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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 LinkFunding AreaFunding Program DescriptionPotential Grant AwardClose Date
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
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
State of CAInfrastructureWhile not detailed specifically in the legislation, there will be an effort by the state to align, to the extent possible, with the US EDA’s Build Back Better Challenge, which is an economic development program focused on long-term, transformative outcomes tied to metrics such as income levels, job creation, and business creation through the lens of equity and inclusion. If economic development is part of the solution to the problems CERF applicants plan to address, economic developers should be heavily engaged in the implementation of this program– as in other economic development programs at the local levels. Local governments are key/instrumental partners in regional solutions and should assume leadership roles in the collaboratives formed under CERF. It looks like, the initial focus for the CERF will be the identification of regions and the establishment of collaboratives. Launching Jan 2022
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
CalTransActive Transportation ProgramInfrastructureEligible Projects: Infrastructure Projects: Capital improvements that will further the goals of the ATP. This typically includes the environmental, design, right-of-way, and construction phases of a capital (facilities) project. Non-infrastructure (NI) Projects: Education, encouragement, and enforcement activities that further the goals of the ATP. NI projects can be start-up programs or new and/or expanded components of existing programs. All NI projects must demonstrate how the program is sustainable and will be continued after ATP funding is exhausted. Infrastructure projects with non-infrastructure components: This is a capital improvement project that includes an education, encouragement, or enforcement component. The non-infrastructure component should be mentioned throughout the application and enhance the infrastructure project. Plans: The development of a community wide bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, or active transportation plan that encompasses or is predominately located in a disadvantaged community. Quick-Build Project Program: Quick-build projects are interim capital improvement projects that further the goals of the ATP. These projects require construction, and are built with durable, low to moderate cost materials but last from one year to five years.Minimum Funding Request: $250K6/15/22
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
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Farmers Market Promotion ProgramAgricultureThe Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products by developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities. A 25% match is required.Capacity Building projects range from $50K-$250K; Community Development Training & Technical Assistance projects range from $100K-$750K5/16/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Local Food Promotion ProgramAgricultureThe Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Grants can be used for the planning stages of establishing or expanding a local and regional food business enterprise or to improve or expand a food business that supports locally and regionally produced agricultural products and food system infrastructure by performing feasibility studies, market research, training and technical assistance for the business enterprise and/or for producers working with the business enterprise. A 25% match is required.Planning projects range from $25K-$100K; Implementation & Farm to Institution projects range from $100K-$500K5/16/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Regional Food Systems PartnershipsAgricultureThe Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) program supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The program focuses on strengthening the viability and resilience of regional food economies through collaboration and coordination.Planning & Design projects range from $100K-$250K; Implementation & Expansion projects and Farm to Institutions projects range from $250K-$1M5/16/22
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
California Strategic Growth CouncilTransformative Climate Communities Planning GrantEnvironment/ClimateTCC’s unique, place-based strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is designed to catalyze collective impact through a combination of community-driven climate projects in a single neighborhood. Projects must reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly over time, leverage additional funding sources, and provide health, environmental and economic benefits to the community. $300,000.0007/01/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Technical Assistance Investment Program For AgricultureAgricultureThe primary goal of American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment Program is to ensure improved understanding of and equitable participation in the full range of USDA programs and services among underserved farmers, ranchers, forest land owners and operators through supporting the organizational delivery of technical assistance projects and establishment of technical assistance networks. USDA is authorized to support and facilitate the establishment of technical assistance projects toward this goal. Projects must provide a range of technical assistance services to underserved agricultural producers. The term “agricultural producer” is used to refer to agricultural farmers, ranchers, and private forest land owners and operators.$500K-$3.5M6/1/22
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Energy Pilot ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe purpose of the REPP is to provide financial assistance for rural communities to further develop renewable energy. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Under the REPP, funds will be awarded to assist Rural Energy Community Partnerships (RECP) to establish and develop clean energy communities through the deployment of community-scale distributed energy technologies, innovations and solutions.$2MLOI due 4/19/22; Full Applications due 7/18/22
California Energy CommissionClean Transportation ProgramManufacturingThe CEC’s Clean Transportation Program announces the availability of up to $60 million in grant funds for projects that will increase in-state manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), ZEV components and batteries, and ZEV charging or refueling equipment.Reimbursement6/13/2022
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
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)Farm to School Incubator Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program will award competitive grants to support projects that cultivate equity, nurture students, build climate resilience, and create scalable and sustainable change. To support a systems approach to advancing farm to school throughout the state, the 2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program offers four funding tracks:
Track 1: The California Farm to School K-12 Procurement and Education Grant
Track 2: The California Farm to School Partnership Grant
Track 3: The California Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Grant
Track 4: The California Farm to School Producer Grant
Track 1: Up to $1M; Track 2: $100K-$500K; Track 3: $50K-$200K; Track 4: $5K-$150K07/06/22
Ocean Protection Council2022 Coastal Resilience Solicitation Grant ProgramEnvironment/ClimateThe overall goal of this solicitation is to build resilience on the coast to assist coastal communities in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of sea-level rise. Projects must be either research-based or provide on-the-ground resilience to climate change through restoration and/or habitat enhancement. All projects must benefit the coastal or San Francisco Bay region.Total Funding Available: $9.5M06/13/22
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

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