Applications are Being Accepted Through February 14, 2020
EPA estimates that funding for this competitive opportunity will be approximately $50 million. It is anticipated that approximately 8 to 15 assistance agreements will be awarded from this announcement, subject to availability of funds, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations.
Projects under this announcement are those that reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas relative to ozone, annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5), or 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The overall goal of the Targeted Airshed Grant Program is to reduce air pollution in the nation's areas with the highest levels of ozone and PM2.5 ambient air concentrations.
Entities eligible to submit applications under this announcement are those air pollution control agencies, as defined by Section 302(b) of the Clean Air Act, that:
- Have responsibilities for the prevention and control of air pollution for one or more nonattainment areas identified in Section I.A. of the announcement, and
- Have an active air program grant under Sections 103 or 105 of the Clean Air Act to carry out those responsibilities.
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