The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is accepting applications from Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages for the Community Development Block Grant Program. The purpose of the proposed funding is for the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes. Projects may include, but are not limited to, housing rehabilitation, new housing construction, land acquisition that supports new housing, economic development activities, assistance to community based development organizations, clearance and demolition, comprehensive planning, energy efficiency/green development, lead-based paint evaluation and hazard control, removal of architectural barriers, elimination of mold, and public services directed at improving the community’s public services/facilities.
The Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration announces the availability of $10,000,000 in discretionary funding for public and private railroad grade crossing enhancement and track improvement projects that improve safety on rail routes that transport flammable energy products, which are defined as crude oil, ethanol, and natural gas. All applications must clearly demonstrate project need and the expected positive impact of the proposed project on rail safety using clear, supportable data.
Eligible Applicants: State Governments (preferably State Department of Transportation)
The Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the availability of small grants that support public-private partnerships that further the goals of the North American Conservation Act. Projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds.
Many communities would like to include grants and loans in their funding approach for community projects, but researching and developing grant and loan applications can be time-consuming and often desires specialized research and writing skills. Political subdivisions often have limited resources and staff time to commit to grant writing and may benefit from hiring a consultant to collaboratively perform grant writing services. The experience and resources listed below can significantly contribute to a grant or loan application’s success: