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EPA solicits grant applications for border environment projects

Release Date: 10/2/2003
Contact Information: Wendy L. Chavez, (415) 947-4248

$1.2 million to be awarded along border

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a total of $1.2 million in grants and is soliciting proposals for projects along the border that address objectives of the U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Program.

The U.S.-Mexico Border 2012 Program is a new binational 10-year cooperative plan aimed at protecting public health and the environment along the 2,000-mile border region where almost 12 million citizens of both countries live. The program focuses on decreasing air, water, waste and soil pollution, and lowering the risks of exposure to pesticides and other chemicals.

Organizations must be located in the United States to apply and can include border states, multi-state/tribal organizations, universities, local governments and non-governmental organizations in areas near California/Baja California, Arizona/Sonora, Chihuahua-New Mexico-Texas, and Texas-Coahuila-Nuevo León-Tamaulipas.

Pre-Proposals must be post-marked by 12 midnight (PST) Dec. 31. Fax and email submissions will not be accepted. An EPA panel will review the proposals and make final selections by April 1, 2004. Proposals can be mailed to:
Gary Wolinsky
Region 9 Border 2012 Proposals
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
75 Hawthorne Street (WTR-4)
San Francisco, CA 94105

For more information on the application process, call (415) 972-3498 or visit: https://www.epa.gov/r6border/b2012_rfp.pdf or for information on the Border 2012 Program, go to: https://www.epa.gov/usmexicoborder

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