Current Funding Opportunities
USDOT announces 5th round of TIGER grants - Applciations close June 13, 2013
The USDOT will award up to $474 million in TIGER Discretionary Grants. As with previous rounds of TIGER, funds for the FY 2013 TIGER program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area or a region. DOT is looking for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a region, or a metropolitan area and projects, such as:
Improve existing transportation facilities and systems;
The FY2013 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) was issued on March 25, 2013. Eligible applicants are public housing authorities (PHAs), local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity. Applications must propose to plan for the revitalization of a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community. Individual grants may be for up to a maximum of $500,000. Note that submissions from regions that have a Preferred Sustainability Status will automatically recevie 2 bonus points. For details on the preferred status click here
Local Sustainability Matching Fund Round 3 closing date May 22
The Urban Sustainability Directors Network and the Funders' Network is pleased to announce the opening of Round Three of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund. The Fund is supported by the JPB Foundation, the Kendeda Fund, the New York Community Trust, the Summit Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.
The purpose of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund is twofold: to catalyze partnerships between local government sustainability directors and local, place-based foundations, including community foundations, and to advance important community-based sustainability initiatives. The Fund will provide partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations. The Network anticipates that the Fund will support another seven to ten projects in Round Three.
The Network will host a conference call to provide more information on the fund and review the selection criteria - April 17th, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Awards expected September 4, 2013.
FY 2013 Fair Housing Initiative Programs Closing Date June 11, 2013
Three (3) funding opportunites related to fair housing initiatives are now open; Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI), Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI), and the Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI). Please follow the link to details.
Golden LEAF Scholars Program (for 2013-14 academic year)
The Golden LEAF Scholars Program is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties and demonstrate both financial need and merit to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities in the fall of 2013. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.
Student must; be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes, be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student or a community college transfer student enrolling for the first time at any participating North Carolina college or university in the fall of 2013, be a resident of a rural county that is economically distressed (Tier I or II as established by the NC Department of Commerce) and/or tobacco dependent, and have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Approximately 215 scholarships will be awarded.
Federal Funding Sources (Continually updated)
The following links highlight several opportunities related to Sustainable Communities
POSSIBLE FUNDING SOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES (courtesy of Reconnecting America)
U.S. Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency