California Consulting Publishes List of Latest Municipal Grant Opportunities

Municipal Grant Opportunities  

Carl Moyer Grant 

Deadline: Varies depending on APCD 

Amount: Varies depending on ask 

Match: Yes, 15% 

Link: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/carl-moyer-program-apply 

The Carl Moyer Program provides monetary grants to private companies and public agencies  to clean up their heavy-duty engines beyond that required by law through retrofitting,  repowering or replacing their engines with newer and cleaner ones. 

These grants are issued locally by air pollution control districts and air quality management  districts. Not all air districts fund every type of Carl Moyer Program project available. Please  contact your local air district for the most updated information on funding availability, project  eligibility, applications, and application selection timeline. 

Projects that reduce emissions from heavy-duty on and off-road equipment qualify. This  includes trucks over 14,000 gross vehicle weight, off-road equipment such as construction and  farm equipment, marine vessels and locomotives, stationary agricultural equipment, forklifts,  light-duty and other agricultural sources and airport ground support equipment. 

South Coast AQMD Programs 

Deadline: First-Come, First-Served Basis (no application deadline; open until  funds are exhausted) 

Amount: Up to 85% discount will be provided, up to the funding caps listed  below (whichever is less):; 20% match for fleet 

Eligibility: Cities are welcome to apply as well as School Districts and  licensed landscapers  

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs 

South Coast AQMD offers a broad range of programs for businesses, the  community, and local government that help to achieve cleaner air quality for  all. Many of these programs offer financial incentives for implementing new  clean air technologies. Some provide partnerships and new ways of addressing  air quality issues throughout the South Coast Basin. 

San Joaquin Valley APCD: MANY OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE  Deadline: First Come, First Serve 

Amount: Up to 100% off costs of equipment for public agencies 

https://ww2.valleyair.org/grants 

The Zero-Emission Landscaping Equipment (ZELE) Voucher Program  provides incentives for San Joaquin Valley landscapers, public agencies, and  businesses that perform their own landscape maintenance, to replace their old  gas-powered landscape equipment with new electric options.

Amount: Small business and public agency applicants may be eligible for up  to 100% of the cost of new equipment, while large businesses may be eligilble  for up to 85% of the cost of new equipment. Maximum funding amounts may  be reduced for large businesses to ensure the 15% cost share requirement is  met. New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase 

This component provides funding for the purchase of new alternative fueled vehicles (Electric,  Plug-In Hybrid, CNG, LNG, LPG, etc). Applications for this component are currently being  accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For specific information about the requirements of  the component, please review the program guidelines.Maximum Funding: Up to $20,000 per  vehicle, with a limit of $100,000 per agency per year. 

USBR: WaterSmart WEE Grant Program: 

Deadline: February 22, 2024, next round Oct 31, 2024 

Match: Yes 50% 

Amount: up to $5 Million 

The objective of the WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants Funding Opportunity  is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, other organizations with  water or power delivery authority, and partnering nonprofit conservation organizations to  leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to  conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of renewable energy; mitigate  conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that  contribute to water supply sustainability in the western United States.  

Federal USBOR grant. Can fund scada, installation of water meters, etc.  Link: https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/weeg/  

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350982 

Through WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants (formerly Challenge Grants)  Reclamation provides 50/50 cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states  and other entities with water or power delivery authority. Projects conserve and use water more  efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk  of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability  in the western United States. Projects are selected through a competitive process and the focus  is on projects that can be completed within two or three years. 

Coalitions and Collaboratives Inc. (COCO): Implementation and Mitigation (AIM)  Program 

Deadline: February 23, 2024 

Amount: $10,000 to $75,000

Match: Yes - 1:1 

Eligibility: Fire departments, conservation districts, regional/local collaborative efforts, Fire  Safe and/or Wildfire Councils, nonprofits in partnership with local/state/private entities, cities,  counties and tribal governments 

URL: https://co-co.org/get-involved/grants/aim-grant/ 

Summary: Program goal is to accelerate fire adaptation concepts and reduce the risk from  wildfire across the U.S. by increasing capacity and on-the-ground work. COCO hopes to  increase community resilience, restore fire-adapted ecosystems and create safer conditions for  residents and firefighters. This funding opportunity is open to organizations working to advance  wildfire risk reduction. Program funds organizations across the country with a focus on  programs and projects that increase communities’ ability to overcome barriers to successful  community wildfire mitigation, multiply the efforts, achieve quantifiable outcomes, support  equitable and inclusive community wildfire mitigation programs across the fence, and support  place-based solutions. 

USDOT: RAISE Grant 

Deadline: February 28, 2024 at 11:59 pm Eastern 

Amount: up to $50 Million per project 

Eligibility: any public entity 

Link: https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants/about 

Purpose: RAISE grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, per statute, for planning or  constructing surface transportation infrastructure projects that will improve safety;  environmental sustainability; quality of life; mobility and community connectivity; economic  competitiveness and opportunity including tourism; state of good repair; partnership and  collaboration; and innovation.  

Objective: 

• Invest in surface transportation that will have a significant local or regional impact; and  • Support projects that are consistent with the Department’s strategic goals: improve safety,  economic strength and global competitiveness, equity, and climate and sustainability. 

Wildfire Resilience and Forestry Assistance Grant 

Deadline: February 26, 2024, 5:00 p.m. PST. 

Amount: Up to $7 million may be awarded through this grant solicitation for projects  addressing Action Items 1.11, 1.13 and 1.14. The minimum grant request should be no less than  $1 million. The maximum allowable is $3 million. Up to $1 million may be awarded through  this grant solicitation for projects addressing Action Item. 1.10. The minimum grant request  should be no less than $500,000.  

Eligibility: Applicants submitting projects addressing action items 1.11, 1.13 and 1.14 are  limited to Resource Conservation Districts (RCD’s) and special districts capable of acting as  lead agency for CEQA projects. These applicants must demonstrate they have the capacity to  deliver a forestry based technical and financial assistance program to non-industrial forest  landowners. Applicants submitting projects addressing action items 1.10 are limited counties,  resource conservation districts, special districts, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.  Match: Varies based on Action Item (See Guidelines) 

https://www.fire.ca.gov/what-we-do/natural-resource-management/wildfire-...

The purpose of the block grant is to allow prospective grantees the ability to provide a program  of financial and technical forestry assistance to nonindustrial forest landowners, where the  grantee serves as the supervising entity, receives the grant from CAL FIRE and then provides  outreach and/or technical/financial assistance to landowners so they can conduct forest  restoration or management activities on their property. 

CAL FIRE's Wildfire Resilience team seeks to maintain and enhance the resilience of  California’s small non-industrial private forestland owners to promote healthy resilient forests  throughout the state by supporting a diverse set of projects designed to interact with  landowners. Depending on the grant objectives, grants can prove the following: 

- Funding of forest improvement practices including but not limited to tree and brush  thinning, tree release, pruning, site preparation and tree planting, follow up work to  support tree growth, and/or slash disposal. 

- Technical assistance 

This program remains dependent on special funds. 

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (GCA) – G24 

Deadline: March 4, 2024 (17:00) 

Amount: $31,000,000 Total Available; Number and Amount of Each Award Varies Match: All Applicants shall provide matching funds or the equivalent value of services, or  material, in an amount not less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total Project cost as  identified on the Project Cost Estimate, except for the category of Restoration, which shall not be  less than ten percent (10%) of the total Project cost. 

Eligibility: Nonprofit Public Agency Tribal Government. Cities, counties, districts, federal  agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, federally or state recognized Native American  Tribes, Certified Community Conservation Corps and nonprofit entities. Nonprofit organizations  shall provide 501(c)(3) status and shall provide IRS Form 990 (or something to the equivalent)  from the previous year. All Projects shall reside on public lands within the State of California. https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/grants-and-cooperative-agreements-progr... The Grants and Cooperative Agreements (GCA) Program provides for well managed Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation by providing financial assistance to eligible agencies and  organizations that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well managed,  high-quality, OHV Recreation areas, roads, and trails, and to responsibly maintain the wildlife,  soils, and habitat in a manner that will sustain long-term OHV Recreation. The GCA Program  supports the planning, acquisition, development, maintenance, administration, operation,  enforcement, restoration, and conservation of trails, trailheads, areas, and other facilities  associated with the use of Off-Highway Motor Vehicles, and programs involving Off-Highway  Motor Vehicle safety and/or education. Expected Award Announcement: August 5, 2024. 

