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Healthy Resilient and Sustainable Communities Grants in Region 10

EPA is accepting applications for funding to improve community health, resilience, and/or sustainability through pollution prevention and/or sustainable materials management in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (EPA's Region 10). Applications are due April 30, 2021.

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Funding Opportunity Description

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R10-HRSC-2021

The Region 10 Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Communities grant program will support Region 10 communities as they develop and implement pollution prevention and/or sustainable materials management systems that help make their communities safer, healthier, and more resilient.

Pollution prevention (P2) is any practice that reduces the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment or disposal. Pollution prevention reduces the hazards to public health and the environment associated with the release of such substances, pollutants or contaminants. 

Sustainable materials management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product's entire life cycle, we can find new opportunities to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, and reduce costs. 

Eligible entities include Region 10 states, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state-controlled institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), nonprofit private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.  

Eligible projects must take place within EPA Region 10, which serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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Award Information

EPA Region 10 anticipates awarding approximately $120,000 under this announcement. Awards will be issued and managed through EPA’s Region 10 Office. We anticipate awarding 2-4 grants, ranging from $30,000 to $60,000.

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How to Apply

Refer to the full grant application at Grants.gov: Opportunity number EPA-R10-HRSC-2021.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 30th at 11:59pm (EDT)

In order to apply, the applicant’s Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) must submit a complete application package electronically to EPA through Grants.gov. Instructions for applying through Grants.gov are provided in Appendix D of the grant announcement.

Please allow enough time to successfully submit your application in the event unexpected errors require you to resubmit your application.

Applications submitted through Grants.gov will be time and date-stamped electronically. If you have not received a confirmation of receipt from EPA (not Grants.gov) within 30 days of the application deadline, please contact Kathleen Compton (compton.kathleen@epa.gov), 206-553-0290. Failure to do so may result in your application not being reviewed.

If you do not have the technical capability to apply electronically through Grants.gov because of limited or no internet access which prevents you from being able to upload the required application materials to Grants.gov, please refer to the procedures for an alternate submission exception request in Appendix D of the grant application.

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Informational Webinars

EPA's Region 10 Pollution Prevention and Communities Branch will host two information sessions to assist applicants with the grant application process. Both webinars will provide the same information, including an overview of the target programs, submission requirements, and examples of previously funded projects. In addition, participants will be offered practical tips on how to prepare a strong grant application.

Dates

If you have questions about participation or have a request for reasonable accommodations, please contact Theresa Blaine (blaine.theresa@epa.gov), 206-553-0257.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What information is needed to apply through Grant.gov? 
Answer: Prior to applying through Grants.gov, the applicant must: 

Note: The registration process for applying through Grants.gov may take a month or more to complete. Please start the registration process early. The electronic submission of your application must be made by the AOR of the organization who is registered with Grants.gov and is authorized to sign applications for federal funding assistance.

If you have questions, would like additional information about the grant program, or want to be added to our mailing list to receive the annual application guidance , please contact Kathleen Compton (compton.kathleen@epa.gov), 206-553- 0290.

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About Pollution Prevention (P2) and Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

The Region 10 Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Communities grant program will support Region 10 communities as they develop and implement pollution prevention and/or sustainable materials management systems that help make their communities safer, healthier, and more resilient.

P2 and SMM are powerful tools that can build community health including:

  • Reducing the use, release, and exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Implementing life cycle approaches to reduce the health and environmental impacts of materials use.
  • Employing upstream solutions that reduce the need and cost of environmental cleanup and pollution management.

P2 and SMM implementation also helps to build community resilience and sustainability including: 

  • Reducing the demand for virgin, raw materials.
  • Reducing the demand for and cost of utility services such power, water, and wastewater treatment through energy and water efficiency.
  • Increasing the efficiency of materials use and reuse.
  • Creating opportunities for in-process recycling and the innovative reuse of materials.
  • Fostering systems in which materials, like edible food and building materials, are used for their best and highest purpose.

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