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Funding Opportunities Catalog - May 2024

Funding Opportunites Catalog - May 2024

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.

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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:

Parks and Recreation

  • The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Art in Parks – Local Parks Grant Program deadline is 6/14/2024. Eligible projects will enhance connections to local cultural history, local parks, open space or natural areas through community events, programming or installations that help to build sustainable community connections, health and well-being.

Water Quality and Conservation

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Water and Energy Efficiency Grants program will provide two rounds of funding in 2024, with applications due 7/30/2024. WEEG provides funding for projects that result in quantifiable water savings, implement renewable energy components, and support broader sustainability benefits.
  • The Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects program through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is accepting applications with three remaining deadlines: 7/9/2024, 1/14/2025, and 7/8/2025. Projects eligible for funding include installation of flow measurement or automation in a specific part of a water delivery system, lining of a section of a canal to address seepage, or other similar projects that are limited in scope.
  • Applications for the Environmental Water Resources Projects are due 6/18/2024. The EWRP provides funding for projects in water conservation and efficiency, water management and infrastructure improvements, and river and watershed restoration. Projects are expected to have significant ecological benefits, have been developed as part of a collaborative process, and help increase the reliability of water resources.

Transportation

  • The California Transportation Commissions’ Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 7 has opened up applications with a deadline of 6/17/2024.
  • The Bridge Investment Program through the Federal Highway Administration is now open with two funding tracks available for either Planning or Construction grants. Planning grants may be used for development phase activities, feasibility analyses, etc., and are due 10/1/2024, or 10/1/2025. Construction grants may be used for construction, rehabilitation, acquisition of real property, etc., and are due 11/1/2024 and 11/1/2025.
  • The Safe Streets and Roads for All program from the U.S. Department of Transportation has one more application deadline this year for Planning and Demonstration Projects. Applications are due 8/29/2024.
  • The following are anticipated to be released later in the year: the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program; Solutions for Congested Corridors Program; Railroad Crossing Elimination Program; and more. U.S. Department of Transportation’s NOFO release schedule can be found here.

Housing and Homelessness

  • The Encampment Resolution Funding – Round 3 program from the CA Interagency Council on Homelessness is now open. Two of the three application windows for the year have already passed. The final application window closes on 6/30/2024.
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program is due 6/20/2024. This program provides technical and monetary assistance to help HUD’s customers navigate complex housing and community development challenges.
  • The Administration for Children and Families' FY 2024 Basic Center Program and FY 2024 Transitional Living Program are due 6/7/2024. Funding can be used to provide temporary shelter and counseling services for homeless youth, as well as other services to help transition homeless youth into self-sufficiency.

Emergency Response and Disaster Mitigation

  • CalOES’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is open with Notice of Interests due 5/31/2024 and sub-applications 7/26/2024. Projects should be related to the jurisdiction’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). If a jurisdiction does not have an LHMP, they are eligible to apply for grant funds to develop one.
  • FEMA’s annual pre-disaster mitigation programs, the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants, typically come out in the late Summer/early Fall timeframe. Turnaround times to submit a Notice of Interest to CalOES can be very short, so being proactive is worthwhile if these opportunities are of interest.

Sustainability and Climate Action

  • The U.S. Department of Energy has begun rolling out parts of their Local Government Energy Program. The purpose of this program is to support federally recognized Indian tribes and local governments implement clean energy projects that may provide community benefits and meet community needs, increase additional investments, and build local capacity. More information about funding opportunities can be found here.
  • The California Energy Commission’s Climate Clean Energy Planning Project is due 6/3/2024. $500,000 will be made available to local government entities to develop land use planning documents for clean energy development.
  • The Ocean Protection Council’s SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Grants are being accepted on a rolling basis on the following dates: 6/4/2024, 9/10/2024, and 12/9/2024. Funding may be used for sea level rise adaptation planning and studies.
  • The Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program application is due 6/25/2024. The California Natural Resources Agency has announced that funding may be used for projects that mitigate public transportation facilities’ impacts on the environment.
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation will be holding another competitive cycle for the Charging & Fueling Infrastructure Grants program. The competition is scheduled to open in June 2024. CFIG provides funding for the installation of new public infrastructure to support zero-emission vehicles.

Reach out to Alyssa Silhi at RPPG (asilhi@publicpolicygroup.com) with any questions about potential funding opportunities.

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