|Date:||Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:46:31 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Sustainable Development Challenge Grant RFP Solicitation|
Topic: Announcing ... SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE GRANT FY99/00 Request for Proposals Published in the Federal Register Notice July 1, 1999 www.epa.gov/ecocommunity The SDCG program challenges communities to invest in a sustainable future that links: 1) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 2) ECONOMIC PROSPERITY 3) COMMUNITY WELL-BEING Strong applications will address ALL THREE of these components of sustainability . This grant program provides an opportunity to develop place-based approaches to problem solving that can be replicated in other communities. The SDCG program strongly encourages community members, businesses and government entities to work cooperatively to develop flexible, locally-oriented approaches that link place-based environmental management and quality of life activities with sustainable development and revitalization. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Due Date: September 29, 1999 Amount Available: $9.4 million nationally Funding Categories: 1) $30,000-$100,000 and 2) $100,001-$250,000 Match: 20% in non-federal sources (waived for Pacific Island Territories) Eligible Applicants: non-profits, educational institutions, Tribes, Territories, and State, county, regional, local agencies and governments Web Site: www.epa.gov/ecocommunity The RFP is posted at this site, as well as a list of previously funded projects. Potential Project Types: This list is not exhaustive, and projects may fall into several project types. - comprehensive planning for sustainable growth - comprehensive resource management and restoration - environment-based tourism - green business incentives - sustainability indicators - sustainable agriculture - sustainable forestry - green building design - community revitalization and redevelopment - sustainability education - community/local govt. tools for sustainability - sustainable energy systems - aquaculture - materials reuse Please pass this information along.
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