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 Infrastructure and Communities

Due Date: January 28, 2022

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, 2022

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, 2022

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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Conservation Wrangler

Due Date: January 31, 2022

Funder: Texan by Nature

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits, City Governments, Conservation Groups

Project Focus: Conservation Projects

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: Programmatic Support

Website: https://texanbynature.org/programs/conservation-wrangler/

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February

Monarch Garden Grants

Due Date: February 15, 2022

Funder: Native Plant Society of Texas

Who Qualifies: Nature Centers, Schools

Project Focus: Monarch Gardens

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: $400

Website: http://npsot.org/wp/monarchs/

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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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May

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

Due Date: May 12, 2021

Funder: EPA

Who Qualifies: Government Agencies, Non-Profits

Project Focus: Local environmental and public health issues

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: Up to $75,000

Website: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-small-grants-program

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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

Effective Teaching and Leading RFP

Due Date: September 14, 2021

Funder: Communities Foundation of Texas

Who Qualifies: Schools

Project Focus: Education

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: up to $500,000

Website: https://www.cftexas.org/nonprofits/apply-for-a-grant/effective-teaching-rfp

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Big Green Jump Start Grants

Due Date: September 21, 2021

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, 2021

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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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Local Parks Grant

Due Date: October 1, 2021

Funder: TPWD

Who Qualifies: Government Agencies

Project Focus: Land acquisition and development

Geographic Focus: Texas

Match: 50%

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Brownfields Job Training Grant

Due Date: October 5, 2021

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

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Every Kid Outdoors Transportation Grants

Due Date: October 6, 2021

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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Conservation Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3)

Due Date: October 8, 2021

Funder: Richard King Mellon Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits

Project Focus: Activation of Conservation and Outdoor Activity Enthusiasts

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: Up to $250,000

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National Wildlife Foundation Student Resilince Ambassadors

Due Date: October 8, 2021

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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Garden Voices Mini Grant

Due Date: October 11, 2021

Funder: Fruitful Commons

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits and community groups

Project Focus: Community gardens

Geographic Focus: Travis County

Average Grant Size: Up to $500-$3,000

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Healthy Choices Grant

Due Date: October 15, 2021

Funder: Oliver Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits and schools

Project Focus: Healthy eating and physical activity

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: Up to $5,000

Website: http://www.oliverfoundation.com/pro_Grants.html

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Pisces Foundation

Due Date: October 29, 2021

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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Austin Public Health - Healthy Living Mini-Grants

Due Date: October 31, 2021

Funder: Austin Public Health

Who Qualifies: Government Agencies, Non-Profits, Schools and Universities

Project Focus: Public Health issues

Geographic Focus: Austin and Travis County

Average Grant Size: Up to $2,500

Website: https://www.healthyplaceshealthypeople.org/minigrant/

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November

NOAA - Community Resilience Education Grant

Due Date: November 1, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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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Mountain Dew Outdoor Grants

Due Date: November 8, 2021

Funder: Mtn Dew

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits

Project Focus: Conservation and Access

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: $5,000

Website: https://dewoutdoorgrants.com/

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Public Health AmeriCorps

Due Date: November 8, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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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EJ4Climate: Environmental Justice and Climate Resilence

Due Date: November 14, 2021

Funder: Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Who Qualifies: Community Based Organizations

Project Focus: Climate Related Impacts

Geographic Focus: United States, Canada and Mexico

Average Grant Size: up to $200,000

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December

Environmental Education Grants

Due Date: December 6, 2021

Funder: EPA

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits, Local Schools, State Education or Environmental Agencies, Colleges/Universities, Non-Commercial Education Broadcasting Entities, Tribal Education Agencies

Project Focus: Environmental Education Projects

Geographic Focus: United States

Average Grant Size: $50,000-$100,00

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Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non Profits

Project Focus: Environment

Geographic Focus: Houston

Average Grant Size: Give an average of $3 million annually

Website: https://herzsteinfoundation.org/application-guidelines/

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Cullen Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits

Project Focus: Education

Geographic Focus: Houston

Average Grant Size: Give out an average of $44,000,000 per year

Website: https://cullenfdn.org/grant-guidelines/

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Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits

Project Focus: Land conservation, sustainability education, water

Geographic Focus: Texas

Website: https://cgmf.org/p/funding.html

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Ed Rachal Foundation

Who Qualifies: Non-Profits

Project Focus: Education

Geographic Focus: Coastal Bend

Website: https://www.edrachal.org/grant-guidelines/

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Environmental Fund of Texas

Who Qualifies: Non-Profit Organizations

Project Focus: Water, Native Wildlife, Environmental Education, Natural Areas

Geographic Focus: Texas

Average Grant Size: $2,500-50,000

Website: https://www.efundtexas.org/become-a-sponsor

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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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