Funding Opportunities Newsletter
December 2021 & January 2022
- The US EPA Environmental Education Local Grants Program (due December 6) supports locally focused environmental-education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues.
- The CA Fire Safe Council Wildfire Evacuation Route Planning and Development Grant (due December 15) provides funding to counties for evacuation route planning, implementation, public education, construction, signage, maintenance, and related activities.
- The US Department of Energy Local Energy Action Program (due December 15) provides technical assistance services to communities to develop their own community-driven, clean-energy transition approaches.
- Temper of the Times Foundation: Advertising for the Environment Grants (due December 15) help nonprofit organizations underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems.
- The CA State Water Resources Control Board 319 (h) Nonpoint Source Grant Program (due December 17) supports projects that reduce and mitigate the effects of nonpoint-source pollutants, such as sediment, pesticides, and nutrients, including post-fire recovery projects.
- The FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program (due December 17) helps firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
- The Kids Gardening Youth Garden Grant (due December 17) supports new youth garden programs or the expansion of established programs.
- The US Department of Agriculture Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (due December 20) helps create community-based food projects to increase food security.
- The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (Notice of Interest due December 31) provides funding for mitigation projects and plans that reduce the effects of future disasters, including wildfires. Defensible space, home hardening, hazardous fuel reduction, and biomass processing facilities are all potential project types.
- The CA Department of Food and Agriculture Healthy Soils Demonstration Project Grants (due December 31) support on-farm demonstration projects that collect data and/or showcase conservation management practices that mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and increase soil health.
- The Outride Fund Matching Grant Program (due January 7) helps empower communities to launch diverse youth-cycling initiatives.
- The US Forest Service Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (due January 10) provides funds for communities to acquire and conserve forests that provide public access and recreational opportunities, protect vital water supplies and wildlife habitat, serve as demonstration sites for private forest landowners, and provide economic benefits.
- The US Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant Program (due January 10) improves access to local foods in schools by providing funding and technical assistance to support the implementation of farm-to-school programs.
- The National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program (due January 12) provides funding for on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests.
- The CalRecycle Beverage Container Recycling Program (due January 18) provides funding to cities and counties for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities, which can include parks and campsites.
- The US Forest Service Wood Innovations and Community Wood Grant Programs (due January 19) accelerate emerging markets for innovative wood products and help fund the costs of installing wood-energy systems or building innovative wood-product facilities.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Rural Recreation and Tourism Program (due January 20) provides funds to create or renovate recreation features that promote economic-, tourism-, and health-related goals.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Regional Park Program (due January 20) provides funds to create, expand, or improve regional parks and regional-park facilities.
- The Water for Wildlife Foundation Grant Program (due January 31) provides funding for construction and development projects that help make water and habitat accessible to wildlife.
- The Institute of Museum and Library Services Museum Assessment Program (due February 1) offers museums an opportunity to strengthen operations and plan for the future through a low-cost, year-long process of self-assessment and consultative-peer review.
- The Penguin Random House and Association for Rural and Small Libraries Grants Program (due February 11) helps rural, small, and tribal libraries support underserved communities to help elevate their impact and build community support.
- The California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Fund Program (due February 1) provides funding for acquisition of land for new parks, or the development of outdoor-recreation opportunities in existing parks.
- The USDA Rural Business Development Grant Program (due February 28) provides support to finance and facilitate the development of small and emerging rural businesses, and to help fund distance-learning networks and employment-related adult-education programs.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Non-motorized Recreational Trail Program (due March 1) supports the development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail-related facilities.
- The CA Department of Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund (due March 1) provides support to protect fish, wildlife, and native-plant resources; to acquire or develop wildlife corridors and trails; and for nature interpretation programs or other programs that bring urban residents into park and wildlife areas.
- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Grant Program (rolling) funds projects that establish, enhance, and restore wetlands and other aquatic resources in specific watersheds.
- The CA Wildlife Conservation Board’s Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Program (rolling) supports a wide variety of restoration projects, including habitat restoration, wildlife corridors, and fisheries enhancements.
- Hind Foundation Grants (rolling) support community-based projects, including plant and wildlife protection, land conservation, and ecosystem conservation.
Seeking Funding for Your Infrastructure Project?
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) combines the resources of four State and two Federal funding agencies to provide a one-stop shop for available grants, loans, and bond financing for infrastructure projects. Download the California Financing Coordinating Committee Fall 2021 Funding Fairs Handbook, or go to CCFC’s website to obtain the eight presentations from the granting agencies.
Grant-Writing Workshops are available to help build the capacity of organizations that serve the Sierra Nevada region. Workshops are now available as online webinars. Contact your SNC Area Representative to organize or attend a workshop.
More Information and Assistance
Consult with the SNC Funding Team to get advice about specific funding opportunities or general funding development strategies. Contact your SNC Area Representative to set up a meeting with the Funding Team.