Funding Opportunities

Alabama NFWF Phase V Funding Cycle Project Suggestions being accepted by by the State of Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources through their portal until February 24, 2017.

Subsea Systems Institute, one of two Texas Centers of Excellence, Collaborative, Multi-Institutional Research Grant Opportunity – Accepting applications from teams (existing or new) to develop innovative research which can positively impact safe and reliable exploration and production from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico reservoirs. The deadline is February 24, 2017.

UL Innovative Education Award — This opportunity is designed to invest in environmental and STEM education, sustainable communities, and youth empowerment. Recognition grants increase the impact of existing innovative non-profit programs that use the environment as a pathway to STEM learning (E-STEM). The deadline is February 28, 2017.

new Mote Marine Laboratory 2017 RFP Protect Our Reefs — The program is designed to support Florida organizations to conduct research, education/outreach, and/or conservation projects related to the Florida Coral Reef ecosystem. The deadline is March 1, 2017.

new U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc. Healthy Watersheds Consortium — The goal is to goal is to permanently protect environmentally sensitive bottomland/wetland forests. The deadline is due March 1, 2017.

NOAA Gulf of Mexico Coast Conservation Corps Funding Program — NOAA is seeking applications from non-federal partners that will recruit, train, and employ workers to work on habitat restoration projects and develop skills in support of long-term Gulf coast restoration. The goal of the program is to provide labor support to projects listed on the RESTORE Act Funded Priorities Lists, projects funded through Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlements, and other funded federal or state projects. The deadline is March 2, 2017.

Louisiana Sea Grant 2018-2020 Omnibus Research Request for Proposals — Proposals should promote interdisciplinary solutions using university research to address complex and interrelated ecological, economic and social challenges that affect the state’s adaptation strategies. The Statements of Interest are due March 3, 2017. Full proposals are due May 22, 2017.

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI RFP -VI — The 2018-2019 RFP will focus on the five GoMRI Research Themes as well as a call for scientific synthesis. Proposals may address multiple themes. Letters of Intent are due November 14, 2016 and full proposals are due March 3, 2017.

new NFWF RFP Monarch Butterfly Conservation — Efforts support the increase in monarch butterfly population numbers within the United States. The pre-proposal deadline is March 13, 2017. Full-proposals are due May 9, 2017.

NOAA FY 2017 Coastal Resilience Grants Program — Proposed projects should build resilience in U.S. coastal communities, economies, and ecosystems. The program intends to reduce risk from extreme weather events and climate-related hazards. The deadline is March 15, 2017.

new Braitmayer Foundation Grant — This funds a broad range of K-12 education programs, with particular interest in curricular and school reform initiatives and professional development opportunities for teachers. A special focus is on encouraging people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching. The deadline is March 15, 2017.

new USDA Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom (SPECA) Challenge Grants Program —  Awards will promote agriscience and agribusiness. The deadline is March 10, 2017.

new US Department of Education Upward Bound Math and Science Program — The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession. The deadline is March 22, 2017.

new NFWF Resilient Communities 2017 Call for Proposals — Wells Fargo and NFWF have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. Through improvements to natural features and enhanced community capacity, the program will help communities prepare for future impacts associated with sea level rise, water quantity and quality and forest conservation. Pre-proposals are due March 30, 2017. Full proposal due May 31, 2017.

new IDEA Impact Grants — IDEA seeks to promote new knowledge in higher education in the fields of teaching, learning, and campus climate. The deadline is March 31, 2017.

NOAA Fisheries Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Innovative Bycatch Solutions — This program supports development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch. Pre-proposals are due by February 10, 2017 and full proposals are due March 31, 2017.

Amazon Web Services — Grants for Research enable customers to move their research endeavors to the cloud and innovate quickly and at lower cost. Research grant applications may be submitted quarterly with deadlines of March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Safeway Foundation Grants — The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with four priority areas, including education. Grants are reviewed quarterly or biannually (January, April, July, October).

Texas Sea Grant Call for Proposals 2018-2020 — Awards will support outcome-oriented research that spans broad areas of natural, physical, social, behavioral, and economic sciences and engineering; will improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas’ coastal and estuarine resources; and will generate substantial social, economic and environmental impacts in Texas. The pre-proposal deadline was January 6, 2017. Full proposals are due April 3, 2017.

NAS Gulf Research Program Preventing the Next Spill: Understanding Systemic Risk in the Offshore Oil and Gas Environment — Proposals should advance fundamental science or provide the scientific basis of related technology, processes, and understandings of uncontrolled hydrocarbone release in the offshore environment. Mandatory letters of intent are due February 1, 2017. Full proposals are due April 12, 2017.

NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program — RCS will make awards to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.  The deadline is April 21, 2017.

DOI Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects for Fiscal Year 2017 — Supports specific small-scale water efficiency projects that have been prioritized through planning efforts led by the applicant. Only the Gulf State of Texas is included in this funding announcement. The deadline is April 27, 2017.

