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

[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.

January 9, 2015

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Finance Rural Broadband

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Community Connect Program grants. The program provides grants to establish essential broadband services in rural communities where it is currently not available. The minimum amount of grants awarded will be $100,000; the maximum is $3,000,000. Last year, USDA announced new rules to better target Community Connect grants to areas where they are needed the most. For more information, see the rules pdf file or contact Rhonda Shippee or Deborah Maguire at 802-828-6011.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is February 17, 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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