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 Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov, under Funding Opportunity Announcement EPA-OLEM-ORCR-20-02.