Funding Opportunities

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is conducting a photo competition. The deadline is August 31, 2017.
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance 2017 Gulf Star Request for Proposals is open. The deadline September 1, 2017.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area 2017 Community Grants — These matching grants are for projects related to heritage in Mississippi. The deadline is August 25, 2017.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wetland Restoration Projects Standard Grants (NAWCA)– Public-private matching grants support long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated upland habitats. United States initiated applications are due July 14, 2017. Applications for Canadian- and Mexican-based projects are due June 30 and August 25, 2017.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Canada Standard Grants — The deadline is August 25, 2017.

Donna J. Heinrich Gopher Tortoise Environmental Education Grant — These grants support educators and organizations committed to developing educational projects about the gopher tortoise and the fascinating world in which it lives. The deadline is August 31, 2017.

Youth Service America Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Grants — Grants are up to $1000. With the generous support of State Farm, the program offers organizations funding, recognition, and ongoing capacity-building training to organize high-impact, high-visibility youth-led projects for Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2018). As the official organizer of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) in their region, GYSD Lead Agencies build a coalition of K-12 schools, youth development organizations, and community-based organizations in their region to activate youth. The deadline is August 31, 2017.

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 deadlines are January 31st and August 31st.

Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grants for Libraries — Apply to one of three project categories: Community Anchors, National Digital Platform, and Curating Collections. These support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and that have the potential to advance theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment. The deadline is September 1, 2017.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance 2017 Gulf Star Request for Proposals — Teams and cross-team initiatives addressed in this request include: Coastal Resilience, Data and Monitoring, Ecosystem Services, Education and Engagement, Water Resources, and Wildlife and Fisheries. The deadline is September 1, 2017.

Department of Transportation FY2017 Community Safety Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity — This competitive grant opportunity is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations for (1) conducting national outreach and training programs to assist communities in preparing for and responding to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids by rail; and (2) training state and local personnel responsible for enforcing the safe transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids. The deadline is September 4, 2017.

NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teacher (ITEST) — The ITEST program supports research on the design, development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in technology-rich experiences. The full proposal deadline is September 5, 2017.

NFWF Bring Back the Native 2017 RFP — Proposals should address projects to restore, protect and enhance native fish species of conservation concern, especially in areas on or adjacent to federal agency lands. The Apalachicola River Basin is identified as an area of concern. Pre-proposals are due July 13, 2017. Full proposals are due September 7, 2017

new Waitt Foundation RFP for Marine Protected Areas — This RFP aims to identify “shovel ready” MPA projects where 6 to 12 months of additional, targeted funding will result in legally-binding MPAs that have the political and social support necessary for implementation success. The deadline is September 8, 2017.

DOI FWS Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program Boating Infrastructure Grant Program Tier I – Applications from states will relate to boating infrastructure which means the structures, equipment, accessories, and services that are necessary or desirable for a facility to accommodate eligible vessels. Search grants.gov for F17AS00214. The deadline is September 11, 2017.

DOI FWS Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Boating Infrastructure Grant Program Tier II – Applications from states will relate to boating infrastructure which means the structures, equipment, accessories, and services that are necessary or desirable for a facility to accommodate eligible vessels. Search grants.gov for F17AS00215. The deadline is September 11, 2017.

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 is September 11, 2017.

Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council AGCRC Project Suggestions — The AGCRC is seeking project suggestions to the RESTORE Act Spill Impact Component funding (Bucket 3). There is no limit to the focus areas for this first round but projects must meet one of ten criteria. Projects must be entered into the portal by September 15, 2017.

NFWF Pulling Together Initiative 2017 RFP — Competitive grant funding is to promote the conservation of natural habitats by preventing, managing or eradicating invasive and noxious plant species. Pre-proposals are due July 12, 2017. Full Proposals are due September 19, 2017.

NOAA NMFS FY 18 Cooperative Research Program (CRP) — Project proposals seek 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). Search grants.gov for NOAA-NMFS-SE-2018-2005311. The deadline is September 22, 2017.

DOI NPS African American Civil Rights (AACR) Preservation Grants — Grants will fund a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for historic sites including: survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and “bricks and mortar” repair. The deadline is September 29, 2017.

DOI NPS African American Civil Rights (AACR) History Grants – Project may include survey, planning, and documentation of historic sites/events, as well as the creation of interpretive and educational materials around significant sites (including oral histories). The deadline is September 29, 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.

