Sustainable Construction in Indian Country, Deadline March 25

Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program will fund proposals that encourage the use of sustainable construction practices in Native American housing.

HUD seeks applications in four broad areas: demonstration, technical assistance, curriculum development/training, and information dissemination related to sustainable construction in the Native Community.

Grantees should document the impact of one or more innovative approaches to sustainable construction in Indian Country, identify a set of lessons learned, and then develop, deploy or distribute a tool highlighting those lessons. This tool should support learning without the need for instructors, facilitators or other external assistance. The training media may include, but are not limited to, a blog, DVD, publication, and video. Media of this type is expected to be maintained by the grantee until the end of the agreement.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Foundations
  • Think tanks
  • Consortia
  • Institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Other entities that will sponsor a researcher, expert(s) or analyst(s)

Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $50,000

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Sustainable Construction in Indian Country, Deadline March 25

Economic Development Assistance (EDA), 2013 Deadlines

by Heather Brady

To be considered during a particular funding cycle, completed applications must be validated and time-stamped at by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the applicable funding cycle deadline. Alternatively, paper applications may be delivered to the applicable regional office. Paper applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. local time in the applicable regional office on the funding cycle deadline and the applicant must use a delivery confirmation service from their selected carrier. If your application is received after the deadline, it will be considered late and will not be reviewed by EDA for that funding cycle. EDA will not accept facsimile or email transmissions of applications.

The next funding cycle deadlines are:

March 13, 2013 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2013;

June 13, 2013 for funding cycle 4 of FY 2013 ; and

September 13, 2013 for funding cycle 1 of FY 2014.

The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job creation and attracting private investment. Specifically, under the Economic Development Assistance programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement, EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. Through the EDAP FFO, EDA solicits applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Pursuant to EDA’s authorizing statute, the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (PWEDA), eligible applicants for and eligible recipients of EDA investment assistance include a(n): (i) District Organization; (ii) Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes; (iii) State, city, or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (iv) institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or (v) public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State. See section 3 of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. § 3122) and 13 C.F.R. § 300.3. EDA is not authorized to provide grants directly to individuals or to for-profit entities seeking to start or expand a private business. Such requests may be referred to State or local agencies, or to non-profit economic development organizations serving the region in which the project will be located.

EDA provides strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment to support development in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from both rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets to support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

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Economic Development Assistance (EDA), 2013 Deadlines

Dow Community Grants, Deadline March 31

Community Grants

Grant Timeline

  • 2nd Cycle
    • Application Deadline – march 31, 2013
    • Notification Date – May 1, 2013

by Heather Brady

The Community Grants category includes yearly grants for Community projects.

The companyGIVES Community Grant Program provides funding for projects that contribute to the success of local communities with the objective of making them better places to live and work. Grants are given to one-time projects that have the potential to provide visible, long-term, sustainable benefits for community members.

Applicants must be charitable or non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation. Faith-based non-profit organizations may qualify, provided their proposed project is for the benefit of the community as a whole rather than just the members of their congregation or organization.

Projects must be initiated by the non-profit organization and contribute to Dow’s global community success and local quality of life impact in at least one of the following areas:

Science – Enhancing understanding of the roles of chemicals and plastics in the chemical industry or having the potential to increase interest in careers and opportunities linked to chemistry, engineering, technology and other sciences
Community Success – Promotes job creation, meets community defined needs, provides permanent improvement to the social infrastructure of a disadvantaged or underprivileged section of the community or provides funding for materials or tools which will be widely available within a community or will offer long-term benefit to the community
Sustainability and Innovation – Enhances or protects the natural environment or raises awareness among a broad public audience of environmental issues and relationship to social and economic consideration

Projects should also align to local Community Success goals. To meet Dow’s goals for Community Success, requests for funding should also show how a proposed project will impact community residents and include details about how the community will learn of Dow’s involvement.

A selection committee will review grant applications and choose grant recipients.

  • Applicants should request only the amount needed to fund the project
  • Funding cannot be used for operating expenses, personal computers, travel expenses, dues, advertising, fund raising events, giveaways or prizes, individual scholarships, dues and memberships or lobbying expenses
  • If additional funding is required to complete the project, the funding sources must be secured and confirmed prior to applying for a Dow Community Grant
  • Application should not exceed 4 pages in length, including the project description and itemized budget.
  • Applications must be signed by the organization’s Executive Director or equivalent

What kinds of projects do not apply?

  • Those submitted by for-profit businesses, religious organizations for the sole benefit of the organization, individual sports teams, political organizations or candidates, labor unions, homeowners’ associations or individuals

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Dow Community Grants, Deadline March 31