Grant proposals requested by EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting
proposals to fund projects and activities that support the Methane
to Markets Partnership. The partnership is an international initiative
to reduce global methane emissions by promoting methane capture-and-use
projects in four major sectors including agriculture (animal waste
management), coal mining, landfills, and oil and gas systems.
EPA expects to award up to 20 cooperative agreements
through this announcement, ranging from $25,000 to $300,000 per
award, for a total of $2.5 million. EPA is requesting proposals
for projects that support the partnership broadly, but that may
include the following types of activities: directly identify, characterize,
or implement methane capture-and-use projects – including
technology transfer, feasibility and pre-feasibility studies, training
and capacity building or database development for potential sites.
EPA seeks proposals from international governments,
as well as public or private non-profit organizations. The estimated
project period for awards is May 2007 through May 2009. Proposals
are due by December 4, 2006 at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
For more information, visit www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets/activities.htm.