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2015 Roadway Safety Awards
Monday, February 23, 2015-- The National Roadway Safety Awards is a biennial competition sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation to recognize roadway safety achievements that move the United States towards zero deaths and serious injuries. The competition acknowledges successful engineering solutions that agencies have integrated into their roadway safety programs. Awards are given for Infrastructure and Operational Improvements; and Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation. Nominations must be received by May 15. -- (full text)
[Smart Growth America]

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
Thursday, February 19, 2015-- The primary purpose of the Outreach Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program (2501 Program) is to enhance the coordination of outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts, to reach socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner and to improve their participation in the full range of USDA programs. This program will assist eligible community-based and non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and tribal entities in providing outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers. -- (full text)
[Sustainable City Network]

Funding Available to Build Environmental Stewardship
Wednesday, February 11, 2015-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. The Environmental Education Local Grants Program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. EPA expects to award three grants from each of the EPAs 10 Regional Offices, for a total of approximately 30 grants nationwide. Each grant award will be approximately $91,000. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2015. -- (full text)
[Sustainable Strategies DC]

Development of Feasibility Studies under the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program for Fiscal Year 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015-- The U.S. Department of the Interiors (Interior) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage Americas Resources for Tomorrow) program establishes a framework to provide Federal leadership and assistance for using water efficiently, integrating water and energy policies to support the sustainable use of all natural resources, and coordinating the water conservation activities of various Interior bureaus and offices. Through the program, Interior is working to achieve a sustainable water strategy to meet the Nations water needs. Application deadline: March 3, 2015 -- (full text)
[U.S. Department of the Interior]

EPA Announces Availability of $2.7 Million in Environmental Education Local Grants
Wednesday, February 11, 2015-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $2,730,000 of funding for Environmental Education Local Grants. The maximum allowed grant under the program is $91,000. The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues. The grants program also provides participants with the opportunity to develop skills needed in order to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. The deadline to apply for a grant is March 6, 2015. -- (full text)
[EPA]