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Grant funding opportunities identified by OEP (but not necessarily representing all grant opportunities currently available.)

August 18, 2015

DHS Fiscal Year 2015 Flood Mitigation Program – $150 million

  • Applications Due: August 28, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: State, local, and tribal governments

DHS announced funding to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The program will prioritize projects that mitigate flooding in structures with certain historic flooding characteristics, as well as in communities with the largest number of NFIP-insured properties.

August 18, 2015

DHS Fiscal Year 2015 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program – $30 million

  • Applications Due: August 28, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: State, local, and tribal governments

DHS is making available funding to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards. Eligible activities include non-flood and flood mitigation projects. DHS will further prioritize activities in communities with the highest assessed Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule rating and benefit cost ratios.

August 18, 2015

FWS Coastal Program – $14 million

  • Applications Due: September 30, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Local governments and individuals

FWS announced funding for the Coastal Program, a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Projects should incorporate ecosystem adaptation to help coastal ecosystems and communities prepare for and adapt to the effects of sea-level rise and greenhouse gases.

[UVLSRPC E-Bulletin February 2, 2015]

EPA Posts New Environmental Education Grants Funding Opportunity

The second Request for Proposals (RFP) of the 2014-2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program, titled the EE Local Grants RFP, is now open. Under the EE Local Grants RFP, EPA seeks grant proposals to support locally-focused EE projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship through designing, demonstrating, and/or disseminating environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. Projects under this RFP will help develop informed, knowledgeable citizens, and provide them with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. From this RFP, EPA expects to award three grants from each of EPA's 10 Regional Offices, for a total of approximately 30 grants nationwide. Visit the EE Grants Program webpage for details on how to apply. For questions regarding the 2014-2015 EE Grants Program, review the frequently asked questions or email EEgrants@epa.gov.

Proposals under this RFP are being accepted through March 6, 2015.

December 1, 2014

UNH Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E) pdf file

The Program is designed to help communities move their economic development agenda forward by learning how to support existing businesses and give them a platform for growth within the community. Cooperative Extension staff will work with local communities to research, prioritize and implement a BR&E program and will train community leaders and volunteers. The long-term outcome is job retention, business expansion, local leadership development and a stronger sense of community. If your community is interested or you would like more information please contact André Garron, Regional Economic Development Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension at andre.garron@unh.edu or call 862-5171.

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