Title: [GreenYes] Funding Opportunity: 2008 EPA Region 9 Resource Conservation Solicitation, Initial Applications Due Jan. 21, 2008
Solicitation now open. See:
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 is soliciting
proposals to fund projects that address solid waste reduction and
management. Funds will be awarded pursuant to Section 8001 of the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), 42 U.S.C. §6981.
Funding will be in the form of cooperative agreements. Funds will be
awarded to applicants carrying out projects that serve the following
states and territories: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the U.S.
territories in the Pacific Islands, and the lands in Indian Country
belonging to over 140 federally recognized tribes which fall under EPA
Region 9's geographic area.
The aim of this funding is to support innovative ideas with the goal of
fostering positive change. Projects may include studies, surveys,
investigations, demonstrations, training, and public education programs.
All demonstration projects must demonstrate applications, technologies,
methods or approaches that are new, innovative or experimental. A
project that is carried out through a routine or established practice is
not a demonstration. This solicitation describes the program goals and
gives general information on the application and selection process,
proposal format, and evaluation criteria. NOTE: The funds cannot be
used to purchase recycling containers or equipment (trucks, fork lifts,
Region 9 - Resource Conservation Funds Program Priorities:
These priorities reflect national priorities of EPA’s Resource
Conservation Challenge (RCC), for more information on this program
please see: http://www.epa.gov/rcc/
Specifically, EPA Region 9 seeks to fund proposals that fit into one or
more of the following priorities:
1) Provide education and outreach, technical assistance or spur
innovative approaches to promote:
• green building
• environmentally preferable purchasing, including education
and labeling initiatives
2) Reduce the generation and disposal of the following materials
and waste streams through reuse, recycling, composting, sustainable
biodiesel, anaerobic digestion or market development:
• construction and demolition debris
• plastic, including film and rigid containers
• green waste, paper, food waste, sustainable biodiesel and
the remaining organic portion of the waste stream
3) Promote waste reduction, recycling, or composting in
underserved areas of Region 9 with low recycling rates or capacity.
EPA Region 9 will also accept applications in other areas
that support resource conservation and address the evaluation criteria.
To streamline the application process, 2 page pre-proposals must be
submitted by January 21, 2008, and top applicants will be asked to
prepare full 10 page proposals, workplans, and budgets for
U.S. EPA Region 9
Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste