— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreements in support of communities directly affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this RFP is to assist local communities facing environmental justice challenges in addressing and adapting community responses to local long-term environmental and/or public health issues as they relate directly to the oil spill. $300K expected to be available, up to 10 awards anticipated. Responses due 10/4/10. Funding for projects is limited to areas in AL, FL, LA, MS, and TX directly affected by the spill.
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/ej/grants/bp-spill-grants.html (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Renewable Energy Feasibility Grants. This RFP will provide funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy systems. $3 million expected to be available, up to 110 awards anticipated. Reponses due 10/5/10.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=56574 (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Fellowships. This program will provide fellowships to pre- and postdoctoral students in the agricultural, forestry, and food sciences. Priority research areas include, but are not limited to, securing America’s energy future through renewable biofuels, and mitigating and adapting agriculture to variations in climate. $6 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $130K.
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/afri_rfa.html (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of the Interior requests proposals for Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Rare Plants. The purpose of this project is to understand how rare plant populations could respond to climate change. Results will be made available to scientists and federal land managers to help improve conservation and management of federal trust resources. $995K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated. Responses due 9/15/10.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=57096 (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of the Interior requests proposals for Projected Climate Change Relevant to BLM-Managed Lands on Alaska’s North Slope. The purpose of this program is to create grid models of the effects of climate change on the North Slope of Alaska and National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). The work product will be used to enhance the description of the affected environment. $90K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated. Responses due 9/13/10.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=56716 (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Energy Production with Innovative Methods of Geothermal Heat Recovery. This RFP will support geothermal energy R&D projects that: 1) Address environmental risk factors associated with recovery of heat from the subsurface consistent and seek to ensure that geothermal energy development is consistent with the highest practicable standards, 2) Add innovative methods for extracting heat from geologic formations lacking hydrocarbons, and 3) Aim to reduce the Levelized Cost of Electricity for new methods of geothermal energy production to $0.10 kWh to $0.06 kWh. Up to $22 million expected to be available, up to 15 awards anticipated. Pre-applications due 10/1/10, final proposals due 11/30/10.
https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000336&agency=DOE (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development request proposals for the HOPE VI Revitalization Grants Program. HOPE VI Revitalization grants assist Public Housing Authorities in areas including but not limited too: Improving the living environment for public housing residents of severely distressed public housing projects through the demolition, rehabilitation, reconfiguration, or replacement of obsolete public housing projects; and building sustainable communities. HUD encourages development that increases resource efficiency, promotes green development, reduces green house gas emissions and promotes healthy living environments for residents. Lead applicant must be Public Housing Authorities that have severely distressed housing in their inventory. $124 million expected to be available, up to 5 awards anticipated. Responses due 11/22/10.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=56894 (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development requests proposals for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative – Round 1. Choice Neighborhoods seeks to employ a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Core goals include but are not limited to: 1) Transforming distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long-term. HUD’s expectation for Choice Neighborhoods are properties with low per unit energy consumption, healthy indoor air quality; 2) Transforming neighborhoods of poverty into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to well-functioning services, high quality public schools, public transportation, and improved access to jobs. Planning and Implementation grants will be awarded. $65 million expected to be available, up to 19 awards anticipated. Responses due 10/26/10.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=56918 (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development request proposals for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). ICDBG supports the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate-income. Funds may be used to improve housing stock, provide community facilities, improve infrastructure, and expand job opportunities. Area of interest include, but are not limited to: Energy Efficiency/Green Development, and Lead-Based Paint Evaluation and Hazard Control. Lead applicants must be Indian tribes or tribal organizations on behalf of Indian tribes. $65 million expected to be available. Responses due 10/27/10.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=56858 (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The National Science Foundation requests proposals for Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. This program provides support to centers to conduct fundamental research to better position themselves as leaders in emerging areas that could benefit the industries that they serve. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Energy and the Environment; and Advanced Manufacturing. $1.6 million expected to be available, up to 10 awards anticipated. Responses due 2/2/11.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10601/nsf10601.htm (***)(posted 9/8/10)
— The National Science Foundation requests proposals for Manufacturing Enterprise Systems. This program supports research on design, planning, and control of operations in manufacturing enterprises. Research projects addressing energy efficiency and renewable energy have been awarded in 2010. Responses due 10/1/10.
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13342&org=NSF (***)(posted 9/8/10)
(***) Funding/RFP notice provided by Laurie Brown, formerly of the US Department of Energy.