Grant Opportunities

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Solid Waste Trust and Grant Funding
 
Georgia EPD is pleased to announce $3.5M in Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) Grant funding for FY24 to support recycling, waste diversion, and scrap tire abatement and reuse. For more information click here

 

Home Energy Rebate Programs 

The Federal Inflation Reduction Act included two rebate programs for home energy efficiency and home electrification projects. GEFA expects the rebates to be available to Georgia residents no later than September 30, 2024

Click here to learn more about the home energy rebate programs 

 

Rural Workforce Housing Initiative Construction Loan 

Local governments can now apply for a Rural Workforce Housing Initiative Construction Loan Fund. The Fund provides construction loans of up to $1 million at 0% to develop new homes with a sale price of between $125,000 - $290,000 for homebuyers. Funds are available to cover 40% of the development cost, with the remaining budget provided through other fund sources. Funds will be awarded to developments that can have the homes ready for sale within two years of the loan award date. 

Program details can be found on the DCA website here

 

GDOT Transportation Alternatives Project 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced the fiscal year 2025 funding call for the Transportation Alternatives Project (TAP). The application window will close on Thursday, August 15, 2024. Information regarding the program can be found here. To apply, use the online application here

 

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Northfolk Southern Grant Programs 

Norfolk Southern is currently accepting applications for its two grant programs, the Safety First Grant and Thriving Communities Grant. Both grant programs were designed to support entities that promote safe and sustainable operations, develop the local work force, and build strong, resilient communities. Applications for both programs will be accepted until Tuesday, October 1, 2024. 

Click here to learn about each grant program and to see if your community is eligable for funding. 

 

EPA 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting applications for the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program. The EPA anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding to replace existing non-zero-emission Class 6 and 7 heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission Class 6 and 7 heavy-duty vehicles. All application packages must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by Wednesday, July 25, 2024. More details on the Clean Heavy Duty Vehicles Program can be found here.

 

EPA Announces "Call for Utilities" for CRWU Initiative 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened a "Call for Utilities" encouraging water sector utilities to apply for the Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) Initiative. The CRWU initiative provides water sector utilities with no-cost climate change risk assessment technical assistance. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, August 15. Apply here

 

USDOT SMART Grant 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is currently accepting Stage 1 applications for its Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. During Stage 1, the SMART program will fund technology demonstrations and prototypes that solve real-world transportation problems and build data and technology capacity for local governments. Stage 1 grant recipients will be eligible to expand their projects during Stage 2 later this year. Applications must be submitted through Valid Eval by Friday, July 12 at 5:00 PM ET