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Grant Opportunities


There are a variety of funding sources outside of the Hudson River Foundation and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) that support scientific research, community engagement, planning, and management of the Hudson River and its estuary. Alternate sources of funding are available on a federal, state, and local level.

Listed below are relevant funding opportunities currently accepting applications.

NOAA: Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities — Applications due October 5, 2022

Up to $10 million in funding is available for habitat restoration and resilience awards for underserved communities though NOAA’s FY2022 Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Through this funding, NOAA will engage underserved communities in habitat restoration activities that promote resilient ecosystems and communities. It will provide capacity for these communities to more fully participate in developing future transformational habitat projects. This engagement is intended to ensure that communities are integral to the visioning and decision-making for coastal habitat restoration projects affecting their communities, and that the benefits of such projects flow back to underserved communities.

NJDEP Hudson Raritan Estuary Urban Rain Garden Grant— Applications due November 7, 2022

This competitive grant solicitation is to provide funds to design and construct urban rain gardens and similar small-scale types of bioretention facilities that use soils and vegetation to improve stormwater quality and reduce runoff.

Applicants for the Hudson Raritan Estuary Urban Rain Garden Grant must be a New Jersey government agency or a non-profit organization proposing a rain garden or similar small-scale type of bioretention facility. Funds are available only for the design and/or construction of a project. Projects must be located in New Jersey, and located with a water shed of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary as defined on the Area of Eligibility map. Projects must consist of the construction (if design is already complete) or design and construction of a small-scale bioretention system, such as an urban rain garden or a bioswale.

EPA's EJ Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program — Applications due November 1, 2022

This Request for Applications (RFA) provides a total of up to $100 million in funding for the establishment of 5 – 10 technical assistance centers across the nation serving communities with environmental justice concerns and their partners.

Awards will be issued as cooperative agreements and EPA will be substantially involved in the operation of the centers. The specific number of awards and the amounts may vary from these estimates. Awardees will be required to provide an array of direct technical assistance services to underserved communities and those working to address environmental justice issues over the period of performance.