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Grants & Awards

Grants

Looking for extra financial help for your program or organization? Find the support you need with our collection of grants and funding opportunities. KTB has a variety of pass-thru grant opportunities available to affiliates and community members across the state. There are also a variety of additional grant opportunities that are made available to qualified applicants through our friends and partners. 


Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant

Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant

Local governments, non-profit organizations and other community groups are eligible to receive recycling bins to collect cans and bottles. For those communities selected to receive a grant, KAB will arrange to have the bins delivered directly to their facility.

Application deadline: upcoming 2018
Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program

Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program

Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant supports recycling in communities by providing bins to expand recycling opportunities in public spaces. Local governments, non-profit organizations and other community groups are eligible to receive recycling bins to collect cans and bottles. For those communities selected to receive a grant, KAB will arrange to have the bins delivered directly to their facility.

Application deadline: November 30, 2017
Native Garden Grants

Native Garden Grants

2017 Winners Announced
Green Bag Grants

Green Bag Grants

2017 - 2018 Winners Announced
Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund Application

Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund Application

Keep America Beautiful's Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund benefits Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and partner organizations that serve communities directly affected by natural and environmental disasters. The fund provides immediate and long-term support for initial and ongoing cleanup efforts and helps rebuild vital public spaces: parks, greenways, community gateways, Main Street/downtown areas, open spaces and more. Funds will help improve resiliency physically — as green infrastructure — and socially — to build community.

Application deadline: Rolling
Cities of Service - Engaged Cities Award Application

Cities of Service - Engaged Cities Award Application

Is your city solving problems together with citizens? Perhaps you are tapping the power of citizen science initiatives to map neighborhood issues. Or using new methods to measure satisfaction with public services. Or crowdsourcing resident ideas to find new fixes for old problems. The Engaged Cities Award will celebrate the best and most creative strategies we find – ultimately enabling peer cities from around the world to learn from, adopt and improve upon these strategies back home.

Application deadline: January 5, 2018
CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program

CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program

The CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program is estimated to provide $177,766 in pass-through funding to communities in its 10-county region for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years. Grant funds are available to local governments, public schools and school districts, and general and special law districts created in accordance with state law, and with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management. 

Application deadline: December 29, 2017 | 5 p.m.
TPWD - Co-Op Grant | Community Outdoor Outreach Program

TPWD - Co-Op Grant | Community Outdoor Outreach Program

Recreation Grants will be accepting applications for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). Tax-exempt organizations and local governments are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 up to $50,000 to fund programs meeting the Texas Parks and Wildlife mission.  Grants are available to applicants introducing non-traditional constituents to TPWD related outdoor recreation, conservation and environmental education programs.  Applications will only be accepted through our online portal called Recreation Grants Online.

Application deadline: February 1, 2018
TPWD - Co-Op Grant | Recreational Trail Grant

TPWD - Co-Op Grant | Recreational Trail Grant

This is a reimbursable grant program and the grants can be up to 80% of project cost with a maximum of $200,000 for non-motorized trail grants and $400,000 for motorized off-highway vehicle grants.  Funds can be spent on both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects such as the construction of new recreational trails, to improve existing trails, to develop trailheads or trailside facilities, and to acquire trail corridors. Eligible applicants include Cities, Counties, State agencies, other governmental bodies created under state law such as river authorities, water districts, municipal utility districts, or public school districts, Federal land managers, and private not for profit organizations (e.g. trail user groups, conservation clubs, "Friends of the Park"). For purposes of implementing the Texas Recreation Trails Fund (TRTF), organizations must be incorporated with the Secretary of State or must have filed with the county to do business in Texas.

Application deadline: February 1, 2018
Native Plant Society of Texas - Pollinator Garden

Native Plant Society of Texas - Pollinator Garden

Grants for pollinator gardens are available through the Texas Urban Conservation Project,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). The Texas NRCS Urban Conservation Project is an effort to challenge community organizations, educational institutions and Indian tribes to establish community and school gardens across Texas.

Application deadline: December 15, 2017.
Cash for your Classroom

Cash for your Classroom

This guide is designed to help parents, teachers, and others create and run school fundraisers that are both fun and effective.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation Community Grants

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) facilitates collaboration and public participation to foster conservation, protection, and enhancement of the North American environment. The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA), an initiative of CEC, provides grants to nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in order to empower and build the capacity of local peoples and organizations to improve their health and environmental quality. NAPECA supports projects at the community grassroots level that support healthy communities and ecosystems, encourage climate change activities through the transition to a low-carbon economy, and advance innovative projects that assist in greening economies.

Entergy Open Grants

Entergy’s Open Grants Program focuses on improving communities as a whole. They provide funds for projects in the areas of arts and culture, community improvement/enrichment, the environment and healthy families. These grants are available to communities where Entergy has operations.

Foundation Center

A great resource for locating funds and learning tips for writing your next grant proposal.

GenerationOn Family Volunteer Day Grants

GenerationOn is giving out Family Volunteer Day grants and event day service kits to 25 HandsOn Network Affiliates and non-profit organizations. Grants will support service projects that engage families in volunteering on November 22nd.

Grants.gov

Centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. It takes a bit of searching to find opportunities that are right for your organization, but the Category feature helps narrow your search.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Grant

In its 25 year history, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has made more than $640 million in investments through more than 10,000 grants to more than 3,000 organizations and agencies in the United States and throughout the world.

National Environmental Education Foundation Grants

NEEF offers a variety of grants and awards in order to support and highlight the great work being done across the nation at the local level. We applaud and support individual and group commitment to nature through education and service.
Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia funds environmental work, and is interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems, and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because we believe that true change will occur only through a strong grassroots movement, our funding focuses on organizations that build a strong base of citizen support. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making cities better. The national award discovers and celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design along with their social and economic contributions to our nation's cities. The award was founded in 1986 by architect and developer Simeon Bruner and named in honor of his late father. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 are awarded each biennial. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the continental United States.

Shade Structure Grant Program

The American Academy of Dermatology's shade structure grant program awards grants up to $8,000 each for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. The AAD also provides a permanent sign to be displayed near the shade structure. The AAD receives support for this program through its members.

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan

The TERP program provides financial incentives to eligible individuals, businesses or local governments to reduce emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment. Grant applications are accepted at different times throughout the year, depending on available funds.

USDA Solid Waste Management Grants

This program helps reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources through funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites. Only rural areas and towns with 10,000 or fewer people are eligible to apply.

U.S. EPA Environmental Education Grants Program

The Grants Program sponsored by EPA's Office of Environmental Education (OEE), Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. EPA awards grants each year based on funding appropriated by Congress. Annual funding for the program ranges between $2 and $3 million.

Waste Management Charitable Giving

Healthy thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for momentum. Waste Management lends support and services to causes that promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization.

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