During the 2021 First Special Session held on May 19, the legislature passed HB 1004, COVID-19 Grant Program Amendments (M. Schultz, K. Cullimore). This bill appropriated $50 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) to create a statewide grant program for local governments to complete local […]
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RAISE Discretionary Grants provide an opportunity for the Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. RAISE can provide capital funding directly to any public entity, including municipalities, counties, port authorities, tribal governments, MPOs, or others. The RAISE program enables DOT to use a rigorous
The threat of salinity is a major concern in both the United States and Mexico; salinity affects agricultural, municipal, and industrial water users. The goal of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program is to enhance and protect the quality of water available in the Colorado River for use in the United States. Reclamation’s Basin
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) is a consulting team that provides communities with land use planning solutions to better manage their wildland-urban interface (WUI). Established in 2015 by Headwaters Economics and Wildfire Planning International, CPAW is funded by the U.S. Forest Service and private foundations. The CPAW team includes planners, foresters, economists, researchers, and
The ECWAG grant can be applied for to aid communities that have experienced a significant decline in water quantity or quality from their sources due to a natural disaster or other emergency event such as: drought, flood, fire, earthquake, disease outbreak, chemical or leakage spill. 70% or more of funding is to be used for
The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (PL-566) authorizes the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to help local organizations and units of government plan and implement watershed projects. PL-566 watershed projects are locally led to solve natural and human resource problems in watersheds up to 250,000 acres (less than 400 square miles).
The program is designed to reduce or eliminate the risk of flooding and other natural disasters. The program includes “Advanced Assistance”, which will pay 100% of preliminary studies for flood mitigation projects that will subsequently reduce flood claims. The program will also include emergency measures for fires such as creating defensible space, as well as
The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs provide economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic
The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Program) furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas. In general Loan Terms are limited to the expected composite economic
This program is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue.