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Possible Funding Available for Wood Smoke Programs

2011 October 5

People, Prosperity and the Planet
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for the National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3). The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people. Areas of interest include: Energy; Built Environment; Materials and Chemicals; Water; Agriculture; Green Infrastructure; and Clean Cookstoves. $1.05 million expected to be available, up to 45 awards anticipated. Responses due 12/22/11. For more info, contact Cynthia Nolt-Helms at nolthelms. or go to: Refer to EPAG2012-P3. ( 10/2/11)

Environmental Education Sub-Grants
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for the Environmental Education Sub-Grants Program. The RFP will provide support to recipients that make and manage sub-awards to organizations, other than their own, to design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, and/or techniques. $1.5 million expected to be available, up to 10 awards anticipated. Responses Due 11/8/11. For more info, including Regional contacts, go to: Refer to Sol# EPA-EE-11-03. ( 9/12/11)

Graduate Fellowships for the Environment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for Graduate Fellowships, for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Environmental Entrepreneurship; Global Change; Built Environment and Land Use/ Protection; Tribes and American Indian/Alaska Native/Pacific Islander Communities; Green Energy/Natural Resources Production & Use; and Green Engineering/Building/Chemical Products & Processes/Materials Development. $4.5 million expected to be available, 80 fellowships anticipated. Responses due 11/8/11. For more info, including contacts, go to: Refer to Sol# EPA-F2012-STAR. ( 9/15/11)

Wood Pellet Boiler Heating Demo – New York
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority requests proposals for the High Efficiency Wood Pellet Boiler Heating Demonstration. This RFP will support the demonstration and evaluation of high-efficiency and low emission wood-pellet boiler heating systems with hydronic thermal-storage and bulk pellet storage; air pollution control technology for commercial wood pellet systems; and pneumatic bulk pellet distribution systems. $1 million expected to be available. Responses due 11/30/11. For more info, contact Ellen Burkhard at or go to: Refer to PON# 2357.

K-12 Environmental Projects
Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Launch request applications for the We Can Change the World Challenge for K-12 Students. Through this Challenge, Siemens invites students to team up with classmates under teacher/mentors to solve environmental problems in their school, community, and world. $250K expected to be available, responses due 3/15/12. For more info, go to: (RFP Bulletin 9/16/11)

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