Grants available to reduce pollutionThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking applications for grants to be used in the development of environmentally sustainable practices that prevent pollution and conserve resources.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking applications for grants to be used in the development of environmentally sustainable practices that prevent pollution and conserve resources.
Both public and private organizations and partnerships are eligible. Applications are due November 3.
Approximately $687,000 is available. The MPCA Environmental Assistance Grant Round is a competitive, one-stage process. Applications must fall under one of the following focus areas:
•Waste prevention and reduction – implementing efficient and economically-sound practices to prevent and reduce waste at the source.
•Source-separated composting – reducing the amount of organic wastes entering disposal facilities.
•Stormwater sources – focus on providing assistance to Minnesota local government units for implementing measures to ensure that permitted stormwater sources do not contribute to the impairment or degradation of state waters.
To aid these efforts and to help organizations move toward more sustainable practices, the MPCA Environmental Assistance Grant Program offers grants on a yearly basis. Since 1985, more than $12 million in grants have been awarded to organizations across Minnesota.
The complete request for proposal, instructions, and forms are available on the MPCA website at www.pca.state.mn.us/grants/eagrants.html.
Applications must be submitted electronically by 3 p.m. on November 3, 2009. For more information, interested parties can contact Mary Baker at (651) 757-2208, toll-free at 1-800-657-3864 or by e-mail at email@example.com.