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Sustainability Funding Opportunities

Check back daily for current sustainability-related, interdisciplinary opportunities from a wide range of government agencies.
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Posted:
April 19, 2017
Award:
$11M (80 Awards, $2.5M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
July 20, 2017

Projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure.

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Posted:
April 18, 2017
Award:
$2.6M (25 Awards, $300K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 5, 2017

Develop or refine tribal wetland programs.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 17, 2017
Award:
$6.3M
Deadline:
July 13, 2017

Enable the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions, maintain or increase production, efficiently use soil and water resources, and improve soil, water and air conditions.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 17, 2017
Award:
$9.6M
Deadline:
June 28, 2017

Achieve the long term outcome of reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. 

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
April 11, 2017
Award:
$150M
Deadline:
September 30, 2017

Build foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities.

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EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Posted:
April 10, 2017
Award:
$2.7M (20 Awards, $400K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 1, 2017

Develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
April 6, 2017
Award:
$6M (15 awards, $1M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 4, 2017

Address regional or national level priority needs (called national conservation needs) of the State fish and wildlife agencies that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single state. 

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USDA
Posted:
April 4, 2017
Award:
$3M (60 awards, $500K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
June 5, 2017

Lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to EQIP eligible producers.

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DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
March 31, 2017
Award:
$1.2M (25 Awards, $250K)
Deadline:
May 30, 2017

Investigate issues related directly to the management of white-nose syndrome (WNS).

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HHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
March 29, 2017
Award:
$104M (26 Awards, $1.2M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
May 31, 2017

Provide the United States with accurate and timely standardized data and supports ongoing efforts within the public health and environmental sectors to improve data collection, accessibility, and dissemination as well as analytic and response capacity.

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
March 24, 2017
Award:
$34M (6 Awards, $5.2M Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
August 2, 2017

Multidisciplinary systems approaches which integrate new technologies and strategic management that solve water availability and quality challenges in food production systems.

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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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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
March 7, 2017
Award:
$12M
Deadline:
May 9, 2017

Address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. 

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USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
March 3, 2017
Award:
$220K (60 Awards, $75K Award Ceiling)
Deadline:
April 28, 2017

Stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

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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 24, 2017
Award:
$55M
Deadline:
May 23, 2017

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

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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:
N/A
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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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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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 21, 2017

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

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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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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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