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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Detailed Interpretation and data resolution of sediment resources offshore Texas $211,612.00

The purpose of this award is to conduct research in topics that serve the public interest relating to offshore sand resources, coastal restoration and protection, and coastal resiliency, as well as meet the MMP and Gulf states’ goal of a Gulf-wide OCS sediment inventory. Data in support of these goals promotes preservation of biological, cultural, and economic resources by rebuilding coastlines to safeguard the Nation’s assets and delineates OCS mineral resources to inform long term planning and ensure protection from activities that might otherwise permanently obstruct access to the resource. UTIG will, in coordination with BOEM and GLO, resolve identified location discrepancies between the MMIS and TexSed databases for cores collected on the Texas OCS. In addition, UTIG will expand on regional analysis of the upper coast of Texas along Sabine and Heald banks and the outer Trinity Valley by providing a detailed interpretation using data collected but not interpreted under two prior BOEM cooperative agreements.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341394
Training and Technical Assistance for Rural, Small and Tribal Municipalities and Wastewater Treatment Systems for Clean Water Act Prevention, Reduction, and Elimination of Pollution $18,000,000.00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications to provide training and technical assistance to rural, small, and tribal municipalities, publicly owned wastewater treatment works, and decentralized wastewater treatment systems for the prevention, reduction, and elimination of pollution. Eligible activities include training and technical assistance only. Infrastructure construction projects such as repairing water or sewer lines, adding new equipment, or upgrading, retrofitting, or rehabilitating existing equipment are not eligible for funding under this announcement.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341392
OIA-BIL Activity 8 Varies

The Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is requesting proposals for Fiscal Year 2022 for its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Activity 8 projects. The OIA BIL Activity 8 program provides grant funding to restore native vegetation and mitigate environmental hazards on mined Federal and non-Federal land in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The goal of OIA BIL Activity 8 is to restore native vegetation on landscape disturbances that are man-made rather than from natural disasters for their long-term economic and social benefit in these areas.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341382
F23AS00015 - NAWCA 2023 US Small Grants $100,000.00

The U.S. Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible. This program supports the DOI and FWS mission of protecting and managing the nation's natural resources by collaborating with partners and stakeholders to conserve land and water and to expand outdoor recreation and access.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341350
Administrative Record Support, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, JBER, Alaska $391,340.00

This requirement is to ensure that the Alaska District Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) program maintains Administrative Record files as required for all properties in accordance with the records management requirements within; Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act and as defined within ER 200-3-1. In addition to supporting database management of FUDSMIS, the Cooperator will ensure FUDS administrative record and project file documents as well as GIS digital records are properly updated and managed in compliance with FUDS guidance and project requirements. The FUDS program in Alaska has approximately 52 active properties with 105 active projects in any given year. The management of digital/hard copy administrative records and database entry/management are key processes in maintaining compliance with CERCLA and ER 200-3-1 Administrative Records Requirements. USACE-Alaska District is required to establish and maintain an information repository, Public Involvement Plans, Administrative Record file, and permanent Project File for each eligible project to support FOIA requests, public access to project records, and Congressional inquiries.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341305
Wisconsin Wetland Restoration and Management Assistance $800,000.00

Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin is requesting proposals to provide administration of restoration contracts on NRCS easements. The awardee will be responsible for assisting NRCS and landowners by providing assistance to implement plans to restore, maintain, repair, or enhance land enrolled in easement programs. In this announcement, all these activities are considered restoration. In Wisconsin, NRCS administers these easement programs with land restoration components: · Agricultural Conservation Easement Program - Wetland Reserve Easements · Regional Conservation Partnership Program Proposals are requested for consideration of cooperative agreements with a period of performance not to exceed five years. For new users of Grants.gov, see Section D. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Grants.gov. Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via Grants.gov by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on July 14, 2022. For technical issues with Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding Grants.gov accounts. For inquiries specific to the content of the NFO requirements, contact the federal awarding agency contact (section G of this NFO). Please limit questions to those regarding specific information contained in this NFO (such as dates, page numbers, clarification of discrepancies, etc.). Questions related to eligibility or the merits of a specific proposal will not be addressed. The agency anticipates making selections by July 22, 2022 and expects to execute awards by September 30, 2022. These dates are estimates and are subject to change. Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $100,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $800,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period. Federal Financial Assistance Training The funding available through this NFO is Federal financial assistance. Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance. The training is free and available to the public via https://www.cfo.gov/grants-training/. It consists of five modules covering each of the following topics: 1) laws, regulations, and guidance; 2) financial assistance mechanisms; 3) uniform guidance administrative requirements; 4) cost principles; and 5) risk management and single audit. FPAC agencies also apply Federal financial assistance regulations to certain non-assistance awards (e.g., non-assistance cooperative agreements).

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341290
Rural Decentralized Water System Grant Program Varies

The DWS Grant Program has been established to help individuals with low to moderate incomes finance the costs of household water wells and individually owned decentralized wastewater systems that they own or will own. Grant funds must be used to establish and maintain a revolving fund to provide loans and sub-grants to eligible individuals for individually owned water well systems and/or individually owned wastewater systems. Individual households may use the loan and/or sub-grant funds to construct, refurbish, rehabilitate, or replace decentralized water systems up to the point of entry to a home. Point of entry for the well system is the junction where water enters into a home water delivery system after being pumped from a well. For septic systems, in lie of the point of entry, the point of exit is substituted. The point of exit is the junction where wastewater exits out of the home wastewater collection system into the septic tank and drain field. Grant funds may be used to pay administrative expenses associated with providing DWS loans and/or sub-grants.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341295
Revolving Fund Program Varies

This program helps qualified non-profits create a revolving loan fund (RLF) that can provided financing for the extension and improvement of water and waste disposal systems in rural areas.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341293
2023 U.S.-ASEAN Women's Leadership Academy for YSEALI $250,000.00

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy, which will include one workshop (in-person or virtual, depending on COVID-19 conditions and regulations] and pre- and post-workshop virtual meetings. Please note this award is subject to availability of funding. Priority Region: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste. Program Objectives: YSEALI (yseali.state.gov) is the U.S. government’s signature initiative to engage emerging leaders in Southeast Asia. The initiative aims to create a network of young Southeast Asian leaders who work across national borders to solve common problems. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture a community of leaders who work across borders to solve shared issues. YSEALI is open to young leaders ages 18 to 35 who are both citizens and residents of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Timor-Leste. Responding to priorities from youth in the ASEAN region, YSEALI programs focus on four themes (Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship, Environmental Issues, Education and Civic Engagement). YSEALI programming includes regional workshops held across Southeast Asia on strategic topics. This U.S.-ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI on Advancing Equality in Climate Action & Resilience will promote civic engagement and environmental activism. The Academy will also focus on the U.S. Mission to ASEAN's strategic goal(s) of enhancing people-to-people ties through engagement with young and emerging leaders while promoting equality of opportunity for women and girls, a key priority of both the U.S. Government and ASEAN. The Academy, if COVID regulations permit, will include an in person four-day workshop with 55 female participants who work in environmental fields and focus on the climate crisis. Participants, age 20 to 35, will represent all 10 ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste. The Academy will also include additional virtual meetings and gatherings (before the workshop). According to UN Women, many women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than men — primarily as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent for their livelihood on natural resources that are threatened by climate change. Furthermore, they face social, economic, and political barriers that limit their coping capacity. Full application can be found here: https://go.usa.gov/xJmk6

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341207
F23AS00378 - FY 2023 - Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act - BIG Tier 2 $1,500,000.00

Recreational boating is a popular activity; there are approximately 11.8 million registered motor boats in the United States. Of this total, an estimated 584,000 are at least 26 feet long. The Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-178)established the Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG) Program (16 U.S.C. 777g-1) to provide funding to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (States) for the construction, renovation and maintenance of boating infrastructure facilities for transient recreational vessels at least 26 feet long that are operated, leased, rented, or chartered primarily for pleasure. The Act amended the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777). Subsequent reauthorizations of the Act allow expenditures from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and the continuation of the BIG Program. Boating infrastructure means the structures, equipment, accessories, and services that are necessary or desirable for a facility to accommodate eligible vessels. Transient vessels are those passing through or by a place, staying up to 15 days. Projects completed using BIG funds must provide public access, but may be publicly or privately owned. This package is the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 BIG Tier 2 National grants.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341167