|#||FY||Qtr||Grant Number||Recipient||Title & Description||Cum Award||Award Date||Project Start||Project End|
|00F85101||City of Baytown||CITY OF BAYTOWN SAAP - GARTH ROAD|
Project involves replacing 3,500 linear feet of an existing 12-inch diameter concrete and clay drinking water supply line with a new HDPE pre-chlorinated line. All project related activities will occur entirely within existing easements previously disturbed by prior construction during the installation of the streets, roads and alleyways. No new land will be acquired, and no persons or businesses will be displaced by the project. All citizens will be served equally, and will receive full benefits from the improvements. After completion, the new portion of the drinking water supply distribution system should provide improved operational functionality during the drinking water distribution process. The project will not enlarge or expand the distribution capacity for the City.
|99690015||OK Dept of Env Quality||PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
This Performance Partnership Grant will provide support to the State of Oklahoma to assist them with: permitting, enforcement, facility inspections, outreach and education, accreditation of training providers, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Corrective Action, recording large point source emission inventories and toxic inventories into the Environmental Indicator database, certification of Lead-Based Paint firms and individuals, and implementing the State's Implementation Plan and related air program activities.
|00311615||WV Dept of Health & Human Resources||WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SUPERVISON|
This agreement will provide support for the development and implementation of a public water system supervision program adequate to enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act in West Virginia.
$501,656 of federal funds are contingent on availability.
|00D21914||Center for Watershed Protection Inc.||URBAN WATERS SMALL GRANTS|
This action approves an award in the amount of $59,943 to the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. They have proposed a project that will provide a blueprint to clean urban water by moving beyond the requirements of State and Federal permits to provide a replicable strategy for detection and elimination of inappropriate discharges, quantify load reductions associated with those activities and build local caparicy to proactively address pollution problems for Urban Waters.
|99T23101||Tolani Lake Enterprises Inc.||ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING PROGRAM|
The Puerco-Little Colorado River Watershed Navajo Community-Based Uranium Water Quality Assessment Project will: (1) conduct inclusive and culturally-grounded strategic planning to guide public education and policy on uranium contamination, (2) sample as many water sources as possible in the Puerco and Little Colorado River watersheds for uranium and other contaminants, and compile local use and exposure information for each sources, and (3) conduct public education to share test results. Tolani Lake Enterprises and partners will build on existing knowledge, identify concerns, raise awareness and expand collaboration to identify concerns and solutions for contaminated water sources.
This amendment revises the budget and project period start date from 10/01/14 to 8/15/14. The federal funding amount of $120,000.00 remains the same.
|99T19601||Berkeley||POLLUTION PREVENTION GRANTS - GREENER SOLUTIONS|
This project combines technical assistance with workforce training, helping businesses reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in products and manufacturing processes while providing career shaping experience in green chemistry and chemical selection to the next generation of chemists, engineers, product designers and environmental health scientists.
This assistance agreement provides federal funding in the amount of $115,406. Preaward costs have been approved back to August 1, 2014.
|83559401||Little Big Horn College||CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND WATER DISEASE PREVENTION|
The objective of this project is to integrate traditional ecological and community knowledge, scientific data and climate models to describe existing and projected local climate, hydrologic and microbial water quality changes and their impacts on resources, Crow traditions, ecosystems and community health. This project will improve community adaptation to climate change and reduce climate change related health risks by increasing community understanding of current and projected climate change impacts, reducing waterborne disease risks, and investing in community capacity building.
|96327401||Wilderness Inquiry||WILDERNESS INQUIRY, INC. - URBAN WATERS|
The Wilderness Inquiry, Inc. proposes to connect local, urban youth to the Delaware River and its tributaries. This program creates access and opportunities for minority and underserved youth to experience, enjoy, and learn about their local waterway, allowing them to view the river and adjacent lands as intrinsically valuable. This project will promote awareness of the river�s water quality and biodiversity; foster a sense of ownership and responsibility to protect vital water resources and surrounding landscapes; and create a new generation of environmental stewards.
|00852704||MT Department of Environmental Quality||SUPERFUND CORE PROGRAM COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
This award provides funding to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for general CORE nonsite specific activities.
|99610221||Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality||FY14 LDEQ 319 NPS AND AQUIFER EVALUATION/PROTECTION SECTION|
The purpose of this award is to provide the State of Louisiana assistance for the implementation of its Nonpoint Source Management Plan, which is designed to meet the goals of the Clean Water Act. Funding of this cooperative agreement through LDEQ will support NPS staff to perform water quality sampling and assessment of both surface and ground water sources; continue to coordinate monitoring activities with watershed coordinators, LDAF, local partners, and USDA where watershed specific NPS implementation activities are conducted.
|96185701||Massachusetts E.O.E.E.A.||NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM|
Per your application request dated June 10, 2014, this Cooperative Agreement is being awarded incremental funding in the amount of $513,000 to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs for their Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). Buzzards Bay watershed is located in southeastern Massachusetts. The cooperative agreement supports activities that will remediate and restore wetlands, lessen pollution from storm water and wastewater, and help communities with open space and natural resource planning and protection. Sub-awards will be provided to implement priority action plans in the CCMP. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions of this award have been implemented and are in full force and effect.
|00856314||CO Department of Public Health and Environment||CDPHE 604(B) FY14|
This award provides funding to assist States to carry out water quality management planning, including providing funding for areawide water quality planning by local planning agencies.
|98728511||Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services||2014-2015 MISSOURI STATE INDOOR RADON GRANT|
This grant will assist in achieving a reduction of radon exposure in homes, schools, daycares and new construction by promoting radon awareness and testing for elevated levels to homeowners, schools and daycare administrators. Actual reduction of radon exposure levels is achieved by installation of sub-slab depressurization systems which will be funded by the homeowner, school or daycare organizations.
|99T11301||Yomba Shoshone Tribe||GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM|
This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $60,000 to support Year 1 of workplan activities through June 30, 2015; although, the General Assistance Program's (GAP) 4-year project/budget period is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018.
The objective of this project is to expand the Yomba Shoshone Tribe's Environmental Program to include building staff capacity via training, creating a robust community outreach and education program, networking with other federal and state agencies to build awareness of activities happening around the reservation, as well as general administrative and financial management of the GAP grant.
Pre-Award costs are approved back to July 1, 2014.
|83568001||Gordon Research Conferences||GREEN CHEMISTRY 2014 GORDON RESEARCH|
This is in support of a Gordon Research Conference on Green Chemistry. The Conference will take place July 27 - August 1, 2014. The aim of the Conference is to gather well known and talented scientists from academia, industry and government throughout the world to discuss new science and novel innovations in green chemistry.
|00F85401||Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries||LDWF COASTAL ASSESSMENT PROJECT FY14-16|
The objective of this project is for the State of Louisiana to conduct ambient water quality monitoring as part of EPA's National Coastal Conditions Assessment. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will sample 97 coast line and estuarine sites for this survey. LDWF will perform site reconnaissance prior to the actual sampling events. The laboratory analysis will be conducted through EPA Headquarter's associated program support.
|00349914||VA Dept of Environmental Quality||FY14 VA NPS IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM|
This agreement provides support to the recipient in implementing their EPA-approved CWA Section 319(h) nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control program activities.
|95494914||TN Dept of Environment and Conservation||WPC STATE AND INTERSTATE PROGRAM SUPPORT|
This action approves an award in the amount of $160,000 to the State of Tennessee to build capacity in their water monitoring programs by undertaking a number of activities, which may include the use of statistical surveys, improving data management systems, enhancing biological monitoring efforts, expanding monitoring networks, monitoring new water types, and/or obtaining monitoring equipment and laboratory services.
|96329701||City of Morgantown||BROWNFIELD ASSESSMENT COMMUNITY-WIDE (HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES)|
Funds will be used to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement related activities at brownfield sites in Morgantown, West Virginia.
|96520009||Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources||STATE RESPONSE PROGRAM|
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource's Remediation and Redevelopment program administers the state's response program. This project is for the continued development and enhancement of the State's response program. This grant would support the federal and state programs under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource's Remediation and Redevelopment Program and state enforcement and voluntary clean-up actions under the state's comprehensive Spill Law.
|00162125||Vermont D.O.H.||VT STATE INDOOR AIR RADON GRANT|
The Project will reduce the human health threat posed by radon in the indoor environment. The project will assess and mitigate radon in the indoor environment. The project will promote the incorporation of radon resistant construction techniques in new structures and renovations. The project will provide technical assistance for radon assessment and mitigation in school buildings.
|83564601||Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality||LA DEQ - FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE|
This project will flow water quality data through the WQX data flow, replacing the agency's current manual Water Quality Exchange (WQX) web upload method with a more automated process. The WQX schema will be used to publish water quality monitoring data and to automate a data flow to the Environmental Protection Agency.
|99T22601||Northern Nevada Development Authority||BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
This project provides funding for the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement related activities for Brownfields sites in the Lyon and Churchill Counties, Nevada. Churchill and Lyon Counties are the coalition counties; NNDA is the managing partner. Target communities are the cities of Fallon, Yerington, and Fernley and unincorporated parts of the counties (5 target corridors). Up to 20 Phase I and 10 Phase II and up to 5 ABCAs will be developed.
This award provides federal funding in the amount of $600,000. See terms and conditions. Preaward costs have been approved back to 08/01/2014.
|83569601||Bridgewater State University||SE MASS STUDENT NETWORK FOR BIODIESEL|
The conversion of waste vegetable oil (WVO) into biodiesel via transesterification is a complex, interrelated, and overall inefficient process. The student research team plans to use the principles of Green Chemistry as the framework to develop more sustainable and efficient technologies to produce a product that is better, safer and cheaper. The overarching goal is to establish a Biodiesel Research and Education Network between students and faculty at BSU and the regional community colleges and high schools in southeastern Massachusetts.
|00173027||Rhode Island D.E.M.||CORE PROGRAM COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR CERCLA|
Per your application request dated Jun 9, 2014, this Cooperative Agreement is being awarded funds in the amount of $146,790 to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for their Superfunds CORE Program. The purpose is to support a State's ability to participate in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) program. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions for this award have been implemented.
|96330701||North Side Industrial Development Company||BROWNFIELD ASSESSMENT COALITION (HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES/PETROLEUM)|
Funds will be used to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement related activities at brownfield sites in Beaver and Allegheny Counties, Pennsylvania.
|96328801||MD Dept of the Environment||SACA - SPECTRON, INC. (RD OU1)|
Funds will be used to provide support in the development, regulatory oversight, technical review, and evaluation of an effective Remedial Design to address the soil and overburden groundwater as outlined the Amendment Record of Decision for Operable Unit One for the Spectron, Inc. site.
|96822801||MT Department of Environmental Quality||106 SUPPLEMENTAL MONITORING INITIATIVE|
This award provides funding to build capacity to model reservoirs to establish nutrient criteria; collect data to derive site-specific EC/SAR criteria for the Tongue/Powder tributaries; and collect data for listing decisions and watershed planning purposes.
|96079704||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC PPG: CAA 105, RADON, CONSOLIDATED PESTICIDE ENFORCEMENT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS|
This grant provides continuing environmental program funding for the continued planning; development; implementation; and maintenance of ADEC's Air Program. Primary goals include prevention and control of air pollution and implementation and attainment of air quality standards. Additionally, it funds a program for the education, outreach, prevention, and control of radon; and funding to continue a comprehensive pesticide program of enforcement, certification and training of pesticide applicators, and protection of farm workers, water quality, and endangered species.
This assistance agreement is partially funded, see administrative condition #19.
|00F82201||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||FY14 §106 NATIONAL COASTAL CONDITION ASSESSMENT|
Funds for this cooperative agreement will help support work for a comprehensive survey of the nation�s coasts. The National Coastal Condition Assessment is a statistical survey of coastal waters of the U.S. This survey is designed to: 1. Produce a national report that describes the status of water quality of nation's coasts, 2. evaluate change in the status of the nation's coasts, 3. help states and tribes implement coastal monitoring and assessment programs to guide policy development and project decision-making, and 4. advance the science of coastal monitoring and assessment.
|96329901||National Nursing Centers Consortium||ASTHMA, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MODEL GRANTS PROJECT|
The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) proposed project is a replicable model that will encourage behavioral change and strengthen the field of environmental education. NNCC will expand its existing Healthy Homes curriculum to include information on how climate change will affect those with asthma. A major focus of this project will be to reach out to health and social service providers serving low-income, minority, and vulnerable populations, as well as nursing students.
|00042911||Washington Department of Ecology||WDOE MULTI-SITE|
FY15 - Activities include providing oversight of investigations, studies, and cleanups of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) in accordance with Section 104, of CERCLA, as amended. The sites are as follows: Spokane River-Coeur d'Alene Basin, Wyckoff/Eagle Harbor- East Harbor, Soil & Groundwater Operable Units, Well 12A, and ASARCO-Point Ruston.
This assistance agreement is fully funded.
|96327601||Clean Air Council||CLEAN AIR COUNCIL|
This project will be a community driven process in which Clean Air Council will work with community residents, South Wilmington Planning Network (SWPN), and City of Wilmington to address chronic flooding in the underserved neighborhood of South Wilmington, Delaware. Community members will identify and determine what sorts of green policies and infrastructure improvements they would like to incorporate into the neighborhood plan to reduce storm water run-off and damage.
|96186101||Vermont D.E.C.||VERMONT LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN PROGRAM|
Funding this project will help implement the Lake Champlain Management Plan in the Vermont portion of the Lake Champlain Basin. This grant contains projects that will help improve the ecological health of the Lake Champlain Basin, including long-term monitoring for water quality trend analyses, Vermont Lake Champlain Basin Program coordination, controlling the spread of water chestnut, and providing technical assistance to towns for road best managment practices to reduce the export of soil and phosphorus and thereby improve the water quality of potential receiving streams.
|83570901||Bard College||ROAD SALT MANAGEMENT & APPLICATION TECHNIQUES|
This research will: (1) Develop Road Salt Management and Application Techniques (RSMAT) to increase the efficiency of road salt application both chemically and mechanically, (2) Create an educational pamphlet outlining the negative impacts of excess deicing and RSMAT, (3) Create a modeling tool based on RSMAT that is broadly accessible and educational.
|00625315||New Mexico Environment Department||NEW MEXICO RCRA FY15|
This RCRA Section 3011 grant provides financial support to the state of New Mexico for the following activities: enforcement, facility hazardous waste inspections, corrective action, RCRA permitting, state authorization, program management and providing program information.
|32000114||NV Dept of Cons & Ntrl Res||STATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REVOLVING FUND|
The primary purpose/objective of this program is to capitalize Nevada's Clean Water-SRF program for financing wastewater, non-point source and other infrastructure improvements allowed by the Clean Water Act (CWA) Title VI. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection will lend these funds to municipalities in NV at below market interest rates to address their wastewater infrastructure needs and to vitalize Nevada's economy. The grant also provides funds for administration of Nevada's CW-SRF program.
This award provides full federal funding in the amount of $6,853,000 for administration of NV's CWSRF program.
Preaward costs have been approved back to July 1, 2014.
|83562401||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR REGION IX OPERATIONS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with Region IX Operations, San Francisco, CA.
|00J89901||Washington Department of Ecology||WDOE LEAD ORGANIZATION TOXICS AND NUTRIENTS|
The Washington Department of Ecology will serve as the Lead Organization for a program to substantially reduce or eliminate toxic and nutrient pollution in Puget Sound in accordance with the 2020 Action Agenda for Puget Sound, which is the EPA approved Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, under §320 of the Clean Water Act. In consultation with the Puget Sound Partnership and other members of the Management Conference for Puget Sound, Ecology will develop strategies for reducing discharges of toxic contaminants and nutrients to Puget Sound and its tributaries.
|83569401||Curators of the University of Missouri||ANAEROBIC CO-DIGESTION OF FOOD WASTE & MANURE|
This research will conduct bench-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) trials of various combined quantities of food waste and swine manure to identify the optimal mix for  capturing methane gas and  nutrient recycling. A student design team will use these results and values from peer-reviewed literature to conduct an engineering, economic and environmental life cycle assessment with the goal of optimizing across these three areas to optimally treat organic waste.
|00J88901||Portland State University||PSU FY 15 EE GRANT|
The grantee will provide on-site technical assistance, trainings, resources and pollution prevention evaluations to automotive and landscaping businesses, and expand the Eco-Logical Business Program in under-served communities.
|34000314||New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection||DISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATIONS ACT NJDEP CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND GRANT|
This agreement provides funding to supplement New Jersey's Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance infrastructure projects related to increasing resiliency against the adverse effects of future extreme weather events such as the ones experienced from Hurricane Sandy. All funded projects will be within disaster declared counties for the costs associated with the planning, design, and construction of projects that reduce flood damage risk and vulnerability or to enhance resiliency to rapid hydrologic change or a natural disaster at wastewater treatment facilities.
|00622415||Oklahoma Corporation Commission||UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PROGRAM (UIC)|
The taska/objectives for this assistance agreement include the following activities: issuing permits for injection wells that meet state program requirements and shutting down operations when pollution is occurring.
|00622215||Louisiana Department of Natural Resources||LDNR UIC FY2015 GRANT|
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources will carry out activities necessary to permit and monitor the construction and operation of all classes of injection or disposal wells in a manner that protects underground sources of drinking water in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources will maintain a strong field presence by conducting field surveillance, investigation, inspection, and enforcement activities for all classes of injection and disposal wells.
|99126013||Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency||DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (DWSRF)|
Per your application request dated June 28, 2013, this Grant Agreement is being awarded funds in the amount $8,421,000 to support the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency. This capitalization grant to the State of Rhode Island will fund drinking water infrastructure projects and associated drinking water activities through the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions for this award have been implemented and in full force and effect.
|83569801||Regents University of CA CE-CERT||TECHNOLOGY FOR REDUCING BBQ PARTICULATE MATTER|
Particulate matter of less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) is an increasing problem in California. This PM easily enters the lung and causes adverse health effects. This project�s proposed solution will target the primary PM2.5 barbecue emission from grease droplets that contact an open flame. To further reduce emissions, the research team will deploy a secondary motor-driven turbine system that draws untreated air through a filter. The team expects that controlling and containing the grease prior to combustion will prevent a large portion of PM2.5 emissions.
|00J90501||Washington Department of Ecology||WDOE RESPONSE PROGRAM SFY 2015|
The Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) will continue their efforts to develop and enhance elements of their state response program. These elements include the timely inventory and survey of brownfield sites; oversight and enforcement authorities to ensure that response actions protect human health and the environment; resources to provide meaningful opportunities for public involvement; and mechanisms for approval of cleanup plans and verification that response actions are complete in addition to maintaining their public record.
|00E01365||Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources||WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES OVERSIGHT SUPPORT & VERIFICATION|
This Cooperative Agreement (CA) is being provided to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) for Oversight of Remedial Action activities at the Ashland site. WDNR will conduct Phase 1 on the land portion of the site work. The activities will include: contaminated soil excavation and treatment, groundwater collection and treatment, containment structure construction and capping, also conducting a pilot test of a wet dredge scenario to determine if the performance standards in the Records of Decision (ROD) can be met.
|53000114||Washington Department of Ecology||CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVLING FUND|
This grant will provide additional capital for Washington's Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund. This capital will be used to offer low interest loans to projects that will address the state's high priority water quality needs. The projects receiving financial assistance will generally protect and restore water quality and aquatic habitat.
|00E01316||Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments||WORKING WITH RESIDENTS TO PLAN FOR GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE|
Through their Fiscal Year 2014 Urban Waters Small Grants project, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments will engage the citizens of Toledo and the Junction Avenue neighborhood in learning about and planning for green infrastructure projects. While developing and working with project partners, the Junction Avenue neighborhood will develop a green infrastructure master plan. Students from the University of Toledo will be hired to provide technical assistance, organization development, and to fulfill community outreach and education.
|83560401||Yurok Tribe||CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS TO YUROK RESOURCES|
Changes in hydrology, temperature, and precipitation type, timing and intensity have the potential to disrupt the availability and reliability of key resources upon which the Yurok rely for drinking water, subsistence, and cultural and ceremonial activities. This work will assess the a wide range of impacts of climate change and will identify areas of water resource vulnerability and resiliency, assess impacts on Yurok food security and tribal health, and will increase the Tribe�s adaptive capacity to prepare and respond to climate change.
|83570501||University of Connecticut All Campuses||ENV FRIENDLY FLAME RETARDANTS BASED ON NANOSHEETS|
This project will develop a cost-effective, environmentally friendly flame retardant based on inorganic nanosheets. Compared to conventional flame retardants, this product will have (1) similar or higher flame retardancy performance; (2) minimum release of toxic gases during combustion; (3) no leak of toxic chemicals during production, transportation, and usage; and (4) similar or lower cost to currently used flame retardants.
|96331001||National Fish & Wildlife Foundation||NFWF; SMALL WATERSHED GRANT; 2014-2020|
This cooperative agreement aids the recipient in providing activities that support locally-based protection and restoration programs that reduce pollutants that contribute to the impairment of water quality standards in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. This work will help achieve and maintain the water quality necessary to improve the aquatic system health of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
This action provides $5,000,000 in federal funds. Federal funds in the amount of $50,000,000 are contingent upon availability.
|97745701||Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance||GRASSROOTS LATINO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION|
Omaha Healthy Kids' Alliance's Grassroots Latino Environmental Education outreach model will develop an environmental education curriculum and train community based organizations and “promotores,” or local members of the community and Latino culture, as key, trusted educators. The promotores will teach neighbors, friends and family members in small groups about a range of issues related to human health and the environment.
|97251914||New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection||WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT 604B|
This agreement enables the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to continue its water quality management planning program to improve impaired water across the State. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will provide 40% of this award to watershed management planning agencies for the development and implementation of a wastewater management plan. This statewide program is designed to increase public awareness and understanding regarding the protection and improvement of water quality.
|17000114||Illinois Environmental Protection Agency||CAPITALIZATION FOR WATER POLLUTION CONTROL|
This agreement provides funding under the Clean Water Act to the State of Illinois to capitalize its revolving loan fund to finance wastewater treatment facility projects and associated infrastructure, non-point source projects, estuary projects, and program admiinistration.
|99T09401||Fort Mojave Indian Tribe||NONPOINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM|
The purpose of this project is to improve water quality by implementing the management plan which will ultimately reduce polluted runoff on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation. Activities include survey of nonpoint source impaired waters, prioritization of nonpoint source restoration projects, and continued development of a Watershed-based Plan.
