MDOT has announced a new grant program – TEDF Category B, or the Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF). The CIF provides grants to selected cities and villages with populations less than 10,000 for road improvements. Eligible projects include reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation and capital preventive maintenance of city or village streets. The maximum annual grant is $250,000 – at least a 50% match is required.
The following guidelines apply:
- Geographic distribution will be used as one of the criteria for grant selection. Eligible agencies may apply for a grant in consecutive fiscal years.
- Grant applications for roadwork associated with other infrastructure projects, such as water and sewer projects, will be given additional consideration during review. However, the costs associated with the other infrastructure work are not eligible for Category B funding.
- Applications for projects that are multi-jurisdictional in nature, even if the other jurisdiction is not using nor is eligible for Category B funding, will be given extra consideration during review.
- Applications for projects on roadways that are not eligible for funding through the Federal Highway Administration or TEDF Category D will be given additional consideration.
- Finally, for this round, additional consideration will be given to applications for projects that can be completed by the end of the 2019 construction season.
Applications are now being accepted for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020. Contact us for more information! To learn more about GFA please visit our website – http://gfa.tc.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced an open application period for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 general Local Safety Program. Federal funds for the general Local Safety Program are to be used for highway safety improvements on the local roadway system. All locally controlled roadways, regardless of National Functional Classification, are eligible. The FY 2018 federal budget for this program is estimated at $6,000,000.
Local Agencies may submit more than one project application for consideration. Federal safety funds shall not exceed $600,000 per project or a maximum amount of $2,000,000 per Local Agency (HSIP and HRRR combined) for the fiscal year. FY 2018 projects are to be developed and obligated between October 1, 2017 and August 25, 2018.
Applications are to be electronically submitted or postmarked by Friday, September 23, 2016. For more information contact Heather Jamison, PE. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) ihas announced an open application period for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 High Risk Rural Road (HRRR) program, with an estimated budget of approximately $6,000,000. This amount may be subject to revisions.
Local agencies are allowed to submit more than one project for consideration. Federal safety funds shall not exceed $600,000 per project or a maximum amount of $2,000,000 per Local Agency for the fiscal year (including any selected FY 2018 HSIP projects). Any non-selected projects submitted under this HRRR call for projects will be automatically rolled over to the general FY 2018 HSIP safety call for projects. Selected HRRR projects are to be obligated in FY 2018; the Local Agency will not be allowed to delay a selected HRRR to a different fiscal year.
For more information on this grant program contact Heather Jamison, PE. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.
Program Status: OPEN on May 2, 2014
Estimated Program Funding: $2.25 Million
Maximum Grant Amount: $100,000
Cost Sharing Requirement: None
Eligible applicants: Public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and rural cooperatives are eligible to apply.
Grant funds must be used for projects in rural areas and they can be used for:
– Community economic development
– Technology-based economic development
– Feasibility studies and business plans
– Leadership and entrepreneur training
– Rural business incubators
– Long-term business strategic planning
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting applications from states, tribes, local governments, universities, nonprofit organizations, and other eligible organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants and cooperative agreements to be awarded as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, http://glri.us
EPA will award approximately $9.5 million under this request for applications for about 20 projects, contingent on the availability of appropriations, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations. This RFA is EPA’s major competitive grant funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for fiscal year 2013. It is one of several funding opportunities available through federal agencies under GLRI. Applications are requested for projects within the following four categories:
- Reducing exposure to toxic substances from fish consumption
- Invasive species prevention and control
- Lake Erie Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative
- Facilitation of Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) stakeholder forums
A webinar explaining the grant application process will be held at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, July 30. Register for the webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/948263881
Tribal Wildlife Grants are used to provide technical and financial assistance to Tribes for the development and implementation of programs that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitat. Activities may include, but are not limited to, planning for wildlife and habitat conservation, fish and wildlife conservation and management actions, fish and wildlife related laboratory and field research, natural history studies, habitat mapping, field surveys and population monitoring, habitat preservation, conservation easements, and public education that is relevant to the project. The funds may be used for salaries, equipment, consultant services, subcontracts, acquisitions and travel. Previously funded Tribal Wildlife Grant projects range from comprehensive surveys of plants, fish and wildlife, to habitat and fish restoration, to development of new resource management plans and techniques.
Expected Number of Awards: 23
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,925,000
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $15,000
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The REAP/Feasibility Grant Program provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. It also provides funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct feasibility study for a renewable energy system. The program is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and help meet the Nation’s critical energy needs.
For the purpose of this Notice, and in addition to meeting the small business size determination as defined under small business in 7 CFR 4280.103, rural small business applicants must demonstrate that the majority (i.e., 51 percent or more) of their past 3 years’ annual receipts from their business operation are derived from a rural area. If the rural small business applicant has not engaged in business operations for the past 3 years, then information for as long as the rural small business applicant has been in business must be submitted.
Expected Number of Awards: 200
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,800,000
Award Ceiling: $250,000
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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.
EDA will accept and review applications submitted under its Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs in funding cycles. To be considered during a particular funding cycle, complete applications must be validated and time-stamped by www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the applicable funding cycle deadline. Alternatively, paper applications may be delivered with delivery confirmation to the applicable regional office. Paper applications must be received at or before 5:00 p.m. local time in the applicable regional office on the funding cycle deadline. 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 four funding cycle deadlines are: (i) December 15 for funding cycle 2 of FY 2012; (ii) March 9 for funding cycle 3 of FY 2012; (iii) June 8 for funding cycle 4 of FY 2012; and (iv) September 20 for funding cycle 1 of FY 2013. Applications for financial assistance submitted under EDA’s Planning, Partnership Planning, Local Technical Assistance, University Center, and Research and National Technical Assistance Programs are not subject to the procedures and deadlines described in the FFO. The program information and application requirements for these programs will be published in separate FFO announcements. In addition, applications for any supplemental appropriations that EDA receives will not be subject to the deadlines published in this announcement. EDA will publish a separate FFO for any such appropriations.
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Up to approximately $20 million may be awarded under this RFA for about 100 projects contingent on the quality of applications received, funding availability and other applicable considerations. Applications are requested for projects identified in the RFA within the following four GLRI focus areas:
1.Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern, including reduction of toxic substances (through pollution prevention or other means) in the most polluted areas in the Great Lakes;
2.Invasive Species, including efforts to institute a “zero tolerance policy” toward new invasions;
3.Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution, including a targeted geographic focus on high priority watersheds and reducing polluted runoff from urban, suburban and agricultural sources; and
4.Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships, including climate change resiliency and strategic partnerships through Lakewide Management Plans.
Governmental entities, including state agencies, interstate agencies, Indian tribes, local governments as defined in 40 CFR Section 31.3, institutions of higher learning (e.g., colleges and universities subject to 40 CFR Part 30 or 40 CFR Part 31), and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding under this RFA.
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The Community Connect program serves rural communities where broadband service is least likely to be available, but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for citizens. The projects funded by these grants will help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the Internet.
The following entities are eligble for funding::
- Incorporated Organizations
- Indian Tribes or Tribal Organizations, as defined in 25 U.S.C. 450b(b) and (c).
- State or local units of government, or
- Cooperative, private corporations or limited liability companies, organized on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis
Eligible areas include:
- A single community with a population less than 20,000 which does not have Broadband Transmission Service
Applications for the 2012 Fiscal Year are now being accepted. Completed applications must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted through www.grants.gov by June 18, 2012 in order to be considered for funding.
Funds may be used to build broadband infrastructure and establish a community center which offers free public access to broadband for two years.
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