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Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF Georgia)

Grantor: Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN)
Posted: June 12, 2019
Due: June 24, 2019

The purpose of the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund is to accelerate the adoption of sustainable best practices in Southeast communities by funding projects that implement local sustainability solutions, while leveraging the SSDN network to help others learn from grantee experiences and widely sharing success stories about sustainability in the Southeast.

The intent of this RFP is to fund five to seven projects that will support sustainable and equitable communities working in the following six areas. Applicants should focus on these areas in their project design and application materials:
  • Mitigating and/ or adapting to climate change through sustainable energy and/or water initiatives
  • Fostering equity and inclusiveness
  • Leveraging community partnerships
  • Strengthening local government commitment
  • Demonstrating scalable solutions
  • Demonstrating innovation
This funding opportunity is open to any community located in the Southeast, including SSDN and non-SSDN members. For the purpose of this RFP, the Southeast includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Statewide or Southeast region-wide efforts are not eligible. 

Projects must be led by one of three types of applicants representing a city or county government: (1) An Equity Director, or (2) a Sustainability Director, or (3) someone who performs a cross-departmental equity or sustainability function.

Program Contact
Meg Jamison
SSCF Program Manager
Email: meg@southeastsdn.org
The Grants Update is sent each day at 3:00 PM when new grants have been added in the previous 24 hours.

Resource: Federal and State Resources for Infrastructure Projects

Before your city applies for federal grants:

  • Appoint a contact person
  • Register with Grants.gov using the following steps (please note: this may take between 3 business days and 3 weeks):
Additional information can be found here or by contacting Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726.