Project Learning Tree Grants — Grants are provided up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. The deadline is September 30, 2017.

Captain Planet Foundation — Small grant awards are made to U.S.-based schools and organizations for environmental related projects. Spring and summer project deadlines are September 30th and fall and winter deadlines are January 31st.

Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant — Wildlife Acoustics has established a grant program to support bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and marine wildlife, to everything else in between. The 2017 deadlines are March 31, June 30, and September 30.

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).

new Toshiba America Foundation K-5 Math & Science Grants — Funding helps support an innovative project in the classroom. The deadline is October 1, 2017.

Herb Society of America Classroom Herb Garden Grants — Seed money of $200 will help educators establish an indoor or outdoor herb garden. The deadline is October 1, 2017.

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants — Funding priorities include: Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty; Create a robust, healthy food system; Increase opportunities for outdoor activity; Reduce environmental health hazards; and Build stronger communities. Application deadlines are three time a year: February 1st, June 1st, and October 1st.

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 is October 10, 2017.

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 18, 2017 and full proposals are due October 10, 2017.

Spencer Foundation Large-Scale Education Projects — Grants of up to $1 million will be awarded to support intellectually ambitious large-scale education research projects. To create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement, the program encourages proposals from scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields. Letters of intent are due October 12, 2017.

Lorrie Otto Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant Program — Small grants up to $500 help establish hands-on learning opportunities with native plants. The deadline is October 15, 2017.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) U.S. Small Grants — The deadline is October 19, 2017.

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change — 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 is April 14, 2017. Full proposals are due October 19, 2017.

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund — Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. The deadlines are three times a year: February 28, June 30, and October 31.

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants — The program aims to support smaller scale research (under $50,000) across a variety of disciplines in an effort to fund field-initiated education research. There are four deadlines throughout the year: August 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; February 1, 2018; and May 1, 2018.

The Conservation Alliance Grants — Program seeks to protect threatened wild places throughout North America for their habitat and recreational values. The deadline for nomination is May 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017.

The Lawrence Foundation Grants — This private family foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services and other causes. The proposal deadlines are twice a year, April 30 and November 1, 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.

NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning — The program seeks to advance new approaches to evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities in informal environments. The deadline for full proposals is November 6, 2017.

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grants — The Foundation 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 is November 10th and May 10th of each year.

DHS FEMA FY17 Flood Mitigation Assistance — Funds are to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. Applications from Local, State, and Tribal Governments must be submitted through the FEMA grants portal https://portal.fema.gov. The deadline is November 14, 2017.

DHS FEMA FY17 Pre-Disaster Mitigation — 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. The deadline is November 14, 2017.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Applications for Research — The purpose is to support emerging scholars engaged in social policy on contemporary issues. The deadline is December 1, 2017.

Temper of the Times Foundation Advertising for the Environment — Awards promote the use of standard marketing concepts to increase awareness about environmental issues. The deadline is December 15, 2017.

NASA High Impact/Broad Implementation STEM Education Partnerships — NASA seeks to compliment its education activities by partnering with organizations to leverage resources, reach wider and more diverse audiences, and achieve mutually beneficial objectives. The deadline for proposals is December 31, 2017.

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement N00014-17-S-B016 — The full proposal deadline is January 29, 2018.

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Alcoa Foundation Grants —  Sustainability is a major focus promoting 1) the prevention of and resilience to climate change and 2) the restoration and preservation of biodiversity. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.

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.

Ben and Jerry’s Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program — Pre-application requests are accepted year round and will be collated bi-monthly for review and full proposal invitation.

BoatU.S. Foundation Grassroots Grants — Grants for $10,000 are for creative and innovative projects that promote safe and clean boating on your local waterway. Applications are accepted year round.

Coca-Cola Foundation Community Requests — Applications are accepted year round.

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 grants.gov 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.

George & Miriam Martin Foundation Grants — The focus of the foundation is river and watershed conservation. There are no deadlines.

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant — Four times each year, we select a group of charitable organizations from a pool of applicants to receive sustainability grants.

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.

new LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Charity Pot — Funding goes to small, grassroots groups that have limited resources and have a hard time finding funding. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Calendar — This calendar outlines potential restoration funding opportunities.

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.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Various RWJF grants and grant programs are issued throughout the year.

Shell Grants — Monetary grants are made to organizations serving in or near Shell has a presence. Focus areas include community, education, and the environment.

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.

new The Pollination Project Seed Grants to Social Change Leaders — Small grants are made available for working on important social change issues.

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.

Walmart National Giving Program — The underlying focus is on empowering low-income people to help them live better. The National Giving Program works strategically with organizations working across one or more states to address social issues strongly aligned with Walmart’s focus areas. LOIs are accepted as long as funding is available.

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.

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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 August 15, 2017.

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 August 15, 2017.

NRDA Louisiana Implementation Group (TIG) Restoration Project Ideas — The Louisiana TIG would like input on natural resource restoration opportunities related to recreation and nutrient reduction. Restoration project ideas must be submitted into the Louisiana Trustee portal by August 14, 2017.

Walmart State Giving Program — Funding supports the Foundation’s mission to create opportunities so people can live better. Applications are accepted in three cycles and by state. Cycle 1 is typically winter (February); cycle 2 is typically spring (May); and cycle 3 is usually summer (August). Cycle 3 applications were accepted between August 7 and August 11, 2017.

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Projects: Development Grants — The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. These grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. The deadline was August 9, 2017.

National Endowment for the Humanities Media Projects: Production Grants — These support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs or podcasts that promise to engage a broad public audience. The deadline was August 9, 2017.

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 lhabegger@estuaries.org by August 7, 2017

National Park Service Maritime Heritage Grants — The grant’s purpose is to provide funding for a wide range of education projects and preservation projects that promote and educate the public on America’s extensive maritime heritage. The deadline was August 5, 2017.

EPA Gulf of Mexico Program 2017 Gulf of Mexico Program Request for Proposals — This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals that address water quality improvement; coastal habitat and ecosystems enhancement, restoration and/or protection; environmental education and outreach; and community resilience in the Gulf of Mexico region and its watersheds. The deadline was August 4, 2017.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Multistate Conservation Grant Program — The primary goal of the Program is to provide grant funds to address regional or national level priority needs (called national conservation needs) of the State fish and wildlife agencies that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single state. Search grants.gov for F17AS00187. The deadline was August 4, 2017.

EPA RESTORE Northwest Florida Estuary Program RFP — This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals to develop and stand-up a place-based estuary program encompassing one or more of the following bays in Florida’s northwest panhandle region: Perdido Bay, Pensacola Bay, Escambia Bay, Choctawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay and Apalachicola Bay. The deadline was August 1, 2017.

International Paper Foundation Grants — The Foundation offers grants to nonprofits in communities where it has operating facilities.  Funding is available for disaster relief, children’s education, and more. The deadline was August 1, 2017.

NFWF Fisheries Innovation Fund 2017 Request for Proposals — The program seeks to support fishermen and communities as they work to meet the sustainable fisheries goals of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006, including provisions to help: 1) rebuild overfished stocks, 2) sustain fishermen, communities, and vibrant working waterfronts, 3) promote safety, fishery conservation and management and 4) promote community and economic benefits. The Pre-Proposal deadline is Thursday, May 25, 2017 and the Full Proposal was due Monday, July 31, 2017.

FWS 2017 Candidate Conservation Action Funds — “Financial assistance is available to secure candidate and other at-risk species information or undertake restoration actions that will help avert federal listing of species. The purpose is to provide a means by which the ecosystems upon which candidate and at-risk species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of these species.” The deadline was July 31, 2017.

NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program — This provides matching grants to states and through states to local governments for the acquisition and development of lands and waters for outdoor recreation purposes. Search grants.gov number P17AS00340. The deadline was July 31, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends 2017 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 11, 2017.

Mazda Foundation 2017 Giving Program — Awards may  promote education and literacy, environmental conservation, and scientific research among other issues. Applications only accepted from market offices to include Sugarland, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida. The deadline was July 1, 2017.

Woodard & Curran Foundation 1 Year Grants – These address the water scarcity through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). The deadline was July 1, 2017.

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, 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 were accepted beginning February 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program — This program assists with community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.  RTCA staff provide guidance to communities so they can conserve waterways, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways. The Cycle 2 deadline was June 30, 2017.

USDA Strategic Economic and Community Development — Project awarded support long-term community and economic growth strategies. The deadline was June 30, 2017.

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, 2017.

North American Wetlands Conservation Grants (NAWCA) Mexico Standard Grants — The deadline was June 30, 2017.

