The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the fiscal year 2018-2019 Pollution Prevention (P2) grant competition: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-03/documents/2018rfpp2grant.pdf. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 26, 2018. The grant competition is open to state/commonwealth agencies and state/commonwealth universities. EPA Region 2 will have approximately $760,000 in total funding to award in the P2 grant competition, and expects to award 3-6 grants (funding range of $40,000-$300,000). Region 2 will give special emphasis to projects that focus on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, we strongly encourage proposals from New York, New Jersey and the Indian Tribes. Proposals must fit within one or more of the following national emphasis areas:
- Business-Based Pollution Prevention Solutions Supporting Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Priorities and Chemical Safety
- Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing
- Hazardous Materials Source Reduction Approaches in States or Communities
Grant Webinars: To assist applicants in preparing applications, EPA will be offering the grant webinars shown below on Wednesday, March 21. There will be an EPA headquarters national webinar, followed by an EPA Region 2 webinar targeted to audiences in for New Jersey, New York, Indian Tribes, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
EPA National Grants Webinar: 1:00pm-2:30 pm (ET) on Wednesday, March 21
Webinar Address: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1881359341448649473
Description: Attendees are advised to connect early (12:45 pm to 1:00 pm EDT) to ensure proper connection and to type in questions. The webinar link works best when using the Google Chrome browser. Connection problems may result when using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. This webinar will focus on the intent of awarding P2 Grants, the Program’s National Emphasis Areas, the evaluation criteria and grant reporting requirements. Time will also be time set aside to answer questions. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this information session. For those unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be made available and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from the webinar will be posted to EPA’s P2 Grant page (https://www.epa.gov/p2/grant-programs-pollution-prevention).