Supporting Anaerobic Digestion in Communities

US EPA has announced a competitive grant funding opportunity with an estimated $3 million available to increase anaerobic digester (AD) capacity in the United States. US EPA anticipates awarding 10 to 40 projects, with each individual project eligible to receive between $50,000-$300,000.
Applications must achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Support state, tribal, and/or local government programs that seek to use AD to increase their organic waste diversion rates;
  • Demonstrate solutions and/or approaches for increasing AD utilization that can be replicated by other communities, governments, or other entities; and/or
  • Establish new or expand existing partnerships that result in the development of AD capacity.

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.
  • Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible.

Applications must be submitted electronically through by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 14, 2020 to receive consideration for funding. More information is available at the EPA Anaerobic Digestion Funding Opportunity's website and on, under Funding Opportunity Announcement EPA-OLEM-ORCR-20-02.

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