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  • National Park Services-Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program – Supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.  This program assists local communities in realizing their conservation and outdoor recreation vision and goals by providing a broad range of services and skills.  For more information, click here.  Applications are due by March 1, 2024.
  • The Community Forestry Grant Program (IA) – provides reimbursable grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to be used for the purchase and planting of trees suitable to Iowa on publicly owned lands.  For more information, click here.  Applications are due by March 1, 2024.
  • Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants – The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools. For more information, click here.  Applications are due by March 4, 2024.
  • Iowa’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program – The NEVI Formula Program supports the acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of direct-current, fast-charging (DCFC) infrastructure. The Iowa DOT is seeking applicants for this notice of funding opportunity to participate in the deployment of the NEVI-compliant charging infrastructure across the state. For more information, click here.  Applications are due by March 13, 2024.
  • Rural Autonomous Vehicle Research Program – $25 million for two awards to accredited non-profit institutions of higher education , or consortia thereof, as cooperative agreements on a competitive basis, to conduct research and to work with rural and Tribal communities to address the challenges of bringing the benefits of responsible integration of automated vehicles and associated technologies for air and surface mobility to rural and Tribal communities. For more information, click here.  Applications are due by March 13, 2024.
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund – The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program provides match funds of 50% for outdoor recreation area development and acquisition. Popular projects in recent years have included skate parks, playgrounds, new and renovated swimming pools, sport complexes, campgrounds, and multipurpose trails. Iowa’s cities and counties are eligible to participate.
  • USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) – Grants for investment in private businesses and agricultural producers to make their enterprises more energy efficient or to install renewable systems.  With the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, this program has been improved and better funded, so now is the time to apply. (Eligible: private for-profit entities). For more information, click here.  Quarterly, applications are due by March 31, 2024.