EPA Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Call for Proposals

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You may be eligible to apply for an EPA Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant.  SRA grants fund innovative source reduction approaches (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”). P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal.

The SRA grants are similar to the previously circulated Pollution Prevention (P2) grants, but the SRA Grants are open to a wider pool of applicants, provide for technical assistance beyond just businesses; only require a 5% match; and, focus on a learning concept, as opposed to fixing an environmental problem using a well-established methods (developing new P2 technical assistance methods through a) research; b) investigation; c) experiments; d) education; e) training; f) studies; and/or g) demonstration of innovative techniques). 

Specifically, EPA requests proposals in alignment with five National Emphasis Areas:

  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing
  • Chemical Manufacturing and Formulation
  • Automotive Manufacturing and Maintenance
  • Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing and Maintenance
  • Metal Manufacturing   

The request for applications can be found here.

Applications are due: Friday, May 15, 2020 – This is an extension to the April 30 deadline previously announced

An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT for potential applicants and interested stakeholders with an opportunity to ask questions.  Please register here.

Eligibility: The 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

Please review EPA’s P2 Grants and National Emphasis Areas websites for more information on the P2 program and the grant types and eligibility.  Please feel free to share this email and information with your colleagues and other interested parties.  Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.


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