Clean Ports Program: Climate and Air Quality Planning Competition

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 28th, 2024
Close Date
May 28th, 2024
Total Funding
$150,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$3,000,000.00
Award Floor
$200,000.00
Expected No. Awards
70
Opportunity No.
EPA-R-OAR-CPP-24-05

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Environment

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a grant opportunity called the Clean Ports Program: Climate and Air Quality Planning Competition. This program aims to fund climate and air quality planning activities at United States ports. The activities include conducting emissions inventories, strategy analysis, community engagement, and identifying resiliency measures. The goal is to build the capacity of port stakeholders to reduce pollution and transition to zero-emissions operations over time. Additionally, the Clean Ports Program will fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure to reduce mobile source emissions at United States ports. This funding opportunity is part of the EPA's ongoing Ports Initiative, which addresses public health and environmental impacts on surrounding communities. The grant has an award ceiling of $3,000,000 and an award floor of $200,000. The estimated total program funding is $150,000,000, and it is expected to result in 70 awards. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2024. For more information on eligibility and application details, please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity. If you have any questions, you can contact the EPA at cleanports@epa.gov.

Description

The EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is issuing this NOFO to announce the availability of funds and solicit applications from eligible entities to conduct climate and air quality planning activities under the EPA’s Clean Ports Program. The EPA’s Clean Ports Program will fund climate and air quality planning activities at United States ports – including emissions inventories, strategy analysis, community engagement, and resiliency measure identification – that will build the capacity of port stakeholders to continue to reduce pollution and transition to zero-emissions (ZE) operations over time. The Clean Ports Program will also fund ZE port equipment and infrastructure as part of a separate NOFO to reduce mobile source emissions (criteria pollutants, air toxics, and/or greenhouse gases) at United States ports, delivering cleaner air for communities across the country. This new funding opportunity, made possible by funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, builds on the EPA’s Ports Initiative, an ongoing program that helps our nation’s ports, a critical part of our infrastructure and supply chain, address public health and environmental impacts on surrounding communities.

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Title
Type
Grant