Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Oct. 21
EPA announces $1 million in environmental funding available for border projects
Programs have until July 31 to apply for grants funding environmental projects near Mexico border
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), $1 million USD will be made available for eligible environmental projects near the U.S.-Mexico border. Proposals must be submitted by July 31. Awards are expected to average around $50,000 each and are reserved for projects in the California/Baja California and Arizona/Sonora regions.
The funds are being implemented as part of the Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico environmental program, in coordination with the Border Environment Cooperation Commission. Projects such as waste management, trash disposal, lowering emissions at border crossings, and cleaning up river areas, are expected to receive the majority of the funding.
According to the organizations website, eligibility is open to U.S. and Mexican non-governmental organizations, local and state governmental agencies, industry associations, universities, U.S. tribes, and Mexican indigenous communities.
Proposal applications can be downloaded from the EPA Border 2020 website at www.epa.gov/border2020 .