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& Grants

Find up-to-date links to federal, state, and local grants and funding opportunities. Projects range from agriculture and broadband to infrastructure and workforce development. 

 

Funding Opportunities

Funding AgencyProgram Title & Website LinkFunding AreaFunding Program DescriptionPotential Grant AwardClose Date
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Track One: Recovery GrantsHealthcareTrack One: Recovery funds must be used in correlation with the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support immediate health care needs, to help prepare for a future pandemic event, to increase access to quality health care services, or to support food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities. Grant funds are limited to an applicable percentage of eligible project costs (up to 75 percent) based on population and the median household income of the population served. Applicants may request assistance for one or more of the categories below for expenses incurred on or after March 13, 2020. Funds must be used to: Increase capacity for vaccine distribution; Provide medical supplies and equipment to increase medical surge capacity; Reimburse for health care-related lost revenue used to maintain capacity during the coronavirus pandemic; Increase telehealth capabilities, including underlying healthcare information systems; Construct temporary or permanent structures to provide health care services; Support staffing needs for testing or vaccine administration; Support facilities, equipment, and operating expenses associated with food banks and food distribution facilities.$25K-$1M10/21/21 * USDA will continue to accept applications until all funds are exhausted
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Strategic Economic and Community DevelopmentInfrastructureWith set-aside funding designed to bolster participating USDA Rural Development programs, SECD supports projects that promote and implement strategic community investment plans. Created by local stakeholders, these plans build rural prosperity by amplifying a community’s unique strengths. Rural Development also can assist by identifying additional resources, convening partners, and helping leverage federal, state, local and private funding.Open
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant ProgramInfrastructureRural areas including cities, villages, townships, and towns including Federally recognized Tribal lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Decennial Census. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.Open
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Waste & Water Disposal Grant & Loan ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThis program provides 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. Funding includes Long-term, low-interest loans. If funds are available, a grant may be combined with a loan if necessary to keep user costs reasonable.Open
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Emergency Community Water Assistance GrantsInfrastructureFunding is for: Water transmission line grants up to $150,000 to construct waterline extensions, repair breaks or leaks in existing water distribution lines, and address related maintenance necessary to replenish the water supply; Water source grants up to $1,000,000 are to construct a water source, intake or treatment facility.$150K-$1MOpen
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire)Business & Workforce Development GrantsWorkforceThe Wood Products and Bioenergy Team (Wood Products) is part of CAL FIRE’s Climate and Energy Program. Wood Products awards funding for business and workforce development projects that support healthy resilient forests and the people and ecosystems that depend on them. Wood Products has four primary areas of responsibility, including existing and emerging technologies: 1. Facilities development, including solid wood and biomass processing and manufacturing, and tree nurseries 2. Bioenergy, including forest bio-material power generation and biofuels for domestic use and export 3. Forest-related workforce development at all levels including in-woods, transportation and manufacturing 4. Research and development that is ancillary to forest-related business and workforce development.$5MOpen until funding is exhausted
IBank (California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank)Climate Catalyst Revolving Loan FundEnvironment/ClimateThe Climate Catalyst Revolving Loan Fund is designed to: Jumpstart critical climate solutions through flexible, low-cost credit and credit support; Help bridge the financing gap that currently prevents these advanced technologies from scaling into the marketplace; Mobilize public and private finance for shovel-ready projects that are stuck in the deployment phase; and Accelerate the speed and scale at which technologically proven, critical climate solutions are deployed. Initial focus will be on projects that reduce wildfire threats through forest biomass management and utilization.Open
California Workforce Development BoardHigh Road Training PartnershipsWorkforceThe HRTP RWF initiative will fund projects designed to promote income mobility and shared prosperity through an innovative and inclusive human capital strategy that prioritizes job quality, supports economic and climate resilience, and links regionally-driven sector work to a statewide skills agenda. While some projects may fit within more than one of the project types below, applicants will need to identify and select one project type that best describes the current phase of their project and its planned activities over the proposed grant period: Planning and Arranging, Emerging, Thriving and GrowingReimbursementOngoing
Foundation for California Community CollegesRegional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant ProgramWorkforceThe K-16 Program is part of a statewide strategy for strengthening education-to-workforce pathways and ensuring that education, vocational, and workforce programs work in partnership to address the income, racial, and gender inequalities in education and employment. The program is designed to support regional K-16 education collaboratives that create streamlined pathways from high school to postsecondary education and into the workforce.$15M-$20MPlanning Grant: 10/3/22; Implementation Grant 10/3/23
