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

Grant Funding Opportunities

June 3, 2016

Notice of Funding Opportunity - Design Solutions For Coastal Resilience pdf file

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program has targeted funds available for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards.

Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience flooding and coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, natural resources, and cultural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are already - and are projected to continue - intensifying and expanding with the effects of climate change. In order to prepare for coastal hazards, communities need to find new and creative ways to inform residents about risks and vulnerabilities and incorporate resiliency into capital improvements, natural resource protection, and historic preservation. To help communities prepare for coastal hazards, the NHDES Coastal Program is launching the Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience grant program. These funds are intended to support communication to increase understanding of coastal hazards as well as planning, design, permitting, and construction projects that minimize hazards and enhance community coastal resilience. Projects must take place within one or more of the 17 Coastal Zone communities.

Proposals must be emailed to [email protected] by 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

May 27, 2016

CDGB Funds for Housing and Public Facilities

The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the second round of 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing and Public Facilities funds. Approximately $1.9 million in CDBG funds is estimated to be available for this round, pending receipt of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding agreement for 2016.

All applications for CDBG Housing and Public Facilities grants must be received by CDFA by 4:00 PM on Monday, July 25, 2016.

May 2, 2016

USDA Rural Development Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a Rural Development funding opportunity authorized by Section 6025 of the 2014 Farm Bill called Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD). SECD supports rural communities engaged in regional planning efforts. Many federal agencies have regional planning programs and SECD can provide funds for implementation. SECD prioritizes projects that support the implementation of multi-jurisdictional plans by setting aside up to 10 percent of annual appropriations for these purposes under the Community Facilities Program, Water and Waste Disposal Program, Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and Rural Business Development Grant Program. In FY 2016, SECD set-asides total over $300 million. SECD set-asides must be obligated by June 30th of each fiscal year. Visit the SECD website for complete information. The goal of SECD is to support communities who are working across jurisdictions to align resources, develop long-term community and economic growth strategies and engage federal, state and local partners. By promoting this regional focus, USDA resources across Rural Development agencies and programs can be more effectively utilized and have a larger impact on rural capacity building and wealth creation. The USDA Community Economic Development National Contact List has regional and state staff contact information that can assist with questions on SECD.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2016

May 2, 2016

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is soliciting applications for the FY2016 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants program. The maximum grant award is $30 million. The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals:

  1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;
  2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and
  3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families choices about their community.

Applications are due on June 28, 2016.

April 8, 2016

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance

The National Park Service will be offering technical assistance to a selection of community-led conservation and outdoor recreation projects in 2017. This support is made possible through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. Technical assistance through this program can take place in the form of creating new parks or greenways, planning for conservation of lands, planning for and implementing public engagement, providing visioning exercises, and other efforts.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2016.

November 2, 2015

UNH Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E)

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 AndrĂ© Garron, Regional Economic Development Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension at [email protected] or call 862-5171.

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