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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Healthy Environmental Living Program Grant $100,000.00

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications that work directly with communities to reduce environmental risk to protect and improve human health and the quality of life. The Healthy Environmental Living Program (HELP) will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that: Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risk. Increase collaboration through community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems. Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems. Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits. Reduce pollution at the source. Advance emergency preparedness and resilience.To qualify as eligible projects under HELP, proposed projects must: (1) address Environmental Justice (EJ) in the states, tribes, and territories within EPA Region 6 states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas; and (2) identify how the proposed project will achieve measurable environmental and/or public health results in one or more of the following Target Program Areas: Pollution Prevention, Sustainable Materials Management, Lead-based Paint and/or Integrated Pest Management. Please see Section III for further information on eligibility requirements.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336726
Proposed Cooperative Institute for Earth System Research and Data Science $565,800,000.00

The NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) invites applications for the establishment of a Cooperative Institute (CI) to assist NOAA in fulfilling NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan vision of “Healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies that are resilient in the face of change.” The CI’s research will leverage its expertise in climate processing and modeling, atmospheric processes, geophysics, advanced information systems, earth system modeling, and space weather to expand our understanding of the entire earth system. The proposed CI supports NOAA mission science by developing and applying satellite systems, ships, buoys, aircraft, research facilities, high-performance computing, and information management and distribution systems. In addition, the proposed CI will partner with NOAA in the pursuit of innovative research-to-application capabilities that recognize and apply significant new understanding. The proposed CI research themes are (1) Future Atmosphere; (2) Climate Science and Prediction; (3) Earth System Data Science, Stewardship, and Application; (4) Regional Science and Applications; (5) Scientific Outreach, Education and Diversity; (6) Space Weather Science and Prediction; (7) Weather Research and Forecasting; and (8) Ecosystem Science and Prediction. The research described herein was carefully defined to complement, rather than duplicate research at other CIs. The CI may consist of one or more (e.g., a consortium) academic or non-profit, degree-granting institutions that possess an outstanding research program in one or more areas related to NOAA’s mission. In the case of a consortium applicant, NOAA will issue only one award to the lead academic institution that applied for the award and where the CI will be established and resident. The CI is strongly encouraged to work in conjunction with a range of supporting research affiliates, including, but not limited to other governmental agencies; private industry; non-traditional partners; Minority Serving Institutions (MSI); NOAA laboratories, science and data centers; other CIs; Cooperative Science Centers (CSCs); and Sea Grant Colleges.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336716
ROSES 2021: Land-Cover/Land-Use Change:SARI Synthesis Varies

Please note that this program requests optional Notices of Intent, which are due via NSPIRES by December 17, 2021. See the full posting on NSPIRES for details. Proposers must retrieve the instructions document (zip file) associated with the application package for this opportunity as there is at least one required form that must be attached to the submitted proposal package. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) released its annual omnibus Research Announcement (NRA), Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2021 (OMB Approval Number 2700-0092, CFDA Number 43.001) on February 12, 2021. In this case "omnibus" means that this NRA has many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or intra-agency transfers, depending on the nature of the work proposed, the proposing organization, and/or program requirements. However, most extramural research awards deriving from ROSES will be grants, and many program elements of ROSES specifically exclude contracts, because contracts would not be appropriate for the nature of the work solicited. The typical period of performance for an award is three years, but some programs may allow up to five years and others specify shorter periods. In most cases, organizations of every type, Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit, domestic and foreign (with some caveats), may submit proposals without restriction on teaming arrangements. Tables listing the program elements and due dates, the full text of the ROSES-2021 solicitation, and the "Summary of Solicitation" as a stand-alone document, may all be found NSPIRES at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021. This synopsis is associated with one of the individual program elements within ROSES, but this is a generic summary that is posted for all ROSES elements. For specific information on this particular program element download and read the PDF of the text of this program element by going to Tables 2 or 3 of this NRA at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021table2 and http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021table3, respectively, click the title of the program element of interest, a hypertext link will take you to a page for that particular program element. On that page, on the right side under "Announcement Documents" the link on the bottom will be to the PDF of the text of the call for proposals. For example, if one were interested in The Lunar Data Analysis Program (NNH21ZDA001N-LDAP) one would follow the link to the NSPIRES page for that program element and then to read the text of the call one would click on “C.8 Lunar Data Analysis (.PDF)” to download the text of the call. If one wanted to set it into the context of the goals, objectives and know the default rules for all elements within Appendix C, the planetary science division, one might download and read “C.1 Planetary Science Research Program Overview (.PDF)” from that same page. While the letters and numbers are different for each element within ROSES (A.12, B.7, etc.) the basic configuration is always the same, e.g., the letter indicates the Science Division (A is Earth Science, B is Heliophysics etc.) and whatever the letter, #1 is always the overview. Frequently asked questions for ROSES are posted at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs. Questions concerning general ROSES-2021 policies and procedures may be directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at sara@nasa.gov, but technical questions concerning specific program elements should be directed to the point(s) of contact for that particular element, who may be found either at the end of the individual program element in the summary table of key information or on the web list of topics and points of contact at: http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/program-officers-list. Not all program elements are known at the time of the release of ROSES. To be informed of new program elements or amendments to this NRA, proposers may subscribe to: (1) The SMD mailing lists (by logging in at http://nspires.nasaprs.com and checking the appropriate boxes under "Account Management" and "Email Subscriptions"), (2) The ROSES-2021 RSS feed for amendments, clarifications, and corrections to at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/ROSES-2021, and (3) The ROSES-2021 due date Google calendars (one for each science division). Instructions are at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/library-and-useful-links (link from the words due date calendar).

