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Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Potential Funding Sources for Local Governments

 

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Funding Source

 

Objective

 

Eligibility

 

Sponsoring Organization

 

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

 

Supports charitable organizations active in the fields of education, health care, programs for minorities and youth, cultural enrichment, and environmental protection.

 

Support is restricted almost entirely to cities where the company has manufacturing facilities.

 

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

One Busch Place

St. Louis, MO 63118

(314) 577-2000

Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program

To provide assistance programs for victims of mass violence and terrorism occurring within and outside the United States and a compensation program for victims of international terrorism

Public and private nonprofit victim assistance agencies

Department of Justice

Office for Victims of Crimes

www.usdoj.gov

Assistance to Firefighter Grants

To provide direct assistance, on a competitive basis, to fire departments of a State or tribal nation for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of the public and fire fighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards.

Eligible applicants for this grant program are limited to fire departments located in the fifty United States, tribal nations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Drive, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20528 Tel. (202) 282-8000. http://www.dhs.gov

 

Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Grant

To equip a workforce of healthcare professionals to address emergency preparedness and response issues. The goals of this program are the development of a healthcare workforce that possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to: (1) recognize indications of a terrorist event in their patients; (2) treat their patients and their communities in a safe and appropriate manner; (3) participate in a coordinated, multidisciplinary response to terrorist events; and (4) rapidly and effectively alert the public health system of such an event at the community, State, and national level. Effective responses to public health emergencies require close collaboration between, all types of health professionals involved in patient care including healthcare providers, medical specialists, the public health infrastructure and all participants in the emergency response. To achieve such a collaborative environment, it will be necessary to implement new models of undergraduate/graduate curricula and continuing education and training for health professionals that broaden public health knowledge and ensure that essential multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative responses to emergencies will occur. Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program will consist of two discrete foci of activity: 1) Provision of Continuing Education for Practicing Providers (CE), and 2) Curricular Development in Health Professions Schools (CR). Each of the categories above must have a distinct and separate application.

 

Applicant Eligibility: Continuing Education and Curriculum Development: Entities eligible to apply for this program are public or private nonprofit accredited or licensed health professions schools, multi-State or multi-institutional consortia of such schools, and other appropriate educational entities such as professional organizations and societies, and other nonprofit institutions or entities including faith- based organizations and community-based organizations.

 

Beneficiary Eligibility: The public or private nonprofit accredited or licensed health professions schools, multi-State or multi- institutions or entities including faith-based organizations and community-based organizations.

 

The Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program is administered by Lynn Rothberg Wegman, Division of State, Community and Public Health, Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, Room 9-105, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Ms. Wegman's telephone number is 301-443-1648. Grants Management Contact: Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11-03, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

 

 

Capitalization Grants for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (Drinking Water State Revolving Fund)

 

State may use the Federal funds to establish new programs that emphasize preventing contamination problems through source water protection and enhanced water systems management.

 

States and Puerto Rico are eligible to receive capitalization grants.

 

James Bounne, Implementation and Assistance Division, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water, U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460

Phone: (202) 260-5526

 

Challenge 21, Floodplain

 

To protect floodplains.

 

 

 

Department of Defense

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn: CECW-PM DoD

Washington, D.C.  20314-1000

(202) 272-0169

http://www.usace.army.mil/

Citizen Corps

To support the formation of state and local Citizen Corps Councils to help drive local citizen participation by coordinating Citizen Corps programs, developing community action plans, assessing possible threats and identifying local resources to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

States with a pass through to local governments

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

www.citizencorps.gov

Clean Water Act Section 319 Grants

Grants to States to implement non-point source programs, including support for non-structural watershed resource restoration activities.

 

Non-point Source Management Program
2600 Blair Stone Road Mail Station 3570
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2400
Phone (850) 245-7508

 

Clean Water State Revolving Funds

Loans at actual or below-market interest rates to help build, repair, relocate, or replace wastewater treatment plants.

 

EPA

EPA Office of Water

State Revolving Fund Branch

Branch Chief:

(202) 260-7359

A list of Regional Offices is available upon request

 

Coastal Construction Building Zone Program

 

This program establishes a standard to improve the resistance to hurricane-force winds of buildings in Florida’s coastal building zone.  Staff trains building officials, monitors local progress in adopting ordinances, and provides technical assistance.

 

Compliance program only.

 

Rick Dixon

(850) 487-1824

 

Coastal Partnerships Initiative Grant

To provide financial assistance for projects in specific initiative categories. The categories for are: Remarkable Coastal Places, Community Stewardship, Access to Coastal Resources and Working Waterfronts. Financial awards are limited to no more than $50,000 and no less than $15,000 and may be used for planning and coordination activities, land acquisition, small construction, or capital improvement projects.

 

Local governments of the 35 coastal counties and all municipalities within their boundaries designated as ‘coastal’ by the state land planning agency or required to include a coastal element in the local comprehensive plan; national estuarine research reserves; and national estuary programs. Public and private colleges and universities, regional planning councils, and non-profit groups, as long as an eligible local government, national estuarine research reserve, or national estuary program agrees to participate as a partner. Partnerships between regional and local agencies and non-profit organizations are encouraged.

 

Debbie Skelton
Florida Coastal Management Program
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 47
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
Phone: (850) 245-2161
Fax: (850) 245-2191
E-mail: debbie.skelton@dep.state.fl.us

 

 

Coastal Services Center (CSC)

 

To support projects aimed at developing a science-based, multi-dimensional approach that will allow for the maintenance or improvement of environmental quality while at the same time allowing for economic growth.  In FY 96, five Fellowship Awards were made to the states of CA, CT, FL, MA, and OR.  In FY 98 a cooperative agreement was awarded for an ecological and socioeconomic characterization of Kachemak Bay, AK.   Uses will be in the following Center areas: Coastal Management Service (CMS): Training and Communications: training materials development and dissemination of information; Coastal Information Services (CIS): Coastal Change Analysis Program: To develop land cover and change analysis products;

 

State and Local Governments, Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization, Other Public Institution/Organization.

 

Dr. Nancy Foster, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, NOS, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 

Phone: (301) 713-3074.

 

 

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act

 

To grant funds to coastal States to carry out coastal wetlands conservation projects.

 

Available to all States bordering on the Atlantic, Gulf (except Louisiana), and Pacific coasts, States bordering the Great Lakes...

 

Department of the Interior

Fish and Wildlife Service

4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Rm. 140

Arlington, VA 22203

(703) 358-2156

http://www.fws.gov

 

Coastal Zone Management Program

 

Grants for planning and implementation of non-structural coastal flood and hurricane hazard mitigation projects and coastal wetlands restoration.

 

 

Department of Commerce DOC

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Ocean Service

Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Chief, Coastal Programs Division:

(301) 713-3102

 

Community Development Block Grant

 

Provide for long-term needs, such as acquisition, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of damaged properties and facilities and redevelopment of disaster-affected areas.  Funds may also be used for emergency response activities, such as debris clearance and demolition, and extraordinary increases in the level of necessary public services.

 

State governments that have elected to administer CDBG funds for non-entitlement communities.  States with designated major disaster areas may receive statutory and regulatory waivers of program requirements regarding the use of regular CDBG funds which recipients designate to address the damage.

 

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Community Planning and Development

451 7th Street, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 204107

(202) 708-3587

http://www.hud.gov

Community Emergency Response Teams

To train people in neighborhoods, the workplace, and schools in basic disaster response skills, such as fire suppression, urban search and rescue, and medical operations, and helps them take a more active role in emergency preparedness.

States with pass through to local jurisdictions

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

www.fema.gov

 

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

 

To provide innovative responses to recognized community needs which do not unnecessarily duplicate other efforts; strive to equip people to help themselves; significantly strengthen the capacity of existing institutions to reach a broader segment of the community; emphasize shared values and collective interests and action among divergency groups that have little or no history of working together; programs that are neighborhood driven.

 

Unrestricted grants are made for charitable purposes primarily to organizations based in serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  Applicants must be exempt from income taxes under Section 501(c)(3)

 

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

324 Datura St., Suite 340

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Palm Beach: (561) 659-6800

Martin: (888) 832-6542

e-mail: cfpbmc@aol.com

 

Community Rating System

 

Encourages state and community flood loss reduction activities beyond those required for participation in the NFIP.  Flood insurance premiums are lower in those communities that undertake activities to reduce flood losses, facilitate accurate insurance rating, promote the awareness of flood insurance and protect the natural and beneficial functions of flood hazard areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Services Block Grant

 

To provide services and activities having measurable and potential major impact on causes of poverty in the community.

 

 

 

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Office of Community Services

370 L’Enfant Promenade, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 220447

(202) 401-9340

http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ocs

 

Conservation Reserve Program

 

The Conservation Reserve Program reduces soil erosion, protects the Nation’s ability to produce food and fiber, reduces sedimentation in streams and lakes, improves water quality, establishes wildlife habitat, and enhances forest and wetland resources.  It encourages farmers to convert highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover, such as tame or native grasses, wildlife plantings, trees, filter strips, or riparian buffers.  Farmers receive an annual rental payment for the term of the multi-year contract.  Cost sharing is provided to establish the vegetative cover practices.

 

 

 

USDA, Farm Service Agency

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB: West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

 

Conservation Plant Material Centers

 

The purpose of the program is to provide native plants that can help solve natural resource problems.  Beneficial uses for which plant material may be developed include biomass production, carbon sequestration, erosion reduction, wetland restoration, water quality improvement, streambank and riparian area protection, coastal dune stabilization, and other special conservation treatment needs. 

 

 

 

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB: West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

Conservation Technical Assistance

 

The purpose of this program is to assist land-users, communities, units of state and local government, and other Federal agencies in planning and implementing conservation systems.  The purpose of the conservation systems are to reduce erosion, improve soil and water quality, improve and conserve wetlands, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, improve air quality, improve pasture and range condition, reduce upstream flooding, and improve woodlands.

 

Individual land users, communities, conservation districts, and other units of State and local government and Federal agencies to meet their goals for resource stewardship and assist individuals to comply with State and local requirements.

 

Contact USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB: West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

 

Cooperative Extension Service

 

To provide information and educational material to farmers, ranchers, and others on what they can do to protect themselves and their property against the hazards associated with disasters; and advice on cleanup of damaged property, sanitation precautions, insect control, food preparation in an emergency, recovery actions on damaged farms, and renovation of damaged equipment and property.

 

Farmers and rural residents who have suffered losses as the result of natural disasters.  There is also assistance available to producers who suffer losses as a result of crop or livestock disease or pest infestation.

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB: West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

COPS Interoperable Communications Technology Program

To facilitate communications interoperability public safety responders at the state and local level

Tribal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.

Department of Justice

Office of Community Oriented Police Services (COPS)

www.cops.usdoj.gov

 

Cora Brown Fund

To use funds made possible by a bequest of funds from the late Cora C. Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, who left a portion of her estate to the United States for the purpose of helping victims of natural disasters not caused by or attributed to war.

Individuals, families, and groups in need of (1) Disaster-related home repair and rebuilding; (2) disaster-related unmet needs; and (3) other services which alleviate human suffering and promote the well being of disaster victims.

 

Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Drive, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20528 Tel. (202) 282-8000.

 http://www.dhs.gov.

Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program

Funding for research and related educational activities on risk, perception, communication, and management (primarily technological hazards)

 

NSF – Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Science, Division of Social Behavioral and Economic Research, Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program (DRMS):

(703) 306-1757 

www.nsf.gov/sbe/drms/start.htm

Disaster Mitigation Planning and Technical Assistance

Technical and planning assistance grants for capacity building and mitigation project activities focusing on creating disaster resistant jobs and workplaces.

 

Department of Commerce (DOC), Economic Development Administration (EDA):

(800) 345-1222

EDA’s Disaster Recovery Coordinator:

(202) 482-6225

www.doc.gov/eda

 

Disaster Recovery Initiative Grants

 

Provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas.  Grantees may use DRI funds for recovery efforts involving housing, economic development, infrastructure and prevention of further damage. Examples include: buying damaged properties in a flood plain and relocating them to safer areas; relocation payments for people and businesses displaced by the disaster; debris removal; rehabilitation of homes and buildings damaged by the disaster; buying, constructing, or rehabilitating public buildings; and code enforcement.

 

States and local governments in places that have been designated by the President of the United States as disaster areas.

 

For a guide to DRI, contact Community Connections at 800-998-9999

Disaster Reserve Assistance

To provide emergency assistance to eligible livestock owners, in a State, county, or area approved by the Secretary or designee, where because of disease, insect infestation, flood, drought, fire, hurricane, earthquake, hail storm, hot weather, cold weather, freeze, snow, ice, and winterkill, or other natural disaster, a livestock emergency has been determined to exist.

Basic program eligibility requirements include: (1) For the Disaster Reserve Assistance Program, crop losses in areas that have suffered a 40 percent or greater loss of normal grazing, and feed grain and forage production, and determined to be in a livestock feed emergency due to a natural disaster; (2) for the Emergency Feed Grain Donation Program: (a) the State committee must determine and document a livestock feed emergency on a county-by-county basis, when the danger of eligible livestock perishing as a result of snow and freezing conditions exists in the county, (b) the livestock owner, or other person or entities (public or private) certify that the eligible livestock were or are in danger of perishing without immediate assistance; and (3) the Foundation Livestock Relief (Cost-Share) Program: (a) when foundation livestock are stranded and in imminent danger of perishing, and (b) when the State committee determines and documents livestock losses due to severe weather conditions.

Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Emergency and Noninsured Assistance Program Division, STOP 0526, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0526. Telephone: (202) 720-3168.

http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

 

Domestic Anti-Terrorism Technology Development Program

To support the development of counter terrorism technologies, assist in the development of standards for those technologies, and work with state and local jurisdictions to identify particular areas of vulnerable to terrorist acts and be better prepared to respond if such acts occur.

States and local governments, nonprofit and for profit organizations, universities.

Department of Justice

National Institutes of Justice

www.usdoj.gov

 

Economic Development: Public Works Impact Program

 

To promote long-term economic development and assist in providing immediate useful work to unemployed and underemployed persons in highly distressed areas.  Examples of Funded Projects: 1) Renovation of buildings, including historic preservation; 2) repairing industrial streets and roads; construction of water/sewer systems.

 

Eligibility is based on designation of a community or neighborhood as a redevelopment area.

 

David L. McIlwain, Director, Public Works Division, Economic Development Administration, Room H7326, Herbert C. Hoover Bldg., Washington, DC 20230.  Phone: (202) 482-5265.

 

Economic Development - Technical Assistance

 

To promote economic development and alleviate underemployment and unemployment in distressed areas, EDA operates a technical assistance program.  The program provides funds to : (1) enlist the resources of designated university centers in promoting economic development;(2) support innovative economic development projects; (3) disseminate information and studies of economic development issues of national significance; and (4) finance feasibility studies and other projects leading to local economic development.

 

Most technical assistance recipients are private or public nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, municipal, county, or State governments.

 

Department of Commerce

Research and National Technical Assistance Division, Economic Development Administration

Rm. H7315 Herbert C. Hoover Bldg.

Washington, D.C.  20230

(202) 482-4085

http://www.doc.gov/eda

 

Emergency Advance Measures for Flood Prevention (Public Law 84-99 Code 500 Program)

 

To perform activities prior to flooding or flood fight that would assist in protecting against loss of life and damages to property due to flooding.  Examples of Funded Projects: Emergency drawdown of Spirit Lake, Washington; Emergency levee construction, Utah Lake, Provo, Utah; Temporary levee rasing, Cowlitz River, Washington; and levee setback, Red River, Louisiana.  Authorized assistance includes work such as removal of waterway obstructions, work necessary to prevent dam failure, and work necessary to prepare for abnormal snowmelt.  There must be an immediate threat of unusual flooding present before advance measures can be considered.  Any work performed under this program will be temporary in nature and must have a favorable benefit cost ratio.

 

The Governor of the affected State must request assistance.  All persons living in areas subject to floods.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314.  Phone: (202) 272-0251

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants.

 

Through the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant Program, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is authorized to help rural residents who have experienced a significant decline in quantity or quality of water to obtain adequate quantities of water that meet the standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Rural Utilities Service may make grants to public bodies, private nonprofit corporations, and political subdivisions of a State, as well as Indian tribes.

Assistant Administrator, Water and Environmental Programs, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 690-2670.

Emergency Conservation Program

To enable farmers to perform emergency conservation measures to control wind erosion on farmlands, to rehabilitate farmlands damaged by wind erosion, floods, hurricanes, or other natural disasters and to carry out emergency water conservation or water enhancing measures during periods of severe drought.

Any agricultural producer who as owner, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper on a farm or ranch, including associated groups, and bears a part of the cost of an approved conservation practice in a disaster area, is eligible to apply for cost-share conservation assistance. This program is also available in Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

USDA/FSA/CEPD, Stop 0513, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-0513. Telephone: (202) 720-6221.

http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

 

 

Emergency Loans

 

To assist established (owner or tenant) family farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators with loans to cover losses resulting from major and/or natural disasters, which can be used for annual farm operating expenses, and for other essential needs necessary to return disaster victim’s farming operations to a financially sound basis in order that they will be able to return to private sources of credit as soon as possible.  Loan funds may be used to repair, restore, or replace damaged or destroyed farm property and supplies which were lost or damaged as a direct result of a natural disaster;

 

Must meet requirements.

 

Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Director, Loan Making Division, Ag Box 0522, Washington, DC 20250.  Phone: (202) 720-1632.

Emergency Management Performance Grants

To provide basic assistance to sustain the nation’s emergency management system, build state and local emergency management capability, and serve as the foundation for first responder activities

States with pass through to local emergency management organizations

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

www.fema.gov

 

Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund:

 

Emergency Management Competitive Grants.

 

Municipal Competitive Grant Program

 

Competitive: Provides competitive grants to state of regional agencies, local governments, and private non-profit organizations to implement projects that will further state and local emergency management objectives.

 

Municipal: Provides competitive grants to municipalities that are legally constituted, have an authorized, established, and maintained emergency management program, and have signed the current Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement and supplied all required information and documentation such that the SMAA is ready to be signed by the Division as of the date of the application deadline.

 

Department of Community Affairs

2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100, 850.488.8466, (F) 850.921.0781, http://www.dca.state.fl.us/cps/grants.htm

Emergency Management Institute Training Assistance

To defray travel and per diem expenses of State, local and tribal emergency management personnel who attend training courses conducted by the Emergency Management Institute, at the Emmitsburg, Maryland facility; Bluemont, Virginia facility, and selected off-site locations. Its purpose is to improve emergency management practices among State, local and tribal government managers, in response to emergencies and disasters. Program embody the Comprehensive Emergency Management System by unifying the elements of management common to all emergencies; planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

State, local, and tribal emergency managers

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

www.fema.gov

Emergency Operations Centers

The purpose of the Emergency Operations Centers program is to supplement and assist State and local efforts to improve their capabilities to respond to emergencies or disasters including any that may be caused by terrorist attacks using conventional means or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The program provides grants to the States to encourage the development of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) that provide flexibility, sustainability, security, survivability and interoperability. Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the State and local levels are an essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters caused by any hazard.