FM GlobalFire Prevention Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateFunding requests will be considered to help support organizations working to combat fire for a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts. The catagories that you can apply for are: Pre-Incident Planning; Fire Prevention Education; Arson Prevention/Fire Investigation$2,500.00Rolling Deadline: Next Deadline 6/30/22
U.S. Department of TransportationSafe Streets and Roads for All Grant ProgramInfrastructureThe following activities are eligible for the SS4A program: Develop or update a comprehensive safety action plan (Action Plan); Conduct planning, design, and development activities in support of an Action Plan; Carry out projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan. There are two types of SS4A grants: Action Plan Grants and Implementation Grants. $200K-$50M9/15/2022
California Strategic Growth CouncilRegional Climate Collaboratives Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe program funds Collaboratives to conduct place-based capacity building activities, within a three-year grant term, that support under-resourced communities in accessing funding and resources to plan and implement climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency projects. These place-based activities will both align with and inform regional priorities and efforts. RCC does not fund built infrastructure.$500K-$1.750M10/7/22
California Wildlife Conservation BoardRegional Conservation Investment Strategies Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateA Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) is a voluntary, non-regulatory document that provides guidance on actions that, if implemented, would result in effective regional conservation. CDFW’s RCIS program encourages public agencies to develop regional conservation planning documents using the best available science to identify regional conservation priorities and other actions to help California’s species populations that may be vulnerable or declining by protecting, restoring, creating, and reconnecting their habitats.Total Funding Available: $1.5MOngoing
California Wildlife Conservation BoardWildlife Corridor and Fish Passage Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe Program is seeking proposals for planning or implementation projects that construct, repair, modify, or remove transportation infrastructure or water resources infrastructure improving passage for wildlife or fish. Additional consideration will be given for projects that restore or enhance wildlife mobility or fish passage across barriers whose impacts on migration have been increased by drought conditions.Total Funding Available: $5MOngoing
California Wildlife Conservation BoardMonarch Butterfly and Pollinator Rescue Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateFunding for projects to recover and sustain populations of monarch butterflies and other pollinators, including: Provide grants for the restoration or enhancement of California prairie and other appropriate breeding habitat for monarch butterflies and pollinators on private and public lands; Provide grants for the restoration or enhancement of overwintering monarch butterfly habitat on private and public lands; Provide technical assistance to grant recipients, including farmers and ranchers, regarding restoration and enhancement of breeding, overwintering, and other appropriate monarch butterfly habitat; Provide grants for seasonal or temporary habitat improvements’ Provide block grants in which suballocations are made by the grant recipient, with the approval of the Wildlife Conservation Board.Total Funding Available: $5MOngoing
California Wildlife Conservation BoardPublic Access ProjectsInfrastructureWildlife Conservation Board’s Public Access Program’s projects should focus on creating meaningful outdoor experiences for all Californians. Projects should provide public benefits, leverage funding to produce the greatest benefit, and provide access to natural and wild areas. The Program prioritizes: boating access projects, hunting and fishing projects, and non-consumptive wildlife-oriented recreation. Planning and implementation projects are to be considered. Planning grants are intended to support the development of projects that are likely to qualify for future implementation funding under this program. Implementation grants are intended for construction, enhancement, or rehabilitation of public access facilities.Total Funding Available: $5MOngoing
State of CA Coastal ConservancySea Otter Recovery Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe California State Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of grants to public agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations for projects that facilitate the recovery of the southern sea otter along California’s coasts.Total Funding Available: $330K08/05/22
California Department of EducationUniversal Prekindergarten Planning & Implementation GrantEducationThe Universal Prekindergarten Planning (UPK) & Implementation Grant is a state early learning planning and capacity building initiative with the goal of expanding access for preschool-age students to prekindergarten programs at local educational agencies (LEAs). Grant funds may pay for costs associated with creating or expanding California state preschool programs or transitional kindergarten programs, or establish or strengthen partnerships with other providers of prekindergarten education within the LEA, including Head Start programs.Allocation Formula (Based on previous round) – Minimum Base Grants: LEAs with an enrollment of 1 to 23 pupils, inclusive, will receive $25,000. LEAs with an enrollment of 24 to 99 pupils, inclusive, will receive $50,000. LEAs with an enrollment of 100 or more pupils will receive $100,000.TBD
U.S. Department of JusticeEdward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) ProgramFederal JusticeThe Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams.JAG awards are based on a statutory formula that is fully described within the JAG Technical Report. Once each fiscal year’s overall JAG Program funding level is determined, BJA works with the Bureau of Justice Statistics to begin a four-step grant award calculation process.TBD
