04 Jan 2021

Grants & Funding Opportunities | January 2021

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Happy New Year! ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development monthly assembles a list of current grants and funding opportunities that may be relevant to your needs. Highlighted are program offerings by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. We update this regularly and will continue to share information about additional funding opportunities. 

Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund – NEW
Grantor: National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

Due: January 15, 2021

Thanks to major support from Toyota Motor North America, International Paper (IP), and the Hilton Effect Foundation, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announces $128,000 in grant funding to support public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through this funding, NEEF will sponsor public lands sites in order to:

  • Demonstrate the need for volunteer service to restore public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Engage volunteers in restoration and conservation projects that address the impacts of the pandemic.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the sponsored public land sites through community engagement, as evidenced by volunteer participation numbers, types of projects, the value of volunteer service, and conservation outputs.

Strong applications will include the following:

  • Applicants can request up to $2,500 to be spent over six (6) months.
  • Applicants must clearly describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the public land site (e.g., wear and tear on trails due to increased public use, increased litter, postponed projects such as planting/invasive species removal, etc.)
  • Applicants must clearly describe a project (or projects) they will implement to address the impact of the pandemic.


This program is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, state or federal government agencies, federally recognized tribes and local governments, and educational institutions.

Contact: If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].

Georgia Innovative Highway Safety Grant Programs – NEW
Grantor: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Due: February 26, 2021

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has made grant funds available to promote the development and implementation of innovative programs to address highway safety problems relating to alcohol/impaired driving, pedestrian and bicycle safety, motorcycle safety, occupant protection, and traffic records.

Proposed programs must be data-driven, based on proven countermeasures, and must address one or more of the following issues:

  • Underage Drinking Prevention Programs
  • Young Adult Drinking and Driving Program
  • Traffic Records
  • High Visibility Law Enforcement Programs
  • Minority Outreach Highway Safety Programs
  • Occupant Protection Programs
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Programs
  • Older Drivers and Passengers Outreach
  • Motorcycle Safety Education Program
  • Administrative Judges Programs


Potential grantees/partners within the State of Georgia include, but are not limited to:

  • Local law enforcement agencies
  • County health departments
  • High schools (private and public)
  • Colleges and universities (private and public)
  • Citizen groups
  • Civic organizations
  • Churches and faith-based communities
  • County councils
  • Mayors
  • EMS
  • County agencies
  • Not-for-profit organizations (i.e. Safe Kids of Georgia, MADD, etc.)

Contact: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety | Attn: Mr. Jimmy Sumner | 7 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Suite 643 | Atlanta, GA 30334 | Phone: 404.656.6996 | Email: [email protected]