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Grants & Funding Opportunites



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The Ozark Society Foundation (OSF) 

Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Department of Conservation


Environmental Protection Agency:

EPA NEWS - EPA Grant Announcements!
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New! EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program - $30 million
Deadline: April 10, 2023 Eligible Entities: Community-based nonprofits

This grant program provides funding to eligible organizations with projects to address local environmental and/or public health issues in their communities. The program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, academia, etc.) to develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issues at the local level.


Join a live webinar on January 24, 2023, from 2-3:30 PM ET to ask EPA questions about this solicitation. Registration is not required.

 EPA Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program - $70 million

Deadline: April 10, 2023 Eligible Entities: Partnerships between states, tribes, local governments, U.S. territories, and community-based nonprofits

This grant program provides funding to support government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health impacts in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms.

New! Department of Energy (DOE) Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resilience of the Electric Grid - $5 billion

Deadline: March 31, 2023 Eligible Entities: States and tribes

This grant program provides funding to eligible entities to improve the resilience of their electric grids.


DOE Grants for Energy Improvements at Public School Facilities - $80 million

Deadline: April 21, 2023 Eligible Entities: Consortium of One Local Education Agency and one or more Schools, Non-Profits, For-Profits, and Community Partners

This funding is the first tranche of funding in a $500 million investment, to make clean energy improvements in K-12 public schools. Funds will empower school districts to make upgrades that will lower facilities’ energy costs and improve student learning environments. 


US Department of Agriculture Strategic Economic and Community Development Program for Fiscal Year 23 - $80 million

Deadline: Varies depending on agency Eligible Entities: Varies depending on agency

This program is for projects that support multi-jurisdictional and multi-sectoral strategic community investment plans. Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that will reduce climate pollution and increase resilience to climate change impacts in rural communities. 


Missouri Environmental Education Association:
Environmental Educator Grant


Missouri Prairie Foundation
Prairie Garden Grant Applications. Click here for details.


Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative:
Jerry Wade Youth Habitat and Education Program (YHEP) Grants


Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Additional Information:

Missouri Department of Agriculture


Missouri Recycling Association - MORA

National Recycling Coalition

Climate Pollution Reduction Grants

Intent to Apply Deadline is March 31st

The federal government is about to release $4.6 Billion in funding to address Climate Change via the EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants.

This funding will go to state-wide efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHGs). However, it goes well beyond GHG emissions by focusing on the full spectrum of decarbonization. Materials management has an important and unique role in achieving energy efficiency, complementing the transition to clean energy and community decarbonization. There is embodied energy and carbon in every material produced, consumed, and, eventually unwanted. Recycling and composting, along with waste reduction and reuse, play a strong role in reducing carbon, recovering, and recirculating materials to prevent more GHGs.

State Recycling Organizations (SROs), cities, and counties should have a seat at the table in reducing climate pollution. Your State Recycling Organization or local government is eligible for this funding as long as your state has a Climate Action Plan.State leaders must notify the federal EPA of their intention to apply for these funds by March 31 and complete a work plan and budget by April 30, 2023.

Recent efforts undertaken by State environmental agencies to apply for funds to the US EPA may mean they will be able to meet this quick turnaround. The NRC encourages you to take an active role in ensuring that materials management is included as part of this program. We each have ways to reduce the impact of the excessive pollution that is changing our climate. Please reach out to your respective state agencies and find a way to take advantage of this funding opportunity.

The EPA held webinars about this grant on March 2 and 7, 2023. Webinar slides and recordings are posted on the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants website.

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