Science and Technology

Ford Foundation Grants

The Ford Foundation makes grants that support the three I's: Institutions, Ideas, and Individuals. Having recently done away with their siloed grants program, the Ford Foundation accepts grant proposals that start in seven program areas, or entry points, as they say.

The seven program areas:

  • Civic Engagement and Government
  • Creativity and Free Expression
  • Future of Work(ers)
  • Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice
  • Just Cities and Regions
  • Natural Resources and Climate Change
  • Technology and Society

ecoTech Grants

ecoTech™ Grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. We believe that technology can present innovative ways to address environmental challenges – and that when dealing with digital natives, we do ourselves a disservice by asking them to unplug.

GreenWorks! Grants

Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! 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.

Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Water Power Technologies Office 2019 Research Funding Opportunity.” This FOA addresses priorities in the following Areas of Interest:

1: Hydropower Operational Flexibility Area of Interest
1a: Quantify Hydropower Capabilities for Operational Flexibility Area of Interest
1b: Operational Strategies for Increasing Hydropower Flexibility Area of Interest

2019 DOE Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage

The primary objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to award projects that identify and address onshore regional storage and transport challenges facing commercial deployment of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). Projects will focus on Addressing Key Technical Challenges; Facilitate Data Collection, Sharing, and Analysis; Evaluate Regional Infrastructure; and Promote Regional Technology Transfer.

2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Funding Opportunity

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf
of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement
(FOA) entitled, “Fiscal Year 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

VTO invests in early-stage research of a broad portfolio of
technologies, generating the knowledge needed for industry to further develop
and commercialize affordable, secure, and reliable transportation systems.

FY 2019 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program

The EPA Exchange Network Grant Program is soliciting project proposals that use the Environmental Information Exchange Network (EN) to:
  • Facilitate sharing of environmental data, especially through shared and reusable services.
  • Streamline data collection and exchanges to improve its timeliness for decision making.
  • Increase the quality and access to environmental data through discovery, publishing, outbound, and analytical services so it is more useful to environmental managers.

U.S. EPA Cooperative Agreement: Tribal Support for Participation in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible organizations to provide the outreach and technical assistance necessary to increase tribal participation in the National Environmental Information Exchange Network (EN) (http://www.exchangenetwork.net/), which is an element of E-Enterprise for the Environment (EE) (https://e-enterprisefortheenvironment.net).