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Fiscal Year 2013 Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Summaries

Each year EPA provides funding to state agencies, federally-recognized tribes, and colleges and universities (that are instrumentalities of a state), local, city and township governments, nonprofit and community based grassroots organizations, and independent school districts and private institutions of higher education to support P2 activities across all environmental media — air, water and land. The grants are dependent on Congressional appropriation and the quality of proposals received.

This page provides summaries, which EPA published in February 2014, on how grant recipients plan to spend the matching grants and/or cooperative agreements EPA awarded in fiscal 2013 under the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program. The summaries include applicant's name, the federal dollar amount (for the first year in cases of multiple year grants), and a brief description of the project.

The summaries are intended to inform the public and P2 practitioners how EPA grant money is being spent and to facilitate information exchange among the states' P2 programs and spread ideas.

In fiscal year 2013, EPA had approximately $1.47 million to fund SRA program activities to help develop and sustain P2 related tools, research, educational approaches, and innovation.

Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Massachusetts

Charles River Watershed Association
EPA grant: $16,000

The grantee will assist with implementing multiple stormwater treatment systems resulting in direct removal of phosphorus from stormwater runoff. The grantee will engage residents in stormwater management and has a concrete goal to construct thirty residential rain gardens. In addition, the grantee will develop and maintain a rain garden website for Charles River Township and develop a preassembled rain garden installation package for homeowners and provide training and outreach to residents and town officials.

Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)

New York

New York State Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NYSRAEF)
EPA grant: $30,000

The grantee will continue its efforts to green the restaurant industry, as it builds upon its previously-funded EPA-funded grant activities that provided P2 outreach to restaurants in Manhattan and Long Island, New York. In this project, the grantee will work with the New York City Business Acceleration Team to provide P2 outreach to new, start-up restaurants. The grantee will also distribute its green restaurant workbook to restaurants, provide training to hospitality students and provide on-site technical assistance to established restaurants.


Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University-Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Provider
EPA grant: $109,810

The grantee will conduct Economy, Energy and Environment activities with an emphasis on reducing solvent waste, promoting by-product synergy and encouraging building re-tuning.

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Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)

Kentucky

Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
EPA grant: $40,000

The grantee will collaborate with stakeholders to implement a community-based Kentucky Economy, Energy and Environment initiative to help integrate energy efficiency, lean practices, waste reduction and water conservation into the operations of small-to-mid-sized manufacturers.

North Carolina

Waste Reduction Partners
EPA grant: $40,000

The grantee will provide on-site Lean and Green assessments to North Carolina small enterprises; demonstrate innovative technical assistance delivery; and empower clients to carry on Lean and Green reviews within their businesses.

Tennessee

Livable Memphis
EPA grant: $40,000

The grantee will reduce hazardous air emissions by creating business efficiencies in best management practices and increase neighborhood connectivity using community-led business innovation practices.

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Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)

Texas

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
EPA grant: $73,073

The grantee will provide technical assistance and training to local governments to identify and understand the concepts for creating an energy management system for water and wastewater plants in Region 6.

University of Texas at Arlington
EPA grant: $47,927

The grantee will use an Economy, Energy and Environment framework to engage Austin area business communities to reduce waste in the hospitality industry. Special emphasis will be placed on reducing food waste, building partnerships, and achieving measurable environmental outcomes.


Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)

Kansas

Kansas State University
EPA grant: $53,165

In partnership with the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, the grantee will: 1) perform on-site reassessments of clients assisted through P2 intern programs; 2) survey all reassessed clients to ascertain their motivations for implementing P2 recommendations; and 3) analyze the data to determine the types of clients and P2 recommendations that result in the greatest implementation, and gain a better understanding of the factors that motivate clients to implement different types of P2 recommendations.

Nebraska

University of Nebraska
EPA grant: $73,916

The grantee will provide source reduction technical assistance and research expertise by enlisting student interns to help Nebraska’s agricultural irrigators and producers achieve multi-media source reduction. Special emphasis will be placed on reducing water use and energy consumption. The project will also provide assistance to agricultural production businesses and rural golf courses. Based on projections from past data, the work will generate a P2 cost savings of $118,000 per year; reduce water use by approximately 300 million gallons; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 245 MTCO2eq.


Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Montana

Montana State University
EPA grant: $90,480

The grantee will provide statewide implementation of 12-15 Economy, Energy, and Environment assessments in Montana’s agriculture operations. Each assessment will generate a set of lean, energy and P2 recommendations resulting in environmental benefits and cost savings upon completion.

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
EPA grant: $25,000

The grantee will conduct P2 assessments for two hospitals to address their economic and energy consumption, and their affects on local environments. The focus will be on energy conservation, water conservation, fuel reduction, waste reduction, and reduction of hazardous materials.


Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)

Washington

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
EPA grant: $104,300

The grantee will support the Northwest Pollution Prevention (P2) Network; Economy, Energy and Environment initiatives; provide P2 technical assistance to the sports industry and focus on toxics use reduction work through green chemistry and an Oregon eco-certification program.

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