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September 2022 Funding Opportunities
Funding Navigation for California Communities. Funding Navigation for California Communities offers the most prominent funding opportunities for local governments and communities. These resources are available to communities across California and are categorized into eight “Project Types.” https://www.fundingresource.org/
California Grants Portal. This site is managed and hosted by the CA State Library to provide a centralized location to find state grant opportunities. https://www.grants.ca.gov/
California Financing Coordinating Committee. The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) combines the resources of four State and two Federal funding agencies to provide a one-stop shop for available grants, loans and bond financing for infrastructure projects. Since 1998, the CFCC has conducted free funding fairs statewide each year to educate the public and offer potential customers the opportunity to meet with financial representatives from each agency and learn more about their currently available funding programs.
Cal OES Grant Search Web Page. This web page provides information regarding FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs and has other grant-related information available. https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/grants-management
CAL FIRE Grant Program. CAL FIRE offers several grant opportunities each with its own scope and funding priorities. https://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/
CDFW Grant Opportunities. California Department of Fish and Wildlife grant programs fund projects that sustain, restore and enhance California’s fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. https://wildlife.ca.gov/Grants
Air Resources Board Funding Wizard. The Funding Wizard is a searchable database of grants, rebates and incentives available in California — gathered all in one place —to help you pay for sustainable projects. The Funding Wizard team combs the internet for funding opportunities in categories such as energy, air quality, climate change, transportation, urban development, waste management, and water. https://fundingwizard.arb.ca.gov/web/node/2814
Grants.Gov. This is a searchable database containing federal funding opportunities. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.html
US EDA. Opportunities available through the US Economic Development Administration. https://eda.gov/funding-opportunities/
Interagency Working Group on Coal & Power Plant Communities & Economic Revitalization. The Interagency Working Group created this centralized clearinghouse that features billions of dollars in existing federal funding sources. This government-wide list offers easy access to Energy Communities applying to fund infrastructure, environmental remediation, job creation, and community revitalization efforts. https://energycommunities.gov/funding-opportunities/
US EPA Specific EPA Grant Program. Provides information about opportunities available through US EPA. https://www.epa.gov/grants/specific-epa-grant-programs
USDA Rural Development. This page lists current and past Notices of Solicitation of Applications and Notices of Funding Availability. https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-nosas
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This searchable website allows the user to filter by program, eligibility, and topic. https://nifa.usda.gov/page/search-grant
US Army Corps of Engineers’ Continuing Authorities Program. A group of nine water resource related authorities contained in several different laws. The purpose of the CAP is to plan, design, and construct water resources projects of limited scope and complexity. Unlike General Investigation (GI) studies, CAP projects do not require project-specific authorization from Congress. The nine CAP authorities are listed in the table below.
All projects in this program include a feasibility phase and an implementation phase. Planning activities, such as development of alternative plans to achieve the project goals, initial design and cost estimating, environmental analyses and real estate evaluations are performed during the feasibility phase to develop enough information to decide whether to implement the project. The feasibility phase is initially federally funded up to $100,000.
|Section 14, Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended
||Streambank and shoreline erosion protection of public works and non-profit public services
||Fact Sheet and Template Letter of Request
|Section 103, River and Harbor Act of 1962, as amended (amends Public Law 79-727)
||Beach erosion and hurricane and storm damage reduction
||Fact Sheet and Template Letter of Request
|Section 107, River and Harbor Act of 1960, as amended
|Section 111, River and Harbor Act of 1968, as amended
||Shore damage prevention or mitigation caused by Federal navigation projects
||Fact Sheet and Template Letter of Request
|Section 204, Water Resources Development Act of 1992, as amended
||Beneficial uses of dredged material
||Fact Sheet and Template Letter of Request
|Section 205, Flood Control Act of 1948, as amended
||Flood damage reduction
||Fact Sheet and Template Letter of Request
|Section 206, Water Resources Development Act of 1996, as amended
||Aquatic ecosystem restoration
||Fact Sheet and Template Letter of Request
|Section 208, Flood Control Act of 1954, as amended (amends Section 2, Flood Control Act of August 28, 1937)
||Removal of obstructions, clearing channels for flood control
|Section 1135, Water Resources Development Act of 1986, as amended
||Project modifications for improvement of the environment
||Fact Sheet and Template Letter of Request
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture. Funding Opportunities may be sorted by Title, Agency, Deadline or Category. Opportunities relevant to SF Bay Area and throughout California. https://sfbayjv.org/funding.php
Sierra Nevada Conservancy Upcoming Grants web page. Opportunities relevant to the Sierra Nevada region and throughout California. https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/
Get Ed Funding. GetEdFunding provides an easy-to-use, relevant, and reliable database, as well as resources for new and seasoned grant seekers. PreK–12 and higher education educators and experienced educational publishing writers/editors research and write entries based on thorough fact checking, alignment with curriculum, copyediting, and clarity. As the sponsor of the GetEdFunding website, CDW-G’s mission is to help educators and institutions to uncover the funds they need to supplement shoestring budgets, expand innovative programs, prepare students for the increasingly complex skills they’ll need to participate in tomorrow’s workforce, and help close the equity gap in educating students from all backgrounds and circumstances. www.getedfunding.com/
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. Western SARE provides grants in several categories. Each of these grants is available at specific times of the year. Applying online for a grant is a simple step-by-step process. Please read each grant’s specific Calls for Proposals.
Salmon Funding Opportunities in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Wild Salmon Center has created this summary as a helpful overview of the breadth of funding opportunities for improvements to watersheds and salmonids.
State Resilience Funding and Financing Program Timelines
ICARP Staff developed Gantt chart graphics in response to a request from the ICARP Technical Advisory Council for a resource that visualizes state funding program timelines. These graphics present information at the highest level of detail possible, but in some cases, especially for new or less-immediate programs, may be approximate. All timelines presented are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on state funding opportunities, please refer to the State Grants Portal at grants.ca.gov or the individual program websites.
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Opportunities for Public Sector Entities
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REGIONALLY RELEVANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH DUE DATES
CA Department of Food and Ag – Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program. The Conservation Agriculture Planning Grant Program (CAPGP) will fund the development of conservation agriculture plans that will help farmers and ranchers identify actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, further environmental stewardship on farms and ranches and ensure agricultural food security into the future.
Eligible entities include Tribes, technical service providers (TSPs) registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), professional certified crop advisors, pest control advisors, rangeland managers, non-profit organizations, Resource Conservation Districts, California Public Universities, agricultural cooperatives, groundwater sustainability agencies, and farmers and ranchers in collaboration with a qualified planner.
Awards estimate: $2,400 – $250K per award
Application deadline: 10/23/22, 5 PM
CA Department of Housing and Community Development – Tribal and Rural Allocation of the Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program (REAP 2.0). The principal goal of REAP 2.0 is to make funding available to Tribal and Rural Entities for Transformative Planning and Implementation Activities that meet Housing and equity goals and reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Per Capita.
Eligible applicants: Tribes (California), counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity and city, transit/transportation agency, district within those counties.
Minimum award: $100K
Maximum award: $5M
Applications accepted through 12/31/22, early applications encouraged.
Cal OES: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC). The BRIC program makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities for hazard mitigation activities. It does so with a recognition of the growing hazards associated with climate change, and of the need for natural hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to those hazards. These include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in the future. Details here.
Notice of interest due: September 16, 2022
Subapplication due: December 2, 2022
Cal OES is covering matching funds for the non-federal costs share for BRIC project scoping activities and competitive mitigation projects for high hazard risk and socially vulnerable communities in a separate, related solicitation, Prepare California.
Notice of Interest due: 9/16/22
Application due 10/7/22
California State Parks Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program. California State Parks is now accepting applications from public entities to provide outdoor recreational experiences to their communities through the federal Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP). In the sixth phase of this competitive grant program, a total of $192 million is available nationwide for communities with limited or no access to publicly available, close-by, outdoor recreation opportunities. States are required to conduct an internal competitive review process and select applications that best meet the ORLP intent, based on the federal guidelines, prior to submitting applications to National Park Service for the nationwide competition. ORLP focuses on communities with little to no access to publicly available, close-by, outdoor recreation opportunities in urban areas. ORLP funds the acquisition or development of new parks, or substantially renovate parks in economically disadvantaged cities or towns of at least 30,000 people.
