General Resources and Links: Grants and Loans
Development Zone Loans
Local Grants Links
State Agency Links
Federal Grants Links
Recycling Market Development Zone Loans and Assistance (RMDZ)
The RMDZ is a CalRecycle program to create markets for recycled non-hazardous materials. However, assistance for businesses extends beyond State loans to include help and incentives provided by local zones, through their Zone Administrators (ZAs) and economic developers, as well as CalRecycle Zone Liaisons. Find out more about the RMDZ program by contacting a California zone of interest at the Zone search map.
The Commerce Business Daily lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. A new edition of the CBD is issued every business day. Each edition contains approximately 500-1000 notices. Each notice appears in the CBD only once.
Business Service Resource Catalog (PDF, 418 KB)
The California Workforce Investment Board provides a Business Services Resource Catalog, which targets businesses that contains information about State grants, tax credits, rebates and reimbursement, financing, and other funding and services.
U.S. Environmental Protection
Provides information about EPA, regulations, contracts, grants and environmental financing, among other things.
Federal Register (FR) Environmental Subset
Provides information about the federal register. Includes a daily table of contents on environmental issues.
Federal Register Online via GPO Access
Contains final rules and regulations, proposed rules, notices.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsors an innovative, cost-sharing program to promote energy efficiency, clean production, and economic competitiveness in industry. The grant program provides funding to state/industry partnerships for projects that develop and demonstrate advances in energy efficiency and clean production technologies. Since 1991, NICE3 has sponsored 41 projects, totaling $12.3 million of DOE funding.
Federally-Funded Research in the U.S.
Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) conduct research for the United States Government. They are administered in accordance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Title 48, Part 35.017 by universities and corporations. The above website lists 36 FFRDCs.
U.S. EPA Environmental
The grant programs discussed in this document are those which are specifically designed to address EJ concerns and issues. Other EPA grant programs may fund EJ projects and activities as well.
U.S. EPA's Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) Contracts
The SBIR program provides financial support to help small science and technology-based firms develop new environmental technologies and ready them for commercialization. The program targets research to prevent pollution, reduce water and air pollution, manage solid and hazardous wastes, and improve environmental monitoring.
Writing Short Course (Foundation Center)
A basic overview of how to write a grant proposal. It summarizes the components required in any proposal.