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Environmental Literacy for Illinois

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 Grant Opportunities

 
 Updated February 5, 2018
  
National Fish Habitat Action Plan, 2018 (CFDA No. 15.608)
Purpose: To conserve and manage fish and wildlife species, including minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species; and to protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as described in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: Not specified; awards between $5,000 and $300,000.
Deadline: Not specified; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Contact: Cecilia Lewis, Tel. (703) 358-2102, E-mail: cecilia_lewis@fws.gov.
 
 
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research
Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE) (CFDA Nos. 47.041 and 47.076)
Purpose: To enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research, promote the development of new knowledge, enhance the research productivity of individual faculty, and expand the presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Eligibility: Minority-serving institutions of higher education; individuals from active CREST Centers; and individuals that have earned a doctoral degree, or expect to have earned a doctoral degree prior to the required start date of the fellowship.
Funding: $19.3 million; awards of up to $5 million.
Deadline: 2/8/2018.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement (CFDA No. 66.306)
Purpose: To support community-based organizations in collaborating and partnering with local stakeholder groups in developing and implementing solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. Projects must demonstrate the use of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem- Solving Model to support collaborative efforts during the project period.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks and faith-based or religious-affiliated organizations; and Native American tribal governments and organizations.
Funding: $1.2 million; awards of up to $120,000.
Deadline: 2/16/2018.
Contact: Jacob Burney, Tel. (202) 564-2907, E-mail: burney.jacob@epa.gov.
 
 
 
Save America’s Treasures—Collections (CFDA No. 15.904)
Purpose: To provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic collections.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, city, or township governments; nonprofits; and independent school districts.
Funding: $4.8 million; awards between $25,000 and $500,000.
Deadline: 2/21/2018.
Contact: Megan Brown, Tel. (202) 354-2020, E-mail: preservation_grants_info@nps.gov.
 
 
Save America’s Treasures—Preservation (Construction) Projects (CFDA No. 15.904)
Purpose: To provide preservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, city, or township governments; nonprofits; and independent school districts.
Funding: $4.8 million; awards between $125,000 and $500,000.
Deadline: 2/21/2018.
Contact: Megan Brown, Tel. (202) 354-2020, E-mail: preservation_grants_info@nps.gov.
 
 
North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2019 U.S. Standard Grants (CFDA No. 15.623)
Purpose: To support public-private partnerships in carrying out projects that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, involving long-term protection, restoration, enhancement, and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats that benefit migratory birds.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $50 million; awards between $100,000 and $1 million.
Deadline: 2/23/2018.
Contact: Stacy M. Sanchez, Tel. (703) 358-2017, E-mail: stacy_sanchez@fws.gov.
 
 
Dimensions of Biodiversity (CFDA No. 47.074)
Purpose: To fill substantial gaps in the understanding of the diversity of life on Earth, focusing on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $15 million; awards between $750,000 and $2 million.
Deadline: 2/28/2018.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
 
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for
Museum Staff—A Museums for America Special Initiative (CFDA No. 45.301)
Purpose: To support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic changes within the museum.
Eligibility: Museums.
Funding: $2 million; awards between $5,000 and $250,000.
Deadline: 3/1/2018.
Contact: Mark Isaksen, Tel. (202) 653-4667, E-mail: misaksen@imls.gov or Jill Connors-Joyner, Tel. (202) 653-4791, E-mail: jconnors-joyner@imls.gov.
 
 
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic- Serving Institutions (CFDA No. 47.076)
Purpose: To enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-serving institutions and increase the retention and graduation rate of students pursuing STEM associate or baccalaureate degrees.
Eligibility: Accredited undergraduate institutions that offer programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and have at least a 25% enrollment of Hispanic students.
Funding: $30 million.
Deadline: 3/6/2018.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
NOAA Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Grants Under the U.S. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (CFDA No. 11.463)
Purpose: To provide technical and financial assistance to habitat restoration projects that restore coastal habitats and support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s goal of protecting and restoring habitats to sustain healthy populations of native fish species.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher education; nonprofits; for-profit organizations; and state, local, and Native American tribal governments.
Funding: $10 million; awards between $50,000 and $10 million.
Deadline: 3/12/2018.
Contact: Rina Studds, Tel. (301) 427-8651, E-mail: rina.studds@noaa.gov.
 
 
Environmental Education Local Grants Programs for Region 5—Solicitation Notice for 2018 (CFDA No. 66.951)
Purpose: To support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and that provide participants with the skills needed to make informed decisions and take responsible actions towards the environment.
Eligibility: Local education agencies, colleges and universities, state education or environmental agencies, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, and noncommercial educational broadcasting entities as defined and licensed by the FCC.
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Funding: $300,000; awards between $50,000 and $100,000.
Deadline: 3/15/2018.
Contact: Karen Scott, E-mail: eegrants@epa.gov.
 