- Projects must be located in urban cities and towns with at least 30,000 people.
- Projects must involve land acquisition or development for outdoor recreation.
- Projects must be in a community with a poverty rate at least 20% or at least 10% greater than the city, county and state poverty rate. It must meet all three of those.
- Project sites that have received LWCF funding and were closed out in the last 7 years are not eligible. Project sites that have one active ORLP grant are eligible to apply for one additional grant at that site.
- At least 50% of the total project cost must come from an eligible match source.
- All non-federal (state, local, or private) sources.
- The only federal sources that are eligible as match for this program are Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act funding, and Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program (REPI) funding.
- For Round 6 A and B, ORLP requires applications that already have complete Section 106 and NEPA Environmental documents.
Eligible applicants: cities, counties, state agencies, federally recognized Tribes, JPAs, Park districts, and special districts with authority to acquire, operate and maintain public park and rec areas.
Round 6B due December 15, 2022.
California Strategic Growth Council – Regional Climate Collaboratives Program. The Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCC) Program is a new capacity building grant program for under-resourced communities in California. Administered by the Strategic Growth Council, RCC enables community-rooted and cross-sectoral partners to deepen their relationships and develop the processes, plans, and projects that will drive and sustain climate action. The goal of the program is to strengthen local coordination, leadership, knowledge, skills, and expertise with a particular focus on increasing access to funding resources for project planning and implementation within under-resourced communities.
The program funds Collaboratives to conduct place-based capacity building activities, within a three-year grant term, that support under-resourced communities in accessing funding and resources to plan and implement climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency projects. These place-based activities will both align with and inform regional priorities and efforts. RCC does not fund built infrastructure.
Funding available: $8.35M
Award size: $500K – $1.75M
Final Applications due: 10/7/22
PG&E – Better Together Nature Positive Innovation Grant Program. The PG&E Corporation Foundation (Foundation), is requesting proposals of $100,000 to fund five projects (one in each region of PG&E’s service area) in 2022 that address a specific environmental stewardship focus area:
- Land Stewardship
- Air Quality
- Water Stewardship
Eligible applicants: governmental organizations, Tribes, educational institutions, 501c3 nonprofits; disadvantaged/vulnerable communities prioritized.
Application deadline: September 30, 2022.
PG&E – Resilience Hubs Grant Program. Through the Resilience Hubs grant program, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is requesting grant proposals to help communities build a network of local resilience hubs. These projects can provide a physical space or set of resources that supports community resilience—such as access to power, shelter, and information—to climate-driven extreme weather events, including wildfires, as well as future Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events. Once developed, the hubs can also be accessed year-round to build and sustain community adaptive capacity in a trusted location.
Available funding: $400K
Award levels: $25K or $100K levels
Applications due: September 30, 2022
EPA – Tribal Wetland Program. Tribal Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) assist tribal governments and intertribal consortia to develop or refine tribal programs which protect, manage, and restore wetlands. The primary focus of these grants is to develop/refine tribal wetland programs.
The goals of EPA’s wetland program include increasing the quantity and quality of wetlands in the U.S. by conserving and restoring wetland acreage and improving wetland condition. In pursuing these goals, EPA seeks to develop the capacity of all levels of government to develop and refine effective, comprehensive programs for wetland protection and management.
Eligible applicants: Tribes, intertribal consortia
Available funding: $3.6M
Award ceiling: $3.6M
Due date: October 7, 2022
US Department of Commerce – Middle Mile Grant Program. The Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Grant (MMG) Program provides funding for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and extend middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting areas that are unserved or underserved to the internet backbone. See Section I of this NOFO for the full Program Description.
Eligible applicant: To apply for the MMG Program, an entity must be a State, political subdivision of a State, Tribal government, technology company, electric utility, utility cooperative, public utility district, telecommunications company, telecommunications cooperative, nonprofit foundation, nonprofit corporation, nonprofit institution, nonprofit association, regional planning council, Native entity, economic development authority, or any partnership of two (2) or more of these entities.