FEMA: AFG-Assistance to Firefighters grant  

Deadline: March 8, 2024 

Amount: Varies 

Match: Yes, but exceptions if you meet a certain req. 15% max 

https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/assistance-grants/... Fire safety grants fund critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel,  enhance efficiencies and support community resilience. 

CAL FIRE Business and Workforce Development 

Deadline: March 8, 2024 (11:59pm) 

Amount: $20,000,000 Total Available; Number and Amount of Each Award Varies

Match: Match requirement varies depending on project type. Business development projects  between $10,000-$500,000 require a 100% match. Business development projects between  $500,000-$2,000,000 require a 200% match. Workforce development proposals less than  $500,000 do not require match. Workforce development proposals between $500,000-$5,000,000  require a 10% match. 

[For example, a $1,800,000 grant request would require a $2,600,000 match (1 x $1,000,000 + 2 x  $800,000)] 

Eligibility: Business, Individual, Nonprofit, Other Legal Entity, Public Agency, Tribal  Government (Statewide), School Districts 

https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/cal-fire-business-and-workforce-develop... CAL FIRE's Wood Products and Bioenergy team seeks to maintain and enhance the wood  products infrastructure of California to promote healthy resilient forests throughout the state by  supporting a diverse set of business development and workforce development projects. CAL  FIRE's Wood Products and Bioenergy team seeks to maintain and enhance the wood products  infrastructure of California to promote healthy resilient forests throughout the state by supporting a  diverse set of business development and workforce development projects. 

HUD: Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing (SCMF) Discretionary FY24 Deadline: Mar 14, 2024 

Amount: $40,000,000 available for the entire program 

Match: No 

Link:  

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/cfo/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/S... y_FY24 

The Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing (SCMF) program supports service coordinator  positions for elderly individuals and non-elderly persons with disabilities living in HUD assisted  housing. Service coordinators play a critical role in connecting older adults and persons with  disabilities with community-based supportive services for independent living and reducing  premature and unnecessary transitions to higher levels of care. Service Coordinators work to Page  4 of 61 promote access to resources, financial security, social connections, health and well-being  for residents in assisted housing. Service coordinators help residents identify and access  supportive services that will enable them to continue living independently in the community and  age in place. Participation in the service coordinator program is voluntary, and residents choose  which services they accept. Service coordinators work with residents and their families to identify  the individual needs and preferences of residents and connect them with appropriate resources.  Services may include nutrition support, housekeeping and shopping assistance, coordination with  healthcare providers, help accessing public benefits, financial management assistance, and other  services that support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily  Living (IADLs) including services for persons with severe disabilities. Service coordinators also  organize educational programming that gives residents tools to support independent living, and  help property management better understand the service and support needs of their particular  resident population. 

Strategic Growth Council: Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Deadline: March 19th, 2024 

Amount: TBD 

Link: https://sgc.ca.gov/programs/ahsc/ 

Purpose: The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program makes it 

easier for Californians to drive less by making sure housing, jobs, and key destinations are  accessible by walking, biking, and transit.  

USDOT FHA: Bridge Investment Program  

Deadlines: The NOFO establishes these immediate application deadlines -- ● March 19, 2024 for Bridge Projects (FY '23 & '24 funding). 

And these future application deadlines -- 

● October 1, 2024 for Planning Grants (FY '25 funding). 

● November 1, 2024 for Bridge Projects (FY '25 funding). 

● October 1, 2025 for Planning Grants (FY '26 funding). 

● November 1, 2025 for Bridge Projects (FY '26 funding). 

Amount: $50,000,000-$3,000,000,000 

Eligibility: State governments, City or township governments, County governments, Special  district governments, Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"  for clarification), Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Match: Yes, varies depending on project size and other funding sources 

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350332 

Large Bridge Project funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for bridge replacement,  rehabilitation, preservation, and protection projects with total eligible costs of greater than  $100 million that: (1) improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of the movement of  people and freight over bridges; and (2) improve the condition of bridges in the United States  by reducing (a) the number of bridges, and total person miles traveled over bridges, that are  in poor condition or that are in fair condition and at risk of falling into poor condition within  the next 3 years, or (b) the number of bridges, and total person miles traveled over bridges,  that do not meet current geometric design standards or cannot meet the load and traffic  requirements typical of the regional transportation network. In addition, a Large Bridge  Project that receives a BIP award of not less than $100 million is eligible for a multiyear  grant, in which DOT can award available funds to a project over the course of several years  in accordance with an agreement and in alignment with its schedule. Applications submitted  under one funding opportunity may receive funding under a different funding category than  identified in the application based on FHWA’s review of the project schedule and total  project cost, see Section A.1.b.  