 
Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the Education of K-12
Students and the Public for Community Resilience (CFDA No. 11.008)
Purpose: To support the education of K-12 students and the public so that they are knowledgeable of the ways in which communities can be more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards and help achieve that resilience.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher education; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; other nonprofits, including museums, zoos, and aquariums; state and local government agencies; and Indian tribal governments.
Funding: $2 million; awards between $250,000 and $500,000.
Deadline: 4/6/2018.
Contact: E-mail: oed.grants@noaa.gov.
 
 
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CFDA Nos. 47.041, 47.049, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, 47.079)
Purpose: To research effective factors in the formation of ethical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) researchers and approaches to help develop these factors in all National Science Foundation research fields.
Eligibility: Academic institutions (includes universities, two- and four-year colleges, and community colleges) on behalf of faculty; nonprofit, non-academic organizations; and independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations.
Funding: $3.15 million.
Deadline: 4/17/2018.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program, FY 2018 (CFDA No. 11.463)
Purpose: To increase the resilience of U.S. coastal communities and ecosystems, including those in the Great Lakes basin, by conserving and restoring sustainable ecosystem processes and functions and by reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities and infrastructure to the impacts of extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments; institutions of higher education; state, county, city, or municipality governments; nonprofit organizations; and for-profit organizations. Applicants must conduct projects in coastal areas in Illinois or 35 other states or U.S. territories.
Funding: $9 million; awards between $75,000 and $2 million.
Deadline: 5/7/2018.
Contact: Melanie Gange, Tel. (301) 427-8664, E-mail: melanie.gange@noaa.gov.
 
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, 2018 (CFDA No. 15.662)
Purpose: To fund and implement wetland (coastal and interior) and associated upland habitat restoration and enhancement projects for conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, especially migratory birds and federally listed species, to be completed on privately owned (non-federal or state) lands, particularly those within the Great Lakes Areas of Concern watershed and coastal zones.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and organizations; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, special district, city, or township governments; nonprofits; small businesses; for-profit organizations, other than small businesses; individuals; and independent school districts.
Funding: $425,000; awards between $500 and $25,000.
Deadline: 7/30/2018.
Contact: Sergio Pierluissi, Tel. (612) 713-5475, E-mail: sergio_pierluissi@fws.gov.
 
 
Recovery Implementation Fund Grants, FY 2018 (CFDA No. 15.657)
Purpose: To provide financial assistance in securing information about endangered, threatened, or candidate species; to aid in the recovery of these species; keep them being listed on the Endangered Species list; and help conserve the habitat that they depend on, as part of an approved species recovery plan.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $1 million.
Deadline: 7/31/2018.
Contact: Kelly Niland, Tel. (703) 358-2492, E-mail: kelly_niland@fws.gov.
 
 
 
Coastal (CFDA No. 15.630)
Purpose: To provide technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners using cooperative agreements to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitats on public and private lands for the benefit of federal trust species.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $13 million; awards of up to $500,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2018.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567,
 
 
 
Partners for Fish and Wildlife (CFDA No. 15.631)
Purpose: To provide direct technical and financial assistance to private landowners using cooperative agreements to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitats for the benefit of federal trust resources.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $52 million; awards of up to $750,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2018.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567, E-mail: patrick_schulze@fws.gov.
 
 
Coastal Program—Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (CFDA No. 15.662)
Purpose: To provide technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitats on public and private lands in the Great Lakes Basin as part of a voluntary, incentive-based program.
Eligibility: State, county, special district, city, or township governments; nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; state, public, and private institutions of higher education; public or Indian housing authorities; independent school districts; small businesses; for-profit organizations, other than small businesses; individuals; and Native American tribal governments and organizations.
Funding: $600,000; awards between $1,000 and $200,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2018.
Contact: Christie Deloria, Tel. (906) 226-1240, E-mail: christie_deloria@fws.gov.
 
 
 
Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15 Clinical Trial Required) (CFDA Nos. 93.173, 93.242, 93.286, and 93.865)
Purpose: To stimulate research in educational institutions that award baccalaureate or advanced degrees to a significant number of the nation’s scientists, but that have not been major recipients of National Institute of Health support, by supporting small-scale research projects that give undergraduate and/or graduate students research experience and strengthen the research environment at the institution.
Eligibility: State, public, and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $300,000.
Deadline: 1/7/2021.
Contact: E-mail: fbowebmaster@od.nih.gov.
 
 
Cooperative Agriculture (CFDA No. 15.681)
Purpose: To allow individuals and small businesses to conduct agriculture practices on National Wildlife Refuge System lands in support of System conservation and resource management objectives, through cooperative agreements that do not provide financial assistance.
Eligibility: Individuals and small businesses.
Funding: Not specified.
Deadline: 9/30/2023.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567, E-mail: patrick_schulze@fws.gov.
 

 Meetings and Actions

 
Strategy Event Date Location Attending Topic
All Meeting 9/19/2011 Springfield ISBE, IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/5/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA, Governor's Office Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/20/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 11/14/2011 Bartlett IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Presentations 11/16/2011 Chicago Chicago Wilderness Education Team and Members, IDNR Status of Plan
All Grant Application 12/4/2012 Springfield IDNR, ISBE, IEPA Submitted USEPA Grant Application