February 2010 Grant Opportunities
Grant Opportunities are listed in no particular order. For more information regarding any of the grants listed below, contact John Warbach of the Land Policy Institute by email or by phone at 517.432.8800.
- Michigan Department of Community Health: Michigan Complete Streets
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission: Help America Vote Mock Election Program
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission: Help America Vote College Poll Worker Program
Pollution Prevention Grant Program
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Deadline: April 6, 2010
Description: The Pollution Prevention Grant Program supports State and Tribal technical assistance programs, which help businesses identify better environmental strategies and solutions for reducing or eliminating waste at the source. Grants will be awarded and managed by each of EPA's 10 Regional Pollution Prevention Program Offices.
Social Innovation Fund (SIF)
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Deadline: April 8, 2010.
Description: This Notice announces the availability of funding for the newly-created SIF, authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009. The SIF is a vehicle to: 1) promote public and private investment in effective and potentially transformative portfolios of nonprofit community organizations to help them strengthen their evidence base, and replicate and expand to serve more low-income communities; 2) identify more effective approaches to addressing critical social challenges and broadly share this knowledge; and 3) develop the grantmaking infrastructure necessary to support the work of social innovation in communities across the country.
Research Focus Areas: The Corporation considers "social innovation" as the development of a potentially transformative practice or approach to meeting critical social challenges. An approach is "transformative" if it not only produces strong measurable outcomes, but also 1) significantly impacts or informs the public discussion about systems of service delivery, 2) addresses more than one critical social challenge concurrently, or 3) produces dramatic cost savings through efficiency gains.
Capital and Training Assistance Program for Over-the-Road Bus (OTRB) Accessibility
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Deadline: April 15, 2010
Description: The DOT FTA announces the availability of funds for the OTRB Accessibility Program. The program makes funds available to private operators of over-the-road buses to finance the incremental capital and training costs of complying with DOT's over-the-road bus accessibility regulation.
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: May 18, 2010.
Description: Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions--such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities--improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects and digital materials.
New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RTP)
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Date: April 14, 2010
Description: Agriculture-based renewable energy offers many rural areas a means of strengthening their economy, while helping meet the nation's energy demands. Rural community colleges and advanced technological centers promote access to educational programs and aid in workforce development that is vital to creating rural economies that are competitive in the global marketplace. The NIFA announces the availability of funding and requests applications for the RTP for 2010.
Research Focus Areas: The RTP grants are for technology development, applied research and/or training to develop an agriculture-based renewable energy workforce to serve rural communities.
Economic Development Assistance Programs
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Date: September 30, 2010
Description: The EDA solicits applications for the following programs under PWEDA: (i) Public Works; (ii) Planning; (iii) Local Technical Assistance; and (iv) Economic Adjustment Assistance. The EDA will provide Public Works investments to support the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and facilities necessary to generate or retain private sector jobs and investments, attract private sector capital, and promote regional competitiveness, including investments that expand and upgrade infrastructure to attract new industry, support technology-led development, accelerate new business development, and enhance the ability of regions to capitalize on opportunities presented by free trade.