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EPA staff told to remove grant applications that mention climate change
Science supporters’ fears since Donald Trump was elected have been confirmed: staffers with political, rather than scientific, backgrounds are rejecting research grants at the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). Read more...

Keep America Beautiful launches Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 6, 2017) — Motivated by the need caused by the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and the threat of Hurricane Irma, Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today launched the Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund. Lowe’s, a long-time national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful, has agreed to become a founding member of the fund with a donation of more than $125,000. Initially, donations to the Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund will benefit Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and other partner organizations which serve communities directly affected by Harvey and Irma. The fund will provide immediate and long-term support for initial and ongoing cleanup efforts and to help rebuild vital public spaces: parks, greenways, community gateways, Main Street/downtown areas, open spaces and more. Funds will help improve resiliency physically — as green infrastructure — and socially — to build community. Read more...

Funds available in Santa Clara County,CA, for emergency food and shelter
Local nonprofit groups can apply to receive some of the $524,029 that Santa Clara County has received from a federal emergency food and shelter program. Groups interested applying for some of the money should as soon as possible contact Lura Halbert at lafemmesol@comcast.net. Applicants must attend a meeting at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at the American Red Cross office, 2731 N. First St., San Jose. At that time information and applications will be distributed. Read more...