Source Reduction Assistance in Communities Grants (EPA Region 2)

EPA Region 2 is announcing a grant competition to fund “Source Reduction Assistance in Communities” assistance agreements that support research, investigation, study, demonstration, outreach, education, and training using source reduction approaches (also known as “pollution prevention” and herein referred to as “P2”). P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.

Eligible Recipients:

Eligible applicants include States, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, any territory or possession of the United 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) private institutions of higher education, community-based grass roots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

Eligible Projects:

EPA is particularly interested in receiving applications that offer hands-on practical P2 tools, information and/or innovative P2 approaches to measurably improve public health and the surrounding environment, by reducing the use of hazardous substances, reducing toxic pollutants, supporting efficiencies in reducing resource use (e.g., water and energy), and reducing business expenditures and liability costs.

Funding Source:

Funding Amount:
Based on the Congressional appropriation received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and anticipated in FY 2023 for the P2 Program, EPA Region 2 plans to award a total of approximately $228,000 in grant funding.

Funding Deadline:
To be considered for funding, applications must be received no later than the date and time of the submission deadline of Monday, November 14, 2022, by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time (ET). Applicants must apply electronically through Grants.gov.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
Attn: Dale Carpenter
290 Broadway, 25th floor
New York, NY 10007-1866
(212) 637-4110


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