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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017 Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Award Summaries

During fiscal years 2016-2017, EPA awarded 15 Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) grants totaling $1.77 million to support pollution prevention (P2) activities across all environmental media – air, water and land. Award recipients represent local and state government entities, colleges/universities and nonprofit organizations.

The award summaries below include the grant recipient's name, the federal grant amount and a brief description of the project. Grant projects reflect a two-year funding period, whereby, projects began in September – October 2016 or soon thereafter and completed in October – December 2018. Projects focus on one or more of the P2 Program’s National Emphasis Areas – Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, Food Manufacturing and Processing and State/Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction. For additional information on the awarded grants, please contact the EPA Regional P2 Program. EPA Region 1 did not participate in the SRA competiton.

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Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)

NEW YORK

Erie County Department of Planning & Environment
National Emphasis Area: Food Manufacturing and Processing
EPA Grant: $259,964

Grant recipient will provide technical assistance in P2 to western New York businesses to carry out four projects, which will coordinate company screening and selection for technical assistance projects; conduct site assessments at manufacturing facilities throughout western New York; provide outreach and technology transfer of P2 techniques; and perform program metrics, reporting and evaluation.

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC Department of Energy & Environment
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions
EPA Grant: $149,453

Grant recipient will provide pollution prevention/source reduction technical assistance to auto body and mechanic shops in the District of Columbia to reduce pollution.

VIRGINIA

Virginia Green Travel Alliance
National Emphasis Area: Food Manufacturing and Processing
EPA Grant: $60,000

Grant recipient will provide air emission reductions and energy efficiency opportunities to the restaurant industry by networking with Mid-Atlantic sustainability resources and organizations to provide technical assistance and education opportunities, as well as initiate projects addressing environmental topics for the industry.

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

KENTUCKY

University of Louisville
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions
EPA Grant: $130,000

Grant recipient will provide educational and technical assistance in green engineering to Kentucky’s small and medium-sized manufacturers to minimize material and energy use, promote sustainability, prevent pollution, reduce waste, and increase cost savings to manufacturers.

NORTH CAROLINA

Land of Sky Regional Council
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions
EPA Grant: $80,000

The grant recipient’s Waste Reduction Partners (WRP) will assist Cherokee businesses by offering energy efficiency strategies to reduce air emissions. The recipient will also work with partners to leverage financial resources and facilitate a community engagement program to include: workshops, on-site survey, and mentoring assistance for businesses statewide.

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Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

MICHIGAN

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions
EPA Grant: $88,380

Grant recipient will conduct P2 pilots at Detroit metal plating facilities to identify new innovations; survey metal finishing facilities; conduct P2 audits for facilities based on survey results; and develop a reference book containing P2 options categorized by topic and metal finishing processes, as well as a guide for implementation and measurement.

MINNESOTA

University of Minnesota
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions
EPA Grant: $155,020

Grant recipient will provide technical assistance to small (10-20) and large (2-6) businesses in Minneapolis to identify sources of air emissions using Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data and permit reviews, develop strategies to reduce air releases into surrounding neighborhoods, and initiate efforts to implement reduction options. City of Minneapolis’ resources will be used for analyzing public business records and air monitoring data as a source for financial assistance to encourage project implementation.

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

MULTI-STATE

International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST)
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions
EPA Grant: $126,855

Grant recipient will conduct a demonstration project for greening existing multifamily affordable housing properties to make them more efficient and help reduce air emissions.

Manomet
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions and State/Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction
EPA Grant: $126,000

Grant recipient will provide surveys/workshops and on-site training for 30-40 grocery stores in Region 6. The recipient will survey and implement best management practices to reduce energy use and prevent greenhous gas emissions (GHGs) and reduce hazardous materials. Each on-site visit will be personalized to deliver one-on-one training.

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Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)

IOWA

Iowa Dept of Natural Resources
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions; Food Manufacturing and Processing and State/Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction
EPA Grant: $169,556

Grant recipient will identify six P2 internships for an Iowa Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) project and provide source reduction assistance to TRI reporters. The grant recipient will also hold a TRI presentation as part of a P2 compliance-based workshop. Activities will be used to reduce environmental impacts while producing significant cost savings.

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

MULTI-STATE

Manomet
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions and State/Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction
EPA Grant: $118,780

Grant recipient will support P2 training and assessments for grocery stores in Region 8 using surveys, employee training, and research.

WYOMING

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions
EPA Grant: $59,646

Grant recipient will fund activities that include baseline audits and provide training to local small businesses, while continuing to promote environmental stewardships through the state’s recognition and awards program.

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Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands)

MULTI-REGION

Manomet
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions and State/Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction
EPA Grant: $120,000

Grant recipient will provide technical assistance to the grocery sector by delivering on-site environmental assessments and employee training. During this process, the grantee will assess 40 grocery stores, train store and corporate office staff on energy and water conservation techniques, and encourage behavioral change and implementation.

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Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)

WASHINGTON

Okanogan Conservation District
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions and State/Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction
EPA Grant: $33,681

Grant recipient will conduct community demonstration projects to reduce open backyard burning practices; provide technical assistance to fruit tree growers; and work with partners to develop and implement an outreach plan to reduce particulate matter 2.5 emissions from residential and agricultural vegetative burning in Okanogan County, including the Colville Reservation.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention
National Emphasis Area: Climate Change Mitigation – Prevention of GHG Emissions and State/Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction
EPA Grant: $95,000

Grant recipient will provide technical assistance to businesses in Region 10, including auto body repair shops, to promote conversion from solvent-based to water-based paints and coatings to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions; support a Region 10 P2 roundtable; develop P2 factsheets and webinars; and facilitate outreach and communications with states.

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