Hydrofluorocarbon Reclaim and Innovative Destruction Grants

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 17th, 2023
Close Date
February 16th, 2024
Total Funding
$14,250,000.00
Award Ceiling
$6,500,000.00
Award Floor
$450,000.00
Expected No. Awards
9
Opportunity No.
EPA-R-OAR-HFC-24-01

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 grants for the development of projects related to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) reclamation and innovative destruction technologies. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, as well as foams and other applications. The grants aim to address climate change by phasing down HFC production and consumption, maximizing reclamation, minimizing releases from equipment, and facilitating the transition to next-generation technologies. The funding opportunity is in line with the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, which authorizes the EPA to regulate HFCs. The grants are open to eligible entities, and the total program funding is estimated to be $14,250,000. The deadline for applications is February 16, 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the EPA's website or contact Chris Orvin at HFCGrants@epa.gov or orvin.chris@epa.gov.

Description

This Notice of Funding Opportunity announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to develop projects for hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) reclamation and innovative destruction technologies. Section 60109 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provided the EPA with $15 million for competitive grants for “reclaim and innovative destruction technologies” consistent with subsections (a) through (i) and subsection (k) of section 103 division S of Public Law 116-260 (42 U.S.C. 7675) (also known as the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act). Enacted in 2020, the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act authorizes the EPA to address climate-damaging greenhouse gases (GHGs) called HFCs by: phasing down their production and consumption, maximizing reclamation and minimizing releases from equipment, and facilitating the transition to next-generation technologies through sector-based restrictions on HFCs. HFCs are potent GHGs commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, as well as foams and many other applications. A global phasedown of HFCs is expected to avoid up to 0.5°C of global warming by 2100. There are hundreds of possible HFC compounds. The 18 HFCs listed as regulated substances by the AIM Act are some of the most commonly used HFCs and have high impacts as measured by the quantity emitted multiplied by their respective global warming potentials (GWPs). For more information on the AIM Act and its implementing regulations, please visit https://www.epa.gov/climate-hfcs-reduction.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant