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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 Projection Agency)
Posted:
May 18, 2016
Award:
$3M
Deadline:
August 2, 2016

Seeking applications proposing to expand and inform the understanding of the mechanism(s) by which air pollution contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease.

NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
May 18, 2016
Award:
$68.4M (1,800 total awards, $400K award ceiling)
Deadline:
May 27, 2016

Supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

DOE (Dept. of Energy)
Posted:
May 18, 2016
Award:
$5.5M (6 total awards, $1.5M award ceiling)
Deadline:
July 18, 2016

Develop enabling technology that address challenges with advanced combustion, to include two technology pathways:(1) pressurized oxy-combustion and (2) chemical looping combustion.

EPA (Environmental Projection Agency)
Posted:
May 18, 2016
Award:
$800K (8 total awards, $200K award ceiling)
Deadline:
June 23, 2016

Projects that develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as a whole, or individual components of those programs. 

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
May 17, 2016
Award:
$400K (75 total awards, $25K award ceiling)
Deadline:
July 16, 2016

 Targets the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem by funding and implementing federal projects that address these problems.

DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Posted:
May 16, 2016
Award:
$200K
Deadline:
September 7, 2016

Invite qualified researchers to submit grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, measurement, data collection and data analysis techniques.

USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
May 13, 2016
Award:
$21M
Deadline:
September 22, 2016

Achieve the long term outcome of reducing the national dependence on foreign oil through the development and production of regionally-appropriate sustainable bioenergy systems.

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
May 12, 2016
Award:
$263.5K
Deadline:
July 12, 2016

Address multiple local, regional, and continental goals for sustaining migratory bird populations by developing scientifically based landscape conservation plans and habitat projects that benefit migratory birds and other wildlife populations.

DOA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
May 12, 2016
Award:
$150K (2 total awards, $75K award ceiling)
Deadline:
June 24, 2016

Availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.

DOI (Dept. of the Interior)
Posted:
May 10, 2016
Award:
$150K
Deadline:
May 17, 2016

To protect, restore, and enhance wetland and upland ecosystems for the conservation of migratory birds.

NSF (National Science Foundation)
Posted:
May 6, 2016
Award:
$25M (20 total awards)
Deadline:
September 19, 2016

 Better understand and mitigate the risks posed to the US by natural hazards, consistent with the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
May 5, 2016
Award:
$4.3M (250 total awards, $99K award ceiling)
Deadline:
July 5, 2016

Deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to U.S. agricultural producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial, and human risk.

USDA (Dept. of Agriculture)
Posted:
May 5, 2016
Award:
$10.7M
Deadline:
August 4, 2016

 Addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context.

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:
$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.

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.

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. 

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.

(USAID) Agency for International Development)
Posted:
April 15, 2016
Award:
$65M
Deadline:
May 27, 2016

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

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.

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.

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