California Ocean Protection Council: SB 1 Grant Program 

Deadline: Track 1 (Pre-planning and Planning) will be due Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. PT,  Track Two proposals (Projects in the Implementation Project Phase) will be accepted through a  competitive process starting in mid-late 2024 

Amount: Track 1: $200,000 - $1,500,000; Track 2: $1,500,000 - $10,000,000 Match: Encouraged, but not required 

Link: https://www.opc.ca.gov/sb-1-funding/#Background 

In 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1 (Atkins, 2021) into law. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)  directs the state to provide funding to local and regional governments to develop sea-level rise  (SLR) adaptation plans and implementation projects. In 2022 and 2023, OPC received $37.5  million and $54.5 million respectively to support the implementation of SB 1, with an additional  $10 million anticipated in the 2024-2025 budget. Ultimately, OPC’s SB 1 SLR Adaptation  Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) aims to provide funding for coastal communities  to develop consistent SLR adaptation plans and projects to build resilience to SLR along the entire  coast of California and San Francisco Bay.

SB 1 Grant Program 

The SB 1 Grant Program contains two funding tracks: one for pre-planning and planning phases  (Track One), and one for the project phase (Track Two). 

Track 1 

Track One proposals (projects in the Pre-planning, Data Collection, and Planning Phases) are now  being accepted through a rolling, quarterly process. 

See the SB 1 Grant Program Solicitation (PDF) for details on this funding opportunity. Applicants  must use the SB 1 Track 1 Proposal Template and Instructions (.docx), and be sure to address the  minimum criteria listed in the SLR Adaptation Criteria. 

CEC: Charging Infrastructure for Government Fleets 

Deadline: April 5th, 2024 

Amount: Projects seeking funding from this GFO are eligible for CEC funding up to 70% of the  total project costs or $6 million, whichever is less. 

Match: minimum 30% 

Eligibility: Open to all public and private entities 

https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2023-12/gfo-23-606-charging-infr... fleets 

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean  Transportation Program announces the availability of up to $30 million in grant funds for projects  that will provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure for light-duty government fleets. The  purpose of the Charging Infrastructure for Government Fleets Solicitation is to: 

● Support electrification of government fleets in California by providing reliable and readily  accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure dedicated for these fleets. ● Support local government goals of sustainability and/or climate action plans. ● Reduce vehicle emissions in disadvantaged and/or low-income communities. 

CPUC: Equity and Access (E&A) Grant Program 

Deadlines: PP: Rolling, EEE: June 30, 2024, CEA: April 30th, 2024 

Amount: PP: $15,000; EEE: maximum award of $200,000; CEA: max $500,000 The Equity and Access (E&A) Grant Program consists of three (3) grant accounts. The grant  accounts include the “Public Participation Grant”, “Equity, Engagement, and Education Grant”  and “Clean Energy Access Grant.” These accounts recognize the scope of activities envisioned by  the authorizing legislation as well as ensure that application and reporting requirements are  appropriate for the given level of funding 

https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/about-cpuc/divisions/news-and-public-information... community-outreach/equity-and-access-grant-program 

PP: The Public Participation (PP) Grant Account is intended to remove financial and capacity based barriers to participation while creating a flexible and accessible process to apply for and  receive compensation. Organizations are compensated for their time for participating in day-to day CPUC activities that drive and influence policy decisions. Grants will be awarded for specific  

eligible activities, such as speaking on a panel, participating in a working group, or participation in  other decision-making processes. The PP Grant Account cap per organization of $15,000 will  ensure a proportional distribution of funds over time and across various organizations.  Submissions for grant awards will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the grant period and  payment for these discrete engagements will be prompt.  

EEE: The Equity, Engagement, and Education (EEE) Grant Account will award grants up to  $200,000 for the purposes of building CBO, Tribal, and community capacity to understand and 

engage with CPUC decision making processes. The EEE Grant Account will increase participation  within CPUC decision-making and build the long-term capacity of Tribes and CBOs to make  participation in the Intervenor Compensation program and other funding sources more accessible.  This will enable CBOs and Tribes to have more influence over clean energy programs and support  making these programs more accessible to their served communities.  

Successful applicants for the EEE Grant Account will have a demonstrated background in  advocating for their Tribe or community.  

Eligible activities for the EEE Grant Account will include:  

• Community engagement and outreach related to CPUC proceedings.  

• Hiring consultants and staff for activities necessary for active participation in decision-making  processes at the CPUC.  

• Education, training, and curriculum development regarding CPUC processes, proceedings, and  programs.  

• Partnership and coalition development to bring greater awareness of CPUC matters to  disadvantaged communities 

CEA: The Clean Energy Access (CEA) Grant Account will award grants to CBOs and Tribal  organizations to help facilitate access to and the adoption of clean energy programs in their  respective communities. Specifically, EQUITY AND ACCESS (E&A) GRANT PROGRAM  CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 4 the CEA Grant Account will provide  funding to develop equity initiatives and clean energy access opportunities that complement other  CPUC programs, including:  

• Microgrid Incentive Program (MIP)  

• Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)  

• Technology and Equipment for Clean Heating (TECH) Initiative At the community level, the  grant program is designed to bridge gaps and connect people to clean energy access programs.  Eligible activities may include:  

• Community engagement  

• Marketing, outreach and enrollment support  

• Resource mapping and needs development  

• Project design and development  

• Capacity building and workforce development training For example, funding from the CEA  Grant Account could be used to:  

• Conduct community outreach to gather necessary information for a microgrid project through the  MIP.  

• Conduct community outreach on the availability of SGIP and TECH to increase enrollment in  underutilized communities.  

• Improve awareness of training and workforce development opportunities for the TECH Initiative  and provide financial or ancillary support to access these opportunities.  

• Develop pathways to use TECH to achieve building decarbonization in disadvantaged  communities.  

• Hire technical assistance to support procuring a developer for a clean energy project through  MIP or SGIP.  

This grant will not pay for infrastructure buildout, such as hardware or equipment, but rather help  facilitate the planning of projects as well as outreach to increase participation by underrepresented  communities. CEA Grant Account eligible projects must be in an area served by a CPUC regulated investor-owned utility for MIP supporting projects but may be statewide for the SGIP  and TECH supporting projects.

EPA: Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) 

Deadline: Optional Notice of Intent to Apply due to CPRG@epa.gov by February 1, 2024,  applications due April 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m 

Amount: Between $2 million and $500 million 

Eligibility: Limited to lead organizations for CPRG planning grants and other executive  branch-level agencies, offices, and departments. 

Match: No 

Link: https://www.epa.gov/inflation-reduction-act/cprg-implementation-grants  Recognizing the urgency to address GHG pollution contributing to climate change, the  BidenHarris Administration and Congress established the $5 billion CPRG program as part of  the 2022 IRA. EPA takes seriously its responsibility to protect human health and the  environment as the United States faces the increasingly harmful impacts of climate change.  Across the country, communities are experiencing more deadly wildfires and storm surges,  more extreme drought and water scarcity, and dangerous levels of flooding, among other  impacts. The Fourth National Climate Assessment found that intense extreme weather and  climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to  continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential  benefits to communities. If left unchecked, future climate change is expected to further disrupt  many areas of life and exacerbate existing challenges to prosperity posed by aging and  deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and long-standing inequalities. However,  with this challenge comes an opportunity to invest in a cleaner economy that will spur  innovation and economic growth while building more equitable, resilient communities.  

National Energy Technology Laboratory: Grid Resilience and Innovative Partnerships  (GRIP) 

Deadline: April 17th, 2024 

Amount: max $250,000,000 

Match: yes, ⅓ 

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350971 

The GRIP program will provide funding to modernize the American electric grid and to  maximize the benefits of the clean energy transition as the nation works to curb the climate  crisis, empower workers, and advance environmental justice.  

Program Objectives: 

1. Transform the U.S. electric grid at the transmission and distribution levels by increasing  resilience in the face of extreme disruptions, enabling data-rich and flexible grid performance,  and spurring innovation at all stages of project ideation and execution;  

2. Prioritize energy justice as an essential component of infrastructure development by  dramatically altering the relationship between energy providers and their communities; and  3. Catalyze and leverage private sector and non-federal public capital for impactful  technology and infrastructure deployment.  