Applications due: September 30, 2022
USDA Forest Service – Community Wildfire Defense Grant 2022 West. The purpose of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant is to assist at-risk local communities and Indian Tribes with planning and mitigating against the risk created by wildfire.
The Act prioritizes at-risk communities in an area identified as having high or very high wildfire hazard potential, are low-income, and/or have been impacted by a severe disaster. The CWDG helps communities in the wildland urban interface (WUI) implement the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy):
Restore and Maintain Landscapes: Landscapes across all jurisdictions are resilient to fire-related disturbances, in accordance with management objectives.
Create Fire Adapted Communities: Human populations and infrastructure can withstand a wildfire without loss of life and property.
Improve Wildfire Response: All jurisdictions participate in making and implementing safe, effective, efficient risk-based wildfire management decisions.
Total funding: $150M
Award ceiling: $10M
Eligible applicants: counties, Tribes, nonprofits, special districts, cities or townships, public and state controlled institutions of higher education
Application due: 10/7/22
USDA – NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program Critical Conservation Area Nutrient Management Grants. NRCS is announcing the availability of Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Grants funding for NRCS to eligible applicants to co-invest in impactful and innovative solutions to on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. For the 2022 application period, applications will be accepted from eligible entities for projects impacting nutrient management in NRCS RCPP Critical Conservation Areas (CCAs). For North Coast, Klamath Basin, Trinity WMA – see map:
Eligible applicants: a. An agricultural or silvicultural producer association or other group of producers; b. A State or unit of local government, including a conservation district; c. An Indian Tribe; d. A farmer cooperative; e. An institution of higher education; f. A water district, irrigation district, acequia, rural water district or association, or other organization with specific water delivery authority to producers on agricultural land; g. A municipal water or wastewater treatment entity.
Available funding: $40M
Award ceiling: $10M
Award floor: $250K
Due Date: October 31, 2022
USDA – NRCS Classic Conservation Innovation Grant. NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $15 million in CIG funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market- based systems) to agricultural producers through the development of technical manuals, guides and for practical instruction for the private sector.
Eligible applicants: no restrictions
Available funding: $15M
Award ceiling: $2M
Award floor: $300K
Due date: October 11, 2022
USDA – Landscape Scale Restoration Grant. The purpose of the Landscape Scale Restoration competitive grant program is to encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of priority rural forest landscapes. This program supports high impact projects that lead to measurable outcomes on the landscape, leverage public and private resources, and further priorities identified in a State Forest Action Plan or equivalent science-based restoration strategy.
Eligible applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), County governments, State governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Special district governments, Private institutions of higher education, City or township governments
Award ceiling: $300K
Award floor: $25K
Due date: October 27, 2022
USDA Forest Service – Landscape Scale Restoration Grant. The purpose of the Landscape Scale Restoration competitive grant program is to encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of priority rural forest landscapes. This program supports high impact projects that lead to measurable outcomes on the landscape, leverage public and private resources, and further priorities identified in science-based restoration strategies.
Eligible applicants: federally recognized Tribes, In addition to Federally Recognized Tribes, the following are also eligible: (1) Alaska Native Corporations/Villages and (2) Tribal organizations as defined in 25 USC 5304 (l) (requires a letter of support from a Federally Recognized Tribe or Alaska Native Corporation/Village)
Program funding: $2M
Award ceiling: $300K
Award floor: $50K
Due date: December 15, 2022
USDA – Rural eConnectivity Program. The Rural eConnectivity Program (ReConnect) Program provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. In facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, the program will fuel long-term economic development and opportunities in rural America.
Eligible applicants: For profit organizations other than small businesses, Independent school districts, City or township governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Small businesses, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Special district governments, Private institutions of higher education, County governments, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, State governments, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Award ceiling: $35M
Award floor: $100K
Due date: 11/2/22
USDOI BIA – National Tribal Broadband Grant. The grant funding is to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through DSL, cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and BPL. NTBG grants may be used to fund an assessment of the current broadband services, if any, that are available to an applicant’s community; an engineering assessment of new or expanded broadband services; an estimate of the cost of building or expanding a broadband network; a determination of the transmission medium(s) that will be employed; identification of potential funding and/or financing for the network; and consideration of financial and practical risks associated with developing a broadband network. The purpose of the NTBG is to improve the quality of life, spur economic development and commercial activity, create opportunities for self-employment, enhance educational resources and remote learning opportunities, and meet emergency and law enforcement needs by bringing broadband services to Native American communities that lack them.
