Open Grant Opportunities

The Grant Research Team is reviewing and organizing a list of grant opportunities. Here, City staff can review open opportunities, share ideas and identify future needs.

Do you know about a grant opportunity that could benefit our community? Fill out our Share A Grant Opportunity Survey and we will add it to our list.

If you have questions about grants or are looking for a contact for a possible collaboration, please view our list of Grant Contacts.

Grant Title Description Website Application Due Date
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Program Activities The purpose of the program is to advance the coordination and development of COVID-19 testing and associated products to meet current and future needs and to facilitate the transition of technology into wide use without obstacles. There is $100 million in total program funding, and HHS expects to enter into ten cooperative agreements with an award ceiling of $25 million. Applications and white papers will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis to address immediate needs once the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is published. Program Website TBD
COVID-19 Response Grant Program: Local Election Jurisdictions The purpose is to ensure local election offices have the resources they need to safely serve every voter this November. There is approximately $250 million in total program funding. The award minimum is $5,000. The award maximum is predetermined using a formula. Program Website Rolling dates beginning September 8, 2020
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 DollarWise Innovation Grant Program The purpose is to support new programs within city governments and external projects that expand economic mobility opportunities for individuals and families within underserved and underrepresented communities. There is $70,000 in total program funding. USCM expects to award seven grants of $10,000 each. Program Website December 4, 2020
2020 Energy Program for Innovation Clusters (EPIC) The purpose of the program is to support incubators, accelerators, co-working start-up communities, and other organizations that expand the growth of energy and related hardware technology development firms in regional innovation clusters. DOE expects to award $4 million in total program funding through four to eight grants, ranging from $500,000 to $1 million each. There is a 20 percent nonfederal cost share requirement. Funding Opportunity Announcement

Letter of Intent due December 9, 2020

Full application due February 3, 2021

Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Historic Preservation Fund – History of Equal Rights (HER) Preservation Grants The purpose is to support the preservation of physical sites related to the struggle of all Americans to achieve equal rights. There is $2.5 million in total program funding. NPS expects to award five grants, ranging from $15,000 to $500,000 depending on the proposed activities. There is no nonfederal match requirement. Program Website December 15, 2020
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 African American Civil Rights (AACR) Grant Program The first funding opportunity supports historic site preservation, while the other supports history projects related to African American Civil Rights. There is $15.5 million in total AACR program funding, and NPS expects to award 50 grants. Award sizes range from $15,000 to $500,000, depending on the type of project and proposed activities. There is no nonfederal match requirement. Notice of Funding Opportunity December 15, 2020
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Short Documentaries Grant Program The purpose of the program is to support production of documentaries as part of a special theme at NEH this year called “A More Perfect Union.” There is $2.5 million in total program funding, and NEH expects to award nine grants. Applicants may apply for an award up to $150,000 if producing a single film or $300,000 if producing a series. There is no cost share requirement. Program Website January 6, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Public Humanities Projects The purpose of the program is to support projects that engage humanities scholarship to bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming, analyzing themes that draw upon history, literature, ethics, and art history. NEH expects to award $5.47 million in total program funding over two upcoming deadlines, anticipating that $2.735 million will be distributed through 19 grants per deadline. Award sizes will vary by grant type. Cost sharing is not required unless federal matching funds are requested. Notice of Funding Opportunity January 6, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants The purpose is to support organizations that propose to engage AmeriCorps members in programs to strengthen communities and improves lives. An organization may receive up to $20,000 per AmeriCorps member per service year. The agency has not committed to awarding a set number of grants because Congress has not yet passed final appropriations for FY 2021. Program Website January 6, 2021
2021 Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) The purpose of the program is to support the preservation of humanities materials from deterioration, natural disasters, and human activity. NEH expects to award $1.8 million in total program funding through 15 grants of up to $350,000 each. There is not a cost share requirement. Program Website January 14, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions The purpose is to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. There is $600,000 in total program funding, and NEH expects to award 55 grants up to $15,000 each. There is no nonfederal match requirement. Program Website January 14, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Digital Humanities Advancement Grant (DHAG) Program The purpose is to support innovative digital projects that enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities and to support scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society. There is $2 million in total program funding, and NEH expects to award between 12 and 15 grants. There is generally no match requirement. Program Website January 15, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Cross-Boundary Wildfire Hazard Mitigation on Non-Federal Lands (Cross-Boundary Mitigation) The purpose of the program is to decrease hazardous fuel conditions on National Forest lands. There is no maximum funding limit. There is not a nonfederal cost share requirement, but matching is encouraged and will be considered when ranking applications. Announcement January 15, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant - Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program The purpose of the program is to support efforts that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA expects to award $160 million in total program funding. Generally, the nonfederal cost share requirement is at least 25 percent of total projects costs, but FEMA may contribute up to 100 percent in federal cost share for severe repetitive loss (SRL) properties and up to 90 percent federal cost share for repetitive loss (RL) properties. Notice of Funding Opportunity January 29, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant - Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program The purpose of the program is to support pre-disaster mitigation activities. FEMA expects to award $500 million in total program funding. There is a 25 percent nonfederal match requirement, with the exception of a ten percent nonfederal match requirement for small impoverished communities. Notice of Funding Opportunity January 29, 2021
Connected Communities Program The purpose of the program is to support the development of Connected Communities (CCs), or groups of grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) with distributed energy resources (DERs) that maximize building, community, and grid efficiency and serve as grid assets. DOE expects to award $65 million in total program funding through six to eight grants, ranging from $3 million to $7 million each. There is a 30 percent nonfederal cost share requirement. Funding Opportunity Announcement

Concept papers due February 17, 2021

Full application due March 3, 2021

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PWF) Program The purpose of the program is to support the restoration and conservation of fish and wildlife habitat on private lands. FWS expects to award $57 million in total program funding through 1500 grants of up to $750,000 each. There is no nonfederal cost share requirement, but the agency strives to achieve a minimum 1:1 cost share on selected projects. Notice of Funding Opportunity September 30, 2021
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Coastal Program The purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners for community-based programs to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. There is $13 million in total program funding. FWS expects to enter into 250 cooperative agreements up to $500,000 each. There is no nonfederal match requirement. Program Website Rolling dates until September 30, 2021

Grant Needs

Do you have a program in need of grant funding? Fill out our Grant Needs Survey and we will research potential funding opportunities.