Wednesday, April 8, 2020

$55,000 grant to address flooding in New Mexico

In its latest round of Urban Waters Small Grants, the Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $1.3 million to 22 organizations across the country, including $55,000 to Amigos Bravos in Barnalillo County, New Mexico.
Amigos Bravos will use its funding to address flooding in Albuquerque’s South Valley, which occurs regularly due to a lack of adequate stormwater management. The organization will partner with the underserved community to support revitalization and other local goals.
“We continue to work with local stakeholders to take critical steps towards water protection,” EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry said. “Water restoration allows residents to enjoy the environmental and recreational benefits from their local waters and surrounding lands for many years to come.”
Urban waterways are often impaired by pollution, including sewage, runoff and industrial contamination. The EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants program provides funding of up to $60,000 to help universities, foundations and nonprofit organizations address that pollution through projects like trash removal, sampling and testing and education to promote environmental stewardship.

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