Funding Opportunities

Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) & Intermunicipal Grant (IMG) funding

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 14, 2024

The Environmental Facilities Corporation is now accepting applications for the next round of Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) & Intermunicipal Grant (IMG) funding. There is $325 million available this round, as announced by Governor Kathy Hochul. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 14.

A webinar is scheduled from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4 to review program changes and the application process. Advance registration is required. Community Assistance Teams are ready to engage with any community that needs help with its water infrastructure.

Full details: https://efc.ny.gov/wiia

 

NOAA’s Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program for Indigenous Communities

Applications due March 1, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. ET

NOAA’s Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) for Indigenous Communities Federal Funding Opportunity is now open. B-WET is a competitive grant program that supports environmental and place-based educational programs in the Great Lakes watershed. The program is seeking applications for projects that provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for youth that incorporate Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK) in the Great Lakes watershed.

This Great Lakes B-WET program funding opportunity is for meaningful, place-based educational experiences that incorporate Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge as it relates to Tribal community(ies) and the local watershed. For Great Lakes B-WET, applicants may be located in any U.S. state; however, education projects must target youth in the Great Lakes region. For the purposes of this solicitation, the Great Lakes region includes counties in the Great Lakes watershed in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

It is anticipated that approximately $300,000 will be available in FY 2024, in award amounts to be determined by the proposals and available funds. For each proposal, the total amount requested from NOAA should not exceed $100,000. The minimum Federal amount to request from NOAA is $50,000. Awards periods can be up to 24 months. The Great Lakes B-WET program is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity includes information on the application process and evaluation criteria for proposals. Access the full notice and apply at Grants.gov, search NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2024-2008201