Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: Supporting Anaerobic Digestion in Communities FY21, Request for Applications
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Monday August 2
3:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern Time
This webinar will help those seeking to apply for the Supporting Anaerobic Digestion (AD) in Communities request for applications being offered by EPA this year, which total up to $2 million. EPA is seeking applications that will accelerate the development of new or enhance/increase existing AD capacity and infrastructure in the United States. Applications must achieve one or more of the following objectives:
- Develop new or expand existing AD capacity for processing food waste.
- Demonstrate solutions and/or approaches for increasing food waste AD utilization that can be replicated by other communities, governments, or other entities.
- Support state, Tribal, and/or local government programs that seek to use AD to increase their food waste diversion rates.
The webinar will review the funding opportunity, key sections of the application, and the application process. Entities that are eligible to apply include:
- States (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands), local, Tribal, interstate, and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities; and
- Non-profit organizations that are not 501(c)(4) organizations that lobby, including non-profit educational institutions and non-profit hospitals (Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible).
Chris Carusiello is a member of the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program working on the built environment and the sustainable management of food areas. He has worked on several projects including industrial materials measurement, SMM communications, and scrap tires issues. Previously he was an education volunteer with the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and a research assistant at the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences and engineering.
James Drummond, EPA Office of Grants and Debarment
James Drummond is a semi-retired attorney who spent most of his 33-year federal career in EPA's Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. handling financial assistance law issues for several EPA programs, including Brownfields, Underground Storage Tanks, and Energy Star. He currently works for EPA in the Senior Environmental Employment Program. Prior to joining EPA in 1992, Mr. Drummond was the Debarment Official for the U.S. General Services Administration.