American Honda Foundation — Grant making that supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. Application deadlines are four times a year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

new Corporation for National & Community Service AmeriCorps State and National Grants — With this competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in Healthy Futures related to prescription drug abuse and Safer Communities related to law enforcement and community relations. The deadline is May 10, 2017.

NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science “NSF INCLUDES” — The opportunity is for Design and Development Launch Pilots only and NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals  include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. Preliminary proposals are due February 14, 2017. Full proposals are due May 16, 2017.

Florida Sea Grant Biennial Call for Proposals 2018-2020 — Proposals must address the new Florida Sea Grant College Program Priorities that reflect healthy coastal environments; sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; resilient communities and economies; and, environmental literacy and workforce development. The Call for Statement of Interest deadline is February 13, 2017. If invited, full proposals are due May 29, 2017.

Conservation Alliance Invites Nominations for Conservation Projects — Accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Organizations must be nominated before applying for grant requests. Nominations are due by May 1, 2017 and proposals are due June 1, 2017.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program — This supports the professional development, graduate education, and continuing education to help libraries and archives develop a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the challenging needs of the American public. Cycle 2 preliminary proposal deadline is February 1, 2017. Invited applicants full proposal deadline is June 9, 2017.

new FWS National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants — Awards are to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. The grants are funded through the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which is supported by excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel. Search for F17AS00108. The deadline is June 30, 2017.

Northrup Grumman — Supports communities, projects and organizations, particularly where its employees live and work, with financial, in-kind and volunteer resources. Grants are awarded to accredited schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for projects focused on education and the environment, among others. Requests for funding will be accepted beginning February 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — Grant making in program areas that include basic research, STEM education, and the public understanding of STEM and economics. Letters of inquiry are accepted at any time.

Fish and Wildlife Service – 2016 National Fish Habitat Action Plan — This is a national investment strategy to leverage federal and privately raised funds to protect, restore, and enhance the nation’s fish and aquatic habitats through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation. Search for F16AS00029. Contact your regional Coastal Program Coordinator for additional information.

Fish and Wildlife Service – The Coastal Program — Provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Search for F16AS00006. Contact your regional Coastal Program Coordinator for further information.

Hewlett Foundation — Makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. Letters of inquiry are required. Go to their website to determine eligibility and for information to apply.

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Calendar — This calendar outlines potential restoration funding opportunities. You can get the PDF file here.

RGK Foundation Awards Grants — Awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and health/medicine. Letters of Inquiry are accepted at any time but only allowed once in a 12-month period.

Rockefeller Family Fund — Grant making currently has an environment program focus on the challenges of climate change with an emphasis on public education. Letters of inquiry (LOI) may be submitted at any time.

Surdna Foundation Grantmaking — Grant making to nonprofit organizations in the priority areas of Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures. Letters of inquiry (LOI) may be submitted at any time.

The Kresge Foundation — Trailblazers and Infiltrating New Sectors. Grants awarded on an ongoing basis for Arts & Culture. Infiltrating New Sectors, these grants seek to test new approaches to integrating arts and culture into multiple sectors, disciplines and systems concerned with community revitalization.

Waitt Foundation Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants — This opportunity provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. The funding cycle is open to new applications. Proposals are reviewed monthly on a rolling basis, although some application take additional time to evaluate.

Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program — Two environmental grant programs are offered. They  focus on addressing local environmental priorities in communities and providing support that fosters innovation to help accelerate a “green” economy. One letter of inquiry per year per organization is accepted.


Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium 2018-2020 Research Program — Projects selected for funding will address innovative research on coastal issues in Alabama and Mississippi in one or more of these three focus areas: healthy coastal ecosystems; sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; and resilient communities and economies. Pre-proposals were due February 17, 2017.

NRCS Gulf of Mexico Initiative (GoMI) — (MS) Land owners and managers can receive a rate of compensation to implement conservation measures, erosion control structures and water quality improvement measures on pastureland, forestland, hayland and cropland that adjoins tributaries, lakes, streams and other waterbodies flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. All NRCS financial assistance programs offer a continuous sign-up, however to be considered for GoMI funding in the 2017 fiscal year, applications must be received by February 17, 2017.

NRCS Longleaf Pine Initiative — Land owners and managers can receive a rate of compensation to implement conservation measures, erosion control structures and water quality improvement measures on pastureland, forestland, hayland and cropland that adjoins tributaries, lakes, streams and other waterbodies flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. All NRCS financial assistance programs offer a continuous sign-up, however to be considered for GoMI funding in the 2017 fiscal year, applications must be received by February 17, 2017.

NOAA FY17-18 CRCP State and Territorial Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements — Cooperative agreements support state and territorial coral reef ecosystem management, monitoring and other conservation activities which lead to or support an improvement in the condition of U.S. coral reef ecosystems. Activities funded are intended to focus on shallow water coral reefs and associated ecosystems, including those found at mesophotic depths, which occur in U.S. States, Territories, and Commonwealths and are subject to local management authority. Pre-applications were due October 20, 2016.  The final application deadline was February 16, 2017.

Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants — Grants are intended to reduce the amount of cigarette litter through local prevention programs and educating adult smokers on the proper disposal of their cigarette butts. The deadline was February 15, 2017.

National Endowment for the Humanities Creating Humanities Communities Grant — The goal of these grants is to make connections between organizations that will foster community cohesion on a local or regional level. The deadline was February 15, 2017.

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation NOAA 21st CCLC Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grants — The program meets CCLC needs by using the B-WET meaningful watershed education experiences criteria. The deadline was February 11, 2017. Download these two supporting documents: presentation and application.

NSF Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (IF) — Awards support meritorious requests for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas supported by the Division. The deadline was February 9, 2017.

NOAA NERRS Land Acquisition and Construction Progam for Fiscal Year 2017 — This funds Reserve lead agencies and universities to conduct land acquisition and construction projects that support the NERRS mission, NOAA will strengthen protection of key land and water areas, enhance long-term protection of Reserve areas for research and education, and provide for facility and exhibit construction that meet the highest sustainable design standards possible. The deadline was February 3, 2017.

US FWS Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) — The State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program provides States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories (States) Federal grant funds to develop and implement programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. Search for F17AS00006.  The deadline was February 3, 2017.

NRDA Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) Project Ideas Requested — The Alabama Trustee Implementation Group is planning restoration activities for 2018-2020. They would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Alabama. Project suggestions may be submitted by February 3, 2017.

NOAA FY17-19 Habitat Blueprint – Coastal and Marine Habitat Focus Area Cooperative Agreements — Solicitation is to identify and support comprehensive and cooperative habitat conservation projects in NOAA Habitat Focus Areas (HFAs) that sustain resilient and thriving marine and coastal resources, communities, and economies. Florida has an HFA. The deadline was February 2, 2017.

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants – Project submissions can include increased opportunities to outdoor activity and protecting Earth’s beauty and bounty. The deadline was February 1, 2017.

Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) Small Grants Program — The program is designed to reach people from low-wealth communities and communities of color who are impact by environmental harms. The deadline was February 1, 2017.

Center for Health, Environment & Justice CHEJ Small Grants Program — This helps grassroots, community organizing group build their capacity to reach low-wealth communities who are impacted by environmental harms. The deadline was February 1, 2017.

EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program –Applications should reflect activities that empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. The deadline was January 31, 2017.

NFWF Urban Waters Restoration Grants — These seek to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnership focused on water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. The deadline was January 31, 2017.

NFWF Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program 2017 RFP – Projects support conservation projects that enhance coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico and bolster priority fish and wildlife populations, while strengthening resilience in the region. The deadline was January 26, 2017.

Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice (CoP) Small Grant Award 2017 — The CoP is offering a small grant award to Gulf Coast communities to apply for funds to support a project that addresses a climate adaptation need or challenge in the community and can serve as a demonstration project for other coastal communities in the region. Letters of intent were due January 25, 2017.

EPA FY 2017 Request for Proposals Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act — Eligible tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and on-the-ground projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) impairments on a watershed-wide basis. The deadline was January 25, 2017.

Louisiana Restore Act Center of Excellence Request for Proposals — The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana is requesting proposals for research to support implementation of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. Letters of Intent were due December 9, 2016. Full proposals were due January 25, 2017.

Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grants — Community Project grants provide support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities. Projects may include lecture series and panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, oral history projects, exhibitions, and the development of cultural resources that complement public programming.  The deadline was January 23, 2017.

USDA NRCS Alabama Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Wetlands Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements — Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone announced eligible producers could apply. The program is intended for landowners to enhance and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands. Applications were due to local NRCS service centers by January 21, 2017.

People for Bikes Grant Program — Program accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Letter of interest was due January 20, 2017.

Corporation for National & Community Service AmeriCorps State and National Grants 2017 — National service to receiving organizations will include areas of support in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, veterans and military service. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a Notification of Intent to apply by December 7, 2016. The deadline for applications was January 18, 2017.

DOI Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Grants: Small-Scale Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2017 — Supports the leverage of money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency, benefit endangered and threatened species, otherwise support water sustainability benefits, or carry out other activities to address climate-related impacts on water or prevent any water-related crisis or conflict. Only the Gulf State of Texas is included in this funding announcement. The deadline was January 18, 2017.

AMENDED Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Amended Request for Qualification: DWH Oil Spill Restoration for Professional Services— AMENDED Proposals should address professional services for program management of projects and programs related to DWH oil spill funding. The deadline was January 17, 2017.

Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council Project Suggestions – Evaluation and Selection Process has been released and project suggestions were due January 13, 2017.

US Forest Service Community Forest Program — The Community Forest Program (CFP) protects forests that are important for people and the places they call home. Community forests provide many benefits such as places to recreate and enjoy nature; they protect habitat, water quality and other environmental benefits, and they can provide economic benefits through timber resources. The deadline was January 13, 2017.