Total funding: $2.7M
Award Ceiling: $175K
Award floor: $100K
Eligible applicants: federally recognized Tribes
Due date: October 17, 2022
SPECIAL NEEDS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – OPEN UNTIL FUNDING RUNS OUT
IBank: California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank – Climate Catalyst Program. The Climate Catalyst Revolving Loan Fund is designed to:
- Jumpstart critical climate solutions through flexible, low-cost credit and credit support.
- Help bridge the financing gap that currently prevents these advanced technologies from scaling into the marketplace.
- Mobilize public and private finance for shovel-ready projects that are stuck in the deployment phase.
- Accelerate the speed and scale at which technologically proven, critical climate solutions are deployed.
The Climate Catalyst Fund is flexible, offering a range of financial instruments to help bridge the financing gap currently preventing advanced technologies from scaling into the marketplace. Because the Climate Catalyst Fund is designed to increase the pace and scale of private financing for climate solutions, potential applicants should have written expressions of interest from other financing parties before completing the Climate Catalyst Intake Form. Open as of 8/28/22.
- Climate-smart ag
- Forest biomass management and utilization
Eligibility: private- and public- sector applicants
SWRCB – County-wide and Regional Funding Program. The State Water Board has funding available from various sources within the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) Program to fund drinking water projects that address drought-related and contamination issues. Although we have several programs already in place, we have identified gaps for regional programs that address the needs of households served by state smalls and domestic wells throughout the State.
DFA does not award funding directly to households, and available DFA funding to address emergency needs of state smalls and domestic wells can’t be implemented on an immediate basis. One key goal of this program is to award funding to counties or their partners to enable them to setup programs proactively, based on anticipated needs, and therefore be ready to respond promptly when urgent needs arise. Open as of 8/28/22.
Eligible applicants: Nonprofit, Public Agency, Tribal Government
Clean Drinking Water Well Replacement Grant Program. The Rural Community Assistance Corporation is offering funding to owners of households and small water systems (serving between 2 – 14 connections, not Public Water Systems) for well replacement. Income must be less than $51,026 on average; up to $45,000 is available for individual wells, and up to $100K for small water systems. Open as of 8/28/22.
Natural Resource Conservation Service Watershed Funding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging local sponsors to submit project requests for funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offers several programs to help communities improve land and water resources within watersheds as well as relieve imminent hazards to life and property created by a natural disaster. NRCS Watershed Programs resources are available here. Emergency Watershed Protection Program info available here.
Funding is available for new projects as well as those already submitted to NRCS. NRCS will give additional consideration to projects in historically underserved communities that directly benefit limited resource areas or socially disadvantaged communities. NRCS will continue to review as funding is available. Open as of 8/28/22.
Eligible project sponsors include state government entities, local municipalities, conservation districts, and federally-recognized Tribal organizations.
Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience.
Small Community Funding is available to help small disadvantage communities (small DACs), providing drinking water service to less than 10,000 people or wastewater service to less than 20,000 people and having a median household income (MHI) of less than 80% the statewide MHI, with technical assistance needs, interim water supplies, and implement eligible drinking water or wastewater capital improvement projects.
The Small Community Funding Program continuously accepts applications starting with a simple pre-application. Open as of 8/28/22.
Opportunities for Tribal Governments through California Climate Investments. Tribal governments can receive funds to reduce climate pollution through clean transportation, agricultural equipment, clean air initiatives, land conservation projects, etc. Several opportunities are available now. Funding opportunities as of 8/28/22. https://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov/funding-for-tribal-governments
Wildlife Conservation Board – Grant Opportunities. The WCB funds multiple project types including restoration, conservation, climate adaptation, public access, and monitoring. WCB uses a single continuous grant application process for all proposed projects. Applicants do not need to determine which WCB Grant Program or Funding Source to apply to; rather, WCB staff will determine that during application review. The review and selection of applications will depend on staffing capacity and the number of applications under consideration at any one time.
