March 2005

Solid waste funding available through EPA region 9

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 is soliciting proposals for cooperative agreements that address solid waste reduction and management. Cooperative agreements will be awarded through Resource Conservation Funds under the authority of Section 8001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The aim of this funding is to support innovative ideas with the goal of fostering positive change. This solicitation describes the program goals and gives general information on the application and selection process, pre-proposal format, and evaluation criteria. This solicitation and additional EPA Region 9 Solid Waste and Pollution Prevention Program funding information are available on the Internet at:

Goal: To promote recycling and solid waste reduction projects that will have a significant national environmental impact; or address a significant environmental issue in an area of Region 9 with limited waste reduction activities; or foster market mechanisms or market development.

Specifically, EPA Region 9 seeks to fund proposals that fit into one or more of the following priorities:

Provide education and outreach, technical assistance or spur innovative approaches to promote:

• Product stewardship
• Green building
• Buying recycled products environmentallypreferable
• Products

Reducing the generation and disposal of the following materials and waste streams through reuse, recycling, composting, or market development:

• Construction and demolition debris
• Green waste and the organic portion of the waste stream
• Tires
• Electronics
• Plastics

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