School District

James Cary Smith Community Grants

The Air District is offering $250,000 to non-profit partners and community-based organizations to support and sponsor community-based solutions that address air pollution while also helping reduce our global climate impact. Grants of up to $25,000 per project will be awarded. Grant funding is available to support air quality education and engagement efforts. These grants will fund non-technical activities such as active transportation educational campaigns, urban greening projects, and environmental justice community engagement projects.

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.

Technical Assistance for the Active Transportation Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 5, 2019
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership can assist your efforts to make your community a place where kids can easily be active and healthy. They are offering long-term, free technical assistance to under-resourced communities in California that would like to seek funding through the state’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) for projects that support walking, bicycling and Safe Routes to School.

2019 Wood Innovations Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Forest Service requests proposals to substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the United States to support forest management needs on National Forest System and other forest lands.

This Request for Proposals focuses on the following priorities to:

• Reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health on National Forest System and other forest lands.

• Reduce costs of forest management on all land types.

• Promote economic and environmental health of communities.

School Community Grants - James Cary Smith Community Grant Program

This program is named for Jim Smith, the Air District's former Community Outreach Manager who launched the first community grants program in 2009. Mr. Smith passed away in 2015 from ALS, and this program extends his vision of a more engaged and empowered community.

The program provides grants for local projects that decrease air pollution while increasing community awareness of and engagement in air quality issues. The Air District typically offers $250,000 in grants to Bay Area non-profit organizations and school communities each fiscal year.

Farm to School Grant Program

USDA will award up to $7.5 million in competitive grants to eligible entities through the Farm to School Grant Program in fiscal year (FY) 2019. Each grant helps implement Farm to School programs that increase access to local food in eligible schools, providing students with quality meals at a reasonable cost while also supporting local producers. The Program includes three tracks—Implementation, Planning, and Training. These will support a variety of projects and implementation stages. (DUE Dec. 4, 2018)

Rural School Bus Pilot Project

Traditionally, small and rural school districts have the oldest and worst polluting fleets, that historically have not had the opportunity or ability to receive funds for replacement or upgrade projects.

The Rural School Bus Pilot Project (RSBPP) has $10 million available for FY17-18 to accelerate the turnover of California school bus fleets to lower carbon transportation choices.

An applicant webinar will take place on June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Environmental Education Local Grants Program for Region 9

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 9 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.