Grants

A Collection of Grants That May Be of Interest to Our Partners

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January

Urban Forest Grant

Due Date: January 1 and July 1

Funder: City of Austin

Who Qualifies: Anyone

Geographic Focus: Austin

Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/page/urban-forest-grant

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Building Resilient Infrustructure and Communities

Due Date: January 28

Funder: FEMA

Who Qualifies: Governments

Project Focus: Park Funding and Capital/Land Aquisition

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: Giving up to $1 Billion in grants

Website: https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/building-resilient-infrastructure-communities

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Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant

Due Date: January 28

Funder: NFWF

Who Qualifies: Non Profits, Government Agencies, Schools, Colleges/Universities

Project Focus: Restoration of Coastal, Wetland, and Riparian ecosystems. Programming in those spaces can also be funded with this program

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: Giving up to $1.5 million away

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Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant

Due Date: January 28

Funder: FEMA

Who Qualifies: Government Agencies

Project Focus: Flood Mitigation

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: Giving up to $160 Trillion in grants

Website: https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/floods

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April

Austin Parks Foundation - Community Grants

Due Date: April 30 and September 30

Funder: Austin Parks Foundation

Who Qualifies: Park Stakeholder Groups

Project Focus: Park activation

Geographic Focus: Projects on City of Austin Park Land

Average Grant Size: $5,000-$50,000

Website: https://austinparks.org/community-grants/

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July

Urban Forest Grant

Due Date: January 1 and July 1

Funder: City of Austin

Who Qualifies: Anyone

Geographic Focus: Austin

Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/page/urban-forest-grant

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September

Big Green Jump Start Grants

Due Date: September 21

Funder: Big Green

Who Qualifies: Schools

Project Focus Area: Green Schoolyards and Outdoor Classrooms

Geographic Focus Area: All of United States

Average Grant Size: $2,000

Website: https://biggreen.org/jumpstart/

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Austin Parks Foundation - Community Grants

Due Date: April 30 and September 30

Funder: Austin Parks Foundation

Who Qualifies: Park Stakeholder Groups

Project Focus: Park activation

Geographic Focus: Projects on City of Austin Park Land

Average Grant Size: $5,000-$50,000

Website: https://austinparks.org/community-grants/

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October

Bright Green Future School Grants

Due Date: October 1

Funder: City of Austin

Who Qualifies: Schools

Project Focus: Innovative projects to inspire students to become lifelong environmental stewards

Geographic Focus: Austin

Average Grant Size: $3,000

Website: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/bright-green-future-school-grants

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Brownfields Job Training Grant

Due Date: October 5

Funder: EPA

Who Qualifies: Non Profits and Government Agencies

Project Focus: Job Training

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: Maximum of $3,000,000

Website: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/frequently-asked-questions-about-brownfields-job-training-jt-grants

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Every Kid Outdoors Transportation Grants

Due Date: October 6

Funder: National Park Trust and USDA Forest Service

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits and Schools Who Serve Elementary Students

Project Focus Area: Transportation to Public Lands

Geographic Focus Area: United States

Average Grant Size: $5,000

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National Wildlife Foundation Student Resilince Ambassadors

Due Date: October 8

Funder: NWF

Who Qualifies: Schools

Project Focus: Project-based Learning Opportunities for Middle and High School Students looking at Watershed Resilience

Geographic Focus: Houston

Average Grant Size: $3,500

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Pisces Foundation

Due Date: October 29

Funder: Pisces Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non-Profit Organizations

Project Focus Area: Projects for equitable and culturally relevant environmental and outdoor learning

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: $50,000-$150,000

Website: https://piscesfoundation.org/rfp

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November

NOAA - Community Resilience Education Grant

Due Date: November 1

Funder: NOAA

Who Qualifies: Colleges/Universities, Schools, Non Profits, Government Agencies

Project Focus: Projects that develop collective environmental literacy to enhance community resilience and climate change

Geographic Focus: Eastern and Central United States

Average Grant Size: $250,000-$500,000

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CO-OP Grants

Due Date: November 1

Funder: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Who Qualifies: Tax-exempt organizations, such as local government, universities, school districts, and non-profits

Project Focus Area: Programming – target audiences served include low-income, ethnic minority, female, and individuals with disabilities

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: $5,000-$60,000

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People, Parks and Power (P3)

Due Date: November 4

Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits

Project Focus: Increase Park Equity and Systems Change

Geographic Focus: United State – Urban areas with a particular interest in small and midsized cities

Average Grant Size: Giving up to $500,000 per awardee

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Public Health AmeriCorps

Due Date: November 8

Funder: American Recovery Plan

Who Qualifies: Public Health Departments and Programs

Project Focus: Public Health

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: Giving up to $400 million in grants

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Department of State Health Services School Health Grant

Due Date: November 12

Funder: DSHS

Who Qualifies: Schools

Project Focus: New projects focused on nutrition education, physical education, and/or injury prevention

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: $10,000

Website: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/pdf/RFE-Flyer.pdf

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Reaching for Excellence Grant

Due Date: November 12

Funder: Texas Department of State Health Services

Who Qualifies: Schools and ISDs

Project Focus Area: Nutrition, Physical Activity or Injury Prevention

Geographic Focus Area: Texas

Average Grant Size: $10,000

Website: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/awards/

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No Set Due Date

Seed Grant Program

Funder: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Who Qualifies: Texas Schools, Non Profits, Other worthy education or child-centered organizations

Project Focus: Planting native plants

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: $500

Website: https://www.wildflower.org/seed-grants

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Student Innovative Fund

Funder: EcoRise

Who Qualifies: Texas Schools

Project Focus: Innovative student project

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: $500

Website: https://www.ecorise.org/our-work/grants/

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