Category/Topic
Environment
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
This program will assist local, state and/or tribal air pollution control agencies to develop plans and conduct projects to reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas relative to ozone (O3), annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5), or 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). 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.

The goal of the Targeted Airshed Program is to implement programs, projects, and approaches that: demonstrate documentable reductions of ozone and/or PM2.5 concentrations in the designated areas; demonstrate documentable reductions in precursor emissions of ozone, which include nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and/or direct or precursor emissions of PM2.5, which include sulfur dioxide (SO2), NOx, VOCs, and ammonia; and are replicable elsewhere.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Entities eligible to submit applications under this announcement are those air pollution control agencies, as defined by Section 302(b) of the CAA, that: (a) have responsibilities for the prevention and control of air pollution for one or more nonattainment areas identified in Section I.A. of the NOFA, and (b) have an active air program grant under Section 103 or 105 of the CAA to carry out those responsibilities.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jan 04, 2019
Due Date Notes
Due via grants.gov by 11:49pm ET on 1/4/19
Max Award
$5,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$5,000,000
# of Awards
8-12
Match Required?
No
Match Notes
Although cost-sharing/matching is not required as a condition of eligibility under this competition, under Section V of this announcement EPAwill evaluate proposals based on a leveraging criterion.

Leveraging is generally when an applicant proposes to provide its own additional funds/resources or those from third party sources to support or complement the project they are awarded under the competition which are above and beyond the EPA grant funds awarded. Any leveraged funds/resources, and their source, must be identified in the proposal. Voluntary cost share is a form of leveraging.
Funder
Environmental Protection Agency
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$40,000,000
Competition Notes
The maximum amount of requested federal funding per application shall not exceed $5,000,000 per application. The maximum number of applications allowed per nonattainment area correlates with how often the nonattainment area is included on the three “Areas Ranked as the Top Five Most Polluted Areas” charts in the NOFA.

The Los Angeles-South Coast Air Basin has been listed on nonattainment lists 3 times and can submit a maximum of 4 applications (each with a maximum of $5m).

Los Angeles-San Bernardino Counties (West Mojave Desert) has been listed on nonattainment lists 1 time and can submit a maximum of 2 applications (each with a maximum of $5m).
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