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Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits

By GrantMatch Team on Aug 16, 2023 1:46:49 PM

Billions in Funding is available for USA munis!

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act’s “elective pay” (often called “direct pay”) provisions, tax-exempt and governmental entities will, for the first time, be able to receive a payment equal to the full value of tax credits for building qualifying clean energy projects. Unlike competitive grant and loan programs, in which applicants may not receive an award, direct pay allows entities to get their payment if they meet the requirements for both direct pay and the underlying tax credit.
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Community Facilities Program Disaster Repair Grants

By GrantMatch Team on Aug 2, 2023 10:22:42 AM

$50 Million in Funding is available for Energy infrastructure!

This program provides grants to repair essential community facilities in rural areas that were damaged by Presidentially Declared Disasters in Calendar Year 2022. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
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Energy Future Grants (EFG)

By GrantMatch Team on Jul 25, 2023 2:34:57 PM

$27 Million in Funding is available for Energy infrastructure!

The Energy Future Grants (EFG) will provide financial and technical assistance to local government, state, territorial, and/or tribal partnerships to design innovative, multijurisdictional deployment plans that maximize scalable energy affordability. EFG will provide approximately $27 million in cooperative agreements. Approximately 50 awards of $500,000 are expected.

Topic Area 1 - Transportation

Proposals in this area should include planning approaches for reducing the energy intensity or greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, with a focus on efforts to advance projects that benefit infrastructure, mobility, and net zero fuels. Innovative actions may include efforts to support on-and-off-road technology adoption and fuel use, including freight and aviation fleets. Teams should consider including US DOE Clean Cities Coalitions as partners.

Topic Area 2 - Power Sector

Scalable innovations in the power sector including distributed energy delivery models that emphasize affordability and demand flexibility (e.g., pricing, rates, or tariffs). Other ideas include fuel switching to net zero carbon fuels, electrification, microgrids, supply chain and/or procurement strategies. that support economic, health, and job benefits in disadvantaged communities. Teams should consider utilities or regulatory agencies as partners.

Topic Area 3 - Buildings

Innovative strategies for creating net zero commercial and residential buildings, including opportunities in the multi-family sector or at community facilities. Approaches include the adoption of building engineering, construction, and retrofit programs that account for occupant behavior, technology integration, and procurement of energy efficient material or the wider use of performance standards to drive outcomes (electrification, decarbonization, resilience). Teams should consider experts in affordable housing or building performance as partners.

Strategic or Cross-Cutting Projects

Applicants are not bound to a single area above. Any team should feel free to propose innovative ideas across the topics above (e.g., deployment of virtual power plants, distribution system needs to accommodate heavy duty electric vehicles).

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Oregon Water/ Wastewater Financing Program

By GrantMatch Team on Jul 18, 2023 9:12:14 AM

Millions in Funding is available for rural water projects!

The Water/Wastewater Financing Program provides low-cost financing for design and construction of public infrastructure needed to ensure compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act or the Clean Water Act.
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Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program

By GrantMatch Team on Jul 13, 2023 9:58:15 AM

$3.5 billion in funding for community connectivity!

The Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant (NAE) Program provides funds for projects that improve walkability, safety, and affordable transportation access. The program supports context-sensitive strategies and addresses existing transportation facilities that create barriers to community connectivity or negative impacts on the human or natural environment, especially in disadvantaged or underserved communities.
The program also provides funding for planning and capacity-building activities in disadvantaged or underserved communities as well as funding for technical assistance to units of local government to facilitate efficient and effective contracting, design, and project delivery and to build capacity for delivering surface transportation projects.
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Battlefield Interpretation Grants

By GrantMatch Team on Jun 29, 2023 1:54:11 PM

1 Million in funding for battlefield interpretation

Battlefield Interpretation Grants (BIG) empower recipients to modernize and enhance battlefield education and interpretation – to inspire wonder, understanding and empathy at the places that witnessed some of our nation’s most challenging events. This grant program encourages the use of technology to connect with visitors through videos, mobile apps, interpretive signs, augmented reality and more.
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Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling, Reprocessing, and Battery Collection

By GrantMatch Team on Jun 21, 2023 10:13:11 AM

$10 million grants are available FOR battery recycling in the usa!

This program will provide funding to support the recycling of consumer electronics batteries and battery-containing devices to help build a robust domestic critical material supply chain for EV batteries in the United States.

Topic Area 1: Expanding Consumer Participation in Consumer Electronics Battery Recycling Programs

The objective of this topic area is to develop and implement an education and/or behavior change campaign to increase participation by consumers in existing battery recycling programs. This objective aims to support the Federal Consortium for  Advanced Batteries (FCAB) National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries goal of achieving 90% recycling of consumer electronics batteries by 2030.