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 grants.gov for F17AS00108. The deadline was June 30, 2017.

The Lenfest Institute Grants for Local News and Information Innovation — Funding supports projects and organizations building news and information products that engage and inform local communities. The deadline was June 30, 2017.

NAS Gulf Research Program Research-Practice Grants Topic 1: Integration of Monitoring and Evaluation into Environmental Restoration Projects to Improve Outcomes in the Gulf of Mexico — Mandatory letter of intent is due May 3, 2017 – extended to May 5, 2017. Full proposals were due June 28, 2017.

NAS Gulf Research Program Research-Practice Grants Topic 2: Improving Risk-Based Evaluations to Support a Public Health Response to the Next Oil Spill — Mandatory letter of intent is due May 3, 2017 – extended to May 5, 2017. Full proposals were due June 28, 2017.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Special Call for Coastal Alabama Request for Community Projects — The Alliance in collaboration with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium are seeking proposals from coastal Alabama communities who wish to proactively address their vulnerabilities to coastal hazards. The deadline was June 21, 2017.

NASA Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitors Centers (CP4SMPVC) — NASA is soliciting proposals to support federal STEM education goals through experiential learning that feature NASA’s missions. Search grants.gov for NNH17ZHA0002N. Must create a NSPIRES account for complete information. The deadline was June 14, 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 was June 9, 2017.

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Red Snapper Abundance Estimate RFP — The RFP seeks proposals to estimate the abundance of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A required letter of intent is due April 7, 2017. The full proposal was due June 9, 2017.

USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) — Awards will support research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation in STEM fields relevant to USDA priorities. The deadline was June 8, 2017.

NAS Building Capacity for Science Communication — With support from the Rita Allen Foundation, NAS is offering two $37,500 to support the formation and development of science communication researcher-practitioner partnerships. The deadline was June 1, 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 were due by May 1, 2017 and proposals were due June 1, 2017.

REI Co*op Force of Nature Fund — This year approximately $500K of the philanthropic budget is to help connect women and girls to the outdoors. Nonprofit organizations considered for grants may facilitate either traditional or unsuspecting experiences in urban, suburban or back country outdoor areas.  The deadline was May 31, 2017.

US Fish and Wildlife Service 2017 National Fish Habitat Action Plan — Projects should support national and regional science and coordination activities to protect, restore, or enhance fish habitats. Applications were accepted on a rolling basis through May 31, 2017.

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 were due March 30, 2017. Full proposals were due May 31, 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 were due May 29, 2017.

Colocation America STEM Innovation Grant — The purpose of this funding is to increase student interest and encourage more students to pursue a career in STEM-related fields. The deadline was May 26, 2017.

Educational Facility Grant Program — Key decision makers at schools, colleges or universities involved in the design, build, management or renovation of an educational facility are invited to apply for an Educational Facility Grant to attend the EDspaces Conference & Expo, October 25-27, 2017 in Kansas City, MO. The deadline was May 24, 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 were due May 22, 2017.

Best Buy Foundation Community Grants — Grants of up to $10,000 are awareded to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop twenty-first century technology skills. Examples of program activities include computer programming, digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography), music production, robotics, and gaming and mobile app development. The deadline is May 19, 2017.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grant Program — This provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experience difficulty reading. The deadline is May 18, 2017.

RWJF New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming — New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The deadline was May 16, 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 were due May 16, 2017.

NRDA Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group — They are targeting restoration for wide-ranging and migratory species at important points during their life cycles and geographic ranges, including inland, coastal, and offshore areas. The deadline for submitting project ideas was May 15, 2017.

USDA Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants — Within the states and territories, the Cooperative Extension System has repeatedly served as the trusted community organization that has helped to enable families, communities, and businesses to successfully prepare for, respond to and cope with disaster losses and critical incidents. Applications must be submitted with the approval of Extension Directors from Land-grant Institutions. The deadline was May 15, 2017.

GM STEM Education Proposals — Project proposals must improve the presence and persistence of students studying science, technology, engineering, and math. The deadline for letters of inquiry was May 12, 2017. Invitations to submit a full proposal are based on merit.

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 was May 10, 2017.

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 were due May 9, 2017.

NOAA Sea Grant Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production — This opportunity supports the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Letters are due to Sea Grant by March 28, 2017 and full proposals are due from Sea Grant by May 9, 2017.