HCD: Community Development Block Grant 

Deadline: 4/30/24 

Amount: NA 

Match: No

Link: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-and-funding/programs-active/community-deve... block-grant 

The primary federal objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban  communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and through  expanding economic opportunities, principally, for persons of low- and moderate-income.  “Persons of low and moderate income” are defined as families, households, and individuals  whose incomes do not exceed 80 percent of the county median income, adjusted for family or  household size. 

Low or No Emission and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Programs  

Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time 04/25/2024 

Amount: Varies depending on project. Awards can be large ($50M) or smaller (less than $1m) Match: Max 20% 

Eligibility: The Low-No Program provides funds to designated recipients of FTA grants,  including states, local governmental authorities, and Indian Tribes. 

The Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program provides funds to designated recipients that  allocate funds to fixed-route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate  fixed- route bus service, and Indian tribes. 

Link: https://www.transit.dot.gov/notices-funding/low-or-no-emission-and-grant... bus-facilities-competitive-programs-fy2024 

The purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to  the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides  funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission  

and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required  supporting facilities.  

The purpose of the Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program is to assist in the financing of  buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or  leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus related facilities.  

Additionally, recipients are permitted to use up to 0.5 percent of their requested grant award for  workforce development activities eligible under federal public transportation law (49 U.S.C.  5314(b)) and an additional 0.5 percent for costs associated with training at the National Transit  Institute. For applicants proposing projects related to zero-emission vehicles for either program,  5 percent of the requested federal award must be used for workforce development activities. 

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Cal OES: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) 

Deadline: NOI is due February 16 and subapplications are due June 10 

Amount: Project max is unspecified. $150,000 for single jurisdiction plan, $250,000 for multi jurisdiction plan.  

Match: Generally, HMA funds may be used to pay up to 75% of the eligible activity costs. The  remaining 25% of eligible activity costs are derived from non-Federal sources Eligibility: States, local communities and tribal governments 

https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/disaster-mitigation... support/404-hazard-mitigation-grant-program 

Funding Priorities: 

● Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) updates that will expire within 24 months. ● All other LHMP updates. 

● Shovel ready projects with a high level of design that can begin construction within 90  days of FEMA approval, in declared counties. 

● Shovel ready projects with a high level of design that can begin constructions within 90  days of FEMA approval, in all other counties. 

● Whole community risk reduction/large critical infrastructure wildfire projects. ● Whole community risk reduction/large critical infrastructure projects for other hazard  types. 

● Wildfire projects in any county. 

● All hazard type projects in any county. 

● Planning related activities. 

● Five percent (5%) Initiative projects. 

CA DOT: Active Transportation Program 

Due: June 17th, 2024 

Amount: Unspecified 

Match: No, but might be a match if applying to funds from MPO 

Eligibility: Local, Regional or State Agencies - Caltrans - Transit Agencies - Natural  Resources or Public Land Agencies - State or local park or forest agencies - State or local fish  and game or wildlife agencies - Department of the Interior Land Management Agencies - U.S.  Forest Service - Public Schools or School Districts - Tribal Governments - Private Nonprofit  Organizations (Recreational Trails Program only) - Any other entity with responsibility for  oversight of transportation or recreational trails 

Link:https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/acti... program/cycle7 

Purpose: The purpose of ATP is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation  by achieving the following goals: Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and  walking; Increase safety and mobility for non-motorized users; Advance the active  transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals,  pursuant to SB 375 (of 2008) and SB 341 (of 2009); Enhance public health; Ensure that  disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program; Provide a broad  spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users 

USDOT: Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) 

Deadline: Opens in February 2024; Due July 2024

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Amount: $100,000 to $10 million 

Match: Yes 20% 

https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SS4A 

Planning and Demonstration Grants provide Federal funds to develop, complete, or supplement  a comprehensive safety action plan. The goal of an Action Plan is to develop a holistic, well defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries in a locality, Tribe, or region.  Planning and Demonstration Grants also fund supplemental planning and/or demonstration  activities that inform the development of a new or existing Action Plan. The Department  encourages including demonstration activities in an application. 

