The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit projects for its Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017 Environmental Assistance Grant Program.
One focus area is targeted community outreach for choosing safer products. The MPCA is seeking proposals that develop and conduct creative, effective information and behavior programs that are targeted to people in transition--new home owners/apartment renters, new or soon-to-be parents, newlyweds, or recent immigrants--on safer cleaning and reducing Minnesota Priority Chemicals or other toxic chemicals in products in the home; and/or targeted to cashiers and wait staff who handle thermal receipt papers to teach them about the issue of endocrine active chemicals in thermal receipts and strategies to avoid unnecessary handling. Maximum grant of $40,000; 5% match required. The application deadline for this focus area is April 13, 2016.
The RFP, application forms, and links to applicable rules and statutes are available at https://www.pca.state.mn.us/about-mpca/environmental-assistance-grants
(see Focus Area Category 5.2 in the Open category grants).
For EA Grant Program assistance, contact Mary Baker: 651-757-2208 or 1-800-657-3864 toll free.