Pollution Prevention (P2)

Fiscal Year 2014 Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Summaries

In fiscal year 2014, EPA provided approximately $1 million to fund Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) grants supporting pollution prevention (P2) activities across all environmental media — air, water and land. Activities proposed by grantees would develop and enhance P2 related tools, research, educational approaches, and innovation.  Grant applicants included: state agencies, federally-recognized tribes, and colleges and universities (that are instrumentalities of a state), local, city and township governments, nonprofit and community based grassroots organizations, and independent school districts and private institutions of higher education.  The number and amount of grants awarded depend on congressional appropriation and the quality of proposals received.

This page provides summaries of grant awards EPA issued between June - August 2014. The summaries are meant to provide information on projects that will be supported with federal funds under the SRA Grant Program.  These summaries include the applicant's name, the federal dollar amount (for the first year in cases of multiple year grants), and a brief description of the project.  EPA Regions 1, 7 and 9 did not participate in the 2014 competition.  The summaries are intended to inform the public and P2 practitioners on how SRA grants support and promote P2 activities. 

Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)

New York State Pollution Prevention
EPA grant: $44,377

The grantee will collaborate with the Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology to implement green engineering solutions at manufacturing companies located in the southern region of New York. The grantee will focus their outreach on manufacturers of fabricated metal products, machinery and printing products.  The grantee has identified four companies within the aforementioned industry sectors that will explore green chemistry and green engineering opportunities as a method to reduce or eliminate the use of solvents and acids.

Region 3 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership
EPA grant:  $75,000

The grantee is introducing the concept of Energy, Economy and Environment to Maryland businesses through engaging employees at all levels of the company and providing technical assessments.

Wytheville Community College
EPA grant: $75,000

The grantees is expanding the opportunity for Energy, Economy and Environment technical assessments to eleven additional Virginia counties.

Region 4 (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)

Georgia Tech University
EPA grant: $30,000

The grantee will expand the Georgia Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) initiative by training local businesses on source reduction tools, Lean and Green principles and E3 concepts that will introduce them to information and tools to reduce hazardous waste, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, energy consumption, and associated business costs.

The grantee will also launch a P2 project to encourage industries, utilities, communities and other institution to reduce pollution, conserve water, improve energy performance, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and realize cost savings using P2 practices.

Southface Energy Institute
EPA grant: $39,188

The grantee will work with local businesses participating in green and energy efficiency programs in Georgia’s southeast region to quantify, track and report energy and water reductions and associated greenhouse gas emissions, and realize cost savings using P2 practices related to new construction and existing residential projects.  Performance results will be shared with industry stakeholders, governmental agencies and the public to increase environmental awareness of P2.

Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection Division of Compliance Assistance
EPA grant: $40,000

The grantee will target and train Kentucky colleges (in particular small, independent colleges) on P2 concepts and tools to help them reduce environmental impacts at their collegiate sporting venues.  The training will provide environmental assessments that offer P2 technical assistance on conserving energy and water usage, reducing solid and hazardous waste, reducing nonpoint source runoff and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

Indiana Department of Environmental Management
EPA grant: $96,670

The grantee will conduct an Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) assessment to support sustainable manufacturing. Targeted manufacturers will learn to reduce waste, water usage, hazardous substances and energy costs. The grantee anticipates conducting five to 11 E3 assessments.

Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
EPA grant:  $53,147

The grantee will collaborate with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center to assist industrial facilities (located in South Cook County) in implementing P2 by using the Economy, Energy and Environment framework as a guide.

Regents of the University of Minnesota
EPA grant: $29,927

The grantee will target 10 - 25 business facilities to introduce them to safer degreasing solvents using EPA’s Program for Assisting the Replacement of Industrial Solvents (PARIS III) tool to identify safer chemical alternatives. 

Region 6 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (located in Massachusetts)
EPA grant: $66,365

The grantee will provide P2 technical assistance to the grocery sector within EPA Region 6 by providing train-the-trainer workshops and P2 assessments.

Value NOLA
EPA grant: $80,520

The grantee will implement an Economy, Energy and Environment pilot project in Southeast Louisiana.

Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center
EPA grant: $25,000

The grantee will work with Small Business Development Centers located in Region 8 (among other partners) to provide educational information on shale energy supply chain opportunities and the importance of considering the Energy, Environment & Economy (E3) framework when starting or growing a business. The grantee will transfer knowledge to Region 8 states where there is also current and proposed shale activity. The project will be delivered in two phases. Phase I will include shale energy supply chain sustainability education through workshops using the E3 framework. Phase II will include conducting E3 assessments at two to three selected small to medium manufacturers in Region 8.

Denver Housing Authority
EPA grant: $25,000

The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) will use the grant for funding for Sun Valley District Energy and Infrastructure Planning project. The area of study includes Sun Valley Homes, DHA’s largest public housing development. DHA will use funding to assist in the analysis and design for district energy and district infrastructure solutions.  This work will include modeling for alternate district based energy solutions and green infrastructure measures with small region impacts and solutions.

Yellowstone – Teton Clean Energy Coalition
EPA grant: $31,332

The grantee will provide three workshops, one webinar and provide financial assistance to promote alternative fuel vehicles and introduce P2 strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The grantee will target the hospitality industry and the national parks in Greater Yellowstone.

Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
EPA grant: $147,000

The grantee will support eight P2 projects that include: sponsoring a P2 Regional Roundtable; providing businesses with P2 coordination planning; conducting Economy, Energy and Environment assessments; promoting EcoBiz Exit and safer chemical usage, supporting the Puget Sound Stormwater project, Green Sports activity, and helping to update the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange Exit website.

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