States are eligible to apply for the assistance under this program. For purposes of this program and consistent with the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5122(4), "State" means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Local governments may receive assistance as subgrantees to the States in which they are located. The term "local government" as used in this program has the meaning set forth in the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5122(6).

Gil Jamieson, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of National Preparedness, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4090 or e-mail: gil.jamieson@fema.gov. FAX: (202) 646-4053. 24-hour per day FEMA Telephone Operator Service is available at (202) 566-1600. http://www.fema.gov

 

 

Emergency Operations Flood Response and Post Flood Response (Public Law 84-99 Code 200 Program

 

To provide emergency flood response and post flood response assistance as required to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities in time of flood or coastal storm.  Emergency assistance is provided in all phases of flood response and post flood response to supplement State and local efforts.

 

State or local public agencies for flood response and the State for post flood response.

 

Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314-1000.  Phone: (202) 272-0251.

 

Emergency Rehabilitation of Flood Control Works or Federally Authorized Coastal Protection Works (Public Law 84-99, Code 300 Program)

 

To assist in the repair and restoration of flood control works damaged by flood, or federally authorized hurricane flood and shore protection works damaged by extraordinary wind, wave, or water action.  Authorized assistance includes emergency repair or rehabilitation of flood control works damaged by flood, and restoration of federally authorized coastal protection structures damaged by extraordinary wind, wave, or water action.

 

Owners of damaged flood protective works, or State and local officials of public entities responsible for their maintenance, repair, and operation must meet current guidelines to become eligible for Public law 84-99 assistance:

 

Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-OE, Washington, DC 20314.  Phone: (202) 272-0251.

 

Emergency Relief Program

 

To assist State transportation agencies in the planning and development of an integrated, interconnected transportation system important to interstate commerce and travel by constructing and rehabilitating the National Highway System, including the Interstate System; and for transportation improvements to all public roads except those classified as local or rural minor collectors; to provide aid for the repair o Federal-aid Roads following disasters; to foster safe highway design; to replace or rehabilitate deficient or obsolete bridges; and to provide for other special purposes.

 

 

 

Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

Director, Office of Engineering Federal Highway Administration

400 7th St. SW

Washington, D.C.  20590

(202) 366B4853

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/

 

Emergency Shelter Grants Program

 

The program is designed to help improve the quality of emergency shelters and transitional housing for the homeless, to make available additional shelters, to meet the costs of operating shelters, to provide essential social services to homeless individuals, and to help prevent homelessness.

 

States, metropolitan cities, urban counties, and territories.  Local governments and no-profit organizations may also apply for ESG funds directly from States. The territories receive their allocations based on their population size.

 

Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs

451 7th St. SW, Rm. 7254

Washington, D.C.  20410

(202) 708-4300

Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Provides technical and financial assistance for relief from imminent hazards in small watersheds, and to reduce vulnerability of life and property in small watershed areas damaged by severe natural hazard events.

 

USDA – NRCS

National Office – (202) 690-0848

Watersheds and Wetlands Division:

(202) 720-3042

EMS for Children

To support demonstration projects for the expansion and improvement of emergency medical services for children who need treatment for trauma or critical care. It is expected that maximum distribution of projects among the States will be made and that priority will be given to projects targeted towards populations with special needs, including Native Americans, minorities, and the disabled.

State governments and schools of medicine

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

www.hrsa.gov

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

(EQIP)

Technical, educational, and limited financial assistance to encourage environmental enhancement. 

 

USDA-NRCS

NRCS County Offices

Or

NRCS EQUIP Program Manager:

(202) 720-1834

www.nrcs.usda.gov

Federal Land Transfer / Federal Land to Parks Program

Identifies, assesses, and transfers available Federal real property for acquisition for State and local parks and recreation, such as open space.

 

DOI-NPS

General Services Administration Offices

Fort Worth, TX: (817) 334-2331

Boston, MA:      (617) 835-5700

Or

Federal Lands to Parks Leader

NPS National Office:

(202) 565-1184

 

Financial Assistance for Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment Program

 

To determine the long-term consequences of human activities which affect the coastal and marine environment; to assess the consequences of these activities in terms of ecological, economic, and social impacts upon human, physical and biotic environments, and to define and evaluate management alternatives which minimize adverse consequences of human use of the coastal and marine environments and resources.

 

Universities, colleges, technical schools, institutes, laboratories, State and local government agencies, public or private, profit or non-profit entities or individuals.

 

Department of Commerce

Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1305 East-West Hwy

Silver Springs, MD 20910

(301) 713-2989

http://www.noaa.gov

Fire Management Assistance Grant – FEMA Readiness, Response and Recovery.

 

Grants to states, tribal governments, and local governments for the mitigation, management, and control of any fire burning on publicly (non-federal) or privately owned forest or grassland that threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.

State governments and Indian tribal governments are eligible for fire management assistance grants. The State or Indian tribal government may be the Grantee. The Grantee is the government to which a grant is awarded, and is accountable for the use of funds provided.

FEMA, RRR, Region IV

 

Flood Control Projects (Small Flood Control Projects)

 

To reduce flood damages through projects not specifically authorized by Congress.  Corps of Engineers designs and constructs the projects.  Provides a cash contribution for land enhancement benefits and for project costs assigned to project features other than flood control; prevent future encroachment which might interfere with proper functioning of the project for flood control; and, maintain the project after completion.

 

States, political subdivisions of States, or other responsible local agencies established under State law with full authority and ability to undertake necessary legal and financial responsibility.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PM, Washington, DC 20314-1000.  Phone: (202) 272-1975.

 

Flood Insurance

 

To enable persons to purchase insurance against physical damage to or loss of buildings and/or contents therein caused by floods, mudslide, or flood-related erosion, thereby reducing Federal disaster assistance payments, and to promote wise floodplain management practices in the Nation’s flood-prone and mudflow-prone areas.

 

Any State of political subdivision with authority to adopt floodplain management practices. Beneficiaries may include: residents, business, and property owners in applicant community, in which like States can insure municipal structures.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Insurance Administration

Washington, D.C.  20472

(202) 646-2781

http://www.fema.gov/nfip

 

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMAP) Program Planning Grants

 

To assist States and communities in implementing measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Examples of funded projects, are published in a Biennial Report to Congress as required under Section 554 of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA).  This report is available from Mr. Robert F. Shea, Jr., Program Support Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20472.  Phone: (202) 646-3619.  Planning Grants may be used to assist States and communities in developing and updating Flood Mitigation Plans.  Eligible activities under this grant are: conducting local planning discussions, contracting for consulting technical services such as engineering and planning; surveying structures at risk; and assessing structures subject to repetitive flood loss.  Eligible activities under this grant are: the acquisition, relocation, elevation or dry-floodproofing of insured structures; minor structural projects; and beach nourishment activities.

 

Eligible applicants Technical Assistance Grants are State agencies or departments that are responsible for administering the FMA program.  Eligible applicants for Planning Grants are States and communities participating in the NFIP.

 

Mr. Robert F. Shea, Jr., Program Support Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20472.  Phone: (202) 646-3619.

 

Flood Plain Management Services (FPMS)

 

To promote appropriate recognition of flood hazards in land and water use planning and development through the provision of flood and flood plain related data, technical services, and guidance.    Available information identifies areas subject to flooding and flood losses from streams, lakes, and oceans and describes flood hazard at proposed building sites.  It can be used as a basis for planning flood plain use, for flood emergency preparedness planning, for hurricane evacuation and preparedness planning, for assistance in developing flood plain regulations, for setting elevations for flood proofing, and implementing flood proofing measures, and for indicating areas to be acquired for open space.  Services are available to States and local governments without charge, but within annual funding limitations on request.

 

States, political subdivisions of States, other nonfederal public organizations and the public.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PF, Washington, DC 20314-1000.  Phone: (202) 761-0169.

 

Flood Risk Reduction Program

 

The Flood Risk Reduction Program was established to allow farmers who voluntarily enter into contracts to receive payments on lands with high flood potential.  In return, participants agree to forego certain USDA program benefits.  These contract payments provide incentives to move farming operations from frequently flooded land.

 

 

 

USDA, Farm Service Agency

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB: West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

Florida Coastal Protection Trust Fund

 

The purpose is to provide a mechanism to have financial resources immediately available for prevention of, and cleanup and rehabilitation after, a pollutant discharge, to prevent further damage by the pollutant, and to pay for damages.

 

 

 

Florida Statutes

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/citizen/documents/statutes/1993/CHAPTER_376_11.html

Florida Communities Trust

 

Florida Communities Trust (FCT) is a state land acquisition grant program housed at the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

FCT provides funding to local governments and eligible non-profit environmental organizations for acquisition of community-based parks, open space and greenways that further outdoor recreation and natural resource protection needs identified in local government comprehensive plans.

Matching and full grants for land acquisition projects are provided to communities through an annual competitive application cycle. Approximately $66 million is available to eligible applicants each year and applicants are eligible for up to 6.6 million or 10 percent of this amount.

 

2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100, 850.922.2207, (F) 850.921.1747, fctinfo@dca.state.fl.us, http://www.dca.state.fl.us/ffct/

Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund -

 

The purpose of the FHCF is to protect and advance the state's interest in maintaining insurance capacity in Florida by providing reimbursements to insurers for a portion of their catastrophic hurricane losses.

