University of Nebraska-Lincoln, St. Louis University receive Urban Waters grants
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will use its $59,935 in funding to help Omaha’s workforce, students and residents better understand and interact with stormwater and green infrastructure through improved training and assistance.
St. Louis University will use its $58,793 in funds to help address chloride water pollution in the St. Louis, Missouri, area by testing whether brine pretreatment of roads could be a preferable alternative to using chloride as road salt.
“Often underserved communities in our nation’s cities face disproportionate impacts from pollution, and too often they lack the resources to do something about it,” EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water Joel Beauvais said. “EPA provides support to empower these communities to improve the quality of their waterways and to help reconnect people and businesses with the water they depend on.”
The Urban Waters Small Grants program provides grants of up to $60,000 for projects managed by universities, foundations and nonprofit groups. This round of funding saw the EPA awarding $1.3 million in grants to 22 organizations in 18 states.