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USDA Investing Over $1 Billion in Farmers & Rural Small Businesses Across the US.

Jul 27, 2023 9:29:42 AM / by Cameron Blevins posted in News, Hot Grants

Rural areas across the country are facing issues of aging and declining infrastructure, buildings, and equipment that have widespread consequences for both the economy and the environment. For many farmers and small business owners, energy-inefficient equipment and infrastructure can drastically raise the cost of doing business, placing a further burden on these firms to be financially successful. 

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USDA Accepts Applications for $500M High Blend Fuel Infrastructure Investment

Jul 26, 2023 1:54:11 PM / by Cameron Blevins posted in News, Hot Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun accepting new applications for their Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), designed to expand and “significantly increase” the availability of alternative fuels. This program is a part of the overall national initiative to both solidify America’s energy independence and increase the supply of renewable energy sourced from US agricultural products. 

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NEH to Award $6 Million in Grants To Support Humanities Organizations With Climate Smart Initiatives

Jul 26, 2023 8:15:00 AM / by Mari Crocitto posted in News, Hot Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for their Climate Smart Humanities Organizations program, distributing a total of $6,000,000 of funds to humanities organizations needing to improve conservation practices of materials while also being ecologically-efficient. Humanities organizations interested in this opportunity shall contemplate strategies to their daily operations that help reduce their carbon footprint as a result of climate change.

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EPA Announces $400 Million in Funding for a National Competition of School Districts to Invest in Clean Energy Bussing

May 8, 2023 3:03:14 PM / by USFCR posted in News, Hot Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity in the amount of $400,000,000 in funds to be released to school districts for the purpose of delivering electric bussing technology for students and communities across the United States.

This initiative is a part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s effort to transition the Nation toward low-emissions technologies, particularly in the transportation and automotive sectors. 

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HHS to Award $4 Million Through Street Outreach Program (SOP) to Combat Nationwide Youth Homelessness

May 8, 2023 3:02:19 PM / by USFCR posted in News, Hot Grants

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is now accepting applications from public and private nonprofit organizations for their Street Outreach Program (SOP). SOP is aimed at improving the nationwide effort to prevent sexual abuse of homeless youth. Awards will be granted to up to 31 organizations, with each award amount being between $90,000 and $150,000 per budget year.

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USDA Allocates $125M for Nationwide Expansion of Meat and Poultry Processing

May 8, 2023 3:01:24 PM / by Cameron Blevins posted in News, Hot Grants

Today, the U.S. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $125 million through two new grant programs that will create more options for meat and poultry farmers by investing in independent, local meat and poultry processing projects that increase competition and enhance the resiliency of the food supply chain.
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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