CPUC: Cal Advanced Services Broadband Adoption Account 

Deadline: July 1st 2024, Jan 1st 2025 

Amount: The CASF Adoption Account is authorized $20.024 million for fiscal year 2023- 2024 to provide grants to increase publicly available or after-school broadband access and  digital inclusion. 

Match: Yes, 15% 

Link: https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/industries-and-topics/internet-and-phone/califor... services-fund/casf-adoption-account 

Purpose: Pursuant to Public Utilities (Pub. Util.) Code section 281, moneys in the CASF  Adoption Account are available to the Commission to award grants to increase publicly  available or after-school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as grants for digital  literacy training programs and public education to communities with limited broadband  adoption. The Commission is required to give preference to programs and projects in  communities with demonstrated low broadband access, including low-income communities,  senior citizen communities, and communities facing socioeconomic barriers to broadband  adoption. 

USBR: WaterSmart Small-Scale WEE Grant: 

Deadline: 7/9/2024, 1/14/2025, and 7/8/2025 

Amount: up to $100,000 

Match: Yes 50% 

Link: https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/swep/index.html 

Through the WaterSMART Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects Reclamation provides 50/50  cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states and other entities with water or  power delivery authority for small water efficiency improvements that have been identified  through previous planning efforts. Projects eligible for funding include installation of flow  measurement or automation in a specific part of a water delivery system, lining of a section of a  canal to address seepage, or other similar projects that are limited in scope. 

EPA: Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program Deadline: November 21, 2024 

Amount: Awards under Track I are expected to be between $10-20 million each and cannot  exceed $20 million. Awards under Track II are expected to be between $1-3 million each and  cannot exceed $3 million. EPA expects to award approximately $1.96 billion for about 150 

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Track I awards, including those under the Target Investment Areas described below in B, and  approximately $40 million for about 20 Track II awards.  

Match: No cost-sharing or matching is required as a condition of eligibility under this NOFO. Eligibility: Consistent with CAA §138(b)(3) and Assistance Listing 66.616, applicants eligible  to apply and receive grants under this NOFO are (1) a partnership between two community based nonprofit organizations (CBOs) as defined below, or (2) a partnership between a CBO  and one of the following: a federally recognized Tribe, a local government, or an institution of  higher education. These types of partnerships for eligibility purposes are known as Statutory  Partnerships. Further eligibility requirements are described below. 

Link: https://www.epa.gov/inflation-reduction-act/inflation-reduction-act-comm... grants-program 

The Community Change Grants are the final and most comprehensive piece of EPA’s  implementation of ECJP IRA funding. The Community Change Grants will complement grant  programs that EPA launched in 2022 and 2023, including those for the Collaborative Problem Solving, Government-to-Government, and Thriving Communities Grantmaker programs.  Collectively, these programs will empower communities and their partners to design, develop,  and implement multi-faceted community-driven projects. These programs will address the  diverse and unique needs of disadvantaged communities by: 1. Reducing and preventing  pollution; 2. Building resilience to climate change and mitigating current and future climate  risks; 3. Enhancing meaningful involvement in government processes related to environmental  and climate justice; 4. Expanding access to high-quality jobs and economic opportunity through  workforce development; and 5. Bolstering community strength by ensuring that local residents  receive the benefits of investments and have the opportunity to build on them for current and  future generations. 

Economic Development Administration (EDA): PWEAA, Recompete, Build to Scale Due: Rolling basis, no deadline.  

Amount: $100,000 to $30 million.  

Link: https://www.eda.gov/funding/funding-opportunities 

Purpose: EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide  investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and  revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and  cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing  regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that  advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed  communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support  economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically  distressed areas of the United States.  

***CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) needed for EDA grants 

MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation: 

Due: Rolling basis, no deadline. 

Link: https://www.baseballydf.com/

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Purpose: Created to increase participation in and expand access to youth baseball and  softball. Supports capital projects including building and renovating fields and practice  facilities and installing lighting. It also supports baseball/softball programs and education  initiatives. There is no funding range for grant requests.  

SRF Programs 

Deadline: Ongoing 

Amount: Varies Depending on Project 

Match: Low Cost Loan with PF option 

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ 

Funding for Drinkingwater, Wastewater, and Stormwater projects. 

 

 

 

 


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