Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund

The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is inviting applications to its Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund. Supported by about 20 funding partners, the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Funds supports small grassroots groups throughout greater northern California that are tackling tough environmental problems. Guided by a board of community activists and veteran funders, the Fund’s mission is to bridge a significant gap between grassroots environmental groups and the traditional funding patterns of organized philanthropy by awarding small ...

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WaterSMART Grant: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects

Funding is provided through the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART program for Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects. This Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects funding opportunity supports specific small-scale water efficiency projects that have been prioritized through planning efforts led by the applicant. These projects conserve and use water more efficiently, 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.

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WaterSMART Grant: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for Fiscal Year 2018

Funding is provided through the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART program for Water and Energy Efficiency Grants. This Water and Energy Efficiency Grant provides funding for projects that result in quantifiable water savings and support broader water reliability benefits. These projects conserve and use water efficiently, increase the production of hydropower, mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict, enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, and accomplish other benefits that ...

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Prop 1 Groundwater Grant Program Round 2

The Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program provides grants and loans for projects that prevent or cleanup the contamination of groundwater that serves or has served as a source of drinking water. The State Water Resources Control Board is charged with administering $800 million of those funds ($744 million is available after accounting for administrative and bond costs).  The State Water Board Division of Financial Assistance is conducting workshops for Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program Round 2. Links to ...

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Central Valley Community Foundation River Restoration Grant

Funding for the River Restoration grant cycle is made possible by Ted Martin. Central Valley businessman Ted Martin often told stories of his childhood spent on the San Joaquin and Kings Rivers. Mr. Martin came to the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) and established his donor-advised fund in 2011, and for two years, the CVCF assisted him in making nearly $500,000 in grants to help sustain the Kings and San Joaquin Rivers and other environmental efforts. Sadly, on ...

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EPA Now Accepting Application for Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Grants

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical providers, and academia) as they develop and implement solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities.

The long-term goals of the EJCPS Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based ...

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Bureau of Reclamation Drought Response Program Funding Opportunities

The Bureau of Reclamation has released two funding opportunities for fiscal year 2018 through its Drought Response Program, which is part of the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program. These funding opportunities are available for entities to develop drought contingency plans and build long-term solutions to drought.

Drought Contingency Planning:
Reclamation will provide financial assistance on a competitive basis for applicants to develop a drought contingency plan or to update an existing plan to meet the required ...

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CDFA Accepting Applications for 2017 State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting grant applications for the 2017 State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). The program’s objective is to provide financial incentives to California agricultural operations to invest in irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and save water.

Up to $4.5 million is available statewide with a maximum grant award of $100,000 per agricultural operation. There is no match requirement, but additional consideration will be given to applicants ...

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$252 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

In a January press release, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces $252 million dollars available to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat, and protect agricultural viability.

The NRCS invites potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through RCPP.

RCPP was created by the 2014 ...

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Technical Assistance Available for Stormwater Projects Benefiting Small DACs

The State Water Board’s Office of Sustainable Water Solutions announced the availability of Proposition 1 (Prop 1) Technical Assistance (TA) to help small disadvantages communities (DACs) identify and develop high priority storm water management projects that will infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate, treat, or retain storm water or dry weather runoff.

The Prop 1 Technical Assistance Program funds storm water management experts from non-profits and public universities who will help small DACs develop eligible projects and pursue Prop ...

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