EPA Pollution Prevention (P2) Partners and National Emphasis Areas

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:46

Please consider sharing the news or applying if you are eligible for the upcoming EPA Pollution Prevention Grant.  A P2 Grant Solicitation, which is expected to be posted in late January or early February will focus on the NEAs described below.  The NEAs are subject to change until the solicitation is released.  All applications for the FY 2020/2021 P2 Grant Solicitation will need to describe projects that support at least one of the NEAs as the focus of their P2 grant work.  Please review EPA’s P2 Grants and National Emphasis Areas websites for more information on the P2 program and the grant types and eligibility NEA #1: Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with food and beverage manufacturing and processing businesses/facilities normally associated with NAICS codes 311 and 3121 resulting in reduced toxic air emissions or water discharges, water or energy usage, hazardous materials generation and use, and/or business costs. Technical assistance projects or activities associated with entities that are not included under NAICS codes 311 or 3121, such as restaurants, grocery stores and other retail establishments, do not qualify for this NEA, but may be considered under other NEAs if the scope of the project is consistent with those other NEAs. NEA #2:  Chemical Manufacturing, Processing and Formulation: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses/facilities normally associated with NAICS code 325 and associated subsectors (4-6 digit NAICS codes under 325). Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within this NAICS code to identify, develop, and adopt P2 practices in the production of their chemical products and formulations. Projects can also include working with businesses within this NAICS code to promote research, development, and marketing of green chemistry products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous substances. NEA #3:  Automotive Manufacturing and Maintenance: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses/facilities in the automotive industry, normally associated with NAICS codes 3361, 3362, 3363, and 8111 and associated subsectors. Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within these NAICS codes to identify, develop and adopt P2 practices in manufacturing and maintenance of automobiles and automotive products.   NEA #4:  Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing and Maintenance: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses/facilities in the aerospace industry, normally associated with NAICS codes 3364 and subsectors for manufacture and 488190 for maintenance. Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within these NAICS codes to identify, develop and adopt P2 practices in any aspect of aerospace product and parts manufacturing and maintenance. NEA #5:  Metal Manufacturing and Fabrication: Carry out P2 technical assistance and projects with businesses/facilities normally associated with NAICS codes 331 and 332, which are businesses associated with primary metal manufacturing and/or fabricated metal manufacturing and subsectors. Primary metal manufacturing is associated with smelting and/or refining ferrous and nonferrous metals from ore, pig or scrap, using electrometallurgical and other process metallurgical techniques. Fabricated metal product manufacturing includes transforming metal into intermediate or end products, such as forging, stamping, bending, forming, and machining, used to shape individual pieces of metal; and other processes, such as electroplating, polishing, coating, welding and assembling.  Projects under this NEA should facilitate and encourage businesses within these NAICS codes to identify, develop and adopt P2 practices in any aspect of primary metal manufacturing and/or fabricated metal manufacturing and subsectors.