Topic Area 2: Improving the Economics of Recycling Consumer Electronics Batteries

The objective of this topic area is to improve the economics of recycling consumer electronics batteries sufficiently to generate a greater market demand for recycling these batteries. There are multiple strategies that individually or in combination can help achieve this goal, such as improving the logistics and processes involved with collection, transportation, storage, and dismantling of EOL batteries (including designing for sustainability). In order to complement and support existing DOE programs that focus on the technical aspects of physically and chemically recycling batteries, this topic area is specifically aimed at reducing the costs associated with actions and steps taken before the chemical processes of reclaiming value from batteries at a recycling facility.

Topic Area 3: State and Local Programs for Consumer Electronics Battery Collection, Recycling and Reprocessing

The objective of this topic area is to establish programs that will assist States and units of local government in the establishment or enhancement of battery
collection, recycling, and reprocessing. Applications should strive to achieve sustainable investments in establishing state or local recycling processes and

Topic Area 4: Retailer Programs for Consumer Electronics Battery Collection

The objective of this topic area is to establish and/or implement programs with retailers that will provide battery collection. Programs can focus on any or all of
these recycling steps such as collecting, handling, sorting, storing, and transporting spent and discarded batteries and electronics containing batteries. They do not need to address or propose industrial or chemical processes for recycling. Activities should address key challenges such as transportation; collection/storage; and overall communication, training, and public information. Each program must report on the number of battery collection points established or enhanced and the quantity of material collected.

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PET Recycling Coalition Grant Program

By GrantMatch Team on Jun 14, 2023 1:45:11 PM

$575,000 grants are available for plastic recycling across the USA!

This grant program is administered by The Recycling Partnership’s PET Recycling Coalition, which brings together a robust group of stakeholders to drive improvements that transform the PET recycling landscape.

The purpose of the PET Recycling Coalition’s Grant Program is to facilitate a number of distinct yet interrelated improvements related to the circularity of PET packaging in the United States:

  • Increasing the capture of PET at MRFs, secondary sortation facilities, and/or PET reclaimers by improving process effectiveness and reducing yield loss;
  • Increasing the number of local recycling programs accepting PET non-bottle rigids (e.g. thermoformed clamshells, cups, trays;
  • Increasing the recycling viability of pigmented and/or opaque PET;
  • Optimizing the supply of rPET by aligning rPET characteristics with end market needs.
This program focuses on equipment and process investments that contribute to these desired outcomes. All projects must result in the successful ongoing return of PET to manufacturing use, with preference given to systems returning PET to packaging manufacturing use.
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Community Infrastructure Fund (Delta Region)

By GrantMatch Team on Jun 13, 2023 3:28:34 PM

$29 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR Mississippi Delta Communities!

The Community Infrastructure Fund will provide funding for community-based and regional projects in the Delta Regional Authority service area that address basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, and flood control.

Program priorities

  • Encourage stakeholders to make programmatic and policy-related changes to prioritize equity and cultural context
  • Investments in economically distressed communities and in support of inclusive, sustainable rural communities with access to services; funding; and programs that enable career stability, such as healthcare, housing, education, and food security
  • Collaboration among states, economic development districts, institutions of higher education, the private sector, philanthropic organizations, and region residents
  • Collaborative, innovative, and evidence-based practices to rapidly reinvest taxpayer dollars in communities
  • Use data to inform decisions regarding grants and investments and track outcomes from those initiatives; facilitate thought leadership and data-sharing in order to promote transparency while monitoring emerging challenges and ongoing progress
  • Address the challenges and needs today and for the future
  • The use of resilient construction methods and materials to protect against natural disasters
  • Clean energy demonstration projects that support weatherization and other energy efficiency improvements to reduce energy costs, and which include clean energy manufacturing and workforce development
  • Increasing historically underserved community access to affordable, healthy food
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Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

By GrantMatch Team on May 31, 2023 10:37:18 AM

$500 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR Conservation Projects!

Through RCPP, NRCS employs a co-investment approach through which the agency and partners collaborate to implement natural resource conservation activities. The following are three key principles of RCPP.



RCPP proposals must offer effective and compelling solutions that address one or more natural resource concerns to help solve natural resource challenges. Partners are responsible for evaluating a project’s outcomes.

Partner Contributions

By statute, partners are responsible for identifying any combination of cash and in-kind support that provides a significant portion of the overall costs of the project. Proposals will be evaluated, in part, on the contribution of non-Federal resources to the project. NRCS makes investments through the RCPP to leverage the partner’s investments in the project.

Partnerships and Management

NRCS seeks projects that integrate multiple conservation approaches, implement new technologies, build new partnerships, or effectively employ program flexibilities to deliver conservation solutions. Partners must have experience, expertise, and capacity for managing the partnership and project, providing outreach to producers, quantifying the environmental (and when possible, economic and social) outcomes of an RCPP project, and consistently providing technical assistance that follows NRCS or negotiated project-specific technical requirements. RCPP ranking criteria give priority consideration to applicants that meaningfully engage historically underserved farmers and ranchers as well as those that coordinate with other Federal, State, Tribal, or local efforts. 

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