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Enter Goal Implementation Information

Meetings, Actions

Strategy Event Date Location Attending Topic
All Meeting 9/19/2011 Springfield ISBE, IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/5/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA, Governor's Office Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/20/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 11/14/2011 Bartlett IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Presentations 11/16/2011 Chicago Chicago Wilderness Education Team and Members, IDNR Status of Plan
All Grant Application 12/4/2012 Springfield IDNR, ISBE, IEPA Submitted USEPA Grant Application

Grant Opportunities

National Clean Plant Network Request for Applications (CFDA No. 10.025)

Purpose: To provide high quality asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests that cause economic loss to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers.
Eligibility: Land-grant universities, non land-grant colleges of agriculture, and state agricultural experiment stations.
Funding: $4.7 million.
Deadline: 12/19/14.
Contact: Tel. (301) 851-2856; E-mail: Eileen.m.berke@aphis.usda.gov.

Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant (CFDA No. 66.441)

Purpose: To accelerate and expand the strategic protection of healthy freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds across the country.
Eligibility: Nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia.
Funding: $3.75 million.
Deadline: 1/5/15.
Contact: E-mail: hw-rfp@epa.gov.

National Robotics Initiative (CFDA Nos. 10.312, 43.001, 43.008, 47.041, 47.070, 47.075, 47.076,
93.173, 93.286, 93.361, 93.853, 93.865, 93.866, and 93.867)

Purpose: To accelerate the development and use of robots in the U.S. that work beside or cooperatively with people, and the development of the next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas.
Eligibility: State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher); university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; and any group consisting of 2 or more entities identified previously.
Funding: $50 million.
Deadline: 1/14/15.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.

Water Quality Benefits (CFDA No. 66.509)

Purpose: To provide research to advance knowledge of how changes in water quality, including incremental or step improvements, can be valued at appropriate spatial scales using advanced non-use valuation methods for the nation's inland fresh water small streams, lakes and rivers, estuaries, coastal waters, and the Great Lakes.
Eligibility: Public, private, and state controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofits, other than institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations, other than small businesses.
Funding: $4 million.
Deadline: 1/14/15.
Contact: Tel. (703) 347-8081; E-mail: jones.debram@epa.gov.

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations (CFDA No. 45.164)

Purpose: To provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities; planning grants support exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; and book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; and other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; implementation grants support all of the above including interpretive websites, mobile applications, games, and other digital formats.
Eligibility: State, county, city, township, and special district governments; private, public, and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations; and nonprofits.
Funding: $1 million.
Deadline: 1/14/15.
Contact: Tel. (202) 606-8269;
E-mail: publicpgms@neh.gov.

Science, Technology, and Society (CFDA No. 47.075)

Purpose: To support research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical disciplines.
Eligibility: U.S. academic institutions and nonprofit research organizations; scholars's awards and postdoctoral fellowships: U.S. academic institutions and independent scholars; doctoral dissertation research improvement grants: U.S. academic institutions; conference and workshop support: open.
Funding: $6.2 million.
Deadline: 2/2/15.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.

Recreational Boating Safety National Nonprofit Organization Grant Program (CFDA No. 97.012)

Purpose: To reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths on America's waterways and provide a safe enjoyable experience for the boating public and encourages greater non-profit organizations participation and uniformity in boating safety efforts.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Funding: $5.3 million.
Deadline: 2/13/15.
Contact: Tel. (202) 372-1055;
E-mail: carlin.r.hertz@uscg.mil.

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation
Research Alliance(CFDA No. 47.041)

Purpose: To accelerate the translation and transfer of existing research discoveries into competitive technologies
and commercial realities by leveraging the investments National Science Foundation has made in research consortia and catalyzing academic-based innovation ecosystems resulting in new wealth and the building of strong local and regional economies.
Eligibility: Public, private, and state controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofits, other than institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations, other than small businesses.
Funding: $5 million.
Deadline: 2/18/15.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.

Research Coordination Networks (CFDA Nos. 47.041, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, and 47.079)

Purpose: To advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries and provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially encouraged.
Eligibility: Nonprofit, non-academic organizations: independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies, and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities; universities and colleges (including community colleges).
Funding: $12.5 million.
Deadline: 3/2/15.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.







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