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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:
March 20, 2017
Award:
$11M
Deadline:
May 1, 2017

Enable the crop protection industry to provide safe, effective, and economical crop protection products for growers and consumers of minor/specialty crops. 

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
March 16, 2017
Award:
$1M (14 Awards, $30K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 15, 2017

Financial assistance to state wildlife agencies for issues related directly to the management of white-nose syndrome (WNS).

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
March 14, 2017
Award:
$14.5M
Deadline:
April 21, 2017

Research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate symbionts, pathogens and pests.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
March 13, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
May 22, 2017

Research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy. 

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
February 27, 2017
Award:
$6M
Deadline:
April 17, 2017

Advance improving the understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, human biology, and disease.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 24, 2017
Award:
$55M
Deadline:
May 23, 2017

Improve understanding of interactions between the Antarctic region and global earth systems.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
February 24, 2017
Award:
$2M (43 Awards, $75K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 25, 2017

Eliminate or reduce the environmental, public health and safety risks associated with aquatic nuisance species.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
$13M
Deadline:
October 20, 2017

Fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and for energy storage. 

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
$7M
Deadline:
October 20, 2017

Promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
$4.5M
Deadline:
February 22, 2018

Research to advance fundamental and quantitative understanding of the interactions of biological and environmental media with nanomaterials and nanosystems. 

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Posted:
February 22, 2017
Award:
$250K (10 Awards)
Deadline:
April 7, 2017

Reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. 

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
February 17, 2017
Award:
$3M (20 Awards, $150K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 18, 2017

Develop aquaculture initiatives that will contribute to the continuing growth of United States aquaculture production.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
February 15, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
April 18, 2017

Two-year cooperative agreement opportunity to State water resource agencies that collect water use data.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
February 14, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
April 19, 2017

Develop a water marketing strategy to help prevent water-related conflicts and contribute to water supply sustainability. 

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HUD (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development)
Posted:
February 7, 2017
Award:
$48M (20 Awards, $2.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 23, 2017

Identify and remediate lead based paint hazards in privately owned rental or owner occupied housing. 

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HUD (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development)
Posted:
February 7, 2017
Award:
$45M (12 Awards, $3M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 23, 2017

Identify and remediate lead based paint hazards in privately owned rental or owner occupied housing.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
February 2, 2017
Award:
$1.6M
Deadline:
March 20, 2017

Conduct research in topics that serve the public interest of safe and environmentally sound energy and mineral production on the nationals outer continental shelf.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
January 30, 2017
Award:
$19M (55 Awards, $1.1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 3, 2019

Encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables and to promote compliance with the requirements of FDA’s Regulation.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
January 27, 2017
Award:
$16M (12 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 30, 2017

Protect, restore and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. 

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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Posted:
January 26, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
April 7, 2017

Development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs.

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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Posted:
January 26, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
April 21, 2017

Basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
January 23, 2017
Award:
$4M (20 Awards, $600K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 5, 2017

Advance a robust predictive understanding of Earth’s climate and environmental systems and to inform the development of sustainable solutions to the Nation’s energy and environmental challenges.

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DOD (Dept. of Defense)
Posted:
January 19, 2017
Award:
$55M
Deadline:
May 25, 2017

Increase domestic advanced biofuels production capacity by establishing additional Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise (IBPE) capabilities.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
January 17, 2017
Award:
$25M (10 Awards, $6M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 21, 2017

Installation of cost-effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP).

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
January 13, 2017
Award:
$15M ($2M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 15, 2017

Implement projects that build resilient U.S. coastal communities, economies and ecosystems. 

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
January 11, 2017
Award:
$13M
Deadline:
March 27, 2017

Increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
January 11, 2017
Award:
$13M
Deadline:
March 27, 2017

Increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
January 6, 2017
Award:
$7.4M (30 Awards)
Deadline:
January 6, 2018

Research that addresses the deep-time sedimentary crust and advances our understanding of environmental and evolutionary change.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
January 4, 2017
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
March 31, 2017

An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program, that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. 

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 27, 2016
Award:
$700K (9 Awards, $100K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 15, 2017

Protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Basin.

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