Grants & Funding Opportunites
Food Insecure Cost-Share Grant Funds Available
The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the availability of Food Insecure Cost-Share Grant funds of up to $50,000 per project. Applications for the grant funds must benefit residents affected by food insecurity in areas which have been designated as an urbanized area by the United States Census Bureau, and are due by Aug. 31, 2023. Projects must be complete or near completion and ready for inspection by March 31, 2024.
The Food Insecure Cost-Share Grant will fund projects that support farmers markets and other economic development initiatives that work to reduce food insecurity in urban areas. Applicants will only be reimbursed for 75% of the total project expenses made during the grant period.
This is a competitive grant program and funds may be used to: increase food production and availability within an urban area; demonstrate growth of local economic communities; increase local economic impact; increase availability of food to local residents; or enhance already established areas within a community and provide assistance to the community.
Projects must reside in areas which have been designated as an urbanized area by the 2020 United States Census Bureau.
Applications, a list of eligible expenses and grant requirements can be found online at https://agriculture.mo.gov/abd/financial/food-insecure.php.
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EPA Seeks Applicants for 2023 Environmental Education Grants
WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2023) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that up to $3.6 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants is now available under the 2023 Environmental Education (EE) Local Grant Program. EPA will award grants in each of EPA’s 10 Regions, between $50,000-$100,000 each, for a total of 30-40 grants nationwide. The program includes support for projects that reflect the intersection of environmental issues with climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, preventing future water quality and human health issues, in addition to other environmental topics.
“It is more important now than ever that we understand the environmental changes happening around us,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Investing in environmental education is investing in America’s future, and these grants will ensure that communities have access to quality tools to get involved – and stay involved – at a local level.”
Funded projects will increase public awareness of those topics and help participants to develop the skills needed to make informed decisions. Each of the 10 EPA Regions published a solicitation notice with their respective regional details. Applicants must apply to the Regional NOFO that corresponds with the location of their proposed project. Through this grant program, EPA intends to provide financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, that will serve to increase environmental literacy and encourage behavior that will benefit the environment in local communities, especially underserved communities. This grant program recognizes underserved communities as high-poverty areas, persistent poverty counties, communities the Council on Environmental Quality’s Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool identifies as disadvantaged communities, and Title I schools.
Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year under this program, supporting more than 3,920 grants and making the grant program one of the most utilized in the agency.
Visit the new EPA Grants Community Library of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the EE grant FAQ webpages to learn more about the current competition and the federal grant process. Find out background information on the EE Grants Program and resources for applicants on EPA’s EE Grant Homepage.
Applications are due on November 8, 2023, and the Notice of Funding Opportunities are now posted on www.grants.gov and the EE Grant Solicitation Notice webpage.
The Office of Environmental Education will also host at least one webinar during the open solicitation period on how to write a competitive application and to address commonly asked questions. Once confirmed, webinar registration details will be available on https://www.epa.gov/education/grants#webinar. Stay up to date on all EE grant information, including announcements related to upcoming webinar registration, by subscribing to the EE Grants Listserv.
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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Air Pollution Control Program is now accepting applications from local governments for Climate Pollution Reduction Subgrants. Municipalities are encouraged to apply for subgrant funding to hold informational meetings in their communities to inform the public about the department’s Climate Pollution Reduction Planning efforts.
Through these outreach meetings, municipalities will gather ideas for projects to include in the department’s Priority Climate Action Plan, which will reduce greenhouse gas pollution in communities. Only projects included in this non-binding climate action plan will be eligible for the $4.6 billion in EPA funds that will be available in early 2024. The department encourages all municipal governments to participate in the subgrant program and gather ideas in their communities for climate pollution reduction projects.
The department will reimburse eligible expenses directly related to outreach meetings, including staffing and contractual costs necessary to conduct the outreach activities. In the 30 days following notification of their award, the department expects subgrant recipients to hold three public meetings and collect community feedback using provided information. The deadline to apply is October 20, 2023, but the department plans to award subgrants prior to this deadline as applications are received. The program requirements and application form are available on the department’s website: https://dnr.mo.gov/air/what-were-doing/financial-assistance-opportunities/climate-pollution-reduction-grants.
The department will hold a webinar during the last week of September. This webinar will include the expectations of the subgrant recipients. The department will send out a meeting announcement and post the meeting details on the department’s website when the meeting date is finalized: https://dnr.mo.gov/about-us/forums-stakeholder-groups/climate-pollution-reduction-grants.
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