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Gary Liss

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Gary Liss

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Sustainable Materials
Management Updates

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EPA Announces Anaerobic Digestion Grant Opportunity for Food Waste Management Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications on Grants.gov for projects from states, tribes, territories and non-profit organizations to help reduce food loss and waste and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester (AD) capacity in the United States.

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EPA anticipates awarding up to $2 million in total AD funding. Individual projects could be in the range of $50,000-$200,000 for the funding period of two years.

All applications must achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Develop new or expand existing AD capacity for processing food waste.
  • Demonstrate solutions and/or approaches for increasing food waste AD utilization that can be replicated by other communities, governments, or other entities.
  • Support state, Tribal, and/or local government programs that seek to use AD to increase their food waste diversion rates.

The following entities are eligible to apply:

  • State, local, Tribal, interstate and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities; and
  • Non-profit organizations (as defined by 2 CFR Part 200) that are not 501(c)(4) organizations that lobby, including non-profit educational institutions and non-profit hospitals.

In addition, up to approximately $800,000 of the estimated total will be set-aside specifically for awards to the following organizations:

  • U.S. territories;
  • Tribal governments;
  • Tribal colleges and universities; or
  • Eligible organizations located in persistent poverty counties.

Applications are due by October 7, 2021. Additional information is available on Grants.gov, under Funding Opportunity Announcement EPA-OLEM-ORCR-21-02.

For more information on this opportunity, and to join the informational webinar (August 2, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 pm ET) visit the EPA Anaerobic Digestion Funding Opportunity website.

Learn about other EPA Resources and Possible Funding Opportunities Related to the Food System here.


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