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In addition to Greenway Grants, the following grant opportunities are available. For more information on these grants, please consult the individual grant websites:

  • The Captain Planet Foundation to fund and support hands-on environmental projects for children and youths. The foundation also works to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Through environmental education, the Captain Planet Foundation believes that children can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for the world in which they live. In order to be considered for funding, proposals must promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on involvement and involve children and young adults. Proposals must also include adult supervision and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation. (Due June 30)


  • National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications through its Preservation and Access Education and Training program to support projects that focus on helping the staff of cultural institutions obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices. (Due July 1)


  • Federal Railroad Administration is accepting applications through its Railroad Safety Technology Grant Program to support projects that have a public benefit of improved railroad safety and efficiency. Priority will be given to collaborative projects between carriers, railroad suppliers, and state and local governments, including public-benefit corporations established to provide rail service. (Due July 1)


  • Environmental Protection Fund Parks Program for the acquisition or development of parks and recreational facilities for projects to preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures for park, recreation or conservation purposes. Funds may be awarded to municipalities or not-for-profits with an ownership interest, for indoor or outdoor projects and must reflect the priorities established in the NY Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). (Due July 12)



  • Environmental Protection Fund Heritage Areas Program for projects to preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures, identified in a management plan approved by the Commissioner. Projects must fall within a New York State Designated Heritage Area. (Due July 12)


  • Environmental Protection Fund Acquisition Program for the acquisition of a permanent easement or fee title to lands, waters or structures for use by all segments of the population for park, recreation, conservation or preservation purposes. To be used for all three program areas where acquisition is of more importance than development. (Due July 12)


  • NYS Community Development Block Grant (NYS CDBG) Community Planning Program provides an opportunity for local governments to obtain funding for the development of a wide range of community development plans that identify and prioritize community and/or economic development challenges and needs and help communities develop clear and actionable strategies for addressing them. Additionally, the Program seeks to assist eligible local governments improve the quality of community or economic development projects, identify eligible NYS CDBG projects, and prepare applications for future NYS CDBG funding. (Due July 19)

Rolling Acceptance of Grant Applications:

  • New York Department of State is accepting applications for its Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program to assist communities in redeveloping dormant and blighted land into productive and catalytic areas while restoring environmental quality.




  • Enterprise’s Green Communities to help cover the costs of planning and implementing green components of affordable housing developments, as well as tracking their costs and benefits.



  • BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact on communities that have a BJ’s Wholesale Club. The mission of the foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families.

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