Grants and Opportunities


Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program
Applications Due: March 20, 2020
The Agriculture Innovation Center Program makes grants to Agriculture Innovation Centers that then provide technical and business development assistance to agricultural producers seeking to engage in making or producing Value-Added agricultural products.

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.


Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities
Wednesday, November 20 – 2:00 PM ET
In this webinar attendees will learn about the benefits of walking that extend beyond individual physical health. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking and walkability such how walkability. Also included in this webinar are social benefits correlated with walkable communities.

NLC Web Forum: City Perspectives and Lessons Learned – Mayors’ Institute on Opioids
Recording available by registering at link above
Watch this National League of Cites’ Health and Wellness team webinar to learn about the work of their Mayors’ Institute on Opioids cities as they share lessons from their efforts over the past year. Opioid addiction and city-level responses continue to be a challenge for many cities. You will learn about approaches by city leaders, public health officials and other partners through the Mayors’ Institute effort, which met initially in May 2018, and includes Huntington, WV; New Bedford, MA; Manchester, NH; Knoxville, TN: Madison, WI; and Tacoma, WA.
Building Digital Workforce Skills at the Local Level
November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
A digitally skilled workforce is essential for the economic development of our nation’s communities. Companies of all sizes need employees that understand technology, whether it’s on the business or operational side of the organization. Join BroadbandUSA to hear how local leaders are building partnerships between governments, businesses, nonprofits and education to help residents attain the skills needed to thrive in a digital economy.
Utility Action for Climate Resilience in Cities
December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Join the US Water Alliance for this One Water Webinar to explore the innovative ways the water sector is building climate resilience-now and for future generations. Utility leaders will spotlight climate solutions that are being woven into fabrics of their cities. These solutions use the best available science to inform robust emergency management plans, as well as infrastructure retrofits and significant capital projects.
Staying Ahead of The Curve: Managing States’ Connected Infrastructure
December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
With the advent of artificial intelligence, cloud software, and predictive technology comes an opportunity for governments to transform the management and maintenance of state and local infrastructure. As the nation’s transportation networks become more digitally connected, how can governments harness these new technologies to not only better track, inspect, and upgrade assets, but also enhance the employee experience and improve efficiency? During this event Route Fifty will sit down with state transportation leaders to explore:

  • The intersection of Internet of Things and transportation infrastructure
  • Use cases for emerging technology at state Departments of Transportation
  • The increasing role of business intelligence tech to manage connected infrastructure