This agreement provide federal funding in the amount of $30,000. See Terms and Conditions.
|83571901||University of Florida||PREVENTION OF PHARMACEUTICAL WATER POLLUTION|
The goal of this P3 Project is evaluate the efficacy of using adsorption to remove pharmaceuticals from source-separated human urine. The rationale is that effective removal of pharmaceuticals from source-separated urine ultimately minimizes their potential for ecological harm in receiving waters, as well as their occurrence in drinking water sources.
|98452214||FL Dept of Environmental Protection||SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves a new award in the amount of $32,350,000 to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to fund Florida's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. This grant is to protect public health and water sources on a watershed basis by providing capitalization funds to the State of Florida. The State will use capitalization funds to make loans to eligible public water systems for water infrastructure projects. These projects help to provide clean, safe drinking water and to protect the water supply and the State's watersheds.
|96195701||The WorkPlace Inc.||BRIDGEPORT ENVIRONMENTAL WORKFORCE & JOB TRAINING PROGRAM|
The project provides funding for The Workplace, Inc. to recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed residents of Bridgeport, Connecticut in environmental careers with skills needed to safely conduct remediation work at solid waste and hazardous-waste sites, as well as appropriate training in wastewater and chemical safety. The Workplace, Inc. will offer 8 weeks of training (up to 320 hours) based on career goals and previous training/experience. All participants will complete OSHA 30 and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER 40) as required by the grant. The Workplace commits to train a total of 55 students and place 87% of them (48) in environmental jobs.
|96814801||Ecological Insights||ECO INSIGHTS 2014 WPDG PRAIRIE POTHOLES|
This award provides funding to build capacity to protect manage and restore wetlands, through assessment and development of a comprehensive program. It willl develop a report to submit into a scientific journal from a previous wetlands grant (CD97854601). The title of the final report is "A Wateshed Approach to Resotration and Mitgation in the Priairie Pothole Region". The report will be prepared for a peer-reviwed manuscript for publication in Environmental Management. Tasks to be completed by Ecological Insights are: review and scope literature; summarize seed bank study; write mitigation and seedling success study; write mitigation and soil carbon and nitrogen study; write mitigation and potential carbon mineralization study; map and evaluate watersheds; write discussion and conclusions; draft completion and internal review; submit to environmental management; revise submission; publication.
|96688103||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||FY15 SUPERFUND CORE|
This award is comprised of approximately one third of Core support administrative and non-site specific activities such as: program management and planning; financial administration, reconciliation of records and financial report preparation; budget preparation/management, procurement and labor allocation accounting and reporting services; state records and archives representation, cost recovery records maintenance, cost recovery report preparation; and contract management. Core supports the program and the activities that remediate hazardous waste sites and restore land for safe productive use, as is stated in the EPA Strategic Plan Objective 3.2.2
|96108605||Rhode Island D.E.M.||RHODE ISLAND LUST PREVENTION GRANT|
Per your application request dated May 27,2014, this Grant Agreement is being awarded funiding in the amount of $271,000 to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) in conducting underground storage tank (UST) inspections, related enforcement, and other release detection and release prevention activities to meet its responsibilities of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Such activities include conducting inspections every three years; implementing delivery prohibition to noncompliant tanks; implementing secondary containment and under-dispenser containment requirements for certain new or replaced UST systems; providing a public record of federally-regulated UST prevention and corrective action activities; and developing and implementing an operator training program. This award fully funds the project.
|97365603||VA Dept of Environmental Quality||NATIONAL AIR TOXICS TRENDS STATION|
The grant will support the National Air Toxics Trends Station (NATTS) Air Monitoring Program, specifically the Richmond site located in Henrico County, VA. The primary purpose of the NATTS network is to provide data for tracking trends in ambient air toxics levels to facilitate measuring progress toward emission and risk reduction goals.
|99966615||AZ Dept of Env Quality||PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
This award will be used to carry out the objectives of the surface and ground water protection programs, non-point source pollution control program, and the public water supply supervision program. Major activities of these programs include: conducting surface water quality monitoring, preparing a water quality assessment, preparing pollution prevention permits, writing TMDLs, reducing non-point source pollution, participating in inter-agency watershed coordination activities, conducting outreach/education to the community, building infrastructure by conducting training and professional development, and reporting progress to EPA. This award action provides partial federal funding in the amount of $2,844,018.
|99781614||Missouri Department of Agriculture||SFY 2015 - 2017 MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PESTICIDE PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
The purpose of this project is to support the Missouri Department of Agriculture in implementing the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for the regulation of pesticides in Missouri. Work accomplished will ensure protection of human health and the environment from risks associated with pesticide production, registration, distribution, use and disposal, while recognizing the benefits that pesticides offer to society. This project also seeks to prevent pollution, reduce risk from pesticides and protect human health, land, air and water.
This award provides a partial amount of federal funding, further federal funds may be provided at a later date.
|00J88801||WA Dept of Health||WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ESTUARY PROGRAM|
The recipient will act as a Lead Organization working with the Puget Sound Partnership and other partners to guide and implement actions in the area of pathogens prevention, reduction, and control consistent with the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (Action Agenda for Puget Sound).
|96555711||Indiana Department of Environmental Management||FFY2014 106 MONITORING INITIATIVE|
The purpose of this project is to develop criteria and select reference sites from previously sampled IDEM sites and, using the most recent years of IDEM biological data, modernize the Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) for fish (2003-2013) and macroinvertebrates (2004-2013). The project will be undertaken in 2 discreet tasks:
1. Data transfer, QC, and organization
2. Modernization of IBI for fish and macroinvertebrates
|30000114||MT Department of Environmental Quality||MONTANA CWSRF FY 14|
This award provides funds to assist the State of Montana to establish a revolving fund program that provides a long-term source of financing for the costs of 1) publicly-owned wastewater treatment works infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with the Clean Water Act; and 2) nonpoint source activities to protect water quality.
|83569301||Trustees of Indiana University||WIRELESS ENERGY PERFORMANCE MONITORING SYSTEM|
The student team proposes to improve air handling unit (AHU) efficiency by developing a wireless energy performance and consumption monitoring system (WEPCMS), which will continuously collect data during assessment and process the data in real time. This system will continuously measure the energy consumption and performance of various sub-systems, and use this information to establish a baseline energy level, develop better control strategies, and then monitor energy efficiency improvements.
|00F85901||Earth Force Inc||URBAN WATERS SMALL GRANT|
Earth Force plans to improve the water quality of the Middle Rio Grande by involving under-served youth in creating projects that address pressing water quality issues in their community. The approach creates a Neighborhood Environmental Trio - an outdoor learning arrangement of a wildlife refuge, school, and a municipal authority working to improve water quality - to provide an uncommon and comprehensive learning experience for youth. The youth will utilize water quality data to design project-based solutions to improve the health of the Rio Grande.
|00F85001||Arkansas Natural Resources Commission||ANRC ADMINISTRATION OF SAAP PROJECTS|
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) will administer the planning, design and construction of projects in the State of Arkansas funded through multi-year appropriations. ANRC will support the projects listed in the application workplan. In addition, ANRC will follow EPA Guidelines for implementation of the 3% set-aside provision contained in the grant award and guidelines contained in the Operating Agreement for Management & Oversight of Special Appropriation Act Projects.
|00622315||NM Dept of Energy Minerals and Natural Resources||NEW MEXICO UIC FY15|
Activities will include: reviewing Class II well permit applications to make sure that the well is constructed so as to prevent contamination of underground sources of drinking water; Class V wells under the Oil Conservation Division's jurisdiction will be evaluated for the potential of contamination - Activities will be implemented for pollution reduction or elimination, particularly in the delineated sensitive aquifer areas.
|48000214||Texas Water Development Board||FY14 TX CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
These funds will be used by the State of Texas to provide loans and other types of financial assistance (not grants) to local communities and inter municipal and interstate agencies for wastewater improvements. The effect of the financing will be improved water quality in streams, lakes, rivers and bays with resulting benefits to aquatic life and for use as drinking water sources; and/or elimination of disease from health hazards like raw sewage discharges.
|00F91501||Regents of New Mexico State University||FY14 POLLUTION PREVENTION PROGRAM|
New Mexico State University (NMSU) will continue to provide businesses and industry with technical assistance, on-site assessments and recommendations for improvement related to pollution prevention and energy efficiency issues. NMSU will continue its partnership with the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to collaboratively provide training and outreach on efficient manufacturing practices (“lean”) and related pollution prevention and energy efficiency practices (“green”) for the manufacturing sector in New Mexico. NMSU proposes a Task to provide on-site assistance on issues of pollution prevention and energy-efficiency (E2) to locally-owned and operated hospitality facilities in rural New Mexico. NMSU proposes to continue delivering “E3” Program outreach and technical assistance to the manufacturing sector in New Mexico and west Texas, in partnership with TMAC, MEP and NMED.
|25000114||Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust||MA FY 2014 CWSRF GRANT|
Per your application request dated June 18, 2014, this Grant Agreement is being awarded funds in the amount of $47,603,000 to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust for their Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) capitalization grant. This grant will provide a source of financing for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, NPS, and estuary projects throughout the State of Massachusetts. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions of this award have been implemented and are in full force and effect.
|02000114||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
Provide low cost loans for important local water quality projects selected through Alaska's integrated planning and priority setting process. These loans will be issued to governmental and quasi-governmental entities for the planning, design, and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and projects related to the reduction and/or prevention of pollution from surface water runoff as well as groundwater impacts.
|00031512||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||ODEQ UST FY 15 PROJECT|
In addition to existing Federal / State UST requirements, the State of Oregon is also undertaking the following activities: 1) conduct rule revisions as necessary to maintain State Program Approval; 2) all new tank installations will be inspected and operating certificates will be issued and continue to work on the abandon tank strategy; 3) Provide educational outreach and technical assistance to increase awareness and promote compliance; and 4) attend statewide, regional, and national meetings to better understand current practices and protocols.
|83565801||Connecticut DEEP||CONNECTICUT DEEP-FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE|
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection proposes to adopt and encourage all applicable data standards for data submission and sharing; transition CTDEEP's current Node to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cloud based Virtual Node; develop 24/7 automated data uploads to EPA's Water Quality Exchange (WQX) database; add new data module and upgrade data flow to include macroinvertebrate and periphyton community data, fish tissue results data, and event monitoring data.
|00F85801||City of New Orleans Sewage||NEW ORLEANS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING|
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans will collect, analyze, and communicate data on the effects of green infrastructure installations on the water quality of urban water runoff on a site specific level and on the community scale. The project will engage community volunteers to collect important supplemental visual characteristics of the stormwater runoff.
|00D18814||LA Universities Marine Consortium||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action approves an award in the amount of $88,474 to support Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. The Consortium will conduct a shelf wide hypoxia study to provide a 30-year baseline that will support hypoxia mapping. The shelf wide hypoxia study is a critical component of supporting the goals of the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico Nutrient Management Task Force.
|16000114||ID Dept. of Environmental Quality||IDAHO CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
Provide capital for low cost loans for important local water quality projects selected through Idaho's integrated planning and priority setting process. These loans will be issued to governmental and quasi-governmental entities for the design and construction of projects that protect and enhance water quality and aquatic habitat within the State of Idaho.
|96283801||Corporacion del Proyecto ENLACE del Caņo Martin Peņa||STORM SEWER SYSTEM COMMUNITY PLANNING PROJECT|
The project will develop a conceptual plan for a separate storm water system in Buena Vista Santurce, of the Martin Peņa Channel Special Planning District in San Juan. It will incorporate green infrastructure initiatives and community participation throughout the process. The new system will eliminate the illegal sewage connections; reduce the amount of pollutants into the Martin Peņa Channel and improve water quality. This project will perform analysis of water quality and soil sampling to obtain the current levels of pollution in the Channel for comparison after the storm water and sanitary systems are constructed.
|97937015||AZ Radiation Regulatory Agency||SFY15 STATE INDOOR RADON GRANT PROGRAM|
The radon program works to provide education and public awareness of radon and the associated risk for developing lung cancer, promote testing and mitigation of existing housing stock, promote radon resistant new construction, and provide measurement and mitigation advice to home owners. Under the current grant cycle, the radon program will continue with this core program work and will also expand work on “problem response” to seek out and establish new cooperative partnerships that will increase public awareness and action regarding radon.
This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $100,000.
|83571301||John Brown University||DEVELOPMENT OF AN AFFORDABLE SOLAR THERMAL PASTEURIZER|
Most of the freshwater in the area of Escuintla, Guatemala is not fit for human consumption because it contains industrial waste, volcanic chemicals, viruses, and bacteria coming from the surrounding regions. The project�s objective is to design a scalable, modular, and affordable solar-powered water purification system that is viable for implementation in Escuintla Department, Guatemala.
|99T11601||CA State Water Res Ctrl Brd||LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM -LUST PREVENTION|
This project provides support to the state to develop and maintain their inspection and enforcement program to prevent and detect releases from underground storage tanks (USTs) in accordance with the Solid Waste Disposal Act as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, referred to as the LUST Prevention Program. This program specifically funds the states to improve their underground storage tanks regulatory program by requiring secondary containment of UST systems, UST operator training, delivery prohibition to non-compliant tanks and other provisions required by the SWDA for states receiving LUST Trust Funds. This award provides partial federal funding in the amount of $773,000, which includes $593,000 for EPA in-kind services.
|00161825||Massachusetts D.P.H.||DEVELOPMENT OF STATE INDOOR RADON CAPABILITY|
Per your application request dated April 4, 2104, this Grant Agreement is being awarded partial funding in the amount of $157,000 to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in support of the human health threat posed by radon in the indoor environment. The project will assess and mitigate radon in the indoor environment. The project will promote the incorporation of radon resistant construction techniques in new structures and renovations. The project will provide technical assistance for radon assessment and mitigation in school buildings.
|83568901||Western Washington University||BIOMETHANE FOR TRANSPORTATION: ANAEROBIC BIOGAS|
This project proposes a novel microbial mat solution for hydrogen sulfide removal from either the incoming biogas stream or a process gas waste stream. The hydrogen sulfide is then biologically converted into forms of sulfur, including elemental sulfur that can be more easily handled and used as a fertilizer. This project will help to determine the volume and mass of microbial mats required to process biogas with concentrations of hydrogen sulfide associated with dairy farming.
|00J90301||Puget Sound Partnership||PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP IMPLEMENTATION GRANT FY 14/15|
This award supports the Puget Sound Partnership for managing the implementation of the 2012 Action Agenda, the Environmental Protection Agency-approved Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Puget Sound National Estuary Program. Tasks are: 1) creating an accountability and performance management system; 2) develop an integrated monitoring system; 3) implement a science program; 4) integrate local programs with ecosystem-level strategies; 5) provide non-federal match; 6) support the Northwest Straits Commission; 7) disseminate Action Agenda updates; and 8) oversee a communication program.
This action partially funds the EPA portion of this agreement (see Administrative Condition 21). Administrative Conditions 16, 17, & 20 are also emphasized.
|97745301||Missouri Department of Natural Resources||MISSOURI NATIONAL AIR TOXICS TRENDS SITE 2014|
This grant will be used by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to operate and maintain the National Ambient Air Toxics Site in St. Louis, Missouri. The air monitoring site collects air samples to be analyzed by an EPA contract laboratory and are used by the recipient to monitor air quality in the St. Louis local and regional area, and to conduct a more refined identification, inventory and/or study of the sources of air toxics.
|83565101||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency||OHIO EPA-FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE|
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency proposes to integrate Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) Prime via web services for existing drinking water business applications; integrate SDWIS Prime via drinking water (DW) application modifications to consume data with web services (tier 2 activity); and provide funding for program attendance at Exchange Network (EN)-related meetings.
|83569901||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||COATINGS FOR STEEL-REINFORCED INFRASTRUCTURE|
Electrochemical corrosion of rebar in steel-reinforced concrete is an important factor in infrastructure decay and maintenance costs. One method of delaying corrosion is to use epoxy-coated rebar (ECR). However, chips or cracks in the epoxy coating, which can be easily introduced during handling or at the work site, significantly reduce its effectiveness. The student team proposes to address this by developing a self-healing rebar coating. This project will investigate and compare three self-healing mechanisms.
|96481614||Georgia Department of Natural Resources||TOXIC SUBSTANCES COMPLIANCE MONITORING|
This action provides partial funding in the amount of $23,750 to assist in developing and enhancing comprehensive toxic substance enforcement programs for asbestos in schools programs, and sector specific multi-media enforcement efforts, thereby reducing the public health risks of asbestos exposure, which is a known carcinogen.
|96819001||Yellowstone Teton Clean Energy Coalition||YELLOWSTONE TETON CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE REDUCTION FY14|
Yellowstone Teton Clean Energy Coalition will focus on reducing green house gas emissions in the hospitality sector by offering workshops, trainings and conversion or upgrade offsets in the hospitality transportation sector.
|00100314||Massachusetts D.E.P.||WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING|
Per your application request dated April 30, 2014, this Grant Agreement is being awarded funds in the amount of $481,000 to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to improve management of Massachusetts' water resources and will support the following activities: monitoring to determine the nature, extent and causes of water quality problems, and oversight of the 40% pass-through component to regional public organizations. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions have been incorporated into this award.
|00F85701||Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation||GO JUMP IN THE LAKE! RESTORING ACCESS TO NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT|
This project will tell the success story of the restored Lake Pontchartrain by re-opening the only public lakefront beach in New Orleans. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will assume management of Pontchartrain Beach and create new literature and sinage in English and Spanish. The Foundation will also continue and enhance educational programs along the southshore lakefront.
|00F79701||Kaw Nation of Oklahoma||KAW NATION NPS FY14-15|
These funds will be used to assist Kaw Nation in conducting a nonpoint source assessment of the Arkansas River Watershed and evaluating the runoff from surrounding land use and gauging stations.
|00J93601||Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare||IDHW RADON FY15|
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) will conduct outreach and education to raise public awareness of radon gas in homes and reduce indoor radon levels by compiling radon databases, developing partnerships with community members, local government agencies and other organizations, and promoting disclosures, testing, and mitigation in conjunction with real estate transaction for the State of Idaho.
|00T10615||Fort Mojave Indian Tribe||FY-2015 WATER POLLUTION CONTROL|
The purpose of this project is for the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe's further development of its water pollution control program by conducting water quallity monitoring to increase the Tribe's knowledge of pollutants in Tribal waters. This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $40,000. See terms and conditions.
|00614915||Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality||ADEQ - AIR POLLUTION CONTROL PG. SUPPORT|
This project is a continuation of the state's air pollution prevention and control program including ambient monitoring, planning, permitting, and compliance and enforcement activities. Expected accomplishments include maintenance of national ambient air quality standards and reduction of air toxics emissions.
|96134505||Connecticut DEEP||CONNECTICUT LUST PREVENTION ASSISTANCE - UST INSPECTION INITIATIVE|
This project will reduce petroleum releases to the environment by providing assistance to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) in conducting underground storage tank (UST) inspections, related enforcement, and other release detection and release prevention activities to meet its responsibilities of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Such activities include conducting inspections at least once every three years; implementing delivery prohibition to noncompliant tanks; implementing secondary containment and under-dispenser containment requirements for certain new or replaced UST systems; providing a public record of federally-regulated UST prevention and corrective action activities; and for developing and implementing an operator training program. This award fully funds the project.
|00D19414||Weeks Bay Foundation Inc.||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $270,566 for the Weeks Bay Foundation to support educational training for Coastal Training Program Coordinators at the five Gulf Coast National Estuarine Research Reserves. This project will also increase regional awareness and actions that will protect the Gulf of Mexico.
|83560301||Regents of the University of Colorado||DERISK CENTER FOR SMALL DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS|
The Design of Risk-Reducing, Innovative-Implementable Small-System Knowledge (DeRISK) Center will develop sustainable technologies for small systems focused on microbial contaminants, DBPs, and nitrates. A multi-criteria decision support approach will evaluate technologies that are photon, biological, or distribution system based. Efficacies will be developed and ground-truthed in the field.
|00J93901||ID Dept. of Environmental Quality||IDEQ MONITORING INITIATIVE FUNDS|
This grant will fund design, development and implementation for a database interface and outputs will be beta tested with equipment purchased through this grant. Project outcome is an in-house database capable of storing continuous monitoring data such as temperature dissolved oxygen to protect Idaho's watersheds and aquatic cosystems.
|83572401||University of Tulsa||DEVELOPING A WIRELESS DEVICE FOR HOTEL WATER-USAGE MONITORING|
The proposed work aims to develop a novel low cost wireless device for monitoring water use from hotel guest room showers.
|00F85601||Groundwork New Orleans Inc.||ENHANCING THE GREEN SLICE|
Groundwork New Orleans plans to address critical community-identified priorities through interdisciplinary research, education and engagement. Water quality data will be used to address stormwater management issues, improve access to local waterways, improve quality of life for residents, and address pressing health and safety concerns. The expansion of the ongoing Green Slice project is an opportunity for continued development and experiential learning and research within the community and at the Dr. King School.
|20000114||Kansas Department of Health and Environment||KANSAS CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING LOAN FUND FISCAL YEAR 2014|
These funds will provide loans for wastewater infrastructure costs in the State of Kansas under Title VI of the Clean Water Act.
|96184101||New Hampshire D.E.S.||FLETCHER'S PAINT REMEDIAL DESIGN/REMEDIAL ACTION OVERSIGHT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
This funding allows the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to perform technical oversight of Remedial Design and Remedial Action (RD/RA) activities performed by the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) at the Fletcher's Paint Superfund Site in Mlford, New Hampshire. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to oversee the PRPs implementation of the selected remedy as described in the amended Record of Decision (ROD) for OU-1. The selected remedy for OU-1 at the Site includes excavation and off-site disposal and/or treatment of contaminated soil. The Feasibility Study for OU-2 has not been finalized, and as such the proposed plan has not been developed, but will address sediment in the Souhegan River study area and groundwater under Keyes Field.