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336592
MAIANSE CONNECTing Indigenous Culture and Science Through Co-design of STEM Ecosystems (MAIANSE CONNECT) $250,000.00

MAIANSE CONNECT fosters STEM Ecosystems that focus on building connections between indigenous culture and NASA through community collaborations. Eligible institutions include Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs), and Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHs), as identified by the U.S. Department of Education. MAIANSE CONNECT seeks proposals which include curriculum development, research activities, and student engagement with an overall goal to broaden participation in STEM. Proposers are encouraged to involve students at multiple grade levels resulting in a vertically- integrated program supporting sustainability and long-term community involvement.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336563
SDG&E Residential Zero Net Energy Transformation (RZNET) Program No Due Date Given Varies

Do you live in an apartment or manufactured home? Do you own or operate a multifamily or manufactured housing community? If so, we may have ways to help reduce  your energy costs by participating in the new innovative Residential Zero Net Energy Transformation (RZNET) program. 

The Residential Zero Net Energy Transformation (RZNET) program will  assist SDG&E multifamily and manufactured housing customers with navigating their path to zero net energy. 

What is Zero Net Energy(ZNE)?  ZNE is the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is equal to or less than the amount of renewable energy (energy created by sources that are naturally replenished, such as wind, rain, or solar) created on-site.

RZNET allows you to connect with an Energy Advisor that will help you make informed decisions about how to achieve your energy efficiency goals. 

RZNET program participants on the path to zero net energy, begin with the installation of no-cost measures and a complimentary ASHRAE Level 1 audit. Information on advanced energy efficiency, solar PV installations, and battery storage opportunities for multifamily and manufactured housing properties is also available.   

No- cost Measures may include:

  • Low flow showerheads
  • Low flow aerators
  • Pipe  (near water heater)
  • Auto-diverting tub spout
  • ECM furnace motor replacement
  • Air conditioning tune-up
  • Efficient fan control
  • Smart thermostat
https://www.sdge.com/residential/savings-center/rebates/multifamily-rebates
OhmConnect No Due Date Given Varies

OhmConnect's free service helps residential consumers use energy when it's cleanest and rewards you for saving energy when it's dirty.

Whenever you can successfully save energy during an OhmHour or AutoOhm, you'll earn Watts. (Not sure what an OhmHour or AutoOhm is? Start here.) And Watts are worth money or rewards in the OhmConnect Rewards Marketplace! When you have Watts in your OhmConnect account, you can do any of the following:

  1. Improve your home’s energy efficiency with smart home technology. Smart home tech like smart thermostats and smart plugs not only earn you more Watts during upcoming OhmHours and AutoOhms but they’ll ensure your home is operating as efficiently as possible (saving you money on your electricity bills). Watts you earn can be put towards serious discounts on these items.
  2. Enter to win prizes. Every week, there’s a new, big-ticket prize up for grabs for one lucky OhmConnect customer who ‘buys’ a ballot using their Watts. Peloton bikes, gift cards, ENERGY STAR appliances, cash prizes and more are up for grabs!
  3. Take your chances and play The Wheel! Try your luck on The Wheel for your chance to win OhmConnect swag, smart home technology like thermostats or a smart plug, entries to our epic biweekly prizes, cash and more!
  4. Withdraw as gift cards to your favorite store.
  5. Donate your Watts to the Sierra Club.
  6. Withdraw as cash! Watts can be cashed out via PayPal.
https://www.ohmconnect.com/
California Clean Fuel Reward Program No Due Date Given $750.00

YOU COULD SAVE UP TO $750 ON ELIGIBLE EVs
The California Clean Fuel Reward is available to anyone who buys or leases a new electric vehicle with a battery capacity greater than 5 kWh from a participating automotive retailer. The customer must register the vehicle in California and the customer must reside in California. 

The California Air Resources Board and your electric utility want to make it easier to own an EV. That’s why we’re providing the California Clean Fuel Reward to people who purchase or lease an eligible* new Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicle at participating automotive retailers. This is on top of any applicable federal, state, and local incentives, rebates, and tax credits. 

Explore other electric vehicle incentives that may be available to you. 

*Please see program rules for complete eligibility requirements. 

https://www.cleanfuelreward.com/
SmartAC Program No Due Date Given Varies

On hot summer days, energy demand increases because thousands of customers are using their air conditioning units. PG&E may remotely activate SmartAC devices on those days in order to help maintain adequate power supplies and avoid power interruptions.


If you're a SmartRate™ participant, on SmartRate™ event days, your SmartAC™ device(s) are activated under the SmartRate™ program guidelines. SmartAC is free and automated. It can also help make event days more successful by helping to prevent power interruptions.


Event season: SmartAC™ events occur between May 1 and October 31.


Event length: SmartAC events Days can be as short as an hour or two and no more than six hours in a day.


Participants must have standard central air conditioners and/or heat pumps.

 

SmartAC technology and activation

SmartAC™ technology will be installed free of charge by a certified technician and maintained at no cost to the customer as long as you are a participant in the SmartAC program.


The SmartAC authorized contractor is Franklin Energy. A Franklin Energy technician may contact you:


To help you complete your enrollment

  • To get your permission to activate the SmartAC device
  • To install the SmartAC device, which may involve replacement with updated technology
  • To help solve a tech issue you may have contacted the program about
  • To visit your home and carry out the free AC check-up
  • To leave a Welcome Kit door-hanger with your AC checkup results and program details

SmartAC™ switch technology will be installed on or near the outside compressor component of participant's air conditioning (AC) unit. Participants must have standard central air conditioners and/or heat pumps.


PG&E may remotely activate SmartAC™ device(s) in anticipation of a state or local energy emergency to help maintain adequate power supplies and avoid widespread power interruptions.


During a SmartAC™ event (or SmartDay™ event for SmartRate™ participants), your device will be remotely activated and your air conditioner will run slightly less than it normally would.


Residential participants with SmartAC™ switch technology may experience no more than 50 percent reduction in the air conditioner's average run time.


During a SmartAC™ event, if your thermostat calls for the air conditioner to make cool air, your AC will ignore that signal for approximately 15 out of 30 minutes. At all other times, the AC will respond normally, and make cool air.


Opt out policy

With the exception of extreme energy emergencies, where rotating outages may occur, participants may call a SmartAC™ representative at 1-866-908-4916 and opt-out of an event for the day, without penalty. The AC will be returned to its previous operational setting.

https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/save-energy-money/savings-solutions-and-rebates/smart-ac/smart-ac.page
FY2022 NOAA Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grant Program $1,000,000.00

The Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grants competition is a tribute to the work and life of Dr. Ruth Gates and aims to build on her efforts to address the decline in the abundance and health of coral reefs, through innovative research. The work funded through this program is aimed at promoting long-term persistence of corals by supporting the science needed to incorporate resilient corals into restoration activities and to enhance the efficiency of sexual coral restoration. The principal objective of this grant program is to move coral intervention science towards field application in order to increase coral survivorship and promote resilient, genetically diverse, and reproductively viable coral populations. Projects funded through the Ruth Gates Restoration Innovation Grants are expected to have an overarching goal of bringing intervention research closer to applied restoration efforts. These projects should 1) advance the research and development of coral interventions to improve resilience to environmental stressors or 2) research innovations to improve the survival of post sexually-derived propagules in order to increase genetic diversity of coral populations. Selected proposals will be funded through cooperative agreements. One, two, or three funding years will be considered. The funding for the second and/or third year (FY23 and/or FY24) will be estimated in the FY22 application, with final amounts determined in future years, pending future federal appropriations and progress towards project milestones. Proposals for multi-year funding should outline the costs expected for year two and year three in detail in this proposal (see Section IV.B for more details about the budget narrative for multi-year awards). NOAA anticipates typical federal funding for awards will range from $100,000-$250,000/year for a total $100,000 to $750,000 over one to three years. NOAA will not accept proposals with a federal funding request of less than $100,000 or more than $1,000,000 total over three years. NOAA anticipates approximately $500,000 will be available under this announcement in FY22. Funds will be administered by the Office of Habitat Conservation in conjunction with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). Funding may be divided among the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic regions to maintain the geographic balance of the CRCP grant portfolio, as required by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. NOAA anticipates an additional $500,000 to $1,500,000 may be available in the next two years (FY23 - FY24) to support selected awards. Awards are dependent upon the amount of federal appropriations made available to NOAA in the FY22 - FY24 budgets. Applicants must be U.S. based, but may have international partners; however, all NOAA funded in-water work must take place within U.S. jurisdictions (i.e., American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands).

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336525
FY 2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Enhancing Mobility Innovation $1,000,000.00

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Public Transportation Innovation Program, Section 5312 funds, to support mobility innovations research efforts. Funds will be awarded competitively for projects that advance emerging technologies, strategies and innovations in passenger-centric mobility in two distinct areas. Of the total available funds, $1,000,000 is available to accelerate innovative mobility for projects that improve mobility and enhance the rider experience with a focus on innovative service delivery models, creative financing, novel partnerships, and integrated payment solutions; and $1,000,000 is available for projects to support the development of software solutions that facilitate the provision of integrated demand-response public transportation service.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336509