U.S. Department of CommerceEnabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure ProgramBroadbandFunded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the MM Program is a program to expand middle mile infrastructure, to reduce the cost of connecting unserved and underserved areas. Middle mile infrastructure broadly refers to the mid-section of Internet infrastructure that carries large amounts of data at high speeds over long distances. This program will also increase the resilience of Internet infrastructure.$5M-$100M9/30/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)FY 2022 Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) Pilot ProjectAgricultureThe purpose of the CFWR program is to enter into cooperative agreements with eligible entities to develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. Projects can be located in all community types including rural, urban and suburban.$300K09/01/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)FY 2022 Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants ProgramAgricultureThe primary goal of the UAIP pilot project is to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. The two types of UAIP grants being made available for application under this NFO are Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. Planning Projects are for supporting the development of projects that will either initiate, build upon, or expand the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, members of tribal communities, and other stakeholders in areas where access to fresh foods are limited or unavailable. Implementation Projects are for accelerating existing and emerging models of urban and/or innovative agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners. Innovation may include new and emerging, as well as traditional or indigenous, agricultural practices.$300K08/02/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Urban, Indoor, and Emerging AgricultureAgricultureThe Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture (UIE) program supports research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, and national importance that facilitate development of urban, indoor, and emerging agricultural systems. The program includes food value chain stages: production, harvesting, transportation, aggregation, packaging, distribution, and markets.$1M09/22/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development ProgramAgricultureThe Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. In FY 2021, EWD invites applications in seven areas: agricultural workforce training; professional development for agricultural literacy; training of undergraduate students in research and extension; fellowships for predoctoral candidates; fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, a new program for food and agricultural non-formal education, and a FY 2021-only program for evaluation of NIFA’s agricultural literacy and workforce development portfolio. $10M10/27/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science ProgramAgricultureThe AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA).$15M12/31/22
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)Our TownArtsOur Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. Our Town projects advance local economic, physical, or social outcomes in communities, ultimately laying the groundwork for systems change and centering equity. These projects require a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization; and should engage in partnership with other sectors (e.g., agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, workforce development). $150K08/22/22
Department of Health Care Access and InformationSong-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training ProgramsWorkforceThe Song-Brown Program funds institutions that train primary care health professionals to provide health care in California’s medically underserved areas. Awardees shall use the funding to expand primary care services. The funding will support Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), and Pediatric residency programs.Up to $81M08/12/22
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)School Bus Rebates: Clean School Bus ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models. The 2022 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes SAM.gov account registration, application submission, review and selection by EPA, purchase order submission and request for payment, payment receipt, new bus delivery and old bus replacement, and close out.Applications can request funds for replacing up to 25 buses08/19/22
Bay Area Council FoundationCA Resilience ChallengeEnvironment/ClimateThe California Resilience Challenge 2022 Grant Program will provide resources to local communities throughout the state, including community-based organizations, cities, counties, California Native American tribes, special districts, and other local and regional jurisdictions representing under-resourced communities. By emphasizing local solutions to the global problem of climate change, communities can create scalable plans and infrastructure to meet their immediate and long-term climate adaptation needs.$200K09/14/22
California Department of Agriculture (CDFA)Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants ProgramAgricultureThe Conservation Agriculture Planning Grant Program (CAPGP) will fund the development of conservation agriculture plans that will help farmers and ranchers identify actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, further environmental stewardship on farms and ranches and ensure agricultural food security into the future.$250K10/23/22
California Department ofHousing and Community DevelopmentRegional Early Action Planning (REAP) GrantsInfrastructureREAP 2.0 seeks to accelerate progress towards our state housing goals and climate commitments through a strengthened partnership between the state, its regions, and local entities to collectively accelerate infill development that facilitates housing supply, choice, and affordability while reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and advancing equity.Total Funding Available: $570M12/31/23

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