Infrastructure: Funding

Environmental Sustainability – Deadline: Continually Accepted

The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society’s need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions.



Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants

This program helps eligible communities prepare, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water. The following events qualify as an emergency: drought or flood; earthquake; tornado or hurricane; disease outbreak; Chemical spill, leak or seepage; or other disasters. PLEASE NOTE: A federal disaster declaration is not required for eligibility.

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Water Conservation Field Services Program: Financial Assistance for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 – Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Program provides a framework for Federal leadership and assistance to stretch and secure water supplies for future generations in support of DOI priorities. Through WaterSMART, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) leverages Federal and non-Federal funding to work cooperatively with states, tribes, and local entities as they plan for and implement actions to increase water supply reliability through investments in existing infrastructure and attention to addressing local water conflicts.



Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)Application Deadline: January 26, 2021

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.

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Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant, Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories.

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Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

This program provides loan guarantees up to $250 million to assist in the development, construction and retrofitting of new and emerging technologies. These technologies are: advanced biofuelsrenewable chemicals and biobased products.

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Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant ProgramApplication Deadline: Open

This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.

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Grant Information: USDA’s Rural Utilities Service Water & Environmental Programs – Applications Accepted on Continual Basis until Funds are Exhausted

Through Rural Utilities Service Water and Environmental Programs (WEP), rural communities obtain the technical assistance and financing necessary to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems. Safe drinking water and sanitary waste disposal systems are vital not only to public health, but also to the economic vitality of rural America. The USDA’s Rural Utilities Service Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) has $165,475,000 in supplemental grant funding available for repairs to drinking water systems and sewer and solid waste disposal systems impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Entities wishing to apply for assistance or needing additional information should contact USDA Rural Development State Office in Temple, TX.


Grant Guide: FEMA Publishes New Disaster Guide

FEMA published the New Recipients of Disaster Grants Guide, a centralized resource document for state, local, tribal and territorial governments. This guide provides streamlined guidance on the essential elements of Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and required actions to request, initiate and receive FEMA disaster assistance grants.



COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastructure RFP (for non-profits)

Mosaic launched an open Request for Proposal (RFP) to make $1 million of rapid response grants available focused primarily on environmental protection and/or environmental justice.



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