Funding Alternatives

Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
A comprehensive guide to Federal funding sources for watershed protection including coastal waters, conservation, pollution prevention and many others.

Environmental Grantmaking Foundation
A comprehensive guide of environmental grants from private/non-profit foundations. Categories range from climate issues to development issues. Fee charged. Available in booklet or CD-ROM form.

Environmental Finance Program-A Guidebook of Financial Tools
The April 1999 revision of A Guidebook of Financial Tools is a reference work intended to provide an overview of a wide range of ways that are useful in paying for sustainable environmental systems.

USDA's National Research Competitive Grants Program
National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (NRICGP) is the office in the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the USDA charged with funding research on key problems of national and regional importance in biological, environmental, physical, and social sciences relevant to agriculture, food, and the environment on a peer-reviewed, competitive basis.

NRCS’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) was reauthorized in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) to provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible national goals. EQIP offers financial and technical assistance to eligible participants who plan to install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.

Mississippi Forestry Commission Urban and Community Forestry Program
This Program provides grant funding for urban and community forestry as well as transportation enhancement tree planting (to improve the look of transportation corridors).