Grant Opportunities

Locating Funding Resources

The US Department of Transportation maintains a list of key notices of funding opportunities.

The US Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs maintains a multi-agency strategy to improve awareness of, access to, and utilization of federal funding resources for Tribal governments, and more.

The National League of Cities (NLC) Funding Opportunities includes nearly 400 funding opportunities from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Assistance to Firefighters

  • Title and Number:  Assistance to Firefighters – DHS-23-GPD-044-00-98
  • Agency:  U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Deadline:  March 8, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  FY2023 below is expected to be the same for FY2024 (any updates will be posted)
  • ·         100,000 or fewer people, no more than $1M
  • ·         100,001 – 500,000 people, no more than $2M
  • ·         500,001 – 1,000,000 people, no more than $3M
  • Period of Performance:  24 months
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  2,000

Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC): A Research and Action Competition Driven by Community Priorities

  • Title and Number:  Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC): A Research and Action Competition Driven by Community Priorities – NSF 24-534
  • Agency:  National Science Foundation
  • Deadline:  May 1, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  Stage 1: up to $75,000 for six months; Stage 2: up to $1,000,000 for up to 12 months.
  • Available Funding: $22,300,000 to $25,600,000
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  35 to 40 Planning Grants (Stage 1); 15 to 20 Stage 2 recipients will be selected from Stage 1 for awards up to $1,000,000 for up to 12 months.
  • Match Required:  No

Indoor Air Pollution in Schools

  • Title and Number:  Indoor Air Pollution in Schools – EPA-R-OAR-APS-24-02
  • Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency
  • Deadline:  March 19, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  $5,000,000 to $8,000,000 (for up to 5 years)
  • Available Funding:  $32,000,000
  • Number of Anticipated Awards: four to six awards
  • Match Required:  No

Good Neighbor Authority (GNA)

  • Title and Number:  Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) L24AS00188
  • Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
  • Deadline:  May 24, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  Minimum $5,000; Maximum $800,000
  • Funding Instrument Type:  CA – Cooperative Agreement
  • Available Funding:  $2,260,000
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  8
  • Project Period:  Once awarded, projects cannot be for more than a five-year period
  • Match Required:  No

Denali Commission Rural Projects

  • Deadline:  April 12, 2024
  • Grant Amount:   $150,000 up to $2,000,000 depending on program area.
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  60
  • Match Required:  Yes; amount is dependent on program area (see page 16 of funding opportunity)

Indoor Air Pollution at Schools

  • Agency:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Deadline: March 19, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  $5,000,000 to $8,000,000
  • Available Funding:  $32,000,000
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  4 to 6 awards to support 5 years of IAQ and GHG reduction activities
  • Match Required:  No

Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants

  • Agency:  USDA- Rural Utilities Service
  • Deadline:  Rolling
  • Grant Amount: Unspecified
  • Available Funding: $247,250,000
  • Number of Anticipated Awards: Unspecified
  • Match Required: None

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

  • Agency:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights
  • Deadline:  November 21, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  Track 1: $10M to $20M
  • Available Funding:  Approximately $1.96 billion  
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  Track 1:  up to 150 awards; Track 2: up to 20 awards
  • Match Required:  No

WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for FY24 and FY25

  • Agency:  U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Deadline:  Application Period 1: February 22, 2024; Application Period 2: October 30, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  $500,000 to $5M depending on funding group (refer to page 6 of Notice.
  • Number of Anticipated Awards: 40 to 50 projects per application period
  • Match Required: 50% of project cost.

Port Infrastructure Development Program Grant

  • Agency:  US DOT Maritime Administration
  • Deadline:  April 30, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  $1M to $165M
  • Amendments:  MARAD intends to provide an amendment with more details on funding and requirements on or before February 16, 2024.
  • Available Funding: $450M (may be amended)
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  40
  • Match Required:  Yes; up to 20% (may be less for rural areas or small projects at a small port)
  • Eligibility (location of project and entity): State, County, City or township and special district governments, and Federally Recognized Tribes.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Rural and Municipal Utility; Cybersecurity (RMUC); Advanced Cybersecurity Technology (ACT) 

  • Agency:  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Deadlines:  Preapplication by 1/10/2024; Full applications by 4/24/2024 (Note: Pre-Application required to be eligible for submission of full application).
  • Grant Amount:   Topic Area 1: up to $2M; Topic Area 2: Up to $3M; Topic Area 3: up to $2M
  • Available Funding:  $70M
  • Number of Anticipated Awards: 30
  • Match Required:  Topic 1: up to $105,263; Topic Area 2: up to $157,895; Topic Area 3: n/a
  • Eligibility (location of project and entity):  Topic Area 1: Rural electric cooperatives; utilities owned by a political subdivision of a State, such as a municipality owned electric utility; those owned by any agency, authority, corporation, or instrumentality of one or more political submissions of a State; Investor-owned electronic utilities that sell less than 4,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year.Topic Areas 2 and 3: all those listed until Topic Area 1, but also including Not-for-profit entities that are in partnership with no fewer than 6 entities described under Topic Area 1.

