$30M in FY2020 for passenger ferry projects nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for approximately $30 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 competitive grant funding for passenger ferry projects nationwide. The Passenger Ferry Grant Program is authorized by Congress for projects that develop and support ferry service on many of the nation’s waterways, including the purchase, repair, and modernization of ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities that communities depend on. The NOFO also encourages applicants to demonstrate how their proposed projects are consistent with the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Su

FY20 Bioenergy Technologies Multi-Topic FOA: DE-FOA-0002203

Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: 5:00pm ET on 03/05/2020 Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 5:00pm ET on 04/30/2020 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) develops technologies that convert domestic biomass and other waste resources into fuels, products, and power to enable affordable energy, economic growth, and innovation in renewable energy and chemicals production – the bioeconomy. The activities supported by BETO are authorized by Public Law 109–58, TITLE IX, § 932, which authorizes the Secretary of Energy to establish a program of research and development for bioenergy with the goal of pricecompetitive biofuels, bioproducts, and biop

New Funding - Early-stage research and development of solar technologies that support use and integr

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0002243 The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) intends to release a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to promote early-stage research and development of solar technologies that support use and integration of solar technologies onto the electric grid. Potential areas of interest: Photovoltaics Hardware Research Projects in this potential topic area will improve the functions of photovoltaics (PV) hardware over the long term, maximizing energy yields, increasing efficiency, and improving PV system modeling to ensure reliable performance prediction. Integrated Thermal Energy Storage and Brayton Cycle Equipment Demonstration (Integrated TESTBED) Projects in this

California Department of Housing and Community Development: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

California Department of Housing and Community Development: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Window Opens: February 14, 2020 Deadline: April 15, 2020 Amount: Up to $3.5 million Match: For planning activities, the required cash match amount may be up to 25 percent of the amount of the planning grant requested in the application. Technical assistance activities do not require a cash match. Eligibility: Non-entitlement jurisdictions [cities with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000 in unincorporated areas that do not participate in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG entitlement program]; non-federally recognized Na

Food Production Investment Program - Round 2

The notice announces Round 2 of funding for the Food Production Investment Program grant solicitation, GFO-19-901. The amount of funds available for Round 2 is as follows: Tier Amount of Funds Available Tier I $19 Million Tier II $6 Million Key activities, dates, and times for Round 2 Deadline for Written Questions: January 28, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Deadline to Submit Applications: February 28, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Deadline to Submit Commitment Letter(s): March 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Contact us for additional information. Kristin Cooper Carter kcarter@grantmanagementassoc.com 530-228-9235 www.grantmanagementassoc.com About Proposal Development and Grant Management Services Grant Management Associates is

Governor Gavin Newsom Allocates Record $12.5 Billion for Climate Change Resiliency Efforts in Propos

Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2020-21 proposed budget, which includes a collaborative, interagency investment approach to address the causes and effects of climate change, and to promote resilience. Altogether, the California Climate Budget totals $12.4 billion over five years, and aligns the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, a new climate resilience bond, several one-time General Fund appropriations, and a new Climate Catalyst Revolving Loan Fund. The Governor’s budget proposal is based on an integrated, collaborative model that targets funds based on risk with a focus on supporting equity and community resilience. This funding strategy will harness the statutory role of the California St

Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-19-307 - Advancing Envelope Technologies for Single Family Residenti

Purpose of Solicitation The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development, and technology demonstration and deployment projects of advanced window and building envelope systems in single family residential homes, low-rise multifamily residential buildings, and mobile homes. The objective is to reduce HVAC and/or lighting energy use and advance California’s goal of decarbonization of the building sector. For example, by tightening building envelopes and considering new types of installation techniques, less energy would be used to heat and cool buildings, indoor conditions could be easier to regulate, and buildings could require smaller HVAC units. Also, load shifti

CA HCD - Pet Assistance and Support Program

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce that the posting of the Pet Assistance and Support (PAS) program Webinar and Frequently Asked Questions are now available online. Contact us for links The PAS program grants funds to qualified homeless shelters to provide shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by individuals experiencing homelessness, along with the staffing and liability insurance necessary to providing those services. Applications are due March 2, 2020

DOE - $300M in funding for research and development of sustainable transportation resources and tech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an investment of nearly $300 million in funding for research and development (R&D) of sustainable transportation resources and technologies. This investment supports DOE’s goal of ensuring that as the transportation system transforms, consumers have affordable, clean, efficient, and domestic energy options that give families and businesses greater choice in how they meet their mobility needs. Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) will be issued on behalf of the three sustainable transportation offices: Vehicles, Fuel Cells, and Bioenergy Technolo

GFO-19-306 - Demonstrating Long Duration and Title 24-Compatible Energy Storage Technologies

