Grants and Opportunities


Improving Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for Underserved Populations and Communities
Applications Due: August 25
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) is committed to improving access to evidence-based opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and recovery services for vulnerable and high-risk populations. FORE will award grants to programs focused on removing barriers and improving access to and quality of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

NPS 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program
Applications Due: September 11
The National Park Service Youth Development Programs Division seeks to develop collaborative partnerships with non-profit 21st Century Conservation Service Corps qualified organizations who have the expertise to develop and administrator youth development programs that focus on providing employment, education, and engagement opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents in NPS units and affiliated sites such as National Register of Historic Places, National Heritage Areas, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Historic Landmarks, National Trails and adjacent gateway communities.


NARC Webinar! Contribution Analysis: How Regions Can Track Progress in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
August 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Regions are increasingly engaging with the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but tracking progress in GHG mitigation can be challenging. An approach known as “Contribution Analysis” can offer insights to the many factors working for and against the intended outcome. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability has built a toolkit designed to assist communities in the application of contribution analysis techniques. NARC has developed a webinar along with ICLEI and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to explore this toolkit and the ways that regional councils have been able to use it to conduct contribution analysis for their regions.

Webinar: State DOT & MPO Freight Planning Coordination
Wednesday, August 21st – 1:00 PM ET
This webinar will examine state DOT and MPO freight coordination planning efforts from both the perspective of state DOTs and regional planning organizations. Increased freight planning requirements demand a greater need for coordination between regional planning organizations and state DOTs in freight transportation planning initiatives. Stronger coordination efforts provide an opportunity for different types of organizations to receive significant benefits.

USDA-Rural Development Community Facilities Applicant Guidebook Webinars
August 21, 11:00 AM ET
August 28, 2:00 PM ET
Rural Development’s Community Facilities Program has developed an Applicant Guidebook to help organizations and community leaders better understand the complex process and requirements to successfully develop and construct a new community facility and to assist them in developing successful funding applications. The Applicant Guidebook walks potential applicants step by step through the entire process of completing a sound loan application for the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program from the initial meeting with Rural Development staff and eligibility determination, to closing the loan and commencing construction. Each step in the process is explained with the help of flowcharts and checklists. Helpful links to relevant RD guidance and forms are also included.

Building Our Future: Engaging and Empowering Youth in Vision Zero
Thursday, September 5th – 1:00 PM ET
Join Safe Routes Partnership and Vision Zero Network for this webinar on how to engage and empower youth in Vision Zero initiatives. Panelists will discuss tools for building effective partnerships between schools and community organizations in order to create youth-centered safety programs.

Active and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Health
September 11, 2:00 PM ET
In January, America Walks explored the new Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines and how communities are promoting physical activity. As a next step and in response to the positive feedback received, they will be offering more information on programs and strategies communities are using to engage individuals to get moving. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking and walkability.

Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities
Monday, September 16th – 1:00 PM ET
Low-income and marginalized communities often suffer disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards, which leaves residents vulnerable to health problems and conditions. Join EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Katrina Kormacher on how communities can collaborate to address environmental health disparities.

Request for Information: Survey on Scenario Planning Resources
The Consortium for Scenario Planning is developing a database of scenario planning resources. This database will help professionals and organizations to quickly locate sources of assistance such as grants, technical instances and other resources to assist in carrying out scenario planning studies and projects. The survey will remain open through August 31st.

FY 2020 Marine Debris Removal
Applications Due: December 4
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program supports the development and implementation of locally-driven, marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Projects awarded through this grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological benefits and habitat improvements through on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with highest priority for those targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements, with the typical funding level for the federal share of project awards ranging from $50,000 to $150,000.