|96818901||City and County of Denver||CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER URBAN WATERS FY14|
This award provides funding to the City and County of Denver to sustain curent efforts and transfer knowledge gained from one jurisdiction to an expanded watershed platform. Denver Public Works is please with the success of the Learning at the Water Source, pilot program, funded by a 2011/2012 Urban Waters Small Grant. The program is currenlty engaging urban youth in water quality investigating of the South Platte rivier to build stwardship responsibility and protection of the impaired South Platte Watershed. Project Objective 1: Using the KIC-NET OUtdoor Classroom model, Learning at the Qater source trains youth, educators and community partners to identify water quality threats and steps to solve human-based impact; Objective 2: Building on momentum, Learning at the Water Sources seeks to add ten public and private schools in the Cherry Creek Watershed, bringing 750 elementary and middle school students to the program; Objective 3: Support community Plans and Objective 4: The project will target schools with high/free/reduced lunch rates and high percentages of minority students.
|01000114||AL Dept of Environmental Management||CAPITALIZATION GRANTS FOR STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves an award in the amount of $15,678,000 to the State of Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to improve water quality on a watershed basis. Funding will enable the State to make loans for wastewater infrastructure and non point source pollution prevention.
|00J83701||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||NATIONAL AIR TOXICS TRENDS (NATTS) SITES, LA GRANDE (ASH ST.) AND PORTLAND (NORTH ROSELAWN).|
The objective of this project is to sample for several categories of air toxics including, Volatile Organic Carbons (VOCs), carbonyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and chemically-speciated metals at the Portland and La Grande National Air Toxics Trends Sites for a period of two years, using Environmental Protetion Agency approved methods and quality assurance procedures. This work is part of a national monitoring program to establish long-term air toxics concentration tends in the country.
|83564501||Ozone Transport Commission||BASIC OPERATIONS OF OZONE COMMISSION|
The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) facilitates collaboration among the OTC jurisdictions, notably the State Environmental Commissioners/Secretaries, Air Directors and their staff, to assist them in reducing ozone precursor emissions in their states and in representing their ozone-related interests to the U.S. EPA. OTC brings together the states from Virginia to Maine, plus Washington, D.C., to coordinate reductions in air pollution that benefit the entire region. The State Officials of OTC have primary responsibility under the Clean Air Act for achieving the nation's ambient air quality standards, including the standard for ozone pollution which is caused by Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions with the region, as well as NOx, VOC, and ozone transported into the region from non-OTC States. The project objectives include improving air quality (including emission inventories, reducing ozone transport and achieve national measures to reduce ozone pollution), developing model rules and policy strategies for stationary and area sources of ozone precursor emissions, working effectively with partner organizations and engaging communities to reduce ozone pollution, and general administration work, such as meetings of Air Directors. OTC's overall project objective is to conduct noted activities that help states meet air quality goals and requirements to provide healthier air.
|99358314||VA Dept of Health||VIRGINIA STATE DRINKING WATER REVOLVING FUND|
This agreement is to continue the capitalization of Virginia's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program, which provides a long-term source of financing for the construction of infrastructure projects and for the administration of a range of activities, such as small community technical assistance, capacity development, and operator certification. These practices will protect human health by reducing exposure to contaminants in drinking water, in fish and shellfish, and in recreational waters.
|00071813||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||ODEQ MULTI-SITE|
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Support Agency Cooperative Agreement (SACA): Activities include providing oversight of investigations, studies, and cleanups of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) in accordance with Section 104, of CERCLA, as amended. The sites are as follows: Black Butte Mine, Blue Ledge Mine, Formosa Mine, Gould, United Chrome, NW Pipe & Casing, Portland Harbor (Joint Source Control Strategy), Teledyne Wah Chang-Albany, and Teledyne Wah Chang-Millersburg.
This assistance agreement is fully funded.
|00F79801||Kaw Nation of Oklahoma||KAW NATION WATER QUALITY MONITORING FY15|
These funds will provide support for the Tribe's water pollution control program. The funds will allow them to continue the sampling regime of assessing surface water quality on Tribal lands for the purpose of compiling data. The sampling may show changes over time to determine a more thorough watershed management program to develop water qualitystandards.
Obtained data will determine whether:
1) the needs regarding the quality of the water are being met;
2) note any changes in the quality and/or condition of the nation's water; and
3) understand and define the function and health of the stream ecosystem.
|00F87101||New Mexico Environment Department||NMED FY14 CWA, SEC.106 MONITORING INITIATIVE|
To assist the New Mexico Environment Department(NMED) in administering the State's water quality program. This project is to prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution through biological and habitat data management and analysis; to develop large river monitoring and assessment protocols; to review the 10-year monitoring and assessment strategy; to develop Fish Index of Biotic Integrity; to refine the data management system; and staff training on monitoring, assessment and TMDLs.
|00J80701||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ALASKA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (AKMAP) ARCTIC COASTAL PLAIN RIVERS/ESTUARIES|
This project will conduct a rivers/estuary assessment in the eco-region of the Arctic Coastal Plain (ACP) focused within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. It will be conducted in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency�s (EPA) 2014 National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA) and National Coastal Assessment (NCA).
|99087917||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC LUST TRUST FUND FY 15|
The project will help support the State's efforts to clean up contaminated sites produced by Leaking Underground Storage Tanks. Activities include: 1) oversight of site cleanup; 2) manage information and respond to public requests; 3) recover and reuse cleanup costs; 4) maintain laboratory standards ; and 5) increase cleanups at Federal facilities
|00J18203||Washington Department of Ecology||WDOE LUST PREVENTION 2015|
The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires States receiving funding for Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program activities via the federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund mechanism to perform certain activities. The State of Washington is doing the following: (1) move to a new 3-year inspection cycle for all UST sites and provide for compliance activities to deal with violations; (2) provide for a coordinative function within the UST Program; (3) report various required activites to EPA; (4) evaluate and verify compliance with Operator Training Program during an UST inspection; and (5) continue to update Public Record as required under USTCA.
|83563201||University of Virginia||DEVELOPMENT/APPLICATION OF NITROGEN FOOTPRINT|
Release of nitrogen to the environment from human activities have lead to a host of environmental and human health concerns. This external N release is a consequence of human needs for food, fuel and fiber, and there is a role that individuals, institutions and communities can play in reducing N release to the environment, in addition to the traditional government regulatory framework. Researchers have recently developed important nitrogen footprint tools, including individual and institutional tools. These tools go beyond personal consumption patterns to capture the reactive N (Nr) released from the food served at dining facilities and as a result of powering buildings, labs, and hospitals. Ideally these tools would have a strong scientific base, but also would be relatively easy for decision-makers to use and understand. Institutions such as universities and colleges can use a nitrogen footprint tool to improve their sustainability by quantifying and reducing their nitrogen impact.
|83566301||Native American Environmental Prot. Coalition||NAEPC-FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE NETWORK|
The Native American Protection Coalition will provide proper training and assistance to tribes on the Water Quality Exchange (WQX) network flow and use of Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS); use AWQMS to consolidate, validate, and analyze their water quality data; and continue to submit water quality data to Environmental Protection Agency's WQX using the AWQMS built-in WQX client node.
|96184601||Island Institute||ENERGY FOR US|
This project establishes and supports community energy teams, providing them with high quality, user-friendly energy action guides, energy investigation tools, and mini-grants to empower them to promote and measure energy-saving behavior changes and investments, and quantify savings in dollars, kilowatt hours and pounds saved on greenhouse gas emissions (Community Project priority). The goals of the project are to empower multi-generational community energy teams to change behaviors by increasing community awareness, stewardship and action in energy efficiency and renewable energy, to define strategies for communities to achieve measurable reductions of energy consumption, money and greenhouse gas emissions (Address Climate Change and Improve Air Quality priority)and for community energy groups to measure and document these reductions, and to develop and test a replicable model for a “K through Gray” place-based informal after-school environmental education program resulting in increased energy literacy and stewardship behaviors.
|00E01364||City of Kokomo||REVOLVING LOAN FUND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR CITY OF KOKOMO|
The project provides funding for the City of Kokomo to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) from which to make loans and subgrants to cleanup brownfield sites and conduct other necessary activities to prudently manage the RLF. The City of Kokomo RLF funds will be available for use by local governments and tribes to cleanup brownfield properties in a manner that protects both human health and the environment.
|12000114||FL Dept of Environmental Protection||CAPITALIZATION GRANTS FOR STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves an award in the amount of $47,862,600 to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to improve water quality on a watershed basis by providing funds to make loans for infrastructure and non-point source pollution prevention. These loans help to provide clean, safe water for drinking, recreation and food production.
|83572501||University of St. Thomas||HYDROPONICS TO REMOVE PHOSPHORUS FROM URBAN LAKES|
This research will explore the potential to use hydroponic vegetable production to remove excess phosphorus (P) from Como Lake in Saint Paul, MN, while generating an economically viable product and providing a unique platform for public outreach.
|96822901||MT Department of Environmental Quality||TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SPECIAL ACCOUNT MULTI SITE|
This award provides funding to procure contractual services with 1) Fish Wildlife and Parks at at the Milltown OU2 Superfund Site; 2) Department of Justice for legal support at Butte Priority Soils; 3) Montana Bureau of Mines and geology for technical assistance at Rocker; procure a contract with Pioneer Engineering to design a fish barrier at Carpenter Snow Creek; and provide optimization and five year review support at Idaho Pole.
|83562801||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR THE OFFICE OF POLLUTION PREVENTION AND TOXICS/OCSPP|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Washington, DC.
|00J84401||ID Dept. of Environmental Quality||UST FY15 IDEQ|
As well as the previous federal and state UST requirements, the State of Idaho is also undertaking the following activities: 1) Tank facilities will be inspected; 2) Provide educational outreach and technical assistance to increase awareness and promote compliance with stake holders and the general public; 3) Database and program management; 4) Review new EPA UST regulations when published and prepare new SPA package; 5) UST Program management and oversight.
|99290414||Puerto Rico Department of Health||PRDOH - FFY2014 DWSRF|
This grant is to continue the capitalization of the Puerto Rico Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which provides a long-term source of financing for the construction of infrastructure projects and for the administration of a range of activities including small community technical assistance, source water protection, capacity development, and operator certification. These practices will protect human health by reducing exposure to contaminants in drinking water, in fish and shellfish, and in recreational waters.
|99861315||MT Department of Environmental Quality||PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
The Performance Partnership Grant awards funds from several environmental management programs to the state in one grant. This grant is designed to provide greater flexibility to enable the state to address its highest environmental priorities, improve environmental performance, achieve environmental results, realize administrative savings, strengthen the partnership between the state and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and secure the benefits of a clean and healthful environment to ourselves and future generations. The grant supports environmental programs for: air quality permitting, planning, monitoring and compliance; radon; asbestos; water quality permitting, planning, standards, monitoring, compliance, and site response; public water supply regulation and compliance; total maximum daily loads; underground storage tank management; hazardous waste management and compliance; solid waste reduction and recycling; and enforcement.
|98934914||CA State Water Res Ctrl Brd||SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
The primary purpose/objective of this grant is to capitalize California's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DW-SRF) program for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements. The California State Water Resources Control Board (CA SWRCB) will lend these funds to drinking water systems in California (CA) at below market interest rates to address their drinking water infrastructure needs and to vitalize CA's economy. The grant also provides set-aside funds to the State Water Board for a number of programs such as administration of the DW-SRF, Public Water System Supervision (PWSS), state drinking water capacity development, and technical assistances to small systems programs.
This grant provides full federal funding in the amount of $83,221,000.00.
Pre-award costs have been approved back to 7/1/14.
|96818701||Groundwork Denver Incorp.||URBAN WATERS SMALL GRANTS|
The objective of this project is to improve the water quality in, access to, and amenities for Bear Creek in Denver and Sheridan, Colorado through job training, commuinity education and outreach, and the development of a Community Stewardship Network. The project will engage youth from these communites in a Master River Steward (MRS) job training program. Stewards will particpate in water quality sampling and engage the broader community through education, outreach, stewardship activities and recreation activities in the watershed. Outputs including job training hours, water quality samples collected, households and businesses reached, volunteer hours, and stakeholders joining a Community Stewardship Network.
|99126014||Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency||DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (DWSRF)|
Per your application request dated July 16, 2014, this Grant Agreement is being awarded funds in the amount of $8,845,000 to the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency for their capitalization grant to the State of Rhode Island. This award will fund drinking water infrastructure projects and associated drinking water activities through the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions for this award have been implemented.
|96185501||University of Maine System||NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM|
As directed by Section 320 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), this project under the National Estuary Program (NEP), implements recommendations of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the estuary through tasks outlined in the CBEP annual workplan. Activities include decreasing pollution from stormwater; protecting shellfish and swimming areas; protection and restoration of habitat; reducing toxic pollution; promoting stewardship; climate change adaptation projects; coordinating implementation of the CCMP by the State as well as federal and local agencies; and monitoring the effectiveness of actions. This reflects implementation year 19.
|99T18301||Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe||GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM|
The objective of this project is to expand the Tribe's Environmental Protection Program to support outreach and education efforts; consultation and coordination with tribal and non-tribal entities; participation in resource management planning efforts; administration and coordination of multiple environmental programs; pursuit of environmental protection funding; attending environmental meetings, including the Regional Tribal Operations Committee and the annual Tribal/EPA conference; developing a staff training plan; and, updating environmental ordinances including the illegal dumping ordinance.
This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $352,300 to support workplan activities through 8/31/2016.
|00J26105||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC RESPONSE PROGRAM 2014-15|
This project provides funding for Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's response program that includes timely survey and inventory of brownfield sites; oversight and enforcement authorities to ensure that response actions protect human health and the environment; resources to provide meaningful public involvement; mechanisms for approval of a cleanup plans and verification of complete responses.
|83561101||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||TRAINING/TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IMPROVE WATER-NC|
The Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, in conjunction with the 9 other Environmental Finance Centers nationwide, will provide training and technical assistance for small drinking water systems in the area of financial and managerial capacity. Additionally, the American Water Works Association is a partner in the effort, to enhance attendance at training and technical assistance events and to make available free online eLearning modules. Training will be delivered by the EFC�s through face-to-face workshops, small group work sessions, “funder forums”, webinars, in-depth on-site technical assistance, basic technical assistance (through phone and e-mail consultation), and online rates benchmarking dashboards. Topics incorporated in the training include: asset management, rate-setting and fiscal planning, energy management, water loss reduction, regional collaboration/coordination/partnerships, access to funding sources, leadership, and enhancing regulatory compliance through sustainable financing and management.
|99T11401||Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation||GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (GAP)|
The objective of this project is to expand Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation's Environmental Program to include updating their baseline needs assessment, developing a community outreach and environmental education program, building staff capacity by the staff attending necessary environmental training opportunities as well as general administrative and financial management of the General Assistance Program (GAP) Grant.
This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $111,500 for the period of 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2015. See Terms and Conditions. Preaward costs have been approved back to 7/1/14.
|06000114||CA State Water Res Ctrl Brd||STATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REVOLVING FUND|
The primary purpose/objective of this program is to capitalize California's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CW-SRF) program for financing wastewater, non-point source and other infrastructure improvements allowed by the Clean Water Act (CWA) Title VI. The California State Water Resources Control Board (CA SWRCB) will lend these funds to municipalities in CA at below market interest rates to address their wastewater infrastructure needs and to vitalize CA's economy.
This grant provides full federal funding in the amount of $100,277,000 for the administration of the CA's CW-SRF program.
Pre-award costs have been approved back to July 1, 2014.
|00173326||New Hampshire D.E.S.||SUPERFUND CORE PROGRAM COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
The Superfund Core Program Cooperative Agreement provides non-site-specific funding to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) in order to conduct activities that are not directly assignable to specific sites, but are intended to support a State's ability to participate in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Program.
|00162225||Maine D.H.H.S.||STATE INDOOR RADON GRANT PROGRAM|
The project will reduce the human health threat posed by radon in the indoor environment. The project will assess and mitigate radon in the indoor environment. The project will promote the incorporation of radon resistant construction techniques in new structures and renovations. The project will provide technical assistance for radon assessment and mitigation in school buildings. Initial Award.
|00E01392||Lake County Gov||LAKE COUNTY WETLAND RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION PLAN|
Lake County will develop a Wetland Restoration and Preservation Plan to assess the function of historic and existing wetlands in Lake County. The recipient will also provide prioritized recommendations for restoration and preservation based on function or functional loss.
|00E16904||Illinois Environmental Protection Agency||IEPA NATTS FY14/15/16|
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) will continue to participate in the National Air Toxics Trend System (NATTS) network by operating an air toxics monitoring site, at the Northbrook Water Treatment Plant. IEPA will collect samples at the site and perform analysis on the samples to determine air toxics levels. The ultimate goal of the project is to facilitate air toxics emissions and risk reductions.
|98138010||New Hampshire D.E.S.||LUST PREVENTION GRANT|
This award is to provide Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund Prevention funds to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' (NH DES) Underground Storage Tanks subsection in the Oil Remediation & Compliance Bureau. Activities to be accomplished in this project include conducting on-site compliance inspections at facilities that have not been inspected in three years, reviewing and approving new underground storage tank and piping design plans and specifications to ensure the secondary containment and under dispenser requirements are being met, implementation of the delivery prohibition program, and implementation of the operator training program.
|96323402||DC Department of the Environment||NATIONAL AIR TOXICS TRENDS STATION|
The grant enables the DDOE to provide support for the National Air Toxics Trend Site (NATTS) in Washington DC. The site is part of a 27-site national network of air monitoring stations established to full-fill the need for long-term monitoring data and to track trends in ambient air toxics levels to facilitate measuring progress toward emission and risk reduction national goals.
|00J56502||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||ODEQ PPG|
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) Performance Partnership Grants (PPG): The work to be accomplished with this award is fully described in the Oregon Performance Partnership Agreement. The work accomplished with these resources is the work necessary to develop and carry out continuing environmental programs to protect air, land and water resources in Oregon. This work includes outputs for monitoring, permitting, planning and enforcement. These programs are necessary to protect human health and the environment. A PPG is being utilized to provide Oregon with administrative flexibility in order to focus resources on activities that achieve strategic environmental results.
This assistance agreement is partially funded, see administrative condition #20.
|83567401||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||TEXAS-FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE|
This project proposes to1) implement dataflows from Air Facility System (AFS) to Integrated Compliance Information System- Air (ICIS-Air); 2) implement electronic Notice of Intent (eNOI) flows to Integrated Compliance Information System-National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (ICIS-NPDES); and 3) modernize the Office of Water Integrated Reporting/Assessment, TMDL Tracking and Implementation System (OWIR/ATTAINS) dataflow standards.
|00E16404||Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality||NATIONAL AIR TOXICS TREND SYSTEM NETWORK GRANT (NATTS)|
Through this cooperative agreement, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will continue to participate in the National Air Toxics Trend Station (NATTS) monitoring network by operating an air toxics monitor at the Dearborn, Michigan, site, collecting samples, and performing data analysis to determine levels of air toxics in the Detroit Area.
|97895514||Ute Indian Tribe||UTE INDIAN FY14 105 AIR|
EPA Region 8 is entering into a Cooperative Agreement with the Ute Indian Tribe to hire a contractor to assist in the operation and management of 4 air monitoring sites on the Unitah and Ouray Reservation.
|99353408||WV Department of Agriculture||WV PESTICIDES PPG FY15/17|
This Pesticides Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) award provides $337,700 of Federal funding to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) to carry out enforcement activities and program implementation in the areas of worker protection, certification and training of pesticide applicators, pesticides in water, endangered species protection, and container and containment regulations in accordance with the EPA approved workplan. Federal funds in the amount of $750,400 are contingent upon availability of additional funding for FY16 and FY17.
|41000114||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This grant will provide additional capital for Oregon's Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund. This capital will be used to offer low interest loans to projects that will address the state's high priority water quality needs. The projects receiving financial assistance will generally protect and restore water quality and aquatic habitat.
|96973514||AZ Dept of Env Quality||WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING - PROJECT XIV|
The purpose of this grant is to carry out state and federal statutory and rule requirements of regional Water Quality Management Planning Program under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 208. Specifically the state will: Amend Water Quality Management Plans; conduct CWA 208 consistency review; and, finalize wastewater service and planning area maps and deploy to ADEQ website. Passthrough funds to local planning agencies will assist in previously stated deliverables. This award provides full federal funding in the amount of $100,000, which includes $40,000 in passthrough funds.
|96281814||Desarrollo Integral del Sur Inc.||REDUCE EXPOSURE TO AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS IN TALLABOA-ENCARNACION|
The recipient, Desarrollo Integral del Sur (DISUR), will collaborate with partner organizations including state agencies, residents, businesses, representatives of local government, and academic institutions to identify and prioritize air pollutants impacting the minority, low-income community of Tallabor-Encarnacion, in Puerto Rico. The recipient and its partners will discuss the issues affecting the community, set priorities and develop strategies for reducing exposure to air pollutants. An action plan will be developed with short, medium, and long term strategies to reduce residents' exposure to air pollutants.
|98425614||MS State Dept of Health||SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves an award in the amount of $9,159,000 to fund the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for the Mississippi State Department of Health. This grant provides capitalization funds to the State of Mississippi to make loans to eligible public water systems for water infrastructure projects which help provide clean, safe drinking water, protect the water supply, and the State's watersheds.
|37000114||NC Dept of Environment & Nat'l Resources||CAPITALIZATION GRANTS FOR STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves an award in the amount of $25,304,000 to the State of North Carolina to improve water quality on a watershed basis. By providing funds to make loans for infrastructure and nonpoint source prevention, these loans help to provide clean, safe water for drinking, recreation, and food production.
|96326501||Old Dominion University Research Foundation||ODU; MODELING SAV|
Develop a hydrodynamic/biogeochemical/bio-optical model relevant for simulating the concentrations of dissolved O2 and optically active materials [i.e., Chlorophyll a (Chl a), total suspended matter (TSM) and colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM)] that attenuate light and control the distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in shallow regions of the Chesapeake Bay.
|99971415||Owens Valley Indian Water Commission||SFY14 - WATER POLLUTION CONTROL|
This grant agreement provides federal funding in the amount of $120,000 for further development of the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission's water pollution control program by conducting surface and groundwater quality monitoring in order to assess and manage water quality within the Owens Valley, updating and maintaining a water quality database to track water quality changes, and educating the community about water pollution control issues.
|83564401||The Regents of the University of Michigan||FIELD DEVICE TO MONITOR INDOOR CHEMICALS|
This proposal will develop a portable, field-deployable device to perform rapid (20 minutes), sensitive (parts per billion to sub-ppb), in-situ analysis of hundreds of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds for indoor air exposure assessment.
|96819101||Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver||DENVER HOUSING AUTHORITY SOURCE REDUCTION FY14|
The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) will use the grant for funding for Sun Valley District Energy and Infrastructure Planning project. The area of study includes Sun Valley Homes, DHA�s largest public housing development. DHA will use funding to assist in the analysis and design for district energy and district infrastructure solutions. This work will include modeling for alternate district based energy solutions and green infrastructure measures with small region impacts and solutions.
|00D19014||Brownsville Public Utilities Board||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $300,000 for the Brownsville Public Utilities Board to work on the Cemetery Resaca Restoration Project in Brownsville, Texas. The project involves the restoration of one of Brownsville�s many regionally unique wetland areas,which eventually flows into the Brownsville Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico.
|98577714||Illinois Environmental Protection Agency||ILLINOIS EPA - DRINK WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This agreement provides funding under the Safe Drinking Water Act to the State of Illinois to capitalize its revolving loan fund to finance drinking water facility construction projects, program administration, and related drinking water activities.
|97329404||MD Dept of the Environment||AIR TOXICS TREND SITE|
This grant will support routine analytical and sampling operations for air toxics at the Washington D.C. National Air Toxics Trend Site (NATTS). Specifically, MDE will perform EPA Method TO-15 analysis of air toxics canister samples collected every sixth day with quality assured analytical results inputed into the AIRS-AQS National Air Quality database.
|00J02802||Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium||VILLAGE MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROJECT|
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) helps tribes build capacity to address local sources of air pollution collaboratively with partners and agencies for the protection of public health and the environment. ANTHC will also raise awareness throughout Alaskan tribal communities and service providers on how to take responsibility for addressing local sources of air pollution and for protecting public health. ANTHC will administer mini-grants for local air projects, provide instruction and training resources, and develop a process for air quality assessments.
|00J87301||WA Dept of Agriculture||WA DEPT OF AG IPM|
During the project period, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will cooperate in the implementation of a project that will provide strategic planning, campaign development, training, technical assistance, and integrated pest management evaluations for Washington K-12 school districts. Given the type of training needs, location of training, and cost efficiency, WSDA will be entering into a contract with Washington State University to conduct the work.
|00D18614||The University of Alabama||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $299,816 to assist the University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering to characterize and address poor septic tank maintenance. In addition, homeowners will be educated on how to carry out timely pumping-out and maintenance on their septic systems.
|97333004||City of Philadelphia||NATIONAL AIR TOXICS TREND SITE|
The grantee will supply sufficient, tested cartridges to conduct sampling for carbonyls at the MacMillian Reservoir National Air Toxics Trend Site (NATTS) on a one in sixth day basis. The City of Philadelphia, Air Management Services Laboratory, will also supply analytical services and data packages for these samples.
|00034124||Washington Department of Ecology||WDOE SUPERFUND CORE PROGRAM FY15|
FY15 SF CORE Program for State of Washington, Department of Environment of Ecology (WDOE).
This program will support the recipient's abilities to implement the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the development of an infrastructure system which is not assignable to Superfund site-specific costs.
This assistance agreement is fully funded.
|00336515||PA Dept of Environmental Protection||PENNSYLVANIA FY 2014-2015 STATE PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SUPERVISION|
This agreement will provide support for and implementation of a public water system supervision program adequate to enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
$6,320,366 of federal funds are contingent on availability.
|00J25705||Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation||MAKAH TRIBE RESPONSE PROGRAM FY14|
This agreement provides funding for the Makah Tribe's response program to support maintenance of an inventory of brownfields sites; oversight and enforcement authorities to ensure that response actions protect human health and the environment; meaningful opportunities for public involvement; and mechanisms for approval a cleanup plans and verification of complete responses. The Office of Marine Affairs will continue work to support policy and collaboration on a regional level for spill response is included as a priority activity for development of the program.
|00F86801||Global Green USA||NEIGHBORHOOD WATER WISE|
Global Green will educate New Orleans residents about New Orleans' stormwater system, why green infrastructure is vital for the city's resiliency and how to install green stormwater infrastructure at home. The goal is to empower residents to take action by installing measures on their properties and advocating for adoption and implementation of green infrastructure policy.
|99732912||Kansas Department of Agriculture||2015-2016 KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PESTICIDES PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
This project�s purpose is to support the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) in its efforts to implement the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act for the regulation of pesticides in Kansas. Work accomplished will ensure protection of human health and the environment from risks resulting from pesticide production, registration, distribution, use, and disposal, while recognizing the benefits that pesticides offer to society. KDA also seeks to prevent pollution; reduce risk from pesticides; and protect human health, land, air, and water.
This award provides a partial amount of federal funding, further federal funds may be provided at a later date.
|83562201||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR REGION VI OPERATIONS|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with Region VI Operations, Dallas, TX.
|97056611||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||ODEQ RESPONSE PROGRAM FY14-15|
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will enhance the Response Program that includes the timely survey and inventory of brownfield sites in the state; oversight and enforcement authorities to ensure that response actions protect human health and the environment; resources to provide meaningful opportunities for public involvement mechanisms for approval of cleanup plans and verification of complete response actions.
|96182901||Passamaquoddy Tribe||TRIBE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS|
Reduce standing water and chlorine use by installing mixer in DW storage tank. Will lead to safer DW supply for the Tribe.
|00J93001||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||FY2015 VILLAGE SAFE WATER PROGRAM|
This cooperative agreement is for the development and construction of water and wastewater systems to improve the health and sanitation conditions in rural Alaska communities and Alaska Native Villages.
|00J69302||AK Oil & Gas Conservation Commission||STATE OF ALASKA UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL PROGRAM|
Through this grant the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission aims to help protect underground sources of drinking water through permitting and oversight activities related to Class II injection wells in Alaska.
|00E01318||Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission||NWI RPC VOLUNTEER STREAM MONITORING NETWORK|
The proposed project will engage community members by establishing a volunteer stream monitoring network in the Little Calumet-Galien sub-basin. In addition to basic water quality parameters, stream staff gages will be installed so that volunteers can also capture flow information to assist with load calculations. The information gathered will be used to support local watershed management planning and implementation efforts and raise awareness of urban water quality issues.
|98005814||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This grant will provide additional capital to the Project Loan Fund of the Alaska Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program, as well as fund important Drinking Water Program activities through the DWSRF set-asides.
|83569701||Case Western Reserve University||AFFORDABLE PEDAL GENERATOR FOR LOW LOAD APPLICATIONS|
The team will design and build an ultra-affordable device with which one can comfortably transform human energy to electricity for low-load (~1 W) applications. “Ultra-affordable”means costing less than $5 to produce and “comfortably” means that one person can generate the electricity without being physically exerted while, for instance, reading, studying or working. Planned applications include a reading lamp and cell phone charging.
|97965915||NV Dept of Cons & Ntrl Res||WATER QUALITY MGMT PLANNING - TRUCKEE RIVER|
This grant is to fund the State of Nevada's Water Quality Management Planning program to improve impaired waters and protect unimpaired waters across the State. Activities include review of Truckee River nutrient water quality standards and TMDLs, review of aquatic life temperature criteria, implementing the Nutrient Criteria Strategy and developing appropriate dissolved oxygen criteria. The recipient will provide 40% of this award to regional or interstate watershed management planning agencies for development and implementation of water quality management plans.
This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $100,000.
|99623621||TX State Soil & Water Conservation Board||TSSWCB FY14 CWA 319(H) AG/SILV NPS MGMT PROGRAM|
The activities as described in the workplans will support the approved Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program. Funds will be used in priority watersheds to develop and implement WPPs, TMDL/I-Plans WQMPs and other state, regional and local plans or programs. Workplan deliverables include: BMP implementation for surface and ground water activities; EPA-approved QAPPs; monitoring information; education and outreach activities, including watershed group formation; semi-annual reports; and final reports describing the success of the NPS monitoring and management practices.
|00F91801||Office of the Secretary of Energy & Environment||NONPOINT SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION - SPECIAL PROJECT|
The Oklahoma Conservation Commission will conduct streambank stabilization or channel restoration on one or more critical reaches in the upper Illinois River. The project will comprise the collaborative efforts of various state and federal agencies to leverage resources and funding in efficient design-build, single contractor restoration projects. The general goal will be to utilize natural channel design and implementation techniques to protect one or more threatened reaches with effective and environmentally sound methods.
|04000114||Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona||STATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REVOLVING FUND|
The primary purpose/objective of this program is to capitalize Arizona's Clean Water-State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program for financing wastewater, non-point source and other infrastructure improvements allowed by the Clean Water Act (CWA) Title VI. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of AZ will lend these funds to municipalities in AZ at below market interest rates to address their wastewater infrastructure needs and to vitalize AZ's economy. The grant also provides funds for administration of AZ's CWSRF program. This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $9,466,000.
Pre-Award costs have been approved back to July 1, 2014.
|83566201||East Carolina University||BETTER COASTAL MANAGEMENT THROUGH DATA AVAILABILITY: IMPROVING NEW DATA EXCHANGE SERVICES IN NC|
This project proposes to support the sharing of data in the Albermarle -Pamlico Sound region by partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to migrate discrete water-quality data previousy collected by key local and state partners into the Water Quality Exchange (WQX) node.
|96184901||Alternatives for Community & Environment Inc.||URBAN WATERS COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN|
Under this agreement, ACE will partner with the Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) to assist Environmental Justice communities in implementing their Chelsea Creek Community Improvement Plan to transform the Chelsea Creek from an environmental burden to a community asset. ACE will engage residents in reviewing and updating the Community Vision for the Chelsea Creek, assisting them to understand existing regulatory mechanisms for protecting water quality, and facilitating their taking a proactive role in the promotion of the Chelsea Creek as an environmental, recreational, economic and educational resource. Outcomes of this work will include: (1) raising awareness and educating EJ communities about the NPDES permitting for all Chelsea Creek facilities, including review of compliance data; (2) improved residents� knowledge of water quality regulation and compliance; (3) increased neighborhood livability and recreational opportunities along the Chelsea Creek, and (4) reduced stormwater runoff into Chelsea Creek and improved water quality.
|98003014||ID Dept. of Environmental Quality||DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This grant will add additional capital to the Project Loan Fund as well as fund important Drinking Water Program activities through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Set-Asides.
|96183501||Massachusetts D.E.P.||SUPERFUND BLOCK GRANT, CORE SK|
Per your application request dated April 25, 2014, this Cooperative Agreement is being awarded partial funding in the amount of $855,777 to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. These funds will be used for the Superfund Block Funding Cooperative Agreement that combines both Core Program and National Priorities List (NPL) Support Agency activities. NPL Support Agency activities ensure meaningful and substantial involvement by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection during the different phases of remedial activities at NPL sites. Core Program activities are intended to support the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's ability to participate in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response program and are not directly assignable to specific sites.
|83562501||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR OFFICE OF CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Washington, DC.
|00E01315||Minnesota Pollution Control Agency||MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY - BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP|
The purpose of this Cooperative Agreement (CA) is to provide funding to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for ongoing response action activities at the Baytown Township Ground Water Contamination Superfund Site. These activities will include controlling Trichloroethylene (TCE) ingestion and inhalation risks through the use of Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) water filter systems to prevent further degradation of the impacted aquifers and reduction in the magnitude of TCE impacts to drinking water aquifers through implementation of source area remedial actions.
|96283414||New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection||DISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATIONS ACT NJDEP DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND GRANT|
This agreement provides funding to supplement New Jersey's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance infrastructure projects related to increasing resiliency against the adverse effects of future extreme weather events such as the ones experienced from Hurricane Sandy. All funded projects will be within disaster declared counties for the costs associated with the planning, design and construction of projects that reduce flood damage risk and vulnerability or enhance resiliency to rapid hydrologic change or a natural disaster at any eligible drinking water treatment facilities.
|99382003||DC Water and Sewer Authority||STORAGE FACILITIES UPGRADES 3-FORT STANTON RESERVOIRS 1 AND 2 AND BRENTWOOD RESERVOIR|
This grant will provide funding for upgrades, repairs and rehabilitation work for Fort Stanton Reservoir No. 1 and 2 and Brentwood Reservoir which are part of the District of Columbia's drinking water system as detailed in the Categorical Exclusion Decision issued on June 9, 2014.
|00F86001||Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science||CITIZEN-LET MONITORING OF URBAN WETLAND|
This project will use an existing network of local volunteers and restoration organizations to train community members and wetland restoration advocates to monitor and track progress at eight ongoing urban wetland restoration projects in the Lake Pontchartrain area. The project will build capacity in New Orleans for citizen-led monitoring of urban wetland restoration projects, and provide wetland restoration monitoring training with real life application and investigation for sustained engagement in local urban waters issues.
|00635515||Texas Department of Agriculture||TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FY15 PESTICIDE WORK PROGRAM|
The purpose of this Cooperative Agreement is to fund the Texas Department of Agriculture's continuing pesticides program activities for fiscal year 2015, in the areas of Pesticides Enforcement, Inspector Training, Certification and Training, Worker Protection, Pesticides in Water, and Endangered Species.
|21000114||Kentucky Infrastructure Authority||CAPITALIZATION GRANTS FOR STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves a new grant award in the amount of $17,845,000 to improve water quality on a watershed basis by providing funds to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to make loans for infrastructure and non-point source pollution prevention. These loans help to provide clean, safe water for drinking, recreation and food production.
|83568101||Senior Service America Inc.||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR THE OFFICE OF POLLUTION PREVENTION AND TOXICS|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (Regional), Washington, DC.
|96830301||University of Montana System||ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANTS|
Montana Groundwater Academy (MGA) is a 2-year program that will engage high school students in place-based, data-driven science investigations. Students will develop knowledge of western MT hydrologic systems, the ability to undertake water research investigations, and the capacity to participate in informed decisionmaking about water issues.
|00F81801||OK Dept of Env Quality||SUPERFUND SITE CLEANUP - OKLAHOMA REFINING COMPANY OPERABLE UNIT - 2 (OU-2) REMEDIAL DESIGN (RD)|
This partial award funds only ODEQ administrative activities. The total award will fund Remedial Design activities performed by ODEQ at the Oklahoma Refining Company (ORC) Site in Oklahoma. Remedial Design is Superfund site clean up phase where detailed plans and technical specifications for cleanup remedies and technologies are developed and cost estimates are refined. The Remedial Design funding and should be drawn down with a code specific to the ORC site which is annotated in "conditions".
These activities are activities that are to remediate hazardous waste sites and restore land for safe and productive use, as is stated in the EPA Strategic Plan objective 3.2
|99T18501||Mesa Community College||ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION - URBAN AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES|
This assistance agreement provides federal funding in the amount of $81,600 to support the grantee's cutting-edge environmental program working with K-8th grade schools to teach STEM skills through urban agriculture and aquaponics in their greenhouse classroom and gardens. The grantee will offer an Associate in Applied Science and Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Urban Agriculture, and will offer train-the-trainer workshops with volunteers who will help 5-7 schools receive sub-grants to develop aquaponics systems that will teach 1,000-1,500 K-8th grade students.
|00E99305||Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality||MICHIGAN DEQ - FY 14 BEACH DEVELOPMENT GRANT|
This grant will fund the recipient's efforts to collect water samples from designated recreational beaches in the state of Michigan. The water samples will be tested for bacteriological water quality and the data will be provided to the public to inform them if the waters are safe for swimming. This increase in public notification will protect human health by reducing the risk to the bathing public of contracting diseases from contaminated water.
|99390014||WV Dept of Health & Human Resources||WV DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (DWSRF)|
This agreement is to continue the capitalization of the recipient's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which provides a long-term source of financing for the construction of infrastructure projects and for the administration of a range of activities, such as small community technical assistance, capacity development, and operator certification. These practices will protect human health by reducing exposure to contaminants in drinking water, in fish and shellfish, and in recreational waters.
|83568701||Regents University of CA CE-CERT||POWER PRODUCTION THROUGH THE USE OF PRESSURE RETARDED OSMOSIS AND SOLAR DISTILLATION PONDS|
This project will design a system that combines pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) and solar distillation ponds to generate power. The aim is to design, build, and test small-scale models of this system, and to provide data that can be used to encourage industry to undertake such projects. The secondary goal is to minimize the surface area used for distillation ponds and the volume of other ponds to minimize human impact on the landscape.
|96187601||Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island||ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MODEL GRANT|
Per your application request dated May 12, 2014, this Grant Agreement is being awarded to the Community Environmental College (CEC) through the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, for their summer program, which will run for the 2013 and 2014 summers, engaging primarily youth of color, age 13-19 from low-income communities in Rhode Island�s core urban areas.
|00J53002||Samish Indian Nation||SAMISH INDIAN NATION PPG|
Work under this proposed Performance Partnership Grant includes work under Clean Water Act Section 106, Clean Water Act Section 319, and the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP). IGAP work includes building administrative capacity. Work under CWA 106 includes water quality data collection, data assimilation and analysis, and input into STORET. Work under CWA 319 includes attending Non-point Source workshops and training, public outreach, and water quality monitoring support.
|96327901||University of Maryland College Park||UNIVERSITY OF MD - URBAN WATERS|
The objective is to design Low Impact Development (LID) solutions for K-12 school grounds that function as outdoor environmental laboratories. To educate students about urban water quality the grantee will develop lesson plans that integrate environmental learning opportunities into the outdoor LID laboratories.
|97329304||WV Dept of Environmental Protection||NATIONAL AIR TOXICS TREND SITE|
This grant will support routine analytical and sampling operations for air toxics at the Washington D.C. National Air Toxics Trend Site (NATTS). “Specifically, the WVDEP will conduct heavy metal lab analysis on air toxics particulate matter samples collected every sixth day with quality assured analytical results sent to Washington D.C. for input into the AIRS-AQS National Air Quality database.”
|97745001||Blue River Watershed Association||MIDDLE BLUE RIVER KANSAS CITY STREAM TEAMS|
The Blue River Watershed Association, with its partner agencies, will create and engage eight teams of undeserved community youth involving them in water quality monitoring studies, data collection, and community presentations and projects. By using an experiential approach and involving critical thinking skills students will gain a personal connection between the natural resource and its inherent meanings moving them to stewardship. At grant end, students and neighborhoods involved will have an increased knowledge and appreciation for the Blue River and why it is important to protect water quality.
|83562101||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with the Office of Emergency Management, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OEM/OSWER), Washington, DC.
|00J84201||Washington Department of Ecology||HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT|
This agreement is for development and implementation of an authorized hazardous waste management program in the State of Washington to control the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste; to minimize hazardous waste production; and to protect health and the environment from inactive hazardous waste facilities. Activities include permitting, corrective action, inspections, enforcement, computerized tracking, ensuring data quality, and pollution prevention outreach. This will help to preserve and restore the land by reducing waste generation and by managing hazrdous waste properly.
|99679518||Texas Water Development Board||TEXAS DRINKING WATER SRF FY14 ALLOCATION|
To provide federal funds to the State of Texas for the purpose of providing loan assistance to eligible public water systems for infrastructure improvements needed to ensure safe drinking water and to provide funds for the following types of set-aside activities: Administrative, Small Systems Technical Assistance, Local Assistance and State Programs Management. Revise reporting deadlines, payment schedule, etc. in programmatic conditions, 4.,9.,12.,24., and 25.
|00J85101||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC STATE MONITORING STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION|
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is requesting funds to implement and enhance regional statistical surveys under the Alaska Monitoring and Assessment Program (AKMAP).
|99T11801||Ak-Chin Indian Community||NONPOINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM|
The purpose of this project is to improve water quality by implementing the management plan which will ultimately reduce polluted runoff in the Ak-Chin Indian Community. In addition, activities include restoration and maintenance of water quality through erosion control and bank stabilization.
This award provides full federal funding in the amount of $30,000. See terms and conditions.
|97524513||Ohio Department of Commerce||LEAKING UNDERGRIOUND STORAGE TANK -- LUST|
This cooperative agreement will provide funding of activities conducted by the Ohio Department of Commerce in the administration of the Leaking Underground Storage Tank program, pursuant to RCRA Subtitle I, within the State of Ohio. The Ohio Department of Commerce will provide oversight and direction on the remediation of sites where petroleum has leaked from federally regulated underground storage tanks. The Ohio Department of Commerce will identify and oversee the progress of LUST sites toward cleanup and pursue appropriate options, including enforcement, to ensure timeliness of cleanup.
|83570401||Western Washington University||SMART SOLAR WINDOWS – CARBON NEUTRAL BUILDINGS|
This research will develop and demonstrate a new, cost-effective smart window technology combining a transparent photovoltaic solar concentrator with wireless electronics to both produce power and reduce HVAC building loads within an existing building footprint. This new technology has the potential to both generate more renewable power within the same building footprint, while substantially reducing HVAC power consumption, representing an important step toward the development of fully carbon neutral buildings and communities.
|96830201||Yampatika Educational Partnership||YAMPATIKA EE FY14|
The focus of this grant is to replicate Yampatika's successful ELP model in Northwest Colorado and provide funding, training and technical assistance to NW CO Environmental Education (EE) providers and school districts wishing to adapt it to their own needs.
|99996014||NV Dept of Cons & Ntrl Res||SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
The primary purpose/objective of this grant is to capitalize Nevada's Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DW-SRF) program for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements. The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will lend these funds to drinking water systems in Nevada at below market interest rates to address their drinking water infrastructure needs and to vitalize Nevada's economy. The grant also provides set-aside funds to NDEP for a number of programs such as administration of the DW-SRF, Public Water System Supervision Program (PWSS), state drinking water capacity development, technical assistance to small systems and source water protection, and wellhead protection programs.
This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $12,614,000.