 

1801 Hermitage Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308, 850.413.1349, (F) 850.413.1344 www.fsba.state.fl.us/fhcf/about.asp

 

 

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

 

To prevent future losses of lives and property due to disasters; to implement State or local hazard mitigation plans; to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during immediate recovery from a disaster; and to provide funding for previously identified mitigation measures to benefit the disaster area.

 

State and local governments; certain private and nonprofit organizations or institutions; Indian tribes or authorized tribal organizations; and native villages or organizations.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mitigation Directorate

500 AC@ St., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20472

(202) 646-4621

http://www.fema.gov/mit/

Hazard Reduction Program

Funding for research and related educational activities on hazards.

 

National Science Foundation (NSF),  Directorate for Engineering, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems, Hazard Reduction Program:

(703) 306-1360

Hazardous Materials Assistance Program (CERCLA Implementation)

Provide technical and financial assistance through the States to support State, local and tribal governments in oil and hazardous materials emergency planning and exercising. To support the Comprehensive Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Emergency Response – Capability Assessment Program (CHER-CAP) activities.

State, local, and tribal governments, state emergency response committees, local emergency planning commissions

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

 

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant

The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is intended to provide financial and technical assistance as well as national direction and guidance to enhance State, Territorial, Tribal, and local hazardous materials emergency planning and training. The HMEP Grant Program distributes fees collected from shippers and carriers of hazardous materials to emergency responders for hazmat training and to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) for hazmat planning.

 

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

500 C St., SW

Washington, D.C.   20472

http://www.fema.gov/

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Training and Planning Grants

Increase state, local, territorial, and Native American tribal effectiveness to safely and efficiently handle HazMat accidents and incidents; enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986; and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency planning and training by incorporating response to transportation standards

States, local, territorial, tribal governments

Department of Transportation

Research and Special Programs Administration

www.rspa.dot.gov

 

Hazardous Waste Management State Program Support

 

To assist State governments in the development and implementation of an authorized hazardous waste management program for the purpose of controlling the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes.  State project to develop a hazardous waste program designed to meet the substantive and procedural requirements of an authorized program.  (Section 3006).

 

State agencies responsible for hazardous waste management within the 50 States.

 

Grants Administration Division (3903R), Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460

 

Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety

 

To assist organizations in the development of institutional competency through appropriate training and education to hazardous waste workers.

 

 

 

Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service

National Institutes of Health

Office of Extramural Outreach and Information

National Institutes of Health

6701 Rockledge Dr., MSC 7910

Bethesda, MD 20892-7910

(301) 435-7910

http://www.nih.gov/

Healthy Homes Demonstration Grants.

 

The purpose of the Healthy Homes Demonstration Program is to develop, demonstrate, and promote cost-effective, preventive measures to correct multiple safety and health hazards in the home environment that produce serious diseases and injuries in children of low-income families. HUD is interested in reducing health threats to the maximum number of residents, especially children, in a cost efficient manner.

Eligible applicants include: not-for- profit institutions, for-profit (for-profit firms are not allowed to profit from the project)located in the U.S., State and local governments, and Federally-recognized Native Indian Tribes. Federal agencies and Federal employees are not eligible to apply for this program.

Ms. Ellen Taylor, Director, Healthy Homes Program. Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Telephone: (202) 755-1785, extension 116. E-mail: Ellen_R._Taylor@hud.gov

 

Historic Preservation Fund Grants-in-Aid

 

(1)To provide matching grants to States for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties by such means as survey, planning technical assistance, acquisition, development, and certain Federal Tax incentives available for historic properties;(2) to provide matching grants to States to expand the National Register of Historic Places; (3)to provide matching grants to the National Trust or Historic Preservation for its congressionally chartered responsibilities to preserve historic resources.

 

State and local governments, public and private nonprofit organizations and individuals.

 

Department of the Interior

National Park Service, Preservation Heritage Services Division

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20240

(202) 343-6004

Historic Preservation Grants

To assist in the identification, excavation, protection, and rehabilitation of historic and archaeological sites in Florida; to provide public information about these important resources; and to encourage historic preservation in smaller cities through the Florida Main Street program.

 

Departments or agencies of the state (including universities), cities, counties and other units of local government, and not-for-profit organizations.

 

Division of Historical Resources
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

(850) 245-6300

 

Human Health Studies, Applied Research and Development

To solicit scientific proposals designed to answer public health questions arising from situations commonly encountered at hazardous waste sites. The objective of this research program is to fill gaps in knowledge regarding human health effects of hazardous substances identified during the conduct of ATSDR’s health assessments, consultations, toxicological profiles, and health studies, including but not limited to those health conditions prioritized by ATSDR.

State health departments

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control

www.atsdr.cdc.gov

Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program –

 

Funds Residential Construction Mitigation program which was developed in coordination with an advisory council consisting of representatives designated from the Department of Insurance, Florida Home Builders Association, Florida Insurance Council, Federation of Manufactured Home Owners, Florida Association of Counties, and Florida Manufactured Housing Association.

 

2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100, 850.410.1563, (F) 850.410.1555, ted.court@dca.state.fl.us, http://www.floridacommunitydevelopment.org/programs/rcmp/files/onepager.PDF

 

Hurricane Program

 

To significantly reduce the loss of life, property, economic disruption, and disaster assistance costs resulting form hurricanes.

 

Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida...

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mitigation Directorate

500 AC@ St., SW

Washington, D.C.   20472

(202) 646-4621

http://www.fema.gov/mit

Immunization Grants

To assist States and communities in establishing and maintaining preventative health service programs to immunize individuals against vaccine-preventable diseases

States

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control

www.cdc.gov

 

Immunization Research, Demonstration, Public Information and Education

To assist States, political subdivisions of states, and other public and private nonprofit entities to conduct research, demonstrations, projects and provide public information on vaccine-preventable diseases and conditions

States and nonprofit organizations

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control

www.cdc.gov

Individual Assistance

To provide assistance to individuals and families who have been affected by natural or man-made Presidentially declared disasters. Funding provided from the Disaster Relief Fund.

Individuals and families

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

Interoperable Communications Equipment Grant

To facilitate communications interoperability among public safety emergency responders at the state and local level.

State and local governments

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

 

Initiates programs and supports their purposes including community development activities in Palm Beach County, Florida.

 

Open to non-profit, tax-exempt organizations

 

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Program Area, Grants Management, Research and Information

140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1100

Chicago, IL 60603-5285

(312) 726-8000

e-mail: 4answers@macfdn.com

Land and Water Conservation Fund

LWCF is a competitive program which provides grants for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation use.

 

All local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the public.

 

Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Recreation & Parks
Bureau of Design & Recreation Services
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS #585
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
Phone (850) 488-7896 (Suncom 278-7896)
Fax (850) 488-3665 (Suncom 278-3665)

 

 

Land Protection, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial assistance for runoff retardation and soil erosion prevention as needed to reduce hazards to life and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion on any watershed impaired by a natural disaster.  NRCS provides technical assistance for rehabilitation of land conservation systems for which FSA provides cost-sharing; and emergency protection to assist in relieving imminent hazards to life and property from floods and products of erosion created by natural hazards that are causing a sudden impairment of a watershed.

 

 

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB:

West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

Local Firefighting and Emergency Services Training

 

To provide specialized training and equipment to enhance the capability of metropolitan fire and emergency service departments to respond to terrorist attacks.  To enhance readiness and preparedness of fire and emergency services personnel to respond to terrorist incidents of mass destruction where incendiary devices, nuclear, biological or chemical agents are utilized.

 

Applicants requesting funding must have the capability to develop and provide training for fire and emergency service personnel that will prepare them to respond to a terrorist incident.

 

Office of State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 633 Indiana Ave., NE., Washington, DC 20531.  Phone: (202) 616-2920.

 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

 

Helps existing community development groups revitalize urban neighborhoods throughout the country.  By combining investments, technical assistance, and grants, LISC seeks to increase the ability of experienced local development groups to design projects of significant scale, raise and manage necessary capital, and work effectively with their natural allies in the private sector.

 

Available upon request.

 

John Mascotte, Chairman of the Board, or Paul S. Grogan, President

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

733 3rd Ave.

New York, NY 10017

(212) 455-9800

Map Modernization

This funding provides assistance to develop digital flood maps, support flood-mapping activities and expand the Cooperating Technical Partners Program to communities and regional entities

State, local, and tribal governments

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

 

National Fire Academy Educational Program

 

To increase the professional level of the fire service and others responsible for fire prevention and control.  Students are provided an opportunity to attend courses at the National Fire Academy resident facility or at a convenient off-campus location with a minimal cost to the individual or the fire department represented.  The increase in the number of students attending impacts on increasing the professional level o f fire service personnel.  Training is provided at the resident facility in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and in the field in cooperation with State or local fire training agencies on specific subjects to specific audience.

 

Any individual who is a member of a fire department or has significant responsibility for fire prevention and control.

 

National Emergency Training Center, Educational and Technology Services Branch, 16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

Phone: (301) 447-1000.

 

National Fire Academy Training Assistance (Student Stipend Reimbursement Program)

 

To provide travel stipends to students attending Academy courses.   Examples of Funded Projects: Students are provided an opportunity to attend courses at the National Fire Academy resident facility with a minimal cost to the individual or the fire department represented.  The increase in the number of students attending impacts on increasing the professional level of fire service personnel.