Statewide Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator: Technical Assistance. If you are a local government practitioner that could use help rounding up answers, resources, and examples to help you make progress on energy or climate issues within your community, please request technical assistance through this form. Opportunity current as of 8/28/22. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuMMOYA_7_b5Lxz2qJWcOdMC6ktjTIUga6kEv9IJkNsNlXFg/viewform
On-Request Technical Assistance from DOE Office of Indian Energy. The DOE Office of Indian Energy provides federally recognized Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages, tribal energy resource development organizations, and other organized tribal groups and communities, with technical assistance to advance tribal energy projects at no cost. Technical experts from DOE and its national laboratories, along with other partnering organizations, provide support to assist Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages with energy planning, housing and building energy efficiency, project development, policy and regulation, resilience, and village power. Opportunity current as of 8/28/22. https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/technical-assistance
The EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water has developed a new online training system. The online training system is a self-paced training system that provides an overview of the NPDWRs and is available to anyone interested in learning about drinking water regulations. This training system in unique because the participant creates an account, selects a curriculum, and the training system tracks their progress. Once a curriculum is completed, the participant may print out a certificate of completion. The online training system can be found at: https://cfpub.epa.gov/epa_dwts/dsp_welcome.cfm In addition to the regulatory training modules, the online training system now has a suite of training modules that focus on sustainability topics, including Capacity Development, Asset Management, Assessing Financial Capacity, Operator Certification, and Drinking Water Program Collaboration. Opportunity current as of 8/28/22.
Proposition 1 Technical Assistance (TA) Funding Program. Proposition 1 authorized $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds for water projects including surface and groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration, and drinking water protection. Prop 1 requires the State Water Board to operate a multidisciplinary TA program for small disadvantaged communities, and allows for the State Water Board to fund TA. Still available as of 8/28/22, but stormwater TA is limited, so new communities for stormwater TA are not being accepted. However, a request may be submitted for future consideration as resources allow. https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/proposition1/tech_asst_funding.shtml
DOE Clean Cities Coalition Network Technical Assistance. Clean Cities connects transportation stakeholders with objective information and experts to assist with alternative fuels, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies. Through these trusted, time-tested resources, Clean Cities has helped fleets and fuel providers deploy hundreds of thousands of alternative fuel vehicles and fueling stations that serve a growing market. Clean Cities continues to support the entry of new transportation technologies into the marketplace. Opportunity current as of 8/28/22. For more information, visit the technical assistance description.
NREL Decision Support for Tribes. NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal program partners with Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and other federal agencies, nonprofits, and intertribal organizations to provide resources and direct assistance that support energy technology delivery and connect motivated tribal governments with NREL’s world-class science and analytics. Energy Decision Support: To connect tribes with credible, timely, and actionable scientific information on which to base their energy decisions, NREL provides the following tailored programs:
- Technology and market analytics
- Direct technical assistance
- Capacity building
- Resilience assessment and planning
Opportunity current as of 8/28/22. For more information, visit the technical assistance description.
Training Resources and Videos for Grants.gov: Introduction to Grants.gov Video Series. Whether you need a high-level introduction to the Grants.gov application process, or you are looking for a step-by-step explanation of a particular Applicant task, we encourage you to consult the resources on this page. Opportunity current as of 8/28/22. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/applicant-training.html
Tribal Online Training Opportunities
The following self-paced, online courses are currently available through Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals:
* Residential Building Science Review
* Building Performance: Improving IAQ in Cold Climates
*Quality Assurance Fundamentals / QAPP Series
* Emissions Inventory Fundamentals / Advanced
*Tribal Data Toolbox Version 3.1
*Partnerships and Community Outreach
*Tribal Strategic Planning: Ensuring Successful Development of Your ETEP
These online courses contain assignments, quizzes, videos, examples, downloadable spreadsheets, and other resources. While they are self-paced, each course provides the opportunity for individual interaction with subject matter experts. Weblink below current as of 8/28/22.
See www.nau.edu/itep/elearning for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.