EPA looking for a few good emission reducers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has $5.1 million it wants to give away to qualified applicants able to 'deploy verified or certified clean diesel technologies' in the federal agency's two regions covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and the U.S. Pacific Islands.
The EPA's regional grant competition announced Wednesday is being run in cooperation with the West Coast Collaborative, a public-private partnership of government, business and environmental groups that is focused on creating, supporting and implementing diesel emissions reductions projects.
Under the fiscal year 2008 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program competition, grants of $500,000 to $1 million will be awarded from the Congressionally-approved National Clean Diesel funds to from six to nine applicants in the EPA's Region 9 and Region 10.
Eligible entities include U.S. regional, state, local, tribal or port agencies with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality; and nonprofit organizations or institutions that represent or provide pollution reduction or educational services to persons or organizations that operate diesel fleets; or has as its principle purpose the promotion of transportation or air quality. School districts, federally recognized Indian tribes, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, cities and counties are all listed by the WCC as eligible entities.
The closing date for submission of proposals is July 1. Further information on the plan can be found at the WCC Web site at www.westcoastcollaborative.org.