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Opportunities from Partners

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.

Children's Healthy Learning Environment in Low-income and/or Minority Communities Grant - Applications due September 10, 2021

EPA is seeking grant applications through the Children’s Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities Grant from states, federally recognized Tribes, universities, local governments, non-profits and other groups to support children’s environmental health in schools and childcare settings in underserved communities. These grants support projects that advance children’s environmental health through education, training, tools and capacity building. EPA anticipates awarding ten grants of $200,000 each for up to a two-year funding period. This initiative is funded by an allocation to EPA under the American Rescue Plan. Grant applications should reflect holistic approaches for reducing environmental exposures in schools and childcare settings through capacity building, trainings and technical assistance. Proposals should also demonstrate a broad reach and collaborative problem-solving with appropriate partners. To learn more about eligibility and to register for an informational webinar, click here.

Department of the Interior Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Grant Program - Applications due September 24th, 2021

In August 2021, the Department of the Interior announced that the National Park Service will distribute $150 million to local communities through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) grant program. Those interested will need to go through their state’s main contact, which can be found here. Read more here about the granting program and how to apply.




EPA Sustainable Materials Management Grant - Applications due October 1, 2021

The EPA seeks grant applications that support the EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, for the benefit of States or communities within EPA Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and eight Indian Nations). (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product’s entire life cycle, we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources and reduce costs. Specifically, this RFA addresses the following programmatic priorities: Sustainable Management of Food, and Sustainable Packaging. More information is available here.

EPA Brownfields Job Training Grants FY 2022 - Applications due October 5th, 2021

EPA announced the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Brownfields Job Training  programs that recruit, train and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment across a spectrum of brownfield-related activities. More information is available here.