NOAA FY17 Coral Reef Conservation Program Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grants — Applications accepted for projects will fall within at least one of the following four categories: (a) Fishing Impacts; (b) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; (c) Climate Change; and (d) Local and Emerging Management Needs. The deadline was January 11, 2017.

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Projects Grants — The program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. The deadline was January 11, 2017.

NASA EONS 2016: Appendix E Earth System, Technology, and Energy Education for MUREP (ESTEEM) (Minority University Research and Education Project) for Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) NASA ESTEEM – TCU — Activities supported by MUREP provide underrepresented and underserved students majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline and faculty at MSIs access to NASA research and education opportunities.  Search for NNH16ZHA0099N-ESTEEM-TCU. A Notice of Intent was due November 10, 2016. The deadline for proposals was January 10, 2017.

OAA/NWS Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program Grant — To create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences. These activities will engage researchers and students in applied research of interest to the operational meteorological community and will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards by applying scientific knowledge and information to operational products and services.” The application deadline was January 4, 2017.

EPA Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms Funding Opportunity — EPA is seeking regular and early career applications proposing innovative research on the prediction, prevention, control and mitigation of freshwater HABs as well as other other related issues. The deadline was January 4, 2017.

NOAA NWS Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program — Proposals will create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences. Search for NOAA-NWS-NWSPO-2017-2004957 Letters of intent are due October 26, 2016 and full proposals were due January 4, 2017.

NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) — The DIBBs program encourages development of robust and shared data-centric cyberinfrastructure capabilities, to accelerate interdisciplinary and collaborative research in areas of inquiry stimulated by data. Full proposals were due January 3, 2017.

Texas Trustee agencies and NFWF are in the process of soliciting projects for the 2017 Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund cycle. New projects should be submitted by January 3, 2017.

The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, Gulf of Mexico Alliance Resilience Team, and the Gulf of Mexico Climate Community of Practice are working together to develop an online, interactive Climate Tool Decision-Support Tree. Applications for Graphic and Website Design are being accepted through a Request for Proposals. Deadline for submission was January 2, 2017.

Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative Graphic and Website Design Decision-Support Tree — There are over 100 existing tools and models that can be used to predict future climate conditions, so many that users feel overwhelmed with available choices and are unclear which model or tool to utilize. This project focuses on the development of a website that will step users through a series of target questions to identify the best tool for their project. Responding to the RFP deadline was January 2, 2017.

Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program — Grants, up to $5,000, are available to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. The deadline was December 31, 2016.

Walmart Community Grant Program — Grants support the needs of communities by providing grants to local organizations. The deadline was December 31, 2016.

NOAA Ocean Exploration FY2017 Funding Opportunity —  NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER) seeks to enhance ocean exploration and scientific knowledge of the unknown or poorly known areas of the ocean. This entails identifying, describing and creating baseline characterizations of new ocean habitats, marine resources and/or processes. Pre-proposals were due September 16, 2016 and full proposals were due December 23, 2016.

NOAA Marine Debris Program FY2017 Marine Debris Research Federal Funding Opportunity — The MDP offers funding for original, hypothesis-driven research projects focused on the persistence and chemical impacts of marine debris. The deadline was December 19, 2016.

Temper of the Times Foundation — Provides funds to nonprofit organizations for projects that will lead to measurable outcomes for wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration campaign related activities. The deadline was December 15, 2015.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Coastal Community Small Grants — Proposals are now being accepted from coastal communities who wish to proactively address their vulnerabilities to coastal hazards identified during a community self-assessment. The deadline was December 9, 2016.

NRDA Florida Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) Project ideas Requested for Restoration in Florida — New project ideas or revisions of previously submitted projects are being accepted. The deadline was December 5, 2016.

DOI  FWS Clean Vessel Act — This supports states’ ongoing efforts to improve recreational boating opportunities and provide boaters with clean, efficient facilities to prevent waste disposal into public waterways and other ecosystems. Deadline was December 5, 2016.

Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations Education Small Grants Program — C-DEBI Education & Outreach Grants Program will fund the development of educational opportunities and materials that are pertinent to deep biosphere research in the subseafloor environment. The deadline was December 1, 2016.

The 2017 Collaboration Prize — The Collaboration Prize is a national competition that recognizes and celebrates nonprofit organizations that collaborate effectively to create greater impact. The deadline was November 16, 2016.

NAS Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity — This award supports academe -industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with at least one industry partner to carry out research to advance, adapt, and integrate technology(ies) into a specified, human-centered smart service system. Letters of intent are due October 14, 2016. Full proposals were due November 16, 2016.

FWS Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act — There are two programs for application under the NMBCA. One is the Core (traditional) Program benefitting any eligible Neotropical migratory bird. The other is the IMPACT (Identifying Measures of Performance and Achieving Conservation Targets) Program, which is designed to focus resources to a specific set of Neotropical migratory bird species or needs. The deadline was November 16, 2016.

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Requests — Will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. The deadline was November 10, 2016.

NSF Advancing Information STEM Learning (AISL) — The AISL program supports seven types of projects: (1) Collaborative Planning, (2) Exploratory Pathways, (3) Research in Service to Practice, (4) Innovations in Development, (5) Broad Implementation, (6) Conferences, and (7) Informal STEM Learning Resource Center. Full proposals were due November 8, 2016.

Fish and Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA Grants — U.S. Small Grants — The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects. The U.S. Small Grants deadline was November 3, 2016.

The Lawrence Foundation Grants — This private family foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services and other causes. The proposal deadline was April 30, 2016 and November 1, 2016.

TNC Nature Works Everywhere K-12 Grants — Nature Works Everywhere will award a $2,000 grant to 55 public or charter schools to support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. The deadline was October 31, 2016.

NOAA NMFS  Gulf of Mexico Bay-Watershed Education and Training (Gulf B-WET) Program — It is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. Funded projects provide meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) for students, related professional development for teachers, and help to support regional education and environmental priorities in the Gulf of Mexico. The deadline was October 28, 2016.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Derelict Vessel Removal Grant – A program to provide grants to local governments for reimbursement for the removal of derelict vessels from the public waters of the state. Applications were being accepted between September 12th and October 27th, 2016.

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science — This recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The deadline was October 15, 2016.

NOAA Marine Debris Program Community-based Marine Debris Removal FFO — This opportunity provides funding to support locally-driven, marine debris assessment and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. The deadline was October 14, 2016.

NOAA NMFS Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN) for research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and other locations. The deadline was October 14, 2016.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Social and Environmental Justice Grants — The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program focuses on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change rather than on the specific issues the organization is addressing.” The Cycle A pre-application opens August 1st was due October 14, 2015.

NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) — The primary goal is to increase the number of undergraduate students pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. Letters of intent are due August 16, 2016 and full proposals were due October 11, 2016.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Request for Proposals — Grants from SFI contribute to understanding the critical linkage between forests and communities across the range of American and Canadian forests, and represent SFI’s long-standing commitment to forest research. These projects provide the science-based data needed by resource professionals need to improve forest management and to assess conservation values. SFI community grants build engagement at the intersection of sustainable forestry, responsible procurement and thriving communities. The deadline was October 10, 2016.

NAS Gulf Research Program — Enhancing Resilience and Well-being in Gulf Region Coastal Communities A Grants Program of the Gulf Research Program in Collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — This funding opportunity seeks to enhance the resilience of Gulf region communities to the negative impacts of environmental change in ways that also improve health and well-being, and promote health equity. Proposed projects should seek to improve both the science and the practice of resilience by engaging integrative teams in the development of rigorous and actionable information and the testing and evaluation of strategies at a community-level. The Letter of Intent was due October 5, 2016.

Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grants — Provide support for planning and implementation of public humanities programs that meet the needs and interests of local communities. Projects may include lecture series and panel discussions, reading and discussion groups, film series, oral history projects, exhibitions, and the development of cultural resources that complement public programming. The deadline was October 3, 2015.

Clif Bar Family Foundation Grants Program — Funding for priorities including increasing opportunities for outdoor activity, reducing environmental health hazards, and building stronger communities. Small Grants were due October 1, 2016.

NOAA FY2016 to FY2017 Broad Agency Announcement — The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA’s strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select proposals and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this Broad Agency Announcement. The full application deadline was September 30, 2017.

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center 2016 Baton Rouge Disaster Relief Assistance Request for Proposals – One of the grant objectives is to stabilize low-income and minority neighborhoods in Baton Rouge impacted by the 2016 flooding. The deadline was September 30, 2016.

Project Learning Tree Environmental Service-Learning Grants — Grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. The deadline was September 30, 2016.

Legacy Grants — Legacy provides environmental education grants annually through the Legacy Grants Program. Funds for this program are allocated specifically to assist with helping to create environmentally responsible citizens through education. Any non-profit/tax exempt Alabama organization or school planning a community based environmental program is encouraged to apply. The deadline was September 30, 2016.

The Gulf Star Program — The 2016 Gulf Star funding opportunity is now available for four of the GOMA Priority Issue Teams. Deadline for Submitting proposals was September 29, 2016.

NOAA Restore Act Science Program Funding Opportunity — The opportunity is focused on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats. Letters of intent are due July 8, 2016 and full applications were due September 27, 2016.

V. Kann Rasmussen Funding (VKRF) for Environmental Projects — VKRF funds projects that fall into one of the following categories: Ecosystems Resilience, Protection and Restoration, Framework of Ecological Stability and Communication and Leadership. Letters of intent were due September 14, 2016.

NAS Gulf Research Program Capacity Building Grants — The intent is to strengthen the capacity of community networks and to enhance the impact of their work. Proposed projects should focus on networks that strive to use data, research findings, and scientific approaches to improve the environments and/or health and well-being of communities in coastal regions along the U.S. outer continental shelf. Letters of intent were due July 13, 2016 and full proposals were due September 14, 2016. 

National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grants — The grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work – placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. The deadline was September 12, 2016.

US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program — The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program 2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG), Tier 1 and Tier 2 on (CFDA 15.622). Applicants are encouraged to contact their WSFR Regional office staff for assistance with preparing and submitting applications. The deadline for submitting proposals was September 8, 2016.

Walmart — Grants support community engagement giving for unmet needs of underserved low-income populations. There are four cycles targeting different states. Applications are being accepted between August 29th and September 2, 2016.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Cooperative Research Program (CRP) provides opportunity to compete projects seeking to improve and strengthen the relationship between fisheries researchers from NMFS, state fishery agencies, and universities and the U.S. fishing industry (recreational and commercial) in the Gulf of Mexico and other areas. The deadline was September 1, 2016.

MAXIMUS Foundation Grants —  To non-profit organizations and charities serving disadvantaged populations and underserved communities. The biannual grants emphasize programs that promote personal growth and community development, including enrichment and education. The next deadline for submission was August 31, 2016.

21st Century Solutions Grants — The NBCUniversal Foundation and partners support community-based programs in the areas of education and the environment. Grants must occur in their market areas; for the Gulf of Mexico this includes the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The deadline for application is August 26, 2016.

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Grants — The mission of the grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that: integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving. The deadline for pre-proposals was August 12, 2016.

NOAA NMFS FY16 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program —  Applications should implement projects that use a proactive approach to improve or restore coastal habitat to: 1) strengthen the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather and 2) support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected resources.The deadline was August 16, 2016.

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) National Estuaries Week Mini-Grant — Thanks to CITGO, Restore America’s Estuaries will be awarding mini-grants of up to $3000 to organizations in the Gulf of Mexico region to host National Estuaries Week events. To apply, download and complete the request for proposals PDF and submit the completed proposal to by August 8, 2016.

FWS Multistate Conservation Grant Program — The primary goal of the program is to provide grant funds to address priority needs (national conservation needs) of the state wildlife agencies that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single state. Search for F16AS00160. Letters of intent are due May 6, 2016. Full proposals, if invited, were due August 5, 2016.

Fish and Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA Grants — Canada Standard Grants — The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects. The Canada Standard Grants deadline was August 5, 2016.

USDA Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant – The primary objective of the SDGG program is to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers. The deadline was August 5, 2016.

NPS National Maritime Heritage Grant Program — Grants are for education or preservation projects. The deadline was August 5, 2016.

NFWF Fishing for Energy Request for Proposals 2016 — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to announce on behalf of Fishing for Energy partners Covanta Energy Corporation (Covanta) and the NOAA Marine Debris Program (NOAA), the availability of grant funding to support strategies to reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear to marine and coastal environments. The deadline was August 4, 2016.

Department of State Ocean and International Environmental Scientific Ocean Conservation Projects in Developing States: Advancing Marine Protected Areas and Reducing Nutrient Pollution — Search for FFO  OES-OTI-16-005 The deadline was August 1, 2016.

Fish and Wildlife Service 2016 Candidate Conservation Action Funds — The overall goal of this funding opportunity is based on cooperative relationships with states, non-profit organizations, private landowners and those interested in habitat restoration or undertaking candidate and at-risk species research, surveys and monitoring, or educational outreach efforts. Work may be done via grant agreement, project grants, or direct payment for specified use. Search for F16AS00100. Applications were due by July 31, 2016. However, you may submit applications throughout the year. Consideration of applications ultimately will be based on the FWS budget cycle.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management Section 319 Grants – Projects should be designed to help prevent, control, and/or abate nonpoint source pollution in support of Alabama’s Nonpoint Source Management Program. Proposals must be designed to implement significant actions that will make absolute progress in preventing, eliminating, or reducing water quality impairments. The deadline was July 31, 2016.

Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Red Snapper RFP 2016 — Proposals will develop an experimental design(s) that will be incorporated into larger advanced technology and mark-recapture requests for proposals planned for Fiscal Year 2017. The design will be used to assess the population of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) on artificial reefs and other structures, and as the basis for a Gulf-wide estimate (with estimates also produced for natural habitats) of absolute abundance. Required letters of intent were due June 3, 2016 and full proposals were due July 15, 2016.

IEEE Foundation Grants — 2016 program awards will focus on raising awareness and understanding of technology and its impact on society. Must be associated with The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers to apply. The deadline was July 15, 2016.

NPS Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities — Grant projects must support the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. Successful proposals will emphasize creative projects that promote the preservation of your jurisdiction’s diverse cultural resources. Search for P16AS00184. The deadline was July 15, 2016.

Fish and Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA Grants — U.S. Standard Grants — The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects. The U.S. Standard Grants Cycle 2 deadline was July 14, 2016.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends 2016 Request for Proposals — Competitive grants ($1,500 – $15,000) go to creative and innovative proposals that seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System nationwide. The deadline was July 12th, 2016.

