Resource & Funding Opportunities

This page is a resource to help advertise funding and resource opportunities available to stakeholders working in the Proctor Creek watershed.

2016 Local Food Grants from Food Well Alliance
The 2016 Local Food grants will fund organizations that integrate local food into community projects. Food Well Alliance will award up to $25,000 to those who propose compelling projects that successfully impact one of the organization’s funding priorities: (1) Enhance productivity and viability of local farming enterprises; (2) Increase access to fresh, healthy food produced locally; (3) Increase food waste recovery and composting that directly supports sustainable farming practices. Applications are due by December 15, 2015. For more information about the grant click here.

U.S. EPA EPA Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) Grants FY 2016
The USEPA Request for Proposals and guidelines for FY 2016 Brownfields Grants are now available. The grant funds may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding include Assessment Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Grants and Brownfields Cleanup Grants. The proposal submission deadline is December 18, 2015. For more information click here.

Brownfield Assessment Opportunities in Proctor Creek
The City of Atlanta is helping facilitate redevelopment of brownfield sites in Proctor Creek and 12 other priority areas through a recently launched Brownfields Assessment Program. Under the Brownfield Assessment Program, the city will provide no-cost Environmental Site Assessments for select brownfield properties, with a focus on sites that will be redeveloped in the near-term and will serve as catalysts for further redevelopment within the city’s priority areas. Nominations for sites to be assessed are being accepted on a rolling basis, with the next round due on December 31, 2015. To complete a nomination form, which includes details on site eligibility, click here. For more information and to visit the program’s website, click here

Emerald Corridor Foundation Community Giving Grants
The Emerald Corridor Foundation is an independent foundation that strives to improve the quality of life for residents in northwest Atlanta by supporting the civic institutions that form the foundation of a vibrant and healthy community. Foundation grants will be awarded in the $500-$15,000 range.  Specific areas of investment include: education, workforce training and development, environmental restoration and enhancement, recreation, arts and culture, and community development. Grants will be awarded to institutions, programs and projects that: 1) demonstrate a specific and defined need in the community; 2) show measurable outcomes; and 3) have strong leadership. Strong candidates will be 501(c)(3) entities registered in Georgia, that have a Board of Directors and a proven track record of success. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and due by January 15th, April 15th, August 15th and November 15th. For more info or to apply click here

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants
Approximately $2.1 million in combined total funding will be available to support projects such as stormwater management, addressing water scarcity, source water protection as well as wetlands, riparian, forest and water quality protection and restoration projects in local communities especially underserved communities across the country. In 2016, the Urban Waters Federal Partnership will give special consideration to projects which directly advance priorities of the 19 Urban Water Federal Partnership designated locations, which includes the Proctor Creek Watershed.  NFWF will host a webinar for potential applicants on November 18, 2015. This RFP closes February 3, 2016. For more information click here

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program
EPA is seeking applicants for a total of $1.2 million in Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving cooperative agreements to be awarded in 2016. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations seeking to address environmental and public health concerns in their communities through collaboration with other stakeholders, such as state and local governments, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations. The purpose of the EJCSPS program is to support community-based organizations to collaborate and partner with other stakeholders (e.g., industry, government, academia, etc.) as they develop and implement solutions that address environment and/or public health issue(s) at the local level. Application Deadline: February 12, 2016. For more information click here


Georgia Center for Nonprofits Funding Resource List
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits maintains a blog with monthly updates of funding and resource opportunities. To view this resource, click here

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program Grants
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced on October 26 it is soliciting applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. For more information click here and to download full announcement click here

Surdna Foundation Grants for Environmental Infrastructure Programs
Through the Sustainable Environments program, the Surdna foundation supports projects that fall under the categories of sustainable transportation networks and equitable development patterns, energy efficiency in the built environment, urban water management, and regional food supply. The Surdna Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry on a rolling basis from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for programs that connect and improve the infrastructure systems of urban areas and their surrounding areas in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic, and social consequences. Requested grant amounts should relate directly to the size of the organization’s budget and the amount that is needed to successfully complete the project. Organizations should promote meaningful collaboration and an integrated approach to infrastructure solutions; focus on infrastructure decisions that better meet the needs of historically underserved communities, including low-income communities and people of color; promote long-term solutions and leverage strategic infrastructure investments; and/or highlight, especially through communications, the multiple benefits of next-generation infrastructure. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals. For complete program guidelines and application instructions click here.

Grants with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The Community Foundation has several grants that may be of interest to groups working in the Proctor Creek Watershed. The Foundation’s Neighborhood Fund provides resources to community groups (non-501(c)3) seeking to impact their community at the local level.  The Foundation’s Common Good Funds are available to nonprofits for general operating support for an organization’s ongoing administrative and infrastructure costs and/or to maintain existing, effective programs.  The Community Foundation offers several other grants throughout the year.  For a full list of grants, deadlines, and orientation sessions click here.

Search Federal Grants at
Find and apply for federal grants at this site managed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The database is searchable by category, federal agency, and eligibility. Click here to visit the search page

Watershed Funding Resources from EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created this website to provide tools, databases, and information about sources of funding to practitioners and funders to protect watersheds. Click here to visit the site

Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
The Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection Web site is a searchable database of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.  To visit the catalog, Click here.

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This page is updated as information about grants and opportunities becomes available.  To share information about a funding opportunity, email