EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation’s (OAR) Targeted Airshed Grant Program is soliciting applications from eligible entities, as described in Section III.A of the announcement, for emission reduction activities in the nonattainment areas that the Agency has determined are the top five most
polluted relative to the 8-hour ozone, annual PM 2. 5, or 24-hour PM 2. 5 standards, as listed in Tables 1-3 in Section I.A.
of the announcement.
The goal of the Targeted Airshed Grant Program is to fund activities in applicable nonattainment areas that will achieve documentable reductions of emissions that contribute to ozone and/or PM 2. 5 concentrations.
Pollutants contributing to ozone concentrations are nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Pollutants contributing to PM 2. 5 concentrations are direct PM 2. 5 and PM 2. 5 precursors NOx, VOCs, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and ammonia.
Projects should include detailed, well thought-out emission reduction activities, including projects, programs, policies, approaches, and/or deploying technologies that achieve documentable emission reductions.
Projects must be for emission reduction activities that will assist with attaining and/or maintaining the NAAQS for these pollutants, and that demonstrate the potential for inclusion in the affected jurisdiction’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) or Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) submission to EPA intended to meet or maintain those standards.