The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced that a sum of nearly nine hundred thousand dollars will be available as grant funds to eligible municipalities and non-profit organizations as part of the Border Environmental Funding program. Target areas in the US include Mexico border communities in the states of Texas and New Mexico.
The EPA will fund grant proposals to projects that seek to improve the monitoring of air quality; develop innovative applications for reusing water; enhancing bilingual community outreach to curb and eliminate illegal dumping; and improving cross-border understanding of compliance codes and enforcement policies. The EPA has a strong interest in funding projects that incorporate other resources and can demonstrate positive results.
The goal of the Border 2020 Program is to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment and human health throughout the Mexico/US border region. The grant funds are designed for both US and Mexican non-governmental group, local and state municipalities, industry associations, schools and universities, and native tribes in both countries.
WasteCare Wants You to Remember: Looking for grant funding can be a great way for your city, town, or professional group to make a big jump forward in reducing waste and enhancing recycling and reuse systems. It pays to look for opportunities that meet your needs and then submit a proposal. Securing funding not only can help you to meet your goals, but can also give you some very positive publicity!