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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies.
NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
September 24, 2016
Award:
$18.5M (29 Awards)
Deadline:
February 16, 2017

Improve understanding of smart and connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable change to enhance community functioning. 

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
September 22, 2016
Award:
$16.5M (40 Awards, $1.4M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
December 19, 2016

Research on intelligent physical systems that are aware of their capabilities and limitations, leading to long-term autonomy requiring minimal or no human operator intervention.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 22, 2016
Award:
RFI
Deadline:
October 11, 2016

EERE invites input from the public regarding a potential funding opportunity to refine and improve wind turbine operational strategies for reducing impacts to bats.

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USAID (Agency for International Development)
Posted:
September 21, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
April 13, 2017

Innovative approaches that address critical global health challenges. 

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 21, 2016
Award:
$9M (30 Awards)
Deadline:
November 28, 2016

Support mature, integrated rural health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network in order to address the health care needs of the targeted rural community.  

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
September 20, 2016
Award:
$1.5M (5 Awards, $350K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
November 19, 2016

Provides funding to support eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 20, 2016
Award:
$4.3M (50 Awards)
Deadline:
September 30, 2016

Conduct research inhealth promotion, disease prevention, and methods of appraising health hazards and risk factors.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 19, 2016
Award:
$25M (15 Awards, $10M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
October 31, 2016

Energy-efficient Light-wave Integrated Technology Enabling Networks that Enhance Datacenters

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 18, 2016
Award:
$3M
Deadline:
October 17, 2016

Accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines. 

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
September 13, 2016
Award:
$5M (75 Awards, $100K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
December 8, 2016

Establish a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 12, 2016
Award:
$6.7M (8 Awards, $1.25M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
October 3, 2016

Develop and advance both onshore and offshore carbon storage technologies that will significantly improve the effectiveness of the technology and reduce the cost of implementation.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 12, 2016
Award:
RFI
Deadline:
October 3, 2016

Information from the public on technological advancements for miscellaneous electric loads (MELs) in U.S. residential and commercial buildings. 

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
September 10, 2016
Award:
$20M (16 Awards, $2M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
December 8, 2016

Develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 9, 2016
Award:
RFI
Deadline:
November 4, 2016

DOE seeks input on priority RD&D areas to enable deep decarbonization of industrial, transportation, and power generation sectors through wide-scale deployment of hydrogen. 

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
September 6, 2016
Award:
$10M (20 Awards, $500K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology.

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DOC (Dept. of Commerce)
Posted:
September 2, 2016
Award:
$1.25M
Deadline:
January 5, 2017

Projects to conserve and manage coral reef fisheries.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 2, 2016
Award:
$135K
Deadline:
December 14, 2016

Inform and raise awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
September 2, 2016
Award:
$750K
Deadline:
December 15, 2016

Strengthen and ensure the sustainability of impact partners working under HRSA’s Resilient and Responsive Health Systems Initiative.

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NASA
Posted:
September 1, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
October 28, 2016

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

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NASA
Posted:
September 1, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
November 15, 2016

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

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
August 30, 2016
Award:
$40M
Deadline:
August 31, 2017

Conduct research about the Arctic regionto improve our capacity to project future change.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
August 29, 2016
Award:
$40M
Deadline:
October 5, 2016

Collaborate in the development of a grant-making challenge fund mechanism focused in the area of climate resilience innovation and enterprise in Bangladesh.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
August 26, 2016
Award:
$30M (10 Awards, $10M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 24, 2017

Next-generation energy technologies for connected and automated on-road vehicles.

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
August 23, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
January 18, 2017

Enhance the quality and availability of health and safety training for mine workers in the Western United States.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
August 22, 2016
Award:
$22.3M (8 Awards, $10M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 30, 2016

Reducing petroleum consumption through vehicle efficiency technologies.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
August 19, 2016
Award:
$11.5M (25 Awards, $900K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
November 22, 2016

Research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that has the potential to improve the accuracy of regional and global climate models.

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NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
August 19, 2016
Award:
$10M
Deadline:
November 16, 2016

Support academe-industry partnerships which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with a least one industry partner.

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CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service)
Posted:
August 17, 2016
Award:
N/A
Deadline:
January 18, 2017

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Posted:
August 16, 2016
Award:
$12.6 M (9 Awards, $8M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
September 30, 2016

Provide training and technical assistance for small publicly owned wastewater systems.

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DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
August 16, 2016
Award:
$3M (20 Awards, $250K)
Deadline:
October 20, 2016

Develop and deploy strategic energy solutions for Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations).

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