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Funding Opportunities

Grants Available for Pollution Prevention Projects
Wednesday, April 22, 2015-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Source Reduction Assistance Grants provide funding for projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Focus areas include pollution prevention projects that: achieve significant and measurable reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and/or energy efficiency through technical assistance to businesses; support more sustainable food manufacturing resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, hazardous materials generation and use, and/or business costs; and implement state or community-based approaches to hazardous materials source reduction activities that result in reduced generation and use of hazardous materials. EPA anticipates having more than $1.2 million in funding available in 2015. Eligible entities include states, local governments, school districts, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and tribes. -- (full text)
[Sustainable Strategies DC]

$1 Million in New Grant Programs to Help Improve Sharing of Health Information
Tuesday, April 21, 2015-- National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., announced recently the availability of $1 million in grant funds to support community projects for the Community Interoperability Health Information Exchange Program. The funding will help support and enable the flow of health information at the community level, leading to better care and better health. The Community Interoperability and HIE program will provide funds to up to ten community organizations, state or local government agencies, or other community groups. The awards will help unlock health information and better integrate community resources advancing better care and healthier communities. -- (full text)
[Sustainable City Network]

EPA Grants Available to Improve the Environment and Public Health in New England Communities
Monday, April 13, 2015-- EPA is making grant money available for New England communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. EPA New Englands Healthy Communities Grant Program is currently accepting initial proposals for projects that will benefit one or more New England communities. EPA plans to award a total of approximately 10-15 cooperative agreements, each up to a maximum of $25,000, with the exception of projects identifying the Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Target Program Area which may request up to a maximum of $200,000. To help answer questions from prospective applicants, the Healthy Communities Grant Program will host conference calls on April 16 and April 21, 2015. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

DHS Announces Grant Guidance For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Preparedness Grants
Wednesday, April 08, 2015-- Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Notices of Funding Opportunity for nine DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nations readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. The grants reflect the Departments focus on implementation of an all-of-nation, whole-community approach to the building, sustainment, and delivery of those core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient nation. -- (full text)

$500 Million in Seventh Round of TIGER Funding
Monday, April 06, 2015-- The U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced that $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. TIGER 2015 discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure that will generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation, while emphasizing connections to employment, education, services and other opportunities, workforce development, or community revitalization. The pre-application deadline is May 4 and the final application deadline is June 5. -- (full text)