Texas Sea Grant Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production — The competition is designed to foster the expansion of U.S. marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture. Letters of interest in partnering with Texas Sea Grant must be delivered by March 17, 2017. Letters of Intent are due to Texas Sea Grant by 24, 2017. Texas Sea Grant must submit letters by March 28, 2017. Full applications are due to Texas Sea Grant by April 19th and Texas Sea Grant will submit by May 9, 2017.

Department of Labor YouthBuild — YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, homeless youth, and other disconnected youth populations. The program model balances project-based academic learning and occupational skills training to prepare disadvantaged youth for career placement. The deadline was May 9, 2017.

EPA Region IV Wetland Program Development Grants — Awards support the protection, management, and restoration of wetlands. The deadline was May 1, 2017.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums Empowered FY17 Notice of Funding Opportunity — Grants support projects that strengthen the ability of a museum to serve its public. Professional development and capacity building focus on digital technology, diversity and inclusion, evaluation, and organizational management. The deadline was May 1, 2017.

Conservation Alliance — Awards go to projects that protect threatened wild places for their habitat and recreational value. The deadline was May 1, 2017.

Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grants — Grants provide support for planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities. The deadline is May 1, 2017.

The Lawrence Foundation Grants —  The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although our interests are fairly diverse and may lead us into other areas on an occasional basis. Applications were due April 30, 2017.

NPS Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program — The National Park Service provides matching grants to states and through states to local governments for the acquisition and development of lands and waters for outdoor recreation purposes. Search grants.gov for P17AS00112. Applications must have been reviewed and cleared by NPS for final submission by the deadline, April 28, 2017.

J. M. Kaplan Fund J.M.K. Innovation Prize — The Prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. The deadline was April 28, 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 was April 27, 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 was April 21, 2017.

NOAA Sea Grant Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities — Successful applications must outline small scale projects, business plans, workshops, etc. that seek to address key questions, barriers, or hurdles impeding the advancement of new or developing aquaculture initiatives that will contribute to the continuing growth of United States aquaculture production.  Applications were due to Sea Grant Programs by April 18, 2017.

Texas Sea Grant Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities — Projects must address issues impeding the development and expansion of sustainable aquaculture. Only three applications will be chosen for submittal. Applications are due to Texas Sea Grant by March 17, 2017. Texas Sea Grant submitted by April 18, 2017.

USEPA Region 6 FY17/FY18 Wetland Program Development Grants — The primary focus of these grants is to develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs. A secondary focus is to develop/refine local (e.g. county or municipal) programs. The deadline was April 14, 2017.

MS Department of Environmental Quality Sea Grant Education and Outreach (EOE) Grant Program — The primary goal of this Program is to fund education, outreach, and extension programs to provide information regarding how upland restoration and conservation work provides benefits to connected downstream estuarine and marine ecosystem. The deadline was April 13, 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 were due April 12, 2017.

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 April 12, 2017.

Wildlife Conservation Society 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 7, 2017.

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 were due April 3, 2017.

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

NOAA Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration — Projects should address in some capacity: contribute to the recovery of listed species under NOAA jurisdiction, especially those designated by NOAA as Species in the Spotlight; enhance or sustain populations of managed species or their prey; and, provide sustainable and lasting ecological benefits of regional or national significance. The deadline was March 23, 2017.

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 was March 22, 2017.

Best Buy Foundation Community Grants — Grants will support local and regional nonprofits with funding to provide teens with opportunities to develop twenty-first century technology skills. The deadline was May 19, 2017.

LADWF Environmental Education Commission Educator Grants — Grants are to Louisiana educators on projects with sound scientific principles, environmental focus, and designed to directly impact student learning. The deadline was March 17, 2017.

LADWF Professional Development Grants — Louisiana grants to be funded are based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact pre-service and/or in-service educators in Louisiana. The deadline was March 17, 2017.

LADWF Green Schools Grant — The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission is offering grants to encourage Green Ribbon Schools initiatives in accredited Louisiana schools. The deadline was March 17, 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 was March 15, 2017.

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 was March 15, 2017.

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 was March 10, 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 were due March 3, 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 was March 2, 2017.

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 was March 1, 2017.

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 was due March 1, 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 was February 28, 2017.

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 was February 24, 2017.

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 grants.gov 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 grants.gov 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 grants.gov 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.

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.

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.

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 Grants.gov (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.

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