EPA New England's Office of Assistance and Pollution Prevention developed the Resource Conservation Challenge Grant to provide a new competitive funding opportunity to support projects that are unique, innovative and fit under one or more of the following regional priorities:
? Provide education and outreach, technical assistance or spur innovative approaches to promote source reduction, pollution prevention, waste reduction, design for the environment, green product design, green manufacturing, product stewardship, green building research and development, reuse, recycling, composting, environmentally preferable purchasing, reduction of priority chemicals (e.g., mercury, lead & lead compounds, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants), or waste minimization.
? Stimulate market development for materials that are difficult to recycle/reuse such as construction and demolition debris, electronics, and green waste/organic materials.
? Incorporate source reduction, recycling, and waste reduction into EPA initiatives (examples of EPA initiatives include the Resource Conservation Challenge, community-based environmental protection, environmental justice, hospitals for a healthy environment, extended producer responsibility, design for the environment, and greening the supply chain).
? Integrate source reduction, pollution prevention, and waste reduction concepts in state, regional and tribal environmental programs.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Solid Waste Management Assistance
Source Reduction Assistance
Resource Conservation Challenge Grant Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, Attn: Christine Beling or Robert Guillemin, Office of Assistance and Pollution Prevention (SPP), One Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114