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.


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.


The purpose of this FOA is to provide funding for up to one (1) private, non-profit organizations that will provide entrepreneurial development services to women, with an emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in locations that are outside of the geographical areas of existing WBCs for the City of Tulsa (OK). Eligible applicants must be private, non-profit organizations with 501(c) tax exempt status from the U.S. Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service and must provide services to the City of Tulsa (OK). An organization that is operating, or has operated an SBA funded WBC, within the past five (5) years, if selected, will be awarded as an Initial Phase Project. Likewise, an organization that previously operated an SBA-funded WBC (but that is no longer operating), if eligible to apply and selected, will also be awarded as an Initial Phase Project since this application will be treated as an effort to re-establish the WBC. Furthermore, recognizing the important role that Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) (e.g., Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs], Hispanic-Serving Institutions [HSIs] from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities [HACU], and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institutions [AANAPISIs]) play in meeting the needs of socially and economically disadvantaged markets, this program announcement seeks to encourage MSIs to provide entrepreneurial development services to socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs. MSIs, HBCUs, HSIs, HACU, AANAPISIs and their auxiliary entities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, religious organizations are encouraged to apply. Such organizations are not required to alter their religious character to participate in a government program, nor to cease engaging in explicitly religious activities outside the program, nor effectively to relinquish their Federal statutory protections for religious hiring decisions. Likewise, other organizations meeting the WBC program eligibility criteria, as well as other organizations serving socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs, are also encouraged to apply.

OSBDC Funding Opportunity $7,848,264.00

2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity No. OSBDC-2022-02 (Calendar Year) U.S. Small Business Administration / Office of Small Business Development Centers (OSBDC) OPENING DATE: July 30, 2021 CLOSING DATE: September 14, 2021 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issues Notice of Funding Opportunity No. OSBDC-2021-01 (CY) to invite applications from existing SBDC recipient organization currently funded under the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program as authorized by Section 21(a) of the Small Business Act, (15 USC Section 648). The SBDC program is the SBA’s largest matching grant program, funding a service delivery network to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and nascent entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement. The SBDCs, in partnership with SBA’s Office of Small Business Development Centers (OSBDC) and SBA District Offices, develop programs and provide business management and other services that enhance the economic development goals and objectives of SBA and their other respective state and local funding partners. The SBDC program is a broad-based system of assistance for the small business community that links the resources of Federal, state and local governments with those of the educational community and the private sector. Although SBA is responsible for the general management and oversight of the SBDC program, a partnership exists between SBA and the Recipient Organization to effectuate the delivery of assistance to the small business community. Questions about this Notice of Funding Opportunity should be directed to the Office of Small Business Development Centers at SBDCGrantsq@sba.gov.

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.

Media Program for Renewable Energy  $46,000.00

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan is seeking applications to improve the quality and quantity of media coverage on renewable energy issues in Kazakhstan, elaborate on low carbon commitments and its progress and implementation in the country. The project should be designed to provide in-depth training on renewable energy to at least 50 journalists from different regions of Kazakhstan, who in turn will be required to produce at least four articles on the theme of green energy or climate change. The successful applicant should be able to identify participating journalists or bloggers, provide them with a series of at least eight (8) online media training classes, covering the topics of renewable energy, global and local efforts in preventing climate change, and measures taken for a low carbon future in Kazakhstan. Program Goal: Expand access to renewable energy information in Kazakhstan by improving the quality, quantity, and penetration of media coverage on renewable energy issues in Kazakhstan. Project Audience(s) should be journalists, bloggers, media outlets, media professionals and editors. The project should benefit directly or indirectly Kazakhstani media consumers, increasing the quality of the media content. Projects targeting news reporters, journalists and bloggers will be given preference. Projects are encouraged to target Kazakh-speaking audiences in the regions of Kazakhstan. Recommended duration of the submitted projects is up to 12 months. At least 50 percent of the participants of the program should produce their journalism pieces in the Kazakh language. At least 40 percent of them should represent regions of Kazakhstan with higher industrial needs in alternative sources of energy. Projects should focus on the following objectives: Increase the amount of qualified accurate reporting on renewable energy in traditional and new media. Create a community of at least 50 journalists and bloggers who specialize in reporting on green energy, lowering carbon emissions and other renewable energy issues, who can share information and collaborate on the development of joint reporting projects. Strengthen professional capacities of media to fact-check, verify and develop elaborative self-driven analytical articles on topics of renewable energy. Increase Kazakhstani target audience awareness and understanding of green energy efforts and preventing consequences of climate change.

Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $246,750.00

The Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to one Member of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The project is titled “Prevalence and Diversity of Viruses in Western Bats, with an Emphasis on Coronaviruses.”

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.

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers $750,000.00

This notice announces the availability of funds for fiscal year (FY) 2021 and solicits applications from community-based and non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Tribal entities to compete for financial assistance through the Outreach and technical assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (hereinafter referred to as the “2501 Program”).The overall goal of the 2501 Program is to encourage and assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, veteran farmers and ranchers, and beginning farmers and ranchers with owning and operating farms and ranches and in participating equitably in the full range of agricultural, forestry, and related programs offered by USDA. In partnership with the OPPE, eligible entities may compete for funding on projects that provide education and training in agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, agriculturally related services, and USDA programs, and to conduct outreach initiatives designed to accomplish those goals. This partnership includes working closely with OPPE, attend OPPE-led events in your proposed service territory, and collaborate with your State Food and Agriculture Council (SFAC). The SFAC consists of leadership in each state of the following agencies: Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development.

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.