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Grants Available To Fight Climate Change

Posted on January 11, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making up to US$5 million in grants available to U.S. and international organizations to fund innovative, international methane reduction and use projects that cut global climate pollution. The grants will be issued through the Methane-To-Markets Partnership, a public-private partnership that reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by promoting cost-effective, near-term recovery and use of methane, a GHG that is more than 20 times more potent that carbon dioxide.

Non-profit or government organizations may apply for grant funding, but projects should take place in Methane-To-Markets Partner countries. Grant proposals should support feasibility studies, technology transfer, deployment of technology, training, methane emissions inventories and other activities that promote methane capture and use.

The agency expects to award up to 35 cooperative assistance agreements ranging from approximately US$100 000 to US$700 000. Proposals are due by April 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm EST. EPA estimates that awards would be made by the end of 2010.

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