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Announcing the 2015 EJ Small Grants Request for Applications
Tuesday, September 30, 2014-- EPA's Office of Environmental Justice announces the opening of its Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2015 Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program. The EJSG Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The EJSG Program is designed to help eligible non-profit organizations and Tribal communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks at the local level. The total estimated amount of funding available for awards under this solicitation for fiscal year 2015 is approximately $1,200,000. EPA anticipates awarding up to four grants per EPA region in amounts of up to $30,000 per award for a two-year project period. -- (full text)
[http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-smgrants.html]

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition
Thursday, September 18, 2014-- In partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. Today, HUD Secretary Julian Castro was joined by Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, in announcing that eligible states and localities can now begin applying for funds. Representatives from eligible communities will have the opportunity to attend Rockefeller-supported Resilience Academies across the country to strengthen their funding proposals. -- (full text)
[US EPA Smart Growth]

Army Corps Accepting Water Resources Project Proposals
Tuesday, September 16, 2014-- Under the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which became law in June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) is accepting proposals from local governments for feasibility studies and modifications to authorized water resources development projects. The request is open until December 3, 2014. WRRDA authorized flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects to help upgrade the nations aging infrastructure. A key WRRDA provision allows local project sponsors to submit proposals to Army Corps, which in turn will submit a list to Congress for authorization. -- (full text)
[http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/army-corps-accepting-water-resources-project-proposals]