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Funding Opportunities

Tribal Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016-- The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for Tribal projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Partners for Places Fall 2016 Grant Cycle
Tuesday, June 14, 2016-- A successful matching grant program, Partners for Places creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being of all residents. Through these projects, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable, and vibrant. The grant program will provide partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations. -- (full text)
[Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities]

FY2017 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant
Thursday, June 09, 2016-- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting 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. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program
Wednesday, June 01, 2016-- The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State and Local Assistance Program provides grants to States, their political subdivisions, and Indian tribes to acquire and/or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes. Certain State agencies may also apply for and receive grants for the preparation or update of Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans or supporting elements, which are required for overall program eligibility. Land acquisition and development grants may be in support of a wide range of outdoor recreation uses, such as parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, campgrounds, bike trails, swimming pools, and sports fields; as well as for infrastructure that supports these activities such as restrooms. Outdoor recreation areas and facilities must be open to the general public and not limited to special groups. As a condition of accepting a grant, project sponsors must agree to keep the assisted park or outdoor recreation area available and accessible for public outdoor recreation use forever. Funding Opportunity Number: P16AS00199 -- (full text)
[Grants.gov]

Sunshot Technology to Market 2 "Incubator 11, Solarmat 4"
Tuesday, November 03, 2015-- The SunShot Technology to Market Incubator 11, SolarMat 4 funding opportunity will support the development of tools, technologies, and services that will significantly reduce the costs for solar energy systems across all technology areas (photovoltaics, power electronics, and non-hardware costs such as customer acquisition, permitting, financing, interconnection, and inspection). As part of this effort, this funding opportunity represents the coordinated release of all of the SunShot Tech-to-Market marquee annual funding programs designed to help for-profit businesses. This funding opportunity will be used to foster and accelerate the development of innovative and impactful technologies and businesses working to reduce the levelized cost of electricity for solar. It targets for-profit entities, as they are the most efficient means of directly impacting the solar energy market and the most critical components of the cost of solar energy. By leveraging Americas entrepreneurs and businesses, the Energy Department will ensure new products and business models have the best chance at having a positive impact on reducing the cost of energy from solar. Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: November 18, 2015, 3:00pm ET Full Application Informational Webinar: January 6, 2016, 3:00pm ET Submission Deadline for Full Applications: February 3, 2016, 3:00pm ET Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments: March 14, 2016, 3:00pm ET Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications: May 2016 Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: May - August 2016 -- (full text)
[energy.gov]