**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Sustainable Environments Program is working to overhaul our country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. We believe in the potential of what we call “next generation infrastructure” to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems. Focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, we seek solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic and social consequences.

Most applicants will use the online letter of inquiry to apply for funding. The purpose of the LOI is to introduce your work so that the foundation can determine whether or not there is a good match with their funding priorities. If it is determined that there is a good fit, you will be asked to submit a full proposal.

Program Announcement: http://www.surdna.org/grants/grants-overview.html