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Federal Funding Available for energy, climate, green jobs

*** DOE Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – $1.5 million
Application Due: March 3, 2011
Eligible Entities: Indian tribes, tribal energy resource development organizations, or tribal consortia
DOE requests proposals for First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands. Areas of interest include strategic planning, energy options analysis, energy organization development, and human capacity building related to sustainable energy efficiency implementation and/or renewable energy development. Up to $1.5 million expected to be available, up to 20 awards anticipated. Responses due 3/3/11. For more info, contact Paige Smith at paige.smith@go.doe.gov or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000422&agency=DOE.
*** HUD Sustainable Communities Research Grants – $1.5 million
Application Due: March 4, 2011 (Due date extended)
Eligible Entities: Nationally recognized and accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit foundations, think tanks, research consortia or policy institutes, and for-profit organizations located in the United States.
HUD request proposals for the Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program. Through this RFP, HUD is interested primarily in sponsoring cutting-edge research in affordable housing development and preservation, transportation-related issues, economic development and job creation, land use planning and urban design, green and sustainable energy practices, and a range of issues related to sustainability. Up to $1.5 million expected to be available, individual awards not to exceed $500K. For more info, go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=61813.
*** DOC Economic Development Administration Public Works, Economic Adjustment, and Global Climate Change Mitigation Programs Opportunity – Likely ~$25 million
Application Due: Depends on funding cycle; next funding cycle is due March 10, 2011
Eligible Entities: State and local governments, federally recognized tribes, non-profits, private institutes of higher education
DOC’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) helps distressed communities establish a foundation for durable regional economies throughout the United States. EDA generally allocates funds for the Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund (GCCMIF) to support projects that foster economic competitiveness while enhancing environmental quality. EDA anticipates that these funds will be used to advance the green economy by supporting projects that create jobs through and increase private capital investment in initiatives to limit the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, enhance energy efficiency, curb greenhouse gas emissions, and protect natural systems.
While the amount of funding available through this opportunity is dependent on FY2011 appropriations and is not yet known, EDA allocated $25,000,000 for the GCCMIF in 2010. The average size of a GCCMIF investment was approximately $840,000. For more info, including regional contacts, go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=58457.
*** DOT Innovative Transit Workforce Development – $1 million
Application Due: March 15, 2011
Eligible Entities: Urban and rural transit agencies, state departments of transportation (DOTs) providing public transportation services, and Indian tribes
DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requests proposals for the Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program. This RFP will support projects that demonstrate innovative workforce development practices and programs in public transportation. FTA will accept applications targeting one or more of the following activity areas: tracked pre-employment training/preparation, recruitment and hiring, incumbent worker training and retention, and succession planning/phased retirement. $1 million expected to be available, individual awards not to exceed $500K. Responses due 3/15/11. For more info, contact Jarrett Stoltzfus at jarrett.stoltzfus@dot.gov or go to: http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants_financing_7829.html.
*** DOE Energy Efficiency Development and Deployment in Indian Country – $4 million
Application Due: March 16, 2011
Eligible Entities: Indian tribes, tribal energy resource development organizations, or tribal consortia
DOE requests proposals for Energy Efficiency Development and Deployment in Indian Country. Areas of interest include: 1) feasibility studies to assess and determine the technical and economic feasibility of energy efficiency improvements to existing tribally owned buildings, and 2) installation of energy efficiency improvements at existing tribally owned buildings. Up to $4 million expected to be available, up to 20 awards anticipated. For more info, contact Kasey Koch at kasey.koch@go.doe.gov or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000423&agency=DOE.
*** EPA FY11 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Guidelines – $4 million
Application Due: March 18, 2011
Eligible Entities: State and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations, other
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including non-profit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup-associated activities. While Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants focus on hazardous and solid waste remediation and health and safety, including required core training in HAZWOPER, applicants may design their own curriculums by choosing what types of supplemental environmental training they want to provide. For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/brownfields or access the RFP at http://www.epa.gov/oswer/docs/grants/epa-oswer-oblr-11-01.pdf.
*** EPA FY 2011 Pollution Prevention Grant Program – $4.1 million
Application Due: March 29, 2011
Eligible Entities: States, state agencies, federally recognized tribes and intertribal consortia, others
EPA’s Pollution Prevention (P2) grant program supports state and tribal technical assistance programs to help businesses identify better environmental strategies and solutions for reducing or eliminating waste at the source. EPA Regions will award P2 grants and/or cooperative agreements to support state and tribal technical assistance programs that address the reduction or elimination of pollution by businesses across all environmental media: air, water, and land. Under this year’s competition, proposals must describe activities that address one or more of the national focus areas: greenhouse gas reduction, toxic and hazardous materials reduction, resource conservation, business efficiency, and P2 integration. To complement the five national focus areas identified above, each EPA Region has developed a set of priorities that highlight specific environmental issues, projects, and/or programs that are of significant interest to the Region. Applicants must address at least one or more of the priorities from the EPA Region in which the project will take place. For more information, contact Michelle Amhaz at (202)-564-8857 or visit http://www.epa.gov/ogd/competition/open_awards.htm
*** DOE Renewable Energy Development and Deployment in Indian Country – $4 million
Application Due: March 31, 2011
Eligible Entities: Indian tribes, tribal energy resource development organizations, or tribal consortia
DOE requests proposals for Renewable Energy Development and Deployment in Indian Country. Areas of interest include: 1) feasibility studies to determine the technical and economic viability of a future renewable project, 2) development (pre-construction) activities leading to the deployment of renewable energy projects, and 3) deployment (construction) of renewable energy projects for power production. Up to $4 million expected to be available, up to 20 awards anticipated. For more info, contact Kathryn Buckley at kathryn.buckley@go.doe.gov or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000424&agency=DOE.
*** DOE Weatherization Formula Grants – approximately $180 million
Application Due: Varies by program year
Eligible Applications: Agencies that administer the WAP program
DOE requests proposals for the Weatherization Assistance Program Formula Grant. The purpose of WAP is to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce residential expenditures, and improve health and safety. Lead applicants must be agencies that administer the WAP program. Approx. $180 million expected to be available, 50 awards anticipated. Proposals due date varies by prime applicants program year. For more info, contact Meghaan Hampton at Meghaan.Hampton@netl.doe.gov or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000446&agency=DOE.
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