Pre-award costs have been approved back to July 1, 2014.
|05000214||Arkansas Natural Resources Commission||CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND LOAN FUND (CWSRF)|
These funds will be used by the State of Arkansas to provide loans and other types of financial assistance (not grants) to local communities and intermunicipal and interstate agencies for wastewater improvements. The effect of the financing will be improved water quality in streams, lakes, rivers and bays, with resulting benefits to aquatic life and for use as drinking water sources; and/or elimination of disease from health hazards like raw sewage discharges.
|97744801||Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality||NEBRASKA SUPERFUND COMBINED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
This agreement will enable the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to continue their active participation in response actions at known and potentially hazardous waste sites, provide oversight of hazardous waste remedial actions, and to continue to build their state hazardous waste program capacity including working with communities, targeted populations and those at risk due to potential adverse health effects from potentially hazardous waste contamination.
|98597714||Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources||WISCONSIN DNR - SAFE DRINKING WATER LOAN PROGRAM|
This agreement provides funding under the Safe Drinking Water Act to the State of Wisconsin to capitalize its revolving loan fund to finance the construction of drinking water facilities, program administration, and other drinking water-related activities.
|00J90701||WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife||WASHINGTON DEPT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE - PUGET SOUND ACTION AGENDA|
The recipient will act as a Lead Organization working with the Puget Sound Partnership and other partners to guide and implement actions to protect and restore marine and nearshore habitat and resources consistent with the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (Action Agenda) for Puget Sound.
|00J85601||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC CERCLA PA|
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Preliminary Assessments (PA): Site assessment activities, including site discovery, site screening, preliminary assessments, site inspections and project management.
This assistance agreement is fully funded.
|00J86901||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC FY 15 P2 GRANT|
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and partners will promote Pollution Prevention (P2) activities to Alaskan businesses through the Green Star business certification program.
|96182801||Mystic River Watershed Association Inc.||MALDEN RIVER GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT|
This Urban Waters Small Grant project will work to promote green infrastructure (GI) in three environmental justice communities (Medford, Malden, Everett) in the Mystic River Watershed through education, outreach, planning charettes, GIS analysis, modelling of pollutant load source and loads, development of a Low Impact Development (LID) technical document, and analysis of zoning/ordinances in the communities. This program aims to educate residents, business owners, and municipal staff about stormwater and build grassroots support for the installment of green infrastructure solutions on private and public lands. The program works directly with municipal staff in the three communities to train them on principles of green infrastructure (GI) , provide a technical GI guidance document, and expose them to areas contributing the highest loads of phosphorus and areas most feasible for application of GI as well as analyze and recommend potential modifications to code/ordinace/bylaws in each community to promote GI installations.
|96327001||University of Maryland Ctr for Env Science||UMCES; MODELING SHALLOW-WATER SYSTEMS|
This grant provides funding to UMCES to Identify the relative role of key biogeochemical processes in controlling shallow-water processes while improving the reliability and predictive strength of modeling tools. The results will be communicated in agency reports, scientific literature, data products, and meeting presentations.
|83569001||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||DIESEL EMISSIONS TEST STAND TO IMPROVE SCR|
This project will develop a diesel engine test stand specifically to research Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment. The primary intent is to study and improve the SCR mechanism to discover novel improvements in the control system, the exhaust flow layout, and system operation with hybrid electric vehicles.
|00D19114||Gulf of Mexico Foundation||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $245,672 to the Gulf of Mexico Foundation to determine the importance of fire in the maintenance of natural successional pathways and ability of marsh species to expand landward in response to climate change. Specifically, this study will investigate how the effects of prescribed burning will affect the ranges of individual species spanning salt marsh to upland pine forest.
|96830101||MT Department of Environmental Quality||STATE CLEAN DIESEL|
National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. This project will address on-road diesel school buses. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality, through sub-awards to selected school districts, will replace 9 model year 1997-2003 diesel school buses with model year 2013 diesel school buses equipped with fuel fired heaters. The school buses operate in areas of poor air quality or at risk air quality areas.
|98055708||Lane Regional Air Protection Agency||LRAPA CAA 105|
The purpose of this grant is to provide support for a continuing environmetal program necessary to meet national ambient air quality standards in Lane County, Oregon. These funds will support programs that include monitoring, program planning and implementation, outreach, education, enforcement and compliance activities.
|99614619||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||TCEQ FY14 SEC 319(H) NPS CATEGORICAL|
The purpose of this award is to provide the State of Texas assistance for the implementation of its Nonpoint Source Management Plan, which is designed to meet the goals of the Clean Water Act. Funding of this cooperative agreement through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will support pollution control programs through activities such as watershed planning, technical assistance, education, implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs), technology transfer, training and public outreach to address statewide water quality problems.
|00F85301||Bayou Land Resource Conserv & Devlpmnt Council||FY2014 URBAN WATERS SMALL GRANTS|
The Bayou Land RC&D will evaluate the impact of Green Infrastructure on mosquito breeding and surface water quality in the Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods neighborhood to determine the safety and reliability of green infrastructure. The team will work with residents to track changes to water flow and flooding in their neighborhood, and residents will be given training and resources to qualitatively track rainfall and flood events. Information gathered can be used to support neighborhood and local level green infrastructure projects.
|99353008||PA Dept of Agriculture||FY2015/2017 PA PESTICIDES PPG|
This Pesticides Performance Partnership Grant award provides Federal funds of $577,500 to fully fund the 1st year of this agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to carry out enforcement activities and program implementation in the areas of worker protection, certification and training of pesticide applicators, pesticides in water, endangered species protection, and container and containment regulations in accordance with the EPA approved workplan. Federal funds for the remainder of the agreement in the amount of $1,155,000 are contingent upon availability of additional funding.
|83573301||Iowa State University||SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS USING CELLULOSE & BIOPOLYMER|
This project has the potential to yield a cellulose textile that could have little or no waste and is produced without fertilizers, irrigation, or farm equipment needed for the production of other cellulose fibers such as cotton. The tea medium (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast or SCOBY) can be reused after a layer of the fiber mat is harvested and if disposed of as waste, is non-toxic to the environment.
|83568601||AZ Board of Regents-Arizona State University||BUILDING INTEGRATED SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY GENERATION (BISTEG)|
This project investigates a new device for generating electricity from sunlight. The proposed research will build an experimental prototype and establish: 1) the solar conditions under which the technology generates electricity, 2) thermodynamic efficiency and cost, and 3) the most effective thermocouple materials. This project will also provide additional educational opportunities to ASU students and the public.
|99T21701||City of San Pablo||BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
This project provides funding for the City of San Pablo, CA to cleanup the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad track brownfields site(s), and conduct community involvement related to the cleanup activities of which 4.5 acres will be cleaned and redeveloped as the Rumrill Sports Complex.
This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $600,000. Pre-award costs are allowed back to 07/01/2014.
|00E01384||Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources||ESTABLISHING BASELINE MONITORING PRIOR TO IRON ORE MINING|
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) proposes to collect fish tissue from two sites on the Tyler Forks River and collect water samples on a bi-weekly basis from the Potato River watershed. These sites will act as reference to samples currently being collected. The grant will be used to fund efforts on characterizing the baseline biological, physical and chemical conditions of resources prior to the construction of the proposed Gogebic Taconite (GTac) iron mine.
|00J92601||City of Tigard||CITY OF TIGARD BROWNFIELDS|
This project provides funding for the City of Tigard to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement related activities for Brownfields sites in the city. The project includes both hazardous substance and petroleum impacted properties.
|97914715||Clark County Dept of Air Quality||SFY15 - AIR POLLUTION CONTROL PROGRAM|
The purpose of this program is to provide continuing support for activities which include strategic planning and evaluation, compliance assistance, developing state implementation plans, monitoring air and emissions, rulemaking, operating permits and all other program related activities. This program will protect and improve the air quality in Clark County and reduce the risks to human health and the environment.
This assistance agreement provides partial federal funding in the amount of $600,000.
|50000114||Vermont D.E.C.||CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND CWA TITLE VI|
This is a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) grant to the Vermont Department of Conservation (VTDEC) that provides a source of financing for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, nonpoint source projects, and estuary projects throughout the State of Vermont. The purpose of these projects is to protect water quality.
|34000114||New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection||NJDEP - FFY2014 CWSRF CAP GRANT|
This agreement is for a capitalization grant which provides funds for New Jersey's Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program to provide low interest financing to municipalities, counties and utility authorities for costs associated with the planning, design, and construction of eligible water quality improvement and protection projects throughout the state of New Jersey. The objectives are to establish and manage an effective, self-sustaining comprehensive state water pollution control revolving fund program so as to improve and protect water quality and public health.
|99T10801||Washoe Tribe of NV & CA||GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM|
The objective of this project is to expand the Washoe Tribe's Environmental Program to include participation in Tahoe Regional Planning Agency meetings, Climate Change Workshops and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Planning efforts. The Tribe will also develop an EPA Tribal Environmental Plan, update their Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, and continue developing plans and tools as part of developing a Climate Change Mitigation Plan. The Tribe will ensure compliance with Federal regulations through efficient grant management and increased financial accountability, provide outreach and education to community members by hosting Earth Week events, and submitting informative environmental articles to the Tribal newsletter. The Tribe will also develop and implement a recycling program for each of the five communities.
This award provides federal funding in the amount of $341,509, which includes $120,029 for solid waste implemation activities, for the period through 6/30/2015.
|83571701||The Johns Hopkins University||SUSTAINABLE ALGAL BIOFUELS SOLUTION|
Algae represent a potentially sustainable energy source that can utilize CO2 to generate liquid fuels including diesel and jet fuel. Unfortunately, algal biofuel processes are not yet economically viable. This research program addresses sustainability of both energy production and water treatment by applying an innovative three-stage process that utilizes waste run-off as nutrients to generate sugar-rich substrates for generation of advanced liquid biofuels through enhanced algal bioprocessing.
|96192301||North American Indian Center of Boston Inc.||REVIVING ENVIRONMENTAL CULTURAL VALUES|
NAICOB will create an Environmental Cultural Values program designed to increase participation of Native American Youth, ages 7 to 18 years old, in environmental stewardship activities and expose them to environmental careers while reviving and sustaining an understanding of traditional Native cultural and environmental practices. The project will bring together federal agencies, federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations and others interested in supporting Native people's values. The program focus will be on wetlands management in urban and tribal lands and chemical safety. Through planning sessions, community outreach, workshops and field work, the Program outcomes include creation of a low-cost, academically rich and replicable program whose long-term benefits for Native American youth throughout New England will be: a greater understanding of the value and benefits of America's Great Outdoors; greater confidence in exploring and advocating for natural resources and the benefits they provide; deeper understanding of Native American cultures and their influence on Native people; improved knowledge of the surrounding environment and our individual and collective impact on the environment (particular on wetlands and waterways); knowledge of green careers among Native American communities, laying the foundation for a more robust and diverse environmental workforce and establish a forum for tribal youth to develop into tribal leaders.
|83570701||Ohio Northern University||LIMESTONE TO CONCRETE TO REDUCE CO2|
The goal of this proposal is to produce a more sustainable concrete by engaging a team of undergraduate civil engineering students to address challenges associated with incorporating limestone in the concrete mixture and measuring the amount of CO2 emission.
|99885014||MT Department of Environmental Quality||MONTANA DWRSF FY 14|
Th award provides funds to assist the State of Montana to 1) establish a program that provides a long-term source of financing for the costs of infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements and to protect public health; and 2) finance the state drinking water program.
|83565901||Kansas Department of Health and Environment||KANSAS DHE-FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE|
The Kansas Department of Health & Environment proposes to develop a solution that facilitates the exchange of Clean Air Act (CAA) stationary source compliance and enforcement data between KDHE and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is compatible with the new Integrated Compliance Information System-Air (ICIS-Air) system and extensible markup language (XML) schema.
|00087213||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SUPERVISION|
This project will protect human health and ensure water is safe to drink by supporting the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to establish, maintain, and enforce standards for safe and reliable drinking water. Project activities include primacy program administration, training, technical assistance, outreach and education, compliance assistance and enforcement of drinking water regulations, and operation of the Principal State Laboratory for Microbiology and the laboratory certification program.
|00311415||VA Dept of Health||VIRGINIA PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SUPERVISION (PWSS)|
This agreement will provide support for implementation of a Public Water Supervision Program adequate to enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
$861,000 of federal funds are contingent on availability.
|96331101||National Fish & Wildlife Foundation||NFWF; INSR; 2014 - 2020|
Development and implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction grant program.
This action provides $5,000,000 in federal funds. Federal funds in the amount of $50,000,000 are contingent upon availability.
|99T09201||Elem Indian Colony||SUPPORT AGENCY COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT - SULPHUR BANK MERCURY MINE|
This project will allow the Elem Indian Colony to support Superfund response efforts at the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine site during the implementation of the Superfund Remedial Action, specifically by enabling the Tribe to participate in site inspection and monitoring activities. The Tribe's participation will help ensure the protection of Tribal resources.
This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $84,497.
|83559701||Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium||BUILDING TRIBAL CAPACITY FOR ASSESSMENT MONITORING|
The objective of this research is to build tribal capacity for assessment, monitoring and adaptation to food and water security threats from the changing Arctic climate in remote Arctic Alaska Native villages by better understanding the movement of animal species, pathogens and contaminants as climate affects ocean and atmospheric transport mechanisms.
|00J84601||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||FY15 PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
This grant will provide funding to the State of Alaska to implement and administer the State of Alaska�s Non-Point Source Management Program and other water quality programs for the prevention and reduction of water pollution. The grant will fund State of Alaska water quality management, planning, assessment and monitoring activities, water quality permit and control activities, water quality compliance and assistance activities, water body protection activities, and waterbody restoration activities.
|96191201||The Coalition for Buzzards Bay||BUZZARDS BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING AND EVALUATION|
As directed by Section 320 of the Clean Water Act, this project under the National Estuary Program implements recommendations of the Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The project assesses the trends in water quality by carrying out the 2013-2014 citizens monitoring program in the Buzzards Bay watershed located in southeratern Massachusetts.
|00173119||Maine D.E.P.||ME DEP/ SUPERFUND CORE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
The Superfund Core Program Cooperative Agreement will provide funding to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to support non site-specific activities. The purpose is to support a State's ability to participate in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) program.
|83569101||Southern Polytechnic Applied Research Corporations||INCREASED PV PANEL ENERGY COLLECTION|
The SPSU Sun Seekers team will develop a fixed-tilt photovoltaic module that encloses groups of solar cells (cell-strings) that will track the sun. This will allow the module itself to be mounted simply at a fixed tilt but still reap the substantial energy collecting benefits associated with active solar tracking panels, while avoiding their significant additional complexity, cost and weight.
|83560201||University of Massachusetts||WATER INNOVATION NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE SMALL SYSTEMS|
The Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) will develop: novel approaches to treating grouped contaminants (organic carbon, trace organics, DBPs, and nitrogenous compounds); pilot promising technologies; standardize state testing; make tools to simplify system operations; outreach its results; and create a technology analysis database for determining a technology�s suitability for implementation in small systems considering energy, sustainability, robustness, human health, and regulatory and system acceptance.
|99357714||PA Infrastructure Investment Authority||CAPITALIZATION GRANT FOR PENNSYLVANIA'S DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND 2014|
This grant is to continue the capitalization of Pennsylvania's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which provides a long-term source of financing for the construction of infrastructure projects and for the administration of a range of activities, such as small community technical assistance, capacity development, and operator certification. These practices will protect human health by reducing exposure to contaminants in drinking water, in fish and shellfish, and in recreational waters.
|96326601||VA Institute of Marine Science||VIMS; HYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATION|
The goal of this project is to improve Chesapeake Bay shallow-water simulations of dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, suspended solids, and water clarity in order to better understand the impacts of alternative management strategies on water quality and living resources (including Submerged Aquatic Vegetation) in the tidal Chesapeake Bay.
|00863815||MT Department of Environmental Quality||MONTANA 319 STAFFING FY 14|
This award provides funding to promote the implementation of watershed-based plans which result in improved water quality in impaired water bodies.
|00856415||MT Department of Environmental Quality||WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING 604(B)|
This award provides funds to assist States to carryout water quality management planning. These funds will be used to support monitoring activities in the Clark Fork Basin, Tongue and Powder basins and assist Montana's volunteer monitoring activities.
|99T16801||Aquatic Science Center||WETLANDS PROTECTION DEVELOPMENT - LAHONTAN ECOATLAS DEVELOPMENT|
This agreement provides federal funding in the amount of $68,035 for a two-year project to create an EcoAtlas user community for the Lahontan region of the Sierra Nevada. This project will evaluate EcoAtlas applications currently being created through other state and federal grants to remotely map wetland projects and upload wetland information, plan riparian buffers, and generate automated profiles of wetland condition in a watershed context. The outputs from this project will have stand-alone benefits, but will also support separate but related proposals to develop a business plan for EcoAtlas and to determine the feasibility of Phase 2 of the CA Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy.
|83571001||University of Massachusetts Lowell||GREEN NANOSOLDER PASTE FOR ELECTRONICS|
This project focuses on developing a green lead-free and halogen-free nanosolder paste by using nanoparticles to replace the conventional solder paste, which is composed of toxic and hazardous materials, including micron sized tin-lead solder balls and halogen-based flux material.
|00D18914||Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa Inc||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $50,000 to assist Lowry Park Ecological Society of Tampa to incorporate nutrient management into the wider goal of integrated water use and conservation in the master plan. Through the master planning process, the Zoo, with consulting engineers, contractors, environmental organizations, policy leaders, regulatory agencies and area residents, will identify means to enhance the Zoo's water conservation and onsite treatment processes, including options to rehabilitate existing stormwater ponds on and adjacent to the Zoo's property.
|99645116||Texas Department of State Health Services||TSCA/AHERA COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FY15|
There are over 8, 184 schools in Texas, a total of 100 Local Education Agencies (LEA) will receive compliance inspections, with case review and case development during the project period. No asbestos samples will be collected during the course of AHERA inspection activities. DSHS will inspect schools that have not been previously inspected, as well as addressing complaints. DSHS anticipate inspections of approximately 425 schools campuses within these LEAs. An AHERA outreach pamphlet will be developed for distribution. Quarterly summary reports and final reports will be forward to EPA documenting inspection and compliance activities. The proposed project will be completed over a period of 12 months. This is a cooperative agreement, the activities will require federal involvement in the form of programmatic oversight reviews and comment of all agreement activities and products, as needed.
|98427214||TN Dept of Environment and Conservation||SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves an award in the amount of 8,845,000 to the State of Tennessee to continue the capitalization of the Tennessee's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which provides a long-term source of financing for the construction of infrastructure projects and for the administration of a range of activities, such as small community technical assistance, capacity development, and operator certification. These activities will protect human health by reducing exposure to contaminants in drinking water, in fish and shellfish, and in recreational waters.
|99818614||CO Department of Public Health and Environment||NONPOINT SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS|
This agreement provides support to the State to implement its state nonpoint source management program developed under the Clean Water Act Section 319.
|99191414||Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust||MASSACHUSETTS DRINKING WATER SRF-FY14|
Per your application request dated June 18, 2014, this Grant Agreement is being awarded funding in the amount of $16,441,000 to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust for their 2014 Capitalization Grant under their drinking water infrastructure projects and associated drinking water eligible activities through the Drinking Water State Revolving loan Fund Program. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions of this award have been implemented.
|83571101||Columbus State University||COUPLING WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND BIOGAS PROD|
Wastewater is a leading source of controllable nutrient pollution discharged into rivers and lakes. The objective of this project is to create an economic model to estimate the dollar value of different configurations of algal treatment systems.
|96666103||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||FY15 SUPERFUND BLOCK (CERCLA MGMT ASST)|
This partial award is to fund TCEQ an amount of $150,000 comprised of Pipeline funding for management assistance activities pertaining to the workplan currently in force.
Management Assistance activities are those activities conducted by the recipient to ensure its meaningful and substantial involvement. These activities include RI field activities with oversight, reviewing and commenting on technical reports, attending technical and public meetings, and ensuring that remedial activities are completed in accordance with ARARS. Activities are listed as remedial investigations )(RI) feasibility studies (FS), human health and ecological risk assessments (HERA), records of decision (ROD), remedial design (RD), five year reviews, and NPL deletion.
All of these activities are activities that are to remediate hazardous waste sites and restore land for safe and productive use, as is stated in the EPA Strategic Plan objective
|00D18714||Sarasota Bay Estuary Program||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $300,000 to support Sarasota Bay Estuary Program project. The project will create, restore, and enhance the natural systems in the North Water Tower Park forested enclave.
|83562901||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR REGION VII OPERATIONS|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with Region VII Operations, Kansas City, KS.
|98961314||AZ Dept of Env Quality||NONPOINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM|
This agreement provides support to the State to implement its state nonpoint source management program developed under the Clean Water Act Section 319. This award provides full federal funding in the amount of $1,267,500.
|00D18514||Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $300,000 to assist the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to support the basin wide water quality monitoring, accelerate source tracking for pollution, and expand educational outreach. The educational outreach will inform citizens on the basin wide water quality so that they can make better decisions on the use of the waterways.
|96329101||Earth Conservancy||BROWNFIELD CLEANUP (WARRIOR RUN) HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES|
Funds will be used to remediate the Warrior Run site in Warrior Run Borough, Pennsylvania, prepare the site for reuse, and conduct community involvement related to the cleanup activities.
|83570101||Univ. North Carolina at Charlotte||SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIVITY: NANOSOLAR SKIN|
This research explores next-generation nanoscale solar skin for buildings that will reduce solar heat gain and glare while producing electricity. Its approach is inspired by plant photosynthesis. A silicon nanowire photovoltaic array will be integrated in a polymer-based solar skin faįade and will be used to maximize light harvesting while simultaneously addressing the problems of heat loss and gains.
|83565201||Cherokee Nation||CHEROKEE NATION-FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE|
This project will allow Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs (CNEP) to publish environmental data to a publicly accessible web page to improve access of environmemntal information by the tribal population and the public at large. The CNEP will also develop an application programming interface (API) to make the data on the web page available in XML format. This will increase the visibility and usability of Cherokee Nation data.
|00J85201||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||REMOTE MAINTENANCE WORKER (RMW) PROGRAM|
The Remote Maintenance Worker (RMW) program assists rural Alaska communities in building drinking water and waste water system operations and maintenance capacity in order to protect human health and the environment. On-site operations and maintenance support, and over-the-shoulder operator training establish technical capacity and promote compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).
|98447214||AL Dept of Environmental Management||SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves an award in the amount of $16,892,000 to the State of Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) for its revolving loan fund program. ADEM will use these funds to provide low interest loans for the construction of drinking water facilities, green infrastructure, program administration and drinking water related activities with the goal of protecting public health, environment and promote the completion of cost effective water treatment, storage, and distribution facilities in the state.
|83572001||Michigan State University||INTEGRATING WATER/ENERGY ENGINEERING W/ ECOTOURISM|
This project aims to develop an integrated water-wastewater-energy system for the ecotourism project led by the Shuabb Aborigine Women Association in Costa Rica. The system will integrate green technologies to 1) obtain water for human consumption, 2) generate energy for cooking, 3) treat solid waste and wastewater produced in the ecotourism complex, and 4) demonstrate the economic and ecotourism value of this kind of development in a region with limited access to public services, but great environmental richness.
|01E00770||Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources||SUPERFUND FIVE-YEAR REVIEW COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
Funding for this Cooperative Agreement (CA) is being provided to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to conduct Superfund 5-Year Reviews to ensure that the sites being evaluated are safe, also to ensure that the remedy continues to protect the community and the environment, community notification and involvement, document review, and site inspections
|99696817||Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals||LDHH FY14 DRINKING WATER RLF CAPITALIZATION GRANT|
To provide federal funds to the State of Louisiana for the purpose of providing loan assistance to eligible public water systems for infrastructure improvements needed to ensure safe drinking water and to provide funds for the following types of set-aside activities: Administrative, Small Systems Technical Assistance, Local Assistance and State Programs Management.
|96026802||Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reserv||SUQUAMISH TRIBE WYCKOFF-EAGLE HARBOR|
Support of Agency Cooperative Agreement with the Suquamish Tribe for participation at the Wyckoff/Eagle Harbor Superfund site, including document review and shellfish sampling and analysis.
This assistance agreement is fully funded.
|00F89601||Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality||SUPERFUND BULK MANAGEMENT ASST. FY15-16|
CORE supports administrative and non-site specific activities such as program management and planning financial administration, reconciliation of records and financial report preparation; buddget preparation/management, procurement and labor allocation accounting and reporting services, state records and archives representation, cost recovery records maintenance, cost recovery report preparation and contract management.
Management Assistance (MA) activities are those activities conducted by the recipient to ensure its meaningful and substantial involvement. These activities include RI field activities with oversight, reviewing and comenting on technical reports, attending technical and public meetings, and ensuring the remedial activities completed in accordance with Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARARs). Activities are listed as remedial investigation (RI), feasibility studies (FS), human health ad ecological risk assessments (HERA), records of decision (ROD), remedial design (RD), five-year reviews, and NPL deletion.
This incremental award is comprised of:
Special Account Funding:
Gulf Coast Vacuum: $ 957
TOTAL Award: $102,895
|00936315||CA Dept of Toxic Subs Control||SFY15-17 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM|
This project will monitor compliance with hazardous waste management regulations in California at hazardous waste generators and hazardous waste management facilities, issue permits to hazardous waste management facilities, manage cleanup of contaminated sites, inspect trucks importing hazardous waste at the Mexico Border, and develop projects to reduce waste and increase recycling.
This action provides partial federal funding in the amount of $3,652,000, of which $102,893 is set-aside for the Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA).
|99290314||New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection||NJ DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND CAPITALIZATION GRANT|
This grant is to continue the capitalization of the New Jersey Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which provides a long-term source of financing for the construction of infrastructure projects and for the administration of a range of activities including small community technical assistance, source water protection, capacity development and operator certification. These practices will protect human health by reducing exposure to contaminants in drinking water, in fish and shellfish, and in recreational waters.
|00D19514||The Florida Aquarium||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $161,570 for the Florida Aquarium to develop and implement watershed Investigations for upper elementary students to explore the health of coastal ecosystems of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico Watershed. The investigations will introduce students to the local watershed, water quality, coastal habitats, climate change and the role students can play in protecting our water resources.
|97858015||MT Department of Environmental Quality||UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM|
This award provides funds to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to ensure that owners and operators routinely and correctly monitor all regulated tanks and piping in accordance with the regulations.
|98495814||TN Dept of Environment and Conservation||TOXIC SUBSTANCES COMPLIANCE MONITORING|
This action provides partial funding in the amount of 51,297 to the State of Tennessee to assist in developing and enhancing comprehensive toxic substance enforcement programs for asbestos in schools programs, and sector specific multi-media enforcement efforts, thereby reducing the public health risks of asbestos exposure, which is a known carcinogen. The project includes conducting inspections for compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA), and, if necessary, drafting and developing enforcement related case information that will assist EPA in conducting follow-up enforcement.
|28000114||MS Dept of Environmental Quality||CAPITALIZATION GRANTS FOR STATE REVOLVING FUND|
This action approves an award in the amount of $12,632,000 to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to make loans for wastewater infrastructure and non-point source pollution prevention which will help provide clean/safe water for drinking, recreation, and food production
|83570201||Regents University of CA CE-CERT||NOX-OUT: SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION SYSTEM|
This research will refine a prototype of a selective catalytic reducer and construct an affordable, user-friendly unit using low-cost materials. Specifically, the device will address lawn mowers, which can emit unburned fuel and produce large amounts of carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and particulate matter (PM).
|97745101||Heartland Conservation Alliance Inc.||TRANSFORMING VACANT LOTS TO RESTORE OUR CITY'S WATERSHEDS|
Heartland Conservation Alliance proposes to study vacant lots to develop a process to identify properties that can be redeveloped with green infrastructure. They will also explore ways to successfully engage and teach community members in this new process, training them how to use the findings and tools in the future to improve their neighborhoods. This project will offer an opportunity to examine the viability of preserving vacant lots to improve community health, protect natural resources and increase public awareness of critical water quality issues in the Blue River watershed.
|99884614||Wyoming State Loan & Investment Board||DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND PROGRAM|
This award provides funds to assist the State of Wyoming to 1) establish a program that provides a long-term source of financing for the costs of infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements and to protect public health; and 2) finance the drinking water State Revolving Fund program.
|99T20801||City of Oroville||BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT - LAS PLUMAS LUMBER MILL|
This project provides funding for the City of Oroville to characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement related activities for Brownfields sites in the Las Plumas Lumber Mill area. The overall project goal is to redevelop the site as a retail complex with additional transportation access through the site.
This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $350,000. Preaward costs are approved back to July 1, 2014.
|96809201||CO Department of Public Health and Environment||CODPHE FY14 NATTS|
The purpose of this project is to provide additional information on ambient (surrounding) air levels of air toxic compounds in Grand Junction, Colorado as part of a national program to quantify levels of ambient air toxics. This project will aid in the development of an Air Toxics Trends Network used in assessing impacts of air toxic pollutants and the development of reduction strategies.Increase of Funds FY14 NATTS funds
|97352914||MD Dept of the Environment||FY 2014 319 NON-POINT SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION GRANT|
This agreement provides $2,119,118 in EPA assistance, including $10,000 EPA In-Kind, to implement the Maryland nonpoint source management program developed under the Clean Water Act, Section 319.
|83562401||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR REGION IX OPERATIONS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with Region IX Operations, San Francisco, CA.
|00F84101||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||FY14 SEC. 103 AIR TOXICS MONITORING PROGRAM|
This project is to support planning efforts in developing, establishing, improving and maintaining adequate programs for the prevention and control of air pollution or the implementation of national primary and secondary air quality standards. This assistance agreement will support the state's ability to conduct the ambient air monitoring of air toxics in the State of Texas.
|00E72014||Indiana Department of Environmental Management||INDIANA DEM-WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING|
This grant will fund three projects pertaining to water quality planning. Projects 1. Browne Wonder-Sugar Creek Watershed Planning Project and 2. South Fork Blue River Watershed Planning Project, will develop Watershed Management Plans for those watersheds as well as baseline water quality monitoring and public outreach/education programs. The third project is the AIMS II Functional Expansion, Enhancements and Maintenance project which will continue the technical support of the Assessment Information Management System (AIMS) data base while improving public access to water quality monitoring data.
|99T15201||Western States Air Resources Council||CAA SPECIAL PURPOSE ACTIVITIES - OPERATIONS; TRAINING; STATE SUPPORT; WRAP; AND REGIONAL HAZE|
This assistance agreement provides partial federal funding in the amount of $915,738 to support Year 1 of a three year grant funding period through 12/31/2017. Therefore, any additional federal funds are contingent upon Federal appropriations.
WESTAR provides training as well as policy and technical support to 15 western states. EPA funding will further the specific interests of the member states by providing a forum for sharing information, identifying air quality issues, focusing resources on common goals, coordinating research, delivering training programs, and developing policy. In addition, WESTAR supports the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) and Western states and tribes providing technical assistance on regional air quality management issues � for example, in developing Regional Haze State Implementation Plans under CFR Section 51.308 and 51.309, which are the requirements to implement visibility protection for Federal Class areas under 169A of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The projects described assist with regional haze planning and implementation by providing technical data and analytical results in support of implementation plan completion, review, approval, and tracking.
Pre-Award Costs are approved back to 09/01/2014.
|00945615||NV Dept of Cons & Ntrl Res||SFY15-18 UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL|
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has been given primary enforcement responsibility pursuant to Section 1422 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and 40 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Section 147.1450. Primary areas of work include permitting Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells, performing facility inspections, completing compliance evaluations, witnessing mechanical integrity tests, and taking appropriate enforcement actions.
This award provides partial federal funding in the amount of $84,000. See terms and conditions.
|83572701||Norwich University||PERVIOUS CONCRETE WATER FILTERS|
This proposed research is to re-design pervious concrete; a common component of Low Impact Development (LID) infrastructure, to harvest and filter storm water runoff contaminated by organics, nutrients, and metals and convert it to meet drinking water quality standards.
|00D19314||University of Southern Mississippi||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $297,235 for the University of Southern Mississippi to develop watershed literacy and enhance awareness of human behaviors that affect watersheds. The project will focus on the Pascagoula River watershed.
|99T20701||City of Oroville||BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT - COMMUNITY-WIDE|
This project provides funding for the City of Oroville to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup planning and community involvement related activities for Brownfields sites in the Industrial Focus Area 2 in southern Oroville. The project will focus on commercial revitalization in an area over 550 acres.
This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $400,000. Preaward costs are approved back to July 1, 2014.
|00J87101||Educational Service Dist 101||CLIMATE CONNECTIONS NORTHWEST|
This project provides environmental education professional development workshops to 150 teachers across six school districts in rural eastern Washington and involves 4,400 4th through 8th grade students. The 5-day-long teacher professional development workshops will include instructions on environmental fundamentals, teaching skills, methods and strategies, and on climate change indicators, causes and impacts. Students will learn through classroom instruction and presentations by environmental professionals, field trips, and hands-on community environmental stewardship projects.
|83564101||Davis||MONITORING INDOOR SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS|
This proposal will develop mass-balance models to estimate semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) exposure. Toward this end, the proposal will sample dust particles from 100 homes and use liquid and gas chromatography (GC) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MS) to measure SVOC concentrations in these samples.
|00F85501||Amigos Bravos Inc||WATER QUALITY MONITORING AT VALLE DE ORO|
Amigos Bravos will conduct 12 student and community based water quality monitoring events at the Valle de Oro Urban National Wildlife Refuge, across all sources of water. Sampling will include nutrients and metals, as well as pharmaceuticals and personal care products, PCBs and E.coli.
|00658218||New Mexico Environment Department||NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT INDOOR RADON OUTREACH PROGRAM (IROP)|
To protect the citizens of New Mexico from the harmful exposures to radon gas that may cause cancer. The main concern of this program will be the protection of school-age children.
|83570601||AZ Board of Regents-Arizona State University||COMMUNITY-SCALE GASIFICATION FOR AG & ENERGY|
This project will develop a “Best Practices” manual for integrating community-scale gasification technology and its co-products (energy and biochar) into farming practices. To accomplish this it will identify interactions in the field between biochar, legacy chemicals, soil microbial communities, farming practices, and hydrologic processes and develop scenario-based models of runoff, nutrient and fertilizer loading as well as landscape erosion under a variety of climate, vegetation, soil type, and biochar application rates.
|96326701||VA Institute of Marine Science||VIMS; COMPARING SHALLOW-WATER MODELS|
To compare the results from multiple shallow water models in a consistent manner that facilitates the determination of the model(s) and/or the modeled process that are the most skillful at modeling shallow water regions of the Bay and further quantitatively evaluating and comparing the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.
|00J93701||Oregon Health Authority||OHA RADON PROJECT FY15|
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will conduct education and outreach to raise public awareness of radon gas in homes; reduce indoor radon levels by compiling radon databases; develop partnerships with community members, local government agencies, and other organizations; and promote disclosures, testing, and mitigation in the State of Oregon.
|00J87201||Corvallis Environmental Center||CLASSROOMS TAKE CHARGE|
This project will serve as a model for creating behavioral change that benefits the environment by innovatively modifying an existing climate change online tool to include educative components for high school students. Oregon Green Schools and the Seattle School District will be involved in the project. Students will be able to see real-time data about their individual actions and how school wide participation in the program collectively reduces CO2 emissions. Teacher workshops will be conducted, and the students will learn through in-class and on-line learning and service learning.
This assistance agreement is fully funded and approves a 10% indirect cost flat rate (see Administrative Condition # 22). Programmatic Condition # 9 is also emphasized.
|96329201||Eastern Shore Land Conservancy||BROWNFIELD CLEANUP (HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES/PETROLEUM) MCCORD LAUNDRY BUILDING|
Funds will be used to carry out cleanup and site remediation at brownfield sites in Easton, Maryland at the McCord Laundry Building and five adjacent rowhomes.
|00160214||Massachusetts D.E.P.||FY 2014 LUST PREVENTION GRANT|
Per your application request dated May 22, 2014, this Cooperative Agreement is being awarded funds in the amount of $471,000 to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in conducting underground storage tank (UST) inspections, related enforcement, and other release detection and release prevention activities to meet it's responsibilities of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
|00051115||Oregon Dept of Agriculture||OR DEPT OF AG CONSOL. PESTICIDE 2014-15 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT|
This cooperative agreement is designed to continue implementation of pesticide regulatory and enforcement programs that could include, but are not limited to, activities such as compliance monitoring, enforcement, certification and training for pesticide applicators, water quality protection, and outreach and education. This agreement will result in enhanced protection of human health and the environment.
|83564001||The Toxicology Forum||THE TOXICOLOGY FORUM ANNUAL SUMMER MEETING 2014|
The Toxicology Forum is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to conducting open dialogues among various segments of society concerned with problems in toxicology. The meeting results in productive discussions of highly controversial subjects that are of great importance to industry and state and local government. The meeting facilitates the resolution of conflicts, identifies research gaps, drives research agendas, promotes sound regulatory and policy decision making, and validates the importance of the Forum�s motto of "Understanding Through Dialogue.
|00087515||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC UST GRANT FY 15|
This project will assist owners and operators of underground storage tanks (UST) in Alaska to prevent releases to the environment by providing technical assistance and outreach, administering a third-party inspection/enforcement program, ensuring financial responsibility requirements are met, facilitating program adminstration and planning, and developing new protective regulations to implement the requirements of the Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act (USTCA).
|99T09801||Elem Indian Colony||GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM|
The objective of this project is to expand Elem Indian Colony's Environmental Program to include: developing an EPA Tribal Environmental Plan; updating the air quality assurance project plan (QAPP); ensuring compliance with Federal regulations through efficient grant management and increased financial accountability; participating at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meetings and the Tribal/EPA Annual Conference; and providing training to environmental staff.
|83577201||Water Environment Federation||NATIONAL MUNICIPAL STORMWATER AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AWARDS PROGRAM|
This project will establish a national stormwater recognition program for high-performing Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4s). Included in this project will be the development of the award structure and criteria, providing outreach on the awards, and recognition of award winners. This National Muncipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program will highlight exemplary stormwater management in order to promote higher adoption rates of effective and innovative stormwater controls to improve water quality.
|05000049||Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality||CWA, SEC. 604(B), WATER QUALITY ANALYSES OF SAMPLES|
ADEQ submitted a work plan for the FY14 allocation to conduct chemical sampling of 20 compliance sampling inspections and samples for rivers, streams and lakes for specific parameters.
|96328301||Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia||JOB TRAINING PROGRAM|
This project provides funding for Energy Coordinating Agency, Inc. to recruit, train, and place unemployed or underemployed residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in environmental careers with skills needed to safely conduct remediation work at solid and hazardous waste contaminated sites.
|99446514||MS Dept of Environmental Quality||TOXIC SUBSTANCES COMPLIANCE MONITORING|
This action provides partial funding in the amount of $68,791 to support the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to develop and enhance comprehensive toxic substance enforcement programs for asbestos in schools programs and sector specific multi-media enforcement efforts to reduce public health risks of asbestos exposure. The project includes inspections for compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act and the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act.
|00D19214||Corpus Christi||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $198,690 for Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi to use electrolysis to grow new benthic habitat to stabilize the bottom fostering establishment of a benthic community that will filter overlying water.
|83578101||National Association for Hispanic Elderly||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR THE AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA.
|00640415||Oklahoma Corporation Commission||UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST) PROGRAM|
This agreement provides assistance to the recipient to operate a state program to protect against leaks from underground storage tank systems. Activities inlude: EPAct-related release prevention activities such as secondary containment and operator training; supporting states with inspections (including training inspectors), enforcement, and compliance assurance activities rlated for federally-regulated UST systems; and database management activities related to release prevention.
|00740421||Iowa Department of Natural Resources||2014 IOWA CLEAN WATER ACT SECTION 319(H) NON-POINT SOURCE PROGRAM|
Funds provide continuing support for Iowa's Nonpoint Source Management Program under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act. Projects emphasize watershed-planning and implementation to solve high priority nonpoint source water pollution problems.
|99083914||WA Dept of Health||DRINKING WATER SRF PROGRAM|
Section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authorizes the state to utilize funds to further the health protection objectives of the SDWA. The project will help drinking water systems supply clean, safe water by providing training, technical assistance and loans for capital improvements. As part of this project, the state ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, which are designed to protect public health.
|00E01327||Great Lakes Fishery Trust||PLACE-BASED MODELS FOR STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION IN K-12|
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust�s (GLFT) Place Based Models for K-12 Stewardship Education project will create the next generation of Great Lakes stewards. The project will serve as a model program for creating behavioral change that benefits the environment by demonstrating, documenting, and disseminating a variety of methods for establishing and sustaining quality place-based Environmental Education (EE) in diverse K-12 settings. Place-based environmental education uses the local community as the starting point for teaching and involves students in real-world environmental issues in local communities, is conducted with the active involvement of local organizations that work on those issues, and focuses on positive outcomes for learning and community betterment. This proposal will be implemented in nine regional hubs in the coastal communities of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
|83571401||Trustees of Indiana University||WATER QUALITY & PERF OF STORMWATER BERMS|
This project researches low impact design (LID) applications to determine their effectiveness in unconventional settings, in order to expand the use of LID into conventional best management practices . In determining site-specific design and performance metrics and cost-effectiveness, field scale performance data is needed to assess the hydrologic function of design elements. The proposed design approaches this challenge through the installation and performance measurements of four “weep” berms and 120 filter berms.
|96827101||SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources||SD DEPT OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES - SUPERFUND BLOCK|
This awards 2014 Block funds to South Dakota Department of Natural Resources for ongoing State oversight, technical and management assistance, contract management and project support of the site specific and non-site specific activities ongoing in South Dakota, in addition to Management Assistance and core activites.
|00J68802||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC SUPERFUND|
State review and comment on Superfund remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) for Salt Chuck Mine Superfund Site, Prince of Wales, Alaska.
|96328901||MD Dept of the Environment||SACA - ORDNANCE PRODUCTS, INC. (RA OU2)|
Funds will be used to provide support in the development, regulatory oversight, technical review and evaluation of an effective Remedial Action to address the contaminated groundwater per the 2013 Record of Decision amendment for the Ordnance Products site Operable Unit Two.
|96814701||The Trust for Public Land||TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND FY14 WPDG STORY MILL|
This award provides funding to build capacity to protect manage and restore welands, through assessment and development ofa comprehensive program . Story Mill Community Park Restoration and Demonstration Project The Trust for Public Land's Northern Rockies Office is working with the City of Bozeman and numerous community partners to create Bozeman's largest park at the Story Mill site.
|98681414||OK Dept of Env Quality||DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (DWSRF) CAPITALIZATION GRANT|
To provide federal funds to the State of Oklahoma for the purposes of providing loan assistance to eligible public water systems for infrastructure improvements needed to ensure safe drinking water and to provide funds for the following types of set-aside activities: Administrative, Small Systems Technical Assistance, State Programs Management, and Local Assistance.
|83564901||New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection||NJ DEP-FY2014 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCHANGE|
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection proposes to modernize the New Jersey Environmental Management System-Safe Drinking Water Information System (NJEMS-SDWIS) Interface, modernize lab submittal system and SDWIS Interface; and modernize drinking water publishing.
|96282601||NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation||FY-2014 NATIONAL AIR TOXICS MONITORING PILOT PROGRAM|
Funding is provided to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to maintain and operate special air toxics monitoring pilot stations that are part of EPA's national trends network that collects and analyzes various toxic pollutants in the atmosphere at various locations within New York State.
|96329001||MD Dept of the Environment||SACA - KANE & LOMBARD (RI/FS OU2)|
Funds will be used to provide support in the development, regulatory oversight, technical review and evaluation of an effective Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for Operable Unit Two to address the contaminated groundwater at the Kane & Lombard site.
|00D25314||Environmental Community Action Inc.||URBAN WATERS SMALL GRANTS|
This action approves an award in the amount of $59,990 to Environmental Community Action, Inc. which will enable them to collaborate and strengthen existing watershed partnerships in urban streams, protect public health and focus on empowering citizens to help improve water quality in the Proctor Creek Basin. The project will bring together academics and leaders of underserved communities to better understand the extent and impact of sewage and storm water flows from the high elevation Atlanta University Center campuses on downstream residential communities.
|99T10101||Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA)||URBAN WATERS -RIVER AMBASSADORS|
This project is a educational program to connect communities to the Los Angeles River by engaging high school students from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The project consists of developing the students to become River Ambassadors and then having the students perform outreach to the community. The grantee will conduct a series of training sessions that will include topics such as, conservation, river ecology, watershed health, and strategies for community outreach. These training session will enable the students to become River Ambassadors who will create outreach presentations and river walks with the local community. This award provides full federal funding in the amount of $55,021.
|00E24012||Illinois Environmental Protection Agency||RELATIONAL DATABASE DEVELOPMENT|
Development of a relational database to store all of the monitoring data collected by both Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Water State Water Survey from 2009 through 2018. Database will be based on national data standards and is expected to contain more than 6 million records and will be maintained in a standardized query language.
|56000114||Wyoming State Loan & Investment Board||WATER POLLUTION CONTROL STATE REVOLVING FUND PROGRAM|
This award provides funds to assist the State of Wyoming to establish a revolving loan fund program that provides a long-term source of financing for the costs of 1) publicly-owned wastewater treatment works infrastructure needed to achieve or maintain compliance with Clean Water Act; and 2) nonpoint source activities to protect water quality.
|83573501||Groundwork Denver Incorp.||TAKE CHARGE ENERGY AMBASSADOR NATIONAL MODEL|
This project will address educational and environmental priorities. Specifically, it will address "Community Projects" by implementing a community-focused stewardship activity as the primary teaching tool in addition to addressing "Environmental Education (EE) Capacity Building" by training the GW USA network in best practices for EE. It will also address the "Addressing Climate Change and Improving Air Quality" environmental priority by educating youth and adults to provide the necessary skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions around energy efficiency and climate change, specifically reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
This project is designed to build upon GWD's successful "Take Charge" project to develop a national best practices EE model. Take Charge was implemented by GWD across Colorado, in both urban and rural areas and has educated over 1,400 high school and college students to become Energy Ambassadors. As a result of this effort, nearly 35,000 Colorado residents are able to implement changes with measurable results. This project has demonstrated its effectiveness at engaging students in achieving solid environmental outcomes with a diverse community audience.
|99T15601||CA State Coastal Conservancy||WETLANDS PROTECTION DEVELOPMENT - SO. CA WETLANDS RECOVERY PROJECT|
This project's objective is to update the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project Regional Strateby in order to protect and restore watersheds and aquatic ecosystems for habitat goals for coastal wetlands and develop guidance for selection, design and prioritization of site-specific restoration projects. It will also develop an In-Lieu Fee program to help fund priority projects from the Regional Strategy.
This assistance agreement provides federal funding in the amount of $324,888 for the period of 09/01/2014 to 09/01/2015.
|00045114||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||NONPOINT SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION IN OREGON|
Nonpoint Source Program grants are awarded under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act for the purposes of assisting States and Tribes in implementing their approved nonpoint source management programs. Projects emphasize watershed-based planning and project implementation to solve high priority nonpoint source water quality problems.
|83568801||Davis||ENRICHMENT OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES FOR BIOGAS PRODUCTION|
The student team proposes laboratory experiments to enrich, characterize, and preserve a microbial community capable of high-solids anaerobic digestion (AD) for biorenewable methane production.
|97076211||WA Dept of Agriculture||WA DEPT OF AG PESTICIDE|
During the project period, the Washington State Department of Agriculture will cooperate in the enforcement of the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, certify and train pesticide applicators, and continue the development and implementation of programs for the protection of farmworkers, water quality, and endangered species.
|00F94201||Groundwork New Orleans Inc.||GWNO COMMUNITY STORMWATER MANAGEMENT & REVITALIZATION PROGRAM|
Under the proposed project, GWNO plans to create an adaptable outdoor curriculum focused on watershed and stormwater management for youth and residents in underserved New Orleans neighborhoods, to identify potential solutions to common environmental and public health issues, and to perform beneficial tree and flower plantings. GWNO will create an adaptable outdoor curriculum, consisting of service learning activities available to neighborhood youth and residents. The project will increase public engagement capacity and efforts by providing fun and educational neighborhood-based events, service learning opportunities at educational sites (e.g., Bayou Bienvenue, the Wetlands Plants Nursery, the Central City Rain Gardens, and the Earth Lab), integrating Environmental Justice topics into educational curricula, and performing free tree and flower adoptions for beautification of underserved neighborhoods.
|96195901||City of New London||CITY OF NEW LONDON'S BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM|
This assistance agreement will provide funding to the City of New London, Connecticut to inventory, characterize, and assess brownfields sites in New London, Connecticut. The City will conduct assessments of selected properties with the goal of remediation plan development for key parcels. This will build upon previous brownfields work and embrace the concepts and goals of community and economic development planning documents and recent outreach feedback. Brownfields are real property, the expansion, development or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
|99T13101||LA||URBAN WATERS - NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL SOURCES OF STOMWATER POLLUTION|
This assistance agreement provides federal funding in the amount of $59,965 for an educational program to connect communitites to the Los Angeles River by engaging high school students from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The project consists of developing the students to understand the issues related to the Los Angeles River and then having the students perform outreach to the community around Compton Creek. UCLA, along with the Los Angeles Waterkeeper, will conduct a series of training sessions that will include lessons on stormwater pollution, the hydrological cycle, Clean Water Act, permits, and how to sample and conduct monitoring in the creek. These training sessions will allow the students to use the knowledge gained to educate the community about the ways to reduce the pollution impacts to Compton Creek.
|99084010||Washington Department of Ecology||WDOE LUST TRUST FUND PROJECT FY 15|
Activities include: 1) develop guidance and disseminate requlatory and technical information to tank owners, responsible parties (RPs), consultants, and other interested parties; 2) cost recover expended federal dollars from RPs, where spent, and determine RPs ability-to-pay for the cleanup of their site; 3) increase the number of cleanups completed by investigating petroleum releases reported, providing oversight, conduct file reviews and taking the necessary enforcement actions to compel site cleanup; and 4) develop model remedies for LUST sites with free product and soil only, revise TPH spreadsheet and guidance to assist with cleanup of LUST sites.
This award is partially funded, and Administrative Condition 19 is emphasized - along with Programmatic Conditions 2, 3, 4, & 5.
|99351415||DE Dept of Agriculture||FY15 DELAWARE PESTICIDES PROGRAM PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT (PPG)|
This Pesticides Performance Partnership Agreement award provides $308,500 to fully fund this agreement with the Delaware Department of Agriculture to carry out enforcement activities and program implementation in the areas of worker protection, certification and training of pesticide applicators, pesticides in water, endangered species protection, and container and containment regulations in accordance with the EPA approved workplan.
|42000114||PA Infrastructure Investment Authority||PENNSYLVANIA'S CWSRF|
This agreement is for a capitalization grant which provides funds for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program to provide low interest financing to recipients for costs associated with the planning, design, and construction of eligible water quality improvement and protection projects. The objectives are to establish and manage an effective comprehensive CWSRF program and to maintain a self-sustaining revolving fund so as to improve and protect water quality and public health.
|96993115||AZ Dept of Env Quality||SFY15-16 WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (MONITORING INITIATIVE)|
The project activities under the grant will support statewide monitoring work. Activities will include: conducting surface water monitoring, providing public access to monitoring data, coordinating with other states, and providing training pertinent to surface water monitoring. These activities and resulting products are essential for the State of Arizona to assess surface water quality and to prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution. This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $172,751.
|00F87901||Today Foundation||PADDLEFISH REINTRODUCTION EDUCATION INITIATIVE|
The Paddlefish Project is an environmental education enrichment program that networks scientists with teachers and students to address local environmental issues. The project intent is to serve as a model for creating behavioral change that benefits the environment by providing elementary, secondary, and postsecondary students, their teachers and professors, volunteers, and youth and adult event attendees with content knowledge, scientific process skills, and real-world practice to make informed environmental decisions. Behavioral change will occur as participants acquire knowledge, apply their understandings while implementing investigations, and as they organize, differentiate, characterize, and evaluate data for educational purposes.
|00D19914||South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium||ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM|
This action approves an award in the amount of $78,564 to the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium to provide support for a project that seeks to leveral the success of the "From Seeds to Shoreline" (S2S) program and expand it throughout EPA Region 4. The primary goal of the program is to develop a tidal creek-salt marsh environmental education model that includes three levels of engagement: 1) environmental information; 2) outreach; and 3) stewardship to increase the understanding and care of these ecosystems.
|83564201||Duke University||EXPOSURE OF YOUNG CHILDREN TO RESIDENTIAL SVOCS|
This proposal will address a current methodological gap by providing an improved measure of personal exposure to many semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) emitted from indoor sources. The project proposes to identify links between specific products in home and children�s (24-48 months of age) exposure levels. It will provide new data on SVOCs detectable in hand wipes and dust using resolution mass spectrometry-based targeted and non-targeted analytical screening approaches.
|83574101||Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Committee Inc||CONTINUING CHALLENGE HAZMAT EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONFERENCE (2014)|
This project will provide scholarships to State of CA employees to attend the technical training workshop for HAZMAT/Emergency Response Activities. The purpose of this workshop is to provide safe training for emergency responders to hazardous materials incidents affecting public health and the environment through the use of Innovative Technology. Other federal, state, and local government employees will also attend this technical training workshop in an effort to strengthen and unify overall hazardous materials response capabilities.
|00F90501||Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program Inc.||COASTAL BEND BAYS & ESTUARIES PROGRAM FY2015|
This project implements recommendations of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) regarding restoration of disappearing coastal habitats of the Coastal Bend Estuaries through tasks outlined in the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Inc., (CBBEP) annual work plan.
|96184701||Montachusett Opportunity Council Inc||MITIGATE IMPACT OF STORMWATER ON THE NASHUA RIVER|
MOCI plans to work with residents, municipal officials and community organizations in Fitchburg, MA, to reduce stormwater pollution of the Nashua River. The applicant and its partners (the City of Fitchburg, the Nashua River Watershed Association, the Massachusetts Watershed Coalition and the Twin Cities Community Development Corporation) will address stormwater pollution of the Nashua River by: 1) educating residents and community leaders about the environmental and health impacts of stormwater pollution and actions that residents and community leaders can take to reduce stormwater pollution by hosting workshops, conducting community walk-throughs and training youth peer-leaders; 2) creating a green space on a vacant lot in the affected community that includes an outdoor “museum” showcasing green infrastructure methods that residents can replicate on their own property; 3) training residents, community organizations and municipal officials about stormwater water management through development of green infrastructure and 4) assessing the City of Fitchburg�s systems and policies to see how green infrastructure and low impact development can be integrated into the City�s planning and procedures and identify barriers that may exist.
|96283701||Groundwork Elizabeth||NEXT STEPS FOR A HEALTHY ELIZABETH RIVER COMMUNITY|
This project will organize members of the Elizabeth, NJ community to develop sustainable solutions to improve access to the Elizabeth River and restore the water quality in the river. Groundwork Elizabeth will organize educational outreach efforts within the community which include river visits and water quality studies of the river to facilitate the development of appropriate solutions and policy changes within the community.
|83572601||Austin Community College District||SOLAR DISINFECTION FOR RESIDENTIAL GREYWATER|
This project will study solar disinfection (SODIS) of greywater for reuse with the goal of designing a robust, efficient, effective, low-cost, low energy-requiring, and nontoxic system for residential use.
|00E01329||Minnesota Department of Agriculture||MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE|
The objectives of this project grant are: (1) to serve as the new Bed Bug Resource Center for all EPA Region 5 States; (2) extend the current Minnesota bed bug Hotline to all other Region 5 participating States; (3) initiate new State bed bug stakeholder workgroups in order to assess their current and future needs to attack this problem; and (4) address some of these needs for bed bug outreach and education through State Train-the-Trainer bed bug webinars.
|00615715||New Mexico Environment Department||NMED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL SEC105 FY15|
The purpose of the grant is to award $598,224 for the implementation of the approved Air Pollution Prevention and Abatement Program for FY-15. The project scope includes activities related to air permitting, air planning, and environmental compliance (enforcement, surveillance, and abatement monitoring activities).
|83572101||Mississippi State University||INTEGRATED DESALINATION AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT|
The objective of this project is to design and develop an integrated microbial desalination system to treat wastewater with nitrogen removal for electricity generation and to produce desalinated water simultaneously.
|00651518||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||FY15 LUST CORRECTIVE ACTION|
Provide investigations, emergency responses, remediation, risk assessment, alternative water supplies and relocation of residents at sites where releases have occurred from underground storage tanks where the responsible party is unknown, or is unwilling, or unable to respond.
|96191501||Partners for a Healthier Community Inc.||SPRINGFILED HEALTHY HOMES COLLABORATIVE|
PFHC�s project seeks to reduce the high rate of asthma morbidity that is disproportionately impacting the residents of Springfield, MA, particularly in the Mason Square neighborhood. The project also seeks to reduce exposure to lead and other housing related health impacts. PFHC and its partners (the Mason Square Health Task Force, Arise for Social Justice, Springfield Office of Housing, HAPHousing and Baystate High Street Pediatrics) will address exposure to environmental risks in the home by: 1) developing infrastructure to connect residents, community health workers and other organizations to resources to remediate home-based environmental hazards that contribute to poor health; 2) building capacity among community partners/stakeholders to maximize local resources and provide Healthy Homes training and 3) piloting a targeted community health worker model to connect residents with asthma in need of home remediation to appropriate resources.
|97957515||CA State Water Res Ctrl Brd||NONPOINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM|
This cooperative agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $8,107,000 to support the State on implementation of its nonpoint source (NPS) management program developed under the Clean Water Act Section 319, including program staff (State and Regional Waterboards and Coastal Commission). Work includes implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and watershed plans to restore NPS impaired waters.
See terms and conditions.
|00T36414||HI Dept of Health||FY14-15 WATER POLLUTION CONTROL - MONITORING INITIATIVE|
The project activities funded by this grant include surface water monitoring, providing public access to monitoring data, and participating in training pertinent to surface water monitoring. These activities and resulting products are essential to the State of Hawaii to assess surface water quality and prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution.
This assistance agreement provides federal funding in the amount of $259,820 and includes $17,875 of EPA in-kind assistance, bringing the total EPA award amount to $277,695.
|83570301||Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation||APPLYING INFORMATICS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION|
Greater Cincinnati suffers from higher-than-average asthma rates and is often in non-attainment with EPA Clean Air guidelines for ozone and particulates (PM2.5). The student team proposes to reduce its contribution to the problem by identifying key characteristics to incentivize NKU commuters to carpool or use mass transit by employing social media technology and app development. Ultimately, this would significantly decrease the number of single occupancy vehicles on campus each day.
|00E01326||Chicago Horticultural Society||ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MODEL GRANT|
The Connecting Climate to Communities Initiative (C3I) will be led by the Chicago Botanic Garden in collaboration with both conservation and community partners. This initiative will increase knowledge, leadership, and engagement in climate change among diverse communities by building on local assets to connect community life to climate change and climate action. They will also document the projects as case studies, and create an online toolkit for use by diverse conservation and community organizations, and disseminate it through several outreach mechanisms.
|83571201||North Carolina A&T State University||FLOATING ISLAND ON A ROOF FOR RAINWATER MANAGEMENT|
The objective of this research is to reduce runoff from roofs, and provide biological diversity in urban areas. The approach is to design a Floating Island on a Roof using a floating material which is made of foam and recycled plastic fiber and proven to be a good plant growing medium for several floral species.
|98595414||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency||OHIO EPA - DRINKING WATER ASSISTANCE FUND|
This agreement provides funding under the Safe Drinking Water Act to the State of Ohio to capitalize its drinking water state revolving loan fund, which provides financing for the construction of drinking water treatment facilities, drinking water storage facilities, and drinking water transmission and distribution systems. This agreement will also set aside funds for program administration, local assistance, public water system supervision, and technical assistance activities.
|00793513||Iowa Department of Natural Resources||IOWA 2014 SECTION 106 SUPPLEMENTAL MONITORING INITIATIVE|
This agreement provides funding to the State of Iowa to carry out its program to maintain, protect, and improve the water quality of its rivers, lakes, streams, groundwater, and other waterbodies. The environmental benefits of this program include preventing degradation of unimpaired waterbodies and reducing the number of impaired waterbodies in the state. Activities include monitoring water quality, and taking action to restore those bodies found to be impaired.
|97055511||AK Dept of Environ Conserv||ADEC SF CORE PROGRAM|
FY15 Superfund (SF) Core Program for State of Alaska, Department of Environment of Environmental Conservation (ADEC).
This program will support the recipient's abilities to implement the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the development of an infrastructure system which is not assignable to Superfund site-specific costs.
This assistance agreement is fully funded.
|96331901||PA Dept of Environmental Protection||PA DEP; CBIG (2014-19)|
This grant will fund several implementation projects aimed at restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, including program management, evaluation and planning; total maximum daily load (TMDL) development; Chesapeake Bay education efforts; the Chesapeake Bay cost-share program; local implementation funding; and the USGS smallmouth bass thiamine study.
This action awards federal funds in the amount of $3,781,244. Federal funds in the amount of $14,824,976 are contingent upon availability.
|00D22014||Greensboro Housing Coalition Inc.||ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING GRANTS PROGRAM|
This action approves an award in the amount of $120,000 to the Greensboro Housing Coalition to assist in reducing housing-related asthma hospitalizations in identified affected communities. Community residents and collaborative partners will create a plan for healthy homes and advocate together for multi-level policy changes, code enforcement and medical reimbursement. Collaborative partners will continue to identify families at risk, repair homes, enforce minimum housing safety standards, and promote housing interventions as effective healthcare treatment.
|99T10301||CA State Water Res Ctrl Brd||LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM - CORRECTIVE ACTION|
The purpose of the California Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Cooperative Agreement is to assist the State in the implementation and oversight of the LUST corrective action program and enforcement of the UST regulations to ensure proper corrective action of the release of any petroleum product. Activities include program oversight and management, program improvement and implementation, enforcement of policies and procedures to compel corrective action of petroleum releases from underground storage tanks. The project will decrease the number of leaking underground storage tanks in the State of California.
Preaward costs are approved back to July 1, 2014.
|00F90601||New Mexico Environment Department||NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT WETLANDS AND FIRE MANAGEMENT|
The New Mexico Environment Department Surface Water Qualtiy Bureau Wetlands Program proposes to map and classify wetlands in the Sacramento mountain range area as part of the state's landscape level 1 assessment strategy. This project furthers five major actions in the New Mexico Wetlands Program Plan. As a product of the mapping and landform, landscape position, water flow path, waterbody type (LLWW) application, potential wetland water quality segments will be identified.
|98485114||NC Dept of Health and Human Services||STATE LEAD PROGRAM GRANTS|
This action approves partial funding in the amount of $429,074 to the State of North Carolina to reduce health risks posed by exposure to lead-based paint by ensuring that individuals engaged in lead-based paint activities are certified and properly trained, that firms engaged in such activities are certified, that these activities are conducted appropriately, and that training programs are accredited. In addition this grant will fund the state�s work to become authorized for and implement the Pre-Renovation Education Rule and the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.
|00J89401||Washington Department of Ecology||WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY - PUGET SOUND AGENDA|
The main objectives of this Watershed Grant are to:
• Use watershed information across all spatial and temporal scales to address underlying problems and root causes of ecosystem degradation in watersheds draining into Puget Sound.
• Create a coordinated watershed-based approach to protecting and restoring the overall Puget Sound ecosystem.
• Identify and implement solutions through sets of pilot or demonstration projects, Sound-wide policy efforts and locally based implementation activities.
|83569201||Michigan Technological University||HARNESSING LOW-GRADE GEOTHERMAL ENERGY|
This project will explore the technical, economic, social and environmental feasibility of putting abandoned mines to new use as geothermal energy facilities for heating and cooling buildings. It will combine engineering and social science to specifically address community participation, social acceptance (e.g., by explaining how geothermal energy works) and how to work with community partners to develop a guide for implementing geothermal energy.
|00620315||New Mexico Environment Department||NMED PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM SUPERVISION (PWSS) GRANT FY 2015-2016|
The activities under this project include implementing, maintaining, and evaluating water system supervision to assure New Mexico's safe drinking water supply.
|96327701||Smithsonian Institution||SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION|
The Urban Waterways Citizen Science Program works with middle and high school students to collect data and conduct research to improve understanding of the biology and water quality of the Anacostia Watershed and to inform restoration and environmental improvement efforts.
|23000114||Maine D.E.P.||CWSRF CAP GRANT|
This is a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) grant to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP) that provides a source of financing for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, nonpoint source projects, and estuary projects throughout the State of Maine. The purpose of these projects is to protect water quality.
|00E01357||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency||CUYAHOGA AREA OF CONCERN STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION INITIATIVE|
The Cuyahoga Area of Concern (AOC) Implementation Planning Initiative will identify and organize projects in tributary portions of the AOC that are needed to remove beneficial use impairments (BUIs) and eventually delist the AOC. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will issue subgrants to local watershed groups through a competitive request for proposals to develop projects that are needed for BUI removal and for inclusion in a Cuyahoga AOC Master Habitat Restoration Plan.
|54000114||WV Dept of Environmental Protection||WEST VIRGINIA CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND FY 2014|
This agreement is for a capitalization grant which provides funds for West Virginia's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program to provide low interest financing to recipients for costs associated with the planning, design, and construction of eligible water quality improvement and protection projects. The objectives are to establish and manage an effective comprehensive CWSRF program and to maintain a self-sustaining revolving fund so as to improve and protect water quality and public health.
|96329801||The Living Classrooms Foundation Inc.||LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION|
The goals of the program include providing meaningful watershed educational experiences for approximately 600 Baltimore City students in 2014-15, to enhance students� academic achievement through administration of periodic, standards-based assessments that will identify areas of need and shape classroom instruction, to create public awareness in the schools� communities about storm water runoff pollution issues and solutions, and to attain a positive change in attitudes towards their environment for both students and adults in the community.
|96186001||Maine D.E.P.||FY14 LUST PREVENTION PROGRAM|
The project aims to prevent petroleum releases to the soil and groundwater through increased facility inspections, mandatory operator training, secondary containment of petroleum storage systems, and the prohibition of petroleum deliveries to sub-standard storage systems in the State of Maine per the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
|83569501||Appalachian State University||BIOMASS GREENHOUSE-HEATING SYSTEMS TO EXTEND GROWING SEASONS FOR RESOURCE-LIMITED FARMERS|
Due to the mountainous terrain and climate conditions in Appalachia, most farms in the region are small and family owned. Farmers struggle to maintain profitability with limited acreage, low profit margins, small markets and short growing seasons. Many dedicate a portion of their limited acreage to greenhouse production in order to extend production, but heating and energy costs are often prohibitive. This project will build and test three biomass heat delivery systems (anaerobic digestion, bio-volatilization and compost) for a greenhouse in order to research and demonstrate how to improve local crop productivity for farmers in Appalachia or other cold mountainous regions.
