Water, Environment and Health: Funding is here!!

Water, health and environment fundingGood day, Funds Fans!  Three new funds for you to have a look at today.  Enjoy!

The 2014 Drinking Water Week Community Event Program will provide funding to communities / organizations in BC & Yukon to host educational events and activities. Each community / organization is eligible to receive $1,000 in funding for their event or activity.  Deadline: March 17th, 2014 (Monday).

The SD Tech Fund Canadian business grants program is now accepting applications until April 16th, 2014.  The application process is a two-step process that includes the submission of a statement of interest followed by a full application.  For those of you not familiar with the SD Tech Fund Grants for Canadian businesses program, SD Tech Fund supports Canadian businesses engaged in projects that deliver both environmental and economic benefits to Canadian citizens.  More specifically, SD Tech Fund helps Canadian businesses demonstrate new technologies in the areas of:

  • Clean water
  • Clean air
  • Climate change
  • Clean land

Note: This funding program is suited for companies with projects in the range of $600,000 and $10 million in size.

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 13 is now open. Applications will be accepted until May 6th, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  Awards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.

Explorations Round 13 Topics include:

New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions – new!

Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development – new!

Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting Development of Interventions for Enteric Dysfunction

Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development

Grand Challenges Explorations is open to both foreign and domestic non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Individuals are not eligible to receive an award as part of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative from the foundation. Additionally, organizations that are classified as individuals for U.S. tax purposes (including sole proprietorships and some single member limited liability companies) are similarly not eligible to receive an award from the foundation.

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