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2021 Environmental Justice Small Grants: Opportunity for Communities Living Near Port and Rail Facilities

EPA's Ports Initiative is pleased to share news that funding is available for approximately six Environmental Justice Small Grant (EJSG) projects that address clean air issues at coastal and inland ports or rail yards. A maximum of $50,000 is available for each one-year project.  This funding opportunity is part of a larger EJSG Request for Applications (RFA). The EJSG Program, established in 1994, awards grants to projects designed to develop strategies that address local environmental and public health issues, build consensus in the community, and set community priorities.

Deadline: Application packages must be submitted by May 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) through Grants.gov.

Application Assistance Webinars:
March 4, 2021 (EJSG Live Call)
March 10, 2021 (EJSG/EJCPS EJSCREEN Demo)
March 16, 2021 (EJSG Live Call)
March 31, 2021 (EJSG Live Call en Español)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ET)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (ET)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET)
 

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) National Grants
Now Open: 2021 Request for Applications
Deadline to Apply - March 16, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of approximately $46 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, between 40 and 70 awards are anticipated.

Eligible Entities

Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities, with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.


Truck Count and Assessment for Providence, RI Port Area

As part of the port community collaboration element of EPA's national Ports Initiative, EPA Region 1 has been working with state and local agencies, port businesses, and community groups in Providence, RI, collectively known as the Providence Port-Community Working Group ("Working Group") to identify ways to reduce the environmental impacts of the working port on employees and neighbors, while supporting vital maritime commerce. A near-term goal of this work has been to assess the degree to which trucks serving the Providence port area, among other sources, are affecting air quality and other conditions at the port and in nearby neighborhoods. In aid of this goal, Region 1 in March 2020 competitively awarded a small business contract in two phases to DAWSON Solutions and DAWSON HDR Services, using Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funds, to conduct a Truck Count and Assessment for the Providence port area.

For more information about this study and to access the Phase I and II reports, click here!

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