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THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL FUNDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES.  PLEASE CONTACT THE SPONSOR ORGANIZATIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION.  THIS IS NOT AN SMC PROGRAM. 

Grant/Funding Program Name: Partners for Places 
Funding Organization: Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Funding Available per Application: $25,000-$75,000
Match Requirement: Minimum 50% (1:1) local match required
Eligible Applicants: The proposal must be submitted by a team of at least two partners who are: (1) the sustainability director of a city (municipality) or a county and (2) a local, place-based foundation(s).  See RFP for more information.
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide
Application Closing Date: August 10, 2015 at 12 midnight, Central.
Link to Applicationhttp://www.fundersnetwork.org/files/misc/Partners_for_Places_RFP_Round_Seven_%28Revised%29_150622.pdf  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Technical Assistance Program Name: Sustainable Neighborhood Assessment Assistance
Organization: Global Green
Funding Available per Application: None, Community will receive approx. $20,000 worth of technical assistance
Match Requirement: N/A
Eligible Applicants: Local and Tribal governments
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide Application Closing Date: July 17, 2015 at 12 midnight, Pacific.
Link to Application: http://www.globalgreen.org/press/gxocudahx8g29noqxp3knsalyr3hlc 

THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.  PLEASE CONTACT THE FUNDING ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.  THIS IS NOT AN SMC PROGRAM. 

Grant/Funding Program Name: Chi-Cal Rivers Fund 
Funding Organization: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Funding Available per Application: $50,000-$300,000
Match Requirement: Projects with a minimum 50% (1:1) will be more competitive
Eligible Applicants: Non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal, and local units of government
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed Application
Closing Date: July 27, 2015 at 4 p.m. Central
Link to Application: www.nfwf.org/chi-cal


THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR FLOOD AND DISASTER MITIGATION.  IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM*** OR CONTACT THE FUNDING ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

Grant/Funding Program Name: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
Funding Organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Funding Available per Application: PDM: $250,000 maximum; FMA: $150,000,000 available for approximately 150 projects nation-wide, $25,000 max Federal share for local mitigation plans
Match Requirement: 25% non-Federal (both programs)
Eligible Applicants: For both programs, local governments are considered sub-applicants, and must apply through the Applicant State (IL Emergency Management Agency/IEMA).  For PDM, sub-applicants must participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  FMA mitigation projects must have a FEMA-approved mitigation plan.
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide
Application Closing Date: August 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm Central (both programs).  SUB-APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO IEMA AT LEAST A WEEK PRIOR TO THE AUGUST 28 CLOSING DATE.
Link to Applications: https://www.illinois.gov/iema/Mitigation/Pages/MitigationPrograms.aspx#Hazard
 http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance

***SMC will coordinate with IEMA regarding project eligibility.  Please contact SMC at 847.377.7700 for more information or if you believe you have an eligible project or repetitive loss property in your community.

THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.  PLEASE CONTACT THE FUNDING ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.  THIS IS NOT AN SMC PROGRAM. 

Grant/Funding Program Name: FY15 Region 5 Wetland Program Development Grants 
Funding Organization: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Region 5
Funding Available per Application: $50,000-$500,000
Match Requirement: Minimum 25% non-federal
Eligible Applicants: States, tribes, local government agencies, universities that are agencies of a state, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply for WPDGs under this announcement.
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide
Application Closing Date: July 17, 2015 at 10:59 p.m., CDT
Link to Request for Proposalshttp://www.epa.gov/region5/water/stpb/pdfs/wetland_rfp_2015.pdf


THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.  PLEASE CONTACT THE FUNDING ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFORMATION.  THIS IS NOT AN SMC PROGRAM. 

Grant/Funding Program Name: Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Financial Assistance Program (“Section 319 Grants”)
Funding Organization: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Funding Available per Application: not specified, typical grant range is $50,000-$1,200,000
Match Requirement: 40% local match, minimum.  Most Federal funding sources cannot be used to achieve minimum local match.
Eligible Applicants: Any entity that has legal status to accept funds from the state of Illinois, including; state and local governmental units, nonprofit organizations, citizen and environmental groups, individuals and businesses.
Eligible Location(s) in Lake County: Countywide; but it is also priority year for implementing projects recommended in a watershed-based plan in the Fox River watershed.
Application Closing Date: July 31, 2015, close of business
.Link to Application: http://www.epa.illinois.gov/topics/water-quality/watershed-management/nonpoint-sources/grants/index

SMC is presently at staff capacity but may be able to provide limited technical assistance or information to complete the application form for this program. 

 


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For WMB funding questions, contact:

Des Plaines River Watershed
Neil Schindelar
847.377.7730

Lake Michigan Watershed
Juli Crane 
847.377.7708

North Branch of the Chicago River Watershed
Patty Werner
847.377.7717

Fox River Watershed
Mike Novotney
847.377.7715  

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