EPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards intends to award one to three cooperative agreements ranging in value from $100,000 to $300,000 to states, tribes, and other parties that submit innovative plans to develop and support woodstove changeout programs. The funding is available under EPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s voluntary, incentive-based cash rebate effort to encourage owners of old, inefficient woodstoves to replace or Ã¢â‚¬Å“changeoutÃ¢â‚¬Â their stove with a cleaner-burning hearth appliance, such as a stove that burns gas or wood pellets, or an EPA-certified wood stove.
Each eligible application will be evaluated according to criteria such as the planÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s environmental performance on lowering fine particulate matter and toxic air pollution, programmatic capability, and collaboration/partnerships and leveraged resources.
The deadline to submit a proposal is August 21, 2006, 4:00 p.m. EDT.
For questions about the application forms contact Gary Blais at email@example.com.
The full announcement on how to submit forms can be found at http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html#0609.
For questions about woodstove changeouts and EPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wood smoke reduction
initiative contact Larry Brockman at firstname.lastname@example.org.