In addition to offering Audubon International certification for your sustainability efforts, we look for other ways you can receive cash prizes and recognition. Here are three opportunities, which relate to economic development, health, and innovation in sustainability and have deadlines in the next month. Contact me if you would like assistance in submitting an application to any of these.

The Ocean Exchange invites businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world to register their solutions for reducing use of nature’s resources and waste for their annual monetary awards or Industry Excellence Awards. Solution Creators seeking financial support can register their Solutions to compete to be one of the top 10 entries chosen to present at the Exchange in Savannah, Georgia on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 2013 and be eligible for one of two $100,000 awards. Corporations and organizations with Solutions registered in the Ocean Exchange Gallery may also be eligible for the Excellence Awards, and the top 3 of these Solutions chosen by the global review panel will be invited to present at the opening reception on September 29, 2013.

Deadline: May 19, 11:59PM (GMT)

Website: http://www.oceanexchange.org/register-for-gallery/

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Roadmaps to Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country.

Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 3pm ET

Website: http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-roadmaps-to-health-prize-2013-201.html

Find Financial Assistance for Economic Development of Stressed Areas –

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) EDA provides strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment to support development in economically distressed areas of the United States. EDA is currently soliciting applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions. Under this Opportunity, EDA solicits applications to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs.

Deadline: June 13

Website: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=knDpQzXGJ6gWnzy1h6Tn3D1fjKBNK9Fw40vlTDxWx3xrJGpLpCN4!-861966415?oppId=208353&mode=VIEW

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