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Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275% of the national average.

Cooperative Agriculture

The objectives for the use of cooperative agriculture in the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) are: production or modification of specific cover types or growing methods that meet the life history requirements of species for which we have established objectives (e.g., waterfowl production); production of foods for wildlife species for which we have established objectives; and/or maintenance, rehabilitation, or reestablishment of natural habitat.

Development and Deployment of Innovative Asphalt Pavement Technologies

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) hereby requests applications for assistance to result in the award of a Cooperative Agreement (Agreement), entitled "Development and Deployment of Innovative Asphalt Pavement Technologies." The purpose of this proposed Agreement is to stimulate, facilitate, and expedite the deployment and rapid adoption of new and innovative technology relating to the design, production, testing, control, construction, and investigation of asphalt pavements.

Healthy Soils Program: Incentives Program

The California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce, in coordination with the
California Air Resources Board (CARB), a competitive grant process for the 2017 Healthy Soils
Program (HSP) Incentives Program.

The HSP Incentives Program will provide up to $3.75 million in financial incentives to California
growers and ranchers for implementation of agricultural management practices that sequester carbon,
reduce atmospheric GHGs, and improve soil health.

Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) 2017 Alternative Manure Management
Program (AMMP) awards competitive grants to California dairy and livestock operations for technologies
and specific management practices that result in long-term methane emission reductions and maximize
environmental benefits.

The 2017 AMMP will support the adoption of alternative (non-digester) manure management practices on California dairy and livestock operations that result in permanent, annual, and measurable GHG emission reductions.

Pasadena Water & Power Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is offering incentives for customers who purchase or lease
a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) and install a Level 2 (240V) “wall mounted” or “hardwired”
charging station at home, multi-unit complex, or business

PWP will provide a rebate of up to $400.00* to customers who purchase and install a qualifying
PEV charger. In addition, residential customers are eligible for up to $200.00 in LED lighting
incentives.

Charge Up L.A.!

LADWP introduced the Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program, “Charge Up L.A.!” to encourage the installation of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at residential and commercial locations to support the purchase and use of EVs. This program will benefit the environment and help EV users save on fuel costs at the same time. The rebate is offered to qualifying commercial customers who purchase and install Level 2 (240-volt) chargers at their place of business for employees and public use.