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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies.
USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
May 3, 2016
Award:
$16.8M
Deadline:
July 7, 2016

Focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive and end world hunger by ensuring the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food.

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
May 2, 2016
Award:
$25K
Deadline:
June 3, 2016

To develop a longterm objective of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Endangered Species Act.

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
May 2, 2016
Award:
$50M (50 total awards, $1M award ceiling)
Deadline:
July 14, 2016

Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. 

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
May 2, 2016
Award:
$25M (15 total awards, $4M award ceiling)
Deadline:
August 26, 2016

Research and development of highly scalable distribution system planning and real-time operation solutions that enables seamless interconnection and integration of high penetration solar generation onto the electricity grid in a cost-effective, secure, and reliable manner.

USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 28, 2016
Award:
$6M
Deadline:
August 3, 2016

Promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption. 

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
April 27, 2016
Award:
$30K
Deadline:
May 13, 2016

 Research and development of an instrument for the evaluation for science outcomes, as well as recommendations for implementation, including the application of the framework to one or more federal citizen science projects to ensure broad applicability.

NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
April 27, 2016
Award:
$4M
Deadline:
April 26, 2016

GeoPRISMS (Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subducting Margins) Program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.

NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
April 26, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
April 26, 2016

Opportunities for the design of cyber-physical systems with increased responsiveness, interconnectivity and automation.

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
April 26, 2016
Award:
$5M (5 total awards, $3.2M award ceiling)
Deadline:
April 27, 2016

Research on and the development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
April 26, 2016
Award:
$25.5M (15 total awards, $10M award ceiling)
Deadline:
May 25, 2016

Research on and the development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.

USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 22, 2016
Award:
$3.7M (40 Total Grants, $200K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 21, 2016

The U.S. Forest Service will support projects in the Great Lakes basin that restore tree canopy lost to infestation by emerald ash borer, create or improve green infrastructure and restore the structure and function of coastal wetlands and lake-affected riparian areas.

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
April 21, 2016
Award:
$3M (3 Total Grants, $1.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 25, 2016

To develop energy efficient replacement lamps in general illumination applications

DOS (Dept. of State)
Posted:
April 20, 2016
Award:
$778K (3 Total Awards, $778K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 10, 2016

The program on international water cooperation will improve cooperation over shared waters in regions where water is, or may become, a source of conflict.

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
April 18, 2016
Award:
$200K
Deadline:
June 13, 2016

Provide support for innovative and promising intervention research designed to improve smoking cessation outcomes among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
April 15, 2016
Award:
$4.5M (18 Awards, $300K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 20, 2016

Support follow-on activities to implement Climate and Health Adaptation Plans, including monitoring and evaluation of interventions, to reduce the negative health impacts of climate change within the jurisdiction of the health department.

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
April 15, 2016
Award:
$100M (20 Total Awards)
Deadline:
June 28, 2016

To strengthen country capacities and capabilities to prevent, detect, and effectively respond to current and emerging public health threats, including potential outbreaks and the spread of infectious diseases.

(USAID) Agency for International Development)
Posted:
April 15, 2016
Award:
$65M
Deadline:
May 16, 2016

To increase resilience to water security risk at the basin, sub-basin, or local catchment scale.

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
April 14, 2016
Award:
$19M (24 Awards, $19M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 13, 2016

Development for a suite of natural gas leak mitigation technologies that will enable companies to effectively mitigate leaks.

USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 14, 2016
Award:
$1.3M
Deadline:
May 16, 2016

Support research and research infrastructure which: generates an uninterrupted stream of climatology data; determines mechanisms and symptoms of plant and animal response; and applies tightly integrated models to assess regional and national impacts of multiple plant stressors.

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
April 14, 2016
Award:
$200K (20 Awards, $10K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 16, 2016

Solicit applications from organizations that propose to develop, test, and evaluate food safety and food defense health service activities and to foster the application of existing knowledge for the control of categorical and food related diseases and illnesses.

USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 13, 2016
Award:
$4.7M ($400K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 2, 2016

 Funding an infrastructure of national and regional centers to extend food safety education, training, education, and technical assistance to those affected by Food Safety Modernization Act.

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
April 13, 2016
Award:
$4.5M (10 Awards, $3M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 27, 2016

Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the methane hydrates program area, its past and ongoing research, and to consider the available information in the preparation of applications

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
April 12, 2016
Award:
$30M (10 Awards, $10M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 24, 2016

Enhance the economic and energy security of the United States through the development of energy technologies that result in— (i) reductions of imports of energy from foreign sources; (ii) reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases; and (iii) improvement in the energy efficiency of all economic sectors.

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
April 12, 2016
Award:
$30M (12 awards, $10M award ceiling)
Deadline:
May 26, 2016

Enhance the economic and energy security of the United States through the development of energy technologies that result in— (i) reductions of imports of energy from foreign sources; (ii) reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases; and (iii) improvement in the energy efficiency of all economic sectors.

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
April 11, 2016
Award:
$6M (15 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 5, 2016

Provide grant funds to address priority needs (national conservation needs) of the state wildlife agencies that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single state.

EPA (Environmental Projection Agency)
Posted:
April 11, 2016
Award:
$20M (10 Awards, $3M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
July 11, 2016

Assist local, state and/or tribal air pollution control agencies in developing plans, conducting demonstrations, and implementing projects to reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
April 11, 2016
Award:
$300K
Deadline:
June 17, 2016

 Facilitate long term improvements to the national food safety system by providing states with information to aid in the identification of needed changes and resources to enforce requirements

DOA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 8, 2016
Award:
$44M (400 Awards, $250K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 24, 2016

Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2016 applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
April 6, 2016
Award:
$4.5M (6 Awards, $150K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 9, 2016

 Improve drought preparedness and resiliency among private citizens and to subsequently reduce drought-related morbidity and mortality. 

DOD (Dept. of Defense)
Posted:
April 5, 2016
Award:
$7K
Deadline:
May 7, 2016

Providing safe capture and transportation of the injured wildlife out of mission sensitive areas to a rehabilitation facility for care.

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