EPA Green Infrastructure

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides guides and resources on how to increase green infrastructure in communities.

EPA Smart Growth Grants

The EPA Office of Sustainable Communities occasionally has a grant application process for projects that improve development, protect human health, and protect the environment.

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides resources for homeowners to acquire flood insurance. Homeowners can enroll in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through hundreds of insurance companies, and can call the NFIP hotline for assistance at (800) 427-4661.

Grant Opportunity Portal

The Grants Opportunity Portal is a searchable database of all government funded grant opportunities. The website also provides information and resources on how to apply for government grants.

HUD Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

HUD block grants are provided to local governments and states to address a community’s unique development needs. CDBG has seven different program areas that all fund affordable housing, services to vulnerable communities, and programs that create and retain jobs.

NOAA Communication, Education, & Engagement (CEE) Division: Building U.S. Communities’ and Businesses’ Resilience to Extreme Events

NOAA will fund 10 projects in 2019 to increase communities’ and businesses’ resilience to extreme events. Funding per project will range between $25,000 and $50,000.

US Economic Development Administration Funding Opportunities

The USEDA offers many types of grants. One supports communities that have been impacted by natural disasters in 2017; another supports communities building resilience through bottom-up economic development.