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2021 Region 4 Source Reduction Assistance Grants
: EPA Region 4 is announcing this grant competition and soliciting applications from eligible applicants that will improve community resilience and sustainability through pollution prevention. Pollution Prevention is any practice that reduces the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment or disposal. Applicants must select at least one of the following technical assistance methods: a) research, b) investigation, c) experiments, d) education, e) training, f) studies and/or g) demonstration of innovative techniques. Applicants’ projects must take place within EPA Region 4, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Deadline: Apr. 19, 2021
Areas of Interest
In order to direct resources and funding to generate more impactful and measurable results, EPA’s national P2 Program has adopted program priorities referred to as P2 National Emphasis Areas (NEAs), which are described below. Focusing SRA grant activities (i.e., research, investigation, experiments, education, training, studies, and/or demonstration of innovative techniques) on the NEAs should also provide opportunities for synergy among SRA grantees, businesses and/or other entities within similar sectors where they collectively may be able to share information, expertise, lessons learned, training, and tools. Many of the NEAs align with the Agency’s smart sector initiative to help develop sensible approaches that better protect the environment and public health.
- NEA #1: Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing
- NEA #2: Chemical Manufacturing, Processing and Formulation
- NEA #3: Automotive Manufacturing and Maintenance
- NEA #4: Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing and Maintenance
- NEA #5: Metal Manufacturing and Fabrication
Eligible applicants include States, local, Tribal, interstate, and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities, and non-profit organizations formed under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (not 501(c)(4) organizations that lobby). All projects must take place within Region 4.
EPA Region 4 anticipates awarding approximately $160,000 under this announcement. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 2-4 grants, ranging from approximately $40,000 to $80,000, subject to the availability of funds, the quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations.