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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies.
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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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
January 9, 2017
Award:
$1M (10 Awards)
Deadline:
February 6, 2017

Help individuals with low to moderate incomes finance the costs of household water wells that they own or will own. 

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
January 9, 2017
Award:
$12K
Deadline:
February 6, 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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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
January 9, 2017
Award:
$10M (12 Awards, $3.2M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 20, 2017

Enhance the economic and energy security of the United States through the development of energy technologies.

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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:
January 4, 2017
Award:
$1M
Deadline:
January 9, 2017

Water reclamation and reuse projects to supplement urban and irrigation water supplies through water reclamation and reuse, thereby improving efficiency, providing flexibility during water shortages, and diversifying the water supply. 

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
January 4, 2017
Award:
$2M (10 Awards, $750K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 14, 2017

Organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supply.

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USAID (Agency for International Development)
Posted:
December 30, 2016
Award:
$2M
Deadline:
February 20, 2017

Increase capacity of networks of local organizations to effectively address and/or participate in environmental health issue-based reform on behalf of their constituents

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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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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 27, 2016
Award:
$4.2M (9 Awards, $800K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 15, 2017

Implementation of Great Lakes State Aquatic Invasive Nuisance Species Management Plans (State Plans).

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 22, 2016
Award:
$50M (50 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 24, 2017

Long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
December 19, 2016
Award:
$7M
Deadline:
March 7, 2017

Investigate the impact of climate change on emerging public health threats associated with marine and Great Lakes Basin environments.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
December 12, 2016
Award:
$1M
Deadline:
February 22, 2017

Develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 12, 2016
Award:
$1M
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

Undertake restoration actions that will help avert federal listing of species.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
$9.5M (11 Awards)
Deadline:
January 16, 2017

Develop communication systems employing “Digital Humans" to decrease dependence on petroleum and therefore increased energy security, decreased energy-related emissions, and increased efficiency of communication-related energy expenditure.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
$10M
Deadline:
August 31, 2018

Restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
December 31, 2018

Implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
December 8, 2016
Award:
$6M (8 Awards, $1.6M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 7, 2017

Minimize the energy impacts of processing, storing, and moving data within future computing systems.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
December 6, 2016
Award:
$40M (30 Awards, $2.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 6, 2017

Significantly advance our understanding of the food-energy-water system through quantitative, predictive and computational modeling, including support for relevant cyberinfrastructure.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
December 5, 2016
Award:
$5M (6 Awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 14, 2017

Projects that save water, improve water management, create new supplies for agricultural irrigation, improve energy efficiency, and benefit endangered species. 

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
November 30, 2016
Award:
$1.7M (10 Awards, $800K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 3, 2017

Conduct land acquisition and construction projects that will will strengthen protection of key land and water areas.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
November 30, 2016
Award:
$19.5M (25 Awards, $3M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
March 8, 2017

Applied research and development (R&D) for technologies and systems that contribute to reductions in building energy consumption.

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DOT (Dept. of Transportation)
Posted:
November 28, 2016
Award:
$2.75M (3 Awards)
Deadline:
February 21, 2017

Advancement, production, and deployment of zero-emission public transportation vehicle technology and related infrastructure. 

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 23, 2016
Award:
$1.3M (20 Awards, $250K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 5, 2017

Advance counter-wildlife trafficking activities.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 22, 2016
Award:
$250K
Deadline:
January 23, 2017

Projects that will address the scientific uncertainties and needs that can inform better conservation. Climate change, shifts in land-use, urban expansion, agricultural changes, are all contributing stressors affecting the plains and prairie potholes landscape.

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Posted:
November 18, 2016
Award:
$800K
Deadline:
January 24, 2017

Support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, manage chemical risks, and protect America's water.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 16, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
August 31, 2018

Develop and implement programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished. 

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
November 15, 2016
Award:
$2M (10 Awards, $750K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 14, 2017

Increase the reliability of water supply; improve exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought.

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Posted:
November 14, 2016
Award:
$6M (5 Awards, $900K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
February 10, 2017

Understand and anticipate the public health and environmental impacts and behavioral drivers of significant changes in energy production and consumption in the United States.

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