EPA is announcing a grant competition to fund two-year Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) agreements that support source reduction approaches (also known as “pollution prevention” and herein referred to as “P2”). Proposals are due Thursday, August 23, 11:59 pm (EDT).
The EPA plans to award a total of approximately $2 million in federal SRA grant funding issued over a two-year funding cycle (approximately $1 million in FY 2018 funds and approximately $1 million in FY 2019 funds).
Projects under this grant program should involve practical pollution prevention (P2) tools or approaches to measurably improve the environmental footprints of businesses, government agencies, or communities. P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal. Under the applicable statutory authorities, projects must involve either research, investigation, experiments, education, training, studies, and/or demonstration of innovative techniques – to carry out source reduction/P2 activities.
Applicants must address one or more of the Pollution Prevention National Emphasis Areas (NEAs) identified below as the focus of their SRA grant proposals:
- NEA #1: Business-Based Pollution Prevention Solutions Supporting Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Priorities and Chemical Safety
- NEA #2: Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing
- NEA #3: Hazardous Materials Source Reduction Approaches in States or Communities:
For additional information please refer to the: RFP
Applications are received through: grants.gov