The Bell Tower Team wants to bring your attention to some of the Resiliency grants below for your review and consideration.  We, in South Florida, have been lucky so far but we are still in hurricane season and want our cities to be prepared for this season and the next.  Please let us know if you have any questions by just hitting the “Schedule a call” button below

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reductions Act Grant
Florida Department of Environmental Protection  
Due Date: September 27, 2021 
Match: Reimbursements up to 25% of the total cost of a marine vessel replacement or up to 40% of a marine diesel engine replacement 
Funding: To be determined

US Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reductions Act provides funding to help replace marine vessels or marine diesel engines with new vessels and diesel engines that meet current emission standards. DEP can fund several marine vessel and diesel engine replacement projects. 

Florida Coastal Management Initiative CPI Funding Opportunity FY 22-23 
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)  Due Date: October 15 , 2021
Match: 1:1 cash or in kind 
Funding: $10,000 minimum; Up to $60,000 for construction; up to 30,000 for planning and design

The Florida Coastal Management Initiative eligible entities may apply for grants for community projects such as habitat restoration, park planning and improvements, waterfront revitalization and improving communities’ resiliency to coastal hazards.

Flood Mitigation Assistance  (FMA) 
US Department of Homeland Security and FEMA 
Due Date: November 12, 2021 
Match: 50:50 
Funding: Up to $900,000 per sub-application 

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local communities to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It does so with a recognition of the growing flood hazards associated with climate change, and of the need for flood hazard risk mitigation activities that promote climate adaptation and resilience with respect to flooding. These include both acute extreme weather events and chronic stressors which have been observed and are expected to increase in the future.

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) 
US Department of Homeland Security and FEMA    Due Date: November 12, 2021
Match:  50:50
Funding: Up to $1,000,000 for the state

FEMA will provide financial assistance to eligible BRIC applicants for the following activities: (1) Capability and Capacity-Building (C&CB) activities, which enhance the knowledge, skills, expertise, etc., of the current workforce to expand or improve the administration of mitigation assistance. This includes activities in the following subcategories: building codes activities, partnerships, project scoping, mitigation planning and planning-related activities, and other activities; (2) Mitigation Projects – cost-effective projects designed to increase resilience and public safety; reduce injuries and loss of life; and reduce damage and destruction to property, critical services, facilities, and infrastructure from natural hazards and the effects of climate change.

Founded in 2009, BellTower Consulting Group has assisted nonprofit organizations and municipalities in securing grant funding for youth programs, social services, infrastructure, parks and recreation, arts programming and much more.

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