Funding Opportunities for Late February

The Fishing Is Fun program, combined with support from Chaffee County and local volunteers, helped open a new trail that keeps anglers off the narrow shoulders of busy roads, and also reduces "social trails" across private property. Colorado Division of Wildlife, 2004

The Fishing Is Fun program, combined with support from Chaffee County and local volunteers, helped open a new trail that keeps anglers off the narrow shoulders of busy roads, and also reduces "social trails" across private property. Colorado Division of Wildlife, 2004

Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants are available through EPA’s Brownfields program. These grants allow nonprofit and other organizations to recruit, train, and place predominantly low-income and minority, unemployed and underemployed people living in areas affected by solid and hazardous waste. Residents learn the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field, including assessment and cleanup. These green jobs reduce environmental contamination and build more sustainable futures for communities. Applications are due February 24, 2017. For more information click HERE.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Nonpoint Source Program is accepting applications for the development of watershed plans that will restore and protect waterbodies impacted by nonpoint sources of pollution. Watershed plan projects must address nonpoint source water quality impairments and/or other nonpoint source water quality priorities and target meeting Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) nine elements of watershed-based plans to maximize future funding opportunities for implementing plans. Visit npscolorado.com and look for “NEW- 2017 Watershed Plans Funding Announcement - Apply Here" link for application and reference materials. Applications must be submitted to evan.butcher@state.co.us by March 31st. Questions about the RFA should be directed to: evan.butcher@state.co.us until March 1, 2017 at 5pm MST and answers to those questions will be posted on the NPS website on March 8, 2017.

The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications for a new WaterSMART water marketing strategy funding opportunity. Reclamation is making approximately $3 million available for implementing water marketing strategy grants under this funding opportunity. CLICK HERE to learn more by searching for funding opportunity announcements. Applications are due by April 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM MDT.

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in environmental work. The company's environmental grant program supports small grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, are focused on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change. There are two annual deadlines for this process - April 30 (all applications received in April will receive a response by the end of August) and August 31 (all applications received in August will receive a response by the end of January). Click HERE for grant guidelines and application.