Open Federal Climate Resilience Funding Opportunities

This funding originates from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a remarkable initiative to restore and modernize the nation’s infrastructure.

This area is landscaped with over 5,000 native plants and shrubs that help treat stormwater pollution on over five acres of the MedStar Harbor Hospital campus in Baltimore, MD. This green infrastructure project was supported by the Chesapeake Bay Program. Image Credit.

This investment is critical to prepare for a climate resilient future, but locating applying for, allocating, and implementing this funding can be a challenging process. In hopes of alleviating some of that burden for our partners, NEMAC has filtered through the available federal funding solicitations for work specifically in the field of climate resilience and the environment, organized into the following three categories:
- Resilience
- Clean Energy & Power
- Water

Grant opportunities and deadlines will be updated as they become available. Be sure to connect with NEMAC on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram to be notified of updates to this announcement!

Funding Category: Resilience

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BRIC: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
Listing Number: 97.047

This FEMA program will support:
- Capability and Capacity-Building
- Mitigation Projects — Cost-effective efforts designed to increase resilience and public safety; reduce injuries and loss of life; and reduce damage and destruction to property, critical services, facilities, and infrastructure from natural hazards and the effects of climate change
- Management Costs — Financial assistance to reimburse the recipient and sub-recipient for eligible and reasonable indirect costs, including relevant administrative expenses associated with a specific mitigation measure or project

Who Can Apply?
States, local, Tribal, and territorial governments.

Check back soon for a link to the grant opportunity.
Deadline: TBA

Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants
Listing Number: 11.463
This NOAA funding supports habitat conservation, restoration, and protection projects that carry out public policy pertaining to protection and restoration of the Nation’s wetlands, rivers, and other coastal habitats.

Who can apply?
State governments, Public, State, and Private institutions of higher education, non-profit and for-profit organizations, Tribal organizations and governments, and city, township, and county governments.

View grant opportunity.
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
Listing Number: 15.608
This USFWS grant program provides funding to states that have developed state or interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plans.

Who can apply?
Only States with approved ANS Plans are eligible for this annual funding.

View grant opportunity.
Deadline: Aug 31, 2022

Flood Mitigation Assistance
Listing Number: 97.029
This FEMA program makes provides funds to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.

Who can apply?
States, U.S Territories, Indian Tribal governments, and local communities.

View grant opportunity.
Deadline: Oct 03, 2022

State & Private Forestry Cooperative Fire Assistance
Listing Number: 10.698
This USFS funding provides technical and financial assistance for the prevention, control, suppression, mitigation, and prescribed use of fires on non-federal lands.

Who can apply?
Primary recipients are State Forestry agencies, non-profit organizations, Tribal organizations, and educational institutions.

Check back soon for a link to the grant opportunity.
Deadline: TBA

Funding Category: Clean Energy and Power

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Dissemination, Outreach, Training and Technical Analysis/Assistance
Listing Number: 81.117
This Department of Energy funding will support a competitive grant program to enable sustained, cost-effective implementation of updated building energy codes to save customers money on their energy bills.

Who can apply?
Profit organizations, individuals, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, state, local, and Tribal governments and universities.

Check back soon for a link to the grant opportunity.
Deadline: TBA

Electricity Research, Development and Analysis
Listing Number: 81.122
This Department of Energy funding will support the research, development and outreach activities of national efforts to modernize the electric grid. The funding aims to enhance security and reliability of the energy infrastructure; and mitigate the impact of, and facilitate recovery from, disruptions to the energy supply.

Who can apply?
Profit organizations, individuals, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, state, local, and Tribal governments and universities.

Check back soon for a link to the grant opportunity.
Deadline: TBA

Funding Category: Water

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South Florida Geographic Initiatives Program
Listing Number:
66.484

This Environmental Protection Agency funding will support efforts to protect and restore water quality in South Florida using new or innovative approaches, methods, or technologies with green infrastructure, nature-based solutions, and resilient infrastructure.

Who can apply?
State, local, and Tribal governments, territories, Indian Tribes, and possessions of the U.S., public and private universities and colleges; hospitals; laboratories; nonprofit institutions; and intertribal consortia.

View grant opportunity.
Deadline: Aug 29, 2022

WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow)
Listing Number: 15.507
This Department of Interior grant program supports water management projects that contribute to water supply sustainability, increase drought resilience, and have environmental benefits.

Who can apply?
State (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals) and local governments (includes State-designated Tribes).

View grant opportunity.
Deadline: July 28, 2022

This funding is part of the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure law which is comprised of three main sections — Transportation, Climate Energy, and the Environment, and Broadband. There is a guidebook of this information available for state, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders that intends to support leaders in knowing what to apply for, who to contact, and how to prepare for project implementation.

Last updated on July 13, 2022.

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Ashlyn Shore

Science Editor at UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center