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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Fiscal Year 2018 - 2019 Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Award Summaries

During fiscal years 2018-2019, EPA awarded 13 Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) grants totaling $1.35 million to support pollution prevention (P2) activities across all environmental media – air, water and land. Award recipients represent local and state government entities, colleges/universities and nonprofit organizations.

The award summaries below include the grant recipient's name, the federal grant amount and a brief description of the project. Grant projects reflect a two-year funding period, whereby, projects began in 2018 or soon thereafter and are due to complete in October – December 2019. Projects focus on one or more of the P2 Program’s National Emphasis Areas – Business-Based Pollution Prevention Solutions Supporting TSCA; Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing & Hazardous Materials Source Reduction Approaches in States or Communities. For additional information on the awarded grants, please contact the EPA Regional P2 Program. EPA Regions 1, 3 and 4 did not participate in the SRA grant competition.

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Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)


Erie County Department of Planning & Environment
EPA Grant: $100,000

Grant recipient will work with the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable (SBR) and partners to encourage business to adopt clean production and launch Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) chemical education and training.

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
EPA Grant: $99,758

Grant recipient will offer P2 tools to craft breweries to reduce water and energy use, which will involve conducting 10 on-site assessments and assisting with one implementation of a P2 solution, which will serve as a case study. A guidance document will be created as a tool for other breweries to “self-implement” P2 strategies. The grant recipient will also host a summit to disseminate best practices and provide a forum to exchange ideas and network with environmental experts.

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


University of Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
EPA Grant: $99,762

Grant recipient will provide on-site pollution prevention technical assistance through training, education, and demonstration of innovative techniques to Illinois food and beverage manufacturers to encourage water conservation, reduce energy and chemical usage, and reduce business costs.


University of Minnesota
EPA Grant: $57,350

Grant recipient will target three businesses and will utilize their fleet of vehicles to create an economic and environmental P2 project that aims to help businesses apply for grant or loan funding to retrofit or replace diesel powered transport refrigeration units with refrigeration units capable of operating on electricity during periods of stationary operation. The project encourages air quality reduction of PM2.5 (fine particulate matter), NOx (mono-nitrogen oxides), and other air pollutant emissions resulting from operating refrigeration units using diesel power while parked at their home base. Project partners will also develop a procedure for replicating this work at additional facilities to increase its impact beyond the project period.

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


City of Albuquerque
EPA Grant: $123,500

Grant recipient will reduce emissions of specific air pollutants from the metal fabrication and metal finishing sources in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.


University of Texas, Arlington
EPA Grant: $66,881

Grant recipient will improve the environmental footprints of businesses and /or local governments through the implementation of ISO 14001:2015 environmental management systems (EMSs) in EPA Region 6. The grantee will perform and promote its work through on-site training, research development and dissemination of P2 practices through the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Network, and local or national conferences.

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Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, NE)


Kansas State University
EPA Grant: $170,108

Grant recipient will develop and implement a chemical toxics reduction program to carry out P2 technical assistance through research, investigations, training and studies to disseminate business-based P2 solutions with an emphasis on eliminating the use of harmful chemicals and reduce hazard exposure to local communities.

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


Montana Department of Environmental Quality
EPA Grant: $98,308

Grant recipient will provide on-site Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) assessments to Montana’s Food and Beverage Industry. Assessments will target emission, waste, and water processing/discharge reductions, as well as potential energy efficient upgrades to facilities. A minimum of one facility will be selected for installation of an innovative solution/technology to implement an identified process upgrade.


Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
EPA Grant: $54,625

Grant recipient will provide technical assistance audits and recommendations to interested parties for energy use reduction and other P2 related activities. These technical assistance audits will focus on food and beverage manufacturers and processors throughout the state. The grant recipient will work in association with the Wyoming Business Council and the University of Wyoming Manufacturing Works, and local energy providers to implement audit findings. Grant funding will be used to complete follow-up audits to determine impacts of energy efficiency recommendations implemented.

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Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands)


Western Nevada College
EPA Grant: $180,000

Grant recipient will launch a green business pilot program for Nevada. Thirty manufacturers in food processing and electronics that include Hispanic communities will be trained on chemical alternatives, water reduction, energy efficiency, and environmental best practices. Ten Western Nevada College interns will be trained to conduct on-site visits and provide technical assistance to these manufacturers. Outcomes will be measured by creating a statewide environmental outcomes database for Nevada as part of this project.

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Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)


Okanogan Conservation District
EPA Grant: $53,549

Grant recipient will attempt to reduce high concentrations of air pollutants and carbon emissions by providing local community leaders with technical assistance and environmental safer alternatives to burning landscaping debris. The grant recipient will also investigate barriers and alternatives to burning debris for public agencies.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
EPA Grant: $191,104

Grant recipient will perform six activities – for four of the six activities the recipient will partner with EPA region states (AK, ID, OR and WA) to reduce exposure to chemicals. The other two activities will support environmental services requested by PPRC’s state partners, the Clean Boating Foundation and the Northwest Marine Trade Association. The grant recipient will also develop a case study analysis, perform research, provide training and education, and use research studies. Project results and data will be captured, reported, and replicable regionwide.

Sustainable Living Center
EPA Grant: $65,000

Grant recipient will engage businesses through the $mart Business Partners Program to address cost benefits of reducing energy and water along with toxic materials and waste.

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