Assistance for the Adoption of the Latest and Zero Building Energy Codes

  • Agency:  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP)
  • Deadline: First Round of Full Applications: April 30, 2024
  • Grant Amount: Individual awards may vary between $1,000,00 and $20,000,000.
  • Available Funding: $530,000,000
  • Number of Anticipated Awards: 40 to 200 awards
  • Match Required:  None
  • Eligibility: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), City or township governments, County governments, State governments, Special district governments.

Fiscal Year 2023 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

  • Agency: FEMA U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Deadline: February 29, 2024
  • Grant Amount and Available Funding: $1,000,000,000 • State/Territory Allocation Subtotal: $ 112,000,000 • Tribal Set-Aside Subtotal: $50,000,000 • State/Territory Building Code Plus-Up Subtotal: $ 112,000,000 • Tribal Building Code Plus-Up Subtotal: $25,000,000 • National Competition Subtotal: $701,000,000
  • Cost Share: 75% federal and 25% non-federal – Cost share for the BRIC program is adjusted to 90% federal and 10% non-federal for the following communities: Community Disaster Resilience Zones, Economically Disadvantaged Rural Communities.
  • Purpose of Funding: Implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program to reduce risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters
  • Eligibility: State; Muni/Borough; Tribes.

IIJA IRA Bureau of Land Management Alaska Aquatic Resource Management

  • Next Deadline: February 5, 2024
  • Later Deadline: March 8, 2024
  • NOTE: Applications will be reviewed, rated, ranked and selected by the following rounds:
    • Round 1: December 7, 2023 through February 5, 2024
    • Round 2: February 6, 2024 through March 8, 2024
  • Grant amount: US $5,000 – US $480,000
  • Fields of work: Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration, Freshwater Conservation, Fisheries, Invasive Species Control, Aquaculture, Water Resource Management
  • Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity, Indigenous Group
  • Funding uses: Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building
  • Location of project: Alaska
  • Location of residency: Alaska

Rural Business Development Grants in Alaska

  • Closing Date: February 28, 2024
  • Grant amount: Unspecified amount
  • Fields of work: Rural Development
  • Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity, Indigenous Group
  • Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project
  • Location of project: Alaska
  • Location of residency: Matches: Alaska

Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program in Alaska

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Grant amount: Unspecified amount
  • Fields of work: Waste Management Sanitation & Clean Drinking Water Water Resource Management
  • Applicant type: Government Entity, Indigenous Group, Nonprofit
  • Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project
  • Location of project: Alaska
  • Location of residency: Matches: Alaska

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants in Alaska

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000
  • Fields of work: Sanitation & Clean Drinking Water
  • Applicant type: Government Entity, Indigenous Group, Nonprofit
  • Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project
  • Location of project: Alaska
  • Location of residency: Matches: Alaska

Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) – Implementation

  • Closing Date: April 1, 2024 (May 1, 2024 for tribal set-aside)
  • Granting Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
  • Appropriation Amount: $4,600,000,000
  • Grant Amount:  $2,000,000 – $250,000,000 (no cost share)
  • Announcement Date: September 20, 2023

FY22 Tribal Opioid Response Grants

  • Granting Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS
  • Appropriation Amount: $55,000,000
  • Grant Amount:  Up to ~$250,000 annually, no match
  • Announcement Date: April 27, 2022
  • Closing Date: June 27, 2022

Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages FR-6500-N-23

  • Granting Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Appropriation Amount: $76,555,025
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling: $4,000,000, Award Floor: $500,000, no match
  • Announcement Date: August 19, 2021
  • Closing Date: October 25, 2021. You do not have to submit an application for an Imminent Threat grant by the deadline established in this NOFO. These funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis until the amount set aside for this purpose is expended. The Imminent Threat request must be submitted to the Area Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) for your region in accordance with ONAP Program Guidance 2018-04, “Imminent Threat Grants”   and the requirements in 24 CFR part 1003 subpart E.