 

Any student who is a member of a fire department or has significant responsibility for fire prevention and control and has been accepted in to a eligible course at the National Fire Academy may apply for stipend reimbursement.

 

National Emergency Training Center, Educational and Technology Services Branch, 16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727. 

Phone: (301) 447-1035.

 

National Flood Insurance Program

 

Provides federally-backed flood insurance to those who generally were not able to obtain it from the private-sector companies, and to promote sound floodplain management practices in flood prone areas.

 

 

 

 

 

National Flood Mitigation Fund

 

To fund activities designed to reduce the risk of flood damage.

 

States and units of local government. Local governments must be participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mitigation Directorate

500 AC@ St., SW

Washington, D.C.   20472

(202) 646-4621

http://www.fema.gov/mit

National Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Grant

HRSA is providing financial assistance to authorized jurisdictions through the National Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Program’s Cooperative Agreements to upgrade the preparedness of the Nation's health care system to respond to bioterrorism, other outbreaks of infectious disease, and other public health threats and emergencies. Awardees are required to address the following priority areas: hospital bed capacity, isolation capacity, health care personnel, hospital-based pharmaceutical caches, mental health services, trauma and burn care capacity, communications and information technology, personal protective and decontamination equipment, emergency medical services, linkages with public health departments, education and training, and preparedness exercises.

 

Public Health Departments in all 50 States Territories (USVI, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, N. Marianas Islands) Freely Associated States of the Pacific (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau) New York, NY, Los Angeles County, CA, Chicago, IL, District of Columbia

 

National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program Contacts
Parklawn Building
, Room 18A-38
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

(301) 443-1296 (Fax)

 

 

National Weather Service

 

Provides weather and flood warnings, public forecasts and advisories for all of the United States and territories.  Technical assistance is provided to local, regional, and state agencies developing and operating warning programs.

 

 

 

National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1325 East-West Highway

Silver Spring, FM 20910

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov

 

NIEHS Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training (Superfund Worker Training Program)

 

To provide cooperative agreements and project grant support for the development and administration of model worker health and safety training programs consisting of classroom and practical health and safety training of workers and their supervisors, who are engaged in activities related to hazardous materials, hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage, disposal, removal, containment, transportation, or emergency response.  Programs provide health and safety training and education for occupational population involved in waste handling and processing at active and inactive hazardous substance treatment, storage, and disposal facilities; cleanup, removal, containment, or remedial action at waste sites; hazardous substance emergency response; hazardous substance disposal site risk assessment and investigation, remedial actions or clean-up by state and local personnel; and transportation of hazardous wastes.

 

A public or private nonprofit entity providing worker health and safety education and training may submit an application and receive a cooperative agreement or project grant for support of waste worker education and training by a named principal investigator.  Nonprofit organizations which are incorporated under 501(c)(4) are prohibited from receiving grants.

 

Grants Management Contact: Dorothy G. Williams, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.  Phone: (919) 541-2749, E-mail: Williams@niehs.nih.gov.

 

NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances: Basic Research and Education (NIEHS Superfund Research Program)

 

It is intended to integrate advanced or graduate training into the multidisciplinary research program to provide for training in: (1) environmental and occupational health and safety; (2) the engineering aspects of hazardous waste control; and (3) graduate training in the geosciences.  This interdisciplinary program supports basic research in the following: (1) development and use of methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; (2) development of advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of  the effects of human health presented by hazardous substances; and (4) the development and use of basic biological, chemical, and physical methods and technologies to reduce the amount of toxicity of hazardous substances.

 

An accredited institution of higher education, as defined in the Higher Education Act, 20 U.S.C. (annotated) 3381, may submit an application and

receive a grant for support of research by a named principal investigator.  Nonprofit organizations which are incorporated under 501(c) (4) are prohibited from receiving grants.

 

Grants Management Contact: Dorothy G. Williams, Grants Management Officer, Department of Health and Human Services,  P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.  Phone: (919) 541-2749;

E-mail: Williams@niehs.nih.gov.

Non-Structural Alternatives to Structural Rehabilitation of Damaged Flood Control Works

Direct planning and construction grants for non-structural alternatives to the structural rehabilitation of flood control works damaged in floods or coastal storms. $9 million FY99

 

DOD-USACE

Emergency Management contact in respective USACE field office:

South Atlantic:  (404) 331-6795

 

 

North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grant Program

 

The North American wetlands conservation Act Grant program promotes long-term conservation of North American wetland ecosystems, and the waterfowl and other migratory birds, fish and wildlife that depend upon such habitat.  Principal conservation actions supported by NAWCA are acquisition, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and wetlands-associated habitat. The program encourages voluntary, pubic-private partnerships to conserve North American wetland ecosystems by creating an infrastructure and providing a source of funding.

 

Public or private, profit or non-profit entities or individuals establishing pubic-private sector partnerships.

 

Department of the Interior

Fish and Wildlife Service, North American Waterfowl and Wetlands Office

4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Rm. 110

Arlington, VA 22203

(703) 358-1784

http://www.fws.gov/~r9nawwo/homepag.html

Office of Domestic  Acquisition Program

The goal of the ODP Equipment Grant Program is to provide funding to enhance the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to respond to, and mitigate the consequences of, incidents of domestic terrorism involving the us of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

 

ODP Help Line at (800) 368-6498

 

 

Outdoor Recreation: Acquisition, Development and Planning (Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants)

 

To provide financial assistance to the States and their political subdivisions for the preparation of Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans (SCORPs) and acquisition and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities for the general public, to meet current and future needs.  Examples of Funded Projects: Acquisition and development grants may be used for a wide range of outdoor recreation projects, such as picnic areas, inner city parks, campgrounds, tennis courts, boat launching ramps, bike trails, outdoor swimming pools, and support facilities such as roads, water supply, etc.

 

For planning grants, only the State agency formally designated by the Governor or State law as responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan is eligible to apply.  For acquisition and development grants, the above designated agency may apply for assistance for itself, or on behalf of other State agencies or political subdivisions, such as cities, counties, and park districts.

 

Chief, Recreation Program, National Park Service, (2225), Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 3624, Washington, DC 20240. 

Phone: (202) 565-1133.

 

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Financial and technical assistance to private landowners interested in pursuing restoration projects affecting wetlands and riparian habitats.

 

Department of Interior (DOI) – Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

National Coordinator, Ecological Services: (703) 358-2201

A list of State and Regional contacts is available from the National Coordinator upon request.

Physical Disaster Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans

 

Disaster loans to non-farm, private sector owners of disaster damaged property for uninsured losses.  Loans can be increased by up to 20 percent for mitigation purposes.

 

Small Business Administration (SBA)

National Headquarters

Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance: (202) 205-6734

 

 

Planning Assistance to States (Section 22)

 

To cooperate with any State in the preparation of comprehensive plans for the development, utilization and conservation of water and related land resources of drainage basins located within the boundaries of such State.  The State must have a planning program for the development, utilization or conservation of the water and related land resources underway or laid out in sufficient detail so that the relationship of a State’s request for Corps input for some particular aspect of the program may be appraised.

 

The 50 States.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PF, Washington, DC 20314-1000.  Phone: (202) 272-0169.

 

Planning Assistance to States Program

 

To assist the states in the preparation of comprehensive plans for the development, utilization, and conservation of water and related land resources.   Floodplain management services intended to assist states in planning related to water supply, water quality, water conservation, environmental restoration and enhancement, hydropower development, flood control, or erosion and navigation.

 

States, District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes.

 

Department of Defense

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn: CECW-PM DoD

Washington, D.C.  20314-1000

(202) 272-0169

http://www.usace.army.mil/

Port Security Grants for Critical National Seaports.

 

To support efforts of critical national seaports/terminals to enhance port security through: 1) security assessments and mitigation strategies; and 2) enhanced facility and operational security (e.g., terminal, commuter or ferry vessels access control, physical security, cargo security, and passenger security), including proof of concepts.

1) Public and private ports or terminals; 2) state/local government entities; and 3) consortiums composed of local stakeholder groups (i.e., river groups, ports, and terminal associations). Private entities will be considered when security interests related to location and/or operation affects the greater public interest. Consultants may prepare applications for an eligible party, but only the eligible party may submit and be considered for the grant. Prerequisites: For Enhanced Facility and Operational Security grants, applicants must have already completed a security assessment and tie the security enhancements to the assessment.

Transportation Security Administration Headquarters, Office of Maritime and Land Security, Grants/Contracts Management Branch, TSA-8, 701 South 12th Street, Arlington VA 22202. Tony Corio, tony.corio@dhs.gov, (571) 227-1233.

 

Post-Disaster Economic Recovery Grants and Assistance

 

Grant funding to assist with the long-term economic recovery of communities, industries, and firms adversely impacted by disasters.

 

 

Department of Commerce (DOC) – Economic Development Administration (EDA)

EDA Headquarters

Disaster Recovery Coordinator:

(202) 482-6225

 

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program

This program provides funding for mitigation activities before disasters strikes. In recent years it has provided assistance for mitigation planning. In FY03, Congress passed a competitive pre-disaster mitigation grant program that will include project funding.

State, local, and tribal government

Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

 

 

Project Modifications for Improvement of the Environment

 

Provides for ecosystem restoration by modifying structures and/or operations or water resources projects constructed by the USACE, or restoring areas where a USACE project contributed to the degradation of an area. 

 

 

DOD-USACE

Chief of Planning @ appropriate USACE Regional Office

South Atlantic:  (404) 331-6270

 

 

Property Improvement Loan Insurance for Improving All Existing Structures and Building of New Nonresidential Structures (Title I)

 

To facilitate the financing of improvements to homes and other existing structures and the building of new nonresidential structures.  Insured loans may be used to finance alterations, repairs, and improvements for existing structures and the building of new nonresidential structures which substantially protect or improve the basic livability or utility of the properties.

