EPA's Region 6 Office
Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations
• Proposals are due Friday October 21, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. CDT
Summary: EPA Region 6 is soliciting proposals for financial assistance to support a training forum that will advance the sustainable management of materials and pollution prevention by local governments in Region 6 [Region 6 comprises Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana]. Local governments include cities, incorporated towns and similar entities, counties, parishes and other units of government recognized under state law. Applicants are encouraged to focus Forum activities in regional geographic areas that maximize their existing relationships with local communities. Sustainable materials management and Pollution Prevention (SMM-P2) combine two practices that form an approach to serving human needs by using/reusing resources most productively and sustainably throughout their life cycles, generally minimizing the amount of materials involved and all the associated environmental impacts. This process can help municipalities address the emerging priorities of materials management, energy, climate, air quality, and water quality. Specific Region 6 priorities are listed in the full text under Section I., Funding Opportunity Description. This funding supports EPA’s strategic goal of land preservation and restoration. Applicants are encouraged to partner and collaborate with other organizations involved in similar efforts.