Best Buy Community Grants – The Best Buy Foundation will donate Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. The deadline was July 1, 2016.

Mazda Foundation Grants — Programs promote education and literacy, environmental conservation, cross-cultural understanding, social welfare, and scientific research. The deadline was July 1, 2016.

Woodard & Curran Foundation 1 Year Grants – These address the water scarcity through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). The deadline was July 1, 2016.

Woodard & Curran Foundation 3 Year Impact Grant — These address innovative projects for technology advancement and climate change. The letter of intent was due July 1, 2016.

Fish and Wildlife Service North American Wetlands Conservation Act NAWCA Grants — Mexico Standard Grants — The NAWCA program provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects. The Mexico Standard Grants deadline was July 1, 2016.

USDA Strategic Economic and Community Development — Project awarded support long-term community and economic growth strategies. The deadline was June 30, 2016.

The Campbell Foundation Grants –Proposals for all subject areas and types will be accepted. A priority for Cycle 1 will be given to projects that improve water quality and promote healthy ocean ecosystems on the west coast of the United States. Cycle 1 was due March 31, 2016 and a Cycle 2 deadline was June 30, 2016.

Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program — The primary goal of the NCWCG Program is the long-term conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems. Projects can include acquisition of real property; restoration, enhancement, or management of coastal ecosystems; or, a combination of acquisition, restoration, and management. Search for F16AS00089. The deadline was June 29, 2016.

HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program — Proposals support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans. Read more. The deadline was June 28, 2016.

EPA National Wetland Program Development Grants — Projects solicited develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as a whole, or individual components of those programs. The deadline was June 23, 2016.

NAS Gulf Research Program 2016 Synthesis Grants — The program “Scientific Synthesis Connecting Environmental, Social, and/or Health Data” grants will support projects that generate novel insights, address critical questions, or lead to new approaches to interpreting and using existing observations or monitoring data by bringing together concepts, methods, and/or data from different disciplines and sectors. The required pre-proposal was due April 27, 2016 and the full proposal was due June 22, 2016.

DHS FY16 Pre-Disaster Mitigation — The 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. The deadline was June 15, 2016.

OES Program Office A Program on International Water Cooperation — The program on international water cooperation will improve cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict. The program goal is to build political will and advance cooperative processes on shared waters where the lack of political commitment/engagement is an impediment to cooperative action on shared waters. The deadline was June 10, 2016.

Florida RESTORE Act Center of Excellence Program (FLRACEP) Request for Proposals — This second RFP focuses on the priority in the RESTORE Act, the need for ecosystem monitoring to support both Gulf restoration efforts and long-term sustainability of living resources. The deadline was June 3, 2016

USDA Special Research Grant Program Aquaculture Research — The purpose to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. The deadline was June 3, 2016.

MDEQ Seeks Bids for Phase 1 and Phase 4 of the Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project — This project is part of the Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment prepared by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Natural Resource Trustees in response to the April 20, 2010, DWH Oil Spill Incident. If you would like to obtain a downloadable copy of the Contract Documents for each project, you may do so by clicking the solicitation title below, emailing, or calling 601.961.5270. The deadline was June 1, 2016.

Florida Humanities Council 2016 Project Grants — Florida nonprofit organizations may submit applications related to the planning and implementation of public humanities projects related to Florida or of interest to Floridians. The Council is interested in projects that relate to the campaign, “Think Florida, Think Water” among others. The recent deadline was January 15, 2016. The next deadline was April 1, 2016 and then June 1, 2016.

USDA Caribbean Area Conservation Innovation Grants — Funding is intended to to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. The deadine was May 31, 2016.

USDA Outreach and Education, Technical Assistance, and Financial Education for FSA Programs, Functions, and Activities — This RFA addresses a need for additional outreach and education that could benefit potential participants in FSA’s portfolio of programs. Search for USDA-FSA-CA-2016-001. The deadline was May 27, 2016.

NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program — Proposals are for matching grants to support projects that would acquire or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving Census-delineated “urbanized areas”: places with a population of 50,000 or more people that are densely settled. Search for P16AS00065. The deadline is May 20, 2016.

EPA FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grants Program — The grants will support the development and delivery of pollution prevention (P2) information resources, tools, training, and related services to meet the needs of businesses and technical assistance providers. The deadline is May 17, 2016.

NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Competition — This opportunity supports the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Preproposals are due March 10, 2016 and full proposals were due May 12, 2016.

USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program — This program helps increase restoration through the installation and maintenance of conservation activities. Three critical areas are targeted for funding: critical conservation areas, national, and state. Pre-proposals were due May 10, 2016.

USDA Conservation Innovation Grants — The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. The deadline was May 10, 2016.

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Invitation to Bid – Multi-Parameter Water Quality Instruments and Sensors – MDEQ is seeking sealed bids for multi-parameter water quality instruments capable of long-term deployment and application in an estuarine/marine environment for the MDEQ – Oyster Restoration and Management – Phase I project. The deadline was May 3, 2016. 