 

Eligible borrowers include the owner of the property to be improved, lessee having a lease extending at least 6 months beyond maturity of the loan, or a purchaser of the property under a land installment contract.

 

Persons are encouraged to contact the Homeownership Center serving their State, or nearest local HUD Office.

 

Protection of Essential Highways, Highway Bridge Approaches, and Public Works (Emergency Bank Protection)

 

To provide bank protection of highways, highway bridges, essential public works, churches, hospitals, schools, and other nonprofit public services endangered by flood-caused erosion.  Reinforced barriers at either side of bridge approachments.  Corps of Engineers designs and constructs the project.  Nonfederal sponsor must share in projects costs, including cash and lands, easements, right-of-way; utility relocations; hold and save the United States free from damages; and maintain the project at local cost after completion.

 

States, political subdivisions of States or other responsible local agencies established under State law with full authority and ability to undertake necessary legal and financial responsibilities.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PM, Washington, DC 20314-1000.  Phone: (202) 272-1975.

 

Protection of Forests and Rangelands

 

The Forest Service (FS) sets priorities, establishes policies, and provides financial and technical assistance to State Foresters.  The FS provides technical and financial assistance to State Foresters in mitigating and improving their fire suppression capability, and serves as a technical fire advisor to FEMA in the Fire Suppression Assistance Program.

 

Federal, State agencies and organizations, State and private lands

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB:

West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

Public Assistance

 

To provide supplemental assistance to States, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations to alleviate suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.

 

State and local governments and any political subdivision of a State, Indian tribes, and native villages are eligible.  Also eligible are private nonprofit organization that operate educational, utility, emergency, or medical facilities, provide custodial care or other essential services of governmental nature to the general public.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Infrastructure Support Division, Response and Recovery Directorate

500 AC@ St., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20472

(202) 646-3026

http://www.fema.gov/mit/

Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund

To continue to prepare our nation’s public health system and hospitals for possible mass casualty events, and to accelerate research into new treatments and diagnostic tools to cope with possible bioterrorism incidents.

Individuals, families, Federal, State, and local government agencies and emergency health care providers.

Department of Health and Human Services

ww.hhs.gov

Public Housing Modernization Reserve for Disasters and Emergencies

Funding to public housing agencies for modernization needs resulting from natural disasters (including elevation, floodproofing, and retrofit).

 

HUD

Director, Office of Capital Improvements:

(202) 708-1640

 

Radiation Control: Training Assistance and Advisory Counseling

 

To assist States in achieving, maintaining, and improving their capabilities to conduct radiation control programs.  This will assure that State programs established through agreements with NRC for transfer of certain NRC regulatory authority over atomic energy materials to the States will continue to be adequate to protect health and safety and be compatible with NRC’s regulatory program.  Training is made available to personnel of State and local governments in order to improve the radiological health training of staff members responsible for carrying out radiation control programs.  Courses are provided in health physics and radiation protection, safety aspects of using radioactive materials, regulatory practices and procedures, and compliance inspection.

 

State and local government agencies which are or will be responsible for administering radiation control programs under and agreement with NRC for assumption by the State of regulatory authority initially exercised by the NRC.

 

Brenda Usilton, Office of State Programs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. 

Phone: (301) 415-2348.

 

Recreation Development Assistance Program

FRDAP is a competitive program which provides grants for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation use or to construct or renovate recreational trails.

 

Municipal and county governments or other legally constituted entities with the legal responsibility to provide public outdoor recreation.

 

Bureau of Design and Recreation Services
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #585
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
Phone: 850/488-7896 (Suncom 278-7896)
Fax: 850/488-3665 (Suncom Fax 278-3665)

 

 

Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance (203(k)

 

To help families repair or improve, purchase and improve, or refinance and improve existing residential structures more than one year old.  HUD insures lenders against loss on loans.  These loans may be used to rehabilitate an existing 1 to 4 unit dwelling in one of four ways: (1) Purchase a structure and the land on which the structure is located and rehabilitate it; (2) purchase a structure on another site, move it onto a new foundation on the mortgaged property and rehabilitate it; (3) refinance the existing indebtedness and rehabilitate such a structure; or (4) rehabilitate such a structure.

 

Individual purchasers or investors are eligible to apply.

 

Persons are encouraged to contact the Homeownership Center serving their State, or the nearest local HUD Office.

Rural Development Assistance -- Utilities

Direct and guaranteed rural economic loans and business enterprise grants to address utility issues and development needs.

 

USDA-Rural Utilities Service (RUS)

Program Support: (202) 720-1382

Northern Regional Division: (202) 720-1402

Electric Staff Division: (202) 720-1900

Power Supply Division: (202) 720-6436

Rural Development Assistance – Housing

Grants, loans, and technical assistance in addressing rehabilitation, health and safety needs in primarily low-income rural areas. Declaration of major disaster necessary.

 

USDA-Rural Housing Service (RHS)

Community Programs: (202) 720-1502

Single Family Housing: (202) 720-3773

Multi Family Housing: (202) 720-5177

School Emergency Response and Crisis Management Plan Discretionary Grant Program

To provide school districts with funds to strengthen and improve current school crisis plans in preparation for emergencies including potential terrorist attacks.

School districts

Department of Education

www.ed.gov/emergencyplan/

 

 

Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program

 

Loan guarantees to public entities for community and economic development (including mitigation measures).

 

 

HUD

Community Planning and Development staff at appropriate HUD field office, or the Section 108 Office in HUD Headquarters: (202) 708-1871

Small Business Administration Pre-Disaster Mitigation Loan Program -

 

The purpose of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Loan Program is to make low-interest; fixed-rate loans to eligible small businesses for the purpose of implementing mitigation measures to protect business property from damage that may be caused by future disasters. The program is a pilot program, which supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program. SBA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program is available to businesses whose proposed mitigation measure conforms to the priorities and goals of the mitigation plan for the community, as defined by FEMA, in which the business is located.

 

Disaster Area 2 Office, One Baltimore Place, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30308, 1-800-359-2227, http://www.sba.gov/disaster_recov/loaninfo/pre_disaster_mitigation.html

 

Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program

 

Provides funds to rural communities to improve local housing, streets, utilities, and public facilities.  The Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program offers local governments a source of financing for economic development, large-scale public facility projects, and public infrastructure.

 

 

 

Ian Smith (850) 922-1870

Susan Cook (850) 487-3644

Rick Stauts, Planning Manager with the Department of Community Affairs

(850) 487-3644

 

Snagging and Clearing for Flood Control (Section 208)

 

To reduce flood damages.  Corps of Engineers designs and constructs the project.  The nonfederal sponsor must provide all lands, easements and rights-of-way; provide all project costs in excess of the Federal limit of $500,000; agree to maintain project after construction; hold and save the United States free from damages; provide a contribution toward construction costs for land enhancement or special benefits; agree to prevent future encroachment which might interfere with proper functioning of the project for flood control.

 

States, political subdivisions of States or other responsible local agencies established under State law with full authority and ability to undertake necessary legal and financial responsibilities.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW-PM, Washington, DC 20314-1000.  Phone: (202) 272-1975.

South Florida Coastal Ecosystem Program

1) To seek the most technically sound and cost effective proposals that specifically address priority issues within South Florida’s coastal ecosystem, such as restoring and enhancing degraded coastal uplands and estuarine wetlands, removing exotic vegetation from coastal areas and promoting research and public awareness of South Florida’s ecological problems, 2) to identify opportunities in which partnerships can be formed to create, restore and enhance coastal resources, and 3) to develop partnerships among federal, state, and local governments as well as academic, non-governmental and business entities in South Florida

Federal, State, and local government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit groups and/or citizens are eligible to respond directly.

US Fish & Wildlife Service

South Florida Ecological Services Office

1339 20th Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32960-3559

 

Special Economic Development and Adjustment Assistance Program - Sudden and Severe Economic Dislocation (SSED) and Long Term Economic Deterioration (LTED)

 

To assist State and local areas develop and/or implement strategies designed to address structural economic adjustment problems resulting from sudden and severe economic dislocation such as plant closings, military base closures and defense contract cutbacks, and natural disasters (SSED), or from long-term economic deterioration in the area’s economy (LTED).

 

States, cities, counties, or other political subdivisions of a State, consortia of such political subdivisions, public or private nonprofit organizations representing redevelopment areas designated under the Public Works and Economic Redevelopment Act of 1965, Economic Development Districts established under Title IV of the Act, and Indian tribes.

 

Department of Commerce

Economic Adjustment Division, Economic Development Administration

Room H7327, Herbert C. Hoover Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20230

(202) 482-26659

http://www.doc.gov/eda/

 

 

State Disaster Preparedness Grants (Disaster Preparedness Improvement Grants)

 

To assist States in developing and improving State and local plans, programs, and capabilities for disaster preparedness and prevention.  Improvement grants have produced a variety of products such as mitigation training courses, enhanced State preparedness efforts, revised assistance and hazard mitigation plans. 

 

All States are eligible.

 

C. Dwight Poe, State and Local Preparedness, Training, and Exercises Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472.  Phone: (202) 646-3492.