Purpose This solicitation will focus on demonstrating the value of energy storage technologies that can support different customer needs, including for grid outages. The solicitation will have three groups focused on non-Lithium ion technologies that can provide a minimum of 10 hours of energy storage and one group will focus on any energy storage technology for residential new construction. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 28, 2020, 5:00 pm Group 1: Demonstrate non-Lithium ion energy storage for 10 hours or longer at a minimum rating of 400 kW ($10M total; $5M - $10M per award); Group 2: Demonstrate non-Lithium ion energy storage for 10 hours or longer at a minimum rating of 50 kW to suppo

CA Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-19-504 - De-carbonizing Healthcare and Large Buildings

Purpose of Solicitation The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development and technology demonstration and deployment of innovative approaches and technologies to decarbonize healthcare facilities and large commercial buildings. The focus is reducing the carbon intensity on heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and hot water systems. This solicitation is guided by two of the overall goals of the Natural Gas Research Program: a) reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from natural gas sources through increased efficiency and b) drive customer adoption of energy-efficient and low-carbon technology solutions for natural gas end uses. Deadline to Submi

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) is now accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program. CalEPA will award at least $1 million to eligible applicants to support environmental justice-related projects across California. Learn more about the program requirements and funding priorities by contacting our office. The application deadline is April 17, 2020.

$130M in FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program - deadline soon!

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of up to $130 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program helps project sponsors purchase or lease low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment or facilities. Contact us soon if you are seeking grant writing support for this program. FTA will award the grants to eligible applicants, which include public transit agencies, state transportation departments, and tribes, on a competitive basis. Projects will be evaluated by criteria defined in federal law a

Funding Opportunities and Requests for Information

DOE Announces Potential Investment in H2@Scale Market Advancements DOE announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to advance innovations that will build new markets for the H2@Scale initiative. EERE plans to issue the FOA in early 2020 via the EERE Exchange website: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Includes Hydrogen Topic DOE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement to advance multiple energy technology topics, including the production of low-cost hydrogen from off-shore wind power. Contact us for mo

CA - 21st Century California School Leadership Academy

CA Dept of Education Funding Funding Name: 21st Century California School Leadership Academy Eligible Applicants: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations Required Eligibility Criteria: The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) invite institutions of higher education (IHEs), nonprofit organizations, and local educational agencies (LEAs) with expertise in providing professional learning, coaching, and mentoring to principals and other school leaders in public schools serving kindergarten and grades one to twelve, inclusive, to apply for a grant to organize and offer high-quality

Microsoft to Launch $1 Billion Climate Innovation Fund

Technology giant Microsoft has announced plans to reduce and ultimately eliminate its carbon emissions, current as well as historical, as well as an investment of $1 billion in a climate innovation fund. At an event at company headquarters last week, Microsoft's top executives outlined a program to take the company "carbon negative" by 2030 and to remove, by 2050, the equivalent of all the carbon it has emitted into the atmosphere — either directly or through its consumption of electricity — since its founding in 1975. To that end, Microsoft will work over the next decade to cut its carbon emissions by more than half — in part by expanding its internal carbon fee, which it has applied to its

U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development

This FOA provides opportunities to support innovation and competitiveness of the U.S. nuclear industry through cost-shared basic/fundamental, applied R&D, and demonstration/commercial applications R&D activities for all aspects of existing and advanced reactor development. The FOA is divided into three pathways, each with specific objectives. The FOA will be open for a 5-year period. Pathway 1: First of a Kind Nuclear Demonstration Readiness Projects Addresses major advanced reactor design development projects or complex technology advancements for existing plants which have significant technical and licensing risks. Support will be provided for one or more advanced reactor projects that hav

Attention: CDBG Applicants and Grantees

HCD Notice of Funding Availability The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the release of the federal 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $60 million in CDBG funds. The NOFA applies to state CDBG non-entitlement cities and counties applying for funding under Community Development activities, Special Allocations for Economic Development, Colonia, and Native American Communities. The application must be accessed through the eCivis portal - Programs Available for Solicitation page or contact GMA for a copy sent to your email kcarter@grantmanagementassoc.com Applications can b

(STOP) School Violence Grant Program

The FY 2019 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. The program’s objective is to increase school safety by implementing training and school threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously ident

Public Comment Period Open for TFCA Regional Fund Policies

Public Comments due by February 26, 2020 Webinars scheduled for January 21, February 5, and February 18, 2020 To All Interested Parties, The Air District is currently accepting public comments for the development of the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) Regional Fund Policies and Evaluation Criteria for Fiscal Year Ending (FYE) 2021 (“FYE 2021 Policies”). Three public webinars have been scheduled to review the current fiscal year policies, discuss proposed updates, and obtain stakeholder feedback. Based on input from stakeholders, Air District staff will prepare a final draft of the proposed FYE 2021 Policies for consideration by the Air District’s Board of Directors at a meeting tha

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