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Take a look at these Federal Funding Opportunities for Climate. And check out the details if you or your organization qualify.

Build for the Future Funding Navigator

In September 2023, the Build for the Future Funding Navigator was launched on the HUD Exchange. This navigator provides information on funding opportunities made available under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and other federal programs. These opportunities provide funding and technical assistance to support your efforts in HUD-assisted communities, programs, and properties regarding these topics:

  • Climate resilience
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Healthy housing
  • Workforce development
  • Environmental justice
  • Community transportation

The Funding Navigator and other resources can be found on the Build for the Future page on the HUD Exchange.

New EPA Community Change Grant Program

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Community Change Grant Program will provide up to $2 billion in funding for disadvantaged communities. Grant awards will range from $10-20 million.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through November 1, 2024, with the opportunity to resubmit an application if it is not initially accepted.

Funding is available for community-based grants for projects that:

  • Reduce pollution and carbon emissions
  • Increase community climate resilience
  • Build community capacity to respond to environmental and climate justice challenges, like extreme heat and flooding
  • Improve the resilience of housing infrastructure

Eligible applicants include:

  • A partnership between two community-based non-profit organizations (CBOs)
  • A partnership between a CBO and one of the following:
    • A Federally-Recognized Tribe
    • A local government
    • An institution of higher education

Five Target Investment Areas to help ensure communities with unique circumstances, geography, and needs can equitably compete for funding:

  • Tribes in Alaska ($150 million)
  • Tribes ($300 million)
  • Territories ($50 million)
  • Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities, such as Colonias ($50 million)
  • U.S. Southern Border Communities ($100 million)

Technical assistance is available for this application. Learn more about the Community Change Grants Technical Assistance and apply.

POSTED BY Admin | Dec, 06, 2023 |
TAGS : climate funding

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