EPA Region 10 Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities Grant Program
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide grants for eligible entities in EPA Region 10 to improve community health, resilience, and/or sustainability through pollution prevention and/or sustainable materials management implementation.
Activities for building community health may include:
- Reducing the use, release, and exposure to toxic chemicals
- Implementing life cycle approaches to reduce the health and environmental impacts of materials use
- Employing upstream solutions that reduce the need and cost of environmental cleanup and pollution management
Activities for building community resilience and sustainability may include:
- Reducing the demand for virgin, raw materials
- Reducing the demand for and cost of utility services such power, water, and wastewater treatment through energy and water efficiency
- Increasing the efficiency of materials use and reuse
- Creating opportunities for in-process recycling and the innovative reuse of materials
- Fostering systems in which materials, like edible food and building materials, are used for their best and highest purpose
Distribution of perishable food and food waste prevention in tribal communities are highlighted as potential projects.
Eligible applicants include:
- Local, city, or township governments
- Independent school districts
- State-controlled and nonprofit, private institutions of higher education
- Nonprofit organizations, including community-based grassroots organizations
- Federally recognized tribes
- Intertribal consortia
Eligible projects must take place within EPA Region 10, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
Anticipated award range: $30,000 -
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 2-4
Estimated total program funding: $120,000
This program requires a cost share/match of 5% of the federal funds requested.
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.
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