Grant funding opportunities identified by OSI (but not necessarily representing all grant opportunities currently available.)
Grant Funding Opportunities
U.S. EPA Applications for FY21 Equitable Development and Environmental Justice in Brownfield Communities Grants Due September 21, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the availability of funds to provide direct technical assistance to communities nationwide on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development when developing solutions to brownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges. EPA anticipates awarding one grant for an estimated $600,000. The award is anticipated to be funded incrementally on an annual basis over three years, at approximately $200,000 per year. Applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. on September 21, 2020.
Land Protection Transaction Grants Applications Due October 2, 2020
Grant applications are available for the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership’s (GBRPP) Fall 2020 Land Protection Transaction Grant Program. The October 2020 grant round will assist with transaction costs for land protection projects within the coastal watershed area of New Hampshire & Maine. Qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations, municipalities and units of government may apply for a grant. Grant Application Instructions and Application Form are available on the GBRPP website . Applications are due via electronic submittal on October 2, 2020.
EPA Brownfields Program FY2021 Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grant Applications Due October 28, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields program recently announced it is accepting applications for FY2021 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup grants. Grant applications are due October 28, 2020. The Brownfields Program will award approximately 10 Multipurpose Grants for a total of $8 million; 87 Assessment Grants for a total of $32 million; and 26 Cleanup Grants for a total of $13 million. Potential applicants are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar with EPA to review and address questions about the solicitations. The webinar is scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM ET. Registration can be completed online.
NHDES Local Source Water Protection 2020 Grant Applications Due November 2, 2020
Funding is available from the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to develop and implement programs to protect existing (active or planned) sources of public drinking water. The grants are available to water suppliers, municipalities, regional planning agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, conservation districts, and state agencies. Applicants can receive up to $20,000 of funding for projects protecting drinking water sources, including watershed planning, delineation of protection areas, assessment of threats to water supply sources, “on the ground” implementation projects, and source security. Applications are due November 2, 2020.
NH Municipal Technical Assistance Grant Program (MTAG) – Ongoing
Funded by New Hampshire Housing and administered by Plan NH, the New Hampshire Municipal Technical Assistance Grant Program (MTAG) is for New Hampshire communities who want to expand options for places to live and need to change their zoning regulations in order to do so. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000. A 25% cash match is required. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. OSI is part of the grant application review team.