The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a competitive grant funding opportunity (EPA-OLEM-ORCR-20-02) 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.