State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program

Funding will be provided to enhance first responder capabilities, and to provide for equipment purchases and exercise planning activities for response to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) domestic terrorist incidents

State and local governments

Department of Justice

Office of Domestic Preparedness

www.usdoj.gov

State Homeland Security Grant Program

To provide for the purchase of specialized equipment to enhance the capability of state and local agencies to prevent and respond to incidents of terrorism involving the use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) weapons; for the protection of critical infrastructure and prevention of terrorist incidents; for costs related to the design, development, conduct and evaluation of CBRNE exercises; for costs related to the design, development and conduct of a state CBRNE Training Program; and for costs associated with updating and implementing each state’s Homeland Security Strategy

State and Local governments; first responders

Department of Homeland Security

Border and Transportation Security Directorate

www.ojp.usdoj.gov

State and Local All Hazards Emergency Operations Planning

The purpose of the S/L Emergency Ops Planning program is to supplement and assist State and local efforts to prepare themselves to respond to emergencies or disasters including any that may be caused by terrorist attacks using conventional means or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Such preparedness requires an extraordinary level of inter-service and inter-jurisdictional planning and coordination. The program provides grants to the States to encourage the development or updating of comprehensive, all-hazard emergency management plans by the States and by local governments. The requisite planning base supports and promotes efforts to establish lasting working relationships and facilitates the development of a common incident command system, general availability of interoperable communications, and effective mutual aid. In partnership with the Federal Government, strong emergency management and emergency services organizations at the State and local levels ensure the continuance of a comprehensive national emergency management system for disasters or emergencies resulting from natural disasters or accidental or man-made events.

States are eligible to apply for the assistance under this program. For purposes of this program and consistent with the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5122(4), "State" means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Local governments may receive assistance as subgrantees to the States in which they are located. The term "local government" as used in this program has the meaning set forth in the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5122(6).

Gil Jamieson, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of National Preparedness, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4090 or e-mail: gil.jamieson@fema.gov. FAX: (202) 646-4053. 24-hour per day FEMA Telephone Operator Service is available at (202) 566-1600.

http://www.fema.gov

 

State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training

To provide delivery of specialized, multi-agency anti- terrorism preparedness training. This training, along with related research, law enforcement intelligence, operational issues development, and technical assistance support activities, is delivered to state and local law enforcement and prosecution authorities. While state and local law enforcement preparation and readiness issues addressed in this project are tailored to interventions in domestic terrorism, major portions of the program's preparedness and operational readiness outcomes are equally applicable to any terrorist threat or incident whether domestically or internationally inspired.

State and local law enforcement and prosecution authorities.

- Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Contact: Program Development Division. Telephone: (202) 514-5943. www.usdoj.gov/bja

 

State and Local Domestic Preparedness Exercise Support

To enhance the capacity of State and local first responders to respond to a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, incendiary, and explosive devices.

- Eligible applicants are public or private organizations with the expertise and experience to provide assistance to State and local jurisdictions; to facilitate, conduct, and evaluate exercises; and/or to develop guidance, materials and publications related to the conduct of exercises or lessons learned.

Office for Domestic Preparedness, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Telephone: (202) 305-9887. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov

 

State and Local Domestic Preparedness Technical Assistance

To enhance the capacity of State and local first responders to respond to a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, incendiary, and explosive devices. The program goals are to enhance the ability of State and local jurisdictions to develop, plan and implement a program for WMD preparedness and to sustain and maintain specialized equipment.

Applicants may be public or private organizations with the expertise and experience to provide a specialized service or a full range of assistance to enhance the capacity of state and local emergency response agencies to respond to a WMD terrorism incident.

Office for Domestic Preparedness, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Telephone: (202) 305-9887. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov

 

State Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

To help States work with rural communities and hospitals to develop and implement a rural health plan, designate critical access hospitals (CAHs), develop integrated networks of care, improve emergency medical services and improve quality, service and organizational performance.

States with at least one hospital in a non-metropolitan region.

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov

 

Stewardship Incentives Program

 

The Stewardship Incentive Program provides technical and financial assistance to encourage non-industrial private forest landowners to keep their lands and natural resources productive and healthy.  Qualifying land includes rural lands with existing tree cover or land suitable for growing trees and which is owned by a private individual, group, association, corporation, Indian tribe, or other legal private entity.  Eligible landowners must have an approved Forest Stewardship Plan and own 1,00 or fewer acres of qualifying land.  Authorization may be obtained for exceptions of up to 5,000 acres.

 

 

 

USDA, Forest Service

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB:

West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

STP

 

The STP provides flexible funding that may be sued by States and localities for projects on any Federal-aid highway, including the NHS, bridge projects on any public road, transit capital projects, and intracity and intercity bus terminals and facilities.  A portion of funds reserved for rural areas may be spent on rural minor collectors.  Eligible activities include: environmental restoration and pollution abatement projects, including retrofit or construction of stormwater treatment facilities; natural habitat mitigation.

 

 

 

Florida Department of Transportation

Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Education

To establish and support an innovative program of basic research and training consisting of multi-project, interdisciplinary efforts that may include each of the following: (1) Methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; (2) advance techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effects o hazardous substances on humans; (3) methods to assess the risk to human health presented by hazardous substances; and (4) and basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.

Any public or private entity involved in the detection, assessment, evaluation, and treatment of hazardous substances; and State and local governments

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute of Health

www.nih.gov

Surveillance of Hazardous Substance Emergency Events

To assist State health departments in developing a State-based surveillance system for monitoring hazardous substance emergency events. This surveillance system will allow the State health department to better understand the public health impact of hazardous substance emergencies by developing, implementing, and evaluating a State-based surveillance system

State, local, territorial, and tribal public health departments

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control

www.atsdr.cdc.gov

Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Training Demonstrations and Educational Outreach

Grants are awarded to support Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Training Demonstrations, Educational Outreach and Special Purpose assistance relating to the protection of public health and the environment from potential risk from toxic chemicals to come. Funding Priority: Annual funding priority topics for fiscal year 2003 include, but are not limited to, promotion of pollution prevention and the public's right to know about chemical risks, evaluation of pesticides and chemicals to safeguard all Americans, including children and other vulnerable members of the population, as well as our most threatened species and ecosystems from environmental harm and emerging issues like biotechnology, endocrine disruptors and lead poisoning prevention.

Assistance under this program is generally available to States, U. S. territories or possession, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Native American Organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions and individuals. Non-profit organizations described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 are not eligible to apply.

 

 

 

Sustainable Development Challenge Grants

 

To (1) catalyze community-based and regional projects and other actions that promote sustainable development, thereby improving environmental quality and economic prosperity; (2) leverage significant private and public investments to enhance environmental quality by enabling community sustainability efforts to continue past EPA funding; (3) build partnerships that increase a community’s long-term capacity to protect the environment through sustainable development; and (4) enhance EPA’s ability to provide assistance to communities and promote sustainable development, through lessons.  Examples of Funded Projects: From Grassroots to Tree Roots - Sustaining Forestry in New Hampshire promotes using better forest management practices to protect environmental quality and sustain the State’s timber industry.  Mid-City Green Project Building Materials Exchange will expand its current Paint Exchange into a full-scale Building materials Exchange to reduce the amount of discarded construction materials waste in the New Orleans area and encourage urban renewal.  This will be accomplished through construction materials recovery, transformation, and low-cost resale; neighborhood rehabilitation promotion; creative reuse; and education.

 

Eligible applicants include community groups and other nonprofit organizations, local governments, universities, tribes, and States.

 

Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency, Program Contact: Pamela Hurt.  Phone: (202) 260-2441.

Transfers of Inventory Farm Properties to Federal and State Agencies for Conservation Purposes

Transfers title of certain inventory farm properties owned by FSA to Federal and State agencies for conservation purposes (including the restoration of wetlands and floodplain areas to reduce future flood potential)

 

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Farm  Service Agency (FSA)

Farm Loan Programs

National Office:

(202) 720-3467, 1632

 

Transportation Enhancements Program

 

Transportation enhancements are transportation-related activities that are designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the Nation’s Intermodal transportation system.  Eligible projects include environmental mitigation to address water pollution due to highway runoff or reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity.

 

 

 

Florida Department of Transportation

Trauma/Emergency Medical Services Grant

To improve the nation’s overall emergency medical system, including the joint efforts between HRSA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to assess state systems and recommend improvements to the current system.

 

Rick Smith

301-443-5372

rsmith@hrsa.gov

 

Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program

 

To provide Federal grants to local governments for the rehabilitation of recreation areas and facilities, demonstration of innovative approaches to improve park system management and recreation opportunities, and development of improved recreation planning.  Rehabilitation grants have been awarded to renovate a wide variety of existing community park and recreation facilities.  Innovation grants have been awarded to demonstrate unique and cost-effective methods for providing better recreation services. 

 

Eligible applicants are cities and counties meeting the eligibility requirements.  Eligibility is based on need, economic and physical distress, and the relative quality and condition of urban recreation facilities and systems.

 

National Park Service, Recreation Programs, 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 3624, Washington, DC 20240.  Contact: Ken Compton, Phone: (202) 565-1133.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

Provide planning and technical assistance to local governments to address local flood problems.  The Floodplain Management Service Program and Planning Assistance to States Program can help local governments develop their own plans and initiate floodplain management actions.  Under these programs the Corps can provide flood data and carry out certain local studies.

 

 

 

http://www.usace.army.mil

http://www.saw.usace.army.mil

 

 

 

U.S. Geological Survey

 

Assists states and local governments in maintaining stream gauge stations.  In addition, the agency has prepared inundation maps in many communities.  These quadrangle floodplain maps of flood prone areas are often used to delineate the approximate floodplain boundaries on the maps FEMA has provided to local governments.