National Environmental Education Foundation Capacity-Building Program — Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands. The deadline was May 2, 2016.

The Conservation Alliance Grants — Program seeks to protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational values. The deadline was May 1, 2016.

Institute of Museum and Library Services STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMEX) — Projects of interest will be design-based research projects that develop and explore models for inquiry-based STEM programs delivered by scientists, engineers, and related technical practitioners (STEM experts) to children ages 6-10 and their families. The application deadline was May 1, 2016.

NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program FY 2016 Grant Funding Opportunity Notice (Cycle I) — The NPS provides grants to States, their political subdivisions, and Indian tribes to acquire and/or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes. Search for P16AS00015. The deadline was April 29, 2016.

EPA Region IV Wetland Program Development Grants — Selected projects will protect, manage, and restore wetlands. The primary focus of these grants is to build/refine state and tribal wetlands programs. A secondary focus is to build/refine local programs. The deadline was April 29, 2016.

NOAA Competition for a Cooperative Institute in the Gulf of Mexico — The CI will help meet NOAAs long-term goals, including Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, Weather-Ready Nation, Healthy Oceans, Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies, Stakeholder Engagement, Accurate and Reliable Data/Sustained and Integrated Earth Observations, Integrated Environmental Modeling.The deadline was April 25, 2016.

USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants ProgramHEC Projects supported: (1) address State, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support.  The deadline was April 22, 2016.

EPA Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystem Services Request for Applications — This RFA goal is to fund community-based research that will foster better understanding of how human and well-being are interconnected with – and depend on – ecosystem services. The deadline was April 21, 2016.

Office of Science Regional and Global Climate Modeling and Integrated Assessment Research: An Integration Framework for Multi-Model, U.S. Regional Climate Evaluation that Incorporates Local Human Influences for Research at the Energy-Water-Land Nexus. There is a pre-application deadline for March 7, 2016 and the application deadline was April 18, 2016.

NOAA NMFS Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) — The mission of the BREP is to develop technological solutions and investigate changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch. Preproposals are due March 1, 2016 and full proposals were due April 15, 2016.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Social and Environmental Justice Projects — Proposals should focus on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change rather than on the specific issues the organization is addressing. The pre-proposal deadline was April 15, 2016.

RESTORE The Texas Coast RESTORE Grant Applications — Proposals for Texas projects under the Direct Component (Bucket 1) of the federal RESTORE Act are now being accepted. An application instruction video is available on the RESTORE The Texas Coast website.  The deadline was April 15, 2016.

NAS Gulf Research Program Exploratory Grants Informing Coastal Community Planning and Response to Environmental Change in Regions with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations — These grants will support projects that seek to break new ground to address an old or a new problem through innovation. The Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline was February 17, 2016 and full proposals were due April 13, 2016. 

Wildlife Conservation Fund Climate Adaptation Fund — Awards will be made to non-profit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions for climate adaptation at a landscape scale. Pre-proposal applications were due by April 8, 2016.

EPA Environmental Education Local Grants — The purpose is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. The deadline was April 8, 2016.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants — This solicitation is to support fish habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish populations, contributing to ecosystem and community resilience. Proposals submitted under this solicitation will be primarily evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate how the proposed habitat restoration actions will help recover threatened and endangered species. The deadline was April 6, 2016.

NSF Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks — This solicitation seeks to support integrative, interdisciplinary research projects that investigate learning in humans, other animals, and machines. Letters of intent are due March 1, 2016 and full proposals were due April 4, 2016.

USDA 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants (CBG) Program — Is intended to strengthen teaching, research and extension programs in the food and agricultural sciences by building the institutional capacities of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, and Tuskegee University. The deadline was March 31, 2016.

USDA Wetlands Mitigation Banking Program — The purpose is for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the Wetland Conservation Compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act (as amended). The deadline was March 28, 2016.

Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund — Provides grants to States to participate in a wide array of voluntary conservation projects for candidate, listed, and recently recovered species. Other entities may work with States to apply for this funding. The deadline was March 18, 2016.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Environmental Education Commission 2016-2017 Grants Program — Opportunities available include those for educators, professional development, university research, and green schools. The deadline was March 15, 2016.

Alabama NFWF Phase IV Funding Cycle — The State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources extended the deadline to enter project suggestions for potential Phase IV funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to March 8, 2016. If you have already entered your project suggestion into the Alabama Coastal Restoration Project Suggestion portal, it is not necessary to re-submit it. Go to to enter a new project suggestion or to review project suggestions currently in the portal. For information on the NFWF GEBF, go to

RBC Blue Water Project Grants — These are awarded to local or community-based organizations. The project focuses on supporting initiatives that help protect and preserve water in towns, cities and urbanized areas with populations of more than 10,000 people. Applications for the community action grant were due February 18, 2016.

 Page updated February 20, 2017