Grant funding opportunities identified by OEP (but not necessarily representing all grant opportunities currently available.)
Grant Funding Opportunities
February 22, 2017
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund is offering Grow Grants of up to $3,500 for community sustainability initiatives across New England. The Grassroots Fund supports groups that are creating and maintaining healthy, just, and environmentally sustainable communities. Groups working in energy & climate, local food, environmental health, land & water, or new economy that are building community and align with the Grassroots Funds Guiding Values are welcome to apply. Application deadline is March 15, 2017. To learn more about the types of energy projects that the Grassroots Fund supports check out the Project Map, Feature Stories, or PEP Talk Videos. Contact Leigh Cameron at email@example.com or 603-905-9915 for more information.
December 1, 2016
Does your community need clean and reliable drinking water, new sewers, or storm water upgrades? This program rovides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. Communities can access funding at historically low interest rates ranging from 1.375% to 2.275%. Applications received by January 30th have the best chance of being funded this year. All applications must be received by April 14, 2017, to compete for a more competitive national pool of funds.
December 1, 2016
USDA Rural Development announces a new loan and grant deadline for the Community Facilities Program. Get your application in by January 9, 2017, to compete for the jurisdiction's less competitive grant and loan dollars. Loan applications and national pool grant applications are accepted until April 14, 2017, though applicants should expect a more competitive process. For more information visit the Vermont or New Hampshire Rural Development websites.
November 1, 2016
This program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Businesses interested in installing energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy generating technology to increase their bottom line and reduce their environmental footprint can apply for USDA Rural Development second wave grant funding. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.