|00740521||Kansas Department of Health and Environment||FFY 2014 CLEAN WATER ACT SECTION 319 NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION CONTROL|
This agreement provides support to the State to implement its state nonpoint source management program developed under the Clean Water Act Section 319.
|00E01341||Midwest Pesticides Action Center NFP||MPAC BED BUG WORKSHOP|
Through this agreement the recipient will: (1) develop and implement a full day bed bug awareness training workshop in Indianapolis; (2) develop stakeholder-specific bed bug resource materials/response kits, and a demonstration train-the-trainer kit, and; (3) increase the knowledge of stakeholders on bed bug prevention and control. The objectives will educate the most severely impacted segments of Indianapolis on bed bugs and empower them to better prevent and control these important public health pests.
|83573101||Bd of Regents Univ of Wisconsin System-UN of WI-Madison||EXCHANGE NETWORK FOR BIO-SHIPPING CONTAINERS|
Thousands of expanded polystyrene (EPS, aka StyrofoamTM) bio- shipping containers are delivered in the biotech industry every day, and nearly all have a single use. During Phase I, the student team developed and optimized a program that has recycled 4.5 semi truck loads of EPS. In Phase II, they plan to replicate the Madison system at two other US research universities, and create an informational website to deliver location specific information on how to reuse or recycle EPS and EPS shipping containers.
|00J78702||Washington Department of Ecology||WDOE UST GRANT FY15|
The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires that all Underground Storage Tanks (UST) have an on-site inspection every 3 years, and the State of Washington plans to continue to meet the requirement. As well as the previous federal and state UST requirements, the state is undertaking the following activities: 1) Develop a module to collect inspection data electronically that can be linked to the main UST database. 2) Investigate tanks sites that have the status "Closure-in-Process" and change tank status to "Removed" 3) Provide training to UST staff.
|96068006||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||ODEQ LUST PREVENTION FY 15|
The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 required the States receiving funding for Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program activities via the federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund mechanism to perform certain activities, under the portion of the new legislation designated as the Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act (USTCA). The State of Oregon will continue to work to achieve the 3-year inspection cycle and maintain an effective enforcement program.
|83572801||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER THERMAL COOLING SYSTEM|
This project will refine a solar cooling proof-of-concept design, which demonstrated success through the operation of a commercially available absorption refrigerator powered by the storage heat collected from a parabolic trough.
|00D26914||Monroe County||MONROE COUNTY GEOGRAPHIC PROGRAM: SOUTH FLORIDA INITIATIVE|
This action approves a new award in the amount of $75,000 to Monroe County Board of County Commissioners in support of two environmental education programs: Florida Keys Water Watch which is a community based water quality monitoring program partnering with citizens and schools within Monroe County; and Canal Master Plan Education Program which will educate citizens on how to implement best management practices to improve water quality within the seven canal demonstration projects.
|99407714||NC Dept of Health and Human Services||TOXIC SUBSTANCES COMPLIANCE MONITOIRNG|
This action provides partial funding in the amount of $64,730 to the State of North Carolina to assist in developing and enhancing comprehensive toxic substance enforcement programs for asbestos in schools programs, and sector specific multi-media enforcement efforts, thereby reducing the public health risks of asbestos exposure, which is a known carcinogen.
|00F80301||OK Dept of Env Quality||SUPERFUND TAR CREEK OPERABLE UNIT 4 (OU-4) DISTAL AREAS|
This assistance amendment provides financial assistance for remedial activities under state lead at the Tar Creek OU-4 Superfund Site Distal 6, specifically the Nelson property only.
This cooperative agreement contributes to the attainment of environmental results under Program Results Code (PRC) 303DD2 as noted in EPA's Strategic Plan, Goal 3, Cleaning up Communities and Advancing Sustainable Development, Objective 3.3: Restore Land. This enables the ODEQ to lead in this Superfund cleanup, to consult with EPA before, during, or after cleanup activities in such a manner which protects human health and the environment.
|00178014||Connecticut DEEP||FY13 319H NONPOINT SOURCE IMPLEMENTATION|
The project supports the State of Connecticut's Nonpoint Source Pollution Program, to fund projects from a range of governmental and non-governmental organizations to reduce sources of nonpoint, or diffuse, water pollution in the State's polluted water bodies, through various types of restoration, management, watershed planning, monitoring, assessment, outreach and education, and research projects. The ultimate aim of these projects is to have the State's water bodies meeting their water quality standards, and be safe for fishing and swimming.
|00D26114||Pinellas County||PINELLAS COUNTY NEAR ROAD NITROGEN DIOXIDE MONITORING|
This action provides a new award in the amount of $200,000 to Pinellas County, Florida to support compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards by implementing a permanent near-road Nitrogen Dioxide monitoring station that will meet design and siting criteria. The project will focus on monitoring resources to capture short-term Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations near heavily trafficked roads, to assess area-wide Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations, and to assess Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations in low-income or minority at-risk communities.
|00D19814||Alabama Clean Water Partnership||ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM|
This action approves an award in the amount of $171,436 to the Alabama Clean Water Partnership which will enable them to increase nonpoint source pollution reduction behaviors in citizens throughout Alabama's Mobile Bay watershed by utilizing innovative multimedia learning and data-gathering technology in computer kiosks deployed at popular nature centers, museums, and informal science centers as well as related web-delivered multimedia content developed for teachers and students to help them to realize the general goal of increasing nonpoint source pollution reduction behavior.
|00E01369||Chicago Park District||IMPROVED WATER CONTROL OF BIG MARSH|
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 113-76. Specifically, this project will upgrade a poorly functioning water control structure at Big Marsh, the largest individual wetland (290 acres) within Chicago's Calumet Open Space Reserve. Herons, egrets, and other birds use this wetland. The project will reconnect Hegewisch Marsh, Indian River Marsh, Heron Pond, and Hyde Lake Wetlands into a single water flow management unit, thereby helping prevent floodwater damage to bird rookeries and industrial roadways; lessening habitat fragmentation; and improving ecosystem functions.
|40000214||Oklahoma Water Resources Board||CLEAN WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND (CWSRF)|
These funds will be used by the State of Oklahoma to provide loans and other types of financial assistance (not grants) to local communities and intermunicipal and interstate agencies for wastewater improvements. The effect of the financing will be improved water quality in streams, lakes, rivers and bays, with resulting benefits to aquatic life and for use as drinking water sources; and/or elimination of disease from health hazards like raw sewage discharges.
|00E17104||Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources||WISCONSIN'S AIR TOXICS TREND SYSTEM MONITORING NETWORK|
This three year Cooperative Agreement to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) will continue to operate an air toxics monitoring site in Horicon, Wisconsin as part of the National Air Toxics Monitoring Network. The project includes the collecting and analysis of samples to determine air toxics levels in the Horicon area. WDNR will use this information to detect concentration changes and define background concentration levels for pollutants.
|00D20414||SC Dept of Health & Env. Control||WATER POLLUTION CONTROL STATE AND INTERSTATE PROGRAM SUPPORT|
This action approves an award in the amount of $160,000 to the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control to develop macroinvertebrate biocriteria for large, non-wadeable rivers for the State. A reference condition approach will be employed to accomplish this task.
|96327501||Temple University||TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - URBAN WATERS|
Temple University's Center for Sustainable Communities proposes a framework for developing a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) plan through a participatory Geodesign process, and then applying the framework in Delaware Direct and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watersheds. The project team will create a conceptual GSI plan for the study area, visualize three specific GSI project site plans, and conduct three design charrettes in lower-income and minority neighborhoods.
|99T22015||Gila River Indian Community||PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
The objective of this project is to expand the Gila River Indian Community's (GRIC) Environmental Protection Program to include building environmental capacity through updating their EPA Tribal Environmental Plan (ETEP), closing illegal open dumps, writing environmental ordinances, attending relevant environmental training's, workshops and conferences, revaluate and revise pesticides risk based priority setting plan, developing a pesticide quality management plan, developing a website and purchasing recycling equipment. In addition, the purpose of this agreement is to support Gila River Indian Community Pesticides Office in ensuring that pesticides are manufactured, sold, used and stored according to FIFRA and the GRIC Pesticide Ordinance. This agreement aims to improve the understanding and compliance with pesticide laws and regulations, protecting human health and the environment by implementing activities to monitor compliance and field program activities related to worker safety.
This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $612,304.
|83576501||Eastern Iowa Community College District ATEEC||EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE- CONNECT PROGRAM|
This project provides funding for Eastern Iowa Community College to deliver technical assistance to new, existing, and prospective Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grantees. Specifically, this grantee will provide outreach to communities interested in initiating environmental training programs, facilitate peer-to-peer information exchanges, hold the Annual All Grantees Meeting, and provide Technical Assistance that results in facilitating placement of graduates in employment within the environmental field and brownfields revitalization activites.
|83571501||Cornell University||FOAM FILTRATION FOR EMERGENCY WATER TREATMENT|
This research plans to design a community-sized foam filtration water treatment system that can be easily transported to areas that have been affected by disaster situations.
|00E01336||Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision||48210 CLEAN-UP COLLABORATIVE|
The purpose of this project is to address illegal dumping in the 48210 zip code of Detroit, Michigan, and assess large illegal dump sites to determine clean-up feasibility, the potential for reusing onsite materials, and their viability to be community spaces after clean-up is complete. At two selected sites, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision will lead action to 1) remove illegally dumped solid waste; 2) repurpose the land into a viable community space, and 3) reuse, recycle, and repurpose materials found during clean-up to create usable items for the newly developed space.
|96197001||Massachusetts E.O.E.E.A.||MASS BAY COMPREHENSIVE MGMT PLAN|
Per your application request dated June 11, 2014, this Cooperative Agreement is being awarded funding in the amount of $537,996 to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs under their National Estuary Program (NEP) which implements recommendations of the Mass Bays Program's (MBP) Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the estuary through tasks outlined in the MBP annual workplan. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions of this award have been implemented and are in full force and effect.
|00E01348||Genesee County Land Bank Authority||GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK AUTHORITY|
This project provides $1,933,700 to the Genesee County Land Bank for the implementation of remedial actions in a Due Care Plan for the site in Flint, Michigan known as Chevy in the Hole. The Due Care Plan is the workplan for the site cleanup, with oversight of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
|96328201||Institute for Local Self-Reliance||INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE - RCRA|
To fund the Institute of Local Self Reliance (ILSR) to develop a community project focusing on the development of materials to facilitate expansion to schools throughout Chester and the Mid-Atlantic States. ILSR will also develop a model Organics Recovery/Zero Waste program educating teachers, staff and parents on the benefits of organics recovery and zero waste that will track recycling rates.
|00D19614||Houston-Galveston Area Council||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action provides funding in the amount of $135,000 for the Houston-Galveston Area Council project. The project will advance design techniques to mitigate coastal development impacts on water quality, wildlife habitat, and flooding.
|00740024||Iowa Department of Public Health||IOWA STATE INDOOR RADON PROGRAM 2014-2015|
This grant will assist in achieving a reduction of radon exposure in homes, schools, daycares and new construction by promoting radon awareness and testing for elevated levels to homeowners, schools and daycare administrators. Actual reduction of radon exposure levels is achieved by installation of sub-slab depressurization systems which will be funded by the homeowner, schools or daycare organization.
|96197101||Rhode Island D.E.M.||ROSE HILL SUPERFUND SITE 5-YR REVIEW REPORT|
Per your application request dated July 11, 2014, this Cooperative Agreement is being awarded funds in the amount of $49,805 to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management in order to review various Rose Hill Superfund Site (the "Site") documents, perform selected interviews and a Site inspection, and prepare the required second Five Year Review report which will document the protectiveness of the remedy implemented at the Site and identify any issues/ make recommendations as required. Administrative and Programmatic terms and conditions of this award have been implemented and are in full force and effect.
|00J89501||OR Dept. of Environ. Quality||OREGON WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING (WQMP)|
This grant is to develop Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) in accordance with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) Section 303(d) list schedule, by accomplishing the following:
1) Coordination activities needed to manage the ODEQ TMDL Program.
2) Participation in EPA regional and national TMDL-related planning activities.
|96963515||Nevada Department of Health and Human Services||STATE INDOOR RADON GRANT PROGRAM - NEVEDA STATE HEALTH DIVISION|
The radon program works with the Nevada Cooperative Extension to provide education and public awareness of radon and the associated risk for developing lung cancer, promote testing and mitigation of existing housing stock, promote radon resistant new construction, and provide measurement and mitigation advice to home owners. Under the current grant cycle, Neveda State Health Division will continue with this core program work and will also expand work on “problem response” to seek out and establish new cooperative partnerships that will increase public awareness and action regarding radon.
This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $280,000. See terms and conditions.
|96329601||VA Institute of Marine Science||VIMS|
This project focuses on developing strategies to improve understanding and protection of Virginia�s headwater resources susceptible to climate change, specifically addressing action items in the Wetland Program Plan under Monitoring and Assessment, Planning and Sustainability, Information Acquisition, and Outreach/Education elements. Develop new management models for application in current web based planning and management tools intended to enhance environmental outcomes and promote coordination between local, state, and federal regulators. An outreach/education strategy will be developed to communicate this information to all end users.
|48000051||Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||FY 2015 604(B) WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING (WQMP)|
These funds will be used to review various permits and projects for conformance with the State of Texas Water Quality Management Plan, to develop and maintain the Water Quality Management Plan, and to develop and administer contracts to designated planning agencies.
|83570801||Board of Trustees of Eastern IL University||FUNGI AND BIOENERGY: DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS PRETREATMENT SYSTEM|
This project will explore whether pretreatment with a common white-rot fungus, Trametes versicolor, is a viable, safe and sustainable alternative to traditional thermochemical biomass pretreatment techniques that may pose environmental risks. Laboratory testing indicates that this is a promising technique, and this project will test it at the demonstration scale for residual biomass (corn stover) and dedicated crops (switchgrass, Miscanthus).
|97745801||Trailnet Inc.||GREEN STREETS FOR EVERYONE|
This project will work with three target areas for the creation of a low-stress, green bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure (LGBPI) plan. The project seeks to: strengthen multi-sector partnerships; build partners� capacity to create LGBPI; and prepare St. Louis to create a LGBPI plan by designing an evaluation plan; establishing a project committee; and creating a scope of work for a comprehensive LGBPI plan.
|96169403||Vermont D.E.C.||FY 2014 LUST PREVENTION PROGRAM|
This project will reduce petroleum releases to the environment by providing assistance to theVermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) in conducting underground storage tank (UST) inspections, related enforcement, and other release detection and release prevention activities to meet its responsibilities of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Such activities include conducting inspections every three years; implementing delivery prohibition to noncompliant tanks; implementing secondary containment and under-dispenser containment requirements for certain new or replaced UST systems; providing a public record of federally-regulated UST prevention and corrective action activities; and developing and implementing an operator training program. This award fully funds the project.
|99781713||IA Dept of Agriculture and Land Stewardship||2015 IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP PESTICIDES PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT|
This project�s purpose is to support the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) in its efforts to implement the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act for the regulation of pesticides in Iowa. Work accomplished during the year will ensure protection of human health and the environment from risks resulting from pesticide production, registration, distribution, use, and disposal, while recognizing the benefits that pesticides offer to society. IDALS also seeks to prevent pollution; reduce risk from pesticides; and protect human health, land, air, and water.
Amendment: In line with the Pollinator Protection program goal to ensure pollinators are protected from adverse effects of pesticide exposure, the IDALS will coordinate efforts with Iowa State University Extension to initiate informational and educational outreach concerning protecting pollinators to help minimize honey bee and other pollinator deaths and declining populations.
|96285200||Syracuse University||EDUCATING COMMUNITIES ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING WATER QUALITY AND THE CLEAN WATER ACT|
This project will develop and deliver education, outreach and direct assistance to communities on the importance of protecting the quality of New York State's water, the Clean Water Act and allow for more meaningful public input on the "Waters of the United States" proposed rule. Syracuse University's Environmental Finance Center will develop a program to host webinars and training sessions for critical community stakeholders in clarifying and understanding the protection for streams and wetlands, through integrating multiple in-person and online training sessions and educational materials.
|96818801||Conejos County Clean Water Inc.||ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT PROGRAM|
The CCCW,Inc. two year project will be focused on increasing recycling capacity in the area of the San Luis Valley, Colorado. This project will focus on enhancing cooperation and efficiency regarding collection and disposal stream among current landfill operations and integrate, through development of transfer stations, the illegal dumping waste stream into recycling operations. Addressing environmental and public health risks from illegal dumping sources is a goal of this project. CCCW and partners will work to reduce illegal dumping through recycling program development in the six county area of the San Luis Valley (SLV), beginning with targeting six small communities in Conejos and Costilla counties, through collaboration and identification of resource gaps. Activities outlined in the proposal are authorized under the Clean Water Act, Section 104(b)(3), Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1442(c)(3), and Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 8001(a). Using elements of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Model (EJCPS), CCCW and partners will build on existing plans and goals, identify concerns, raise awareness, identify feasibility, plan recycling stations, build capacity to address issues beyond funding, collaborate to develop additional funding to perform cleanup at one illegal dumpsite, utilized this as case study, in a collaborative partnership.
|00F87301||Texas General Land Office||BEACHES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND COASTAL HEALTH|
The General Land Office will use these funds to implement the BEACH Watch monitoring and notification program of the coastal beaches of Texas.
|83562601||National Older Worker Career Center||SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR THE UNDERGROUND INJECTION CONTROL|
This cooperative agreement will provide support for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program enrollees to work with the Underground Injection Control Program, Office of Water in Region 4.
|00739924||Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services||NEBRASKA INDOOR RADON PROGRAM 2014|
Reduction of radon exposure in homes, schools, daycares and new construction. This grant will assist in achieving a reduction of radon exposure in homes, schools, daycares and new construction by promoting radon awareness and testing for elevated levels to homeowners, schools and daycare administrators. Actual reduction of radon exposure levels is achieved by installation of sub-slab depressurization systems which will be funded by the homeowner, schools or daycare organization.
|99990214||Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona||SAFE DRINKING WATER STATE REVOLVING FUND|
The primary purpose/objective of this grant is to capitalize Arizona�s Drinking Water-State Revolving Fund (DW SRF) program for financing drinking water infrastructure improvements. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of AZ will lend these funds to drinking water systems in AZ at below market interest rates to address their drinking water infrastructure needs and to vitalize AZ's economy. The grant also provides set-aside funds to WIFA and the AZ Department of Environmental Quality for a number of programs such as administration of the DW-SRF, Public Water System Supervision, state drinking water capacity development, technical assistance to small systems, and source water protection, and wellhead protection programs. This assistance agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $15,969,000.
This assistance agreement includes $1,000,000 in banked PWSS Set-Asides for FY14.
Pre-Award costs have been approved back to July 1, 2014.
|00E01320||Minnesota Pollution Control Agency||MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY MACGILLIS AND GIBBS|
The purpose of this Cooperative Agreement (CA) is to provide funding to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for conducting an ecological assessment at Farrel's Lake near the MacGillis and Gibbs Superfund site. The MPCA is the lead Agency for the site. MPCA will assume responsibility for the long-term operations and maintenance at the MacGillis and Gibbs Site.
|96328101||Pennsylvania Horticultural Society||PA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY - URBAN WATERS|
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) proposes to create training sessions that address the current lack of skills needed to maintain and improve the multi-functionality of the City of Chester�s green spaces. The trainings will focus on three groups: municipal employees, under-skilled landscape labors, and at-risk youth; who will learn about basic watershed concepts, tree and other vegetation installation and maintenance, invasive plant management, riparian buffer restoration and installation, green stormwater infrastructure, sustainable turf management, and community engagement.
|99T10501||NV Dept of Cons & Ntrl Res||LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM - LUST PREVENTION|
This project provides support to the state to develop and maintain their inspection and enforcement program to prevent and detect releases from underground storage tanks (UST's) in accordance with the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, referred to as the UST Prevention program. This project specifically funds the states efforts to improve their underground storage tanks regulatory program by requiring secondary containment of UST systems, UST operator training, delivery prohibition to non-compliant tanks and other provisions required by the SWDA for states receiving LUST Trust Funds.
This assistance agreement provides partial federal funding in the amount of $354,000.
|99T10401||NV Dept of Cons & Ntrl Res||LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM - CORRECTIVE ACTION|
The purpose of the Nevada Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Cooperative Agreement is to assist the State in the implementation and oversight of the LUST corrective action program and enforcement of the UST regulations to ensure proper corrective action of the release of any petroleum product. Activities include program oversight and management, program improvement and implementation, enforcement of policies and procedures to compel corrective action of any petroleum release. The project will decrease the number of leaking underground storage tanks in the State of Nevada.
This assistance agreement provides partial federal funding in the amount of $624,000.
|83567201||Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals||STARLIMS IMPLEMENTATION|
This project proposes to implement the Star Laboratory Information Management System (StarLIMS) systems for microbiological sample management and results reporting for drinking water regulations and implement the StarLIMS systems for chemical sample management and results reporting for drinking water regulations.
|00D19714||University of Mississippi||GULF OF MEXICO PROGRAM|
This action approves an award in the amount of $256,276 for the University of Mississippi to support the local coastal communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program. The project will develop outreach and materials for the Community Rating System and serve as a model for other coastal communities throughout the Gulf.
|96328401||VA Dept of Environmental Quality||VA DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CHESAPEAKE BAY IMPLEMENTATION GRANT (CBIG) II|
VA CBIG. These funds will be used to accomplish objectives of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Phase I and Phase II Watershed Implementation Plans, and Virginia�s Milestones, with an emphasis on nonpoint source pollution reduction programs. As Virginia�s lead agency for nonpoint source pollution (NPS), the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is responsible for the implementation of this grant.
This action awards federal funds in the amount of $3,437,621. Federal funds in the amount of $6,875,242 are contingent upon availability.
|96982214||CA State Water Res Ctrl Brd||WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING|
This agreement provides full federal funding in the amount of $964,000, which includes $110,000 for EPA in-kind services. The purpose of this award is to support the review of Section 208 Water Quality Management Planning amendments, tracking of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), training of TMDL staff, and other basin planning processes and amendments.
See Terms and Conditions.