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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 LinkLFunding Program DescriptionMaximum Grant AwardClose Date
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
CAL OES (Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)Building Resilient Infrastructure and CommunitiesInfrastructureBRIC supports hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. Projects are most likely to be successful if they address one or more of the following: High-impact, neighborhood scale, natural hazard risk reduction that mitigates risk to critical infrastructure or achieves whole community risk-reduction; Provide protection and benefits for disadvantaged communities; Address climate impacts including sea level rise, drought, extreme precipitation or heat, wildfire, and/or more frequent storms (where applicable); Projects that advance climate adaptation, including through inspiring generational infrastructure change and/or by including one or more nature-based solution (NBS) are particularly encouraged.Up to $2M per State/TerritoryNotice of Interest (NOI) due to Cal OES: 9/16/22; Subapplication due to Cal OES: 12/2/22
California Department of Water ResourcesSmall Community Drought Relief ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe purpose of the Small Community Drought Relief Program is to provide immediate and near-term financial and technical support to help small communities survive this and future droughts. The Trailer Bill authorized specified state agencies to make grants and direct expenditures for interim or immediate relief in response to conditions arising from a drought scenario to address immediate impacts on human health and safety and on fish and wildlife resources and to provide water to persons or communities that lose or are threatened with the loss or contamination of water supplies. The small communities are those that are not supplied by an urban water suppliers as defined in California Water Code (Sec 10617). Urban water suppliers are those that provide drinking water with more than 3,000 connections or more than 3,000 acre-feet per year.Total Funding Available: $305M12/29/23
California Energy CommissionAdvancing Designs for Floating Offshore Wind Mooring Lines and AnchorsEnvironment/ClimateThis solicitation focuses on advancing the design of floating offshore wind mooring lines and anchors to address the site-specific needs of California’s Wind Energy Areas. Projects resulting from this solicitation will optimize costs by developing efficient designs and will reduce the risk of impacts to wildlife and their habitats.Total Funding Available: $7.7M12/13/22
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz)Cannabis Equity GrantS ProgramCannabisEligible local jurisdictions may submit only one type of application: • Funding Request Type 1: Assistance for Cannabis Equity Assessment/Program Development o Assistance for the creation of a cannabis equity assessment and/or assistance for the development of a local equity program. • Funding Request Type 2: Assistance for Cannabis Equity Program Applicants and Licensees o Assistance for cannabis equity program applicants and licensees to gain entry to, and to successfully operate in, the state’s regulated cannabis marketplace. An eligible local jurisdiction may not apply for Funding Request Type 2 unless: ▪ The jurisdiction has already conducted a cannabis equity assessment by the application due date; and ▪ The jurisdiction has adopted or operates a local equity program by the application due date.$75K-$5M12/14/22
Bureau of ReclamationTechnical Assistance to TribesTribal CommunitiesTo increase opportunities to develop, manage, and protect tribal water and related resources.$400K12/14/22
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)Tribal Transportation Program Safety FundTribal CommunitiesThe goal of TTPSF is to reduce deaths or serious injuries in transportation-related crashes in Tribal areas. The FHWA will prioritize projects that incorporate safety into existing infrastructure. Strategic safety planning, data collection and analysis, and the implementation of safety projects are objectives that contribute to achievement of the TTPSF goal. Successful TTPSF projects leverage resources, encourage partnerships, result from strategic safety planning, and have the data to support the applicants’ approach in addressing the prevention and reduction of death or serious injuries in transportation-related crashes. Total Funding Available: $23,138,400 01/15/23
University of California Agriculture and Natural ResourcesSustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Small Grants ProgramAgricultureUC SAREP will fund projects that fall within two priority areas: 1. Support California’s farmers, ranchers, and land stewards of all scales in identifying, piloting, and transitioning to: environmentally regenerative approaches to producing crops and livestock (including but not limited to soil health, organic and agroecological practices, integrated pest management, crop diversification); pathways for realizing economic return from ecologically-sound crop management practices and fair labor practices; marketing and distribution strategies that support diversified, decentralized, and locally self-organized supply chains; strategies that promote producer-to-producer networking and producer-to-supply chain networking. 2. Support California’s rural, urban, and Tribal communities to identify, implement, and evaluate strategies to: expand access to healthy, sustainably produced, culturally appropriate foods; ensure worker wellbeing across the food chain; minimize the community and environmental costs of food production and distribution; strengthen connections between consumers and producers; establish and strengthen producer-to-producer connections and producer-to-supply chain connections$10K01/10/23
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)2022 Wood Products Infrastructure Assistance ProgramNatural ResourcesFunding to provide financial assistance to facilities that purchase and process byproducts from ecosystem restoration projects from federal or Indian lands in areas at risk of unnaturally severe wildfire or insect and disease infestation. The intent is to substantially decrease the cost of conducting restoration projects involving vegetation removal on federal or Indian lands. These byproducts could include the trees and woody biomass harvested through timber sales, thinning, hazardous fuels reduction treatments, or other restoration management activities. Funding priority will be to provide financial assistance to an entity seeking to establish, reopen, retrofit, expand, or improve a sawmill or other wood-processing facility that will utilize the byproducts from projects on federal land of Indian land that have been identified as at risk for fire, insect, or disease and a high priority for ecological restoration. To be eligible for funding, the project facility must be in close proximity to federal or Indian lands and procure raw materials from federal or Indian lands. Successful applicants will address how financial support will enable increased utilization of byproducts from ecosystem restoration projects on federal or Indian lands that are in close proximity to a wood products processing facility or bioenergy facility and how this assistance will help reduce restoration costs.$1M12/20/22
Department of Homeland Security – FEMABuilding Resilient Infrastructure and CommunitiesInfrastructureThe Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities. With a general focus on disasters, risks, and hazards, including those associated with climate change, the guiding principles of the program are to: (1) support state and local governments, tribes, and territories through capability- and capacity-building to enable them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards; (2) encourage and enable innovation while allowing flexibility, consistency, and effectiveness; (3) promote partnerships and enable high-impact investments to reduce risk from natural hazards with a focus on critical services and facilities, public infrastructure, public safety, public health, and communities; (4) provide an opportunity to reduce future losses and minimize impacts on the Disaster Relief Fund; (5) promote equity, including by helping members of overburdened and underserved groups and prioritizing 40 percent of the benefits to disadvantaged communities; and, (6) support the adoption and enforcement of building codes, standards, and policies that will protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, taking into account future conditions, prominently including the effects of climate change, and have long-lasting impacts on community risk reduction, including for critical services and facilities and for future disaster costs.N/A01/27/23
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Energy for America (REAP)InfrastructureThe 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. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing. Eligible applicants include agricultural producers with at least 50 percent of their gross income coming from agricultural operations & small businesses in eligible rural areas.Loan guarantees on loans up to 75 percent of total eligible project costs; Grants for up to 25 percent of total eligible project costs; Combined grant and loan guarantee funding up to 75% of total eligible project costs.03/31/23
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.Flicker FundTribal CommunitiesFlicker Fund responds to already vulnerable and stressed Indigenous communities on the frontlines of climate caused crisis and emergencies. It responds to critical needs ranging from the diverse and varying impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its rippling negative effects, to climate fires and drought, as well as other disasters that devastate Indigenous Peoples, communities and Nations and that impact their ability to live healthy, safe, and vibrant lives.$500 to $50,000 (average grant award: $10,000 – $25,000)12/07/22
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.Community VitalityTribal CommunitiesCommunity vitality strengthens Indigenous identity by revitalizing cultural lifeways, creativity, and connection with a focus on community organizing. Community Vitality supports projects that are rooted in relationship to land, healing, cultural revitalization and knowledge sharing. The weaving of intergenerational kinships, honoring elder and youth relationships, and nurturing cultural transmission strategies is supported through this work.$500 to $50,000 (average grant award: $10,000 – $25,000)12/07/22
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.Land, Water & ClimateTribal CommunitiesLand, Water, and Climate supports Indigenous Peoples’ traditional land and water stewardship and life systems practices; protects the integrity of sacred places, and the continuity of Life. It supports actions for land defense and water protection; advances Indigenous Peoples’ right of Free, Prior and Informed Consent; advocacy and direct-action strategies against Ecocide and Aquacide; supports frontline, education, and policy initiatives protecting sacred sites; and the development of community-led renewable energies, and climate change initiatives and adaptation projects rooted in cultural values.$500 to $50,000 (average grant award: $10,000 – $25,000)12/07/22
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc.Thriving WomenTribal CommunitiesThriving Women centers and uplifts Indigenous women’s leadership and strategies to reclaim traditional matrilineal lifeways that have sustained and built nations since time immemorial. It recognizes the targeting of Indigenous women and girls as a manifestation of ongoing colonization and the link between extractive industries and violence against Mother Earth. The program supports grassroots, Indigenous women-led and serving initiatives to prevent and remedy gender oppression including strategies addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit Relatives; uplifts matrilineal centered traditional health and wellness practices (birthkeeping, healing, arts, etc.), bolsters coming-of-age ceremonies; advances multi-generational leadership development, and revives women’s healing and well-being through food systems and land-based practices.$500 to $50,000 (average grant award: $10,000 – $25,000)12/07/22
Cal OES: Governor’s Office of Emergency ServicesEmergency Management Performance Grant for Federall Recognized CA TribesTribal CommunitiesThe purpose of the EMPG for Federally-Recognized Tribes in California (FY 2022 Tribal EMPG) is to assist federally-recognized tribes in preparing for all hazards. Funds provided under this Program must be used to support activities that effectively contribute to the tribe’s capability to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made.Total Funding Available: $218,42412/30/22
California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA)Sustainable California Grown Cannabis Pilot ProgramCannabisThe Sustainable California Grown Cannabis Pilot Program (SCGC Pilot Program) was created to improve the state’s access to data related to outdoor cannabis cultivation to formulate best management practices that can be used by cultivators statewide. The program will fund research that develops environmentally sustainable best management practices (BMPs) in outdoor cannabis agriculture. Funding will also be provided to incentivize licensed legacy outdoor cannabis growers to participate in the collection of data to benchmark BMPs. The study will focus on sustainable water and energy use; pest management and fertilizer practices; and overall ecological health. Applicants may focus on specific practices associated with one or more of these areas. One of the primary goals of regulating cannabis in California is to help address environmental benefits and concerns associated with its cultivation.$2.5M12/30/22
Community Foundation of Mendocino CountyCommunity Enrichment Grant ProgramMultiplePriority will be given to projects that fit the applicant’s mission, expertise, and long-term goals; advance the Community Foundation’s vision; benefit the general public, or a significant subgroup of the population; or bring the applicant organization to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, positioning it to more effectively and/or efficiently fulfill its mission in the future. Categories include Arts and Humanities; Economic and Leadership Development; Education; Environment; Healthy Communities; and Sense of place.$7,500.0012/05/22

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