 

 

 

Florida Geological Survey

 

http://www.usgs.gov

Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

The purpose of the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program, formerly known as the Rural Community Fire Protection (RCFP) Program, is to provide federal financial, technical, and other assistance to State Foresters to organize, train, and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to prevent and suppress fires.

 

1. A single fire department serving a rural area or a rural community with a population of 10,000 or less is eligible (latest Census).


2. Area fire departments (fire districts, townships, etc.) may serve an aggregate population of greater than 10,000 as long as the service area of the fire department includes a rural area or a rural community having a population of 10,000 or less. The VFA funding must be used to benefit the rural population.


3. A single county or town with a population over 10,000 which is served by two or more fire districts operating entirely within the bounds of the county or town may qualify as long as the service area of a given fire department includes a rural area or a rural community or the population of the fire department's jurisdiction is 10,000 or less. The VFA funding must be used for the rural area.


4. A single community with a population greater than 10,000 and having a single fire department with one or more fire stations may qualify. The fire department must have a service area that includes a rural area or community that does not exceed 10,000 population. The VFA funding must be used only for the benefit of the rural population. Similarly a single community with a population greater than 10,000, which also provide fire protection to an adjoining rural community of 10,000 or less population by contract, may also be eligible provided the VFA funding is used entirely to support the rural community.


5. A single community fire department serving a population greater than 10,000 and not providing protection to a rural area or to a rural community is not eligible for VFA financial assistance.

 

Forest Protection Bureau
Division of Forestry
3125 Conner Boulevard
Tallahassee
, Fl 32399-1650
Telephone (850) 488-6111
.

 

 

Wallace Global Fund

 

The Wallace Global Fund supports initiatives which promise to advance globally sustainable development in some fundamental way.  The Fund seeks to maximize its impact by investing its resources in projects that meet the following criteria: Tackle root problems that impede progress toward a sustainable future; propose compelling strategies for promoting environmentally and/or socially sustainable development, such as leveraging additional financial resources, catalyzing policy change, implementing innovative programs; offer potential for significant impact at the global level; and require private money, at least initially.

 

 

 

http://www.wgf.org/program_criteria.html

 

Water Pollution Control: State and Interstate Program Support (106 Grants)

 

To assist States and interstate agencies in establishing and maintaining adequate measures for prevention and control of surface and ground water pollution.  Grants are made to States and Tribes for the administration of State and Tribal programs for the prevention, reduction and control of pollution.  Activities funded include administration of State and Tribal Water Quality Standards programs; NPDES permit programs; and compliance and enforcement, monitoring and hazardous materials spills response.  Broad support for the prevention and abatement of surface and ground water pollution from point and non-point sources including water quality planning, monitoring, water quality standards, assessments, permitting, pollution control studies, planning, surveillance and enforcement; advice and assistance to local agencies; training; and public information.

 

Eligible entities include State and interstate water pollution control agencies as defined in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

 

Carol Crow, State and Interstate Agencies, Section 106 Coordinator, Section 106, Office of Wastewater Management (4201), Office of Water, EPA, Washington, 20460.  Phone: (202) 260-6742.

 

Water Quality Program Management

 

To improve water quality.

 

 

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Water

Office of Wastewater Management (4201), Office of Water

Washington, D.C.  20460

 

Watershed Operations -Small Watershed Program and Flood Prevention Program (WF08 or FP 03)

 

The Small Watershed Program works through local government sponsors and helps participants solve natural resource and related economic problems on a watershed basis.  Projects include watershed protection, flood prevention, erosion and sediment control, water supply, water quality, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, wetlands creation and restoration, and public recreation in watersheds of 250,000 or fewer acres.  Both technical and financial assistance are available.

 

 

 

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB:

West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention

 

To provide technical and financial assistance in carrying out works of improvement to protect, develop, and utilize the land and water resources in small watersheds.

 

Any State agency, county or groups of counties, municipality, town or township, soil and water conservation district, flood prevention or flood control district, Indian tribe or tribal organization, or any other non-profit agency with authority under State law to carry out, maintain, and operate watershed works of improvement may apply for assistance.

 

US Department of Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service

P.O. Box 2890

Washington, D.C.  20013

 

Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Loans

 

To provide loan assistance to sponsoring local organizations in authorized watershed (WS) areas for share of cost for works of improvement.

 

(1) Be a sponsoring local organization, such as a municipal corporation, soil and water conservation district, or other organization not operated for profit in the approved watershed project; and (2) have authority under State law to obtain, give security for, and raise revenues to repay the loan and to operate and maintain the facilities to be financed with the loan.

 

Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Rural Utilities Service

Washington, D.C.  20250

(202) 690-2670

 

Watershed Surveys and Planning

 

The purpose of the program is to assist Federal, State, and local agencies and tribal governments to protect watersheds form damage caused by erosion, floodwater, and sediment and to conserve and develop water and land resources.  Resource concerns addressed by the program include water quality, opportunities for water conservation, wetland and water storage capacity, agricultural drought problems, rural development, municipal and industrial water needs, upstream flood damages, and water needs for fish, wildlife, and forest-based industries.  Types of surveys and plans include watershed pans, river basin surveys and studies, flood hazard analyses, and flood plain management assistance.  The focus of these plans is to identify solutions that use land treatment and nonstructural measures to solve resource problems.

 

 

 

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

Watershed Surveys and Planning

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB:

West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

Watershed Surveys and Planning (Small Watershed Program; PL-566; Watershed Surveys and Planning)

 

To provide planning assistance to Federal, State, and local agencies for the development of coordinated water and related land resources programs in watersheds and river basins.  Special priority is given to the objectives of setting priorities in helping to solve problems of upstream rural community flooding, water quality improvement coming from agricultural non-point sources, wetland preservation and drought management for agriculture and rural communities.  Special emphasis is given to assisting communities which desire to adopt floodplain management regulations to meet the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program and State agencies in developing a strategic water resource plan.  Examples of Funded Projects: In New Castle Counties Delaware, the Central Pencader flood plain management study was initiated to guide land use, zoning, and subdivision decisions to develop sound flood plain and storm water management practices.

 

Any local or State water resource agency or other Federal agency concerned with water and related land resource development, counties, municipalities, town or township, soil and water conservation district, flood prevention or flood control district, Indian tribe or tribal organization or nonprofit organization.

 

Deputy Chief For Programs, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013. 

Phone: (202) 720-4527.

 

Wetlands Program

 

To protect natural wetlands.

 

 

 

Department of Defense

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn: CECW-PM DoD

Washington, D.C.  20314-1000

(202) 272-0169

http://www.usace.army.mil/

 

Wetlands Protection Grants

 

To assist States and Indian tribes in developing new or enhancing existing wetlands protection programs.

 

States, Indian tribes, and local governments

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Water

Office of Wastewater Management (4201), Office of Water

Washington, D.C. 20460

 

Wetlands Reserve Program

 

The Wetlands Reserve Program is a voluntary program to restore wetlands.  Participating landowners can establish conservation easements of either permanent or 30-year duration, or can enter into restoration cost-share agreements where no easement is involved.

 

 

 

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB:

West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415

 

Wetlands Protection: Development Grants

 

To assist States, Tribes, and local governments in developing new or enhancing existing wetlands protection management and restoration programs.  The projects that will be funded under this program should support the initial development of a wetlands protection restoration program or support enhancement/refinement of an existing program.  Projects must clearly demonstrate a direct link to increasing a State’s tribe’s, or local governments ability to protect manage and/or restore its wetlands resources.

 

State or tribal agencies; interstate/inter-tribal entities and associations; and local governmental entities are eligible to receive funding.

 

Peter Kalla, Wetlands Protection Section, EPA, Region IV, Atlanta, GA 30365.  Phone: (404) 562-9414.

Wetlands Reserve Program

Financial and technical assistance to protect and restore wetlands through easements and restoration agreements.

 

USDA-NRCS

National Policy Coordinator

NRCS Watersheds and Wetlands Division:

(202) 720-3042

Wildland Urban Interface Community and Rural Fire Assistance.

 

To implement the National Fire Plan and assist communities at risk from catastrophic wildland fires by providing assistance in the following areas: Provide community programs that develop local capability including; assessment and planning, mitigation activities, and community and homeowner education and action; plan and implement hazardous fuels reduction activities, including the training, monitoring or maintenance associated with such hazardous fuels reduction activities, on federal land, or on adjacent nonfederal land for activities that mitigate the threat of catastrophic fire to communities and natural resources in high risk areas; enhance local and small business employment opportunities for rural communities; enhance the knowledge and fire protection capability of rural fire districts by providing assistance in education and training, protective clothing and equipment purchase, and mitigation methods on a cost share basis.

States and local governments at risk as published in the Federal Register, Indian Tribes, public and private education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and rural fire departments serving a community with a population of 10,000 or less in the wildland/urban interface.

BLM, Jackson, Mississippi Field Office, 411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 404, Jackson, MS 39206, (601) 977-5400

 

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program

 

The WHIP is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private lands.  It provides both technical assistance and cost share payment to help establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat. 

 

All lands are eligible for WHIP, except for: Federal lands; land currently enrolled in Waterbank, Conservation Reserve Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, or other similar programs; lands where the expected impacts from on-site or off-site conditions make the success of habitat improvement unlikely.

 

Contact

http://mimosa.itc.nrcs.usda.gov/scripts/ndisapi.dll/oip_public/USA_map for a USDA service center in your area.

WPB:

West Palm Beach Service Center

559 N. Military Tr..

West Palm Beach, FL 33415