Rural Development agencies and programs can be more effectively utilized and have a larger impact on rural capacity building and wealth creation.