The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Jan. 24 the availability of $3 million in grants for projects aimed at reducing diesel emissions on the West Coast. This year, the agency expects to award up to 12 grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.
EPA is seeking grant proposals for projects that demonstrate new, innovative, or experimental approaches to reducing diesel emissions. The agency will consider proposals from states, the District of Columbia, territories, federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories and other public or private non-profit institutions.
Past grant projects have included electrifying truck stops and cruise ship terminals, converting restaurant waste oil to bio-diesel fuel, and establishing a revolving loan fund to reduce locomotive emissions.
Proposals are due Thursday, March 23. For more information about the application process, visit yosemite.epa.gov.