EPA Announces Grant Opportunity for Food Waste Management Projects

May. 21, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications on for projects from states, tribes, territories and non-profit organizations to help reduce food loss and waste and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester (AD) capacity in the United States.

EPA anticipates awarding up to $3 million in total AD funding. Individual projects could be in the range of $50,000-$300,000 for the funding period.

All applications must achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Support state, tribal and/or local government programs that seek to use AD to increase their organic waste diversion rates or support other sustainability goals;
  • Demonstrate and/or implement solutions and/or approaches for increasing AD utilization that can be replicated by other communities or governments; or
  • Establish new or expand existing partnerships that result in the development of AD capacity.

The following entities are eligible to apply:

  • State, local, Tribal, interstate and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities, and;
  • Non-profit organizations (as defined by 2 CFR Part 200) that are not 501(c)(4) organizations that lobby, including non-profit educational institutions and non-profit hospitals.

Applications are due by July 14, 2020.

Additional information is available on, under Funding Opportunity Announcement EPA-OLEM-ORCR-20-02.

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Attend Webinar for More Information

For more information on this opportunity, visit EPA Anaerobic Digestion Funding Opportunity, and join the informational webinar on the funding opportunity and how to apply on June 2, 2020, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST.