Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
2021 National Fish Passage Program $2,000,000.00

Contact local FAC field Program or Service Regional staff prior to applying. To be considered for funding under this funding opportunity, an application must be submitted to the Service region where the project is located. If you have a proposed project that meets the Application Review Information criteria (Section E), we strongly encourage you to contact your regional and local FAC office below before submitting an application. Please refer to section G for list of regional contacts or, visit our website to find the nearest Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office: and more information on the National Fish Passage Program
Multistate Conservation Grant (MSCG) Program $1,000,000.00

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the Service work cooperatively to manage T-MSGCP and R3-MSGCP. Administratively, both programs function similarly, with AFWA providing the Service with a priority list of projects to be considered for award and the Service administering the program and managing the awards. This Funding Opportunity Announcement provides application guidance for both of these competitive programs. Eligible grant proposals are shared with the AFWA National Grants Committee (NGC) for review and ranking to aid in the selection process. Proposals must address eligible activities in one or more of the selected AFWA Strategic Priorities to be considered. Strategic Priorities are annually selected by AFWA to establish the State, Commonwealth, and Territory fish and wildlife agencies' (States') conservation priorities (under T-MSCGP) or national recruitment priorities (under R3-MSCGP), and they are used to guide proposal development and grant selection for the programs. The primary goal of both programs is to provide grant funds to address regional or national priority needs of the States and their partners that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single State. Projects selected and awarded are annually published in the Federal Register. Lists of past awards are also available from the Service and AFWA (see Section G, Federal Awarding Agency Contacts). Recipients awarded grants under T-MSCGP may use the funds for sport fisheries and wildlife management including research projects, boating access development, hunter safety and education, aquatic education, fish and wildlife habitat improvements, and other purposes consistent with the enabling legislation. Recipients awarded grants under the R3-MSCGP can only use the funds for designing or implementing hunter recruitment and recreational shooter recruitment projects that promote a national hunting and shooting sports recruitment program, including related communication and outreach activities. FY 2022 Strategic Priorities for MSGCP funding: Strategic Priorities FY 2022 Strategic Priorities for the MSCGP 1. Conservation & Science A. Large Landscape Systems & Species B. Climate C. Wildlife Disease Including Connections with Human Health (“One Health”) D. Data E. Human Dimensions & Social Science F. Invasive Species 2. Relevancy & Inclusion & Participation A. Enhancing Conservation Through Broader Engagement B. Communication Programs that Further Regional & National Conservation Efforts C. Implementing and/or Expanding Internal and External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts 3. Coordination, Capacity Building & Fish and Wildlife Agencies Support A. Leadership Development B. Conservation Education C. Coordination of International, National & Regional Conservation Efforts & Policies D. Integration of Law Enforcement 4. Trust Fund Stewardship A. Research that Informs & Supports Conservation Efforts B. Trust Fund Education & Promotion of North American Model of Conservation (“Legal Strategy”) C. Conservation Law Education 5. AFWA Priorities Identified in AFWA Funding Principles (submitted by ExCom) A. Management Assistance Team B. Management of MSCGP Program C. CITES and International Conservation Programs and Their Impact of State Agencies D. Coordination of Conservation on National Scale 6. Recruitment, Retention, Reactivation (R3)* *The category was recently developed in response to the Pittman Roberson Modernization Act and includes up to an additional $5 million for R3 projects focused specifically on hunting and shooting sports. The Association is also requesting R3 projects focused on fishing through this category although they will be funded through the Traditional MSCGP program using available Sport Fish Restoration funding. a. Monitoring and Evaluation (Wildlife Restoration Only) Description: Development of tools, trainings and technologies that allow R3 practitioners to document the influence of R3 effort implementation on the target participants’ or populations’ initiation into and/or increased avidity in hunting and/or recreational target shooting. Potential projects might include: Development of tools to support data collection methodologies, data dashboards, and resources that increase R3 staff competency and capacity to evaluate, manage, and interpret data in order to benefit decision making. Creation of R3 effort outcome indicators measurement and collection systems that allow participant and license sales data to be summarized and compared at regional or national scales. b. Marketing Description: Identification, development and implementation of strategic marketing tools and resources (with defined and measurable R3 outcomes) intended to 1) maximize social support for (from increasing broad societal awareness and acceptance, to connecting prospects with opportunities) and to 2) increase participation in hunting and/or recreational target shooting. Projects will also be considered for fishing participation under this category using funds from the Traditional MSCGP. Potential Projects might include: Market research; best marketing practices; development of marketing toolkits; strategies to form regional or national marketing campaigns; or increase community-wide engagement and implementation of marketing tactics. c. Mentoring Description: Identification and evaluation of elements of successful mentoring programs as well as current mentor/mentee motivations and application of that knowledge to expand and promote effective mentoring or instructional efforts from the current base of hunting and/or recreational target shooting participants. Projects will also be considered for fishing participation under this category using funds from the Traditional MSCGP. Potential projects might include: Development of program guidance to increase effectiveness, capacity, scalability, and collaboration of partners; efforts to increase involvement and marketing to current participants to become mentors; efforts to increase understanding and engagement of potential mentees; and efforts to facilitate effective brokering of mentoring or instructional experiences within populations of mentors/instructors and prospective mentees/students. d. Engaging New Audiences Description: Assist organizations and R3 efforts with targeting new or underserved audiences by further defining likely new and efficient audiences, and then identifying effective pathways and tools to create targeted R3 efforts to engage those new and diverse audiences. Proposals focused specifically on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives are encouraged. Potential projects might include: Development of tools to increase the effectiveness of targeted R3 efforts; evaluation of adoption and effectiveness of existing toolkits; research projects to understand potential target audiences; development of additional toolkits or trainings to increase organizations’ effectiveness and capacity in retaining new hunting and target shooting participants. Projects will also be considered for fishing participation under this category using funds from the Traditional MSCGP. e. R3 Capacity and Infrastructure Description: Assist the R3 community in increasing capacity and infrastructure to address regional and national R3 threats and barriers; and provide for the unification of strategic and effective R3 efforts by state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, NGO and industry partners to yield measurable outcomes. Potential projects might include: Development of resources to help organizations improve effectiveness in R3 efforts; projects that increase partners’ (industry, NGO, regional associations, etc.) capacity to work on collaborative R3 efforts; development of tools that foster effective communication, planning, coordination, and networking at all levels on R3 efforts; facilitation of strategic efforts to unify the R3 community in its pursuits.
National Climate Adaptation Science Center Program (NCASC) $4,500,000.00

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks to identify applicant organizations that propose to host and, as applicable, serve as consortium partners for a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) in the Midwest that includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and to determine if their proposed science, partnership, and program support activities and strategies are appropriate. Once selected, the recipient will be established as Host Institution. As a Host, an institution will be the sole entity eligible to receive funding to conduct follow-on research/science projects anticipated as a part of this NOFO. Host Institutions may engage with other institutions, including by subaward, as part of these projects.
DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering $4,950,000.00

The DOE SC program in High Energy Physics (HEP) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for the DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering, which provides support to address critical, targeted workforce development in fields of interest to the DOE mission. Up to two cooperative agreements may be awarded to provide funding to universities or consortia of universities to support tuition, stipend, and travel costs for students enrolled in specific accelerator science and engineering degree programs, and to provide modest support for curriculum development and program administration support. Award terms are expected to be up to five years, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. This program does not support generalized lines of Research and Development (R&D) separated from educational and developmental efforts: The purpose of awards resulting from this FOA must be for education and training, which may be conducted through research. Support for accelerator R&D is provided through the HEP General Accelerator R&D and the Accelerator R&D and Production (ARDAP) Accelerator Stewardship programs, through accelerator R&D programs elsewhere in DOE, and by other federal agencies.
FY2021 Research Opportunities in Accelerator Stewardship $3,000,000.00

The DOE SC program in Accelerator R&D and Production (ARDAP) hereby announces its interest in applications to conduct cross-cutting use-inspired basic R&D to advance accelerator science and technology (AS&T) that supports SC’s activities in physical sciences research, and which is of broader benefit to other U.S. government agencies and industry. Please note that the SC programs issue FOAs for program-specific AS&T R&D and that this announcement is for cross-cutting R&D.
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – NEBRASKA $1,000,000.00

SUMMARY INFORMATION Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service Funding Opportunity Title: Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – NEBRASKA Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NE-CCA-21-NOFO0001076 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number (also known as Assistance Listing): 10.902 Soil and Water Conservation 10.912 Environmental Quality Incentives Program 10.924 Conservation Stewardship Program 10.069 Conservation Reserve Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of cooperative agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. Proposals will be accepted for projects located in Nebraska. Proposals are requested for competitive consideration for cooperative agreement awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. Applicants must be a tribal government or organization, State or local unit of government, special service district, non-profits with a 501 (c) (3) with status, or institution of higher learning. Entities may submit more than one application as long as the proposals are for different projects and entities may receive more than one award. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition, and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. For new users of, see Section D.1. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Key Dates Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 10, 2021. For technical issues with, please contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518- 4726 or Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding accounts. Questions regarding this notice of funding opportunity (NFO) may be submitted until April 9, 2021. Responses to questions posed will be posted on approximately two weeks before the application due date. The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2021 and expects to execute awards by September 15, 2021. Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 is identified below, although the availability and composition of available funds has not yet been determined. 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. The anticipated funding floor for this opportunity is $20,000 and the anticipated funding ceiling is $1,000,000. 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 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).
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management (HQ) Wildlife Resource Management $100,000.00

Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Wildlife Resource Management
Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (HQ) Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management $100,000.00

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (State) Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management
2021 Urban and Community Foresty Challenge Cost Share Grant Program $300,000.00

The USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Program restores, sustains, and manages more than 140 million acres of urban and community forest lands for the benefit of communities in the United States. Healthy urban & community forests and green infrastructure are not only critical to all our nation’s forests, but also essential to the economic, environmental, physical, and mental well-being of our population. Increasingly, our urban and community forests are facing threats such as insects, diseases, extreme weather events and other hazards. Additionally, the lack of investment in urban forest disaster mitigation is contributing to community disasters such as urban flooding and human heat deaths in our cities-- disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations. New systemic solutions are needed to create and enhance green infrastructure in the right place and at the right scale and encompass pressing social, economic, ecological, and historic factors holistically. GRANT CATEGORIES (1) Increasing Resiliency of Urban Forests through Reforestation and Management The USDA Forest Service seeks innovative grant proposals for establishing climate resilient tree species in urban and community forests that are resistant to impacts of invasive pathogens, pests, and severe weather events. Applicants should consider long-term forest health as it aligns with species of choice, diversity, and genetic variation. Consider which species have proven as the most problematic over the last 20 years and which species have been the most reliable, problem-free and can withstand the climate impacts. Genetic diversity within a species will depart from single genotype cultivars, which may be aesthetically pleasing in the short-term, but offer less resilience as a biotic and abiotic events/agents factor into survival in the future and help to adapt to climate change by reducing exposures to future hazards, like increased heat waves or flooding. This approach will require implementing standard protocols to assess forest health and species resilience across the country and may include development of new tools to improve propagation, development, or management of urban tree plantings. Proposals that incorporate new or innovative planting protocols, with an emphasis on native tree species propagated from genetically diverse local seed sources, are encouraged. Projects should focus on capacity building and power sharing with communities as partners and stakeholders that can assist with education, training, and outreach on techniques to manage and monitor urban forests. Funded projects are expected to translate and implement findings on the ground as part of a comprehensive city / community master plan. Timelines should reflect installation, maintenance, and monitoring results, but not exceed 5 years. This category aligns with Goal 4 in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026): Strengthen Urban and Community Forest Health and Biodiversity for Long-Term Resilience. (2) Planning Disaster Mitigation Strategies for Urban Forests The USDA Forest Service seeks innovative grant proposals for the critical management of our existing and future urban and community forests to promote disaster risk reduction and community resilience and better prepare communities for the increasingly destructive impacts of climate change. With a focus on environmental justice communities, where suitable tree installations can provide equitable access to shade, reduce heat exposure, improve air quality, and reduce storm water flooding, solutions should bring together community members, planners, local and state government officials, urban foresters and resilience and sustainability professionals and may include, but are not limited to, prevention, planning, policy, preparedness, implementation, demonstrated best management and maintenance practices, uniform standards, risk mitigation, recovery, social equity, and reforestation. Proposed solutions should serve as replicable models and are to include on the ground implementation such as increasing community capacity to use green infrastructure in public space planning, infrastructure, private development, cost-benefit comparisons, monitoring and results. Projects that involve planting trees should be or become a part of an overall tree planting plan section of a community’s comprehensive master plan, which also accounts for tree maintenance over the span of the project in their proposals and budgets as appropriate. Systems based solutions that position urban forests as part of addressing multiple economic, social, and environmental stressors, for example, unemployment and housing stabilization, are encouraged. This category aligns with Goal 1 in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026): Integrate Urban and Community Forestry Into all Scales of Planning. Proposals must meet the Urban and Community Forestry Program Authorities as designated by Congress in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, (Section 9 PDF, pp. 19-24) State & Private Cooperative Forestry Handbook of Programs and identity with either Goal 1 or Goal 4 in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). All applicants are to contact their Forest Service Regional Coordinators before applying to provide program guidance and address any program questions. Please click on the link to find your Forest Service Urban Forestry Program Manager: Forest Service Urban Forestry Regional Program Managers. Partnership collaboration is required - two or more related stakeholders will be involved in these categories. All proposals will include formal letters of partnership. They may also include letters of support from other key stakeholders, as applicable. Available Funding: Based on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260), the U.S. Forest Service may provide up to $1,000,000 in national cost share grants based on the suitability/competitiveness of the proposals received. Funds are to support national urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or multi-state impact and application. All awards are based on the availability of funding, which may be subject to change.· Time to complete these grants averages 2-3 years, up to 5 years with approval. The grant process may take about 4 months. Eligible Applicants: Non-Profits, educational institutions of higher learning, any U.S. non-federal and federally recognized Tribal Organization that is operating within the United States or its territories, and state organizations representing multi-state or national proposals are eligible. Matching Requirements: All grant funds must be matched at least equally (dollar for dollar) Non-federal match may include in-kind donations, volunteer assistance, and private and public (non-federal) monetary contributions. (While other Federal dollars or technical support may contribute to the project, they may not be used to match the Urban and Community Federal grant program dollars.) Registrations - Please allow at least two (2) weeks to apply or renew these registrations. o All applicants must include a current Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number in their application. o All prospective awardees must be registered in the System for Award Management Ensure all applicable Indirect Cost Rates are current. An applicant organization may apply to both categories but will only receive up to one award per organization. · Definitions and Resources · Proposal Evaluation The dropdown windows and flow are self-explanatory. Applicants may edit the application until submission. Once the application is completed and submitted; the applicant will receive notice that it was successfully submitted.
Renewable energy speaker series $50,000.00

The speaker program will increase awareness among Andhra Pradesh and Telangana policy makers about valuable lessons learned from U.S. experts as they worked with state governments in the United States to achieve similar renewable energy goals. The result will be the two states successfully develop policies that embrace solar and wind energy for the benefit of the state and also to set these two states up to be models for other states that will pursue similar goals. The project will also facilitate social, professional, and economic relationships that will benefit both countries. Project Objectives: 1. At least five U.S. speakers will engage in workshops on one or more of the target topic areas in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. 2. Post workshop surveys completed by the participants will indicate an increased awareness and knowledge of best practices in developing renewable energy policies. 3. The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana develop renewable energy policies and projects that are responsible and respectful of the local population and environment. 4. The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana demonstrate progress toward their 2022 and 2030 targets in renewable energy production.