Natural Resources: Funding

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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Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements (REAP)
Application Deadline: Open

USDA Rural Development provides funds to support agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.



Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems FundersDeadline: Varies

SAFSF is tracking COVID-19 philanthropic response and recovery funds that focus on the food and agriculture system. List of funders is available here.


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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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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Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund, Deadline: April 1

Demonstrate the need for volunteer service to restore public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Engage volunteers in restoration and conservation projects that address the impacts of the pandemic. Contribute to improvement of the sponsored public land sites through community engagement, as evidenced by volunteer participation numbers, types of projects, value of volunteer service, and conservation outputs.

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