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Funding Opportunities

FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Grant Program Request for Proposals
Thursday, April 28, 2016-- Pollution Prevention Grant Program funds grants or cooperative agreements that implement pollution prevention technical assistance services and/or training for businesses and support projects that utilize pollution prevention techniques to reduce and/or eliminate pollution from air, water and/or land. Proposals are due Monday, May 9, 2016, 11:59 pm, (EDT). EPA plans to award approximately $7.94 million in P2 grants: $3.97 million in FY 2016 and $3.97 million in FY 2017. Eligible applicants for these grants are: state governments, colleges and universities (recognized as instrumentalities of the state), federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia. Please refer to the request for proposals for further information. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
Monday, April 18, 2016-- The Challenge is a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties and administered by CEOs For Cities. The partnership empowers small to mid-size U.S. cities and counties to create a positive health impact. We're awarding more than $1.5 million in prizes to cities, counties and federally recognized tribes most able to show measurable changes in health and wellness over the next several years. -- (full text)
[Aetna Foundation, APHA, NACo]

New York / New Jersey Aquatic Trash Prevention 2016 Grant Program
Wednesday, March 23, 2016-- The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state partners, is inviting proposals for projects to be funded under the New York / New Jersey Aquatic Trash Prevention Grant Program. EPA is providing these financial resources for projects aligned with the goals of EPAs Trash Free Waters program, for watersheds in both New York and New Jersey. NEIWPCC will distribute $365,000 in grant funds, designed for individual grants of at least $45,000. Full application submission deadline: May 10, 2016 -- (full text)
[Sustainable City Network]

Development of Technologies for Sensing, Analyzing, and Utilizing Novel Subsurface Signals in Support of the Subsurface Technology and Engineering (SubTER) Crosscut Initiative
Wednesday, March 09, 2016-- The DOE announced the release of a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) between Fossil Energys Carbon Storage Program and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energys Geothermal Technologies Office entitled Development of Technologies for Sensing, Analyzing, and Utilizing Novel Subsurface Signals in Support of the Subsurface Technology and Engineering (SubTER) Crosscut Initiative. The Department will provide approximately $9 million for four (4) to eight (8) RD&D projects that will 1) deploy and validate prototype carbon storage Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting (MVA) technologies in an operational field environment and 2) identify and validate new subsurface signals to characterize and image the subsurface advancing the state of knowledge in geothermal exploration. The DOE established SubTER initiative addresses the development of solutions to the technical challenges presented by the subsurface environment. The initiative is a collaboration between integrated teams composed of experts in subsurface disciplines such as characterization, drilling, manipulation and control of subsurface conditions, and monitoring. Recognizing the need to expand the research effort beyond the National Laboratory network, this FOA seeks to expand the SubTER crosscut initiative to leverage RD&D conducted by industry, academia, and other research entities. -- (full text)
[Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy]

Pacific Power RFP
Friday, March 04, 2016-- Pacific Power RFP seeking proposals for the 2016 Blue Sky funding awards, which cover up to 100 percent of the capital costs to install qualifying, new renewable energy systems at non-residential sites within the Pacific Power service area. Eligible technologies include wind, solar, low-emissions biomass, wave, landfill gas, certified low-impact hydro, pipeline or irrigation canal hydropower and geothermal. Projects must be operational by December 31, 2017, with the possibility of extension. Application Deadline: May 31, 2016 -- (full text)
[Green Power Network ]

NIFA-International Wheat Yield Partnership Program (NIFA-IWYP) RFA
Wednesday, December 16, 2015-- NIFA aims to support the G20 nations Wheat Initiative which is committed to coordinate wheat research in the areas of genetics, genomics, physiology, breeding and agronomy internationally. NIFA in coordination with the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP), requests applications to seek breakthroughs for cereal breeding using new technologies and also discoveries that lead to significantly greater grain size, grain set and grain filling duration following embryo formation, in diverse environments, without compromising grain protein concentration in Triticeae species. Letter of Intent Due: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 -- (full text)

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)