Funding Opportunites Catalog - January 2023
Get the latest updates on upcoming grant opportunities from the state and federal government, courtesy of CARPD's Legislative Advocates at Renne Public Policy Group.
The Funding Opportunities Catalog is provided as a resource for CARPD Members to keep you all apprised of the most current and comprehensive information on competitive funding programs.
Highlights for this month include:
- Housing and Homelessness: The Encampment Resolution Funding program is currently accepting proposals for a second round of competitive grants. Applications will be reviewed in batches until funding is exhausted, with the first batch including applications submitted prior to 2/28/2023, the second batch 4/30/2023, and the third batch 6/30/2023. Project Homekey will launch a third round of funding, anticipated for Spring 2023.
- Fire/Wildfire: FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant is currently accepting proposals, with a due date of 2/10/2023. Additionally, there will be upcoming funding opportunities through FEMA to hire firefighters through the SAFER grant and opportunities to request funding for training and community risk reduction activities through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant. Calfire’s Wildfire Prevention Grant is currently accepting proposals, with a due date of 3/15/2023. The U.S. Forest Service will be providing funding for the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) and the implementation of activities identified in CWPPs through the Community Wildfire Defense Grant.
- Sustainability and Climate Adaptation: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is soliciting proposals for the Adaptation Planning Grant Program, with a due date of 3/31/2023. This new grant program will support climate adaptation and action planning and project scoping for climate resiliency projects. The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program is gearing up for Round 5. Applications will be due in Summer 2023. The Strategic Growth Council will be releasing a NOFO in February 2023 for the new Community Resilience Centers program. RPPG is tracking the numerous new programs that will be created under the Inflation Reduction Act. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.
- Parks and Recreation: The Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program, also known as the Statewide Park Program (SPP), will be issuing a call for projects this year. Applications are expected to be due in late Spring/early Summer. The SPP provides funding for renovation of parks and creation of new parks in low-income, park poor areas. This program is highly competitive and strong applications require project-specific community engagement efforts. RPPG encourages interested cities to begin identifying potential projects. Please reach out, as RPPG will assist with screening potential projects for eligibility. The Outdoor Equity Grants program will be holding a competitive cycle this year as well. OEP provides funding to create outdoor programs targeted for underserved communities. Applications will be due no earlier than November 2023.
Reach out to Alyssa Silhi at RPPG (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about potential funding opportunities.