When a grant opens up to begin receiving applications you need to act fast and act smart. Does your business or neighborhood qualify to apply for any of the grants mentioned below? If so, their applications will be opening soon and it’s time to get prepared! Contact Triad Associates to begin planning for your grant applications.
EPA Brownfields Assessment and Clean-up Grant Program
The EPA Brownfields Program competitive round is expected to open at the end of August, with applications being due in October. Assessment awards in this grant program focus on providing funding to municipalities and other public agencies to conduct Phase 1 and Phase 2 assessments of potential and suspected brownfields sites, while the Clean-up awards are granted to help fund clean-up efforts on already-identified brownfield sites. Organizations that are considering submitting an application for this funding are encouraged to contact Triad Associates now to begin planning potential projects for submission.
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)
An annual program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made available to fire departments and unaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies across the nation to obtain critically-needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Application deadline often varies from year-to-year. The maximum grant award is $3.5 million and based on the size of the community/area served by the applicant organization.
Small Cities Program
This is an annual program from the NJ Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) that provides funds to Small Cities-eligible communities (as determined by NJ DCA) for economic development, housing rehabilitation, community revitalization and public facilities designated to benefit people of low- and moderate-income. Applications are typically due in early to mid-September of each year, and funding ranges from $20,000 to $400,000, depending on the project. A local match is required, ranging from 10% to 50%, and is based on the applicant community’s rank on the Municipal Revitalization Index compiled by NJ DCA.