EPA Highlights for the Week of September 14, 2015
- Three Communities Recognized for Achievement in Smart Growth
- Maintain Your Septic System During SepticSmart Week
- EPA Announces $1.9 Million to Help Small Businesses Support the Green Economy
- Clean Power Plan Protects Our Health and Air
National Award for Smart Growth Achievement, EPA recognizes and supports communities that use innovative policies and strategies to strengthen their economies, provide housing and transportation choices, and protect the environment. The 2015 award winners are examples of exceptional approaches to development that respect the environment, foster economic vitality, and enhance quality of life.Through the
Nearly 21.5 million American households depend on septic or other onsite systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to backup and overflows, which can result in costly repairs.
Join EPA during SepticSmart Week, September 21-25, and encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Find maintenance tips and online resources to educate others about proper care and options for onsite wastewater infrastructure.
Download the SepticSmart Toolkit with ready-to-use educational materials, case studies, and more.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract for up to $100,000 to develop their green technology. When the project is commercially viable, the companies will be eligible to apply for a Phase II contract of up to $300,000 to develop and commercialize their technology for the marketplace.EPA recently announced $1.9 million to 19 small businesses to develop and commercialize technologies that tackle critical environmental problems. Each of the 19 companies will receive a
The next EPA SBIR Phase I solicitation is scheduled to open October 2015.
Many families in the U.S. have been affected by air quality issues. Some have to relocate to protect their child's health while others have experienced their children struggle with asthma and respiratory issues. Climate change is predicted to negatively impact air quality, which in turn, impacts people's health. EPA's Clean Power Plan will help reduce harmful carbon pollution and help protect your family's health.