U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities — More Than $450 million in Funding and Technical Assistance Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Funding and Technical Assistance Opportunities — More Than $450 million in Funding and Technical Assistance Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
 
Funding Opportunities
 
EPA 2018 Targeted Airshed Grant Program – $40 million
Applications Due: January 4, 2019
Eligible Entities: local, state and/or tribal air pollution control agencies
 
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to compete for financial assistance through the Targeted Airshed Grant Program. This program will assist local, state and/or tribal air pollution control agencies to develop plans and conduct projects to reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas relative to ozone (O3), annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5), or 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The overall goal of the Targeted Airshed Grant Program is to reduce air pollution in the nation’s areas with the highest levels of ozone and PM2.5 ambient air concentrations.
 
For more information, visit the funding opportunity description.- https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309633
 
 
EPA Tribal Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY18 – $2 million
Applications Due: April 3, 2019
Eligible Entities: Tribal governments and Alaska Native Villages which have jurisdiction over transportation or air quality
 
EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for 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 located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Further, priority for funding will be given to projects which result in outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage affected communities with respect to the design and performance of the project, and those which can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended.
 
For more information, visit the Clean Diesel Tribal Grants web page. – https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-tribal-grants#2018rfp
 
DOI FWS Clean Vessel Act – $12 million
Applications Due: December 24, 2018
Eligible Entities: States governments
 
The Clean Vessel Act of 1992 was signed November 4, 1992 (106 Stat. 5039) and codified in 33 U.S.C. 1322. The Act amended the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux Act; 16 U.S.C. 777) and established the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program to provide funding to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories of the United States of America (States). Funding allows States to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and to inform boaters about the use, benefits, and availability of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities. Subsequent reauthorizations of the Acts have allowed for the continuation of CVA. .
 
For more information, visit the funding opportunity description. – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308662
 
DHS FEMA FY 2018 Pre-Disaster Mitigation – $235 million
Applications Due: January 31, 2019
Eligible Entities: State governments, U.S. territories, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments
 
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters.
FEMA will provide allocations of $575,000 as required by the Stafford Act to states and territories; and a tribal set aside of $15 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning and projects. The remaining PDM funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives.
 
For more information, visit the funding opportunity description. – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307874
 
DHS FEMA FY 2018 Flood Mitigation Assistance – $160 million
Applications Due: January 31, 2019
Eligible Entities: State governments, local governments, municipal governments, and Indian tribes, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments
 
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In FY18, the FMA Program will prioritize proposals that address community flood risk by setting aside $70 million for this purpose. FEMA will seek to fund two types of community flood mitigation activities: Advance Assistance for flood mitigation design and development of community flood mitigation projects and mitigation projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments. The remaining funding, at least $90,000,000, will be used for FMA technical assistance, mitigation planning, and mitigation projects reducing risk to severe repetitive loss (SRL) and repetitive loss (RL) properties.
 
For more information, visit the funding opportunity description. – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307867
 
National Indian Health Board Climate Ready Tribes Initiative – $165,000
Application Due: November 28, 2018
Eligible Entities: Federally recognized tribes
 
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for two new Climate Ready Tribes (CRT) Initiative funding opportunities.
 
NIHB will offer a CRT Initiative Award of up to $50,000 to up to three Tribes to conduct local work related to Tribal climate health. This can include improving and maintaining partnerships, identifying best practices, and implementing evidence-based programs and services.
 
NIHB will also offer a CRT Initiative Mini-Award for Climate and Health Communication of up to $5000 to up to three Tribes to conduct low-cost, local work including climate health outreach, educational, or training activities.
 
The project period for both projects will run from approximately January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019, with some additional reporting requirements due in July for the Tribes who receive the larger award.
 
 
NFWF Five Star and Urban waters Restoration Grant Program – $1.7 million
Application Due: January 31, 2019
Eligible Entities: State governments, local governments, municipal governments, and Indian tribes
 
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), FedEx, Southern Company, Shell Oil Company and BNSF Railway are pleased to solicit applications for the 2019 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program.
 
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.
 
Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.
 
For more information, visit the funding opportunity description. – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309785
 
USDA Forest Service Wildfire Risk Reduction/Wildfire Response – $2.1 million
Application Due: December 21, 2018
Eligible Entities: State governments, local governments, and native american tribal governments (federally recognized)
 
The U.S. Forest Service supports Moving Toward Shared Stewardship Across Landscapes as part of a conceptual framework for making strategic investments across landscapes to co-manage wildfire risk and achieve positive outcomes at the most appropriate scale. Within this framework, The Northeastern Area Cohesive Fire Strategy Competitive Request for Applications is designed to support and carry out the goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (NCS) across the Midwestern and Northeastern States as well as meet the intent of the current year budget direction. These national goals are:
 
1. Restore and Maintain Landscapes: Landscapes across all jurisdictions are resilient to fire-related disturbances in accordance with management objectives.
2. Create Fire Adapted Communities: Human populations and infrastructure can withstand a wildfire without loss of life and property.
3. Improve Wildfire Response: All jurisdictions participate in making and implementing safe, effective, efficient risk-based wildfire management decisions.
 
For more information, visit the funding opportunity description. – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309785
 
USDA Solid Waste Management Grant Program – $4 million
Application Due: December 31, 2018
Eligible Entities: State governments, local governments, and federally recognized tribes
 
The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Grant Program has been established to assist communities through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified organizations will receive SWM grant funds to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources in rural areas, and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
 
Funds may be used to: Evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the maintenance and operation of active landfills in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to help associations reduce the solid waste stream; and provide technical assistance and/or training for operators of landfills in rural areas which are closed or will be closed in the near future with the development/implementation of closure plans, future land use plans, safety and maintenance planning, and closure scheduling within permit requirements.
 
For more information, visit the funding opportunity description. – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309321