Source Reduction Assistance

The goal of the Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Program is to provide grants that will support pollution prevention/source reduction and/or resource conservation activities.

For purposes of this grant program, pollution prevention is defined as any practice which reduces or eliminates
the creation of pollutants through: increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources, or protection of natural resources by conservation activities.

EPA is interested in funding projects which assist in reducing hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants entering waste streams or otherwise released into the environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.

Grant activities may involve, but are not limited to the following: equipment or technology modifications, process or procedure modifications, reformulation or redesign of products, substitution of raw materials, and improvements in housekeeping, maintenance, training, or inventory control.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: To support source reduction, pollution prevention and resource conservation activities that comply with the statutory authorities of the Clean Air Act, Section 103(b), as amended; Clean Water Act, Section 104(b)(3), as amended; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Section 20, as amended; Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1442 (a)(1) and (c), as amended; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 8001(a), as amended; and Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 10, as amended.

Please Note: Projects must consist of activities within the statutory terms of these EPA grant authorities.

The statutes authorize grants for the following activities: "research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations of new or innovative techniques, surveys and studies." These activities relate generally to the gathering or transferring of information or advancing awareness.

Applicants should emphasize in their grant proposal's this "learning" concept, as opposed to "fixing" an environmental problem using a well-established method.

For example, a proposal to install a more energy efficient heating system in the applicant's facility in order to conserve energy, would not, in itself fall within research, studies, demonstrations, etc.

All activities in the proposal must be eligible under one or more of the statutory authorities.erring of information or advancing awareness.

Applicants should emphasize in their grant proposal's this "learning" concept, as opposed to "fixing" an environmental problem using a well-established method.

For example, a proposal to install a more energy efficient heating system in the applicant's facility in order to conserve energy, would not, in itself fall within research, studies, demonstrations, etc.

All activities in the proposal must be eligible under one or more of the statutory authorities.

The term pollution prevention/source reduction, for purposes of the SRA grant program, refers to any practice that reduces the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal; and reduces the hazards to public health and the environment associated with the release of such substances, pollutants, or contaminants.

The term "resource conservation," for purposes of the Source Reduction Assistance notice, is defined as preventing pollution, promoting reuse of materials, reducing the use of toxic chemicals, and/or conserving energy and materials.
Examples of Funded Projects

The following text provides examples of SRA awards funded in FY '07: EPA Funding: $40,000.

The recipient will provide technical assistance on less-toxic cleaning practices to K-12 schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

EPA Funding: $84,860.

The recipient will work to increase methane recovery from natural gas production and reduce fugitive emissions in the states of West Virginia and Virginia.

EPA Funding: $42,553.

The recipient will develop a P2 student internship program to assist businesses implement P2 projects.

EPA Funding: $39,804.

The recipient will document, calculate and publicly recognize the environmental benefits of reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides.

EPA Funding: $51,782.

The recipient will provide P2 technical assistance to manufactures in Minnesota.

EPA Funding: $30,000.

The recipient will provide technical assistance to high schools to produce biodiesel to be used in school vehicles.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - U. S. EPA Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT),1 Congress Street, Suite 1100 - Room 2203, Mail Code: SPP, Boston, MA 02114-2023; Contact: Robert Guillemin, phone: (617) 918-1814; fax: (617) 918-1810 email: guillemin.robert@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, U. S. Virgin Islands), Mail Code: SPMMB,290 Broadway 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866, Contact: Alex Peck, phone: (212) 637-3758; fax: (212) 637-3771; email: peck.alex@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region 3 (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, D.C.), Mail Code: 3E100, 1650 Arch Street,Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 ,Contact: Evelyn Velaquez, phone: (215) 814-5412; fax: (215) 814-3274, email: velazquez.evelyn@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN), Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30303, Contact: Pamela Swingle: phone: (404) 562-8482; fax: (404) 562-9066, email: swingle.pamela@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI), Mail Code, DW-8J, 77 West Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60604-3590; Contacts: Phil Kaplan, phone: (312) 866-4669; fax: (312) 353-4788, email: kaplan.phil@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX), Mail Code: 6EN-XP, 1445 Ross Ave.Suite 1200,Dallas, TX 75202, David Bond, phone: (214) 665-6431; fax: (214) 665-7446, email: bond.david@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE), Mail Code: ARTD/TSPP, 901 N.

5th Street,Kansas City, KS 66101, Contacts: Chilton (Chet) McLaughlin, phone: (913) 551-7666; fax: (913) 551-7065, email: mclaughlin.chilton@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY), Mail Code: 8P-P3T, 999 18th Street, Suite 300,Denver, CO 80202-2466,Contact: Linda Walters, phone: (303) 312-6385; fax: (303) 312-6044, email: walters.linda@epa.gov.

U. S. EPA Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and Pacific Islands and Tribal Nations subject to U. S. law), Mail Code WST-7, 75 Hawthrone Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, Contacts: Jessica Counts, phone: 415-972-3288; email: counts.jessica@epa.gov.

John Katz, phone: (415) 972-3283; email: katz.john@epa.gov, fax: (415) 947-3530.

U. S. EPA Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA), Mail Code: 01-085, 1200 Sixth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101, Contacts: Carolyn Gangmark, phone: (206) 553-4072; email: gangmark.carolyn@epa.gov.

Robert Drake, phone: (206) 553-4803; email: drake.robert@epa.gov, fax: (206) 553-8338.