EPA Region 8 opens resource conservation funds
The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency Region 8 is soliciting proposals to fund projects that
address solid waste reduction, recycling, and management, priority
chemical reduction, and waste tires management and recycling issues
at the local, State, regional and/or national levels.
Funds will be awarded for carrying
out projects that serve the following states: Colorado, Montana,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and/or the lands in
Indian Country belonging to the 27 federally recognized tribes
which fall under EPA Region 8’s geographic area.
The goal of the program is to
promote solid waste reduction and recycling projects that:
- Increase the national recycling
rate from 30% to 35% by 2008.
- Reduce and recycle industrial
byproducts (especially coal combustion byproducts and foundry
- Reduce and recycle construction
and demolition debris.
- Reduce the amount of priority
chemicals found in waste streams.
- Reduce the amount of electronic
waste going to landfills or incinerators.
- Reuse and recycle waste tires.
The closing date and time for
receipt of proposals is May 10, 2006, 5:00 p.m. MST. Proposals
submitted in hard copy (paper) must be received by EPA by 5:00
p.m. May 10, 2006 to receive consideration.
Proposals submitted through grants.gov
must be received by grants.gov
no later than May 10 2006, 5:00 p.m. MST.