Appropriations/Budget News

April 26, 2023

Local Government G-News April 26, 2023

April 26, 2023
Federal Funding Opportunities

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Rural Housing Service Rural Housing Preservation Grant pre-applications due June 5, 2023

The Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program provides grant funds to qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include but not be limited to, Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible entities to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons.

U.S. Department of Agriculture; Rural Utilities Service Broadband Technical Assistance applications due June 20, 2023

Broadband Technical Assistance provides competitive cooperative agreement funding to eligible entities to receive or deliver broadband technical assistance and training that promotes the expansion of broadband into rural areas. Examples of broadband technical assistance projects may include conducting feasibility studies, completing network designs, and developing broadband financial assistance applications.

U.S. Department of Commerce; Economic Development Administration FY 2023 Disaster Supplemental applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Through the FY 2023 EDA Disaster Supplemental NOFO, EDA will award investments in regions experiencing severe economic distress or other economic harm resulting from Hurricanes Ian and Fiona, and of wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters occurring in calendar years 2021 and 2022.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program applications due August 22, 2023

The Clean School Bus program seeks applications from eligible entities to incentivize and accelerate the replacement of existing school buses with clean and Zero Emissions (ZE) school buses. Eligible activities include the replacement of existing internal-combustion engine (ICE) school buses with electric, propane, or compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses, as well as the purchase of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure and EVSE installations.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Youth Homeless Demonstration Program applications due June 27, 2023

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The goal of the YHDP is to support selected communities, including rural, suburban, and urban areas across the United States, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

U.S. Department of the Interior; National Park Service FY2023 Historic Preservation Fund- History of Equal Rights- Preservation Grants applications due July 11, 2023

The History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) will fund a broad range of pre-preservation planning activities and physical preservation work for historic sites that are listed in or determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or as a National Historic Landmark. Grants are available for planning and “bricks and mortar” preservation/conservation work on historic buildings and structures. Eligible costs for preservation projects include architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation of structures.

Department of Justice; Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 23 Reimagining Justice: Testing a New Model of Community Safety Grants.gov deadline June 20, 2023, and JustGrants deadline June 27, 2023

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications to fund the development and testing of new or innovative approaches to improving community safety and trust that are alternatives to traditional enforcement mechanisms for neighborhoods experiencing high rates of less serious and low-level criminal offenses. This model will involve coordination with law enforcement entities to improve public safety and community residents’ perceptions of law enforcement and procedural fairness and legitimacy.

U.S. Department of Labor; Employment and Training Administration Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC) Round 5: A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian, Delta, and Northern Border Regions applications due July 8, 2023

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to create economic mobility, address historic inequities for marginalized communities of color and other underserved and underrepresented communities, and produce high-quality employment for workers who reside in the Appalachian and Delta regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The WORC Initiative provides funding to eligible applicants proposing to meet this goal with a project addressing the employment and training needs of the local and regional workforce, created in collaboration with community partners and aligned with existing economic and workforce development plans and strategies.

U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Aviation Administration FY 2023 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Airport Improvement Program Discretionary Grants applications accepted until July 14, 2023

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grants to public agencies and, in some cases, to private owners and entities for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) applications due August 18, 2023

The PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program funds projects that address the climate crisis by improving the resilience of the surface transportation system, including highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail. Projects selected under this program should be grounded in the best available scientific understanding of climate change risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities.

National Endowment for the Humanities Public Impact Projects at Smaller Organizations applications due June 28, 2023

The Public Impact Projects program supports small and mid-sized museums and cultural organizations in the creation of public humanities programming and strengthens their capacity to develop such programming.

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