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Nearly $610 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

2011 September 9

EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy sent a list of recent funding announcements. The following grant programs may be able to help fund wood smoke education and project implementation.

DOE State Energy Program FY 2011 Formula Award Funding – $39 million
Applications due: August 19, 2011
Eligible entities: state governments

DOE’s State Energy Program seeks to provide grants to state energy offices in all states and U.S. territories to design and carry out their own renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. States use grants to address their energy priorities and program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. For more information, visit grants.gov.

DOE Weatherization Formula Grants – Likely to be approximately $210 million
Applications due: Varies by program year; next due date is August 19, 2011
Eligible entities: agencies that administer the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

DOE requests proposals for the Weatherization Assistance Program Formula Grant. The purpose of WAP is to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce residential expenditures, and improve health and safety. Lead applicants must be agencies that administer WAP. Proposal due date varies by prime applicant’s program year. Grantees will be notified as soon as an update on FY 2011 funding becomes available. For planning purposes, grantees should proceed with their respective plans using the same funding level as the DOE 2010 appropriated funds. For more information, contact Meghaan Hampton, Meghaan.Hampton@netl.doe.gov, or go to grants.gov.

HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program Advance Notice – $67 million
HUD has released advance notice of funding for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. This program supports metropolitan and multi-jurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity;(3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact. HUD is not yet receiving pre-applications or applications. Specific questions regarding program requirements should be directed to sustainablecommunities@hud.gov or through the HUD website. Download the advance notice of requirements.

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