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Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018-- EPAs Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Further, priority for funding will be given to projects which result in outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage affected communities with respect to the design and performance of the project, and those which can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended. Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-OAR-OTAQ-18-03 Closing Date for Applications: Jun 12, 2018 -- (full text)
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FY18 Region 5 Wetland Program Development Grants
Monday, April 30, 2018-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as described in Section I, FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION, of this announcement. States, tribes, local government agencies, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply under this announcement, as further described herein. Universities that are agencies of a state government are eligible, but must include documentation demonstrating that they are chartered as part of a state government in the proposal submission. Non-profit organizations are not eligible to compete under this RFP. Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R5-WPDG-2018 Closing Date for Applications: Jun 11, 2018 -- (full text)
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Arbor Day Foundation Launches Spring Project Season
Friday, April 27, 2018-- The Arbor Day Foundation has announced the beginning of its spring tree planting initiatives through its Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs. Through these two community-based homeowner education programs more than 30,000 trees will be distributed by 50 partners across the United States bringing the total number of trees planted on homeowners properties free of charge over the last three years to more than 250,000. -- (full text)
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Pruitt Highlights Grant To Study Lead In Drinking Water In Cities
Thursday, April 26, 2018-- Virginia Tech. Expert, Team Win $2M For Lead Water Research. Federal officials are giving nearly $2 million for research to a team led by the Virginia Tech researcher who uncovered elevated lead levels in Flints drinking water to research preventing such problems nationwide. & The EPA grant follows the launch of a task force this year to address childhood lead exposure. Lead exposure is one of the greatest environmental threats we face as a country, and its especially dangerous for our children, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said. This research will move us one step closer to advancing our work to eradicate lead in drinking water. (The Detroit News, 04/25/18) -- (full text)
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EPA Announces $800,000 Grant to Oklahoma City to Support Brownfields Cleanups
Thursday, April 26, 2018-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the city of Oklahoma City held an event today celebrating an EPA revolving loan fund grant of $800,000 to support cleanup at Brownfields sites. The award is part $54.5 million EPA is distributing to 145 communities to assess and clean up underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. With todays grant, EPA Brownfields funding to Oklahoma City totals more than $10 million. -- (full text)
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EPA Awards City of Tulsa, Okla., $300,000 for Brownfields Assessments
Thursday, April 26, 2018-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $300,000 in Brownfields assessment grants to the city of Tulsa, Okla. The award is part of $54.5 million EPA is distributing to 145 communities nationwide to assess and clean up underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. -- (full text)
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EPA Awards Brownfield Grant to Michigan City, Ind. to Assess and Clean Up Contaminated Properties and Promote Economic Redevelopment
Thursday, April 26, 2018-- At an event today with Mayor Ron Meer and Indiana Finance Director Dan Huge at Millennium Park, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Michigan City Sanitary District will receive a $600,000 Brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grant. This grant will fund environmental investigations of properties throughout the city. -- (full text)
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EPA Awards $1.9 Million to Water Research Foundation to Research Lead in Drinking Water
Wednesday, April 25, 2018-- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $1,981,500 in funding to the Water Research Foundation in Denver, Colo., to research strategies to reduce lead exposure in drinking water. "Lead exposure is one of the greatest environmental threats we face as a country, and its especially dangerous for our children, said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. This research will move us one step closer to advancing our work to eradicate lead in drinking water." -- (full text)
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Administrator Pruitt Announces $54.3 Million in Brownfield Grants to Assess and Clean Up Contaminated Properties and Promote Economic Redevelopment Nationwide
Wednesday, April 25, 2018-- EPA has selected 144 communities for brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. The 221 grants totaling $54.3 million will provide communities with funding to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. -- (full text)
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FY18 and FY19 Region 08 Wetland Program Development Grants
Friday, April 13, 2018-- Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) assist state, tribal, local government (S/T/LG) agencies and interstate/intertribal entities in developing or refining state/tribal/local programs which protect, manage, and restore wetlands. The primary focus of these grants is to develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs. A secondary focus is to develop/refine local (e.g. county or municipal) programs. Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-REG08-WPDG-18-01 Closing Date for Applications: June 01, 2018 -- (full text)
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