Air Quality and Climate
|Title||Due Date||Maximum Award Amount||Description|
|Research Development and Partnership Pilot (RDPP)||$150,000.00||
The DOE Office of Science (SC) program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for a Research Development and Partnership Pilot (RDPP) within BER’s Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD). BER has a goal to broaden and diversify institutional representation in the EESSD portfolio with institutions that have limited familiarity and/or engagement with EESSD supported efforts. BER recognizes that there are many academic scientists at institutions not currently supported by BER who have limited familiarity with EESSD programs and research support mechanisms; and BER further recognizes that this lack of familiarity can be a significant barrier to participation in BER research activities, application to BER EESSD funding opportunities, and use of BER scientific user facilities. This barrier is exacerbated by limited opportunities to gain such familiarity. To help provide technical assistance to build capacity and achieve the goal of broadening institutional participation, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will provide seed funding for institutions to: 1) develop new partnerships with other academic institutions and/or national laboratories to enable future participation in EESSD-relevant research; 2) facilitate participation in planned EESSD research programmatic and user facility outreach and training activities; and 3) foster the development of climate and environmental science research and training capacity at under-represented institutions.https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338286
|Community Air Protection Funds||No Due Date Given||Varies||
Community Air Protection funds allow for immediate actions to improve the air quality of the most impacted communities across the state, while the other aspects of AB 617 are developed and implemented. Partnering with communities is essential to the success of these incentives, and both the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and air districts are looking to local community members and groups to help identify funding prioritieshttps://ww3.arb.ca.gov/msprog/cap/capfunds.htm
|Air Conditioner Incentive||No Due Date Given||$50,000.00||
Replacing your old and inefficient air conditioner units can save more money than you think
Incentives are available for the installation of new high-efficiency air conditioner (AC) units replacing your existing and operating air conditioner units. As your AC unit approaches or reaches its useful life expectancy of 15 years, replacing it with a new high efficient AC unit can save 40-60% on electricity compared to the existing unit.
|Heating & Cooling Systems Duct Sealing||No Due Date Given||$300.00||
In a typical home, about 20% of the air is lost due to leaks, holes, and an improperly connected duct system, which results in an increase on your energy bill. A well-designed and properly sealed air duct system can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
|Healthy Soils||No Due Date Given||$250,000.00||
The Healthy Soils Program (HSP) provides financial incentives for implementation and/or demonstration of on-farm conservation management practices that improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The HSP has two components: the HSP Incentives Program and the HSP Demonstration Projects. The HSP Incentives Program provides financial assistance for implementation of conservation management that improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The HSP Demonstration Projects showcase California farmers and rancher's implementation of HSP practices.https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/
|Farmworker Housing Energy Efficiency and Solar PV||No Due Date Given||Varies||
The LIWP Farmworker Housing Component provides no-cost rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy efficiency upgrades to low-income farmworker households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for participants. The Farmworker Housing Component is part of CSD's Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by saving energy and generating clean renewable energy.
|California Conservation Corps Forest Health||No Due Date Given||Varies||
Corpsmembers aged 18 – 25 years old complete a year of paid service and receive on-the-job training while completing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. California Conservation Corps (CCC) projects include reforestation, forest fuel reduction, habitat restoration, urban greening and community forestry.
Individuals can apply to participate in the Forest Health CCC program and organizations can apply to provide projects for the Forest Health CCC program.https://ccc.ca.gov/what-we-do/funding-opportunities/ggrf-forest-health/
|California Conservation Corps Energy Corps||No Due Date Given||Varies||
Corpsmembers aged 18 – 25 years old complete a year of paid service and receive on-the-job training while completing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Corps projects include energy efficiency audits and retrofits. Individuals can apply to participate in the Energy Corps and organizations can apply to provide projects for the Energy Corps.https://ccc.ca.gov/what-we-do/conservation-programs/energy-corps-2/
|Restore CA Grant||$25,000.00||
We appreciate your interest in turning bad atmospheric carbon into good soil carbon—and we’d like to help cover the cost of creating all the public benefit related to implementing practices that build healthy soil on your farm or ranch!
Begin by exploring the application and guidelines, then try out potential projects on your farm by entering your info into COMET, an online tool that models/estimates the amount of carbon removed from the atmosphere as a result of implementing a sustainable farming practice.
When you’re ready to apply, download and complete the application below; we invite you to apply by naming your price for a project. Contact your local Resource Conservation District and submit the application to Restore.
For more information about the next steps, take a look at the contract template for farmers and ranchers to receive funds. You can also take a look at the Healthy Soil Practice Guidelines from the state’s Healthy Soils Program.
Applications will be accepted March 1st - April 22, 2021 and we will announce grant recipients by June 2021. The program will fund the most effective carbon farming project, so applications will be sorted into a queue in order of total carbon removal per dollar.
If you are unable to fill out the application or require assistance, we are happy to receive submissions over the phone. Please leave us a message at (813) 575-3949 with your name, phone number, and state that you require assistance with the Restore California application.https://www.zerofoodprint.org/apply
|California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program||Varies||
Through the California Climate Investments (CCI) Fire Prevention Grant Program, CAL FIRE aims to reduce the risk of wildland fires to habitable structures and communities, while maximizing carbon sequestration in healthy wildland habitat and minimizing the uncontrolled release of emissions emitted by wildfires.
All project and activity work related to grants must be completed by March 15, 2025 or March 15, 2026, depending on the source of the funds awarded.https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/fire-prevention-grants/