[Ok-sus] Federal Grants Available

Eric Pollard ewpollard at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 15:14:33 CDT 2012

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From: <jennifer.gooden at okc.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 3:23 PM
Subject: [OKC] Federal Grants Available
To: okc at sustainableokc.org

 ****FEMA 2012 Community Resilience Innovation Challenge – Up to $35,000
per selected project*****

Application Due: November 16, 2012****

Eligible Entities: Agencies, institutions, business entities, associations,
organizations, or groups (public or private sector) operating within the
local jurisdiction where the project will be conducted. ****


The 2012 Challenge program will support a broad range of activities
designed to foster community resilience. Particular focus will be placed on
reaching across social sectors, while a specific goal will be increased
local dialogue that includes the sharing of information about local risks
and the vulnerabilities of and consequences for local residents and their
well-being. Activities can range from establishing a way to train
neighborhoods to prepare and take care of themselves and others in an
emergency situation to co-hosting initiatives with the private sector to
actively involve businesses and organizations to improve preparedness
programs, from involving children and youth through educational programs
and activities to sponsoring drills for local hazards.****


For more information, visit the Challenge

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****EPA Environmental Education Regional Model Grants – $2.16 million*****

Application Due: November 21, 2012****

Eligible Entities: Any local education agency, college or university, state
education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization, or a
noncommercial educational broadcasting entity. Tribal education agencies
that are eligible to apply include a school or community college controlled
by an Indian tribe, band, or nation that is recognized as eligible for
special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians and
which is not administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. ****


The purpose of the Environmental Education Regional Grant Program is to
increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and
provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make
informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the
environment. In order to be eligible, all applications must address at
least one of the EPA educational priorities listed and at least one EPA
environmental priority. EPA educational priorities are community projects,
human health and the environment, and career development. EPA environmental
priorities include protecting air quality, preventing pollution, cleaning
up our communities, and protecting America’s waters. EPA expects to award
one grant per Region for an expected 10 grants nationwide. ****

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*Jennifer Gooden*

Director, Office of Sustainability ****

City of Oklahoma City****

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