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IMPORTANT: IDEM announces the solicitation of grant applications for Section 319 funds for 2014. Applications for the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Section 319 Grant Solicitation are due August 30, 2013. Your electronic submittal must be received by IDEM by the close of business on August 30, 2013, AND your signed, mailed copy must be postmarked no later than August 30, 2013. In addition to the new deadline, IDEM is asking all applicants to submit a Notice of Intent by June 1, 2013.
Please review the Program Guidance for more details on project eligibility and requirements and contact your Watershed Specialist for assistance in developing a competitive proposal. All projects must include a matching contribution, from non-federal funds, of 40% of the total project cost. While the timeframes can change from year to year, historically, applicants have officially been notified of the grant award after Congress releases funds in June or July. Applicants should plan that if a grant is awarded, project start dates would be in the last quarter of 2014.
Application form, instructions, contact information, and guidance:2014 Solicitation Website
2014 Solicitation Guidance
Section 319(h) Grant Application
Instructions for the Grant Application
Additional watershed resources
The Woodard & Curran Foundation will award one $5,000 grant and one $2,500 grant for environmental projects that benefit the public at large. Project descriptions must clearly demonstrate that the award will have a measurable impact in achieving the organization's goals.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2013
Eligible Applicants: Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions aligns with the foundation's interest in integrating health and education into environmental work.
The 2013 “Share the Experience” photo contest showcases our nation’s public lands, including national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and recreation areas - and draws entries from all across the United States. The winning photograph will appear on the 2015 America the Beautiful pass for entrance to 2,000 federal recreation sites, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and national forests. All entries have the chance to be featured on the Interior Department’s popular Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Prizes include a $15,000 cash prize, a Columbia backpack, a pass to the national parks and other federal lands, and other items for the grand prize winner. Second and third place winners, as well as 7 Honorable Mention winners, will also receive prizes.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013
Eligible Applicants: Anyone can submit a photograph
The Surdna Foundation's Sustainable Environments Program seeks to foster just and sustainable communities. The program works to overhaul our country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with an approach that will foster healthier communities. By focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, the Foundation seeks solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic, and social consequences.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Acres for America: This grant was established to provide funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.
Application Deadline: June 3, 2013
2014 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program supports national urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or widespread impact and application.
Application Deadline: July 15
Annie's Grants for Gardens are provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide that connect children directly to real food. Two types of grants are provided. “Getting Started: Funds for Your New Program” offers grants of $500 to start brand-new school garden programs. “Digging Deeper: Funds for Your Existing Program” offers grants of $1,500 to enhance current school garden programs. Application Deadline: Online application; due May 31.
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation: Pulling Together Initiative
This grant is intended to help support the creation of local Cooperative Weed Management Area partnerships that bring together local landowners, citizens groups, and weed experts to develop and implement strategies for managing weed infestations on public lands, natural areas, and private working lands. All grants must be matched by non-federal contributions from project partners, either cash or in-kind, on at least a 1:1 basis.
Application Deadline: Pre-proposals are due May 17.
Every Day Capacity Building Grants: Public lands need all the help they can get. That help often comes from nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on serving public land sites in the nation and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Sometimes these organizations are called Friends Groups, sometimes Cooperating Associations, sometimes, simply a partner. Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands.
Application Deadline: Proposals for the summer cycle are due April 30; winter cycle proposals are due October 30.
Project Learning Tree GreenWorks: Do you have an idea for a school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a streamside restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students? Need funds to implement it? Apply for a Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grant! Grants are available in two award levels: 1) the popular and traditional GreenWorks! grants up to a maximum of $1,000 and 2) GreenWorks! grants up to $3,000 for registered PLT GreenSchools! (free online registration!)
Application Deadline: September 30, 2013
The Fund for Wild Nature provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity and the ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding.
Application Deadline: Nov 1
Eligible Applicants: Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
US Fish & Wildlife Service Division of Bird Habitat Conservation: The Division's Small Grants Program is a competitive matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetland Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration and/or enhancement of wetland and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2013
Ben & Jerry's Foundation: Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program: Supports nonprofit community organizations throughout the United States that bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided to grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community organizing strategies to accomplish their goals.
Application Deadline: Letters of Interest are accepted Jan. 1 through May 31.
American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation's primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000.
Application Deadline: Aug. 1, Nov. 1