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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for Fiscal Year 2022 $2,000,000.00

The objective of this NOFO is to invite eligible applicants (Section C.1) to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Projects carried out through Drought Resiliency Project Grants can increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more resilient. This helps to prepare for and address the impacts of drought. Proposals submitted under this NOFO must demonstrate that the proposed project is supported by an existing drought planning effort. It is a well-established principle that proactively identifying resiliency projects through drought planning, in advance of a crisis, is far more cost effective than emergency response. As stated on the National Drought Mitigation Center website, drought.unl.edu: One frequently cited estimate from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is that “mitigation” —taking steps ahead of time to prevent known impacts from a natural disaster—saves $4 for every $1 expended. Planning ahead is generally seen as more efficient and more effective than measures taken in crisis mode. Drought researchers have found that after-the-fact assistance to farmers, for example, is expensive and doesn’t necessarily reach the right people. Proposed projects that are supported by an existing drought plan are prioritized. This prioritization will help ensure that projects funded under this NOFO are well thought out, have public support, and have been identified as the best way to address vulnerabilities to drought.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335035
FY22 BROWNFIELDS JOB TRAINING GRANTS $200,000.00

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Brownfields Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. While Brownfields Job Training Grants require training in brownfield assessment and/or cleanup activities, these grants also require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained. EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local labor market assessments and employers’ hiring needs, while also delivering comprehensive training that results in graduates securing multiple certifications.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335038
PACAF Natural and Cultural Resources Support for Alaska and Pacific $201,000.00

Provide technical assistance supporting installation, regional, and enterprise-wide programs and initiatives focusing predominantly on natural and cultural resources but also encompassing multimedia environmental requirements for PACAF installations.Assist PACAF installations in meeting installation natural and cultural resource requirements per their established INRMPs. This support benefits the personnel living on and recreating on the installations, ensures tribal partners are engaged when applicable, and protects the wildlife, flora, and cultural sites that are present at the PACAF installations.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334958
Understanding multi-stressor impacts on marine ecosystems under climate change $2,000,000.00

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) [formerly Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR)/Coastal Ocean Program (COP)], the NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO), and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), in partnership with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) and the NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), are soliciting proposals to understand the combined impacts of multiple stressors on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. This information will be used to improve place-based management of marine protected areas and enable the proactive protection of these critical ecosystems under future climate scenarios.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334906
Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program – Competitive Funding $8,592,839.00

The Highlands Conservation Act (H.R. 1964, 2004; 16 U.S.C. 3901) (HCA) is designed to assist Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in conserving land and natural resources in the Highlands Region through Federal assistance for land conservation projects in which a State entity acquires land or an interest in land from a willing seller to permanently protect resources of high conservation value. The USDA Forest Service (USFS) was directed by the HCA to identify lands that have high conservation value through the “New York-New Jersey Highlands Regional Study: 2002 Update” and the “Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update.” Subject to availability of funds through Federal appropriation, each year Governors of the four Highlands States may submit proposals for up to 50% of the total cost of land conservation projects in the Highlands Region. Proposed projects must be consistent with areas identified in the Study and Update as having high resource value. This program funds land conservation by State agencies in the Highlands Region. Funding appropriated under the Highlands Conservation Act (HCA) has been divided into two separate categories – Base and Competitive. Eligible applicants may submit requests for Competitive Funding in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity. A separate Notice of Funding Opportunity will be posted for Base Funds. A property may not be proposed for funding from both the Base and Competitive funding opportunities.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334897
Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program – Base Funding $1,460,000.00

The Highlands Conservation Act (H.R. 1964, 2004; 16 U.S.C. 3901) (HCA) is designed to assist Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in conserving land and natural resources in the Highlands Region through Federal assistance for land conservation projects in which a State entity acquires land or an interest in land from a willing seller to permanently protect resources of high conservation value. The USDA Forest Service (USFS) was directed by the HCA to identify lands that have high conservation value through the “New York-New Jersey Highlands Regional Study: 2002 Update” and the “Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update.” Subject to availability of funds through Federal appropriation, each year, Governors of the four Highlands States may submit proposals for up to 50% of the total cost of land conservation projects in the Highlands Region. Proposed projects must be consistent with areas identified in the Study and Update as having high resource value. This program funds land conservation by State agencies in the Highlands Region. Funding appropriated under the Highlands Conservation Act (HCA) has been divided into two separate categories – Base and Competitive. Eligible applicants may submit requests for Base Funding in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity. A separate Notice of Funding Opportunity will be posted for Competitive Funds. A property may not be proposed for funding from both the Base and Competitive funding opportunities.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334874
Scientists in Parks Internship Program - Natural Resource Stewardship $3,000,000.00

The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Internship Program provides opportunities for college students, recent graduates, and early career professionals to complete paid internship projects designed to apply the best available science, resource management principles, and interpretation techniques to natural resource stewardship needs in national parks.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334848
FY 2022 Clean Vessel Act (CVA) $1,500,000.00

The Clean Vessel Act of 1992 was signed November 4, 1992 (106 Stat. 5039) and codified in 33 U.S.C. 1322. The Act amended the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux Act; 16 U.S.C. 777) and established the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) to provide funding to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories of the United States of America (States). Funding allows States to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and to inform boaters about the use, benefits, and availability of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities. Subsequent reauthorizations of the Acts have allowed for the continuation of the CVA. Additional information about CVA is available at: http://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/Subpages/GrantPrograms/CVA/CVA.htm.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334834
Scientists in Parks Internship Program - Youth and Veteran Organization Conservation Activities $3,000,000.00

The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Internship Program provides opportunities for college students, recent graduates, and early career professionals to complete paid internship projects to address natural resource issues in national parks.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334830
MGT, Habitat, Forest Resources, Urban Forestry, Moose Browse and White Spruce/Birch Management JBER $386,227.00

Management, Habitat, Forest Resources, Urban Forestry, Moose Browse and White Spruce/Birch Management, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.Assist JBER in managing forest resources to include addressing impacts from spruce bark beetle infestation, development of Silviculture Prescription Plans, providing enhanced winter habitat for cover, forage, and accessibility for moose on JBER, and reforestation activities to improve ecosystem functions such as carbon storage, wildlife habitat, and management of soil and water quality .

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334808