Tuesday, April 25, 2017
$4.2 million to help protect and restore San Francisco Bay area

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded three grants totaling $4.2 million through the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund, which will go toward protecting and restoring the water quality, wetlands and urban landscape surrounding San Francisco Bay.
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Cleveland nonprofit to use $5,000 grant for stormwater runoff mitigation education

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Kamm’s Corners Development Corp. in Cleveland, which the neighborhood nonprofit organization will use to educate the local community about stormwater runoff mitigation.
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Ohio EPA funding to support sampling in Blanchard River watershed

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded Ohio Northern an $800 grant that will go toward conducting snapshot sampling of the Blanchard River Watershed in northwest Ohio  and informing local communities of the results.
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Ohio's Eastgate Regional Council of Governments to promote surface water protection at Yellow Creek watershed

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is supporting protection efforts for the Yellow Creek watershed with a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grant for the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments.
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$28 million earmarked for California tribal environmental projects

The Environmental Protection Agency announced funding for tribal environmental efforts throughout the country, including $28 million for tribes in California that will go toward environmental programs, water infrastructure improvements and community education initiatives.
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EPA awards $5.6 million to tribes in Nevada for environmental programs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $5.6 million of funding to support tribes in Nevada in implementing environmental programs, maintaining and improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and conducting community education activities.
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EPA announces $13 million in funding for Arizona tribes' environmental initiatives

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently pledged $13 million for a range of environmental initiatives conducted by and for tribes in Arizona, more than half of which is dedicated to improving water quality.
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EPA gives Oklahoma $10.79 million for Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently provided $10.79 million for Oklahoma’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund, which the Oklahoma Water Resources Board will use to help communities in the state finance projects to improve their local water quality.
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Akron church to use $5,000 grant to expand rainwater collection system

The First Congregational Church of Akron recently won a $5,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grant that will allow the church to expand its rainwater collection system and educate community members on the system’s integration with the church’s produce garden.  
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Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality gets $14.6 million to aid community wastewater projects

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality recently received $14.6 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for the state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF), which will allow Louisiana to assist communities in the state with wastewater infrastructure projects.
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Healthy Communities Grants go to 12 projects in New England

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced 12 Healthy Communities Grants totaling more than $270,500 that will go toward community projects improving public and environmental health across New England.
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EPA launches effort to encourage switch to LED light bulbs

The Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Americans to swap out their light bulbs for Energy Star certified LED bulbs, which can save consumers on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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$267,000 to aid environmental education in Pacific Northwest

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced environmental education grants totaling more than $267,000 that three Pacific Northwest organizations will use for environmental training and experiences for students from kindergarten to college.
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Bechtel Waste Treatment Plant wins DOE worker safety award

Bechtel Corporation’s Waste Treatment Plant project recently earned the Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program Star of Excellence, the department’s highest worker safety achievement.
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EPA awards $16 million for Navajo Nation environmental programs

The Navajo Nation will benefit from $16 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, set aside for the tribe’s environmental and drinking water and wastewater infrastructure efforts.
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EPA holds free lead-safe certification training in Oakland

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently held free lead-safe certification trainings in Oakland, California, enabling low-income contractors and laborers to safely work on homes with lead paint.
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area celebrates acceptance of EPA Federal Green Challenge Award

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in San Francisco, California, recently won a Federal Green Challenge award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its significant carbon footprint reduction in 2015.
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Meeting slated to discuss cleanup at Ten-Mile Drain site in Michigan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting Thursday in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, to discuss cleanup efforts and future plans for the Ten-Mile Drain site.
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$6 million in funding to aid Johns Hopkins research on childhood asthma

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently awarded $6 million in funding to the Johns Hopkins Center for the Study of Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment.
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, awarded $150,000 for long-term stormwater pollution plan

The Environmental Protection Agency recently said that Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will receive $150,000 in technical assistance to develop long-term strategies for stormwater pollution management using a package of EPA tools.
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