Grants Available!

posted Dec 12, 2008, 7:26 AM by MA/RI State Rep NER Carson Hess
1.  The US EPA is offering funding opportunities for projects through their P3 Awards.  See below:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Center for Environmental Research
P3 Award Program

6th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity.

Funding Opportunity Numbers and Associated Research Areas:

  • EPA-G2009-P3-Q1 – Agriculture
  • EPA-G2009-P3-Q2 – Materials and Chemicals
  • EPA-G2009-P3-Q3 – Energy
  • EPA-G2009-P3-Q4 – Information Technology
  • EPA-G2009-P3-Q5 – Water
  • EPA-G2009-P3-Q6 – Built Environment
2.  Also, EWB-USA is accepting grant applications through December 17 for project which meet the following criteria:

Boeing Provides Challenge Grant During EWB-USA Annual Year-End Giving Campaign

Many thanks to The Boeing Company for their tremendous commitment to collaborate with and support EWB-USA programs! Boeing is providing a Challenge Grant, which will match each $1 donated with a $2 contribution, up to $340K, during our Annual Year-End Giving Campaign.

>> Please make your gift by January 1, 2009. Click HERE to donate!

Project Grant Funds Available!

Through generous grants from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the Boeing Company, EWB-USA has additional funds to distribute to projects this winter. Following are the funding areas set by these organizations:

  • Goldman – Latin America drinking water projects (includes Central America, South America, and the Caribbean)
  • Boeing – Africa water, sanitation and renewable energy projects; Asia renewable energy projects

Deadline for submission: Friday, December 19, 2008
Grant decisions will be made and funds distributed by January 16, 2009

To give applicants an idea of what the Grants Committee is looking for in determining successful applicants, following is a general list of criteria:

  • Does the chapter meet all the eligibility requirements stated on the application form?
  • Is the application complete, with all questions answered and requested attachments included?
  • Does the project fully engage the community as a partner?
  • Does the project appear thoughtful and sustainable in its approach to the community problem?
  • How much money has been raised so far? Does the chapter have multiple funding streams and/or plans for fundraising besides this grant?
  • How have they engaged other partners on the project?

The Grants Committee may consider other criteria based on the priorities of the funders and the needs of the community.

>> Download the application, including guidelines for eligibility.

>> Please note new eligibility requirement: All Chapters must have submitted their 2007-08 Annual Report Survey to be considered for grant funding.

>> If you have any questions, please contact Zoe Kircos, Grants Coordinator, at or (720) 204-3200.

Best of luck!

Julie Gagen, MA-Rep